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Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Would I buy Rolls-Royce shares or International Consolidated Airlines Group shares? That aviation is going through an awful time right now is an understatement. The upswing has started for most other segments of the economy, but we are still waiting for air travel to restart in earnest. Not all aviation stocks are made equalThere are better days ahead in store though, I feel. And some aviation stocks have already run-up significantly in anticipation of better times. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Low-cost airline Wizz Air, for instance, was recently at all-time-highs. RyanAir, another low-cost carrier, saw its share price rise to three-year highs. easyJet has also seen significant gains over the past year. Yet the speedy share price rise for these stocks combined with the expected slow healing of their financial health makes me doubtful if they can rise more in the near future. But there are two stocks in aviation I see as having much potential.One is British Airways owner International Consolidated Airlines Group (LSE: IAG) and the other is aircraft engines’ provider Rolls-Royce (LSE: RR). They stand out for how little they have gained since last year’s market crash. IAG’s share price is actually lower than it was at the same time last year and the Rolls-Royce share price is almost at the same level.Rolls-Royce or IAG – which is the better buy?This could be a good opportunity to buy for me. But I do not want to expose myself a whole lot to aviation yet. So, I would like to buy shares of either IAG or Rolls-Royce, not both. The question now is: which one of them is a better investment for me?Three ways to assessTo assess this, I compared them across three parameters. One, their share price trends before the market crash. Two, their financial performances pre-pandemic. And three, their own outlooks for the rest of the year.In understanding their share price performances, I considered the five-year period between early 2015 and early 2020. Turns out that both their share prices have dropped over this time, albeit with much fluctuation during the interim. In terms of financial performance, IAG is ahead of Rolls-Royce. IAG showed steady growth in revenue and was also profitable in the three years before the pandemic. Rolls-Royce too saw growth in revenue, but it was loss-making for two of the three years. And now it has had another bad year. The outlook for both companies has improved, with some caution of course. But I think Rolls-Royce may be better placed even if aviation recovery is slow. Besides civil aerospace, power systems and defence systems are important sources of revenue for it. And it is optimistic about their recovery. If, however, air travel restarts as planned, IAG can start recovering too. It does mention a “high level” of pent-up demand in its latest update. My takeawayBased on this assessment, I lean towards IAG, largely because of its past performance. However, I will wait for another month to see how air travel picks up. That should indicate better which of the two is better placed. There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it!
Featured Events Youth Minister Lorton, VA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Bath, NC Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Belleville, IL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Press Release Service Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Job Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA The acronym is a play off of the term NIMBY — short for “Not in My Backyard” — a term often used to describe community pushback against affordable housing or other similar projects.“Jesus very clearly tells us to keep our eyes open to those who are in need,” said Clairemont Lutheran Church pastor Jonathan Doolittle.California is home to the 10 least-affordable major markets in the nation and is near the top in cost-burdened households — second among homeowners and fourth among renters, according to a January 2019 report from the Public Policy Institute of California. The median home price in California is $549,000. The median rent is $2,800. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Aerial view of Clairemont Lutheran Church in San Diego, with a rendering of proposed affordable housing project in the parking lot, bottom right. Image courtesy of Yigby.orgAbout four years ago, Clairemont Lutheran Church members in San Diego decided they needed to do something about the housing crisis affecting their community.The church was part of an interfaith shelter network in which congregations open their spaces for a certain length of time to house families in crisis. During this time, churches host families for two weeks while they get back on their feet.The families rotate to other churches in the network, but once that cycle runs out, they may have nowhere else to seek shelter, Doolittle said. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Shreveport, LA By Alejandra MolinaPosted Nov 15, 2019 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York As the church made plans to redevelop its fellowship hall, Doolittle said they sought to include affordable housing as part of that project. The church proposed building a number of affordable apartments on part of their current parking lot.Church leaders thought the affordable housing component could also speed up the approval process for the project. Instead, they encountered more roadblocks including parking restrictions and costly environmental impact reports.In San Diego, city code makes it a requirement for churches to have a certain number of parking spaces based on the number of people who can fit in the sanctuary.The renovation of the church’s fellowship hall is underway, but the housing element is on hold for now.However, that could soon change.On Nov. 6, a subcommittee of the San Diego City Council voted in favor on an item that would make it easier for faith communities to get approval to build housing on their parking lots. Under this plan, excess parking spaces could be used as a location for housing. The City Council will consider the item at a future meeting.Clairemont Lutheran Church plans to jump-start its housing efforts next year, hoping to put between 16 and 21 apartments on its parking lot.To housing advocate Tom Theisen, the city’s move is a step in the right direction.Theisen — a retired attorney and former chair of the Regional Task Force on the Homeless — is part of the San Diego YIGBY working group that helps activate under-utilized faith community properties suitable for residential units.He says the YIGBY group shows how an abundance of church land across the county can help address the region’s housing shortage. Theisen said that in the past, individual churches were going to the government proposing small projects of 15 to 20 units.