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Rep. Jim Banks: Trump has given us a path to a balanced budget — it’s pro-worker, pro-family and pro-growth

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In 2017, Speaker Pelosi famously cajoled House Republicans to produce a budget, warning “show me your budget, show me your values.” She was understood to mean that you can learn about someone’s deepest convictions judging the way in which they spend their money.

Ironically, she and her party never produced a budget when they regained control of the House in 2019. One could presume they failed to “show” their “values” because the values held by the radical leftwing of the Democrat Party today would terrify voters.

In contrast, President Trump is not afraid to put his cards on the table. Monday, he announced his 2021 presidential budget request (PBR), A Budget for America’s Future. After reading through it, I can endorse it as pro-worker, pro-family and pro-growth.

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Like the budget we produced at the Republican Study Committee, the president presents a path to balance the budget.

The president’s budget would put the federal ledger in the black in just 15 years. It includes $4.6 trillion in deficit savings over the next 10 years.

This is major progress from the “business as usual” Washington that has produced $23.2 trillion in national debt and faces annual $1 trillion deficits over the next decade. And it’s definitely not a surprise from an administration that has recommended more budget cuts than any other administration in modern history.

To achieve fiscal responsibility, President Trump is recommending deep cuts to bloated bureaucracies in D.C. and discontinuing programs that are no longer needed or should be handled by state governments.

Of those included cuts is a 26 percent cut to the Environmental Protection Agency, which is music to Hoosier farmers’ ears.

The budget also encourages reforms to eliminate the infamous year-end spending sprees. Federal agencies often empty their accounts at the end of the fiscal year to justify getting the same dollar amount in next year’s budget.

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The PBR also addresses the money the federal government pays to dead people. Openthebooks.com found there are six million active Social Security numbers that belong to people aged 112 and older, which is 5,999,960 more than the 40 people who are actually aged 112 (and over) and alive today.

The president’s budget addresses this issue by introducing new strategies to reduce monetary loss, reasoning that “protecting taxpayer money and making sure it is serving its intended purpose is a fundamental responsibility.”

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Additionally, the president’s budget provides a blueprint for additional oversight to ensure the federal government learns the “Art of the Deal,” by negotiating better contracts with private contractors.

But it does not cut vital programs. For example, the president’s budget keeps much-needed defense spending, keeping his promise to continue rebuilding the military and it even proposes funding for 1,000 miles of the border wall.

It also proposes a big jump in funding for artificial intelligence and quantum information sciences — both vital to our global power competition with China.

Finally, it promotes a 13 percent funding boost for our veterans, ensuring our nation’s finest get the care they deserve.

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On page 16 of the chapter on stopping wasteful and unnecessary spending, there is a section that summarizes the philosophy undergirding the president’s budget: “This agenda is focused on new strategies to reduce monetary loss because protecting taxpayer money and making sure it is serving its intended purpose is a fundamental responsibility.” I could not agree more.

The president has set down his marker for his stance on fiscal responsibility. This is a quantum leap in the right direction. And better yet—it’s a far cry from the radical proposals made by left-wing Democrats like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.

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Jennifer Aniston turns 51: A look back at her biggest moments

Jennifer Aniston is celebrating another birthday.

At 51 years old, Aniston is still turning heads with her stylish looks and entrancing viewers with her performances after bursting onto the scene in 1994 as Rachel Green on “Friends.”

To celebrate the icon’s birthday, here’s a look back at some of her most iconic moments:

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“Leprechaun” (1993)

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Jennifer Aniston in “Leprechaun” (Trimark Pictures)

The daughter of soap star John Aniston and Nancy Dow, Aniston got an early start in show business. Her first role came at age 19, as an uncredited dancer in “Mac and Me,” according to IMDb, but it was 1993’s “Leprechaun” that would serve as her first starring role.

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“Friends” (1994)

Just one year later, “Friends” debuted on NBC. Aniston starred in the show, which was a massive hit and has retained popularity to this day.

The actress played Rachel Green, a slightly out-of-touch rich girl who transforms into a self-sufficient professional as the series progresses.

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Brad Pitt (1998)

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Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt. (Barry King/WireImage)

As soon as “Friends” debuted, Aniston was one of the biggest actresses in television, so it stands to reason that she might cross paths with superstar Brad Pitt.

In 1998, the pair began dating after being set up by their managers, according to Rolling Stone. The pair married in 2000.

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Her Emmy win (2002)

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Jennifer Aniston accepts an Emmy for best actress on a comedy series at the 54th Annual Emmy Awards. (Ken Hively/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

After several seasons on “Friends,” Aniston finally bagged television highest honor: an Emmy Award.

“I just have to say thank you from the bottom of my heart,” she said in her acceptance speech. “This has been the greatest nine years of my entire life.”

