DeSantis to sign executive order giving Seniors priority for COVID-19 vaccine

first_imgMobile pediatric clinic provides COVID vaccines for children 12+ June 15, 2021 DOH-Collier bringing COVID-19 vaccines to homebound residents June 17, 2021 LCSO among law enforcement agencies deploying officers to Texas, Arizona June 16, 2021 Advertisement Lee County COVID-19 vaccine site moving to North Fort Myers this month June 13, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementTags: covid-19 vaccineGovernor Ron DeSantisVaccine PENSACOLA, Fla. — At a press conference in Pensacola on Wednesday, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that he will sign an executive order to prioritize seniors over the age of 65 in the general public for the COVID-19 vaccine.DeSantis said that he won’t follow the CDC recommendations for COVID-19 vaccinations and will prioritize the elderly population after healthcare and frontline workers. Seniors will also get priority over young essential workers. Some county level Health Departments in Florida could be able to administer vaccines to people 65 years or older as soon as Monday, Dec. 28.DeSantis also announced that he is expected the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to be approved by February. He said only one shot is necessary and it can be stored in a normal freezer. AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 commentsDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 commentslast_img read more

Target looking to start selling beer at its Mission location

first_imgThe Target at 6100 Broadmoor in Mission is looking to begin selling beer in the coming months.At a committee meeting last week, the Mission City Council gave initial approval to the company’s application for a cereal malt beverage license, advancing it to the city council meeting next week for final approval. Assuming it is approved, Target would be able to start stocking beer and other malt beverage on its shelves. The company would have to get a license renewal every 12 months.Asked by councilman Ron Appletoft why the company hadn’t looked to sell alcoholic beverages at the Mission location until now, City Administrator Laura Smith suggested that the company had made a bigger push into the grocery items market in recent years.last_img

Neuberger: Brexit will hand power to the judiciary

first_imgThe EU Withdrawal Bill will remove power from the UK parliament and hand it to the judiciary, former president of the Supreme Court Lord Neuberger has warned. Withdrawal, Neuberger said today, will have ‘a profound effect on the balance of power between the legislature, the executive and the judiciary’.Neuberger told the EU Withdrawal Bill Summit, organised by City & Financial at London’s Guildhall, ‘The principle behind withdrawal was to restore parliamentary authority. Yet the process can be argued to have weakened, not strengthened, parliament against the two unelected branches.’Some of parliament’s loss of power, Neuberger said, came from its own inaction. MPs ‘sat on their hands’ on questions affecting its own authority, which led to the courts deciding a key point through the Gina Miller case.Central to Neuberger’s view is the so-called ‘Henry VIII’ powers, especially as contained in Clause 6 of the bill. Clause 6, unless ‘reworked’, Neuberger warned, would mean, ‘UK judges, not parliament, will make judgements on diplomacy, economics and law – classically policy areas for parliament’.‘Parliament would be supreme in name only,’ he warned. ‘I am not saying this is a good thing or a bad thing,’ he said. ‘I’m not concerned that judges are being pushed in to the limelight. I am concerned that those doing the pushing don’t realise it.’Edward Garnier QC, former solicitor general, told the summit that Henry VIII powers would be hard to avoid as ‘we are constrained in this two year period’.Asked by one-time Treasury Select Committee chair Andrew Tyrie if the article 50 process could be postponed, or withdrawn from, Neuberger said he believed it could. ‘Yes, it’s pretty clear,’ he replied. ‘The EU can [agree to] extend the time by qualified majority voting.’The position if Northern Ireland is not well understood in London, a later discussion heard. Professor Christopher McCrudden, of Queens University Belfast and Blackstone Chambers, said: ‘Northern Ireland requires a radically different response to Scotland… The Good Friday Agreement is an international treaty. It cannot be changed without the consent of Ireland.’Breaking the agreement, McCrudden said, would affect the trust other EU countries had in the UK in future treaty negotiations.last_img read more

