UKLA endorsed by City as consultation winds up

first_img Share UKLA endorsed by City as consultation winds up whatsapp THE UK Listing Authority (UKLA) received backing from the City yesterday, just as the government consultation on its future closed.The Listing Authority Advisory Committee (LAAC), the body which represents the investment community in its dealings with the UKLA, said overall satisfaction with the authority had risen to 72 per cent compared to 69 per cent in 2007, when the survey was last held.The LAAC added 20 per cent of advisers said there had been an improvement in the UKLA’s effectiveness over the past three years. And the report found the UKLA performed well against all three of its objectives as set out by the Treasury. Andrew Tusa, chairman of LAAC, said the group was pleased the survey had shown the performance of the UKLA in a positive light.But Tusa said he was concerned that the UKLA’s good work could be undermined by government plans to merge it with governance body the Financial Reporting Council (FRC), as part of plans to reform Britain’s tripartite system of financial regulation.Most City bodies have already voiced their opposition to the merger. whatsapp KCS-content Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Tags: NULL Monday 18 October 2010 8:29 pmlast_img read more

P House / Cherem Arquitectos

first_img P House / Cherem Arquitectos P House / Cherem ArquitectosSave this projectSaveP House / Cherem Arquitectos ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily CopyHouses•Huixquilucan, Mexico Photographs:  Enrique MacíasStructures And Engineering:Ing. Javier RibéLighting:Luis LozoyaConstruction:Factor EficienciaDesign Team:Arq. Miguel BravoProject Architect:Arq. Abraham CheremCollaborator:Rodolfo DiazCity:HuixquilucanCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Enrique MacíasText description provided by the architects. Located in Mexico City, P House is built as a single linear stroke of concrete walls that form the silhouette of the house. Two concrete volumes covered with an outer skin are intertwined embracing the natural surroundings creating a central courtyard and a portico to the landscape.Save this picture!© Enrique MacíasA curved wall leads through access and reveals the first views of the house in which different planes intersect; first is the courtyard and then the garden.Save this picture!First Floor PlanThe interior walls, as concrete curtains, slide to let light penetrate inward while showing exterior views and leading us through the house. In the first concrete volume on the ground floor are the public spaces: living room, dining room and games room, all open to the views of the northwest and connected to the garden and terrace. This volume on its first floor contains the private program: two bedrooms that rotate to the east views and light, and a third bedroom that opens to the garden perceiving a view of a wooded area.Save this picture!© Enrique MacíasAs it is located in a wooded area, the silhouette created by the concrete walls produces an effect of fusion between the interior and exterior.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe house develops a dynamic relationship between solid planes and transparencies, allowing crossing views throughout the house, keeping the central courtyard as a core protected by the movement of the concrete walls.Save this picture!© Enrique MacíasProject gallerySee allShow lessThe 9 Most Controversial Buildings of All TimeArticlesPinterest Round Up of Our Favorite Nap Time RetreatsArticles Share 2013 Architects: Cherem Arquitectos Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!© Enrique Macías+ 15 Sharecenter_img Houses Year:  Photographs “COPY” Projects Mexico “COPY” CopyAbout this officeCherem ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHuixquilucanPremio Obras CEMEXMexicoPublished on November 28, 2014Cite: “P House / Cherem Arquitectos” [Casa P / Cherem Arquitectos] 28 Nov 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Aquno Select M81Vinyl Walls3MVinyl Finishes in HealthPartners Regions HospitalPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsCoffee tablesBoConceptMadrid Coffee Table AD19SkylightsLAMILUXFlat Roof Exit Comfort DuoMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Atelier Zimmerlistrasse OfficeStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Iron Moss – Iron CollectionCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Facade in Manchester HospitalWoodBlumer LehmannConsulting and Engineering in Wood ProjectsGlassBendheimLuminous Mirrored GlassWire MeshTwentinoxMetal Mesh – Golf Romeo 7More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Factary compares public thank-you activities of charity sectors

