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Reply Reply For Friday: In part five of “The First 100 Days”, we conclude the series with Nelson’s views on the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), when he will turn off the red light cameras, and how big a shakeup will there be among department heads. To read part one of the series, go here.To read part two of the series, go here.To read part three of the series, go here. Reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Mama Mia Reply The statement about the 4 additional police officers at intersections was stated by Suzanne Kidd that withdrew from the election run-off. Just a small example of how off base she was. As to the $20,000.00 discretionary funds, they are funds the Mayor can utilize without council approval for items he feels are necessary. March 29, 2018 at 4:58 pm Please enter your comment! This guy has no clue what he’s doing. Just ask the people of Orange county what they think of Nelson and you will hear the guy doesn’t have a clue and is in the pocket of industry. He’s was elected because because he’s old guard, old apopka aka mayor land. Too nice or scared to say step aside but vote out of blind loyalty. 6mo in you will see the corruptions, the behind door deals and hand shake deals and do be surprise to see family members gets new appointed jobs Is the $20,000 dollar discretionary mayor’s budget……is that just the mayor’s, or is that all of the council’s discretionary funds collectively??? I am not clear on that, but however it is, it looks like to me, they could have traveled on the discretionary money instead of the taxpayer’s additional funds that were budgeted….just saying! And if that $20,000 is solely the mayor’s play dough, then that is too much, Mr. Nelson is right on that to have that amount brought down too. I didn’t know that! Please enter your name here Mama Mia March 29, 2018 at 9:18 pm Mama Mia LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Reply Editor’s Note: This is the fourth in a five-part series about Apopka Mayor-Elect Bryan Nelson entitled “The First 100 Days”. The series will outline the expected path Nelson will take in his first 100 days in office. What are his priorities? How will he lead Apopka? What will the budget look like under a Nelson administration? How will he handle the City staff and who will his department heads be? To read part one of the series, go here.To read part two of the series, go here.To read part three of the series, go here.Part Four: Definitive budget cuts and interactive budget workshops?As was stated in part three of this series, Apopka Mayor-Elect Bryan Nelson ran his campaign stressing budget reform and fiscal responsibility. But with the current unknown state of the budget, unexpected expenses, and certain campaign promises made by Nelson, this could pose a long-term formidable challenge.Apopka Mayor-Elect Bryan NelsonHow will Nelson recoup the lost revenue (estimated to be between $700,000-$900,000 annually) when the red light cameras are turned off? How will he increase general fund reserves (his proposal was to add $1-million per year)? What about the unexpected expenses of water meters ($14-million according to Nelson), and a replacement fire truck ($1-million according to Nelson)? How can budgets both upcoming and in the future balance with these imminent liabilities or additions?Nelson isn’t sure what his approach will be until he sees where the current budget stands. I don’t know exactly what will happen until we see the financials,” Nelson said. “We haven’t seen any since September 2017.”But although Nelson does not have a clear picture of where he stands leading up to the next budget, there are a few things he knows will be coming off for the fiscal year 2018-19. “‘Begins and Ends with an A’ is cut. The symphony is cut.” Nelson is referring to a Kilsheimer initiative called “Apopka Begins and Ends with an A” and a City sponsored event called “Symphony Under the Stars”.“Apopka Begins and Ends with an A” was a program designed to help local schools improve their state-based grades through a technique of facilitating the activities of Community Action Teams (CATs). The CAT teams discuss issues at their specific schools and seek solutions to those issues. The City partnered with The City of Life Foundation to put the program into action. In January of 2017, the City Council approved a $35,000 payment to City of Life to administer the program. Duke Energy also contributed $9,500.In May of 2017, The City of Apopka hosted an event called Symphony Under the Stars, featuring a concert performed by the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. Nelson plans to cut that event, but also wants to reform the way the City conducts and attracts events to Apopka. “If we come up with sponsors for these events and it could cost us zero or it was only $2500-$5000 that’s one thing, but we’re not budgeting a $75,000 loss. That’s crazy.”He also has ideas on how to better utilize events coming to the Amphitheater at the Northwest Recreation Facility. “I don’t mind giving an event the venue, but we’re not paying them for a loss. I also think we are looking at events backward. The more people the event attracts, the more we charge them. That should be opposite. To me, the more audience