England’s Vitality Roses to host Jamaica for four-match series in 2021 | Netball News

first_img Hornsby: England Netball’s humble history-maker Jean Hornsby, England Netball’s first black player, as she reflects on her pathway to the top of the sport. The competition will be live on Sky Sports; the Vitality Netball Legends Series is a new tournament named to represent the netball players who are making their mark on the international stage Last Updated: 12/11/20 7:16pm – Advertisement – – Advertisement – “We are absolutely delighted to announce that international netball will once again be showcased on home soil,” Fran Connolly, CEO of England Netball said.“After an incredibly tough year for not only netball, but all sport, we didn’t know if this series would be possible. Getting the Vitality Roses to New Zealand for a tournament there in November was a huge feat, but to now be able to host some competition ourselves, is a huge privilege.“Whilst this series will look different from what we’re used to, without fans in attendance, we know that the netball family will be cheering on the Vitality Roses from homes across the country.“A tremendous amount of work and effort has gone into making this possible, and we will be following extensive medical guidance and ensuring strict safety protocols are in place throughout for the safety of all involved.“There’s still a lot of work to do but we are so pleased to be able to get this series agreed,” Connolly added.“Thank you to everyone at England Netball for their tireless work, Public Health England for their ongoing guidance and Netball Jamaica for making this happen.”The exact dates, venue and times of the series, which will be live on Sky Sports, will be announced in due course. England Netball has revealed its plans to host a four-match test series against Jamaica at the end of January 2021, which will be the first international competition on home soil in a year.After extensive planning, plus regular conversations with Public Health England, Jamaica’s Sunshine Girls have agreed to travel to the UK for a period of isolation before facing the Vitality Roses on court.The Vitality Netball Legends Series is a new tournament, which has been named to represent the netball players who are making their mark on the international stage.- Advertisement –center_img For the first installation of the series, the Sunshine Girls and the Vitality Roses will battle for the Jean Hornsby Cup For the first installation of the series, the Sunshine Girls and the Vitality Roses will battle for the Jean Hornsby Cup
For the first installation of the series, the Sunshine Girls and the Vitality Roses will battle for the Jean Hornsby Cup

Another 1 million people file for jobless benefits as lack of new stimulus impoverishes millions

first_imgAlthough the headline unemployment rate fell to 6.9% last month, that’s still nearly twice what it was in February. And that calculation doesn’t capture how bad the situation is because, among other things, it doesn’t include out-of-work people who haven’t looked for a job in the most recent four weeks. Given the lack of job opportunities, that’s extremely common, but the Labor Department categorizes such people as having dropped out of the workforce, which makes the economy seem better than it actually is.Analysts at the left-leaning Center on Budget and Policy Priorities write:The official unemployment rate, which spiked to 14.7 percent in April, has come down to 6.9 percent in October. Although Black and Latino unemployment rates had fallen to historic lows before the crisis — due largely to the longest (128-month) economic expansion in U.S. history — they exceeded the white rate even then. All rates rose sharply in the recession and remained high in October, but the increase since February has been larger for Black and Latino workers (5.0 and 4.4 percentage points, respectively) than for white workers (2.9 percentage points). Black and Latino workers also continued to have a much higher unemployment rate in October than white workers.These patterns have endured in recessions and recoveries alike and are rooted in this nation’s history of structural racism, which curtails job opportunities for Black people through policies and practices such as unequal school funding, mass incarceration, and hiring discrimination. Black workers tend to be “the last hired and first fired.” High unemployment rates for Latino people, which also consistently exceed the white rate, reflect many of the same barriers to opportunity.With relief from the first stimulus mostly dried up, a report from the Department of Health and Human Services forecasts that by year’s end, without additional congressional aid—including an extension of unemployment benefits beyond the current 39 weeks—the Pandemic Recession will have driven an additional 10 million people, including 4 million children, into poverty. That’s a rise from 10.5% in 2019 to an estimated 13.6% in the five-month period from August to December. Which makes for a total of 43.8 million Americans in poverty, 9.8 million more than in 2019. – Advertisement – In most states, out-of-work people who qualify can collect benefits for 26 weeks, plus the 13-week extension approved by Congress in the spring. Anyone who filed when the pandemic first got underway and hasn’t yet gone back to work has just five weeks of benefits left unless a new extension is granted. During the Great Recession, extensions ultimately reached the point where many workers were eligible for 99 weeks. Republicans had to be arm-twisted repeatedly to make that happen.ScreenShot2020-11-11at10.57.26PM.pngWhile the stock market continues to soar, the overall economy is another story. There were at least 10 million more Americans employed in February than now, permanent job losses are headed for 4 million, the number of people looking for work for 27 weeks or more has risen from 1.5 million to 3.6 million in the past three months, both large and small business bankruptcies are on the rise, and the job recovery that returned millions to work in the third quarter has greatly weakened.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Cyrname targeted at Cheltenham Gold Cup | Racing News

