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16-year-old among virus dead in France’s highest daily toll

first_imgThe mother of France’s youngest coronavirus victim has spoken of the “unbearable” loss of her 16-year-old daughter, as the country reported its highest daily toll from the pandemic.French authorities said on Thursday that 365 people had been killed by COVID-19 over the previous 24 hours, taking the national total of those who have died in hospital to 1,696.The figure does not include those who died from the virus at home or at retirement homes, top French health official Jerome Salomon told reporters. Her condition deteriorated and her death was announced on Thursday, with health officials emphasizing that severe cases are very rare in young people.”From the start, we were told that the virus doesn’t affect young people. We believed it, like everyone else,” Sabine said. Her daughter had no known underlying health problems. The teenage girl named Julie A died in Paris, becoming the youngest French victim of the disease that more often afflicts the elderly or people with underlying health conditions.”It’s unbearable,” the girl’s mother Sabine told AFP by phone from her home in the Parisian suburbs. “We were meant to have an ordinary life.”A week ago, Julie developed a mild cough but on Saturday she began to feel short of breath, her mother said.She underwent scans in hospital and several tests for COVID-19, the disease first detected in China late last year that has now killed more than 23,000 worldwide. Train evacuation France has been in lockdown since March 17 in a bid to slow the spread of the epidemic and officials have repeatedly warned it will take time for the measures to bear fruit.Salomon said 29,155 people had tested positive for the virus so far nationwide — adding that the real number of cases was likely far higher as testing was reserved for high-risk patients.He said 3,375 patients were currently in intensive care out of nearly 14,000 people hospitalized after becoming infected.Data showed 42,000 people had been registered by their GP as having the coronavirus over the last week alone, Salomon added — again revealing that testing in France has only revealed a minority of cases.People in the country are only allowed to step outside for pressing matters, such as shopping.”It is very difficult to estimate when the peak will come… people who are ill now were infected before the confinement began,” explained Salomon.”Now there is less contact, people are going out less and get infected less. So we hope there will be fewer people getting sick next week,” he said.French President Emmanuel Macron said he had held a “very good discussion” with his US counterpart Donald Trump about the pandemic.”In response to the COVID-19 crisis, we are preparing with other countries a new strong initiative in the coming days,” he tweeted early Friday, without elaborating.The first train evacuation saw 20 coronavirus patients moved from the country’s hard-hit east to help relieve overstretched hospitals.The specially adapted high-speed train, whose carriages were transformed into intensive care units, took the group to the western Atlantic coast where they will be treated.Another evacuation is planned for Friday, this time by air. Topics :last_img read more

Indiana AG looks to tighten robocall rules

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Attorney General Curtis Hill today called on the Federal Communications Commission to create new rules to allow telephone service providers to block more illegal robocalls being made to consumers in Indiana. He is part of a bipartisan coalition of 34 attorneys general issuing a formal comment to the FCC.The formal comment explains that scammers using illegal robocalls have found ways to evade a call-blocking order entered last year by the FCC. Despite the FCC’s order, robocalls continue to be a major irritant to consumers in Indiana and across the United States. In 2017, the Federal Trade Commission received 4.5 million illegal robocall complaints – two and a half times more than in 2014. The Office of the Indiana Attorney General receives thousands of complaints each year with respect to illegal calls, including scam calls, telemarketing complaints and robocalls.Following an initial win for American consumers last year by the bipartisan coalition, when the FCC granted phone service providers authority to block certain illegal spoofed robocalls, the attorneys general now seek added authority for the providers to work together to detect and block more illegal spoofed robocalls – including “neighbor spoofing.”“Hoosiers should be able to enjoy peace and privacy without the disturbance of unwanted calls interrupting their routines,” Attorney General Hill said. “We need stronger measures aimed at rooting out bad actors responsible for rampant robocalling.”“Spoofing” allows scammers to disguise their identities, making it difficult for law enforcement to bring them to justice. “Virtually anyone can send millions of illegal robocalls and frustrate law enforcement with just a computer, inexpensive software and an internet connection,” the attorneys general wrote in the formal comment filed with the FCC.One tactic on the rise is “neighbor spoofing,” a technique that allows calls – no matter where they originate – to appear on a consumer’s caller ID as being made from a phone number that has the same local area code as the consumer. This manipulation of caller ID information increases the likelihood that the consumer will answer the call.In the formal comment, Attorney General Hill and members of the coalition expressed support for the new initiative, which will give phone service providers the ability to authenticate legitimate calls and identify illegally spoofed calls and block them. The added authority sought by the attorneys general will allow service providers to use new technology to detect and block illegal spoofed calls – even those coming from what are otherwise legitimate phone numbers. Service providers will be ready to launch this new authentication method in 2019.To date, the FCC has not issued a notice of proposed rulemaking concerning additional provider-initiated call blocking. The attorneys general anticipate that further requests for comments will take place on this subject.The added authority which the attorneys general seek from the FCC is not in conflict with Indiana’s Do Not Call List, in which consumers sign up to avoid receiving calls from legitimate vendors. The initiative for which the attorneys general seek FCC approval concerns illegal robocalls – which are made to consumers regardless of whether or not they sign up for do-not-call lists.For a copy of the comment, click here.last_img read more

