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first_img Show Comments ▼ KCS-content whatsapp DAVID MILES, the Bank of England’s rate setter, warned yesterday that UK inflation is uncomfortably high.“I am particularly concerned about inflationary pressures, since it is our job to keep the rate close to the two per cent target and it is uncomfortably above that at present,” said Miles yesterday.Miles said there still remained a “great deal of uncertainty” over whether spare capacity in the economy could help to alleviate inflationary pressures. His remarks come as figures yesterday showed that the Consumer Price Index has remained above three per cent for the sixth consecutive month. Inflation has continued to sit above the Bank’s two per cent target for almost a year.Meanwhile, bread, clothes and cereal prices have continued to rise during August. whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Sharecenter_img Wednesday 15 September 2010 8:40 pm Tags: NULL by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So BoE rate setter says inflation is too high in UK last_img read more

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first_imgBayport Management Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about Bayport Management Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Bayport Management Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Bayport Management Limited (  2016 annual report.Company ProfileBayport Management Limited avails retail financial services through its subsidiaries internationally, including Botswana, Colombia, Ghana, Mexico, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. The services provided by the company include short term loans, medium term loans, micro asset and group finance products, personal loans and long term loans according the particular needs of the client. Other services availed by Bayport Management Limited involve local money transfer services, savings accounts and flexible deposits, and credit life cover and education protection insurance products. Bayport Management Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

first_img RUGBY WORLD: Have you got any nicknames?PIRI WEEPU: My friends have always called me POW. I’m not really sure why, it’s just stuck since I was young.RW: How have you found the Aviva Premiership so far?PW: It’s cool. I didn’t really know the standard of the league before I came and it’s been good. Obviously not so much for Welsh, but we can improve.RW: Who have you been hanging with?PW: I hang out with a lot of the boys, but I do have lunch or go for coffee with Taione Vea, or I go round his place to have some kava!RW: Have you got any hidden talents?PW: Playing guitar? I will pick it up at a party if no one is playing. I play anything and try to make it work.RW: Do you have any phobias?PW: Spiders. The other night one landed on my face and I slapped myself! It fell into my bed and I jumped out.RW: Who’s the biggest joker you know in rugby?PW: It’s got to be Ma’a Nonu, he is always ‘down-towelling’ people.RW: Any pranks you can share with us?PW: Well Ma’a, Andrew Hore and I play a little game – a stupid game – at moments of big pressure. You make a circle with your forefinger and thumb, and if they don’t put a finger through the circle you get to punch them. So they’ll do it to me and I’ll say, “I’m trying to take a kick!” Hore got it at lineouts, as well.RW: Do you have any bugbears?PW: Having to repeat myself. That really pisses me off. The World Cup winner on pranks, pervs and Premiership rugby On the run: Piri Weepu has settled into life at London Welsh and in the Aviva Premiership LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Thumbs up: British entrepreneur Richard Branson would provide interesting companyRW: Who’d you like to be stuck in a lift with?PW: Richard Branson. I would just listen to his story about how to become a billionaire. Just to learn about his drive. Because that’s not normal for most people and it can inspire you.RW: Embarrassing moments on the pitch?PW: I’ve been pretty lucky, I haven’t really had any big ones.RW: Who would play you in a movie?PW: Someone short! Actually someone has played me in the movie The Kick, about Stephen Donald’s winner at the 2011 World Cup. I went to school with the guy who played me and he contacted me on Facebook. But I’ve tried not to watch the film.RW: If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?PW: To be able to cure people; to fill people with the ability to always be cured. Others only ever say, “I want to be invisible” so that they can perv!RW: Who would be your three dream dinner party guests?PW: Michael Jordan, Wally Lewis and Apirana Ngata. I grew up with Lewis playing league, so he’s an icon. MJ was the greatest basketball player ever and Ngata was the first Maori lawyer and politician, who did so much for Maori rights.RW: What’s the silliest purchase you’ve ever made?PW: A rugby ball. Why would I buy a ball when I could just borrow one from training?RW: What’s your guilty pleasure? PW: Everyone knows that one. People are always going on about weight issues, so it has to be food. But you know who you are and you ignore it. I just don’t pay any attention to it.This interview was published in the November 2014 edition of Rugby World. Click here for the latest subscription offers.last_img read more