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The split (2005)

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Jennifer Aniston in 2005. (Christian JENTZ/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

In 2005, Hollywood’s hottest couple announced that their marriage was over. Rumors had been circulating that the split happened because Pitt cheated on Aniston with his “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” co-star Angeline Jolie, whom he later married.

The two released a joint statement shortly after the split saying that the “separation is not the result of any of the speculation reported by the tabloid media.”

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Justin Theroux (2011)

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Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux at ELLE’s 18th Annual Women in Hollywood Tribute in 2011. (Lester Cohen/Getty Images For ELLE)

In 2011, Aniston began dating actor Justin Theroux, known for his roles in “Mullholland Dr.” and “American Psycho.”

The two became engaged in 2012 before marrying in 2015.

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Walk of Fame (2012)

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Jennifer Aniston is honored with a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame. (Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)

The success of “Friends” led to roles in a string of successful films including “Bruce Almighty” and “Marley & Me,” all of which cemented Aniston in Hollywood history — literally.

In 2012, the actress was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Cake (2014)

In 2014, Aniston starred in “Cake,” a departure from her usual comedy fare. The film centered on Aniston’s Claire as she grapples with the loss of a friend.

The role earned Aniston her first Golden Globe nomination since 2003.

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World’s most beautiful woman (2016)

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Jennifer Aniston in 2016. (Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images for Fashion Media)

Aniston, known as an ageless beauty, was awarded People Magazine’s world’s most beautiful woman title in 2016.

At the time, she told the outlet that she was “very, very flattered.”

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Jen breaks the internet (2019)

In October 2019, Jennifer Aniston joined Instagram after years of avoiding social media.

Aniston’s first post was a picture of herself and her “Friends” co-stars, which currently has over 15 million likes. According to People, Aniston broke the record for reaching 1 million followers faster than any other account, doing so in just over five hours.

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Back to TV (2019)

A big year for Aniston, she also starred in “The Morning Show,” which is her first leading role on a television show since “Friends” ended in 2004.

She received a Golden Globe nomination and won a Screen Actors Guild Award for her work — her first in 24 years.

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New Hampshire primary: Pete Buttigieg is a radical Democrat in disguise, says Tony Katz

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Former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg is a radical Democrat in a moderate Democrat’s clothing, radio talk show host Tony Katz said Tuesday.

Appearing on “Fox & Friends” live in New Hampshire with hosts Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt and Brian Kilmeade, Katz said that Buttigieg is trying to appear as a moderate to voters.

“He does want Medicare-for-all; he wants Medicare-for-all who want it. He doesn’t want to take all your guns like Beto O’Rourke, but now is the perfect time to come and get all the guns,” Katz explained.

“He is on that radical tip,” he stated. “The difference between him and Bernie Sanders is a question of speed — how fast they want to go to get the thing.”

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New Hampshire’s presidential primary kicked off at midnight, as voters in three tiny townships in the state’s North Country and White Mountains cast the first ballots in the first primary in the White House race.

After getting out of Iowa’s Caucuses with essentially a tie with Buttigieg, expectations are high for the Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in a state where he shares home-field advantage with fellow progressive standard-bearer Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.

In the days after Iowa, Buttigieg closed in on Sanders in the polls, but one of the two tracking polls suggested that the candidate saw his numbers drop over the weekend. That wasn’t reflected on the campaign trail, as Buttigieg drew more than 5,000 people to his events on Sunday.

Buttigieg has struggled to resonate with African-American and Latino voters. And with the White House race moving next to Nevada and South Carolina – which have much more diverse electorates – a strong finish in New Hampshire is paramount for Buttigieg.

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Katz told the “Friends” hosts that Sanders gives Buttigieg the “perfect foil” to separate his candidacy and positions from.

“This is what’s so frustrating to Amy Klobuchar,’ he added.

“Amy Klobuchar says, ‘Wait a second. I’m the more moderate one.’ Now, she believes in ObamaCare and ObamaCare used to be the most radical thing ever. That said, she doesn’t understand why she can’t get some of that moderate love and Buttigieg is getting all of it,” he concluded.

Fox News’ Paul Steinhauser, Kelly Phares, Tara Prindiville, Andrew Craft, Andres del Aguilla, and Madeleine Rivera contributed to this report

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Indonesia Has No Reported Coronavirus Cases. Is That the Whole Picture?

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NUSA DUA, Indonesia — The family from Shanghai was vacationing in Singapore last month when they learned that the new coronavirus had arrived there from China.

So they packed up and flew to the world’s largest country yet to report a single case of the deadly virus: Indonesia. They landed in Bali, a major destination for Chinese tourists, on Jan. 30 and have no plans to leave.

“People in Bali treat us nicely and are friendly,” said Eva Qin, 36, who is traveling with her mother, husband and son. “We weren’t given any health test.”

