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    Sydney (Australia), Jul 26 (EFE) .- The state of Victoria, the second most populous in Australia and where there is an outbreak of coronavirus infections, registered this Sunday a total of 459 cases and ten deaths, the highest number daily deaths from COVID-19. The head of the regional government of Victoria, Daniel Andrews, detailed in a press conference that of the ten deaths registered in the last 24 hours, seven occurred in nursing homes. In addition, it revealed that more than 42,000 tests were carried out on Saturday, the largest number carried out in a single day in the southern state of Victoria, which has experienced a flare-up since the beginning of the month after Australia managed to successfully manage the first wave of infections from COVID-19. In the neighboring state of New South Wales, the country’s most populous, a total of 14 new cases were reported today, all linked...
    Elon Musk is now the world's fifth richest man after his net worth hit $74 billion Monday afternoon thanks to Tesla's ongoing stock rally.  Shares in the company, founded by Musk, 49, hit $1,643.00 - a 300 per cent increase since January 2020 and up 60 per cent since the end of June. Tesla is now worth more than General Motors, Ford, BMW and Ferrari combined and has surpassed every rival to become the world's highest-valued automaker. Asked by Forbes about his wealth, outspoken Musk, who is also the CEO of SpaceX, said: 'I really couldn't care less. These numbers rise and fall, but what really matters is making great products that people love.' The world's richest man, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos', also saw his net worth increase by $13 billion in one day on Monday. That is the largest one day jump in one person's wealth in the history of the Bloomberg Billionaire List. He now...
    New York, Jul 20 (EFE) .- Wall Street opened in mixed terrain on Monday and its main indicator, the Dow Jones Industrials, fell 0.60% amid fear over the increase in cases of COVID-19 in USA, despite some positive news in the international race for the vaccine. Half an hour after the start of the session on the New York Stock Exchange, the Dow Jones cut 160.58 points and stood at 26,511.37 units, weighed down by large companies such as Chevron (-2.31%), Walgreens (-2 , 09%), Exxon Mobil (-2.06%) and Raytheon (-1.72%). The selective S&P 500 slipped 0.19% or 6.14 points, to 3,218.59 integers; and the Nasdaq composite index, which brings together the main technology companies, rose 0.58% or 50.19 points, to 10,553.38 as a whole. The New York parquet was looking for the direction at the beginning of a day marked by recurrent fear of COVID-19, which this Sunday added...
    (CNN)At least 49 people have been shot, including seven fatally, in incidents across Chicago this weekend, police said, continuing a trend of increased shootings and murders in the city.Seven teenagers, all boys, were among those wounded in multiple shootings reported since Friday evening, police said.One victim, a 24-year-old woman, was standing on the sidewalk in a residential area "when she heard shots (and) felt pain," police said in a statement. She went to Holy Cross Hospital with a gunshot wound to the left thigh and a gunshot wound to the buttocks. She is in fair condition, police said.Hours earlier, a 35-year-old man was shot in the neck and died of his injuries at Northwestern Hospital. The man and a 25-year-old woman waved down police from a car after both had been shot around 2:35 a.m. Sunday, police said in a statement. The woman is in good condition but uncooperative with...
    The new coronavirus has killed at least 600,000 people worldwide and has left the planet impoverished and “weakened” because, even where it was believed to have cut the wings off the pandemic, new outbreaks resurface and with them the restrictions return. In total, since the virus first emerged in China in December, there have been more than 14 million infections worldwide. In the last 24 hours and according to an . count made from official figures, the countries with the most deaths are Brazil with 921 deaths, the United States (832) and Mexico (578). The United States, with more than 140,000 deaths and 3.7 million infected, and Brazil, with more than 78,000 deaths and 2 million cases, are the countries most mourned by this pandemic, which according to the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, it put the world “on its knees”. “A microscopic virus … showed the fragility of our...
    Q: I am still seeing cars approaching 90 miles per hour on many freeways. The results can be deadly. Don’t these drivers understand that? Tim Schauff, San Jose Like Mr. Roadshow’s Facebook page for more questions and answers about Bay Area roads, freeways and commuting. A: Maybe they will after reading this. Last week on Interstate 280 near El Monte Road, a Lexus was spotted traveling at over 100 mph. The driver lost control, traveled up a dirt embankment, and then down a ravine striking several trees and was killed. In addition, the driver was not buckled up. Then on Tuesday, four teens believed to be drinkIng in the Santa Cruz area were badly injured when the driver lost control, veered off the road, and flipped over. Two teens in the rear were not wearing their seat belts, an all-too-common mistake teens make thinking that sitting in the back...
    There’s no doubt that former Vice President Joe Biden’s election as president would spark a dangerous and massive new wave of illegal immigration and drug smuggling into the U.S. This would be particularly harmful as our country struggles with high unemployment, tough economic times and crowded hospitals due to the coronavirus pandemic. At the same time, many communities are now experiencing sharp increases in crime, as liberal Democrats demonize and defund the police.; In a move to win the support of advocates of open borders on the Democratic Party’s far-left wing for his presidential campaign, Biden has made it clear that he would throw a giant welcome mat across our southern border for illegal immigrants. TOM HOMAN: BIDEN IMMIGRATION FLIP-FLOPS – LET'S SEPARATE FACTS FROM HIS CAMPAIGN'S FICTIONS The former vice president and Democratic partisans want to see millions more illegal immigrants enter the U.S. and — along with millions...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting 669 more confirmed COVID-19 cases and seven more deaths Friday. Meanwhile, the state’s Dial Back Dashboard indicates a positivity rate of about 5% as of July 8. That’s the seven-day rolling average of COVID-19 tests being positive. It’s one health indicator that health officials are using to determine whether or not to continue reopening the state or dial back. MORE: MDH Situation Update On COVID-19 The additional cases bring the state’s total confirmed to 45,013. Of that number, 38,568 patients have recovered and no longer need isolation. The state’s death toll is now at 1,533, with many of those deaths occurring in long-term care settings (1,183). In hospitals, 252 currently need treatment, with 110 of those being in intensive care units — up seven from Thursday. Testing has now breached over 805,000 overall in the state....
    Georgia Governor Brian Kemp on Thursday sued Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and City Council members amid their efforts to mandate masks and enforce social distancing measures during the coronavirus pandemic. The lawsuit comes as Atlanta has seen a surge of COVID-19 cases. There were 3,441 new cases of coronavirus reported in Georgia on Thursday, according to the state's health department, as well as 13 deaths and 244 hospitalizations. The governor said the city's recent executive orders "were more restrictive than his" and Bottoms "exceeded her authority." Kemp tweeted that the lawsuit "is on behalf of the Atlanta business owners and their hardworking employees who are struggling to survive during these difficult times." Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox "These men and women are doing their very best to put food on the table for their families while local elected officials shutter businesses and undermine economic growth," Kemp...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Angela Wandrick is a Los Angeles native who attended public schools and universities, and was introduced to the idea of private schools through family.Her niece and nephew attended private schools with the support of the Independent School Alliance."It was like OK, when my children get of age, this is the route we're going to take," she said.For decades, the Independent School Alliance has worked to increase access and diversity in some of the top schools. According to a 2018 UCLA Civil Rights Project paper, enrollment in private schools in 2015 was 68.6% white, 9.3% Black, 10.4% Latino and 6.9% Asian."Our job is to identify keys and families, help them and make them aware of independent school education as an option, and provide support through the application process. And once they're placed in a school, continue to provide ongoing support," said Independent School Alliance executive director Rob...
    DENVER (CBS4) – As Gov. Jared Polis announced a statewide mask mandate for people inside public spaces, Chris Fuselier declared victory. The Denver restaurateur has been pleading for weeks on social media for the governor to take action and make a blanket regulation across the entire state. (credit: CBS) “This is about public health and it’s the right thing to do,” Fuselier said on the parking-lot-turned-beer-garden outside of the Blake Street Tavern, which he owns. (credit: CBS) “You’re protecting restaurant workers, retail workers, grocery store workers but you’re also making patrons feel more safe… when they go to a place everyone else is wearing a mask, too.” Dozens of companies and their executives from different business sectors supported the statewide order. The pandemic and ensuing economic downturn has been harsh on Fuselier and the Blake Street Tavern. The enormous sports bar has a capacity of 900 people. Without sports, it...
