BUPA celebrates 60th anniversary with £9 million charitable fund

first_imgBUPA celebrates 60th anniversary with £9 million charitable fund AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis BUPA’s donation will not only cover the cost of educating these children at Dalit Education Centres (DECs) via charity RED International, but will also pay for uniforms, midday snacks, textbooks, teachers’ salaries and administration charges. Mark Ralf, chairman of BUPA Giving, said: In its 60th year, BUPA is happy to join with its teams in Delhi, Mumbai and Jaipur to celebrate 60 years of Indian independence by helping 60 children achieve an education that will be a lasting legacy for them and for India.” Healthcare provider BUPA is marking its 60th anniversary by setting up ‘BUPA Giving’, a £9 million fund, which will support a number of worldwide causes over the next three years.The money donated via the BUPA Giving fund is in addition to the company’s ongoing programme of corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities. These include sponsorship of the Great Run series, together with a full calendar of initiatives which are designed to benefit the local communities in which BUPA employees live and work. In addition, the 60th anniversary is also being celebrated with a donation of £264,000 towards the education of 60 children from the Dalit community, one of the lowest social groups in India. As a result the children will receive a school education for the next 14 years taking them to university entry point. Advertisement Howard Lake | 15 August 2007 | News  10 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Information Management: For Voluntary and Community Organisation

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 27 October 2007 | News  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Information Management: For Voluntary and Community Organisationlast_img read more

“Sully” flies but never soars

first_imgTCU VGP (Ep. 24 – Battlefront Details, Telltale’s Guardians and more) Linkedin Chris Garciahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/chris-garcia/ Twitter Chris Garciahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/chris-garcia/ TAGSphotos Chris Garcia + posts Twitter ReddIt This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Tom Hanks, right, and Aaron Eckhart in a scene from “Sully.” (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP) World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Chris Garciahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/chris-garcia/ Welcome TCU Class of 2025center_img Sizzle Reel (Ep. 23 – Star Wars Celebration, DC Rumors and more) ReddIt Facebook printThis image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Tom Hanks, right, and Aaron Eckhart in a scene from “Sully.” (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)“Sully,” the latest directorial effort by Clint Eastwood (“American Sniper,” “Gran Turino”), starts well, but trails off as it introduces more characters and stretched-out plot elements.‘Sully’ is based on the story of Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) and the emergency crash landing of US Airways Flight 1549 in New York’s Hudson River.Plot-wise, “Sully” is at its best when focusing on the titular character and is separated into three segments, each telling a specific part of Sully’s story. The first act does a great job of exploring the man behind the miracle and his experiences post-crash, while the second provides a tension-filled recollection of the crash itself.Compared to the first two-thirds, however, the final act drags as it aims to provide closure to a relatively smaller plot element. This, coupled with a rather abrupt ending, actually ends up leaving more questions than answers.In terms of cast, Tom Hanks and Aaron Eckhart do an outstanding job as Sully and co-pilot Jeff Skiles, respectively. Hanks carries the role with a sense of duty and respect that makes his portrayal come across as more relatable, and his banter with Eckhart provides levity in an otherwise serious movie.The rest of the cast are more lackluster, however, especially Laura Linney as Sully’s wife Lorraine. This disparity between acting skills sadly becomes more noticeable during Hanks’ scenes with Linney, whose character often says or does things that never really make sense.From a production standpoint, Eastwood’s growth as a director really shines. ‘Sully’ has great sound that draws you right into the cockpit and Eastwood’s desire for a more natural cinematic look compliments the material greatly. Everything seems more realistic, which makes the events of the film (and the true story behind it) that much more believable. Unfortunately, this realistic approach also draws attention to the required usage of CGI in certain parts of the film, making it stick out more than it normally would.Verdict:While “Sully” takes off strongly and features a great effort by Tom Hanks, the film is ultimately forced to land due to a lackluster final act and subpar cast performances.3.5/5 Frogs Chris Garciahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/chris-garcia/ Linkedin Sizzle Reel Finale (Ep. 24 – Teen Titans, Star Trek: Discovery and more) Chris Garcia is a senior film and journalism double major from Midland, Texas. When he’s not working on student media’s newest podcasts, he can be found watching the latest releases at the closest theater. Facebook Previous articleThe Skiff: September 15, 2016Next articleTCU VGP (Ep. 03 – Tokyo Game Show, Favorite gaming moments and more) Chris Garcia RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU VGP Video Finale (Ep. 25 – Call of Duty WWII, Cluster Trucks and more) TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history last_img read more

