first_img Sportradar’s betting solutions provider subsidiary Betradar has partnered UK-based B2B lottery development specialist Lot.to to further enhance its online fixed-odds lottery betting offering.It offers a wide array of draws with a view to creating a more dynamic and fast-paced user experience, similar to a traditional sports betting offering. Players will be able to bet on over 37,000 draws by otteries from more than 70 countries each month.Lot.to has worked with Betradar to develop simple landing pages for all major lotteries, featuring live and upcoming draws. This is complemented by a simple search function and countdown tickers for all games, as well as results pages showing every winning market and symbols to denote ‘hot’ and ‘cold’ numbers.“Globally, numbers betting is hugely popular, but the format of the games in betting shops and online has not evolved for some time; bets are largely limited to a few picks from a handful of national lotteries, with uninspiring odds, long periods to settlement and minimal entertainment for the player,” Lot.to co-founder Andrew Lindley explained.“We are proud to be launching this brilliant package with Betradar, which provides the market with real lotto draws from every corner of the world, with results occurring every minute and significant new gamification that makes for a fresh and utterly compelling offer.”Sportradar sales director for Africa Greg Parsons added that the Lot.to solution fills a significant gap in the online lottery betting marketplace, combining the best elements of lotteries, sports betting and casino in a single solution. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Betradar brings in Lot.to to enhance lottery betting product “We’re hugely excited about the partnership with LOT.TO to help revolutionise lotto betting games by combining our quality betting data and partnerships with their digital UX,” he explained.Betradar’s clients can customise the solution to suit their specific requirements, as well as have it quickly integrated into any betting and gaming platform or payment wallet, and offer the product in a range of languages and currencies.The deal follows the launch of the new solution last week, with Betradar partnering fixed-odds platform developer Bitville to create the offering. The supplier first rolled out a lottery betting solution – for retail operators – in 2015.Betradar will offer the lottery betting service to clients as a package of games complemented by data and reporting tools, all delivered through Lot.to’s application programming interface. It plans to follow this with the launch of betting shop screen and self-service solutions in 2019. Topics: Lottery Tech & innovation Sportradar subsidiary positions new product as most complete B2B lottery betting solution availablecenter_img 30th November 2018 | By contenteditor Lottery Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSDataSafety TIpsSecurityVPN Previous articleTen Minutes for a Stronger CommunityNext articleAldi’s expanding… get ready for Euro candy and sumo suits Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By Emily WalshAre you working from home and need to secure your company data? Maybe you are in the journalism world or trying to blow the lid off government corruption and need to protect your identity? These scenarios, and many more, require top-notch security, and a VPN is a great way to achieve that. Fortunately, you don’t need to be a tech wiz to find the most secure VPN for the job.If you’re short on time, here’s a list of secure VPNs from ProPrivacy. Each one of their recommendations ticks all the boxes for privacy and security. Read on for the details so you know what keeps your data safe and sound.#1 It has a kill switchEven the most secure VPN isn’t perfect, but that’s why safety features are a thing in engineering. Let’s say you have trouble connecting to your provider’s server, or your VPN connection drops for whatever reason and you don’t notice until later. Any cyber criminal worth their salt can take advantage of that small window of opportunity.Since your network traffic isn’t encrypted (i.e. obfuscated) by your VPN, you can be the victim of a man-in-the-middle attack. This is especially the case if you use an unsecured Wi-Fi network. In fact, due to some security flaws in modern Wi-Fi encryption protocols, even password-protected networks aren’t as safe as you think.This is where the kill switch comes into play. This feature automatically stops all network traffic until you can safely reconnect to the VPN – preventing any accidental data leaks.