Cricket BEN DUNK (D) CHRIS GREEN (R) ASHMEADE NEDD (D) CHRIS LYNN (S) MARCUS STONIS (S) Defending champions, the Barbados Tridents, have signed superstar Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan, powerful English opener Alex Hales and Australian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis. Their other overseas players are Englishman Harry Gurney and Afghani Rahmanullah Gurbaz. They have retained the core of their championship winning side from last year and they have signed Kyle Mayers to join a strong set of Caribbean players. TAGSAll you want to know about squadsCaribbean Premier LeagueCPL 2020 LiveCPL 2020 Live StreamingCPL 2020 Scheduleplayers SHARE The six Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) franchises have selected their teams for the 2020 tournament which is scheduled to take place from 18 August to the 10 September. The draft was carried out remotely and the six teams have successfully filled out their rosters with both Caribbean and overseas players with Rashid Khan, Marcus Stoinis, Ross Taylor, Pravin Tambe and Carlos Brathwaite all being signed up. CPL 2020 in the current Covid19 times is the first big cricket league to see light of the day as IPL 2020 and other top international events stay suspended. NKRUMAH BONNER (D) CPL 2020 Live : Barbados Tridents signs Rashid Khan ANDERSON PHILLIP (D) R GURBAZ (D) ASHLEY NURSE (R) KESRICK WILLIAMS (R) JASDEEP SINGH (D) SIKANDAR RAZA (D) KEEMO PAUL (R) KEVIN SINCLAIR (S) JAMAICA TALLAWAHS WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Roach removes Markram in the first over; SA 20/1 (6 ov)- Follow Live Updates Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Shaqiri doubles Switzerland’s lead after Seferovic opener; Follow Live Updates KIERON POLLARD (R) CHEMAR HOLDER (D) DAREN SAMMY (R) HAYDEN WALSH, JR (R) SHELDON COTTERELL (R) NYEEM YOUNG (S) CPL 2020 Live : St Kitts and Nevis Patriots signs Australians Chris Lynn, Ben DunkThe St Kitts & Nevis Patriots have signed Australians Chris Lynn and Ben Dunk and have also recruited Ish Sodhi and Sohail Tanvir. Rassie van der Dussen returns to the Patriots after a successful spell with the team in 2018 and they welcome back Fabian Allen, Evin Lewis, Sheldon Cottrell and their captain Rayad Emrit. OSHANE THOMAS (R) ASIF ALI (D) ANDRE FLETCHER (R) GLENN PHILLIPS (R) AMIR JANGOO (R) MUHAMMAD ALI KHAN (R) KHARY PIERRE (R) ANRICH NORTJE (S) Trinbago Knight Riders have signed Pravin Tambe, and the spinner will become the first Indian to play at the CPL. They have also brought back Australian leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed who was part of their Championship winning team in 2018. They have signed New Zealand wicket keeper Tim Seifert and Zimbabwean batsman Sikandar Raza. They Knight Riders have retained the core of their local players for the 2020 season. 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MARK DEYAL (D) TION WEBSTER (R) CPL 2020 Live : Jamaica Tallawahs will have Andre Russell, Carlos Braithwaite in the squadThe Jamaica Tallawahs are looking to rebuild after a poor season in 2019 which saw them finish in last place in the table. They have recruited Carlos Brathwaite who was released by the Patriots. They have also signed Nepalese leg spinner Sandeep Lamichhane and South African left arm wrist spinner Tabraiz Shamsi. They have brought in exciting Pakistani batsman Asif Ali and retained their leading run scorer from last season, Glenn Phillips. These overseas players will combine with a strong local contingent which includes Andre Russell, Rovman Powell and Oshane Thomas. 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Edgars Stores Limited (EDGR.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about Edgars Stores Limited (EDGR.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Edgars Stores Limited (EDGR.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Edgars Stores Limited (EDGR.zw) 2014 annual report.Company ProfileEdgars Stores Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange. The company retails a range of high-quality casualwear clothing, footwear and accessories for children, ladies and gents in branded stores in Zimbabwe. The company operates three divisions: Edgars Chain, Jet Chain and Manufacturing. Its fashion retail outlets fall under the Edgars and Jet brands, with the retail brand Express falling under Jet Stores. Edgars Stores Limited also manufacture and retail a range of locally-made clothing; acquiring the Carousel Clothing factory in 1974 and the Jeans Company in 1993. Its core business is casualwear and accessories with a subsidiary division providing funeral and hospital insurance services. Edgars was founded in 1946 and today, is the market leader in casualwear and accessories in Zimbabwe. Its headquarters are in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.
Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited (DFCU.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited (DFCU.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited (DFCU.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited (DFCU.ug) 2017 abridged results.Company ProfileDevelopment Finance Company of Uganda is a commercial bank offering products and services for the retail, commercial and corporate banking sectors in Uganda through its subsidiary, DFCU Bank Ltd. Its product offering ranges from savings and current accounts to investment, fixed and demand deposits and personal and corporate credit. The bank provides medium and long-term finance to the private sector; with a focus on the agricultural, construction, tourism and hospitality, education, manufacturing and transport sectors. In addition to standard commercial banking products and services, DFCU Bank offers lease and mortgage finance, foreign exchange trading and money market transfer services. The company has an extensive network of branches and ATMS located in the major towns and cities of Uganda. Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited was founded in 1964; it became a commercial bank in 2000 after taking over and renaming Gold Trust Bank. Development Finance Company of Uganda is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange
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Peak House / OMCM arquitectos Projects Lead Architects: Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Chaos Group, Lumion, Sika, Eglo, GE Lighting, Hafele, Imola, Isomat, Adobe, Blindex, Deca, Dellano, Denvermanta, FV, Fumagalli, IPS, Iguazu, Motobomba DAM, Piedras, +5Portobello, RotaGrill, Santa Luzia, Tigre, Trimble-5 Design Team:Fabiana Ibáñez, Marcelo Ramírez, Paloma Rodríguez, María José OddoneLandscaping:AretéCity:San BernardinoCountry:ParaguayMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Leonardo MéndezRecommended ProductsRenders / 3D AnimationVectorworksVectorworks ArchitectRenders / 3D AnimationEnscape3D Real-Time Rendering SoftwareWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXText description provided by the architects. Between the stones and the water. A lot located in the mountain range of Los Altos, treading geographically within the city of San Bernardino, with romantic sunset views over the famous Ypacaraí lake, which has become the historical scene of the summer life of many Paraguayans, is the site where we were summoned to project a weekend house to be enjoyed by families and friends. With a rugged topography and rocky terrain, the picturesque and steep location suggested the idea of implementing the program in such a way to generate a stepped succession of terraces that allow users to enjoy the landscape from different perspectives and times of the day.Save this picture!© Leonardo MéndezSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Leonardo MéndezWithin this logic and according to the hierarchical order of the environments of a home, we decided to arrange the spaces in three superimposed and dislocated volumes. The garage and the service areas were located in the lowest sector of the lot, serving as an expansion of the volume of the social area, which perches open to the landscape and integrates themes related to leisure. The dining room and gourmet cuisine are placed in a single ludic gallery on the third level, while the volume of the private spaces is composed by three en-suite bedrooms with a linear balcony that dampens the incidence of the afternoon sun. As the upper enclosure and thermal mattress of the rooms, a final panoramic terrace was raised to further allow the enjoyment of the exuberance of the green and the portrait of the lake under the setting sun.Save this picture!© Leonardo MéndezSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Leonardo MéndezRegarding the construction work, the materiality has a key role. Initially intended to be projected in ceramic bricks on a reinforced concrete structure, the Peak House experienced a ‘before and after’ during the excavation process. An internal regulation of the condominium limits the buildable height regarding the front of each lot, in order to guarantee the views to those lots located successively behind. This complex and challenging task was responsible for the discovery of the charm of this hill while removing the quarry. A large number of stones that, far from being considered rubble to be removed, became our allied raw material for any enclosure that was not made of glass and any idea that could be executed with hammers, chisels, levers and a little ingenuity. In this way, we managed to optimize the use of the stone of the site and thus compensate for energy expenses and cost overruns for the purchase and transfer of foreign materials. Finally, the project gained its own identity by being harmoniously merged with the site and the landscape in turn to functionally meet the requirements of an interesting weekend house.Save this picture!© Leonardo MéndezSave this picture!AxoSave this picture!© Leonardo MéndezProject gallerySee allShow lessMachelen Workshop & Office Spaces / WE-S architectenSelected Projects6 Social Housing Units / Atelier 56SSelected Projects Share Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/932507/peak-house-omcm-arquitectos Clipboard Peak House / OMCM arquitectosSave this projectSavePeak House / OMCM arquitectos Save this picture!© Leonardo Méndez+ 29Curated by Clara Ott Share “COPY” Architects: OMCM arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project 2019 Year: Area: 513 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/932507/peak-house-omcm-arquitectos Clipboard ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeOMCM arquitectosOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSan BernardinoOn FacebookParaguayPublished on January 29, 2020Cite: “Peak House / OMCM arquitectos” [Casa Peak / OMCM arquitectos] 29 Jan 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
