Law firm Wiggin LLP will serve as Evolution’s lead advisor in the transaction, with additional support from Addisons, Deloitte, EY and Gernandt & Danielsson. Big Time Gaming has engaged Oakvale Capital LLP, Teacher Stern and BDO as advisors. 12th April 2021 | By Conor Mulheir The deal is expected to close before the end of Q2 2021. When Evolution first made its bid for the casino supplier in June 2020, it said the move signalled its intent to become “the world leader in the online gaming industry”. M&A The up-front consideration will be payable as €80m in cash, and the remainder in newly issued Evolution shares. It is expected the total number of shares issued for this will be around 1.1m. Results published in February showed that following the acquisition, Evolution reported a year-on-year increase in revenue and profit for 2020, with revenue up 53.4% at €561.1m. The earn-out payments will amount to a maximum of €230m and will become payable in 2023 and 2024 respectively. These will be payable 70% in cash and 30% in newly issued Evolution shares. Email Address “Big Time’s focus on innovation and creating unique playing experiences is a great fit with our culture and mind-set at Evolution. We look forward to continuing our journey together.” The total up-front consideration payable by Evolution is €220m, and the company will subsequently pay earn-out payments based on Big Time Gaming’s earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) for the years 2022/3 and 2023/24. In 2020, Big Time Gaming’s EBITDA was €29m, on revenue of €33m. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter After expenses, tax and other costs, the supplier was left with €283.6m in total profit, up 90.1% on the previous year. The deal follows on from Evolution’s acquisition of industry giant NetEnt last year, which was completed in November in a deal worth SEK19.60bn (£1.72bn/€1.91bn/$2.30bn). Evolution to acquire Big Time Gaming “With the addition of Big Time Gaming to our portfolio of slot brands we strengthen our strategic position as the leading provider of digital casino games in the world,” said Jens von Bahr, chairman of Evolution. Topics: Online casino M&A Product Nik Robinson, chief executive at Big Time Gaming, added: “Evolution and Big Time Gaming are both driven by innovation, hence the perfect match. A bright and entertaining future awaits our players.” Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Live casino giant Evolution has entered into an agreement to acquire Megaways developer Big Time Gaming for a total consideration of up to €450m (£389.0m/$534.5m), payable in cash and Evolution shares.
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Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit a Press Release Associate Rector Columbus, GA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Comments are closed. This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Albany, NY Submit an Event Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR March 13, 2012 at 10:51 am Doug, perhaps the comment section on a story of a murder-suicide at a school is not an appropriate or effective place to advocate for gun rights. And perhaps there are those who would take great offense at what could be seen as a profound lack of sensitivity and sensibility given the facts in this case. And perhaps tragic incidents such as this demand reflection on our society’s relationship to firearms, for good and ill. And perhaps this story does suggest that there are those among us who legally possess and yet horrifyingly misuse them. Since we’re tossing around “perhaps”….. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Featured Events By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Mar 9, 2012 Rector Shreveport, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Tampa, FL Rector Bath, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Slain Episcopal School head remembered as loving teacher, guide ‘This is the day of Dale’s resurrection,’ preacher affirms Press Release Service AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Dale Regan, who was shot and killed March 6 by a disgruntled former teacher, had been at Episcopal School of Jacksonville, Florida for 34 years, teaching English before she became head of school six years ago. Photo/Episcopal School of Jacksonville[Episcopal News Service] Members of the Episcopal School of Jacksonville community and their friends, including city and state officials, were assured during a memorial service March 9 that it was the day of resurrection for murdered Head of School Dale Regan.