narvikk/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 286,000 people worldwide.More than 4.1 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations’ outbreaks. Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the United States has become the worst-affected country, with more than 1.3 million diagnosed cases and at least 80,684 deaths. Here’s how the news is developing Tuesday. All times Eastern:7:49 a.m.: New data shows novel coronavirus was in Ohio as early as JanuaryNew data shows that the novel coronavirus was present in Ohio as early as January, according to Dr. Amy Acton, director of the state’s health department. Acton revealed the new data during Monday’s coronavirus briefing, explaining that antibody testing now shows at least five COVID-19 cases in five Ohio counties have a date of symptom onset in January. The earliest one dates back to Jan. 7. Previous data showed an onset of symptoms as early as February. The Ohio Department of Health is investigating these cases and looking to see whether they are linked to any recent travel, according to Acton. As more antibody testing is conducted, Acton said health officials will learn more about how long the virus has been circulating in the midwestern U.S. state. As of Monday, the state had reported a total of 24,777 cases of COVID-19 with 1,357 deaths and 4,413 hospitalizations, according to Columbus ABC affiliate WSYX-TV. Meanwhile, retail stores across Ohio were allowed to reopen Tuesday so long as they adhere to the state’s guidelines for social distancing.7:12 a.m.: Hair salons and restaurants to reopen across Italy next weekBars, restaurants, beauty salons and barber shops will be allowed to reopen across Italy this month rather than having to wait until June.Regional governors got their way on Monday when Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte dropped his plan to keep restaurants and hair salons closed until June 1 and instead moved up their reopening to May 18. A list of coronavirus-related safety precautions for those businesses will be issued later this week.While some Italian provinces move ahead with reopening businesses earlier than originally planned by the central government, Conte still has the power to overrule policy decisions made by governors if the number of COVID-19 cases start to climb again. Monday marked the first day that Italy’s nationwide total of patients in intensive care units fell to under 1,000.Once the hardest-hit country in Europe, Italy was the first nation in the world to impose a nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. Last week, Italy began to slowly lift the strict lockdown by easing some restrictions.Italy’s Civil Protection Agency recorded the country’s lowest daily death toll from COVID-19 on Sunday. The single-day rise of new infections also fell below 1,000 for the fist time since early March.Italy is one of the worst-affection nations in the world in the pandemic, with more than 219,000 diagnosed cases of COVID-19 and at least 30,739 deaths.6:35 a.m.: Russia reports over 10,000 new cases for 10th straight dayRussia reported more than 10,000 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday for the 10th day in a row, as the country emerges as a new hotspot in the coronavirus pandemic.There were 10,899 new cases and 107 new deaths confirmed in Russia over the past 24 hours, according to the country’s coronavirus response headquarters.The latest daily tally is down from Monday’s record of 11,656 new infections.So far, Russia has reported a total of 232,243 confirmed cases of COVID-19, making it the second-largest national tally in the world, behind the United States. Russia also has one of the world’s fastest rates of new infections in the coronavirus pandemic, second only to the U.S.5:10 a.m.: Seoul works to trace clubgoers linked to cluster of new casesThe Seoul metropolitan government is ramping up its efforts to trace clubgoers at risk of contracting the novel coronavirus.A police task force team of over 8,500 members are combing through mobile phone records, credit card bills and even surveillance footage to identify individuals who recently visited reopened clubs and bars in the popular nightlife district of Itaewon, after 21 new cases of COVID-19 linked to the area were confirmed on Tuesday.So far, South Korea’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has counted a total of 102 confirmed cases tied to individuals who were at Itaewon bars or nightclubs that reopened after anti-virus measures were relaxed or who had come in contact with those who were. Authorities have since shut down more than 2,100 nightclubs, hostess bars and discos in the South Korean capital.Seoul police have secured a list from mobile operators of 10,905 customers who were present in the Itaewon area for over 30 minutes between April 24 and May 6 and sent text messages asking the owners of those mobile phones to get tested for COVID-19. Police also tracked the credit card transactions of 494 people out of about 1,000 who paid tabs at the clubs and bars currently under investigation there.