Coronavirus cases in Peru top 15,000, second highest in Latin America

Coronavirus cases in Peru top 15,000, second highest in Latin America

first_imgIn Latin America, only Brazil has more cases.On March 15, Peru announced it would close its borders and called on citizens to self-quarantine for 15 days with just 71 recorded coronavirus cases. The nationwide quarantine has since been extended to April 26. Prime Minister Vicente Zeballos said on Sunday that the lockdown would continue for a few more weeks.Peru’s government has announced a massive economic stimulus package worth 90 billion soles ($26.41 billion), around 12% of gross domestic product, to support citizens and the key mining sector.Peru’s central bank cut the benchmark interest rate to a historic low 0.25%, the latest move by the copper-rich country to shore up its economy.The central bank said the economy had been “severely affected” temporarily by simultaneous supply and demand shocks. Peru reported over 15,000 cases of coronavirus on Sunday, the second-highest tally in Latin America, as the disease continues to ravage the economy of the world’s No. 2 copper producer.The crisis has paralyzed Peru and left millions without jobs. The central bank has said the economy had been “severely affected” temporarily by simultaneous supply and demand shocks.Peru recorded its first coronavirus case on March 6 and took 25 days to reach 1,000 cases. It took only 14 more days to reach 10,000 cases on April 14, according to a Reuters tally. Peru has reported a total of 15,628 cases and 400 deaths, the health ministry said. Topics :last_img read more

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Parties united on nudity

first_imgNZ Herald 27 September 2011Pornographer Steve Crow has achieved the rare political feat of uniting parties of the far left and far right against his “Boobs on Bikes” parades. A pre-election survey by the Family First lobby group has found Mana Party leader Hone Harawira joining hands with Winston Peters of NZ First and Colin Craig of the new Conservative Party to support amending the Crimes Act’s definition of “indecent acts” to prevent “offensive public nudity eg, ‘Boobs on Bikes’.”But such unanimity was rare. The survey found Mr Craig supported Family First’s position on 90 per cent, and Mr Peters on 80 per cent, of 30 questions on “family issues”. Mr Harawira scored just 30 per cent, less than everyone except Green co-leader Metiria Turei on 23 per cent. Don Brash, whose Act shows up as more of a “liberal” than a conservative party, scored 43 per cent, and Peter Dunne of United Future 37 per cent.The survey did not score the leaders of National, Labour or the Maori Party who all failed to return the questionnaire, but it records their positions on issues where they have voted or spoken publicly in the past.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=10754602last_img read more

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I am the 1 percent used to justify 100 percent of abortions

first_imgRadiance Foundation 17 May 2019Family First Comment: There are others like me who were conceived in the violence of rape, like my friend Rebecca Kiessling, an attorney and passionate defender of life. There’s the former Miss Pennsylvania, Valerie Gatto, Trayvon Clifton, Monica Kelsey, Jim Sable, Pam Stenzel, and many more whose stories offer a different perspective than mainstream media’s myopic pro-abortion view. There are women who became mothers from rape who courageously chose life, like Jennifer Christie, Liz Carl, and Rebekah Berg. I mean, who really are the extremists here? Those who think that every human being has the right to life? Or people who celebrate the needless slaughter of one million innocent humans each year in America?… When it comes to rape and abortion, how do you heal violence with more violence?There’s the horrific tragedy of rape, which the Left is relentlessly exploiting. Never mind they ignore it when Planned Parenthood fails to report the rape of underage victims. Those rape situations don’t bother them. No. Only when they realize how potent it is to use the 1% to justify 100% of abortions. I am that 1 percent. My biological mother was raped, yet she rejected the violence of abortion. I was adopted and loved instead. I’m not the “residue of the rapist”, as Senator Vivian Davis Figures described those like me who were conceived in rape; I’m the resilience of my birthmom. And the only father that I’ve ever known is Henry Bomberger—a man who could’ve lived a “normal” life. Instead, he chose to live an extraordinary one as he stepped up to love those that other men abandoned. I couldn’t control the circumstances of my conception. Could you, Senator? My birthmom needed an active Healer in her life, not an activist huckster.As an adoptee who grew up wanted and loved in a multiracial family of fifteen and as a happily married adoptive father with four children, I’m here to say there’s another side of this painful issue. There are others like me who were conceived in the violence of rape, like my friend Rebecca Kiessling, an attorney and passionate defender of life. There’s the former Miss Pennsylvania, Valerie Gatto, Trayvon Clifton, Monica Kelsey, Jim Sable, Pam Stenzel, and many more whose stories offer a different perspective than mainstream media’s myopic pro-abortion view. There are women who became mothers from rape who courageously chose life, like Jennifer Christie, Liz Carl, and Rebekah Berg. I mean, who really are the extremists here? Those who think that every human being has the right to life? Or people who celebrate the needless slaughter of one million innocent humans each year in America? People who boast about having their abortions like Gloria Steinem sporting an “I had an abortion” shirt? People like fake feminist Jill Filipovic who suggest severing part of a man’s penis every time he impregnates someone. People like Cecile Richards who compare protesting abortion to protesting a colonoscopy, because an unborn child is no different than feces?When it comes to rape and abortion, how do you heal violence with more violence?I am the one percent that is always demonized and exploited. But I’m part of a far larger collective of courageous and compassionate advocates for Life who believe in the radical notion that we all have equal and irrevocable worth regardless of how our lives began.READ MORE: http://www.theradiancefoundation.org/iamtheonepercent/last_img read more

