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    Data from Brazil has shown that the Amazon region in the country has a large increase in the number of fires compared to the same time last year. Satellite images from the National Space Agency show a 28% increase in fires. The number is currently 6,803. Experts are already worried about this year, after huge wildfires that made headlines around the world in August and September 2019. Greenpeace Brasil reported that 1,000 fires were registered on July 30, the highest single-day number in July since 2005. “It’s a terrible sign,” Ane Alencar, science director at Brazil’s Amazon Environmental Research Institute, was quoted by Reuters news agency. “We can expect that August will already be a difficult month and September will...
    PARIS, Aug 7 (.) – French wine production is likely to increase this year and the harvest could start earlier due to warmer weather, the Agriculture Ministry said in a report, just as French and Italian vineyards adjust premium wine exports to support prices. In its first projection for the 2020 industry, the ministry estimated on Friday that French production would be in a range of between 44.7 million and 45.7 million hectoliters, an increase of between 6% and 7% over the year. past and slightly above the country’s average for the past five years. One hectoliter is equivalent to 100 liters, or 133 bottles of wine. Vineyards in general benefit from favorable spring conditions that allow vines to flower,...
    Havana canceled the reopening measures in force since last July and imposed strong epidemic phase restrictions on Saturday given the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases in the last two weeks, which also threatened to spread to the rest of Cuba. “The forecast indicates that the situation is about to become uncontrollable if we do not take all the measures (…) The threat of continuing to grow in infections is accentuated with each passing day,” insisted the Cuban Minister of Health, José Ángel Portal. Havana concentrates 205 of the 321 cases of coronavirus detected in the last two weeks on the island, which with the 59 infections this Saturday already accumulates 2,888 positives. Although mandatory confinement was...
    Circulation is so important for our health and it affects many aspects of how we feel. Yet somehow, we often forget about it in the midst of our busy lives, restless minds, and other health concerns. Why is circulation important? Because we depend on our blood to keep us healthy and keep our bodies functioning. When our blood is acidic or stagnant, we get sick, don’t feel well, and many processes in the body slow-down. Some signs your circulation is poor can include: cold hands and feet (often accommodated by blue or purple hues due to poor blood circulation), slow digestion (due to how blood is diverted away from the stomach for various reasons), low energy (because our metabolism depends...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – With the rise of COVID-19, doctors have also seen a rise in the number of heart failure patients. One particular type may be related to the mental stress of this entire situation. Chest pain and shortness of breath are usually the hallmarks of a heart attack, but they can also be caused by something called Broken Heart Syndrome. “We see this commonly in patients who have been subjected to a significant amount of stress,” said Dr. Mj Sidhu, a cardiologist with Methodist Dallas Medical Center. Dr. Sidhu is studying the link between this syndrome and COVID-19. With Broken Heart Syndrome, part of your heart temporarily enlarges affecting its ability to pump blood effectively. “These patients can present...
    SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio has seen a spike in homicide cases compared to last year despite a global pandemic and the ushering in of the quarantine era. The Wall Street Journal reported that San Antonio ranks at No. 4 among U.S. cities with the largest spikes, behind Austin at No. 1 and Fort Worth at No. 3. This city has seen a 33.96% increase in killings in 2020 compared to 2019, according to the San Antonio Police Department’s uniform crime report. Austin’s increase is the most dramatic at 64.95% compared to last year. SAPD states 71 homicides occurred between January-June 2020. During that time span last year, 53 were reported. View this post on Instagram A sharp rise...
    After a period of decline, homicides and other violent crimes are now spiking in U.S. cities – and experts say that changes in police activity and loosening social distancing restrictions could be playing a role.[ READ: Protect Federal Property to Prevent Federal Agents In Your City Or Town ]A report released last week by the Council on Criminal Justice, a nonpartisan think tank, found that homicides increased by 37% in 20 large cities from late May through the end of June. Aggravated assaults also went up by 35% in 17 cities. More recent data reported by some city police departments is damning as well: Killings were up by 152% in Chicago over a 28-day period through late July when compared to the...
    Residents of Manhattan’s Upper East Side experienced a massive spike in robberies recently. Twenty-seven robberies were reported in Manhattan’s wealthiest neighborhood over the past four weeks, which represents an increase of 286% when compared to the same time last year, the Daily Mail reported. A large number of those robberies have been carried out with the use of a gun. Only four armed robberies were reported on the Upper East Side in 2019, but 14 have already been reported this year so far. Some more statistics:2020 (to date) gunpoint robberies total: 142019 (entire year) gunpoint robberies total: 4Thats a 250% increase.The public is urged to call 1-800-577-TIPS or DM @NYPDTips with any info regarding these crimes or illegal...
    TARRANT COUNTY (CBSDFW.COM) – A shocking number out of Tarrant County Wednesday, with 1,673 new novel coronavirus cases. The number, however, now reflects probable cases, something state health officials have asked agencies to begin reporting. Dallas County starting reporting the numbers last week, although their daily case count separates confirmed and probable cases. “It is maybe a more accurate reflection of transmission and what’s really going on in the community,” explained Dr. Philip Huang, director of Dallas County Health and Human Services. This all comes as the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) works to get agencies reporting uniformly across the board. “This is not trying to do anything to distort the numbers,” said Dr. Huang. So why track probable...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – While only about 40% of the workforce has returned to the office 100% of the rodent force is reporting every day for duty. The pest control industry is hopping right now as it tries to wrestle the COVID vacated spaces back from the four-footed furry pest. Workers returning to their offices after four or five months working at home are finding the evidence of mice and rats. “Rather than the occasional sighting,” says Chad Gore, Ph.D. of Ehrlich Pest control, “They might be seeing a lot more of these sighting or things kind of walking or crawling around.” The reason he says is simple, “They don’t have the disturbance of people they perceive...
    BERLIN (AP) — German factory orders surged in June, according to figures released Thursday, giving hope that Europe's largest economy is on track for a recovery from declines suffered from the coronavirus pandemic lockdown earlier in the year. Industrial orders rose by 27.9% in June over the previous month, according to figures from the Economy Ministry adjusted for seasonal and calendar factors. That was more than double the increase economists had expected, and followed an already strong 10.4% increase in May. ING bank chief economist Carsten Brzeski noted that after the lifting of lockdown measures in April, it was mainly private consumption in Germany that rose strongly, while industrial activity had been lagging behind. “Today's numbers suggest that the industry...
    BERLIN (AP) — German factory orders surged in June, according to figures released Thursday, giving hope that Europe’s largest economy is on track for a recovery from declines suffered from the coronavirus pandemic lockdown earlier in the year. Industrial orders rose by 27.9% in June over the previous month, according to figures from the Economy Ministry adjusted for seasonal and calendar factors. That was more than double the increase economists had expected, and followed an already strong 10.4% increase in May. ING bank chief economist Carsten Brzeski noted that after the lifting of lockdown measures in April, it was mainly private consumption in Germany that rose strongly, while industrial activity had been lagging behind. “Today’s numbers suggest that the...