you have… the more inclusive your event is… the less you should pay. If you have an event that attracts 10,000 people, that’s more valuable to me than an event that only draws 1,000.” Another area Nelson wants to change is to make spending more transparent. “One of the things I’d like to do is have a monthly expenditures chart so we know each month what we’ve spent. Also, publish anything I’ve spent each month too. We did this at the County Commission and I was always the lowest. The people will be proud of my spending habits.” He also wants to cut spending from the Mayor’s Office. “I want to bring down the mayor’s $20,000 discretionary spending budget. I want to bring that way down. It shouldn’t be that way. It will be different. There are reasons you need it, for immediate emergency needs, but mostly it should come through the Council. The way it is now is just a slush fund we have to get rid of.”Budget workshops to be more interactiveFor the past four years, the Apopka City Council has met in July three or four times for a total of 20-25 hours to work on the fiscal budget for that year. In a workshop format, the Council goes over the budget line-by-line until they reach the end. The City Council, Finance Director, and City Administrator works with each department head, listens to presentations by them, reviews their proposed budgets, and then makes decisions on what stays and what goes in the budget. The workshops are public events, but do not allow any public comments, or interaction with the process as it is happening.But that may change under Nelson. “If they (the residents in attendance) have a question or a suggestion about the budget, I definitely want their input. What I’d like to do is give those interested in interacting a postcard or an index card and have them put their question or suggestion there… input through written questions by the public. We will try to answer the question right there or will get the answer for you.” And whether it be residents, department heads, the Finance Director, the City Administrator, the City Commission, or the mayor, Nelson has a motto for them as it applies to added expenditures to the budget. “The challenge going forward is if someone wants something that costs money, tell me what you are willing to give up… because right now we are in deficit. We have to save money, and so what are you going to cut to get the project or program you want? TAGSDecision Apopka 2018Mayor-Elect Bryan Nelson Previous articleThe next City Commission will have unanimous support for Alonzo Williams Park projectNext articleFEMA reminder: Know how to react before, during and after a disaster Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 March 29, 2018 at 5:19 pm March 29, 2018 at 4:45 pm Joey Myers: The thing of it is, there are a lot of people who chose NOT to drive through Apopka because of the red light cameras, for the fear of getting one of those outrageous tickets. The cameras give Apopka a bad name, and bad reputation as being greedy, and cash hungry at citizen’s expense. They hurt our business community too, and I’m sorry, but the statement of fact, that was put out that, if the cameras were banned and removed, that it would take 4 police officers at every intersection, at a cost of $125,000 per cop…..PLEASE, who really believes that crud? I sure don’t! Propaganda, at it’s worst! March 29, 2018 at 2:58 pm Kyle Anderson Reply I didn’t know how that was. Looks like with his fat- cat salary plus his fat- cat discretionary fund, that he was allowed to spend on whatever he wanted, he instead used other taxpayer funds for his globe-trotting, in once instance, to go to the National Mayor’s Conference, to collect a $10,000 dollar award for youth, but with the costs of the trip totaling more than the award given out. Should of just stayed in Apopka, but he wouldn’t have gotten to go to Trump’s inauguration. No amount of money would have been enough for me to want to go to see that creep-o get sworn in to office…….. 9 COMMENTS March 29, 2018 at 9:47 pm Mama Mia And as far as the Bar-B-Q festival, while it is nice, and it smells wonderful as you walk around out there, around the Northwest Recreation Complex, it seems it is held more for the bar-b-q vendors cooking, the fire department guys, the council members there to munch out on the samples at the VIP tent, and the judges, who judge the steak and bar-b-q. We got in line to get some steak samples under the tent, and were diverted elsewhere, to just one bar-b-q vendor selling to the public, named Sin City Bar-B-Q (ha ha) and we passed on it, as that was the ONLY choice. No samples for mere regular citizens……just had to smell the aroma, and wonder why we even came? Left and went to Sonnys Bar B Q and was going to come back for the firework show, but Joey Bo Bo Buttafucco, my little dog with an enlarged heart and heart problems, might have had a heart attack sitting in our truck with the fireworks, and I got sleepy anyway, so we passed on the firework show. Michael Heaton Mama Mia March 29, 2018 at 7:16 pm Whether it is a question, or a suggestion, on an index card or postcard, submitted to the council with an answer expected, it is better than NO CITIZEN IMPUT ALLOWED, any day at the workshops, rather than how it has been going! I quit going just because Mayor K