Other revenue came from its ‘Significant Opportunities’ portfolio, where revenue was up 55% to £37.6m, largely driven by a 50% rise in active clients to 40,100. Meanwhile, IG Group also gave an update on its planned acquisition of brokerage and trading education platform Tastytrade. Core markets revenue hiked 64% to £533.2m, with 224,900 active clients, while Significant Opportunities portfolio revenue increased 77% to £113.9m, with 60,700 active clients. The operator said its performance was driven by a combination of sustained and elevated levels of trading from existing clients, as well as continued high levels of client acquisition, with a record 230,100 clients active in Q3, up 60% year-on-year. IG Group did not disclose any further details of its financial performance in Q3, but chief executive June Felix said that the operator made progress towards delivering on a number of its strategic goals during the quarter. Tastytrade has two brands: media-focused Tastytrade, which offers education to traders about options and futures markets; and brokerage platform Tastyworks, which has 105,000 active accounts and makes up 1.3% of the entire US equity options market by trading volume. “The continued performance from the Significant Opportunities portfolio has been remarkable, and we anticipate substantially achieving the revenue target of £160m one year ahead of plan,” Felix said. IG Group has now secured certain regulatory approvals for the acquisition, with others pending, and hopes to complete the purchase in the first quarter of its 2022 financial year. “I would like to take this opportunity to thank our people for their continued hard work during the quarter,” Felix said. “Operationally, this has been one of the busiest periods in IG’s history, and our global workforce has responded with the kind of dedication, resilience and professionalism embedded in the IG culture.” “This accelerates our strategy to drive new sources of growth, while also expanding the group beyond its core OTC offering.” Tastytrade was able to grow its registrants by over 100,000 in the two months to the end of February to nearly one million. Upon publishing its first-half results in January, IG Group revealed it had struck a deal to purchase Tastytrade for $1.0bn. 11th March 2021 | By Robert Fletcher “Our planned acquisition of Tastytrade is progressing well and the outstanding client growth delivered in the period underlines the further, significant growth potential of this business,” Felix said. OTC leveraged revenue was up by 61% year-on-year to £599.7m, while exchange traded derivatives revenue increased 51% to £17.7m and stock trading and investment 369% to £29.7m. “The group is also continuing to grow the size of its high quality and loyal client base which represents a long-term asset to the group.” IG Group hails “another exceptional quarter” as revenue climbs 65% in Q3 Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter In a trading update, spread betting and contracts for difference (CFD) operator IG Group said total revenue for the three months through to 28 February amounted to £230.3m (€268.5m/$321.1m), up from £139.8m in the same period last year. Over-the-counter (OTC) leveraged revenue was 57% higher at £210.5m in Q3, while exchange traded derivatives revenue was up 40% to £5.4m. However, the most significant growth came within IG Group’s stock trading and investment, where revenue rocketed 619% to £14.4m. IG Group said trading at Tastytrade was strong in Q3, with the Tastyworks arm accelerating its rate of active account growth in 2021 and reporting a 100% rise in the number of active trading accounts during February. Topics: Finance Finance In terms of its year-to-date performance, group revenue in the nine months to 28 February was £647.1m, up 66% from £389.7m at the same point in the previous year. Tags: IG Group Breaking down this performance further, IG Group said revenue from operations in core markets reached £192.7m, up 67% year-on-year, while the total number of active clients in these market reached 191,700. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address
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Mama Mia Reply TAGSApopka City CouncilKyle BeckerYouth Council Previous article5 of the Most Common Football InjuriesNext articleWho founded Labor Day? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR September 6, 2016 at 7:22 pm September 6, 2016 at 7:54 pm Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Reply 13 COMMENTS Tenita Reply Mama Mia September 6, 2016 at 8:27 pm September 3, 2016 at 8:34 pm You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Mama Mia Reply September 6, 2016 at 8:10 pm If this youth council is approved and ( I hope it is not!) but if it is……let’s video the youth, and record them too on audio, so it will be like court tv, you know like the lady up above in her posting stated, like could you set up a teen court???? That would be fun! I love court tv! Yes, make it teen court too, a great idea Ms. Lutz!!! Are we having fun yet, or what???? Jeanette Ann Lutz Mama Mia I was home today but did not know about a house fire on Summerset. I am so glad no one was hurt, and that