Mashonaland Holdings Limited (MASH.zw) 2012 Annual Report

first_imgMashonaland Holdings Limited (MASH.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2012 annual report.For more information about Mashonaland Holdings Limited (MASH.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mashonaland Holdings Limited (MASH.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mashonaland Holdings Limited (MASH.zw)  2012 annual report.Company ProfileMashonaland Holdings Limited is a property investment and development company in Zimbabwe, providing solutions to the retail, commercial and industrial sector. The Office/Retail division acquires, develops and leases warehouse and factories and the Pure Retail acquires, develops and leases retail outlets; with other divisions involved in acquiring, letting and managing residential and specialised property aswell as undeveloped land. Mashonaland Holdings Limited owns an in-house management division responsible for letting and maintaining privately-owned properties; and a property research and development division which identifies potential property investments and development opportunities. A financial division maintains company accounts according to regulatory accounting standards, invests funds in approved instruments and acquires properties for shareholder investments. Mashonaland Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

ISA investors! 2 cheap stocks with BIG dividends I’m avoiding at all costs

first_img Marshall Motor Holdings (LSE:MMH) is a big-yielding share I feel that ISA investors should avoid at all costs. I don’t care about its low forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 5.3 times. It’s mighty 8.5% dividend yield also doesn’t shake me. This is a share I won’t be buying for my own Stocks and Shares ISA.Car sales are tanking following the Covid-19 outbreak, and the threat of a painful and prolonged economic downturn — exacerbated by the prospect of a hard Brexit — paints a worrying picture for vehicle demand for this decade. Latest data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders showed sales of new autos sank to their lowest level since 1946 in April.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The AIM-quoted company saw like-for-like profits fall more than 4% in 2019 because of that aforementioned Brexit uncertainty. The shuttering of its showrooms more recently, and the threat posed by an upcoming recession, is particularly scary following a significant increase in the amount of debt on its books too. I plan to give this particular income share a wide berth.A FTSE 100 stockWould you be better off buying shares in FTSE 100 giant J Sainsbury (LSE: SBRY) for your ISA instead? It’s understandable that sales of big-ticket discretionary items are slumping right now and may keep doing so. But food is one of the essential purchases we cannot do without, whatever social, economic and political trouble is raging outside our windows.As one of the UK’s major online grocery retailers, Sainsbury’s is in great shape to ride this trend, right? Forecasts just released by GlobalData underline just how much this particular market is expected to grow by, with lockdown measures turbocharging orders from stranded shoppers and isolation hastening e-commerce adoption by new users.The research giant estimates that the online grocery retail market will grow by 25.5% in 2020, up from a prior estimate of 8.5%. According to GlobalData, steps by major UK supermarkets to expand their capacity for online orders will underpin this monumental surge. Sainsbury’s for one has opened up 50% more delivery slots than it had previously.More big riskThe coronavirus outbreak may have quickened the adoption of internet grocery shopping. However, it’s no reason to buy into Sainsbury’s today, I feel. Tough economic conditions may see consumers flock to low-cost physical retailers like Aldi and Lidl in huge numbers once lockdown measures are lifted, troubles that may stretch long into the 2020s.Besides, Sainsbury’s has long lagged its rivals like Tesco and Morrisons on the shop floor and in cyberspace. And signs are emerging that those German discounters are to take their first steps in the online grocery market too. The FTSE 100 share clearly has a lot more work to do to transform its sales performance before becoming a stock I’d consider buying.So forget its low forward P/E ratio of 10/1 times and bulky 5.6% dividend yield. You’d be better off shopping for other income shares for your ISA, in my opinion. ISA investors! 2 cheap stocks with BIG dividends I’m avoiding at all costs “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. See all posts by Royston Wild Royston Wild | Friday, 8th May, 2020 | More on: MMH SBRY Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img Image source: Getty Images. Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Tesco. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.last_img read more

