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The coronavirus crisis shut down Informa’s events business and events deliver about 65% of revenues, explaining why the shares are trading at just 456p.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…However, subscription-linked businesses account for 35% of Informa’s revenues and these have continued to trade well. They have provided an anchor for Informa, buying time for its events business to get back on track. Clearly, to get its share price moving upwards, Informa needs to start holding physical events again and it is working hard here. The company is heavily focused on the highest standards of hygiene and safety and that should help in getting permissions from authorities to run events when the time is right. 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Backing the FTSE 100 GVC Holdings (LSE: GVC) did not suffer as much as Informa did in the market crash. Its shares now trade 19.7% above where they were this time last year, although that is still below their pre-crash highs. Nevertheless, 89% of the 19 analysts covering GVC rate it as a buy, and think its shares could make gains of 50%+ over the next year.GVC bought Ladbrokes Coral in 2018 to form one of the largest sports betting and gaming companies in the world. Gambling revenues dropped by up to 60% when lockdowns started. But they bounced back quickly as sports fixtures started to return in Europe and betting shops reopened in the UK. As a result, GVC’s share price has started to rebound, and revenues should pick up further once spectators start getting back into grounds.Any negatives? 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Home Indiana Agriculture News France Facing 30-year Low in Wheat Yields Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Aug 9, 2016 A new report from France says the nation is facing a “catastrophic” 30 year low in wheat yields. The Agriculture Ministry for France, the European Union’s biggest grain producer, says the country is heading for its worst wheat harvest in three decades due to heavy rains and a lack of sunlight. Wheat output is projected to fall by 30 percent from the 2015 harvest to 29.1 million metric tons, the lowest level since the drought year of 1986. A local farmers union says some farms are bracing for a 75 percent drop in production.The drop in French production comes at a period of high output in other wheat-producing countries, which has led to a fall in world prices, further adding to the woes of French farmers. France is currently the top wheat exporter in the EU, but that status is in jeopardy.Source: NAFB News Service SHARE Previous articleDuPont Pioneer Agronomy Update 8/9/16Next articleCorn and Soybeans Need Rain Now Hoosier Ag Today SHARE France Facing 30-year Low in Wheat Yields Facebook Twitter
By Gary Truitt – Oct 8, 2018 SHARE Summer Heat Caused Yield Loss and Stalk IssuesRyan PielWhile the Indiana harvest is progressing, it is slow going for many Central Indiana farmers as stalk quality is causing harvest problems. It is a problem that has been reported around the state; poor stalk quality is causing a lot of corn to go down. Ryan Piel, field agronomist with Pioneer, says, “Most guys are managing to get under it and get it all picked up. But, there is a lot a lot of heartache out there when you have to harvest it. It makes everything take longer.”Piel says corn yields are good but not as good as last year on average. He blames the July heat, “Those hot nights that never let the plants cool down, I think, really took the top end off yields this year.”Another issue that is slowing harvest is lots of green stem and green leaf matter in soybeans, “The beans are unlikely to be dry. They are going to be tough to cut. It is just going to add a lot of complexity to it.” Piel reports corn harvest is complete in some areas with growers now concentrating on soybeans. Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Summer Heat Caused Yield Loss and Stalk Issues Summer Heat Caused Yield Loss and Stalk Issues SHARE Previous articleChina Language in USMCA Not SurprisingNext articleUS Officials Looking to Expand Overseas Markets for Ag Goods Gary Truitt
to go further News News “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Europe – Central Asia Protecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independenceInternational bodies Freedom of expression Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia Europe – Central Asia Protecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independenceInternational bodies Freedom of expression RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan RSF_en Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders (RSF) welcomes the appointment of a new Representative on Freedom of the Media by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). The organization’s Ministerial Council confirmed today last week’s agreement on French politician Harlem Désir.Désir’s appointment ends a long standoff among the OSCE’s 57 member states. The position had been vacant since Bosnian Dunja Mijatovic’s mandate ended last March, after being exceptionally extended to allow more time to find a candidate acceptable to all members of the consensus-based OSCE.