“This is the third day since the tragedy occurred. This is the day of Dale’s resurrection,” said the Very Rev. Kate Moorehead, dean of St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral in Jacksonville and vice-chair of the school’s board of trustees, during her sermon.Regan, 63, died in the early afternoon March 6, a few hours after she had been involved in firing Shane Schumerth, 28, a Spanish teacher at the school. He returned to campus with an AK-47 in a guitar case and 100 bullets, went to her office and shot Regan as many as 10 times before killing himself, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s office and a report in the Jacksonville Florida Times-Union newspaper.Moorehead began her sermon during the open-air service on the Episcopal campus with a declaration: “Let me clear with you: this was an evil act. It was a moment of great darkness for all of us and we will never be the same. This is a Christian school. What that means is that this school was founded on the principle that God will make new life out the worst kinds of darkness.”The open-air service was conducted from an altar on a raised platform in the school’s Campion Courtyard between Parks and Lastinger Halls. Regan oversaw the 2010 construction of the two classroom buildings.Thousands of attendees formed a standing-room only congregation that filled the courtyard and spilled out onto the surrounding campus. The school broadcast the service to attendees in another location on campus. Among the mourners were Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown and Florida State Attorney Angela Corey, a graduate of Episcopal.Students standing on the balconies above the courtyard hung a sign on the railing saying “Our Thoughts and Prayers Are With You.” They also pinned ribbons in the school maroon color bearing the date of the shooting and a cross to their school uniforms.Students served as readers and a school choir led the congregation in singing the hymns, including “I’ll Fly Away,” “What Wondrous Love is This?” and “God of Grace and God of Glory.” Diocese of Florida Bishop Samuel Johnson Howard presided at the Great Thanksgiving.Moorehead told the mourners that “we believe that Dale’s love lives on in each one of you, that it surrounds us, and we believe that this love has not only not been diminished by this violence but it has grown.”“We also know that Dale would not have us make this day [be] about her death,” she said. “She would want us this day to celebrate her life because, although her death was dark, her entire life was a witness to the light.”Regan, 63, was contemplating when it would be the right time to retire, Moorehead said, describing a conversation she had with Regan a few months ago in which the school head said she feared she would “out-stay” her welcome.“Dale, you will never out-stay your welcome here. For 34 years we have loved you and we long to see your face. Your love will continue on in this place and it will bless us,” Moorehead said. We will be changed for the better. We will continue on as a school in which young people are taught how to be leaders in this complex and frightening world.”Regan had been at Episcopal for 34 years, teaching English before she became head of school six years ago.The Jacksonville Florida Times-Union newspaper offered live blog and streaming video coverage of the service, allowing people from all over the world to add their comments about Regan and the deaths. Leah Armstrong Bennett, Class of 2000, wrote as the service was ending that the fact that people were watching the live feed from as far away as the U.K. and Vietnam, as well as all over the United States, was evidence of “how far of a reach that Ms. Regan had in our lives.”The school said in a statement earlier in the week that Schumerth was let go because he was “failing to meet the expectations of the school and was repeatedly counseled for issues associated with attendance and a lack of timeliness in complying with the requirements of the position.” He made no threat during the “separation meeting” but the school followed its standard practice of escorting him off the campus and informing the security force, which placed a guard at the entrance of the school, according to the statement.The Times-Union reported March 9 that Schumerth’s acquaintances remembered him as shy, awkward and in need of a friend. He often spoke of Christian metal music and theology, they said, and appeared to be proud of being a teacher. One neighbor echoed earlier recollections of students and parents that Schumerth talked about socialism in government and Marxism.Schumerth seems to show none of those tendencies here while auditioning for an independent movie about a month before the shooting.On March 6, two people, one male and one female, called 911 from the school and identified Schumerth as the gunman. He was dressed in a red sweater or jacket, black shirt, blue jeans and aviator-style sunglasses, according to a recording of the calls.The recording omits any information the callers give about their identities or involvement with the school but both callers appear not to be students, because they expressed concern about the students.