first_imgPaul Nicholls believes Cyrname can develop into a prime contender for next year’s Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup.The Ditcheat trainer plans to work back from March, with the Ladbrokes King George VI Chase next on Cyrname’s agenda – after he finished second at Kempton 12 months ago, well behind stablemate Clan Des Obeaux.- Advertisement – Cyrname silenced his doubters on his return this season, proving he can stay three miles and race left-handed with an impressive victory under a penalty in the Grade Two Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby.Nicholls said: “Cyrname will be a different horse going into the race (King George) this year (to what) he was last year.“He will almost certainly go down the Gold Cup route after that.- Advertisement – “He has had three quiet weeks, but he has cantered every day. He looks great. I couldn’t be happier with him. “Nicholls expects Cyrname to demonstrate his true ability in this year’s King George, having given him more time between his seasonal reappearance and his intended outing at Kempton.Last season, Cyrname had just over month to recover from his exertions in becoming the first horse to defeat Altior over jumps on his return at Ascot.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Nicholls said: “Cyrname was good the other day, and he has come out the race well. What we wanted to do was run him with that big gap between the two races.“We go into the race full of optimism that we have got him really right this time.”last_img read more

Nearly a Third of U.S. Museums Remain Closed by Pandemic, Survey Shows

first_img“We’re finding great ways to channel our energy into online programming and making headway on a number of projects,” Ms. Gradwohl said, “as opposed to spending all our time trying to figure out how to stay open safely.”Now a survey by the American Alliance of Museums published Tuesday makes clear that nearly one in three museums in the United States remains closed because of the pandemic, and most of those have never reopened since the initial shutdown in March. At the San Diego Natural History Museum, and at institutions much like it across the country, the exhibition halls remain dark, the atriums empty, the frontline employees furloughed.Judy Gradwohl, the president and CEO of the museum, decided in August to close for the remainder of the year — and she said in an interview on Tuesday that she believes she made the right call.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Congress provides $99 million to aid flu vaccine production

first_imgDec 17, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – Pushed by this year’s influenza vaccine crisis, Congress recently approved $99 million to improve the nation’s capacity to produce influenza vaccine, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).The funds are intended to promote the production of flu vaccine with cell-culture technology and to ensure that a supply of eggs is available year-round for conventional production of flu vaccine, said CDC spokeswoman Kathryn Harben in Atlanta. The appropriation was included in the $388 billion omnibus spending bill that was signed by President Bush Dec 8.Harben said there were no current plans to use any of the money to buy more flu vaccine for this season. The government recently announced plans to buy 1.2 million doses of a German-made vaccine to boost this year’s supply.The $99 million appropriation for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is intended to “spur development of domestic production of a licensed cell-culture flu vaccine,” Harben said. “The idea is that by expanding the number of domestic producers and the quantity produced in this country, this will reduce over the long term the risk of another unexpected vaccine shortage.”Flu vaccines traditionally have been grown in fertilized chicken eggs, a process that takes about 6 months. The idea of growing the vaccine in cells from insects, monkeys, or other animals is drawing increasing interest because it may be somewhat faster and the resulting vaccine may be slightly safer. Several companies are experimenting with the method, according to recent reports.Harben said the flu-prevention funds can also be used “to ensure a year-round supply of appropriate eggs for domestic vaccine. The idea is that if a [flu] pandemic were to begin, vaccine production could also begin at any time. Right now eggs are only produced during a certain period. This is more of a short-term effort to expand annual flu vaccine production.”Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Ind., among others, has argued that the government should lower the financial risks for flu-vaccine manufacturers by buying doses that manufacturers can’t sell by the end of the season. Bayh cosponsored an unsuccessful bill this year that would have authorized that approach.Meg Keck, a spokeswoman for Bayh, told CIDRAP News, “CDC could use some of that funding [the $99 million] to buy vaccine at the end of the season, as Sen. Bayh has suggested.” Bayh has written to the CDC urging the agency to use some of the money that way, she added.But Harben said, “Right now there are no plans to use these funds, which are intended to be used for pandemic preparations, to purchase annual flu vaccine for this season.”She declined to predict whether any of the money could be used to buy leftover vaccine in the future. “I believe it’s something that will be looked at, but no decisions have been made at this time,” she said. She noted that the new appropriation is for fiscal year 2005, which ends Sep 30, 2005, so the money must be obligated for a specific purpose, though not actually spent, by that time.Keck said the original proposal for this year’s flu-prevention funding was $75 million, but the sum was increased at the urging of Bayh and others. In addition, she said the legislation includes authority for HHS to use the money to buy flu vaccine for the general public, which has not been true of flu-prevention appropriations in the past.last_img read more

