“They are now at home, their state is satisfactory,” the spokesman added.The head of the hospital’s maternity unit, Hassan Tagaiev, was quoted by local television as saying that 17 of 35 women who were about to give birth there had tested positive for COVID-19.Beslan was the site of a hostage crisis in 2004 that left 300 civilians dead, including 186 children, after Islamist gunmen seized a school and security forces launched an assault.Russia currently reports more than 280,000 cases of the coronavirus, placing it second worldwide behind the United States for infections. Topics : A baby was born with the coronavirus in Russia’s Caucasus region, health officials were quoted by TASS news agency as saying on Sunday, to a mother who is also infected.The birth in the North Ossetia city of Beslan follows one in mid-April in Peru, which health officials there said was the second known case of a COVID-19 positive newborn worldwide.In North Ossetia, “a pregnant woman was infected by the coronavirus, and her baby was born infected”, a regional health ministry spokesman was quoted by the state agency TASS as saying. It also says that 2,631 people have died, a number that critics have called into question.
September 28, 2020
Image courtesy of NovatekRussia’s Novatek, the operator of the giant Yamal LNG project, signed a memorandum of understanding with Japan’s Jogmec to cooperate on liquefied natural gas export projects.Under the deal, the duo agreed to explore opportunities to cooperate on Novatek’s projects in the Yamal and Gydan peninsulas, including the Arctic LNG 2 project, according to a Novatek statement on Monday.Novatek and Jogmec also agreed on developing a regular transport link via the Northern Sea Route for LNG deliveries to the Japanese and Asia-Pacific markets, as well as exploring LNG marketing opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region.The deal was signed following a meeting between the President of Russia Vladimir Putin and the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe.“We welcome the expression of interest from international partners to our LNG projects in the Yamal and Gydan peninsulas.” Novatek’s chief Leonid Mikhelson said.“Our prolific hydrocarbon resource base combined with our experience in implementing large-scale LNG projects and navigating the Northern Sea Route creates a solid platform for mutually beneficial cooperation. Japan is one of the most significant global LNG markets, and we expect further expansion of cooperation in this area which will facilitate the development of trade and economic relations between our countries,” Mikhelson said.
September 28, 2020
GE Renewable Energy and GMB Civiel BV have selected Royal HaskoningDHV to provide the foundation design for Haliade-X 12MW, the world’s most powerful offshore wind turbine.The design is based on a piled foundation, with a large concrete block on top and a 28m diameter, said to meet the technical requirements without over-dimensioning.RHDHV said that its main challenge is not only the site and corresponding forces but also the location of the turbine, as sandy soft soil and the position of the foundation results in a challenge for the structural and geotechnical engineers.GE Renewable Energy and Future Wind signed an agreement at the beginning of the year under which the first Haliade-X 12 MW wind turbine prototype is to be installed in Maasvlakte-Rotterdam this summer.The prototype, set to be installed onshore to facilitate access for testing, will allow the collection of data during the initial period of operations which is needed to obtain the Type Certificate in 2020 and ship the first commercial units in 2021.Haliade-X 12 MW is currently being assembled at GE’s factory in Saint-Nazaire, France, with three LM Wind Power-designed 107m blades being manufactured in Cherbourg, France, and tower sections in Seville, Spain.
September 20, 2020
“I am enjoying my football,” he said. “I am going out there training and if the call does come then it is great for everybody at the club, if it doesn’t then I still have to work hard and carry on and push myself to get in the squad. It would mean the world to me. England the UK as a whole has given me a second chance in life. “I have come here, I have had a better life, I am helping my family out and we are living a good life so it is great. It would be great for me to repay them in that way.” Berahino drew a blank in the Baggies’ 1-0 win at Leicester on Saturday and received an apparent elbow from the Foxes’ Marcin Wasilewski and believes he is a marked man. “I love the challenge,” he told the Wolverhampton Express & Star. “I think they made a change on Saturday and put two big guys in to make it difficult for me.” Saido Berahino insists he is ready to make the step up for England should the call come from Roy Hodgson. With eight goals so far this season, the 21-year-old West Brom striker is the highest English scorer in the Barclays Premier League and has been tipped for a senior Three Lions call-up following his stunning form. England host Slovenia in a Euro 2016 qualifier and then go to Scotland for a friendly later this month and Berahino would welcome the opportunity should manager Hodgson select him. Press Association
September 20, 2020
After Ireland piled up 570 for six declared, built around captain William Porterfield’s career-best 186, Namibia began their second innings 319 behind. They slumped to 12 for four as Murtagh removed Xander Pitchers for a duck and Stephan Baard and Raymond van Schoor for one run apiece and Craig Young dismissed Ya France for six. Press Association JP Kotze and Sarel Burger put on 68 for the fifth wicket before the latter fell to Paul Stirling for 34 and Murtagh removed Kotze two runs short of a half-century, taking his figures to four for seven in eight overs. Gerrie Snyman added 31 and Zac Green (22 not out) and JJ Smit (21no) saw their side to stumps at 173 for seven, still 146 behind and with their lower order needing to bat out a full day. Tim Murtagh bowled Ireland to the brink of an innings victory before stubborn Namibian resistance extended their Intercontinental Cup game into a final day.