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6 persons nabbed for ‘illegal cockfighting’

first_imgBACOLOD City – Six persons were caught engaging in illegal cockfighting in Barangay Tampalon, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental. One of them was shot by police.Resident Gemar Lazarito, 24, sustained two gunshot wounds on the arm and body, a police report showed.Police Staff Sergeant Chris Grandia accidentally shot Lazarito after the latter allegedly attempted to snatch away the cops’ firearm around 9:30 a.m. on May 22, it added.The other suspects who were arrested were Ricky Semillon, 34; Jhondy Semillon, 28; Rommy Cabison, 48; Arthus Restar, 34; and Raymund Cantero, 31 – all residents of Kabankalan City, police said.Recovered from the suspects’ possession were 11 game fowls and one steel gaff.Lazarito was rushed to the Lorenzo Zayco District Hospital in Kabankalan City for medical treatment, while the other suspects were brought to the Kabanalan City police station.All of them face charges for violation of Presidential Decree 449, or the Cockfighting Law of 1974./PNlast_img read more

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Bacolod sets up port info desks for returning residents

first_imgThe OFWs are required to present travel authority, quarantine certificate and negative result of reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction test. Those coming from areas outside Western Visayas, on the other hand, must have travel authority and medical certificate and should undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine at a city government-managed facility and a swab test upon arrival. Similar requirements are also needed for returnees on air travel. BACOLOD City – The city government here has set up information desks in ports to document the arrival of returning residents via sea travel.Councilor Cindy Rojas, chair of Action Team on Non-overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) Returning Residents, said on June 4 this will address concerns on the monitoring of a large number of locally stranded individuals (LSIs) who wanted to go home. Philippine Coast Guard-Negros Occidental chief Lieutenant Commander Jansen Benjamin, for his part, said their personnel are checking the travel documents of arriving passengers.  LSIs coming from areas within Western Visayas are required to submit travel authority and medical certificate and should undergo home quarantine upon arrival under the monitoring of their respective barangays. The city government here has set up patient care centers in various schools to accommodate LSIs while repatriated OFWs are brought to hotels, inns or pension houses, based on the agreement between the city and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration. A number of Bacolodnons have been stranded in Panay Island and other parts of the country due to travel restrictions during the community quarantine amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Through the information desks that were established at the Bredco and Banago ports, returnees are asked to fill out a health declaration form with their personal information and travel history, among others, for contact-tracing purposes. “They will be sent home to undergo quarantine. We will also inform the barangays about their arrivals,” Rojas said. They must also undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine and a repeat swab test while staying at a patient care center.(With a report from PNA/PN)last_img read more