New bid to frighten independent media group B 92

first_img Receive email alerts News News July 2, 2020 Find out more RSF_en Reporters Without Borders today deplored a new threat to the independent broadcasting group B92 with explosions near its offices in Belgrade and called on police to thoroughly investigate. Three blasts went off on 3 September just as a presenter of one of the group’s flagship programmes, “The Week’s Impressions,” and her guests, including human rights activist Natasa Kandic, were leaving the premises shortly before midnight. Police opened an enquiry the next day and said the explosions were “fireworks” and not gunshots. B92 director Veran Matic has had many death threats and the group’s property has been frequently attacked in recent years.He said the latest incident was serious and that despite government assurances about press freedom, the safety of journalists and their guests was not being ensured, even though uniformed police were outside the building on the night of the attack and Kandic had received many death threats. June 7, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Nearly half of UN member countries have obstructed coronavirus coverage Organisation to go furthercenter_img SerbiaEurope – Central Asia SerbiaEurope – Central Asia News June 29, 2020 Find out more News September 7, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 New bid to frighten independent media group B 92 Follow the news on Serbia Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says Serbia and Montenegro: Are judges protecting journalists or their aggressors?last_img read more

Failte Ireland regards Malin Head as a priority – Tourism Minister

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Failte Ireland regards Malin Head as a priority – Tourism Minister Facebook Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Twitter Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme WhatsApp LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook By admin – May 29, 2015 center_img Pinterest Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published The Transport and Tourism Minister says Malin Head is an integral element of the Wild Atlantic Way, and is being prioritised by Failte Ireland.This week, Donegal County Council approved planning permission for toilet and car parking facilities there, and Deputy Charlie Mc Conalogue told the Dail last night that with support, Malin Head can reach its full potential………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/charlmalin.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Responding, Minister Pascal Donahoe said the installation of Wild Atlantic Way photo points and information panels across Donegal will begin in July.On the issue of facilities, he said the government is not in a position to fund Malin Head directly, but he believes Failte Ireland’s commitment to the area is a positive one………….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/pascmalin.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath Google+ Previous articleIrish Water promise better drinking water in Lettermacaward and KillybegsNext articleSearch begins for new Donegal Hurling Manager admin Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this weeklast_img read more

Harps cleared to draw down €125,000

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleFormer FF candidate to take Labour seat on councilNext articleHospital manager says opening of new A&E could be delayed to 2012 News Highland 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Pinterest Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Pinterest Facebook The government has cleared Finn Harps to draw down €125,000 in order to begin work on their proposed new stadium.The draw down was cleared by Junior Minister Michael Ring this afternoon.According to Junior MInister Dinny Mc Ginley, this  two year project will inevitably create many employment opportunities in the Finn Valley area which are crucial to the area and to the entire county in the current economic climate Google+center_img Harps cleared to draw down €125,000 Twitter Google+ HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Twitter Newsx Adverts Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme By News Highland – May 27, 2011 last_img read more

