What we’re reading: coronavirus death tolls continue to rise, “Parasite” makes history at The Oscars

first_imgTwitter Alexandra Preusserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-preusser/ What we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlines Linkedin ReddIt Alexandra Preusser Alexandra Preusserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-preusser/ Alexandra Preusser is a sophomore journalism major and business minor from Wilmington, North Carolina. She has worked with TCU360 as a sports journalist. She is also an intern with the TCU Athletics Communications Department. Alexandra Preusserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-preusser/ Drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination site to open Saturday outside of Amon G. Carter Stadium Cap and gown shipments delayed, off-color versions handed out for 2020, 2021 graduates Facebook printCoronavirus death tolls continue to rise in ChinaChina reported an increase in new virus cases Monday, suggesting that isolating major cities and implementing other disease control measures are not working, according to AP News.The mainland death toll rose to 908, and 3,062 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours, according to Chinese government authorities. The death toll has now passed the 774 who died from the 2002-03 epidemic of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).The Lunar New Year in China was also extended to discourage travel and reduce the spread of the virus.In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping, centre, wearing a protective face mask waves as he inspects the novel coronavirus pneumonia prevention and control work at neighbourhoods in Beijing, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. China reported a rise in new virus cases on Monday, possibly denting optimism that its disease control measures like isolating major cities might be working, while Japan reported dozens of new cases aboard a quarantined cruise ship. (Pang Xinglei/Xinhua via AP)Best Picture winner makes history at the Oscars “Parasite” became the first non-English language film to win Best Picture at the Oscars Sunday night, according to NBC News. In addition to the academy’s top prize, “Parasite” won three other awards: Best International Feature, Best Original Screenplay and Best Director.This victory symbolized the “increasingly multinational voting body’s taste for international films and dynamism of South Korean cinema” and showed that Hollywood is receptive to nontraditional projects. Twittercenter_img Facebook Director of baseball operations shares her journey into sports In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping wearing a protective face mask speaks to residents as he inspects the novel coronavirus pneumonia prevention and control work at a neighbourhoods in Beijing, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. China reported a rise in new virus cases on Monday, possibly denting optimism that its disease control measures like isolating major cities might be working, while Japan reported dozens of new cases aboard a quarantined cruise ship. (Pang Xinglei/Xinhua via AP) ReddIt Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Bong Joon-Ho, the director of “Parasite”, after winning Best Picture.(The Academy, Twitter)Facebook settles for $550 million in Illinois lawsuit Facebook agreed to settle a lawsuit brought on behalf of millions of Illinois residents who claimed that the site violated their biometric privacy rights, according to Fox News. The suit was one of more than 400 filed against technology companies in the past five years. Illinois has a biometric privacy law that allows people to sue if companies did not get consent before receiving the consumer data. The case was brought to courtrooms in Illinois and California for about five years before the announcement of the $550 million settlement, which came days after the U.S. Supreme Court denied to hear arguments for the case. FILE- This July 16, 2013, file photo, shows a sign at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Adam Pezen, Carlo Licata and Nimesh Patel are among the billions of Facebook users who use the site to keep up with friends. And like millions of others, the three men shared their own photographs and were “tagged” in other snapshots posted by friends, sometimes at the urging of the site’s suggested tag feature. But their Illinois addresses put the trio’s names atop a lawsuit against Facebook and led to a landmark $550 million settlement last month. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)Sanders, Buttigieg clash in New Hampshire Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former mayor of South Bend, Indiana Pete Buttigieg are looking to narrow the Democratic field to two candidates after they both finished strong in the Iowa caucuses, according to the New York Times.The candidates’ decision to treat the upcoming New Hampshire primary was evident over the weekend. Sanders called out Buttigieg for depending on campaign contributions from the wealthy, while Buttigieg does not think voters know the true cost of Sanders’ policy ambitions. The New Hampshire primary is set for this Tuesday.Democratic presidential candidates former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., shake hands on stage Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, before the start of a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC News, Apple News, and WMUR-TV at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) Linkedin TCU Gives Day raises money for scholarships and department funds Previous articleMen’s tennis drops third-straight matchNext articleAddRan College searches for new dean Alexandra Preusser RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Alexandra Preusserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-preusser/ What we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit + posts last_img read more