“It was high time that the OSCE ends this stalemate and agrees on a new Representative on Freedom of the Media. Leaving this position vacant permanently would have sent a disastrous message to the adversaries of press freedom, who are on the advance even in the heart of the OSCE region”, said RSF Germany’s executive director Christian Mihr.“The OSCE must fulfill its mandate to promote democracy and urgently take action in view of the growing violations of press freedom in countries such as Russia, Turkey, Poland and Hungary”, added Sophie Busson, RSF head of advocacy.An early warning system for the protection of journalists and media pluralismThe OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media is mandated to observe media developments as part of an early warning system and to help the member states abide by their commitments to freedom of expression and free media. This includes, inter alia, efforts to ensure the safety of journalists, assist with the development of media pluralism, promote decriminalization of defamation, promote Internet freedom and provide expert opinions on media regulation and legislation.Harlem Désir is the fourth holder of this office. Born in 1959, the French Socialist politician served as State Secretary for European Affairs from 2014 until a few weeks ago. Between 1984 and 1992 he headed the French anti-racism watchdog SOS Racisme. Later positions included stints as member of the European Parliament and as Secretary General of the Socialist Party.Désir’s predecessors as OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media were German Freimut Duve (1998-2004) who was instrumental in creating the office, Hungarian Miklós Haraszti (2004-2010) and Bosnian Dunja Mijatovic (2010-March 2017). Both the German OSCE presidency in 2016 and the Austrian one this year had made intense efforts to find a candidate acceptable to all OSCE members. A compromise was finally found last week when the member states’ foreign ministers agreed on several OSCE top positions, including the organization’s incoming Secretary General. July 18, 2017 OSCE Media Freedom Representative is needed more than ever – RSF welcomes end of vacancy Organisation News Help by sharing this information June 7, 2021 Find out more News Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says June 4, 2021 Find out more June 8, 2021 Find out more
WASHINGTON and PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Feb. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® ( NCCN ®), American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network ( ACS CAN ) and the National Minority Quality Forum ( NMQF ) presented new ideas for overcoming inequality in oncology. The recommendations—developed by a group of 17 national experts, representing patients and advocates, caregivers, healthcare providers, researchers, and industry—directly address how medical systems in the United States often disproportionately fail minority patients, particularly those who are Black and/or Indigenous, and draws on extensive polling data from a recent poll fielded by Public Opinion Strategies on behalf of the organizations to make clear the case for urgent action. Among the notable survey findings: 63% of African American and 67% of Latinx patients, survivors, and caregivers said they had a negative experience with their oncology care team, such as having assumptions made about them or their financial situation, or trouble getting questions answered; in contrast to 43% of white respondents who reported such experiences. As for oncologists, 2/3 of those surveyed believed that non-white patients experienced worse outcomes from cancer care but only 1/3 felt those patient populations were receiving worse care or poorer communication during care. “The research shows disparities in outcomes that aren’t based on biology; they result from systemic inequality and bias in access and care delivery,” said Robert W. Carlson, MD, Chief Executive Officer, NCCN. “Racism exists in the United States and impacts everyone, including the medical community. One proven method for improving equity is using guideline-concordant care. We’re grateful to be able to learn from experts about what we can do right now to make sure everyone is getting the best evidence-based care possible; the process has been both humbling and inspiring. Now we’re committed to working together to make these recommendations a reality.” “Communities of color and other medically underserved groups continue to have higher cancer rates and are less likely to be diagnosed early or receive optimal treatment compared to other groups,” said Lisa Lacasse, President of ACS CAN. “Ensuring quality clinical practices are in place and applied equitably to all patients regardless of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status or geographic location is essential to reducing those disparities. We cannot achieve our mission of a world without cancer until we lessen the burden of this disease across all communities; these recommendations provide important means to achieve that goal.” “We can improve cancer outcomes for communities of color and rural areas by closing gaps in screening, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship, both in clinical practice and in policy,” said Gary A. Puckrein, PhD, NMQF President and CEO. “NMQF is pleased to collaborate with NCCN and ACS CAN to develop evidence-based recommendations using real-world data that allow us to design a system that delivers high-quality