    Rome, Jul 16 (EFE) .- The pandemic could provoke a “historical shock” in the global food market, with a drop in prices in agriculture and a deterioration in the quality of food in the poorest population, according to the report. presented today by the OECD and FAO on agriculture in this decade. The document, with forecasts between 2020 and 2029, warns of an “initial scenario” on the short-term effects of the coronavirus crisis, in which the food market will experience a “significant” shock due to lower incomes and unemployment widespread. The Secretary General of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Ángel Gurría, welcomed that at the moment “fortunately the health crisis has not translated into a food crisis”, in a telematic press conference. Gurría called for not giving in to the temptation to apply protectionist measures due to the pandemic and the climate crisis, since in his opinion...
    Gov. J.B. Pritzker said he would likely close Illinois’ bars and dine-in restaurant services again if the increase in COVID-19 cases continued to accelerate, but the governor was short on specifics. Pritzker was questioned by reporters in Chicago about how much of an increase in coronavirus cases the state would have to see before he would begin reinstating closure orders or restrictions. “I will not hesitate to reimpose some mitigations if we see our numbers moving upward,” he said. “It has often been the case where people who are in the category of at least 21 to 29...are going to bars.” Pritzker wouldn’t answer questions about how much of an increase in daily COVID-19 cases it would take before he took action. The state’s younger residents, aged 20-44, have made up the bulk of new COVID-19 cases in recent weeks. Pritzker attributed it to young people...
    An increase in invasive plants and animal species as a result of human activity could lead to dramatic biodiversity loss across the globe, scientists have warned. Invasions of non-native species — such as the Canada Goose or Japanese knotwood in the UK — have the potential to displace local species and even spread disease. Canada Geese, for example — first introduced to Britain in the mid-18th Century — are aggressively territorial, damage farmland and pose a threat to local biodiversity.   An international team of experts led from Austria collated data from 36 specialists in biological invasions to identify key causes and likely impacts on future biodiversity. Human activities like tourism — both intentionally and otherwise — are key drivers for the establishment of plant and animal species in new regions. The researchers calculated that an increase of 20–30 per cent in numbers of invasive species would trigger a 'dramatic' loss of biodiversity across...
    U.S. consumer prices rose in June, boosted by higher prices at the gas pump, the Department of Labor said Tuesday. The government’s Consumer Price Index, which measures change in prices paid by consumers for goods and select services, rose 0.5 percent after declining one-tenth of a percentage point in May and eight-tenths in April. That was above the 0.5 percent expected by economists. Core CPI, which excludes the volatile food and energy categories, rose two-tenths of a percent, slightly higher than the one-tenth expected. Compared with a year ago, prices were up six-tenths of a percentage point. Less food and energy, they were up 1.1 percent, a tenth of a point higher than forecast. The Federal Reserve targets a two percent rise in a different measure of prices, the consumer-expenditure price index, which tends to run lower than the CPI. So these results count as well below the Fed’s target, suggesting...
    Restaurant, bar, and movie theaters will close across California due to the worsening pandemic of the new coronavirus in this western US state, according to the order announced Monday by Governor Gavin Newsom. “We are returning to a modified mode of our order to stay home,” Newsom said at a virtual news conference. Wine tasting rooms, museums and zoos are also on the list of this order of the governorate. In the 30 counties hardest hit by the pandemic, which account for 80% of the state’s population and where Los Angeles is counted, churches should also close as well as gyms, shopping malls, and beauty salons. Outdoor services may in principle continue to operate. On July 1, the governor had already ordered that restaurants in closed spaces stop operating in Los Angeles and the other counties most affected by the pandemic. These establishments had just received authorization to open on...
    A state retailers’ association said while the state gears up to dole out federal aid to local businesses, it’s not listening to things Illinois’ business owners want to be done to foster growth. With a little over two weeks into Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s Phase 4 COVID-19 reopening plan where restaurants are allowed dine-in with limits and the retail industry allowed to have 50 percent capacity per the governor’s public health recommendations, they are still struggling. Illinois Retail Merchants Association’s Rob Karr said the retail sector has been devastated because of the pandemic and the government’s response to it. He said only allowing 50 percent capacity for retail isn’t sustainable. “We’re on life support, we’re buying time,” Karr said. “It’s far from back to normal. A restaurant for example can’t operate at 50 percent. They need something closer to 80 percent to just have a shot at profitability.”...
    If Democrats can't get "Medicare-for-all," it seems they'll settle for "Medicaid-for-most." Last month, the House of Representatives passed a bill that would supposedly "stabilize" ObamaCare by lavishing billions of dollars on Medicaid. To pay for that effort, the bill's proponents envision cutting Medicare by nearly $450 billion over 10 years. Democrats are also lobbying states to expand the program to able-bodied, low-income adults. Despite a Republican governor and Republican-controlled state legislature, voters in Oklahoma approved Medicaid expansion June 30. Missouri voters will consider a similar measure Aug. 4. DR. QANTA AHMED: WAGING WAR ON CORONAVIRUS – MY STRUGGLE TO SAVE A COVID-19 PATIENT AT DEATH'S DOOR These expansion efforts may seem like a smart way to extend health coverage to vulnerable Americans. But Medicaid is plagued by waste and fraud – and doesn't even provide beneficiaries quality coverage. Medicaid, which will turn 55 on July 31, has ballooned since its creation. The program initially provided health coverage to low-income individuals and families – and eventually grew to cover the blind, disabled and other vulnerable populations....
    THE Premier League have been blasted and accused of a “shameful” lack of action to increase their diversity. Other than support players taking a knee and wearing Black Lives Matter logos, there is a feeling the top flight has done little to end systemic discrimination within the game. 3Black Lives Matter logos have been a frequent fixture at all matches in recent weeksCredit: EPA And that is leading to increasing anger from stars past and present, who claim the biggest league in the world is doing nothing but pay lip service to battling racism. One former player at the highest level, now working as a coach, told SunSport: “What the Premier League have done — or haven’t done, if we’re honest — is shameful. “It’s OK for them to say the players can take a knee and that a badge will be on a shirt. “But that’s nothing — and...
    UC Berkeley has reported coronavirus cases have doubled in one due to a number of sorority and frat parties where members mingled with outsiders and didn't follow basic social distancing guidelines. As a picture of one gathering on a lawn showed, many people got together without face masks and were not standing 6 feet apart to limit the spread of COVID-19. Cases at the public college in Berkeley, California have shot up 104 percent from 23 reported at the start of the pandemic, to 47 new cases. As campus recovery teams work on a plan to return more students, staff and faculty to this fall, discussing how to develop small 'bubbles' of 10-12 students living on campus among 6,500 residents in single and double rooms, testing had revealed a fresh outbreak. Coronavirus cases at UC Berkeley have increased from 23 at the start of the pandemic to 47 new...
    President Donald Trump became irritated over increases in testing and novel coronavirus cases Thursday morning, tweeting that America has more cases because of the number of tests. Trump began Thursday’s tweet by writing “for the 1/100th time” – a percentage that he was mocked for. He claimed that America has “so many Cases, compared to other countries that haven’t done nearly as well as we have” because “our TESTING is much bigger and better.” “We have tested 40,000,000 people,” Trump continued. “If we did 20,000,000 instead, Cases would be half, etc. NOT REPORTED!” For the 1/100th time, the reason we show so many Cases, compared to other countries that haven’t done nearly as well as we have, is that our TESTING is much bigger and better. We have tested 40,000,000 people. If we did 20,000,000 instead, Cases would be half, etc. NOT REPORTED! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 9,...