431 total views, 2 views today Advertisement Melanie May | 21 October 2019 | News Over two thirds of charities (69%) think fraud is major risk to the charity sector with insider fraud recognised as one of the biggest threats, but almost half of charities don’t have any good practice protections in place, according to a report released today by the Charity Commission.The report, Preventing Charity Fraud – Insights & Action, is the result of a research study that questioned over 3,300 charities about fraud awareness, resilience and cyber security. It follows a 2009 report by the Charity Commission.It found that while most think fraud is a major risk to the sector, and 33% think it is a greater risk to the charity sector than other sectors, over a third (34%) think their organisation is not vulnerable to any of the most common types of charity fraud. 85% of charities also believe they are doing everything they can to prevent fraud, despite almost half having no good practice protections in place.The research identified that 4% of charities had suffered at least one fraud in the past two years (7% in 2009), with large charities far more likely to have been victims.Mandate/Chief Executive (CEO) fraud (18%) and fraud relating to abuse of position (12%) were the most common types of fraud suffered, and over half of charities (53%) knew who committed the fraud (49% in 2009).While fraud committed by staff has fallen since 2009, that committed by trustees and volunteers has doubled.Where the identity of the fraudster was known:29% were paid members of staff (40% in 2009)18% were volunteers (11% in 2009)13% were beneficiaries (5% in 2009)10% were trustees (3% in 2009)Only 14% of fraudsters had no previous connection to the charity (11% in 2009)Charities believe they are vulnerable to fraud because of a lack of fraud awareness training, an over-reliance on goodwill and trust, and/or excessive trust in one or more individuals. They also believe they are most vulnerable to internal fraud, external fraud, fundraising fraud, and beneficiaries fraud.However, despite the risks, less than a third (30%) of charities have a whistleblowing policy and just 9% have a fraud awareness training programme, although both of these figures have risen since 2009.The Charity Commission has released the report as part of Charity Fraud Awareness Week, which runs from today (21 October) until 25 October. The report also includes guidance and steps for charities to take to reduce the risk of falling victim to fraud. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 Almost half of charities failing to implement good practice fraud protections Tagged with: charity fraud 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. 432 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9
Why is it Wrong for Farmers to Make Money? SHARE Farm programs need to be revised, loopholes closed, and in some cases programs canceled. The same can be said for energy, housing, Medicaid, student loans, and many other government subsidy programs. We also need to get rid of this concept that farmers, even ones with million dollar operations, should not make money. Farming is a business that produces a valuable product at high risk and high cost. Government programs that provide farmers the incentive to produce our food and the safety net to insure their sustainability, benefits all of us.By Gary Truitt SHARE Those who label farm subsidies as unnecessary never look into why they were created in the first place. First of all, government programs that provide payments to producers are many and quite varied, yet get lumped into one big pot called subsidies. The impression that is given to the public is that all you need to qualify for a farm subsidy is some land, a barn, and a mailbox. The public is led to believe that each month the postman fills a famer’s mailbox with thousands of tax payer dollars. Anyone who has been to an FAS office knows the bewildering complexity of most federal farm programs and the mountains of paperwork required o qualify for these programs. It is not a new argument; it surfaces every time a Farm Bill comes up for debate in Congress. Farmers get lots of bad press because they take subsidies from the government while making millions from high grain prices which drive up the cost of food. Do a Google news search with the words farm and subsidies, and you will get over 7,000 news stories, none of which are positive toward farmers. In most of these stories, farm subsidies are criticized as being “unnecessary” and farmers are demonized for making a profit off food production. I am also infuriated by the fact that those who are some of the loudest critics of farm programs are also the biggest champions of subsidies for oil companies, car makers, New York banks, and PBS. Let’s face it, what is it more important to have: a consistent and reliable supply of food on the table or Big Bird on the TV? The majority of farm subsidy programs were started because Congress wanted low food prices and wanted to avoid food price spikes, especially around election time. The way to do this was to take the risk out of food production. In the 1960s and 1970s, the government actually managed food production by paying some farmers to grow certain crops while paying others not to grow certain crops. Beginning in 1985, this policy began to change in favor of letting the free market set the price and determine production. Since then farm programs have become more market-oriented, and taxpayer dollars going to direct payments has tumbled. The new Farm Bill being drafted in Congress today would eliminate almost all direct payments to farmers. The media loves to report of “Billionaire Farmers