    Tokyo, Aug 6 (EFE) .- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ruled today that it is necessary to re-declare a state of sanitary emergency in his country to stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, despite the increase in daily contagion figures. “The number of new infected people is increasing nationwide,” Abe said in statements to journalists in the city of Hiroshima, but ruled out that these data justify the declaration of the health alert. The situation “is very different from what it was” when this exceptional measure was declared last April, Abe added. The state of sanitary emergency was in force in Japan from April 7 to May 25, which allowed local authorities to promote the closure of shops, cancel...
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4)– Denver Broncos players are working to help increase voter registration and voter turnout in Colorado. The team participated in a virtual voter education session with “Rise to Vote.” That’s an organization that partners with sport teams to increase civic engagement. (credit: Denver Elections) The team learned about how to register for the election and also the impact players can have as leaders and how that can be used to encourage others to make their voices heard, as well.
    The majority of black Americans support police maintaining their current presence in their communities, a Gallup poll released Wednesday revealed. The Gallup panel, conducted June 23 – July 6, asked respondents, “Would you rather the police spend more time, the same amount of time or less time as they currently spend in your area?” Despite the narrative touted by proponents of the Black Lives Matter movement, which contends that minority communities desire to see less policing in their communities, 61 percent of black Americans indicated that they want police presence to remain the same. Another 20 percent said they want to see police officers spend “more” time in their communities, and 19 percent said “less.” Similarly, 59 percent of Hispanic...
    Private sector job creation for displaced workers slowed in July, with private payroll increases not meeting the growth expected by economists, CNBC reported. Economists who were surveyed by Dow Jones expected private-sector employment to increase by 1 million, yet reported an increase of 167,000, CNBC reported. The report was issued by Dow Jones economists and Moody’s Analytics. The total private-sector increase in June was initially estimated at 2.4 million jobs, with an actual increase of 4.314 million jobs, CNBC reported. In the months of May and June, a combined total of 6.714 million private-sector jobs were created, making a dent in the 19.7 million jobs lost to the economic shutdown caused by the coronavirus. Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP), the...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Annapolis Chief of Police Edward Jackson said during a press conference Wednesday the the department has seen a recent spike in violence and will increase uniformed patrols in the community. Jackson said it’s also about the department reengaging with the community to combat crime. “I’ve always argued since I’ve been Chief of Police, in order for us to prevent crime, we have to attack the problems that cause crime in the first place. We have to deal with all of those sociological issues that cause a social disorganization in crime.” Related Coverage:  14-Year-Old Boy Killed In Shooting In Annapolis 17-Year-Old Shot In Annapolis Near Scene Of Fatal Shooting Of 14-Year-Old; Unclear If Shootings Are Connected...
    M. VeraBarcelona Updated: 08/04/2020 14:19 Save Catalonia has registered a notable increase in the number of deaths from coronavirus. According to the latest figures provided today by the Department of Health of the Generalitat, until this Tuesday, 12,781 deaths from Covid-19 had been registered, 30 more than those counted until Sunday. As can be seen in the data record of the Catalan Agency for Health Quality and Evaluation (Here), this figure of 30 deaths from coronavirus is the highest since May. Thus, the last time that three dozen deaths from Covid-19 were counted in the same day was the past May 20th, when 31 people died. Since then, the death toll had been gradually falling to less than...
    One of New York City’s poshest neighborhoods is experiencing a surge in armed robberies, according to Daily Mail. Data released by the New York Police Department shows that Manhattans Upper East Side reported 27 robberies over the past four weeks, which is a 286% increase compared to the number of robberies that took place over the same time frame last year. According to the NYPD, 14 of those robberies involved residents being held at gunpoint. In 2019, the Upper East Side logged only four armed robberies.   The area is known for having a large concentration of billionaires. According to Daily Mail, residents have an average annual income of $322,400. NYPD reported that three teenagers held a man at gunpoint on...
    ABCBarcelona Updated: 04/08/2020 12: 31h Save The Health Department and the City Councils of Sabadell, Terrassa and Ripollet will install screening tents in these cities to carry out PCR tests, given the increase in coronavirus infections in these towns in Vallès. Government and municipalities work together to screen in these three locations in the Vallès Occidental, where the positive cases of coronavirus have increased in recent days, and although it has not yet been determined where those tents will be installed, the possibility of placing them is considered. next to primary care centers. As detailed by the Health Department in a statement, in the last 14 days the cumulative incidence due to an increase in coronavirus cases has increased...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department will ramp up the size of the bonds and other securities it auctions across-the-board in the face of the unprecedented borrowing needs of the the U.S. government as cases of COVID-19 surge in parts of the country. Treasury officials said Wednesday that the billions of dollars in auction increases include a $2 billion increase in the three-year note, a $9 billion increase in its 10-year note and a $7 billion increase in its 30-year bond. Those three securities will be auctioned next week as part of the government’s quarterly refunding where it raises a significant part of its borrowing needs each quarter. The Treasury laid out plans to increase the size of other securities...
    Disney plus, since on the one hand he reported on the increase in subscriptions of his platform during the second quarter of this 2020. But he also gave the release date on the service of his film Mulan. “data-reactid =” 12 “> Good news delivered on Tuesday August 4 by Disney Plus, since on the one hand it reported on the increase in subscriptions of its platform during the second quarter of this 2020. But it also gave the release date in the service of his movie Mulan. Regarding new registrants, the streaming signal has more than 60.5 million paying subscribers as of last month, just nine months after its launch. To celebrate, Disney CEO Bob Chapek announced that the...
            by Bethany Blankley  Economic activity in the manufacturing sector grew in July, with the overall economy notching a third consecutive month of growth, according to a new report published by the Institute for Supply Management. The Manufacturing ISM “Report on Business” calculated a July composite reading of 54.2 percent, a second straight month of growth for U.S. factories. Timothy R. Fiore, chair of the ISM survey committee, explained that the “figure indicates expansion in the overall economy for the third month in a row after a contraction in April, which ended a period of 131 consecutive months of growth.” “In July, manufacturing continued its recovery after the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic,” Fiore added. “Panel sentiment was generally optimistic (two positive comments...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A Chicago Task Force is going after parties where COVID-19 safety measures are not in place.Over the weekend, the city found a West Side event space not in compliance with business licensing and social distancing, so the party was shut down.On Tuesday, the city's Health Commissioner said a recent increase in COVID-19 cases is due to social gatherings.RELATED: Coronavirus Illinois: 1,471 new COVID-19 cases, 19 deathsShe gave several examples."A man in his 30s went to friend's house, hearing over and over and over again.... woman in her 40s, son daughter mother and niece- everyone tested positive after getting together with everyone," said Dr. Allison Arwady."A family of four, two day card tournament- 20 people may have been...
