STATE News:SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 221 additional positive tests for COVID-19.Los Alamos County now at 11 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.Today’s update announces 4 additional deaths reported in New Mexico related to COVID-19.The New Mexico Department of Health reported today the most recent cases: 88 new cases in Bernalillo County6 new cases in Chaves County1 new case in Cibola County2 new cases in Curry County24 new cases in Doña Ana County3 new cases in Eddy County7 new cases in Lea County2 new cases in Los Alamos County8 new cases in Luna County12 new cases in McKinley County1 new case in Otero County1 new case in Quay County9 new cases in Rio Arriba County2 new cases in Roosevelt County7 new cases in Sandoval County34 new cases in San Juan County1 new case in San Miguel County8 new cases in Santa Fe County4 new cases in Valencia County1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison FacilityThe 4 additional deaths in New Mexico reported today include:A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Princeton Place facility in Albuquerque.A male in his 40s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.A female in her 70s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.A male in his 70s from San Juan County. The individual had underlying conditions.The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 519.Previously reported numbers included one case in McKinley County that has been identified as an out-of-state resident and has now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 13,727 COVID-19 cases:Bernalillo County: 2,618Catron County: 2Chaves County: 133Cibola County: 242Colfax County: 9Curry County: 201Doña Ana County: 1,233Eddy County: 107Grant County: 24Guadalupe County: 20Harding County: 1Hidalgo County: 61Lea County: 211Lincoln County: 14Los Alamos County: 11Luna County: 112McKinley County: 3,525Otero County: 63Quay County: 8Rio Arriba County: 119Roosevelt County: 74Sandoval County: 776San Juan County: 2,594San Miguel County: 23Santa Fe County: 283Sierra County: 14Socorro County: 61Taos County: 49Torrance County: 48Union County: 8Valencia County: 155County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.The Department of Health currently reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the following facilities:Cibola County Correctional Center: 2Otero County Prison Facility: 275Otero County Processing Center: 149Torrance County Detention Facility: 43The Department of Health currently reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among individuals held by the New Mexico Corrections Department at the following facilities:Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 6Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1Otero County Prison Facility: 451Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1As of today, there are 133 individuals hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19. This number may include individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 out of state but are currently hospitalized in New Mexico. This number does not include New Mexicans who tested positive for COVID-19 and may have been transferred to a hospital out of state.As of today, there are 5,986 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health.The Department of Health has identified at least one positive COVID-19 case in residents and/or staff in the past 28 days at the following long-term care and acute care facilities:Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in AlbuquerqueAlbuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in AlbuquerqueBeeHive Homes of Farmington in FarmingtonBeeHive Homes of Gallup in GallupBlue Horizon Assisted Living in Las CrucesBonney Family Home in GallupBrookdale Juan Tabo Place in AlbuquerqueBrookdale Santa Fe in Santa FeCamino Healthcare in AlbuquerqueCamino Retirement Apartments in AlbuquerqueCasa de Oro Center in Las CrucesCasa Real in Santa FeDesert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in HobbsDungarvin New Mexico, LLC in GallupGood Samaritan Society in GrantsGood Samaritan Society in Las CrucesThe Jim Wood Home in HatchLaguna Rainbow Elderly Care in Casa BlancaLittle Sisters of the Poor in GallupMimbres Memorial Nursing Home in DemingNamaste House Assisted Living in FarmingtonPrinceton Place in AlbuquerqueRed Rocks Care Center in GallupThe Rio at Las Estancias in AlbuquerqueSagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las CrucesSandia Ridge Center in AlbuquerqueSombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los AlamosSouth Valley Care Center in AlbuquerqueSpanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in AlbuquerqueThe Village at Alameda in AlbuquerqueThe Village at Northrise in Las CrucesThe Department of Health has detected community spread in the state of New Mexico and is investigating cases with no known exposure. The agency reports that given the infectious nature of the virus it is likely other residents are infected but yet to be tested or confirmed positive. To that end, all New Mexicans have been instructed to stay home except for outings absolutely necessary for health, safety and welfare. These additional restrictions have been enacted to aggressively minimize person-to-person contact and ensure spread is mitigated. New Mexicans are strongly urged to limit travel to only what is necessary for health, safety and welfare.The New Mexico Department of Health has active investigations into the positive patients, which includes contact-tracing and swabs of symptomatic individuals who have had contact with the positive cases.Every New Mexican must work together to stem the spread of COVID-19. Get tested. Stay home, especially if you are sick. Wear a mask or face covering when in public and around others.New Mexicans who report symptoms of COVID-19 infection, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).Thanks to increased statewide testing capacity, the following people may now be considered for COVID-19 testing: Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of New Mexico residents who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;Asymptomatic residents in nursing homes;Asymptomatic people in congregate settings such as homeless shelters, group homes, detention centers;Asymptomatic people who are currently working; andSymptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell.New Mexicans who have non-health-related questions or concerns can also call 833-551-0518 or visit newmexico.gov, which is being updated regularly as a one-stop source for information for families, workers and others affected by and seeking more information about COVID-19.
