News: Virgin Atlantic prepares for Covid-19 vaccine distribution

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States to share $100 million for pandemic planning

first_imgJan 12, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – The federal government today announced the release of $100 million appropriated by Congress recently to help states prepare for a potential influenza pandemic.The money is the first installment of $350 million included in the $3.8 billion emergency appropriation for pandemic preparedness that Congress passed in late December, said Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Mike Leavitt.Leavitt has been stressing the message that state and local governments must take the lead in dealing with a pandemic at ground level, and he did so again in announcing the funding. “Pandemics happen globally but must be managed at the state and local level, and these funds will help communities meet that responsibility,” he said in a news release.The $100 million will be divided among the 50 states, the District of Columbia, New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles County, and the seven US territories. Each state will get $500,000 plus an additional amount based on population.The state shares range from $622,102 for Wyoming to about $6.7 million for California, according to the HHS release.”The remaining $250 million from the appropriation will be awarded later this year in accord with guidance that will require progress and performance,” HHS said.The agency said states and cities will use the money to step up their planning and to conduct drills to test the plans. “The focus is on practical, community-based procedures that could prevent or delay the spread of pandemic influenza, and help to reduce the burden of illness communities would contend with during an outbreak,” the statement said.Leavitt made the announcement today at pandemic planning “summit” meetings in Vermont and West Virginia. The meetings are part of a series of forums that are expected to be held in every state over the next few months.The recent appropriation came in response to President Bush’s request on Nov 1 for $7.1 billion for pandemic preparedness. That included $100 million for state and local preparedness, an amount that some public health organizations criticized as too small.The pandemic planning money is in addition to federal funds to help state and local governments prepare for bioterrorism and other public health emergencies. For fiscal year 2006, Congress recently appropriated about $824 million for that purpose, according to the “CSTE Washington Report” of the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists.See also:Jan 12 HHS news releaseDec 28, 2005, CIDRAP News story “Pandemic funding, liability shield clear Congress”last_img read more

UHPA: Travel agencies have experienced a drop in traffic of more than 90%

first_imgCurrent issues, doubts and challenges faced by travel agencies, as well as the entire tourism sector were discussed. UHPA welcomed all the measures adopted so far to help the economy, as they largely reflected UHPA’s proposals to the Ministry of Tourism and the Government of the Republic of Croatia.  Tomislav Fain, UHPA “It is known that the agencies have been hit hard by the coronavirus crisis and, like all tourism, need help. Cumulatively, since the beginning of the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, travel agencies have experienced a drop in traffic of more than 90%, which is certainly alarming and requires further assistance from the Government of the Republic of Croatia. We hope that the Government will continue with the measures until the spring of 2021, when we are still expecting improvements. “, pointed out Tomislav Fain, President of UHPA. On Thursday, June 18, 2020, the 42nd Assembly of the UHPA Professional Association and the 37th Assembly of the UHPA Association of Employers were held at the Westin Hotel in Zagreb. Despite everything, travel agencies as well as the entire industry with their current activities lay the foundations for the 2021 tourist season, which will be a real indicator of whether, and to what extent, we have recovered from the consequences of these current events. More than 90 participants, representatives of travel agencies that are members of UHPA, the Ministry of Tourism, the Croatian Tourist Board, and the Croatian Chamber of Commerce responded to the joint meeting and gathering of tourism workers. In order to succeed in this, the extension of the measure for the preservation of jobs as well as the postponement of the payment of other public benefits is of key importance for the maintenance of liquidity and the survival of agencies. “We welcome the opening of borders and the efforts being made to place the tourist image of Croatia as a safe destination throughout Europe, but care should certainly be taken to enable domestic travel agencies to re-establish business and comply with epidemiological recommendations. have airlines and foreign tour operators. “, concludes Fain.last_img read more

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Cesc Fabregas speaks out on Thierry Henry’s sacking at Monaco

