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first_img Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. “Has (IHME’s) model been accurate so far? Have any of the models been accurate so far?” DeSantis asked during a Fort Myers news conference. “We need to go based on facts and evidence and not based on conjecture.”IHME’s model, which was updated Sunday, added more than 1,400 COVID-19 deaths to Florida’s total and extended the disease’s peak duration by more than six weeks in Florida from a model issued last week by the University of Washington-based institute.The update was the first since phase one of DeSantis’ reopening plan launched May 4. It did not factor in his Friday order that allowed the Monday reopening of barbershops and cosmetology/nail salons, nor does it exclude the three south Florida counties that remained under his April 1 stay-at-home order.On Friday, the governor allowed Palm Beach County to advance into phase one Monday, but Miami-Dade and Broward counties, which have borne the brunt of the state’s COVID-19 outbreak, have not progressed to the initial reopening phase.The IHME’s previous model projected 4,000 Floridians would die from COVID-19 by early August, with daily fatalities already peaking in late-April.The Florida Department of Health (DOH) dashboard reported Monday morning that 40,982 people in the state had tested COVID-19 positive, with 7,224 hospitalized and 1,735 dead from the disease.The numbers reflect an increase of 8,252 new cases, 1,625 additional hospitalizations and 517 deaths since May 1.New cases continue to demonstrate a roller-coaster pattern with 398 new COVID-19 cases reported Sunday, 707 on Saturday, 783 on Friday and 353 on Thursday.DOH reported 561,741 people had been tested statewide through Sunday, an increase of 79,736 over the past four days, nearly 20,000 a day, with an overall 7.3 percent positivity ratio.Positivity ratio of test results is a key indicator in DeSantis’ reopening plan, which, unlike the President Donald Trump administration’s plan, gauges progress by declining percentages rather than declining case counts.These are among nuances missing in IHME’s Florida projections, DeSantis said, noting the models also don’t recognize the state’s early adoption of a policy that did not allow recovering COVID-19 patients to return to nursing homes and long-term care (LTC) centers.“What I have found on these models is they have assumptions that are totally unreasonable with no appreciation for how different states are doing this,” he said. “You take a look at what Florida is doing versus other states and, obviously, I think it makes a big difference.”IHME’s state-by-state projections have been revised repeatedly since late-March, when it forecast COVID-19 would peak in Florida with 174 deaths on May 3 and kill 6,766 people by Aug. 4.When DeSantis issued his first emergency order in mid-March and then extended it 30 days April 1, “mobility” tracked by IHME using phone data declined precipitously. Mobility was about 56 percent below normal for April, according to the institute.With DeSantis lifting the stay-at-home order for 64 of the state’s 67 counties on May 4 and with businesses still under restrictions and social distancing protocols in place, IHME’s model projects “mobility” will increase to 34 percent below “normal” or, in other words, two-thirds of “normal.”The revised projections still indicate the state has “flattened the curve.” IHME’s model forecasts Florida will have ample available hospital beds and resources to accommodate any anticipated surge. Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSCOVID-19Deaths ForecastGovernor DeSantisThe Center Square Previous articleCentral Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens reopens Wednesday, May 13Next articleUPDATE 2: City of Apopka antibody testing closed Wednesday, resumes Friday, May 15 Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 A FedEx worker wears a protective mask and gloves Monday, May 11, 2020, as he makes a delivery as shops prepare to reopen in Palm Beach, Fla. Lynne Sladky / AP You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here By John Haughey | The Center SquareGov. Ron DeSantis on Monday dismissed updated projections from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) that estimate COVID-19 will kill 5,440 Floridians by Aug. 4, with the disease’s daily death toll peaking between June 8-10.last_img read more

first_img 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Parsons Earns Four 2015 Hermes Creative Awards From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 | 11:53 am EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Parsons is pleased to announce that it has earned four 2015 Hermes Creative Awards. The corporation’s Pasadena-based Creative Services team received two Platinum awards and one Gold award, while the Corporate Relations team—also based in Pasadena—received a Gold award.Hermes Creative Awards is an international competition for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing, and design of traditional materials and programs and emerging technologies. Entries come from corporate marketing and communication departments, advertising agencies, PR firms, graphic design shops, production companies, web and digital creators, and freelancers.