    New York Police Department officers are retiring at a staggering rate amid a crime surge in the city and growing tensions with Democratic New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, the Hill reported. In the last week, 179 NYPD officers have filed for retirement, which marks a 411% increase from 2019’s 35, according to the Hill. The retirements follow violent riots that roiled the city, De Blasio’s decision to slash the NYPD budget and the decision to disband the anti-crime unit. Soon after the unit’s 600 plainclothes officers were reassigned to new roles, shootings in the city surged by more than 358% in mid-June. (RELATED: New York City Shootings Surge 358% Compared To Last Year Amid Disbanding Of Anti-Crime Police Unit) NYC in the last month saw a 204% increase in shooting victims. @NYPDPBMN, primarily in Harlem, saw an increase of 345% in gun violence victims. The Bronx 167%. Brooklyn...
    Leave it to colleges and universities to continue charging exorbitant fees even as students are unable to attend class in-person due to the ongoing coronavirus lockdown. Multiple schools from across the country will be hiking tuition for the upcoming academic year, The Washington Free Beacon reported. “The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), New York University, the University of Southern California (USC), and Indiana University are among several universities raising tuition and other fees in the upcoming academic year. These institutions will raise the cost of tuition and living expenses by an average of $1,511 while minimizing services, amenities, and in-person classroom learning,” the outlet reported. “Tuition hikes come as universities struggle to adapt to the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, which has forced schools to send students home from campus and adopt alternative teaching methods. Colleges fear tuition revenue will decrease as they transition to online programming, but students...
    Popular indigestion and acid reflux medications may increase the risk of developing coronavirus, a new study suggests. Researchers found that people who take proton pump inhibitors, known by brand names such as Prilosec and Nexium, significantly increase their odds of a positive test compared to those who don't take the medication.  What's more, Americans who take the drugs twice daily, as opposed to once a day, are at even higher risk of contracting COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. The team, led by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, in Los Angeles, California, says the findings add to the growing list of risk factors for the virus, which has killed more than 131,00 people in the US.  Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), such as Prilosec (left) and Nexium (right), lower acid production in the stomach to treat conditions like indigestion. Taking PPIs once a day increased the risk of coronavirus by...
    Sign up here to get our daily updates on coronavirus in Minnesota delivered straight to your inbox each afternoon. And go here to see all of MinnPost’s COVID-19 coverage. Hopes for a summertime reprieve from COVID-19 have been dashed as cases surged in June. As infections rise, so does the need for testing. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, recently announced that health officials are considering pooled testing for COVID-19 in response to the recent surge. So what is pooled testing, and why does the U.S. need it? Test groups, not individuals The basic idea of pooled testing is that it allows public health officials to test small groups – called pools – of people using only one test. This means you can test more people faster, using fewer tests and for less money. Instead of testing one person at a time, samples...
    New York — Between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. the next day, only workers can go out on the street. The rest can only be done in exceptional cases Miami ordered the closure of beaches during the weekend of July 4. Photo:Giorgio Viera / EFE Miami-Dade County will extend the curfew for coronavirus which he established last weekend to avoid crowds on the occasion of the July 4 holiday. In addition, Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez has announced that he will give backtracking on business openings “an increase in the percentage of positive COVID-19 tests and an increase in [el número de] hospitalizations ”. Gimenez announced this Monday in a statement that he has signed an emergency order that “will close [a partir del miércoles 8 de julio] restaurants (except take-away orders and shipments), as well as salons dance, the facilities for banquets, the places to...
    New York — The measure will affect all of Miami-Dade County and will take effect on July 8 and will be active until further notice. Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Giménez announced the closure of restaurants and gyms following the increase in positive cases in recent days. Most of the infections are occurring in this area of ​​the state and health officials warn that the worst may be yet to come., especially if hospitals collapse. “I am signing an order to close the restaurants, banquet and party rooms, gyms and fitness centers ”, said the Giménez statement, which clarified that the restaurants will be able to continue operating but only to offer pick-up and delivery service. It may interest you: The Miami Seaquarium closes its doors again due to the dangerous increase in the spread of coronavirus With the percentage of COVID-19 positive cases growing and an uptick in hospitalizations...
    Across the country, as the novel coronavirus continues to spread, officials urged Americans to be mindful of their July 4 plans. A number of community displays were canceled out of fears of worsening the current outbreak that has seen an 89 percent increase in new cases within the last two weeks in the U.S., The New York Times reported. But while Americans participated in “scaled-back” Independence Day celebrations the country still recorded an increase in coronavirus cases for the 26th day in a row. According to The Washington Post, data found that the seven-day average for new COVID-19 cases as of Saturday was 48,361 an increase of 11,740 from last week. Of the 36 states whose new cases have gone up this week compared to the previous one, nine of them have increased by over 50 percent. Both Florida and Texas reported their highest surge in cases within 24 hours Saturday,...
    Coronavirus — Coronavirus appears to be declining in many parts of the world, but certainly not in the United States. The health authorities of that country observe with concern the daily increase in new cases on a particularly sharp curve in the last 14 days. This Thursday an alarming new record was released: 50,000 infections in a single day. In this context, and on the eve of the celebration of Independence Day on July 4, the different states adopt measures to reduce crowds, in an attempt to stop the spread of the virus. Younger people are pointed out as an explanation for the rise in coronavirus cases in the United States. BBC / . State leaders and health specialists cannot agree on what is causing this clear upward trend. The increase in diagnostic tests across the United States has influenced the increase in the case count. But the positive...
    Coronavirus — We may no longer be in a state of alarm -in Spain-, the de-escalation may have ended, but there is still a virus out there that in areas like the entire American continent is devastating its populations. Therefore, even if you think that nothing is happening, you should keep washing your hands, you must respect the distance. And above all: you must continue wearing a mask -and no, it’s not stupid to go down the street with the mask on your elbow, down or in your hand. PUT ON THE MASK A resource that at the beginning of the pandemic in Europe was so scarce that governments fought over batches, right now it is very easy to find masks, and Facebook wants to remind you to take it when you go out. For this reason it has implemented a new notification notice on your Instagram and Facebook...
    Sony and Microsoft launched their respective consoles PS4 and the Xbox One 7 years ago. Over the years, the quality of the games, the storylines, and the graphics have changed drastically. The one thing that remained constant was the price. All the PS4 and Xbox games were priced at a standard $59.99. (Not counting in-game purchases and DLCs). But things might just change as we gear up with the launch of the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X. What caused PlayStation 5 And Xbox Series X game manufacturers to rethink pricing? These next-gen consoles will most likely be priced higher than their predecessors. But, reports now suggest that the game developers are considering raking up the prices of games, too. This will most likely happen because of the announcement that the upcoming NBA2K21 game will be priced at $69.99 for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. The game...
    Miami’s beaches will be closed this holiday weekend of July 4. GETTY IMAGES The health authorities of that country observe with concern the daily increase in new cases on a particularly sharp curve in the last 14 days. This Thursday an alarming new record was released: 50 thousand infections in a single day. In this context, and on the eve of the celebration of Independence Day on July 4, the different states adopt measures to reduce crowds, in an attempt to stop the spread of the virus. .The younger ones are pointed out as an explanation for the rise in cases of coronavirus in the United States. State leaders and health specialists cannot agree on what is causing this clear upward trend. The increase in diagnostic tests across the United States has influenced the increase in the case count. But the positive rate reveals that the increase in...
    Coronavirus — The 11-year-old Miami-Dade boy had an immunodeficiency condition and was dependent on dialysis. The news of the youngest to die from coronavirus complications in Florida adds to the alarming 10,000 cases just before July 4. For the first time since the reopening of the Miami-Dade economy began, the mayor pointed to the possibility of being forced to close some businesses again. “If we have to back down, we will, but it is the last thing we want to do,” said the mayor. What worries is the increase in the percentage of cases that are being positive. The goal is to stay below 10% and today Miami-Dade reached 25%. The average for the last 14 days is close to 20%. The goal that the authors set for the percentage of cases that are positive: is less than 10%. However, on July 2 it was 24.89%....
    2K Games has announced that it’ll sell the next-gen PS5 and Xbox Series X versions of the upcoming NBA 2K21 for $69.99, a $10 increase to the current-gen Xbox One and PS4 versions of the game. And it’s the first indication that the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 may be bringing a price increase from the standard $60 that major video games have been sold at for years when they arrive this fall. Most video games have been sold at a $60 price since the “seventh-gen” console era of the Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3, and the Nintendo Wii, which was a $10 price increase from the $50 standard that had preceded it. But if NBA 2K21 is any indication, that $60 era is about to be over: assuming other game studios follow 2K Games’ lead here, the PS5 and Xbox Series X could see $70 games become...
