Racial disparities seen in New York City vaccination rates

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is acknowledging that Black and Latino New Yorkers are receiving COVID-19 vaccines at far lower rates than white or Asian residents. Data released by the city’s health department shows that 48% of the city residents who have gotten at least one vaccine dose are white. That’s far higher than the roughly one-third the city’s population that is non-Hispanic white. Just 11% of vaccine doses administered to New York City residents went to Black people and 15% to Latinos. The vaccine numbers are incomplete because about 40% of people who have been vaccinated in the city haven’t provided demographic information. Still, the figures mirror vaccination data from other cities and states.last_img read more

Innovate like the NFL: 7 steps

first_img continue reading » 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr To push itself forward, the National Football League (NFL) aims to embrace evolution while respecting tradition, Michelle McKenna-Doyle, the NFL’s senior vice president/chief information officer, told CO-OP Think 17 attendees in New York on Wednesday.McKenna-Doyle shares seven ways the 96-year old organization innovates:Make it everyone’s responsibility. Improving the game isn’t just up to the football people. The entire organization needs to be involved, including marketing and information technology.Improve constantly. “We are paranoid. We constantly push ourselves,” she says. “Standing still or marking time is absolutely not an option.”Embrace the future fan. “We have to replenish our fan base,” she says, so the NFL actively seeks out the younger, next generation of football fans.last_img read more

Monk avoids FA sanction

first_img After Fernandez was sent off by Stroud, Dejan Lovren’s header snatched a 2-1 win to send Liverpool through to the quarter-finals. “It’s clearly not a red card whatsoever,” Monk told BBC Sport. “If anything, the Liverpool player Coutinho’s feet actually come in above our player’s. “So how he saw it as a red card is not good, but he’s a good referee and hopefully he sees some sense and will rescind that red card.” Monk intends to hold talks with former referee Mike Riley, general manager of Professional Game Match Officials Limited, the body that trains and provides match officials, about recent decisions. “I’ll speak to Mike (Riley) on Friday. Just to chat and go through things, there’s one from Stoke and obviously this one (at Liverpool),” Monk said. Swansea announced on Wednesday: “Swansea City can confirm that the Football Association will not be taking any further action regarding media comments made by manager Garry Monk following the recent Barclays Premier League fixture at Stoke City. The FA, who asked Monk for his observations following the fixture, has reminded the Swansea manager about his responsibilities regarding media comments.” In the wake of Swansea’s League Cup exit at the hands of Liverpool on Tuesday, Monk’s wife reacted angrily after saying a letter was hand-delivered to the couple’s family home criticising her husband’s performance in his post. Lexy Blackwell posted on Twitter, saying she had received the letter from a neighbour. She wrote: “Absolutely incensed a NEIGHBOUR has the audacity2hand deliver a letter moaning at Garry’s handling of things/everything he’s doing wrong. “If u want2talk2him go2the Swans.Don’t come2my childrens home. Or better still,as u think u know better than him,y don’t u bcome a manager.” Swansea will be hoping for a favourable verdict from the FA after appealing against the red card shown to Federico Fernandez late in the game at Anfield. The Argentinian was dismissed by referee Keith Stroud in stoppage time for a challenge on Philippe Coutinho and faces a three-match suspension. Swansea announced they informed the FA of their appeal before Wednesday’s 1pm deadline, allowing the governing body to make a decision before Saturday’s league trip to Everton. The Football Association announced Monk will not face any further action following his post-match comments on October 19, when he was incensed over Moses winning Stoke a penalty from which they equalised on their way to a 2-1 win over Swansea at the Britannia Stadium. Monk also described referee Michael Oliver’s decision to award the spot-kick as “disgusting” and was asked to explain himself by the FA. Swansea boss Garry Monk has avoided punishment after accusing Stoke winger Victor Moses of “clear cheating” – and saw his wife rally to his support on Wednesday. Press Associationlast_img read more