“We’re very scared,” the female caller told a dispatcher. “We’re just worried about the students and if the headmaster is OK.”The caller said she heard the shots as she was walking by Regan’s office and at first thought it was roofers. After calmly and precisely telling the dispatcher how to locate Regan’s office, she can then be heard softly saying “Oh, my God, I’m scared” as she begins to cry and later telling the dispatcher, “thank you for helping us.”She told the dispatcher that she and the people she was with in another school office did not need immediate contact with the numerous arriving police officers. “I think it’s more important if they can tell the kids to get inside if they’re not already and to make sure she’s OK,” she said.When the dispatcher asks if the school has been locked down, the female caller replied “we started to” issue what she called an “all-call” that sends an announcement to class but that process was interrupted by the automatic bells signaling a change of class periods. Instead, an email was sent “to all campus telling them not to leave.”The caller later asked for an officer to tell them when it was all right to let students leave.The campus is closed until March 19, in part because spring break had previously been scheduled for the week of March 12. School officials began providing grief counseling on campus and meetings between students and teachers the day after the murder-suicide.As part of that process, on March 8, students gathered on the school’s Flag Plaza to paint 3,000 river rocks to give away to mourners as they proceeded to receive communion during the service.Regan kept a basket of such stones with words such as “courage,” “hope” and “wisdom” written on them in her office, Moorehead explained during her sermon. When someone “was going through a difficult time or had to make a difficult decision, Dale would offer them the basket” and suggest that they take a stone to carry with them. She suggested that the person could return the stone when they no longer needed it.Moorehead said during her sermon: “I’m going to hold onto my river rock until I see your face again.”— The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. 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When will we try to keep guns meant solely for killing people out of the hands of madmen? 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 Rector Knoxville, TN Tags Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Featured Jobs & Calls 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 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Curate Diocese of Nebraska 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 Gun Violence Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem March 11, 2012 at 1:02 pm Perhaps when there are no more madmen from whom we need to defend ourselves. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Collierville, TN
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Rector Martinsville, VA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Washington, DC Featured Events Curate Diocese of Nebraska Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Knoxville, TN 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 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Press Release Press Release Service AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Tampa, FL “Se acerca el tiempo de la Cuaresma”, dijo el Obispo Presidente y Primado Michael Curry en su Mensaje para la Cuaresma del 2016. “Es la temporada en la que se hace un compromiso renovado de participar y formar parte de la movimiento de Jesús en este mundo”.La temporada santa de la Cuaresma comienza el Miércoles de Ceniza, el 10 de febrero y continúa hasta la fiesta de la Pascua el 27 de marzo.El video está disponible aquí.Lo que sigue es el texto del mensaje del Obispo Presidente para la Cuaresma del 2016:Mensaje para la Cuaresma del 2016Hace muchos años Clarence Jorden del Movimiento Koinonia escribió esto:Jesús fundó el movimiento más revolucionario de la historia humana, un movimiento edificado sobre el amor incondicional de Dios hacia el mundo, y el mandato a los que siguen de vivir ese amor.Se acerca el tiempo de la Cuaresma. Es la temporada en la que se hace un compromiso renovado para participar y formar parte del movimiento de Jesús en este mundo. Usted puede observar algo de eso en la lectura del evangelio para el primer domingo de la Cuaresma, donde Lucas dice que después del bautismo Jesús se fue al desierto, para allí ser tentado por Satanás.Después del bautismo. El bautismo es el sacramento del compromiso con el Movimiento de Jesús. Por así decirlo, es para ser lavado en el amor y la realidad de Dios, y para salir de ese gran lavado como uno cuya vida está dedicada a vivir ese amor en el mundo.En esta época de la Cuaresma, nos tomamos un tiempo para centrarnos en lo que eso significa para nuestras vidas, si es tan simple como no tomar caramelos de chocolate o tan profundo como asumir el compromiso de servir a los pobres o servir a los demás de alguna manera nueva. Sea lo que sea, permita que ese algo sea algo que le ayude a usted a participar en el movimiento del amor de Dios en este mundo, siguiendo los