Lagos International Badminton Classics Postponed Over Coronavirus Pandemic

first_imgThe tournament which is generally regarded as Africa’s biggest International badminton championship was due to hold from 1-4 July 2020.Reacting to the postponement, president of the BFN Francis Orbih, Esq said: “Much as we are saddened by the postponement, we are in total agreement with the BWF that the general well-being of the players, officials and spectators comes first and is of paramount importance.“As we pray for an early end to the coronavirus scourge, we appeal to all and sundry to keep calm, adhere to laid down advisories and generally stay safe.”Related The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has decided to postpone the Lagos International Badminton Classics due to the global coronavirus pandemic.The decision was taken after consultations with the Badminton Federation of Nigeria (BFN), the Badminton Confederation Africa (BCA) and the Lagos State Government through the Lagos State Sports Commission.last_img read more

UEFA charges Bulgaria’s soccer federation over racist chants, Nazi salutes

first_imgUEFA has charged the Bulgarian Football Union over racist behavior by home fans during Monday’s Euro 2020 qualifier against England in Sofia.England’s 6-0 win was halted twice before halftime due to racist abuse being directed toward black players in the visitors’ lineup.A section of supporters, who were ejected from Vasil Levski National Stadium, aimed “monkey chants” at Raheem Sterling, Tyrone Mings and Marcus Rashford and were also seen making Nazi salutes.Tuesday’s fallout from the shameful scenes also included BFU president Borislav Mihaylov resigning after Prime Minister Boyko Borissov threatened to cut funding if he did not step down. Prime minister urges Bulgaria’s soccer chief to resign as racist abuse taints England qualifier UEFA to wait on reports before acting on racist abuse in Bulgaria Additionally, an “insufficient number of traveling stewards” means the FA is accused of running afoul of UEFA’s safety and security regulations.UEFA’s Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body will deal with the case.center_img UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin urged the “football family” and authorities including governments to “wage war on the racists” and his organization has now taken action.A statement issued by UEFA read: “Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA European Qualifiers match between Bulgaria and England (0-6), played on October 14.”Charges against Bulgarian Football Union: Racist behaviour (chants, Nazi salutes)… Throwing of objects… Disruption of national anthem… Replays on giant screen.”England’s Football Association must also answer a charge of disrupting a national anthem after visiting fans jeered during the prematch playing of Bulgaria’s anthem. Related News Elsewhere, UEFA is looking into salutes performed by Turkey’s players during their matches against Albania and France – an apparent show of support for their country’s military offensive in Kurdish-held regions in northern Syria.European football’s governing body prohibits provocative political statements inside stadiums.UEFA said: “An Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector has been appointed to initiate disciplinary investigations with regard to potential provocative political behaviour by players of the national team of the Turkish Football Federation on the occasion of the 2020 European Championship Qualifying Round matches played against the national team of the Football Association of Albania on 11 October 2019 and the national team of the French Football Federation on 14 October 2019, respectively.”last_img read more

