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Betclic gears up for Poland return

first_img Tags: Online Gambling Legal & compliance Betclic gears up for Poland return 5th October 2018 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The Betclic brand looks set to return to the online gambling market in Poland despite the company last year being blacklisted for breaching national laws. Betclic had been regarded as one of the leading operators in Poland for a number of years, but was cast out of the market when new gambling laws came into effect in 2017. A number of other operators also followed Betclic out of Poland including the likes of Betfair, William Hill, Pinnacle and EnergyBet. Poland’s Ministry of Finance also added Betclic to its blacklist of companies that are blocked from offering gambling services in the country.However, it seems Betclic could soon reappear in Poland after BEM Operations, a subsidiary of the Betclic Everest Group, secured a national sports betting licence. BEM was included in the recently updated list of online sports betting licences on the Ministry of Finance’s website and, according Goal.pl, the company is looking to relaunch the Betclic.pl domain. Betclic would be limited to only accepting online sports wagers, as set out under national gambling laws in Poland. The state-run Totalizator Sportowy is the only approved operator of internet casino games. The Ministry of Finance now lists a total of 10 companies that hold online sports betting licences. These include Fortuna, Milenium, Star – Typ Sport, Totolotek, E-Toto, forBET, LV BET, Totalbet, Cherry Online Polska and now BEM. All licensed operators face a tax rate of 12% on betting turnover.Image: fancycrave1 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting Tech & innovation BEM Operations has obtained a licence to operate in the country Regions: Europe Central and Eastern Europe Polandlast_img read more

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Nascar ramps up integrity focus with new Sportradar deal

first_img Nascar has entered into a multi-year partnership with Sportradar in an effort to protect the integrity of the stock car racing series, as the US legal sports betting market grows. Sportradar will deploy its Fraud Detection System to monitor both domestic and global betting activity for unusual wagering patterns across three of Nascar’s major contests: the Nascar Cup Series, Nascar Xfinity Series and Nascar Camping World Truck Series. The pair, which have already agreed a data rights partnership, will work together to develop a tailored betting integrity program that covers wagering-related rules and policies regarding gambling and Nascar.Nascar will also gain access to the Sportradar Education and Prevention Services, which will see the supplier conduct on-site workshops for drivers, teams, officials and associated stakeholders. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Sports betting Tech & innovation Nascar ramps up integrity focus with new Sportradar deal Email Address 12th December 2018 | By contenteditor Stock car racing series says it is critical to develop safeguards to protect the sport as legal wagering spreads across the US Sports betting Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter “It is critical to be proactive in developing safeguards that protect Nascar’s on-track product from any potential integrity threats,” Nascar vice president of global media strategy and distribution Brian Herbst said. “Sportradar is the leader in this space and knowing that our races will be monitored extensively, while also equipping our industry with the tools and knowledge they require, gives us peace of mind in being able to preserve the integrity of NASCAR as the US wagering market continues to open.” Confirmation of the Sportradar deal comes after Nascar in October introduced legal on-site betting at the Dover International Speedway in Delaware. At the time, Nascar president Steve Phelps said the series would seek to implement gambling rules from its 2019 season, with drivers and team members not currently prohibited from betting on races. The deal further consolidates Sportradar’s presence in the nascent US sports betting market, with the supplier securing a number of data-related partnerships since the repeal of PASPA in May. Last month, both Sportradar and Genius Sports became the first data partners of the National Basketball Association (NBA) in the US. This built on Sportradar’s existing data deal with the NBA, as well as the NHL ice hockey league, the NFL, MLB and Nascar.Sportradar also has a US-focused data agreement in place with the MGM GVC Interactive joint venture, covering a range of pre-match and live betting services across major leagues that it has the right to distribute in the US. In addition, Sportradar in July entered into a betting services deal with AmTote International, a division of the racing industry wagering technology specialist, the Stronach Group. All of the deals came on the back of Sportradar in July unveiling a number of new North American investors, designed to aid its growth in the region. The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Silicon Valley-based growth equity firm TCV were confirmed among the new investors.Image: Max Pixel Regions: USlast_img read more

