Gobernador Wolf: Las máscaras ayudan a detener la propagación de la COVID-19

first_imgGobernador Wolf: Las máscaras ayudan a detener la propagación de la COVID-19 June 23, 2020 Español,  Press Release,  Public Health En el día de la fecha, el Gobernador Tom Wolf señaló que las investigaciones confirman la importancia de usar máscaras para detener la propagación de la COVID-19 y que los residentes de Pennsylvania tienen la obligación de usar máscaras al ingresar a cualquier negocio en todos los condados en las fases amarilla y verde de reapertura.“Como la mayoría de los condados están o pronto estarán en la fase verde de reapertura, el uso de máscaras es una medida vital para ayudar a detener la propagación de la COVID-19”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Pennsylvania ha surgido como un líder entre los estados debido al número reducido de casos en medio de una mayor reapertura. Queremos que eso continúe de ese modo para mantener a las personas seguras y saludables mientras regresamos a muchas de las actividades que disfrutábamos antes de la COVID-19”.El requisito del uso de máscaras es parte de la orden de la Secretaria de Salud la Dra. Rachel Levine, “Instrucción de medidas de seguridad de la salud pública para empresas autorizadas a mantener operaciones en persona”, que corresponde a todos los condados, independientemente de la fase de reapertura. La orden requiere que las empresas exijan el uso de máscaras a menos que alguien tenga una afección subyacente que le impida usarla. Los niños de dos años o menores no están obligados a usar máscaras.Según un estudio reciente en el Institute of Physics (Instituto de Física), el uso de máscaras médicas simples o cubiertas faciales improvisadas reduce la exposición comunitaria de personas asintomáticas pero que sin saberlo, contagian.El estudio concluye que, si bien las personas pueden percibir que son ineficaces o molestas, “usar alguna forma de barrera (máscara) en público durante los brotes de patógenos es un acto altruista que sirve no solo como una forma de etiqueta mejorada para la tos o el estornudo, sino también para reducir las partículas que se emiten con la respiración normal o al hablar. Sin pruebas diarias, nadie puede estar seguro de no ser un vector asintomático de la enfermedad. Científicamente, este es un paso positivo que tiene el fin de ayudar a combatir la actual pandemia de COVID-19”.El Director General de Sanidad de Estados Unidos, Dr. Jerome Adams, publicó en twitter el domingo para advertir que el uso de máscaras contribuye con la libertad y no la afecta. Parte de su Twitter indica: “Algunos sienten que las máscaras faciales afectan su libertad de elección, pero si más personas las usan, tendremos MÁS libertad para salir”.Además del uso de máscaras, el Gobernador Wolf y la Secretaria de Salud la Dra. Rachel Levine han informado que las pruebas sólidas y el rastreo de contactos en los condados en fase verde son claves para una reapertura segura y gradual.El estado continúa aumentando las pruebas e intensificando los esfuerzos para realizar el rastreo de contactos. Hasta el 18 de junio (los datos más recientes disponibles), se registra un total de 518 rastreadores de contactos y un total de 4,161 contactos que están siendo monitoreados.El Departamento de Salud recibió un total de 89,350 resultados de pruebas en los últimos siete días, un promedio de 12,764 por día. El promedio de los resultados de las pruebas recibidos en 30 días es más de 13,934.Se sumaron 2,763 casos nuevos a las investigaciones durante la semana del 12 al 18 de junio.“El uso de máscaras debe ser parte de nuestras rutinas diarias”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Cuando salga de casa, tome sus llaves, su billetera y su máscara. El uso de máscaras ha demostrado ser un elemento disuasivo importante para la propagación del virus. Mantener a los residentes de Pennsylvania seguros y saludables es nuestro objetivo a medida que reabrimos y continuamos con nuestros esfuerzos de mitigación”.La guía para empresas del estado describe los requisitos de uso de máscaras y los parámetros de seguridad adicionales tanto para empleados como para clientes.Lea más sobre el proceso de reapertura de Pennsylvania del Gobernador Wolf aquí.View this information in English.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Transparency, benchmarks needed to pique pension interest in infrastructure