Zeta latest: Three dead, massive power outages, delayed early voting in Georgia

first_imgABC NewsBy EMILY SHAPIRO and MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — At least three people are dead after Hurricane Zeta slammed into the South, leaving a trail of destruction before turning toward the Northeast.A 55-year-old died from electrocution in Louisiana, the governor said, and another person was killed in Biloxi, Mississippi. In Acworth, Georgia, a man was killed when a large oak tree was uprooted and fell through the corner of a mobile home, authorities said.More than 2.5 million customers were without power Thursday afternoon across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia.Due to the power outages, 15 counties in Georgia were forced to open early voting locations later in the day, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said Thursday morning.In Douglas County, in the Atlanta metropolitan area, there’s no power at any of the six early voting locations, so none have opened. Douglas County officials said voting sites will be closed on Thursday and reopen Friday.Georgia requires every county to have three weeks of early voting.“We’re still assessing the situation … but we don’t see that to be an overall impact of voting at this time because we still have early voting for the balance of today and tomorrow, and obviously, the full election on Tuesday,” Raffensperger said. “Georgia Power understands the critical importance of elections and we’re really grateful for them and really getting these polling locations up and as soon as possible.”In Louisiana, Gov. John Bel Edwards warned residents to not “go sightseeing” to inspect the damage.“Zeta has left hazards like flooded roads, downed power lines and displaced wildlife in our communities that no one should take lightly,” he tweeted Thursday.Zeta made landfall Wednesday as a Category 2 storm in Cocodrie, Louisiana, just south of New Orleans. Zeta is the strongest storm to hit the U.S. this late in the season since 1899.Louisiana has been especially hit hard this hurricane season. Zeta is the fifth storm to hit the state.Zeta is now moving north. Heavy rain is slamming the mid-Atlantic and gusty winds up to 50 mph are possible in the Carolinas and Virginia Thursday afternoon.By Thursday evening, the heaviest rain will be hitting Philadelphia, New York City and southern New England, where residents should be on the lookout for flash flooding.Further north, in upstate New York, Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire, as much as 4 inches of snow is possible by Friday morning.A dusting of snow is possible in Connecticut and New York’s Hudson Valley. New York City could even see some snowflakes mixed in with the rain.Behind the storm, the Northeast will be hit by the coldest air of the season with wind chills possibly plunging to the 20s.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Coronavirus live updates: Ex-CDC head warns of ‘bumps in the road’ with vaccination