    New York City's wealthiest neighborhood is grappling with a spike in armed robberies, new data reveals.    Manhattan's Upper East Side has seen 27 robberies over the past four weeks - a 286 percent increase when compared to the same period last year, according to the NYPD.  Alarmingly, a significant number of those have involved locals being held up at gunpoint.  For the entirety of 2019, the Upper East Side only reported four armed robberies. This year, 14 have already been reported.  The figures are causing alarm in the ritzy neighborhood, where residents boast an average annual income of $322,400.  The Upper East Side is also known for its high concentration of billionaires - and some of the crimes have taken...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The county Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved plans Tuesday to establish a medical clinic in Bell help combat a shortage of health-care access in lower-income and Black/Latinx communities. The plans come as the coronavirus pandemic continues to have a disproportionate impact on certain ethnic groups and communities. According to Supervisor Hilda Solis, Huntington Park has 3,266 coronavirus cases for every 100,000 residents, while Cudahy has a rate of 3,159 per 100,000 residents and South Gate has a rate of 3,190 per 100,000. “Sadly, COVID-19 is impacting generations of hardworking families who live in Southeast Los Angeles County, and it has been my priority to expand access to resources that meet the many needs resulting from this...
    Supporters of the Invest in Ed ballot initiative call it “déjà vu” and plan to appeal a judge’s order wiping it from the ballot this November. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Christopher Coury agreed with plaintiffs Friday that the Invest in Education ballot initiative is fraudulent and would deceive an Arizona voter. “Instead of identifying all principal provisions in the Initiative’s description, Defendant Invest in Education circulated an opaque ‘trojan horse’ of a 100-word description, concealing principal provisions of the initiative,” he said, adding that the initiative language omitted vital details. “[Invest in Ed] tried again to couch this significant marginal tax increase in terms of “modest” percentages (‘a 3.5% surcharge on taxable income’). Here, as in [the...
    THE UK coronavirus death toll has risen by 89 today, taking the total to 46,299. The number of people who tested positive with Covid-19 also increased by 670, bringing the total number of cases to 306, 293. 1The UK coronavirus death toll has risen by 89Credit: PA:Press Association The government recorded a daily testing capacity of 338,413. 158,666 coronavirus tests were processed, taking the UK total to 12,407,146. It comes after coronavirus cases saw the biggest rise for 38 days yesterday with infections jumping by 938. Nine people died yesterday with all the fatalities occurring in England. But the rise in cases could also be down to more testing across the nation as opposed to a higher infection rate. Writing...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota’s health department (MDH) on Tuesday announced 606 additional COVID-19 cases and four more deaths. There are now 57,162 total positive cases confirmed in the state and 1,620 total deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. A majority of the deaths have occurred in long-term care settings (1,233), which have been significantly impacted by the pandemic. MORE: MDH’s Situation Update For COVID-19 According to the state’s Dial Back Dashboard, the state’s positivity rate is about 5% as of July 26, which has been consistent throughout July. If the rate were to soar to 15% or climb 5% over 14 days, health officials would consider tightening COVID-19 restrictions. In hospitals, there are 328 patients currently needing...
    Pre-training camp NFL power rankings Fun recipes for National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day U.S. factory orders climb 6.2% in June, signaling steady manufacturing recovery ECONOMIC REPORT © Getty Images A worker assemble electric cars at an auto factory. Demand for new cars and trucks has bounced back strongly despite a global pandemic. Customers with secure jobs are taking advantage of extremely low interest rates. The numbers: U.S. factory orders rose 6.2% in June to mark the second increase in a row, pointing to a steady rebound after widespread shutdowns in the early stages of the pandemic. Load Error Economists polled by MarketWatch had predicted a 4.6% increase. See: MarketWatch Economic Calendar Even after...
    LONDON (AP) — Britain’s competition watchdog has approved Amazon’s plan to buy a stake in food delivery company Deliveroo, saying the deal would not hurt competition. The Competition and Markets Authority had already given conditional approval to the proposal that will see Amazon take a 16% stake in the delivery platform. But the decision came with a warning that the authority would re-assess if Amazon, which has a dominant presence in online retail, sought to increase its stake. “When looking at any merger, the CMA’s role is to assess whether consumers will lose out from a substantial lessening of competition,’’ said Stuart McIntosh, the inquiry’s chair. “We have not found this to be the case given the scale of Amazon’s...
    This July saw nearly three times the number of shootings it did last year, new NYPD stats show. There were 244 shooting incidents for the month, compared to just 88 in July 2019 — an increase of 177 percent, data shows. The figure comes amid a stark rise in gunplay for the entire year, which as of July 31 has risen 72 percent over 2019 — 772 versus 450. Murders increased 59 percent for the month over July 2019 with 54 versus 34. The number of burglaries also rose to 1,297 over 989, a 39 percent increase. The number of auto thefts shot up to 892 from 583 or 53 percent citywide. “The NYPD has initiated a new plan to...
    Fox Nation host and Fox News contributor Lawrence Jones continued his reporting Monday from New York City, where residents are blaming Mayor Bill de Blasio for an ongoing increase in violence. "We talked with residents about the crime, the shootings, and the drugs that are on the street -- they blamed the mayor," Jones said on "Hannity" before showing footage from his trademark man-on-the-street interviews. "People are shooting up on the streets, drugs. Businesses are boarded up. A lot of people have compared that to the ‘80s. Is it fair?" Jones asked one man. NYC SHOOTINGS THIS YEAR, TOPPING 777, HAVE SURPASSED 2019 NUMBERS, POLICE SAY "It's true, it's very true," came the answer. "It's [like] before the [former mayor Rudy] Giuliani era. It's starting to degrade...
    SAN JOSE (KPIX) – The economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic has caused the Bay Area’s once skyrocketing rental housing market to come back to Earth. “The balance of power has absolutely shifted,” says Jeff Tucker, an economist with Zillow. Tucker says potential renters and current lease holders have more leverage in negotiations with landlords than they have in years. “The market is kind of static. And I think a lot of people are really struggling to pay the rent,” says Siddharth Manu who recently signed a new lease at his San Jose apartment complex. Manu says he was pleasantly surprised when his landlord didn’t increase his rent. “Usually, we have a six or eight percent increase,” Manu...
    As coronavirus cases continue to rise across much of the US, top infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci warned that states need to heed the warning signs when the percentage of people testing positive each day starts to tick upward.  And when it does, they may need to reconsider their reopening schedules, warned Dr Fauci in an interview with JAMA editor-in-chief Dr Howard Bauchner.  'There's a real potential pattern,' Dr Fauci said.  'It's become clear now that...if you look back at the states that in the Southern region have surged up and accounted for the 60,000-70,000 cases a day [we've been seeing]...prior to the surging, you could detect an early increase for any given state.'  He noted that those increases...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- An analysis of crime statistics by 7 On Your Side Investigates shows shootings have increased dramatically over the past few months in New York City, while arrests have been cut by more than half.From two men opening fire at a prayer vigil for shooting victims in Cyprus Hills, to a man getting shot in broad daylight walking home from work in Crown Heights, to a 1-year-old getting killed by a stray bullet while sitting in his stroller in Brooklyn -- it has been a violent summer in New York City.7 On Your Side found shootings have jumped by 72% so far this year compared to the same time last year. The number of shooting victims has...