the dogs are okay. Apopka Fire Department looks out for pets too! They are the best! Anybody know what happened this morning at the corner of Welch and Rock Springs Road at about 8:45 am??? out by the corner of Walgreens by the road? We rode by and saw a lady stopped in the road in her car, and talking to a lady lying down on the corner of the sidewalk there. We came back by and there were police, fire department, and an ambulance. I was wondering if she got hit by a car, or if it was a medical issue, maybe? Anybody know? Also the youths can come to the city council meetings just like the adult citizens, and they can speak their minds and their viewpoints of 4 minutes during the public comment period. So why should they get this special treatment? Why should they have extra clout, and implementation powers??? Yeah, I really want a Sheeler High School kid up there dictating how things will go in this town!!! Or any of the other kids, from other schools either!!! Too bad that you all on the council aren’t more concerned about the nightmare traffic around the schools that these kids attend. It is dangerous! Right over here at Apopka High on Friday when school let out, there at the gate, there was traffic in all directions, and kids on bikes, and walking out into the road, between the cars, and one guy, that I don’t know who he is, was trying to direct traffic with no safety vest on, just a blue polo shirt, and he had a whistle. I thought where are the police? This is dangerous!! September 7, 2016 at 6:36 pm September 7, 2016 at 6:15 pm Reply Tenita September 7, 2016 at 4:43 pm Tenita Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 This youth city council idea is a ruse to try to force the building of an expensive skate park that was voted down 3-2, by the “the real” city council, then the skate park funds were directed to be put back into the budget, for 2017, after the skate park was voted down. I do believe, if I am correct. Give the kids implementation power and there you go………approved, if it is youth related! Pretty sneaky, don’t ya’ think? My goodness, skies the limit……we, the taxpayers of the city, might have to construct a theme park to please these youths! Plus it has been reported that the youth have already said that they aren’t going to use the skate park if they have to pay fees for usage of the skate park…..you know, like all the others who now pay for the use of the ball fields. Interesting…….the youths say they will just use vacant parking lots, backyard ramps, and neighbor’s steps if the city charges usage fees for the skate park……sounds like to me, that they have been finding a way to enjoy their sport without costing big $$$$$$$$$$ to the taxpayers. If anyone is reading this that was at the last vision meeting held at Highland Manor, the youths came in force, and spoke in favor of a skate park. One complained that he didn’t have a way to get around, etc. and then someone later spoke about how they had been taking bunches of kids down to Tampa to the skate park!!! HAHAHA!!!! These same youths are the ones who say they will not pay to use the skate park!!!! HAHAHAHA!!!! Are we having fun here with this???? Will propose a Youth Council at September 7th meetingDuring his campaign for City Commissioner, Kyle Becker referenced the idea of forming a Youth Council to promote the development of Apopka’s future leaders, and at Wednesday’s City Council meeting, Becker plans to take the next step in making that idea a reality.Becker will make a presentation on the implementation of an Apopka Youth Council after sending a letter to City Administrator Glenn Irby (addressed to Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and the City Commissioners) in advance and requesting it be put on the agenda for the September 7th meeting.Commissioner Kyle Becker will propose a plan to create a Youth Council for Apopka.In the letter, Becker wrote:“It is my desire to establish a Youth Council to help foster the development of our next generation of community leaders through active civic engagement and service learning.”Becker said he started researching the idea after the election, and then came across the Florida League of Cities (FLOC) framework document. At the FLOC Conference held in August, he also met with several people with active youth councils in their municipalities. This gave Becker enough data to create the presentation that he hopes will be embraced by the City Council.According to that FLOC document, a Youth Council is an advisory body composed of local youth (usually high school aged), that will advise and counsel the local governing body and its affiliated advisory and regulatory boards, as well as other community organizations on youth-related subjects and issues. Additionally, youth councils can implement and participate in a variety of youth-identified community initiatives.According to the Census Bureau, 24.6 percent of the U.S. population is under the age of 18. Becker believes that the youth of Apopka, representing almost one fourth of the population, should have a voice rather than rely on adults to speak for them.