Michael VanRooyen and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) team he directs are working hard to develop new ways to offset the miseries of humanitarian disasters. In a January 2012 Boston Magazine article titled “The Saving Game,” VanRooyen talked about how relief workers — if their efforts aren’t properly coordinated—can sometimes do more harm than good.The article also outlined the overall goals of the seven-year-old initiative, cofounded by VanRooyen, associate professor in the Department of Global Health and Population at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), and Jennifer Leaning, HSPH professor of the practice of global health.HHI “combines data-driven research, new technology, and fieldwork into a single academy designed to build a better humanitarian,” the article states. Goals include providing better, more practical training for would-be humanitarians; promoting better coordination, analysis and research to support humanitarian efforts; and using state-of-the-art surveillance technology to track potential crises before they happen.
14736- Findley Lake0 14733- Falconer0 14723- Cherry Creek0 Active Cases Active Case Rate (per 100,000 residents) 167.5 116 101 Age 96 0.0% 15.8% 3.8% 13 306.6 50-59347 10 643 234.1 0.9% 13.21% 0.4% 2.3% 25.4% Percent Age Group 0.8% Number 14738- Frewsburg2 6 7 145.7 417.5 8 2536 23 21 197.5 401 14048- Dunkirk11 No317 12.26% Percent 433 244.8 60-693 60-69311 1.2% 1.4% 0.60% 6.98% Fatality Rate 2 4 2 14062- Forestville1 3.4% 4 Symptoms Known1520 79.14% 12.18% 30-39309 0.4% 14775- Ripley1 624.6 80-897 100.0% 19.09% 432 86 20.86% 423.5 14724- Clymer2 6 543.5 279.6 4 14767- Panama1 Number 111 19 67 33 1.3% 109.3 14757- Mayville4 150.9 20-29484 14750- Lakewood8 191.7 4.0% 4 98.7 9 4 28 287.5 334.0 1 35 11 0.0 1061.2 14712- Bemus Point1 800.7 0.4% New Cases 14740- Gerry0 181.7 14063- Fredonia2 1.6% 0.8% 14726- Conewango Valley1 9 4 434.8 0.7% 14747- Kennedy1 11 2.6% 2.3% 40 10 33 59 370.4 31 0 6 0-390 70-797 0.8% Total Deaths 0.9% 14782- Sinclairville1 18 0.58% MGN Stock Image.MAYVILLE – Fifty-nine new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Chautauqua County on Tuesday afternoon.The County Health Department’s COVID-19 Dashboard reports there are now 433 active cases, down from 441 over the weekend.Of the new cases, 13 are in Jamestown with 111 active in the city’s zip code.Additionally, the number of hospitalizations increased by two, with 25 total. The county’s seven-day average percent positive rate is 8.2 percent, up from 7.9.Since the pandemic began 2,536 cases were reported with 2,080 recovering.A full breakdown of the latest data is posted below:COVID-19 Cases by ZIP Code of Residence 14716- Brocton0 80-8987 1 4.6% Yes1203 8 1.3% 14138- South Dayton0 0.6% 59 14081- Irving1 16 400.2 2 24 3 NYS Fatality Rate: 4.86%US Fatality Rate: 1.9%Source: John Hopkins University COVID-19 Tracker 12/9/2020 12.26% 0.2% 383.0 3.95% 189.9 47 1.9% Total 14784- Stockton2 14701- Jamestown13 70-79177 14720- Celoron1 279.4 COVID-19 Cases by Known Age 99.7 20 14781- Sherman1 0-19335 14710- Ashville3 26 Zip Code 1 2.2% 40-49333 13.13% 17.0% Total Cases 57 Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) 58 90+2 14728- Dewittville0 3.43% 14136- Silver Creek0 1.34% 14722- Chautauqua0 Percent of Total Cases 384.6 14769- Portland0 9 Fatality Rate by Age Group 14787- Westfield1 0 20 90+34 21 0.2% 629.3 All Ages23 45 19 0.00% 40-492 0.91% 50-592 0.7% Symptoms 0.96% 14718- Cassadaga1 COVID-19 Cases by Presence of Symptoms at Time of Interview 370.7 8.05% 36 5.88% 193.6 28
When the suit was filed, the plaintiffs argued that there was evidence of enough illegal mail-in ballots counted in the three counties to invalidate the election results.The case was one of several filed by allies of President Donald Trump and Trump’s own campaign as part of an effort to reverse Biden’s projected win in the national race for the White House.Those efforts have largely failed to gain traction and it is not clear that Trump has any chance of overturning his loss through legal actions. But that has not stopped the president both from claiming otherwise and from falsely claiming that he won the election.- Advertisement – The Wisconsin suit was filed just last Thursday in U.S. District Court in Green Bay. The named defendants included the clerks of the three counties, Wisconsin’s elections director and Elections Commission chair, Gov. Tony Evers, and other officials.The plaintiffs had argued that votes in the counties of Milwaukee, Dane and Menominee should be tossed out because “the sudden flood” of mail-in ballots had left election workers unable to carefully review those ballots for fraudulent ones.James Bopp, a lawyer for the plaintiffs, when asked why the case was dismissed, told CNBC in an email, that because of attorney-client privilege “and because I do not telegraph my next moves, I cannot comment.”Lawyers for defendants in the case did not immediately respond to requests for comment.The law firm Law Forward, which was founded to challenge challenge conservative election and voting-related legal efforts, said the dismissal was “an exercise in efficiency.”