A total of 3,000 customers at supermarkets across the state of New York were randomly tested for coronavirus antibodies this week, Governor Andrew Cuomo said Thursday.Almost 14 percent of them registered positive, he told reporters. In New York City, 21 percent of tests came back positive.Those would translate to roughly 2.6 million people statewide and around 1.7 million people in the Big Apple as having already had the new coronavirus.Those numbers are way above the 263,460 declared cases across New York state, the epicenter of America’s outbreak, where the virus has killed more than 15,500 people. “It’s vital for any state, I believe, to first get a baseline study of where you are on the infection rate,” Cuomo said.There are uncertainties about the accuracy of antibody tests and the sample was small. But Cuomo noted that, if the data played out across the state it would mean that the death rate for COVID-19 there was only 0.5 percent.That is much lower than the US average and the worst-affected countries in Europe, which are based on confirmed cases.According to Johns Hopkins University, Belgium has a known-case mortality rate of 14.9 percent, France 13.6 percent and the United States 5.5 percent. More than one in five New Yorkers may have already had the new coronavirus, a testing sample showed Thursday, suggesting infections are much higher than confirmed cases suggest.Widespread testing — including for antibodies — is viewed as key to American states being able to lift stay-at-home orders and reopen their shuttered economies.The presence of antibodies means a person has already been infected with the virus and might mean they are immune, meaning they could likely return to work without catching the illness again. Topics :
15 Satinay Street, Keperra.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019Describing the property as a “nice family home”, he said there was a bus stop in the street and the train station was a three-minute walk away.The home has been redesigned to provide open-plan living with hardwood timber floors throughout. 15 Satinay Street, Keperra. 15 Satinay Street, Keperra. 15 Satinay Street, Keperra.Vic Palmer is making the move to Rockhampton and says he is keen to sell his home at 15 Satinay St, Keperra.Mr Palmer has lived there since 2004 and said he loved the street.“I’ve got really great neighbours. They are really friendly,” Mr Palmer said.This three-bedroom highset home attracts plenty of birdlife, according to Mr Palmer.“I love sitting on the balcony watching and listening to the birds,” he said.“They are really friendly.” 15 Satinay Street, Keperra.The spacious lounge room has downlights and airconditioning, and provides access to the front covered veranda. The modern kitchen, with high quality appliances, has been cleverly extended and provides loads of storage and work space for the keen cook or to feed a hungry family. Mr Palmer said renovations to the home included a new kitchen and bathroom.“Downstairs needs a bit of work but could be the perfect spot for a teenager’s retreat,” he said. 15 Satinay Street, Keperra.Downstairs the completely built-in ground floor has storage and utility rooms, a second toilet, fully carpeted rumpus/second lounge room and a number of smaller carpeted rooms ideal for hobbies or running a small business. The laundry is also downstairs, and provides plenty of storage, work space, a double sink and direct access to the fully fenced, level back yard. The property is on a 546sq m block.
The home at 192 Station Rd, Sunnybank.FIVE bedrooms and four bathrooms might sound like more than enough room for the average family, but not for Loc Van Ngo and his wife.When the couple decided to downsize from their even bigger home to 192 Station Rd, Sunnybank, they didn’t realise the difference it would make.“We had a big house with seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms and my wife wanted to downsize so we bought a smaller house,” Mr Ngo said.But after less than a year of living there with their two children, he said his wife was missing the extra room. One of the living spaces at 192 Station Rd, Sunnybank.Inside has been given the designer treatment with features such as high ceilings, a glass balustrade timber staircase and Italian tiles. It’s designed around an indoor/outdoor living experience, with the living and dining areas offering dual access through glass bi-fold doors to the poolside patio with built-in barbecue and outdoor kitchen. The outdoor space at 192 Station Rd, Sunnybank.The kitchen has a butler’s pantry, premium stone bench tops, Miele appliances and a big breakfast bar.There’s also a large media room with a wet bar on the ground floor.Upstairs, there’s another living room and the master bedroom has its own spa bath and balcony. Mr Ngo said he would miss the home’s convenient location, just a short walk to buses, schools and shops. The kitchen at 192 Station Rd, Sunnybank.“She heard some of her friends were downsizing but didn’t expect it to be like this,” he said.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020“I do what I’m told!”It’s opened up a great opportunity for buyers looking for a house with all the modern luxuries and quality finishes you’d expect of a superior new home.The two-level house was built in 2015 on a 505sq m block.