Pruitt and Perdue Present RFS Proposal to Trump

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Pruitt and Perdue Present RFS Proposal to Trump Pruitt and Perdue Present RFS Proposal to Trump SHARE SHARE Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt and Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue met with President Trump on Monday and presented a package of potential changes to the Renewable Fuels Standard. Politico reports the proposal is aimed at ending a squabble between corn farmers and oil refining firms over the program. The proposals include capping the price paid for biofuels credits, which are called Renewable Identification Numbers, as well as a year-round waiver for the sale of E-15 ethanol blends. Other ideas include creating credits for exported ethanol, as well as a transparency measure intended to cut Wall Street investors out of trading in the program.All of these changes would be executed administratively, rather than through legislation. The pitch comes a day ahead of a meeting that Trump is scheduled to host with corn-state and oil-patch lawmakers. The guest list includes Senators Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst of Iowa, Ted Cruz of Texas, and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, all of whom are Republicans. Chief of Staff John Kelly and National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn will also be there.The National Farmers Union and five other prominent groups are urging President Trump to avoid changes that would weaken the RFS. The farm groups sent the letter on how important a strong RFS is to rural America, which is coping with a severely depressed farm economy. NFU President Roger Johnson says, “We wanted to remind the president of the promises he made to farmers and rural communities as he meets with senior administration officials and lawmakers”.The letter also points out that as the rural economy continues to struggle, most oil refiners are experiencing an economic boom, as well as significant gains from recent tax changes. Recent claims from an east coast refiner that the RFS caused it to file for bankruptcy brought about the meeting on Tuesday. The letter from the farm groups points out that the bankruptcy is “the hallmark of poor business decisions and a willingness to put investor returns ahead of refinery jobs.” Facebook Twitter By NAFB News Service – Feb 26, 2018 Facebook Twitter Previous articleFarm Credit Mid-America Issues Challenge to Pay it Forward for FFA Leadership CenterNext articleAdvocate for Ag, But Prepare for the Headwinds NAFB News Servicelast_img read more

