Jamaica’s 48th Independence Celebrations Get Underway in South Florida

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Hundreds of Jamaican nationals and friends united in worship at the First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale on August 1 to celebrate Jamaica’s anniversary of Emancipation and Independence, at the Ecumenical service of thanksgiving.The service was organised by the Consulate General of Jamaica in Miami.Guest preacher, Dr. Samuel Vassel, Pastor of the Bronx Bethany Church of the Nazarene in New York, told the congregation of more than 1,000 that prayer was an option as Jamaicans and friends of the Diaspora gathered to celebrate the nation’s 48th anniversary of Independence.In this time of reflection on the nation’s triumphs and also challenges, Dr. Vassel reminded his congregation that the Jamaican National Anthem was a “beautiful prayer” and should be sung from the heart in sync with God’s hope, and our actions for the betterment of the nation.Using the theme for Independence “I Believe in Jamaica” – Dr. Vassel encouraged nationals to embrace the power of prayer with confidence, consciousness and in dialogue with God as a means of finding solutions for Jamaica’s challenges.Dr. Vassel said that while there was a longing for home, those in the Diaspora “must establish yourselves with a purpose for living abroad.” In defining that purpose, he emphasised that the process should be engaged using the opportunities and available avenues for self-improvement, personal obligations, and in service to their communities.Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Hon. Olivia Grange who was special guest in the South Florida anniversary celebrations saluted Jamaicans in the Diaspora as an integral part of ‘Brand Jamaica’ through their own contributions and achievements and as ambassadors in the United States.The Minister also signaled the years of cordial friendship and cooperation between Jamaica and the United States, which she said has been a home for many Jamaicans over the years. She also stated that Jamaicans had in turn made a positive impact through the creation and engagement of opportunities in those communities.Minister Grange mentioned plans for the nation’s 50th Anniversary of Independence in 2012, which would include a grand homecoming with all Jamaicans across the Diaspora having been invited to return home to celebrate a significant milestone in the nation’s history. “We want to see tributaries of Jamaicans streaming through the streets of Kingston as we herald another milestone in our lives,” the Minister said.Minister Grange also read an Independence message from Prime Minister the Hon. Bruce Golding.The two-hour long service included recitals by the South Florida Caribbean Chorale, a 100-voice strong group of choristers from Jamaican populated congregations in the South Florida communities, led by Steve Higgins. The lyrics and rhythm of “Sweet Jamaica” aroused a feeling of nostalgia as persons shared in the gospel song performed by the Jamaica Folk Revue and the Tallawah Mento Band. The Sierra Norwood Calvary Church Cultural Group performed an outstanding rendition of song and dialect saluting developments in Jamaica’s culture and heritage.Consul General, Sandra Grant Griffiths, in her welcome remarks urged Jamaicans across the Diaspora to recommit their ideals and choose progress for Jamaica, our beloved homeland.Highlighting the variety of events commemorating the celebration of the nation’s Independence, the Consul General expressed gratitude to the Diasporic community for “making the conscious choice of keeping Jamaica in your hearts even as you embrace the opportunities and strive to achieve the potential promised to you in the American Dream.”She praised the community for the support given to the Jamaican Consulate over the years and indicated that as leaders, commitment, responsibility and accountability were crucial in the process required for national development.Officiating Minister was the Reverend Dr. Raymond Anglin, Pastor of Ascension Peace Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, while the prayers for Jamaica and the United States were read by Reverend Dr. Alford Alphonse, Hospice rector, and Reverend Dr. Michael Curry of the Kendall Community Church of God, respectively.The scripture lessons were read by the Reverend Horace D. Ward of the Holy Family Episcopal Church; Marlon Hill, Diaspora Advisory Board representative for the Southern USA; and Miss Shanice Cox, Miss Jamaica Florida 2010.Proceeds of collections will benefit ministries of the Bronx Bethany Church of the Nazarene as well as the Jamaica Nutrition Island Network and the Jamaica Christian Boys’ Home. RelatedJamaica’s 48th Independence Celebrations Get Underway in South Florida Advertisements RelatedJamaica’s 48th Independence Celebrations Get Underway in South Floridacenter_img Jamaica’s 48th Independence Celebrations Get Underway in South Florida CultureAugust 4, 2010 RelatedJamaica’s 48th Independence Celebrations Get Underway in South Floridalast_img read more

