Castellanos look into the camera as the fan tells the kicker is pure perfection.
"It's a milestone."
Panaji (Goa) [India], May 16 (ANI): Two deaths were reported in Goa due to cyclone Tauktae, informed Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant on Sunday.
James Ainscough said the next months would be ‘challenging and hard work for everybody – but vital’.
The loans will be covered by the college through the funds it received from the federal American Rescue Plan for COVID-19 relief
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the U.N. Security Council on Sunday that hostilities in Israel and Gaza were "utterly appalling" and called for an immediate end to fighting. Opening the 15-member council's first public meeting on the conflict, Guterres said the United Nations is "actively engaging all sides toward an immediate ceasefire" and called on them "to allow mediation efforts to intensify and succeed." The death toll in Gaza jumped to 181 overnight, including 47 children, amid an intensive Israeli air and artillery barrage since the fighting erupted last Monday.
BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — Elected officials in a Minneapolis suburb where a police officer fatally shot Daunte Wright during a traffic stop in April approved a plan to dramatically change the city's policing practices. The Brooklyn Center City Council voted 4-1 Saturday for a resolution to create new divisions of unarmed civilian employees to handle non-moving traffic violations and respond to mental health crises. It also limits situations in which officers can make arrests and requires more de-escalation efforts by police before using deadly force. In addition, a new Department of Community Safety and Violence Prevention would be formed to oversee efforts on community health and public safety, led by a director with public health expertise. The city attorney has said that adopting the resolution isn’t a final action, but commits the city to change. The resolution "will establish a new north star for our community, one that will keep all of us safe,” said Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott. “It says that we, as your elected leaders, are committing ourselves. And that you can hold us accountable for achieving those goals.” Elliott introduced the resolution last week, less than a month after then-Brooklyn Center Officer Kim Potter, who is white, fatally shot Wright, a 20-year-old Black motorist. The city’s police chief, who has since stepped down, has said he believed Potter meant to use her Taser on Wright during the April 11 stop instead of her handgun. Body camera video shows her shouting “Taser!” multiple times before firing. The shooting ignited days of unrest. Council Members Marquita Butler, April Graves and Dan Ryan joined Elliott in voting for the resolution. Council Member Kris Lawrence-Anderson voted against it, saying that the council hadn’t taken enough time to weigh the proposal, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported. The three-hour meeting included testimony from Wright's family as well as the family of Kobe Dimock-Heisler, who also was killed by Brooklyn Center police. “I truly believe if this was implemented prior to April 11, our son would still be with us today,” said Katie Wright, Daunte’s mother. Potter, who is charged with second-degree manslaughter in his death, resigned within days of the shooting. Police have said Wright was pulled over for expired tags, but they sought to arrest him after discovering an outstanding warrant. The warrant was for his failure to appear in court on charges that he fled from officers and had a gun without a permit during an encounter with Minneapolis police in June. Dozens of citizens spoke at Saturday's council meeting. In one tense moment, a man said he didn’t agree with having unarmed people pull over drivers. He then turned to Wright and said: “Your son was killed, not because of a traffic stop in my mind. But because he had warrants.” The man was drowned out by boos. The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota called the proposal “an important first move” in changing policing. But several police groups have raised concerns, saying parts of the resolution conflict with state law and will put public safety at risk. No police officers spoke at Saturday's meeting. ___ Find AP’s full coverage of the death of Daunte Wright at: https://apnews.com/hub/death-of-daunte-wright The Associated Press
The Ineos leader and winner of the 2019 Tour de France pulled away from a select group on a gravel ski slope above the clouds with the other overall contenders only able to watch as he skipped away.
Daoi Freyr and his band Gagnamagnid are favourites to win.
The parents of a little boy who died after a suspected gas explosion in Lancashire have paid tribute to their “beautiful little angel”. Lancashire Police said the boy, named George Arthur Hinds, aged two years and 10 months, died as a result of the tragic incident. George’s parents Vicky Studholme and Stephen Hinds were also injured, but not seriously.
AT&T and Discovery are discussing the possibility of combining media assets to create a entertainment and lifestyle content giant with a global footprint to better compete in the streaming marketplace. Bloomberg first reported Sunday that talks are ongoing and a deal could be reached as early as this week. The deal would bring together such […]
UK railways brace for shake-up and cuts as long-overdue review arrives. Biggest change since 90s privatisation looks to halt franchise failures, reform fares and, for the Treasury, slash costs
Even with outages slightly easing in many states, at least a third of gas stations were without fuel in Maryland, Virginia and Georgia, according to tracking firm GasBuddy. Roughly half of the stations in the Carolinas were lacking gasoline, and the amount of empty fueling stations in Washington D.C. rose 2% to 83%, GasBuddy data showed. Overall outages stood at 12,870 stations, down from 13,450 on Saturday and a peak of more than 16,000, said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy, as drivers reduced panic buying and stations replenished supplies.
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The person was taken to the hospital. His condition has not yet been released.
Inter-regional travel and curfews were lifted in most of Spain on May 9, leading to thousands of weekend revellers descending on public spaces in Barcelona.View on euronews
‘I’m filled with hope’: cash-strapped Algarve awaits return of UK tourists. People in Faro are relieved and excited but do not expect a speedy recovery from impact of Covid
Two Chicago police officers were shot and wounded on Sunday after they responded to a “shots fired” alert in the city’s West Side, authorities said. Both officers were transported to Mount Sinai Hospital due to their injuries. One officer was in critical but stable condition after being struck to the collarbone and shoulder.