Saudi Aramco has inked a contract with a consortium comprising Saudi Archirodon Company Ltd and Huta Hegerfeld AG Saudia Company for dredging, reclamation and marine structures for King Salman International Complex for Maritime Industries and Services in Ras Al-Khair.The contract is the first major undertaking for the maritime complex where contractors will conduct dredging and reclamation of approximately 37 million cubic meters of fill, in addition to ground improvement over an area of 7.4 million square meters, the company said.The agreement will also provide for constructing 4,500 linear meters of concrete quay walls and wharves, in addition to 12,000 linear meters of rock revetments and breakwaters to protect the integrity of the complex.“It is an important milestone for King Salman International Complex for Maritime Industries and Services, the largest of its kind in the region,” said Ahmed Al-Sa’adi, Saudi Aramco’s Senior Vice President for Technical Services. “The Complex is in line with the Kingdom’s economic diversification objectives, it will position the Kingdom as a strategic logistics hub and will create vast job opportunities.”Execution of the initial phase of the contract will be completed by 2020.
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Life is starting to get back to normal around the area after another winter blast as snow plow crews are still working to clear roads that were left coated with snow and ice.Travel levels were lowered to advisory status in Ripley, Dearborn and Decatur counties on Thursday morning, however, local authorities urge commuters to drive with caution.A spokesman with the Franklin County Highway Department said, “Be aware if you pass someone in a narrow space, or they stop, let them get by safely.”“It is our typical winter weather in Franklin County, just drive at a low speed and beware of other vehicles,” she added.The Ripley County Highway Department continues to clear intersections and county roads. Multiple complaints regarding mailbox damage has been received, according to Steve Schonegg at the Ripley County Highway Garage.“How heavy the slush and snow [is] hitting the mailboxes as plows went by knocked a lot of them off. We got a lot of calls about that,” Schonegg said.Drivers will continue to see plow trucks throughout the area through Friday.
A two car crash led to three people suffering injuries. (Image: ISP)SUNMAN — A two vehicle crash in Sunman sends three to the hospital yesterday.A 17-year-old of West Harrison was in their vehicle to turn left off of State Road 46 to head south on to Spades Road. Vanessa Gorth, 27, of Batesville did not slowdown in time, and rear ended the stopped vehicle.Gorth suffered a laceration to her forehead. The West Harrison teenager had complaints of a headache along with the passanger of the stopped vehicle, Otto Grimes, had pains throughout his neck and back.State Trooper Jamey Sperle reported that all three were transported to Margaret Mary Hospital in Batesville. The three victims of the collision have been treated and released; however, the crash remains under police investigation.
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Hoping to increase its fundraising revenue any way it can, Troy Camp is expanding its annual Pass the Can fundraiser to give students an easier way to donate — via text message.“We are trying to solicit donations from people who don’t have change,” said Collin Evans, a senior majoring in international relations and the director of alumni and public relations for Troy Camp. “A lot of people show up with a credit card or no cash, and this is a way to get those people.”Can do · Members of Troy Camp pass water balloons at their water-themed fun day. Troy Camp will be fundraising with Pass the Can Saturday. – Minnie Jan | Daily TrojanEach year at the Homecoming football game, Troy Camp — a student group that works with local elementary school children — passes empty milk cartons around the rows of the Coliseum, hoping for donations to help fund their annual summer trip for local elementary students.In the past, though, those milk cartons never made it to the student section because there were not enough volunteers to staff the entire stadium. But Troy Camp has hit a financial rough patch and will target students with the new text message donation system.“Before, we didn’t have enough students volunteers to go to the student section, so the text messages will allow those students to participate,” said Ben Rose, a junior majoring in international relations and the director of fundraising for Troy Camp’s Pass the Can.During the game, students can text the word “camp” to 85944. A $5 charge will then be added to the student’s cell phone bill. Troy Camp makes $4.50 for every text message, and the other 50 cents goes to Mobilecause, the company providing the service.Troy Camp will advertise the text message system on the Coliseum’s big screen, and the group is hoping to get USC’s Spirit Leaders to hold up signs telling students how to donate. The goal is to raise $2,000 through text donations.Last year, the group raised almost $33,000 through Pass the Can, but since it costs the group about $150,000 per year to put on its annual camp, Troy Camp is looking to raise more money any way it can.Troy Camp is faced with the task of raising the whole $150,000 this year — it have no surplus from last year’s camp. It is an improvement over last year, though, when it began the year in debt.“Financially last year we came in with some debt, but toward the end of the year we over-fundraised, so this year we started at zero with no debt and no surplus,” said Xavier Vargas, a junior majoring in history and the co-executive director of Troy Camp.With the launch of the text message donation system, some have raised concerns about the poor cell phone service at the Coliseum.“Unfortunately there is not much we can do,” Rose said. “We had a bunch of our members text back and forth last game and they had no problems. I know it is notoriously bad, so I am hoping it works.”Still, Troy Camp has high hopes for the program and some students have already said they will likely donate.“I think that’s a great way to get more people to donate. I know I never bring cash to the games, so if I can just text, I will definitely donate,” said Tammy Batzofin, a junior majoring in health and humanity.Javier Sotelo, a junior majoring in health promotion and disease prevention studies, said he has never known how to donate before and is more likely to do so now.“I haven’t participated in Pass the Can because I did not know the details of it,” he said. “Maybe if they passed the cans around the student section I would, but it hasn’t been that accessible. Texting would be easier.”Troy Camp leaders said that if many students donate, they will consider extending Pass the Can to the student section in the future.Even students who aren’t at Saturday’s football game will be able to donate — the system is open now and will remain open until Troy Camp’s contract with Mobilecause expires in February. This, Troy Camp leaders said, should help them raise more money.