Chrysalis Communications donates to Blood Bank

first_imgRelatedChrysalis Communications donates to Blood Bank Chrysalis Communications donates to Blood Bank Health & WellnessJune 16, 2011 RelatedChrysalis Communications donates to Blood Bank RelatedChrysalis Communications donates to Blood Bank FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail KINGSTON — The services provided by the National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) have been significantly enhanced with the launch of the agency’s website. The facility, which was developed by Chrysalis Communications, was launched during a ceremony at the Ministry of Health’s King Street offices downtown Kingston on Tuesday (June 14), which was observed globally as World Blood Donor Day.  Managing Director of Chrysalis Communications, Christopher Mills, informed that the website is a gift to the NBTS, at the request of his late father, Kenneth Mills, Jr., who has benefitted from the services of the blood bank during a period of illness before he passed on. He said that the user-friendly site provides, inter alia, data on the blood donation process; blood types and stock levels; location and business hours of collection centres; scheduled blood collection drives; and an integrated social media facility incorporating Facebook and Twitter. Additionally, he said the site features written and audio testimonials from NBTS beneficiaries, and has a space for videos, which can host commercials, and other similar productions. Mr. Mills said one of the website’s unique features is that it informs users and listed donors, via e-mail or any of the other messaging channels, when the stock levels of any of the blood types need to be replenished. Additionally, it advises persons when they become eligible to give blood again, from the time of the last donation. “So, what this site is supposed to do is not just inform the public, but, hopefully, generate (a) kind of re-donation spur…reminding everybody to go and donate again,” he said. He pointed out, however, that the site will not store any sensitive donor medical data, assuring that “all we have the website storing is the quantity of blood that has been collected, tested, approved, and is in stock”. Additionally, Mr. Mills said the website, which will be managed by NBTS personnel, with support from Chrysalis where necessary, is being hosted overseas to safeguard its framework against damage from any eventuality, such as an earthquake. He cited the case of Haiti, which suffered significant dislocation of its technology infrastructure as result of the earthquake last January. He also announced that Chrysalis Communications will pay the hosting cost over the next year, “and we will also support it, by way of maintenance”. In her remarks, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Jean Dixon, expressed gratitude to Chrysalis for creating the website as well as their commitment to the NBTS’ efforts. “We thank you for your generosity of spirit and for furthering the cause of the blood bank to shore up its blood resources. This website is just another avenue through which we can reach the population, especially young people. This website really means a tremendous shot in the arm for us,” she said. The NBTS advises that approximately 50,000 units of blood are required to fill the nation’s needs, annually. Modernisation Manager, National Laboratory Services, NBTS, Dr. Lundie Richards, informed that of this number, the agency was able to collect approximately 28,000 units last year. He pointed out that up to May 31, the intake stood at some 12,000 units. “Through the new package…we hope that this (website) will catapult (our efforts) towards getting even more than 28,000 units,” Dr. Richards said. The website can be viewed at: www.nbts.gov.jm. World Blood Donor Day was observed locally under the theme: ‘More Blood Donors, More Healthy Lives’. The significant activity for the day was a march from the NBTS on Slipe Pen Road to the Ministry, where a blood collection drive was held. The NBTS is responsible for the provision of all blood and blood products to hospitals throughout the island. By DOUGLAS McINTOSH, JIS Reporter Advertisementslast_img read more