Health experts have questioned why Indonesia has not yet reported a single case of novel coronavirus, even though officials were slow to halt nonstop flights from China. Indonesia receives about 2 million Chinese tourists a year, most of them in Bali.

China’s consul general in Bali said last week that about 5,000 Chinese tourists remained in Bali, including 200 from Wuhan, where the outbreak started.

Indonesia’s closest neighbors have all reported cases, including the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia and Australia.

“So far, Indonesia is the only major country in Asia that does not have a corona case,” Indonesia’s security minister, Mohammad Mahfud MD, told reporters on Friday. “The coronavirus does not exist in Indonesia.”

None of the 285 people who were evacuated from Wuhan and are now in quarantine on the Indonesian island of Natuna have shown signs of the virus, he added.

Five researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health concluded in a study last week that Indonesia and Cambodia, which has reported only one case, should quickly intensify its monitoring of potential cases. Based on a statistical analysis, the disease could have arrived in Indonesia already, the authors concluded.

“Many of the imported cases have been linked to a recent travel history from Wuhan, suggesting that air travel volume may play an important role for the risk of cases being exported outside of China,” the study said.

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    Updated Feb. 10, 2020

    • What is a Coronavirus?
      It is a novel virus named for the crown-like spikes that protrude from its surface. The coronavirus can infect both animals and people, and can cause a range of respiratory illnesses from the common cold to more dangerous conditions like Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, or SARS.
    • How contagious is the virus?
      According to preliminary research, it seems moderately infectious, similar to SARS, and is possibly transmitted through the air. Scientists have estimated that each infected person could spread it to somewhere between 1.5 and 3.5 people without effective containment measures.
    • How worried should I be?
      While the virus is a serious public health concern, the risk to most people outside China remains very low, and seasonal flu is a more immediate threat.
    • Who is working to contain the virus?
      World Health Organization officials have praised China’s aggressive response to the virus by closing transportation, schools and markets. This week, a team of experts from the W.H.O. arrived in Beijing to offer assistance.
    • What if I’m traveling?
      The United States and Australia are temporarily denying entry to noncitizens who recently traveled to China and several airlines have canceled flights.
    • How do I keep myself and others safe?
      Washing your hands frequently is the most important thing you can do, along with staying at home when you’re sick.

The chairman of the Indonesian Red Cross, Jusuf Kalla, a former vice president of Indonesia, also said it was possible that the disease had already entered the country and that Indonesians might not recognize the symptoms as being coronavirus.

“Singapore has a tight system, but even there the virus got in,” he said. “It’s possible that there are infected people but here in Indonesia people think that it is only a regular fever or they think it is dengue fever.”

Mr. Kalla expressed concern about how prepared Indonesia was to handle the virus if it were to strike in remote parts of the archipelago nation where underfunded community health centers are the main health care provider. (Indonesia is the world’s fourth most populous country, with nearly 270 million people scattered across 6,000 inhabited islands.)

“Indonesia has many islands,” he said. “We have many port cities. They all have different capabilities. I think good hospitals in Jakarta can detect it. But what about the community health center in Flores? Or in Sulawesi? Surely the capability is limited.”

Indonesia’s health care system is considered underfunded by international standards, with insufficient facilities and too few doctors, nurses and midwives, according to a 2018 report by the World Health Organization.

But the W.H.O. country representative, Dr. Navaratnasamy Paranietharan, said Indonesia is doing its best to face the new coronavirus, including screening passengers at points of entry and equipping hospitals for the arrival of suspected or diagnosed cases.

“Indonesia is doing what is possible to be prepared for and defend against the novel coronavirus,” he said.

Health officials say they have tested nearly 50 suspected cases, which were all negative.

Thirty Chinese workers from a cement company in North Sulawesi were placed in 14-day quarantine last week after returning from a holiday visit to China, an immigration official said. None of them have come down with the virus, he said.

If patients with symptoms were arriving, they would have been detected, insisted Achmad Yurianto, secretary of prevention and control at the health ministry.

“We are not prepared to face a major outbreak, but we are prepared to prevent an outbreak,” he said. “We are not waiting for it to happen. We in fact have tightened prevention.”

Indonesia is experienced at monitoring travelers for illness, he said, because the country has long been on the lookout for another dangerous coronavirus, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome or MERS. About 1.4 million Indonesians go each year on pilgrimages to Saudi Arabia, where they can be exposed to MERS, he said, and they are screened on their return.

“We have experienced this many times,” he said. “Maybe other countries are not as diligent as Indonesia in dealing with this situation.”