first_imgInfrastructure markets need to be more transparent, with greater emphasis placed on the development of sector benchmarks, according to the European Association of Paritarian Institutions (AEIP).Setting out its views on infrastructure, the association said that while pension funds were long-term investors – and therefore well-suited to invest in the asset class – they first and foremost needed to abide by their fiduciary duties to members.“The reality is that infrastructure represents a valuable asset class and for sure a viable option for long-term investors, but these latter face several hurdles to access it,” the AEIP’s paper noted.It said the lack of comparable, long-term data was one of the hurdles facing investors and that the absence of infrastructure benchmarks made it difficult to compare the performance of the asset class. It also identified an organisation’s scale as problematic to taking full advantage of the asset class.“Direct investments, those that yield the most interesting returns, are the most difficult to pursue, as their governance and monitoring require skilled individuals and a strict discipline regulating possible conflicts of interests,” it said.“National regulation does not always simplify direct investments, and pension regulators in some cases limit the use of the asset class in a direct or indirect way.”The association called on governments to play their part in making infrastructure accessible.“Often the lack of infrastructure investments is not due to a lack of projects but not finding the right match with investors,” the AEIP added. “Some form of standardisation might be investigated.”The organisation said policymakers should not expect pension funds to solve the infrastructure shortfall alone but accepted that the industry “should and could” do more, noting that both Australia and Canada enjoyed a regulatory framework that fostered infrastructure investment.The UK has also recently reformed its tax system, exempting private placements from withholding tax – which could lead to a growth in infrastructure debt mandates.For its part, the European Commission has sought to boost the profile of infrastructure projects on the Continent, asking member states to publish pipelines as it pushes ahead with its €300bn investment package.The Commission pledged in March that it would increase transparency in the infrastructure loan market, considering the development of a centralised database of infrastructure credit data.,WebsitesWe are not responsible for the content of external sitesLink to AEIP paper on infrastructurelast_img read more

Spring selling season kicks off

first_imgREIQ regional director Damien Keyes. Picture: Evan MorganAGENTS are expecting a flurry of real estate activity as the traditionally busy spring selling season begins.Property listings in Townsville are expected to start to increase as the market hits its peak busy period.REIQ regional director and Keyes & Co Property owner Damien Keyes said spring was usually when, people considering transferring to Townsville at the end of the year, started house hunting.“Just last week the listing inquiries really picked up,” he said.“You have more buyers in the market in this period as we head into Christmas who arriving in town for postings.“Some sellers that are local also target that time of year because they know it’s a busy time with transfers coming in.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“September school holidays especially you get people who are planning to transfer here that come and have a scout around and get into a few open homes.“We always suggest sellers have as much exposure in the market as you can because competition is high so you need to get the biggest advertisement you can afford and focus on promoting your property well.”Townsville listings have already gained strong interest in the lead up to Spring with 42,666 views on realestate.com.au in the six months up to the end of July 2018.Listings in North Ward got the most views at 2263 followed by Castle Hill with 1811 views and Hermit Park came in third place with 1604 views.REA Group chief economist Nerida Conisbee said spring was traditionally a time when more properties were listed for sale.“In places like regional Queensland, we have seen an uplift in activity and there does seem to be more activity this spring than there was last spring,’’ she said.Ms Conisbee said many buyers had an expectation that there would be more properties available on the market during spring and also a number of sellers held on during the winter months to wait until buyers were more active.“A lot of people’s properties look a lot better in Spring and you haven’t quite hit the heat of summer.”last_img read more

Forcing teens to disclose abortion could breach rights

first_imgNewsTalk ZB 5 May 2016Forcing a teenager to tell her parents if she has an abortion could be a breach of her rights.A petition is currently before select committee, asking doctors to inform parents if a girl under 16 wants an abortion.Ministry of Justice policy manager Caroline Greaney said there was a ground-breaking decision in 1986, that a child’s age shouldn’t be the biggest factor in whether they’re allowed to make a decision for themselves.“Everybody is presumed competent, unless there is reasonable grounds that they are not competent.“A person is assumed competent to make a decision if they understand the nature of the procedure and the consequences of that procedure. The capacity is considered on a case-by-case basis by doctors.”Greaney said doctors currently follow the medical code’s rule on consumer rights.http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/national/forcing-teens-to-disclose-abortion-could-breach-rights/National Director Bob McCoskrie discusses the issue with Newstalk ZB’s Leighton SmithAudio Player00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

Mohave Valley celebrates 25th with IMCA Modified special

first_imgMOHAVE VALLEY, Ariz. – Mohave Valley Raceway celebrates its 25th anniversary on Saturday, April 14 with a $1,500 to win IMCA Modified special.The main event pays a minimum of $100 to start and the entry fee of $100 includes car and driver.Total purse for the feature is $6,000. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Larry Shaw Race Cars Western Region and Arizona State, but no track points will be awarded.Pit gates open at 4 p.m., the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m.More information is available by calling 928 346-3000 and at the track website, www.mohavevalleyraceway.com.last_img