first_imgHydroelectric projects to blame for Brazil flooding, primate says Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET By ACNS staffPosted Feb 25, 2014 Rector Knoxville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Albany, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Tags Submit a Press Release Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Director of Music Morristown, NJ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Belleville, IL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Bath, NC Submit a Job Listing Rector Collierville, TN Submit an Event Listingcenter_img Rector Shreveport, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Featured Events This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Martinsville, VA Press Release Service Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC [Anglican Communion News Service] The primate of the Episcopal Church of Brazil has blamed hydroelectric projects for major flooding that has left people isolated without access to food, water or medical supplies.The Most Rev. Francisco de Assis da Silva, also bishop of Santa Maria diocese, wrote to supporters asking for international prayer and local help for those affected by flooding in Rondônia.“The river Madeira rose up to 17 meters above normal,” he said. “This flood has been tagged as the [worst] flood in the last 70 years…Our Anglican community in Porto Velho (capital city) share with us information that families are isolated with no food or supplies and no possibility to be attended by doctors. There are no more routes. The water took over.”The primate blamed the flooding, which has been declared a national emergency, on hydroelectric projects that affect the flow of the rivers.He added that such disasters can be prevented.Read the full letter below translated from the original Portuguese:“Sisters and Brothers,We share our deep concern about the serious situation of the people in Rondônia following the floods last week. The river Madeira rose up to 17m above normal.This flood has been tagged as the biggest flood in the last 70 years. It has caused lots of damage and loss for the people. Many had nowhere else to go and the economy in the region has been severely affected.Our Anglican community in Porto Velho (capital city) have shared with us that families are isolated with no food or supplies and no possibility to be attended by doctors. There are no more routes. The water has taken over. The families and their children are isolated because of it. Hunting and fishing are compromised. Our Anglican Mission Moriá, with 36 families, live along the bank of the Rivers Garça and Candeias and they are dangerously affected too.I call all our Church to pray for the region and the people in that situation and, where it is possible to collect food supplies, clothes and medicines, to help the families [with these]. I make an appeal also to our international partners to support these initiatives of emergency aid via our Provincial Office and by being in contact with our local leaders in Porto Velho (Capital City of Rondonia), where we are present in two communities.Unfortunately [such disasters] are becoming usual each day in our country. The big hydroelectrics projects are responsible for deeply damaging our rivers, causing changes to their natural pluvial flux. And we all know this is absolutely possible to prevent. Our prayers go out to our sisters and brothers in this part of the missionary district.As the one responsible for taking care of this flock, I offer my full solidarity to the riverside people and the solidarity of all our Church!In the love of Christ++ Francisco de Assis da SilvaPrimaz do Brasil e diocesano em Santa Maria” Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Smithfield, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Tampa, FL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Anglican Communion Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AKlast_img read more

first_img “COPY” ArchDaily Photographs House 41 / Wat Kuptawatin + Kanit KuptawatinSave this projectSaveHouse 41 / Wat Kuptawatin + Kanit Kuptawatin Save this picture!© Wat Kuptawatin / Kanit KuptawatinRecommended ProductsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEACeramicsApavisaTiles – JewelsCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterText description provided by the architects. The house is designed for a five-member-family, located in Bangkok, Thailand. The family once lived in an old wooden house, but it was no longer suited the recent lives of the family. The site is a narrow width strip-shape, between neighbors’ houses. In order to optimize site potential.Save this picture!