pasos de Jesús.Y la verdad es que el hecho de que Jesús fuera bautizado y comenzara ese movimiento en el mundo y de inmediato se viera tentado por el diablo es un recordatorio siempre presente de que este movimiento no se realiza sin lucha. No es fácil. La verdad es que este movimiento es difícil. Es un trabajo duro. Es el trabajo de seguir a Jesús hasta la cruz. Y es el trabajo de seguir a Jesús a través de la cruz a la resurrección. Para una nueva vida. Y a una nueva posibilidad. Esa es nuestra vocación. Ese es el trabajo del movimiento. El ayudar a este mundo a pasar de lo que suele ser la pesadilla del mismo mundo, hacia el sueño que Dios quiere.Así que rezo para que esta Cuaresma, como solían decir hace muchos años, pueda ser el primer día del resto de la vida de usted. Pueda ser un nuevo día para este mundo.Dios le ama. Dios le bendiga. Tenga una bendita Cuaresma, una gloriosa Pascua, y manténgase en la fe.El Reverendísimo Michael CurryObispo Presidente y PrimadoIglesia Episcopal Rt.Rev.Clovis Erly Rodrigues says: Rector Smithfield, NC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Comments are closed. 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Young Voluntary Sector Researchers’ Conference – call for papers The aim of the conference is to stimulate discussion on an array of voluntary sector research issues and provide an opportunity for people to present their ideas in a relaxed aninformal context.The conference will be based around two sessions, one in which presenters will be asked to explore their current research projects and/or themes, and one in which presenters will discuss their experience of different researchmethodologies.If you would like to propose a paper you should send abstracts of a maximum of 200 words by 4th November to thecontacts listed below. Presenters should aim to talk for a maximum of fifteen minutes.There is no charge to attend the event, and it includes refreshments.Contact Angela Ellis or Priya Lukka at the Institute for Volunteering Research. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. The Young Voluntary Sector Researchers’ Conference will take place in December 2002 and its organisers have put out a call for papers.This one-day conference, to be held on 2nd December 2002 at the NCVO building in London, will provide an informal opportunity for ‘young researchers’ to get together and discuss their ideas. The conference hopes to attractpostgraduate students, those who are starting their careers as researchers, or those who work on voluntary sector research issues as part of their jobs, such as policy or development workers. Advertisement 14 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 10 October 2002 | News
Linkedin Dean Del Rio Jrhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-del-rio-jr/ Women’s teams leading the way for TCU Athletics in 2020-2021 season ReddIt Facebook Dean Del Rio Jr Linkedin + posts Dean Del Rio Jr is a Journalism major from Fort Worth, Texas. He is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and both the marching band and basketball band. You can catch him around campus pigging out on restaurants near by, singing out loud, or walking his dog slash. Twitter The rifle team, seen here at the Patriot Championships, dropped their first match of the season against Air Force. Frogs continue winning streak against ACU Facebook Dean Del Rio Jrhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-del-rio-jr/ Golfer accepted into multiple law schools Men’s tennis knocks off Rice printThe TCU women’s rifle team lost to the United States Air Force Academy 4,686-4,685 Saturday evening, marking their first loss of the season.Senior Hannah Black led all shooters with an aggregate score of 1,175(smallbore 584; air rifle 591). She was followed by first-year Rachel Garner (1,166) and sophomore Mindy Miles (1,171).“It has been awhile since we’ve lost a match, let alone a qualifier,” said head coach Karen Monez. “We would have liked to finish the year a little stronger, but the score today tells us we still have to work to do,”The Falcons had a strong showing from sophomore Spencer Cap (1,175) and first-year Anna Welibacher (1,173). Cap won the individual smallbore match, shooting a score of 586.Wins and losses don’t play a part in who participates in the NCAA tournament. The three best scores of the season and the qualifier are added up to determine which eight teams continue on.“We know what our scores are. The scores are posted on the NCAA website, so we can go on there and figure out where are stand. We should be ranked 4th, is what I predicted,” said Monez.If the Frogs make the tournament, it’ll be their tenth consecutive trip to the championships. The official rankings will be announced Thursday, February 25 Previous articleMedley sets record as TCU women upset No. 17 Oklahoma StateNext articleMoot Court team to hold tryouts next month Dean Del Rio Jr RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Polo club riding high on success ReddIt Dean Del Rio Jrhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-del-rio-jr/ Dean Del Rio Jrhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-del-rio-jr/ No.1 ranked TCU Rifle eyes championship repeat as postseason gets underway A guide to understanding collegiate rifle