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Villa Morabeza / OsArq

first_imgCopyAbout this officeOsArqOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTamarindoCosta RicaPublished on March 21, 2019Cite: “Villa Morabeza / OsArq” [Villa Morabeza / OsArq] 21 Mar 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” Architects: OsArqStructural Engineering:S3 INGENIEROS Ing. Ricardo Solano V.Electromechanical Engineering:CIRCUITO S.A. Ing. Gustavo Herrera MusmanniInterior Design:MU DESIGNS Muriel HaerensLandscaping:GREENGOGARDENS Steve GordyBuilder:FRAME PROJECTS Rémi Martin, Nicolas HuetSustainable Systems:SWISSOL Guillermo Ramirez (sistema solar de agua caliente), CR SOLAR SOLUTIONS Ben Shalev (sistema eléctrico fotovoltaico), ELOY Nicolas Huet (tratamiento de agua y sistemas de gestión)Client:Toni VandewalleAuthor Architect:John Osborne OdioProject Architects:Pablo Quiros Soto, Sasha NashCity:TamarindoCountry:Costa RicaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Cortesía de OsArqRecommended ProductsDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemText description provided by the architects. Villa Morabeza is a holiday house on the southern extreme of the beach Playa Tamarindo, located in the province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica. This zone of Costa Rica is part of an area of the country that is one of the aridest, affected by a marked dry season with a duration of a third of the year. The flora and fauna belong to the dry tropical forest and the region generally suffers from occasional droughts and scarcity of water. The house faces the beach and enjoys views of the sea and the mountains in the north, immersed in its gardens and the green areas of the residential area which it belongs to.Save this picture!Cortesía de OsArqSave this picture!FloorplanSave this picture!Cortesía de OsArqThe house aims to integrate spaces that usually are individual or isolated, like in the case of a room, a bathroom, a toilet and an exterior terrace, or in the case of a living room, kitchen, dining room, entrance and exterior terrace. In this way, it manages to reduce the footprint of the spaces without making them feel small and to incorporate the exterior with the livable spaces. The system of construction of the house is non-traditional and consists of an integral structure of prefabricated profiles of cold-bent steel. This allows the construction to be very light and flexible, mounted on a structural slab that made it possible to explore flat roofs in a region where the norm is to mitigate the weather and the rains with steep slope roofs.Save this picture!Cortesía de OsArqThe house uses a series of systems to minimize the consumption of energy and resources, including a treatment plant for all the waters of the house, which is being redistributed underground to water a garden with low water consumption. It also employs a network of 114 photovoltaic panels in cogeneration with a grid power system with the local electric service company. For hot water, there is a hybrid system of solar panels with a back-up storage with LPG gas heating in case of low solar radiation. The materials used in the house are of industrial nature and the house is mostly built with cold rolled steel that is infinitely recyclable and of low cost.Save this picture!Cortesía de OsArqSave this picture!Cross Section 9 and 10Save this picture!Cortesía de OsArqPassive design was used to obtain cross ventilation and natural lighting in all of the interior spaces where the social space of kitchen-living room-dining room is not conditioned and opens to the exterior with its four sides. The new construction technologies and the industrial materials opened up the possibility to explore and to propose a reinterpretation of modern architecture in the dry tropics.Save this picture!Cortesía de OsArqProject gallerySee allShow lessMariam Kamara: ‘architecture itself can not make a more equitable world but we can c…InterviewsSpace Encounters Builds Temporary Museum for Milan Design WeekArchitecture News Share Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/913589/villa-morabeza-osarq Clipboard Villa Morabeza / OsArqSave this projectSaveVilla Morabeza / OsArq CopyHouses•Tamarindo, Costa Rica ArchDailycenter_img Projects Save this picture!Cortesía de OsArq+ 24Curated by Danae Santibañez Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/913589/villa-morabeza-osarq Clipboard Costa Rica Villa Morabeza / OsArqlast_img read more

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ShelterBox launches book subscription club

first_img  174 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis30 ShelterBox launches book subscription club Tagged with: Fundraising ideas AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis30 ShelterBox has launched a subscription book club to help raise funds and bring supporters closer to the people it helps. ShelterBox Book Club costs £10 a month, with gift memberships for three, six or 12 months also available. Members decide where in the literary world they go next by voting on three specially-selected titles every six weeks, hand-picked by ShelterBox Bookworms to reflect the people and places around the world where the charity works. The winning title will then be posted out.Book Club members can also join the conversation online at the ShelterBox Book Club Facebook page where they will have access to special content, video chats and have the chance to post thoughts and reviews with fellow members. The idea was created with the GOOD Agency, and has received the support of a number of celebrities including Joanna Lumley, Imelda Staunton, Dame Judi Dench, Jim Carter and author Nina Stibbe, who all shared books that changed their lives to mark the launch.Robyn Cummins, ShelterBox Director of Fundraising and Communications said: “We couldn’t do what we do with the help of our amazing supporters and volunteers. We wanted to come up with a way to engage our loyal supporters in a really meaningful way – and ShelterBox Book Club does just that. The idea not only turns charity regular giving on its head, but will also bring our supporters closer to the people that they help.”  173 total views,  1 views today Advertisement Melanie May | 16 November 2018 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

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Revolución y democracia proletaria