KSAC to Implement Measures to Improve Collection of Fees

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail KSAC to Implement Measures to Improve Collection of Fees Local GovernmentJune 11, 2014Written by: Chris Patterson RelatedNWA Gets $50 Million for Drain Cleaning RelatedJamaicans Must Understand Meaning of Sustainable Development – State Minister Fagan Story HighlightsThe KSAC will be implementing measures to curtail illegal and/or unauthorized activities in the markets and to improve collection of fees.Councillor Andrew Swaby, said that the decision has been taken not to increase market fees, even though funds are needed to effect repairs and other improvements.Mr. Swaby emphasised that the KSAC intends to aggressively collect the outstanding fees of over $21 million.center_img The Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC) will be implementing measures to curtail illegal and/or unauthorized activities in the markets and to improve collection of fees.These include: notification to vendors of their arrears; closure of shops that are in arrears; serving of demand notices; issuing summons for delinquent vendors to be taken to the courts; and eviction, where warranted.Speaking at the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC) Council meeting at its Church Street chambers in downtown Kingston, on June 10, Deputy Mayor of Kingston, Councillor Andrew Swaby, said that the decision has been taken not to increase market fees, even though funds are needed to effect repairs and other improvements.“At this point the KSAC believes that an increase in market fees is not the most effective way of raising these funds, as it is likely to only increase arrears,” he said.Mr. Swaby emphasised that the KSAC intends to aggressively collect the outstanding fees of over $21 million, which will enable the Corporation to provide better accommodation and facilities in markets.“Until these arrears are collected, all of the repairs and improvements that we would like to do within the markets cannot be done,” he said.The Deputy Mayor encouraged delinquent vendors to pay their market fees, adding that several vendors with poor payment records are the first ones to demonstrate, and have the most to say on camera.“Another aspect of market operations has to do with access to light and water. Some vendors, again with poor payment records, have several appliances and use water, yet pay no bills and the KSAC is the recipient of the bills,” he said.Mr. Swaby said the vendor registration exercise for 2014 has started and encouraged all vendors to get registered, as only registered vendors have legal status in the markets, arcades, and approved vending areas. RelatedAdequate Funds to Clean Most Critical Drains in Corporate Area Advertisementslast_img read more

DT, Orange, Telefonica and Nokia support 5G consortium

first_img Related Nokia scores Philippines 5G deal with Dito Vendors Alcatel-Lucent, NEC and Nokia Networks, as well as operators Deutsche Telekom, Orange and Telefonica, are backing a group with the brief to think creatively about the mobile network architecture for 5G.The 5G NORMA (Novel Radio Multiservice adaptive network Architecture) group, which is part of the 5GPPP initiative, will begin work this month (July) for a period of 30 months.The objective is to create and spread innovative thinking around mobile network architecture for 5G, but the group also has a wider and major aim: to “define the overall 5G mobile network architecture, including radio and core networks, to meet the demanding 5G  multiservice requirements”5G networks must blend new and existing technology, as well as Wi-Fi, into a new system, says the announcement. An architecture is required that can manage such a multi-layered mix, as well as factoring in future applications.5G NORMA is also about acquiring a leadership position for Europe in 5G.“The NORMA approach breaks away from the rigid legacy network paradigm,” the announcement says.Instead, it will attempt to adapt network usage to varying service requirements, as well as changes in traffic demands and network topology.The group will also analyse the socio-economic benefits that 5G NORMA innovations will have. This will determine the value to the mobile industry, users and wider society of the kind of services enabled by the proposed architecture.The full, 13-strong consortium is composed of leading vendors and IT firms (Alcatel-Lucent, NEC, Nokia Networks and ATOS); operators (Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefonica); SMEs (Azcom Technology, Nomor Research, Real Wireless); and academia (University Kaiserslautern in Germany, Kings College London, University Carlos III Madrid).The NORMA initative is just the latest in a long line of industry efforts to determine a path for development of 5G technology. Last month United Nations agency ITU claimed to have established an overall roadmap for 5G development, including goals, process and timeline but, while unveiling “IMT-2020″ as the name it will use for the mobile standard, the announcement was sparse on details. Mobile Mix: Buzzing for Barcelona Asia AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 01 JUL 2015 Author Telkomsel turns on 5G in major citiescenter_img Previous ArticleZTE and MTN launch IoT platform in AfricaNext ArticleMahindra Comviva, Pole SCS reach deal Tags Richard Handford Richard is the editor of Mobile World Live’s money channel and a contributor to the daily news service. He is an experienced technology and business journalist who previously worked as a freelancer for many publications over the last decade including… Read more Home DT, Orange, Telefonica and Nokia support 5G consortium 5GAlcatel-LucentNokia Networkslast_img read more