Proserv invests in new Great Yarmouth tech center

first_imgEnergy services company Proserv is investing into a new, £7 million worth, purpose built technology center for subsea controls and communications in Great Yarmouth, England. Proserv said on Monday that the move would see around 190 employees consolidate from two sites in the area into the new 65,000 square feet Beacon Park site in Gorleston-on-Sea.The facility will consist of an office, manufacturing and yard space and provide the flexibility to add a further 20,000 square feet of workshop capacity, Proserv explained.The company further added that the construction would begin next month with the building expected to be completed during March 2018.David Lamont, Proserv CEO, said: “Investing in this new facility firmly underlines our long-term commitment to Great Yarmouth and plans for growth in the area.“The center will serve as a global hub and center of excellence for our subsea communication and controls activities and ensures we remain at the forefront of our field. I would also like to extend my sincere appreciation and gratitude to Great Yarmouth Borough Council for their unwavering support over the years in getting us to this exciting stage.”Beacon Park is part of the Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft Enterprise Zone, which focuses on attracting and supporting energy-related businesses within the East of England. Great Yarmouth Borough Council has invested £4.5 million ($5.8 million) in the base, which the council is also developing, with £1.5 million ($1.9 million) coming from New Anglia LEP’s Growing Places Fund. Proserv will fund the remaining sum.In a joint statement, the council’s political group leaders, Graham Plant, Kay Grey, Trevor Wainwright, and Adrian Myers, said: “This landmark development on the Enterprise Zone reflects Great Yarmouth long-standing position as a global offshore energy capital and Beacon Park’s reputation as the location of choice for energy investment and growth.“The borough council is committed to supporting any businesses with aspirations to relocate to or expand within the area.”News of the latest development comes after Proserv recently secured over £12 million ($15.5 million) in contract awards for its new-build, after-market, and decommissioning services.In May, Proserv’s Great Yarmouth team won another project award for the engineering, supply, and installation of a subsea control system for the Finlaggan gas condensate development operated by Zennor Pathway in the Central North Sea. The control system will include Proserv’s Artemis 2G subsea electronics module.last_img read more

‘Illegal gambling’ sends man to jail

first_imgThe 31-year-old Airon Rendon of BarangayTanza Bonifacio in this city was taken to the Alimodian police station. Recovered from his possession were threepieces of dice, a wooden board and bet money which amounted to P283. ILOILO City – Police arrested a man forillegal gambling in Barangay Binalud, Alimodian, Iloilo. Police chanced upon Rendon allegedly facilitatinga “color game” around 7 p.m. on Dec. 16. The suspect was detained. He faces acharge for violation of Presidential Decree 1602, which prescribes stifferpenalties against forms of gambling./PNlast_img read more

Four Area Girls Soccer Teams And Two Area Boys Teams Capture Soccer Sectional Titles

first_imgCongratulations to The Oldenburg Academy Lady Twisters, Batesville Lady Bulldogs, South Dearborn Lady Knights, and East Central Lady Trojans on winning their respective Girls Soccer Sectionals as well as The Jac-Cen-Del Eagles and The Batesville Bulldogs on capturing their respective Boys Soccer Sectional titles.2019-20-ihsaa-class-1a-girls-soccer-state-tournament-s45–rising-sun2019-20-ihsaa-class-2a-girls-soccer-state-tournament-s27–greensburg2019-20-ihsaa-class-2a-girls-soccer-state-tournament-s28–lawrenceburg2019-20-ihsaa-class-3a-girls-soccer-state-tournament-s12–mt-vernon-(fortville)2019-20-ihsaa-class-1a-boys-soccer-state-tournament-s44–southwestern-(shelbyville)2019-20-ihsaa-class-1a-boys-soccer-state-tournament-s45–jac-cen-del2019-20-ihsaa-class-2a-boys-soccer-state-tournament-s28–rushville-consolidated2019-20-ihsaa-class-3a-boys-soccer-state-tournament-s12–east-centralOA will be at The Forest Park Regionals taking on The Providence Lady Friars in Game 1.Batesville will be at The Brebeuf Jesuit Regionals squaring off against the host Lady Braves in Game 1 while SD will go up against The Tri-West Lady Bruins in Game 2.EC will be at The New Palestine Regionals battling the Avon Lady Orioles in Game 1.JCD will be at Providence Regionals against The North Posey Vikings in Game 2.Batesville will be at The Greensburg Regionals versus The Speedway Sparkplugs in Game 2.last_img read more