stopped the public from speaking. He didn’t want to hear from the public. Period. March 29, 2018 at 4:39 pm Mama Mia I don’t know much about the “A to A” program for the schools and whether it was actually good or not, but one thing I sure don’t understand is when I commented here on the Apopka Voice, a good while back, when the new fencing was put around the play yard behind the Dream Lake Elementary School, and I had stated how nice it looked, Christine Moore said, “yes, the City of Apopka paid for it” and I was stunned and questioned why would the city put in the new fencing around the Orange County school property…..??? I never heard any response. I am sure it wasn’t cheap, and isn’t that what school tax budget is for, instead of the city paying????? Reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Mama Mia And one more thing I have been wondering, not city related, but school related, and this is about the fencing at the Dream Lake Elementary School…I noticed that AHS has been fenced across the frontage, and that is a good thing! But at the same time, I wonder why Dream Lake Elementary is not fenced across the frontage completely, considering all of the violence issues within the various schools now days. It would seem like to me, Orange County School System would have already had that fenced in across the front of the school….??? You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here March 29, 2018 at 5:11 pm Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Reply
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Twitter ReddIt Mayor’s Halloween bike event combines fitness and fun Linkedin Kyla Wilcherhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kyla-wilcher/ printFort Worth’s Heritage Tree Program has two new additions: a black willow and a green ash.The black willow, located at 9839 Watercress Drive, is a Texas champion tree. It stands 67 feet tall.The green ash is a 64-foot-tall tree in the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge. Located at Ten Mile Bridge and Wells Burnett Road, the tree is in an area that is currently dealing with high water levels.The Heritage Tree Program began in 2009, after an old tree was cut down to make room for a driving range.The Heritage Tree Program’s objective is to bring attention to historic trees and connect them to the local community. By classifying a tree as part of the heritage program, the tree is recognized as a local landmark.The first urban forester was hired by the city in the 1920s, but Fort Worth started regulating forestry earlier than this. In 1873, the city made hitching a horse to a tree illegal.The forestry team, ran by the city forester, cleans up streets after storms and cares for a tree farm. The tree farm produces about 600 trees a year, which can be replanted around the city or adopted by citizens.Melinda Adams, the city forester, received a degree in forestry from Stephen F. Austin State University.“I went into forestry because I knew sooner rather than later it was going to be so important to plant and protect trees, to try and offset the negative things that we’ve done to the environment,” Adams said.To be selected as a heritage tree, a tree must meet at least one of the Heritage Program’s guidelines:Be located in Fort Worth city limitsPossess an unusual size, age, species significance or other characteristic that contributes to its heritage statusBe located on a historic site, such as the Trader’s Oak, or contribute to the history of a siteEnjoy notoriety, such as the I-30 homeless Christmas treeServe as a well-known landmark, such as the Martel Avenue and Oakland Boulevard pecan treesContribute to significant community ties“The main criteria of a heritage tree is the shared experience it creates,” Adams said. “It has to have some cultural significance. Just because someone has a big tree in their backyard doesn’t mean it’s a heritage tree – even though it may be nice.”Citizens can nominate trees by filling out the nomination form. A committee reviews the nominations, and every year the new heritage trees are announced at the city’s Arbor Day festivities. There is no ordinance for protection to accompany the Heritage Tree Program.Adams credits the program’s success of preserving important trees to the awareness of the program.“Just knowing that a tree is a heritage tree gives leverage for us to better protect it,” Adams said.American Forests, a national nonprofit conservation organization, keeps records of champion trees through the National Big Tree Program. A champion tree is classified as the largest tree on record for a particular species.According to the Fort Worth Parks and Recreation Department, trees are located and measured after they are nominated. Champion trees are routinely measured to keep the lists accurate.The Texas Forest Service keeps its own record of Texas champion trees. Kyla Wilcherhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kyla-wilcher/ + posts Kyla Wilcherhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kyla-wilcher/ Kyla Wilcher New director to head Neighborhood Services Department Previous articleTCU Rowing Team is training for an intense spring seasonNext articleLive Blog: SGA Meeting Dec. 8 Kyla Wilcher RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kyla Wilcherhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kyla-wilcher/ Linkedin Parade of Lights brings early Christmas cheer Facebook Facebook Twitter Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store ReddIt The TCU baseball team beat Air Force 6-1 Saturday afternoon to win its fifth game in a row. The Horned Frogs (19-13 overall, 8-3 Mountain West) shut out the Falcons (8-24, 3-8) 5-0 Friday night.Jerrick Suiter had two RBI and Josh Elander went 3-for-4 at the plate, while Preston Morrison got the win on the mound. Fort Worth’s Heritage Tree Program adds two more Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday
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Limerick Sinn Féin TD Maurice QuinlivanSinn Féin spokesperson on Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Maurice Quinlivan condemned the continued abuse of the entertainment ticketing process in Ireland.The Limerick City TD said; “The plague of ticket touting continues, despite numerous calls from political parties, consumer groups and fans seeking action to stop this unfair practice.“Today we again see Irish consumers getting ripped off due to the lack of regulation in the sale of tickets for sporting and cultural events.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Tickets for a Britney Spears concert in Dublin in August went on pre-sale yesterday, and are scheduled to go on general sale tomorrow, but already ticket touts are selling tickets for over €1,000 on secondary selling sites, over ten times the face value of the tickets.“It’s disgraceful that touts are still allowed to get away with this, and yet the government are still refusing to deal with the issue.“I introduced a Bill in March, the Sale of Tickets (Sporting and Cultural Events) Bill 2017, which would have stopped this abuse of the entertainment ticketing system in Ireland. This piece of legislation would have capped the resale of tickets at 10% above face value, preventing this continued abuse of the market, whilst at the same time ensuring fans can sell on their tickets if they can no longer attend a concert or match.“The Bill came before the Dáil in May and Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil voted together to kick my Bill down the road for at least nine months, simply because it was a Sinn Féin Bill.“The nine months expires in February, and my Bill will then move to Committee Stage where we can invite stakeholders in to discuss the provisions of my Bill and address the ticket touting problem once and for all.“Legislation in this area is badly needed, and I look forward to proceeding ahead with my Bill next month that will address this problem.” He concluded.More about politics here. WhatsApp Maurice Quinlivan appointed Chair of Enterprise, Trade and Employment Committee RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleBus transfers in operation between Limerick and Ennis due to floodingNext articleThree Limerick students honoured to present their project in Dublin Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Sinn Fein plans for ‘all female’ election candidates are sexist and discriminatory, says male party member snubbed for election run NewsPoliticsLimerick TD advocates for The Sale of Tickets BillBy Staff Reporter – January 29, 2018 1254 Twitter TAGSconcertsDailMaurice QuinlivanSinn FeinThe sale of tickets billtickets Facebook Email Print Sinn Fein TD warns of impending “tsunami of addiction” when lockdown ends, as gardai seize €50,000 in drugs and cash in Limerick city estate Advertisement Limerick Senator has beef with meat industry Quinlivan passes front bench for new role in party Linkedin Quinlivan urges support for Motion on Student Rents
ITHACA, N.Y. — Multiple people have reported being drugged at bars on the Ithaca Commons, the Ithaca Police Department said in a news release Sunday.The IPD said over the past few nights, officers have received complaints from several people who say they might have been drugged at local bars on the Commons. Police did not specify which bars. Kelsey O’Connor Tagged: ipd, ithaca police department Your Crime & Courts news is made possible with support from: “If you have knowledge of these incidents, or feel that you may have been a victim in a similar incident in the City of Ithaca, please contact the Ithaca Police Department,” the IPD said in a statement. “Please remember not to leave any drinks unattended, do not consume any drinks which you did not see prepared in front of you, and be aware of your surroundings.Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ithaca Police Department. People can do so anonymously and by any of the following means:Police Dispatch: 607-272-3245Police Administration: 607-272-9973Police Tipline: 607-330-0000Email: [email protected] Email Tip Address: www.cityofithaca.org/ipdtipsFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/ithacapoliceTwitter: https://twitter.com/ithacapolice Kelsey O’Connor is the managing editor for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @bykelseyoconnor. More by Kelsey O’Connor