first_imgUna revolución socialista es un levantamiento del proletariado: la clase trabajadora, aquellos que no poseen la propiedad necesaria para administrar un negocio, sino que deben trabajar para otra persona. Una revolución socialista es un despertar que hace que la masa de trabajadores se resista a su opresión. Para que este estallido de energía genere un cambio revolucionario, la clase trabajadora debe tener una forma de expresar esa energía políticamente.Estación de policía de Minneapolis en llamas, 28 de mayo.Históricamente, esa forma política es la creación de una nueva democracia para la clase trabajadora. Esta nueva democracia de la clase trabajadora existe tanto por separado como en oposición al sistema político capitalista existente.Este nuevo sistema político está destinado a representar los intereses de la clase trabajadora y los oprimidos. Está compuesto por miembros de la clase obrera, y lo administran, para llevar a cabo sus intereses. Como el líder revolucionario ruso V.I. Lenin describió:“¿Cuál es la composición de clase de este otro gobierno? Comprende al proletariado y a los campesinos (en uniformes de soldados). ¿Cuál es la naturaleza política de este gobierno? Es una dictadura revolucionaria, esto es, un poder directamente basado en la toma revolucionaria, en la directa iniciativa del pueblo desde abajo, y no en una ley promulgada por un poder estatal centralizado. Es una clase de poder totalmente diferente de la que existe generalmente en las repúblicas democrático-burguesas parlamentarias del tipo usual que aún prevalece en los países avanzados de Europa y América.” (tinyurl.com/yy94emm8)Organización profundaSi el surgimiento de un nuevo sistema político de la clase trabajadora es necesario para la revolución, es importante entender que este sistema no se forma espontáneamente. Este sistema, donde sea que haya surgido, está forjado por una intensa labor organizativa.El principal problema para la clase trabajadora no es el capitalismo per se; Es división. Los miembros de la clase obrera superan con creces a la clase capitalista. Si el único problema que enfrentaban los trabajadores era la opresión de los capitalistas, entonces esos capitalistas podrían ser fácilmente derrocados en una sola tarde por la acción colectiva de la clase trabajadora.Pero la acción colectiva es más fácil de describir que emprender. La clase trabajadora en la mayoría de los países, especialmente los Estados Unidos, no está unida. Está dividida en muchas líneas que incluyen, entre otras, raza, género, sexualidad, preferencia sexual, discapacidad, edad y estado de ciudadanía. La clase capitalista hace todo lo posible para reforzar estas divisiones para que los trabajadores no vean sus intereses comunes como una clase.Si el problema principal de la clase trabajadora es la división, entonces la tarea principal de los revolucionarios es la organización. Para crear una democracia de la clase trabajadora, esa clase debe unirse mediante intensos esfuerzos de organización. Como los miembros más conscientes de la clase de la clase trabajadora, los socialistas revolucionarios están obligados a asumir el trabajo de organización. Debemos coser las lágrimas en el tejido de nuestra clase. Solo entonces se puede construir una democracia de la clase trabajadora.La organización profunda es el proceso de agitación política, educación y organización. La agitación política significa que los trabajadores, a nivel individual, deben estar indignados por la opresión que enfrentan, en lugar de resignarse a ella. La agitación explica a los trabajadores que sus problemas no son una consecuencia inevitable de la estructura del mundo, sino que resultan de elecciones deliberadas hechas por el opresor.La educación política es necesaria para identificar, en los términos más claros, exactamente quiénes son los opresores: los capitalistas y los agentes estatales violentos a su servicio, y con qué precisión los trabajadores pueden resistirlos mejor. La organización es el proceso de construcción de estructuras políticas. En un contexto revolucionario, esa estructura es la democracia de la clase trabajadora.Doble poder¿Qué sucede cuando la clase trabajadora se organiza en una estructura política democrática? ¿Qué sucede con la estructura política capitalista que existe para gestionar la explotación económica de la sociedad? ¿Pueden estos dos sistemas coexistir?No pueden. Una situación en la que existen dos sistemas políticos rivales en el mismo país es inherentemente inestable. Si un gobierno es legítimo, el otro no puede serlo. ¿Pero quién determina la legitimidad? No se trata de aprobar leyes (dos gobiernos rivales pueden aprobar leyes que se contradicen entre sí). Lo que determina la legitimidad es el respaldo del pueblo.El gobierno de la clase obrera es la democracia real. Es gobernado por la mayoría sobre la minoría. El sistema capitalista es el reverso (gobierno de la minoría (capitalistas) sobre la mayoría (trabajadores)) y por lo tanto, es inherentemente antidemocrático.A medida que aumenta la organización política y cada vez más trabajadores entran en la estructura política de la clase trabajadora, aumenta la legitimidad de la estructura de la clase trabajadora. Como la legitimidad política es un juego de suma cero, el sistema capitalista comenzará a perder su legitimidad a su vez. Solo un sistema político puede sobrevivir. Un estudio de las revoluciones sociales muestra que este proceso se desarrolla cada vez que la clase trabajadora organizada y los oprimidos se alzan contra sus opresores.Los soviéticosLa palabra rusa para “consejo” es soviética. A principios del siglo XX, el gobierno zarista de Rusia a regañadientes permitió la creación de consejos, o soviets, de la clase obrera y el campesinado. Estos soviéticos tomaron preguntas políticas locales. Inicialmente, se trataba de una reforma destinada a aplacar a las masas dándoles una salida política para sus frustraciones. Pero con el advenimiento de la Primera Guerra Mundial y el surgimiento de la organización de la clase trabajadora, la naturaleza de los soviéticos cambió.Los trabajadores con conciencia de clase participaron en intensas campañas de organización, y esto condujo a un aumento en el número de soviéticos. Los trabajadores formaron soviéticos dentro de sus lugares de trabajo y conectaron esos cuerpos políticos a soviéticos más grandes de toda la ciudad en lugares como Petrogrado. Incluso el simple acto de participar en el soviet de los trabajadores tuvo un efecto radicalizador en los trabajadores.Las demandas de los trabajadores crecieron al sentir que tenían cierto control sobre su lugar de trabajo o su gobierno. A medida que aumentó la radicalización, también lo hizo la influencia de los bolcheviques, el ala revolucionaria del Partido de los Trabajadores Socialdemócratas de Rusia. Al mismo tiempo, el creciente poder de los soviéticos significó una disminución del poder primero para el Zar, que condujo a la Revolución de febrero de 1917 y su abdicación, y luego para el Gobierno Provisional capitalista que lo reemplazó.Además de los trabajadores industriales, los soldados de la guarnición de Petrogrado y los marineros de la flota rusa también se unieron y participaron en los soviéticos. Los marineros de la base de Kronstadt cerca de Petrogrado fueron particularmente revolucionarios y fueron los primeros en presionar por el derrocamiento del gobierno capitalista y el establecimiento de una república socialista. Esta participación de soldados y marineros puso una fuerza armada a disposición del gobierno revolucionario.Como Lenin escribió unos meses después de la Revolución de febrero:“Las masas trabajadoras constituyen la gran mayoría de la población, controlan a los soviéticos, son conscientes de su poder como mayoría, ven en todas partes la promesa de una vida ‘democratizada’, saben que la democracia es la regla de la mayoría sobre la minoría (y no al revés, que es lo que quieren los capitalistas) … no pueden sino aspirar al gobierno supremo del pueblo, es decir, la mayoría de la población, a los asuntos que se manejan de acuerdo con la voluntad de la mayoría de los trabajadores en lugar de La minoría capitalista. … No hay otra salida. O volvemos al gobierno supremo de los capitalistas, o avanzamos hacia una democracia real, hacia decisiones mayoritarias. Este doble poder no puede durar mucho”. (tinyurl.com/y7jvezpe)Los trabajadores rusos sí avanzaron. En la revolución de octubre de 1917, los bolcheviques y los soviéticos derrocaron al gobierno provisional. El gobierno revolucionario que surgió, que finalmente se conoció como la Unión de Repúblicas Socialistas Soviéticas (URSS), dio un ejemplo para el mundo de lo que el poder político de la clase trabajadora podría lograr.Estrella roja sobre ChinaEn China, una dimensión completamente nueva del poder dual se desarrolló cuando el Partido Comunista Chino (PCCh) se vio obligado a rebelarse abiertamente contra el gobernante Partido Kuomintang, el terrateniente-capitalista (KMT). Esa dimensión era el control del territorio físico por parte de los trabajadores, los campesinos y el PCCh.Durante la década de 1920, el movimiento de trabajadores en las principales ciudades de China creció rápidamente, impulsado en gran parte por los esfuerzos de organización del PCCh. Al mismo tiempo, los campesinos del campo rural se estaban organizando para derrocar el dominio de los terratenientes opresivos. Finalmente, el PCCh también respaldó el movimiento campesino. En 1928, Mao y otros miembros del PCCh establecieron el Jiangxi Soviet en la remota y montañosa región fronteriza entre las provincias de Jiangxi y Fujian. La creación no solo de un gobierno de clase trabajadora y campesina, sino de un territorio soberano requirió una gran cantidad de organización política como condición previa. Como dijo Mao:“[Las] regiones donde el poder político rojo de China surgió por primera