News May 13, 2021 Find out more RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America ColombiaAmericas RSF_en 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies News ColombiaAmericas Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Colombia Organisation Radio Latina Estereo in the southern town of Puerto Asís, which was the target of a bombing on 13 February, has resumed broadcasting with a small transmitter that does reach beyond the outskirts of the town. Before the attack, its signal covered half of the department of Putumayo._______________________________03.03.05- Journalist compelled to flee and two radio stations forced to stop broadcastingReporters Without Borders lamented the plight of the press in Putumayo, southern Colombia after journalist Claudio Gomajoa Buesaquillo was forced into exile and radio La Dorada Estéreo ended its broadcasts while a bombing silenced Latina Estéreo 91.3 FM radio.”It is the second time in a week that a Colombian journalist has had to leave his workplace under threat. It is also the second time in the same period that a media has been bombed,” said the worldwide pres freedom organisation.When they are not being killed or abducted, Colombian journalists are thus silenced, which leads one to ask if it is still possible to do this job in some parts of the country?”.Besaquillo, sole journalist and owner of the small local station La Dorada Estéreo in Dorada, 90 kilometres from Puerto Asís, had to leave the region under threat from paramilitaries.The Colombian press freedom foundation (FLIP) said the journalist had on 28 January broadcast the claims of a movement supporting a kidnap victim. The movement’s leader, José Hurtado, was murdered on 11 February. At his funeral the next day several people warned Besaquillo that he would be next to die after covering a peaceful demonstration by the movement and seeking military protection for the residents on that day.Dorada’s police chief on 18 February advised the journalist to leave the region, which he did, entailing the closing of the radio station.Two explosions destroyed the aerial and burned some of the equipment at Latina Estéreo 91.3 FM in Puerto Asís on 13 February, FLIP also reported. Since then the station has been unable to broadcast.Its owner, Gabriel Morales, said he had not received any threats but said that his staff had recently been reporting on the Colombian Army’s offer of rewards in exchange for information. The bombing came a week before a similar attack on radio and television RCN in Cali.Reporters Without Borders called for thorough investigations in each case so that those responsible were punished and to protect journalists’ safety and their right to work freely. Reports October 21, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia March 3, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Latina Estereo on the air with weaker transmitter April 27, 2021 Find out more to go further News Reporters Without Borders condemned the forced exile of a radio journalist on 18 February and a bombing on 13 February of an FM station in Puerto Asís. Both radio stations in the Putumayo region, southern Colombia, have now been silenced.
ABC News(NEW YORK) — At least 21 tornadoes were recorded across Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Ohio over the weekend as a severe weather outbreak killed at least eight.On the northern side of the storm system, 5 to 9 inches of snow fell from Missouri into Michigan, with Chicago officially recording 5.3 inches, the most in the city this late in the season since 1961.That same storm, which hit the South, then shifted east, causing power outages on the East Coast with wind gusts as high as 60 mph during massive downpours.Most storms along the East Coast should be wrapping up before or during morning commutes, with that system heading out toward the Atlantic Ocean.Behind this system, gusty wind and showers are expected in the Northeast, with snow showers possible in western New York and western Pennsylvania.A new system, currently targeting the West Coast with rain and snow, is forecast to slam the central U.S. and South by midweek.This storm should cross the Rockies by Tuesday and reach the Plains by Wednesday. Another severe weather outbreak is likely from Texas to Iowa, parts of which could see more damaging wind, hail and potentially tornadoes.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