Opinion: Trumpism is taking over the Republican Party, that’s bad for America

first_img Previous articleTCU student lobbies Texas congressional delegation for foreign aidNext articleFraternity helps teen live out her high school cheerleading dream Jean-Paul Dubos RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Linkedin Linkedin What we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit ReddIt Jean-Paul Duboshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jean-paul-dubos/ Jean-Paul Dubos Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Twitter printPaul Ryan had a reputation as a wonkish, modern conservative capable of leading the Republican party into a new era of conservatism. His meteoric rise from a congressman, to vice presidential running-mate, to Speaker of the House, all by the age of 46, should have cemented his role as the new conservative icon.Yet, Paul Ryan announced his retirement from politics after increasingly competitive looking midterms- shocking almost everyone and ceding the guiding philosophy and responsibility of the Republican party to Trump. Ryan’s official reason is that he wants to spend more time with his family, specifically his children before they go off to college. I believe that reason. This decision, though, assures that the guiding philosophy for the Republican party won’t be Ryan’s brand of modern conservatism, but Trumpism, and Ryan knows that. That isn’t the Republican Party he joined and this new Trumpism is a problem for the country.Traditionally, the GOP has been a hybrid of two camps of conservatism; the business conservatives and the social conservatives. This coalition encompasses multiple factions that include libertarians, the religious right, main street Republicans, tea partiers, etc. Consequently, it has never been easy to govern. Regardless of difficulty in governing this diversely conservative coalition, Republican leaders have governed the party successfully while balancing the different factions.But, something happened after Mitt Romney’s loss to Barack Obama in 2012.There was a consensus that the core beliefs of social conservatism, fiscal conservatism and robust military strength were less attractive to the American public than multiculturalism and moderate progressivism proposed by the Democrats. The Republicans needed a new strategy to win. They then tried a modern sense of conservatism that was more multi-cultural and focused more on business conservatism than social. They continued to champion free trade and balanced budgets but notably took a more relaxed approach to immigration and social issues.That form of republicanism was only dominant for a handful of years until Donald Trump and “Trumpism” entered the party.The philosophy of Trumpism revolves heavily around Donald Trump. He was a well-known real-estate mogul and relativity television star who slowly waded into politics in the 2010s (first as a birther) but then came into the national spotlight in the Republican primaries in 2016. He was able to capitalize on blue-collar workers anxious about a country that they saw as losing its identity and future. This form of populism and nativism isn’t a purely American phenomenon, but Trump was able to ride the American wave into the White House.This wave that Trump rode into office is difficult to govern. His base is more isolationist than interventionist, skeptical of free trade, and will promote an unsustainable level of government spending and taxation. This is at odds with much of what rank-and-file Republicans believe. Instead, they believe in entitlement reform and lowering taxation with spending, they believe in free trade and globalization, and they believe in an America that advocates for its interests around the world. They are still in the party, but without Paul Ryan, the leadership to advance these values isn’t there.The result is inefficiency, and the party has trouble agreeing on much of anything. Republicans championed repeal and replace for years but now that they have the power to do something about the Affordable Care Act, they failed to pass legislation regarding it because the Republicans couldn’t agree on an acceptable plan. The only major legislation passed was Trump’s tax bill that is now creating a trillion-dollar deficit a year, while the economy is good, which is very much against the original beliefs of the party.The flaw in Trumpism isn’t that Republicans cast a net that was too-broad and too conservative. Trumpism is flawed because of its inherently combative nature that exacerbates that problem. The President was a businessman and, as a result, sees the world as a zero-sum game – one winner and one loser. Trump echo’s this sentiment in his campaign slogans saying, “Make America Great Again” and “America First”.While these are sentiments that Americans can empathize with, the combative nature of Trumpism ruins the ability to have a productive conversation to solve America’s problems. Without a productive conversation, we have trouble making decisions for a society that is increasingly diverse. If someone criticizes Donald Trump, his supporters instinctively feel that Trump is being treated unfairly whether the criticism was warranted or not. Despite his policy positions, flip-flops, or grossly inappropriate behavior, his supporters see the world in an “us vs. them” mentality.It is Trump v. the mainstream media, it is Trump v. the FBI, it is Trump v. fellow Republicans. This blind support for someone in power who is very unpopular is problematic because at the end of the day it translates to not listening.To succeed in governing one needs to learn how to disagree without being disagreeable and in a large and diverse society that isn’t always easy. But Trumpism, at its core, cannot do this. It makes the country more divided and civil discourse unproductive. Consequently, the problems of America are still alive and present, and an ideology so inherently combative cannot solve them.I’m not sure where the Republican party goes in the age of Trump, if it gradually returns to normal after his presidency or if its forever shifted. But what I do know is that to govern successfully, one has to learn how to disagree without being disagreeable. If Americans want to solve their problems, it would be wise to elect a less combative ideology.center_img What we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlines Facebook Jean-Paul Duboshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jean-paul-dubos/ Opinion: In spite of negotiations, containment should stay first priority ReddIt Facebook The TCU men’s basketball team may have a new head coach as early as April 7, according to the assistant director of athletics media relations.Assistant director Joe Monaco said the team hopes to have a new coach hired in time for the NCAA Tournament National Championship game, which is on April 7.”There’s no real rhyme or reason to the date, but it’s just the best-case scenario,” Monaco said. + posts Opinion: John Bolton: The bomb throwerlast_img read more