    Gun sales reportedly reached a record high in July, which saw an increase in sales of 133% compared to last year, according to the Washington Free Beacon. Gun sales have hit record-highs for 5 consecutive months, and gun companies have seen a surge in profits. Sturm, Ruger & Company announced Thursday that they had tripled their earnings and increased net sales by $43, 536,000 this year, and Smith & Wesson Brands Inc. reported a 32.9% increase in net sales in the fourth quarter of 2020, according to the Washington Free Beacon. Sturm, Ruger & Company CEO Chris Killoy called it a “staggering increase in demand.” (RELATED: Gun Sales In 2020 Are Absolutely Crushing Records) “Having been in this industry for...
    San Juan, Aug 3 (EFE) .- The management of the Coliseum of Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot, the habitual scene of the performances of foreign and national music stars, announced on Monday that the events scheduled for the month of August are postponed due to the increase in positive cases of COVID-19 on the island. They are also working on the availability of new dates with show producers to establish the calendar for the coming months. The presentations by Cristian Castro, José Luis Rodríguez “El Puma”, Molusco and Manny Manuel were postponed before this determination. There are currently 6,835 confirmed positive cases on the Caribbean island and 11,576 probable, as well as 119 confirmed and 111 probable deaths. “Since the...
    Sign up here to get our daily updates on coronavirus in Minnesota delivered straight to your inbox each afternoon. And go here to see all of MinnPost’s COVID-19 coverage. MinnPost provides updates on coronavirus in Minnesota Sunday through Friday. The information is published following a press phone call with members of the Walz administration or after the release of daily COVID-19 figures by the Minnesota Department of Health. Here are the latest updates from August 3, 2020: 56,560 confirmed cases; 1,616 deaths Fauci says Minnesota among states with “insidious” increase in positive test rate Article continues after advertisement 56,560 confirmed cases; 1,616 deaths  Two more Minnesotans have died of COVID-19, the Minnesota Department of Health said Monday, for...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – COVID-19 could be giving some high school football teams a competitive advantage over their rivals. At least that’s the belief in Dallas County where any school-organized drills are prohibited until next month. Berkner High School’s football field would ordinarily be hosting team practices by now. But Richardson ISD is one of 12 school districts in Dallas County still waiting for the green light on football while other schools around the state have been training for weeks. A handful of athletes worked out on the track at Berkner High School where organized team activities are a no-no because of Dallas County’s strict public health order that extends until September 7. At Arlington Martin High School, the entire football...
    A staggering 75 percent of Black business owners have seen an increase in business since the beginning of June, according to new research conducted to coincide with National Black Business Month, a time to recognize and celebrate the important contributions from Black-owned businesses. The poll of more than 400 Black business owners found that as a result of the recent Black Lives Matter protests across the nation and across the world, prompted by the death of George Floyd. While the increase in business has been welcome, particularly in light of the devastating economic impact of COVID-19, the study also reinforced the inequities that Black entrepreneurs continue to face. And, COVID-19 didn’t make matters any better for Black business owners. Seventy-six...
    A staggering 75 percent of Black business owners have seen an increase in business since the beginning of June, according to new research conducted to coincide with National Black Business Month, a time to recognize and celebrate the important contributions from Black-owned businesses. The poll of more than 400 Black business owners found that as a result of the recent Black Lives Matter protests across the nation and across the world, prompted by the death of George Floyd. While the increase in business has been welcome, particularly in light of the devastating economic impact of COVID-19, the study also reinforced the inequities that Black entrepreneurs continue to face. And, COVID-19 didn’t make matters any better for Black business owners. Seventy-six...
    Nine people including a nine-year-old boy were killed in Chicago this weekend and 25 wounded, as the bloody summer in U.S. cities continues.  Chicago police announced on Monday that a person has been arrested in connection with the boy's murder.  A Wall Street Journal analysis of crime statistics among the nation's 50 largest cities found that reported homicides were up 24 per cent so far this year, to 3,612, with Chicago - the worst-hit - accounting for more than one of every eight homicides. The month of July saw a 139 per cent jump in murders in Chicago, compared to the same month last year. From January 1 through the end of July, there were 440 homicides in Chicago and...
    Florida reported the lowest single-day increase in cases of the novel coronavirus since June, reporting 4,752 additional cases on Monday. The Sunshine State may be moving well past its peak of the Chinese coronavirus on the back of the latest numbers — the lowest single-day increase since June. Monday’s numbers followed the 7,104 positive cases reported on Sunday, which at the time represented the lowest single-day increase in nearly a month. The state reported 73 related fatalities on Monday, bringing the statewide death toll to 7,157. Overall, the state has reported 491,884 total cases, bringing the mortality rate to 1.47 percent. There have been 27,366 recorded hospitalizations statewide, although hospital capacity is increasing statewide, jumping from 21 percent nearly two weeks ago to over...
    Real Madrid The authorities remember however that the measure is only to improve coordination A sign in the Manchester region reminds that social distance must be maintained. EFE Manchester Region Authorities (Greater Manchester) have declared what they call as “a major incident” the increase in covid infections produced according to data from last July 22 to 29 in nine of the ten cities. With four days left for Real Madrid to visit the city to play the game at Etihad, Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), which is made up of the municipalities of the Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan areas, warn that the restrictive measures adopted last week remain the same but that...
    By: Royce Jones SPRINGDALE (KDKA) – As if there haven’t been enough shortages of supplies during the pandemic, demand for beer is reportedly causing an industry-wide shortage of aluminum cans. At the Leaning Cask Brewing Company in Springdale, PA, the seating may be limited but canned beer is in abundant supply. The coolers are stacked from top to bottom with sours, IPA, and pale ale. While some small and big brewers cite shortages of aluminum beer cans, the supply is hopping there. Joshua Lipke, Owner, Leaning Cask Brewing Company told KDKA, “If it is actually a thing that’s out there right now, the only thing that I can attribute it to is the fact that we’ve...
    Crime statistics for the month of July painted a grim picture of Chicago as the city's murder rate more than doubled, with many of the victims being children. The total number of murders in July climbed to 139% compared to the same month in 2019. There were 150 murders in July compared to 44 in the previous year. The number of reported shootings rose from 232 to 406, a 75% increase. According to a report from the Chicago Sun-Times, there have been 406 homicides so far this year as of Friday. That is a 51% increase compared to this point in 2019. There was also a 47% increase in shootings in the same comparison. At least 58 of...