first_imgAdvertisement Thierry Henry was sacked three matches into Cesc Fabregas’ Monaco career (Picture: Getty)Cesc Fabregas believes Thierry Henry could have succeeded at Monaco had he been given more time.Henry managed only 15 points from 21 matches in charge of Monaco, with the club sitting second-bottom of Ligue 1, and the 41-year-old was replaced by his predecessor, Leonardo Jardim, at the weekend.The Frenchman convinced former Arsenal team-mate, Fabregas, to join him at the Stade Louis II but their reunion was ultimately short-lived.Fabregas started all three games under Henry but the former Chelsea and Arsenal midfielder now must adjust to life under Jardim, with Monaco desperate to propel themselves away from danger.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAsked about Henry’s sacking ahead of Monaco’s clash with Guingamp, Fabregas replied: ‘Football doesn’t wait for anyone.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Unfortunately, maybe he didn’t have the right time to make all his plans. Now we are in a new situation.’ Metro Sport ReporterMonday 28 Jan 2019 2:23 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.2kShares Henry failed to win a single game at the Stade Louis II (Picture: Getty)Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev defended his decision to replace Henry with Jardim.‘Our club is going through a very challenging period. I am ready to admit that I personally bear the responsibility for this,’ he said.‘We have to acknowledge that during the summer transfer window, we sold too many key players and, despite considerable investments, mistakes were made with respect to their replacement.‘This did not allow us to create a new, competitive team. The decision to dismiss Leonardo Jardim was also premature.‘Leonardo Jardim’s time at AS Monaco, as I said when he departed, would be remembered as one of the brightest chapters in the club’s history. Cesc Fabregas speaks out on Thierry Henry’s sacking at Monaco Advertisement Chelsea 3-0 Sheffield Wednesday: Gianfranco Zola conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 4:56FullscreenChelsea 3-0 Sheffield Wednesday: Gianfranco Zola conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/chelsea-3-0-sheffield-wednesday-gianfranco-zola-conference-1850454/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.MORE: Liverpool will not make transfer move for Chelsea star Callum Hudson-Odoi Comment Jardim has returned as manager of Monaco (Picture: Getty)‘Today we realise that the story of Leonardo Jardim at the club did not end as it was meant to. Leonardo should have been given an opportunity to continue his job.‘Thierry Henry is a football legend but due to a very unfavourable mix of circumstances, including, above all, numerous injuries to our players, hampered him from quickly and effectively leading the team out of the crisis.‘I want to express my gratitude to Thierry Henry for accepting this challenge and trying to lead the team of his former club during such a difficult period.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘He would have probably needed more time to implement his plans. From our perspective, unfortunately, we do not have this time. We need to act without delay.‘Therefore, we have made a decision to end our partnership with Thierry Henry.’last_img read more

Mesut Ozil sends cryptic message to Arsenal fans after being dropped by Unai Emery

first_img Read More Comment Coming Next PLAY Read More Skip Metro Sport ReporterFriday 15 Feb 2019 7:34 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link653Shares struggling Manchester United captain Harry… Mesut Ozil sends cryptic message to Arsenal fans after being dropped by Unai Emery Read More SPONSORED About Connatix V67539 Read More Full Screen by Metrocenter_img Mesut Ozil missed his 100th game for Arsenal on Thursday (Picture: Getty)Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil sent a cryptic message to supporters after being dropped again by Unai Emery.The German was left out of Arsenal’s squad for their 1-0 defeat to BATE Borisov on Thursday.It was the 100th game Ozil has missed for the club in his five-and-a-half-years in north London, meaning he’s been unavailable for around a one-third of the time.Emery downplayed Ozil’s absence but he’s featured just twice since Boxing Day and the playmaker has sent a cryptic message on his official Instagram page about his absence.ADVERTISEMENT Top articles ‘When you start supporting a football club, you don’t support it because of the trophies, or a player, or history, you support it because you found yourself somewhere there; found a place where you belong,’ wrote Ozil.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe quote, which was borrowed from Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp, suggests Ozil wants to stay with the Gunners to work through his difficulties at the club.However, Emery has made it clear that he’s willing to sell Ozil and getting his £350,000-a-week salary off the books is crucial for the Spaniard to reinvest in other areas of the squad.Arsenal are next in action on Thursday when they take on BATE in the second leg of their last-32 Europa League tie and it’s unclear, even with Alexandre Lacazette now unavailable, whether Ozil will feature.MORE: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has restored ‘fear factor’ Manchester United lost under Jose Mourinho Video Settings Read More 1 min. story / Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE 1/1 Advertisement Skip Ad Advertisementlast_img read more

Unai Emery adamant he retains support of Arsenal board after Southampton draw

first_imgUnai Emery adamant he retains support of Arsenal board after Southampton draw Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 23 Nov 2019 11:00 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link204Shares Ward-Prowse put Southampton ahead (Picture: Getty)‘They are supporting me everyday,’ said Emery after the 2-2 draw.AdvertisementAdvertisement“I know we can do better and I’m going to try to do that.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalLarge swathes of the Arsenal support now want Emery to be sacked and there were shouts of ‘Emery out’ at the full-time whistle to accompany the boos.The Spaniard admits he understands supporters’ frustrations but says it’s important to stick together.‘I understand the supporters are angry and frustrated,’ said Emery.‘The players are feeling the same and my job is to find out how to improve and the key is to be with the supporters. Our target was to win but also to play well and we didn’t do that.’MORE: Unai Emery claims Arsenal played their best football of the season vs Southampton Arsenal have won just one of their last seven league matches (Picture: Getty)Arsenal boss Unai Emery insists he has the full backing of the club’s heirachy.The Gunners required an injury time goal from Alexandre Lacazette to gain a point from 19th placed Southampton at the Emirates on Saturday.The draw means Arsenal have won just one of their last seven matches in the league and the Spaniard faced a chorus of boos from the home faithful as his side left the field.Arsenal’s head of football, Raul Sanllehi, gave his backing to Emery over the international break and the former PSG boss insists he has the board’s full support.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