“Messages have already been sent to everyone and will be sent once more this afternoon,” Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon said in a press briefing Tuesday. “Those who have received the messages should visit the nearby health center or screening clinic soon for the testing.”Some 10,300 people tied to the Itaewon area have been tested for COVID-19 so far. Many of the individuals are in their 20s and 30s.South Korea has begun to gradually ease its strict social-distancing measures that were put in place to curb the spread of the virus. Last week, people resumed their daily routines while museums, libraries and other public facilities reopened under the relaxed rules. The number of new cases reported in the country have stayed low for weeks, but the sudden spike among the younger generation has raised concerns that the quarantine measures may have been lifted too soon.City health authorities have said that all testing will be free for those who come forward and no questions will be asked. But a number of club-goers are still reluctant to get tested for fear of being stigmatized, as the Itaewon area caters to a large LGBT community.“This is not a matter of being gay or not. This is a problem that arose unexpectedly to all young people,” David Kim, an LGBT activist at the Sinnaneun Center in Seoul, told ABC News. “No one expected an outbreak. Even the government said it’s OK to reopen the clubs after a two month break. It’s just sad that we are being targeted by conservative media and social opinions as if we are the villains.”South Korea once had the largest outbreak outside China, where the novel coronavirus first emerged, but the country quickly implemented an extensive “trace, test and treat” strategy. A total of 10,936 people across the nation have been diagnosed with COVID-19, of which 9,670 have recovered and 258 have died, according to South Korea’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.4:34 a.m.: Wuhan to test entire population after cluster of cases emergeWuhan, the Chinese city that was ground zero of the coronavirus pandemic, plans to test its entire population for the novel coronavirus after a cluster of new cases emerged.The Wuhan Municipal Health Commission issued an emergency notice on Monday announcing a “10 Day Battle” to ramp up its ability to conduct nucleic acid tests on the city’s 11 million residents. Each district must submit a detailed plan by Tuesday on how they will test their respective community, according to an official leaflet which has been circulated on social media and carried by state-run media.The document did not state a timeline for the completion of the testing drive itself.Wuhan, the capital of central China’s Hubei province, reported its first cluster of coronavirus infections on Monday in over a month, stoking fears of a second wave. The five new locally-transmitted cases arose from a previously asymptomatic patient who then spread the virus to four others in their residential compound, according to the official state-run Xinhua News Agency.China’s National Health Commission said Tuesday morning that no new cases had been reported in Hubei province over the past 24 hours.Wuhan was the first city in the world to go under a coronavirus-related lockdown after the newly identified virus was thought to have first emerged there in December. The lockdown was lifted last month and life in the city has slowly been returning to normal. Last week, Chinese authorities decided to downgrade the entire country from high- to low-risk for the novel coronavirus as the number of new infections continued to hover just above zero and no new deaths had been reported for several consecutive days.But Wuhan’s Dongxihu district raised its risk level from low to medium after a new locally-transmitted case was confirmed there over the weekend, according to Xinhua News Agency.Since the start of the pandemic, the Chinese mainland has reported 82,919 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 4,633 deaths. There are still 115 people with the disease in hospitals, according to the National Health Commission. 3:30 a.m.: Trump and Pence to maintain distance from each otherU.S. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence will maintain a physical distance from each other in the immediate future, a senior administration official told ABC News.The decision was made in consultation with the medical unit at the White House, the official said. The change comes after two aides on the White House campus, including Pence’s press secretary, tested positive for the novel coronavirus.Sources had told ABC News earlier that there were discussions over the weekend about keeping the president and vice president separated, but no decision on that had been made until now. It’s unlikely the two will be attending meetings together unless necessary, sources said.Pence spent all of Monday at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, where he maintains his ceremonial office and where most of his staff have offices, a senior administration official told ABC News.The Eisenhower Executive Office Building is part of the White House campus and situated adjacent to the White House building itself. Pence did not go to the White House at all on Monday, the official said.While in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Pence followed the guidelines