Empty promises…

first_img…on life and deathNow that the smoke has cleared around Camp Street, it’s quite clear the dust hasn’t settled – and won’t for a long time.  Yet nobody will be given the old heave-ho, that’s for sure!It was a pathetic sight to behold those who were responsible for the prison walking around with their protruding bellies, pointing out authoritatively this and that to the President, as if explaining the whole sordid fiasco! And the “explanation’?  “It was an accident waiting to happen”!!An “accident” is when a mishap occurs with absolutely no warning. Here there was solid info floating around that a prison break was in the offing. A whole lotta people ignored or ducked these warnings. Maybe there ought to be a CoI to find out why? Was it bribes exceeding the quotidian ones necessary to supply the prisoners with phones and other items essential for modern times?And so we’re told that all that ails the penal system will now be fixed! Yeah, right!! Your Eyewitness won’t even bring up the vexed question of why the recommendations from last year’s CoI weren’t even assigned to a task force – much less implemented.NO, he won’t go there. He has a simpler test for the Government: to show the Guyanese people that this time things will be different. Just level about the number of convicts who’re on the loose; and, more importantly, nab them!Does anyone in the Government appreciate the apprehension paralysing Guyanese people right now? It’s like a return to the days of the Buxton gang! The ineptness of those in charge of the “Big Jail” is so palpable after they were shown up by just half-a-dozen criminals, even petty criminals out there have been emboldened. Witness the brazen but well-coordinated daylight attack on that bus in front of Agricola-McDoom.At least 8 bandits are loose; Agricola’s probably the most bandit-infested village in Guyana – and the police didn’t place a cordon around it? Schuups! And three hours after the murder of that poor bus driver – just trying to make an honest buck – troops run around Agricola firing indiscriminately -hitting one poor woman in the buttocks!! What a comedy of errors!!Going into the last elections, if it was one thing the Coalition had going for them was their supposed better handle on the “security” question. With their top candidate being a Brigadier and half of the folks around him all be-medalled, that wasn’t surprising. Especially since the PPP never commanded the loyalty of the Disciplined Forces.But they’ve blown that perception, haven’t they?? Like Humpty Dumpty, let’s see them put that together again!! …on treating prisonersYour Eyewitness was struck by one line from a warden when interviewed about the events leading to the Camp Street conflagration. She said it was around 3pm – “feeding time” for the inmates. Not “lunch” or “dinner” or “mealtime” – but “feeding time”. Maybe your Eyewitness is reading too much into it, but don’t we use ‘feeding time” when talking about animals? “Feeding time” for the cattle or the ducks or the hogs. But inmates?From the Report of the CoI into the last conflagration, it was clear the inmates were in fact treated like animals – and feral ones at that. Now, maybe if we were dealing with all hardened, convicted killers, that may be OK – but at least half of the inmates were on remand!! They hadn’t even been given a trial. And for all we know, they could’ve been innocent!All studies show that, almost invariably, the way you treat people, they’ll act to fulfil your expectations. So last Sunday the “animals” rebelled?…on feeding time?But looks like things became worse for the inmates after they were transferred to the Lusignan Jail. “Feeding time” came and went and no food.The “animals’ had to lasso a cow, slaughter and eat it. It was unclear if they cooked it.last_img read more

Disney Introduces Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Pass Granting Unlimited Access

first_imgShare This!Have you ever wanted to attend every single Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party? The cost for those who wished to do so was extremely cost prohibitive, that is, until now.It appears that Guests will have the option to purchase a new Party Pass that will give you access to every single party night, excluding Halloween night. That’s 35 nights of Halloween fun! It will even allow you into parties that have been sold out.The price is $299 plus tax for ages 10 and up and $284 for ages 3-9. Guests who have purchased a ticket to the party prior can upgrade to the Party Pass. There are no discounts available. (Which is understandable.)For those looking to purchase this ticket, it cannot be done online as of right now, but it can be purchased at Guest Services or at the ticket window. If you have questions, you can call the Disney Reservation Center at 407-939-4295.last_img read more