first_imgDec 01, 1:07 pmWhite House to hold ‘Vaccine Summit’The White House is planning to host a “COVID-19 Vaccine Summit” on Dec. 8, according to deputy press secretary Brian Morgenstern.President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, as well as several governors and executives from the private sector, plan to participate in the meeting, Morgenstern told ABC News.The meeting is scheduled two days before the Food and Drug Administration’s Advisory Committee on Immunizations is scheduled to consider Pfizer’s application for the emergency use authorization for its vaccine.“The President looks forward to convening leaders from the federal government, state governments, private sector, military, and scientific community for a comprehensive discussion with the American people as the Administration prepares to deliver this historic, life-saving vaccine to every zip code in the United States within 24 hours of an FDA approval,” Morgenstern said in a statement.It does not appear that members of President-elect Joe Biden’s incoming administration had been invited to the meeting. Given that the presidential inauguration is scheduled for Jan. 20, it is likely that Biden would be president when most of the vaccine distribution would occur.-ABC News’ Ben Gittleson and Brian Hartman contributed to this report.Dec 01, 11:47 amNovember marks worst month on record for cases, hospitalizations in USMore than 4.2 million people in the United States were diagnosed with COVID-19 in the month of November alone — a figure that’s higher than the total number of confirmed cases for every other country in the world except Brazil and India, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University.The number is roughly equivalent to one in every 76 Americans testing positive for COVID-19 in November, or 99 Americans testing positive every minute.Throughout the month of November, the country saw a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases, recording more than 100,000 each day since Nov. 4 — 27 straight days. At least 40 U.S. states and Puerto Rico reported a record number of daily cases in November.The United States is currently averaging 158,000 new cases per day, a 96% increase from the start of November. However, it’s difficult to know exactly where the country stands given the data inconsistencies due to lags in reporting over Thanksgiving followed by backlogs from the holiday.November also marked the deadliest month for COVID-19 in the United States since May, with 36,745 fatalities from the disease. The country currently accounts for 18.3% of the global death toll in the coronavirus pandemic. The nation’s seven-day average of daily COVID-19 deaths has increased by nearly 80% since the beginning of November.Last week, there were two days with over 2,000 new deaths reported nationwide — the first time that threshold had been crossed on consecutive days since late April.Meanwhile, more Americans are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 now than ever before. That figure topped 96,000 on Monday and is well on track to surpass 100,000 before the end of the week.The number of COVID-19 patients hospitalized in western states is now the highest it’s been since the beginning of the pandemic, while that figure is reaching near records in midwestern and southern states. In turn, states across the country are warning that hospital systems are on the brink of collapse.ABC News’ Benjamin Bell, Brian Hartman, Soorin Kim and Arielle Mitropoulos contributed to this report.Dec 01, 10:44 amFDA commissioner meets with White House chief of staff amid tensions over vaccine approvalDr. Stephen Hahn, the commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, was seen arriving at the White House on Tuesday morning ahead of his scheduled meeting with President Donald Trump’s chief of staff, Mark Meadows.It’s unclear if Trump is participating in the meeting.A source told ABC News that the meeting was called amid frustrations that the FDA hasn’t moved faster in authorizing emergency use of a COVID-19 vaccine developed by U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech.Hahn issued a statement ahead of the meeting, defending his agency’s timeline.“Let me be clear — our career scientists have to make the decision and they will take the time that’s needed to make the right call on this important decision,” Hahn said. “We want to move quickly because this is a national emergency, but we will make sure that our scientists take the time they need to make an appropriate decision. It is our job to get this right and make the correct decision regarding vaccine safety and efficacy.”The FDA is already moving at an accelerated pace in going through data related to the vaccine candidate, but it’s a process that takes weeks given the sheer volume and the stakes for getting it right.“The amount of data submitted to the FDA includes thousands of pages of technical information that must be divided up and reviewed by experts from different disciplines. Once the reviews by the various experts are completed, they are then integrated into an overall review,” a spokesperson for the agency told ABC News in a statement Tuesday. “Completion of these reviews involves such things as ensuring that the manufacturing process and the controls on manufacturing are appropriate, checking statistical analyses performed to ensure that they were done properly and doing additional analyses, as necessary, to look at the effect of the vaccine on subsets of individuals who might be at greater risk of adverse effects.”Meanwhile, an FDA spokesperson also confirmed to ABC News that Hahn had recently self-quarantined “out of an abundance of caution,” following potential exposure at the agency’s campus in White Oak, Maryland. He chose a remote location and continued working.“Dr. Hahn has worked every single day of this pandemic, including weekends, holidays and more,” the spokesperson said in a statement Tuesday.ABC News’ Katherine Faulders, Anne Flaherty and Jordyn Phelps contributed to this report.Dec 01, 10:16 amF1 champion Lewis Hamilton tests positive, will miss Sakhir Grand PrixFormula One champion Lewis Hamilton said he will miss the Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain this weekend after testing positive for COVID-19.After having three negative test results this past week, the 35-year-old British racing driver said he woke up Monday morning with “mild symptoms” and requested another test which came back positive. He said he has immediately gone into self-isolation for 10 days.“I’m devastated that I won’t be racing this weekend,” Hamilton said in a statement posted on his official Instagram account Tuesday. “Since we started the season in June, my team and I have been taking all the precautions we possibly can and following the regulations everywhere we’ve been in order to stay safe.”Hamilton, whose victory at the Turkish Grand Prix in Istanbul on Nov. 15 sealed the Formula One championship and his record-equaling seventh world title, said he considers himself “really lucky” to only have mild symptoms and that he will do his best “to stay fit and healthy.”