Indonesia has three laboratories capable of testing for the new coronavirus, two in Jakarta, the capital, and one in Surabaya, Indonesia’s second-largest city, in East Java. The labs can test 1,200 samples a day, he said. Across the country, 100 hospitals have been designated as centers to handle suspected cases of the novel coronavirus.

Before airline travel between Indonesia and China was suspended on Feb. 5, there were 134 flights a week from China to Bali, bringing about 5,000 passengers a day.

The loss of new Chinese tourists could be devastating for the economy of Bali, which is highly dependent on foreign visitors. Still, some of the tourists already in Bali are doing what they can to stay.

China’s consul general in Bali, Gou Haodong, said many of the remaining Chinese tourists wanted to extend their visas rather than return home to possible quarantine or exposure to the virus.

More than 30 applied on Friday for tourist visas extensions, said immigration officials, who put the number of remaining Chinese tourists at 1,500, not 5,000.

Among those still in Bali this weekend were Johnson Guo and his family.

Mr. Guo, 42, a manager in an internet business in Guangzhou, said the family had been on holiday in Australia. But after the outbreak of the virus, they decided to extend their vacation and spend a week in Bali.

He said that they did not receive any health check on arrival, but that all of them were healthy.

“I worry about the virus,” he said, as he purchased 720 face masks to take back and donate to his hometown hospital when they were to return on Saturday. “But I have to return because I have to go back to work. And Guangzhou is not as bad as other areas in China.”

Two travelers from Shanghai, Song Yi and her friend, Yang Yujia, both 27, arrived in Bali in mid-January with eight friends.

“We didn’t have any health check because we have been healthy during the 20 days of our stay,” said Ms. Song, a banker, as they shopped for clothes at a mall near Kuta Beach.

Ms. Song said that the Balinese people had been very kind to them, but that their Chinese friends began avoiding each other because of fears about the virus and they soon went their separate ways.

After extending their stay in Bali, she said, they plan to return home next week.

“We decided to stay longer because we were afraid of the virus,” she said.

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History of the New Hampshire primary: First in the nation for a century

MANCHESTER, N.H. – New Hampshire’s renowned for its mountains and lakes, its independent libertarian streak, and for its quadrennial tradition of being the state that holds the first primary in the race for the White House.

And this cycle, the state’s celebrating the 100th anniversary of its first-in-the-nation primary status.

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The Granite State held its first presidential primary in 1916. But four years later – after Indiana decided to move their primary to May – by chance New Hampshire voted first.

In those days there were no candidate names on the ballot. New Hampshire primary voters elected delegates to go to the Republic or the Democratic convention.

But that changed in 1949, when state legislative leaders pushed to place the names of the presidential candidates on the ballot. Three years later – in the 1952 primary – voters for the first time had a chance to cast a ballot directly for a candidate. While that ‘beauty contest’ didn’t have any direct impact on the nomination race, the results were reported nationwide, giving New Hampshire plenty of attention.

The 1952 primary put New Hampshire on the map for another reason – thanks to Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Estes Kefauver. The Tennessee senator was the first to make stops to meet and greet voters and court reporters. It was the start of New Hampshire’s famed retail-style politics.

And the primary grabbed even more attention that year – as Kefauver won the primary that year in a landslide, easily topping incumbent President Harry S. Truman, who later withdrew his bid for re-election.

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For 100 years, New Hampshire has held the first primary in the race for the White House. A sign marking the primary’s history stands outside the Statehouse in Concord, N.H.

Fast forward to 1975 – and the state legislature passed a bill allowing the New Hampshire secretary of state to set the presidential primary date earlier than any other similar contest by seven days if necessary. The law, which was later updated, has allowed longtime Secretary of State Bill Gardner (who took office in 1976) to fight off challenges to New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation status from other states.

New Hampshire and Iowa – which for half a century has held the first caucus in the presidential nominating calendar – have long fought to keep their positions as the kick-off contests. They’ve spotlighted their ability to level the playing for all candidates – regardless of their campaign war chests – thanks to their small size and populations and emphasis on retail-style candidate-to-voter contacts.

But with critics pointing to the lack of diversity in the two overwhelmingly white states – as well as the states’ lack of large urban areas – the fight to keep Iowa and New Hampshire first gets tougher each cycle.

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Sanders Crushes Trump by 18 Points Among Independent Voters in New National General Election Poll. “Bernie Sanders is undeniably the strongest candidate against Donald Trump,” tweeted journalist Walker Bragman.

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Jon Peters claims he paid Pamela Anderson’s $200G debt during 12-day marriage

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Pamela Anderson‘s former husband Jon Peters claims he paid off her debt during their 12-day marriage.

The “Baywatch” icon shocked fans last month when she revealed on Instagram she had tied the knot to Peters, her fifth husband, in a secret ceremony in Malibu, Calif. However, the duo split just 12 days later amid reports they never obtained a legal marriage license.