narvikk/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, WILLIAM MANSELL and ELLA TORRES, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 190,000 people worldwide.Over 2.7 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 869,000 diagnosed cases and at least 50,031 deaths. Here’s how the news is developing Friday. All times Eastern:4:23 p.m.: New Jersey to allow renters to use security depositsNew Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has signed an executive order allowing renters to use their security deposit to pay for rent.Murphy made the announcement during his daily briefing. He said the deposit could be used to pay rent in its entirety or partially with other funds.“Remember, now, this is money that had been paid up front to secure a lease. And during this emergency, renters should have the ability to tap this deposit to help them secure their place in their home,” the governor said.Murphy also gave an update on the cases in the state, saying the curve is flattening, but asked, “don’t take your foot off the gas, please.”The total number of cases is now at least 102,196, after 3,047 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours, according to Murphy. The death toll rose to 5,617 after 253 new deaths, he said.3:57 p.m.: 73 deaths at Holyoke Soldiers’ HomeAn additional five veterans have died in the last 24 hours at the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke, Massachusetts, putting the total number of fatalities at 73, according to the state’s Office of Health and Human Services.Of those who died, 62 tested positive for COVID-19, nine tested negative, one result is pending and one was unknown, according to the office.The state-run health care facility for veterans is under both a federal investigation and an independent investigation ordered by Gov. Charlie Baker over its handling of containing the virus’s spread in the facility.There are now 85 veteran residents who have tested positive and 60 who have tested negative, according to state officials. Eight residents still have pending tests and 81 employees have tested positive.The Office of Health and Human Services said in a statement that the home “continues its focus on supporting staff on appropriate PPE (personal protective equipment) usage and ensuring monitoring and compliance for PPE best practices.”Employees from the Baystate Medical System will be onsite to help ensure that best practices for PPE are being followed. Officials are continuing to respond to the outbreak at the facility while bringing in additional support for staff, according to the Office of Health and Human Services.2:11 p.m.: Maryland warns residents not to ingest disinfectant after receiving more than 100 callsMaryland sent out an emergency alert after receiving more than 100 calls on consuming disinfectant as a possible treatment to COVID-19, according to the governor’s office.The calls came after President Donald Trump suggested using a disinfectant.“I see the disinfectant that knocks it out in a minute, one minute. And is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside or almost a cleaning? As you see, it gets in the lungs, it does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it would be interesting to check that,” Trump said Thursday at the White House briefing.By Friday, he said that he was “sarcastically” asking a question.Some Maryland residents, however, still dialed the Maryland Emergency Management Agency to ask about disinfectant use.“This is a reminder that under no circumstances should any disinfectant product be administered into the body through injection, ingestion or any other route,” the agency tweeted.Doctors also say that no one should consume disinfectant.Mike Ricci, the communications director for Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, said the state “decided to take the step of posting this alert after receiving more than 100 calls to our hotline.”1:46 p.m.: Florida tops 30,000 cases, 1,000 deathsThere are now at least 30,174 confirmed cases and at least 1,012 deaths, Florida’s Department of Health said Friday.The counties of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach are the most impacted; however, Miami-Dade County, the most populous county in Florida, has by far the most cases with at least 10,701. Broward County has at least 4,570 cases.12:34 p.m.: Javits field hospital, USNS to closePlans are in the works to close the field hospital at the Javits Center and send the USNS Comfort hospital ship home, as cases in the city decline, according to a Federal Emergency Management Agency official briefed on the matter.The Javits facility is expected to close on May 30 and the ship will depart the New York Harbor on April 30, according to the official.Both facilities were being used to provide relief to health care systems in the city that were being hammered with cases.12:29 p.m.: Cuomo says US needs to learn its lesson from pandemicNew York Gov. Andrew Cuomo stressed that the public must learn its lesson from the current pandemic because “it will happen again.”“Bank on it,” Cuomo said.The governor said although there were travel restrictions implemented for China in the U.S., there were still flights coming from Europe between January and mid-March, where researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai believe the New York outbreak originated.