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New coronavirus deaths in US as lawmakers reach $8.3 bn funding deal

first_img“This emergency proclamation will help the state further prepare our communities and our health care system in the event it spreads more broadly.”Earlier in the day, Los Angeles County officials reported six new cases in the West Coast metropolis, while the number of confirmed cases in New York state rose to 11.One of the Los Angeles cases concerns a medical screener at the city’s international airport checking overseas travelers for symptoms.The Department of Homeland Security said the worker was under self-quarantine at home along with family members and was showing mild symptoms. That person’s last shift at the airport was on February 21 and the symptoms began on February 29, a statement said.”DHS is happy to report that this individual was highly trained and did everything right both on the job and when they began to feel sick,” the statement said.”We are told the individual wore all the correct protective equipment and took necessary protections on the job.”Nationwide, more than 130 people have so far been infected, with the virus detected in more than a dozen states. Most of the deaths have been in Washington state including residents of a nursing home. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi meanwhile said Republicans and Democrats had reached a deal to fund the response to the outbreak to the tune of $8.3 billion. The House of Representatives passed the measure, and the Senate was to vote on Thursday.Vice President Mike Pence, who is the White House’s pointman on the crisis, told reporters he would be traveling to Minnesota on Thursday to visit a 3M plant manufacturing personal protective equipment including masks. He will then visit Washington state and meet with Governor Jay Inslee to review containment efforts in the Seattle area.  ‘Coordinated, fully-funded response’ All of the newly infected individuals in Los Angeles were exposed to COVID-19 through close contact, health officials said.Barbara Ferrer, director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, said three of the cases concerned travelers who had gone together to northern Italy — a virus hotspot with more than 100 deaths.Two other cases involved individuals who had come in contact with a family member who had the virus and the last was the airport screener.”The step we’re taking today is about preparation, not panic,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti of the emergency declaration.Officials said they expected the number of infections in California to rise in the coming days and urged families to brace for possible school closures and the cancelation of public events.Statewide, more than 50 people are known to be infected, the most of any state.In Washington state, officials in King County, which includes Seattle and where most of the deaths have taken place, said they were purchasing an 85-bed motel to house patients stricken with the virus.Topics : The death toll in the United States from the new coronavirus rose to 11 on Wednesday, as lawmakers in Congress agreed to provide more than $8 billion to fight the rapidly spreading disease.California Governor Gavin Newsom declared an emergency as he reported the state’s first fatality from the COVID-19 illness — an elderly person who had taken a cruise to Mexico — while health officials in nearby Washington state said a 10th person had died there.”The State of California is deploying every level of government to help identify cases and slow the spread of this coronavirus,” Newsom told reporters.last_img read more

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Trump frequently paid no federal income taxes in years leading up to presidency: NYT

first_imgSenate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer took to Twitter to ask Americans to raise their hands if they paid more in federal income tax than Trump.Calling the report “total fake news” at a White House news conference, Trump again cited an ongoing audit as his reason for not releasing his returns. In a statement to the Times, Alan Garten, a lawyer for the Trump Organization, said Trump had paid millions of dollars in personal taxes over the last decade, without weighing in on the specific finding of minimal income taxes.Trump’s consistent refusal to release his taxes has been a departure from standard practice for presidential candidates. He is currently in a legal battle with New York City prosecutors and congressional Democrats who are seeking to obtain his returns.He also previously indicated he preferred to minimize his tax bill, saying in a 2016 presidential debate it made him “smart.” President Donald Trump paid just US$750 in federal income taxes in both 2016 and 2017, after years of reporting heavy losses from his business enterprises to offset hundreds of millions of dollars in income, the New York Times reported on Sunday, citing tax-return data.In a report that Trump dismissed as “fake news,” the Times said the Republican president also paid no federal income taxes in 10 of the previous 15 years through 2017, despite receiving $427.4 million through 2018 from his reality television program and other endorsement and licensing deals.The disclosure of previously private tax information came little more than a month before the Nov. 3 election between Trump and Democrat Joe Biden. Democrats were quick to seize on the report to paint Trump as a tax dodger and raise questions about his carefully groomed image as a savvy businessman. The Times reported that Trump was able to minimize his tax bill by reporting heavy losses across his business empire. It said he claimed $47.4 million in losses in 2018, despite saying he had income of at least $434.9 million in a financial disclosure that year.The Times emphasized the documents reveal only what Trump told the government about his businesses, and did not disclose his true wealth.The Times said it had obtained tax-return data covering over two decades for Trump and companies within his business organization. It did not have information about his personal returns from 2018 or 2019.The Times also reported that Trump was currently embroiled in a decade-long Internal Revenue Service audit over a $72.9 million tax refund he claimed after declaring large losses. If the IRS rules against him in that audit, he could have to pay over $100 million, according to the newspaper.center_img Topics :last_img read more