“Please look after yourselves out there, you can never be too careful,” he said. “These are worrying times for everyone and we need to make sure we are looking after ourselves and each other.”Dec 01, 8:57 amNetherlands makes face masks mandatory indoorsPeople are now required to wear face masks in all indoor public spaces in the Netherlands.The Dutch government is one of the last in Europe to introduce such a mandate.The new rule, which came into force Tuesday, applies to everyone over the age of 13 when in publicly accessible, covered places such as airports, barber shops and hair salons, covered car parks and gas stations, public transportation including platforms, town halls and retail stores. Students and teachers will also have to wear masks when walking around school buildings but not when seated during lessons.Places of worship and buildings not accessible to the general public are exempt.Those who ignore the mask mandate face a fine of up to 95 euros (about $114).Dec 01, 7:47 amEx-CDC head says this is ‘the single most complicated vaccination program in American history’The former director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that although he expects a COVID-19 vaccine to be approved soon, he also anticipates “some bumps in the road.”“When you vaccine millions of people, some people get really sick after the vaccination and you don’t know whether that was the vaccine or that was just coincidence. So that has to be studied carefully or you’re going to get all sorts of wild rumors flying around,” Dr. Tom Frieden, who is now the president and CEO of Resolve to Save Lives, told ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos in an interview Tuesday on Good Morning America.“There may be production problems, there may be rumors, there may be people who don’t want to take it even if you do have the vaccine,” he added. “So this is probably, George, the single most complicated vaccination program in American history.”Although a vaccine may be right around the corner, Frieden said people must remain vigilant this winter by wearing masks, washing hands, practicing social distancing and avoiding indoor gatherings.“We have to double down on safety protocols or we’re going to see the worst season we’ve yet had for COVID,” he warned. “We can all do more.”Dec 01, 7:26 amEurope’s regulator to decide on Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine by Dec. 29, Moderna’s by Jan. 12The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said Tuesday that it could decide by Dec. 29 whether to recommend granting a conditional marketing authorization for a COVID-19 vaccine developed by U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech.Meanwhile, the European drug regulator said its assessment of another COVID-19 vaccine developed by American biotechnology company Moderna, which has also applied for a conditional marketing authorization, could be completed by Jan. 12.In the European Union, conditional marketing authorizations allow for the approval of medicines or vaccines “that fulfill an unmet medical need on the basis of less complete data than normally required,” according to the EMA. However, the data must show that the benefits outweigh any risks, and companies must provide further data from ongoing or new studies once a conditional marketing authorization has been granted.The EMA said its reviews of both vaccine candidates “will proceed under an accelerated timeline” and that decisions could be issued “within weeks, depending on whether the data submitted are sufficiently robust and complete to show the quality, safety and effectiveness of the vaccine.”“Such a short timeframe is only possible because EMA has already reviewed some data on the vaccine during a rolling review,” the agency said in a statement Tuesday. “These timelines are based on the type of data assessed so far in the context of the rolling review and may be subject to change as evaluation proceeds.”If the EMA decides to recommend granting a conditional marketing authorization, the agency said the European Commission will then fast-track its decision-making process with a view to granting an authorization that’s valid in all EU and European Economic Area member states “within days.”Dec 01, 5:56 amPfizer, BioNTech seek vaccine approval in EuropeU.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech said they have submitted an application for conditional approval of their COVID-19 vaccine with the European Medicines Agency.The submission, which occurred Monday, completes the rolling review process that the two companies initiated with the regulator on Oct. 6.“Today’s announcement marks another key milestone in our efforts to fulfill our promise to do everything we can to address this dire crisis given the critical public health need,” Pfizer chairman and CEO Albert Bourla said in a statement Tuesday. “We have known since the beginning of this journey that patients are waiting, and we stand ready to ship COVID-19 vaccine doses as soon as potential authorizations will allow us.”If the vaccine candidate, called BNT162b2, is approved, the companies said it could potentially be available for use in Europe before the end of the year.“As a company located in the heart of Europe, today’s milestone is important to us as we continue to seek to enable a worldwide supply upon potential approval of BNT162b2,” BioNTech CEO and co-founder Ugur Sahin said in a statement Tuesday. “We will continue to work with regulatory agencies around the world to enable the rapid distribution, should the vaccine receive the approval, contributing to the joint efforts to let the world heal and regain its normal pace of life.”Dec 01, 5:27 amUS reports over 157,000 new casesThere were 157,901 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the United States on Monday, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.It’s the 28th straight day that the country has reported over 100,000 newly diagnosed infections. Monday’s count is down from a peak of 205,557 new cases last Friday.An additional 1,172 fatalities from COVID-19 were also registered nationwide on Monday, less than the all-time high of 2,609 new deaths on April 15.COVID-19 data may be skewed in the coming days and weeks due to possible lags in reporting over Thanksgiving followed by a potentially very large backlog from the holiday.A total of 13,545,017 people in the United States have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began, and at least 268,087 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 over the summer.The numbers lingered around 40,000 to 50,000 from mid-August through early October before surging again to record levels, crossing 100,000 for the first time on Nov. 4 and reaching 200,000 for the first time on Nov. 27.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Myriam Borzee/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ERIN SCHUMAKER and IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now infected more than 63.3 million people and killed over 1.4 million worldwide, according to real-time data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.Here’s how the news is developing Tuesday. All times Eastern:last_img read more

