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Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ walter woodson says: Rector Tampa, FL By ACNS staffPosted Jul 5, 2016 Press Release Service Anglican Communion, Submit a Job Listing Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 July 5, 2016 at 5:14 pm Excellent point, but a week in Fiji is quite a temptation and climate change is a good cover for a boondoggle Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Albany, NY TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Featured Jobs & Calls Curate Diocese of Nebraska Ronald Davin says: Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel July 5, 2016 at 9:02 am Does this article really say that people boarded various jets around the world and polluted the skies with carbon fuel, to tell us how bad we are ? July 5, 2016 at 6:28 pm Like Divos , nothing like a good high minded vacation to discuss noble issue uses.. Why not conference video it all? Rector Pittsburgh, PA Comments (4) Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Shreveport, LA Comments are closed. Rector Belleville, IL Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TN Submit an Event Listing New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Events July 5, 2016 at 7:09 pm Will any of the conference be available by video? Would love to have a link… Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector Hopkinsville, KY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Knoxville, TN Donald Heacock says: Encountering God in the Storm: Anglicans consult on climate justice Lella Lowe says: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Environment & Climate Change [Anglican Communion News Service] Anglicans from around the world are gathering in Fiji this week for an international consultation on climate justice. The event, organized by the Anglican mission agency United Society, is designed to help Anglican leaders “grapple more vigorously” with the challenges of climate change.“Together, you will be exploring and struggling with difficult themes which create many challenges for the Anglican Communion and the world,” Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said in a message to the consultation’s participants. “We need to face them together and find a way forward. Then we will be able to fulfill our purpose. It is my prayer that this consultation will play a hugely significant role in defining a strategy going forward with climate justice.”The seven-day consultation, “Encountering God in the Storm,” is being held in Fiji at the invitation of the Archbishop Winston Halapua, bishop of Polynesia and one of the primates of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand & Polynesia.Some 676 of Fiji’s villages are at risk of flooding because of rising sea levels. And several communities have already been forced to relocate. “The impact is not just economic – with ocean acidification killing fish stocks and salt water ruining farmland – but cultural because ancestral lands are being destroyed,” the United Society said in a statement.“The growing intensity and frequency of storms and flooding is predicted to result in increases in drought, affecting land, food and water security. This year alone the nation has contended with Cyclone Winston and numerous earthquakes.“According to National Climate Justice: ‘Fijians are among the most vulnerable to climate change.’”The United Society’s global relations director, Rachel Parry, added: “One of the aims of the consultation is to encourage Anglican leaders worldwide to grapple more vigorously with climate justice, helping to raise the issue on political agendas and inspiring the church to help communities in devising local responses.“The consultation is also an opportunity for [the United Society] to listen to the wider concerns of our global partners, including an exploration of how we can work together as an Anglican family in our efforts to achieve the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals.” Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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AtlantaThis is a slightly edited version of a talk given at the Workers World Party Sept. 10 webinar, “Workers Defend Black Lives.” View webinar at tinyurl.com/y6m9z593.In and around Atlanta, labor unions have been connecting the issues of labor to racial justice. Unions are recognizing that issues of labor and racial justice are inseparable and are taking action to link the issues.Arielle Robinson WW Photo: Mirinda CrissmanThe United Campus Workers of Georgia, part of the larger CWA (Communication Workers of America), have been holding demonstrations and getting the word out to the public through different media, connecting the return to school to the current crisis of racism.On Aug. 6, UCWGA members and supporters held a die-in outside the University of Georgia in Athens before the school opened. The protest was directed at the University System of Georgia (USG), which has forced all its institutions, which are public universities, to return to school in person.As union members were expressing their righteous outrage, an open records request [from a Georgia Tech student] exposed that Corvias, a company operating the university dorms, wanted students to go back to school and fill dorms to full capacity. (tinyurl.com/y2kmdbhj)The company acknowledged quite openly in the media that it was not following any of the guidelines to protect against COVID. The company simply did not want to lose any money from dorms