Five Cueball thoughts for May 12, 2013

first_img4. All time hits…It was a good week for Sumner Newscow. We broke the all-time weekly visit count and the all-time hit count. We broke the 50,000 hit weekly barrier in one week for the first time – smashed it actually with 51,109 hits. It’s been a milestone, we have been flirting with for several months now but hadn’t quite pushed ourselves over the top until this week.Of course, the site was driven this week by some incredible stories – heroin, really? I knew it was going to be a busy news week when we had a graduation party to host today. 2. Inside vs. Outside…Graduation weekend could not be more perfect weather wise. It is one of those days when you wished the Commencement Exercises could be held at Sellers Park.Now it is held in the gymnasium.I have mixed feelings. The fact that graduation was held on the Sellers Park football field made it unique. Now that it is in the gymnasium it feels too much like Class Night. We’ve been through the marching before.But, on the other hand, the ceremony in the gymnasium allows people to actually see the graduate, hear the speakers, not worry about the wind blowing the stage away, take better pictures, not get a rip-roaring sunburn (if its sunny) and makes it more personal.I could go either way on where to hold Commencement exercises. But there is one thing I will take a stand on. White cake is better than chocolate cake at the graduation parties. Just saying… Commentary by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Five Cueball thoughts for May 12, 2013… 3. Tom Cruise…Unfortunately, I missed the latest movie “Oblivion” at The Regent due to graduation weekend. I was speaking to someone at another movie while filing out of the Regent and we were pondering why anyone would go to Wichita to watch the same movie unless you get your panties in a wad and have to see it right the instant it comes out, or you simply need to get out of Wellington. The price is cheaper at the Regent, and the picture is better.Anyway, I missed Top Cruise in action. I’m sure he was looking “earnest and intense.” And he’s very serious about whatever he is doing to save us. It’s always the same look, the same expression, the same thought process whether the movie is “Top Gun”, “Mission Impossible” or “Rock of Ages.”Hey, I’m not a Cruise hater. I like the guy and I think he takes way too much crap by the media hordes. He has had the ability of placing himself in some of the best movies out there. So I see an awfully lot of the guy. But make no mistake: while the movie, scene and character may be different than the next, if the lead character is being played by Cruise, he’s the same guy. 1. Graduation…I’m not going to crank out a Pulitizer Prize column here. It’s graduation Sunday at the McCue household.My oldest, Devin, is graduating from high school. You know the oldest and most overused cliche in the history of mankind is “where did the years go?” But is there any term more applicable?My son has grown up on me. He’s graduating with honors from Wellington High School and will be attending Texas Christian University in Fort Worth in the fall.I could not have been more lucky to have him as a son. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (13) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down whsfan · 378 weeks ago Cue, you have to rent Cruise’s movie called Jack Reacher…its a good movie also. I wish the Regent could have kept Oblivion around a little longer due to graduation/mothers day weekend activities. Good Luck to the Class of 2013 you all have something to be proud of. Great Group of Kids. Report Reply 0 replies · active 378 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down anonymous · 378 weeks ago I would like them to hold graduation at sellers park again. How many years was it held at the park and didn’t have to worry about seating. What about those that have split famlies and have to worry about priority seating? Hmmm…didn’t have to worry about who was going to get tickets before unless weather as a problem. How often has weather been a problem. Report Reply 0 replies · active 378 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down birdfan · 378 weeks ago I quit going to see cruise movies, to much the same and the last two actually walked out before the movie ended, I would have left another one but was in the middle and it wasn’t worth interrupting someone who may have enjoyed it ( from the look on their faces when the lights went on I shouldn’t have worried. Having given him a few shots I think I’m done with him. Report Reply 0 replies · active 378 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Wes Smith · 378 weeks ago Tracy, I saw the Tom Cruise movie, Oblivion, while I was in Montreal for work a few weeks ago. My opinion is it was Ok but could care less if I saw it again. You didn’t miss much. Report Reply 0 replies · active 378 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Crusader Mom · 378 weeks ago Graduation should be at Sellers Park again. A lot of people don’t go now due to lack of seating that would have gone if it was held outside. The board needs to pole the public and/or parents and you would be surprised with the outcome. Don’t let the actions of a few change graduations for the rest. Report Reply 0 replies · active 378 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Troy McCue · 378 weeks ago Tracy, your brother Troy from Colorado here….myself and the family don’t get to Wellington often, but made the whirlwind trip to see our nephew, Devin, graduate. We attended a nice family get-together at the McCue’s Saturday evening, then attended the graduation on Sunday. Where us cool Coloradoans generally complain about the heat in Wellington, we couldn’t believe how beautiful and seasonally cool the weather was both Saturday and Sunday! The graduation was well-executed, and we felt that our nephew didn’t get lost in a class of over 100. Thanks for the hospitality, and congrats to all the graduates. May your futures be bright and full of opportunity! Report Reply 1 reply · active 378 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Observant · 378 weeks ago There was no lack of seating in the gymnasium – clearly there was still room for 200-300 more folks – not a good excuse for not going – just sayin! There was a poll taken after the first one was in the gym a few years ago and nearly 90% gave a thumbs up! 🙂 Report Reply 3 replies · active 378 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down unknown · 378 weeks ago I vote outside graduation. Now its like every other graduation. I HATE it. I had to split my tickets with my family and my uncle who came from the west coast stayed at home so another family member could go. Also there are ways to make the outside graduation better and it is fun to have something different and better since that is what wellington seems to always want. Always finds a way to stand out and be different good or bad. Report Reply 0 replies · active 378 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down A Grandma · 377 weeks ago I vote for inside graduation! A couple years ago outdoors – the wind was so bad no one could hear the speakers, the hats and papers went flying and you are further away from the grads there. In the gym, there is plenty of seating – we had a large family contigent and all had good seats – so I don’t see the problem with seating. also – if someone had difficulty climbing steps, there is plenty of seating on the floor. And we could all hear the speakers!! Stay indoors – still have a couple grads to go!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 377 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments 5. Shout out of the week… This week goes to the Class of 2013 – the 102 seniors at Wellington and those around the county.last_img read more