“We closed the front door with the China travel ban … but left the back door open,” Cuomo said.“So the lesson? An outbreak anywhere is an outbreak everywhere,” he added.Cuomo also gave his daily update on hospitalizations and ICU admittances, which he said were both down.“All of the evidence suggests that we are on the downside of the curve and headed down,” Cuomo said.The state’s stay-at-home order is expected to end in three weeks. When a reporter asked when the governor would make a decision on whether or not to keep the schools closed, Cuomo said a decision would be announced in a week.11:56 a.m.: FDA warns against using hydroxychloroquineThe Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning the public not to use hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine to treat COVID-19 outside of a hospital setting or a clinical trial.“Hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine have not been shown to be safe and effective for treating or preventing COVID-19,” the FDA said in a statement on Friday. President Donald Trump had previously touted hydroxychloroquine as a possible treatment. The agency noted there have been reports of serious heart rhythm problems in patients with COVID-19 who were treated with either of the two FDA- approved drugs, which are used to treat or prevent malaria. The FDA also said it has reviewed case reports concerning serious heart-related adverse events and death in patients who received the drugs that were reported in the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System database, the published medical literature, and the American Association of Poison Control Centers National Poison Data System.“We are continuing to investigate these safety risks in patients with COVID-19 and will communicate publicly when more information is available,” the agency said.11:30 a.m.: WHO announces effort to accelerate vaccinesDr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director general of the World Health Organization, announced that his agency was launching a new effort to accelerate the fight against the virus. Tedros said in a briefing that the effort will bring together health groups and private sector partners to find a vaccine and ensure the public has access to it. “This is a landmark collaboration to accelerate the development, production and equitable distribution of vaccines, diagnostics, and therapeutics for COVID-19,” the director general said.The partnership for the ACT Accelerator includes the help of French President Emmanuel Macron, EU President Ursula von der Leyen and Bill and Melinda Gates.“We are facing a common threat, which we can only defeat with a common approach,” Tedros said.11:08 a.m.: US death toll surpasses 50KThe death toll in the United States has surpassed 50,000, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.There are now at least 50,031 deaths in the country, the data shows.The grim milestone was reached Friday morning, five days after the number of fatalities hit 40,000.The U.S. has the highest death toll in the world and the most number of cases.10:46 a..m: Stay-at-home order extended in MichiganMichigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has extended the state’s stay-at-home order through May 15.The order was previously set to end on April 30.The new order will require people to wear homemade, non-medical face coverings when entering enclosed public spaces, such as grocery stores, according to a statement from Whitmer’s office. People will not face criminal penalties for going out without a mask, her office said.Some restrictions will also be eased. Nurseries, landscaping and lawn-service companies can reopen, but social distancing must be maintained, according to Whitmer’s office. Retailers that do not sell necessary supplies will also be allowed to reopen for curbside pick-up and for delivery.Motorized boating and golf will be allowed, but using golf carts is still prohibited. Individuals will also be allowed to travel between their residences, but her office noted that “such travel during the epidemic is strongly discouraged.”“With new COVID-19 cases leveling off, however, we are lifting some of the restrictions put in place in the previous order,” Whitmer said. “I want to be crystal clear: the overarching message today is still the same. We must all do our part by staying home and staying safe as much as possible.”10:31 a.m.: NYC mayor says all COVID metrics are downNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday offered what he called “just plain good news” on the virus’s spread in the city.De Blasio said all indicators — hospitalizations, ICU admittances and percent of the population that tested positive — were all down.Daily hospitalizations of people with suspected COVID-19 went down from 227 to 176, which the mayor called a “serious decline.” The number of people admitted to ICUs on a daily basis decreased from 796 