© Wat Kuptawatin / Kanit KuptawatinArchitects maximize the footprint to the regulation’s limit, making the inside area as large as possible for the family to live in. Blind walls at both side of the house are used in order to maximize the footprint. These blind walls also provide privacy for the house from neighbors.Save this picture!© Wat Kuptawatin / Kanit KuptawatinThe house appearance, dark-gray geometric solid shape, is made by folded perforate sheet facade which provides the sense of privacy to the residence. Architects also use a handmade craft wooden gate to accentuated house’s color, shape and facade. The layout highlighted the maximum infusion of natural light through windows and featured skylights at designed spaces.Save this picture!First floor planSave this picture!IsoSave this picture!Section ASocial spaces, such as double volume living area and dining area, are designed to be filled with natural light. The dining area and pantry area are also adjustable by hidden sliding doors. Thus owner in the served space can choose to be connected or disconnected from servant space.Save this picture!© Wat Kuptawatin / Kanit KuptawatinBedrooms are located around the double-height social area and are connected by a bridge that continues from main staircase. “Cross ventilation” is an effective natural method to reduce heat from building in a high temperature and high humidity region such as Thailand. By designing 2 side windows for each room, architects can provide daily airflow and natural light for the residence.Save this picture!© Wat Kuptawatin / Kanit KuptawatinPerforated sheet on facade and staircase also play important roles in providing ascending airflow and descending natural light. Since the old wooden house had to be torn down, wooden parts from the old house, such as floor finishing, stair treads and column, are collected and combined with new materials in the house such as, dark-gray walls and perforated sheet.Save this picture!© Wat Kuptawatin / Kanit KuptawatinProject gallerySee allShow lessVanella House / Orma ArchitetturaSelected ProjectsYan Bookstore / ikg inc.Selected Projects Share Photographs:  Wat Kuptawatin / Kanit Kuptawatin Lead Architect: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard House 41 / Wat Kuptawatin + Kanit Kuptawatin Thailand CopyAbout this officeWat Kuptawatin + Kanit KuptawatinOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBangkokOn FacebookThailandPublished on October 07, 2019Cite: “House 41 / Wat Kuptawatin + Kanit Kuptawatin” 06 Oct 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore 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 Area:  350 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img Save this picture!© Wat Kuptawatin / Kanit Kuptawatin+ 34Curated by Paula Pintos Share CopyHouses•Bangkok, Thailand “COPY” Architects: Wat Kuptawatin + Kanit Kuptawatin Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Houses Wat Kuptawatin 2019 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projectslast_img read more

first_imgHelp the Aged launches corporate ‘engage’ network AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 1 April 2007 | News  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Other benefits of being a member include invitations to future briefings and networking events, as well as receiving Help the Aged publications.Mike Lake, Director General at Help the Aged, told the delegates: “Too often the needs of older people and the huge market that they represent are overlooked when it comes to business. Through engage, and with the support of our founding member British Gas, we’re striving to encourage an age positive approach in all business.Guest speakers at the event included Hannah Finnis, Corporate Responsibility Manager at British Gas who spoke about reaching the mature market through a partnership approach, and Andrew McMillan, Customer Service Manager at John Lewis who shared expertise on age positive customer service.The event attracted representatives from organisations including Barclays, HSBC, DSG International, the Co-operative Group, BUPA, Price Waterhouse Coopers and Bank of America.center_img Tagged with: corporate Help the Aged has launched ‘engage’, a network that will promote an “age positive approach to business”.The ‘Securing the Silver Pound’ launch event last week at Clifford Chance Canary Wharf invited corporate organisations to join the new network and strive to promote best practice in engaging the older population as both consumers and employees. Companies can join the engage network for a donation of £1,000, and then gain access to the charity’s expertise via an exclusive members clinic where they can contact some of the leading figures in the field for advice and information on age-related topics affecting businesses. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

