N.J. hits 20K coronavirus testing goal needed for more reopening plans, Murphy says
Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday encouraged more New Jerseyans to get tested for the coronavirus as he announced the state has reached its goal of testing at least 20,000 residents a day by the end of May — a step officials say is crucial to further reopening the economy and protectIng against a second wave of the illness.“More data means we get a better sense of where COVID-19 still exists, and where hotspots could become flare-ups, so we can take quick corrective measures to stamp them out," Murphy said during his daily coronavirus briefing in Trenton.“The more people who do get tested, the str...
The truth about plans for Babyn Yar
In late 2019, after more than six months of negotiations, I accepted the offer made by the Supervisory Board of the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center to take up the position of the project’s artistic director. I realized, totally and unequivocally, the significance of this step as well as my personal and civil responsibility in connection to it.What happened at Babyn Yar was a terrible tragedy for Jews, Ukrainians and the entire world. My family was affected by this tragedy too. I am the son of a Jewish woman who miraculously fled Ukraine on the eve of the mass murder. The feelings of those ...
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HOW COVID-19 SLOWED THE RELEASE OF PBR COWPEA’
HOW has the COVID-19 pandemic affected plans for the roll out of the PBR cowpea?COVID-19 has altered our plans, but I think we can catch up with time. The only way farmers won’t have accees to our PBR cowpea seeds is if farmers cannot farm this coming season, but if farmers are going to farm and plant cowpea, then we can still work with farmers during the rainy season, because we have enough seeds to go on farm demonstration trials with our farmers. But for the commercial aspect it is delayed because we couldn’t use the last three months so it delayed us a little bit but not much, we can still...
Plans for reopening of tourism industry outlined
In a Senate hearing on the impact of the coronavirus disease, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat outlined plans and preparations for the revival and reopening of tourist sites once their locations are placed under modified general community quarantine.At present, all parts of the Philippines except Metro Manila, Laguna, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Zambales, Angeles City, Cebu City and Mandaue City are under general community quarantine.Safety measures defined in the plan include the regular sanitation and disinfection of accommodations, tourist transport services and other t...
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Trump says G7 summit likely to take place 'primarily' at White House
Washington (AFP) - President Donald Trump on Thursday confirmed plans for a possible in-person summit of G7 leaders, saying it would "primarily" take place at the White House."It looks like the G7 will be on," he told reporters.Trump said it would be "primarily at the White House" and "there could be a piece of it at Camp David," the presidential retreat in Maryland.Trump first aired hopes for restoring the scrapped summit on Wednesday, calling for his counterparts from Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan to fly in for the event.Originally, the summit had been scheduled for Camp ...
Profs Seek Protection From COVID – GWU’s Demand It
Profs Seek Protection From COVID – GWU’s Demand It; Argue Faculty Have Rights To Avoid The Deadly Risks in ClassroomsQ1 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and moreProfessors Seek Protection From COVIDWASHINGTON, D.C. (May 21, 2020) - As more university administrators announce plans to return to classroom teaching this fall, many professors - especially those at abnormally high risk of death or disability because of age or a wide variety of medical conditions - are beginning to rebel, claiming that no combination of testing, mask wearing, or attempts to require students to maintain social dis...
Coronavirus updates: 2,200 pharmacies OK’d to test for COVID-19; Murphy talks more reopening plans. What you need to know. (May 19, 2020)
Auto dealerships and bicycle shops will once again be allowed to conduct in-person sales starting Wednesday morning with precautions, the governor said.“We know this is an important step for dealerships and for people who need access to transportation, and it is, unquestionably, another step forward on our road back,” Murphy said during his daily coronavirus briefingin Trenton.The governor stressed that residents should not expect him to announce daily reopening plans, but officials were constantly evaluating the state of the outbreak in New Jersey.“If the curves keep going in the right direct...
Florida's universities plan to reopen in the fall, but how that will look remains unclear
ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida’s public universities are planning to reopen in the fall, but to what extent classes and other activities will resume remains unclear.Next month, the Board of Governors, which oversees the state university system, will consider individual plans from each of the 12 campuses for how they will operate in a world altered by the global coronavirus pandemic.The state’s approach will be based on science and advice from medical professionals, said Syd Kitson chairman of the Board of Governors, in a news release. Board members plan to take up a set of overarching guidelines on M...
Filinvest defers some plans, cuts capex for 2020
Gotianun-led Filinvest Land Inc. (FLI) is trimming its capital outlays for this year to P16 billion from the original capital expenditure (capex) budget of P30 billion to prepare for a challenging operating environment that may persist due to the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.In 2019, FLI grew its net profit by 7 percent to P6.28 billion, on the back of a 16-percent growth in gross revenues as both residential development and leasing portfolio expanded earnings contribution at a double-digit pace.“We are satisfied with our 2019 performance as both our residential sales and recu...
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Muslim scholars union urges stand against Israeli plans
The International Union for Muslim Scholars (IUMS) on Saturday urged the Islamic world and all countries to stand against Israel’s plans to annex the occupied Palestinian territories, Anadolureports.Secretary-General of the IUMS, Ali al-Qaradaghi, accused Israel of exploiting the world’s preoccupation with the coronavirus pandemic, along with the Trump’s administration support, to proceed with its aggressive policies against the Palestinians.“The IUMS calls upon all to stand with the Palestinian people, and their right in self-determination and to liberate their occupied territories,” said al-...
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