closing down! [If Georgia State had opened its dorms at 75% capacity, Corvias would have lost $3.1 million over the school year, according to the Aug. 7 Georgia Recorder.]Furthermore, the University System of Georgia lost millions when coronavirus forced schools to close down in March. Now, while Georgia is one of the hot spots in the nation for COVID, USG has made students and workers return to school in person in the middle of the pandemic.This past July, UCWGA released a statement honoring the memory of Ana Cabrera Lopez, a 32-year-old Latina woman who worked in service and maintenance at UGA. Lopez, who died of COVID-19 this summer, reportedly had said, before she became sick, that she was scared to work on campus.As UCWGA members protested, they made sure to call out the fact that COVID is disproportionately affecting Black and Brown workers and that those workers not only include professors, but also janitors, maintenance workers, dining hall workers, student workers within dorms, teaching assistants and many more.At USG institutions, the majority of people working maintenance and janitorial positions are Black and Brown people and women. As protests continue, the union makes sure to emphasize that when maintenance people are sent in to clean, in order to follow CDC guidelines, UGS is sending in Black and Brown people — workers — to die.As if the threat of death was not enough, Kennesaw State University laid off 24 university employees just a week before school started. The KSU chapter of UCWGA was quick to release the information to the public, emphasizing that the president, who makes half a million dollars a year, did not take a pay cut. Instead, Black and Brown people and women — the lowest-paid janitors and staff members — were fired in the middle of the pandemic.The union continues to be on a “No-Layoffs” campaign, releasing videos to the public and trying to get the word out through the press and protests. The union proposes that the president and those making the most money take pay cuts.The UCWGA at KSU has been strongly emphasizing that when the university fires people, it is unnecessarily firing people from marginalized backgrounds — those who are suffering most already from the health and economic crisis.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
News January 9, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Regional body asked to intercede on behalf of imprisoned woman journalist ZimbabweAfrica Help by sharing this information November 12, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders wrote today to Tomaz Salamao, the executive secretary of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), urging his regional organisation to put pressure on President Robert Mugabe’s government to release journalist and human rights activist Jestina Mukoko as soon as possible. The letter accuses the Zimbabwean courts of doing everything possible to prolong the detention of Mukoko, who has been mistreated and tortured since her arrest on 3 December with the result that her health has deteriorated considerably.“The judicial proceedings being brought against Mukoko and her fellow defendants are a sham, their rights have been flouted and their health is in danger,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The judges supervising the proceedings are clearly taking their orders from Zimbabwe’s political authorities, who are persecuting opposition activists in an unprecedented manner that is liable to scupper the power-sharing agreement.”Magistrate Olivia Mariga postponed Mukoko’s trial again on 6 January, meaning that she will have to remain in pre-trial custody until 14 January at least, despite the fact that a high court judge ordered her transfer to hospital on 24 December. Mariga blamed this latest postponement on the defence’s insistence on seeking compliance with the high court ruling. It was on 24 December that Mukoko was first brought before a Harare court together with other activists. She was brought before a judge again on 5 January, when a 24-hour postponement was ordered.She and the other activists, who are being held in Chikurubi high security prison, are charged with hatching a “terrorist plot” against President Mugabe. They are alleged to have recruited volunteers to receive military training in Botswana with a view to ousting Mugabe. Mukoko has been put in solitary confinement.According to her lawyer, Beatrice Mtetwa, she is being denied her medicine and her health is very worrying. Mukoko says she has been mistreated and tortured since her arrest. Security agents allegedly kicked her and hit her several times with sharp instruments, including on the soles of her feet, and made her kneel naked on gravel.A former programme presenter for the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation and then the privately-owned Voice of The People, Mukoko now heads the Zimbabwe Peace Project, a human rights organisation that has provided constant information about this year’s political violence in Zimbabwe. She was kidnapped from her home in Norton (40 km west of Harare) on 3 December by some 15 men in plain clothes.Shadreck Manyere, a freelance press photographer who was kidnapped on 13 December, was meanwhile brought before a Harare court on 7 January on charges of banditry, sabotage and terrorism, for which he faces a prison sentence ranging from 20 years to life. The authorities accuse him of involvement in the bombings of the Criminal Investigations Department headquarters in Harare and Manyame bridge in Norton on 17 November and