for critical infrastructure workers laid out by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the official told ABC News. The vice president qualifies as a critical infrastructure worker because he’s a key member of a government entity that works to provide public health access, among other critical functions, according to the official.Those guidelines call for people to take their temperature before going into work, monitor for any symptoms, wear a mask at all times in the workplace for 14 days after last exposure to an infected individual, maintain a six-foot distance from others and practice social distancing at work as much as possible, as well as disinfect and clean workspaces regularly.Pence followed those guidelines as much as possible and wore a mask inside the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on Monday, the official told ABC News. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
ABC NewsBy DANIEL MANZO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Another round of summer storms is getting ready to impact parts of the eastern U.S. Friday as more than one million people are still without power in the region. This comes after a week that saw Tropical Storm Isaias hit the East Coast, downing thousands of trees and causing widespread wind damage, especially from North Carolina to Connecticut. Some summer storms caused some flash flooding in parts of Virginia overnight. Those came after storms brought some damaging wind gusts from the Carolinas to New Jersey on Thursday.Flash flood watches are in effect from Virginia to New Jersey Friday. This alert includes Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Philadelphia. The total forecasted rainfall is 1-2 inches, which ordinarily is not incredibly significant, but given the ground is extremely saturated from Isaias, flash flooding can occur rather quickly.High-resolution forecast models are showing several rounds of storms affecting the region Friday and into early Saturday. Some of these storms could have gusty winds, but the main threat will be flash flooding.Meanwhile in the West, there is still a fire danger threat this weekend.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
The Nth Power’s Earth, Wind, & Power, The All Brothers Band, Organ Freeman, & More Blow Minds In NOLA
The two-week celebration of music in New Orleans during Jazz Fest came to a close last Sunday, and we’re all fighting to return to that very special feeling that comes along with it. From the fairgrounds to the clubs around town, the spirit of New Orleans was lifted to a higher degree and carried through the late night with enviable collaborations going down in some of the city’s most colorful establishments.Of the many highlights included one evening in particular at The Howlin’ Wolf, when The Nth Power made their triumphant return to the city of sound for the second year in a row as Earth, Wind, & Power. While the performance went down in a different venue than the previous year, the celebration continued in large honor of the music of Earth, Wind, and Fire, bringing along Rashawn Ross of Dave Matthews Band, Skerik, Weedie Braimah, Farnell Newton, Galactic’s Erica Falls, and Drew Sayers and Lyle Divinsky of The Motet, and so many more.Oteil Burbridge and Kofi Burbridge played double duty, also performing with Neal and Alan Evans for their second-ever live performance as the All Brothers Band. Up-and-coming funk act Organ Freeman also performed the stage, gaining new fans far beyond their home in LA.Additionally, a number of the awesome musicians gathered in The Den to pay tribute to Allen Toussaint. The band known as the “Allen Toussaint Jukebox” featured Shira Elias and Michelangelo Carubba from Turkuaz, Sasha Brown from Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Joe Tatton from The New Mastersounds, and Eric Vogel from the Nigel Hall Band.It was a celebration of epic proportions, and luckily Josh Timmermans was there to capture the glory:Earth, Wind, & Power | All Brothers Band | Organ Freeman | Allen Toussaint Jukebox | Photos by Josh Timmermans Load remaining images
“I am happy to award our troops fortheir offensive spirit displayed during encounters for the past weeks,” saidArevalo. Soldiers recovered a rifle grenade,two magazines of AK 47, 117 rounds of 7.62 live ammunition, and electricalwires for anti-personal mines, among others. The awarding was followed by atraditional military “boodlefight” as a simple celebration of the saidaccomplishment./PN The encounter in Kabankalan followedthe pursuit operations of troops from 31st Division Reconnaissance Company whofought with some 15 communist rebels in neighboring Himamaylan City lastSunday. After a 15-minute gun battle, theestimated 10 communist rebels retreated. On Oct. 6, the troops of 31st DivisionReconnaisance Company encountered more or less 15 NPA- terrorist at Sitio Bugo,Barangay Buenavista, Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental. During the encounter, Patrolman JohnImedio Gallero Javier was slightly injured in a combat operation with Armysoldiers in Sitio Basak, Barangay Tan-awan in Kabankalan City. BACOLOD City – Sixteen soldiers and 17policemen received commendation medals for demonstrating