“We have heard from many residents who speak on behalf of our youth,” Becker said. “However we have very capable and talented young people in our community in which a direct line of communication to our staff, leadership, and community partners would be mutually beneficial.”Becker hopes the Youth Council would not only advise and consent, but also initiate youth involvement in programs to benefit the community…something Becker has experience doing as a youth and young adult.“The idea of civic engagement and service learning for me personally started when I was in the Boy Scouts as a youth and carried on to my civic arts curriculum in college. At Tusculum College, we had a program called Service Learning Immersion, where for four weeks we spent our time working with various organizations helping those in need in Johnson City, TN. These organizations served veterans, the homeless, and jobless, both young and old. Through serving those in our community we become better citizens, and it allows us to see how policies and practices of our local governments can directly impact the lives of our residents, especially those in need.”In the proposal, Becker recommends a council of 25 members in grades 9-11 from Apopka, Sheeler and Wekiva High Schools, or Home School students who reside in the Apopka City Limits. Tenita Tenita September 7, 2016 at 6:01 pm Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear Mama Mia Yeah, let’s teach em’ some sense, and how to become civic minded civil servants (career politicians)…….and let’s throw out the one year term limit requirement of the youth who serve. …… We want them to have NO term limits, so they can be just like the “real city council”…..heeeheeeeheeee!!! Reply September 6, 2016 at 4:02 pm Reply Mama Mia Reply Reply Congratulations Commissioner Kyle Becker you have officially lost your mind, and apparently you are not alone! I have viewed the Apopka City Council meeting on ApopkaThen and Now/Facebook website posted by Fred Kinney and have seen the council meeting discussions of your Apopka Youth City Council proposal. I heard the mayor say it would be turned over to Glenn Irby and an resolution or ordinance establishing the youth council will take place. Thank you Fred for the video you posted. It was a little hard to hear but that is okay, you and Gene Knight Jr. do a great service providing info and videos on the ApopkaThen and Now website. I could hear the video good enough to hear the mayor clear his throat many times…..LOL (the tip off)…….you all aren’t fooling me with this youth council malarkey. So once again, congratulations Kyle and Mayor, and the rest of you all who are losing your minds too, now when can we expect the skate park to be built ??? Oh I almost forgot, the youths will have to vote for it first….LOL!!! Hey I thought I spotted Mama Mia there, was it her??? September 3, 2016 at 8:12 pm I think it sucks! I am not even going to mince my words. We elect the council members to represent us, the citizens, who are the tax payers of this city! We did not elect council members to in turn, bring in minors to sit up there and dictate and advise the council and local advisory and regulatory boards, commitees, etc. This is crock. They will have implementation powers for youth related intiatives? Some of you people on the council have obviously lost your minds. Reality check time……you all need to stay away from these seminars, conventions, conferences, and traveling, and stay put here in this city, and represent our city like we elected you people to do! Who is going to be running the city, the kids? This youth stuff is getting out of control. A tp A, Apopka Youth Works, and now this. You would think that the kids are the only people in the city. It is not the city’s job to be a civic class, and a babysitting service. This is fine for boy scouts, college, schools, and non-profit groups, but to allow this at city hall…..no! This is ridiculous. First the booze at city hall is approved and passed, and now this! I don’t care what the Florida League of Cities and their people do……. I also see in the packet about compensation, funding and staffing! Your own adult citizens come up there and inform you of issues around the town that need attention and they are ignored mostly. But now you all are going to be all ears for these underage minors? I think you all need to get back to reality or otherwise some of you all are going to go down with the ship the next election cycle!! Let me see……I have heard that a splash pad was going to cost $ 750,000…..then after research that was brought down to $ 250,000…..it was like, let’s see what the city could get for $250,000 for a splash pad……then another time it was 1 million for a splash pad and skate park both. So anyway, it is expensive endeavors to partake in constructing, bottom line. Now these youth skateboard fans don’t have a problem what so ever if the city taxpayers have to foot the bill for the construction and upkeep of a expensive skate park, but they themselves say, no, we will not pay to use the skate park! The taxpayers of the City of Apopka have already been subjected to increased utility service fees, utility rate increases on water, sewer, and re-use water, garbage, with an annual increase for the next four years, and