#2 It keeps no logsIf you weren’t aware, many ISPs have been caught selling your data to the highest bidders. VPNs encrypt your traffic so not even your ISP can snoop on your browsing behavior. However, your VPN provider can see the websites you access and which of your apps access the Internet – so you’d better pick someone reliable to protect your data.One way to know if your provider is trustworthy is to look at their data logging policy. “No-logs” VPNs don’t keep tabs on your browsing behavior, meaning your online data won’t be exposed to potential hacking incidents. Nor do you risk your data being seized by restrictive governments.Bonus points if they don’t keep “connection logs” either. They are relatively harmless on their own, as they only show non-identifiable data such as connection times, the amount of data used, etc. However, connection logs could leave you open to a traffic correlation attack – which is sometimes used to break the anonymity of TOR users.#3 Its logging policy has been testedClaiming they keep no logs in their privacy policy is nice and all, but having that fact verified is even better. This could be done through two methods:[For a review on a safer VPN check out https://invpn.com/review/safervpn/.]Being audited by an independent third party, such as a cybersecurity firm.Having their logging policy tested in a real-world scenario. ExpressVPN had that happen in 2017, when one of their servers was seized by Turkish authorities. Similarly, Private Internet Access received court orders for information on potential suspects, twice.Nothing useful could be found in either case, because the providers don’t keep any logs.#4 Its jurisdiction is outside the 5/9/14 EyesThe 5/9/14 Eyes alliance is a group of countries whose intelligence agencies collaborate and share information. This wouldn’t be a problem in itself until you realize they also share data about their own citizens. Moreover, the countries that are part of this collective tend to have dystopian surveillance programs in place (see the UK Investigatory Powers Act).Ideally, the VPN’s jurisdiction should have strong privacy laws (for example, no mandatory data retention). ExpressVPN is based in the British Virgin Islands (BVI), a small territory with no data retention laws. Furthermore, other countries (such as the UK or the US) can’t compel BVI companies to share data about their users.Of course, there are exceptions to the rule. The US is a major player in the 5 Eyes alliance, and Private Internet Access is a US-based VPN. However, they’ve had the security of their service proven twice, as seen in the previous section.#5 It Has Perfect Forward SecrecyVPNs encrypt your data using complex mathematical equations. The only way that data can be read is by having the correct key to decrypt it. Now, if a VPN used a single “master key” to encrypt your data and a hacker got their hands on that key, they could intercept everything that’s being encrypted with it.Perfect Forward Secrecy solves that by using a different key for each session. Say, you log into your VPN in the morning before work to make a quick online payment – then log off a few hours later. When you log back in, the VPN will use a different encryption key.Of course, that’s just one example. Some encrypted messaging apps can generate a new key for every message, as described in the Wired article linked above. VPN providers like ExpressVPN use dynamic encryption keys that change every 60 minutes if you tend to browse the web for longer periods.In the unlikely event that a hacker obtains one key, all they could see is the data for that specific session. It’s still not an ideal scenario, but certainly not as bad as if they could continue to spy on your online activity with the “master key.”What else defines the most secure VPN?We could also talk about how secure VPN clients shouldn’t expose your IP address through things like WebRTC or DNS leaks. Although, truth be told, we consider IP leak protection to be a bare minimum for a quality VPN provider.Other than that, the encryption protocols they use in their software are another deciding factor. Most providers nowadays offer OpenVPN, which is widely considered the most secure VPN protocol out there. As such, we couldn’t include it as much of a distinguishing feature – though it’s good to keep in mind for your research. The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Photo by Austin Distel on Unsplashcenter_img You have entered an incorrect email address! 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first_imgThursday Apr 2, 2009 Scott Quinnell’s crossbar challenge – Saracens Big Scott Quinnell travelled to Saracens this week, to see who could take on his throwing arm in the thoroughly enjoyable, Crossbar Challenge.The Saracens players have been through a lot of late, so it’s good to see them having some fun and getting their mind off the serious stuff.Quinnell is apparently nursing a slight injury of some sort, which perhaps affected his performance this week as we saw him look anything but his usual dominant self.There we a couple of interesting techniques on show, namely from a wing and a hooker, but it was two of the smaller guys that surprised all by completing the task of throwing the ball through the posts.Head to head, into the wind, would Scott be defeated? Take a look and see. 