“It’s hard to create any change when you’re talking about individual small projects,” Theisen said.Theisen said the YIGBY group emerged when San Diego County tax collector Dan McAllister identified about 1,100 faith community properties on more than 2,000 acres of land. Theisen said a substantial portion of that land is available for housing.“If we look at this from the perspective of ‘How do we help the churches help the needy in their community and look at it countywide?’ we’re talking hundreds of potential housing units, possibly thousands,” Theisen said.Theisen estimates construction costs could be “primarily if not exclusively” paid through income coming in from the housing.“The idea is to start building housing and start putting people in houses,” Theisen said.People tour St. Paul’s Commons in Walnut Creek, California, in September 2019. Photo courtesy of St. Paul’s Episcopal ChurchIn Northern California, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Walnut Creek would like to open its affordable housing complex in December or January.It’s called St. Paul’s Commons and will be a mixed-use development with community spaces operated by St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. It’s also where the nonprofit Trinity Center will have a physical space to serve people who are homeless.The project will include 45 affordable apartments. The church leased its land to Berkeley-based developer Resources for Community Development, which used a property management company to perform background checks, call references and conduct interviews for apartment applications.The development is taking over a single-family home where Trinity Center provided services to the homeless. The Rev. Krista Fregoso said they were already assisting people who were homeless and later thought, “What if we became a part of the solution, too?”To Fregoso, “This is just one part of how we live out our faith. We hope to be a model for other faith communities who might see their property in a different way.” Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit a Press Release Submit an Event Listing Rector Albany, NY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group An artistic rendering of the future St. Paul’s Commons in Northern California. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Walnut Creek would like to open its affordable housing complex in December or January. It’s called St. Paul’s Commons, and it will be a mixed-use development with community spaces operated by St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. It will include 45 affordable apartments. Image courtesy of Resources for Community Development[Religion News Service] Faith congregations across California are responding to the state’s housing crisis by sharing their parking lots with people living in their cars, providing mobile showers for the homeless and joining their neighbors in calling for rent control in their communities.But another form of housing advocacy has been taking place among spaces of faith.A number of churches are exploring ways to build affordable housing on their own land. It’s what pastors and other leaders are referring to as YIGBY, or “Yes in God’s Backyard.” Rector Tampa, FL TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Martinsville, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME ‘Yes in God’s Backyard’: Churches use land for affordable housing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Collierville, TN Rector Hopkinsville, KY
British Red Cross commits to opt-in only telephone fundraising 117 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 Tagged with: Information Commissioner Law / policy Telephone fundraising The British Red Cross has become the first charity to move to opt-in only telephone fundraising by signing an undertaking with the ICO committing it to best practice around fundraising calls.The charity has committed to following Regulation 21 of the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations, by implementing an opt-in consent model for live telephone marketing calls no later than 12 months from the date of the undertaking, which was announced on 26th February.Also in line with Regulation 21, the charity has undertaken to only call potential donors if they have specifically opted in to receiving such calls in the previous two years.Any consented data will have a 24-month expiration period, after which time the British Red Cross will only make live telephone marketing calls if it has gathered fresh, specific and informed consent from the individual.The undertaking was signed after the ICO contacted British Red Cross as part of its investigation into a report in the Daily Mail that suggested a number of charities were ignoring marketing rules to compete for donations. The ICO found the British Red Cross had complied with the law, but offered advice around further good practice that could be implemented.According to the ICO, while the British Red Cross is the first charity to sign an undertaking of this type, it is also currently working with other organisations along these lines.Andy Curry, ICO group enforcement manager, said:“A big part of our work is working with companies who want to get it right. British Red Cross is a good example of that. They’ve seen the benefits of not just following the law, but following best practice, and we’re pleased that we’ve been able to work with them on this.” 116 total views, 1 views today Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 Melanie May | 1 March 2016 | 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.