now a proposed increase in the annual property millage rate, and new ball field usage fees. Things we were told were necessary to operate. Is this skate park necessary? If you ask the kids, who will be on this new youth council, if approved, I think you already know the answer, since they won’t pay….!!! September 7, 2016 at 5:05 pm Reply September 6, 2016 at 7:42 pm Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate These kids are going to be running our country in a few years. Not only does it seem like a great idea but begins the process of learning how a government runs. Yes, they should have a voice on matters that pertain to the younger generation. For rxampke, how would they curb the daily fights in middle schools. They are there witnessing colleagues getting in trouble. Could they set up a teen court?There are many problems that exists in the schools such as poverty, lack of transportation, after-school jobs, information on college programs and scholarships. Reply Mama Mia Reply Now moving on past the ridiculous stuff…..the Piedmont Plaza looks like it is going to be very attractive when the developer gets through with it, judging by the drawings. That will be very nice! I REPEAT DON’T BE FOOLED, THE APOPKA CITY YOUTH COUNCIL IS ALL ABOUT THE SKATE PARK!!!! This is sooooo laughable, this “so- called” concern for the youths learning about civics. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Reply Please enter your name here Kyle you did a lot of throat clearing too…….is there a bug going around up there at the city hall? Glad I stayed away today. I don’t want that bug, if that is what it does to people! Kyle, did I hear the audio correctly that you suggest to put the issue of the single member districting before the youth council, and see what they think as an example??? Kyle, have you ever heard of a referendum????? I think some of you all have truly lost your minds, and you all need to stay away from those conventions, they are brain-washing you people into stupid stuff.
Previous articleShaun Doherty at the Donegal Association London GalaNext articleGarda launch biggest ever drink driving crack down News Highland Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic The Sinn Fein MEP for this area, Matt Carthy is demanding repayment of what’s he’s calling ‘hundreds of millions’ in unpaid taxes from a number of multi-nationals based in Ireland.Mr Carthy made his call in the European Parliament which this week called for a fairer system of corporate taxes across the EU.In a vote the majority of MEPs urged EU countries to agree on mandatory country-by- country reporting by multinationals of profits and taxes.The MEPs in favour of these measures, believe that multinational companies should pay their taxes where they make their profits.Matt Carthy referred to investigations by a special European Parliament committee investigating tax rulings:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/matt.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. MEP Matt Carthy wants multi nationals to pay any unpaid taxes WhatsApp WhatsApp Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook Pinterest Facebook By News Highland – November 26, 2015 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal News Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ Twitter
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Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Previous articleBoyle looks for championship boost in ClareNext articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday September 11th News Highland Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Google+ By News Highland – September 11, 2018 Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Two Donegal people on latest tax defaulters list Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme There are two Donegal people noted in the latest list of tax defaulters just published by Revenue.Nunzio Magliocco, a fast food provider from Main Street, Ballybofey has been ordered to pay over €336,000 for the under-declaration of Income Tax, PAYE, PRSI and USC, €331,500 of which remains unpaid as of June 30th.While, Farmer, Ivor Stewart of Illistrin, Letterkenny paid just over €117,600 including interest and penalties, in respect of the non-declaration of Capital Acquisitions Tax. Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Homepage BannerNews Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan Community Enhancement Programme open for applications
