Trump urges quicker US reopening from virus lockdown

first_imgWar of words Trump has kept up a steady drumbeat of criticism against China, where the outbreak erupted last year, blaming its “incompetence” for the extent of the global crisis.The government of Chinese leader Xi Jinping rejects that criticism, and insists it has been forthright with the world about the origins and unfolding of the crisis.”It is neither responsible nor moral to cover up one’s own problems by blaming others,” said the spokesman for China’s legislature, Zhang Yesui.China has made “major strategic achievements” in its response to the coronavirus outbreak, Premier Li Keqiang said as he addressed his nation on Friday about the virus, the economy and other hot-button topics at the start of a new legislative session.Virus cases in the Asian giant are now down to a trickle, and Beijing insists its efforts to curb the spread of the virus have been a success, but questions remain about whether it underreported the number of people affected by the contagion. Trump has adopted the theme of “Transitioning Back to Greatness” as states reopen at different speeds.While daily death tolls are no longer on a steady incline, the losses are still mounting, with the total count in the US surpassing 94,000.Trump ordered that flags at federal buildings be flown at half-staff for three days for the victims.Another 2.43 million Americans were put out of work last week, the Labor Department said, bringing the total to 38.6 million since lockdowns were put in place, though the pace of job losses has slowed. Second surge Governments around the world are testing ways to live with the dangers despite fears of a second wave of infections. Already a common sight in Spain, masks were officially made mandatory Thursday for anyone over the age of six in public places where social distancing is not possible.”The more tools we use, the better,” said Miguel Domingo, a 49-year-old architect taking his two dogs for a walk in Madrid, which is emerging from one of the toughest lockdowns. But the director of the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control, Andrea Ammon, warned it was not a question of if there will be a second wave but “when and how big.””I don’t want to draw a doomsday picture but I think we have to be realistic,” she told Britain’s Guardian newspaper.  Return to normal On the eve of Memorial Day weekend — the unofficial start to the American summer — beaches are slowly welcoming sun worshippers.”We were just tired of waiting to get a normal life again, to get our freedom back. So we rented this big house by the beach,” said Anne Miller, an Ohio resident visiting South Carolina.The same was true in Europe, where Cyprus bounded into its second stage of opening up, lifting curfews and allowing outdoor restaurants, barber shops and beaches to open.But the Mediterranean island’s airports and hotels remain closed.”I want my work back and my life back,” said Sakis Siakopoulos, a restaurant owner in the capital Nicosia.In Denmark, the exit from lockdown also picked up pace as museums and zoos began reopening Thursday and health officials said the spread of the virus was slowing.France, one of the countries hit hardest by the outbreak, saw its daily death toll dip to 83 — cause for optimism.A closely watched survey by IHS Markit indicated that the eurozone economy has now “likely bottomed out” as a result of the lockdowns, sparking hope that a recovery is to follow. ‘It doesn’t stop’ The news was not positive everywhere. The number of known cases of COVID-19 has doubled in just one month, according to AFP data collected from official sources, with the death toll nearing 330,000 worldwide.  While many European countries have significantly curbed the contagion, Latin America is becoming a new hotspot with cases on the rise. Brazil — now home to the third-highest number of cases in the world after the US and Russia — has now recorded more than 20,000 deaths, and hit a new record 24-hour toll of 1,188.Gravediggers at the region’s biggest cemetery, located outside Sao Paulo, are scrambling to keep up.”We’ve been working 12-hour days, burying them one after the other. It doesn’t stop,” said one worker at Vila Formosa, wearing a white protective suit, mask and face shield.Peru, Mexico and Chile have also seen steady increases in infections. “It’s like a horror film,” Miguel Armas, a nurse at the Hipolito Unanue hospital in the Peruvian capital, told AFP.center_img President Donald Trump on Thursday pressed for a broader reopening of the United States as coronavirus-related job losses mounted, while parts of Europe embraced post-lockdown life.With summer approaching on both sides of the Atlantic, more stores opened their doors and beaches welcomed tourists, despite the global number of virus cases passing five million.The crisis of course is far from over — Russia and Latin America emerged as the next hotspots, even as Europe and the United States headed into the next phase, like Asia before them. But Trump, with an eye on his re-election prospects in November, made it clear he hoped more state governors would move toward a loosening of anti-virus restrictions.”We did the right thing but we now want to get going… you’ll break the country if you don’t,” he told African-American leaders in Michigan, a key election battleground state.The Republican incumbent specifically talked about reopening places of worship — something he had initially hoped would be done by Easter Sunday — as important to the nation’s healing.”People want to be in their churches,” Trump said. “They’re so important in terms of the psyche of our country.” Topics :last_img read more