Pinterest Dungloe and Glenties Sewerage Schemes cleared to go to tender News Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Facebook Environment Minister Phil Hogan has cleared the Dungloe and Glenties Sewerage Schemes to go to tender.In a statement, Donegal South West Deputy and Junior Gaeltacht Minister Dinny Mc Ginley says he hopes Donegal County Council now moves swiftly to progress the work.According to a statement issued through Dinny Mc Ginley’s office last night, Phil Hogan has approved tender documents for the work, which involves the provision of new wastewater treatment plants, pumping stations and sewers in Dungloe & Glenties, and it is a matter for Donegal County Council to advance the combined scheme through the tender process.Minister of State McGinley welcomed progress on these schemes and is hopeful that there will be no undue delay in commencing work on the projects.The two schemes are long awaited. In April 2010, the previous government approved the two schemes to move to the contracting stage, with a combined estimated cost of €7million.At the time, North West MEP Pat The Cope Gallagher said as all pre-tender documents were prepared, the tender process should have been relatively quick, and he was anticipating going to construction in 2011. Now, almost two years later, it seem the projects are about to move forward. Google+ Google+ Previous articleDeputy McHugh calls for return to old Health Board modelNext articleIFA call for Local Improvement Scheme grants to be reinstated News Highland PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Twitter By News Highland – February 23, 2012 Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry
75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Donegal tourism seminar taking place next week Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Donegal Tourism is inviting all those involved in the industry to its annual Seminar in Letterkenny next week.Tourism providers will hear of the the marketing plans for 2016 and how they can influence and avail of them.Donegal Tourism is this year expanding its membership to a wider geographical and sectoral base.It’s Director, Barney McLoughlin says it will be more representative of the diverse tourism sector:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/barneyraw.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Google+ Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Facebook By admin – March 3, 2016 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ Previous articleDonegal properties to go under the hammer at latest Allsop auctionNext articleDonegal Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher widely tipped to secure Ceann Comhairle position admin Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook
Top StoriesWith Domestic Flights Scheduled to Resume, BCD Warns Civil Aviation Ministry Of Risks of Spread Of COVID By Central Air Conditioning MEHAL JAIN24 May 2020 8:17 AMShare This – xWith reference to its decision to commence domestic flights from May 25, the Bar Council of Delhi has written to the Civil Aviation Ministry to take immediate adequate measures at all central air conditioned airports so that there is no spread of coronavirus.”We do not know whether Government has taken adequate measures in so far as use of central air conditioning at the airports are…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?LoginWith reference to its decision to commence domestic flights from May 25, the Bar Council of Delhi has written to the Civil Aviation Ministry to take immediate adequate measures at all central air conditioned airports so that there is no spread of coronavirus.”We do not know whether Government has taken adequate measures in so far as use of central air conditioning at the airports are concerned, since now it has been categorically established that central air conditioning is a source of spread of coronavirus”, reads the letter addressed by BCD Chairman K. C. Mittal.In this behalf, the status report filed by Union of India before the Delhi High Court on the Council’s own application raising concerns regarding buildings which are air conditioned and the people working in such environment. The Central Public Works Department, which maintains a large number of Central government offices across the country, has in the status report acknowledged the widespread concern that in these times, when the entire world is facing the threat of COVID, with the summer approaching, the operation of circulating fans, coolers and ACs in offices and work spaces, may lead to the spread of the virus.In order to provide adequate protection against this, the CPWD Directorate had examined the COVID 19 Guidance Document for Air Conditioning and Ventilation prepared by the ISHRAE Task Force (Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers) on how to operate air conditioning and ventilation systems to control the spread of coronavirus in residences, workspaces and health care facilities. Accordingly, by an Office Memorandum of April 22, the Department decided to use these HVAC guidelines, prepared upon discussion with experts from the industry, research