159 Ma Kjakebeinet lamproites (Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica) and their implications for Gondwana breakup processes

first_imgLamproite dykes that cross-cut Middle Jurassic Karoo-related flood basalts in Vestfjella, Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica, have been dated at 158.7 ± 1.6 Ma by 40Ar/39Ar incremental heating of phlogopite. Compared to most lamproites, these dykes are unusually low in SiO2 (40.09–40.18 wt %) and high in CaO (12.35–16.24 wt %) and P2O5 (3.03–3.81 wt %). They have broad affinities to spatially and temporally related group II kimberlites of southern Africa, but the geochemically closest correlatives are CaO- and P2O5-rich diopside madupitic lamproites from Leucite Hills, USA. The Kjakebeinet lamproites are notably high in incompatible elements, show negative initial εNd values (−6.0, −6.7) and positive initial εSr values (+14, +17) with TDM model ages of c. 1.1 Ga, and probably record melting of metasomatized subcontinental lithospheric mantle beneath western Dronning Maud Land. Their emplacement records the youngest recognized magmatic event in the region, coincides with the proposed second and final stage of Gondwana breakup between Africa and Antarctica, and may be associated with deep-seated coast-parallel strike-slip faulting in Dronning Maud Land. Survival of old, easily fusible lithospheric mantle material 20 Ma after the eruption of voluminous flood basalt magmas suggests that the latter were emplaced within narrow zones of lithospheric thinning and that the source of lamproites remained largely intact between these zones.last_img read more