On May 4, Dr. Hina Talib, who goes by the handle @teenhealthdoc on Instagram, asked the parents among her 33,000 followers if they were hesitant to get the coronavirus vaccine for their 12- to 15-year-olds, and if so, why. Talib, who is a physician in the adolescent medicine division at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore in New York, was surprised to get 600 messages filled with questions and concerns. More often than not, Talib said, the parents had already had the COVID-19 vaccine themselves and would preface their message with, “I’m not an anti-vaxxer or an anti-masker. I’m just worried.” According to recently released polls, parents across the country share those concerns, with only about 30% saying they would get their children vaccinated right away. Parents of infants and preschoolers expressed more anxiety about the vaccine than parents of teenagers did. In trials, there have been no serious safety concerns for children thus far, and Dr. Lee Savio Beers, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, heralded the recent emergency use approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children 12 to 15 as “a critically important step in bringing lifesaving vaccines to children and adolescents.” Sign up for The Morning newsletter from the New York Times Despite evidence of the vaccine’s safety, several parents I spoke to over the past week were similarly hesitant about getting their children the shot. They were not skeptical about all vaccines; their children tended to be up to date with recommended well-child vaccines. Their overall fear was related to the newness of the vaccine and unknown future outcomes. As Kimberly Johnson, 38, the mom of elementary-school-age twins in Pound Ridge, New York, put it to me in a Facebook message, “I’m not anti-vax but this all seems just too fast for me. I don’t want my children to be responding to those lawyer ads you see on TV 25 years from now. You know the ones, ‘If you were under the age of 16 in the years 2021-2022 and received the COVID-19 vaccination you could be entitled to compensation … ’” For Teens, Concerns About Puberty and Fertility Parents of adolescents I spoke to tended to be concerned about the vaccine affecting puberty and future fertility for their children. Saadia Faruqi, 45, a children’s book author in Houston whose kids are 11 and 14, said that though she and her husband got the vaccine, she worries about how it might affect her kids’ hormones, fertility and their growing bodies. Faruqi feels that if she makes the wrong decision for her children, “I’m going to be a bad mom,” she said. “I don’t want either of my kids to turn around when they’re in adulthood and ask, ‘Why did you do this?’” Talib has also heard these concerns from parents of teens, and she said that while she understands the worry, there is no biological mechanism that would make the COVID-19 vaccine worse for teenagers. “Hormones related to puberty should not change the immune response, or the side effect profile of this vaccine,” Talib said. In trials, the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID vaccine was extremely effective for children 12-15; there were zero breakthrough infections among the kids who received the inoculation. Akiko Iwasaki, a professor of immunobiology at Yale School of Medicine, who wrote an article for The New York Times debunking disinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine and fertility, said, “Even during the vaccine trials, some of the women inadvertently got pregnant. There’s nothing even to empirically support” a link between infertility and the COVID vaccine. “I have two daughters myself who are in the 12-14 year age group; I totally understand the fear,” she said. “But there’s really no basis for it.” For Younger Children, Worries About Allergies and Side Effects Molly Herman, 35, who has a 2-year-old and is 32 weeks pregnant with her second child, said she is anxious about giving her daughter the vaccine, even though she chose to get the shot during her pregnancy. Her daughter has never had antibiotics, and she has barely been sick, so “I don’t know what she’s allergic to,” said Herman, who lives in Medfield, Massachusetts, and works in higher education. Nicole Frehsee Mazur, 39, who lives in Birmingham, Michigan, was also concerned about her children, who are 4 and 6, having an allergic reaction to the vaccine, because she had an averse response to the Moderna shot and the kids have allergies. “I’m not opposed to vaccinating them. I would just like to wait until more kids are vaccinated,” she said. Vaccines may be available for children older than 2 by September at the earliest, so these concerns are theoretical at the moment. Dr. Nia Heard-Garris, a pediatrician and researcher at Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, said that she understands parents’ hesitations. “That kind of conversation has been present before we had a feasible vaccine, especially from groups that have been marginalized and experimented on. It’s not a fear that’s far-fetched,” she said. But Heard-Garris said she trusts the science and the data and that the abstract fears of the vaccine’s long-term effects should be weighed against the real-life impacts of the virus. As Beers put it, “While fewer children than adults have suffered the most severe disease, this is not a benign disease in children. Thousands of children have been hospitalized, and hundreds have died.” The doctors I spoke to were hopeful that as the vaccine becomes a reality for young kids rather than an idea, parents will become less hesitant. They urged parents, especially those whose kids have allergies, to talk to their pediatricians about the best approach for their children. Talib said that parents and teens alike in her practice have said they would feel more comfortable getting their vaccines in a pediatrician’s office, closely monitored by a doctor they know, than at a large vaccine site like a convention center or a pharmacy, the way many adults have been vaccinated. Last week, President Joe Biden said that he was shifting his administration’s vaccination strategy away from mass vaccination sites and toward more local sites in order to get more shots to younger people and the vaccine-hesitant. It is still unclear how many states or localities may encourage or require middle or high school students to get the vaccine before attending in-person school this fall, though more than 100 colleges and universities have already announced that students must have the COVID vaccine if they want to return to campus. Ultimately, the biggest proponents of the vaccine may be the children themselves, if they are old enough to have an opinion. “Don’t forget to check in with your teen and hear their thoughts and questions about the vaccine as well,” Talib said. Although in many states, those younger than 18 need parental consent to get the vaccine, Heard-Garris said that her patients in the 16 and up crowd who are already eligible for the vaccine are telling her, “I want this; I know my mom doesn’t want this.” They want to be able to get back to school and go to prom and hang out with their friends without worrying about the virus looming. They want to return to some semblance of “normal,” just like their parents. This article originally appeared in The New York Times. © 2021 The New York Times Company
The Government said it is on track to hit its target of offering a first jab to all adults by the end of July.