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — Stephon Clark, an unarmed black man shot late at night by police while standing in his grandmother’s yard, absorbed seven bullets, not eight, according to the County of Sacramento coroner’s office.In an autopsy report dated April 27, three doctors concluded Clark took three bullets in the back. An earlier private autopsy said Clark was shot six times in the back and eight times total.The Department of Coroner report did confirm that the cause of death was “multiple gunshot wounds.”Clark was shot on March 18 when officers were responding to an emergency call that someone in the 7500 block of 29th street was breaking car windows.When the officers confronted Clark, they said they believed he was armed and fired 20 rounds at him.He was holding a cell phone.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Chambers County Sheriffs Office(ANAHUAC, Texas) — Authorities in Texas shared body camera footage on Tuesday that showed officers pulling an unconscious man from a burning vehicle after a crash.The Chambers County Sheriff’s Office shared the footage on its Facebook page, documenting two officers as they tossed the man into a puddle of water in an effort to extinguish the flames on his body.His vehicle, “fully engulfed in flames,” melted parts of the officers’ uniforms, according to a statement from the sheriff’s office.“The two deputies approached the vehicle without regard for their own safety and began reaching inside the vehicle to rescue the sole occupant,” the sheriff’s office said. “Both deputies were able to place the injured man into a nearby water puddle and extinguish all flames on his body.”“Both deputies were uninjured during their rescue of this man, however, the intensity of this fire melted parts of their equipment while on their uniforms,” it added.Video of the heroic moment received more than 45,000 views and reactions on Facebook as users praised the officers, identified as Braedon Boznango and Carlton Carrington, for their bravery.The sheriff’s office said the man would have otherwise died in his vehicle if the deputies hadn’t “acted quickly, decisively and without total disregard for their own safety.”The victim, who wasn’t identified, was airlifted to a Houston hospital and last listed in critical condition.Chambers County is about 50 miles east of Houston.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Samara Heisz/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ERIN SCHUMAKER and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now infected more than 91.1 million people worldwide and killed over 1.95 million of them, according to real-time data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.Here’s how the news developed Tuesday. All times Eastern:Jan 12, 9:44 pmMore Americans died of COVID-19 in past week than during last flu season More people in the United States died of COVID-19 in the past week than they did from the flu during all of last season, data show.There were an estimated 22,000 flu deaths nationwide during the 2019-2020 flu season, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The flu season was regarded as moderate and stretched out over several months.By contrast, there were 23,119 new COVID-19 deaths reported between Jan. 6-12, according to The COVID Tracking Project.Jan 12, 8:30 pmDaily COVID-19 deaths top 4,000 for 2nd time in USThere were 4,056 deaths due to COVID-19 reported on Tuesday in the U.S., according to The COVID Tracking Project.That marks the second time new deaths surpassed 4,000, based on the tracker’s tally, following the record 4,081 reported less than a week ago on Jan. 7. Our daily update is published. States reported 1.9M tests, 214k cases, 131,326 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19, and 4,056 deaths. pic.twitter.com/5bBfNyaHYC— The COVID Tracking Project (@COVID19Tracking) January 13, 2021 Jan 12, 11:14 am3rd House Democrat tests positive after sheltering with unmasked RepublicansRep. Brad Schneider, D-Ill., said he tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, becoming the third Democrat to do so after sheltering at the Capitol with several Republicans who were unmasked for “several hours” during Wednesday’s siege.After “narrowly escaping” the violence, Schneider said in a statement, “I was forced to spend several hours in a secure but confined location with dozens of other Members of Congress. Several Republican lawmakers in the room adamantly refused to wear a mask.” “I am now in strict isolation, worried that I have risked my wife’s health and angry at the selfishness and arrogance of the anti-maskers who put their own contempt and disregard for decency ahead of the health and safety of their colleagues and our staff,” he continued. Schneider said he hasn’t had any symptoms and that he drove home from Washington, D.C., to Illinois. Rep. Pramila Jayapal and Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman, both Democrats, have also said they tested positive following the Capitol siege. Schneider is joining the growing number of Democrats demanding that the House sanction members who don’t wear masks on the House floor. “We can no longer tolerate Members coming to the floor or gathering in the halls of Congress without doing the bare minimum to protect those around them,” he said. “Those that flout public health guidance should be sanctioned and immediately removed from the House floor by the Sergeant at Arms for their reckless endangerment of their colleagues.”Jan 12, 9:45 amUS will not hold back second vaccine doses, HHS secretary saysU.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said the federal government will no longer hold back COVID-19 vaccine doses and is now recommending states inoculate anyone 65 and older as well as those under the age of 65 who have two or more conditions or illnesses.