to 786 and the citywide percentage of people who tested positive went from 32% to 30%.De Blasio also spoke about the disproportionate ways the virus appears to affect communities of color. His Equity Action Plan includes active testing sites in those communities and advertisements that are broadcasted in 15 languages in 88 zip codes.He said even after the pandemic ends, New Yorkers can never “look away” from these disparities.10:03 a.m.: NY hydroxy trials deliver inconclusive resultsTrials of a malaria drug that was touted by President Donald Trump for treating COVID-19 delivered inconclusive results in New York, according to the head of the research team.There was not a “statistically significant difference” between patients who took hydroxychloroquine and those who did not, David Holtgrave, dean of the University at Albany School of Public Health, told ABC News.During CNN’s coronavirus town hall on Thursday night, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo backed that up, saying the drug “was not seen as a positive, not seen as a negative.” 8:59 a.m.: South Korea reports no deaths, only six new casesFor the first time in a month, South Korea has reported no new deaths from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, according to the Center for Disease Control (KCDC). There were also only six new cases as of Friday, the KCDC reported. The total number of confirmed cases in South Korea is at least 10,708, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.7:16 a.m.: Lysol company says don’t ingest its products to fight coronavirusReckitt Benckiser, the company that makes Lysol, said you should not inject or ingest any of its products as a potential treatment for the coronavirus. This statement follows a press briefing Thursday in which President Donald Trump seemed to muse that UV light and disinfectants could maybe combat COVID-19.“We must be clear that under no circumstance should our disinfectant products be administered into the human body (through injection, ingestion or any other route),” the company said in a statement.RB, without specifically mentioning Trump or the press briefing, said it felt compelled to put out a statement because of “recent speculation and social media activity … whether internal administration of disinfectants may be appropriate for investigation or use as a treatment for coronavirus.”“Then I see the disinfectant where it knocks it out in a minute, one minute,” Trump said during Thursday’s White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing. “And is there a way we can do something like that, by injection inside or almost a cleaning because you see it gets in the lungs and it does a tremendous number on the lungs so it would be interesting to check that.”His comments came after a Department of Homeland Security official said their research found that ultraviolet rays and disinfectants like bleach and isopropyl alcohol work well against the virus.6:15 a.m.: Georgia governor defends opening some nonessential businessesGeorgia Gov. Brian Kemp defended his controversial plan to open some nonessential businesses on Friday, despite criticism from President Donald Trump.Kemp said he’s followed federal safety guidelines and that now is the time to start reopening the state’s economy.“Now, with favorable data and approval from state health officials, we are taking another measured step forward by opening shuttered businesses for limited operations,” Kemp tweeted Thursday night. “I know these hardworking Georgians will prioritize the safety of their employees and customers. Together, we will weather this storm and emerge stronger than ever.”Trump said Kemp went too far in opening some of the state’s businesses.“I want him to do what he thinks is right,” Trump said during a press briefing Wednesday. “But … I think (opening) spas and beauty salons and tattoo parlors and barbershops in Phase One … it’s just too soon.”In addition, Kemp released new requirements through executive order, detailing how various businesses can begin reopening again starting on Friday and Monday. Some requirements include that restaurants must post signs saying no one with symptoms of COVID-19 can enter.Georgia has at least 21,883 diagnosed cases of COVID-19, with at least 881 deaths.3:30 a.m.: China reports no new COVID-19 deaths for ninth straight dayChina reported no new deaths from the novel coronavirus for the ninth consecutive day on Friday.There were also only six new cases of COVID-19, two of which were brought into the country from overseas, according to China’s National Health Commission.Since the virus was first detected in the city of Wuhan back in December, the Chinese mainland has reported 82,804 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 4,632 deaths.Hospitals were still treating 915 patients with confirmed cases as of Friday morning, including 57 who are listed in serious condition, according to the National Health Commission. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.