Lee outlasts Lewis, Park, Hedwall for 2nd LPGA title

first_imgBEIJING – South Korea’s Mirim Lee won the second title of her rookie LPGA season, shooting a 5-under 69 in the final round on Sunday to capture the Reignwood Classic by two strokes. Starting the day tied for third, Lee birdied three holes on the front nine and added two more on No. 16 and 18 to offset one bogey. She finished at 15-under 277. Lee’s first LPGA victory came just two months ago at the Meijer LPGA Classic, where she beat her third-ranked countrywoman Inbee Park in a playoff. ”I really didn’t think I would get my second win this quickly,” Lee said. ”I was a lot more nervous this time than first time around.” Top-ranked Stacy Lewis and Caroline Hedwall, the co-overnight leaders, both fell short on a windy final day at Pine Valley Golf Club. Hedwall, who was aiming for her first LPGA title, shot a 73 to finish second at 13 under. ”It was tougher out there today,” the Swede said. ”I think most girls out there were struggling a little bit with the wind, because it’s a tough golf course in the wind.” Lewis, meanwhile, started off her round with a birdie, but bogeyed No. 7 and added three more bogeys on the back nine to slip out of contention. She shot a 75 to tie for sixth at 11 under. Lee said she learned a lot playing in the final group with Lewis, who was aiming for her fourth title of the year. ”Usually when I play my rounds I don’t watch the other players,” she said. ”Today I really observed how Stacy played, and she was such a phenomenal player. It shows why she is the No. 1 player in the world.” In 17 events this year, Lee has made the cut 13 times and has four top-10 finishes. With the win, she will move up 11 spots in the world rankings to No. 18. Park shot a 71 to finish in a share of third with fellow South Korean Haeji Kang (69) and American Brittany Lang (72) at 12 under.last_img read more

Montana Evaluating its Management of Fish, Wildlife Resources

first_img Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Email In the winter of 1864, the first legislative assembly in the Montana territory convened at Bannack to form the bedrock principles that would guide the burgeoning region, including standards for roads, elections and trials.Among those original priorities was a relatively simple yet extreme decree, and it was in regards to trout fishing. As settlers increasingly swept the new territory, market fishing had begun to diminish the native fisheries. Recognizing the need to prevent fish populations from being wiped out, the assembly passed a law requiring the use of a pole, hook and line as the only proper means of fishing.Three decades later, shortly after becoming a state, Montana enhanced its efforts to prevent the over-hunting of big game herds and depletion of fisheries and established a formal agency to manage fish and wildlife resources.Today the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks department is still carrying on that legacy of conservation and management across the state. In a state renowned for its abundant outdoors and wildlife, the agency oversees hunting, fishing and boating opportunities, public land and recreation sites and the research and protection of species of concern.It’s a tall task and often draws criticism and scrutiny from passionate residents, especially as new challenges arise, including the threat of aquatic invasive species, aging hunter demographics and shrinking budgets.Hoping to evaluate itself and set priorities for the next 10 years, FWP is embarking on an initiative to welcome public input. Ten public meetings are planned across the state, including the final event in Kalispell on Aug. 12. The listening session is at The Museum at Central School from 6 to 9 p.m.“This is an evaluation of our vision and goals, like many businesses do periodically, to make sure we’re prioritizing actions that the public also feels are important and that we’re meeting the demands of the public into the future,” FWP Fisheries Biologist Amber Steed said.FWP officials hope residents will provide input on a variety of subjects, including the management of species and public land, opportunities for hunting and wildlife viewing and beyond.“It’s really a complex system we operate in, and we want to make sure we’re doing what the public thinks we should be doing,” Regional Supervisor Jim Williams said.Beyond the upcoming meeting, FWP is accepting comments online at fwp.mt.gov, as well as conducting internal reviews.One of the goals is to ensure the agency is remaining relevant in today’s culture, Steed said.FWP last updated its vision statement 20 years ago. During that scoping period, the main topics to emerge involved the block management program, which compensates landowners for the impact of allowing public hunting. Other priorities involved helping the grizzly bear and cutthroat trout populations recover, which led to formal state and federal strategies that have largely proven successful in most of this region.Montana’s population of residents continues to age, and that involves the vast majority of hunters. The agency wants to find new ways to connect with younger generations, including the use of technology, such as smartphones.“There is a lot of young energy out there in the community. How do we stay relevant in the next 20 years with all of these changes?” Williams said. “There is a lot of passion for clean water, wildlife, fisheries, recreation, public access, and a lot of business depends on those. We’re reaching out and asking, ‘What are the needs?’”At other meetings across the state, attendees have raised concerns over the enforcement of fish and wildlife laws, declining budgets for the agency that have minimized programs, hunter recruitment and the threat of climate change to habitat and wildlife populations.“This will provide a foundation on which we build programs, priorities and services that the public and our communities want,” Williams said.last_img read more