Cricket News THIS new person is set to help Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma stay fit – Find out WHO

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Virat Kohli will play full series against West Indies. India will play bilateral series against West Indies from August 3. Soham Desai will be taking India trainer duties for the series.  highlightscenter_img New Delhi: After the semi-final exit, the Indian team is all set for a full bilateral against West Indies which is scheduled to begin on August 3. Interestingly, the team will have a new trainer during the tour following the exit of Shankar Basu, who has worked regressively with the full fortitude to keep the players fit. Understandbly, Soham Desai, who is currently the trainer of India A has been asked to take the charge of the side for a month-long series.It is known that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has invited fresh application for the support staff and head coach. Soham Desai, who has been working with National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangalore, is currently in West Indies assisting India A side. He is supposedly set to join the men’s team in Florida and the Indian team will prepare for first of three T20 Internationals. Basu and physio Patrick Farhart have left the side after the World Cup. Both are being flooded with offers from the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises. It is understood that Basu may return to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), with whom he was associated with previously. It is also known that the duo was offered an extention by the BCCI, but both had denied the offer. The series will feature three T20s and as many ODI encounters. The limited-overs stint will be followed by two Test which eventually will conclude India’s tour. Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who was reportedly set to miss the series had made himself available after forgettable semi-final encounter against blackcaps. last_img read more

Madrid’s Isco Diagnosed with Appendicitis

first_imgReal Madrid forward Isco has been diagnosed with acute appendicitis and is set to have an operation, the club have announced.The Spain international scored the opening goal in Real’s 3-0 win over Roma in the Champions League last week.Isco, 26, has played six times this season but will not be available for upcoming games, including a La Liga clash with Sevilla tonight. Real’s statement did not put a timeframe on the player’s recovery.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

YWCA Holds Annual Clothing Drive

first_imgFacebook9Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by the YWCA of OlympiaDid you find time for some spring cleaning? If so, the YWCA of Olympia will take your donations of gently used bagged clothing items for delivery to Value Village-Lacey in the month of June. This special once-per-year drive will begin on Monday, June 2nd and end on Monday, June 30th.  For each bag donated, Value Village-Lacey will make a donation directly to the YWCA of Olympia and their programs which empower women and girls.Clothing can be dropped off at the YWCA (220 Union Ave) in bags Monday through Thursday between the hours of 9:00am and 5:00pm between June 2 and June 30 ONLY.  The YWCA will take all donations to Value Village Lacey on Wednesday, July 2 and Value Village will donate back to the YWCA for every single donation you bring in!  The agency is working with Auto Mall Mini Storage for the entire month to secure and collect all of your generous donations. What are we looking for?ClothingShoesAccessories (Ties, belts, scarves, purses, socks, wallets)Bed & Bath (towels, sheets, drapes, yarn, pillows, blankets)We also welcome hygiene product donations of toothpaste for the Other BankFor more information contact (360) 352-0593 or ywca@ywcaofolympia.org.last_img read more

B-Sens edge Portland 3-2 in opener of AHL Atlantic Final

first_imgA goal by Zack Smith at 7:35 of the third period snapped a 2-2 tie and powered the Binghamton Senators to a 3-2 road victory over the Pirates in game one of the AHL Calder Cup Atlantic Division Finals Wednesday in Portland, M.E. The win was Binghamton’s first of the postseason to come in regulation. All four victories over the Manchester Monarchs in the division semifinals came in overtime.Former KIJHL defenceman for the Nelson Leafs Geoff Kinrade, 25, plays for Binghamton.The 6-foot, 207-pound Kinrade finished the game logging tons of minutes and a minus-1 on the stats sheet.Captain Ryan Keller and rookie Bobby Butler also scored for the Baby Sens, the farm team of NHL’s Ottawa franchise.The Baby Sens and Pirates return to the ice in Portland Thursday for Game 2 of the best-of-seven Atlantic Division Finals.last_img read more