Just as October marks the start of baseball playoffs, it also means the end for some major league managers, with several more likely to follow.Dusty Baker and Joe Giradi’s exits were long anticipated — albeit unjustified in the case of Giradi, who just might be the National League’s Manager of the Year.But it will be Felipe Alou and Frank Robinson who will be missed the most.It’s not as though their respective releases come as a shock, but the impact they left on the game will last forever.Despite missing the playoffs the last two seasons while managing the San Francisco Giants, a team he once played on, Alou overachieved with a roster of has-beens through the thick-and-thin of the Barry Bonds mess.During the ’90s, Alou was one of the best managers in the majors with the Montreal Expos. In his 10 years as skipper, Alou became the team’s winningest manager, and if it wasn’t for the 1994 strike, who knows if he would be wearing a World Series ring on his finger or not. The Expos had the best record that season, and Alou was named the NL Manager of the Year, but the strike ended all postseason hopes.However, it was as a player that Alou made his mark.A steady leadoff hitter for 17 years who could play any outfield position, Alou was one of many to open the major league doors to Latin Americans as he was the first Dominican to play regularly and is currently the most prolific Latin American manager by any measure.Alou wasn’t the best player — he was a solid player and a three-time All-Star, but the reason he got the most recognition was because he was the best one out of the Alou family. His younger brothers, Matty and Jesus, played around the same time as him, teaming up in 1959 with the Giants to form the first all-brothers outfield. Also, as most probably already know, his son Moises currently plays for the Giants and had the opportunity this past year to have his father as manager. Let’s just hope it wasn’t Alou who taught Moises to pee on his hands to prevent blisters.But as big of an impact Alou has made on baseball, Frank Robinson has left just as big a mark.Nearly three decades after Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier as a player, Frank Robinson broke the color barrier for managing in baseball as he became the first African-American skipper, leading the Cleveland Indians in 1975. And he wasn’t just a bench man, either. He enjoyed two seasons as a player-manager for the Indians, although he wasn’t very successful as player or manager.After his stint with the Indians, Robinson went on to manage the Giants, the Baltimore Orioles, where he was named AL Manager of the Year in 1989, and, most recently, the Montreal Expos/Washington Nationals. He became just the 53rd manager to eclipse 1,000 wins, despite never making a postseason appearance.He didn’t have the best career as a manager, but like Alou, he made his name as a player.Already a member of the Hall of Fame as a player, Robinson had a remarkable 21-year playing career. Robinson’s career started off with a bang as he won the 1956 Rookie of the Year award, quickly earning himself a reputation as an aggressive player — what Pete Rose was in the field and the base paths before Rose was even in the majors. He later went on to win the MVP award twice — in 1961 when he was with the Cincinnati Reds and in 1966 when he won the Triple Crown with the Baltimore Orioles, the first player to win the honor in both leagues, in addition to two World Series wins with O’s.But what Robinson will be most known for is coming up short. He ended his playing career 57 hits away from 3,000 and 14 home runs shy of 600 (his 586 career home runs is currently sixth on the all-time list), none of which matters one bit to Robinson. “I don’t have any regrets about anything that happened to me in this game,” Robinson said in a pre-game ceremony speech Sunday. “People said to me, ‘Don’t you feel cheated or slighted that you didn’t get 3,000 hits?’ No. Because I had a great career, came up a little short. ‘How about 600 home runs?’ Nope. I hit 586, came up a little short, but I have no regrets, no regrets, no regrets about this game. All I’ve tried to do is make this game a little better.”Both Robinson and Alou have said they don’t want this to be the end of their respective baseball careers, but if it inevitably is, then baseball fans will have to bid adieu to two who have made this game not just a little better, but a lot better.Michael is junior majoring in journalism and communication arts. To celebrate the great careers of old-time managers contact him at email@example.com.