It now appears the 39-year-old, who is the third son of King Hussein of Jordan, may be plotting a fresh campaign to run against Platini and make a second bid for the high-powered post.“Platini is not good for FIFA. Football’s fans and players deserve better,” he said in a statement.“FIFA is engulfed in scandal. We must stop doing business as usual. The practice of back-room, under-the-table deals must end.“I believe that the voices of the individual Football Federations must be heard. In the coming week, I will be consulting with them about what is in the best interests of football.“What is clear is that FIFA needs new, independent leadership, untainted by the practices of the past”. added Prince Ali.– Power struggle-Platini confirmed he would run for the February, 2016 elections earlier on Wednesday which ended weeks of speculation over whether the 60-year-old Frenchman would stand in the election to find a successor to the beleaguered Blatter.Ironically Platini backed Prince Ali when he ran alone against Blatter in May but pulled out after the first round of voting after he garnered 73 votes, 60 less than the Swiss.Blatter decided to stand down shortly after being re-elected as president in June with scandal-hit FIFA’s reputation in tatters. He announced last week that the election for his successor would be held on February 26, 2016.Platini officially announced his candidature in a letter to the presidents and general secretaries of the 209 FIFA member countries, and made public by UEFA.“This was a very personal, carefully considered decision, one in which I weighed up the future of football alongside my own future,” he said.“I was also guided by the esteem, support and encouragement that many of you have shown me.”He promised to work tirelessly “in the interests of football”.“There are times in life when you have to take your destiny into your own hands,” he said.“I am at one of those decisive moments, at a juncture in my life and in events that are shaping the future of FIFA.”He added: “During this last half-century or so, FIFA has only had two presidents. This extreme stability is something of a paradox in a world that has experienced radical upheavals and in a sport that has undergone considerable economic change.“However, recent events force the supreme governing body of world football to turn over a new leaf and rethink its governance.”The former Juventus and France star also has the verbal support of four of the six confederations that make up FIFA, with the Confederation of African Football and that of Oceania the only exceptions.Prince Ali received much of his support from UEFA members and was expected to give his backing to Platini rather than stand against him.However after launching his attack on Platini in the wake of the Frenchman’s announcement, it may appear that Prince Ali is preparing a fresh campaign to run for football’s most powerful post.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000PARIS, July 29- Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein said on Wednesday that he thought Michel Platini, who confirmed he will run for FIFA president next year, is “not good for football and football’s fans and players deserve better”.The Jordanian prince, who was beaten to the post at the head of world football’s governing body by long-standing chief Sepp Blatter in May, turned on the Frenchman and said Platini, who is seen as a strong candidate, is not the man to run the sport’s global affairs.
3 December 2013Minister in the Presidency Collins Chabane will lead a South African delegation to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) this week for a series of meetings set up and hosted by Brand South Africa to promote the country as a globally competitive business destination.The South African delegation will interact with Emirati business people, representatives of multinationals operating in the UAE and global South Africans based in the country over two days, starting on Wednesday.Among the planned presentations, Transnet Rail CEO Siyabonga Gama will outline the state company’s R307-billion programme to expand South Africa’s rail, port and pipeline infrastructure, while Trade and Investment KwaZulu-Natal’s Neville Matjie will discuss the province’s investment plans and programmes.Brand South Africa said last week that the sessions would focus on South Africa’s potential both as an investment destination and as a reliable partner in supporting development in the UAE.“South Africans have contributed to the development of the United Arab Emirates in the construction, health and financial industries, among others,” Brand South Africa said in a statement, noting that the landmark Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai had been build by South African company Murray & Roberts.According to the agency, the UAE is the 24th largest investor in South Africa and its largest trading partner in the Gulf region, with South African exports growing from Dh3.011-billion in 2009 to Dh3.055-billion in 2010, while non-oil exports from the UAE jumped from Dh1.26-billion to Dh2.41-billion.There is a growing community of South African nationals in the UAE, stimulated in part by a growing demand for South African skills, and in part by the more than 135 South African companies that have a presence in the country.According to Brand South Africa, the major areas for employment of South Africans in the UAE include construction, hospitality, financial, medical, retail management and education. South African restaurant brands, including Nando’s, Butcher Shop, Meat & Co, Mug & Bean and Debonairs Pizza, are also expanding into the UAE market.SAinfo reporter
Kolkata: The Special Task Force (STF), which is an essential wing of Kolkata Police, will be separated soon in order to make it a directorate.According to sources, as STF deals with Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) rackets, terrorist organisations and other such criminal activities, it needs to be operated across the state. Also, STF earlier had arrested several Jamaat ul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) terrorists. It has been decided that from now on STF will not be a part of Kolkata Police. It will be separated and will be made a directorate named as STF, West Bengal, with its office at Ripon Street. An officer in the rank of Inspector General (IG) will head STF West Bengal. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaApart from the IG, two officers in the rank of Deputy Inspector General (DIG) and four officers in the rank of Superintendent of Police (SP) will be there in the STF. A gazette notification to make STF a separate directorate will be published soon. During the past few years, STF has conducted several important raids and nabbed huge number of members from terrorist organizations and also keeps track on the FICN racketeer’s activity. It was felt recently that in order to strengthen the STF it must be made a separate body and must work independently.