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Online corporate fundraising hindered? Howard Lake | 3 October 1999 | News  20 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis If you plan to carry out online fundraising from or with a UK company you should avoid talking to the director. Almost half of all UK company directors have no interest in finding out more about the Internet and e-commerce, according to a new survey.According to the survey by Cisco and Oracle, 50.5% of UK companies have never receved a briefing on their company’s IT. Forty-eight per cent didn’t want to receive one either! The survey contacted 2,017 directors of UK companies with over 500 employees.So, online corporate fundraisers might prefer not to start at the top when contacting UK firms electronically. Advertisement Tagged with: Digital About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. read more

first_img Tagged with: COVID-19 QR Codes Smartphone Fundraising AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Physical-digital payment platform Thyngs has partnered with Charities Trust to create a free solution to enable brands to raise funds for charities via their own physical products & services. Thyngs and Charities Trust have formed the partnership to help the charity sector and brands tackle the expected income loss due to Covid-19 over the next weeks and months. It aims to make it easier for consumers to donate from home through smartphone-enabled adjustments to packaging and products. Thyngs’ technology solution turns physical branded objects into a point of sale using ‘tap and go’ technology such as QR codes, Near Field Communication (NFC) and Apple Pay.Dr Neil Garner, Founder and CEO at Thyngs, said:“We’re entering a really difficult time for everyone, but for charities especially. We were shocked to hear the level of impact that charities may face and the charities that we work closely with have echoed this concern. This is why we are putting in our greatest efforts to ensure we help, alongside the Charities Trust.”Through the Thyngs platform, businesses will be able to create their own fundraising campaign ideas for over 18,000 charities using physical products, packaging, TV advertising, leaflets and more, without the need for interpersonal interaction.Euan Imrie, Chief Operating Officer at Charities Trust, added: Advertisement  558 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Thyngs & Charities Trust create free solution to help brands fundraise for charities “At a time when all charities are facing unparalleled challenges to keep funds flowing in to maintain their charitable activities, we are pleased to be working alongside Thyngs, making the best use of current payment/donation technology to provide whatever assistance we can.”The partnership will mean that:A business or fundraiser will sign up with Thyngs to raise funds for any charity of their choice.The business will get a pack of interactive images with unique QR codes for consumer engagement. These images can be applied to products, packaging, deliveries, magazines or signage to create branded donation pointsAs an option, brands can also include NFC so consumers can just tap their phone on a sticker to interactConsumers simply tap or scan the image on the product using their smartphone to find out more about the cause & donate via Apple Pay, Google Pay or card in less than 30 secondsCharities Trust will use their existing service & network to distribute funds and claim Gift Aid on behalf of the charityThyngs and Charities Trust will also be working with the larger corporates to ensure they have full visibility of their company fundraising, giving them access to a full suite of tools to maximise both engagement and donations  557 total views,  2 views today Melanie May | 3 April 2020 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

first_img WhatsApp Twitter Google+ By News Highland – November 29, 2012 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook Cross border welcome for Malin decision but FF warn fight not over News Twitter Previous articleMalin Head Coastguard station will not closeNext articleSF launch measures to tackle youth unemployment News Highland center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ There has been a broad welcome to the news that the Coastguard centre at Malin Head as well as those in Valentia and Dublin will remain openThe news was confirmed last evening by the Minister for Transport who said the reviews into the coast guard services are ongoing.The minister said however that the coast guard centres would be required to deliver new efficiencies in how services are provided.The decision is also being welcomed North of the border ; a number of weeks ago, Dungiven councillor Orlaith Beattie told an Oireachtas Committee how she lives in County Derry, teaches in Glentougher in Donegal and uses the Foyle Ferry daily when it is operating.Her SDLP colleague, East Derry MLA John Dallat says she and many others on both sides of the border are very relieved this morning. He says it’s now time for the role of Malin to be enhanced……..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/jdall.mp3[/podcast]Donegal North East Deputy Charlie Mc Conalogue says the decision not to close the Malin Head facilility is a victory for the people, but the Fianna Fail TD is warning the campaign isn’t necessarily over………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/charl1pm1.mp3[/podcast] Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th last_img read more

