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first_imgThe credit union community will be out in force for the annual Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten-Mile Run Sunday, which raises funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.CUNA staff will join other credit union volunteers helping the race run without a hitch, and more than 165 members of Congress have signed on to serve as honorary race chairs.More than 15,000 runners are expected to participate in the race. This is the 14th year credit unions have sponsored the event. Credit Union Miracle Day , a collaboration of more than 100 credit unions, partners and credit union service organizations will present a $525,852 donation on race day.Runners will choose between the 10-mile run or a 5K run/walk, and children ages 5 to 12 can participate in a half-mile run. Runners in the 10-mile run will have a chance at the largest-ever purse for the event: $80,500.American runners will run in pursuit of a $25,000 purse, with a $10,000 bonus available to anyone who breaks the men’s or women’s record. Greg Myers set the men’s record in 1983 with a time of 46 minutes, 13 seconds, and Janet Bawcom set the women’s record last year with a time of 52 minutes, 12 seconds. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_imgIn addition, the Department of Health on Friday released information on children with Multi Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C) connected to COVID-19 for the first time.A 2-year-old boy from Palm Beach County is among those infected, as are several other children in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. The state has confirmed a total of 73,552 positive cases since the outbreak started.Gov. Ron DeSantis said Friday that he does not think the state’s gradual reopening is connected to the increase in cases.“What we’re seeing is of the people that are testing positive way more are in the (age) 25 to 45 than was happening two months ago,” according to DeSantis. “The clinical consequences of them testing positive is usually very, very modest because they are not in the high-risk groups.”As of Saturday, Florida has tested about 1.4 million people, with about 5.4 percent testing positive, according to the Department of Health.Palm Beach County: 8,325 cases425 deathsMen: 4,166; Women: 4,1531,422 hospitalizations116 new reported cases since Friday9 new reported deaths since FridayBroward County: 8,864 cases357 deathsMen: 4,242, Women: 4,3391,725 hospitalizations275 new reported cases since Friday7 new reported deaths since FridayMiami-Dade County: 21,633 cases822 deathsMen: 10,591, Women: 10,5593,460 hospitalizations761 new reported cases since Friday13 new reported deaths since FridayTesting in Florida:Total Tests: 1,371,401Positive: 73,552Negative: 1,296,861Overall Percentage of Positive Cases: 5.4%Starting today, @HealthyFLA will release Pediatric COVID-19 data, including information on Multi Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS). The report will be released once a week on Friday. Read today’s report at https://t.co/o7ZCvBFW8N— Florida Dept. Health (@HealthyFla) June 12, 2020 Cases of the coronavirus continue to rise in Florida as the state’s businesses and attractions gradually reopen.On Saturday, the Department of Health reported 2,581 new cases and 48 more deaths.center_img MIS-C is a complication of the coronavirus in children. Its symptoms include high fevers, abdominal pain, headaches and rashes on the skin.last_img read more

first_imgGhana’s Bantam weight champion Joseph King Kong Agbeko has declared war on Abner Mares ahead of the most anticipated final of the Bantam weight tournament.King Kong whipped Yohnny Perez in the semi-final; whilst Mares downed Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan to set up an uncompromising prize fight finale on April 23, 2011 in Los Angeles, US.On his media workout at John’s Boxing Gym in Bronx, N.Y. captured on fightnews.com, Joseph Agbeko made his intentions clear on a bout set only for the best of the division.“The fight with Vic was the only war that Mares has been through. I’ve been in a couple of wars, as far as boxing is concerned. No disrespect to [Mares] but I think I’m the better fighter. Against him, I’ve got better skills. There’s [no] way that he can go through me,” he said.“The winner of this fight is the best bantamweight in the world, of course! Ya know, this tournament was open to everybody – all the greatest fighters at bantamweight. The tough fought. We were brave enough to make the decision to fight in the tournament and that shows that we are the best fighters at bantamweight. So the winner of this tournament becomes the best bantamweight in the world”Agbeko minced no words in touting his credentials as a boxer, a gifted one at that- one destined to be king in the ring and whose name-Joseph King Kong Agbeko-bares testimony. “Joseph King Kong Agbeko is not my nickname. It’s an original name. It’s my birth name. I think my dad had a vision of something. My dad gave me the name “King Kong” as I was born. It’s my real name. It’s on my passport and everything,” he said.“I’m thinking of moving up to featherweight to take on the big guys. I’m thinking of Gamboa, Lopez and I’m thinking of being in the league with them. After this fight, if I don’t get any good competition then I’m going to move to featherweight. I want to fight them. I want to prove to the world that I’m the best,” he added.Story by Nathan Gadugah/Myjoyonline.com/Ghanalast_img read more

first_imgThe Environmental Protection Agency is suing Irish Water and a local council claiming the public water supply in a Co Donegal town is not up to standard.Council to appear in court over Letterkenny’s water supply.The EPA is taking both Irish Water and Donegal County Council to court over the water supply for Letterkenny and its 19,000 residents.The agency first introduced a directive in August 2011 informing the council to take measures to improve its supply. An examination of the Letterkenny Regional Public Water Supply showed concerns for the treatment of the water supply.One of the areas of concern was for the treatment of Crytosporidium as well as excessive levels of trihalomethanes.The complaint from the EPA alleges that Donegal County Council “failed to comply with a Direction issued by the EPA under Regulation 10(4) of the European Communities (Drinking Water) (No. 2) Regulations 2007 in that they failed to implement the action programme approved by the EPA on 31 August 2011 for the improvement of the quality of water intended for human consumption from the Letterkenny Regional Public Supply to meet the parametric values specified in the said Regulations for trihalomethanes within the period specified by the EPA and provided for in the said Regulations.”However the council has failed to do so within a timeframe set down by the EPA. Now a court summons has been issued to both Donegal County Council and Irish Water to appear at Letterkenny District Court on Tuesday next.As Irish Water now holds the remit for drinking water, they too have been summoned to appear in court. COURT CASE OVER LETTERKENNY’S WATER SUPPLY SCHEDULED FOR NEXT TUESDAY was last modified: October 2nd, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:courtDonegal County CouncilEnvironmental Protection AgencyIrish Waterlast_img read more