Now, Peters, 74, claimed in an email to Page Six that he “dropped everything” for Anderson, 52, including hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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“She had almost $200,000 in bills and no way to pay it so I paid it and this is the thanks I get,” Peters said in the email.

After their split, a source told Page Six Anderson had made a “terrible mistake” and found Peters to be “too controlling” to stay with. In his email, Peters referred to the actress’ claims as “lies.”

“There’s no fool like an old fool,” he continued.

A rep for Anderson did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

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In a statement to Fox News last month, Anderson explained the two put a delay on their marriage license.

“I have been moved by the warm reception to Jon and my union. We would be very grateful for your support as we take some time apart to reevaluate what we want from life and from one another,” Anderson said via her rep.

“Life is a journey and love is a process,” she said. “With that universal truth in mind, we have mutually decided to put off the formalization of our marriage certificate and put our faith in the process.”

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“Thank you for respecting our privacy,” she added.

At the time of their split, a source close to the couple told Fox News that their living situation is what caused a rift in their short-lived union.

“She’s known Jon forever, but she never lived with him, contrary to some reports. And until you live with someone… Well, let’s just say Pamela asked for a break. She is heading back to her compound in Ladysmith, Canada, to be with her family,” said the source.

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Anderson and Peters were both married four times previously, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Anderson was formerly married to Tommy Lee, Kid Rock and twice to Rick Saloman.

Peters had a 12-year affair with Barbra Streisand. The film veteran produced the 1976 version of “A Star is Born” that starred Streisand; he also produced the 2018 remake that featured Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga.

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Coronavirus Updates: Quarantine Ordered As Cases Are Linked to Shopping Center

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Nearly a third of the confirmed cases of the new coronavirus in Tianjin, a city of more than 15 million people about 70 miles southeast of Beijing, have been linked to one department store, adding to fears about rapid transmission among tightly clustered communities.

Of the 102 cases confirmed in the city, at least 33 of the patients worked or shopped at a department store in the city’s Baodi district, or had close contact with employees or customers, according to the city’s health authorities. Officials estimated that 11,700 customers had visited the shopping complex, which they did not identify, during a period in late January. The authorities said that those customers would be quarantined, and that the store itself was sealed and disinfected.

In addition, emergency measures were imposed over sections of the district — home to nearly one million people — with all but two entrances and exits sealed off in certain residential areas and security personnel on round-the-clock patrols. Residents in some areas were allowed to leave their homes to buy supplies only once every two days.

Several of the department store patients, including the latest announced on Tuesday, a 31-year-old woman, had no history of travel to Wuhan, the city where the outbreak emerged.

Mao Jinsong, the district head of Baodi, compared the department store to a seafood market in Wuhan where the outbreak is widely considered to have started.

“Do not let Baodi’s department store become Wuhan’s seafood market,” he said at a news conference.

Hong Kong officials evacuated and quarantined dozens of residents of an apartment building after two people living on different floors were found to be infected with the coronavirus, the authorities said on Tuesday.

The two cases appeared to suggest that the virus had spread through the building, perhaps through a pipe, raising new fears about the virus’s ability to spread.

Officials from the city’s Center for Health Protection said the decision to partially evacuate the building was made after the discovery of a unsealed bathroom pipe in the apartment of a newly confirmed patient, a 62-year-old woman. She lives 10 floors below a resident who was earlier found to be infected.

In addition to the infected residents, four other people living in three different units displayed symptoms of the coronavirus, according to Sophia Chan, Hong Kong’s health secretary.

In all, quarantines were ordered for the residents of 23 units of the Hong Mei House, a building on the Cheung Hong Estate, a public housing block in the New Territories section of the city.

The local outbreak prompted comparisons to an incident in 2003 when 329 residents of a housing estate in Hong Kong became infected with SARS, or severe acute respiratory syndrome. The virus was later found to have spread through defective piping. Forty-two of the infected residents died.

“Our initial understanding is that the relevant household may have done some self-remodeling work,” Frank Chan, Hong Kong’s secretary for transport and housing, said of the outbreak on Tuesday.

Mr. Chan denied that the recent cases were comparable to the 2003 outbreak because of the location of the pipes. In the earlier case, the pipes were outside the building and the SARS virus was spread through the air.

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At a government-organized news briefing on Tuesday, Professor Yuen Kwok-yung, a microbiologist at the University of Hong Kong, said the situation this time appeared to be different. But he said the authorities were not ruling out the possibility of airborne transmission of the virus.

Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s chief executive, said determining what happened at the housing complex was of “great importance” and ordered an investigation.

When Terry Law, 20, learned from late night news reports that the new coronavirus was believed to be spreading from one resident to another in the complex, he raced to the building.