Tikrit-based reporter released provisionally, banned from leaving country

first_imgNews Reporters Without Borders voiced relief today on learning that Tikrit-based journalist Kalshan Al-Bayati, who writes for the Arab-language daily Al Hayat, was provisionally released yesterday after being held illegally for a month by Iraqi security authorities. She is still being investigated in connection with her relations with armed groups.“Her rights were not respected while she was held,” the press freedom organisation said. “She was not allowed to see a lawyer or receive visits from her relatives. It was impossible to get any news of her or to know if she was being treated properly. All this was very worrying.”Reporters Without Borders added: “As long as the investigation continues, she risks being arrested yet again at any time. We call on the competent authorities to drop the charges against her or to produce hard evidence of her guilt.”Bayati has been banned from leaving the country until further notice, and her ID papers and passport have been confiscated.Al Hayat’s correspondent in Tikrit, Bayati is known for criticising the US occupation of Iraq in her articles. The Iraqi security forces first arrested her on 11 September, confiscating her computer.She was freed two days later after being interrogated at length about her links with armed groups. Her response was that it was her job as a journalist to maintain contacts with many kinds of people including members of the military, Iraqi police officers, and members of resistance groups.When released for the first time, she was ordered to remain at home and make no public statements. She nonetheless asked to speak with the head of the security forces in Tikrit to inform him of her arrest and the conditions in which she had been held.On 20 September, five days after she was freed, Bayati was summoned to “Saddam’s Palace” in Tikrit – now the headquarters of the security forces based in the city – to recover her confiscated computer equipment. That was when she was re-arrested. Receive email alerts Organisation RSF_en October 18, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Tikrit-based reporter released provisionally, banned from leaving country December 16, 2020 Find out more February 15, 2021 Find out more Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan Follow the news on Iraq to go further Help by sharing this information Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” Kalshan Al-Bayati, the Tikrit correspondent of the Arabic-language daily Al Hayat, was released yesterday after being held for a month by the Iraqi security authorities. But she is still being investigated, she is banned from leaving the country, and all her ID papers have been confiscated. IraqMiddle East – North Africa IraqMiddle East – North Africa RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” News News December 28, 2020 Find out more Newslast_img read more

Win cinema tickets

first_imgPrint WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads ODEON Limerick is this week giving away one pair of tickets and two large combo meals for a film of your choice at their cinema at the Castletroy Shopping Centre.To be in with a chance, answer the following question and email your answer to [email protected] by 9am on Monday February 27.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Who directed ‘The Great Wall’?A. Jet LiB. Ang LeeC. Zhang Yimou TAGScinemacompetitionlimerickOdeon CinemaOdeon LimerickThe Great Wall Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Facebook Email Linkedin Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival NewsLocal NewsWin cinema ticketsBy Alan Jacques – February 24, 2017 827 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WhatsApp Advertisement Previous articleNew A&E will open in May, confirms Health MinisterNext articleJobpath preventing people from taking work Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

UL seeks writer in residence

first_imgAnn & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 44 | Immersive Software Engineering University of Limerick ceases funding for off-campus Garda COVID-patrols after sanctioning students following massive street party Previous articleNew electronic referral system to speed up medical appointmentsNext articleSavoy expansion gets provisional go-ahead Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie University of Limerick research identifies secrets of Fantasy Premier League success Facebook LifestyleNewsUL seeks writer in residenceBy Staff Reporter – October 17, 2017 2026 Print Linkedin Advertisement Gardai make arrests following chaotic student party near University of Limerick center_img WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick nurse helping the fight against COVID-19, calls for round the clock garda patrols near University of Limerick following “out of control” student parties TAGSUniversity of Limerickwirter in residence Decision on FIBA European Championships in Limerick to be made in May A WRITER in residence is being sought by the University of Limerick for its creative writing programme and applications are now invited from Irish writers of established reputation across all genres.Fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, drama and film writers are now being sought by UL for the post that is jointly funded by the Arts Council and University of Limerick.The Writer in Residence will be a part of UL’s Creative Writing community and will engage with students, staff and faculty in a number of ways.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Writer in Residence will also have the opportunity to develop her/his own work in a supportive environment and the stipend for the residency is €20,000.The residency runs from January through to December next year and the Creative Writing programme at UL is led by Professor Joseph O’Connor and is taught by a number of acclaimed writers, including novelists Professor Sarah Moore Fitzgerald, Professor Giles Foden and Donal Ryan.Candidates are invited to submit a covering letter outlining areas of interest, teaching experience (if any), ideas for engagement with UL’s Creative Writing programme, and a full CV to Niamh O’Sullivan: [email protected] Email Twitterlast_img read more