Beef products recalled due to lack of inspection

Washington, D.C.— BEF Foods, Inc., a Lima, Ohio establishment, is recalling approximately 527 pounds of beef pasta products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection and outside of inspection hours, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.The ready-to-eat beef stroganoff pasta items were produced on May 3, 2019. The following products are subject to recall: [View Label (PDF only)]18-oz. sealed plastic trays containing “Bob Evans Beef Stroganoff Pasta” with a USE BY date of 07/02/19 and a time-stamp ranging between the hours of 15:00 and 18:37 represented on the tray seal.The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. M-46062” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, and Ohio.The problem was discovered when FSIS personnel reviewed the records of production for the recalling firm.There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumer’s refrigerators or freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.Consumers and members of the media with questions about the recall can contact BEF Foods, Consumer Relations at (800) 939-2338. read more

Wenger focused on Newcastle

first_img Wenger accepts if his men fail to win at St James’ Park, then that scenario would be redundant. “I would fancy that,” said the Arsenal manager, who revealed negotiations over signing Yaya Sanogo on a free transfer from Auxerre were at an “advanced” stage. “The biggest task is to win the game and not speculate too much on what happens after because the first compulsory thing we face is to win the game on Sunday.” A superb unbeaten nine-game league run has propelled Wenger’s men back up into the top four, when earlier in the campaign it looked as if they would struggle to be in contention. Arsenal edged out Tottenham on the final day 12 months ago to snatch third, and history could be set to repeat itself again this weekend. “I know for a long time that for us, when we were seven points behind, we would all be happy that it goes to the last day,” said Wenger. “We are in a position where nobody expected us to be. We have our destiny in our hands, our fate in our hands and that’s what you fight for in the game. “It is a game that we will now want to win but at least we fought back to be in a position where we master our own fate.” Press Association Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger would “fancy” a play-off for Champions League qualification with Chelsea – but challenged his team to just concentrate on securing the “compulsory” victory at Newcastle this weekend.center_img The Gunners head to St James’ Park one-point clear of Tottenham following their 4-1 win over Wigan. Europa League champions Chelsea are two points ahead, but the statistics are so close that should Arsenal win by a two-goal margin and the Blues slip up at home to Everton, then Wenger’s men would leapfrog up into third place and with it automatic entry into next season’s group stages. However, should the Gunners win 2-1 at Newcastle and Chelsea draw 0-0, then the two London clubs would be locked together and, under Barclays Premier League regulations, sent into an extraordinary play-off. And Wenger said: “A play-off exists only if we win the game (at Newcastle), so let’s win the game and see what happens.” last_img read more

O’Brien has International options

first_imgAidan O’Brien has a host of top-class options for Wednesday’s Juddmonte International at York on Wednesday. Roger Charlton’s Al Kazeem has been one of the success stories of the season with wins in the Tattersalls Gold Cup, Prince Of Wales’s Stakes and Eclipse and he will aim to add another Group One to his growing list of achievements. Richard Hannon has left in Sussex Stakes winner Toronado, who would be stepping up to 10 furlongs for the first time if he is allowed to take his chance. Jim Bolger’s Irish Derby winner Trading Leather and Sir Michael Stoute’s Royal Ascot winner Hillstar are other three-year-olds engaged while James Toller’s Rewarded is the final contender. As expected, French runner Cirrus Des Aigles will not be making the journey over following his defeat last weekend. The Ballydoyle handler’s quartet includes last year’s dual Derby winner Camelot, though he has finished behind likely market leader Al Kazeem twice already this season. O’Brien also has the option of running Queen Anne winner Declaration Of War, Epsom Derby hero Ruler Of The World and one of last year’s leading juveniles Kingsbarns, although he is also entered in the Neptune Investment Management Great Voltigeur Stakes on the same day and is yet to run this term. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Joseph, Alphonso triumphant at Lucozade Handicap Squash Tournament