vez y es capaz de durar mucho tiempo no han sido las que no se vieron afectadas por la revolución democrática … sino regiones … donde las masas de trabajadores, campesinos y soldados aumentaron en gran número en el curso de la revolución democrática burguesa de 1926 y 1927. En muchas partes de estas provincias se formaron sindicatos y asociaciones campesinas a gran escala, y la clase obrera y el campesinado libraron muchas luchas económicas y políticas contra la clase terrateniente. y la burguesía”. (tinyurl.com/y2mfyke6)El soviet de Jiangxi inició políticas radicales de reforma agraria. Los campesinos promulgaron estos cambios a través de las Asociaciones Campesinas, que eran organizaciones políticas muy parecidas a los soviets obreros y campesinos de la Revolución Rusa. A lo largo de la revolución, el PCCh pudo expandir su territorio físico a través de medios militares y su influencia política a través de medios organizativos. Cada vez que los militares del PCCh, el Ejército Rojo, expulsaron a los soldados del KMT de una aldea o condado, los organizadores del PCCh lo siguieron de inmediato, estableciendo asociaciones campesinas, reduciendo el alquiler y luchando contra la opresión de las mujeres.Vietnam y la aldea estratégicaMás allá de la creación de áreas de base liberadas, el PCCh también se dio cuenta de que el proceso de revolución, de organizar la democracia de la clase trabajadora, creó cambios sociales duraderos que permanecieron incluso cuando el enemigo recuperó el territorio del PCCh. Posteriormente, los revolucionarios del Frente Vietnamita de Liberación Nacional (FLN) aprovecharon esta idea durante su lucha contra el imperialismo estadounidense.La unidad organizativa básica de los trabajadores y campesinos vietnamitas era el Comité de la aldea. Los comités de aldea ejecutaron una política social agraria radical. Esa política incluía educación política, redistribución de tierras que habían sido controladas por terratenientes ricos, reducción de rentas y castigar a quienes prestaban dinero a tasas exorbitantes. El NLF también trabajó para aumentar la producción agrícola, abrir escuelas, castigar la corrupción y eliminar a los brutales funcionarios y líderes de las aldeas. El Comité de la Aldea, como la Asociación de Campesinos en China y los Soviets de los trabajadores en Rusia, era una democracia de los campesinos y el proletariado.Más allá de la administración de la aldea, también se crearon Asociaciones de Liberación para que varios grupos pudieran usar la lucha para combatir la opresión que enfrentaban. Hubo asociaciones de liberación de agricultores, asociaciones de liberación de mujeres, asociaciones de liberación juvenil y asociaciones de liberación estudiantil, entre otras. Las asociaciones de agricultores tuvieron el mayor impacto en la expansión del FLN debido a la naturaleza rural de Vietnam. Las Asociaciones de Liberación de Mujeres causaron el cambio social más profundo, y el FNL adoptó una postura muy dura en apoyo de los derechos de las mujeres.Lo más notable acerca de los esfuerzos organizativos del FNL fue que a menudo ocurrieron directamente bajo las narices de los imperialistas estadounidenses y sus gobiernos títeres. A principios de la década 1960, los Estados Unidos y su régimen títere Diem instituyeron el programa de “aldea estratégica”. Este era un sistema de campos de concentración con otro nombre. Las grandes aldeas se convirtieron en zonas de seguridad altamente militarizadas con puntos de control y cercas de alambre de púas alrededor de la frontera.Sin embargo, los organizadores del FNL pudieron acceder a estas aldeas estratégicas y continuar organizando la revolución. De día, los aldeanos obedecían al gobierno títere. Pero por la noche, los organizadores del FNL proporcionaron agitación política, educación y organización. La cerca de alambre de púas no pudo bloquear la propagación de la revolución en Vietnam del Sur. Al igual que en China, los cambios sociales causados por la revolución no podían deshacerse si los imperialistas simplemente tomaban o mantenían el control militar.George FloydHoy, Estados Unidos se encuentra en medio de una rebelión que podría transformarse en una revolución. ¿Qué clase está en movimiento? Es la clase obrera negra, y aquellos que lucharían junto a ellos en solidaridad, estimulados por la intolerable violencia perpetrada por la policía a diario. Según el New York Times del 3 de julio, las protestas de Black Lives Matter pueden ser las más grandes en la historia de Estados Unidos.Esta no es la primera vez que una rebelión liderada por los negros ha envuelto al país. ¿Por qué la lucha negra causa cambios tan dramáticos en el panorama político de los Estados Unidos? Es por el papel esencial que la opresión del pueblo negro ha jugado en el proceso de producción de riqueza capitalista.El sistema capitalista de los Estados Unidos no podría haber surgido, ni puede continuar manteniéndose, sin la ayuda de la supremacía blanca y la opresión de los negros. Del mismo modo, el racismo anti-negro no podría continuar frente a los poderosos movimientos sociales que intentan ponerle fin, sin el poder y la influencia de la clase dominante capitalista, que aviva el racismo para dividir a la clase trabajadora, suprimir los salarios y mantener control político.Cualquier revolución de la clase trabajadora en los EE. UU. tendrá que desafiar directamente el estado de la clase trabajadora negra como trabajadores súper oprimidos, así como la represión violenta que sufrió la comunidad negra a manos de la policía.En los Estados Unidos, como en todos los países donde la clase trabajadora y los oprimidos se han alzado contra la explotación capitalista, el único medio para crear estos cambios sociales es a través de la organización de la democracia de la clase trabajadora. En los últimos años, ha habido un aumento en las Asambleas de Trabajadores, que reúne a miembros de la clase trabajadora para luchar contra la opresión.Esta expansión de la democracia real debe continuar y debe acelerarse. La lucha de la clase trabajadora negra, así como la tarea de unirse con los blancos, otras personas de color, los oprimidos por género, los discapacitados y los trabajadores sin discapacidad, los ancianos y los trabajadores indocumentados, solo puede avanzar a través de la organización de los trabajadores ‘Asambleas a lo largo del modelo soviético.’ Y ese nivel de unidad solo se puede lograr a través de una organización profunda. Este es el deber ineludible de los socialistas revolucionarios durante un período de cambio monumental.¿Puede existir doble poder en los Estados Unidos?La creación de la democracia de la clase trabajadora crea inherentemente una crisis de legitimidad para la clase dominante capitalista. Solo el excepcionalismo estadounidense podría llevar a creer que la clase dominante de los EE. UU. sería especialmente invulnerable a tal crisis si los trabajadores de este país se organizan contra sus opresores.Una clase trabajadora unificada sería, en primer lugar, totalmente desestabilizadora para los explotadores capitalistas. La unidad de los trabajadores en la economía más grande del mundo probablemente resultaría en la caída de las ganancias de la clase dominante. Una clase trabajadora unificada que lucha por ganar mejores salarios y beneficios podría cerrar sectores enteros de la economía. Si la clase dominante capitalista cediera a las demandas de los trabajadores, las ganancias capitalistas se desplomarían, causando un efecto dominó para los capitalistas de todo el mundo.Políticamente, el gobierno capitalista de los Estados Unidos ya se tiene en baja estima. Se ha demostrado que es totalmente incapaz de manejar los desafíos de la sociedad moderna, lo que se demuestra más agudamente por su respuesta fallida a la pandemia de COVID.Cualquiera que aún tenga la falsa impresión de que el gobierno de los EE. UU. no está completamente impulsado por la avaricia capitalista tendría esas nociones rápidamente deshabilitadas por el surgimiento de una verdadera democracia de la clase trabajadora. No hay duda de que la clase obrera llegaría a las mismas conclusiones que la clase obrera rusa hace un siglo. Nuestras opciones serían aceptar el “gobierno supremo de los capitalistas” o “avanzar hacia la democracia real”.Es solo el poder del estado, que algunos de la izquierda aún respetan y temen de mala gana: el poder de la policía para aplastar los movimientos sociales con violencia despiadada. ¿Pero dónde estaban estos poderosos soldados de asalto hace seis semanas cuando los luchadores por la libertad en ciudades de todo el país incendiaron vehículos y recintos policiales? ¿Dónde estaba el poder del estado cuando los trabajadores se apropiaron de la riqueza corporativa al romper los escaparates y tomar lo que necesitaban?La policía, como tantas instituciones en los Estados Unidos, está en decadencia a pesar de la afluencia de equipos militares caros. La rebelión actual ha mostrado las limitaciones del poder coercitivo del estado para detener incluso la resistencia espontánea y desorganizada. No tiene esperanzas de controlar una clase obrera unida que actúe con decisión. Bajo estas condiciones, el surgimiento de un estado obrero, la clase trabajadora actuando en defensa propia, no solo es posible, sino probable.RevoluciónEstamos en el precipicio de una revolución que será rápida en su expansión y abarcará todo en su alcance. La clase dominante capitalista nunca ha enfrentado un desafío directo a su hegemonía en el corazón del imperio estadounidense desde la Gran Depresión de la década de 1930.El impacto de tal choque tendrá repercusiones devastadoras. El resultado de este conflicto estará determinado por la voluntad de la clase trabajadora: la voluntad de organizarse, la voluntad de luchar, la voluntad de ganar.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Students Lead the Way During Purdue Ag Week