Samara Heisz/iStock(NEW YORK) — States are shutting down restaurants, bars, gyms and schools to try to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, which has now killed at least 100 people in the United States.There are at least 5,890 confirmed cases in the U.S, with COVID-19 reaching all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico.Globally, there are more than 196,600 coronavirus cases and more than 7,900 deaths, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. As of Tuesday, at least 107 people had been killed by the virus in the U.S.Today’s biggest developments:Italy’s COVID-19 death toll reaches 2,500White House looking to send cash directly to AmericansLaw enforcement scales back across USNew Jersey unemployment system crashesHere’s how the news is unfolding today. All times Eastern. Please refresh for updates.8:00 p.m.: Sen. Gardner to self-quarantine following contact with residentSen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., announced that he would self-quarantine after coming in contact with a Colorado resident who was visiting Washington, D.C., and later tested positive for coronavirus.“While I am not showing any symptoms at this time, I have made the decision to self-quarantine out of an abundance of caution with an effective date of March 11th at the recommendation of the Tri-County Health Department,” Gardner said in a statement Tuesday.At least 10 members of Congress, including Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., and Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., have also announced plans to self-quarantine amid the ongoing pandemic.None have tested positive for the disease.7:30 p.m.: Kansas to close schools for duration of 2019-2020 semesterKansas Gov. Laura Kelly ordered the closure of all K-12 schools through the end of the school year, citing “unprecedented circumstances.”“The reality of this pandemic is that it cannot be controlled statewide if school buildings return to normal operations,” Kelly said at a press conference Tuesday.So far, at least 17 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Kansas, with one fatality.Schools will use remote learning, though the specifics have not yet been worked out, she said. 6:40 p.m.: New Jersey shuttering indoor shopping malls, amusement parksIn a state known for its shopping malls, coronavirus will shut them down as of 8 p.m.New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy issued the order for all indoor shopping malls and amusement parks to close tonight until further notice.In Hoboken, one of the nation’s most densely packed cities, the mayor has imposed a form of a citywide self-isolation, instructing people to only leave home when absolutely necessary.“What we do now could have lasting consequences for generations to come,” Mayor Ravinder Bhalla said Tuesday. 6:15 p.m.: Coronavirus death toll surpasses 100 in USTwo people in Colorado dying from the novel coronavirus has pushed the national death toll to at least 102.The Weld County Health Department identified one of the victims as a male in his 70s and warned that people over the age of 60 and those with chronic illnesses were at “higher risk for severe illness and death.”“Protecting our high-risk populations from COVID-19 is imperative,” Mark Wallace, executive director of the Weld County Health Department, said in a statement. “We are strongly suggesting people practice social distancing in order to prevent future COVID-19 deaths and protect our workforce. Every single reduction in the number of contacts you have per day will have a significant impact on the virus’s spread.“5:30 p.m.: Kevin Durant tests positiveBasketball star Kevin Durant was among four Brooklyn Nets players who tested positive on Tuesday.Durant told The Athletic that he was feeling fine and urged the public to “be careful, take care of yourself and quarantine.”All four players are isolated, the team said. .4:46 p.m.: ‘Confinement’ orders to go into effect in BelgiumResidents of Belgium are expected to follow confinement orders beginning at noon Wednesday, Prime Minister Sophie Wilmes said.All gatherings are forbidden. Citizens must stay home except to go to work, the bank, the grocery store, the pharmacy, doctors’ appointments or helping others, Wilmes said.Travels outside of Belgium is also forbidden except if it’s considered essential, Wilmes said.4:10 p.m.: 4 Brooklyn Nets players test positiveFour Brooklyn Nets players have tested positive for coronavirus and only one of the four is showing symptoms, according to a statement from the team.All four players are isolated, the team said.Utah Jazz player Donovan Mitchell, who has tested positive for COVID-19, told “Good Morning America” Monday, “I don’t have any symptoms — I could walk down the street. If it wasn’t public knowledge that I was sick, you wouldn’t know it.”“I think that’s the scariest part about this virus — you may seem fine, be fine, and you never know who you may be talking to, who they’re going home to,” he said.4:03 p.m.: NYC mayor proposes shelter-in-place, state says noIn New York City — where there are 814 confirmed COVID-19 cases — a shelter-in-place order has not been ruled out as an option, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday.De Blasio said there would be “leeway” for going to the grocery store and the pharmacy. But he noted, “we would have to create that from scratch.” But Melissa DeRosa, secretary to the governor of New York, shot the idea down, saying in a statement, “Any blanket quarantine or shelter in place policy would require State action and as the Governor has said, there is no consideration of that for any locality at this time.”3:50 p.m.: New Jersey unemployment system crashesIn New Jersey, where restaurants and bars are shut down, so many people applied for unemployment Monday that the state system crashed, Gov. Phil Murphy said Tuesday.