However, Football Index’s terms and conditions said that funds invested in players through bets on the platform have no such protection, as these were considered sums at risk. Email Address Administrators open Football Index claims process 14th April 2021 | By Marese O’Hagan Tags: Gambling Commission Football Index BetIndex Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter In March the GB Gambling Commission defended its decision not to suspend BetIndex’s licence earlier following a review into the company. On the same day, BetIndex suspended its platform and went into administration. The Gambling Commission later received a promise that player funds would be paid before other commitments, though it noted that this was not binding. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The GB Gambling Commission suspended BetIndex’s operator licence last month following concerns over whether activities carried out on its licence were in accordance with the licence conditions. Football Index operator BetIndex has announced the opening of its claim process for customers who are still owed money from the company. In addition, law firm Leigh Day Solicitors announced an investigation into Football Index as part of a group claim from customers. Legal & compliance Topics: Legal & compliance Compliance Legal Licensing Regulation The administration announcement specified that Football Index account funds were held in a separate trading account from BetIndex’s accounts, and although arrangements were made to protect these funds, BetIndex stated there was “no guarantee that all funds will be repaid in the event of insolvency”. Regions: UK & Ireland Adrian Hyde, Adrian Rabet and RH Toone of Begbies Traynor have been appointed as joint administrators and will handle the process. Customers must complete an online form to notify administrators and BetIndex of their potential claim, but have been advised that this does not verify the validity of their claim.
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. Tagged with: Charity Commission trustees The Charity Commission has launched a welcome pack for new charity trustees, focusing on the main duties of the role.The new welcome pack will be emailed to all new trustees who register their email address with the Commission. It is also available online and can be used by existing trustees to refresh their knowledge. It provides information on governance basics, financial filing requirements and how the Charity Commission can offer support. It also suggests practical steps that can be taken to carry out trustee duties effectively.According to the Commission, around 100,000 new trustees are appointed each year. The guide aims to introduce them to the role so that they have a basic understanding of their duties and responsibilities.The Guide:outlines the basics of trusteeshipsummarises what they can expectraises awareness of their duties and responsibilitiesexplains what needs to be sent to usprovides reference to more detailed guidance and informationTrustees can sign into the Commission’s change charity details service and add email addresses. 545 total views, 3 views today Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis25 546 total views, 4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis25 Melanie May | 1 May 2018 | News Charity Commission creates welcome pack for new trustees
News RSF_en June 8, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information June 6, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Dismay over court’s decision to keep newspaper editor Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara Receive email alerts Organisation NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance News Reporters Without Borders today voiced its outrage at an appeal court’s decision yesterday to keep detained newspaper editor Ali Lmrabet in prison. Lmrabet, who has been on hunger strike since 6 May and has been hospitalised since 26 May, came to the court in a wheelchair for the hearing, which was the first in his appeal case. The next hearing has been set for 10 June. to go further News Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa News Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalists April 28, 2021 Find out more Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa April 15, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today voiced its outrage at an appeal court’s decision yesterday to keep detained newspaper editor Ali Lmrabet in prison. Lmrabet, who has been on hunger strike since 6 May and has been hospitalised since 26 May, came to the court in a wheelchair for the hearing, which was the first in his appeal case. The next hearing has been set for 10 June. Lmrabet was jailed on 21 May.”One would have hoped the Moroccan justice system would calm things down and show clemency by ordering Lmrabet’s provisional release,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said. “Instead, its obstinacy seems to be confirming the fears of those who say that Lmrabet’s imprisonment has sounded the death knell for the independent press.” Ménard added: “People thought King Mohammed’s Morocco was on the road to democracy, but they were clearly wrong.” Lmrabet is the owner and editor of two satirical weeklies, the French-language Demain Magazine and its Arabic-language version Douman. He is also Reporters Without Borders’ correspondent in Morocco.On 21 May, a court in Rabat sentenced him to four years in prison on 21 May for “insulting the person of the king”, “offence against territorial integrity” and “offence against the monarchy.” The court also fined him 20,000 dirhams (about 2,000 euros) and banned his two weeklies. He was taken from the courtroom to a prison cell.He was convicted on the basis of articles and cartoons about the annual allowance that parliament grants the royal family (detailed in a finance ministry document distributed to parliamentarians), a cartoon strip on the history of slavery, a photomontage of Moroccan political personalities, and an interview with a Moroccan republican who advocated self-determination for Western Sahara.When he began his hunger strike on 6 May, Lmrabet said he was acting to defend his rights, to put an end to repeated acts of intimidation against his printer and others who would otherwise be ready to print his weeklies, and in order to be able to enjoy the right to freedom of movement. On 26 May, at the end of his third week on hunger strike, he was rushed from prison to Avicenne hospital in Rabat.