Mr. Law’s 80-year-old grandfather has lived in the building for two decades. And while he is not in the same area where the two cases were found, his family did not want to take chances.

“Even though he’s in a different wing, they share the same lift and the same lobby,” said Mr. Law. “There’s lots of chances for people to meet.”

On Tuesday afternoon police had blocked off the building, only allowing in residents who showed identification. A street cleaning vehicle sprayed down the road outside, even as a light rain fell.

As a group of journalists watched outside the police line, a small bus drove out with a handful a masked residents. The driver was wearing protective coveralls, a mask and goggles.

Most of the residents of Hong Mei House are 60 or older, said Mr. Law. His grandfather is in good health, but he is worried.

“My grandfather is that old, so I want to take him home,” he said.

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The virus has sickened more than 43,100 people in China and 24 other countries.

A senior Chinese official warned on Tuesday that three populous provinces could be vulnerable to the spread of the coronavirus as migrant workers return to their jobs after the Lunar New Year break.

The official, He Qinghua, said that the provinces of Zhejiang, Guangdong and Henan could see a rise in new cases, even as the number of confirmed cases outside Hubei Province, the heart of the outbreak, has been declining.

The remarks highlight the looming possibility that more people could become infected as they resume their normal routines. Government officials had extended China’s official Lunar New Year holiday by three days to Feb. 3 to keep people home. Major business hubs, like the cities of Beijing and Shanghai and the provinces of Guangdong and Shandong, then further extended holidays until Monday.

Mr. He, who spoke at a news briefing in Beijing, was responding to comments made by Gauden Galea, the China representative for the World Health Organization. Mr. Galea told Bloomberg TV on Monday that the organization had found the numbers of cases slowly rising in 10 provinces. He said that it was too soon to say the epidemic had peaked.

The death toll from the coronavirus epidemic is continuing to climb, Chinese officials said Tuesday. By the end of Monday, the government said, 1,016 people had officially died from the coronavirus — an increase of 108 from the previous day. Hubei Province accounted for the great majority of the deaths.

The number of cases of infection in China also grew, to over 42,638 from about 40,000 a day earlier. Most of the infections are in Hubei, though the daily tally of new infections there fell compared to previous days.

On Monday, Hubei recorded 2,097 new infections, compared to 2,618 the day before.

“With 99 percent of cases in China, this remains very much an emergency for that country, but one that holds a very grave threat for the rest of the world,” the director-general of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said on Tuesday.

One of the people evacuated to the United States from Wuhan last week is infected with the coronavirus, U.C. San Diego Health said in a statement. The Centers for Disease Control shared the diagnosis on Monday morning, the hospital said; the patient had previously been discharged after testing negative.

The patient, one of 167 passengers on a State Department-arranged flight from China that mostly carried American citizens, has since returned to the hospital near Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego.

It is the 13th confirmed case in the United States, and the seventh in California.

Other government-arranged evacuation planes from China have taken passengers — more than 500 in all — to Nebraska, Texas and other bases in California in the last two weeks.

Those evacuated are expected to be quarantined for 14 days, with frequent checks from medical personnel to determine whether they have developed fevers, coughs and other early signs of the virus.

A Holland America cruise ship with more than 2,200 people aboard was denied entry to Thailand on Tuesday over fears that passengers may be carrying the dangerous coronavirus, bringing the total number of ports from which it has been turned away to at least five.

The ship, the Westerdam, which departed from Hong Kong on Feb. 1, has already been turned away at ports in at least five countries, including the United States territory of Guam, the Philippines and Japan.

Thailand, which has reported more than 30 cases of the virus, had earlier agreed to let the ship dock in Bangkok on Thursday.

But the public health minister, Anutin Charnvirakul, posted a cryptic message on Facebook on Tuesday saying, “I have issued orders. Permission to dock refused” with a cruise ship emoji.

Holland America has said that no one on board has come down with the virus.

“The ship is not in quarantine and we have no reason to believe there are any cases of coronavirus on board despite media reports,” Holland America said in a statement issued Monday.

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The ship, said to have 1,445 passengers and 802 crew on board, was originally bound for Yokohama, Japan.

It was unclear where the ship is headed next. A country may be more willing to accept the ship once it has been afloat for the standard 14-day quarantine period and has no reported cases of the virus.

The company said that all passengers would receive a 100 percent refund and a 100 percent credit for a future trip. The ship was providing free internet and phone access to passengers, the company said.

A different ship, the Diamond Princess, has been docked for more than a week in Yokohama, Japan, where it was put under quarantine after cases of infection were confirmed.

Sixty-five more infections were confirmed on Monday, that ship’s captain told passengers, raising the total number of cases on board to 135.

At least 20 of the infected passengers are from the United States, according to a Princess Cruises spokeswoman. In all, 416 American passengers boarded the vessel, the Diamond Princess, at the start of the voyage according to the spokeswoman.