the bombing of Harare central police station on 20 November.Reporters Without Borders also condemns the government’s decision to raise the fees for foreign media accreditation, which has made visiting Zimbabwe prohibitively expensive for foreign freelance journalists, especially African ones. They will now have to pay more than 10,000 US dollars to be allowed to work in the country. The increase is indicative of the contempt the government feels towards the press in general, and the international media in particular, and its desire to engineer a news blackout about political, economic and public health developments in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono denied bail Reports News Zimbabwean court must free imprisoned journalist who is unwell The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa News to go further November 27, 2020 Find out more Organisation Receive email alerts Follow the news on Zimbabwe ZimbabweAfrica Related documents Letter to SADCPDF – 159.44 KB Reporters Without Borders wrote today to Tomaz Salamao, the executive secretary of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), urging his regional organisation to put pressure on President Robert Mugabe’s government to release journalist and human rights activist Jestina Mukoko (picture) as soon as possible. “The judicial proceedings being brought against Mukoko and her fellow defendants are a sham, their rights have been flouted and their health is in danger,” Reporters Without Borders said. RSF_en September 1, 2020 Find out more
sonsam/iStock(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — A toxic chemical has been found in drinking water systems that serve about 7.5 million California residents, according to a report by a nonprofit environmental organization.Variants of the chemical PFAS, nicknamed the “forever chemical” because it does not break down once released into the environment, have been detected in water sources for 74 communities within the Golden State, a review of the latest state data by the Environmental Working Group found.“Very low doses” of PFAS in drinking water have been linked to an increased risk of cancer, reproductive and immune system harm, liver and thyroid disease and other health problems, according to the organization.All of the findings in the water sources from the California systems exceeded 1 part per trillion (ppt), which is the safe level recommended by the independent studies endorsed by EWG, according to the report. More than 40% of the systems contained at least one sample with a level of total PFAS over 70 ppt.The utilities with the highest level of PFAS were found in the southern part of Camp Pendleton, the Marine Corps base in San Diego County, where 820 ppt for several different PFAS chemicals was measured in a single well in 2017, according to the report.High amounts of PFAS were also found in water systems in Corona, Oroville and some Sacramento suburbs.The tests were conducted between 2013, when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ordered nationwide sampling for PFAS, and this year.However, the data does not show the current level of contamination in residents’ tap water but rather the extent of contamination in drinking water sources identified since 2013, according to the organization.“Maximum detection levels reported to the California State Water Board and the EPA are a snapshot of what was in the water when it was tested, not necessarily what is coming out of taps now,” the report states.While toxins have contaminated communities all over the country, the “crisis has been under the radar in California” until now, Tasha Stoiber, a senior scientist at EWG and the lead author of the report, said in a statement to ABC News.“PFAS pollution in California is much more widespread than we knew,” Stoiber said.Nationwide, PFAS has been found in more than 800 communities, military bases, airports and industrial sites, but the EPA has not set a national legal limit for PFAS in drinking water supplies, the report states. The chemical has been deemed a hazardous substance under the federal Superfund law, and manufacturers are required to clean up PFAS contamination.“The only way to tackle this contamination crisis is for Congress to act,” Stoiber said. “Tougher laws and regulations are essential.”Major sources of PFAS include foams used to fight fires, industrial discharge of PFAS into the air and water, and PFAS in food packaging and other everyday consumer products.The family of chemicals includes Teflon and Scotchgard and is also found in cookware and fabric treatments, Stoiber said.“PFAS are used in hundreds of everyday consumer products and commercial applications,” she said. “Decades of heavy use and unregulated production have resulted in contamination of water, soil and the blood of people and animals in the farthest corners of the world.”PFAS is “notoriously persistent” in the environment and human body, Stoiber said. The chemicals can build up in the blood and organs and are present in nearly all Americans who have been tested, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The California Department of Public Health did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Melissa Saldana(PARAMUS, N.J.) — BY: TOM BROOKSBANKA Boy Scout has been playing taps every night outside a New Jersey nursing home where more than 100 veterans have died amid the coronavirus crisis and concluded his daily tribute with a special Memorial Day ceremony.13-year-old Alex Saldana joined the Passaic Valley Elks Lodge Monday for a flag-planting ceremony outside the Paramus Veterans Memorial Home in Paramus, New Jersey. One hundred American flags were placed on the front lawn as Saldana trumpeted the iconic bugle call, honoring those who have died from novel coronavirus at the nursing home in recent weeks.