first_img Howard Lake | 26 May 2011 | News 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Factary compares public thank-you activities of charity sectors AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Factary Individual giving Major gift Research / statistics thank you  173 total views,  5 views today Advertisement Prospect research specialists Factary have looked at the wide difference in thanking practice across five UK nonprofit sectors, based on data in its Factary Phi online database of donors and supporters, which features data on £14 billion worth of donations.Focusing on the levels of gift that triggered a public ‘thank you’ either in a website or in an annual report, Factary have found that education organisations are far more likely to acknowledge publicly a gift of less than £1000 than an international development charity. Sixty two per cent of the donors to education and training who are thanked publicly for a donation amount are giving less than 1,000, whereas international development organisations did not publicly thank any donors giving less than £1,000.On the other hand international development charities are much more likely public to acknowledge mid-level gifts from £10,000 to £49,000. Four in every ten publicly reported donations to international development are in this level. And this is not because these organisations receive more gifts at this level: indeed, Factary point out that “the numbers of donors in this range to International Development organisations is small compared to the numbers of donors in the same range to arts and culture”.The arts and culture sector are most likely to acknowledge low mid-level donors. Over half (53%) of all publicly reported gifts to arts and culture orgnaistaions are in the low mid-range (£1,000-9,999), where the sector dominates. Children and youth organisations also do well at this level, with 52% of all reported gifts to this sector occurring in this range.The health sector is the least likely to acknowledge gifts publicly. This might be because of issues of sensitivity over naming individuals with a likely family connection to a disease or medical condition, but the sector does not come top in any of the levels of giving analysed by Factary.Factary makes several recommendations based on its findings, not least that charities of all types should carry on and consider expanding their public thank you’s to all those who make modest or larger gifts. The key area to focus on is the £10,000 – £49,000 woodleywonderworks on  174 total views,  6 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Indonesia used Covid-19 to silence criticism of government

first_imgNews News This picture taken on April 9, 2020 shows mural artists Sulis Listanto (R) and Junaidi Sofyan (L) posing next to their respective artworks as local artists join the campaign in the fight against the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak in Depok, West Java. the Indonesia police are taking advantage of the need to combat disinformation linked to the Covid-19 pandemic in order to suppress any criticism of the president or the government in the press (photo: Adek Berry / AFP). August 12, 2020 Find out more April 16, 2020 – Updated on May 6, 2020 Indonesia used Covid-19 to silence criticism of government RSF_en to go further Journalists who criticize the government face the possibility of up to 18 months in prison under a directive that the head of the Criminal Investigation Agency, Gen. Listyo Sigit Prabowo, issued on 4 April. Indonesia is ranked 124th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. Help by sharing this information “In this directive, the Indonesia police are taking advantage of the need to combat disinformation linked to the Covid-19 pandemic in order to rein in journalists who might want to publish information critical of President Joko Widodo or his government,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. IndonesiaAsia – Pacific Protecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independence Covid19Judicial harassment Draconian legislation Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is alarmed to learn that Indonesia’s police have been ordered to combat not only disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic but also criticism of the president and government. Linking the two is very dangerous, RSF says, calling on the police to allow journalists to work freely. Organisation IndonesiaAsia – Pacific Protecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independence Covid19Judicial harassment On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia “This constitutes an intolerable encroachment on press freedom, which is supposed to be guaranteed by article 28 of the 1945 constitution. We urge the police to allow journalists to work freely so that they are able to provide reliable and independent news coverage, which is absolutely crucial during this pandemic.” Many journalists are meanwhile also concerned that the ruling coalition could take advantage of the coronavirus lockdown to get parliament to approve a package of amendments to the penal code, some of which would endanger press freedom in Indonesia, especially articles 219 and 241, which criminalize criticism of the president and government. August 21, 2020 Find out more News Melanesia: Facebook algorithms censor article about press freedom in West Papua Follow the news on Indonesia The directive orders the police to crack down on “coronavirus-related hoaxes,” “online frauds regarding the sales of health equipment” and finally – although it has no relation with the pandemic – “hostile information about the president and government.” Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years The proposed amendments were submitted to parliament last year but had to be shelved after a major wave of protests organized by civil society because of the threats to press freedom. The deputy speaker of the lower house nonetheless announced on 2 April that the proposed amendments were again being examined in committee and would soon be submitted to a plenary session of the house. Receive email alerts November 19, 2020 Find out more Newslast_img read more