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Stage one opens in the $1 billion Aveo Springfield retirement project

first_imgJack and Lorraine Hardwick, both 72, are getting ready to move into their new two-bedroom apartment, part of the $1 billion Aveo Springfield retirement community, officially opened last week. Photo: Tara Croser.BEING close to family, the prospect of new friends, social activities and no maintenance, have sold Lorraine and Jack Hardwick on Aveo’s $1 billion Springfield development.The Hardwick’s, both aged 72, just settled on a two-bedroom apartment in Aveo Springfield officially opened by Queensland Premier Annastacia Palacuzzak last week, and are getting ready for their big move. Aveo Springfield.And while the Hardwicks don’t know anyone at the complex just yet, Mrs Hardwick said she was sure it wouldn’t be long before they had plenty of new friends.Aveo Group chief executive officer Geoff Grady said they were thrilled to officially open what was set to be Australia’s largest integrated retirement community, with stage one finished and ready for residents to move in.“This community’s location, together with our on-site amenities, truly demonstrates Aveo’s commitment to grow with older Australians by ensuring good health, providing greater living choices and giving a peace of mind not only to our residents but the wider community,” he said.Located in Springfield Central’s Healthy City and next to the Mater Private Hospital, the 10ha full-service retirement village will boast more than 2,500 residences on completion.The 15 year project offers a variety of living options, including independent living units and a world-class aged care centre. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Aveo Group Chairman Seng Huang Lee officially opening the $1 billion Aveo Springfield retirement community. Photo: Tara Croser.Mrs Hardwick said her paramedic son-in-law sold her on the development, having seen a lot of retirement communities and being very impressed with the Aveo model.Moving from their family home of 15 years in Forest Lake, Mrs Hardwick said they wanted to stay close to their family in Augustine Heights and love the idea that they can head off in their caravan without having to worry about maintaining their home.“We’re also looking forward to all the activities on-site,” she said “You don’t have to drive anywhere, it makes it a lot easier to be social.”More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours agocenter_img Aveo Springfield.Springfield Land Corporation chairman Maha Sinnathamby offered congratulations to Aveo and warmly welcomed the new residents.“Multi-generational living is an important and indispensable part of our masterplan and to have Aveo Springfield situation in our Health City precinct signals that we continue to be strongly dedicated to enhancing social and human capital in this regard,” he said.“Greater Springfield is growing rapidly and has so much to offer people of all ages with opportunities to live, learn, work and play at the core of what makes this region a true destination of choice.”The fully-integrated retirement village incorporates a child care centre, wellness centre, shops and cafes aimed at giving all generations the ability to spend time together as a family.last_img read more

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Beauty has story to tell in breathtaking Clayfield abode

first_img‘White Gables’ has had an interesting history.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market18 hours agoMrs Naughton said when she purchased ‘White Gables’, it was a two-bedroom house and they carried out an extensive renovation in four stages, including a new roof.“Our project was to build a staircase inside and we put a giant parents’ suite and four bedrooms, bathroom and children’s television room, all within the existing floor space,” she said. The eye-catching home will be going under the hammer.She added that the property had only changed hands three times since it was built in 1930. “We’ve been there 15 years, but we bought it from Mr Thompson — he was 102, and he lived for another two years, until 104. They were there 52 years,” she said.“It was built as a wedding present for a girl by her father. I love that idea, it’s such a pretty home and they did it with a wedding present.” House of the week: 9 Craven St, Clayfield.AN ICONIC Clayfield home will go under the hammer next month, marking the end of an era for owner Kate Naughton.Mrs Naughton, who purchased the home in 2002, said she felt it was a privilege to have been a part of the home’s history.“I have felt it’s been a privilege to be a part of the story of this house … and I am really proud to present it as it is now,” she said. FLOOR PLAN: 9 Craven St, Clayfield.“The first project was the oversized carport. It’s a six-car garage, but it’s got ceiling fans and all the technology connects and it’s been a lovely party area, apart from putting our cars in it.“Then we moved into one of our neighbour’s houses, as our second project was to do upstairs and to renovate the kitchen.”She said the third project was the swimming pool and heated spa. Style and class.“People can sit and chat in the spa area. We don’t use the bubbles, and it’s just a little area to heat up.“Then the very last project was to put the surface on the tennis court and the for sale sign out the front.”The home will go to auction on June 9 at 3pm. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 3:17Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -3:17 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels576p576p480p480p256p256p228p228pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenMichelle Hele’s May market wrap03:17last_img read more