Advertisement Limerick TD says GLAS payments welcome but ‘much more action’ needed to support Agri-sector Sarah’s winning recipe to keep cabin fever at bay Top Fianna Fáil councillor will reject Green coalition deal Facebook Twitter Linkedin TAGSAdare-Rathkeale municipal districtCllr Adam TeskeyCllr Kevin SheahanFianna FáilFine GaellimerickNCTNCT for tractorsTransport Minister Shane Ross NewsLocal NewsParking of tractor regulation allows for proper consultationBy Alan Jacques – November 11, 2017 1799 Decision to enter Phase 4 of reopening Ireland deferred to August 10 Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleMostly Mendelssohn with Carolin WidmannNext articleLimerick family resource centre marks 30 years Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Deputy Tom is fired up for the challenge WhatsApp Print Councillors Adam Teskey and Kevin Sheahan with a non-NCT inspected tractor.TWO Limerick councillors have welcomed the parking of a controversial proposal by Transport Minister Shane Ross to force farmers who drive their tractors more than 25km to submit them for NCTs.Fine Gael councillor Adam Teskey and Fianna Fail councillor Kevin Sheahan, both representatives from the Adare-Rathkeale Municipal District, lobbied the Minister last March to express the district’s opposition to the introduction of NCT-type testing for tractors.The regulation, which was due to come into effect next year, has attracted strong criticism from farming organisations who said that they were not fully engaged with during the consultative process.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up However, the statutory instrument signed into law in September by Minister Ross must now be annulled in the Dáil. Councillors Teskey and Sheahan say that this will allow for proper consultation for all parties in relation to this issue.“Following a Parliamentary Question to the Minister last March, the latest figures that the Road Safety Authority had were for 2014 when there were six fatal collisions on public roads involving a tractor, which was 3.4 per cent of all fatal collisions that year. Some of these collisions may not have been at the fault of the tractor driver,” Cllr Teskey suggested to the Limerick Post.“The possible introduction of the use of white diesel for agricultural tractors with a speed rating of over 40kmh is worrying and is something that I will continue to lobby against.“We cannot keep hitting the farmer who, in most cases, has an enterprise that would not continue to exist without supports like the Basic Payment. It is time that the farmers of County Limerick were listened to in Dublin and I will continue in my efforts to do just that,” he declared.Cllr Kevin Sheahan, who seconded the motion, complimented the Irish Farmers Association for their persistence in having the policy reversed until adequate time has been availed of and “fair discussion” taken place.“No decision should be made with regard to the NCT issue. The Minister for Transport has demonstrated his inability to deal properly with the farming community, which is a disappointment,” he said.Both councillors insist they are committed to monitoring the progress of this issue as it evolves.by Alan [email protected] Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins appointed as Minister of State
Twitter Man charged with assaulting 14-year-old boy, 3-year-old girl Previous articleMan charged with pointing firearm at woman while demanding money for sandalsNext articleSOFTBALL: Odessa College vs Howard College. Odessa American By Odessa American – May 3, 2021 Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook Facebook Twitter CrimeFelony Arrests Pinterest An Ector County Sheriff’s Office probable cause affidavit detailed a 23-year-old man struck a 14-year-old boy with his truck twice, slapped and choked his girlfriend, shook a 3-year-old girl and assaulted a 38-year-old woman.Homero Aguilar Villa was charged with injury to a child causing serious bodily injury (family violence), a first-degree felony, injury to a child (family violence), a third-degree felony, assault causing bodily injury (family violence), a class A misdemeanor, and assault (family violence), a class A misdemeanor.The reported incident happened at 1 a.m. April 18 in the 700 block of S. Blackfoot Avenue, the affidavit stated. Deputies found a 14-year-old boy lying face down, conscious and breathing on the ground.The 14-year-old boy is reportedly hospitalized in the surgical intensive care unit at University Medical Center in Lubbock with life altering serious bodily injury.A witness at the scene, identified as 41-year-old Homero Carrasco Carreon Sr., stated he was the 14-year-old boy’s father, the affidavit stated. Carreon reported Villa was told to leave and then intentionally drove toward his son striking him twice with his vehicle, which was identified as a 1999 Dodge dually truck.Another witness at the scene, identified as Layza Carreon, reportedly detailed to deputies that she was assaulted by being slapped in the face by Villa after he applied pressure to her throat with his right hand. Layza Carreon