“It’s wonderful to see the hard work and dedication of our talented teams of professionals pay off, and it’s a great honor to be recognized for the high level of creativity and excellence that permeates throughout the entire organization,” said Erin Kuhlman, Vice President of Corporate Relations.Parsons’ Creative Services team won two Platinum awards: one for a video commemorating Parsons’ 70th Anniversary and another for its Intranet Evolution Campaign Animation. The 70th Anniversary video contained motion graphics and an animated timeline that highlighted Parsons’ global accomplishments over 7 decades. The intranet campaign consisted of 3D animated teasers created to stir excitement for Parsons’ comprehensive intranet upgrade. Parsons’ Creative Services team also won a Gold award for its Cyber Solutions Center invitation, an animated e-vite to the grand opening of Parsons’ Cyber Solutions Center that was reflective of the cool, edgy, and high-tech attributes of the facility, which is located in Centreville, VA. Parsons’ Corporate Relations team won a Gold award for the 2014 corporate brochure: People, Process, Technology. This 52-page, full-color publication presents a sampling of the corporation’s strong customer relationships and its signature projects.The 2015 Hermes Creative Awards competition received around 6,000 entries from throughout the United States and 22 other countries. About 15% of the entries won Platinum—the highest honor, 22% received Gold recognition, and 11% earned honorable mention. For more information, visit, celebrating 70 years of growth in the engineering, construction, technical, and professional services industries, is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on defense/security, industrial, and infrastructure. Parsons delivers design/design-build, program/construction management, and other professional services packaged in innovative alternative delivery methods to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide. For more about Parsons, please visit faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Darrel Done BusinessVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.center_img Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Herbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautylast_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter Pinterest Local NewsCrime Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Facebook By admin – April 5, 2018 WhatsApp Isaiah Bernard Martinez One man was arrested early Thursday morning following a high-speed chase through Ector and Midland counties that lasted more than 45 minutes and involved four different law enforcement agencies.The Ector County Sheriff’s Office was called around 5 a.m. Thursday to the area of 42nd Street and West County Road to assist the Odessa Police Department on a vehicle that had been evading them, an ECSO news release stated.ECSO took the lead in the pursuit of a black Toyota Camry, the release detailed, which reached speeds more than 100 miles per hour.The suspect vehicle, being driven by 24-year-old Isaiah Bernard Martinez, led officers into Midland County and then back into Ector County during the chase, the release stated, while being pursued by ECSO, OPD, University of Texas of the Permian Basin police and the Midland County Sheriff’s Office.Martinez was driving recklessly, running stop signs and red lights before coming to an end at Faudree Road and Dorado Drive in Midland County where his vehicle intentionally struck a highway patrol vehicle, the release detailed.ECSO charged Martinez with two counts of evading arrest in a motor vehicle, a third-degree felony.Martinez was taken to the Ector County Detention Center Thursday morning. No bond had been set as of Thursday afternoon. Police arrest man following high-speed pursuit Previous articleDAILY OIL PRICE: April 5Next articleMan accused of shooting death requests bench trial adminlast_img read more

first_imgTop StoriesNLSIU Alumni (Migrant Mazdoor Program) Seeks Intervention In Suo Moto Case Registered By The Supreme Court On Plight Of Migrants LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK4 Jun 2020 10:06 PMShare This – xThe NLS Migrant Mazdoor Program, an initiative of a few alumni of the National Law School of India University, Bengaluru, has sought intervention in the suo motu case registered by the Supreme Court on the plight of migrants in the country during the lockdown. The application will be taken up by the Supreme Court today. The applicant-organization highlights that the…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?LoginThe NLS Migrant Mazdoor Program, an initiative of a few alumni of the National Law School of India University, Bengaluru, has sought intervention in the suo motu case registered by the Supreme Court on the plight of migrants in the country during the lockdown. The application will be taken up by the Supreme Court today. The applicant-organization highlights that the Government has failed to provide for any “uniform plan of action” for ensuring smooth and systematic ferrying of the migrant workers to their native places. They have thus sought intervention to put