    Coronavirus — This is the most effective mask against covid-19 1:24 . – Most presidents would try to prevent the United States from rushing toward disaster. But Donald Trump has nothing to say and has no answers to mitigate a calamity unfolding in front of him that he seems determined to ignore. The day the government’s top infectious disease specialist, Anthony Fauci, said he would not be surprised to see the United States record 100,000 new coronavirus cases per day, Trump refused to break his deafening silence. And the day after his White House described new record-breaking infections that are sweeping the nation as “embers that must be quenched,” the Trump campaign took credit for the “phenomenal” success of its failed pandemic leadership. What are the excuses for not wearing face masks? 2:14 Trump is now more or less the only authority figure in any of the parties,...
    Several Virginia tax increases will go into effect Wednesday after the Democrat-controlled General Assembly passed them in the previous legislative session. Tax hikes to start the new fiscal year include a higher gasoline and diesel fuel tax, a higher cigarette tax and a tax on games of skill machines. Counties also will have more freedom to implement higher taxes on their residents because of legislation that eased state restrictions. The statewide tax on gasoline will increase from 16.2 cents per gallon to 21.2 cents per gallon, which is a 31 percent increase before regional gas taxes are accounted for. The regional tax along the I-81 corridor, northern Virginia and Hampton Roads will now be a statewide tax. With this inclusion, taxes will increase to 28.8 cents per gallon, which is a 21 percent increase in areas that had the regional tax and a 78 percent increase in the...
    Miami Beach, Florida, on June 26, 2020 In the midst of the worst outbreak, New York admitted that it had undercounted the number of people who died from COVID-19. In Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis has been covering up the true toll of the disease for months. But these states were far from the full picture, as a new study from the National Institutes of Health shows the number of deaths from COVID-19 across the nation being undercounted by almost 30%. At the end of May, the number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 was already 95,000, but the real number likely should have been over 120,000. Despite continued Republican attempts to underplay the disease, COVID-19 is even worse than the official tally suggests. As the temporary effect of statewide lockdowns evaporates under a blaze of new cases, some governors are belatedly pumping the brakes on reopening and a number of prominent Republicans have,...
    A diet rich in vitamin C, vitamin E, and zinc, is linked to higher sperm concentration and motility. Rawpixel.com / Shutterstock To increase fertility make sure you're eating a healthy diet of essential vitamins and minerals. Avoid beverages that contain caffeine and alcohol that can stress the body making it more difficult to conceive. Make sure you're tracking your menstrual cycles and having sex during your fertility window when you are most fertile. This article was reviewed by Jamie Lipeles, DO, OB-GYN and founder of Marina OB-GYN in Marina Del Rey, CA. Visit Insider's Health Reference library for more advice. Getting pregnant isn't always easy and can require some patience. If you want to speed up the process and get pregnant as soon as possible, here are some helpful steps to increase your fertility and boost your chances to get pregnant faster. 1. Eat rightResearchers have...
    Total suicides increased by 153 percent between 2015 and 2018 in Venezuela amid increasing poverty, inflation and hunger The suicides have increased by Venezuela amid rising poverty, inflation and famine the last five years, according to a technical report presented this Tuesday by the Venezuelan Observatory of Violence (OVV), which has recorded 94 new cases so far this year. Total suicides increased by 153 percent between 2015 and 2018, the researcher explained. Gustavo Paez, who mentioned as causes related to these events the “worsening of the crisis“Characterized by the growth of the population living in misery, the increase in prices and food insecurity. Rates such as those we have seen in the last years. In the 80 years of statistical record, never have rates as high as those we have seen since 2015He said during a telematic conference. He explained that according to estimates by the World Health Organization...
    Coronavirus — Fauci asks for social responsibility against the covid-19 1:13 . – Dr. Anthony Fauci and other health experts testified before a Senate committee on President Trump’s coronavirus response. The top infectious disease expert in the US warned that new coronavirus cases could reach 100,000 per day if the upward trend in cases in some states does not change. Fauci said there is “no guarantee” that the US will develop a “safe and effective” covid-19 vaccine, but experts hope that doses will be available to the public next year. When asked how many deaths and covid-19 infections could be expected in the United States before the pandemic ends, Dr. Anthony Fauci said he couldn’t make an “accurate prediction,” but that it will be “very disturbing.” “I guarantee it, because when you have an outbreak in one part of the country, although in other parts of the country...
    IT'S the age old question that's bothered men since the dawn of time - what is the perfect penis size? Well, wonder no longer because new research may have finally put the issue to rest. 2   And it turns out size does matter - but bigger might not be better. A recent survey asked 4,761 women to recall the size of their bloke's todger from their last sexual encounter. They were also asked whether or not they were able to climax via penetration. Big One Dating, who carried out the research, then compared the orgasm success rate with penis size to find out what women preferred on average. Their findings suggest that the best penis size for women to climax is eight inches - but any bigger and the orgasm rates drop. In fact, men with a whopping 11-inch member got 30 per cent of women to reach climax,...
    BOSTON (CBS) — There’s high interest among vacationers for a New England getaway this Fourth of July holiday weekend. Airbnb says the Berkshires in Massachusetts and coastal New Hampshire are “trending search destinations.” “Over the past month, when compared to the previous month, Airbnb has seen more travelers exploring our site, an increase in interest that corresponds with an increase in searches for the destinations that travelers are looking at for a getaway this holiday weekend, which highlight the desire to visit less urban and more rural destinations,” the vacation rental company says. New Hampshire is allowing short-term rentals to residents and out-of-state visitors who been quarantined for at least 14 days before arriving in the state. Massachusetts is advising all travelers to the state to quarantine for 14 days. The other trending spots listed by Airbnb are the Adirondacks, Catskills and Hudson Valley in New York, northern Minnesota, South...
    The ETOE of May 2020 registered an increase of two million in the underemployed population and a growth of informal employment of 1.9 million The National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) reported on the Telephone Survey of Occupation and Employment (ETOE) of May 2020, which registered a decrease of 3.1 million in temporary absentees with an employment relationship, as well as an increase of 2 million in the underemployed population and the growth of the informality labor in 1.9 million employed. In a statement, the INEGI added that the ETOE in May it reported an underemployment rate of 29.9 percent, a figure higher by 4.5 percentage points than that of April of the same year. Data from the Telephone Survey of Occupation and Employment (ETOE) of May 2020. INEGI graph He explained that this increase represented a variation of 2 million employed people and explained that the underemployment...
    This implies that these companies increased their value by $ 277 billion in 2020 despite the coronavirus, according to the BrandZTM list. The 100 most valuable brands in the world have increased their value by 5.9% in 2020 compared to the previous year, reaching 5 billion dollars (4.4 billion euros). This implies that these companies increased their value in 2020 by 277 billion dollars (around 246,325 million euros), despite the coronavirus, according to the BrandZTM list of the 100 brands with the highest value prepared by Kantar and WPP this year 2020. The most valuable companies “have proven to be stronger and less volatile” in the crisis of the COVID-19 “Than they were during the 2008-2009 global economic crisis.” However, the study points out that, before the pandemic, the total value of the most valuable brands was 9% higher than today. The American multinational Amazon remains the most valuable...
    By Colin Packham SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia will boost defence spending by nearly 40% over the next 10 years as Canberra shifts its military assets to focus on the Indo-Pacific region, Prime Minister Scott Morrison will say on Wednesday. In a speech that threatens to inflame tensions with China, Morrison will say Australia will spend A$270 billion ($184.8 billion) over the next 10 years to acquire longer-range strike capabilities across air, sea and land. In 2016, Australia promised to spend A$195 billion over the next 10 years. Morrison will say that Australia's defence policy will also pivot to prioritise the Indo-Pacific region, an area that he will describe as the "epicentre of rising strategic competition." "We want an open, sovereign Indo-Pacific, free from coercion and hegemony. We want a region where all countries, large and small, can engage freely with each other, guided by international rules and norms," Morrison will...
