As COVID-19 cases in Minnesota rise, hospitals fill

first_imgnarvikk/iStockBy ERIN SCHUMAKER and ARIELLE MITROPOULOS, ABC News(ST. PAUL, Minn.) — New coronavirus cases in Minnesota surpassed 4,000 for the third straight day on Tuesday, following a record-breaking surge on Sunday with more than 5,900 new daily infections, according to state health department data.The seven-day average for hospitalizations has risen nearly 142% over the past month. With 1,000 patients hospitalized Monday and 92% of ICU beds full, Gov. Tim Walz requested federal aid to support hospitals and long-term health facilities experiencing shortages, according to an internal Health and Human Services memo obtained by ABC News.Hospitals in the Twin Cities are now declining patient transfers from neighboring states like North Dakota and Iowa, according to the HHS memo.The Minnesota Department of Health confirmed to ABC News last month that at least 23 coronavirus cases had been linked to three in-state Trump campaign events in September.Minnesota’s rising infections are part of a COVID-19 wave that’s swept the Midwest this fall, according to Dr. Amy Williams, a dean for practice at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. In addition to new cases, the Midwest’s positive testing rate has increased “exponentially over the last four weeks,” she said.In Minnesota, as of Monday, an average of 13.5% of tests returned positive every day in the past week, according to an ABC News analysis of data from The COVID Tracking Project, a rate nearly three times higher than health experts recommend. A high positivity rate can be a sign that a state is only testing its sickest patients and failing to cast a net wide enough to accurately capture community transmission, according to Johns Hopkins University.Williams called a positivity rate higher than 10% “very, very serious,” noting that it’s a threshold at which experts start to worry about having the capacity to care for COVID-19 patients.Although new cases grew among all age groups, people in their 20s made up the bulk of new confirmed cases, according to the HHS memo. Although older patients, who are at higher risk for COVID-19 complications and death, were hospitalized more often at the beginning of the pandemic, Williams said younger and younger patients are now being being hospitalized.In response to the widespread surge of COVID-19 cases across the state, Walz announced on Tuesday that the state would implement new restrictions, including mandating that bars and restaurants close at 10 p.m, and limiting indoor and outdoor private social gatherings to 10 people. Additional restrictions, like limited funerals and weddings to 50 people, will be phased in in the coming weeks.ABC News’ Josh Margolin contributed to this report.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

A growth analysis technique for assessing habitat severity in tundra regions

first_imgThe results are reported of growth experiments carried out over three seasons on the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia. The values obtained for relative growth rate, net assimilation rate and leaf area ratio for oats, radish and turnip are discussed and contrasted with values reported for temperate sites. A hypothesis is put forward to explain the consistent depression of Rw and FA whilst the intermittent depression of EA is linked with Warren Wilson’s theory of the inhibiting effects of sugar accumulation. The usefulness of this technique in ecological applications is examined with particular reference to tundra regions.last_img read more

HMAS Melbourne Drops Anchor at Port of Colombo

first_img HMAS Melbourne Drops Anchor at Port of Colombo August 31, 2015 View post tag: HMAS Melbourne Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Melbourne Drops Anchor at Port of Colombo The Australian Naval Ship HMAS Melbourne arrived at the port of Colombo, Sri Lanka, on August 29, 2015.Commanding Officer of the ship, Commander Bill Waters paid a courtesy call on Commander Western Naval Area, Rear Admiral Dayananda Nanayakkara at the Western Naval Command Headquarters in Colombo.  Defence Advisor of the Australian High Commission in Sri Lanka Captain Jason Sears was also present on the occasion.The ship will stay in Sri Lanka until September 2, and the crew members are scheduled to take part in several special programs arranged by the Sri Lanka Navy during their stay to strengthen ties between the two navies.[mappress mapid=”16794″]Image: Sri Lanka Navy View post tag: Port Colombo Share this article View post tag: Sri Lankalast_img read more