“This case was entirely without merit and the plaintiffs saved the court the trouble of saying so,” said Jeff Mandell, president of Law Forward, in a statement.Biden, the Democratic former vice president, narrowly defeated the Republican Trump in Wisconsin, which has 10 Electoral College votes.Biden received 1.63 million votes to 1.61 million votes for Trump, a margin of 49.5% to 48.8%.Trump has said he wants a recount of the votes in Wisconsin.Milwaukee County went heavily for Biden, giving him more than 69% percent of the ballots cast. The actual vote margin in that county was more than 180,000 ballots for Biden.Biden also far exceeded Trump in Dane County, which Biden won by 75.5% of the ballotsIn Menominee County, which had relatively few voters, Biden crushed Trump with 1,303 votes to just 278 votes for the incumbent.Even if Trump could somehow reverse the official vote results in Wisconsin, it would not be enough, on its own, to undo Biden’s projected victory in the Electoral College.With all 50 states results projected as of last Friday, Biden has 306 Electoral College votes, compared to just 232 votes for Trump. – Advertisement – – Advertisement – Three plaintiffs whose federal lawsuit sought to invalidate all of the ballots in three Wisconsin counties that gave President-elect Joe Biden well more than his approximately 20,000 vote margin of victory in that state told a judge Monday that they were dismissing their case.The court filing by lawyers for plaintiffs, Michael Langenhorst, Michael LeMay and Stephen Fifrick, did not say they were voluntarily dismissing their claim in the case, which was backed by the conservative election group True the Vote. The notice of dismissal filed Monday said the claim was being dropped “without prejudice against” the defendants, which means the plaintiffs reserved their right to make the claims again.- Advertisement – Democratic U.S. presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign speech at the Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, U.S., September 21, 2020.Mark Makela | Reuters
Mr Cracker heads for the field for Friday’s thetote.com Galway Plate Trial Handicap Chase at Down Royal. The Jessica Harrington-trained Bob Le Beau, a former Group-placed runner on the Flat, tries to make it second-time lucky over obstables in the Taste @downroyal Maiden Hurdle. Sweet My Lord was brought down on his most recent hurdles run at Kilbeggan but will try to claim compensation in the Gibson Hotel Hurdle. His trainer Willie Mullins has a strong hand on the card with Tasitiocht in the opening www.thetote.com Mares Hurdle and Well Read Man in the Mencap Flat Race. Michael Hourigan’s charge had the reopposing Uncle Tom Cobley behind in second at Listowel last time while Shot From The Hip could finish only seventh but tries his luck again. Moon Dice, the 2011 Galway Hurdle hero, goes for glory after winning one of his four starts over fences to date while Carlito Brigante represents Gordon Elliott. Press Association
ABC NewsBy LIBBY CATHEY, ABC News (MILWAUKEE) — Former President Barack Obama will close out Day 3 of the Democratic National Convention Wednesday, after Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., accepts the party’s nomination for vice president — making official her place in history as the first Black woman and first person of Indian descent to be nominated for national office by a major political party.Under Democrats’ theme of “A More Perfect Union,” Harris will deliver remarks from the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware, the same venue former Vice President Joe Biden is slated to use for his acceptance speech on Thursday, effectively kicking off their fall campaign to the White House.“America is not going back to where it was before Donald Trump’s mismanagement of the pandemic and subsequent economic crisis, because for too many people, that wasn’t good enough. As he leads us out of crisis, Joe Biden will help build back better,” the Democratic National Convention Committee said in a release on Wednesday’s program. “He will have a historic partner in these efforts: the first female vice president.”Harris, California’s junior senator who at age 55 is more than 20 years younger than her 77-year-old running mate, offers the prospect of energizing younger and more progressive voters who have lamented Biden as the nominee.Wednesday’s primetime programming also includes speeches from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Biden’s former campaign trail opponent Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and the party’s 2016 nominee for president, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.Here is Wednesday’s lineup of speakers:House Speaker Nancy PelosiFormer Secretary of State Hillary ClintonSen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.Wisconsin Gov. Tony EversNew Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan GrishamFormer Arizona Rep. Gabrielle GiffordsSen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif, the vice presidential nomineeFormer President Barack ObamaWith musical performances from:Billie EilishJennifer HudsonCopyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.