November 17, 2020

India reports global daily record of new coronavirus cases

first_imgCoronavirus cases in India have reached 4.1 million and about 3.2 million affected people have been treated so far, the government data showed.Medical experts said the country was seeing a second wave of the pandemic in some parts of the country, and that case numbers have surged because of increased testing and the easing of restrictions on public movement.The government will partially restore metro train services in the national capital of New Delhi from Monday.The pandemic will not finish this year as the virus has spread from big cities to other parts of the country, Randeep Guleria, the director of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, said in an interview with India Today TV.The number of cases could continue to rise before the curve flattens out, he said.India has logged the world’s largest daily coronavirus case load for almost a month even as its government pushes to open businesses to revive a contracting economy. Topics : India added more than 90,000 cases of the novel coronavirus on Sunday, a global daily record, according to data from the federal health ministry.There were 90,632 new cases in the 24 hours to Sunday, according to the data from the Ministry of Health and Famlily Welfare, while the number of deaths rose by 1,065 to 70,626.The country is set to pass Brazil on Monday as the second most affected country by total infections and will be behind only the United States, which has 6.4 million cases and nearly 193,000 deaths.last_img read more

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Governor Wolf Announces Corey Associates Inc. Expansion Will Support 60 Jobs in Pike County

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces Corey Associates Inc. Expansion Will Support 60 Jobs in Pike County SHARE Email Facebook Twitter April 29, 2019center_img Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Corey Associates, Inc. (CAI), a manufacturer of wiring systems for the medical, automotive, and defense industries, will expand its facility in Greene Township, Pike County. The project will support the creation and retention of 60 jobs in the area.“Our administration is committed to making Pennsylvania an economic leader by investing in the growth of companies like CAI,” Governor Wolf said. “We are proud to help solidify their presence and encourage the creation of family sustaining jobs in the Pike region. This is an important investment for the county and its residents.”CAI requires additional production space to meet product demand. The project includes the construction of a new 3,500-square-foot building at its Greene Township manufacturing facility, and the purchase of machinery and equipment to expand production. The company plans to invest $690,000 into the project, which is expected to create 24 new, full-time jobs and retain 36 existing jobs over the next three years.“After much consideration of its on-going growth and most amazing team of employees, CAI management has decided to remain in eastern Pennsylvania,” said Karen Kosydar, President of CAI. “The response and support of the Wolf Administration and the Governor’s Action Team certainly aided in the decision to stay here and is truly appreciated.”CAI received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development for a $50,000 Pennsylvania First grant, $24,000 in job creation tax credits to be distributed upon the creation of new jobs, and a $17,850 workforce development grant to help the company train its existing workers. CAI was also encouraged to apply for a $400,000 low-interest loan through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority. The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania, with additional coordination through the Pike County Economic Development Authority.“In rural counties like Pike County, companies such as Corey Associates are the bedrock of many communities,” said Michael Sullivan, executive director of the Pike County Economic Development Authority. “They provide career jobs, interesting work, good wages and local employment to those who live nearby. That is to say nothing of fueling the local economy with payroll, taxes and commercial activity. On behalf of the Pike County Commissioners, we are extremely proud of Karen Kosydar and CAI’s expansion, and grateful for Governor Wolf’s commitment to our economic growth.”Founded in 1987, CAI designs and produces reliably engineered and manufactured custom wiring systems in the U.S. The company specializes in custom cable and wire harness assemblies, leads, cord sets and connector assemblies for the medical equipment, automotive, and defense industries.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED, visit read more

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Moody’s bumps Woodside outlook, affirms BAA1 rating