RLPSA Goes Big in Las Vegas for 2017 Conference

first_imgRestaurants of all types descended on Las Vegas for the Restaurant Loss Prevention & Security Association’s (RLPSA) 38th Annual Conference at the M Resort & Casino July 30–August 2. RLPSA hosted more restaurant companies than ever before and saw increased attendance from last year’s conference in San Antonio.This year’s theme was “Results: REinvented,” which geared keynote speakers, general sessions, and breakout sessions around ensuring restaurant professionals are ready for the changing industry landscape they are facing. The agenda was created primarily from last year’s feedback and was stocked with more practitioner-led panels than ever before. The breakouts featured a loss prevention, safety, and risk tracks to offer relevant content for numerous roles throughout the restaurant organization.The keynote speakers presented to a packed room. Eric O’Neill, former FBI operative and subject of the film “Breach”, discussed how to identify the insider threat, while William Espey, brand visionary with Chipotle Mexican Grill, talked about creating an internal culture that can withstand any crisis. Attendees also heard an update on counter-terrorism and how it affects restaurants as soft targets from Shawn VanSlyke, former chief of the behavioral analysis unit for the FBI.- Sponsor – One of the most popular sessions was “Results, Reinvented: A Panel Discussion” that featured panelists Chis McDonald, senior vice president of loss prevention for Compass Group, North America; Anne Sullivan, vice president of asset protection and risk management for CKE Restaurants; Rick Walker, restaurant security consultant for Chick-fil-A; and Mark Stinde, vice president of asset protection for 7-Eleven, Inc. The panel discussed a wide range of topics, including how to manage up/down the internal ladders, how to be ready to articulate your (and your department’s) value, as well as different strategies for tackling the most difficult causes of shrink.Breakout sessions covered catastrophic property damage, delivery driver safety, active shooter training, risk benchmarking, behavioral safety programs just to name a few. Attendees left Vegas packed full of strategies for reinventing their results throughout their organizations from the content but also from meeting with solution providers during exhibit floor hours.An RLPSA annual conference wouldn’t be complete without its signature networking event, which did not disappoint in Vegas. Attendees watched the sun set and the infamous Strip light up from the 55th-floor open patio at The Palms Ghost Bar Tuesday evening.Save the date for RLPSA’s 39th annual conference in Dallas, TX, at the Hyatt Regency August 5–8, 2018. For more wrap-up information including daily video wrap ups from Las Vegas, visit  Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Do Unlimited Data Plans Really Matter?

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … dan rowinski Tags:#mobile#web A Sprint executive said this morning that the company plans on keeping unlimited data plans as an option for consumers. Sprint sees unlimited data as a differentiator from AT&T and Verizon and is inline with the moral high ground that it has been trying to take in regards to the prospective AT&T takeover of T-Mobile. As good as unlimited data sounds in an advertisement, does it really matter?At this point, “unlimited data” is a clever marketing ploy. Carriers are constantly learning how to upgrade their networks to handle data convergence better and then offload data use to local broadband networks. At the same time, the average consumer does not use as much data as they think. So, Sprint, it is great to keep your data options open (no throttling, no cap), but how much of this really means anything anymore?See Also:AT&T Buying T-Mobile for $39 Billion“Brazenly Anticompetitive”: Sprint Sues to Stop AT&T From Gobbling Up T-MobileAT&T + T-Mobile – The DOJ’s Case for Almost-Not-Quite-Price-FixingLawmakers Take Their First Whack at AT&T/T-Mobile MergerCan AT&T Grab T-Mobile Plus Qualcomm’s 700 MHz Spectrum?Speaking at GigaOm’s Mobilize conference in San Francisco, Sprint CTO Stephen Bye acknowledged that the carrier would indeed keep its network uncapped. According to CNET, Bye said that there are hidden costs with customer care and “support related to tiered data plans” that offsets the benefit reining in users data use.Verizon and AT&T are both throttling users in addition to various tiered data plans. T-Mobile is throttling users after a set data threshold. Sprint is the standout from that trend and to a certain extent it will cost them dollars on their margins. The company hopes that the marketing program associated with unlimited data will offset what they lose on the margins by adding new users. Sprint’s network is in a state of flux. It owns a significant portion of WiMax provider Clearwire and it needs a significant upgrade to its 3G network infrastructure. One of the reasons that Sprint went with Clearwire in the first place was to offset data along its 3G network. There is hope for a significant network infrastructure boost through its partnership with bandwidth wholesaler Lightsquared to create an LTE “4G” network, but that is going to take time to build and implement, let alone add a significant number of devices offered through the carrier that will support LTE. The CEOs of Verizon (Dan Mead), Sprint (Dan Hesse) and AT&T (Ralph de la Vega) on stage with Jim Cramer at CTIA in Orlando this spring.Really what it comes down to is that Sprint has to scratch and claw its way to keep abreast with Verizon and AT&T. Watch how CEO Dan Hesse rails against the AT&T/T-Mobile merger and you understand the position that Sprint is in trying to compete. According to CNET, Bye acknowledged that the company is under pressure to keep its network open and free vis-à-vis the competition. Unlimited Data: Worth the Cost?When AT&T announced its data throttling, it said that it will only affect the top 5% of users. At the time, the guess was that a user will bump against that threshold near 2.5 GB of data used per month. The fact of the matter is that most users will never reach 2.5 GB a month. Sprint’s margins do well by offering unlimited data for a flat rate and then users not actually using enough data to justify the plan. Granted, those margins are then in turn offset by the heaviest users, but not by that much. I have rarely met a person who exceeds 3 GB of data used on a device per month (let us know in the comments if you are one of those people and how you use your phone to consume data). Sprint is known for its posturing and pushing the limits of acceptable marketing practices. It was the first to rollout a “4G” network with WiMax, but the fact of the matter is that WiMax is not “4G” but rather an “advanced 3G” network that Sprint is allowed to market as 4G because it is considered a precursor to actual 4G. Confused yet? AT&T does the same thing with its HSPA+ network, which is also not technically 4G. Unlimited data falls into the same marketing category. Sprint will no doubt be able to get some politicians and federal regulators to buy up their marketing magic when it comes to the AT&T/T-Mobile acquisition, but the fact of the matter is that Sprint’s network is in no better shape than AT&T’s.Will it stop Sprint executives and their marketing department from touting their supposed benefits over those from their competitors? Certainly not. But, digging through Sprint’s claims, we know that they are not as altruistic as they would have us believe. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Duncan: ‘Fiorentina matched my ambition’