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Pension Protection Fund wins IPE’s Best European Pension Fund Award

first_imgPeter Borgdorff, director at PFZW and a veteran of the Dutch pensions industry, won the Gold Award for Pension Fund Personality of the Year, while Richard Balfe, chairman of the MEP Pension Fund for European parliamentarians, won the Outstanding Industry Contribution Award.Borgdorff said he was collecting his award on behalf of PFZW’s members – workers within the health and welfare sector – and stressed the importance of working on behalf of the beneficiaries.Balfe, meanwhile, said he was “very surprised and deeply honoured” to be collecting his Outstanding Industry Contribution Award.“My principle in all the things I’ve done in pensions over the years has been to remember that the basic duty of pension funds is to pay pensions to pensioners,” he told attendees at the dinner.“We must never forget that, were it not for the pensioners, we would have no job left at all.”British Steel Pension Fund landed the final Gold Award for Best Long-Term Investment Strategy.Other big winners on the night included the Belgacom Pension Fund, which won the Silver Award for Best Corporate Pension Fund and the Country Award for Belgium.The SEB Pension won the Bronze Award for Fixed Income and the Country Award for Denmark, while the Merchant Navy Officers Pension Fund in the UK won the Bronze Award for Alternatives and the Themed Award for Specialist Managers.Finland’s Etera Mutual Pension Insurance Company won Themed Awards for Emerging Markets and In-House Investment Team.The remaining Silver Awards went to Denmark’s Industriens Pension, which won Best Industry-wide Pension Fund, and Italy’s Fondo Pensione per gli Agenti Professionisti di Assicurazione, which won Best Small Pension Fund.NEST Corporation landed both the DC/Hybrid Strategy Award and the Risk Management Award.The final Bronze Award, for Equities Investment, went to Switzerland’s CERN Pension Fund. Themed Awards            Active Management: Bosch Pensionsfonds AGCommodities: Empleados de Telefónica de EspañaDC/Hybrid Strategy: NEST CorporationEmerging Markets: Etera Mutual Pension Insurance CompanyESG: IrcantecIn-house Team: Etera Mutual Pension Insurance CompanyInnovation: Danica PensionLDI: PKAPortfolio Construction: Fonditel AlfaReal Estate: PensionDanmarkRisk Management: NEST CorporationSmart Beta: Environment Agency Pension FundSpecialist Managers: Merchant Navy Officers Pension Fund The full winners list for the 2013 IPE AwardsGold AwardsBest Long-Term Investment Strategy: British Steel Pension FundPension Fund Personality of the Year: Peter BorgdorffOutstanding Industry Contribution: Richard BalfeBest European Pension Fund: Pension Protection Fund Jean-François Pinçon of Amundi (left) and Martin Clarke of the PPF (right)Accepting the Gold Award for the Best European Pension Fund, the PPF’s executive director of financial risk Martin Clarke said the win was a “fantastic and tremendous” endorsement of the UK lifeboat fund’s work.“It’s great to recognise the asset owners of this industry, the ones who make the decisions, place the money and provide that link between the markets and the beneficiaries,” he added. Country Awards            Austria: fair-finance Vorsorgekasse AGBelgium: Belgacom Pension FundCEE: Swedbank Pension Investment Plan DinamikaDenmark: SEB PensionFinland: The State Pension Fund (VER)France: ERAFPGermany: Bosch Pensionsfonds AG and Ärzteversorgung Westfalen-LippeIreland: Accenture Defined Contribution Pension PlanItaly: LaborfondsNetherlands: PMTNorway: Oslo PensjonsforsikringPortugal: BPI Vida e PensõesSmall Countries: Frjálsi Pension Fund (Iceland)Spain: Caixa 30, FPSweden: SPK – Sparinstitutens PensionskassaSwitzerland: Lombard Odier Pension FundUK: Pension Protection Fundcenter_img Bronze Awards            Alternatives: Merchant Navy Officers Pension FundEquities: CERN Pension FundFixed Income: SEB Pension Silver Awards             Best Corporate Fund: Belgacom Pension FundBest Industry-wide Fund: Industriens PensionBest Public Fund: Pension Protection FundBest Small Fund: Fondo Pensione per gli Agenti Professionisti di Assicurazione The UK’s Pension Protection Fund was the standout winner at the 2013 IPE Awards in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, taking home the Gold Award for the Best European Pension Fund, the Silver Award for the Best Public Pension Fund and the Country Award for the UK.last_img read more

