Month: August 2020

American Citizen Charged for Breaking Travel Restrictions

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police confirmed that they’d issued the most extensive fine possible against Americans breaking government-imposed travelling restrictions. It was revealed that John Pennington from Kentucky was charged $570,000.00 for appearing at Banff National Park in Alberta. The RCMP has mentioned publicly that an influx of American’s has arrived at Banff, hoping to witness its alpine views & stunning mountainous terrain from the turquoise waters of Lake Louise. Visiting this national park is illegal for Americans during COVID-19 and has prompted an influx of ticketed fines since March 2020.

The RCMP revealed that this American tourist had breached quarantine protocols imposed by law enforcement, visiting the national park less than 24 hours after being informed to remain indoors until exiting Canada became possible. His removal from Canada follows after it borders with America have remained shut down since March 2020. American visitors have ignored protocols issued by the US & Canadian government, believing border patrols won’t locate their license plates.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police cited John Pennington after being found in an Alberta hotel. The Kentucky citizen claimed that his time spent in Canada was to reach Alaska. However, GPS evidence suggested that John Pennington avoided main routes associated with reaching Alaska. Furthermore, the hotel this Kentucky civilian was staying in was the “Banff Rimrock Resort Hotel”. It was employed personnel of this resort that informed law enforcement of his presence in Canada. The RCMP would issue the middle-aged man a ticket worth $900.00 & told him to remain at the Banff Rimrock Resort Hotel until an escort could be provided for his removal from Canada.

Breaking the Law

Staff were informed at the Banff Rimrock Resort Hotel that if John Pennington left the facility, they are to be notified immediately. When John broke the Canadian Quarantine act, he was given a fine valued at $750,000.00 in CAD, with the US equivalent being $570k. Mr Pennington will also face a prison sentence for his refusal to obey the RCMP. For now, the Royal Mounted Canadian Police have allowed Pennington back into Kentucky under house arrest protocol.

Recovering Timeframe for NYC Post-COVID

Economic challenges await New York City and will continue to grow throughout the infamous metropolis if innovations in real estate development aren’t enforced. The Big Apple was facing economic hurdles since 2010, with new property investments being nearly stifled. It wouldn’t take long for the real estate moguls of NYC to switch their priorities over to other states. Don Peebles confirmed the current state of New York City’s economy, evoking that NYCs recovery timeframe ranges around ten years.

Don Peebles believes that New York City recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic is inevitable, but that burrows like Manhattan & the Bronx won’t ever look the same. He anticipates that NYC will become a different city that’s more affordable for renters, homeowners, and corporations looking for office space. This will apply mainly to Lower & Upper Manhattan. Don Peebles evoked that shopping districts in Upper Manhattan will forever change and be widely accessed by Middle-Class Americans.

Attracting new businesses, corporations, and residents to New York City will become challenging unless their mindset of exclusivity is altered. Multiple cities across the United States see a considerably higher influx of registered residents, with NYC seeing lowering percentages yearly. Nashville, Austin, and Dallas have proven themselves popular locations for young citizens desiring a metropolis lifestyle for affordable costs. New York City must become financially competitive to increase the level of new homeowners, business applications, and rental agreements.

Peebles Corp Leaving NYC

Don Peebles is well-known amongst the residents of New York City, with the real estate mogul previously considering running for NYC Mayor. When questioned by CNBC Reporters if he’d reconsider the position of Mayor, Peebles indicated he’d focus on his businesses. The upcoming 2021 Mayoral Election in New York City is substantial, with Bill de Blasio running his terms. Changes in leadership could prompt new levels of innovation into New York City. However, that’s dependent on who resident elect.

The final statements from Don Peebles indicate that his business “Peebles Real Estate Corp” will move from investing into New York City, and relocate investments to South Florida. Considering that Peebles made his fortune from real estate in NYC, his departure from the market is significant. It shows an evident loss of faith behind New York City’s recovery over a short period.

Lawsuit Claiming quarantine rules infringed on right to travel dismissed

A federal judge in Utica, New York has tossed out a lawsuit filed by a women from Arizona who claimed New York state’s 14 day travellers quarantine infringed on her rights to travel. This is the second such case whereby a US judge and ruled against those challenging the authority of a state to enforce quarantine rules for outside travellers.

David Hurd, who sites on the U.S. District Court in New York became the second judge to dismiss cases that challenge the orders put in place in June by New York’s governor, Andrew Cuomo. The quarantine order currently impacts those who are visiting New York state from 31 states. This includes Arizona as well as others such as the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

The women in question, Cynthia Page made the claim in her lawsuit filing that the order stopped her unfairly from being able to visit her friends in Brooklyn and assist them with preparing to sell their home. Paige made the assertion that the order made the trip an impossibility and that this continues to be upsetting to her and the other parties she intended to help.