China’s Communist Party dismissed two health officials in Hubei, the province at the center of the epidemic, the state-run media reported on Tuesday. They were the first senior officials to be punished for the government’s handling of the outbreak.

They were replaced by a deputy head of the National Health Commission, Wang Hesheng, whom Beijing dispatched to the region three days ago to take over the provincial government’s response to the crisis, according to the media reports.

Mr. Wang will take over the duties of both officials: Zhang Jin, the Communist Party secretary for Hubei’s health commission, and Liu Yingzi, the health commission’s director. Mr. Wang previously held a variety of positions overseeing public health and family planning in Tianjin, near Beijing, and on the national level beginning in 2016.

It was not immediately clear whether the dismissals were the beginning of a broader political shake-up in the provincial government, whose response to the outbreak has been widely criticized. The party secretary and the mayor of Wuhan, Ma Guoqiang and Zhou Xianwang, both offered to resign but remain in their posts.

Until now, only two others have been dismissed in connection with the outbreak: two officials from Huajiahe, a township about a two-hour drive west of Wuhan. They were ousted after a disabled teenager died after his father, his sole caregiver, was quarantined.

The Royal Caribbean cruise company on Monday rescinded its ban on Chinese passport holders onboard its ships.

But the company’s reversal is little comfort to one passenger, Xiao Liu.

Ms. Liu, a 34-year-old scientist at Princeton University, arrived at Port Canaveral, Fla., on Friday with her husband and 3-year-old daughter to board a cruise ship called Mariner of the Seas. A health care worker checked their temperatures and asked whether they had been in contact with anybody from mainland China recently. Though they answered no, the worker did not allow Ms. Liu on the cruise because she carries a Chinese passport.

“This is clearly racial discrimination,” said Ms. Liu, who moved to the United States 11 years ago. “What makes me different from other passengers? My Chinese passport!”

In its statement, Royal Caribbean said it banned passengers holding passports from mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau because governments around the world were enacting similar limits. “Now, governmental policies have been clarified, so we have changed this policy,” it said on Twitter.

As the coronavirus has spread — including hitting other cruise ships — Chinese people around the world have faced instances of xenophobia.

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Raphael Coleman, ‘Nanny McPhee’ child star and activist, dead at 25, family says

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Raphael Coleman, an actor and activist, has died at the age of 25.

The “Nanny McPhee” star’s mother, Liz Jensen, took to social media last week to share the news of his recent passing.

“Rest in peace my beloved son Raphael Coleman, aka Iggy Fox,” she wrote on Twitter. “He died doing what he loved, working for the noblest cause of all. His family could not be prouder. Let’s celebrate all he achieved in his short life and cherish his legacy.”

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In the tweet, Jensen also shared a link to an article he wrote about his work in environmental conservation.

The news was also confirmed in a lengthy Facebook post from Coleman’s stepfather, Carsten Jensen, who said that Coleman died unexpectedly during a jog (via Google Translate).

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“I guess there’s nothing that makes you see death as unfair and meaningless as when a young person dies. It’s life itself that’s sabotaged. It just happened to my wife, Liz, whose youngest son, Raph of only 25, died last Friday,” he wrote. “He collapsed without prior health problems in the middle of a [jogging] trip and could not be restored. I got to know raph when he was six years old, and we were so close.”

The post explained that Coleman gave up a career as an actor to become a scientist “to save the planet.”

Coleman would eventually turn his attention to Extinction Rebellion, a climate change movement focused on fighting mass extinction.

“Under the name Iggy Fox, he controlled the group’s use of social media, spoke at demonstrations, and was arrested again and again. By April, he should have been in court accused of painting the Brazilian Embassy with red when the amazon jungle was standing in flames,” wrote Carsten. “He didn’t want a lawyer, but he wrote himself on his defense court when he died.”

Coleman’s mother has since shared another tweet, this one accompanied by a photo of herself and her late son.

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“#ExtinctionRebellion’s October Uprising, Trafalgar Square. RIP Iggy Fox, aka Raphael Coleman,” she wrote. “He knew that we are all already in Heaven, right here on Earth.”

A cause of death has yet to be announced.

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Swedish star fronts skateboarding’s move to mainstream

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Oskar Rozenberg nonchalantly drifts around the skate park before unleashing a series of high-energy tricks — mounting a wall, sliding down a railing with his arms outstretched, vaulting a stairwell, accelerating into a ramp and giving it some air.

“I’m just warming up,” the two-time skateboarding world champion and Olympic hopeful says over his shoulder as he floats away.

His long, dark hair flowing beneath his black cap and over his hoodie, the 23-year-old Rozenberg is in his element — and in his own world — as he seeks out every line, every dip and every hollow of the indoor park to satisfy his creative needs.