CUInsight Minute with Lauren Culp – September 4, 2020

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Lauren Culp Lauren Culp is the Publisher & CEO at leads the growing team at CUInsight, works with organizations serving credit unions to maximize their brand and exposure, connects … Web: Details Welcome to the CUInsight Minute, sixty seconds from our Publisher & CEO Lauren Culp with our favorite reads from the week.Mentioned:*For your weekend: Do this, not that: 5 ideas for celebrating Labor Day weekend this year.How to securely pivot through 2020by ASHLEY CASEY, THINK|STACKIt’s no secret that 2020 isn’t going exactly how we imagined (understatement of the year). For a lot of us we celebrated the end of 2019 as we would any other year, excited for a fresh start, hopeful for a “better year”, full of promises, strategic plans, and big growth goals. (read more)Superheroes – We “C U”by EMILY THOMSON, CRMNEXTSuperheroes are figures who rise to the occasion in times of emergency or crisis. By that definition, we are surrounded by a league of credit union heroes who’ve demonstrated Herculean abilities to get the job done – serving members, employees, and their communities at large – in the face of the Corona-crisis, no matter the setbacks. (read more)Plus, I’m hosting the CO-OP THINK Virtual Power Lunch on September 9: register here for a great discussion on payments strategy. We hope to see you there!last_img read more

Sportska Hrvatska – a new CNTB project

first_imgAttachment:NOTE / THIS IS LAST YEAR’S CALL AND IS NOT CURRENT / INVITATION TO EXPRESS INTEREST IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE “SPORTS CROATIA” PROJECT FOR MARKETING AND PR COOPERATION ON INTERNATIONAL SIGNIFICANT SPORTS PROJECTS IN 2018. Yesterday, the 42nd session of the Tourist Board of the Croatian Tourist Board was held at the Ministry of Tourism, at which the members of the Council were presented with the proposal of the annual work program of the Croatian Tourist Board for 2019. At the session, a proposal for an invitation to express interest in the implementation of the Sports Croatia project in 2019 and a proposal for a decision on the establishment of the Commission for Sports Croatia were adopted. Exceptional emphasis in future work will be placed on the Sports Croatia program and on cooperation with the Croatian Olympic, Handball and Football Federations with the aim of strengthening Croatia’s position on the dynamic world tourist market.According to the CNTB, the reason for a more systematic approach to branding through sports is the excellent results of this year’s promotion through sports and that is why the Sports Croatia program is being prepared for next year, which will support top sports events in Croatia and conduct promotional activities in cooperation with international famous Croatian athletes.As part of the Sportska Hrvatska project, projects and events such as the Tour of Croatia cycling race, ATP Croatia Open Umag, Pannonian Challenge, Downhill UCI MTB World Cup Mali Lošinj, TP52 Super Series world regatta held in Šibenik and Zadar, etc. have already been supported. Last year. In addition, at the same convocation, a proposal for a Decision on marketing cooperation with the Croatian Olympic Committee on the Sportska Hrvatska project as well as a Decision on marketing cooperation with the Croatian Football and Handball Federations was adopted.”It is important to point out that the promotion of Croatia through a combination of sports and celebrities is also currently one of the most effective promotional tools, which was confirmed this summer at one of the most watched World Cups in Russia. Through cooperation with top Croatian athletes, medal winners and participants in important international competitions in domestic and foreign markets, as well as through cooperation related to holding top sporting events in Croatia, our goal is to further strengthen the brand and raise awareness of Croatia as an attractive tourist destination. offers throughout the year. As a kind of ambassadors of our country, athletes deserve our maximum support in work and development, and I also believe that joint cooperation in domestic and emitting markets will have a positive impact on increasing tourist traffic and general consumption.”, Said the Minister of Tourism and President of the Croatian Tourist Board Gari Cappelli.In the coming period, the Croatian National Tourist Board will establish a four-year cooperation with the Croatian Olympic Committee for the implementation of marketing and PR cooperation in the project “Sports Destination Croatia” in order to create and deliver an innovative product focused mostly on athletes, based on quality infrastructure and recognition foreign sports market.Also, from 2019 to 2021, the Croatian National Tourist Board and the Croatian Handball Federation, in order to further strengthen the brand, will cooperate through matches and performances that the Croatian men’s senior handball team will play during the term of the contract. The cooperation proposal includes, among other things, branding of sports equipment with the Croatian tourism logo, highlighting it on the handball court at matches organized by HRS, and other materials of the association, using HRS visuals and other activities related to the implementation of CNTB promotional activities. Additionally, from the end of 2018 to the end of 2022, cooperation with the Croatian Football Association will be established, which will include marketing and PR activities related to domestic matches and trainings at home and abroad.We bring you what last year’s call for the implementation of the “Sports Croatia” project looked like, to get a framework of what kind of cooperation it works with and what they expect in the CNTB. We are certainly following the development of the project “Sportska hrvatska” and we will publish new details as well as the invitation for cooperation for 2019 as soon as it is published.last_img read more