“I’m glad I got to play a small part in honoring our veterans during this sad time,” Saldana said.The eighth grader is the bugler for his Boy Scout troop and was trying to find ways to honor veterans in the community. When he heard 37 residents at the veteran’s home passed away from COVID-19 complications on April 8 — just a mile away from his house — Saldana grabbed his trumpet and began playing.“Many of their kids and their family members can’t honor veterans in a traditional way right now because of the coronavirus,” Saldana said. “A tribute to salute their service can go a long way.”Saldana has played outside the home for veterans every night since, hoping to provide some comfort to residents and their loved ones as the deadly virus continues to take its toll.Over 40% of confirmed coronavirus deaths in New Jersey have been tied to long-term care facilities, according to the state’s COVID-19 information hub. Based on those numbers, a staggering one in 18 New Jersey residents in long-term care before the pandemic began are now dead. Nearly 26,000 of the states 90,000 residents living in nursing homes and assisted living facilities have tested positive for COVID-19.In the wake of so much devastation, Saldana’s tributes help veterans honor the passing of former soldiers.“He brings tears to people’s eyes when he plays,” George Osborne said, a veteran who listened in during Saldana’s Memorial Day performance. “It’s a personal bond that every veteran feels when someone serves, it’s a brotherhood.”Memorial Day marked the end of Saldana’s daily pilgrimage. He says he still plans to stop by and play outside the nursing home as much as he can, at least once a week.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Samara Heisz/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, EMILY SHAPIRO, IVAN PEREIRA and MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 1.2 million people worldwide.Over 52.3 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 national governments are hiding or downplaying the scope of their outbreaks. The criteria for diagnosis — through clinical means or a lab test — has also varied from country to country.Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the virus has rapidly spread to every continent except Antarctica. The United States is the worst-affected nation, with more than 10.4 million diagnosed cases and at least 242,073 deaths.Nearly 200 vaccine candidates for COVID-19 are being tracked by the World Health Organization, at least 10 of which are in crucial phase three studies. Of those 10 potential vaccines in late-stage trials, there are currently five that will be available in the United States if approved.Here’s how the news is developing Thursday. All times Eastern:Nov 12, 12:46 pmCorey Lewandowski tests positiveTrump adviser Corey Lewandowski has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a person briefed on the diagnosis.Lewandowski tested positive for the virus on Wednesday. He has been in Philadelphia this week as the Trump campaign continues to bring lawsuits related to the election results.Lewandowski was among 400 attendees at an indoor election night party at the White House. Many attendees were not wearing masks or social distancing, including chief of staff Mark Meadows, who also tested positive in the days after the event.Richard Walters, the chief of staff for the Republican National Committee, has also tested positive for COVID-19, according to an RNC official.“The RNC is following CDC guidance and notifying staff who came in contact with him,” the official said.Walters has not been to the White House recently.ABC News’ Katherine Faulders contributed to this report.Nov 12, 12:19 pmNYC ‘preparing’ to close schools if positivity rate climbs over 3%New York City is “preparing” to temporarily close schools immediately if the citywide seven-day positivity rate climbs over 3%, Mayor Bill de Blasio said. The seven-day positivity now stands at 2.6%. While noting there is an “unbelievably low level of transmission in our schools,” the mayor nonetheless said the city “will move immediately, the next day schools will be shut down.” “No one wants to see that happen,” he said. “There is still a chance to turn that around. But we are preparing for that possibility.”ABC News’ Aaron Katersky contributed to this report.Nov 12, 12:18 pmCorey Lewandowski tests positiveTrump adviser Corey Lewandowski has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a person briefed on the diagnosis.Lewandowski tested positive for the virus on Wednesday. He has been in Philadelphia this week as the Trump campaign continues to bring lawsuits related to the election results.ABC News’ Katherine Faulders contributed to this report.Nov 12, 11:02 amNew tool shows COVID-19 risk anywhere in the US in real timeWorried about COVID-19 this Thanksgiving?You can calculate the risk level of being exposed to the virus while attending a gathering, given the event size and location, through a new tool developed by the Georgia Institute of Technology.The COVID-19 Event Risk Assessment Planning Tool is a free, interactive, peer-reviewed, online dashboard that estimates the risk that at least one individual infected with COVID-19 is present in gatherings of different sizes throughout the United States and, increasingly, around the globe.The tool allows users to adjust the size of the event and hover their cursor over a map of the United States to see the current risk level by county. For example, as of Thursday, there is a 93% chance of being exposed to COVID-19 at a dinner of 15 people in South Dakota’s virus-hit Dewey County.ABC News’ Anne Flaherty contributed to this report.Nov 12, 10:59 amNearly 550 people on Delta’s no-fly listNearly 550 people are on Delta’s no-fly list for not complying with the airline’s mask policy, company CEO Ed Bastion said in an internal memo to employees Thursday.