He gets particularly excited talking about his current favorite trick, the backside nose blunt.

“You go up on the edge of the quarter pipe, you do a backside 180 turn and you land on the nose. Then you pop in, back into the transition,” Rozenberg said. “It’s such a flowy trick. It’s just vibey.”

If that’s akin to a foreign language, it might not be six months from now.

Skateboarding is coming to the Olympics for the first time at this year’s Tokyo Games and Rozenberg, a stand-out Swede in a field mostly dominated by Americans and Brazilians, might be its breakout star.

“Oski,” as he is fondly referred to, is a skateboarder best known for his outrageous creativity and for thinking on his feet — or, in his case, his wheels. He will arrive in Tokyo as the world champion of the Vans Park Series Pro Tour after his win in Salt Lake City in September.

“He is spontaneous,” said John Magnusson, who works for the Swedish Skateboard Association and will be Rozenberg’s coach in the run-up to the Tokyo Games. “He maybe has the first two tricks planned and then he goes for whatever. When Oski flows it all together, he is unbeatable because he is that good.”

Rozenberg’s strength may yet prove to be his weakness when it comes to the Olympics.

The edgy, rebellious, somewhat underworld pursuit of skateboarding is about to enter the mainstream, joining the more structured world of traditional sports.

It will freshen up the Olympics, for sure, and appeal more to younger viewers, but will the popularization of skateboarding mean it loses its counter-cultural status? There are also concerns that judging in the Olympics will be more about box-ticking rather than a desire for expression and creativity, potentially dampening its appeal — and the medal chances of Rozenberg, with his off-the-cuff style.

He thinks, however, that skateboarding being added to the Olympic program has “more positives than negatives.”

“It pushes the sport into a different direction it hasn’t really been in before,” Rozenberg said. “It’s kind of new territory.

“A lot of other sports are about jumping a centimeter longer or a centimeter higher than what you did last year. But skateboarding is the opposite of that. There is so much you can do. I think it will actually bring a new aspect to sports.”

Rozenberg first came across skateboarding at the age of 9, when he was on a bike ride with his father and bumped into friends at the newly built skate park in Malmo — Stapelbaddsparken.

He tried it out, went back the next day, and “was there every day for four years.”

“I think what attracted me the most was the group of people and how everyone took care of each other, and how all of a sudden I was able to hang out with people five or 10 years older than me,” Rozenberg said. “There wasn’t an age barrier. Everyone was just hanging out.”

He liked the easy-going nature of skateboarding.

“When I was playing football, I remember being a bit sick of it, always having to come to practice on time and do this or that in practice,” he said. “Skateboarding was the complete opposite … It’s like everything was on your own conditions.”

Rozenberg attended a one-of-a-kind high school — Bryggeriets Gymnasium — that had skateboarding on the curriculum and was located inside one of the top skate parks in Malmo. Rozenberg said this background means he has a “different story” to the big skaters from America who grew up in California and had “all the best skate spots, all the best parks, all the contacts that you need in terms of sponsors.”

“I think a lot of skaters who are coming up right now who are from Europe are adding a new dimension to skateboarding,” he said. “The skate spots here are so different to the skate spots in America, so that naturally forms a different environment, a different type of skater.”

Rozenberg’s idols include Tony Hawk, a skateboarding pioneer from the 1980s who had a series of computer games — one of which Rozenberg remembers completing on one New Year’s Eve. Another is modern-day American skater Grant Taylor.

“He was the coolest guy in my eyes,” Rozenberg said of Taylor. “Some skaters only specify in one skating but he did it all. His style is unexplainable.”

Up-and-coming skaters might be saying similar things about Rozenberg, whose imaginative routines put him among the world’s most popular competitors and likely attracted him to Nike, one of his many sponsors.

“I try to put together a line in my head,” he explains as he goes through his typical routine. “It might be a line I have been thinking about as I was standing on the platform, like ‘Oh, that could be cool to do that there.’ Or it might be a line I actually did, a line I stumbled upon and I was like, ‘Oh, that was a really good line.’

“A lot of times, especially when I pull off a good contest run, I figure it out literally at the last moment. On certain occasions, I figured it out while I have been doing the run, like spontaneously, and it just works out.”

With qualification events to come in Peru, China and the United States, Rozenberg is on course to qualify for the Olympics and compete in the park tournament that will feature 20 skaters.

He will be one of Sweden’s biggest gold-medal hopes in Tokyo.

“Skateboarding is at its best when you get that ‘no one expected that’ feeling. That’s what Oski is good at. He can bring that something that no one thought about,” Magnusson said. “Some people, you already know what they are going to do when they drop in. But Oski doesn’t even know himself what he is going to do. And that’s his strength.”

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