“This is just a staging and moving to the next phase on the vaccine program. We’ve had so much success with quality and predictable manufacturing and almost flawless distribution of the vaccine, but we have seen now that the administration in the states has been too narrowly focused,” Azar told ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos in an interview Tuesday on Good Morning America.“So, what are we doing? Three things. First, We have already made available every dose of vaccine,” he said. “So we had been holding back second doses as a safety stock. We now believe that our manufacturing is predictable enough that we can ensure second doses are available for people from ongoing production. So everything is now available to our states and our health care providers.”“Second, we are calling on our governors to now vaccinate people age 65 and over and under age 65 with a comorbidity, because we have got to expand the group,” he continued. “We’ve already distributed more vaccine than we have health care workers and people in nursing homes.”“Third, we’ve got to get more channels of administration,” he added. “We’ve got to get it to pharmacies, get it to community health centers, and we are here and we will deploy teams to support states doing mass vaccination efforts if they wish to do so. It has been overly hospitalized so far in too many states.”As of 9 a.m. ET on Monday, more than 25 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been distributed nationwide but fewer than nine million people have received their first dose, according to data provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Jan 12, 6:46 amEuropean Medicines Agency receives Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine applicationThe European Medicines Agency (EMA) said Tuesday that it has received an application for conditional marketing authorization for the COVID-19 vaccine developed by England’s University of Oxford and British-Swedish pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca.Conditional marketing authorization is the process used to speed up the approval of treatments and vaccines amid public health emergencies. The EMA said the assessment of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine “will proceed under an accelerated timeline,” and that an opinion on whether to issue an authorization could be announced by Jan. 29.“If EMA concludes that the benefits of the vaccine outweigh its risks in protecting against COVID‑19, it will recommend granting a conditional marketing authorisation,” the agency said in a statement Tuesday. “The European Commission will then fast-track its decision-making process with a view to granting a conditional marketing authorisation valid in all EU and EEA Member States within days.”Jan 12, 5:19 amRussia extends UK flight ban through Feb. 1Russia has extended its suspension of air travel with the United Kingdom through Feb. 1 amid growing concerns over a new, more contagious variant of the novel coronavirus.“For the purpose of protecting public health, the restrictions have been extended through 11:59 p.m. on February 1, 2021,” Russia’s coronavirus response headquarters said in a statement Tuesday.The ban was first imposed in late December.The move comes after Russia confirmed its first cases of a new, highly infectious strain that is thought to have emerged in England late last year. The variant, called B117, is currently prevalent in London and other parts of southeastern England, and has since spread to more than a dozen other countries.With more than 3.3 million confirmed cases of COVID-19, Russia has the fourth-highest tally of diagnosed infections in the world, followed by the U.K., according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.Russia’s coronavirus response headquarters confirmed 22,934 new cases and 531 additional deaths from the disease on Monday, bringing the cumulative total to 3,448,203 cases with 62,804 deaths.Jan 12, 4:26 am182 arrested during underground ‘super-spreader’ parties in Los Angeles County, authorities sayAuthorities arrested 182 people in Southern California’s Los Angeles County on Saturday during a crackdown on underground “super-spreader” parties in the area.The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said the arrests, which were cited out, occurred at two commercial buildings.Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva “has made it clear he will seek out & take law enforcement action against ALL underground party events occurring anywhere within Los Angeles County, who fall under the Health Orders of the County’s Department of Public Health,” the department tweeted.