“Workers whose place of employment has closed or whose hours have been cut as a result of this emergency are in all likelihood eligible to receive either full or partial unemployment insurance benefits,” Murphy said, “for however long they will be out of work or working fewer hours.2:45 p.m.: Shelter-in-place order possible in NYCIn New York City — where there are 814 confirmed COVID-19 cases — a shelter-in-place order has not been ruled out as an option.“Even though a decision has not yet been made… New Yorkers should be prepared for a shelter in place order,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday.He added that he expects a decision in the next 48 hours.Should any shelter-in-place order come the New York Police Department does not anticipate police enforcement.“We would encourage, urge and educate,” Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said in a statement provided to ABC News. “We are confident New Yorkers will do what is necessary to get through this crisis.”2:40 p.m.: Florida closes all bars, limits beach accessAll bars and nightclubs in Florida will close for the next 30 days, but unlike other states, Florida will keep restaurants open.Florida restaurants must limit access to 50% capacity and stagger seating to keep customers at least 6 feet apart, according to an executive order issued by Gov. Ron DeSantis.The governor is directing residents to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance by limiting their gatherings to no more than 10 persons.1:30 p.m.: Italy’s death toll reaches 2,500At least 345 Italians have died from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 2,503, according to Italy’s Civil Protection Agency.Italy has the second-highest number of fatalities from coronavirus, following China.Italy has been on lockdown now with a total of 31,506 confirmed cases.12:25 p.m.: White House looking to send cash directly to AmericansTreasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the administration is looking at sending checks directly to American households that are hurting – possibly within the next two weeks.“The president has instructed me, we have to do this now. This is now,” Mnuchin said at a White House briefing Tuesday.President Donald Trump wouldn’t get into too many details about a possible stimulus plan but emphasized that the government is “going big.”Referring to the virus as an “invisible enemy,” the president expressed resolve to prop up the economy as needed.“We don’t want airlines going out of business, we don’t want people losing their jobs and not having money to live when they were doing well four weeks ago,” Trump said.12:01 p.m.: Law enforcement scales back across USLaw enforcement agencies across the U.S. are curtailing low-level operations in the face of the coronavirus outbreak.Some agencies are limiting police runs to only violent or serious incidents and are opting to handle other reports via citations, phone calls or online reports. The measures are designed to cut back on person-to-person contact, like the number of people going through police stations and jails.11:17 a.m.: 8th TSA officer tests positiveA TSA officer at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport has tested positive for COVID-19.The officer’s last work day was March 17, the agency said.This marks the 8th TSA officer to test positive for COVID-19. The other cases are in California, Florida and Georgia.With the coronavirus outbreak, the TSA has screened 5 million fewer people in the first two weeks of March 2020 compared to 2019.10:55 a.m.: New York governor preaches kindness in time of ‘chaos’In New York state — home to 19.5 million people — all schools are closed for two weeks.Restaurants in the state are restricted to only takeout and delivery. Bars and gyms are also shuttered, and more closings statewide could help continue to flatten the curve, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday.Twelve people have died in New York state. The state has 1,374 cases of coronavirus.Cuomo said he’s worried the rising number of cases will crash the health care system, noting the 19% hospitalization rate among those infected.“We have to get down that rate of spread,” he said. “We cannot accommodate the numbers that demand on the hospital system.”Cuomo said the state is working to create more space in hospitals and temporarily build other facilities to house the sick.The governor then got personal, opening up at his news conference about how difficult it is to not see and hug his own daughter during this time of “chaos.” “It is a hard time on every level,” he said. “It is a frightening time on every level.”He urged New Yorkers to “be a little bit more loving, a little bit more compassionate, a little bit more comforting, a little bit more cooperative. And we will get through this time.”