News / Container charter market goes ‘from boom to bust’ in four months

first_imgCarriers are withdrawing up to 20% of their network capacity on the main tradelanes and, notwithstanding that many chartered ships will have been fixed with owners on charters of 12 months or more, they will be endeavouring to redeliver as much surplus chartered tonnage as possible in the coming weeks and months.Indeed, one carrier source told The Loadstar this week there had been a “blanket ban” on chartering by his European head office.He added: “Even feeders have to get senior approval now, which means that containers for the UK could be sitting in Rotterdam or Antwerp for weeks before another mothership brings them across.”Alphaliner said this week that idled container tonnage was getting very close to the record high of 2.46m teu, with owners increasingly struggling to find employment for their tonnage.The consultant said demand had “dried up” for many of the sizes and even scrubber-fitted ships had “lost much of their appeal”, due to the narrowing of prices between high- and low-sulphur bunker fuel.Prior to the coronavirus crisis, the price difference between IMO 2020-compliant fuel and traditionally cheaper heavy fuel oil, able to be consumed by ships fitted with scrubbers, had settled at around $200 per ton, making the investment by owners in the exhaust gas cleaning scrubber systems an attractive option, due to the premium paid by charterers for the ships.But with the collapse of global oil prices, the spread has narrowed significantly, to around $40 per ton and, unsurprisingly, daily hire rates for containerships are also beginning to tumble – down an average of 8% in the past month according to the latest New ConTex index. However, some sectors are seeing a 10% or more decline in rates, and that is where fixtures are still able to be done.One UK broker source told The Loadstar that the container desk on his floor had gone from “boom to bust” since January.“We were fixing everything we could lay our hands on around the time of IMO 2020,” he said. “We had carriers daily asking for news on available tonnage to replace ships they had stuck at the yards for scrubber fitting.“But now, when they do ring us, they are looking for sub-lets for the tonnage they want to get rid of early.” Ocean carriers are scrambling to cut costs as the demand for liner services continues to plummet, and the off-hiring of chartered tonnage is top of their agenda.Hapag-Lloyd chief executive Rolf Habben Jansen said yesterday that the carrier would return a further “small double-digit number” of ships from the 129 it has on time charters.Representing 40% of its fleet capacity, Hapag-Lloyd’s chartered fleet is relatively low compared with that of several of its carrier peers.MSC has some 75% of its 556-ship fleet on charter, ONE charters 68% of its 219 vessels and CMA CGM has 62% of its 474 ships on hire. © Eq Roy center_img By Mike Wackett 07/05/2020last_img read more