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Hillenbrand Leaders Recognized For Manufacturing Success

first_imgKIm Ryan, President of Batesville.For the second time in as many years, Hillenbrand leaders were honored with Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Production) Awards. The Manufacturing Institute recognized Kim Ryan, President of Batesville (a subsidiary of Hillenbrand, Inc.) and Darci Powers, Director of Lean Development, during a ceremony in Washington D.C.The STEP Awards honor women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their careers throughout all levels of the manufacturing industry, from the factory floor to the C-suite. The awards are part of a larger STEP Ahead Initiative implemented by the Manufacturing Institute to examine and promote the role of women in manufacturing through recognition, research, and best practices for attracting, advancing, and maintaining strong female talent.“I am humbled to be recognized as a leader in manufacturing with the STEP award,” said Ryan. “I hope this program’s intentional focus placed on women encourages future generations of young women to pursue careers in manufacturing.”This year, The Institute recognized 160 women from manufacturing organizations of all types and sizes. Honorees were nominated by their peers, company officials, or professional service firms based on specific contributions made, considering outcomes, such as increased revenues, reduced costs, greater productivity, and improved customer satisfaction.Ryan is an accomplished leader with more than 23 years of experience and expertise in manufacturing organizations. Named president of Batesville in 2011, Ryan sets an example for others by remaining focused on initiatives that create simplicity, alignment, and agility across the enterprise.“It’s an honor to be in the company of such an impressive group of women who are making a difference in their organizations,” said Ryan.Kim started her professional life with Batesville after graduating from Iowa State University and has spent more than two decades contributing to the success of the Batesville, Hillenbrand, and Hill-Rom organizations. She served as a senior executive in each company, leading a variety of functional areas, including finance, strategy, operations, information technology, and division management. Kim is equally active outside of work and in her local community. She serves on the board of Kimball International, Inc. (NASDAQ: KBALB) and as vice chair of the CREATE Foundation. She has also served on the boards of Margaret Mary Community Hospital, the Southeastern Indiana YMCA, and the Public Works Water Board.Darci Powers, Director of Lean Development at Hillenbrand.A nearly 15-year manufacturing veteran, Darci Powers has an outstanding background in Lean that she readily shares with others. She has maintained a 99 percent plus product fill rate while balancing Batesville’s investment in inventory and distribution costs. She recently moved into a new role as director of Lean Development for Hillenbrand, Inc.“Manufacturing is the ‘heartbeat’ of our company as we strive to deliver quality units to the customer – on time and at the lowest possible cost,” said Powers. “It is an honor to be recognized for my passion for Lean manufacturing. Through the awareness created by this award, I hope more women pursue a career in this industry. ”A recent survey from Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute found that nearly 70 percent of American manufacturing companies have a moderate to severe shortage of available, qualified workers. Manufacturing faces a serious skills gap, part of which can be attributed to an underrepresentation of women in the industry. While women make up approximately 50 percent of the overall labor force, that number is only about 25 percent in manufacturing.last_img read more

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Flores’ return as Watford new manager

first_imgRelatedPosts Watford appoint new head coach EPL: Watford battle Gunners for survival Premier League: Our survival in our own hands — Coach Watford have confirmed Quique Sanchez Flores’ sensational return as head coach. The Hornets announced they had axed Javi Gracia on Saturday after a winless start to the season. And soon afterwards, Sanchez Flores’ return to Vicarage Road was confirmed, three years after leaving the club. The Spaniard took over Watford in the summer of 2015 following their return to the Premier League. He guided the club to the semi-finals of the FA Cup and a 13th-placed finish but was replaced the following summer. Sanchez Flores, 54, has since had spells with Espanyoyl and Shanghai Shenhua. He left his position with the Chinese Super League outfit in July and is now set to return to the Premier League side. He replaces Gracia, who was sacked despite taking Watford to the FA Cup final last season. Form this season has been shocking, starting the campaign with a 3-0 home defeat to Brighton. They followed that up with a defeat at Everton before another home loss, this time 3-1 to West Ham. The draw at Newcastle did little to relieve the pressure and the Watford board have acted during the international break. Their winless run of eight matches dates back to last April, when they beat Huddersfield . Sanchez Flores has replaced Gracia, with Watford’s next two matches against Arsenal and Man City. Arsenal are the first side to head to Vicarage Road under the Spaniard’s second spell as manager.Tags: Javi GraciaQuique Sanchez FloresVicarage RoadWatfordlast_img read more