DS News Webcast: Wednesday 7/20/2016

first_img Share Save Subscribe  Print This Post in Featured, Media, Webcasts The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Though foreclosure and delinquency rates continue to fall, the national homeownership rate fell more than 5 percentage points in 2015 from its peak in 2004, according to a report from Fannie Mae. This decline has been primarily attributed to affordability. Due to continued home price appreciation, homeowners are paying larger shares of their income on housing.Even more so, the number of homeowners and renters classified as severely “cost-burdened” or those paying more than 50 percent of their income on housing is estimated to increase 11 percent by 2025. Fannie Mae states that the main driver for the increase in cost-burdened households came from the rental market. The share of cost-burdened renters surged to the highest level it has been compared to any other time in U.S. history.Despite the increase in default rate percentage, David M. Blitzer, Managing Director and Chairman of the Index Committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices, believes there is no a cause for alarm. Quote Looking at the economy and credit conditions, American consumers are in good shape. The S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices covering mortgages and auto loans are within a few basis points of the lowest levels seen in 12 years. End quote. Additionally, three of the five major cities saw their overall default rates increase during the month of June. 2016-07-19 Brian Honea The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Clayton Holdings Creates New Option for ‘Fix and Flip’ Lending Next: Rosenberg & Associates Sees New Changes About Author: Brian Honea Home / Featured / DS News Webcast: Wednesday 7/20/2016 Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Sign up for DS News Daily July 19, 2016 1,050 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago DS News Webcast: Wednesday 7/20/2016 Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more

Industry Applauds Nomination of Brian Montgomery for HUD’s Deputy Secretary

first_img About Author: Mike Albanese Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Industry Applauds Nomination of Brian Montgomery for HUD’s Deputy Secretary Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. October 8, 2019 2,185 Views Related Articles Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: When Hope Survives Next: David Lowman Stepping Down From Freddie Maccenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Brian Montgomery HUD Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Brian Montgomery HUD 2019-10-08 Mike Albanese Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced Tuesday that Brian Montgomery has been nominated to serve as Deputy Secretary of HUD.Montgomery, who also serves as HUD’s Assistant Secretary for Housing and Federal Housing Commissioner, would manage the day-to-day operations of the agency and assist the Secretary in leading the department’s nearly 8,000 employees.“Once again, I am tremendously honored to be called upon by President Trump and Secretary Carson to serve this Department and the American people,” Montgomery said. “Service to our fellow Americans is the cornerstone of our Department and I look forward to continuing to help fulfill HUD’s critical role.”A release from HUD states that Montgomery was nominated for these roles in September 2017 and he is the first person to serve as the head of the Federal Housing Administration twice and under three different Administrations.Five Star President & CEO Ed Delgado and Brian D. Montgomery AssistantSecretary for Housing – Federal Housing Commissioner for HUD speakingat an industry summit on housing and mortgage servicing (September 2019)“Brian brings tremendous experience to our team and has been a strong voice in the effort to reform the Nation’s housing finance system,” said HUD Secretary Dr. Benjamin Carson. “As Federal Housing Commissioner, Brian made certain FHA remains a stable and reliable resource for first-time and minority homebuyers, and other underserved borrowers while protecting the interests of taxpayers. Brian is a key member of our team and I look forward to having him confirmed as our Deputy Secretary.””We applaud the public service Mr. Montgomery has extended to the cause of promoting homeownership, and this is the next and right step to advancing the mission of HUD.”—Ed Delgado, President & CEO, Five Star GlobalAs Federal Housing Commissioner, Montgomery is responsible for the management of FHA’s more than $1.4 trillion mortgage insurance portfolio. He also oversees HUD’s project-based Section 8 rental assistance housing program, the Officer of Housing Counseling, and HUD’s Manufactured Housing Program.“The Manufactured Housing Institute applauds the nomination of Brian Montgomery for Deputy Secretary of HUD. His leadership and vision during two tours at HUD demonstrates his commitment to solving our nation’s affordable housing supply challenges through solutions that support innovative housing methods,” said Lesli Gooch, EVP, Government Affairs for the Manufactured Housing Institute.John Smaby, President of the National Association of Realtors, said Montgomery has demonstrated “consistent support for American consumers,” while capitalizing on the role the FHA plays in addressing affordability and facilitating homeowbership in the U.S.“His vision of modernizing the critical infrastructure of the FHA is essential to successfully serving all Americans with affordable and responsible mortgage financing while protecting both borrowers and taxpayers from avoidable risk,” said David M. Dworkin, President and CEO of National Housing Conference. “He will be a valuable voice within the administration and in the housing community as a whole.”Montgomery served in the Executive Office of the President as Deputy Assistant to the President and Cabinet Secretary from January 2003 until April 2005. He led the White House’s internal working group to monitor all facets of the Space Shuttle Columbia accident investigation, which he was awarded the NASA Exceptional Service Medal. He served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Advance from January 2001 until January 2003. For more on Montgomery, read our interview in the November 2018 edition of DS News magazine. Home / Daily Dose / Industry Applauds Nomination of Brian Montgomery for HUD’s Deputy Secretary Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more