Guide to Night in Venice 2018, The Annual Event Takes Place on Saturday, July…

first_imgOcean City’s 64th annual Night in Venice celebration kicks off at 7 p.m. Saturday (July 28, 2018). The boat parade and decorated bayfront home contest provides a chance to be part of the highlight of the summer season in Ocean City. Thousands of spectators line the bayfront, and thousands more attend private parties at homes along the route from the Ocean City-Longport Bridge to Tennessee Avenue. This year, a fireworks display returns to cap off the bayfront festivities at the conclusion of the parade. The optional theme will be “TV’s Greatest Hits,” a celebration of the greatest shows, characters and moments in television history. Grand marshals will include teen singing sensation Jackie Evancho and NFL-lineman-turned-magician Jon Dorenbos (who both were hits on “America’s Got Talent”), along with Laurie Hernandez and Maksim “Maks” Chmerkovskiy of “Dancing With the Stars” fame.The stars will be part of shows, meet-and-greets, and other events throughout the rest of the weekend. Ocean City is proud to welcome ACME back as a presenting sponsor. Here’s our guide to 2018 Night in Venice. When is Night in Venice?The parade starts at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 28, 2018. Where does the parade route begin and end?The boat parade begins near the Ocean City-Longport toll bridge and travels along the bayside to Tennessee Avenue, looping in and out of lagoons along the way. Where can I watch the parade?To view the Night In Venice boat parade, grandstands will be set up at street ends along the bay from Battersea Road to 16th Street and also at Tennessee Avenue. These are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Streets include: Battersea Rd., North Street, First Street, Second Street Marina, Fourth Street, Sixth Street, 11th  Street, 13th  Street, 15th Street, 16th Street and Tennessee Avenue.The Bayside Center, 520 Bay Avenue, will be open with a picnic area, snack food for sale and bleacher seating plus live entertainment. Tickets are on sale, $4 for children (ages 3 to 12) and $8 for adults. Gates open at 4:15 p.m. with the Good Tymes Band playing 5 p.m. until the first boats in the parade arrive. Children’s activities include crafts, games and face painting. Tickets may be purchased by cash, check or charge at: City Hall, 861 Asbury Avenue, any day 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. No alcohol is permitted, and no parking is available. Tickets are also available online at oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice. The band will resume after the parade and play until the fireworks start at approximately 9 p.m. What does it cost?The parade is free to watch at all locations except the Bayside Center. Where can I park?Free parking and shuttle service will run starting at 5 p.m. Parking will be available at: Ocean City Municipal Airport: 25th Street and Bay AvenueSoccer Field at Tennessee Avenue: Off Shelter RoadOcean City Community Center: 1735 Simpson AvenueShuttles will drop off spectators at street ends where they can watch the parade and return them to the parking lots afterward.  The shuttle also drops off at the Bayside Center. The service is free and will be available until 11 p.m. Parking restrictions begin at midnight Friday (July 27) through midnight Saturday (July 28) for the following locations: Both sides of Bay Avenue between 16th Street and 24th StreetThe east side of Bay Avenue between 14th Street and 16th Street.West 16th Street, West 17th Street and West 18th Street will have parking restrictions in place.Parking regulations will be strictly enforced.  Violators will be ticketed and in severe cases, the vehicles will be towed if public safety is affected. This is to allow for safe passage of all pedestrian and vehicle traffic and emergency vehicle access to isolated areas of the bayfront. Can I watch from the Ninth Street Bridge?All pedestrians and bicyclists should use the Shared Use Bike Path and stay to the south side shoulder for viewing. No persons will be allowed to bring chairs for seating onto the bridge. At no time will persons block the free movement of the Shared Use Bike Path. No open alcoholic beverages are permitted on the bridge at any time. Persons are not permitted to walk along the bridge with motor vehicle traffic. Ocean City Police will be present monitoring the bridge while the parade is in progress for assistance. What is the Night in Venice theme?The event’s theme is “TV’s Greatest Hits.” Boats and houses are encouraged to celebrate the best of television history. This is an optional theme.When and where are the fireworks?Night in Venice will include a fireworks display launched after the parade from a barge in the bay north of the Ninth Street Bridge, roughly off Third Street. The display should be best viewed from street ends or the bayfront between the Ocean City-Longport toll bridge and 16th Street. Who participates?Anyone with a boat or anyone with a house along the bayfront parade route can participate by decorating their boat or home. How do I participate?You can register your boat or house online at www.ocnj.us/niv/.  