cancer care to all of America’s diverse populations.” To address the inequalities in access to cancer care, the three organizations convened the Elevating Cancer Equity Working Group, co-chaired by Shonta Chambers, MSW, EVP Health Equity Initiatives and Community Engagement, Patient Advocate Foundation, and Robert Winn, MD, Director, VCU Massey Cancer Center. Workgroup recommendations include a new Equity Report Card to help providers, payers, and accreditation entities advance equitable care delivery. The report card includes 17 measurable practice changes, such as having health systems provide and require annual implicit bias training for all employees, offer culturally and linguistically representative patient navigators or community health workers through internal hiring or contracting with community-based organizations, and offer flexible hours for screening and treatment appointments. The full list of practice recommendations are broken down into the following categories: Community EngagementAccessibility of Care and Social Determinants of HealthAddressing Bias in Care DeliveryQuality and Comprehensiveness of Care The recommendations will be explained in greater detail during a keynote address at the NCCN Virtual 2021 Annual Conference online on March 19. The organizations also created a series of policy change recommendations targeted toward: The United States CongressCMS and Commercial PayersFederal AgenciesState and Local Policymakers Policy examples include measures to remove barriers to clinical trial participation and requiring the Food and Drug Administration to consider clinical trial diversity as part of a drug approval process, providing resources to historically black colleges and universities and other minority serving institutions with the goal of fostering a more diverse health care workforce, funding public awareness campaigns around cancer prevention that are linguistically and culturally reflective of diverse audiences, and ensuring access to and reimbursement for patient navigators to assist patients with all kinds of insurance. The groups plan a series of ongoing engagements for providers, patients and lawmakers as a means to advance this work and improve patient care. A deeper analysis of the Public Opinion Strategies data— which was captured in two surveys, one geared toward patients, survivors, and family caregivers with an oversampling to assure minority representation, and another of oncologists— will be addressed in a future, peer-reviewed article. To learn more about the working group and next steps, visit NCCN.org/policy. Join the conversation online with the hashtag #ElevatingCancerEquity. About ACS CAN The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is making cancer a top priority for public officials and candidates at the federal, state and local levels. ACS CAN empowers advocates across the country to make their voices heard and influence evidence-based public policy change as well as legislative and regulatory solutions that will reduce the cancer burden. As the American Cancer Society’s nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate, ACS CAN is critical to the fight for a world without cancer. For more information, visit www.fightcancer.org. About the National Comprehensive Cancer Network The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® ( NCCN ®) is a not-for-profit alliance of leading cancer centers devoted to patient care, research, and education. NCCN is dedicated to improving and facilitating quality, effective, efficient, and accessible cancer care so patients can live better lives. Visit NCCN.org for more information on the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology ( NCCN Guidelines ®) and other initiatives. Follow NCCN on Facebook @NCCNorg, Instagram @NCCNorg and Twitter @NCCN. About the National Minority Quality Forum The National Minority Quality Forum assists health care providers, professionals, administrators, researchers, policymakers, and community and faith-based organizations in delivering appropriate health care to minority communities. This assistance is based on providing the evidence in the form of science, research, and analysis that will lead to the effective organization and management of system resources to improve the quality and safety of health care for the entire population of the U.S., including minorities. For more information, please visit www.nmqf.org. 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Pinterest WhatsApp By News Highland – September 5, 2017 Shortage of skilled engineering workers in the North West – Claim Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook WhatsApp Harps come back to win in Waterford Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Twitter Previous articleCoastal erosion works to begin at CurransportNext articleHSE says changes at St Joseph’s Hospital will protect patient services and dignity News Highland Pinterest Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Homepage BannerNews Concern’s being raised about a lack of skilled engineering workers in the North West.One company in Leitrim says it has 15 Engineering jobs which it can’t fill because it can’t find enough people qualified to do the work.John McCartin is a Leitrim councillor, and Managing Director of Newtowngore Engineering says his company can’t take up millions of euro worth of work.The Fine Gael councillor says there’s a serious lack of people skilled in working with their hands……..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/jobs9am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.