get Tax Payer Dollars.” While there are likely some abuses as there are in any government program, the majority of government program payments are not going to fat cats lying on tome tropical beach in the Caribbean. Over 90% of US farmers are family-owned farms; and, while that family farm may be incorporated and may be a multimillion dollar operation, they are also the people working the land and taking the risks. Previous articleFarm Bill at Top of President’s Idea List in New OrleansNext articleMysterious Swine Disease Continues to Spread in Indiana Gary Truitt Home Commentary Why is it Wrong for Farmers to Make Money? Facebook Twitter I guess that is what gets me really riled up. Farm families work hard and take enormous risks to produce the food, fuel, and fiber we all take for granted. Why? To make a living — in other words, to make money. The concept of taking a risk and working hard in order to reap a financial reward is the bedrock of the capitalistic free market system. Yet today, those who do this are criticized and despised and expected to share their reward with the rest of the community. The Obama Administration has been advocating this in both public statements and policy incentives. “The truth is, in order to get things like universal health care and a revamped education system, the someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more,” Michelle Obama states. By Gary Truitt – Nov 10, 2013 Facebook Twitter
Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Out in Front on Rural Broadband Funding SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleU.S., China Trade Reps Reaffirm Commitment to Trade AgreementNext articleIndiana Out in Front on Rural Broadband Funding on the HAT Wednesday Podcast Eric Pfeiffer SHARE By Eric Pfeiffer – Aug 25, 2020 Indiana Out in Front on Rural Broadband Funding The ability to get on the internet remains an issue for many rural Hoosiers. As many students are e-learning to start the school year around Indiana, some have to find Wi-Fi hotspots at McDonald’s, the library, or on school buses that have been deployed with mobile hotspots.The issue is on the radar of Republican Senator Mike Braun and he says discussions are happening on Capitol Hill, but that state governments need to be a leader in this arena, which Indiana is doing.“And we at least have a strong state government that will replenish itself more quickly than many places because we believe in balanced budgets, rainy day funds. I’d love to see agriculture and our state government tackle rural broadband. I think it’d be a lot quicker; it’d be a lot less expensive, and to me that’s where I’d like to do it. Not the federal government where we’re borrowing every penny and where they’re slow and costly.”Governor Eric Holcomb says Indiana is out in front of other states on rural broadband.“I remember sitting with some of my gubernatorial cohorts at a conference and I said that we are pledging 100 million state dollars, in partnership with private sector providers and co-ops, but we’re putting in $100 million into this. Our skin, and then providers will do the same. We’ve gone through about $30 million of that.”Holcomb says funding rural broadband will be an ongoing effort.“This is becoming increasingly more of a necessity. It’s just like our road network. And so, we’re going to continue to find ways, creative ways, to continue to partner with local communities, our federal partners, and the state will always be, obviously, the big player in the game.”Holcomb mentioned that they have spent $30 million thus far on improving broadband infrastructure. He expects an announcement on Next Level Connections round 2 grant recipients any day now. Facebook Twitter
Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business News Gov. Gavin Newsom confirmed Wednesday that Los Angeles County will likely be cleared to escape the most restrictive tier of the state’s economic-reopening blueprint by Friday, when a goal will be met of administering 2 million COVID-19 vaccines in low-income, hard-hit communities across California.Under a plan announced last week, once the state hits the 2 million- dose milestone, the state’s “Blueprint for a Safer Economy” that governs business reopenings will be adjusted, making it easier for counties to advance through the four-tier matrix.As of Wednesday, the state had administered 1,926,968 doses in hard- hit communities, and Newsom said the 2 million mark will be reached by Friday. When that mark is met, counties will be able to move out of the most restrictive “purple” tier of the blueprint when their average rate of daily new COVID-19 infections reaches 10 per 100,000 residents — a looser standard than the current 7 per 100,000 residents.Under the new guidelines, Los Angeles and Orange counties would both immediately qualify to move to the less-restrictive “red” tier, since they have both been under the 10 per 100,000 standard for two weeks. Los Angeles County’s new case rate is currently 5.2 per 100,000 residents, while Orange County’s is 6 per 100,000.The “red” tier allows counties to reopen indoor restaurants, fitness centers and movie theaters, while also increasing capacity at retail stores and shopping malls.