first_img Previous articlePlanting Start Getting Closer in IndianaNext articleArmed Forces Foundation and Growth Energy Launch Charity Contest Andy Eubank 2013 Purdue Ag WeekAgriculture has a significant presence on the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette, but those planning next week’s Purdue Ag Week events intend to reach out to students of every major and show them just how important ag is to the world.Abby Maurer is a member of the task force organizing the activities along with ag students and clubs.“The goal of our week is really just to start a conversation with the Purdue campus about agricultural issues,” she told HAT. “Obviously our target is not agricultural audiences, so people who didn’t come from rural communities or grow up on farms. Because of that we focus a lot of our attention on having our events on the side of campus where there is engineering, liberal arts, education, etc. so it’s a weeklong celebration to show others what ag is. Our motto is S.W.A.G., see what ag gives.The highlight of the week is “Hunger Knows No Bounds” on Monday April 8th at 5:30 in Mackey Arena with guest speaker Jeff Simmons, president of Elanco Animal Health.“He will be discussing sustainable solutions for agriculture that will address the hunger crisis that we see of the 21st century,” she said. “We really want to show Purdue’s campus and others that agriculture is really concerned with meeting the needs of our world and feeding this growing population and addressing hunger.”Teams from the various Purdue colleges will be given $100 to spend at Wal-Mart on a week’s worth of meals for a family of four.“So we’ll come back to Mackey, we’ll start our event at 5:30 which the public is welcome to attend, and then at the end of that event the winners from our hunger competition will be announced. We’ll see their meal plans and just show how agriculture is striving to provide people with affordable food to meet their needs.”Also scheduled to speak are Cheryl Precious from Food Finders Food Bank and Jay Akridge, Glenn W. Sample Dean of Purdue College of Agriculture.Purdue Ag Week is April 7 through 12 and other events include a breakfast April 9th at 8 AM hosted by Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow on campus outside the Class of 1950 building to educate consumers about agricultural economics. Collegiate Farm Bureau will hand out ice cream and discuss information about animal agriculture from noon until 3 p.m. on April 11 outside the Class of 1950. The Purdue Bell Tower will display a green light during Ag Week to pay tribute to the significant role agriculture has on Purdue’s campus and throughout the world.(Pictured, Purdue Ag Task Force, back row left to right: Jackson Troxel, Travis Martin, Michael Baird, Kyle Malcolm, Justin Schroeder, Luke Liechty, Micah Matlock—front left to right: Amanda Gee, Brittany Haltom, Abby Maurer, Emmy Kratz) SHARE SHARE Home News Feed Students Lead the Way During Purdue Ag Week By Andy Eubank – Apr 3, 2013 Students Lead the Way During Purdue Ag Week Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Holiday Reminder: Pasadena Will Not Collect Trash on Friday