September 20, 2020
A Boynton Beach family wants justice after they allege that a Belle Glade funeral home employee took an unauthorized photo of their dead daughter and ended up posting it to social media. Deanna Washington, the mother of 27-year-old Jakiel Jones, who was hit and killed on I-95, says she doesn’t care about the damages in the lawsuit against Stevens Brothers Funeral Home, but rather wants to make sure this never happens to another family. This family was devestated when they lost their daughter in a car crash back in Jan. To make things worse, they say an employee at The Stevens Brothers Funeral Home in Belle Glade took a photo of their daughter’s body on the mortuary slab before her funeral & it wound up online. pic.twitter.com/rN5sP9XpGd— Lexi Nahl (@LexiNahlTV) July 18, 2019 According to a lawsuit the family filed Tuesday, an employee at the Stevens Brothers Funeral Home in Belle Glade took a photo of their daughter’s body on a mortuary slab before her funeral.The family claims the employee then sent the photo to non-family members and it was later posted to social media.“When I looked at the photo, I saw that it was taken in the prep room at the funeral home. My baby was partially clothed, on a mortuary slab with her hair pulled back,” said Deanna Washington, the mother of Jakiel Jones. An attorney for the family says Jones’ body was so disfigured, her parents requested a closed casket funeral.This is not the first complaint against the Stevens Brothers Funeral Home. In March, the funeral home was the subject of a state investigation.
September 17, 2020
(Tiffany Kao | Daily Trojan) “Eternal Atake” is, first and foremost, a testament to the Philadelphia native’s unique skill and a reminder of his versatile artistry. The way I see it, while the ambiance of each of his previous projects — think “Luv is Rage 2” and “Lil Uzi Vert vs. The World” — felt distinctly guided by a particular feeling or vibe, EA is far more conceptually heavy, a kind of cheeky “Hey, look what I can do” from the shoulder-shimmying and eye-rolling rapper. Attentive fans quickly picked up that the 18-song project is evenly divided into three parts, each representing a different persona. First comes Baby Pluto, then Renji and finally Lil Uzi Vert himself, with six songs per alter-ego, lending itself to a dark but on-brand 6-6-6 structure. Though it’ll take some time before a deeper analysis of the project’s impact can be properly assessed, I think I was right: It doesn’t seem like the two-year wait for “Eternal Atake” deterred fans at all. In fact, the highly anticipated album’s opener, “Baby Pluto,” was quick to dethrone Roddy Ricch’s “The Box” from No. 1 on the Spotify U.S. Top 50 Chart after it enjoyed a lengthy 12-week reign. All 18 songs on the album, besides the previously-released single “Futsal Shuffle 2020,” debuted in the top 20. The project’s engineering deserves much recognition, too. Producers Oogie Mane, Brandon Finessin and Supah Mario make many expected appearances throughout, while the Chief Keef-produced “Chrome Heart Tags” adds a touch of spice, serving as a pleasantly surprising divergence from his reliable sound-mixing entourage. And, oh, the samples! “Prices” samples Travis Scott’s “Birds in the Trap” banger, “Way Back That Way” samples the Backstreet Boys’ biggest hit; and “You Better Move” samples the “Space Cadet” 3D pinball game from Microsoft Windows. In fact, “You Better Move” also references “Blues Clues,” “Zoom” and “Yu-Gi-Oh!” all in one track: “Yu-Gi-Oh, Yu-Gi-Oh, you wanna duel? Blue-Eyes White Dragon, no, I will not lose.” We are treated to a continuation of “XO Tour Llif3” in “P2,” and what feels like a sequel to “The Way Life Goes” in “I’m Sorry.” What with 2020’s pretty, uh, tense start — you know, coronavirus, election madness and the tragic passing of NBA star Kobe Bryant — it’s been a minute since I wrote a music-centered piece. So when Lil Uzi Vert surprised his fanbase Friday by dropping his long-awaited and maddeningly delayed second studio album “Eternal Atake” a week early, I felt like it was fitting to ride the wave of excitement and take a moment to pay tribute to the project. A few months ago, frustrated with artists like Uzi and Playboi Carti with their empty promises about releasing their music, I wrote a column about how these long waits may actually be beneficial in serving as a clever marketing tactic to build intrigue and hype. The album’s many references, callbacks and samples make for a very nostalgic ambiance while simultaneously underscoring a fresher, untapped vibe — a difficult balance to strike. In one record, Uzi brings us back to the good old days and encourages us to embrace the coming ones (and gives us a fire soundtrack to do it with, too). Rachel McKenzie is a junior writing about pop culture. Her column, “The Afterword,” runs every other Tuesday. The kicker is this: “Eternal Atake” had so much hype that Uzi could have collaborated with any artist he wanted to. Instead, he gave us an hour of music with only one guest, as if dangling his confidence in his own artistry before our eyes. That doesn’t mean we’ll be deprived of collabs, though; Uzi teased a stacked deluxe edition boasting features with Future, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Young Thug and Lil Baby, along with some infamous leaks: “Lotus,” “Jellybean” and “Myron.” He said it’ll drop this week but, at this point, do any of us trust his alleged release