Former Georgia Congresswoman Disbarred

first_img Share Related Stories Add to My List In My List Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility Former Georgia Congresswoman Denise Majette has lost her license to practice law in Georgia.In a ruling today, the Supreme Court of Georgia disbarred Majette for “submitting misleading time sheets and invoices to her client… and misrepresenting her hours and fees to a court.”Majette served one term in the U.S. House of Representatives. She also served for nine years as a state court judge in DeKalb County. For Whom The Bell Rings ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Partylast_img read more

Donjo to Represent Canada Ridden by Tiffany Foster

first_imgTiffany Foster has announced that as of June 26th, Donjo (Zirocco Blue VDL x Rutricia) will be her official ride, thanks to a partnership with Ariel Grange and Lothlorien Farm. The 10-year-old chestnut KWPN gelding, which Foster has been campaigning since March, was formerly ridden by Cian O’Connor (IRL). Prior to that, he was ridden by Tobias Meyer (GER) and got his start as a five-year-old owned by Slovakian interests and ridden by Juraj Hanulay. The horse will now represent the Canadian flag and has already achieved a qualifying score with Foster for WEG Tryon at La Baule in May.Foster commented on her Little Creek Equestrian Facebook page:“I am very happy to say that Donjo has been secured for me to ride and represent Canada by Ariel Grange and Lothlorien! One big orange horse and two Canadian girls ‒ sounds like a perfect combination! Big thanks to @cianoconnorofficial for the opportunity to ride this wonderful horse!”Most recently, the pair competed at the Spruce Meadows National where they earned an 8th-place finish in the 1.55m ATB Financial Cup. Tags: Tiffany Foster, 2018 World Equestrian Games, Ariel Grange, 2018 WEG Jumping, Donjo, Horse Sport Enews SIGN UP We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Email* Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business.last_img read more

Coronavirus live updates: Every state is reporting an increasing number of new cases