stated she has been dating Villa for one year and they live at the same residence.The assault on Layza Carreon happened after she attempted to regain possession of her 3-year-old daughter from Villa who had picked up the child by both of her arms and shook her, which left redness to both of the girl’s arms, the affidavit detailed.Layza Carreon’s mother, identified as 38-year-old Mercedez Carreon, reportedly confronted Villa and she was assaulted when Villa grabbed both of Mercedez Carreon’s hands and applied pressure causing pain and later bruising to both of her hands.Villa was arrested, charged and transported to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center. He has four bonds totaling $42,000 and still in custody as of Monday afternoon, jail records show.
Govt. Of India Showing Reluctance To Join Proceedings In Kulbhushan Jadhav Case, Says Islamabad High Court [Read Order]
News UpdatesGovt. Of India Showing Reluctance To Join Proceedings In Kulbhushan Jadhav Case, Says Islamabad High Court [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK6 Oct 2020 9:42 PMShare This – xThe Islamabad High Court has observed that the Government of India is showing reluctance to join the proceedings in the matter of Kulbhushan Jadhav or to avail the remedy provided under the International Court of Justice (Review and Reconsideration) Ordinance, 2020.The Government of India has not made any attempt to approach this Court directly despite opportunities extended in this regard,…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 Islamabad High Court has observed that the Government of India is showing reluctance to join the proceedings in the matter of Kulbhushan Jadhav or to avail the remedy provided under the International Court of Justice (Review and Reconsideration) Ordinance, 2020.The Government of India has not made any attempt to approach this Court directly despite opportunities extended in this regard, the bench headed by the Chief Justice Athar Minallah observed.In its last order, the High Court has given an opportunity for the Government of India to appoint a defence counsel for Kulbhushan Jadhav. The International Court of Justice had held that Pakistan violated Vienna Convention on Consular Relations 1963 by not informing Kulbhushan Jadhav without delay of his rights under Article 36(1)(b) to have consular access. Following this, Pakistan passed an ordinance named International Court of Justice (Review and Reconsideration) Ordinance, 2020 which allows Jadhav to file a petition for the review of his death sentence by the country’s military court before the Islamabad High Court through an application within 60 days of its promulgation.”In order to meet the ends of justice and ensure implementation of the judgment of the International Court in letter and spirit, it would be beneficial if the learned Attorney General could assist us regarding the scope of the obligation of “providing effective review and reconsideration” and its modalities in the context of the principles and law expounded by the International Court. We also expect to be assisted regarding the interpretation of the expressions “an obligation of result” and “must be performed unconditionally”. We further expect the learned Attorney General and the amici curiae to assist us in ascertaining the obligations of the Government of Pakistan relating to implementation of the judgment of the International Court, if the Government of India continues to show reluctance in extending support to Commander Jadhav.”, the bench said.The court said that, when the right to life and right to fair trial of Commander Jadhav are involved, it is important to proceed with abundant caution. Click here to Read/Download OrderRead OrderNext Story
No Law Obliges Stating Of Religion While Seeking Sanction To Transfer Immovable Property: Gujarat HC Grants Pre Arrest Bail To Parsi Man
News UpdatesNo Law Obliges Stating Of Religion While Seeking Sanction To Transfer Immovable Property: Gujarat HC Grants Pre Arrest Bail To Parsi Man Sparsh Upadhyay11 April 2021 9:07 AMShare This – xThe Gujarat High Court last week granted Anticipatory Bail to a Parsi man named Feroze Falibhai Contractor, against whom an FIR had been lodged by a Hindu man as he allegedly hid his religion while selling his property under the Disturbed Areas Act. While granting him the bail, the Bench of Justice Umesh A. Trivedi specifically observed, “Prima facie, it appears that no law obliges…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 Gujarat High Court last week granted Anticipatory Bail to a Parsi man named Feroze Falibhai Contractor, against whom an FIR had been lodged by a Hindu man as he allegedly hid his religion while selling his property under the Disturbed Areas Act. While granting him the bail, the Bench of Justice Umesh A. Trivedi specifically observed, “Prima facie, it appears that no law obliges to state his religion in the affidavit filed in support of application seeking previous sanction to transfer immovable property.” Facts in brief The allegations levelled against the Parsi Man was that, for getting the previous