Emile Smith Rowe tells Mikel Arteta he wants No.10 role at Arsenal

first_imgEmile Smith Rowe tells Mikel Arteta he wants No.10 role at Arsenal Smith Rowe has been on loan at Huddersfield (Picture: Getty)‘You can see he has given the young players chances and that is something all young players should thrive off. When you see others playing you want to push yourself and get in that position as well.’Despite being a huge fan of Ozil, Smith Rowe explained he looks to Manchester City’s De Bruyne to develop his style.The Belgian is considered one of the best playmakers in the world and has notched an incredible 18 assists this season for his City team-mates.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityHe said: ‘In that era when [Lionel] Messi, [Andres] Iniesta and Xavi were in the Barcelona team, I used to watch almost every game with my dad. ‘Since Kevin De Bruyne joined City, I like to base my game around him. I look up to him so much. I just like the way he plays and everything he does.’Arsenal are set to extend Emile Smith’s loan spell at Huddersfield so the youngster can finish the campaign with the Championship side – who are just three points above the relegation zone. Advertisement Man City stars head back into training as season set for June 17 returnTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 1:58FullscreenMan City stars head back into training as season set for June 17 returnhttps://metro.co.uk/video/man-city-stars-head-training-season-set-june-17-return-2181398/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.MORE: Contract rebel Ryan Fraser offered to Arsenal for free transferMORE: Mikel Arteta looks ahead to Manchester City clash and provides Arsenal fitness updateFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Commentcenter_img Smith Rowe bases his game on De Bruyne (Picture: Getty)Emile Smith Rowe has revealed he bases his game on Kevin De Bruyne and admitted his aim is to play as a No.10 at Arsenal.Mesut Ozil currently occupies that position at Arsenal and 19-year-old Smith Rowe joined Huddersfield on loan in January in a bid to get more experience.Arsenal chiefs have high hopes for the attacking midfielder and Smith Rowe has now sent a message to Mikel Arteta over his preferred position.‘I like to be versatile and I can also play in other positions. But I probably would say I do enjoy playing in the No. 10 position the most,’ Smith Rowe told The National.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘At Arsenal, I look up to Mesut Ozil a lot. I watch him in training and the movement he has and the little touches he does. For me to train with him every day, I can’t think of anything better.’Smith Rowe is eager to break into Arteta’s side next season having featured three times for the Gunners in the Europa League before being loaned to the Championship.The Englishman revealed he had a conversation with Arteta in January and is confident he will be given a chance when he returns.‘He said that it is probably the best thing for me to go out,’ Smith Rowe said of Arteta. Advertisement Coral BarryThursday 11 Jun 2020 1:04 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.2kShareslast_img read more

February 14, 2019 Police Blotter

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Bruce slams Norwich’s Brady bids

first_img The Norfolk club want to add the 23-year-old Republic of Ireland wing-back to their squad after winning promotion back to the Barclays Premier League in the Sky Bet Championship play-off final at Wembley. Bruce, though, is not about to let the Canaries land one of Hull’s key men on the cheap, despite their own relegation from the top flight. Press Association “Norwich have come in with bids for Robbie Brady, but I have to say they have been embarrassing,” Bruce said in the Hull Daily Mail. “The supporters should know the truth and Norwich came in two weeks ago with a bid of £2m, £2.5m and then £3m. “That’s ridiculous for someone who is 23, has played two years in the Premier League and has become a regular international. “When we have just got almost twice that for Tom Ince (who joined Derby for £5m). It doesn’t make sense. We paid £2.75m for Robbie and that was three years ago. “This can unsettle players, do this, that or the other, and it is all part of the game, b ut Robbie Brady will not be going for anywhere near that. “If it happens, it happens, but Norwich are nowhere near the figures we would even think about accepting at the moment.” Norwich have so far added only midfielders Youssouf Mulumbu and Graham Dorrans, whose loan move was made permanent, to their squad for next season. Club-record signing Ricky van Wolfswinkel could also be back in contention after reports in Portugal suggested a proposed move back to former club Sporting Lisbon fell through for the Holland forward, who spent last season on loan at St Etienne. center_img Norwich’s attempts to sign Robbie Brady in a cut-price deal have been labelled “embarrassing” by Hull manager Steve Bruce.last_img read more