and academia, for the guidance of the field formations of the CPWD throughout the country. It directed that these guidelines are to be implemented by the various field offices of the CPWD which are maintaining Central government work spaces throughout the country to prevent any contamination by air circulation in these offices manned by government officers and staff.”We are sure that on such an important issue, your ministry must have taken care of this particular aspect before commencement of domestic flights. However, you may please ensure, if not already, to take immediate adequate measures at all central air conditioned airports so that there is no spread of coronavirus”, pleads the BCD Chairman.He further avers that “we do not know how far it is correct, but the general message is that this virus came from abroad and was carried by passengers travelling to India from various foreign countries”, lamenting that “If at the initial stage, care could have been taken in January 2020 onwards, things would have been different”. “Now that, all States / UTs are effected, precautions must be taken so interstate risk is ruled out”, it is urged.The Council has further pointed out that the use of central air conditioners in the buildings of the High Court of Delhi for the same reason had to be abandoned and alternative arrangements are being made. “We hope you would kindly take absolute care of everybody, who intends to travel by domestic flight, at all the airports”, reads the letter.Next Story
Pinterest Twitter By News Highland – May 29, 2019 FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Wednesday May 29th:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/29news.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp Previous articleNumber of homeless in Donegal decreasesNext articleFailte Ireland seeks applications for new capital programme News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Wednesday May 29th Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Twitter Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Harps come back to win in Waterford Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNewsPlayback News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th
Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Twitter Facebook By News Highland – June 4, 2020 WhatsApp WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows An investigation is continuing after substantial damage was caused to outdoor furniture at a popular green area in Buncrana.Two picnic tables and sixteen seats have been vandalised in the sustained attack which is believed to have happened on Tuesday night or in the early hours of yesterday morning.Anyone with information is being asked to contact Gardai in Buncrana.Local resident David has been instrumental in getting the amenity looking its best and says he’s devastated but heartened by the kindness of some local children who fundraised to replace some of the furniture:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/dadfdfgdfgdfvid1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleReturn of the ‘Big Mac’ to Letterkenny as McDonalds reopensNext articleWater outages in Letterkenny and Ballybofey News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNews Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Facebook Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan Google+ Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Investigation launched after outdoor furniture destroyed in local park Pinterest
iStock(NEW YORK) — The number of novel coronavirus cases around the world has reached at least 335,974, with Italy and the United States behind China as the countries with the most cases of COVID-19 infections, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.The number of U.S. cases has surpassed 31,000, and as the number rises, some states are acting quickly by ordering variations of stay-at-home orders for residents. Oregon issued such an order on Friday night, joining states that include California, Illinois and New York.The respiratory virus, known officially as COVID-19, has reached every continent except Antarctica, and every state in America since emerging in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December.Globally, there are at least 14,356 coronavirus-related deaths, according to Johns Hopkins. More than 95,000 people have recovered worldwide. Here’s how the news developed Sunday. All times Eastern:1:31 a.m.: Senate adjourns, will revisit relief plan at noon MondayAfter meetings into the early morning hours failed to produce an agreement on the massive coronavirus relief plan, members of Congress will reconvene at noon Monday in hope of approving the next phase of the agreement.Senate Majority Leader McConnell had recommended the Senate reconvene Monday morning, but Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said he was having ongoing meetings with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, and that he was hopeful of having an agreement by noon.McConnell said he was concerned about the delay rattling the financial markets when they open in the morning, but nevertheless