first_img Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Holiday Reminder: Pasadena Will Not Collect Trash on Friday By ANDY VITALICIO Published on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 | 2:27 pm Subscribe Photo courtesy Pasadena Department of Public WorksNew Year’s Eve is just around the corner, prompting Pasadena officials to issue a friendly reminder that no trash will be collected on Friday, New Year’s Day.There are a few other things that will be closed on Friday, and if you need to dispose of your Christmas tree, don’t forget to drop it off at any of the local recycling centers before or after Friday.“The city of Pasadena WILL NOT have trash collection on Friday, January 1st. Trash, Recycling and Yard Waste collection will have a one day delay for residents with Friday pick up,” the city’s Public Works Department said in a message posted on the city’s website.For Christmas tree disposal, crews will be available to pick up your tree curbside during the first two weeks of January, on regularly scheduled collection days and routes. Christmas trees may be trimmed to fit in your yard waste container (black lid) for recycling. Be sure to remove all lighting and decorations beforehand.From now up to Jan. 4, drop your used tree off at either Eaton Blanche Park, 3100 E. Del Mar Blvd., or Robinson Park, 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave. Simply bring the tree to the parking lot on Millicent Way near Eaton Blanche Park, or to the parking lot on Morton Street near Robinson Park, between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m., according to a Public Works advisory.For more information, call the Citizen Service Center at (626) 744-7311. Community News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News center_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  HerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Community News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday last_img read more