first_imgBobby Duncan chose to leave Liverpool for Fiorentina because they “matched my ambitions. It wasn’t over money. I wanted to make a name for myself.” Duncan joined the Viola last summer for £1.8m after a controversial exit from Liverpool, when his agent Saif Rubie accused the Reds of bullying the player and blocking any potential moves from the club. “It was a difficult decision to be honest. I was in a difficult moment at that time,” Duncan told “Something was missing. It wasn’t over money. It wasn’t over anything else other than I want to play first team football soon. Liverpool has Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, Rhian Brewster. That front three is the best front three in the world. It was hard to knock them down. “In my mind, I thought I would go and play abroad. Serie A is just below the Premier League. I wanted to make a name for myself, show the Liverpool and Fiorentina fans who I am. I always loved Liverpool, but my love now is to the Fiorentina fans. I need to repay them for showing me the love since I arrived. “Leaving Liverpool was a difficult decision. I was only there for a year, but I didn’t see the path forward for me there.” Asked about why he chose Fiorentina, the cousin of former Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard cited their hopes for the future. “There were a couple clubs coming after me. I thought that with the new owners coming in, with Rocco Commisso wanting to win trophies, build the club up, it matched my ambitions. I thought it would be an unbelievable experience to get into the first team, develop under Vincenzo Montella and Emiliano Bigica. Vincenzo Virgene believes in me. Hopefully I can pay them back now.” Duncan is one of relatively few English players who are trying to make their mark in a foreign league. “Italy is more physical and tactical. England it is more possession. Italy is feistier. When you step on the pitch, it’s war here. In England we play out of the back. It’s different, but in many ways not that much. “I think I am better served in the Italian game though. I like that here I can get into it. I love the scoring goals, but I like the dirty side of the game as well.” The player also advised other young English players to be more adventurous. “Believe in yourself and make the move. Make the sacrifices, you need to. Since age eight I have sacrificed friends, school, family, everything for this sport. For those up and coming English players I just say believe in yourselves. Put in the work, make the sacrifices, and find a way to see it through.” Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: read more