“The goal of these enforcement actions is to reduce the spread of #COVID19 and the risk to our vulnerable populations,” the department tweeted.Jan 12, 4:12 amUS reports over 204,000 new casesThere were 204,652 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the United States on Monday, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.It’s the seventh straight day that the country has reported more than 200,000 newly confirmed infections. Monday’s tally is less than the all-time high of 302,506 new cases, which the country logged on Jan. 2, Johns Hopkins data shows.An additional 1,731 new deaths from COVID-19 were also registered nationwide Monday, down from the country’s peak of 4,194 fatalities on Jan. 7, according to Johns Hopkins data.COVID-19 data may be skewed due to possible lags in reporting over the holidays followed by a potentially very large backlog.A total of 22,429,685 people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began, and at least 376,280 of them have died, according to Johns Hopkins data. The cases include people from all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., and other U.S. territories as well as repatriated citizens.Much of the country was under lockdown by the end of March as the first wave of the pandemic hit. By May 20, all U.S. states had begun lifting stay-at-home orders and other restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. The day-to-day increase in the country’s cases then hovered around 20,000 for a couple of weeks before shooting back up over the summer.The numbers lingered around 40,000 to 50,000 from mid-August through early October before surging again to record levels, crossing 100,000 for the first time on Nov. 4 and reaching 200,000 for the first time on Nov. 27.Jan 12, 1:49 amRep. Pramila Jayapal tests positive following US Capitol siegeRep. Pramila Jayapal, who was inside the U.S. Capitol last week as a pro-President Donald Trump mob temporarily took over the building, has tested positive for COVID-19, the Washington state congresswoman announced on Twitter.“I just received a positive COVID-19 test result after being locked down in a secured room at the Capitol where several Republicans not only cruelly refused to wear a mask but recklessly mocked colleagues and staff who offered them one,” Jayapal tweeted.Jayapal and her colleagues were in the middle of certifying the electoral votes when the rioters breached the Capitol. Congress was forced to evacuate and shelter in place while authorities worked to secure the building.“Only hours after Trump incited a deadly assault on our Capitol, many Republicans still refused to take the bare minimum COVID-19 precaution and simply wear a damn mask in a crowded room during a pandemic—creating a superspreader event ON TOP of a domestic terrorist attack,” she tweeted Monday night.“Any Member who refuses to wear a mask should be fully held accountable for endangering our lives because of their selfish idiocy. I’m calling for every single Member who refuses to wear a mask in the Capitol to be fined and removed from the floor by the Sergeant at Arms,” she continued.Dr. Brian Monahan, the attending physician of the Congress, advised representatives and congressional staff on Sunday that those in the secured room could have, “been exposed to another occupant with coronavirus infection,” according to a statement from Jayapal.Prior to her positive test, fearing she was exposed during the potential “superspreader event,” Jayapal has been quarantining since last Thursday.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Jan 12, 1:29 pmMaryland reports 2 cases of UK variantTwo people from Anne Arundel County, Maryland, are confirmed to have the coronavirus variant that originated in the United Kingdom, Gov. Larry Hogan said, reported WBAL-TV.The couple traveled to multiple continents, the governor said. They are in isolation and state officials are conducting contact tracing, WBAL-TV reported.Maryland is at least the 10th state to confirm the presence of the U.K. variant, following Connecticut, Minnesota, Georgia, Colorado, New York, Florida, California, Pennsylvania and Texas.The U.K. variant appears to spread more easily but there’s no evidence that it is more deadly.Jan 12, 1:12 pmMore dead so far this month than all of AugustIn the first 11 days of January, the U.S. reported more than 30,000 lives lost to COVID-19 — that’s more deaths in 11 days than the entire month of August.The virus is now claiming more lives every day than number of Americans killed on Sept. 11, according to ABC News’ analysis of data compiled by the COVID Tracking Project.Nearly 130,000 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 across the country.Data released Monday showed six states hitting a record number of current hospitalizations: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Maryland and Virginia.California has the most people hospitalized of any state with more than 22,000 patients. California is followed by Texas, New York, Florida and Georgia.Jan 12, 12:48 pmDisneyland, Mets’ Citi Field to become vaccination sitesCiti Field, home to the New York Mets, will become a 24/7 mega-vaccination site to open the week of Jan. 25. The Queens baseball stadium will vaccinate 5,000 to 7,000 people daily.