In case you missed it: The Apopka news week in review

first_img Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom 6 stories that shaped Apopka’s news weekBlue Darters land in Central Florida’s top 20Orange County rolls out a bear-resistant garbage canSchool Board votes unanimously to declare HB 7069 unconstitutional2 Apopkans chosen for political leadership instituteUpdating Breaking News: Apopka game cancelled; no date set for completionUpdating breaking news: Makayla Fisher found, suspect in custody You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSWeek in Review Previous articleWhere is God in Hurricane Harvey?Next articleRecall Alert: Southeastern Grocers Issues Voluntary Recall Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

‘Urban Envelope’ Samuel House / MMGS Architects

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/806621/urban-envelope-samuel-house-mmgs-architects Clipboard Sri Lanka ‘Urban Envelope’ Samuel House / MMGS Architects “COPY” Save this picture!© Eresh Weerasuriya+ 37 Share ‘Urban Envelope’ Samuel House / MMGS ArchitectsSave this projectSave’Urban Envelope’ Samuel House / MMGS Architects Photographs Area:  358 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses “COPY” Year: center_img Projects ArchDaily Photographs:  Eresh Weerasuriya, Malaka Weligodapola, Caleb Sanjayan Ariadurai Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2012 CopyHouses•Colombo, Sri Lanka ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/806621/urban-envelope-samuel-house-mmgs-architects Clipboard CopyAbout this officeMMGS ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsGlassStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesColomboSri LankaPublished on March 09, 2017Cite: “‘Urban Envelope’ Samuel House / MMGS Architects” 08 Mar 2017. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Architects: MMGS Architects Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: Dulux, Vitra, AlumexStructural Engineer:Keerthi RathnayakeQuantity Surveyor:Sunanda GnanasiriElectrical Engineer:Rohitha SenanayakaContractor:Pasalka Builders and Decorators (Pvt) Ltd.Text:Kalpanee JayatilakeArchitect In Charge:Godridge SamuelProject Architect:Daminda PrasadCity:ColomboCountry:Sri LankaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Eresh WeerasuriyaText description provided by the architects. Sited in the vibrant city of Colombo is the ‘Urban Envelope’, the dwelling house of a metropolitan architect. With its univocal façade seamlessly weaving itself into the tight residential fabric of the city, the abode has been named for its distinct concealment from the dusty and noisy urban street life of Sri Lanka’s commercial capital. Save this picture!© Malaka WeligodapolaThe pure white walls of this confine blends with the light and cloudy tropical sky, its towering mass a nod towards the upcoming skyline of an expanding Colombo. Only a row of creepers along the driveway, and a single tree with moderate foliage invites visitors inside. An antique door hidden off the side opens the ‘Urban Envelope’, revealing the surprising urban oasis amidst the barren concrete jungle of the city. Save this picture!© Eresh WeerasuriyaThe voluminous forecourt is bordered by signature rubble walls that lend a rustic solidness to the house. The apparent hardness of the structure is softened by tropical greenery that together with an unrefined steel swing gestures visitors onwards towards the large void of the main door. The living and dining space between two solid rubble walls gives a lasting first impression to the interior.Save this picture!© Eresh WeerasuriyaThe play of rubble and white plastered walls to create spaces between materially defined parallel lines sets the design language of this metropolitan dwelling. The overwhelming dimension of the backyard lawn animates the living space, climaxing the urban oasis. The forceful vista with its vastness in comparison to the tube like confinement of the indoors impacts a relaxing awe within the visitor. This play of volumes guides the design throughout the progression of its spaces. Save this picture!Cross SectionThe staircase is wedged between two parallel rubble walls, further enhancing the design language. The tight volume opens to the sky from one side, and connecting to the open spaces throughout the house acts as an effective wind tunnel. This is supported by its orientation towards the wind direction.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Save this picture!© Eresh WeerasuriyaUnrefined timber and steel fenestration and furniture add zing to the otherwise modest design in a pleasing contrast. The quiet retrieval of daylight makes way for man-made lighting, animating the design in warm white floods in soft glows against the dark of the night. The tranquil solitude affected by this subtle play of contrasts; solid and void, light and dark, roomy and narrow, parallel and lateral… creates a refreshing and relaxing habitat. Save this picture!© Eresh WeerasuriyaThe orchard by the garden side brings the metaphorical oasis to literal meaning. This little corner in the wide expanse of urban Colombo with its edible vegetation signifies a greener prospect for the emerging metropolis. In symbiotic coexistence with nature, the urban sanctuary is enlivened by the twitter of birds and the skipping of squirrels, which brings the design to blissful contentment.Project gallerySee allShow lessShishka Bar / IITM ArchitectSelected ProjectsCall for Entries: 2017 Brick in Architecture AwardsCall for Submissions Sharelast_img read more

