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US reports third case of novel coronavirus of unknown origin

first_imgUS health officials on Friday reported a third case of the new coronavirus transmitted to a person who did not travel overseas or come in contact with anyone known to be ill, indicating the disease was spreading in the country.Authorities said the new case concerned a person living in the western state of Oregon. The adult patient, who has been hospitalized, was known to have had contact with people at an elementary school.Oregon Health Authority director Patrick Allen told reporters that the case is considered “presumptive” pending confirmation of the test results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Topics : “We’ve been expecting this and we’re prepared for it,” he said.Officials said the elementary school will be shut down until March 4 as it undergoes a deep clean and as health officials talk to employees and parents.Two other “community spread” cases have been reported in neighboring California this week.Both cases involve older people in the northern part of the state who mysteriously contracted the virus.center_img The increasing number of people stricken with the illness in the United States is sure to heighten fears of an outbreak across the country.According to the Centers for Disease Control, as of Thursday there were more than 60 people infected with the disease in the United States.California’s Governor Gavin Newsom on Thursday said 33 people there had tested positive for the virus, and five of them had left the state.Worldwide more than 84,000 people have been infected with the disease and 2,870 have died.last_img read more

PREMIUMDecades on death row: Calls made for commutation of death sentences

first_imgLinkedin Google Forgot Password ? LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Topics : Facebook With dozens of Indonesia’s death row inmates having spent more than 10 years waiting for their execution dates, one government official and legal activists are calling for reform of what they consider to be an unjust and inhuman system.At present, 358 death row inmates – convicted of crimes ranging from drug-related offenses to terrorism – are awaiting execution in 22 correctional facilities across the country, data from the Law and Human Rights Ministry show. Fifty-seven have been waiting on death row for more than 10 years – including three who have been on death row for between 21 and 40 years and one who has been waiting for 41 years.“Many death row convicts have spent more than a decade in prison as if they have also received prison sentences as well,” Law and Human Rights Ministry research and development agency head Sri Puguh Budi Utami … Log in with your social account #DeathPenalty death-penalty death-row-inmate #DeathRow inmates #Inmateslast_img read more

Two-Vehicle Crash Claims Life of Richmond Man

first_imgCambridge City, IN— A Richmond man was killed Friday morning when the SUV he was driving drove left of center on SR 1 and hit a box truck head-on.  Pendleton Troopers and Wayne County Deputies were called to SR 1, just north of Delaware St. in Cambridge City, around 11 a.m. this morning for a report of a two-vehicle crash with serious injuries.The preliminary investigation by Master Trooper Dan Jones indicates a 2019 Honda CRV, driven by Nathan Bennett, 22,  of Richmond, was southbound on SR 1 when for an unknown reason the vehicle drove left of center.  The CRV hit a northbound box truck, driven by Carl Sawicki, 59, of Kitchener, Ontario, head-on, with the front driver’s side of the CRV impacting the driver’s side front of the truck.The driver of the CRV, Nathan Bennett, was pronounced dead at the scene.  A passenger in the CRV, Rachel Morrell, 32, of Milton, was taken by medical helicopter to a hospital in Indianapolis with unknown injuries. The driver of the truck, Carl Sawicki, was taken to Reid Health Hospital in Richmond with what was believed to be non-life threatening injuries.last_img read more

Souness issues Balotelli warning

first_imgFormer Liverpool manager Graeme Souness has warned the club against signing Mario Balotelli, describing the move as an “enormous gamble”. AC Milan striker Balotelli is reportedly closing in on a transfer to Liverpool as Reds boss Brendan Rodgers looks to replace the goals of Luis Suarez, who joined Barcelona earlier this summer. The £16million move for the controversial 24-year-old former Manchester City player is seen as something of a coup by many, but Souness believes it is a risk not worth taking. Writing in the Sunday Times, he said: “It’s an enormous gamble by Rodgers, a gamble I don’t think he needs to take because he has a very strong group of players. “The harmony looks good but he may find, like every previous manager of the Italian, that he will spend more time talking about Balotelli, spending time with him and defending him, than he will the rest of the group put together.” Souness, who managed Liverpool to FA Cup glory in 1992 and has also been in charge of Newcastle, Blackburn, Rangers and Southampton, went on to say that he would not sign Balotelli if he was still in the Anfield hotseat. He added: “At times Balotelli doesn’t seem to enjoy football. Big teams can do without people who pick and choose when they will have a go. It’s a high-risk signing. I wouldn’t want him.” Balotelli is a proven performer, but the baggage that comes with him is considerable. His spell with Manchester City from summer 2010 to January 2013 was a whirlwind one, with occasional sparkling performances interspersed with volatility on the field and erratic behaviour off it. He scored 30 goals in 80 appearances for the club and set up Sergio Aguero’s stoppage-time goal against QPR which saw them crowned 2012 Barclays Premier League champions – their first league title since 1968. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Almen Abdi: Confidence is high at Watford