first_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook Google+ Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp By News Highland – October 18, 2013 Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+center_img Twitter The senior coroner in the North has warned the chief constable and the justice minister he will not allow further delays in the inquest into the death of Castlederg teenager Arlene Arkinson.John Leckey was speaking at a preliminary hearing into her death.Arlene Arkinson, disappeared in August 1994 after a night out at a disco Bundoran. Her body has never been found.In 2005, Robert Howard was acquitted of Arlene’s murder but the jury had not been told he had a history of sex attacks and that two years earlier he had been found guilty of murdering 14 year-old  Hannah Williams in south London.A preliminary hearing at Belfast’s Old Town Hall in March was told Howard, who is currently in Frankland prison in County Durham, may give evidence via video link.After many delays an inquest was set for 28 April next year at Omagh Court House.However, it emerged today that less than half the documents the PSNI are due to give to the court and the Arkinson family have been handed over.The delay has been blamed on a busy summer, with the G8 summit, the flags dispute and the marching season.Setting a deadline for the end of this month for the handover, the coroner replied that if Chief Constable Matt Baggott did not have the necessary resources, he should ask Justice Minister David Ford for more.He also said he hoped Mr Ford would make an early decision on legal aid for Robert Howard, whom he described as a prime suspect in the murder of Arlene Arkinson. Senior coroner in North warns there must be no more delays to Arlene Arkinson inquest Previous articleOnly 17% of convicted Donegal drivers in courtNext article58-year-old Kieran McLaughlin to appear in court in Derry tomorrow charged with murder of Barry McCrory News Highland Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Newslast_img read more

first_imgNews UpdatesManipur HC Orders Constitution of Expert Committees To Advise Govt On Covid Action Plan; Dissemination Of Information On Spending Capacity, Prevention Measures, Etc. [Read Judgment] Akshita Saxena17 July 2020 12:04 AMShare This – xThe Manipur High Court on Thursday directed the State Government to constitute a “Committee of Experts” that may advise the government as to the course of action that may be adopted to prevent the spread of Covid-19, after holding regular deliberations with all the stakeholders. A division bench comprised by Justice Lanusungkum Jamir and Justice Kh. Nobin Singh has ordered that…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Manipur High Court on Thursday directed the State Government to constitute a “Committee of Experts” that may advise the government as to the course of action that may be adopted to prevent the spread of Covid-19, after holding regular deliberations with all the stakeholders. A division bench comprised by Justice Lanusungkum Jamir and Justice Kh. Nobin Singh has ordered that the Committee should be constituted within a week, “which shall collect all the relevant data, discuss with the stakeholders including CSOs, farmers, persons who are unable to earn anything because of the lockdown etc., analyze the detailed aspects and keep on submitting reports to the State Government from time to time so that the same can be placed before the High Level Consultative Committee for consideration and to take appropriate decisions accordingly.” The direction was passed in a PIL, highlighting the plight of migrants/returnees due to inaction on part of the State Government in establishing adequate number of quarantine centers, setting up adequate testing facilities and providing basic amenities at the existing quarantine centers. While disposing of the PIL, the bench iterated that in order to tackle the Covid crisis, the Government needs to make two plans— one, short term plan and two, long term plan. For the short term plan it suggested: “the Government ought to constitute a committee consisting of experts in the relevant fields which will look into the matter on day to day basis and submit its report/ recommendation to the Government for its consideration and for taking appropriate and immediate decision as regards the future course of action.” As for the long term plan the court said, “The government ought to constitute many committees of experts in respect of different problems relating to various Departments