Whether Reservation In Promotion Can Be Granted To Persons With Disability If Their Entry Point Was Different? Supreme Court To Examine

first_imgTop StoriesWhether Reservation In Promotion Can Be Granted To Persons With Disability If Their Entry Point Was Different? Supreme Court To Examine LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK10 Jan 2021 11:11 PMShare This – xCan persons having physical disability could be granted reservation in promotion if their entry point was not of a person with disability under the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act ? The Supreme Court will consider the issue in a Special Leave Petition filed by the State of Kerala. The State approached the Apex Court…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginCan persons having physical disability could be granted reservation in promotion if their entry point was not of a person with disability under the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act ? The Supreme Court will consider the issue in a Special Leave Petition filed by the State of Kerala. The State approached the Apex Court challenging the Kerala High Court order which set aside the order of the Kerala Administrative Tribunal that had dismissed an Original Application filed by Leesamma Joseph claiming reservation in promotion. The High Court held that she should be considered for her promotion based on the disability at the time when her claim originally arose; subject to her seniority with reference to the other physically challenged candidates entitled to such reservation. The High court, to hold thus, had referred to a three Judge Bench judgment of Apex Court in Siddaraju v. State of Karnataka in which it was held that such reservation is applicable to promotionsChallenging this order, the state contended that she was given employment on compassionate ground and the entry point was not of a person with disability under the Persons with Disabilities and therefore such a person cannot claim reservation in matter of promotion under the Act as it will also affect the other general candidates.The bench comprising Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Dinesh Maheshwari and Hrishikesh Roy, however, observed that since Leesamma has already retired, it is not inclined to interfere with the relief granted to her. The court appointed Advocate Gaurav Agrawal as Amicus Curiae to assist it in determination of the legal issue.CASE: STATE OF KERALA vs. LEESAMMA JOSEPH [SLP (C) No(s). 14540/2020]Click here to Read/Download OrderRead OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Doherty appointed SF Deputy Leader in Dail Eireann

first_img Pinterest Doherty appointed SF Deputy Leader in Dail Eireann Google+ Facebook Harps come back to win in Waterford Homepage BannerNews By News Highland – February 23, 2018 DL Debate – 24/05/21 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterestcenter_img Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Previous articleDonegal to escape worst of snow but temperatures to plummetNext articleMinister Bruton officially opens new Educate Together School in L’Kenny News Highland Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Donegal Deputy Pearse Doherty has been appointed Sinn Féin’s Deputy Leader in the Dáil.Mary Lou McDonald says Deputy Doherty will play an important role in advancing their work in Leinster House.She’s also appointed Jonathan O’Brien to the Public Accounts Committee to take her vacant spot.Deputy McDonald is expected to announce a further reshuffle in the party in the coming weeks. Facebook Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

Federal prosecutors seeking rare death penalty for New York City terror attack suspect