    There have been more shootings in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s (D) New York City at this point in 2020 than during the entire year of 2019. The New York Post reported there have been 777 shootings in NYC as of August 1, 2020. “NYPD data” shows there were 776 shootings for all of 2019. “It only gets worse from here,” Joseph Giacalone, adjunct professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, said. “As the shootings continue, so will retaliation. It’s a vicious cycle that the NYPD worked hard to mitigate, but that they are no longer able and in some cases willing to do,” Giacalone added. The Post notes that de Blasio’s response to the surge in shootings “largely amounts to gun-buyback...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – New cases of the coronavirus are surfacing every day South Florida and the rest of the state. Here are the latest numbers and information you need to know at-a-glance as of 11:30 a.m. on August 2, 2020. FLORIDA: 487,132 confirmed cases One-Day increase: 7,160 cases Total Florida Deaths: 7,206 New Deaths: 62  *(Reported in last 24 hours) Resident Hospitalizations: 27,150 Total Tests: 3,726,562 Negative Test Results: 3,233,865 14-Day Average Positivity Rate: 11.82% MIAMI-DADE: 122,690 confirmed cases (largest number in the state) One-Day Increase: 1,480 Total Deaths: 1,669 New Deaths: 22  *(Reported in last 24 hours) Hospitalizations: 5,639 Total Tests: 640,776 Negative: 516,514 14-Day Average Positivity Rate: 18% BROWARD: 57,975 confirmed cases ...
    Madrid, Aug 2 (EFECOM) .- Telefónica, Orange, Vodafone and MásMóvil entered this second quarter of 2020 in Spain with 5,691 million euros, 4.7% less than in the same period last year, despite the increase in use phone and internet during confinement. The one that saw its income drop the most in Spain from April to June compared to the same period last year was Vodafone, which billed 8.2% less and stayed at 994 million euros; followed by Orange, with 6.8% less and registered 1,216 million, and Telefónica, which fell 5.2% and invoiced 3,028 million euros. Unlike the other three, the fourth operator, MásMóvil, again registered an increase in revenues of 10% and stood at 453 million euros. If MásMóvil is...
    Chicago saw a dramatic increase in homicides and shootings in the first seven months of 2020 and a particularly remarkable increase in July, reflecting a growing trend in the U.S. that raised questions about potential police reform in major cities. Data released on Saturday showed that Chicago saw 440 homicides between January 2020 through the end of June, a 52 percent increase from the same time period last year (which saw 290 homicides). Shooting victims similarly increased by 51 percent (1,480 to 2,240) and shooting incidents themselves rose 47 percent (from 1,210 to 1,783). Crime tends to increase during summers, but recent events have fueled unrest in the U.S. The troubling figures came as Chicago and other cities saw dramatic increases in violent...
    Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago witnessed a 139 percent increase in murder during July 2020 when compared to July 2019. ABC7 reported there were 105 murders in July 2020, up from “the 44 reported in July 2019.” Moreover, there were 406 “shooting incidents” in Chicago during the month of July 2020, an increase of 75 percent “from the 232 last July,” the Chicago Sun-Times reported. Over a longer span of time, murders were up 51 percent from January 1, 2020, through July 31, 2020, compared to murders for the same period of time in 2019, according to the Sun-Times. Lightfoot blamed Chicago mayhem and bloodshed on gun friendly states during a July 26, 2020, appearance on CNN’s State of the Union. According to...
    CHICAGO (CBS)– New crime statistics, released by Chicago police, for July show a significant increase in gun violence. Compared to last year, there have been 573 more shootings and 760 more victims in 2020 so far. Police have recovered more than 5,600 guns this year, which is up 5% from 2109.
    CHICAGO -- Murders and shootings reported last month in Chicago increased drastically from July 2019, but overall crime in the city decreased, according to data released by Chicago police.The 105 murders reported in July mark a nearly 139% increase from the 44 reported in July 2019, while the 406 shooting incidents are a 75% increase from the 232 last July, according to figures in a statement from police Saturday.The Sun-Times has counted 106 homicides throughout Chicago in July 2020 and a total of 430 for the year through the end of July.So far this year, murders are up 51% compared to the period from January through July 2019, along with a 47% increase in shootings, police said.The number of shooting...
    THE owners of NFL team San Francisco 49ers are making a bid to increase their stake in Leeds United after their promotion. The Whites returned to the Premier League after 16-year wait, when they won the Championship last month. 1Leeds United celebrate lifting the Championship trophy as they return to the Premier League for the first time since 2004Credit: Reuters Now, the owners of the 49ers - who have had a ten per cent stake in the club since 2018 - want to buy more of the Elland Road club. The New York Times claim United’s majority owner, Andrea Radrizzani, is in talks with chiefs of the NFL club as they look to step up their investment. Paraag Marathe, an executive...
    (Reuters) - California reported a record increase in new COVID-19 deaths on Friday, with 208 fatalities, according to a Reuters tally of county data. The most populous U.S. state, also reported 7,600 new cases, bringing its total infections to over 500,000, the highest in the United States. If California were a country, it would have the fifth highest number of coronavirus cases in the world. California's total deaths rose to 9,223, third highest in the nation behind New York and New Jersey, according to a Reuters tally. California also reported the its first death of a teenager on Friday. The state said the teen was from the Central Valley and had underlying health conditions but provided no further details. Latinos...
    Drive For Diversity Driver, Rajah Caruth checks his live-broadcast Twitch stream as he competes in the eTruck Series Night in America. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) The popular gaming platform Twitch announces a partnership with nonprofit organization Cxmmunity to bring an official esports league to historically Black colleges and universities. READ MORE: Reddit, Twitch clamp down Trumpist forums for hate speech The league will be the first of its kind in Black colleges. Engadget reports the participating HBCU students will be provided educational and scholarship support via Twitch Student and the program will help HBCUs expand their esports programs. “As a graduate of an HBCU and knowing firsthand how we’re underrepresented and just lack the access to get into gaming,...
    SAN ANTONIO – Researchers say the ongoing trying times have led to increased suicides throughout the nation and in the San Antonio area. Mental health care professionals at The Ecumenical Center, which provides counseling services, said they’re seeing a drastic increase in people reaching out in a crisis, with some threatening or attempting to kill themselves. Other research data shows a grim projection for suicides by the end of the year. San Antonio psychologist predicts increase in suicidal thinking as pandemic progresses “According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, over half of Americans have reported the coronavirus crisis as harming their mental health and needing more assistance,” said Mary Beth Fisk, CEO of The Ecumenical Center. “(It’s) largely due to many...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — As coronavirus cases in Allegheny County increase, hospitalizations are at the highest levels we’ve seen. On Friday, the Allegheny County Health Department reported 244 new coronavirus cases out of 2,616 test results and 4 additional deaths. Fortunately, local hospitals are prepared and not overwhelmed by the cases yet. But what is causing the increase? There are growing concerns about private parties. Marla Fruhlinger has a side job serving and bartending at private events. A recent wedding reception scared her. “There were approximately 85 people there. No one was social distancing, no one had a mask on. Everyone was sitting together at large tables and large groups,” Fruhlinger said. Earlier this week, Allegheny County Health Department Director Dr....