forth certain suggestions that would assist the Central and the State Governments in effectively deploying resources to assist the distressed migrants. They’ve suggested: To alleviate the concern of the migrants with regard to payment of fare and schedule of the trains and Intra state transport during movement, the Central Govt. should pay the fare, and the State Govts. should be at liberty to seek as many Shramik Trains as is necessary to transport the stranded migrants, without having to face financial difficulties;The Indian Railways should ensure that there is adequate supply of basic amenities like food, water and sanitisation on the Shramik Trains and the cost for providing such amenities should be borne by the Railways itself;The ordinary schedule of Railways as it operated before the national lockdown was announced on account of the pandemic should be brought back to effect, so that not only are there trains as per a prescribed schedule but the options available to the migrant workers are known to them in a pre-planned manner without any last minute confusion or chaos;The Aviation Turbine Fuel which contributes significantly to the transport cost of flights along with other such cess levied should be appropriately waived/ subsidized for all relief flights involved in the evacuation of the stranded migrants. Further, the Ministry of Civil Aviation should ensure that this benefit is passed on to the migrant passengers;A one stop Call centre operating 24X7 should be set up by the collaboration of the Central Govt and the States along with the Indian Railways wherein the State Governments and Civil Society Organisations can send the lists of all the migrants registered with them, and who should then be engaged in actively calling the stranded migrants round the clock giving them information and travel options available to them as organized by the Govt;Information about availability of Flights, Shramik trains and buses should also be disseminated through Social media channels such as Twitter, Facebook, Whatsapp, TikTok etc. The NLS Mazdoor Program is comprised of a group of private individuals who are working towards rescuing the distressed migrants and ensuring their transportation to their native states, through a program christened “Aahan Vaahan”. In their first successful transit operation, the alumni became the first group of private individuals who leased a chartered plane and rescued 174 distressed migrants and workers. They have also started an initiative namely “Serving the Shramiks” aimed at providing passengers of the Shramik trains with basic amenities like food and water on trains on certain specified routes. In this backdrop the Applicant states that the suggestions put forth by them have already proven successful in their private concerted efforts to assist migrants and the same may be immediately adopt by the Government. The Applicant will be represented by Advocates Mithu Jain, Ashwin Ramanathan and Senior Advocate KV Viswanathan. Next Storylast_img read more

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Twitter Google+ Previous articleField hospitals to created in Northern IrelandNext articleRule book should be thrown out during pandemic – MacManus News Highland Local Link Donegal Sligo Leitrim evening services on door-to-door routes are being suspended with immediate effect.These resources will instead be redeployed, where practical, to the delivery of community support services for passengers who need medical and food supplies within rural areas, in particular the elderly, the vulnerable, and the sick.In a statement the National Transport Authority confirms that public transport services will continue to run and all other Local Link services shall continue with regular updates to be provided over the coming days.Local Link is working with local authorities, agencies, community and volunteer groups, the GAA, and An Garda Síochána to ensure that vulnerable members of the community can avail of a trusted and coordinated support services over the coming weeks and months.This will mean providing additional trips where possible for essential travel to purchase provisions and making contact with passengers who are not travelling but may require assistance.Local Link is offering a collect and deliver service, where possible, from pharmacies and local shops for passengers, delivering critical medical supplies to the elderly, the vulnerable and sick within rural areas.Those in need of such support should contact their Local Link provider directly. WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Pinterestcenter_img Facebook Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic DL Debate – 24/05/21 Local Link evening services on DRT routes suspended Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows By News Highland – March 27, 2020 Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more BRUNO, Calif.) — The woman suspected of opening fire at YouTube headquarters in Northern California on Tuesday appears to have carried out the shooting because she was “upset” with the company’s “policies and practices,” authorities said Wednesday.Police also revealed that Nasim Aghdam, 39, of San Diego, went to a local gun range hours before she stormed the San Bruno YouTube campus with a legally owned handgun around lunchtime.Four people were hurt in the bloodshed — three with gunshot wounds and one with an ankle injury from running from the scene, police said.Aghdam died of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound, officials said.A handgun was found at scene, and police said Aghdam legally possessed and owned the weapon. It was unclear where it was purchased. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Heiko Küverling/iStockBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Volunteers turned out in droves over the weekend to help clean up their hometowns following the (sometimes violent) protests sparked by the death of George Floyd.In downtown Reno, Nevada, one local politician estimates that at least 3,000 people went out to help repair the city on Sunday — more than the number of people who protested the day before.“They showed up and made a positive difference in a community that they love,” Donald Abbott, a councilman in nearby Sparks, Nevada, told ABC News. “Today was special. Today was just us coming together for the benefit of our community as a whole.”Some volunteers went out once Washoe County’s 7 a.m. curfew lifted to sweep up glass from the sidewalks and scrub graffiti off the Virginia Street Bridge, which was especially hit hard by vandalism, Abbott said. There were 23 arrests made on Saturday and Sunday from protests in the region, the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday.“If you didn’t know what happened last night, you wouldn’t know that something happened down here, it looks pretty good,” Abbott said.Similar cleanup efforts were reported over the weekend in Seattle; Chicago; Nashville, Tennessee; Raleigh, North Carolina; Los Angeles; Cincinnati and Minneapolis, among other cities.San Antonio Spurs player Lonnie Walker was among the volunteers cleaning up downtown San Antonio on Sunday.“I got a lot of love for you all,” Walker said in a video he posted on Instagram. The NBA player handed out bottles of water and joined efforts to remove graffiti from the side of a building.In Houston, truck driver Brian Irving was seen power washing a federal building early Saturday morning.“I said, ‘Let me go down there and let me clean up my city,’” Irving told ABC station KTRK-TV in Houston. “What came to my mind was what JFK said: ‘Ask not what your country can do for you, but ask what you can do for your country.’ I’m coming down here to put my little bit in.”Protests have erupted in cities across the country after Floyd, a black man, died on Memorial Day after he was pinned down by a white Minnesota police officer in Minneapolis. The National Guard was activated in Washington, D.C., and 17 other states. Mayors from Portland, Oregon to Atlanta have set weekend curfews to help limit further property damage, and business owners braced for more protests on Sunday.“We were blessed, we didn’t have any damage last night,” Larry Rosenberger, owner of Kilwins chocolate shop in downtown San Antonio, told ABC News on Sunday. “We are concerned about today. We’ll probably end up closing a little early, and be mindful of letting our team get out of downtown safely.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. read more

first_imgEddies in the Southern Ocean act to moderate the response of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC) to changes in forcing. An updated analysis of the Southern Ocean satellite altimetry record indicates an increase in eddy kinetic energy (EKE) in recent decades, contemporaneous with a probable decrease in ACC transport. The EKE trend is largest in the Pacific (14.9 ± 4.1 cm2 s-2 per decade) and Indian (18.3 ± 5.1 cm2 s-2 per decade) sectors of the Southern Ocean. We test the hypothesis that variations in wind stress can account for the observed EKE trends using perturbation experiments conducted with idealised high-resolution ocean models. The decadal increase in EKE is most likely due to continuing increases in the wind stress over the Southern Ocean, albeit with considerable interannual variability superposed. ACC transport correlates well with wind stress on these interannual timescales, but is weakly affected by wind forcing at longer periods. The increasing intensity of the Southern Ocean eddy field has implications for overturning circulation, carbon cycling and climate.last_img read more

first_imgPermafrost and methane hydrates are large, climate-sensitive old carbon reservoirs that have the potential to emit large quantities of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, as the Earth continues to warm. We present ice core isotopic measurements of methane (Δ14C, δ13C, and δD) from the last deglaciation, which is a partial analog for modern warming. Our results show that methane emissions from old carbon reservoirs in response to deglacial warming were small (<19 teragrams of methane per year, 95% confidence interval) and argue against similar methane emissions in response to future warming. Our results also indicate that methane emissions from biomass burning in the pre-Industrial Holocene were 22 to 56 teragrams of methane per year (95% confidence interval), which is comparable to today.last_img read more