bravery in a series ofencounters against communist rebels in southern Negros Occidental last week. This is the 5th time for troopsof 62IB received medals from Arevalo since he assumed command on Oct. 29 lastyear. Brigadier General Benedict Arevalo,commander of the Philippine Army’s 303rd Infantry Brigade (303IB), awarded ledthe awarding rites held at the headquarters of the 62nd Infantry Batallion(62IB) in Barangay Libas, Isabela,Negros Occidental on Monday. The awardees were soldiers of the 31stDivision Reconnaissance Company (31DRC) and policemen of the 6th RegionalMobile Force Battalion 6 (RMFB6). Sixteen soldiers and 17 policemen received commendation medals for demonstrating bravery in a series of encounters against communist rebels in southern Negros Occidental last week. 303RD IB
(Eustis, Florida) — A woman from Lake County is facing charges of animal abandonment after investigators say she dumped her dog in the middle of a busy road.It all began when a captain with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office saw a driver toss the puppy out of her car and then drive away.The loyal pooch darted in and out of traffic running after its owner’s car.Fortunately, the captain safely retrieved the dog from traffic and pulled over the driver, the sheriff’s office said.According to investigators, 18-year-old Anna Kist said she could no longer take care of the dog and dumping it in traffic was her way of getting rid of it.Animal Enforcement officers said the dog appeared to be severely malnourished but in good spirits.Kist is being held on a $1,000 bond. The dog is with Lake County Animal Services.It should be noted that this situation is EASILY avoided. That is what the Lake County Animal Shelter is here for. Check out lakecountyfl.gov/offices/animal_services/ for more information.
With South Florida hosting the Super Bowl, one local city is making a rare change to its laws for the weekend of the big game.Fort Lauderdale has announced that it is lifting its beach ban on alcoholic beveragesThe city will allow open containers from Friday, January 31 through Sunday, February 2, the day of Super Bowl LIV.An area stretching from Sunrise Boulevard south to the city parking lot south of Las Olas Boulevard will comprise the zone in which alcohol will be permitted during those days.Normally, fines range from $50 for first-time offenders to $500 for repeat violations of open alcohol on the beach. That includes people selling, drinking or in possession of the beverages.City spokesman Chaz Adams says the motive behind the temporary change is, “To get folks enjoying themselves and to promote tourism in the beach area. This is something we do for other events too, like the Fort Lauderdale Air Show and Fourth of July.”Several free events approved by the Miami Super Bowl Host Committee will also take place that weekend at Las Olas Oceanside Park, which is at 3000 E. Las Olas Blvd.“Friday night will be like this giant pep rally,” says Arianne Glassman, a Hollywood-based marketing professional who helped organize the weekend events. “Our Saturday events are all about families and children. We have events for all ages, but we’re really putting a focus on our youth.”The lineup includes:“Raised in the 9,” a two-day celebration to pro football players who grew up in Broward County’s 954 area code. The event begins at 4 p.m. January 31 with a Taste the Wave Tailgate Zone featuring dishes from beachfront restaurants such as Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, Con Murphy’s Ocean Bar & Grill, Spazio and Tsukuro. Saturday’s Family Fun Day, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., will focus on Broward County’s strong with the NFL.Raised in the 9 Concert from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. January 31: The 8-member Private Stock Band takes the main stage for a special Friday Night Sound Waves performance.Music and Makers Market from 4 to 10 p.m. January 31: Shop and engage with local artists displaying a mix of handmade and homemade goods.Rise and Shine Yoga Fit for EveryBODY from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. February 1: Rise & Shine Yoga will take place across from the festival site at Las Olas and A1A. The hour-long class is open to all ages and levels.#SuperSweep Beach Sweep + Sand Sculpting from 9 to 11 a.m. February 1: Organizers of the monthly Fort Lauderdale Beach Sweep will host a special beach cleanup across from the festival site at Las Olas & A1A. Living Sand artist John May will also create a themed sand sculpture.Young at Art Museum’s YYA On-The-Go from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. February 1: Young at Art Museum will host an interactive football-themed graffiti mural project led by local artist Manish Patel.NFL PLAY 60; Healthy Tailgate Snack Demonstrations from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. February 1: The nonprofit FLIPANY will host a series of activities from the NFL PLAY 60 athletic program with past and present NFL players.No events are planned for Game Day, Sunday, February 2. The San Francisco 49ers will take on the Kansas City Chiefs at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens.850 WFTL reminds you to party responsibly.
Facebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Adopt-A-Pet of Shelton Sugar is a beautiful six year old Coon Hound/Dane Mix. Her grey brindle coat looks like it was painted on by hand! Because Sugar has a lot of energy, she would do best in an active adult household. Sugar is smart, sweet, and loves hikes, yard play, fetch, car rides, walks, and should be your only pet. Sugar really enjoys walks with volunteers on the Jon’s Creek hiking trail.We always need volunteers to help with the dogs, in the office or with outreach. To see all our current dogs, visit www.adoptapet-wa.org , our Facebook at “Adopt-A-Pet of Shelton Washington” or at the shelter on Jensen Road in Shelton. We are open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Contact us at [email protected] or (360) 432-3091.
Ace shooter Vijay Kumar, who won India’s only silver medal in the ongoing London Olympics so far, would get his due by his employer, the Indian Army, sources told Headlines Today on Tuesday. Army sources said that the grievances of Kumar, who has been unhappy with the treatment meted out to him by the armed forces, would be sympathetically looked into.Kumar is currently a subedar with 16 Dogra Regiment and he wants to leave the army as he has not been given any promotion for six years despite his good performances at the national and international levels.Kumar’s latest and biggest achievement was his silver medal last week after he finished second in the 25m rapid fire pistol event.Army sources said that army chief General Bikram Singh would personally look into the matter as Kumar is an achiever who has brought pride upon the army and the nation.
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Fiorentina boss Montella insists no regrets over his time with AC Milanby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFiorentina boss Vincenzo Montella has no regrets over his time with AC Milan.The Viola meet Milan later tonight.“It was a fantastic experience, we won a trophy, which some people conveniently forget,” said Montella, referring to the Italian Super Cup against Juventus.“We didn’t purchase practically any players and still qualified for Europe, which hadn’t happened for a few years. I don’t consider that a negative time at all.“When I was at Milan, Suso, Patrick Cutrone and Davide Calabria were set to be sold. I think we did good work with homegrown talents like Manuel Locatelli and Gianluigi Donnarumma.”
PITTSBURGH, PA – MARCH 17: Grayson Allen #3 of the Duke Blue Devils looks on against the Rhode Island Rams during the second half in the second round of the 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at PPG PAINTS Arena on March 17, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)Duke and Louisville are locked into a tight battle at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The Blue Devils led by as many as 14 but now trail late in the contest.During the second half, Duke’s Grayson Allen drove to the basket and was knocked down. While he was on the ground, he appeared to intentionally trip Louisville’s Raymond Spalding, who had corralled the ball and was dribbling up court.yep, that’s a trip by Grayson Allen … https://t.co/hAfZbZaFGb— Ryan Fagan (@ryanfagan) February 9, 2016Definitely looks like he meant to do that.