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Trump “doing well,” taking antiviral remdesivir treatment: doctor

first_imgTrump is not requiring any supplemental oxygen, but medical specialists have elected to initiate treatment with remdesivir, according to an evening health update by the president’s physician Sean Conley.”He has completed his first dose and is resting comfortably,” Conley said.The situation has evolved rapidly since Trump tweeted in the early hours of Friday that he and his wife Melania, 50, tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus.The president’s physician had initially said the two are “both well” and that “they plan to remain at home within the White House during their convalescence.” As of the afternoon, the doctor said Trump “remains fatigued but in good spirits” while his wife remains well with a mild cough and headache. The president also received a dose of an experimental antibody cocktail manufactured by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals as a “precautionary measure,” the doctor said.Trump later left the White House and traveled to the military medical center by helicopter. He gave a thumbs-up and a short wave to reporters before boarding, but did not take questions.Concerns linger over the president’s health condition, as his age and weight are seen among the risk factors for developing severe symptoms of COVID-19.Trump has faced criticism over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 7.3 million people and killed 208,000 in the United States, outstripping any other country.He has repeatedly downplayed the threat of the virus, telling the public to stay calm because the virus would just “go away,” while holding in-person campaign rallies in recent months to galvanize his support base.Trump has also been seen wearing a mask on only a handful of occasions.Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis has upended his election strategy, with only a month to go before the Nov. 3 election. The incumbent has trailed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, 77, in national polls.Biden, who shared a debate stage with Trump on Tuesday, has said he tested negative for the virus.Topics : US President Donald Trump is “doing very well” and has received antiviral remdesivir therapy after being hospitalized for contracting the novel coronavirus, his physician said Friday.Trump, 74, was taken to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center near Washington “out of an abundance of caution,” according to the White House, adding that he is expected to stay there for several days.Trump tweeted at night, “Going well, I think! Thank you to all. LOVE!!!”last_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces Centene Management Company to Expand into Pennsylvania, Creating Nearly 300 Blair County Jobs

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces Centene Management Company to Expand into Pennsylvania, Creating Nearly 300 Blair County Jobs April 05, 2018 Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Centene Management Company (CMC), a health care services provider, will expand into Allegheny Township, Blair County, creating nearly 300 new jobs.“This expansion by CMC represents a long-term investment in the Altoona area that will create hundreds of jobs and boost the regional economy,” Governor Wolf said. “This is a great day for Blair County workers and their families, and I applaud CMC for recognizing all of the advantages Pennsylvania provides to companies looking to grow and thrive.”CMC plans to purchase land and construct a 53,300-square-foot facility to serve as a national healthcare inbound customer claims center. The company also plans to invest more than $20 million into the project, which will create nearly 300 new jobs over the next four years.CMC received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) for a $900,000 Pennsylvania First grant and $592,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon creation of the new jobs. The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania, in coordination with the Altoona Blair County Development (ABCD) Corporation.“Centene Corporation’s decision to locate here in Blair County – the nation’s First Frontier – represents one of the most significant new investments our community has seen in many years,” said Stephen McKnight, president and CEO of ABCD Corporation. “With almost 300 new jobs expected, it will be one of our largest single job generating attraction projects. On behalf of the ABCD Corporation’s entire board, we could not be happier to have played a part in securing this project for Blair County and the commonwealth, and we greatly appreciate the critical role Governor Wolf, the Governor’s Action Team, and our local officials have played in getting this new investment across the finish line. We all look forward to welcoming Altoona native and Centene Corp. CEO Mr. Neidorff along with his corporate team and employees to Blair County.”CMC is a subsidiary of Centene Corporation (CNC), a Fortune 500 healthcare services company. The company has a full range of healthcare solutions for uninsured Americans by contracting with their health plans and other healthcare and commercial organizations to provide specialty services such as behavioral health, life and health management, managed vision, telehealth, pharmacy benefits management, and medication adherence.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED, visit dced.pa.gov, and be sure to stay up-to-date with all of our agency news on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Dorset Pension Fund reshuffles managers on £500m of equity mandates