Registration is open through 4 p.m. Thursday, July 26.Are paddleboards and kayaks part of the parade?For safety reasons, paddleboards and kayaks are not part of the Night in Venice parade.Who are the 2018 grand marshals? Jackie Evancho: The young singer first dazzled American television audiences at the age of 10 – gaining global recognition with her debut on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” She finished as runner-up in that competition and has continued to make history with achievements that include: youngest solo platinum artist, youngest Top 5 debut artist ever in the United Kingdom, youngest person to give solo concert at the Lincoln Center and the highest-ranking debut artist of 2010. All six of Evancho’s albums have hit No. 1 on the Billboard Classical chart. Jon Dorenbos: The former Philadelphia Eagles long-snapper gained the attention of the non-football world during his run to the top of the NBC television competition “America’s Got Talent.” He placed third overall in the contest after surviving many elimination rounds. The 14-year NFL veteran says magic saved his life, and he has a story to back it up. When he was 12 years old, his father murdered his mother. He openly shares this childhood tragedy with audiences in an inspirational show about rising through adversity, setting goals no matter how high, and planning the necessary steps to achieve those goals. Maks Chmerkovskiy: Born in the Ukraine, Chmerkovskiy moved with his family to Brooklyn and fell in love with dancing after his father opened a youth-oriented dance studio in New Jersey. He joined the cast of professional dancers on “Dancing with the Stars” in Season 2 and has competed in 17 seasons. He has made it to the final round five times. In 2014, he partnered with Olympic ice dancer Meryl Davis to win his first “Dancing With the Stars” title. He also has starred in Broadway productions of “Burn the Floor” and “Forever Tango.” Laurie Hernandez: Hernandez is the first U.S.-born Latina to make the U.S. gymnastics team since 1984. She brought home gold and silver medals from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. After winning her “Dancing with the Stars” title with Maks’ brother, Val Chmerkovskiy, she published her first book, “I Got This: To Gold and Beyond,” which hit the New York Times Best Sellers list.Who else is in the parade?The cast of “Beauty and the Beast” (presented by the Ocean City Pops and Ocean City Theatre Company from August 7 to 10), the OCTC Show Choir (performing a medley of TV theme songs), city officials and scholarship pageant winners will be part of the lineup.What else is happening on Night in Venice Weekend?Tickets are on sale now for the following: Master Dance Class with Maks Chmerkovskiy: The famous dancer will provide instruction for intermediate to experienced dancers. 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. July 28 at the Ocean City Music Pier. Meet-and-Greet with Laurie Hernandez and Maks Chmerkovskiy: Chmerkovskiy joins Hernandez to greet fans. 11 a.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier. Jon Dorenbos Magic Show: Dorenbos will perform a show that mixes his mind-blowing magic talents with inspirational stories. The show is set for 8 p.m. Friday, July 27 at the Ocean City Music Pier. Tickets are $32 to $47. Jon Dorenbos Meet-and-Greet: Meet Dorenbos, get an autograph and a photo. Session ($20) is at 4:30 p.m. Friday, July 27. Jackie Evancho with the Ocean City Pops: A special Ocean City Pops performance on July 29 will feature the remarkable vocal talents of Jackie Evancho. She will perform with the Ocean City Pops orchestra 7:30 p.m. July 29 at the Ocean City Music Pier. Tickets are $30 to $45. Visit oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice, call 609-399-6111, or stop by the Music Pier Box Office or any of the city’s welcome centers to purchase tickets for these events.  COMING UP THIS WEEK WACKY WEDNESDAY (July 25): Celebrate the Christmas holiday season in July with a special craft and a visit from Santa while he is in town on vacation. Dress in red and green to participate in our wacky Christmas-meets-summer fashion show. Contest is free. Limited to 150 participants. Open to all ages. Start time: 10:30 a.m. at the Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk. For more information, call 609-399-6111. THE AMERICANS AND PARIS (July 25): Celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Ocean City Pops Orchestra with Conductor David Wroe with guest soloists Marissa McGowan and John Easterlin.  American musical heroes such as Gershwin, Porter, Bernstein’s “West Side Story,” LeGrande’s “What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life” and “Gigi”, as well as the classic sounds of France with the can can, Moulin Rouge, Carmen, waltzes, and much more. 7:30 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier.  Tickets: $20/$18. Visit oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice, call 609-399-6111, or stop by the Music Pier Box Office.OCBP WOMEN’S LIFEGUARD INVITATIONAL RACES (August 2): Women representing the 15 beach patrols in South Jersey will be competing in this annual invitational race 6 p.m. Thursday at 34th Street. 2ND ANNUAL CHIP MILLER SKATE FEST (July 27): Family-friendly event at the Ocean City skate park in New Jersey with contest and complimentary refreshments. Cost $10. For more information, call 717-243-7855 or www.chipmiller.org.BLUES TRAVELER (July 30): Celebrating their 30th anniversary this year, Blues Traveler has a proven reputation for their improvisational live shows and tireless touring. With a total of 12 studio albums, they have sold more than 10 million units worldwide, and played more than 2,000 live shows in front of more than 30 million people. The concert begins at 7 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier. Tickets start at $49. Visit Ticketmaster, call 1-800-745-3000 or stop by the Music Pier Box Office.CHILDREN’S THEATER SERIES (July 31): “Miss Nelson Is Missing” is presented by the Ocean City Theatre Company. Miss Nelson can’t control her crazy classroom because she’s just too nice. But when she disappears, her replacement is the hard-as-nails, detention-loving, recess-canceling, homework-overloading substitute teacher Viola Swamp. With the “Big Test” approaching, the kids suddenly realize how much they miss Miss Nelson and they’ll do anything  to solve the mystery of her disappearance and bring her back. Showtime 10:30 a.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 the day of. Visit oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice, call 609-399-6111, or stop by the Music Pier Box Office.last_img read more