Official White House Photo by D. Myles Cullen(NEW YORK) — More than 2 million have been infected with the novel coronavirus worldwide as the pandemic continues to affect every aspect of people’s lives.The global death toll stands at more than 139,000 people, 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 a number of deaths in which a person is not tested for the virus.Many municipalities have begun counting probable deaths caused by COVID-19, including New York City, the epicenter of the disease in the United States.The U.S. has more deaths and cases than any country in the world, with more than 640,000 diagnosed cases and at least 31,015 deaths. Here’s how the news is developing Thursday. All times Eastern: 4:30 p.m.: Trump releases guidelines to reopen countryPresident Donald Trump unveiled his administration’s plans to reopen the American economy in a video conference call with the nation’s governors.The guidelines, obtained by ABC News, are broken up into three phases. Governors were instructed that they could move through the phases at their own pace, and that the guidelines are not orders from the government, according to a person familiar with call.The guidelines’ “phase one” calls on employers to telework where possible, have employees return to work in phases, minimize non-essential travel, and make accommodations for vulnerable populations.In “phase two,” non-essential travel for employers can resume. Schools, gyms and large venues can reopen with proper social distancing measures. Churches can open with social distancing and elective surgeries can resume.The third phase says bars, gyms and large venues can reopen with limited social distancing and proper sanitation.4:00 p.m.: 52 veteran residents dead at Holyoke Soldiers’ Home in Mass.At the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home in Massachusetts, 52 veteran residents have died, including 44 who tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the state’s Office of Health and Human Services.Seven of those residents tested negative for the virus. It was not clear if the final resident contracted the virus.Ninety-seven veteran residents and 81 employees have tested positive for the coronavirus.The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts and the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division are conducting a joint investigation to determine whether the facility “violated the rights of residents by failing to provide them adequate medical care generally, and during the coronavirus pandemic,” according to a statement from the agencies.Gov. Charlie Baker has also called for an independent investigation by attorney Mark W. Pearlstein, which will focus on “the events inside the facility that led to” the deaths, and “on management and organizational oversight of the COVID-19 response.”3:30 p.m.: More NJ coronavirus victims than NJ residents killed in WWINew Jersey has now lost 3,518 people to the coronavirus — more than the number of New Jersey residents killed in World War I, Gov. Phil Murphy said.Like in many states, coronavirus is disproportionality impacting African Americans in New Jersey.Of the state’s fatalities, 51.1% are white, 22.5% are American American. Murphy called the percentage of African American fatalities a concern, calling it “50-plus %” higher than the overall representation in the population;As of Thursday, 8,224 coronavirus patients are in New Jersey hospitals, including 2,014 people in intensive care units, Murphy said.3:00 p.m.: Facebook canceling events with 50 or more people through June 2021Facebook is canceling physical events with 50 or more people through June 2021, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said.He said some events would be held virtually instead.Most Facebook employees will work from home through at least the end of May 2020.“Even after more of our teams can return, if there’s any reason they feel they can’t work in our offices — because they are in a vulnerable population, because with schools and camps canceled they don’t have childcare, or anything else — that they can plan to work from home through at least the summer,” Zuckerberg said.2:30 p.m.: Midwest governors form coalition to reopen their statesThe governors of Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky announced Thursday that they’ll work together to reopen the Midwest economics.The governors said in a joint statement that they’ll look at four factors to determine when is best to reopen: “sustained control” of infection and hospitalization rates; “enhanced ability” to test and trace; “sufficient health care capacity” for resurgence; and social distancing practice prepared for workplaces.“This doesn’t mean our economy will reopen all at once, or that every state will take the same steps at the same time,” the governors’ statement said, “But close coordination will ensure we get this right.”1:35 p.m.: NJ governor ‘outraged that bodies of the dead’ piled up at nursing homeNew Jersey Congressman Josh Gottheimer says 68 people have died at the Andover Subacute and Rehab Center, a nursing home in his district.In a Thursday morning interview with ABC New York station WABC, Gottheimer said he “just got off phone with administrator … they have 68 lives lost, another 76 who are positive, plus over 40 staff members positive, and they lost two nurses. It’s horrific.”The state of New Jersey said earlier it would begin investigating the nursing home in Sussex County after a number of bodies were removed this week.According to police, the first clue was a request for 25 body bags.