sanction for sale of immovable property owned by him while making application in the affidavit annexed with the application, no religion of the applicant was mentioned therein despite of the fact that he belongs to Parsi community. The FIR had been registered against him for the offenses punishable under Sections 177, 181, 406, 465, 467, 471 of the Indian Penal Code and under Section 6D of the Gujarat Prohibition of Transfer of Immovable Property and Provision for Protection of Tenants from Eviction from premises in Disturbed Areas Act, 1991 (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Act’). As reported by the Indian Express, the FIR stated that Parsi Man “despite being a Parsi, did not disclose his religion…” in the documents submitted before the government authorities (district collector’s office) pertaining to the transfer of plot to a Muslim. The FIR also alleged that Contractor “took advantage of his Muslim-sounding first name… to get permission (for transfer of property) under the Disturbed Areas Act”. The advocate for the first informant submitted that he had shown his incomplete address other than his usual place of abode in the affidavit filed by him for the purpose of getting the previous sanction to sell his immovable property. At the same time, he submitted that though he was of Parsi religion, but he had not mentioned his religion in the affidavit tendered along with the application for getting permission under ‘the Act’ and thereby, the applicant had committed an offence as mentioned in the FIR. Applicant’s submission before the Court The Applicant/Contractor submitted before the court that “unless any provision of law obliges a person to mention religion even in any affidavit, non-mentioning the same would not attract any offence under any law.” It was also submitted that section 6D under the Disturbed Areas only came into force in October 2020 and whereas, the alleged commission of offence took place in May 2020, and the FIR was registered in August 2020. Having analysed the facts of the case, the Court allowed his application for pre-arrest bail on his executing a personal bond of Rs.10,000/- (Rupees Ten Thousand Only) with one surety of like amount. Despite this order, the Court has given the liberty to the Investigating Agency to apply to the competent Magistrate, for police remand of the applicant.Case title – Feroze Falibhai Contractor v. State Of Gujarat [Criminal Misc. Application No. 16338 of 2020]Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
narvikk/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, IVAN PEREIRA and MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 210,000 people worldwide.More than three 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 actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations’ outbreaks. Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the United States has become the worst-affected country, with more than 985,000 diagnosed cases and at least 55,906 deaths. Here’s how the news developed Monday. All times Eastern:7:43 p.m: CDC updates COVID-19 testing prioritiesThe CDC has announced revised guidelines for COVID-19 testing.Per the CDC, high priorities for testing include hospitalized patients, health care facility workers and first responders with symptoms, and residents in long-term care facilities with symptoms.Those with symptoms of potential COVID-19 infection, as well as asymptomatic people identified by public health screening and monitoring, are also a priority for testing.The full testing criteria can be found on the CDC’s website.6:51 p.m: Washington state parks to start reopening May 5Washington state will reopen some outdoor recreation on May 5, Gov. Jay Inslee announced.State parks, state lands, state fish and wildlife areas and golf courses will be allowed to reopen for day use.Only groups of two people, or four if they are from the same household, can play golf together.Public gatherings, team sports and camping remain prohibited.Local jurisdictions could still maintain stricter orders, the governor said.Washington’s stay-at-home order is in effect through May 4.5:45 p.m: Gov. Newsom chastises California beachgoersCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom had a few words for beachgoers in Orange and Ventura counties.“This virus doesn’t take the weekends off,” Newsom said at his daily press briefing Monday, responding to images of weekend crowds at the county beaches.He later addressed beachgoers again, saying, “Who does that? You’re so close.”Newsom said the state is “just a few weeks away” from making changes to California’s stay-at-home order, and these behaviors “will set us back.”California’s stay-at-home order is in effect indefinitely. Beach openings vary by county and city.Ventura County has “soft closures” at local beaches, with sunbathing, chairs and umbrellas prohibited. Orange County has some restrictions to beach access and parking.All Los Angeles County beaches are closed. San Diego County beaches were closed over the weekend, but some reopened Monday.5:05 p.m.: 68 NYC DOE employees have died from COVID-19The New