“We will lose people, yes. Like we lose people every year with the flu,” Cuomo said. “We’re gonna be challenged and tested.”Cuomo also stressed that the federal government needs to do more. “We cannot do this on our own,” he said.Cuomo made a point to thank President Donald Trump for his partnership, saying he spoke to the president Tuesday morning.On Monday, Trump had a tele-conference with the country’s governors.9:34 a.m.: San Francisco Bay Area goes on lockdownSix counties in the San Francisco Bay Area are moving forward with isolation procedures, ordering residents to shelter in place for non-essential activities.At least 12 people have died from coronavirus in California.Gov. Gavin Newsom is closing all dine-in restaurants, health clubs and gyms in the Golden State. Newsom also told residents they should stop gathering in groups entirely for the foreseeable future.8:10 a.m. Millennials must protect older generations, says Dr. BirxWhite House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx stressed that “the army of millennials” must be taking “every single precaution to protect their parents and grandparents.”“If you look at every large city across America at the census bar graph, you’ll see that in every single case the largest numbers, about 22% in many cities, are millennials,” Birx said Tuesday in an interview with ABC News’ Good Morning America.She went on, “The millennials are incredibly good about getting information out in a clear way, but more importantly, they are incredibly good about understanding how to protect one another, how to protect their parents and how to protect their grandparents. Right now we need the army of millennials out there doing everything that they can to protect themselves from getting infected because we know a lot of their cases will be mild or asymptomatic, and making sure that they’re doing every single precaution to protect their parents and grandparents.”Dr. Birx also compared the new pandemic to the fight against HIV/AIDS. “We know a lot more than we knew in the early days of HIV,” she said. “It was really inspiring to me to watch people who were sick themselves going to the street not because it was going to help them but because it would help the group coming behind them. They were already too ill. I guess that’s what I’m asking every American to do now, to do whatever they can to help the Americans ahead of them, to make sure they don’t get infected.”6:16 a.m. Iran says new coronavirus has killed 135 more peopleIran says new coronavirus has killed 135 more people, a 13% spike that has raised the death toll to 988 amid 16,169 total infections.6:04 a.m. France goes into lockdown at noonIn his address to the nation on Monday evening, President Emmanuel Macron announced that from noon on Tuesday, “and for at least a fortnight”, trips for French citizens and residents will be greatly reduced.“Outdoor gatherings, family or friendly gatherings will no longer be allowed, meeting friends in the park, family, in the street will not be possible” he added, advising French people to “read”, “find a sense of the essential” and “the meaning of things”.Interior Minister Christophe Castaner stated later in the night that all pedestrians, commuters, passengers and drivers must be able to justify their trips with a downloadable document attesting on one’s honor the reason for one’s trip. It will be up to everyone to fill it out to specify the nature of their trip.“The watchword is clear,” Castaner said. “Stay at home. These are confinement measures along the lines of our Italian and Spanish neighbors.”The penalty for infraction to these rules will be a 38 Euro ($42 U.S.) fine, which will be quickly raised to a higher level of 135 Euros.Exceptions are made for when these trips are essential for activities which cannot be interrupted. For work when telecommuting is not possible, for seeking health care, for imperative family reasons, to come to the aid of a dependent relative for example or for separate parents. Other exceptions are allowed for short trips, to take out your dog or have a physical activity.“But without grouping into a group”, Castaner warned. “To put it simply, I would say we can get some air yes, but certainly not play a soccer match,” he stated.5:52 a.m. Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have been released from hospital and placed into self-isolationChet Hanks, son of Tom Hanks and stepson to Rita Wilson, confirmed that his parents have been released from the hospital in a video posted to Instagram.“They’re still self-quarantined obviously, but they’re feeling a lot better so that’s a relief,” Chet Hanks said.5:21 a.m. China’s Foreign Ministry says Trump “Chinese Virus” tweet a “smear”China Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang, not mentioning President Donald Trump by name, called the tweet “a smear” and that China “expresses its strong anger and opposition to that.”