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Asian Games Asian Games 2018: Who is Bajrang Punia? 5 facts about India’s first gold medallist

first_imgNew Delhi: India got its first success of Gold medal in the Asian Games 2018 as freestyle wrestler Bajrang Punia defeated Daichi Takatani on Day 1. Punia, who looked at home while taking on the mat was confident throughout his way to the final. There were a lot of hopes from two wrestlers specifically, one being the two-time Olympic medallist and the other being Bajrang Punia.Asian Games 2018, Day 2: India’s complete Schedule, TimingsWhile Sushil Kumar got eliminated in the qualifying round in what is being termed as the biggest shocker till now in the Asian Games 2018, Punia did not disappoint as he dominated his way to the yellow metal.Here are 5 interesting facts about Bajrang Punia:Bajrang Punia has won the bronze in the 2013 World Championship, silvers in 2014 Commonwealth and Asian Games and golds in the Commonwealth 2016 and 2017 editions.Bajrang Punia was born in Khudan village in the state of Haryana and started his wrestling career at the age of seven after getting motivated by his father. His family shifted to Sonepat so that Punia could attend the regional center of Sports Authority of India.The 24-year-old Haryana wrestler works as a Travelling Ticket Examiner (TTE) with Indian Railway. However, his family has demanded for the post of Deputy Superintendent of police with the Haryana police.Punia has been training hard under the supervision of four-time Olympian and Indian wrestling legend Yogeshwar Dutt since his early days and it was Dutt who asked Punia to move to the 65kg category from 61kg as it was not an Olympic category.Punia, alongside Sushil Kumar, was given a green ticket to the Asian Games 2018 without a trial as the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) thought the duo were far more superior than the other domestic competitors in their respective categories. For all the Latest Sports News News, Asian Games News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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Undefeated teams prep for battle at Camp Randall

first_imgDEREK MONTGOMERY/Herald PhotoAfter an emotional victory at Camp Randall Saturday, the Badgers will look to maintain their focus as they take on another Big Ten opponent this week in the Indiana Hoosiers. Indiana, coming off a bye week, is 3-0 this season after strong performances against Central Michigan, Nicholls State and Kentucky.Although the Hoosiers have benefited from a less-than-challenging schedule, they have established themselves offensively and are ranked second in the Big Ten in total yards per game.Indiana’s offense is headed by sophomore signal-caller Blake Powers, who averages the fourth most passing yards per game in the Big Ten and has tossed 11 touchdown passes this season.With a balanced rushing attack and a big play wide-out in James Hardy, who has accumulated 266 yards receiving and three touchdowns this season, the Badger defenders should have their work cut out for them.”I think they’re balanced,” Alvarez said. “They do both. They’ll give you a lot of different looks. They’ll give you two backs in the backfield. They’ll give you two tight ends, one back in the backfield, two tight ends, two wides. You’ll see a little of everything.”The Indiana rushing attack is split between two tailbacks with nearly identical numbers. Chris Taylor and Yamar Washington have combined for 459 rushing yards this season and together they lead a Hoosier ground game that is averaging 176 rush yards per game.”We got to stop the run,” linebacker Dontez Sanders said. “That’s always the most important thing. If you stop the run and force them to pass it will be very hard for them to move the ball effectively. We just go out there, stop the run and [we] will be all right.”On the other side of the ball, Indiana has struggled against the run, giving up an average of 217 rush yards per game. Badger halfback Brian Calhoun, who has averaged over 150 rushing yards per outing, should see a lot of touches this week against the unproven Indiana defense. While Calhoun expects to have a big day on the ground, he knows he will have to work for every yard.”They’re coming off a bye week and have had a lot time to prepare for this game,” Calhoun said. “They’re going to throw a lot of different schemes at us and we just have to try to get the running game established early.”Fans should also expect to see Calhoun making catches out of the backfield, as he did last week against Michigan.”I really enjoy it,” Calhoun said about receiving. “It creates good match-ups when I go up against linebackers and it makes it easier for Stocco to get me the ball.”While the Badgers are still coming down from their emotional high after an exciting victory against perennial Big Ten powerhouse Michigan, Wisconsin will have to try to remain focused and not look past a less formidable opponent in Indiana.”That’s part of athletics and that’s being mature enough to handle a big win: putting the win behind you, and then moving forward and focusing and having tremendous preparation this week on Indiana,” Alvarez said. “They’re 3-0 and they’re a good football team.”This Wisconsin team does not have to go back very far when looking for motivation against Indiana. Although the Badgers lead the all-time series against the Hoosiers, 31-18-2, Wisconsin has lost the last two meetings in 2001 and 2002. Players and coaches alike know the recent history and are looking to put an end to this miniature losing streak.”This is my fifth year here and we have never beat Indiana,” Dontez Sanders said. “This is a personal goal that I have and a goal of our team, and I am going to go out there and achieve it this weekend.”last_img read more