IIjeong House / ON Achitects

first_img IIjeong House / ON Achitects Year:  Lead Architects: IIjeong House / ON AchitectsSave this projectSaveIIjeong House / ON Achitects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/920536/iijeong-onarchitecture Clipboard South Korea Save this picture!© Yoon Joonhwan+ 18Curated by Martita Vial Share CopyAbout this officeON ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsMixed Use ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousesCommercial ArchitectureUlsanSouth KoreaPublished on July 09, 2019Cite: “IIjeong House / ON Achitects” 09 Jul 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” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/920536/iijeong-onarchitecture Clipboard Architects: ON Architects Area Area of this architecture project “COPY”center_img ArchDaily Jung Woongsik CopyMixed Use Architecture, Houses, Commercial Architecture•Ulsan, South Korea Projects Photographs Photographs:  Yoon Joonhwan Mixed Use Architecture Area:  249 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Site Area:422.0 m²Gross Built Area:334.39 m²Design Team:Kim Namsu, Kim Hyukgi, Kim Minsung, Kim Youngju, Jung SujiCity:UlsanCountry:South KoreaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Yoon JoonhwanRecommended ProductsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationText description provided by the architects. We proposed a new interpretation for the construction of a leased housing for the client’s parents in a city neighboring Ulsan, where there are rows of multi-family houses.Save this picture!© Yoon JoonhwanThe site is located near the KTX train station in Eonyang area. It is in the outskirts of Ulsan, where there are still a lot of empty lots due to low popularity even though development started a long time ago. Recently, many new multi-family houses have been constructed around the site.Save this picture!First floor planSave this picture!Second floor planThe surrounding multi-family houses and commercial facilities, like most of our suburban architecture, are built to have a suffocating structure. Because of how our lives have been, the buildings are not much different from those in the city center and do not reflect the suburban nature or have the characteristics of the place. We tried to suggest a new alternative by creating a courtyard with a medial space in the leased housing area of the suburban city.Save this picture!© Yoon JoonhwanFor the client’s parents who have spent their entire lives farming and cultivating crops, we thought that the leased housing should have elements of a single-family house, even though it is a commercial residential building. We wanted the parents, who live on the second-floor, to have the illusion of living in a ground floor house with a yard.Save this picture!© Yoon JoonhwanThe public utilities and guest room for their adult children were placed into a mass by the road, while the parents’ living space was placed on the other side of the road. The external courtyard area was again separated by the corridor that connects the two masses. The courtyards have different characters and act as a device to protect the privacy of the users of the first floor and the surrounding housing tenants. The parents who cultivate crops and make different fermented pastes (soybean paste, fast fermented bean paste, red pepper paste, etc.) need a space that functions like our traditional yard. The connection through the corridor leads to a spatial expansion through the outer terrace protruding to the south road. This protruding terrace also establishes a communicative relationship with the surrounding city.Save this picture!Section 03In front of the commercial area on the first floor, a large square with characteristics of an urban plaza was placed. This will be used as a multipurpose space of the commercial building, and will create a new communicative relationship with users who will afford the convenience of a nearby city. The first floor square and the two different courtyards on the second floor form an external connection.Save this picture!© Yoon JoonhwanI hope that this building will inspire changes in the surrounding area by suggesting the new possibility of buildings in the suburbs.Save this picture!© Yoon JoonhwanProject gallerySee allShow lessLOFT Reconstruction in Shanghai Traditional Lane / Muka ArchitectsSelected ProjectsApartment in Rua do Arco to São Mamede / Atelier 106Selected Projects Share 2018last_img read more