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PREMIUM Urgent response needed as pandemic slows progress on SDGs: Experts

first_imgTopics : Facebook Fiscal stability and greater engagement at the local level are required for countries to stay on track in achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), experts say, as the COVID-19 pandemic appears likely to impede Indonesia’s progress on its 2030 agenda.Economic contraction, deepening poverty and growing unemployment rates related to COVID-19 threaten the country’s achievements, said Amalia A. Widyasanti, head of the National SDG Secretariat under the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas).Read also: A determined path to the SDGs in 2030 despite COVID-19The government, nongovernment institutions, agencies, the private sector and civil society must be collaborate robustly, she said.“This is a good time to start strengthening stakeholder collaboration so that we can mitigate the risk of the COVID-19 pandemic and, in the … Google Forgot Password ? LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Log in with your social account SDGs COVID-19 pandemic response bappenas ADB Linkedinlast_img read more

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Unai Emery makes bizarre Shkodran Mustafi claim after Arsenal choke against Crystal Palace

first_imgAdvertisement Unai Emery makes bizarre Shkodran Mustafi claim after Arsenal choke against Crystal Palace Shkodran Mustafi’s error gifted Wilfried Zaha a crucial second goal against Arsenal (Picture: Reuters)Unai Emery claimed Shkodran Mustafi ‘has been consistent all season’ after his calamitous display against Crystal Palace blew the race for the top four wide open.The Germany international was partly at fault for Christian Benteke’s opener, the former Liverpool flop’s first goal in a year, by allowing his opponent a free header before gifting Wilfried Zaha the opportunity to regain the lead after Mesut Ozil’s equaliser threatened to turn the tide in Arsenal’s favour.Mustafi made no attempt to challenge for an aimless long ball, hoping his goalkeeper Bernd Leno would clear the danger, and was horrified when he turned to see Zaha race through and beat his compatriot.AdvertisementAdvertisementArsenal had kept six clean sheets in their last seven matches but Mustafi’s presence – he was only playing due to Sokratis Papastathopoulos’s suspension – heralded the return of familiar defensive failings.ADVERTISEMENT Emery post-Palace: Today we lost a big opportunityTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 7:36FullscreenEmery post-Palace: Today we lost a big opportunityhttps://metro.co.uk/video/emery-post-palace-today-lost-big-opportunity-1909956/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Sometimes he can play very well. I prefer to speak about the consistency in the season,’ said Emery on the performances of Arsene Wenger’s £35million signing.‘We are, every player, helping, playing with a big performance. Today also when you can defend. Against Benteke and Zaha you can suffer more.‘If today we were better in the set pieces maybe we could win this match. In all the season I think he has been consistent.’Arsenal missed the opportunity to move into third place, ultimately slumping to a shock 3-2 defeat, after Tottenham’s defeat at Manchester City and face a difficult trip to Wolves in midweek looking to get their top four bid back on track. Wilfried Zaha gave Arsenal’s makeshift defence a torrid afternoon (Picture: Getty)‘On Wednesday we have another chance with Wolves.‘We have progressed and it gives us the chance to fight for the top four. On Wednesday, three points will give us the opportunity to be in this position.‘We lost an opportunity today. But now we finish it. If we win on Wednesday… who knows it’ll be difficult. At the moment, it’s in our hands.’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 Commentcenter_img Metro Sport ReporterSunday 21 Apr 2019 7:01 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link61Shares Christian Benteke opened the scoring against Arsenal with his first goal in a year (Picture: Getty)Emery added: ‘Bad result. We know how to win again again, again at home, we have been doing. Today we played a team with very good players. The first goal gave them confidence. The second goal for them takes off our confidence.‘In the first half we didn’t play with control. Yes, with possession – they defended very deep and well. In the set-pieces today, usually we have done better but today it didn’t happen.‘We are being consistent but it’s difficult to be in the high level each moment. Today the result was disappointing for us. We will analyse this match. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Indoor aviary and wall-aquarium are some of the quirky features in this mansion

first_img28 Maryland Ave, Carrara.“I think I will miss the river, especially jetskiing to get coffee at the Isle of Capri.”Mrs Stewart said while the home was packed with amazing features it was the space that blew her away. “After my daughter’s wedding reception we had about a 100 guests at the house,” she said.“You can tell this house was designed for big families. NAME the feature and there is a high probablity this sprawling mansion has it. From fireplaces and chandeliers to a luxury marble ensuite fit for royalty, the seven-bedroom house at 28 Maryland Ave even includes some quirky touches like a wall-aquarium and an indoor aviary. Not to mention a five-car garage. 28 Maryland Ave, Carrara.“Once we had eight people living here and we could all still have our own peace and quiet.“It has a very grand and sophisticated feel but at the same time it is very homely and was made to be lived in. “The kids have had some of the most amazing parties during their school and university years.” 28 Maryland Ave, Carrara.Homeowner Bronwyn Stewart bought the mansion in 2011 and said it was impossible to name her favourite part about the house.“There is so much to love about this place and the only way I can sum it up is that it is a really fun house to come home to,” she said. “You get a really wonderful feeling stepping through the doors. “It is really hard to say what my favourite thing about the property is because I love each space.“The aviary in the kitchen is really unique and we often keep it open for the birds to come and go as they please but we find they are pretty content and rarely leave.” 28 Maryland Ave, Carrara.The north-facing mansion embraces wide water views of the Nerang River on a 4007sq m block and has a tennis court, swimming pool and cabana. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North8 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoThe property also includes a 14m pontoon with a boat ramp and underground boatshed. “The river frontage was the biggest drawcard for our family, we are always outside enjoying the views,” Mrs Stewart said.“I’m up early to take photos of the birds from the jetty and in the evenings my daughters and I watch the sun set. last_img read more