adjourned Sunday’s marathon session and scheduled the Senate to be back in session at noon Monday.The nearly $2 trillion plan is expected to provide broad financial relief to American families and businesses, including cast payments directly to individuals.11:49 p.m.: Major Disaster Declarations OK’d for California, WashingtonThe Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal emergency funds had been approved for Major Disaster Declarations in the states of California and Washington.The declarations make federal funding available for emergency protective measures in all areas impacted by COVID-19, as well as for crisis counseling for affected individuals, according to FEMA.New York state received Major Disaster Declaration approval on Friday.10:54 p.m.: Oahu, Maui issue ‘stay at home’ ordersHonolulu, Hawaii, Mayor Kirk Caldwell issued a “stay at home” order for Oahu that goes into effect Monday afternoon for everyone except those in essential services.Shortly after, Maui’s mayor followed suit by enacting a “stay at home” order that goes into effect Wednesday.10:42 p.m.: Negotiations continue after Senate votes down relief planLawmakers are working to find common ground after the Senate failed to advance the coronavirus relief package, now expected to reach close to $2 trillion.Senate Democrats on Sunday evening failed to back a procedural vote to advance the measure over concerns that it prioritizes corporations over individuals.Sen. Joe Biden accused President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of “trying to put corporate bailouts ahead of families.”“The White House and the Senate Republicans have proposed a $500 billion slush fund for corporations, with almost no conditions. Donald Trump’s Treasury Secretary would decide which big businesses get how much, and he can give out billions with virtually no strings attached,” Biden said Sunday night. “The Trump Administration could even allow companies to use taxpayers’ money for stock buybacks and executive pay packages, and they don’t have to tell Americans where the money is going for months.”Sen. Chuck Schumer, the Senate minority leader, said he hoped a compromise would still be reached as discussions continued Sunday night.McConnell said late Sunday night that the Senate will vote again at 9:45 a.m. Monday, “unless we finally reach an agreement between now and then.”“Our nation cannot afford a game of chicken,” McConnell said.8:55 p.m.: Los Angeles to shut down most city recreation activitiesLos Angeles announced plans to shut down group sports activities as well as the city’s public golf course and parking lots at Venice Beach by the weekend to enforce “physically distance.”“This is serious,” Mayor Eric Garcetti said in Sunday night. “Six feet matters … your decision to not physically distance yourself might kill someone.”He said the city is prepared to fine violators. 7:15 p.m.: National Guard ito be deployed in NY, California, WashingtonThe National Guard will be deployed to assist in the fight against the coronavirus in the hard-hit states of New York, California and Washington, President Donald Trump announced.The move, announced at Sunday evening’s briefing of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, will include delivery of medical supplies and the establishment of medical stations in those states.“The federal government will be funding 100% of the cost to deploy National Guard units to carry out approved missions to stop the virus while those governors remain in command,” Trump said. “I spoke with all three of the governors today, just a little while ago, they’re very happy with what we’re doing.”In addition, Trump said, “I directed FEMA to supply the following: Four large medical stations with 1,000 beds for New York, eight large federal medical stations with 2,000 beds for California. and three large federal medical stations and four small federal medical stations with 1,000 beds for the state of Washington.”Pete Gaynor of the Federal Emergency Management Agency said that medical supplies, including personal protective equipment, will be arriving in the affected states within 42 hours.Also at the briefing, officials urged that testing be prioritized toward the neediest cases.“We want people that have been checked into a hospital, that are being treated for what they expect to be coronavirus, to receive those tests more quickly.,” said Vice President Mike Pence.Members of the task force said that 254,000 Americans have been tested for COVID-19, with 30,000 of those — 11.8% — testing positive.According to commercial testing labs, the U.S. should be caught up on the backlog in testing by midweek, officials said. 5:45 p.m.: Five U.S. senators now under self-quarantineFollowing the announcement Sunday afternoon by Sen. Rand Paul that he had contracted the coronavirus, there are now five U.S. senators under self-quarantine. Sen. Mitt Romney said that he had quarantined himself after having contact with Sen. Paul. “Since Senator Romney sat next to Senator Paul for extended periods in recent days and consistent with CDC guidance, the attending physician has ordered him to immediately self-quarantine and not to vote on the Senate floor,” a Romney spokesperson said in a statement. “He has no symptoms but will be tested. He urges members to pass a relief package as quickly as possible that provides assistance for families, workers, and small businesses.” Sen. Mike Lee is also under quarantine after coming in contact with Sen. Paul. Sens. Rick Scott and Cory Gardner were already under self-quarantine after coming into contact with diplomatic delegations whose members had tested positive. 