“Some politicians in the U.S. associated the coronavirus with China, and smeared China. China expresses its strong anger and opposition to that,” Shuang said on Tuesday. “We call on the U.S. to stop finger pointing at China. The utmost priority is for the international community to cooperate on fighting the virus. The U.S. should focus on its top priority, and play a constructive role in international cooperation on health security.”5:00 a.m. Russia mobilizes to shield economy from impact of coronavirusWith a total of 93 recorded cases so far, Russia’s government is moving to prepare a broad spectrum of measures to try to shield the country’s economy from the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.In addition to a $4 billion support fund, the state will also increase state guarantees for some companies by enlarging the list of firms deemed strategically important. It is looking at delaying tax payments, as well as penalties for businesses, as well as short-term loans. The Russian rouble currency has strengthened in response to some of the announcements.Russia’s foreign ministry has also called on the U.S. to lift sanctions on Iran that it says are preventing it from combating the coronavirus outbreak effectively. Iran has recently said it is suffering from a shortage of key medical equipment and medicines needed due to the sanctions imposed as part of the U.S.’ “maximum pressure” campaign. Russia’s foreign ministry has accused the U.S. of putting millions of Iranians at risk and called on it to lift them immediately and end its “inhuman policy”.3:57 a.m. Dutch Prime Minister announces opposition to nationwide lockdown, calls it “impractical”The Netherlands will not impose a national lockdown over coronavirus because it would have to be in place for too long to make a difference, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on TV on Monday.“It wouldn’t be a matter of days or weeks. In that scenario, we would actually have to shut down our country for a year, or even longer, with all the consequences that follow,” he added.1:10 a.m. San Francisco Police Department going door to door to make sure bars and clubs are complying with public health orderThe San Francisco Police Department tweeted that they would be visiting bars and clubs throughout the city to make sure they are in compliance with the city’s public heath order.California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued the directive to shut down all of the state’s bars, clubs, breweries and taprooms on Sunday when he announced the virus had killed six people in California.“These are profoundly significant steps and they are significant steps from two days ago,” Newsom said in a news conference. “We’re guided deeply by what’s happening, not just by anxiety, not just by fear, but by a very pragmatic response to meet this moment without creating other unintended consequences.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Map showing the Sangomar field. (Credit: Cairn Energy PLC) Woodside, Cairn Energy, and FAR have signed a final investment decision (FID) statement for phase 1 of the Sangomar field development offshore Senegal.The partners alongside Senegal national oil company Petrosen are developing the offshore oil project in the West African country under the Rufisque Offshore, Sangomar Offshore and Sangomar Deep Offshore (RSSD) joint venture.The signing of the FID was done at an official ceremony in agreement with Petrosen and the Senegalese government, said Cairn Energy, which holds 40% stake in the RSSD joint venture.Last week, the partners received the 25-year exploitation authorisation for the offshore Senegalese field from the government, which paved way for the FID.In the phase 1 development, the RSSD joint venture is aiming to exploit an estimated 231 mmbbls (gross) in 2P recoverable oil reserves from the Sangomar field. To facilitate this, there will be a stand-alone floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) facility with 23 subsea wells and supporting subsea infrastructure.The FPSO, which will have a production capacity of 100,000 barrels per day (bbl/day), will be delivered by MODEC.The contract for the subsea production systems, subsea umbilicals, risers, and flowlines was awarded to the Subsea Integration Alliance formed between Subsea 7 and OneSubsea.US-based offshore drilling contractor Diamond Offshore holds two well-based contracts for the Ocean BlackRhino and Ocean BlackHawk drill rigs for the Senegalese oil project.According to Cairn Energy, the total recoverable oil resources, over the life of the field, are projected to be around 500 mmbbls. The partners are also planning to enable gas export to shore as part of the project.First oil from the Sangomar field is expected to be drawn in 2023The Sangomar field, which was previously known as SNE field, was discovered in 2014. Expected to begin production in 2023, the Senegalese oil field is likely to see a total investment of more than $5bn.Cairn Energy chief executive Simon Thomson said: “Cairn’s discoveries offshore Senegal from the country’s first deep water wells opened up a new basin on the Atlantic Margin. Cairn has operated three drilling programmes and successfully laid the foundation for Senegal’s first multi-phase oil and gas development.“Senegal is now an attractive oil and gas province, drawing the attention of the global industry.”The RSSD joint venture had drilled 11 exploration and appraisal wells from 2014 to 2017 as part of a three-phase drilling campaign. Till date, the partners are said to have invested more than $1bn in Senegal as part of the project, said Cairn Energy.Woodside (35%) is the operator in the RSSD joint venture, while FAR and Petrosen hold stakes of 15% and 10%, respectively. Expected to begin production in 2023, the Sangomar field is likely to see a total investment of more than $5bn