2021 GSK IMPACT Awards open, offering funding and free training for health charities

first_img Tagged with: Awards Funding healthcare Howard Lake | 1 July 2020 | News  542 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Community health and wellbeing charities win GSK IMPACT Awards 2020 (10 March 2020)Suffolk Family Carer named overall winner of 2019 GSK IMPACT Awards (20 May 2019)GSK’s IMPACT Awards offer core funding and free training for health charities (6 July 2011) 2021 GSK IMPACT Awards open, offering funding and free training for health charities  541 total views,  1 views today The 2021 GSK IMPACT Awards are now open to applications. Winning organisations will receive core funding of up to £40,000 plus access to high quality training and development to support their leaders.To be eligible for the awards organisations must be:at least three years oldworking in a health-related field in the UKand have annual income between £80,000 and £2.5 million.Up to 20 awards will be made, ranging from £3,000 to £40,000; the training and development is valued at a further £9,500. Organisations will also have a film made, receive help with press and publicity, and be given a set of promotional materials.The GSK IMPACT Awards are judged by a panel of judges and provide national recognition for the winning charities.Applications for the GSK IMPACT Awards 2021 are open until 14 September 2020. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

NYC Dominican community discusses capitalism’s end

first_imgWorkers World contributing editor Fred Goldstein was the key speaker at an open discussion (“tertulia”) held on June 27 in Manhattan’s Inwood community, home to many people originally from the Dominican Republic. Goldstein was invited to discuss his book, “Capitalism at a Dead End,” which is also available in Spanish.Hosting the meeting was Julio Alvarado, who also spoke for the tertulia’s organizer, the newspaper Tiro al Blanco. Economist Félix Severino then presented what amounted to a spoken book review of Goldstein’s work, which has been reviewed and discussed extensively on workers.org.The more than two dozen participants were themselves political and community activists, whose sharp questions and comments showed a broad spectrum of left political experience. Berta Joubert-Ceci, an editor of Workers World/Mundo Obrero, provided Spanish translation that allowed a broad discussion beyond the specific content of the book.The photo shows, from left, Joubert-Ceci, Goldstein and Severino. Two-thirds of the participants bought books, including Goldstein’s “Low-Wage Capitalism,” illustrating the deep interest this community has in Marxist political ideas.For more information about the books, see lowwagecapitalism.com.WW photo: John CatalinottoFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

A Closer Look at Foreclosure Prevention

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Predictions for the 2019 Housing Market Next: Counsel’s Corner – The Importance of Fiscal Discipline The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Delinquency Rates Fannie Mae FHFA Foreclosure Freddie Mac  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago December 20, 2018 1,977 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Phil Britt started covering mortgages and other financial services matters for a suburban Chicago newspaper in the mid-1980s before joining Savings Institutions magazine in 1992. When the publication moved its offices to Washington, D.C. in 1993, he started his own editorial services firm and continued to cover mortgages, other financial services subjects, and technology for a variety of websites and publications. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac took action to prevent more than 63,000 foreclosures in the third quarter of the year, raising the total number of foreclosure prevention actions to more than 4.24 million since September of 2008, the Federal Housing Financial Authority reported on Thursday.Additionally, there were 2,159 completed short sales and deeds-in-lieu during the quarter, bringing the total to 690,070 since the conservatorships began in September in 2008.The report added that there was an improvement in delinquency rates. One quarter of borrowers for whom loan modifications were conducted saw their monthly payments drop more than 20 percent, while the serious (90 days or more) delinquency rate dropped to .79 percent, better than the rates for Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans (3.7 percent), Veterans Affairs (VA) loans (2 percent), and the industry average of 2.1 percent.The percentage of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans that are 30-59 days delinquent increased to 1.5 percent while the 60-plus-day delinquency rate dropped to 1.1 percent at the end of the quarter. The Enterprises’ serious delinquency rate also decreased to 0.79 percent at the end of the quarter. Nearly one-quarter (24 percent) of the modifications in the quarter included principal forbearance, the report added. Modifications with extend-term only accounted for nearly 7-in-10 (68 percent) of all loan modifications during the period.FHFA pointed out that increases in house prices over the past couple of years have generally led to the rise in home equity even for delinquent homeowners, influencing the type of loan modification. Interest rate reductions are generally offered to borrowers with modest or no home equity, which has meant lower concessions on loan modifications, meaning a decreased payment change. However, FHFA stated that the reduction in the payment change has had the negative effect of slightly increasing the level of the post-modification delinquencies.Foreclosures declined during the period, the report indicated. Foreclosure starts fell 17 percent to 32,557, while third-party and foreclosure sales dropped 7 percent to 12,464. Also declining during the period was the real estate owned (REO) by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which the report said dropped 4 percent in the third quarter to 27,262, as property dispositions continued to outpace REO acquisitions. Home / Daily Dose / A Closer Look at Foreclosure Preventioncenter_img About Author: Phil Britt Delinquency Rates Fannie Mae FHFA Foreclosure Freddie Mac 2018-12-20 Phil Britt The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News, Servicing Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago A Closer Look at Foreclosure Prevention Subscribelast_img read more