viz. Finance, Education, Health, Home, Agriculture, Horticulture, Industries etc. which will collect data, discus with the stakeholders including CSOs and assess the impact of COVID-19 crisis taking into account the actions already taken by the State Government under short term plan.” Further, recognizing the plight of those lodged in the quarantine centers, the court observed, “the State Government must not forget that as long as he/ she is in a quarantine centre, he/she is entitled to basic needs for survival for the reason that he/she is in the custody of the State Government temporarily” Sharing of information The Court observed that even though the State Government had been trying its “best level” to contain the pandemic, there was no information regarding the same in the public domain. Thus, highlighting the significance of “sharing of information” in a democratic country the bench directed, “The State Government shall share all the information, without any discrimination except those which are exempted under the provisions of Section 8 of the Right to Information Act, 2005, with the general public relating to any action taken by it towards combating COVID-19 crisis including the one relating to spending public money, infrastructure, manpower, facilities etc. in the quarantine centres and in particular, the institutional quarantine centres for combating COVID-19 crisis.” The Court observed that the government ought to share any kind information about its financial capacity and various actions being taken by it from to time and make the public aware of it so that it becomes easier for them to extend co-operation. “Public money is nothing but tax payer’s money and the State Government, before spending it, needs to inform the public the amount intended or earmarked to be spent; the amount already spent and the amount yet to be spent, because the standard of facilities to be provided in the quarantine centre will depend upon it. To do anything by the State Government towards spending public money, there has to be always a norm either in the form of Act, rules and regulation or guidelines, in the absence of which anything done by it will lead to a problem anytime and anywhere. The norm is to be made first by the State Government and the action is to be taken by it in accordance with the said norm only,” the bench added. It has also ordered that the government shall frame exhaustive rules and regulations to regulate its functioning towards combating the crisis or modify suitably the existing SOP, depending upon the change of circumstances touching on all aspects of the matter and keeping in mind the shortcomings, difficulties, drawbacks, complaints from the public etc., to meet any kind of eventuality. Further, the bench clarified that if the State Government is in short of money, it can make a request to the Government of India for its help and if such request is made by all the State Governments, the Government of India can generate its income either by enhancing the rate of existing taxes or by introducing a new tax towards combating COVID-19 crisis. Case Details: Case Title: J. Hillson Angam v. State of Manipur & Ors. Case No.: PIL No. 16/2020 Quorum: Justice Lanusungkum Jamir and Justice Kh. Nobin Singh Appearance: Advocate M. Rakesh (for Petitioner); Advocate General N. Kumarjit (for State)Click here to Read/Download Judgment Next Storylast_img read more

first_img Published 3:00 am Tuesday, August 13, 2019 Latest Stories Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits TALKING SHOP: Ledford reflects on 42 years as barber You Might Like Print Article Sponsored Content All was quiet at Raymond’s Barbershop, except for the passing of vehicles along busy South Brundidge Street. But only for a few seconds.Then, the banter that has attracted customers and loafers to Raymond Ledford’s barbershop for 42 years wound back up and it was business as usual.With the comb in his left hand and the clippers in the right and hair a-flying, Ledford was telling how he chased his meal with Texas Pete hot sauce. Skip Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationcenter_img And, it has been that way since Ledford opened the doors to his barbershop on Wednesday, August 5, 1977.“Forty-two years, right here, right in this spot,” Ledford said. And, he wasn’t talking about just in the same building he has occupied for those 42 years. He also meant the heavily worn spot on the concrete floor around his barber’s chair that marks his dedication to his job for four decades and counting. “That’s a lot of tine standing in one spot but it’s been a happy place. It’s still a happy place.”Ledford learned to “barber” at the Baptist Children’s Home in Troy. He arrived as eight-year-old and, for him, the Children’s Home quickly became his home and it set the course for his life’s work.