    Breaking News — Madrid, Jun 30 . .- The 100 most valuable brands in the world have increased their value by 5.9% in 2020 compared to the previous year, reaching 5 billion dollars (4.4 billion euros). This implies that these companies increased their value in 2020 by 277,000 million dollars (around 246,325 million euros), despite the coronavirus, according to the BrandZTM list of the 100 brands with the highest value prepared by Kantar and WPP this year 2020. The most valuable companies “have proven to be more resilient and less volatile” in the COVID-19 crisis “than they were during the 2008-2009 global economic crisis.” However, the study points out that, before the pandemic, the total value of the most valuable brands was 9% higher than today. The American multinational Amazon remains the most valuable brand in the world for the second consecutive year with a growth of 32%, reaching...
    ALAMEDA COUNTY (KPIX/CBS SF) — Health officials in Alameda County announced Monday afternoon that they would be pausing the county’s current reopening plans due to an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases. The announcement comes as other parts of the Bay Area including Contra Costa County, Marin County and San Francisco made similar moves in recent days due to rising coronavirus cases. Alameda County health officials said they would be extending their timeline for phased reopening and pulling back a request for the Board of Supervisors to support the county’s planned variance attestation on June 30. According to the statement issued by health officials, Alameda County’s case rate per 100,000 people has risen from 63.2 to 71.1 over the past week. That rate increase coupled with a surge in local cases confirmed in communities of color and the outbreak at San Quentin State Prison have led health officials to...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) ⁠— Los Angeles County officials said Monday that, without a dramatic reversal in public behavior to control the spread of the novel coronavirus, deaths would continue to increase and a shortage of hospital beds could be seen in a matter of weeks. A bar is shuttered along Hollywood Boulevard amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Bars in Los Angeles County were ordered to close Sunday by Governor Gavin Newsom amid a surge of COVID-19 cases. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) The dire warning came as upward spikes in the number of cases and rate of spread continued. On Monday, health officials reported a daily record of 2,903 newly confirmed cases and 22 deaths, bringing countywide totals to 100,772 total cases and 3,326 deaths. “We can’t sustain this rate of increase on positive cases, we just can’t,” Dr. Barbara Ferrer, county public health director, said. “Every day now, we’re contacting...
    (CNN)In one of the most drastic rollbacks of reopenings yet, Arizona is closing bars, gyms, movie theaters and other businesses for 30 days amid a "brutal" increase in Covid-19 cases, Gov. Doug Ducey said Monday. Water parks and tubing also must also close, Ducey said at a news conference, and events with more than 50 people are prohibited. The pullback comes as the state has seen a surge in Covid-19 cases recently. There are now almost 75,000 reported infections, up from 46,689 cases 10 days ago. "Our expectation is that next week, our numbers will be worse," Ducey said. "It will take several weeks for the mitigations we are putting in place to take effect." Arizonans see big jump in coronavirus cases, but dont see reason to wear masksThe largest increase is from those between the ages of 20 and 44 who now make up 22% of hospitalizations in Arizona,...
    GREENSBURG, Pa. (KDKA) – Westmoreland County has seen an increase in coronavirus cases, but county leaders say they’re waiting on Harrisburg for guidance on whether to shut down certain businesses again, including bars. There are a lot of eyes on the coronavirus numbers, but from policy makers to business owners, KDKA’s Ross Guidotti reports the word is “there’s only so much that can be done” and going back to red or yellow phases could spell serious and long-term economic damage. As owner of The Boulevard restaurant in Greensburg, Bobbi Lynn Frye is keeping a close eye on COVID-19 numbers in Western Pa. Westmoreland County’s coronavirus numbers are going up, but not as dramatically as the spike in infections in Allegheny County, where the new cases prompted a shut down of bars. Bobbi Lynn Frye thinks population and adherence to strict rules to halt the spread are the reasons the numbers...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- UPDATE, June 29, 12:30 p.m.: Gov. Gavin Newsom announced four more counties have been added to the state's watch list: Solano, Merced, Orange and Glenn counties. A large outbreak among farmers who work at Sonoma and Napa vineyards (but live in Solano County) is partially to blame for the rise in COVID-19 cases in Solano. The county says those cases are in the "many dozens." Other cases can also be traced back to family and social gatherings on weekends. Read more below.As most of California has moved into Phase 3 of reopening, the state is once again seeing COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations rise dramatically.COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most dangerous things you can do as California reopensThe Department of Public Health has a watch list of counties that are being monitored for worsening coronavirus trends. In each case, the state is working with...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Minimum wage in Illinois and Chicago will increase in just a matter of days.Starting July 1, minimum wage in Chicago will increase by $1 to $14 per hour for employers with more than 21 workers. Wages at smaller businesses will increase to $13.50.In Cook County the minimum wage will increase to $13 an hour, and across the state of Illinois the minimum wage will rise to $10 an hour.For a full-time minimum wage employee in Illinois, this increase will mean an extra $30 a week or about $120 more per month."I have two boys I take care of," said Ieshia Townsend, one of many Chicagoans living off a minimum wage job. "I take care of my brother and also my nephew. It will help me extremely a lot.""This is a great step for workers, but more needs to be done to life up the workers in Chicago...
    Breaking News — Buenos Aires, Jun 29 . .- Argentina could deepen its partial payment default if this Tuesday it does not cancel interest maturities of some foreign debt securities whose restructuring negotiates with private creditors and does not regularize that payment in thirty days. This Tuesday, about 480 million dollars of interest on the Discount 2033 bonds issued in dollars under New York law (DICY) and the Discount 2033 in euros issued under England law (DICE), two titles emanating from the exchange of 2005 and included in the offer of debt restructuring for 66,238 million dollars launched by Argentina last April. This Sunday, interest for 98 million dollars of the Bono Argentina 2117 (AC17), also included in the restructuring offer, was due, and the Government of Alberto Fernández has not yet said whether it will take advantage of the thirty-day grace period that it has for regularize the...
    Police will be increasing social distancing enforcement after a cluster of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases linked to the graduation ceremony at Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua. New Castle Police Chief James D. Carroll made the announcement early Monday evening, June 29. The cluster, traced to a student at the ceremony who tested positive after returning from Florida, has jumped to 13 cases, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced earlier in the day Monday. Cuomo said that anyone who attended the graduation ceremony should self-quarantine until at least Sunday, July 5. “We’ve seen this in Westchester before," Cuomo said. "It was one person in New Rochelle,. “It was one person in New Rochelle. It was the first hotspot in the United States. That one person led to hundreds of COVID cases.” Chappaqua Central School District Superintendent Christine Ackerman said, "The Greeley graduation was a carefully planned event that strictly followed Gov. Cuomo’s executive orders and...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Health officials warned that in coming weeks there may not be enough hospital beds to accommodate patients as COVID-19 cases surge in Los Angeles County.Officials said hospitalizations are on the rise and transmission of the virus has increased."An increase in hospitalizations of course translates into an increase demand for hospital beds," said Dr. Christina Ghaly, director for the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services."We're meeting the demand right now for hospital beds, but if the predicted increase in new patients requiring hospitalizations materializes, the number of hospital beds could become inadequate in the next few weeks. In many cases, the people who will need these beds have already been exposed to COVID-19 because what's happening in our hospitals are reflective of what happened a few weeks ago in our communities," Dr. Ghaly said.The development comes as officials also confirmed 2,903 COVID-19 cases, the highest daily...