first_imgThe £2.1bn (€3bn) Dorset County Pension Fund has appointed three managers to invest nearly £500m in global equity mandates after undergoing a review.At present, Pictet Asset Management and INTECH Investment Management, a subsidiary of the Janus group, manage the local government pension scheme’s allocations, but the managers were put under review earlier this year.Dorset invested approximately one-quarter of its assets in global equities – £350m with Pictet, £111m with Intech and £64m with JP Morgan Asset Management through an emerging markets mandate.Intech manages US equity investments, while Pictet manages global equities and has done sone since its appointment 25 years ago. Dorset has now announced three new managers for global equity investments, appointing Investec Asset Management, Wellington Management International and Allianz Global Investors.Investec and Wellington will now share a £240m allocation to global active (ex UK) and emerging markets, while Allianz was awarded a global smart beta equity mandate of the same size.Investec and Wellington have been appointed on long-only active management mandates, with a preference for fundamental discretion with the managers, over systematic strategies.Allianz’s smart beta strategy will manage indices on a factor basis or a fundamental strategy, and also exclude emerging market stocks.The mandate winners came out on top of a manager selection process that generated 39 responses, with consultancy bfinance running the process.According to Dorset’s annual report for the 2013-14 financial year, Pictet underperformed its benchmark on an annual, triennial and five-year basis, down 1 percentage point over the latter.Intech outperformed its benchmark by 50 basis points over the year, 40bps over three years and 30bps over five.last_img read more

BP agrees to more climate reporting after ‘constructive’ investor talks

first_imgA group of major European investors has secured the backing of BP for a shareholder resolution calling on the oil and gas major to do more to explain how its strategy is consistent with internationally-agreed climate change goals. BP will recommend that shareholders vote in favour of the resolution at its 2019 annual general meeting, saying its support followed “constructive engagement” with the asset owners and asset managers.“In accordance with the proposed resolution BP will describe how its strategy is consistent with the Paris goals, as well as setting out a range of additional related reporting,” the company said in a statement this morning.The investor group comprises Hermes EOS on behalf of its stewardship clients, Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM), Aviva Investors, M&G Investments, Newton Investment Management, HSBC Global Asset Management, the Church Commissioners for England, APG – on behalf of the €399 Dutch civil service pension scheme ABP and other pension fund clients – and the Local Authority Pension Fund Forum, which represents UK public sector pension funds. The investors have been acting as part of Climate Action 100+, an investor initiative to engage with major greenhouse gas emitters.Sacha Sadan, director of corporate governance at LGIM, said: “Climate change is a serious issue that urgently needs collective action. This is a great example of investors and BP committing to the goal of building a low carbon future.”Steve Waygood, chief responsible investment officer at Aviva Investors, said BP’s support for the resolution was “a modest but important step towards a business strategy that is more fully aligned with the Paris Agreement”.The investors said BP had shown leadership on climate change in a number of important areas, but that it had not yet demonstrated that its strategy was consistent with the goals of the Paris agreement.Based on BP’s current disclosures it was not possible to evaluate the extent to which the company’s investments in fossil fuel reserves or resources were consistent with the Paris goals, they added. Scope 3 target call rejected  The resolution calls on the company to describe how it evaluates the consistency of each new material capital investment with the Paris goals, and to report metrics and targets, including targets to promote reductions in its operational greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and any links between targets and executive pay.BP today announced that progress towards a previously set GHG emissions reduction target had now been incorporated in the assessment that feeds into annual bonuses for BP staff worldwide.BP’s AGM will also see investors asked to vote on another shareholder resolution, submitted by shareholders organised by the Dutch campaign group Follow This. It asks the company to set and publish targets for the reduction of carbon emissions in line with the Paris climate change agreement, including for Scope 3 emissions, which are emissions from the use of BP’s products.BP today said it had decided not to support the Follow This resolution.Late last year, in a ground-breaking joint statement with Climate Action 100+ investors Shell announced it had agreed to set short-term targets to reduce carbon emissions, including those from consumers’ fuel use, and link them to executive pay.last_img read more

ECA Group ROV to Service Beachcomer’s Hotels SWAC Systems

first_imgECA Group has delivered a 1000-meter depth rated H800 ROV system as a main tool for the maintenance of the underwater structures belonging to the Pacific Beachcomber SC company in French Polynesia.The Beachcomber group owns two hotels in the Tahiti surroundings, one in Bora-Bora atoll and the Brando hotel in Tetiora atoll. Both hotels are equipped with a sea water air conditioning (SWAC) system, using seawater pumped at 860m depth at 3°C temperature as a cooling source. Such underwater system requires on-going maintenance with tools able to perform tasks at this depth.ECA Group H800-INS ROV will be used as a key tool for the maintenance of Beachcomer’s hotels SWAC systems.In addition, the ROV will be further used as a maintenance tool for the underwater structures to be completed in Polynesia, such as a domestic internet cable network, and the SWAC system of the public hospital.This ROV system was delivered in spring 2017, further to training and sea trials which were conducted in the Mediterranean sea.last_img read more