York City Department of Education has lost 68 employees to COVID-19 as of Monday, the department said.That includes 28 teachers, 25 paraprofessionals, three central office employees, two administrators, two guidance counselors and two food service staffers.New York City schools will be closed for the rest of this school year, with students learning remotely instead. Free meals will remain available for students who need them. 3:45 p.m.: NBA workouts eyed for May 8 startNBA players might be able to suit up for workouts after May 8, the league announced Monday.Per new rules, should workouts be allowed after the new earliest target date, no more than four players would be allowed at a facility at once, no coaches could participate and players would be prohibited from using non-team facilities such as public health clubs and gyms. Group activity, including practices and scrimmages, would not be allowed, the NBA said.The possibility of opening limited workouts only applies to players in cities that are not subject to government restrictions. The May 8 date will be pushed back if warranted.The NBA indefinitely suspended the season in March after a player on the Utah Jazz preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19.2:56 p.m.: Ohio governor reveals reopening planOhio Gov. Mike DeWine revealed the plan to reopen his state starting on Friday.The rollout will begin with three phases, the first being non-elective medical procedures, dentist offices and vets. On May 4, manufacturing, distribution and construction will be allowed to resume.General office work would also be allowed to continue, but DeWine encouraged those businesses to work remotely if they can.There are strict rules in place for those businesses including mandatory face coverings for all employees, mandatory daily health assessments, multiple cleanings during the day and a limit of 50% of fire-code capacity for each workplace, according to the governor’s office.If an employee gets sick, the employer must alert the state health department and shut down the business for deep sanitation, if possible, DeWine said.On May 12, the governor will allow retail to reopen, however workers and customers must wear facial coverings. DeWine said his stay-at-home order will remain in effect, and gatherings of 10 or more people are prohibited.2:12 p.m.: Massachusetts cases plateauing: GovernorMassachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said the number of cases in his state appears to be plateauing, but cautioned that it is “very much still in the fight against COVID-19.”The Massachusetts Health Department said there were 1,590 newly recorded cases on Sunday and 169 newly reported fatalities. As of Monday, the state had 54,938 confirmed cases and 2,899 total deaths, the state health department said.“The flatness of the flat curve basically means it’s been riding up like this for a while, it seems to have plateaued depending upon which part of Massachusetts you are in,” Baker said during his briefing Monday.The state’s stay-at-home order ends on May 4, and Baker said he would have more information about his plan to reopen Massachusetts later in the week. He did caution that the situation was different from other states in the country that have already reopened.“I’m not surprised they’re starting to think pretty hard about reopening. For them the surge was nothing like it was in the Northeast,” he said.1:01 p.m.: Cuomo says some NY counties may be ready to open on May 15New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that he will likely be extending the shelter-in-place orders for several counties past the state’s current May 15 deadline.“In some regions you could make the cause that you could un-pause in other parts of the state,” he said during his daily briefing.The number of new coronavirus-related hospitalizations is around 1,000 a day, according to the state’s data. There were 337 new deaths recorded on Sunday, bringing the total number of New York COVID-19 fatalities to 17,303, according to the state data.Cuomo reiterated that the state needed to do more testing and contact tracing in order to properly open parts of the state.12:20 p.m.: New York cancels presidential primaryNew York State’s Board of Elections voted to drop the presidential primary that was initially postponed to June 23.The board’s Democratic members voted during a phone meeting and said it was costly to hold the election after Sen. Bernie Sanders dropped out of the race and endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden. Sanders had pushed for the primary to continue and urged the board to keep the date and find alternatives to in-person voting.“What the Sanders supporters want is essentially a beauty contest, that given the situation with the public health emergency that exists now, seems to be unnecessary and indeed frivolous,” Doug Kellner, a Democratic commissioner for the BOE said.New York became the first state to not hold its presidential primary this year. The state’s Republicans canceled their presidential primary in February since the president was the only person on the ballot.BOE Democratic commissioner Andrew Spano said he was concerned about people jeopardizing their health by going to the polls.