first_img More Cool Stuff Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Top of the News HerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRobert Irwin Recreates His Father’s Iconic PhotosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Is What Happens To Your Face After DermaplaningHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Museums and Libraries Pacific Asia Museum to Renovate Chinese Gallery From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 | 1:29 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a commentcenter_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Starting July 10, 2013, Pacific Asia Museum will begin renovations of the Ralph and Angelyn Riffenburgh Gallery as part of its continued renovation and reinterpretation of the permanent collection galleries. Currently housing Chinese ceramics, this gallery will re-open in September of 2013 and feature upgraded displays for a wider variety of Chinese art.In 2010, Pacific Asia Museum launched a long-range plan to renovate and reinterpret its permanent collection galleries with a thematic approach to significantly enhance the visitor experience. The museum successfully opened the Introductory Gallery featuring The Art of Pacific Asia in 2011 and a new Gallery of Korean Art in 2012. Through 2015, the museum will continue renovating several other galleries to reflect up-to-date scholarship and better present its permanent collection to visitors while protecting it for future generations through upgrades to climate controls, lighting and display cases.The Ralph and Angelyn Riffenburgh Gallery has featured the Pacific Asia Museum’s significant collection of Chinese ceramics since 1999. This renovation will bring it in line with the new thematic approach in our permanent galleries, and will display a broader range of the arts of China including paintings, textiles and sculptural works, which will benefit from the state of the art improvements in climate control in the gallery.“As China grows in importance on the international stage, it’s vital that Pacific Asia Museum works to increase cultural literacy in our community,” said Curator Bridget Bray. “This updated gallery will reflect the rich artistic heritage of China and allow our visitors to gain a deeper understanding of that culture. In Los Angeles, our significant population of Chinese and Chinese Americans makes this even more essential.”The museum is pleased to have the support of donors including the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, Margaret Leong Checca and Michael Checca, the David Kamansky Fund, Ms. Violet Ouyang, Dr. Albert Chang and Mrs. Yvonne H. Chang, Mr. and Mrs. Simon Li, and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth K. Tang for the project, as well as the Collectors’ Circle which will make the presentation of contemporary Chinese art possible in the gallery. The inclusion of contemporary art will help execute the museum’s mission of advancing intercultural understanding in an increasingly relevant way in this global era.About Pacific Asia MuseumPacific Asia Museum is among the few institutions in the United States dedicated exclusively to the arts and culture of Asia and the Pacific Islands. The museum’s mission is to further intercultural understanding through the arts of Asia and the Pacific Islands. Since 1971, Pacific Asia Museum has served a broad audience of students, families, adults, and scholars through its exhibitions and programs.Pacific Asia Museum is located at 46 North Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $10 general, $7 students/seniors, and free for museum members and children under 12. Admission is free every 4th Friday of the month. For more information visit or call (626) 449-2742. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDSlast_img read more

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first_imgOvidiu Dugulan/iStockBy JON HAWORTH, ERIN SCHUMAKER, IVAN PERERIA and MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 1.3 million people worldwide.Over 55 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 national governments are hiding or downplaying the scope of their outbreaks. The criteria for diagnosis — through clinical means or a lab test — has also varied from country to country.Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the virus has rapidly spread to every continent except Antarctica. The United States is the worst-affected nation, with more than 11.2 million diagnosed cases and at least 247,220 deaths.Nearly 200 vaccine candidates for COVID-19 are being tracked by the World Health Organization, at least 10 of which are in crucial phase three studies. Of those 10 potential vaccines in late-stage trials, there are currently five that will be available in the United States if approved.Here’s how the news is developing Tuesday. All times Eastern:Nov 17, 7:35 amSouth Australia quarantines 4,000 people amid growing cluster linked to medi-hotelAround 4,000 people in South Australia have been ordered to quarantine as the Australian state grapples with a fresh COVID-19 outbreak.South Australia authorities announced five new locally-transmitted cases on Tuesday, at least four of which were officially linked to a medi-hotel in the Parafield suburb of Adelaide, where travelers arriving from abroad are required to quarantine for 14 days. Authorities said the fifth case is expected to be connected to the Parafield cluster soon, which would bring the total number to 21.