USDA to run more tests in possible BSE case

first_img See also: Most cattle tested in the USDA’s BSE surveillance program are animals that can’t walk or that show signs of disease when they arrive at a slaughterhouse; they are diverted and brain samples are sent to laboratories for screening tests. Clifford explained that as an extension of the surveillance program, “accredited private veterinarians, who often visit farms in remote areas, collect samples when warranted.” Calling the original IHC test on the sample “nondefinitive,” Clifford said it revealed some staining indicating the abnormal prion protein associated with BSE, but it “did not match a normal pattern” for BSE. He said the USDA decided to run additional IHC tests at its national laboratory in Ames, Iowa, and also send samples to the BSE reference lab in Weybridge, England. Results are expected next week. “The carcass of this animal was destroyed, therefore there is absolutely no risk to human or animal health from this animal,” Clifford said. He said the veterinarian preserved the sample in formalin, which is suitable for the immunohistochemistry (IHC) test for BSE but rules out the use of rapid screening tests and the Western blot test. Use of the preservative was permitted under USDA guidelines at the time, but the protocols were changed in June to require that samples be sent in while still fresh. Since June, USDA policy calls for using both IHC and Western blot testing to confirm BSE when screening tests are inconclusive. Jul 28, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – Federal officials said yesterday that testing of a 12-year-old cow yielded possible signs of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) and that further tests are being conducted to clarify whether the disease was present. Statement by Dr. John Clifford of USDAhttp://www.aphis.usda.gov/lpa/news/2005/07/bsestatement_vs.html “As we have previously experienced, it is possible for an IHC test to yield differing results depending on the ‘slice’ of tissue that is tested,” Clifford stated. “Therefore, scientists at our laboratory and at Weybridge will run the IHC test on additional ‘slices’ of tissue from this animal to determine whether or not it was infected with BSE.”center_img If tests confirm the disease, it would be the third BSE case found in the United States. The first case surfaced in a Canadian-born cow in Washington state in 2003, the second in a Texas cow that died last November, though the disease was not confirmed until last month. The carcass was destroyed and did not enter the human food or animal feed chain, said Dr. John Clifford, chief veterinarian for the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). He did not disclose where the cow lived. Transcript of Jul 27 USDA news briefinghttp://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/!ut/p/_s.7_0_A/7_0_1OB?contentidonly=true&contentid=2005/07/0280.xml The cow died of calving complications on a farm in April, Clifford said. A private veterinarian took a sample of brain tissue but forgot to send it to the USDA for testing until last week, he explained. He said it appears that the cow was born in the United States. Because BSE has not been confirmed, officials have not imposed a quarantine on the farm. Given the cow’s age, it was born years before the government banned the use of cattle protein in cattle feed in 1997. Cattle contract the disease by consuming protein from infected animals.last_img read more

E coli cases reach 183 in 26 states

first_img The CDC is still advising that people who develop diarrhea after eating fresh spinach should contact their healthcare provider and ask to be tested for E coli O157:H7. The 183 cases represent an increase of 8 since Sep 25. Ninety-five people (52%) were hospitalized, and one more case of the serious kidney condition known as hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) was reported, bringing the total to 29 (16%). The bags from New Mexico and Utah were processed at the same Natural Selections Foods processing plant, on the same day (Aug 15), and on the same shift, according to an Associated Press (AP) report today. Natural Selections Foods is a major spinach supplier and packages several brands that have been recalled, along with those of four other companies. Sep 26 FDA news releasehttp://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/2006/ucm108743.htm See also: Sep 27, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – The case count in a national outbreak of Escherichia coli O157:H7 infections linked to fresh spinach rose to 183 yesterday, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Last week, the FDA said federal and state investigators had narrowed their search for the E coli contamination source to nine spinach farms in three California counties: Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Clara. As the agency narrowed its focus, it cleared spinach grown in other areas as safe for consumers to eat. CDC. Ongoing multistate outbreak of Escherichia coli serotype O157:H7 infections associated with consumption of fresh spinach—United States, September 2006. MMWR Dispatch 2006 Sep 26;55 [Full text] Meanwhile, the Pennsylvania Department of Health reported finding a bag of spinach contaminated with the outbreak strain of E coli, according to the FDA. The brand and product are the same as two other bags, one from New Mexico and one from Utah, that have been tied to the outbreak so far: Dole baby spinach.center_img The CDC has been monitoring the outbreak strain for about 10 years, and infections from it have been reported sporadically since 2003, according to a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) supplement issued yesterday. The outbreak strain is one of 3,520 unique E coli O157:H7 strains and has been responsible for about 21 infections a year for the last 3 years. “This finding suggests the occasional presence of this strain in the environment and food supply; however, it has not been associated with a recognized outbreak in the past,” the report said. Bags of fresh spinach from two other states, Ohio and Illinois, were found to contain E coli O157:H7, and further testing is under way to see if it matches the outbreak strain, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said yesterday. Spinach producers in unaffected areas are working to get their products back on the market in a way that lets consumers know where the spinach was grown. The number of affected states grew by one, to 26. Only one death has been attributed to the outbreak so far, though health officials in Maryland and Idaho are waiting for lab results in two deaths possibly related to it. Dr. Kevin Reilly, deputy director of prevention services for the California Department of Health Services, told the AP that investigators were aggressively looking at what was produced on that date. “Much of the feedback we got from patients right now was related to Dole packaging,” he said. Sep 26 CDC statementhttp://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2006/september/updates/092606.htm Canada reported that one case of E coli infection in a person who ate bagged spinach has been matched to the outbreak strain, the FDA said.last_img read more