    Sao Paulo, Jul 31 (EFECOM) .- The state oil company Petrobras, the largest company in Brazil, considered this Friday that the “worst” of the crisis caused by COVID-19 “is over” and anticipates an increase in internal demand for fuels and derivatives in the second half of the year. “The recovery in the demand for derivatives in the domestic market has been constant” and “we believe that the worst phase is over, so we must continue with a demand from stable to increasing” in the coming months, he said at a press conference the company’s director of refining and natural gas, Anelise Lara, in which she commented on the semi-annual results released the day before. That increase, said the executive, will...
    The Trump administration on Friday announced it would dramatically increase U.S. immigration fees in multiple categories, including a first-ever fee for asylum applicants and an 80% increase for naturalization services. The new fee structure, unveiled by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), is expected to take effect October 2. The cost of online naturalization applications is increasing from $640 to $1,160. There will also be a $50 fee for asylum-seekers. The agency, which has closed offices and suspended most services during the pandemic, has said it faces a significant revenue shortfall that could trigger furloughs. Earlier this year, the agency requested $1.2 billion in emergency funds from Congress. “USCIS is required to examine incoming and outgoing expenditures and make adjustments...
    Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) leave with a patient at Hialeah Hospital where the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients are treated, in Hialeah, Florida, July 29, 2020.Marco Bello | Reuters Almost 300,000 new coronavirus cases were reported to the World Health Organization over the last 24 hours, marking the largest single-day increase ever, the agency said Friday. More than half of the 292,527 new cases reported on Thursday came from the Americas with 171,946 cases , according to data from the WHO. Southeast Asia reported the second most number of cases with 60,113 reported infections, followed by Europe with 25 241, according to the WHO. This is a developing story. Please check back for updates. Related Tags Breaking News: Business Coronavirus Disease outbreaks Epidemics...
    (Reuters) - The World Health Organization reported a record increase in global coronavirus cases on Friday, with the total rising by 292,527. The biggest increases were from the United States, Brazil, India and South Africa, according to a daily report. Deaths rose by 6,812. The four countries have dominated global headlines with large outbreaks. The previous WHO record for new cases was 284,196 on July 24. Deaths rose by 9,753 on July 24, the second largest one-day increase ever. Deaths have been averaging 5,200 a day in July, up from an average of 4,600 a day in June. Nearly 40 countries have reported record single-day increases in coronavirus infections over the last week, around double the number that did so...
    OAKLAND (CBS SF) — While passenger traffic rebounded in June at Oakland International Airport, transportation officials said they were bracing for another drop as COVID-19 cases surge across the country. Currently, travelers from the San Francisco Bay Area face 14-day quarantines if they travel to New York state, Hawaii, Pennsylvania and Chicago. Passenger traffic in June at Oakland International was up more than 100 percent compared with May, but demand for air travel nationwide was again showing signs of weakening. The number flyers jumped 141 percent in June to about 255,000, compared with about 106,000 in May. While the increase was a good sign, the June total was still only 21 percent of a year ago, according to airport officials....
    The United Kingdom has announced a delay in rolling back coronavirus lockdown restrictions in England. Prime Minister Boris Johnson was set to continue easing the measures residents have lived with for the past few months, but concerns over an increase in cases forced him to pause any such plans, the BBC reported. “On Saturday 1 August we had hoped to reopen in England a number of the higher-risk settings that had remained closed ... Today I am afraid we are postponing those changes for at least a fortnight,” Johnson said at a news conference, according to Reuters. BRITISH PM BORIS JOHNSON DEFENDS SPAIN TRAVEL BAN AMID CORONAVIRUS SPIKE “I know that the steps we are taking will be a real blow...
    Covid-19 cases have increased in recent weeks with 35,700 people currently infected with the virus, data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed. Experts say there is now evidence that an increased number of people in England have been testing positive for the virus after taking nose and throat swab tests. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 5Coronavirus cases are on the rise in England as restrictions continue to be lifted in most areas Over the last week the ONS states that there were around 0.78 new Covid infections for every 10,000 people. This equates to around 4,200 new cases per day through July 20 to July 26. Around 1 in 1,500...
    (CBSDFW.COM) – The pandemic has brought so many industries to an abrupt halt, but one that hasn’t slowed is sex trafficking. One local nonprofit working to combat it says the public’s help is needed now more than ever. “The National Human Trafficking Hotline, which is based in Washington DC, has actually reported a 40% increase of calls,” New Friends New Life Chief Programs Officer Jessica Brazeal said. “In addition to that, The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has reported a 90% increase of calls to their cyber hotline around child sex trafficking concerns. With people being at home more there’s less to do, they’re not able to go out.. isolation, wanting someone there as a companion and this...
    New York, Jul 30 (EFE) .- Texas intermediate oil (WTI) closed this Thursday with a drop of 3.3%, down to $ 39.92 a barrel, motivated by the advance of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States. States and the collapse of US GDP by 32.9% in the second quarter. At the end of trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange (Nymex), WTI futures contracts for September delivery detracted 1.35 cents from the previous session on Wednesday. The price of the US reference barrel fell more than 5% during the day, something that some analysts also blame on political uncertainty after US President Donald Trump suggested delaying the election date. contrary to the provisions of the Constitution. The number of COVID-19...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore City has seen an increase in domestic violence calls since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. This comes as national statistics show an increase in domestic violence cases as victims are forced to stay at home with their abusers. The executive director of TurnAround, a crisis response and victim services agency for survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence and human trafficking in Baltimore, says their call volume for services has increased by 300% in the last six months in compared to the previous six months. The agency has a 24/7 hotline, an emergency shelter for survivors fleeing violence, counseling, court advocacy — all free of charge. “We noticed in the first week that the number of...
    By Lisa Lambert and Maria Caspani | Reuters WASHINGTON – Coronavirus infections appear to be picking up in the U.S. Midwest, the coordinator of the White House Coronavirus Task Force said on Thursday, as Ohio reported a record day of cases and Wisconsin’s governor mandated the use of masks. The coronavirus outbreak is “moving up” into Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska from the south “because of vacations and other reasons of travel,” Deborah Birx told Fox News. Ohio’s health department said the state had its highest single-day increase in cases since the pandemic started in January, which Governor Mike DeWine told a news conference was “certainly not good news.” A few states away in Wisconsin, Tony Evers...
    Dead seals with giant bite marks are washing up along Maine shores in wake of the deadly great white shark attack that claimed the life of a New York retiree, according to reports. A 5-foot long seal with an 18-inch bite wound washed ashore Tuesday in Cundys Harbor — next door to Bailey Island where Julie Dimperio Holowach was mauled to death by a shark Monday, CBS News 13 reported. A reporter from the outlet tweeted a gory photo of the animal’s bloody wound. Researchers believe the seal suffered injuries from a shark bite. On Tuesday, another dead seal washed up in Phippsburg with bite marks — while other seals were spotted swimming near the shore, the outlet reported. The...