4:15 p.m.: NYPD to crack down on mass gatherings in parksNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York Police Commissioner Dermot Shea announced they will be cracking down on large gatherings that linger in city parks, to prevent COVID-19 exposure. The order comes after reports of people interacting too closely in parks over the weekend, despite a shelter-in-place order by the mayor. Cops will be in cars, bikes and other vehicles with a speaker, alerting parkgoers not to linger, and if crowds get too big, the officers will break them up, according to de Blasio and Shea. The mayor said they will run this policy for a week, and reassess their procedures.“If we feel people aren’t following the rules … we will consider shutting [parks] down,” he warned. As of Sunday morning, New York City had 9,654 confirmed coronavirus cases, de Blasio said. Earlier in the day, Gov. Andrew Cuomo asked the mayor to come up with a plan to reduce the density in parks and suggested that the city close certain streets to vehicular traffic and allow pedestrians. De Blasio said he is mulling over closing the streets and will codify their plans in the next 24 hours, but warned that such a plan would require a gradual phase-in and strict police enforcement. “If you put barriers at the end of a block and everyone comes out like it’s normal, we can’t have that,” the mayor said. 3:15 p.m.: Angela Merkel goes into quarantine as precaution German Chancellor Angela Merkel has gone into self-quarantine after she was exposed to the virus, according to her office. The chancellor learned that a doctor who administered a precautionary pneumonia vaccine on Friday afternoon tested positive for COVID-19, her office said.“In the next days she will be regularly tested in the coming days, as a test now would not yet be fully conclusive. From her quarantine at home, the Chancellor will continue to attend to her official business,” a spokeswoman said in a statement. Shortly before she learned about the exposure, Merkel issued an order earlier in the day that barred social gatherings of more than two people with the exemptions of families and people living in the same household. The order will be in effect for two weeks. 2:26 p.m.: Olympic Committee considering different scenarios for TokyoThe International Olympic Committee’s executive board said it will step up its planning for possible scenarios for the 2020 summer games in Tokyo. The committee emphasized that it has no current plans to cancel the games, but said it will be discussing different options with its planning partners, including postponing the Olympics from its July 24 start date.“The IOC is confident that it will have finalized these discussions within the next four weeks,” the committee said in a statement. Several teams around the world, including the U.S. Track & Field and USA Swimming teams, have called on the IOC to postpone the games out of concern of the pandemic 1:52 p.m.: Germany restricts gatherings of more than two people German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced a new order that bans social gatherings of more than two people. Families and people living in the same household are exempt from the order, which will be in effect for at least two weeks. “We are further reducing public life and social contact and ensuring that the measures will be nationwide,” the chancellor said at a news conference. “Everyone should organize their movements according to these regulations.” Germany has 23,974 COVID-19 cases, the fourth highest outside of China, according to Johns Hopkins University. 1:36 p.m.: Sen. Rand Paul reveals he contracted coronavirus Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., announced on Twitter that he contracted COVID-19. The senator said he is asymptomatic and was tested out of an abundance of caution due to his travel history, according to the tweet. “He was not aware of any direct contact with any infected person,” the tweet said.Paul’s office said it has been operating remotely for the last 10 days and “virtually no staff has had contact” with the senator. He will be in quarantine, according to his staff. Paul is the first U.S. senator to have contracted the virus. Two House of Representatives members, Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., and Rep. Ben McAdam, D-Ut., tested positive for the disease last week. 1:19 p.m.: Italy’s death toll jumps to 5,476 Italy, which has the highest number of coronavirus fatalities outside of China, said there were 651 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, according to the country’s Civil Protection Agency. The total number of fatalities in the country is now 5,476, the agency said. Italy has 53,578 confirmed cases, 5,560 of which are newly recorded. 