Hurd dismissed lawsuit based on fact

Hurd, while dismissing the lawsuit stated that those from those states restricted by the order are welcome to visit the state of New York. However, in order to move freely within the state, that they have to quarantine for the stated period. This includes residents of the state who were absent for a period of time and those who are classified as non-residents.

On learning of the dismissal, Page states her intent to appeal the decision. She further told The New York Post that she felt Hurd was thoughtful in his handling of the dismissal but that she feels he was wrong stating: “Judge Hurd has responded out of the fear of the pandemic but has ignored basic constitutional law.”

The United States continues to deal with an unprecedented number of COVID-19 cases and the need for caution and self quarantine remain critical for the United States to get the spread of the virus under control. There have been countless reports of demonstrations against such orders, which are often fueled by misinformation, often at the hands of officials who are focused on the economy.

Whether Page will move ahead with an appeal is unknown at this time. It is unknown if Hurd will hear the case should it the motion to appeal be made or whether it will be put int the hands of another U.S. District Court judge.

America Surpasses Five Million Coronavirus Cases

The COVID-19 Pandemic in the United States of America continues to worsen daily, with the nation now facing odds that no other country has worldwide. This comes after Hopkins Data released new updated on confirmed infections, with America reaching more than 5 Million Cases of COVID-19. It’s the highest count of cases since the coronavirus first appeared in the Wuhan region of China, with that occurring several months ago.

America has proven that without implementing social distancing requirements & face masks, confirmed contractions of COVID-19 will skyrocket. Six weeks before the weekend of August 7th saw less than 2.5 Million Cases of COVID-19. Less than two months later & that number has doubled based on data released by John Hopkins University. JHU clarified that the official number is likely higher, with a large percentage of Americans probably being Asymptomatic.

The United States has maintained 54,235 new infections or more of COVID-19 over the last several days. These aren’t the highest figure of cases seen in America since the virus attacked their borders in March. The highest recorded number of cases stood at 67,902 thousand. That occurred during July 19th but was sectioned to critical states. No infection numbers are growing nationwide, inflicting all US States.

The States of Florida & California have both reported 500+ thousand total cases of COVID-19 since January 2020. Texas is approaching those case numbers quickly, with America’s most prominent State expected to overtake both Florida & California with total coronavirus cases. It should be mentioned that these three States have become the new American Epicenter’s of COVID-10, allowing New York City to disassociate themselves from this claim. NYC was the former epicentre in America, seeing more than 32+ thousand dies. Bodies were pilled onto the streets & funeral homes were turned upside down. Similar conditions will inevitably arrive on the doorsteps of Florida, Texas, and California.

The Battle Ensues

American Doctors are battling extreme infection rates but are doing considerably better at saving lives. More information is known about COVID-19 per day by Medical Professionals, enabling them to treat the virus more accurately. It wasn’t known during NYC Epicenter Status that Remdesivir would save lives. This is one medication that Donald Trump suggested then was scientifically ignored, and inevitably proven accurate by Medical Experts.

NYC Braces for Tropical Storm Isaias

New York City is preparing itself for the upcoming Tropical Storm Isaias, which is bashing against the Florida Eastern Coast. Isaias will move against the American East Coast, attacking every state that faces its destructive powers. Concerns for civilian personnel are highest in New York City, which is located throughout various islands against the ocean.

Heavy winds at 112 Kilometres-Per-Hour are slated to attack New York City, causing substantial flooding & damage to largescale skyscrapers that struggle to handle such high speeds. August 4th marks the date when Tropical Storm Isaias will arrive in New York City, with the American National Weather Service declaring that flash flooding will be unavoidable. Subsequently, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has begun prepping the city for what’s coming.

Florida avoided the onslaught of damage that’ll be caused by Tropical Storm Isaias, with its destructive power barely reaching the coast. Live broadcasts from Miami Beach showed that tree’s, buildings, and power lines were all handling the high winds. Surfboards were seen flying throughout the air, but overall safety was guaranteed. That’s because heavy winds in Florida were sustained at 85 Kilometres-Per-Hour. New York City will be facing higher odds.

The Press Conference

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo held a Press Conference on August 2nd, particularly addressing civilian populations in New York City. Cuomo informed that the standard locations would receive the onslaught of damage, including Long Island and Hudson Valley. Initially, heavy winds will sustain 112kph but quickly fall towards 50kph as it moves towards the Canadian Coast Line.

Andrew Cuomo also evoked that severe thunderstorms would follow for two-days after the disappearance of Tropical Storm Isaias, with the possibility of tornado’s forming on the Hudson River. The chances of this happening are minimal. However, the Governor declared that Underwater Current would be considerably more influential in Long Island. Andrew Cuomo emphasized that Olympic Swimmers couldn’t handle the strength of these Rip Tides. There are also substantial Shark Warnings, with Tropical Storm Isaias forcing Shark populations further inland.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo finalized his public address by informing his population to remain indoors at all costs, that vehicles can’t sustain these winds & that lives will be put significantly at danger by travelling.