Democracy alive and well in Dominica

first_imgLocalNews Democracy alive and well in Dominica by: – February 3, 2012 Sharing is caring! Share Share 9 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Hon. Kelver Darroux. (file photo)Democracy is alive and well in Dominica, that’s according to Parliamentary representative for the St Joseph Constituency Kelver Darroux.There have been claims by members of the opposition that democracy is under threat in Dominica.However Darroux told at a Labor Party Meeting in La Plaine earlier this week that this is inaccurate.“There are those who will send the wrong signal, there are those who will tell you that this is a one party state, but democracy is alive and well. When you listen to the talk shows, you hear these guys speaking all manner of evil, you will hear them spewing all kinds of venom from their mouth, yet they say democracy is under threat. Where else but in Dominica people can say what they want and get away with it,” he said.Darroux also called on La Plaine residents to remain committed to the Dominica Labour Party and the Parliamentary Representative Petter Saint Jean.“In Petter Saint Jean you have a Member of Parliament who will go beyond the call of duty to ensure that you get effective and proper representation. Every time I meet Petter he is speaking on behalf of his people. It is important that you continue to support him because he makes it a point of duty to ensure that the La Plaine constituency receives effective representation,” he added.Dominica Vibes News Tweetlast_img read more

Altercation leads to arrest in Greensburg

first_imgGREENSBURG, Ind. — One person was arrested in Greensburg after an altercation over the weekend.Early Saturday morning, Greensburg police responded to the Decatur County Memorial Hospital regarding a female that had been involved in an altercation.When officers arrived, they began speaking with the victim.After speaking with her, officers went to the 700 block of North Ohio Street to speak with the other individual in the altercation.Police say that when officers arrived, the male was uncooperative.During the investigation, officers learned that firearms were in the house.Comments were made that concerned the officers.The Greensburg Tactical Team responded to the scene.A perimeter was established around the house.The Indiana State Police were called in to negotiate with the male subject.After several minutes, officers took the subject into custody.Two officers received minor injuries during the apprehension.After being released from the hospital for evaluation, the male was booked at the Decatur County Jail on several charges.Police have not released the name, pending the completion of the investigation.last_img read more

‘Echo Nation Youth Leadership Camp’ returns to Batesville, registration open

first_imgBatesville, In. —Registration is open now for the Coalition for a DrDrug-Freeatesville “Echo Nation Youth Leadership Camp.” The staff of the camp is comprised of nationally acclaimed college-aged leaders who deliver a message of living life drug, alcohol and violence free.The camp for fourth and fifth graders will be held at the Batesville Middle School from June 18 through 23, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration is $25 and lunch is provided. Some scholarships are available. For more information please 812-932-0591.last_img read more

April 21, 2018 Police Blotter

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Brazil legend tips Haaland to reach Ronaldo’s level

first_imgBrazil legend Rivaldo believes Erling Haaland could reach Ronaldo Nazario’s iconic level and backed the Borussia Dortmund starlet to shine in La Liga. “He is already a great player, but at 19 he could be even better in the future and become one of the best attackers in the world,” Rivaldo wrote for Betfair. “He has a lot of personality, plays without fear and looks very calm on the pitch, so he is a world-class player that still has a lot to learn and it’s normal that so many clubs are chasing him.” The ex-Barcelona attacking midfielder added: “Some people are already comparing Haaland’s style to Ronaldo Nazario and there might be some similarities as Haaland, as he’s quick, fearless and scores a lot, but it’s too early to start thinking he will be Ronaldo’s successor. “Ronaldo won two World Cups and participated in four. He also dazzled the world with his runs and goals, so we need time to see if Haaland can reach Ronaldo’s level. But Haaland does seem to have the qualities to at least get close to my brilliant team-mate. Image: PA Image: PA Read Also: WBC president speaks on Mike Tyson’s boxing comeback “Real Madrid seems to be Haaland’s preferred destination in the summer and he is showing enough quality to prosper in Spanish football. “His ruthlessness in front of goal is putting him in a privileged situation and Barcelona could be a good alternative option for him. He will be a great signing for the club that manages to complete his transfer.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniversePlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year5 Reasons Why The Black Widow Solo Movie Will Be AwesomeMeghan And Harry’s Royal Baby: Everything You Need To Know7 Thailand’s Most Exquisite Architectural Wonderscenter_img Loading… The 19-year-old sensational only joined the German club in January but has already scored 10 Bundesliga goals. He’s attracting interest from Europe’s elite with the likes of Liverpool and Juventus reportedly keeping tabs on the Norwegian phenom. But Rivaldo thinks Haaland has the quality to prosper in Spain’s top flight and ply his trade for Real Madrid while comparing him to his former international teammate Ronaldo.last_img read more