“I’ve come to the conclusion that we should minimize the number of people on the ballot, minimize the election for the protection of everybody,” he said.When asked about the decision, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he would defer to the election board.“I’m not going to second guess the board of elections. I know there are a number of election employees who are nervous about conducting an election but I’ll leave it up to the board of elections,” he said during his daily briefing.Special elections in select New York counties that are slated for June 23 will still go on, and all voters will have a chance to vote via absentee ballots, according to the board of elections.10:41 a.m.: NYC to open up 40 miles of streets to pedestrians, will hire 1,000 disease detectivesNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that he and the city council came to an agreement over a plan that would shut down 40 miles of streets to vehicular traffic and give people more free space as the weather gets warmer.De Blasio said during his daily briefing on Monday that there has been concern about big crowds gathering in parks and said it was sensible to spread them out. The mayor said that he is committed to opening up to 100 miles of streets to pedestrians if need be.“The focus here will be on … where the need is greatest. There are so many communities that have been hardest hit by COVID,” he said.The exact locations will be determined by the mayor’s office, city council, police and transportation department, and de Blasio said one of the locations eyed for the program are the streets near parks.“We will capture the natural flow of people,” he said “One of the most important places to open is where people are going anyways.”“If you had experience in health care field, if you want to lend your talents to the fight, we need you immediately,” de Blasio said.9:27 a.m.: Russian military reports over 2,000 positive casesThe Russian military has reported more than 2,000 cases of COVID-19 among its servicemen, civilian employees and cadets.Russia’s Ministry of Defense revealed on Sunday night that at least 874 military servicemen and 245 civilian employees have tested positive for the disease.Another 971 positive cases were found among cadets and teachers at military schools across the country, according to the defense ministry.More than 87,000 people in Russia have been diagnosed with COVID-19, and at least 794 of them have died, according to a count kept by Johns Hopkins University.8:04 a.m.: USNS Comfort getting ready to depart New York CityThe U.S. Navy is planning for its hospital ship to depart New York City on Thursday and return to the naval base in Norfolk, Virginia.The USNS Comfort has been docked in the city for weeks to help area hospitals with the influx of patients amid the coronavirus pandemic. Medical staff were seen aboard the naval hospital ship Monday morning, breaking down the medical stations and taking inventory.Before the vessel can depart, Navy officials must go through a checklist and make sure everything is functioning. Weather could also be a determining factor on whether the ship can leave Thursday.Medical personnel who worked in the ship’s coronavirus ward will begin their 14-day isolation on board. It’s unclear where they will continue isolating once the ship arrives back in Norfolk.7:12 a.m.: Volkswagen reopens Europe’s largest car factory after coronavirus shutdownVolkswagen, the world’s largest automaker by sales, resumed production at its biggest factory on Monday.Some 8,000 employees returned to the plant in the northern German city of Wolfsburg, the largest car factory in Europe, with “significantly expanded” measures to protect the health of the company’s workforce, according to a press release from Volkswagen.The company said it expects some 1,400 cars to have been built at the Wolfsburg plant by the end of this week. Next week, production will ramp up to more than 6,000 vehicles — approximately 40% of production prior to the start of the coronavirus pandemic.“Step-by-step resumption of production is an important signal for the workforce, dealerships, suppliers and the wider economy,” Ralf Brandstaetter, chief operating officer of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand, said in a statement Monday. “In terms of managing the crisis, though, this is just the first step. Additional momentum is needed to stimulate demand in Germany and throughout Europe so that production volumes can be successively increased.”Volkswagen said it has imposed new measures at the factory for hygiene and physical distancing. Employees are expected to take their temperatures at home every morning and go through a health checklist before they leave for work. Walkway diversions have been set up at the plant to avoid contacts, while markers on the floors will help employees maintain a 1.5-meter distance from one another. Face masks must be worn in areas where this is not possible.The company said employees are also