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Fort Bend Co. surpasses goal with over 70% of adults vaccinated

FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) — Residents in the Fort Bend County area may now have bragging rights around the region after officials said they’ve surpassed the federal government’s targeted goal of vaccinated adults.

County Judge KP George released the numbers on Twitter Saturday afternoon, saying that over 70% of their citizens have had a dose.

George thanked every ‘Fort Bender’ who did their part and got at least one of the shots by the 4th of July.

“We have reached (and surpassed) the Federal Government’s aspirational goal of 70% of adults with at least one vaccine dose by July 4,” the post read.

RELATED: Fort Bend leads Texas in vaccination efforts according to state data, county says

At the end of June, Galveston County officials said their area was also nearing a notable threshold in the pursuit of herd immunity.

According to an analysis of data, about 44% of Galveston County’s total population were fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at that time.

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Mario Kart Tour Surpasses 200 Million Downloads And $200 Million In Player Spending

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Mario Kart Tour continues to be a huge success for Nintendo, surpassing two major milestones in its quest to become one of the world’s highest-earning mobile racers.

According to new data from Sensor Tower, the title has now surpassed 200 million downloads worldwide and has accumulated more than $ 200 million in player spending. Over the past year (1st April 2020 to 31st March 2021), the game was Nintendo’s second highest-earning mobile release; Fire Emblem Heroes beat it with $ 163.4 million in that time, compared to Mario Kart Tour’s $ 92.7 million.

Of course, the game had a cracking start right from the off, generating a whopping 20 million downloads on launch day and more than 100 million after its first month. Things have been a little more steady since then, but its continued success means that Mario Kart Tour was the fourth highest-earning mobile racing game over the past year, only being beaten by KartRider Rush+, Tencent’s QQ Speed, and CSR Racing 2.

It’s easy to see how the app has generated the income it has – players can opt into a regular $ 4.99 per month subscription to the game’s Gold Pass for additional in-game content, and optional packs have cost eye-watering amounts of money over the game’s lifetime.

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Novak on top: Djokovic hailed as he surpasses Roger Federer's record for most weeks spent as world number one

Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic has carved out a unique piece of tennis history after he finally beat Roger Federer’s record for the most weeks spent at the summit of the men’s rankings.

On Monday Djokovic marked a total of 311 weeks spent atop the ATP rankings, one more than the long-standing record held by Swiss great Federer. He has enjoyed five different spells as the world’s top-ranked men’s player, most recently seizing the honor from Rafael Nadal just under 13 months ago.
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The 33-year-old made his first appearance as the world number one back in 2011 and boasts an incredible 18 Grand Slam wins in a career which stands out as one of the finest in the sport’s long history.

It really excites me to walk the path of legends and giants of this sport,” Djokovic said in a statement released by the ATP Tour.

To know that I have earned my place among them by following my childhood dream is a beautiful confirmation that when you do things out of love and passion, everything is possible.

Djokovic opted for a more measured reaction to the start of his reign as the holder of the rankings record, simply writing on Twitter Monday morning that it was a “big day today“.

The ATP Tour, meanwhile, noted Djokovic’s feat as being “nothing short of extraordinary“. 

Novak’s many achievements in tennis are nothing short of extraordinary,” ATP chairman Andrea Gaudenzi announced. “Among them this record may stand as his single most impressive. 

Reaching No. 1 is something many players dream of and very few ever accomplish, and to have held the top spot for longer than anyone is testament to the levels of sustained excellence that Novak has redefined in our sport.

Speaking after winning the recent Australian Open, Djokovic said that he was now concentrating on bettering the all-time Grand Slam record dually held by Federer and Nadal (20), though the Serb also has a pack of rising stars attempting to keep pace behind him.

Elsewhere, Russia’s Andrey Rublev, 23, has been in imperious form lately and added another tournament win to his impressive resume this past weekend in Rotterdam when he won the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament. The win for the world number eight means he has now won 20 straight matches at ATP500 events, while also claiming seven successive ATP Tour championship victories.

And while Rublev doesn’t yet have a Grand Slam win to his name, tennis insiders are forecasting that the dynamic Russian’s name could once be etched onto some of the major titles claimed by the irrepressible Djokovic. 


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