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Cashmere home with retreat vibe has hit the market

first_imgThe pool is resort-style.Outside is an enclosed entertaining area with a bar, a deck and a pool.Separated from the house by a double lock-up garage is a granny flat, which has a living room, bathroom and bedroom, as well as its own wet bar outside. The kitchen is classic yet up-to-date.She was attracted to the property because it gave her privacy, and the home was on one level which was essential because she had an aged dog.“I was after something private with a bit of land that wasn’t high maintenance,” she said. “It’s not an estate home like others in the area and I fell in love with it so I hope someone else does, too.”The main house has four bedrooms, the master with an ensuite and two other bedrooms sharing a Jack and Jill bathroom. There is a media room with tiered seating.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019There is a combined kitchen and dining area, two other indoor living spaces plus a media room with tiered seating. The home at 6 Bracken Ct, Cashmere, is for sale.THIS home on acreage has retreat-like living in leafy Cashmere.Julie Edwards has owned the 6 Bracken Court home for 18 months, living there with her two teenage daughters, and is only moving after unexpectedly finding love.“I bought this home expecting to live here for many years but we’re moving for a very great reason,” Ms Edwards said.center_img The master suite is huge.The home is conveniently located, with Cashmere Village shopping complex a five-minute drive away.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 3:17Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -3:17 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels576p576p480p480p256p256p228p228pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenMichelle Hele’s May market wrap03:17 There is a semi-enclosed outdoor area with wet bar.Ms Edwards loved the layout of the home, with the master bedroom separated from the other rooms.“I can be down my end of the house and the kids down the other, with plenty of areas for them to muck around with friends,” she said.“Having a granny flat is also great because my parents and friends could come over and sleep out there.”last_img read more

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A New Dawn for Offshore Wind

first_imgAfter years of steady growth for offshore wind, developments are set to follow thick and fast. Soon, the world will see a substantial increase in offshore wind that will change the industry. Experts from TenneT, Boskalis, Royal IHC, Green Giraffe, Renewable Energy Hamburg, Asia Wind Energy Association, among others, will tackle what the consequences are of this increase and how they will affect the industry and its supply chain.Offshore Wind Conference 2018Are you ready for the new dawn for offshore wind? Come to OWC 2018 and discover how you and your company can prepare for the new industry standards. Read the full programme here and book your tickets.OWC is held as part of Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference; find our more on the event and full conference program via www.offshore-energy.biz.last_img read more

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Sunman-Dearborn principal and staff earn national, state honor

first_imgSunman, In. — Sunman Dearborn principal, Matt Maple, and his staff earned their 1st designation as one of 15 other Indiana “Schools to Watch” who have received this state and national recognition as an exemplary middle school. Nationally they join over 450 middle level (grades 5 – 9) designated “Schools to Watch.” This designation requires a year long process of completing the application and meeting all 4 domains of the “Schools to Watch” criteria of Academic Excellence, Developmental Responsiveness, Social Equity, and Organizational Support and Processes with supporting evidence from their curriculum and schedule.In addition these schools become mentor schools state-wide and nationally for any middle level schools who are seeking help as a school or in any of the domains of criteria. These schools are prepared for visits and networking of any kind. IMLEA has trained over 50 administrators and teachers in Indiana in the STW criteria so that they are prepared to review applications, participate in site visits, and mentor other IN middle schools. All “Schools to Watch” must go through re-designation every 3 years to ensure the continued validity of the designation.Teams from new and re-designated schools will attend the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform’s Summer Conference in June of 2018 in Arlington, VA. They will present a session highlighting a program or practice at their school for other states’ attendees; spend an hour with an IN legislator on the “Hill” advocating for middle school best practices; attend the sessions presented by other national STW, and attend a gala dinner and brunch to publicly receive their engraved awards..last_img read more