Apollo and Portfolio plan £220m Hounslow revamp

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British PM Johnson will be back at work on Monday, office says

first_imgCriticism is growing over the government response to the pandemic, with limited testing and shortages of protective equipment for medical workers and carers.Johnson’s stand-in leader Dominic Raab has faced questions over how Britain will ease the lockdown without a deadly second wave of infections.Britain’s interior minister urged Britons to stick to the lockdown rules earlier on Saturday. But many lawmakers want restrictions to be eased to bolster the economy, which budget forecasters say could be heading into its deepest recession in more than 300 years.Johnson was taken to St Thomas’s Hospital in central London suffering from COVID-19 symptoms on April 5, and spent April 6-9 in intensive care.Topics : British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will be back at work on Monday, a Downing Street spokeswoman confirmed on Saturday, after having recovered from a case of coronavirus that sent him to intensive care for three nights in early April.Johnson, 55, will take back control of a government under pressure from the economic fallout of shutdowns aimed at curbing the spread of the highly infectious virus, as well as a rising death toll.As of Saturday, Britain has recorded more than 20,000 deaths from COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus.last_img read more

Close to beaches and walk to the CBD, it’s the Bargain of the Week

first_imgBargain buy of the week — Mackay.Wishing you’d been quicker to the punch? Never mind, there are still plenty of bargains out there just waiting to be snapped up.There’s a two-bedroom apartment at 3/19 Thornber Street, North Mackay just waiting for the right buyer, with an asking price of $89,000.Or how about this six-bedroom, six car house just south of Mackay, it’s offering a very rare opportunity to buy into something completely different to the norm. Queensland’s Bargain of the Week is a unit in Mackay that sold for $87,000.WALKING distance to the CBD and only minutes from the beach, this little beauty of a unit in Mackay is our Queensland “Bargain of the Week”.With two bedrooms, decent sized living area and on-site car parking, this little gem at 5/25 Byron Street sold for just $87,000.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor8 hours agoWith a median unit price in Mackay of $242,000 and with monthly repayments calculated at just $412 it’s hard to imagine that you could go wrong with this purchase.last_img read more

Brett Staker makes a move on property in his debut club zone

first_imgBrisbane Lions Women’s assistant coach Brent Staker. Picture: Jeff CamdenBRISBANE Lions women’s assistant coach Brett Staker has sold up in the place where he got his professional start in AFL.Staker, a former midfielder who debuted with the West Coast Eagles in 2003, had put money down on a house in the beachside Perth suburb of North Coogee. The home was labelled a mix between relaxed beach feel and contemporary luxury. Picture: Fleur Schrader and Jon Brady of Acton Coogee had marketed the property as “the perfect combination of relaxed beach side living and a contemporary luxury residence”.Staker played 13 seasons with the AFL, including 50 games over six seasons with the Brisbane Lions, before retiring to begin a coaching career. The Perth real estate market has been sluggish post mining boom. Picture: The property was built in 2010. Picture: three bedroom, two bathroom, double garage house was built in 2010 – the same year he first started with the Brisbane Lions.The house was put on the market for $979,000 last year but sold for $820,000 last week. The Perth market has been sluggish post mining boom with the median price in North Coogee falling 5.2 per cent in five years. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoThe three bed property is in the beachside suburb of North Coogee in Western Australia. Picture: read more

Bill English votes no to euthanasia

first_img3News 7 June 2015 Finance Minister Bill English says he’ll vote against any legislation allowing euthanasia in New Zealand.The death of Wellington lawyer Lecretia Seales from natural causes on Friday just hours after her family were advised the High Court had not ruled in her favour in an attempt to choose when she could die has prompted calls for law reform.Prime Minister John Key said any moves by parliament on the issue would be a conscience vote and the best mechanism would be a private members’ bill.“In the past, I have personally voted for euthanasia, as I do have some sympathy for that argument,” he said.His deputy, Mr English, a Catholic, said today he would vote against any law change.“The law says that if the doctor helps them die that would be breaking the law and that’s what the judgment said pretty clearly,” Mr English said on TVNZ‘s Q&A programme.Mr English, whose wife is a GP, said he personally did not believe the law needed to change.“My personal view is that the law is where it should be,” he said. read more