Mc Ginley calls for unity as Kenny remains on as FG leader

first_img Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th By News Highland – June 17, 2010 Facebook Twitter Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Enda Kenny will remain as leader of the Fine Gael party.A meeting of the parliamentary party’s TDs, Senators and MEPS has opted to keep him at the helm.It follows a challenge to deputy Kenny’s leadership by Richard Bruton.Among those who spoke in support of Enda Kenny was Donegal South West Deputy Dinny Mc Ginley. Speaking to Highland Radio News after the meeting he said he believes the issue is now put to bed, and ther the priority now is to build the party back up as a credible, alternative government.He says the meeting was a long one, at which all the issues were comprehensively discussed……….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/dinny530.mp3[/podcast] News Pinterest Google+center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Mc Ginley calls for unity as Kenny remains on as FG leader 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Previous articleDerry delegation presents City of Culture bid in LiverpoolNext articlePeople in Donegal urged to conserve water News Highland 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Google+last_img read more

Coronavirus updates: NY investigating 85 cases of COVID-related illness in children

first_imgiStock/koto_fejaBy: JON HAWORTH, MATT ZARRELL and MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News (NEW YORK) — The novel coronavirus pandemic has now killed more than 280,000 people worldwide.Over 4 million people across the world 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 governments are hiding the scope of their nations’ outbreaks.Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the United States has become the worst-affected country, with more than 1.3 million diagnosed cases and at least 78,932 deaths.Today’s biggest developments:– Unlikely COVID-19 will be eradicated without vaccine, chief science officer says– 38 NYC children suffering inflammatory illness possibly related to COVID-19– US death toll surpasses 78,000– China reports first coronavirus case in Wuhan since April 3 among 14 new infectionsHere’s how the news is developing on Sunday. All times Eastern.1:02 p.m.: France, Spain report low daily death tolls ahead of phased reopeningFrance and Spain have reported their lowest daily COVID-19 deaths in over a month. The numbers come one day before both countries loosen restrictions on their lockdowns.France’s health ministry reported Sunday there were 70 COVID-19 deaths in one day, bringing the total to 26,380. There are 176,782 diagnosed cases in the country, according to Johns Hopkins University.Starting Monday, small shops and markets in France can open with limits on capacity. Groups of up to 10 people inside or outside will be allowed. Many schools will reopen on Tuesday. Bars, restaurants, cafes and large museums will remain closed.Spain has the second-highest number of COVID-19 cases in the world with 223,578, according to Johns Hopkins. The country had 143 deaths in one day, for a total of 26,621, Spain’s health ministry reported on Sunday.Starting Monday, 51% of the nation will start to reopen, with regions not hit hard by the virus able to open small businesses, hotels and churches with limited occupancy. Dine-in restaurants, museums, cinemas, theaters and schools will remain closed.12:20 p.m.: New York launches new nursing home proceduresNursing home staffs in New York state must be tested for COVID-19 twice a week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday at his daily briefing.Additionally, hospitals can only discharge patients to nursing homes if they test negative for COVID-19.If a nursing home cannot provide adequate care for a COVID-positive resident, such as staffing, facilities or equipment, it must call the state health department to transfer the resident.If the facilities don’t follow the procedures, they will lose their license, the governor said.“One of our top priorities is protecting people in nursing homes and seniors,” Cuomo said Sunday. “This is where this virus feeds. It’s where this virus started.”Nursing homes have been especially hit hard by the coronavirus. New York leads the nation in the number of coronavirus deaths in nursing homes and long-term care facilities, according to The Associated Press, accounting for a fifth — about 5,300 — of the nation’s more than 26,000 deaths.New York has the highest population of nursing home residents in any state, with 101,518, and ranks 34th in the U.S. for the percentage of deaths in nursing homes, Cuomo noted Sunday.The governor also noted at the briefing that the state’s health department is now investigating 85 cases of a COVID-related inflammatory illness in children. The condition, known as Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome, has similar symptoms to Kawasaki disease. Two additional deaths are also being investigated, Cuomo said.11 a.m.: Unlikely COVID-19 will be eradicated without vaccine, chief science officer saysJohnson & Johnson’s chief scientific officer says it’s unlikely the coronavirus will be eradicated without a vaccine.Dr. Paul Stoffels, appearing on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday, responded to comments from President Donald Trump last week that, “With or without a vaccine, it’s going to pass, and we’re going to be back to normal.”