“All of these people have either no symptoms or they are very mildly symptomatic, and they have been picked up early in the course of the disease,” South Australia’s chief health officer, Prof. Nicola Spurrier, said at a press conference Tuesday.Those who have been advised to isolate are all close contacts of the cluster from the quarantine hotel and are being contacted daily by health authorities to check for symptoms. Meanwhile, at least five schools have been closed as contact tracers work to contain the outbreak, according to Spurrier.“We’ve decided to take a very, very cautious approach,” she told reporters, later adding that “this is a very, very worrying situation.”Thousands of people have been tested for COVID-19 in South Australia in recent days. Spurrier urged people to only get tested if they are symptomatic or if they have recently visited the areas of concern.“We do need to prioritize our testing across South Australia,” she said.There are currently 34 active infections in the state, including imported cases. The latest cluster is the first instance of community transmission in South Australia since April.“I need to reiterate to the people of South Australia that we are not out of the woods yet,” the state’s premier, Steven Marshall, said at Tuesday’s press conference. “We are just at the beginning stages of dealing with this particular very nasty cluster in Parafield. We are going to get through this. But we’re going to get through it with the cooperation of every single South Australian citizen.”Nov 17, 6:37 amAustria begins stricter lockdown amid rising casesAustrians awoke Tuesday morning with a new tough lockdown meant to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.Under the stricter measures, which will remain in place through Dec. 6, people in Austria are only allowed to leave their homes to buy groceries, to go to work if their jobs are deemed essential, to exercise outside, to go to the doctor or to help people who need assistance.Schools across the Alpine nation have shuttered, as teaching will be done remotely during lockdown. Banks, basic food stores and pharmacies remain open but bars, hair salons, restaurants and other non-essential shops and services have been ordered closed.“All of social and public life will be brought down to a minimum,” Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said Monday, ahead of the new restrictions.It’s the second time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic that Austria has imposed a nationwide lockdown, amid rising infections across Europe. The Austrian Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection has confirmed more than 208,000 cases of COVID-19 so far, including at least 1,741 deaths. Nearly 50,000 of those cases were reported in the past week alone.Nov 17, 5:09 amRussia registers 442 new deaths in all-time highRussia registered 442 deaths from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, marking the country’s highest single-day death toll from the disease since the pandemic began.An additional 22,410 new cases of COVID-19 were also confirmed nationwide over the past day. Russia’s cumulative total now stands at 1,971,013 cases with 33,931 deaths, according to the country’s coronavirus response headquarters.Moscow remains the epicenter of the country’s outbreak and recent surge. More than a quarter of the newly confirmed cases — 5,882 — and nearly 17% of the new deaths — 74 — were reported in the capital, according to Russia’s coronavirus response headquarters.Despite the growing number of infections and deaths, Russian authorities have repeatedly said they have no plans to impose another nationwide lockdown.The Eastern European country of 145 million people has the fifth-highest tally of COVID-19 cases in the world, behind only the United States, India, Brazil and France, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.Nov 17, 4:17 amUS reports over 166K new casesThere were 166,045 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the United States on Monday, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.It’s the fourth day in a row that the country has reported over 150,000 newly diagnosed infections. Monday’s count is slightly less than the all-time high of 177,224 on Nov. 13.An additional 995 fatalities from COVID-19 were also registered nationwide on Monday, down from a peak of 2,609 new deaths on April 15.A total of 11,205,486 people in the United States have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began, and at least 247,220 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.Much of the country was under lockdown by the end of March as the first wave of pandemic hit. 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 the country’s cases then hovered around 20,000 for a couple of weeks before shooting back up and crossing 100,000 for the first time on Nov. 4.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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