first_imgNov 10, 10:23 amParis prosecutor opens judicial inquiries into COVID-19 response complaintsThe Paris prosecutor’s office has opened four judicial inquiries in response to complaints related to how French authorities have handled the coronavirus pandemic.Remy Heitz, the chief public prosecutor in the French capital, said in a statement Tuesday that the judicial inquiries bring together 253 complaints against decision-makers and national public structures from the general population, health workers, civil servants as well as sick or dead people that were addressed to the Paris prosecutor’s office since March 24.The investigations will enable the prosecutor’s office to carry out complex investigations intended to bring to light any criminal offenses on counts of voluntary abstention from fighting a disaster, endangering the lives of others and unintentional homicides and injuries.France, along with much of Europe, is in the grip of a second wave of COVID-19 infections. Paris and its suburbs have been particularly hard-hit.ABC News’ Ibtissem Guenfoud contributed to this report.Nov 10, 9:14 amDenmark abandons plan for mass mink cullDenmark’s government will not move ahead with its plan to immediately slaughter all 17 million mink in the country, due to legal obstacles and a lack of political backing.Last week, Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen announced the mass cull of the country’s entire mink population — including those that are healthy — amid concerns that a COVID-19 mutation moving from farmed mink to humans could evade future vaccines. But on Monday, Danish Environment and Food Minister Mogens Jensen admitted that the government did not have the legal basis for the order.Frederiksen’s minority Social Democratic government still plans to put forward emergency legislation to back the cull on Tuesday, but the draft needs a three-quarters majority in parliament and opposition parties have already suggested they won’t support it.There are doubts over whether the mass cull is actually scientifically based as well as concerns that it would threaten the livelihoods of hundreds of mink breeders. Denmark is the largest exporter of mink fur in the world.Meanwhile, mink breeders will continue to cull any infected animals on farms. As of Tuesday morning, around 2.5 million mink have been culled so far, a spokesman for Denmark’s Ministry of Environment and Food told ABC News. The animals are gassed and then either incinerated or buried in mass graves on military land.Nov 10, 6:43 amRussia registers over 20,000 new cases for fifth day in a rowRussia confirmed 20,977 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, marking the fifth consecutive day where daily infections exceeded 20,000.An additional 368 deaths from COVID-19 were also registered nationwide over the past day. The cumulative total now stands at 1,817,109 cases with 31,161 deaths, according to Russia’s coronavirus response headquarters.Moscow remains the epicenter of the country’s outbreak and recent surge. More than 28% of the newly confirmed cases — 5,902 — and over 18% of the new deaths — 68 — were reported in the capital, according to the coronavirus response headquarters.Despite rising infections, 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 10, 5:45 amEmployee at Shanghai’s main international airport tests positiveAuthorities in China’s largest city have quarantined dozens of people after an airport employee tested positive for COVID-19.A 51-year-old man who works as a freight handler at Shanghai Pudong International Airport, a major aviation hub of East Asia, was confirmed to be infected on Monday and has since been transferred to an area hospital for treatment, authorities said.It’s the first domestic case of COVID-19 reported in Shanghai in months, and it remains unclear how the patient contracted the disease. He has not left Shanghai and reported no history of being in high-risk areas in the 14 days prior to the onset of illness. He also has no history of contact with anyone infected with COVID-19 and has not been to any other hospitals within the past three months, according to authorities.Twenty-six close contacts, including the man’s family members and colleagues, have been quarantined and have all tested negative for COVID-19. More than 100 others were also placed in isolation for medical observation, authorities said.So far, no additional cases have been found.The local health authority has raised the COVID-19 risk area to medium in the village where the patient lives in Shanghai’s district of Pudong. The rest of Shanghai remains low-risk.Nov 10, 4:38 amUS sees highest number of COVID-19 hospitalizations since JulyThere were 59,275 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 across the United States on Monday, according to data collected by The COVID Tracking Project.That figure — up from 56,768 on Sunday — marks the largest single-day increase since July 10 and the highest total amount since July 25, The COVID Tracking Project said.Nov 10, 4:24 amUS reports over 100,000 new cases for sixth straight dayThere were 119,944 new cases of COVID-19 identified in the United States on Monday, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.It’s the sixth straight day that the country has reported over 100,000 new infections. The latest daily tally is slightly less than the nation’s all-time high of 128,412 new cases set on Saturday.An additional 670 fatalities from COVID-19 were also registered nationwide Monday, down from a peak of 2,666 new deaths in mid-April.A total of 10,110,552 people in the United States have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began, and at least 238,251 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. Ovidiu Dugulan/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 1.2 million people worldwide.Over 50.9 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 10 million diagnosed cases and at least 238,251 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 10, 1:27 pmFauci says ‘I will take the vaccine’Now that Pfizer Inc. said Monday that its vaccine may be 90% effective, Dr. Anthony Fauci says it’s possible that “by the time we get into December, we’ll be able to have doses available for people … at the highest priority to get it first.”“Hopefully, since this is such an effective vaccine, or efficacious at least in the trial, that after a reasonable period of time, we will get vaccine to everyone who wants and needs it and hopefully that will be the overwhelming majority of the country,” Fauci told MSNBC Tuesday. “The vaccine is a very, very important tool in ending this pandemic both domestically and internationally.”Fauci added that he will take the vaccine and he’ll “recommend that my family take the vaccine.”ABC News’ Sophie Tatum contributed to this report.Nov 10, 12:28 pmEvery state is reporting an increasing number of new casesEvery state in the country is reporting an increasing number of new COVID-19 cases, according to the COVID Tracking ProjectIn Washington, D.C., and five states — California, Hawaii, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont — cases are low, but increasing.In the remaining 45 states as well as Guam, and Puerto Rico, cases are high and staying high.ABC News’ Arielle Mitropoulos, Soorin Kim, Brian Hartman and Ben Bell contributed to this report.last_img read more