“I was a sophomore at in high school when I learned to cut hair,” Ledford said. “I started working with Junior Byrd at his barbershop in downtown Christmas that year. Then, I started working with Junior every Saturday and during the summer. When I got in the DO program, diversified occupation program, I worked in the afternoons. We gave flattops – G.I. haircuts — and regular haircuts. That worked for everybody because that’s what everybody wanted.”When Ledford graduated high school, went fulltime with Junior Byrd and work for him 14 years before he opened his own barbershop. “I hadn’t been able to talk all day,” Ledford said, all the while keeping pace with the buzzing clippers. “The waitress came and plopped a bottle of hot sauce down right by my plate. Nobody has asked for hot sauce but the Lord sent it me to pick me up so I could eat … and talk.”Ledford told how shots of Texas Pete had him talking and eating in no time. He added a tag something about carrying hot pepper in his pocket but it was lost in the laughter.That’s the way days go at Raymond’s Barber and Style Shop. Ledford said he had no reservations about going out on his own.“I knew what I could do and it was what I wanted to do – cut hair,” he said.When it comes to barbering, Ledford’s nose has always been “on the grinding rock.”“Junior cut hair left handed and I knew if he could do it, I could do it,” Ledford said. “So, I learned to cut with my left hand because what I saw with my eye went to the brain.”With a bit of glint in his eye but a serious look, Ledford said, “If you do something three times, that a scientific method and you’ve proved it. I proved I could use the clippers with my left hand.”Ledford said, early on, he learned two things about barbering. Don’t gossip and listen to your customers.“I had a man in the chair and I was saying something about this woman,” he said. “Later, I learned it was his sister. I said, well, if he comes back and beats me slam to death, leave him alone and let me lay there like a dog. I deserve it.”So, Ledford just talks hunting and fishing and he talks it a lot and he listens to his customers just about as often.Ledford laughed telling how Keith Snider told him he wanted his hair cut.“Keith said to cut up as close to his ear as I could on one side but leave it long round the other ear and block his hair off in the back,” Ledford said. “I told Keith I couldn’t cut hair like that. He said, ‘well, you did the last time!’”Ledford’s barbershop is more than a place for a haircut. It’s a place where friends gather to share their stories and their lives. For 42 years, Raymond Ledford has carved his niche in the town he calls home,He gives credit for his success in business to his love of barbering and his happiness to his family and friends.“Being a barber has never been a job,” he said. “And, I’ve never had to grow up so I haven’t had to grow old. I work hard and then I go hunting and fishing and riding around and going out to eat with my wife, Cherry. I’m a happy man.” The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Email the author By The Penny Hoarder Book Nook to reopen PIVOTAL MOMENTS: Howard exhibit at IAC shows Alabama’s history “Mike Howard: Pivotal Moments in Alabama History” opens at Troy University’s International Arts Center on Tuesday. And, it’s a “don’t… read more By Jaine Treadwell Troy falls to No. 13 Clemsonlast_img read more

first_imgMyriam Borzee/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than one million people worldwide.Over 35.3 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The criteria for diagnosis — through clinical means or a lab test — has varied from country-to-country. Still, the actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some national governments are hiding or downplaying the scope of their outbreaks.Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the virus has rapidly spread to every continent except Antarctica.The United States is the worst-affected country, with more than 7.4 million diagnosed cases and at least 210,195 deaths.California has the most cases of any U.S. state, with more than 835,000 people diagnosed, according to Johns Hopkins data. California is followed by Texas and Florida, with over 794,000 cases and over 717,000 cases, respectively.More than 190 vaccine candidates for COVID-19 are being tracked by the World Health Organization, at least seven of which are in crucial phase three trials.Here’s how the news is developing Tuesday. All times Eastern:Oct 06, 6:55 amIndia records lowest single-day rise in cases since AugustIndia confirmed another 61,267 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, its lowest single-day increase since Aug. 25.An additional 884 coronavirus-related fatalities were also recorded. The country’s cumulative total now stands at 6,685,082 confirmed cases with 103,569 deaths, according to the latest data from the Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.India is only the second country to surpass six million total cases, after the United States. The vast nation of 1.3 billion people has the highest COVID-19 infection rate of anywhere in the world, although it is now on a downward trend. India is on track to become