12:50 p.m.: Emirates reverses decision to suspend flights Emirates reversed a plan made earlier Sunday that would have suspended all of its flights this week. The airline initially said Sunday morning that it would suspend all commercial flights on March 25, and only operate its cargo ships due to coronavirus concerns. Later in the day, Emirates tweeted it received several requests from world leaders who said they needed flights to repatriate its citizens, and the airline changed its course, allowing some flights to continue. “We will operate passenger flights to UK, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Japan, Singapore, Australia, South Africa, South Korea, USA & Canada,” Emirates tweeted. The airline apologized to passengers for the inconvenience and said it will monitor the situation closely. 12:30 p.m.: Spain death count rises by 394, flight restrictions imposedSpain’s Health Ministry announced that it recorded 394 coronavirus deaths on Saturday, bringing the country’s total death count to 1,720. The country has now surpassed Iran for the third largest number of COVID-19 deaths. As of Sunday, Spain had 28,572 confirmed cases of the virus, with 3,646 confirmations made in the last 24 hours.The government said it would take immediate actions to stop the spread of the virus including restricting flights to diplomats, repatriation of travelers, healthcare workers and flights that layover in Spain’s airports. 12:05 p.m.: Merck donates masks to New York City Pharmaceutical company Merck said it will donate half a million masks to New York City’s Office of Emergency Management. The city has over 9,000 cases of COVID-19 as of Sunday morning and elected officials said they are in desperate need of protective material for first responders and medical professionals. 12:00 p.m.: Cuomo calls on New York City to open streets to publicGov. Andrew Cuomo called on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and other leaders to come up with a plan to reduce density in parks, after he saw large gatherings in the green spaces over the weekend. Cuomo called the crowds at the parks “reckless,” “arrogant” and “selfish” because of the greater risk and said the city needed to take immediate action. He gave the mayor and City Council Speaker Corey Johnson 24 hours to come up with a plan and suggested they consider closing some streets to vehicular traffic and open it up to pedestrians. “Get creative. Open up the streets” he said at a news conference.Cuomo later said he had the power to make that move, however he didn’t know the full situation about the density of the parks and would defer the planning to local leaders. De Blasio’s office did not have an immediate comment about the governor’s call to action. Johnson tweeted that he supported closing down streets. “We must #StopTheSpread. The @NYCCouncil will do all we can to make this happen,” he tweeted. Cuomo said there were 15,168 positive coronavirus cases in the state, with more than 9,000 within New York City. The governor announced said there are plans to open up spaces to treat patients, including the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan, and the state would be undergoing trials for a malaria drug that could treat the disease. 9:03 a.m.: Pope to hold universal ‘Our Father’ prayerPope Francis announced he will be holding two major events of prayer this week to respond to the pandemic with “a universal prayer of compassion and tenderness.” During his Sunday noontime prayer, Francis called on the heads of all Christian churches and Christians across the world to recite the “Our Father” prayer at the same time on Wednesday, the feast of the Annunciation, at noon.The pope will also will preside over a moment of prayer on the steps of St Peter’s Basilica to the empty square Friday at noon. The services will include the Urbi et Orbi, to the City [of Rome] and to the World, blessing, which is normally recited during Easter and Christmas. 8:59 a.m.: NJ governor says states needs $100M to fight pandemicDuring an appearance on ABC’s This Week, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy stressed that his state and others in the northeast region needed more assistance from the federal government to fight the pandemic. Murphy told co-anchor Martha Raddatz that New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvania needed $100 billion direct cash assistance to fight against the pandemic. Specifically, he said the states needed more personal protective equipment, or PPE. “We are in desperate for more PPE,” Murphy said. “We’ve had a big ask into the strategic stockpile on the White House — they’ve given us a fraction of our ask.” 8:39 a.m.: FEMA begins shipping masks from national stockpileFederal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Peter Gaynor said on ABC’s This Week, that medical masks began shipping yesterday from the national stockpile.Gaynor could not provide an exact number of masks or a timeline as to when they will reach individual states.