Two Letterkenny clubs take part in “EU Night Without Accident” initative

first_img Twitter Young people heading out to party tonight are being encouraged to appoint a designated driver to take them home.It’s part of “EU Night Without Accident”, a scheme run by young people aimed at promoting responsible driving.Letterkenny is one of seven areas where the scheme is being rolled out tonight, with volunteers in place at Sister Sara’s and Voodoo.The volunteers will encourage other young people to appoint a designated driver from among their friends. The drivers will be given a wrist band showing their intention to stay alcohol free, and when they leave the night club they are breathalysed by volunteers.The initiative has run for a number of years now, and Brian Farrell of the Road Safety Authority says it continues to grow………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/rsanoon.mp3[/podcast] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Google+ By News Highland – October 15, 2011 Two Letterkenny clubs take part in “EU Night Without Accident” initative Previous articleDana Rosemary Scallan’s statement in full on ‘despicable’ allegationsNext articleGovernment urged to reinstate funds for Finn Valley College autism unit News Highland WhatsApp Newsx Advertscenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Facebook Facebook Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Google+last_img read more

Call for clearer communication after publication of pseudomonas report

first_img Google+ Call for clearer communication after publication of pseudomonas report 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ Families who lost babies to pseudomonas have said they were not made aware of the seriousness of the infection until after their children had died.Four babies died from the bacterial infection in hospitals in the North between December and January.The first victim of the outbreak was 10-day-old Caolan Burke, who died in Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry on 10 December 2011.Meanwhile, the Patient and Client Council is calling for better communication and clearer information for health service users,after the Independent Review into pseudomonas.The Patient and Client Council in the North is calling for better communication and clearer information for heath service users, in line with the recommendations of an independent review into the infection pseudomonas.The council’s chief executive, Maeve Hully, says clear communication is vital at every level………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/pseu830.mp3[/podcast] 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Newsx Adverts Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firecenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Previous articleThree in court on child sex charges in DerryNext articleLatest Referendum Tally – Donegal North East News Highland By News Highland – June 1, 2012 Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal last_img read more

Donegal County Council launches new Tourism Brochure

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Harps come back to win in Waterford Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Donegal County Council launches new Tourism Brochure Google+ Donegal County Council has launched its 2018 Tourism Brochure, highlighting six recommended touring routes for different regions of the county, as well as promoting the Donegal leg of the Wild Atlantic Way, which remains hugely popular.Speaking on the 9 ’til Noon Show today, the council’s Head of Tourism Barney Mc Laughlin said the brochure has already been prominently displayed at the holiday fairs in Dublin and belfast, and will be widely distributed both in book form and digitally, with the central message being that the county has something for everyone…………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/barneybroch.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Pic –  Back row l to r:  Liam Ward, Chief Executive Seamus Neely, Shane Smyth, Barney McLaughlin, Cathaoirleach Cllr. Gerry McMonagle and front row l to r: A stormtrooper, Caroline Britton, Sarah Meehan, Eibhlinn McGuinness, Darth Vadar. Pinterest Facebook Homepage BannerNewscenter_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Previous articleEoin McHugh opting out of Donegal panel this yearNext articleLYIT Men’s Soccer Team reach College’s Division 1 League Semi-Final News Highland Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty WhatsApp Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ By News Highland – January 30, 2018 last_img read more