first_imgThe ratings agency Moody’s has affirmed the BAA1 rating of Australian LNG major Woodside Petroleum changing the rating outlook to stable from negative.“The change in outlook to stable reflects our expectation that Woodside’s earnings and cash flow will remain at solid levels over the next for 12-18 months which, combined with lower net debt following the recently announced equity issuance, will lead to improved credit metrics for the rating level,” says Matthew Moore, a Moody’s vice president and senior credit officer.In 2017, Woodside registered retained cash flow (RCF)/net debt of around 24 percent-25 percent, below Moody’s expectation of at least 35 percent for the BAA1 rating level. However, the company’s announcement that it will issue up to A$2.5 billion (US$2.0 billion) of equity, combined with Moody’s expectations of increasing production levels and stabilizing oil prices, should see this metric improve to around 35 percent-40 percent in 2018 and to even stronger levels in 2019. Pro forma for the equity issuance, RCF/net debt in 2017 would have been around 30 percent.Woodside unveiled the equity raising as part of its full-year earnings announcement, in which it also outlined plans to acquire up to an additional 50 percent interest in the Scarborough gas field from Exxon Mobil for around $444 million, plus an additional $300 million contingent upon a final investment decision on the development of the resource.The acquisition, if completed, would give Woodside greater control over the development of the resource, which could underpin an expansion of its Pluto LNG facilities in Western Australia.The announcement of a sizable equity offering along with the announced acquisition and further details around potential increases in investment spending for major projects beyond 2018 demonstrates the company’s commitment to maintaining a conservative financial profile, Moody’s said. The stabilization of the outlook reflects Moody’s expectation that the company will continue to maintain financial policies in line with a strong investment-grade credit profile.Woodside achieved solid operating results for 2017, with adjusted EBITDA increasing by around 3 percent from 2016 as higher realized prices and low unit costs more than offset lower production levels. Woodside’s free cash flow breakeven levels remained well below current prices at the equivalent of a Brent oil price of around $36 per barrel (bbl) in 2017.Moody’s expects Woodside will continue to focus on cost and productivity improvements in order to sustain production costs near their current very low levels. This, combined with production increases over the next several years as Wheatstone LNG and the Greater Enfield project ramp up, should lead to further improvements in earnings and cash flow.Woodside’s Baa1 ratings also continue to reflect the company’s large, long-life hydrocarbon reserves and the higher earnings stability provided by its substantial North West Shelf, Pluto LNG, Wheatstone LNG and domestic gas operations, which have medium to long-term off-take contracts primarily with investment-grade counterparties, according to Moody’s.At the same time, the ratings are constrained by Woodside’s exposure to the cyclical hydrocarbon industry, its limited but improving geographic and operational diversity, the capital intensity of its operations and the sizeable current and potential future project expenditures.Woodside has highlighted several major projects on which it expects to reach final investment decisions over the next several years. These include the potential expansion of the Pluto LNG facilities following the recent acquisition, the development of the company’s resources off the coast of Senegal, and the potential development of the Browse resources in Western Australia.These projects, if sanctioned, will come with high capital expenditure requirements, increased execution risk, and may have considerable overlap in timelines.Moody’s added it will consider the impact of these projects on Woodside’s ratings and outlook once final investment decisions are taken, including regarding their timing and funding structures.last_img read more

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Friesen Chevrolet Empire State Series is Brewerton bound on May 9

first_imgBREWERTON, N.Y. (May 7) – The Empire State Series runs for the first time under the Friesen Chevrolet banner this Friday, when touring IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds travel to Brewerton Speedway.The May 9 feature pays $400 to win, a minimum of $75 to start and doubles as the Dean Hubbs Memorial. All applicable IMCA points will be awarded. Pit gates and the grandstand both open at 5:30 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. and racing starts at 7:30 p.m. Spectator admission is $12 for adults and free for fans ages 18 and under. Pit passes are $27. Sponsor of the IMCA Modified portion of the season-opening program Friday evening is Nationwide Insurance. More information is available by calling 315 668-6906 and at the website. Central Square’s Dale Caswell won four of the first seven series events held at Brewerton, including three straight from 2008-2010. James Cornell of Port Crane topped the April 13 series opener at Five Mile Point Speedway. The third of 10 events on the current tour schedule is Sunday, May 25 at Skyline Raceway.Champion of the Friesen Chevrolet Empire State Series earns a $600 share of the increased $3,000 point fund.last_img read more