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) —  Federal prosecutors in New York are seeking the death penalty for Sayfullo Saipov, the suspect in the New York City terror attack that killed eight people — a rare punishment that hasn’t been carried out in the state for a federal crime since 1953.Saipov, 30, allegedly used a Home Depot rental truck to carry out an attack on a bike path along the West Side Highway in Lower Manhattan, mowing down pedestrians and cyclist in his path on Oct. 31.In order to justify a death sentence, prosecutors will have to prove that Saipov “intentionally” killed the eight victims and “intentionally” inflicted serious bodily injury, according to the notice of intent to seek the death penalty, filed in the Southern District of New York.Both of those counts carry a possibly death sentence, according to the court document.Weeks after the attack, a federal grand jury slapped Saipov with a 22-count indictment that included eight charges of murder in aid of racketeering, typically used by federal prosecutors in organized crime cases, and a charge of violence and destruction of motor vehicles.The attack required “substantial planning and premeditation,” prosecutors said, describing the manner in which Saipov carried it out as “heinous, cruel and depraved.”“Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov caused injury, harm, and loss to the families and friends of Diego Enrique Angelini, Nicholas Cleves, Ann-Laure Decadt, Darren Drake, Ariel Erlij, Hernan Ferruchi, Hernan Diego Mendoza, and Alejandro Damian Pagnucco,” the notice of intent states. Five of the victims were tourists from Argentina.It has been a decade since the Southern District of New York last prosecuted a death penalty case. The defendant, Khalid Barnes, was convicted of murdering two drug suppliers but was ultimately sentenced to life in prison in September 2009.The last time the death penalty was carried out in a New York federal case was in 1953 for Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, a married couple executed after they were convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage for the Soviet Union during the Cold War two years before.Both Rosenbergs were both put to death by the electric chair on June 19, 1953.Saipov, a native of Uzbekistan, demonstrated a lack of remorse in the days and months following the attack, according to court documents. He stated to investigators that he felt good about what he had done, police said.Saipov told authorities he was inspired to carry out the attack after watching ISIS videos on his phone, according to the indictment. He also requested to display the ISIS flag in his hospital room, police said.He has pleaded not guilty to the 22-count indictment. David Patton, one of the federal public defenders representing Saipov, said they are “obviously disappointed” with the prosecution’s decision.“We think the decision to seek the death penalty rather than accepting a guilty plea to life in prison with no possibility of release will only prolong the trauma of these events for everyone involved,” Patton said.Saipov’s defense team had previously asked prosecutors not to seek the death penalty.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Coronavirus updates: New York City to freeze bodies of COVID-19 victims