“Fortunately, that number represents a tiny fraction of our overall customers, the vast majority of whom follow our guidelines,” he said.Bastion told employees, “Please continue to conduct a self-assessment every day for symptoms before coming into work and remember mask-wearing continues to be essential.”ABC News’ Amanda Maile contributed to this report.Nov 12, 9:30 amAfrica sees average 8% rise in new cases over past monthAfrica’s top public health official said the continent of 1.3 billion people has seen an average 8% rise in new COVID-19 cases over the past month.“We expected it to happen,” John Nkengasong, director of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told a virtual press conference Thursday, adding that when a second wave of the pandemic hits, “it seems to come back with a lot of full force.”More than 1.9 million cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed across Africa, including over 45,000 deaths. Although testing remains a challenge, the 54-nation continent is on track to surpass two million total cases within days as infections creep up in countries like the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya and Nigeria.Nkengasong urged governments and citizens to follow public health measures.“We are at a critical point in the response,” he said.Nov 12, 7:39 amFauci tells Americans to ‘hang in there,’ ‘help is really on the way’As COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations soar to record rates across the United States, the nation’s top expert on infectious diseases is urging Americans to double down on fundamental public health measures and “hang in there” until a vaccine becomes widely available.“Help is really on the way,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told ABC News’ Robin Roberts in an interview Thursday on Good Morning America.“The cavalry is coming here. Vaccines are going to have a major positive impact,” he added. “They’re going to start being implemented and deployed in December. And as we start getting into the early part of the year — it’s going to be January, February, March — more and more and more people are going to be able to be vaccinated. So if we could just hang in there, do the public health measures that we’re talking about, we’re going to get this under control — I promise you.”Those measures include wearing face masks, maintaining physical distances, avoiding crowds and washing hands as often as possible.“They sound very simple and, given the really very difficult challenge we’re facing, one might think that that doesn’t make any difference. It really does,” Fauci said.Fauci, a key member of the current White House coronavirus task force, said health care providers and those who are deemed most at-risk will have priority access to a COVID-19 vaccine, but that “ordinary” citizens should be able to get it in the second quarter of next year.With November on pace to be America’s worst month yet fighting the coronavirus pandemic, Fauci admitted he didn’t know whether the nation was headed for a lockdown but said “we would like to stay away from that.”“Hopefully we won’t have to do that,” he added. “The best opposite strategy to locking down is to intensify the public health measures short of locking down. So if you could do that well, you don’t have to take that step that people are trying to avoid, which has so many implications both psychologically and economically. We’d like not to do that.”When asked about the political limbo in the wake of the presidential election, Fauci said, “Certainly it’s having no impact negatively on our ability as well as our activity in developing vaccines and developing counter measures.”“It is still a major challenge,” he added. “We’re in a difficult situation and we just got to keep pushing.”Nov 12, 6:55 amBiden coronavirus advisor says US lockdown could control pandemicDr. Michael Osterholm, a coronavirus advisor to President-elect Joe Biden, said a nationwide lockdown could help bring the pandemic under control in the United States and even revive the economy.Osterholm floated the idea during an on-camera interview with Yahoo Finance on Wednesday, saying COVID-19 could be managed until a vaccine becomes available by shutting down businesses for four to six weeks and paying people for lost wages.“We could pay for a package right now to cover all of the wages, lost wages for individual workers, for losses to small companies, to medium-sized companies or city, state, county governments. We could do all of that,” Osterholm said. “If we did that, then we could lock down for four to six weeks.”He said such a scenario could drive down infections and hospitalizations, “like they did in New Zealand and Australia.”