    Breaking News — New York, Jun 29 . .- Wall Street closed with notable gains on Monday and its main indicator, the Dow Jones Industrials, advanced 2.32% after a day marked by the rise of giants such as Apple or Boeing, this Last after it was learned that the aircraft manufacturer has permission to start test flights for its controversial 737 Max model. According to provisional data at the end of operations on the New York Stock Exchange, the Dow Jones rose 580.25 points and stood at 25,595.80, while the other two benchmarks, the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq, also experienced a good session, with increases of 1.47% and 1.20% respectively. Specifically, the selective S&P 500 advanced 44.19 points, to 3,053.24 integers; and the Nasdaq composite index, which brings together the most important technology companies, rose 1.20% or 116.93 points, to 9,874.15 integers. The New York parquet decidedly bet...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Here are the current numbers of novel coronavirus cases in Los Angeles County and across Southern California: Los Angeles County: 100,772 confirmed cases, 3,326 deaths Orange County: 11,960 cases, 323 deaths Riverside County: 15,643 confirmed cases, 438 deaths San Bernardino County: 11,290 cases, 248 deaths Ventura County: 2,336 cases, 44 deaths San Diego County: 12,401 cases, 358 deaths Stay up to date with more coronavirus resources and the latest newsMONDAY'S UPDATE: June 29, 2020Health officials said Los Angeles County had more than 100,000 total coronavirus cases so far and reported the highest number of new cases on Monday.Public Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer said there were 2,903 new coronavirus cases and 22 additional deaths. There were also 1,710 patients currently hospitalized.Several counties in California, including Los Angeles, have seen a surge in cases in recent weeks, prompting Gov. Gavin...
    New York, Jun 29 . .- The price of Texas intermediate oil (WTI) closed on Monday with an increase of 3.1%, to $ 39.70 a barrel, motivated by an unexpected increase in industrial profits and in the activity of China, the largest consumer of crude oil in the world, as well as due to an improvement in the economic prospects of the eurozone. At the end of trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange (Nymex), WTI futures contracts for August delivery totaled $ 1.21 compared to Friday’s session. The benchmark “black gold” prices in the United States rose in a day marked by numerous stimuli after the bankruptcy of the energy company Chesapeake Energy, known for being one of the main drivers of the “fracking” technique, and the continuous increase in COVID-19 cases in the United States, where more than 2.5 million infections and more than 125,000 deaths have already...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS SF) — California Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday said the state is “toggling back” the reopening “dimmer switch” in a number of counties facing alarming coronavirus spikes as well as increasing enforcement. During his Monday address on the state’s response to the pandemic, Newsom noted that he has frequently said there was a possibility that changing data might force officials to step back from phased reopening in parts of the state showing a rise in case numbers. “The approach is a dimmer switch, and that approach is different in each county,” said Newsom as he outlined some of the rising COVID-19 numbers. “We don’t like the trend line.” The state’s positivity rate over the past two weeks remained higher than officials would like, trending slightly upwards to 5.5 percent in the last 14 days. Disturbingly, within the past 7 days, California’s positivity rate increased to 5.9 percent. Newsom...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Illinois continues to report a downward trend in deaths from the novel coronavirus following the state's first weekend under Phase 4 of Gov. JB Pritzker's reopening plan.The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 738 new COVID-19 cases and 14 additional deaths on Monday. There's now a total of 142,461 confirmed cases across the state, including 6,902 deaths.Deaths from COVID-19 reported across Illinois include the following:- Cook County: 1 female 30s, 2 males 40s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 2 females 80s, 2 males 80s, 1 unknown 80s, 1 female 90s- DuPage County: 1 female 80s- Perry County: 1 male 50sWithin the last 24 hours, Illinois performed 26,918 tests, bringing the state's total to more than 1.5 million.On Friday, Illinois transitioned into the fourth phase of Gov. Pritzkier's reopening plan.Under Phase 4, health and fitness centers, museums, zoos, movie theaters can reopen as well...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (KDKA) – While Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine says Allegheny County’s percent positivity for coronavirus cases is increasing, there are “no plans” at this time to move the county back to “yellow.” At a press conference Monday afternoon, Dr. Rachel Levine talked about how the state monitors spikes in coronavirus cases, since testing has increased since the outbreak. “There are a couple things we look at to differentiate that,” Dr. Levine said. One of those things is percent positivity. “If we’re testing more asymptomatic people, more and more people, most of whom don’t have COVID-19, we’re going to see that percent positivity of the number of tests go down. When we start to see that go up in a certain region or a certain county, then we’re actually just seeing more cases,” said Dr. Levine. She pointed to Allegheny County as “the perfect example.” “It’s only...
    The Covid-19 pandemic has pushed many people to rent a home, rather than buy it. Only from March to April last, the demand for rental houses in the city of Guadajara had an increase of 35 percent, according to Óscar Reyes, president of the Mexican Association of Real Estate Professionals (AMPI) Guadalajara chapter, this as a result of the job uncertainty caused by the pandemic. “The vast majority of house-room purchases in the market are through loans, and the biggest customer is the employee. Right now, with so much uncertainty, they really did not want to focus or engage in long-term commitments (…) because they do not know if tomorrow or in a month or two they are going to be fired, then this has given more boom to the rental of houses, “he explained. He added that the amount of income that people are looking for is 10,500...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Golden Gate Bridge tolls and Golden Gate Ferry and Transit fares will increase this week
    The coronavirus pandemic has plunged millions of people into famine, the UN World Food Program denounced on Monday, requesting nearly $ 5 billion to help feed the growing number of the poor. The consequences of the pandemic are being felt most strongly in Latin America, where the number of people requiring food assistance has almost tripled, and while urban communities in low- and middle-income countries are drawn into destitution due to the loss of jobs and the collapse of remittances. “The front line in the battle against coronavirus is shifting from the rich world to the poor world,” said David Beasley, WFP Executive Director. “Until the day we have a medical vaccine, food is the best vaccine against chaos.” He added that without access to enough food, the world could see “an increase in social unrest and protests, an increase in migration, the deepening of the conflict and widespread malnutrition...
    Coronavirus — Why are covid-19 infections rebounding in the US? 6:34 . – Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar warned Sunday that the “window is closing” for the United States to control the coronavirus pandemic, while confirmed cases are on the rise in most of the country and some states are dealing with a record number of hospitalizations. “Things are very different from two months ago … So it is a very different situation, but this is a very, very serious situation and the window is closing so we can take action and have this under control”, Azar said to CNN’s Jake Tapper on the “State of the Union” show. Covid-19 Cases Continue to Rise in California 1:48 Azar suggested that the United States is better positioned to handle the pandemic than before, noting an increase in testing, contact tracing, hospital capacity, stocks of personal protective...
    Gov. J.B. Pritzker said he won't delay an increase in the state’s minimum wage, which he pushed for and signed into law during his first year as governor. That state's minimum will increase to $10 an hour on Wednesday. Shortly after taking office in 2019, Pritzker enacted a phased increase to the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025. The first of two increases was Jan. 1 of this year going from $8.25 to $9.25 an hour. The second increase this year is set for Wednesday. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March, Pritzker closed large swaths of the state's economy in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 and to keep hospitals from being overwhelmed with coronavirus cases. He used his executive authority to suspend or postpone several things, such as evictions or licensure fee increases and even the state's tax filing deadline....
    New York, Jun 29 . .- Wall Street opened mixed on Monday and its main indicator, the Dow Jones Industrials, rose 0.67% despite the increase in cases of coronavirus in the United States and by investor confidence. in which the economy will continue recovering despite the outbreaks. Five minutes after the start of operations on the New York Stock Exchange, the Dow Jones scored 167.77 points, up to 25,183.32 points, boosted by large listed companies such as Boeing (4.63%), which has received the certification to test their model 737 MAX, and Caterpillar (2.05%). For its part, the selective S&P 500 advanced 0.19% or 5.65 points, to 3,014.70 points, and the Nasdaq composite index, where the main technology companies are listed, was the only indicator in red and slid 0 , 15% or 15.02 points, up to 9,742.19 integers. The New York parquet began the session trying to offset the increase...
    The first phase of establishing a $15 minimum wage for Montgomery County, Maryland, workers is set to begin Wednesday, July 1. The wage increase, which was approved in November 2017, will gradually increase based on the number of workers hired by the company. For employers with 51 or more workers, the minimum wage rises to $14 an hour. For businesses with fewer than 50 employees, the minimum wage increases to $13.25, and a small business employer with 10 employees or fewer is required to pay at least $13 hourly. Over the next four years, the minimum wage will continue to increase until workers at companies of all sizes gradually reach $15 an hour. Those at large companies with 51 or more workers will reach that rate next year. According to a news release, workers age 18 and younger and working under 20 hours a week are exempt from the rate increase....