Tool Announce European Tour As Fans Wait For Album Release

first_img Tool Announce European Tour As Fans Wait For Album Release The tour will launch June 2019 in Berlin, Germany. The band will tour until July 2 in cities including Vienna, Austria, Amsterdam, Madrid, Spain and Lisbon, Portugal. While an album release date has not been set, frontman Maynard James Kennan took to Twitter last month to update fans it’s a “Long way 2 go but much closer,” teasing a release sometime in 2019 with his hashtags.It is an understatement to say Tool fans are excitedly waiting for this album. It’s been 12 years since the band has dropped an album and their tour announcement is only adding to the growing anticipation. The band performed in San Bernardino, Calif., last year and has performed here and there, only bringing down hope that the tour announcement doesn’t necessarily mean the album will be ready before it.  In June, producer and engineer Sylvia Massy took us back to the album that started it all. Massy helped capture Tool’s live energy in their debut, Undertow.”Tool was a fantastic live band, and my biggest challenge was to capture the live energy in a studio setting, so generally during the first recordings I was just letting them do their thing,” Massy told the Recording Academy. “However, on Undertow as we started pre-production in rehearsals, I could see them getting stuck with some songwriting challenges so I stepped in as a tie-breaker.”The album, released in 1993, was the introduction to Tool’s intensely good, hard rock and something not heard at the time.”That is why it endures to this day. And for me it was a milestone in my career. It was when people started knocking on my door, instead of the other way around,” Massy said. “It’s been 25 years since Tool’s Undertow was released, yet I still get messages from Tool fans about it. It made an impact on a lot of people.”Years later, fans can only wait for Tool’s next clue. A Perfect Circle’s Billy Howerdel On New Music, Touring Again & MoreRead more Tool Announce Europe Tour Dates tool-announce-european-tour-fans-wait-album-release Could the tour dates give us a clue as to when the GRAMMY-winning band’s fifth-studio album will drop?Jennifer VelezGRAMMYs Oct 24, 2018 – 2:46 pm GRAMMY-winning rock band Tool have announced European tour dates for summer 2019. The announcement comes as fans continue to wait for their much-anticipated fifth studio album. Could this be their next clue? Twitter center_img News Facebook Email last_img read more

5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Sunday July 7 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Sunday, July 7, 2019:#1) Wilmington Fun On The Fourth Concludes With Spectacular FireworksAfter yesterday’s rain postponement, the Wilmington Fun on the Fourth celebration wraps up today. Here’s the schedule:Breakfast7:00 AM – 11:00 AM Wilmington Minutemen, $5 (Pancakes, Sausage, OJ, Milk, Coffee)Dinner5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Pack 56 Cub Scouts, $10 (BBQ Chicken, Potato Salad, Coleslaw, Drinks)Entertainment1:00 PM – 10:00 PM Carnival – Cushing Amusements7:30 PM Opening Ceremonies7:30 PM – 10:00 PM Performance by Windham Community Band (Sponsored by Analog Devices)9:00 PM Raffle Ticket Drawing9:30 PM Spectacular Fireworks#2) Wilmington Farmers MarketThe Wilmington Farmers Market will be open from 10am to 1pm. For one week only, the market will be at the Yentile Farm Recreational Facility (9 Cross Street) as the Swain Green will be unavailable due to Fun on the FOurth.July 7 Farmers Market Lineup:Vendors:Arrowhead FarmBeads By BarbaraGaouette FarmHawaiian Jim’s Shaved IcePurple Carrot BreadSeafood ExpressSwiss BakersTewksbury HoneyAdditional Attractions:Make a Wiggly Snake at the Kids Table#3) Wilmington Town Museum Open HouseThe Wilmington Town Museum (430 Salem Street) is holding its monthly Open House from 2pm to 4pm. The Museum at the Col. Joshua Harnden Tavern is owned by the town and is dedicated to preserving and presenting the history of the town of Wilmington. The Museum is housed in an historic 18th century tavern which is an excellent example of quality construction practices of the late 18th century. Exhibits are also on display in the adjacent late 19th century carriage house.#4) Middlesex Canal Museum OpenThe Middlesex Canal Museum and Visitors’ Center (71 Faulkner Street, North Billerica) is open from noon to 4pm.  Learn about the canal, which travels through Wilmington.#5) Food ShoppingFood shopping in town this week?  In case you haven’t seen this week’s circulars, Wilmington Apple has you covered:This week’s circular from Market Basket (260 Main Street) can be found HERE.This week’s circular from Lucci’s Market (211 Lowell Street) can be found HERE.Elia’s Country Store (381 Middlesex Avenue) does not have an online circular, but the store posts its hot entree schedule and other specials on its Facebook page HERE.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Friday, July 5, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, July 3, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Saturday, July 6, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