    People who depend on the federal food stamp program could see a 5% increase in those benefits starting in October, federal officials said Wednesday.The increase to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) announced by the United States Department of Agriculture is more than double the annual cost of living decrease, but far less than groups fighting hunger have called for given the rise of food insecurity during the coronavirus pandemic.Anti-hunger groups like Feeding America have called for a 15% increase in SNAP benefits. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, food prices have increased by 4.5% over the last 12 months.In a memo to state agencies, the USDA says the maximum allotment for SNAP recipients in most states, including California,...
    The Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority is investigating the reasons behind skyrocketing electricity charges to Eversource customers. On Wednesday, July 29, politicians asked the authority to investigate Eversource. And on Thursday, July 30, State Rep. Liz Linehan said that the state Public Utilities Regulatory AuthorityAurhotity has accepted the case. The rate increase went into effect on July 1, but people are just now getting their first bills featuring the higher price. Customers have taken to social media to complain about their bills going up by tens to hundreds of dollars more than what they paid in June. In a letter to the authority, State Rep. David Arconti and Sen. Norm Needleman asked that the new higher electricity rate be...
    Reuters July 30, 2020 0 Comments Florida reported a record increase in new COVID-19 deaths for a third day in a row on Thursday, with 252 fatalities in the last 24 hours, according to the state health department. Arizona also reported a record increase with 172 fatalities on Thursday, bringing that state’s death toll to 3,626. Both states had been hotspots with major outbreaks but new cases have recently slowed in both, according to a Reuters tally. Florida reported 9,956 new cases, bringing its total infections to over 461,000, the second highest in the country behind California. Florida’s total death toll rose to 6,709, the eighth highest in the nation. Due to the spike in cases, the Miami-area school...
    By MICHAEL R. BLOOD | The Associated Press SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday the state would keep in place a planned jump in the state’s minimum wage to $14 an hour next year for larger businesses, saying it would help hard hit lower-income workers even as many companies struggle to survive amid the coronavirus crisis. The Democratic governor had the authority to suspend the scheduled increase given the state’s troubled economy. Since mid-March, California has processed nearly 6.8 million claims for unemployment as many businesses, especially restaurants and retailers, have been idled or forced to cut back operations while contending with government rules intended to limit the spread of the virus. For hourly workers, Newsom said the increase...
    Tyson Foods says it plans to administer thousands of coronavirus tests per week at its U.S. facilities under an expanded effort to protect workers and keep plants running. The Springdale, Arkansas-based company, which processes about 20% of all beef, pork and chicken in the U.S., will randomly test employees who have no symptoms, as well as those with symptoms. Workers will also be tested if they were near someone who tested positive or displayed symptoms. The tests are on top of daily health screenings when workers arrive at Tyson’s 140 U.S. production facilities, the company said Thursday. Tyson said it will add nearly 200 nurses to its 400-person medical team to conduct the tests. It’s also hiring a...
    By DEE-ANN DURBIN, AP Business Writer Tyson Foods says it plans to administer thousands of coronavirus tests per week at its U.S. facilities under an expanded effort to protect workers and keep plants running. The Springdale, Arkansas-based company, which processes about 20% of all beef, pork and chicken in the U.S., will randomly test employees who have no symptoms, as well as those with symptoms. Workers will also be tested if they were near someone who tested positive or displayed symptoms. The tests are on top of daily health screenings when workers arrive at Tyson's 140 U.S. production facilities, the company said Thursday. Tyson said it will add nearly 200 nurses to its 400-person medical team to conduct the tests....
    By Ann Saphir and Howard Schneider Jul 29 (.) – The rise in coronavirus cases in the United States and restrictions aimed at containing it have begun to weigh on the economic recovery, the head of the Federal Reserve said on Wednesday, pointing to an apparent weakening of consumers and a slowdown in the rehire of workers, particularly by small businesses. “We have seen some signs in recent weeks that the surge in virus cases and renewed measures to control it are beginning to weigh on economic activity,” Jerome Powell said at a press conference following the release of the latest statement from monetary policy of the US central bank. The country “has entered a new phase to contain the...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The COVID-19 positivity rate in Illinois and its 11 health regions continues to rise, prompting stern warnings from Governor JB Pritzker Wednesday.Illinois reported 1,393 new COVID-19 cases and 18 additional deaths Wednesday. The preliminary seven-day positivity rate for July-21 to July 27 stands at 3.8%, but some regions have positivity rates much closer to the 8% that will trigger increased restrictions."We've made progress in Illinois, but we've also seen it can be fleeting. And right now, things are not heading in the right direction," Pritzker said.Illinois reports 1,393 new coronavirus cases, 18 deaths; Gov. announces youth sports guidelinesThe governor was joined by IDPH director Dr. Ngozi Ezike at a press conference, where warned local officials in problem...
    CHICAGO — Illinois is seeing a resurgence of coronavirus, officials warned Wednesday as cases, deaths and hospitalizations rose. For weeks, the daily number of new cases of coronavirus has been on the rise in Illinois. Hospital admissions for COVID-19 have begun to increase, as well. “We are seeing what much of the country is seeing in terms of a resurgence in the number of cases,” Dr. Ngozi Ezike, head of the Illinois Department of Public Health, said during a Wednesday press conference. “Not only have we started to see an increase in the number of cases … but we’re also seeing a slight increase in hospital admissions, as well. “These are clearly indicators that we are headed in the wrong...
    (Reuters) - Florida reported a record increase in new COVID-19 deaths for a second day in a row on Wednesday, with 217 fatalities in the last 24 hours, according to the state health department. Florida also reported 9,446 new cases, bringing its total infections to over 451,000, the second highest in the country behind California. Florida's total death toll rose to 6,457, the eighth highest in the nation, according to a Reuters tally. (Reporting by Lisa Shumaker; Editing by Chris Reese) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    Health officials in Sweden reported on Tuesday that they are gaining better control of the coronavirus. “That Sweden has come down to these levels is very promising,” Anders Tegnell, one of the nation's top epidemiologists, said during a news conference. "The curves are going down, and the curves for the seriously ill are beginning to approach zero." Sweden's falling infection rate has coincided with an increase in testing, bolstering Tegnell's positive outlook. Sweden, which hit its peak in infectious and critical illnesses from the virus in late June, has seen the rate of new infections fall significantly since. State health officials reported just two new deaths on Tuesday, bringing the country's full tally to 5,702. Tegnell also...
    If November brings as much of a blue wave as Democratic strategists are hoping for, Democrats will not only recapture the White House and the U.S. Senate, but will also increase their majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. Reporter Ally Mutnick discusses that possibility in a July 29 article for Politico, addressing GOP fears that even more Democrats might be in the House in 2021. “A slew of dismal summer polls and a persistent fundraising gap have left some Republicans fretting about a nightmare scenario in November: that they will fall further into the House minority,” Mutnick explains. “Publicly, House GOP leaders are declaring they can still net the 17 seats needed to flip the chamber. But privately, some...