“All those supplies to all the demands, all the asks, all the governance, every day, we are — we’re prepared to go to zero in the stockpile to meet demand,” Gaynor said.7:49 a.m.: Miami shuts down marinas following Saturday night boat partiesMiami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez ordered that all boat ramps and marinas in the city would be closed for recreational use after images and videos of boat parties in the area circulated online Saturday night.Gimenez chastised organizers and partygoers for violating the city’s orders that limit crowds to 10 or fewer.“We are in a state of emergency, and I cannot stress enough the need for personal responsibility,” he said in a statement.Only fishing boats will be able to use the docks and sail into the waters under the new order, which will be enforced by police boats, Gimenez said.6:57 a.m.: Russia’s military is sending medical aid to ItalyRussia’s military is sending medical aid to Italy to help in its fight against the coronavirus epidemic, including disinfection vehicles and military virologists.Russia’s defense ministry in a statement announced military transport planes will be delivering eight mobile brigades of military medics, special disinfection vehicles and other medical equipment to Italy, starting from Sunday.It followed a phone conversation between President Vladimir Putin and Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, during which Putin offered help.The move obviously highlights the EU’s relative failure so far to aid Italy in the epidemic and follows China sending a plane-load of medics to help. The authoritarian governments see this as a diplomatic and PR opportunity. Italy was already one of the friendliest countries to Russia in the EU and this obviously won’t go unremembered.Tune into ABC at 1 p.m. ET and ABC News Live at 4 p.m. ET every weekday for special coverage of the novel coronavirus with the full ABC News team, including the latest news, context and analysis.5:29 a.m.: Saudi Arabia suspends domestic flights, buses and taxis for at least two weeksSaudi Arabia announced 48 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, bringing the total to 392, with five of the new infections being healthcare workers in Riyadh, according to a health ministry spokesman.All domestic flights, buses, taxis and trains in the Kingdom have been suspended for at least 14 days to help stem the spread of the coronavirus, an Interior Ministry official told the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA).5:17 a.m. Turkey imposes partial curfew and bans picnics and barbecues as cases have doubled each day in the past weekTurkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan early on Sunday did his best to reassure his people about the nation’s efforts to control the coronavirus pandemic, saying Turkey is doing its duty to protect citizens. “I hope we will get over these difficult times together. Just follow the rules and guidance and also continue staying at homes,” Erdogan posted on Twitter while reiterating that those older than 65 and anyone with a chronic disease should not go outside.Turkey imposed a partial curfew on Saturday for senior citizens and those with chronic diseases, but stopped short of a blanket curfew. Earlier on Saturday, Turkey suspended flights from 46 additional countries and banned picnics and barbecues, as the number of cases has roughly doubled every day for the past week.Turkey now has 947 confirmed cases of the virus, with 21 deaths.2:49 a.m.: Amazon hiring for 100,000 new roles while raising wages for hourly workersPosting on his Instagram account Saturday night, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos wrote a letter to all Amazon employees announcing that Amazon will be hiring for 100,000 new roles and raising wages for hourly workers while also detailing how the company plans on working through the crisis.2:24 a.m.: Audible offering free streaming of children’s storiesOn Saturday night, Audible started offering free streaming of children’s stories in 6 different languages to help parents as long schools are closed.10:47 p.m.: DJ D-Nice brings party to InstagramThis is the largest crowd the Bronx-born DJ has attracted since launching the “parties” on Wednesday.Some of the users tuning in Saturday: Oprah, Mark Zuckerberg, Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, and countless other celebs, singers and athletes.9:30 p.m.: NY ATC Center, LGA tower will be closed overnight for sanitizationThe New York Air Route Traffic Control Center and New York’s LaGuardia Control Tower will now be closed overnight for sanitization, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.During this time other air traffic facilities will provide needed key services and some flights will be rerouted around the airspace, but the FAA expects a minimal impact on traffic since the volume during these hours is low.Flights were briefly suspended at New York City and Philadelphia airports Saturday afternoon when an air traffic controller trainee at New York Air Route Traffic Control Center in Ronkonkoma, New York, tested positive for coronavirus. 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