first_imgNYRON Joseph and Michael Alphonso were crowned champions in their respective categories, but both had to work extremely hard to achieve their victories, when the curtains came down on the Guyana Squash Association (GSA) Ansa Mc Al/Lucozade Handicap Squash Tournament at the Georgetown Club Squash Courts yesterday.Nyron Joseph (left) and Michael AlphonsoIn the Open final Joseph (-22) was pitted against Jonathan Antczak (+7). Antczak had secured his place in the final with an upset semi-final victory over Daniel Islam, while Joseph had beaten Theron Mohabeer to book his place in the final.Joseph came out of the minus handicap with Jonathan at 10 points and eventually caught him at 11. He eventually won the first game 15 – 13. However, in the second game Joseph could only come out of the minus handicap with Jonathan at 12 points and just could not close the gap fast enough, as Antczak won the second game 15 – 12.In the third game Joseph again came out of the minus handicap with Antczak at 10 points. At 12 – 2, Antczak was three points away from securing victory but could only win one more point as Joseph came back to win the third game 15 – 13.In Category ‘A’ defending champion Abosaide Cadogan (0) was matched against Michael Alphonso (-4). Cadogan won a close first game 15 – 12 but Alphonso rebounded to take the second game 15 – 9. In the third game, Cadogan jumped out to a fast start, and leading 12 – 8 it seemed as if she would successfully defend her title . However, Alphonso won the next seven points to claim a well-deserved victory 15 – 12.In the open category, Islam (-5) placed third when he defeated Theron Mohabeer (+8 ) by two games to one. In Category ‘A’ Kirsten Gomes (0) would finish third as she defeated Gianni Carpenter (-8), by two games to nil.In the plate finals, both matches had straight set winners. In the Open plate final, Adam Alves (+5) beat Nicholas Narain (-12) 15 – 0 in the first game.last_img read more