CERP sells the majority shares of the state in the hotels Maestral, Makarska and the Crikvenica Adriatic

first_imgOrder. no.SOCIETYNumber of sharesTotal nominal value of shares in HRK% in share capital 1HOTELI MAESTRAL dd Dubrovnik355.52071.104.00068,94 3.JADRAN dd Crikvenica34.754.768347.547.68070,74 2HOTELI MAKARSKA dd Makarska621.086124.217.20055,48center_img CERP invites interested investors to express their interest in purchasing shares by submitting a letter of intent for these companies, and letters of intent are submitted for each company individually.After CERP collects letters of intent to purchase shares of the above companies and makes a decision on the initial price, conditions and implementation of the procedure of public collection of binding bids, only investors who submitted letters of intent within the deadline will be invited in writing to submit binding bids. shares of the company in question. Deadline for submitting a letter of intent to express interest: November 13, 2017 until 12,00:XNUMX p.m. See more details here The Center for Restructuring and Sale (CERP) has published a Public Invitation for expressions of interest for the purchase of shares in companies owned by the Republic of Croatia and the Center for Restructuring and Sale by conducting a public bidding procedure.It is about the sale of the majority shares of the state in hotels Maestral, Makarska and Crikvenica Adriatic. last_img read more

A great discovery in Rovinj! Below the church of St. Euphemia, the church of St. Michael the Archangel

first_imgA great discovery in Rovinj! At the foot of the church of St. Euphemia, underground, the church of St. Michael the Archangel, reports from the Rovinj Tourist Board.Due to the works on paving the western plateau in front of the church of St. Euphemia opened, after more than 100 years, one of the 32 tombs built and laid to the ramparts that surround the church, and the opening of the tomb led to the church of St. Michael the Archangel.As they point out from the Rovinj Tourist Board, although it was known that at the foot of the church there is a buried church of St. Michael the Archangel, its rediscovery during archeological excavations was a real sensation, and according to the historian and deputy mayor of Rovinj Marina Budica’s church is in relatively good condition, so the valuable history of Rovinj can be read from the walls, vaults and arches.Photo: Rovinj Tourist BoardThe top of the island hill on which between III. and the 1673th century Rovinj, an area of ​​special historical and archaeological interest. Namely, the first parish church was built then, and around the church there was the first Rovinj cemetery which was used until the XVIII. century. In the Middle Ages, next to the church dedicated to St. George and St. Euphemia, three more churches were built: St. Michael the Archangel, St. Roka and St. Ursula. Later, in XNUMX, on the top of Grisia Street, next to the cathedral, the church of St. Joseph.Since the old parish church was in a very bad condition in 1720, the then City Council decided to renovate it to better suit the importance that Rovinj had in Venetian Istria at that time, which resulted in the demolition of the churches of Sts. Roka and St. Ursula as well as the churches of St. Michael the Archangel.Photo: Rovinj Tourist BoardThe project of the ground floor arrangement of St. Euphemia Square began in 2015, and includes two separate phases: first the rehabilitation of the western part of the cemetery, and then the southern part. Considering that below this last part there are numerous tombs, as well as the church of St. Michael the Archangel, a detailed archaeological research of this area is planned.The task of future archaeological research is a more detailed research and study of all historical aspects and architectural structures of this underground church, which is certainly unique at the regional level and which hides many more secrets that have yet to be revealed, valorized and brought closer to scientists and the general public.Related news: ROVINJ ON THE LIST OF TRIPADVISOR AS A RISING DESTINATIONlast_img read more