being given more time to disinfect their tools, and several hundred additional hand-washing facilities are being installed throughout the Wolfsburg plant.Volkswagen was forced to halt production at the factory and several others in mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic.6:27 a.m.: France reports major drop in daily death tollFrance has reported a major drop in its daily death toll from the novel coronavirus.The European country recorded 242 more deaths on Sunday, down from 369 new deaths the previous day, bringing the national tally to 22,856, according to health officials.The number of new deaths that occurred in hospitals — 152 — was the lowest daily toll so far in the country’s battle against the outbreak.France is one of the worst-affected countries in the coronavirus pandemic, with more than 162,000 diagnosed cases of COVID-19, according to a count kept by Johns Hopkins University.The country and several others in Europe are preparing to loosen restrictions after several weeks of total lockdowns.6:08 a.m.: Italy unveils plan for life after lockdownItalian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte laid out a plan on Sunday night for gradually easing restrictions across the country after seven weeks of lockdown.Construction sites, factories and wholesale supply businesses can resume work Monday or as soon as they implement safety measures against the novel coronavirus, Conte said.Starting May 4, parks will reopen, people will be allowed to visit relatives within the same region, restaurants can provide takeaway services and athletes will be able to resume training for individual sports. However, Conte insisted that social distancing must remain at all times and large gatherings will not be permitted.“If you love Italy, keep your distance,” Conte said in a televised address to the nation on Sunday night.Then if all goes well, shops, museums and libraries will reopen on May 18, followed by bars, restaurants, cafes and beauty salons on June 1. Schools, however, will not reopen before September, Conte said.Italy, one of the worst-hit countries in the coronavirus pandemic, has been under a nationwide lockdown since March 9. More than 197,000 people in the European country have been diagnosed with COVID-19, and over 26,000 have died, according to a count kept by Johns Hopkins University.4:42 a.m.: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson returns to work after recoveryU.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson returned to work Monday after recovering from COVID-19.The prime minister delivered a statement Monday morning for the first time since his battle with the novel coronavirus.“I’m sorry I’ve been away from my desk for much longer than I would have liked,” Johnson told reporters outside his official residence and office in London, 10 Downing Street. “If this virus were a physical assailant, an unexpected and invisible mugger — which I can tell you from personal experience it is — then this is the moment when we have begun together to wrestle it to the floor.”More than 154,000 people in the United Kingdom have been diagnosed with COVID-19, and at least 20,795 have died from the disease, according to a count kept by Johns Hopkins University. Johnson said the country is making progress in its efforts to control the virus outbreak and there are “real signs now that we are passing through the peak,” with the number of admissions to National Health Service hospitals down and fewer COVID-19 patients in intensive care.“And that’s why we are now beginning to turn the tide,” he said. “We collectively flattened the peak.”The prime minister acknowledged the impact the nationwide lockdown has had on the U.K. economy and its citizens, but he indicated it would be premature to start lifting the restrictions now.“I can see the longterm consequences of lockdown as clearly as anyone,” he said. “And yet we must also recognize the risk of a second spike, the risk of losing control of that virus.”Johnson told reporters a new wave of infections and death would be an “economic disaster” for the country.“I refuse to throw away all the effort and sacrifice of the British people and to risk a second major outbreak and huge loss of life and the overwhelming of the NHS,” he said. “I ask you to contain your impatience because I believe we are coming now to the end of the first phase of this conflict.”Once officials are certain the first phase is over, the prime minister said, then it will be time to move onto the “second phase” in which the country continues to suppress the disease while beginning to gradually ease restrictions and reopen the economy.“And in that process, difficult judgments will be made,” he added, “and we simply cannot spell out now how fast or slow or even when those changes will be made, though clearly the government will be saying much more about this in the coming days.”ABC News’ Christopher Donato, Ibtissem Guenfoud, Tom Llamas, Alina Lobzina and Phoebe Natanson contributed to this report.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. 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