the pandemic’s worst-hit nation within weeks, overtaking the United States, where more than 7.4 million people have been diagnosed with COVID-19.India also has the highest number of recovered COVID-19 patients in the world, with nearly 5.7 million people who have survived the disease. The country’s recovery rate stands at 84%, according to the health ministry.Oct 06, 6:15 amSacred Heart University suspends over 100 students for violating COVID-19 policiesSacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut, has suspended more than 100 students for violating the school’s COVID-19 policies, according to a report by New Haven ABC affiliate WTNH-TV.University officials confirmed to WTNH that there have been at least 109 suspensions since the start of the fall semester due to various health and safety violations that include not wearing face masks, not social distancing and having unauthorized visitors in residence hall rooms.The suspended students were informed that they cannot come back to campus for periods ranging from one week to the rest of the semester. They will continue to attend classes remotely in the meantime, according to WTNH.University leaders hope the suspensions send a clear message that the coronavirus pandemic remains a very real threat and that safety is the number one goal for a successful semester back on campus.“We want everyone to protect themselves and protect each other so that we can end the semester here on campus and have a full semester of on-campus, on-ground learning,” Larry Weilk, dean of students at Sacred Heart University, told WTNH. “Prior to the start of the year, we developed what we call a pioneer promise where we asked all students faculty and staff to promise to protect themselves, the campus community, and the greater Bridgeport and Fairfield community as well.”“We’re all in this together,” he added. “We’re all trying to protect each other and stay healthy.”Oct 06, 5:12 am33 US states and territories in upward trajectory of new cases, FEMA memo saysAn internal memo from the Federal Emergency Management Agency obtained by ABC News on Monday night shows that 33 U.S. states and territories are in an upward trajectory of COVID-19 infections, while four jurisdictions are at a plateau and 19 others are in a downward trend.Both the number of new cases and the number of new deaths reported across the United States were  down Monday in week-over-week comparisons. There were 301,308 new cases confirmed during the period of Sept. 28-Oct. 4, a 2.5% decrease from the previous week. There were also 4,871 coronavirus-related fatalities recorded during the period of Sept. 28-Oct. 4, a 8.2% decrease compared with the week prior, according to the memo.However, the national positivity rate for COVID-19 tests increased slightly from 4.4% to 4.7% in week-to-week comparisons. Currently, 20% of hospitals across the country have more than 80% of beds full in their intensive care units. That figure was 17-18% during the summertime peak, the memo said.In Alabama, COVID-19 cases accounted for 9.2% of the state’s inpatients during the week ending Sept. 29. The number of new cases nearly tripled in the western city of Tuscaloosa — from 562 to 1,549 — between the weeks ending Sept. 22 and Sept. 29, according to the memo.In Colorado, there was a 42.2% relative increase in the number of new COVID-19 cases in Adams County between the weeks ending Sept. 22 and Sept. 29, driven by people under the age of 20. Meanwhile, nearly 80% of cases recorded in the northern city of Boulder since Aug. 24 have been linked to the University of Colorado, the memo said.In Hawaii, there was a cluster of nine COVID-19 cases confirmed at the University of the Nations Kona campus in the town of Kailua-Kona, according to the memo.Oct 06, 4:22 amUS reports nearly 40,000 new casesThere were 39,562 new cases of COVID-19 identified in the United States on Monday, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.Monday’s tally is far below the country’s record set on July 16, when there were 77,255 new cases in a 24-hour-reporting period.An additional 460 coronavirus-related fatalities were also recorded Sunday, down from a peak of 2,666 new fatalities reported on April 17.A total of 7,458,549 people in the United States have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began, and at least 210,195 of them have died, according to Johns Hopkins. The cases include people from all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C. and other U.S. territories as well as repatriated citizens.By May 20, all U.S. states had begun lifting stay-at-home orders and other restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. The day-to-day increase in the country’s cases then hovered around 20,000 for a couple of weeks before shooting back up and crossing 70,000 for the first time in mid-July. The daily tally of new cases has gradually come down since then but has hovered around 40,000 in recent weeks.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more