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66 patients waiting for beds at UHL

first_imgAdvertisement Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Previous articleNo GAA training for the month of JanuaryNext articleStudents Prepare to Showcase their STEM Skills at the First Ever Virtual BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Facebook Email Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LimerickNews66 patients waiting for beds at UHLBy Staff Reporter – January 6, 2021 219 University Hospital Limerick 219 admitted patients are waiting for beds this morning, according to today’s INMO Trolley Watch.183 patients are waiting in the emergency department, while 36 are in wards elsewhere in the hospital. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Linkedin Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener last_img read more

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‘End of an era’ – The Grill fondly remembered

first_img Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook The Grill is being fondly remembered this week after news it’s set to be demolished. The iconic nightclub in the heart of Letterkenny was first opened by Bernard McGlinchey in 1961, and attracted thousands of patrons throughout the decades that followed.The club closed in recent years and plans have now been lodged with Donegal County Council to topple the building – it’s not yet known what will be in its place.Speaking on today’s Nine Till Noon Show, local historian Kieran Kelly says it’s the end of an era and has been recalling how the Grill evolved and stood the test of time:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/kierangrill.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applications ‘End of an era’ – The Grill fondly remembered WhatsApp Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows center_img Pinterest Previous articleMinister says they’re working towards Leaving Cert going aheadNext articleHijacking incident may be linked to security alert in Derry News Highland By News Highland – January 11, 2021 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more

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Coronavirus updates: Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence, likely NFL top pick, tests positive