    By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin LONDON, Jun 29 (.) – Oil prices were stable on Monday, underpinned by improving economic data, with gains limited by the sharp rise in coronavirus cases worldwide, which is forcing some countries to impose partial closings. * At 1127 GMT, the international benchmark Brent rose 2 cents, or 0.05%, to $ 41.02 a barrel, while the West Texas Intermediate in the United States (WTI) earned 15 cents, or 0.39 %, at $ 38.64 a barrel. * Crude prices found some support after Chinese industrial companies improved in May for the first time in six months, suggesting that the country’s economic recovery continues to gain strength. * The recovery in economic confidence in the euro zone also intensified in June, after a modest advance in May, with improvements in all sectors and a much more buoyant outlook for future business, data from the European Commission showed. * However,...
    LONDON (AP) — English soccer launched a placement scheme on Monday to assist players from ethnic minority backgrounds moving into coaching to increase diversity in the dugout. The scheme will be open to Professional Footballers’ Association members from a Black, Asian or other ethnic minority background and will initially provide up to six coaches per season with a 23-month placement at a club across the three professional divisions below the Premier League. “This is a critical time for Black, Asian and minority ethnic coaches,” said Darren Moore, chairman of the Premier League’s Black Participants’ Advisory Group. “We all know and agree that the diversity of coaches and managers must increase and this placement scheme represents a positive step.” The lack of representation of Black people in senior leadership roles in the sport has been in the spotlight because of the increased focus worldwide on the Black Lives Matter movement. Manchester...
    If you’re spending more time at home, you’ll probably experience an increase in energy consumption. And if you don’t notice it, the spike in your bills will be a not-so-friendly reminder that you’re using more electricity, gas, and water. It’s important to stay healthy and sane during the quarantine. And we understand that you may be taking this time to create a gourmet kitchen or experiment with the best high end coffee makers and grinders since you’re no longer going to your favorite coffee shop every day. However, just because you’re at home doesn’t mean your energy consumption has to increase. We found the best energy efficient items, and also asked a few experts to weigh in on ways to increase your energy efficiency.
    Coronavirus — Covid-19 Cases Continue to Rise in California 1:48 Hong Kong . – As the number of people who have died from the coronavirus exceeds 500,000 worldwide, China does not risk a second wave taking over the country, despite having contained its outbreak in recent months. In stark contrast to the easing of restrictions amid high infection rates in the United States and parts of Europe, nearly 400,000 people have been subjected to strict confinement in Anxin County, in central Hebei Province, near from Beijing, after only 18 new cases were registered. Authorities announced in a statement Sunday that “all villages, communities and buildings will be completely closed” in Anxin. Families can only send one person per household outside to buy supplies once a day, and all outside vehicles are prohibited. Anxin is located some 150 kilometers south of Beijing, where a small outbreak this month was...
    Breaking News — Madrid, June 29 . .- The telephone number 016 for victims of sexist violence received 8,414 calls in May, which is the second highest number in the last three years and the third highest in the entire series, and represents 41% more than in the same month last year. These are data from the Monthly Statistical Bulletin of the Government Delegation against Gender Violence related to May, which shows that since the launch of 016 in 2007 and until May 31, 2020, 901,647 pertinent calls have been received. In the first five months of the year, 34,056 people have asked for help through that phone, which is 25% more compared to the same period in 2019. The average of daily calls during the month of May 2020 is 271. As for the person who made the call, during May, 66.5% were made by the user herself,...
    Coronavirus — The National Police has announced that going to reinforce the patrol in the network to detect summer home deals that are really scams after a criminal network operating throughout Spain and that he had raised around € 250,000 with fake vacation rental ads. This gang captured its victims with these ads, and got benefits of collecting reserves and from prepaid bank cards that they obtained with the documentation with which impersonated people’s identities interested in the offer. The police operation aims to protect a sensitive sector in a particularly difficult summer. Several Police units They will be part of this online cyber-patrol plan. One of them, the Central Cybercrime Unit, has offered a series of key recommendations to keep in mind, such as paying special attention to offers that are too attractive and with prices that are much lower than usual, check the dates of publication of...
    Seoul, Jun 29 . .- The Seoul Stock Exchange fell almost 2% today due to the increase in coronavirus infections, especially in the United States, according to local analysts. The main indicator of the South Korean market, the Kospi, today fell 40.17 points, 1.93%, to 2,093.48 whole, while the Kosdaq technology index fell 15.89 points, 2.12%, to 734, 69 units. Foreign and institutional investors were today net sellers in a session marked by the bad numbers related to the new coronavirus pandemic, which has already claimed half a million lives and infected more than 10 million people worldwide. Specifically, the US, South Korea’s main trading partner, registered more than 44,000 infections on Sunday, with states such as Florida and Arizona registering strong increases. The growing friction between the US and China due to Hong Kong’s new security law also helped dampen the mood today. Thus, the main values ​​of Kospi...
    Finland, Sweden and Norway have noted unusual low levels of human radioactivity in recent days, a harmless increase for humans who, according to a Dutch institute, have their source in western Russia, while a French NGO has ruled out a track leading to Latvia. The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization, whose stations also measure increases in civilian radioactivity, published a map on Twitter showing the area of ​​probable source of the source, according to its measurements. The sector roughly covers the southern third of Sweden, the southern half of Finland, Estonia, Latvia, as well as a large area surrounding the northwestern border of Russia, including St. Petersburg. These isotopes (cesium 137, cesium 134 and ruthenium 103, in particular) “are very probably of civil origin. We are able to indicate the probable region of the source, but this is not part of the mandate of CTBTO (English acronym of the organization,...
    Coronavirus — The United States continues to record unprecedented levels due to the coronavirus. The North American country lives a alarm situation due to increased infections in much of the country, what it has forced some states to stop their de-escalation. Arizona has set its own record for daily infections after communicating the Department of Health 3,858 new cases. It is the highest number recorded in the North American state and the seventh time in the last 10 days that infections exceed the 3,000 barrier in one day. TAKE ACTION: 3,858 new cases of # COVID19. Always wear a mask in public even if you do not feel sick. Maintain physical distancing. Stay home when sick. We must continue work together to slow the spread of COVID-19. #MaskUpAZ https://t.co/h619Tmskkz – AZ Dept of Health (@AZDHS) June 28, 2020 Regarding deaths, 9 people died, so the global figures stand at...
    Local governments across the United States are considering a range of measures to recoup the costs of the coronavirus pandemic on their economies - among them taxes on cigarettes and housing, and on giant tech firms. With the virus having shut swathes of the economy for more than three months, the loss to local authorities is severe. Unlike the federal government, which can cut taxes and rack up huge deficits with impunity, local and state governments generally must balance their budgets each year.  And, not wanting to impose politically unpalatable tax hikes, local leaders are looking for alternative means of raising revenues. 'Given the size of the problem, they're going to have to use every tool at their disposal,' said Elizabeth McNichol, a senior fellow specializing in state fiscal issues at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a left-leaning think tank.  'That includes spending cuts and revenue increases.'  Cigarette...
    Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters appeared on MSNBC on Sunday and accused President Donald Trump of stoking the flames of racial hatred in the United States amid the civil unrest that continues around the country. As reported by Breitbart, host Alex Witt noted Trump’s Sunday retweet of a video that showed one of his apparent supporters shouting “white power.” Although Witt noted the tweet has been removed, she asked Waters whether she believed Trump was unaware of the supporter’s comment and if the amplification of the phrase was intentional. “Well, you know, we have learned a lot about this president,” Waters began. “And so it’s not believable when he said he did not hear it.” According to Waters, the Trump presidency has paved the way for an increase in racist comments. “People, the white men who just did that, they felt empowered by this president, that it is all right to...
    The control room of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization. (Free Press Photo: .) Finland, Sweden and Norway have registered in recent days an unusual small increase in levels of radioactivity of human origin, which is harmless to man and whose source would be found in Russia, according to a Dutch institute, and in Latvia, according to others. clues. The Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) Organization, whose stations allow measurements of radioactivity increases of civilian origin, published a map on Twitter that marks the area of ​​probable origin of the source. The sector covers a third of southern Sweden, the southern half of Finland, Estonia, Latvia, as well as a large area surrounding the northwestern border of Russia, including Saint Petersburg. These isotopes (cesium 137, cesium 134 and ruthenium 103, mainly) “are most likely of civil origin. We can indicate the probable region of the source,...
    Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar warned the United States that the coronavirus pandemic is threatening to spiral out of control. As CNBC reports, Azar said that COVID-19 spikes in states like Texas, Florida, and Arizona could become out-of-control without the use of masks and social distancing strategies. “We’ve got the tools to do this,” Azar said. “But the window is closing, we have to act, and people as individuals have to act responsibility. We need to social distance, we need to wear our face coverings where we can’t social distance, particularly in these hot zones.” Azar didn’t address any specific mandates at the federal level, but instead called on individuals to act responsibly. He also denied that the states who have chosen to re-open early may be tied to the increase in the number of cases. Instead, he said that the spikes are due to individuals failing to...
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota health officials on Saturday reported 55 new cases of the coronavirus spread out among 21 counties, which increased the total number of positive tests in the state to nearly 6,700. The update showed that the state screened 792 people in the last day, for a positive test rate of 6.9%. There are currently 838 active cases, an increase of 20 since Saturday. Of those, 75 are hospitalized, an increase of two. No new deaths were reported. The new positive tests included 12 in Minnehaha County, putting it two away from 3,600 total cases, and 10 in Pennington County, putting it over 500 total cases. Other counties with confirmed new cases were Beadle, Brookings, Brown, Buffalo, Charles Mix, Codington, Davison, Day, Fall River, Hughes, Hutchinson, Lake, Lincoln, Lyman, Roberts, Oglala Lakota, Union, Yankton and Ziebach. For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Illinois has conducted more than 23,000 coronavirus tests in the last day, as the state enters its first weekend under Phase 4 of Gov. JB Pritzker's reopening plan.The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 646 new COVID-19 cases and 26 additional deaths on Saturday. There's now a total of 141,723 confirmed cases across the state, including 6,888 deaths.Within the last 24 hours, Illinois performed 23,789 tests, bringing the state's total to more than 1.5 million.On Friday, Illinois transitioned into the fourth phase of Gov. Pritzkier's reopening plan.Under Phase 4, health and fitness centers, museums, zoos, movie theaters can reopen as well as indoor dining at restaurants. It also allows for up to 50 people to attend gatherings.EMBED More News Videos Illinois moves into Phase 4 of reopening June 26. What does that mean? The governor said he will not hesitate to move Illinois back a phase, or...
    WASHINGTON - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday mostly blamed young people ignoring precautions to prevent the spread of coronavirus for the sharp increase in recent days of the number of confirmed cases in the country.  Pence, in an interview on CBS’s “Face the Nation” show, said it is “inarguable” that increased testing in the U.S., with 500,000 per a day, has led to confirmation of more people with coronavirus infections. But he said “younger Americans have been congregating in ways that may have disregarded the guidance that we gave on the federal level for all the phases of reopening businesses.”  Lines of cars wait at a coronavirus testing site outside of Hard Rock Stadium, in Miami Gardens, Fla., June 26, 2020.The number of coronavirus cases in the U.S. has risen sharply in recent days, particularly in a trio of states across southern tier of the U.S....
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The outbreak of COVID-19 is having a major impact across the world but also in cities across Northern California. A shelter-in-place has been issued in the Bay Area, along with a similar order statewide.The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's new daily, interactive newscast about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and around the world. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. GET HELP: Resources and information about COVID-19 COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most dangerous things you can do as CA reopens LIFE AFTER COVID-19: Here's what restaurants, gyms, schools, sports will look like when they reopen LATEST LOCAL CASES: Updated number of COVID-19...
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois' minimum wage increases to $10 per hour this week, and state officials are reminding workers to make sure their paychecks reflect the change. The change takes effect Wednesday as July begins. The increase is part of a multi-year plan to bring the minimum wage to $15 by 2025. The first increase to $9.25 came on Jan. 1. Minimum wages in Cook County and the city of Chicago are higher. The county will increase to $13 per hour on Wednesday, and the city to $13.50 for small employers and $14 for employers with 21 or more employees. Illinois Department of Labor Director Michael Kleinik said officials expect employers to abide by the change but he encouraged workers to verify the increase on their checks. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Illinois
    Breaking News — Algiers, Jun 28 . .- Algeria has suffered in the last two days a strong increase in the number of infections by COVID-19 and therefore the reopening of its land, sea and air borders, planned for the first of July. According to official statistics, health authorities certified 283 new cases of coronavirus on Saturday, the highest daily number since the outbreak of the pandemic in the country. This spike in infections brings the number of confirmed cases to 12,968 and is the result, according to local epidemiologists, “of the relaxation of prevention and containment measures.” “In the last 24 hours there have been seven deaths and 136 recoveries, which brings the number of deaths to 892 to 892 and to 9,202 the number of recoveries, the head of the COVID Detection and Monitoring Commission stated at a press conference- 19, Djamel Foutar. In this context, the...
    New York — Many states are reporting more cases of coronavirus than previously reported The new outbreaks are registered mainly in the southern states. Photo:SERGIO FLORES / . / . As the United States reopens, new outbreaks of coronavirus are reported in different parts of the country. Starting Friday, at least 29 states are registering increases in daily coronavirus casesDr. Amesh Adalja of the Johns Hopkins University Health Security Center told Business Insider that this is a continuation of the first wave, which is why many cities and states have been backing down on the reopening of their economies. We present to you the places that are receding into reopening plans. Related: Whole Foods returns home to workers for wearing face masks with the legend “Black Lives Matter” 1. Texas Texas Governor Greg Abbott reversed his plan to reopen the state. It limited the capacity...
            by Neil Shah  Minority populations are increasing and the white majority is on the decline, according to U.S. Census Bureau figures released Thursday. Over the past decade, the white population grew by 10.5 million individuals, a 4.3% increase, while the Hispanic population grew by 10.1 million individuals, a 20% increase, the Census figures show. Among white people, there were 1.34 births for every death, whereas the Hispanic population had 5.81 births for every death, according to the report. The report also indicated that the Asian-American population had a significant increase in population: it grew by 5.2 million individuals over the past decade, a 30% growth in population size. International immigration of 3.2 million Asian-Americans over the past decade primarily drove this population growth as it accounted for nearly two-thirds of it. “We are browning from bottom up in our age structure,” Brookings Institution senior fellow William Frey told NBC News. “This is going to...
    The governor of Tokyo, Yuriko Koike, affirmed that at the moment it is not possible to be spoken of a “second wave of contagions” The government of Tokyo ruled out applying new restrictions despite the increase in the number of infections of coronavirus COVID-19 in the capital, which has been around fifty daily infections for four days in a row and registered 57 more this Saturday, the highest number since the lifting of the state of health alert. The Governor of Tokyo, Yuriko Koike, affirmed that at the moment it is not possible to speak of a “second wave of contagions” because the increase in is not so significant, and pointed out that the authorities do not contemplate reimposing restrictions or issuing new warnings to citizens, in statements to the Japanese media. He Tokyo Metropolitan Area, the region of Japan Most affected by the pandemic, it had been registering...
    LOS ANGELES -- Here are the current numbers of novel coronavirus cases in Los Angeles County and across Southern California: Los Angeles County: 95,371 confirmed cases, 3,285 deaths Orange County: 11,960 cases, 323 deaths Riverside County: 15,643 confirmed cases, 438 deaths San Bernardino County: 11,290 cases, 248 deaths Ventura County: 2,336 cases, 44 deaths San Diego County: 12,401 cases, 358 deaths Stay up to date with more coronavirus resources and the latest newsSATURDAY'S UPDATE: June 27, 2020Health officials on Saturday confirmed an additional 23 deaths and 2,169 new coronavirus cases in Los Angeles County, bringing the region's totals to 3,285 deaths and 95,371 cases.The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reported "significant increases in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and the testing positivity rate." The 7-day average of new cases was over 1,900; the average two weeks ago was 1,379 cases.Friday's UPDATE: June 26,...