“(It) would be great if the disease goes away very quickly, but we don’t think so,” Stoffels told ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos. “It’s now spreading around the world so fast.”On March 30, Johnson & Johnson announced that it had selected a leading coronavirus vaccine candidate and the company anticipates beginning human trials on it by September 2020.The company has partnered with the U.S. government to develop a vaccine, with the Trump administration awarding a grant of nearly half a billion dollars to aid their research.While Johnson & Johnson says the typical vaccine development process takes five to seven years, the company has admitted they are moving on a “substantially accelerated timeframe” to find a vaccine.Johnson & Johnson said they plan to have a billion doses of the vaccine available once it is developed.10:30 a.m.: 38 NYC children suffering inflammatory illness possibly related to COVID-19There are 38 children in New York City suffering from an inflammatory illness that is possibly related to COVID-19, Mayor Bill de Blasio said at his daily press briefing on Sunday.The condition, called Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome by health officials, has similar symptoms to Kawasaki disease.There are 9 additional cases in New York City that are pending and 1 death.Parents of more than 1 million children have been alerted, de Blasio said. The state’s health department issued an advisory to health care providers on Wednesday.“Thankfully most children with COVID-19 only experience mild symptoms, but in some, a dangerous inflammatory syndrome can develop,” Dr. Howard Zucker, commissioner of the New York State Department of Health, said in a statement last week.“In the United Kingdom, a possible link has also been reported between pediatric COVID-19 and serious inflammatory disease,” New York health officials said. “The inflammatory syndrome has features which overlap with Kawasaki disease and toxic shock syndrome and may occur days to weeks after acute COVID-19 illness. It can include persistent fever, abdominal symptoms, rash, and even cardiovascular symptoms requiring intensive care.”Meanwhile, de Blasio said he’s asked the federal government to provide 39,000 doses of the experimental drug, remdesivir. On May 1, the Food and Drug Administration authorized the emergency use of remdesivir to treat COVID-19.As of now, New York only has 4,000 doses, the mayor said.9:20 a.m.: ‘Glimmer of hope’ within record job loss numbers, Trump advisor saysLarry Kudlow, the director of the U.S. National Economic Council, attempted to put a positive spin on components of an April jobs report that showed a record number of jobs were lost and the U.S. unemployment rate jumped over 10 points, amid the coronavirus pandemic, arguing that the havoc wreaked by the outbreak might not be permanent.“Inside the numbers is a glimmer of hope,” Kudlow said in an interview on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday morning, adding that “80% of it was furloughs and temporary layoffs. That, by the way, doesn’t assure that you will go back to a job, but it says strongly that the accord between the worker and the business is still intact.”The U.S. economy lost a staggering 20.5 million jobs in April, pushing the unemployment rate to 14.7% according to data released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.3:29 a.m.: China reports first coronavirus case in Wuhan since April 3 among 14 new infectionsChina’s National Health Commission reported 14 new confirmed coronavirus cases on May 9, the highest number since April 28, including the first for more than a month in the city of Wuhan where the outbreak was first detected late last year.While China had officially designated all areas of the country as low-risk last Thursday, the new cases according to data published on Sunday represent a jump from the single case reported for the day before. The number was lifted by a cluster of 11 in Shulan city in northeastern Jilin province.Jilin officials on Sunday raised the Shulan city risk level to high from medium, having hoisted it to medium the day before after one woman tested positive on May 7. The 11 new cases made public on Sunday are members of her family or people who came into contact with her or family members.The new Wuhan case, the first reported in the epicenter of China’s outbreak since April 3, was previously asymptomatic, according to the health commission.2:49: a.m.: Oklahoma City University’s virtual graduation ceremony hit by ‘hate-filled attack’Oklahoma City University President Martha Burger released a statement after the university’s virtual graduation ceremony was hacked Saturday with what was described as a “hate-filled attack.”