“We even welcome Yankees fans,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio joked.Citi Field is the latest sports facility to convert to a mass vaccination site, joining Los Angeles’ Dodger Stadium and Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium.Disneyland is set to become the first mass vaccination site in Orange County, California, later this week.Jan 12, 12:07 pmCanada-US border closure extended to Feb. 21The closure of the Canada-U.S. border has been extended to Feb. 21.The border has been closed to all nonessential traffic since March. The closure agreement is reviewed by U.S. and Canadian government authorities each month. The seven-day average number of deaths reported Tuesday also set a new record, the tracker said.There were 213,885 new cases and 131,326 people are currently hospitalized due to the virus in the U.S.Jan 12, 7:10 pmCOVID-19 death rate in UK up by 51% week-over-week: WHOCOVID-19 deaths in the U.K. have jumped, as the region battles a more contagious variant of the virus.The U.K. reported 6,298 new COVID-19 deaths in the week ending Jan. 10, up from 4,165 the previous week, according to the World Health Organization’s latest epidemiological report. There were 9.3 new deaths per 100,000 residents — a 51% increase over the previous week, according to the WHO.Elsewhere, the African region reported the highest percentage increases over any other region in cases and deaths during that time frame. There were over 174,000 new cases and over 4,300 new deaths, according to the report. COVID-19 cases are on the decline in India, the second-most populous nation in the world, according to the report. There were just over 126,000 new cases reported — a 7% decrease in infections per 100,000 residents over the previous week.-ABC News’ Christine TheodorouJan 12, 5:06 pmCDC expands testing rules for people flying to USBeginning Jan. 26, those flying to the U.S. from foreign countries must follow new rules that were announced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday. Passengers must take a COVID-19 test “within the 3 days before their flight to the U.S. departs, and provide written documentation of their laboratory test result (paper or electronic copy) to the airline or provide documentation of having recovered from COVID-19,” the CDC said. “Airlines must confirm the negative test result for all passengers or documentation of recovery before they board,” the CDC said. “If a passenger does not provide documentation of a negative test or recovery, or chooses not to take a test, the airline must deny boarding to the passenger.” The CDC also asks travelers “to get tested again 3-5 days after arrival and stay home for 7 days post-travel.”ABC News’ Anne Flaherty contributed to this report.Jan 12, 4:30 pmDems will implement new mask penalties on House floorDemocrats are moving forward Tuesday night with plans to implement a mask requirement on the House floor.As part of their first vote series, they will adopt language implementing a fine system for noncompliance with Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s mask requirement, according to a senior House Democratic aide.Members will be fined $500 for their first offense and $2,500 for their second offense. Fines will be deducted from members’ pay.Separately, a House administrative body will review whether to add a new fine system for non-compliance in the House office buildings on the south side of the U.S. Capitol complex.Three House Democrats have tested positive for COVID-19 since the Capitol siege.ABC News’ Ben Siegel contributed to this report.Jan 12, 3:55 pm3rd House Democrat tests positive after sheltering with unmasked RepublicansRep. Brad Schneider, D-Ill., said he tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, becoming the third Democrat to do so after sheltering at the Capitol with several Republicans who were unmasked for “several hours” during Wednesday’s siege.After “narrowly escaping” the violence, Schneider said in a statement, “I was forced to spend several hours in a secure but confined location with dozens of other Members of Congress. Several Republican lawmakers in the room adamantly refused to wear a mask.” “I am now in strict isolation, worried that I have risked my wife’s health and angry at the selfishness and arrogance of the anti-maskers who put their own contempt and disregard for decency ahead of the health and safety of their colleagues and our staff,” he continued. Schneider said he hasn’t had any symptoms and that he drove home from Washington, D.C., to Illinois. Rep. Pramila Jayapal and Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman, both Democrats, have also said they tested positive following the Capitol siege. Schneider is joining the growing number of Democrats demanding that the House sanction members who don’t wear masks on the House floor. At a virtual press conference Tuesday, Schneider said, “I don’t know from whom I got this virus or even necessarily if I got it in that room. But I know that my exposure in that room was greater than at any other time through this entire pandemic.” ABC News’ Ben Siegel and Matthew Vann contributed to this report.Jan 12, 1:54 pmHouse Democrats propose $1,000 fine for maskless members of CongressReps. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., and Anthony Brown, D-Md., have introduced legislation to fine members of Congress $1,000 per day if they refuse to wear masks on Capitol grounds.“It is not brave to refuse to wear a mask,” Dingell said in a statement. “It is selfish, stupid and shameful behavior that puts lives at risk.” Three House Democrats have tested positive for COVID-19 since the Capitol siege.