Coronavirus live updates: Denmark abandons plan for mass mink cull

first_imgNov 10, 10:23 amParis prosecutor opens judicial inquiries into COVID-19 response complaintsThe Paris prosecutor’s office has opened four judicial inquiries in response to complaints related to how French authorities have handled the coronavirus pandemic.Remy Heitz, the chief public prosecutor in the French capital, said in a statement Tuesday that the judicial inquiries bring together 253 complaints against decision-makers and national public structures from the general population, health workers, civil servants as well as sick or dead people that were addressed to the Paris prosecutor’s office since March 24.The investigations will enable the prosecutor’s office to carry out complex investigations intended to bring to light any criminal offenses on counts of voluntary abstention from fighting a disaster, endangering the lives of others and unintentional homicides and injuries.France, along with much of Europe, is in the grip of a second wave of COVID-19 infections. Paris and its suburbs have been particularly hard-hit.ABC News’ Ibtissem Guenfoud contributed to this report.Nov 10, 9:14 amDenmark abandons plan for mass mink cullDenmark’s government will not move ahead with its plan to immediately slaughter all 17 million mink in the country, due to legal obstacles and a lack of political backing.Last week, Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen announced the mass cull of the country’s entire mink population — including those that are healthy — amid concerns that a COVID-19 mutation moving from farmed mink to humans could evade future vaccines. But on Monday, Danish Environment and Food Minister Mogens Jensen admitted that the government did not have the legal basis for the order.Frederiksen’s minority Social Democratic government still plans to put forward emergency legislation to back the cull on Tuesday, but the draft needs a three-quarters majority in parliament and opposition parties have already suggested they won’t support it.There are doubts over whether the mass cull is actually scientifically based as well as concerns that it would threaten the livelihoods of hundreds of mink breeders. Denmark is the largest exporter of mink fur in the world.Meanwhile, mink breeders will continue to cull any infected animals on farms. As of Tuesday morning, around 2.5 million mink have been culled so far, a spokesman for Denmark’s Ministry of Environment and Food told ABC News. The animals are gassed and then either incinerated or buried in mass graves on military land.Nov 10, 6:43 amRussia registers over 20,000 new cases for fifth day in a rowRussia confirmed 20,977 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, marking the fifth consecutive day where daily infections exceeded 20,000.An additional 368 deaths from COVID-19 were also registered nationwide over the past day. The cumulative total now stands at 1,817,109 cases with 31,161 deaths, according to Russia’s coronavirus response headquarters.Moscow remains the epicenter of the country’s outbreak and recent surge. More than 28% of the newly confirmed cases — 5,902 — and over 18% of the new deaths — 68 — were reported in the capital, according to the coronavirus response headquarters.Despite rising infections, Russian authorities have repeatedly said they have no plans to impose another nationwide lockdown.The Eastern European country of 145 million people has the fifth-highest tally of COVID-19 cases in the world, behind only the United States, India, Brazil and France, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.Nov 10, 5:45 amEmployee at Shanghai’s main international airport tests positiveAuthorities in China’s largest city have quarantined dozens of people after an airport employee tested positive for COVID-19.A 51-year-old man who works as a freight handler at Shanghai Pudong International Airport, a major aviation hub of East Asia, was confirmed to be infected on Monday and has since been transferred to an area hospital for treatment, authorities said.It’s the first domestic case of COVID-19 reported in Shanghai in months, and it remains unclear how the patient contracted the disease. He has not left Shanghai and reported no history of being in high-risk areas in the 14 days prior to the onset of illness. He also has no history of contact with anyone infected with COVID-19 and has not been to any other hospitals within the past three months, according to authorities.Twenty-six close contacts, including the man’s family members and colleagues, have been quarantined and have all tested negative for COVID-19. More than 100 others were also placed in isolation for medical observation, authorities said.So far, no additional cases have been found.The local health authority has raised the COVID-19 risk area to medium in the village where the patient lives in Shanghai’s district of Pudong. The rest of Shanghai remains low-risk.Nov 10, 4:38 amUS sees highest number of COVID-19 hospitalizations since JulyThere were 59,275 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 across the United States on Monday, according to data collected by The COVID Tracking Project.That figure — up from 56,768 on Sunday — marks the largest single-day increase since July 10 and the highest total amount since July 25, The COVID Tracking Project said.Nov 10, 4:24 amUS reports over 100,000 new cases for sixth straight dayThere were 119,944 new cases of COVID-19 identified in the United States on Monday, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.It’s the sixth straight day that the country has reported over 100,000 new infections. The latest daily tally is slightly less than the nation’s all-time high of 128,412 new cases set on Saturday.An additional 670 fatalities from COVID-19 were also registered nationwide Monday, down from a peak of 2,666 new deaths in mid-April.A total of 10,110,552 people in the United States have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began, and at least 238,251 of them have died, according to Johns Hopkins. The cases include people from all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C. and other U.S. territories as well as repatriated citizens.Much of the country was under lockdown by the end of March as the first wave of pandemic hit. By May 20, all U.S. states had begun lifting stay-at-home orders and other restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. The day-to-day increase in the country’s cases then hovered around 20,000 for a couple of weeks before shooting back up and crossing 100,000 for the first time on Nov. 4.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Ovidiu Dugulan/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 1.2 million people worldwide.Over 50.4 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.Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the virus has rapidly spread to every continent except Antarctica. The United States is the worst-affected nation, with more than 10 million diagnosed cases and at least 238,251 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 Tuesday. All times Eastern:last_img read more