Covid-19: ‘We are now in the third wave’ – Free State health dept

Free State says it has already entered a third Covid-19 wave.

  • Gauteng estimates that a third Covid-19 wave will start in the next few weeks.
  • In the Free State, it has already started. 
  • Free State recorded 427 new cases on Thursday, while 60 were yet to be allocated.

The Free State health department says the province is officially in a third wave of Covid-19.

“We are now in the third wave of the outbreak and have today [Friday] seen a shocking rise of infections, to 427 new cases, with 60 yet to be allocated to appropriate districts,” said spokesperson Mondli Mvambi.

Mvambi said Mangaung recorded 200 new cases, Lejweleputswa, 95, Thabo Mofutsanyana, 53, Fezile Dabi, 49, and Xhariep, 21.

The department appealed to communities to remain cautious, to avoid the spread of the virus.

It encouraged residents to play their role to prevent the health system from being overwhelmed.

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Unusual treatment shows promise for kids with brain tumors | Pennsylvania State News

For decades, a deadly type of childhood cancer has eluded science’s best tools. Now doctors have made progress with an unusual treatment: Dripping millions of copies of a virus directly into kids’ brains to infect their tumors and spur an immune system attack.

A dozen children treated this way lived more than twice as long as similar patients have in the past, doctors reported Saturday at an American Association for Cancer Research conference and in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Although most of them eventually died of their disease, a few are alive and well several years after treatment — something virtually unheard of in this situation.

“This is the first step, a critical step,” said the study’s leader, Dr. Gregory Friedman, a childhood cancer specialist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

“Our goal is to improve on this,” possibly by trying it when patients are first diagnosed

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New York State Supplement Program

OTDA Home Programs & Services New York State Supplement Program (SSP)


SSP provides state-funded financial assistance to aged, blind and disabled individuals and is part of the monthly benefit paid to most Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients.

Applying for SSP

You must submit an application for federal SSI benefits to the Social Security Administration (SSA). This serves as your application for SSP benefits. SSA shares this information with New York State, who will determine your eligibility for SSP benefits.

There is no online SSI Application. Please schedule an appointment with a local Social Security office to file an application.

For more information on how to apply for SSI benefits, visit


You are eligible for SSP benefits if you:

  • Are an adult who is age 65 or older; or are blind or disabled; or are a child under the
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English Action And State Verbs. Grammar reference and online practice exercises for learners of English as a second language.

Created by: Nikita Kovalyov

Script provided by

Updated: June 2004

  Present Continuous Tense - Positive Sentences  Present Continuous Tense - Negative Sentences  Present Continuous Tense - Yes/No Questions  Present Continuous Tense - Information Questions  Present Continuous Tense - Practice Forming Present Continuous Tense  Present Continuous Tense - The ING Forms Of The Verbs  Present Continuous Tense - Action and State verbs  Present Continuous and Present Simple Tenses  Present Continuous Online Test

[ Present Continuous Tense – When to use ]
[ Positive Sentences ]
[ Negative Sentences ]
[ Yes/No Questions ]
[ Information Questions ]
[ Practice Forming Present Continuous ]
[ The ING Forms Of The Verbs ]
[ English Action and State verbs ]
[ Present Continuous and Present Simple Tenses ]
[ Present Continuous Test ]

  1. In English language there are verbs that are not normally used in the Continuous Tense, because they describe rather state than an action. They are called state verb (stative verbs, non-progressive verbs).

    The verbs that can be used in the Continuous Tense are called action verbs (dynamic verbs).

    Some verbs can be both state and action verbs depending on their meaning.

  2. Here are some verbs that are not normally used in the Continuous Tense.
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Fitness Class Schedule – Iowa State Recreation Services

Fitness Classes

Fitness Classes offers both in-person and virtual options.

Click here for a PDF of the Spring 2021 In Person Fitness Class Schedule

Click here for a PDF of the Spring 2021 Live Online Fitness Class Schedule

For In-Person Fitness Classes:

  • Face coverings are required, this must be a disposable or cloth face covering. Face shields only are no longer acceptable. 
  • The number of class participants will be limited by the size of the space to be sure everyone is able to keep at least 6 feet apart in low/moderate intensity classes and at least 10 feet apart in higher intensity classes. Be sure to register for the class below to ensure your spot.
  • Transition times between classes has been increased to at least 30 minutes to provide time for cleaning and ensure class participants in the spaces do not overlap.
  • All equipment will be disinfected by our staff
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Fact check: South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem ignores poor health numbers to claim state’s pandemic performance has been ‘better than virtually every other state’

Noem, a Republican who has opposed mask mandates and many pandemic-related restrictions, delivered the boast after Fox host Laura Ingraham favorably compared South Dakota’s health and economic performance to that of more strict and Democratic-run New York. Ingraham then asked Noem why the media has targeted her for criticism.

Noem said, “You know, Laura, I really think it’s about control. They have used, for the last year, fear to control people.” Noem continued that since the “science” made clear it was impossible to completely stop the virus, only to slow it down and protect “vulnerable” people, she decided to “allow people to be flexible — to take care of their families and still put food on the table.”

“That was a unique approach that, for our people, really worked well. We did have tragedies, and we did have losses, but we also got through it better than virtually every other … Read More

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State of Alabama – Board of Respiratory Therapy

Welcome to the Alabama State
Board of Respiratory Therapy Website

The ASBRT Board of Directors are excited to announce
Ms. Elizabeth Utley Sheehan as the new Executive Director of the Alabama State Board of Respiratory Therapy.
Ms. Sheehan in an attorney in Montgomery Alabama and also the Executive Director and General Counsel for the Alabama Board of Examiners For Dietetic & Nutrition Practice.