first_imgBy Donald WittkowskiCity Council introduced an ordinance Tuesday to bring Ocean City in line with the federal government’s new flood maps for the National Flood Insurance Program.Utilizing the latest mapping technology, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is updating the nation’s flood maps for the first time since 1984 to reflect the current flooding risks to coastal communities.“Flood hazard mapping is an important part of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), as it is the basis of the NFIP regulations and flood insurance requirements,” FEMA says on its website.Ocean City’s new ordinance will update the town’s existing flood damage prevention program to comply with FEMA’s new mapping requirements taking effect on Oct. 5. The ordinance was unanimously introduced by Council and is up for a public hearing and final vote on Sept. 14.In Ocean City, some of the areas considered high-risk flooding zones are shifting as part of the new mapping program. Most significantly, a swath of town along Bay Avenue between Ninth Street and Battersea Road and a few other smaller pockets on the bayfront will now be incorporated into FEMA’s so-called “Coastal A” Zone, city spokesman Doug Bergen said.Property owners within the “Coastal A” Zone who do extensive renovations to their homes or build new houses there will have to meet stricter construction requirements as part of their flood insurance coverage.Bergen explained that “Coastal A” Zone homeowners would have to elevate their houses on piles for their construction projects. They would also have to build walls that would “break away” on the ground level if struck by strong waves, a feature that would allow the water to sweep under the rest of the house and save the remaining structure, Bergen noted.Property owners in flooding zones who don’t build new houses or do extensive renovation work to their existing homes would not be affected by FEMA’s new mapping program, Ocean City Solicitor Dorothy McCrosson told Council.McCrosson also said she doesn’t expect that flood insurance premiums will increase as a result of changes to the FEMA maps.City Solicitor Dorothy McCrosson briefed Council on the details of FEMA’s new flood maps.Communities that are part of the National Flood Insurance Program are ranked by FEMA based on the flood-control measures they have at the local level. The ranking system allows homeowners to get discounts in their flood insurance coverage. Homeowners in Ocean City receive a 25 percent discount.The National Flood Insurance Program, meanwhile, is $25 billion in debt and would have to be renewed by Congress if it is to continue beyond its scheduled Sept. 30 expiration date. Debate continues in Washington whether the program should remain under government control or be privatized.In other business Tuesday, Council approved a new agreement that will bring more than $1 million in state funding for a major dredging project to clear out sediment-choked lagoons along Ocean City’s back bays.Under the pact, the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s Office of Maritime Resources will kick in $1.3 million toward the nearly $1.5 million total cost to dredge the Carnival Bayou lagoon.The DOT will help pay for the project because the dredging work will also clear out sediment from state channels along the city’s back bays.“The NJDOT will pay for all eligible costs attributable to dredging the State Channels,” the agreement says.Those costs include designs, permitting, testing and inspection for the project, as well as the actual dredging work itself, the agreement notes.Bergen said the DOT funding was “a pleasant surprise” for the city.Carnival Bayou, between 16th and 17th streets, is one of three major dredging projects planned by the city beginning in September. South Harbor, between Tennessee Avenue and Spruce Road, and Sunny Harbor, between Arkansas Avenue and Walnut Road, are the other two.Mayor Jay Gillian told Council that it appears the DOT funding will be limited to the Carnival Bayou project, although the city has not ruled out the possibility that even more money could come from the state for other dredging work.“We’re still sticking to our plan, hoping to add more,” Gillian said.Council approved two related agreements for dredging work in the sediment-clogged Carnival Bayou lagoons.In a related matter Tuesday, Council awarded a $732,514 contract to Mobile Dredging & Pumping Co. of Chester, Pa., for dredging work at Carnival Bayou. Mobile Dredging submitted the lowest bid among three contractors that sought the work, according to documents attached to Council’s agenda.The city began the first round of dredging last year as part of a $20 million program proposed by the mayor for 2016, 2017 and 2018. In 2017, the town plans to spend $7.5 million for dredging projects, said Frank Donato, the city’s chief financial officer.The city has permits for the dredging projects at Carnival Bayou, South Harbor and Sunny Harbor this year. Last December, the city applied for a permit from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to conduct dredging along the entire length of the island. City officials expect to receive word by year’s end whether that permit has been approved.last_img read more