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Wednesday people roundup

first_imgKempen Capital Management – Gijs Spijkers has been named fiduciary manager at Kempen. Spijkers is to focus on fiduciary services for Dutch pension fund clients. He joins from risk manager Cardano, where he was client director as well as advisor on balance risks.BNP Paribas Investment Partners – Claus Hecher is set to join as head of business development for Germany, Austria and Switzerland, responsible for growing BNP Paribas’ index fund and ETF business. Hecher previously ran his own consultancy, Delta One, launched in 2013 after he left Natixis Global Asset Management, where he was distribution manager for Ossiam’s ETFs. Hecher has also worked at Bear Stearns, Deutsche Bank and BlackRock.Universal Investment – Marc-Oliver Scharwath has been promoted to managing director for the company’s Luxembourg business. Scharwach joined Universal’s Luxembourg business in 2012 as head of legal after several years at local law firm Hauck & Aufhäuser. NSN Pension Trust, Now Pensions, UBS Asset Management, Kempen Capital Management, BNP Paribas Investment Partners, Universal InvestmentNSN Pension Trust – Amin Obeidi is to succeed Thomas Friese as head of global head of pensions at Nokia-Siemens Network, after the latter announced his retirement effective 1 September. However, Friese will remain at NSN as chairman of the €1bn NSN Pension Trust.Now Pensions  – Troy Clutterbuck is to join the UK master trust as CFO. Clutterbuck previously worked at JLT Group where, during his 15 years at the firm, he was CFO UK employee benefits and, more recently, regional CFO for Latin America and Canada. In his new role, he will join the pension provider’s commercial board.UBS Global Asset Management  – Tim van Duren joined the asset manager as executive director, institutional sales Benelux and Denmark at the beginning of August. Previously, Van Duren, worked in Amsterdam, Londen and Zurich in several institutional sales and product management positions for Schroders, most recently as product manager insurance-linked securities.last_img read more

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Hon. Darroux donates school supplies to his constituents

first_imgEducationLocalNewsPrimarySecondary Hon. Darroux donates school supplies to his constituents by: – August 26, 2011 Hon. Kelvar Darroux. Photo credit: GIS NewsThe St Joseph constituency which includes the Layou, Mero and Belles communities received school supplies compliments their parliamentary representative Honourable Kelver Darroux yesterday, when over four hundred supplies were donated.Mr Darroux’s Platform Campaign Manager Aaron Lebres who was at the center of the activity said this is just the beginning of many plans for the community.“When he took up office people said this and that but there was a reason why this man (Darroux) was elected into office. He has made several headways already and if he is to remain in office, he will transform his communities,” he said.According to Lebres, the lives of several families will be improved after the gesture.“Believe it or not there are some families who would not have been able to purchase some of the school supplies comfortably. This is also assisting in several other areas because the families can now concentrate on other items. That money could be used to do something else,” he said.Dominica Vibes News 39 Views   no discussions Share Tweetcenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more

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P975-K ‘shabu’ seized

first_imgLebosana, Jimeno and Saberon werearrested after they sold suspected shabu to an undercover officer for P1,000around 4:45 a.m. on Oct. 22, the report added. The 40-year-old Guillermo Lebosana,31-year-old Ariel Jimeno, and 34-year-old Regie Saberon yielded the suspectedillegal drugs, a police report showed.  BACOLOD City – Suspected shabuweighing about 65 grams valued at around P975,000 was seized in a buy-bustoperation in Barangay Bata.center_img The suspects were detained in thelockup cell of Police Station 3, facing charges for violation of Republic Act9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PNlast_img read more

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House raid nets guns

first_imgRecovered from the house were two.45-caliber pistols with two magazines and five live cartridges, a 9mm-caliberfirearm with a magazine and six live cartridges, a .38-caliber revolver, a.22-caliber rifle, and three live cartridges of a 12-gauge firearm, the reportadded. Alimagno was detained in the lockupcell of the Calinog municipal police station, facing charges for violation ofRepublic Act 10591, or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition RegulationAct./PN ILOILO City – A man was nabbed in ahouse raid in Barangay Poblacion Delgado, Calinog, Iloilo. center_img Armed with a search warrant, thepolice raided the house of 55-year-old Joel Alimagno around 7:30 a.m. on Dec.6, a police report showed.  last_img read more

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