first_imgSamara Heisz/iStockBy WILLIAM MANSELL and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 1.1 million people worldwide.Over 44.9 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some national governments are hiding or downplaying the scope of their outbreaks. The criteria for diagnosis — through clinical means or a lab test — has also varied from country to country.The United States is the worst-affected nation, with more than 8.8 million diagnosed cases and at least 228,636 deaths.Nearly 200 vaccine candidates for COVID-19 are being tracked by the World Health Organization, at least 10 of which are in crucial phase three studies. Of those 10 potential vaccines in late-stage trials, there are currently five that will be available in the United States if approved.Here’s how the news is developing Thursday. All times Eastern:Oct 29, 10:48 pmTwp-week shutdown ordered in El Paso as state attorney general pushes backJust days after issuing a countywide curfew, a judge in El Paso County, Texas, ordered a two-week shutdown of nonessential businesses — a move that was met with pushback from the state attorney general.Judge Ricardo Samaniego announced Thursday that beginning at midnight, El Paso County will enter a two-week shutdown of nonessential businesses and services, including tattoo parlors, hair salons, gyms and in-person dining. Essential businesses, including polling sites and schools that provide meals, will remain open, he said. “Since the inception of this pandemic, El Paso County has never seen this level of infections through our community,” Samaniego told reporters at a press briefing Thursday evening. “Our hospitals are at capacity, our medical professionals are overwhelmed and if we don’t respond, we will see unprecedented levels of deaths.”The judge said that El Paso had seen a 365.2% increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations since the beginning of the month.Following the announcement, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton tweeted that Samaniego “has no authority to shut down businesses” and was violating Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order.“My office is quickly exploring all legal actions,” Paxton said.El Paso Mayor Dee Margo also questioned the new county order. “The Judge did not consult me and refuses to return my call, so I am seeking clarification from the Attorney General on the new County order, which does not supersede the Governor’s orders,” Margo said in a statement.“We must strike a balance of keeping our neighbors safe while not destroying people’s abilities to feed their families,” he added.Several community leaders joined Samaniego in supporting the order.“In recent days it’s apparent that stricter measures are necessary to flatten the curve and, bottom line, save lives,” Texas state Rep. Cesar Blanco, a Democrat, said at Thursday’s briefing. “The status quo, it’s no longer working.” There were 937 hospitalizations due to COVID-19 in El Paso on Thursday, a new record, University Medical Center CEO Jacob Cintron said.   On Sunday, Samaniego ordered a two-week curfew to limit mobility in the community amid rising COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, and after intensive care units at all area hospitals reached 100% capacity as of Saturday. The curfew has been imposed for 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., and trick-or-treat activities on Halloween are not allowed, Samaniego said.Oct 29, 9:15 pmClemson’s Trevor Lawrence, likely No. 1 NFL pick, tests positiveClemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence, the likely No. 1 pick in next year’s NFL Draft, has tested positive for COVID-19.Lawrence’s positive test was confirmed by his coach late Thursday.“Trevor has authorized us this evening to announce that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is now in isolation,” Dabo Swinney said in a statement. “He is doing well with mild symptoms but will not be available for this week’s game against Boston College.”The Tigers are currently the No. 1 team in the nation and are 6-0 on the season. They are a huge favorite over Boston College.The Clemson star was one of the top lobbyists among college players to hold a college football season. He argued the athletes would be less protected if they did not compete and instead stayed at home for remote learning.“People are at just as much, if not more risk, if we don’t play,” he wrote in a tweet on Aug. 9.Lawrence has been the projected No. 1 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft ever since he exploded on the scene as a freshman in leading the Tigers to a national championship in 2018. He was also the offensive MVP of that game.Swinney has admitted it’s unlikely the junior will return for a fourth season. NFL teams are already salivating over the prospect of the 6-foot-6 signal caller joining their rosters.Oct 29, 8:15 pmUS sets single-day record for casesAs the U.S. continues to battle a second surge of coronavirus cases, the country has set a new single-day record for cases, according to The COVID Tracking Project.There were 88,452 cases reported on Thursday, well above the seven-day average of 76,302. The U.S. also tested 1.3 million people. Our daily update is published. States reported a record number of cases—88.5k—and 1.3 million tests. 46k people are hospitalized. The death toll was 1049. pic.twitter.com/CRsbyiBRSw— The COVID Tracking Project (@COVID19Tracking) October 29, 2020 While cases and hospitalizations continue to surge, deaths have been increasing, but at a slower rate. The death toll on Thursday was 1,049, about 250 more than the seven-day average. The death toll’s relative stagnation is likely due to younger people getting sick and better treatment strategies.Oct 29, 4:38 pmUS sets new record number of weekly casesThe U.S. has set a new record for the number of weekly cases, according to the COVID Tracking Project.Thirty-nine states had a rise in hospitalizations this week, the largest increases being in Texas and the upper Midwest, the COVID Tracking Project found.The U.S. is reporting a record 8.2 million tests, but case growth is outpacing test increases. Forty-seven states as well as Washington, D.C., have seen cases rise faster than tests since Oct. 1, according to the COVID Tracking Project.ABC News’ Brian Hartman contributed to this report.Oct 29, 4:07 pmWisconsin hospitals strained, patients up 16%In Wisconsin, 1 in 5 hospitals reported critical staffing shortages, said DHS Deputy Secretary Julie Willems Van Dijk.Hospitalizations are up 16% and the number of patients in ICUs continues to grow, she said.Seventy out of Wisconsin’s 72 counties are reporting very high COVID-19 activity. Over 214,000 people in Wisconsin have been diagnosed and at least 1,948 people have died. ABC News’ Rachel Katz contributed to this report.Oct 29, 3:53 pmUS death toll could reach 256,000 by Thanksgiving: CDCThe U.S. could lose another 15,000 to 28,000 lives to COVID-19 by Nov. 21, according to the weekly ensemble forecast released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.That would mean a total of 243,000 to 256,000 American lives lost to the coronavirus by the weekend before Thanksgiving. ABC News’ Brian Hartman contributed to this report.Oct 29, 2:58 pmUtah seeing ‘very serious spike’Utah is “in the middle of a very, very serious spike,” Greg Bell, president and CEO of the Utah Hospital Association, said Thursday. The state’s seven-day positivity rate has climbed to 18.1%, up from 15% last week, state epidemiologist Angela Dunn said at a news conference.Utah’s ICUs are 72% full, Dunn said.“Our hospitals are getting too full to function,” Gov. Gary Herbert warned.Herbert said gatherings will be limited to 10 people.“I know you have holidays coming up, Halloween and Thanksgiving … it can be done,” Hebert said. “That will help us get past this surge.”ABC News’ Bonnie McLean contributed to this report.Oct 29, 2:25 pmOhio exceeds 3,000 daily cases, another recordOhio hit another record high number of daily cases on Thursday, with 3,590 more people diagnosed, Gov. Mike DeWine said.“It’s the first time we’ve surpassed 3,000 [daily] cases — and 25% more than Saturday’s previous record high,” he tweeted.Ohio now has over 208,000 COVID-19 cases and at least 5,275 deaths.“The virus is raging throughout Ohio. There is no place to hide,” DeWine tweeted.“Today I’m calling on the leaders of each county, each community, in Ohio to come together to create a COVID Defense Team. This is what we need to fight back. It should include commissioners, mayors, hospital leaders, business leaders, religious leaders, health commissioner, etc.,” DeWine continued. “These teams should assess their county’s situation, inventory assets, and focus on what steps are needed to turn this around.”Oct 29, 1:36 pm1 boy likely responsible for more than 100 cases at retreat: CDCA Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) case study released Thursday found that one ninth grade boy, who tested PCR negative before traveling, likely spread COVID-19 to over 100 people at a boys’ overnight summer school retreat in Wisconsin.Among the 152 high school aged boys, counselors and staff members, there were 118 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 38 probable cases, the CDC said.The tightly packed students, in session from July 2 to Aug. 11, didn’t wear masks and shared dorms with beds close together.The ninth grade boy who likely set off the spread had a negative PCR test less than a week before the retreat, but he developed symptoms the day after arriving, according to the CDC. A family member of the boy tested positive while he was at the retreat.In order to lower the risk in this type of setting, the CDC said it is critical to implement pre-arrival quarantine and testing, symptom monitoring, early identification and isolation of cases, mask use, distancing and enhanced hygiene and disinfection practices.ABC News’ Eric Strauss contributed to this report.Oct 29, 12:36 pmHospitals full in Belgian city with 41% infection rateLiege, Belgium, is emerging as an epicenter of Europe’s worsening coronavirus crisis.In Liege, where there’s a roughly 41% infection rate, the local hospital is at full capacity. ICU numbers have tripled in the last three weeks.A doctor told ABC News that health workers who have tested positive for COVID-19 are still treating patients to keep the hospital system from crashing.ABC News’ James Longman contributed to this report.Oct 29, 11:48 amNew York City’s positivity rate ‘worrisome,’ mayor saysNew York City’s positivity rate on Thursday jumped to 2.7%, “a worrisome number,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said.“It is literally twice yesterday,” he said. “We cannot allow that number to keep growing. We really have to double down.”The mayor said there’s no particular reason for the uptick. The city’s seven-day positivity rate average is 1.92%.De Blasio repeated his message that “people really should not travel for the holidays unless it’s absolutely necessary.” “Unfortunately, pretty much everywhere is doing worse at fighting coronavirus,” he said. “And if you go someplace else, the chance of bringing it back with you is high.”The mayor also warned New Yorkers to avoid large gatherings for Halloween.“People want to trick or treat outdoors, small groups with masks on, that’s great. Big gatherings, parties, that’s not great at all,” he said, warning, “we find out about them, we are going to break them up.”ABC News’ Aaron Katersky contributed to this report.Oct 29, 9:24 amHospitalizations in Oklahoma could triple by December: OfficialsOfficials in Oklahoma are warning that COVID-19 hospitalizations in the Sooner State could triple by the end of December if people don’t change their personal behaviors or if local ordinances are not enacted.Projections from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation showed that if local mask and social distancing mandates don’t change, cases, hospitalizations and deaths will all increase in Oklahoma.“We elected leaders to protect us, that’s one of their main responsibilities,” Dr. George Monks, president of the Oklahoma State Medical Association, told ABC News affiliate KTUL-TV in Tulsa. “To protect their citizens, you may upset a minority number of citizens in your district, but you’ve got to step up.”If mandates are eased, those numbers could go up even more, officials said.From Oct. 16-22, the number of cases in Oklahoma increased 20.2% and the week-over-week deaths increased 34.5%, according to the Oklahoma Department of Health.Monks said IHME projects said the state would reach its maximum need of 2,711 beds for COVID patients on Dec. 28. It doesn’t have to be that way, he said, if everyone wore masks.“It is projected we will reach our maximum number of new COVID-19 cases per day on 12/09/2020 at 5,005 cases/day,” Monks said on Twitter. “This number changes significantly if we implement universal masking.”In Oklahoma, more than 119,000 people have been diagnosed with COVID-19, with at least 1,286 deaths.Oct 29, 9:21 amVaccine effectiveness will be known by December, Fauci saysResearchers should know by December whether the vaccines in development are safe and effective, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.“I can predict, I believe with some degree of certainty, that by the end of November to the beginning of December, we will know — based on the size of the trial and rate of infections that are ongoing in this country — if we will have a safe and effective vaccine,” Fauci said Wednesday in a virtual keynote address at the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s COVID-19 research symposium.Fauci added that he’s “cautiously optimistic that we will have a safe and effective vaccine even though you can never make absolute predictions.”Oct 29, 8:30 amTents set up at every hospital in El PasoHospitals in El Paso, Texas, are setting up tents to deal with the increase in COVID-19 patients as the U.S. sees a surge of new cases across the country.All hospitals in the city, according to ABC News affiliate KVIA-TV, have now started to build tents as of Wednesday night.“Our hospitals continue to implement our surge plans to expand capacity to help manage the influx of Covid-19 patients to meet the rapidly expanding needs of El Paso,” a Hospitals of Providence spokesperson told the station. “Medical tents will help decompress the Emergency Departments.”Texas Gov. Greg Abbott also announced on Wednesday that the El Paso Convention Center is being converted into a health care facility to expand hospital capacity in the area.“The State of Texas is also providing local hospitals with auxiliary medical units, medical staffing, and medical equipment,” the Texas Division of Emergency Management said.There were 845 new cases of COVID-29, which brings the city to at least 13,653 active cases as of Wednesday, according to local officials. There were three new deaths, which brings the death toll in El Paso to 583.The seven-day rate of positivity in El Paso is 15.57%. There are 908 people currently hospitalized with coronavirus in the city, with 223 patients in ICUs and 111 on ventilators. There are 285 ICU beds in total in El Paso.With the spike in cases in El Paso, city officials asked residents this week to largely stay at home: “For the next two weeks, we are asking you to please stay home unless for essential activities to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and prevent strain on our hospitals.”In Texas, there have been more than 911,000 diagnosed cases since the pandemic began, with at least 18,162 deaths.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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