“When they called Saturday they were desperate for body bags,” Gottheimer said.Investigators initially discovered five bodies in the facility’s holding area.In subsequent days they were tipped off to a body being stored in a shed. No bodies were seen in the shed but investigators then found another 12 bodies in the holding area.New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said Thursday afternoon that he was “heartbroken … that several individuals have lost their lives in a coronavirus outbreak.”“I’m also outraged that bodies of the dead were allowed to pile up in a makeshift morgue in the facility,” Murphy said. “New Jerseyans deserve to be cared for with respect, compassion and dignity. We can and must do better.”Murphy said he asked the attorney general to investigate and to also “do a review of all long-term care facilities that have experienced a disproportionate number of deaths” during the pandemic.A team has been sent to help the residents and staff at the Andover Subacute and Rehab Center, Murphy added.12:55 p.m.: Trump discusses coronavirus with G-7 leadersPresident Donald Trump discussed the coronavirus pandemic with G-7 leaders in a conference call on Thursday, joined by the leaders of the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Canada and Japan.According to the White House, “The leaders recognized that the G7 nations annually contribute more than a billion dollars to the World Health Organization (WHO), and much of the conversation centered on the lack of transparency and chronic mismanagement of the pandemic by the WHO.”The White House said the G-7 “leaders called for a thorough review and reform process.” The U.S. was set to host of this year’s G-7, which was to be held at Camp David in June. Trump canceled the gathering in March.Trump said Tuesday that his administration was halting funding to the WHO, accusing it of “severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus” and said the organization even “pushed China’s misinformation about the virus.”“With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have deep concerns whether America’s generosity has been put to the best use possible,” Trump said.WHO Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Wednesday, “The United States has been a longstanding and generous friend to WHO, and we hope it will continue to be so … We regret the decision of the president of the United States to order a halt in funding to WHO.”12:30 p.m.: UK will stay on lockdown for next 3 weeksThe United Kingdom will stay on lockdown for the next three weeks, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab announced Thursday, explaining that relaxing measures at this stage would be a risk to the public.The U.K.’s lockdown has been in place since March 23. Schools, restaurants and most shops are closed, and people are allowed to leave home only for essential errands or exercise.Over 13,000 people have died in the U.K.Raab said five steps must be accomplished before it’s safe to change the current measure: the National Health Service must be able to cope; there must be a sustained and consistent fall in the daily death rate; there must be a falling rate of infection across the board; need to have more PPE and testing; and need to be certain that a second peak will not happen.12:05 p.m.: New York shutdown extended to May 15In hard-hit New York state, 606 lives were lost on Wednesday.However, intubations are down, the hospitalization rate is down and ICU admissions are down, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Thursday.“It means we can control the virus,” he said. “We did not know for sure we could do that.”Cuomo said New York’s shutdown — in coordination with other Northeast states — will be extended to May 15.“I don’t want to project beyond that period,” Cuomo said.“The close down has worked,” he said, “however, we’re not there yet.”Cuomo announced Monday that seven Northeast states — New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Rhode Island and Massachusetts — were joining forces to create a reopening plan.Cuomo said Thursday he needs a “coordinated action plan” with the other states.Going forward, the phased return to the “new normal” will involve determining how essential a business is and how risky it is for spreading the virus, Cuomo said.Businesses must have new practices when they reopen, he said, like making sure employees can get to work safely and ensuring the workplace is designed to include social distancing measures.The governor called testing the “single-best tool to inform decisions.”Cuomo said New York — home to 19 million people — conducted 500,000 tests in 30 days, which he said was more than California, Florida and Michigan combined.11 a.m.: 68 dead at NJ nursing homeNew Jersey Congressman Josh Gottheimer says 68 people have died at the Andover Subacute and Rehab Center, a nursing home in his district.In a Wednesday morning interview with ABC New York station WABC, Gottheimer said he “just got off phone with administrator … they have 68 lives lost, another 76 who are positive, plus over 40 staff members positive, and they lost two nurses. It’s horrific.”The state of New Jersey said earlier it would begin investigating the nursing home in Sussex County after a number of bodies were removed this week.According to police, the first clue was a request for 25 body bags.