“Then we could really watch ourselves cruising into the vaccine availability in the first and second quarter of next year while bringing back the economy long before that,” he added.Osterholm, director of the Center of Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, was named a member of Biden’s transition COVID-19 advisory board on Monday. He previously served as a Science Envoy for Health Security on behalf of the U.S. Department of State from June 2018 to May 2019.During an exclusive interview with ABC News’ David Muir earlier this year, then-Democratic presidential nominee Biden said he “would listen to the scientists” if a nationwide lockdown was recommended.“I will be prepared to do whatever it takes to save lives because we cannot get the country moving until we control the virus,” Biden said.Nov 12, 5:52 amRussia sees record high deaths for second straight dayRussia registered 439 deaths from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, setting a new single-day record for the second straight day.An additional 21,608 new cases of COVID-19 were also confirmed nationwide over the past day. Russia’s cumulative total now stands at 1,858,568 cases with 32,032 deaths, according to the country’s coronavirus response headquarters.Moscow remains the epicenter of the country’s outbreak and recent surge. Nearly 28% of the newly confirmed cases — 5,997 — and over 16% of the new deaths — 71 — were reported in the capital, according to Russia’s coronavirus response headquarters.Despite the growing number of infections and deaths, Russian authorities have repeatedly said they have no plans to impose another nationwide lockdown.The Eastern European country of 145 million people has the fifth-highest tally of COVID-19 cases in the world, behind only the United States, India, Brazil and France, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.Nov 12, 5:01 amSeven dead, 140 others sick in outbreak at Illinois veterans homeA COVID-19 outbreak at a veterans home in Illinois has left seven people dead and more than 140 others infected, according to a report by Chicago ABC station WLS-TV.Currently, there are 72 residents and 72 employees battling the virus at the Illinois Veterans Home in LaSalle, some 100 miles southwest of Chicago. Four people died this week alone, WLS reported.The facility has been conducting health screenings of staff and residents, maintaining social distancing practices, wearing face coverings as well as intensifying cleaning and disinfecting protocols, according to WLS.“How did this happen so quickly if these protocols are in place?” state Rep. Stephanie Kifowit, a veteran herself who chairs the Veterans Affairs Committee in the Illinois House of Representatives, told WLS. “We need to take care of our veterans. They served us and we need to to serve them and make sure they are safe and they are in safe environment.”Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said it’s challenging to stop the virus from getting into veterans homes and other care facilities.“Our veterans homes really have done an outstanding job of keep our veterans safe,” Pritzker said at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a long-delayed state veterans home in Chicago on Wednesday morning. “But you can’t 100% keep everybody safe in this environment, especially when our communities, our mayors, our city councils, our county chairs aren’t living up to the mitigations, are not enforcing the mitigations in many parts of the state.”“No matter what we do, there is a level of risk,” he added, “and it is especially risky, frankly, for those who are seniors, people who are over 60. As the age goes up, so does the risk.”Nov 12, 4:22 amUS reports nearly 2,000 new deathsThere were 1,984 fatalities from COVID-19 registered in the United States on Wednesday, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.The latest daily death toll is the highest figure since early May but still under the country’s peak of 2,609 new deaths on April 15.An additional 144,133 cases of COVID-19 were also identified nationwide on Wednesday, marking a new single-day record.It’s the eighth day in a row that the country has reported over 100,000 new infections. Wednesday’s tally tops the nation’s previous all-time high of 136,325 new cases recorded a day earlier.A total of 10,257,825 people in the United States have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began, and at least 239,683 of them have died, according to Johns Hopkins. The cases include people from all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C. and other U.S. territories as well as repatriated citizens.Much of the country was under lockdown by the end of March as the first wave of pandemic hit. By May 20, all U.S. states had begun lifting stay-at-home orders and other restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. The day-to-day increase in the country’s cases then hovered around 20,000 for a couple of weeks before shooting back up and crossing 100,000 for the first time on Nov. 4.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail Trial Date Set For Suit Alleging Coerced ConfessionsOCTOBER 29TH, 2018 TYRONE MORRIS EVANSVILLE, INDIANAA lawsuit involving three teenagers who accuse Evansville police of violating their constitutional rights is headed to trial.Back in January, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of appeals found there was enough evidence to warrant a civil trial in the suit filed on behalf of William, Deadra, and Andrea Hurt and their mother but the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the case.The teens’ lawsuit alleges Evansville police threatened them and fed them facts to coerce confessions in the 2012 killing of 54-year-old Marcus Golike.The case is set to go to trial in September 2019.