first_img10:05 a.m.: 759 new deaths reported in UKThere were 759 new daily deaths reported in the United Kingdom, bringing the country’s total fatalities to at least 18,100, according to the Department of Health and Social Care. An additional 4,451 people also tested positive, according to the department. In total, at least 133,495 people have tested positive out of the 411,192 people who have been tested in the country.9:34 a.m.: New York City to freeze bodies instead of temporary burialsNew York City will freeze the bodies of COVID-19 victims rather than burying them on Hart Island, the city’s potter field that has long been used as a burial ground for unclaimed bodies.The temporary measure to freeze bodies is meant to lessen the burden on hospitals and funeral homes, which are running out of space due to the high number of deaths in the city, according to the New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.Freezing the bodies means there will be no temporary burials on Hart Island and allows families more time to make funeral arrangements. However, bodies that cannot be identified or claimed by next of kin will still be buried on Hart Island.The Office of Chief Medical Examiner, with assistance from Air Force Mortuary Affairs, will transfer bodies from five temporary morgues and 200 refrigerated trailers that are now parked outside five dozen hospitals around the city to freezer trucks that will be placed in Brooklyn.9:30 a.m.: Rail industry suffers huge costRail volumes are at 10-year low because of the lack of overseas imports, with the coronavirus pandemic expected to cost the railroads $9 billion in lost freight, according to a record from FEMA’s National Business Emergency Operations Center reviewed by ABC News.8:36 a.m.: Netherlands, France plan to reopen primary schools next monthPrimary schools are set to reopen next month in both France and the Netherlands, as several European countries announce plans to ease their coronavirus-related lockdowns. French Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer presented the details of the plan with a parliamentary commission on Tuesday, explaining that children would return to school in staggered groups, with no more than 15 students allowed in each classroom.Primary school students aged from 5 to 11 would be the first to go back on May 12, one day after France’s nationwide lockdown is set to end. Older children in selected years at secondary schools and high school would return the following week, according to Blanquer. The plan is for all students to be back in school by May 25, he said. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte also confirmed Tuesday that primary schools and day cares would reopen in the Netherlands on May 11, followed by high schools in early June.7:40 a.m.: Germany, UK approve human trials for COVID-19 vaccinesScientists in both Germany and the United Kingdom will soon begin clinical trials using human volunteers in the race for a vaccine against the novel coronavirus. Germany’s federal institute for vaccines and biomedical drugs announced Wednesday that it has approved its first human clinical trial for a COVID-19 vaccine. The potential vaccine is being developed by German firm BioNTech and is an RNA vaccine. In the first phase of the clinical trial, 200 healthy volunteers between the ages of 18 and 55 will receive one or more variants of the vaccine candidate, according to a press release from the Paul Ehrlich Institute in Germany. “Trials of vaccine candidates in humans are an important milestone on the road to safe and efficacious vaccines against COVID-19 for the population in Germany and internationally,” the institute said.The clinical trial is only the fourth worldwide in which a preventive vaccine candidate targeting COVID-19 is tested in humans. Meanwhile, the first human trials for a COVID-19 vaccine begin in the United Kingdom on Thursday. The potential vaccine is being developed by researchers at the University of Oxford.6:28 a.m.: Eight babies test positive for COVID-19 at Japanese children’s homeAt least eight babies at a Tokyo care home for infants have contracted the novel coronavirus, officials said Wednesday.After a staff member tested positive for COVID-19 on April 16, tests were subsequently conducted on all infants at the facility in Japan’s capital, which is run by Saiseikai Central Hospital. Eight of those tests returned positive results, according to a statement from the hospital.The infected children have been hospitalized as staff continue to monitor the health of those who tested negative. The facility has been disinfected and strict infection control measures have been put in place, the hospital said.Staff members who have shown symptoms have already been sent home, though the hospital didn’t specify how many.The children’s care home is a separate building from the main hospital, which will continue inpatient and outpatient treatment as usual.Last week, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expanded a state of emergency, which was initially limited to Tokyo and six other prefectures, to all of Japan as the virus continues to spread. The country has recorded more than 11,500 diagnosed cases of COVID-19 and at least 281 deaths, according to a count kept by Johns Hopkins University.5:50 a.m.: Singapore surpasses 10,000 casesSingapore now has more than 10,000 diagnosed cases of the novel coronavirus.The island city-state’s health ministry on Wednesday confirmed another 1,016 newly diagnosed cases of COVID-19 as of 12 p.m. local time, bringing the total number to 10,141.The vast majority of the new cases are work permit holders who live in dormitories for foreign workers. Just 15 of those newly diagnosed are Singaporean nations or permanent residents, according to the health ministry.5:21 a.m.: Man who claimed to have COVID-19 jailed for spitting at London policeA 21-year-old man in London was sentenced to six months behind bars for domestic assault and spitting at officers while claiming he was infected with the novel coronavirus, U.K. police said Wednesday.The man was arrested in East London on Monday on suspicion of domestic assault on a woman and criminal damage to her property. The suspect also told authorities that he had COVID-19 and, while being put into a police van, he spat at two officers. He was further charged for assault on emergency workers, according to a statement from London’s Metropolitan Police Service.While in custody, police said the man told them he did not have COVID-19 nor any related symptoms. He appeared in custody at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday where he pleaded guilty to all charges and was sentenced to prison.“I hope he spends his period in prison to reflect on his behavior, and that his prison sentence sends a message to others who are willing to commit domestic offenses and to target police officers whose job it is to protect Londoners,” police inspector Alexis Manley said in a statement Wednesday.3:30 a.m.: California officials find earliest known US deaths from virusCalifornia officials have confirmed what are now the earliest known deaths from the novel coronavirus outbreak in the United States.Santa Clara County announced late Tuesday that new autopsy results show two individuals who died at home on Feb. 6 and Feb. 17 were positive for COVID-19. The individuals were not tested for the virus because they died when very limited testing was available only through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to a statement from the county in Northern California.“Testing criteria set by the CDC at the time restricted testing to only individuals with a known travel history and who sought medical care for specific symptoms,” Santa Clara County said in a statement.The United States previously recorded its first official fatality from COVID-19 on Feb. 28 — an individual in Washington state’s King County.However, health officials later discovered that two people at a Seattle-area nursing home had also died from the disease on Feb. 26. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. narvikk/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR and ELLA TORRES, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A global pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 178,000 people worldwide.Over 2.5 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations’ outbreaks. Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the United States has become the worst-affected nation, with more than 825,000 diagnosed cases and at least 45,075 deaths. Here’s how the news is developing Wednesday. All times Eastern:last_img read more