Wounded Mandalay Bay Security Guard Gives 1st Media Interview On Ellen

first_img Share David Becker/Getty ImagesJesus Campos, the hotel security guard who was shot the night that Stephen Paddock killed 58 people, gave his first media interview to Ellen DeGeneres. The shooter fired from windows he broke in a suite at the Mandalay Bay, pictured on Oct. 2, the day after the massacre. David Becker/Getty ImagesJesus Campos, the Mandalay Bay security guard who was the first victim the night that Stephen Paddock rained bullets on people in Las Vegas, gave his first — and possibly last — media interview, to Ellen DeGeneres on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.While there were no major revelations in the interview, which airs Wednesday, Campos’ account added fresh detail to a timeline of events that law enforcement officials are still working to understand.“I’m doing better each day,” Campos said, clutching a cane and looking a bit overwhelmed. “Slowly but surely, just healing — physically and mentally.”With DeGeneres’ gentle prodding, Campos told the story of the night of Oct. 1, when he was dispatched to the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino to check on an alert that a stairwell door was open.Campos took the stairs, but when he tried to open the door to the 32nd floor, it wouldn’t open. He went downstairs and took the elevator up, where he saw that a metal bracket was holding shut one of two consecutive doors leading to the stairwell.A hotel engineer named Stephen Schuck — who joined Campos on DeGeneres’ couch — was sent to look at the bracket.Then Campos said he heard what sounded like drilling, which DeGeneres clarified was the sound of gunfire. He assumed people were working in the area and turned to walk down the hall. Campos said that as he walked away, one of the two stairwell doors slammed behind him, likely catching the shooter’s attention. (Police say Paddock had put surveillance cameras in his room and in a room service cart outside his suite.)Suddenly, Campos said, “I heard rapid fire. At first, I took cover. I felt a burning sensation.” He realized he had been shot when he lifted his pant leg and saw blood. He got on his radio and told hotel staff that shots had been fired.Paddock had shot him through the door of his suite. “I didn’t know how he was shooting,” Campos said.That is when Schuck arrived from a higher floor to look at the metal bracket. Halfway down the hall, he saw Campos and heard loud noises.“At the time, I thought it was a jackhammer,” Shuck said, though he knew that didn’t make sense.Then Campos leaned out from an alcove to one of the hotel rooms and yelled at him, “Take cover! Take cover!” Schuck ducked.“Within milliseconds, if he didn’t say that, I would have got hit,” Schuck told DeGeneres. He felt the pressure as bullets passed close behind his head.A hotel guest stuck her head out of her room; Campos told her to go back in and take cover. “And that’s when more rounds were dispersed,” he said.And with that, Campos and Schuck finished their recounting of events — a key part of the investigation into exactly what happened that terrible night and why. Firing across Las Vegas Boulevard from his room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay, Paddock shot hundreds of bullets at people attending a country music festival before police say he turned the gun on himself. More than 500 people were injured and 58 were killed; about 45 people remain hospitalized.The interview on Ellen doesn’t alter the latest timeline described by Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo, which has shifted in the weeks since the shooting. Authorities originally said that Campos arrived after Paddock had begun firing on the crowds below — and that his presence diverted the shooter’s attention and ended the attack on the music festival.Lombardo and MGM Resorts, which owns Mandalay Bay, now agree that Campos was shot at about the same time Paddock started firing at the music festival. It’s not clear, with the latest timeline, what caused Paddock to stop firing.The precise timing of events, especially how quickly the hotel communicated what it knew to police, could affect lawsuits filed by victims against MGM.As Campos finished recounting his experience, he looked shaken. DeGeneres said Campos doesn’t plan to give more interviews.“I understand your reluctance, because you just want this to be over,” she said. “So you’re talking about it now, and then you’re not going to talk about it again. And I don’t blame you, because why relive this over and over again?” She thanked him for saving the lives of Schuck, the hotel guest and possibly others.Then Campos expressed gratitude to all the people who assisted that night — the police, FBI, first responders, hospital staff and the community.“Everything puts pieces together on how everyone came together to help that night, even in the darkest hour,” he said.Campos and Schuck refused to accept money from the show, but DeGeneres still bestowed the men with a few gifts. A staffer brought out a giant check for $25,000 in Campos’ and Shuck’s names to a fund for the victims of the attack.Campos dabbed his eyes and took a deep breath.last_img read more

Writing Contest for Students

first_imgWorld Artists’ Experiences, a non-profit organization that bridges international understanding among peoples through culture, travel and the arts, will hold its sixth annual writing contest for Maryland students grades 3 through 12. This year’s theme is Drinking from the Fountain of Friendship: Building Bridges and Creating Bonds that Tie. The online Submission forms and guidelines are found at worldartists.org. Entries may be submitted online beginning Oct. 1 through Nov. 13. Judges are professionals and headed by former Maryland poet laureate Michael S. Glaser. Writings selected will be published in an anthology. Finalists and their parents, teachers and principals will be invited to an Embassy in Washington, D.C. in April for a celebration awards ceremony. For additional information, visit the World Artists’ Experiences web site at the address above or contact Beth Penn via email at bapenn@verizon.net or Betty McGinnis at 410- 647-4482 or wae@comcast.net.last_img read more