    By Aurora Ellis (Reuters) - California on Tuesday set another grim record in coronavirus deaths, increasing by 171, the largest one-day rise since the pandemic began, according to a Reuters tally of county data. With over 473,000 total confirmed cases, California is the worst-hit state in the country and added 10,000 new cases on Tuesday. New York still has the most confirmed deaths of any state with more than 32,300, while California comes in third place with over 8,700 deaths after New Jersey. Florida also reported a one-day record increase in deaths on Tuesday along with Arkansas, Montana and Oregon. On Monday, nearly 200 federal healthcare workers were deployed to California's Central Valley, where hospitals are overwhelmed, according to Governor...
    Digital services have had explosive growth amid confinements and social distance measures to prevent the rapid spread of the virus During the economic crisis facing the world in the wake of COVID-19, there have been winners and losers. The fortune of Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon, has skyrocketed amid confinements. In a single day (July 20), his assets increased by $ 13 billion due to the success of his company’s shares on the stock exchange. And the shares of companies that, before the pandemic, were dedicated to selling digital products or services, have also grown exponentially. Sales in the Latin American e-commerce company Free market more than 70% rose in April and those of the company...
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    Alameda County voters likely will be asked a second time in less than a year to approve a half-cent sales tax. On Tuesday, supervisors are expected to give final approval on putting the half-percent tax increase before voters on Nov. 3. The money would help pay for “housing and services for those experiencing homelessness,” as well as those needing “mental health services, job training, social safety net and other general fund services,” according to the draft legislation. Supervisor Wilma Chan suggested the tax hike, which if approved, would boost county revenues an estimated $150 million each year. Alameda County’s sales tax rate now is 9.25%, which does not take into account a proposed ballot measure from March to also boost...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — US home prices up 3.7% in May, down from 3.9% increase in April, led by 9% jump in Phoenix. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Real estate agents leave a home for sale during a broker open house in San Francisco, California.Justin Sullivan | Getty Images Home prices continued to rise in May, albeit at a slightly slower pace than they did in April – likely due to the brief but sharp slowdown in home sales as the coronavirus pandemic hammered the nation. Nationally, prices rose 4.5% annually in May, according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index. That is down from the 4.6% gain in April. Home prices in the 10-City Composite increased 3.1% annually, down from 3.3% in the previous month. The 20-City Composite rose 3.7% year-over-year, down from 3.9% in April (Detroit was excluded from the composite due to...
    COLTON, Calif. (KABC) -- San Bernardino County is preparing for an overflow of patients at hospitals as coronavirus cases in the area continue to spike rapidly.The county is bringing back "Alternate Care Sites" to handle a possible overload.One site has been set up in a parking lot at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton. Dubbed the "ACS Village," it consists of a nursing unit, 32 beds for patients, an isolation pod and a command center for staff breaks."Our previous peak in hospitalizations was in early April, but we've recently experienced a significant increase in patients, including a doubling of our hospitalization rate over the past 30 days," Dr. Troy Pennington, an emergency room physician at the hospital, said in a...
    In recent days, Belgium has noted a “worrying” increase in Covid-19 cases, especially in the province of Antwerp (north). Today, the country appears to be facing a resumption of the epidemic. “The rapid increase in the number of cases is worrying” According to data from Sciensano, on average, 279 people per day contracted Covid-19 in Belgium between July 17 and 23. Professor Frédérique Jacobs, who heads the infectious disease clinic at Erasme Hospital in Brussels, said “the rapid increase in the number of cases is worrying.” 47% of cases recorded in Antwerp The health authorities specified that 47% of these new cases of coronavirus detected last week were located in the province ofAntwerp. The situation there would be particularly problematic,...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Governor Larry Hogan said national labs must do a faster job of processing coronavirus tests as delays are leaving some people in limbo about their status for weeks. The governor told CNN Monday night that Baltimore City is seeing a rise in cases “mainly because they weren’t doing enough testing and now they are.” CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES:  Coronavirus Resources: How To Get Help In Maryland TIMELINE: Coronavirus In Maryland, Tracking The Spread Latest coronavirus stories from WJZ Latest CDC Guidelines At a press conference last week, city health commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa disputed that claim. “We are seeing the number of new cases increase at a rate...
    Coronavirus hospitalizations among children in Florida rose by more than 20 percent over a period of eight days in July, as schools prepare to reopen across the state despite a sustained surge in infections.  Florida health authorities on Monday released data showing that 303 children below the age of 18 were hospitalized with COVID-19 as of July 24. On July 16,246 children had been hospitalized due to the disease, marking a 23 percent increase, CNN reported.  Cases among children also experienced a significant surge. According to the Florida Health Department, 31,150 confirmed cases as of July 24 were children. The figure represented a 34 percent increase from July 16, when 23,170 had tested positive for the disease.  The positivity rate for children...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — More than 20,000 Minneapolis voters have mailed in their ballots early for the Aug. 11 State primary — a sharp increase in comparison to years past, city officials say. Since June 26, the city has received a record 20,727 completed ballots. That’s more than three times higher than the total 6,006 mail ballots received during the state primary in 2018. The uptick comes as health and city officials voiced support for voting early by mail to prevent the spread of COVID-19. For residents still wanting to vote early by mail, the city recommends applying for a mail ballot at least 10 days before the Aug. 11 primary. Mail ballots for the State primary may be mailed back...
    The number of reported coronavirus cases across the world surpassed 16 million Monday, a widely cited pandemic tracker revealed. Roughly 1 million global coronavirus cases were reported in the last 4 days alone. Data compiled by the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Research Center indicated that almost 16.3 million cases have been reported worldwide and nearly 650,000 people have reportedly died from the coronavirus. Experts believe that the numbers could actually be much higher due to testing shortages and underreporting, according to ABC News. A health worker checks the temperature of women entering the subway in Beijing, China (Betsy Joles/Getty Images) Global coronavirus cases previously spiked by approximately 1,046,200 over five days between July 6 and July 10. The total number of...
    CORONAVIRUS fatalities in the UK hit 45,759 today after seven more died with the killer bug - the lowest daily rise since the virus took hold in the UK. And a total of 300,111 people have now tested positive for Covid-19 across Britain - up 685 cases from yesterday. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 4Seven more Brits have died with coronavirus Credit: PA:Press Association 4The news comes a day after holidaymakers in Spain were told they'll have to quarantine for a fortnight on their return to the UKCredit: AFP or licensors The number of people who were recorded to have died with the deadly virus in the past 24 hours is even...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders for big-ticket manufactured goods rose a solid 7.3% in June, the second big monthly gain as manufacturing tries to climb out of a spring slump triggered by the coronavirus pandemic. The Commerce Department said Monday that the June gain in durable goods orders, which was better than expected, followed an even bigger 15.1% increase in May. Those two increases came after sharp declines in March and April as factories shut down. A closely watched gauge of business investment posted a strong 3.3% increase in June after a 1.6% rise in May. Even as factories come back to life, economists caution that manufacturing could slump again if surging cases in many parts of the country derail a...