“When they called Saturday they were desperate for body bags,” Gottheimer said.Investigators initially discovered five bodies in the facility’s holding area.In subsequent days they were tipped off to a body being stored in a shed. No bodies were seen in the shed but investigators then found another 12 bodies in the holding area.“We need to figure out what went on here,” Gottheimer said to WABC.Gottheimer pledged there would be “a very deep” investigation.10:30 a.m.: NYC expected to lose $7.4 billion in tax revenueIn New York City — hit the hardest by the pandemic in the U.S. — 386 people suspected of having coronavirus were admitted to hospitals on Tuesday, which was up from 370 on Monday.The city’s ICUs had 887 patients on Tuesday, up from 868 Monday, Mayor Bill de Blasio said.And of the New Yorkers tested for the coronavirus on Tuesday, 55% were positive — up from 53% on Monday.De Blasio warned Wednesday that New York City is expected to lose $7.4 billion in tax revenue over the current and next fiscal year.De Blasio urged President Donald Trump to help New York City get “back on our feet” by providing funds through the next government stimulus.“If you lead, the Senate will follow,” de Blasio said in a message to Trump.Meanwhile, the mayor said 11,000 free hotel rooms are being provided for New Yorkers who need to quarantine.The rooms will be open to health care workers, the homeless and some living in overcrowded households who cannot socially distance.Referrals will begin on April 22 through hospitals and community health providers.9 a.m.: Japan declares nationwide state of emergencyJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday expanded a state of emergency from seven prefectures to all 47 prefectures in the nation in an attempt to prevent COVID-19 from spreading further. Tokyo, Osaka and five other prefectures had been under a state of emergency since April 7. Japanese authorities plan to ease restrictions on May 6. Japan has 8,626 diagnosed COVID-19 cases and 178 fatalities, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins. This includes figures from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which was forced to dock in Japan when an outbreak on the ship spread.8:20 a.m.: 17 bodies found at NJ nursing home hit by virusThe state of New Jersey will begin investigating the Andover Rehabilitation nursing home in Sussex County after a number of bodies were removed this week.According to police, the first clue was a request for 25 body bags.Investigators initially discovered five bodies in the facility’s holding area.In subsequent days they were tipped off to a body being stored in a shed. No bodies were seen in the shed but investigators then found another 12 bodies in the holding area. 6:38 a.m.: CDC to tour processing plant where hundreds tested positiveSouth Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem announced that Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials are on the ground in Sioux Falls and will tour a Smithfield Foods plant Thursday “in partnership with state and local officials,” Noem said.There’s been 518 Smithfield employees who have tested positive for novel coronavirus as well as 126 cases of nonemployees that became infected due to an employee, according to the South Dakota Department of Health.Noem said the state is “aggressively testing” employees and those they have come into contact with “and as soon as possible getting them into isolation.”The governor added she’s working with federal officials and Smithfield leaders “on a plan to safely reopen the plant to get it back online to bring some relief not only to our egg producers, but to make sure we’re continuing to secure our nation’s food supply.”5:01 a.m.: Trump to discuss coronavirus with G-7 leadersPresident Donald Trump is set to discuss the coronavirus pandemic with G-7 leaders in a conference call on Thursday morning.He will be joined by the leaders of the U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Canada and Japan.Trump last spoke with the group as a whole on a conference call on March 16. Much has changed in the world since then, when fewer than 100 people had died in the U.S.The U.S. was set to host this year’s G-7, which was to be held at Camp David in June, before Trump canceled the gathering three days after that last videoconference in March.3:55 a.m.: Harry, Meghan help at LA nonprofitDuchess Meghan and Prince Harry spent a second day helping out at Project Angel Food, a charity in Los Angeles that feeds people too sick to do so themselves.Those facing a hard time during the coronavirus pandemic are being helped with food by the nonprofit.The nonprofit was founded by former presidential candidate Marianne Williamson originally to deal with helping those with HIV/AIDS.Meghan decided to help on Easter Sunday, and then again on Wednesday, after her mom, Doria Ragland, said the group was in need of volunteers. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.