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Projects to begins Wednesday on U.S. 421 south of Greensburg

first_imgGreensburg, IN—INDOT contractor Paul H. Rohe Company plans to begin work next week on a $148,000 box culvert maintenance and repair project on U.S. 421 in Decatur County. Beginning on or after Wednesday (April 15), temporary traffic signals and a 45 mph speed restriction will be in place south of Greensburg.Crews will complete repairs on two structures, located approximately 7.5 miles and 6 miles north of S.R. 229, near C.R. 400 S. Work will take place on both structures simultaneously. In addition to the temporary signals and 45 mph speed restriction, a 12-foot width limit will also be in effect.The contract was awarded in September 2019 and is expected to be complete by June 30, 2020.  Motorists should slow down, watch for stopped traffic and drive distraction-free through all work zones. All work is weather dependent.last_img read more

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Ebere Eze voted QPR’s player of the season

first_imgRelatedPosts Townsend: Eze’s an incredible talent Eberechi Eze to add spark to Crystal Palace Eberechi Eze debuts for Crystal Palace as Eagles thump Southampton England-born Nigerian midfielder, Eberechi Eze, has been voted Queens Park Rangers’ Player of the Season.Sky Sports asked 24 Championship fans to pick who their club’s best player has been, so far. QPR fan, Clive Whittingham, who was selected by Sky Sports picked Eze as the most outstanding player for the London club.And commenting on Eze’s performance: “The way Eze has matured and developed his all-round attacking and defensive game under, Mark Warburton, has been impressive – scoring 12 goals from midfield and getting almost as many assists. A joy to watch and a Premier League player in waiting.”Prior to the suspension of football in England, following the coronavirus outbreak, QPR occupy 13th on 50 points, in the 24-team league table.They are six points away from the Championship play-off spot.Super Eagles’ defender, Semi Ajayi, was overlooked as a fan named Shin picked Jake Livermore West Bromwich Albion Player of the Season. Ajayi has made 37 appearances in all competitions scoring five goals.Tags: Eberechi EzePlayer of the SeasonQPRQueen’s Park Rangerslast_img read more

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Diamond a cut above Challenge foes

first_img Last year’s Irish St Leger winner, sent off at 5-4, soon opened up a big advantage in front and was well clear with a mile of the mile and three-quarters still to run. Nothing ever seriously looked like narrowing the gap and Murtagh was able to ease his mount significantly close home, as Sir Ector ran on to take second. Royal Diamond justified short-priced favouritism for trainer-jockey Johnny Murtagh in the Listed Challenge Stakes at Leopardstown. Murtagh, recording his first Listed-race winner as a trainer, said: “He’s improved a good bit from the Curragh (second to Ernest Hemingway in the Curragh Cup). I thought I had the race won there and I was surprised when they quickened past me. “He came out of it really well and this was a nice race to go for as he likes Leopardstown. “I had thought he was a Caulfield Cup/Melbourne Cup-type of horse and I might have to twist the owner’s arm as he was thinking of going back for the Leger. “He’s a strong galloper. I have him pencilled in for the Ballyroan (Leopardstown, August 8) over a mile and half as I don’t think he’s slow. “Mentally he’s very well at the minute. The lads have done a great job keeping him sweet. He’s getting older but he’s every bit as enthusiastic as ever.” Tandem (6-1) let favourite-backers down in the Irish Lincolnshire at the start of the season, but Dermot Weld has given him plenty of time to recover from those exertions and he proved too strong in the valuable Irish Stallion Farms EBF “Nasrullah” Handicap. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Falcao spoils Gunners’ party