The Latest: Alabama to allow 20% capacity at home games

first_imgThe Latest: Alabama to allow 20% capacity at home games Stadium officials said in a statement on Tuesday that the state will not allow fans at any event next month. That includes the Patriots’ games on Sept. 13 against the Miami Dolphins and the one two weeks later against the Raiders.While saying that they “fully support” the state’s position, stadium officials also said they “would have welcomed the opportunity to host fans in August and September, but are hopeful to do so later in the season.”The Patriots had previously announced a plan that would have limited Gillette Stadium to about 20% of its 66,000 person capacity. Officials said they worked with experts to develop a plan to reopen at partial capacity and “are confident in our ability to provide a safe and comfortable environment for fans.”According to the Massachusetts reopening plan, sporting events with fans will not be allowed until the state reaches Phase 4, which requires a vaccine or treatment for COVID-19.___ ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Associated Press Orgeron says LSU administrators overseeing coronavirus protocols, led by Senior Associate Athletic Director of Health and Wellness Shelly Mullenix, have done a “tremendous job.“We’re ahead (of) most programs,” Orgeron said. “Our players feel comfortable that they’re getting proper care.”August camp formally opened on Monday and LSU has had two players opt out because of coronavirus concerns, senior cornerback Kary Vincent Jr. and senior defensive end Neil Farrell Jr.___The New England Patriots will be playing without fans in Gillette Stadium at least through September. ___German soccer club Union Berlin wants to hold a pre-season friendly match with 3,000 spectators and is hoping that “preventative” coronavirus tests for fans will allow it to happen.The Bundesliga club says it has applied to the local Treptow-Köpenick health authorities for permission to hold the game with an altered hygiene plan on Sept. 5.Union says “a preventative test for all spectators is intended to replace the currently valid social distancing rules.”German soccer clubs previously outlined plans to resume games with some socially distanced fans attending in seated areas. Union’s Stadion An der Alten Försterei has mostly standing terraces so it could have far fewer fans attending than its competitors. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Alabama will allow about 20% capacity for games at Bryant-Denny Stadium this season. Nashville’s MLS team has three games scheduled through Sept. 12 at Nissan Stadium. Nashville SC set a record for the largest soccer crowd in Tennessee with its MLS debut on Feb. 29 as fans packed Nissan Stadium.___One person who isn’t a player returned a positive result for COVID-19 out of 1,400 tests administered in the controlled environment set up for the U.S. Open and another tennis tournament preceding it at the same site in New York.The U.S. Tennis Association said Tuesday that the person is asymptomatic and must isolate for at least 10 days.Contact tracing has started to see who might have been exposed to that person and should quarantine for two weeks. Two players from Roma’s youth team have tested positive for the coronavirus.The Italian soccer club has not named the players but says they are asymptomatic and have begun self-isolating.Roma says “those who have come into contact with the two individuals have been traced and notified” and adds that “a deep clean and disinfection of the club’s training facilities has also already begun.”The two players, their teammates and the youth team staff will undergo further tests.The team’s training activities have been suspended until at least Aug. 24. North Carolina coach Mack Brown said he remains “confident” that the Tar Heels will play football this season after the school shut down in-person undergraduate classes.Brown said Tuesday that the school’s move to online courses after recent coronavirus clusters in student housing and a fraternity could ultimately help “create a better seal around our program and a better bubble.”Brown said team staffers hosted a Zoom call for parents on Monday to address questions. Athletes can choose to remain in current residences, while some football players have previously chosen to opt out of the upcoming season.Brown said many players were already taking online courses and that the team will continue once-weekly testing of players for the coronavirus.He said the team is trying to “make sure our players and our staff understand that we’ve got three months here where we cannot go outside for social reasons or to eat or anything else if we want to have our football season.”center_img August 18, 2020 ___The Southeastern Conference will prohibit “suite hopping” as part of COVID-19 guidelines designed for fan safety and health in preparation for conference-only play this season.Decisions on whether fans can attend games will be made closer to Sept. 26 when the league begins play. Attendance numbers will be left to member schools but must follow state and local guidelines. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations should be followed in the absence of those measures.Furniture in premium seating and clubs shall be arranged to promote physical distancing, the guidelines add. Physical distancing and face coverings will also be stressed there as well as in public areas, including concessions, where barriers must be installed. The SEC guidelines also suggest “grab and go” food options, with drinks provided directly to spectators and single-serve condiments offered.SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said its 14 schools adopted the fan guidelines as a baseline and added, “They provide conference-wide expectations for protection of guests who are able to attend our games.” ___The Tennessee Titans won’t have fans at their home opener on Sept. 20 against Jacksonville because of the coronavirus pandemic.Nashville Mayor John Cooper and the Titans announced the decision Tuesday. Nashville’s Major League Soccer team also won’t have any fans at home games in September.Burke Nihill, the Titans’ president and CEO, says they wish they could open in front of fans as a franchise coming off its first AFC championship game in 17 years. But he says the Titans support the mayor and the local health department’s decision to keep Nissan Stadium closed to fans at least to start the season.The Titans play only one home game in September. Team officials have been working with public health experts to design a stadium plan in the hopes that fans will be able to attend some of the eight scheduled home games this season. Those precautions include mandatory masks, socially distant seating, contactless faucets and hand sanitizer stations throughout the stadium. The university released its plans for dealing with COVID-19 at games, noting seating will be set up to allow social distancing.The Crimson Tide opens its home schedule against Texas A&M on Oct. 3. Southeastern Conference teams are scheduled to play only 10 league games starting on Sept. 26.Alabama will have mobile-only ticketing and parking to allow for contactless entry for all venues. ___All Ohio high school sports can go forward this fall, with an option for sports like football or soccer to be delayed until the spring if schools wish, Gov. Mike DeWine said Tuesday. South Africa had been scheduled to travel next month and play using the same bubble-style protocol used for men’s tours of England by West Indies, Ireland and Pakistan.The announcement leaves the England women’s team without any confirmed matches for the rest of the year after a planned tour by India was called off last month. The England women’s team has not had a game since the T20 World Cup in Australia in February and March.The ECB says it is in “multiple discussions” to host international women’s cricket tours.It’s the third women’s series to be canceled this year for South Africa following a planned series against Australia in South Africa and a tour of the West Indies.___ The governor’s order takes effect Friday and prohibits spectators at events other than family members or individuals close to athletes, with final decisions on those people left up to schools. It will be up to schools to police the limits on attendance at sporting events.___LSU coach Ed Orgeron says the defending national champion Tigers have had “very few” players test positive for COVID-19.Orgeron said during a video conference Tuesday that the team had “two or three guys that are out” because of positive tests. He did not specify which players had tested positive. The Chiefs will allow up to 2,000 season ticket holders to attend training camp on Saturday, making them the first NFL team to allow fans since the coronavirus pandemic dramatically altered the way teams are preparing for the season.The team also said that up to 5,000 season ticket holders will be allowed at practice on Aug. 29, when the franchise plans to raise a new Super Bowl championship flag over the west end zone.The Chiefs typically draw thousands of fans daily to training camp on the campus of Missouri Western State University, about an hour’s drive north of Kansas City in St. Joseph, Missouri. But the pandemic caused the Chiefs and the few other teams that still leave home for training camp to instead hold all their workouts at team facilities.The Chiefs are fortunate in that their practice facility is just across the parking lot from Arrowhead Stadium. They have been using both locations to allow for more social distancing in walk-throughs and meetings. The practices that are open to fans will be at Arrowhead Stadium, where they will be able to social distance.___ The Western & Southern Open, moved this year from Cincinnati to New York because of the coronavirus pandemic, begins Saturday. The U.S. Open starts Aug. 31.Testing began last Thursday.___South Africa has withdrawn from a planned women’s cricket tour of England because of coronavirus-related restrictions.The England and Wales Cricket Board and Cricket South Africa say “this decision was taken due to the current international travel regulations in place for South African national teams.”last_img read more