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Jim Boeheim disagrees with how NCAA punished basketball program compared to football program

first_imgOn top of disagreeing with various facets of the NCAA’s report on Syracuse and the severity of its punishments, Jim Boeheim was not pleased with how his program was treated compared to the SU football program.“The Committee on Infractions suggested in this report that there was a 10-year period where I failed to promote an atmosphere of compliance, and during which student-athletes in the men’s basketball program ‘freely committed academic fraud.’” Boeheim said at a press conference on Thursday morning.“In fact, during that 10-year period, after an extensive investigation, there was one case of academic fraud in the men’s basketball program.”Boeheim hinted that that was the case of Fab Melo. He then continued by saying that the football program was faultier in that time.“… I note that in the same time period the Committee found that three student-athletes in the football program did commit academic fraud,” Boeheim said. “These infractions did not go unnoticed, but the penalties on the football program were far less than what was imposed on the basketball program.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Does the central issue of head coach responsibility apply only to the basketball program? This illustrates the arbitrary manner in which the NCAA issues its penalties not just from school-to-school, but even within a single institution.”As part of the NCAA’s punishments for more than a decade of violations within the athletic department, the basketball program will forfeit 12 scholarships over a four-year period, vacate games from five different seasons and will have its off-campus recruiters reduced from four to two until May 31, 2017. Syracuse Chancellor Kent Syverud confirmed in a campus-wide email Wednesday that the university will appeal the scholarship reduction and vacated wins.Additionally, Boeheim received a nine-game suspension for the start of conference play next season — which he said he’ll partly appeal on Thursday — and the program will also be on probation for five years.As for the football program, it will also serve a five-year probationary period, vacate wins from three seasons and, like the basketball program, pay $500 for every contest an ineligible student played in.The rest of the NCAA’s punishments focused on Boeheim and the men’s basketball program, even with a handful of football players sprinkled into the report. It’s worth noting that while a football program has to account for close to 100 student-athletes, and more in some cases, Boeheim’s teams generally hover around 15.Either way, Boeheim made sure to point out that football players were the first to get tangled up with a local YMCA and that the football program was also guilty of violating the school’s self-written drug policy.“I wish I knew the answer to that question,” said Boeheim regarding why the basketball program received harsher punishments. “And I don’t want the football program to be penalized, I love the football program, I’ve supported, I’ve been to every game here since I’ve been here.“They were the first student-athletes to go to the Y, they were involved obviously in the drug-testing program. They had three cases of academic fraud, there were no charges brought. I don’t know the answer to that, that’s something (the NCAA) would have to answer.” Comments Published on March 19, 2015 at 1:40 pm Contact Jesse: jcdoug01@syr.edu | @dougherty_jesse Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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