Beijing expands lockdowns as cases top 100 in new outbreak

first_imgResidents line up to get tested at a coronavirus testing center set up outside a sports facility in Beijing, Tuesday, June 16, 2020. The resurgence in China highlighted public health expert calls for vigilance as many nations move forward with easing virus restrictions to revive their economies. BEIJING – Chinese authorities locked down a third neighborhood in Beijing on Tuesday as they rushed to prevent the spread of a new coronavirus outbreak that has infected more than 100 people in a country that appeared to have largely contained the virus.center_img New Zealand, which hadn’t seen a new case in three weeks, said it is investigating a case in which two women who flew in from London to see a dying parent were allowed to leave quarantine and drive halfway across the country before they were tested and found to be positive. And the Philippines reimposed a strict lockdown on the city of Cebu after a rise in cases. (AP)last_img read more

Driver cited in March school bus crash

first_imgLawrenceburg, In. — The school bus driver in a March crash that injured several students has been cited for driving too fast for the conditions. Investigators determined sun glare and speed caused Raymond Nies to hit the rear of a parked Rumpke Garbage truck. Dearborn/Ohio County prosecutor Lynn Deddins also says the investigation revealed no criminal activity by Nies.In a press release Deddins says, “It is reasonable to believe that if a person operating a vehicle is unable to observe an actusl and/or potential hazard, speed should be reduced until the actual and/or potential hazard can be avoided. The sun condition was clearly a contributing factor to visibility that required speed to be reduced.Twenty-three students were hurt in the crash, one seriously. First responders and medical professionals from Highpoint Health and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital acted swiftly to transport and treat the victims.last_img read more

DONEGAL PUBLIC AT HEART OF RTE’S VERY ‘TAXING’ NEW SHOW

first_imgTwo Donegal people are to feature in a new RTE series asking just exactly what our taxes are spent on.Alan McMenamin, from Ballybofey and Sally McCafferty from Gaoth Dobhair, come from different walks of life but both are angry as to where their taxes are going.Now former TD and RTE presenter George Lee returns to our screens and tries to get Alan and Sally an answer to their questions. As the Dáil debates a Tax Transparency Bill which aims to give Irish taxpayers an annual account of how their taxes are spent, George Lee meets Irish families wondering where their tax money goes and what they get in return.Alan, from Ballybofey, works part-time but requires social protection payments to get by. He contributed thousands in taxes when he was working full-time but doesn’t feel he is receiving adequate support now when he most needs it.Now Alan wants to know where the money he contributed in PRSI went as he doesn’t feel the social protection system works effectively for those out of work.Sally’s daughter Róisín has Type 1diabetes and uses an insulin pump to improve her quality of life. Sally and Róisín have to travel from their home in Gaoth Dobhair to Dublin four or five times a year for check-ups as the diabetes services in Donegal cannot provide support services for the pump.Sally wants to know why she contributes the same level of tax to the health service when her family doesn’t receive the same support services as a family living in Dublin.Amid anxiety around this year’s Budget, George Lee asks how much of an individual’s tax deductions go towards repaying Ireland’s enormous bank debt.Finance and Economics experts examine Ireland’s outgoings and whether any of us can afford them. And a psychologist looks at Ireland’s particular approach to the concept of taxation and democracy.In the lead up to the 2012 Budget, George Lee tries to find out where your tax Euros go once they leave your wallet. George Lee’s Tax Return will be broadcast on Monday, November 26th at 9.35pm on RTE One.DONEGAL PUBLIC AT HEART OF RTE’S VERY ‘TAXING’ NEW SHOW was last modified: November 15th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Alan McMenaminGeorge LeeRTESally McCaffertylast_img read more