dates? What do we know about the personas? Well, Baby Pluto loves to rap. The first six tracks bring out his arguably neglected trap side and feel reminiscent of the more abrasive “Luv is Rage” days. Renji, on the other hand, is flirty, fun and melodic; he offers us head-bopping jams like “Celebration Station” and “Bigger Than Life.” The last six numbers give us the classic “XO Tour Llif3”-esque Uzi we were all waiting for. The album’s multi-layered structure has led to speculation surrounding its underlying meaning and message; one fan tweeted “@LILUZIVERT The aggressive first half of EA represents the take off in the rocket ship and the second half represents flying through space geeked?” to which Uzi replied, “YESSSSSS!!!!!!!” Whatever the guiding force behind the concept of the project was, it is abundantly clear that Uzi has elevated himself stylistically while still managing to remain true to what made him so authentic and likable in his early days of stardom. There is a lot to unpack with this album, and I don’t even feel that I’ve scratched the surface . In my eyes, that overwhelming feeling is a promising indication that this is a substantive, three-dimensional project. The journey to “Eternal Atake” was riddled with delays and false starts, but it is finally here and you can feel that sense of euphoria reflected in the music. To me, Uzi’s work has always been the kind that grows on you with each listen and I expect nothing less from EA. Here’s to two years of waiting and a highly rewarding musical endeavor. Lil Uzi Vert performing at the Austin360 Amphitheater in 2018. His album, “Eternal Awake,” was released last week after a long wait for fans. (Photo courtesy of Ralph Arvesen)
August 30, 2020
Share GambleAware: Engage those with lived experience of gambling harms August 28, 2020 Submit Share Marc Etches to step down as CEO of GambleAware in 2021 August 14, 2020 Related Articles YGAM focuses on BAME community engagement with CVR link-up August 21, 2020 StumbleUpon Seeking to bolster the information and data gathering capacities of its ‘National Gambling Treatment Services’, industry charity GambleAware has formed a new strategic partnership with ViewItUk Ltd.A specialist in data gathering, insights and visualisation for health networks, GambleAware has sanctioned ViewItUk to lead collating, handling and analysing of data, on individuals who seek or are referred to treatment via the ‘funded services’ formed by GambleAware’s National Gambling Treatment Services.ViewItUk’s scope will include data gathering provisions for GambleAware treatment services; including the National Gambling Helpline/ NetLine and individual treatment centres across the country.Marc Etches, Chief Executive of GambleAware, said: “The decision by GambleAware to make an investment in data systems underlines our commitment to contribute to the delivery of the National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms which was launched by the Gambling Commission in April.“The capacity to review data across the whole treatment network is vital to the commissioning and delivery of the National Gambling Treatment Service. This development will pave the way for additional improvements for people who use the services and for those who work in it.”Confirming the partnership, GambleAware details a number of ‘identify areas’ which will benefit from the deeper data alignment to improve UK health network resources on tackling problem gambling harms.Moving to install ViewItUk systems, GambleAware details that its treatment services will gain checks and procedures akin to those that fulfil that function for the National Drug Treatment Monitoring System on behalf of Public Health England.Issuing a combined statement, ViewItUK Directors Dr Andrew Jones, Dr Yousef Taktak and Prof Michael Donmall said: “We are delighted to be collaborating with GambleAware, a charitable organisation supporting the treatment of gambling addiction, through agencies targeting successful patient outcomes.“ViewItUK data management, analysis and visualisation technology will generate vital information that will help GambleAware to provide comprehensive treatment and support services across the country for people with Gambling-related problems”
August 16, 2020
Jessica Romero, the boy’s mother, wrote in a Facebook post that the man complained about having Hispanic families sitting in front of and behind them at the stadium. The Romero family is Hispanic. According to Ramon Romero, the boy’s father, most of the racist comments occurred when he had left the section to purchase a hot dog. His wife informed him of what happened when they were exiting the stadium at the end of the game.Ramon Romero said he “was just in shock” when learning of the alleged incident.”It’s not the fault of the Rangers,” Romero told the Morning News. “There are just some bad apples and we happened to end up near the bunch. What we’ve heard from people and the Rangers since though means a lot.” A six-year-old boy attended Saturday’s Rangers game at Globe Life Park largely to pick up a bobblehead and play in the children’s area, his father told The Dallas Morning News. Instead, a man sitting behind his family allegedly bombarded the section with anti-Hispanic vitriol.The Rangers are now investigating the incident, according to the Morning News, writing in a statement that they are “truly sorry that this family was subjected to this offensive behavior at Saturday’s game.”