“Southern California, you will be a beneficiary of this,” Newsom said during a visit to a mobile vaccination clinic in South Gate. “Specifically, L.A. will be a big beneficiary of this new metric that likely will be met on Friday. And moving through the weekend and into next week, you will see more activity, more loosening of the tiers. That’s encouraging and I hope people will be enthusiastic about what this means moving forward, because we have a series of other thresholds and other goals that will allow us to move forward with more clarity, more conviction and more confidence as we move through the next few weeks and the next few months.”Los Angeles County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said earlier this week that it will take 48 hours after the state announces the vaccination threshold is met for the county to officially move into the “red” tier. If the goal is met by Friday, as Newsom announced, the county would advance by Sunday.The idea behind the 2 million-dose threshold is to ensure that vaccines are being distributed equitably throughout the state, ensuring that low-income communities that have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID- 19 pandemic are not overlooked in the vaccination effort. Newsom has ordered that 40% of the state’s vaccine supply be earmarked to ensure equity in the distribution process.Once Los Angeles County advances to the “red” tier, it will be up to county officials to decide whether to fully align with the state’s business- reopening guidelines, or to maintain stricter regulations. Ferrer has hinted this week that the county may consider some tougher restrictions. She repeatedly referred this week to a recent federal study finding that in-person dining creates a greater risk of COVID-19 spread, an indication the county may not immediately reauthorize indoor dining to resume.The state’s “red” tier guidelines allow indoor dining at 25% of capacity, but counties are permitted to impose stricter regulations. The tier also allows indoor fitness centers at 10% of capacity and movie theaters, museums and aquariums at 25%. It also allows theme parks such as Disneyland in Orange County and Universal Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles County to reopen at 15% of capacity, with in-state visitors only.On Tuesday, however, two members of the county Board of Supervisors said they support fully aligning with state guidelines.“I feel pretty strongly that I think we should align ourselves with the state’s red tier reopening guidelines,” Supervisor Janice Hahn said. “… I think to be different than that right now would cause confusion and probably a lot of anger, because there are so many venues out there, entities, that have really suffered and are waiting to get a few more of these restrictions lifted.“Especially if we’re talking about Disneyland reopening at limited capacity, opening day at Dodger Stadium there’ll be in-person fans,” she said. “… But I really hope that we can stay in alignment so that there is not confusion from one county to the other.”Supervisor Kathryn Barger agreed with Hahn, saying L.A. County should align its public health order with the state and neighboring counties.“I believe that clarity and consistency leads to the highest rates of compliance,” Barger said, adding that she wanted to avoid local residents traveling to other counties with lesser restrictions.Barger also urged Ferrer to get guidance out quickly so businesses can plan ahead to prepare for changing rules.Ferrer warned the board that while case numbers and the testing- positivity rate have declined precipitously in recent weeks, things could easily worsen if residents become lax about infection-control measures.“This is the month I would say — the month of March, the early part of April — where we have to be extraordinarily cautious,” she said. “Because we’ve been here before. We’ve been here with reopenings. We’ve been here with travel around Thanksgiving and Christmas. We’ve seen what happens around holidays if we’re not really careful. … We’ve got to keep everybody alive right now so they can get vaccinated and stay alive. So this would be a time for extreme caution.”She pointed specifically to the spread of variants of virus that causes COVID-19, which can spread more easily from person to person. Ferrer said the variant first identified in the United Kingdom has been increasing its reach in Los Angeles County, and is now believed to be responsible for 10% of all COVID cases in the county.“Increasingly there’s also been concern of a worldwide fourth wave of COVID-19 as cases started to rise in the last week of February, following six weeks of decline, particularly in Europe,” she said.Ferrer also noted that while the county received its largest allocation to date of COVID-19 vaccine this week, at more than 300,000 doses, that number is expected to drop off because the county will not be receiving any doses of the new single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine for the next two weeks, due to a “manufacturing and production issue.”“Essentially, Johnson & Johnson gave out everything they had right away and now we’re going to be waiting a little bit until they have more to distribute,” she said.The drop in vaccine supply will coincide with next Monday’s expansion of vaccine eligibility to people aged 16 and older with an underlying health condition that puts them at risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19.“If we’re adding 1 to 2 million people (who are eligible for shots) and we’re not adding a lot of doses, March is still going to be … a tight month,” she said.She urged people to be patient in trying to make vaccination appointments, and she urged people with underlying health conditions to contact their doctor to see if they can arrange shots through their health provider.On Tuesday, the county reported another 70 COVID-19 deaths, while Long Beach health officials announced another five fatalities, lifting the countywide death toll from throughout the pandemic to 22,104.Another 1,337 cases were announced by the county, while Long Beach reported 46 and Pasadena added five, raising the cumulative pandemic total to 1,205,327.According to state figures, there were 1,079 people hospitalized in the county due to COVID as of Monday, with 320 people in intensive care.As of Friday, 2,415,460 doses of COVID vaccine have been administered in the county. 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