“We are heartbroken and outraged at the hate-filled attack that occurred at the end of our virtual graduation celebration today,” Burger said on social media. “During a time that should have been focused on recognizing our graduating students, an unknown source was able to bypass the system and display racist and offensive language. I want to be clear, OCU stands against racism, bigotry, and anti-Semitism.”Although the statement does not provide details about what the hate-filled attack was, a viewer who said they are a graduate’s parent told KOCO 5 that racial slurs and a swastika were put on the screen.OCU officials said they have started a report to federal and state authorities and will ensure that “all participant data is provided to investigators.” The university also will work with law enforcement officials as they identify the people involved in the attack.Authorities also said OCU will pursue every avenue available to make sure those responsible are held accountable under the law.“We are deeply hurt and saddened by the pain that has been inflicted upon our community,” Burger said. “The class of 2020 has been champions of diversity and inclusion, and we will continue to show love and support to each other as a university family in the aftermath of this hate.”12:35 a.m. President Trump congratulates UFC on return in pre-taped video messagePresident Trump praised the UFC for their return to operations in a pre-taped video message that opened the UFC 249 broadcast on ESPN Saturday evening. UFC 249, held in a fan-free arena in Jacksonville, served as the first major sporting event in the U.S. since the coronavirus pandemic forced stay-at-home orders for most of the country.Said Trump in the video message: “I’m standing at a very important spot, right outside the oval office and you’re looking at the White House behind me. And it’s an honor to be here and it’s an honor to salute you. And I want to congratulate Dana White and the UFC. They’re going to have a big match, we love it, we think it’s important. Get the sports leagues back, let’s play. You do the social distancing and whatever else you have to do. But we need sports. We want our sports back. And congratulations to Dana White, UFC.”11:17 p.m.: Dr. Anthony Fauci joins list of government officials entering self-quarantine over COVID-19 exposureDr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, will be entering a “modified quarantine” due to exposure to someone who tested positive for the novel coronavirus.Fauci joins a growing list of administration officials taking precautions following the news of two known coronavirus cases at the White House, including the vice president’s press secretary.The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Director Dr. Robert Redfield, announced Saturday afternoon he would be going into self-quarantine due to “low risk exposure” to someone with the novel coronavirus.The NIAID said Fauci tested negative for COVID-19 and is considered to be “at relatively low risk based on the degree of his exposure.” Fauci’s quarantine was described as “modified” and he might still go to his office at the National Institutes of Health, where he would be the only one in the building.“Nevertheless he is taking appropriate precautions to mitigate risk to any of his personal contacts while still allowing him to carry out his responsibilities in this public health crisis,” NIAID told ABC News.ABC News’ Ibtissem Guenfoud, Aicha El Hammar Castano, Ahmad Hemingway, Matt Foster, Mark Osborne, Rachel Scott, Adam Kelsey, Jack Arnholz and Anne Flaherty contributed to this report.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. 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Duchess of Cambridge visits Oxford

first_imgOn Tuesday, the Duchess of Cambridge visited two schools in Oxford in her role as patron of charity The Art Room.She was greeted by hundreds of people, who had lined the streets in anticipation of her arrival.The Duchess, who read History of Art as an undergraduate, first visited Rose Hill Primary School, where more than half of the children have special needs. She assisted pupils and staff in an art therapy session in The Art Room before visiting the Oxford Spires Academy, where the entire school filed outside to greet her with flags and banners.Lisa Hancock, The Art Room manager at Rose Hill, commented, ‘It was a really delightful lesson. Miss Catherine, as we called her in the lesson, was delightful.’Sue Mortimer, Head Teacher at the Spires Academy, said, “When people think of Oxford they think of the dreaming spires, but every city has its disadvantaged areas and this is one of them.’The Art Room is an Oxford-based charity aimed at 5-16 year olds who have emotional or behavioural difficulties. The charity offers art therapy to boost self-esteem and confidence.University College undergraduate and Kate Middleton-enthusiast David Todd commented, “I was extremely excited to hear that Kate was in the vicinity. I thought her woolen shirt-dress was very chic – no wonder it sold out online just minutes after Kate appeared in it.’last_img read more