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West Ham boss Moyes steps up bid for QPR winger Eze

first_imgWest Ham United boss, David Moyes, is stepping up his push for Queens Park Rangers winger, Eberechi Eze. The London Evening Standard says West Ham are set to offload striker Jordan Hugill this summer, with the Hammers happy to accept a fee of around £5m. Hugill, signed from Preston during David Moyes’ first spell at the club for a fee of around £8m, has never found his feet in the Premier League and spent last season on loan with QPR, one of the many Championship clubs interested in a permanent deal for the 28-year-old.Advertisement Loading… Promoted ContentWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 Great Ancient Mysteries That Make China Worth VisitingThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoSuch A Sweet Life Story Of The Youngest Queen In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest PocketWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Nowcenter_img read also: Eberechi Eze ignores Crystal Palace, West Ham, dreams  Arsenal  move Relegated Norwich have also registered an interest, but with Rangers forward Eze one of Moyes’ top targets this window, the Hammers are hopeful that involving Hugill in any deal with Mark Warburton’s side could give them the edge ahead of Eze’s other Premier League suitors. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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Borrowed motor, top line take Madden to victory lane

first_imgCorey Madden topped Monday’s second Hobby Stock qualifying feature, on opening night of the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. (Photo by Tom Macht, www.photofinishphotos.com)BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 3) – A borrowed motor and the top groove took Corey Madden to the win­ner’s circle in Monday’s second IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s qualify­ing feature for Hobby Stocks at Boone Speedway.The eighth starting Madden passed John Watson for the lead with six laps left, earning the front spot in the middle row in the Saturday night main event.Lining up behind him will be the rest of the top eight finishers, Watson, Jeff Ware, 2016 champion Andrew Burg, 14th starting Adam Ayers, 13th starting Andrew Claus, 16th starting Drew Barglof and 26th starting Dawson DeBoer.Last year’s runner-up Madden and Watson, the runner-up in 2016, will both make career eighth Super Nationals main event starts.Burg is in the big dance for the seventh time, Barglof the fourth, and Ware the third. Ayers, Claus and DeBoer all are first-time qualifiers.2nd qualifying feature – 1. Corey Madden, Avoca; 2. John Watson, Des Moines; 3. Jeff Ware, Columbus, Neb.; 4. Andrew Burg, Carlisle; 5. Adam Ayers, Adair; 6. Andrew Claus, Spencer; 7. Drew Barglof, Sioux Rapids; 8. Dawson DeBoer, Little Rock; 9. Benji Irvine, Oelwein; 10. Bob Daniels, Des Moines; 11. Justin Wacha, Vinton; 12. Dustin Graham, Boone; 13. Wes Jahnz, St. James, Minn.; 14. Michael Kimm, Vinton; 15. Lenny Tucker, Jefferson, S.D.; 16. Eric Stanton, Carlisle; 17. Trevor Holm, Chandler, Minn.; 18. Zac Smith, Mason City; 19. Dylan Nelson, Adel; 20. Seth Janssen, Ogden; 21. Aaron Shearn, Sioux City; 22. Sal Hernandez, Columbus, Neb.; 23. Austin Jahnz, Lewisville, Minn.; 24. Todd Bass, Des Moines; 25. Nick Foster, Menlo; 26. Colby Kaspar, Columbus, Neb.; 27. David McQuiston, Van Meter; 28. Leonard Loftus, Des Moineslast_img read more

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Vincent J. Springmeyer, 84

first_imgVincent J. Springmeyer, 84, Greensburg, passed away on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at the Aspen Place Health Campus in Greensburg. He was born on July 7, 1934 in Greensburg, Indiana, the son of Christopher and Irene (Bedinghaus) Springmeyer.  Vince served in the Army after graduation from Greensburg High School in 1952. He married Bonnie Collins on May 17, 1958 and she preceded him in death on November 12, 2001. He worked for 43 years at Bohn Aluminum, retiring in 1997.  He also was a farmer and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He is survived by two sons, Joe Springmeyer (Fiancé Kimberly Moore) Greensburg, David (Renae) Springmeyer, Greensburg; one daughter, Janet (Scott) Freeman, Lake Santee; one sister, Juanita Scheidler; two brothers, Wayne (Dottie) Springmeyer and John Springmeyer; seven grandchildren, Meghann Schoettmer, Morgan, Chase, and Collin Springmeyer, Sam Jacob, and Sarah Springmeyer; three great grandchildren, Belle Schoettmer, Scarlette, Schoettmer, Coy Conklin.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife; sister, Joanne Clark; brothers, Dale, Leroy, Cliff (Gene), and Don Springmeyer. Family and friends will gather at 3:30 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home for a rosary service.  Visitation will follow until 7:00 p.m. at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg.   A funeral mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greensburg on Saturday, January 26th at 9:00 a.m. with Rev. John Meyer officiating. Interment will be held in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Greensburg. Memorials may be made to the Our Hospice of Decatur County or to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

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