first_img Sanchez could only slash a shot wide after Nabil Dirar had dallied in possession inside his own box – the Chile international’s last contribution before he was replaced with a little over 15 minutes remaining. Akpom came on in his place and was brought down by Subasic as he burst into the box, only for referee Martin Atkinson to award a free-kick rather than a penalty, despite replays showing the foul was clearly inside the area. Valencia finished the tournament on nine points after coming from behind to beat Benfica 3-1 in Sunday’s early kick-off. Derley opened the scoring early on for the beaten Europa League finalists after their Spanish opponents had gifted possession, but a 10-minute second-half salvo saw Valencia take victory. Jose Luis Gaya levelled four minutes after the interval with Pablo Piatti and Andres Guardado giving Nuno Espirito Santo’s side the win and overall success in the pre-season tournament. After the game, Wenger admitted playing twice in two days had taken its toll on his players. “We have made a demonstration that in 24 hours a lot can change in football,” he said. “As much as our performance was sharp, creative, dynamic and mobile yesterday, today it was static, lethargic and not convincing at all. “I feel many players had not recovered physically and we not completely ready. Congratulations to Monaco they were better than us today, sharper and stronger – we lost the game because we deserved to lose it.” Following a big win on Saturday the Gunners, who had big-money summer recruit Alexis Sanchez starting for the first time, were favourites to collect the trophy but a 1-0 loss means Arsene Wenger’s side once again missed out in front of their own fans. Valencia won the competition having amassed nine points, one more than the Gunners who could not find the goal against Monaco to win their own tournament for the first time in four years. Arsenal were once again prevented from winning the Emirates Cup as they slipped to a narrow defeat at the hands of Monaco. Radamel Falcao scored the only goal of the game in the first half, although Arsenal will be aggrieved that they were not awarded a late penalty for a foul on substitute Chuba Akpom. The game marked 15 years to the day since Gunners favourite Thierry Henry signed from Juventus, and a new prospective hero made his first start for the club as Wenger named Sachez in his starting line-up. But, having won 5-1 against Benfica 24 hours earlier, Arsenal struggled against the Ligue 1 outfit and created little in the way of clear-cut chances with Sanchez rarely on the ball. With Saturday’s four-goal hero Yaya Sanogo and fellow goalscorer Joel Campbell rested from the squad, Wenger’s side struggled to play at the same high tempo that had seen them blow Benfica away. Falcao, starting a game for the first time since a serious knee injury in January, opened the scoring as he converted a free header from the edge of the six-yard box eight minutes before the break. Sanchez was on the periphery for the opening 45 minutes and was moved into a central role when Olivier Giroud was replaced at the break by midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Fellow new signings Mathieu Debuchy and Calum Chambers started in the Arsenal defence, with the latter replaced by Ignasi Miquel at half-time. Former Barcelona man Sanchez was more involved immediately following his change in role as he fed Santi Cazorla inside the Monaco penalty area, with the Spaniard poking the ball through to Jack Wilshere, whose powerful effort was superbly turned away by Danijel Subasic. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Northern Ireland call-up for Lavery

first_imgSheffield Wednesday striker Caolan Lavery has been named in the Northern Ireland squad for their upcoming matches against Qatar and Romania. The 22-year-old Under-21 international, who has impressed back at the Owls after a productive loan spell at Chesterfield earlier this season, has been included in a 28-man group by manager Michael O’Neill. Ross County forward Liam Boyce has been rewarded for his recent form with a recall and there is also a place for Cheltenham goalkeeper Trevor Carson. Bolton’s London-born winger Liam Feeney has not been included despite recent speculation that he could pledge his allegiance to the country. O’Neill’s men face Qatar in a friendly at Crewe’s Gresty Road on May 31 before they take on Group F leaders Romania in a key Euro 2016 qualifier at Windsor Park on June 13. Northern Ireland are in a strong position in the group, just a point behind Romania and four points clear of third-placed Hungary after five games. Northern Ireland squad for games against Qatar and Romania: R Carroll (Notts County), M McGovern (Hamilton), T Carson (Cheltenham), A Hughes (Brighton), C Baird, G McAuley (both West Brom), J Evans (Man Utd), C Cathcart (Watford), S Ferguson (Newcastle), D Lafferty (Burnley), C McLaughlin (Fleetwood), L McCullough (Doncaster), P McNair (Man Utd), S Davis (Southampton), C Brunt (West Brom), C Evans (Blackburn), O Norwood (Reading), P McCourt (Notts Co), B Reeves (MK Dons), S Dallas (Brentford), K Lafferty (Rizespor), J Magennis (Kilmarnock), B McKay (Wigan), W Grigg (MK Dons), N McGinn (Aberdeen), J Ward (Derby), L Boyce (Ross Co), C Lavery (Sheff Wed). center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Baseball Hall of Fame cancels July inductions due to coronavirus; Jeter, Walker, Sizemore, Miller to be honored in 2021

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditCOOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Baseball Hall of Fame cancels July inductions due to coronavirus; Jeter, Walker, Sizemore, Miller to be honored in 2021.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Associated Press April 29, 2020center_img Baseball Hall of Fame cancels July inductions due to coronavirus; Jeter, Walker, Sizemore, Miller to be honored in 2021last_img read more

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