first_imgWatford will go in search of a third consecutive Premier League win when they host Crystal Palace on Sunday – and midfielder Almen Abdi admits confidence is sky-high. But now Watford have joined them and Abdi is enjoying the challenge of coming up against some of the best players around. “We’ve got a lot of respect for their team,” he said. “Players like Yohan Cabaye, Yannick Bolasie, Bakary Sako and Wilfried Zaha have a lot of quality, pace and power. I think the main thing will be how we defend. “We can’t give them a metre of space or give the ball away stupidly. I think it’s going to be an interesting game. I’m very proud to play with Watford in the Premier League. I’ve always dreamt about this, and now I’m here.” Abdi started in both of the recent victories and is likely to retain his place at the weekend as Watford have no fresh injury concerns – with fellow Swiss midfielder Valon Behrami still serving a suspension for his red card against Swansea. Press Association In contrast, their opponents at Vicarage Road on Sunday have lost their last two fixtures having been one of the quickest out of the blocks in August. The back-to-back wins have invariably led to a feel-good factor at the club and Switzerland international Abdi is keen to see that continue against Alan Pardew’s Eagles. “You can see that in how much we’ve improved since the first game,” he said. “After six points in two games, of course we have confidence. We did a great job against Swansea and Newcastle and we are playing well, but they were only two games, so we have to continue. “There is no one game that is easy. It doesn’t matter who you play, it’ll be a tough game, but I think we’ve got the strength in the team, and the quality to compete against anyone. “Every day we work hard, not only physically but tactically. We work on the shape, because the gaffer has his philosophy and idea of how to play.” Abdi, who scored on his league debut for Watford against Palace in a Championship fixture three years ago, is now a mainstay of a squad overhauled since reaching the Premier League once again. Palace had the last laugh that year as they beat the Hornets in the play-off final and have gone about establishing themselves in the top division since. Having started their first season back in the top-flight with three draws and a loss at Manchester City, Quique Sanchez Flores and his much-changed Hornets side have hit a rich vein of form in recent weeks. A victory at home to a Swansea side who had just beaten Manchester United followed by three points on the road at struggling Newcastle has left Watford in the top-half of the table. last_img read more

FA CUP: Ighalo’s Watford Battle Crystal Palace for Place in Final

first_imgFor Palace, Scott Dann has been passed fit after missing the 2-0 defeat at Manchester United on Wednesday. Connor Wickham is in contention having returned for the Eagles off the bench against Arsenal and United, while goalkeeper Julian Speroni could also start having impressed against Louis van Gaal’s side. James McArthur returned from an ankle problem at Old Trafford, but may not start at Wembley.For Watford, Flores has no injury concerns ahead of today’s game, though Nordin Amrabat will miss out through suspension having been dismissed late on in the 3-1 defeat at West Ham on Wednesday night.The Watford boss rested a number of key players at the Boleyn Ground, and is likely to restore Ighalo, Troy Deeney, Ben Watson, Etienne Capoue and Allan Nyom to his starting XI. Costel Pantilimon is set to continue as the Hornets’ cup goalkeeper despite being back-up to Heurelho Gomes.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram London rivals Crystal Palace and Watford know that a win in today’s Wembley showdown will leave them just one game away from FA Cup glory. Watford would be looking up to Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo to provide the goals that will fire his side closer to a final with Manchester United who defeate Everton 2-1 in the other Wembley semi final Saturday.Neither Crystal Palace nor Watford has had a standout season in the Premier League, but both Alan Pardew and Quique Sanchez Flores will know just how important today’s match is in terms of a rare shot at silverware for their clubs.The FA Cup represents a bright end to Palace’s campaign after a disastrous slide in form has seen the Eagles slip from potential Champions League contenders into relegation battlers. Watford are all but safe from the drop despite also hitting a mid-season slump, and Flores could do with a win given the mounting speculation regarding his future at Vicarage Road.last_img read more

Finalists Emerge in GTBank/Lagos Principal’s Cup

first_imgFinalists for the Season 8 of the GTBank/Lagos State Principal’s Cup have emerged at the Onikan Stadium, Lagos Island.Ijaiye Housing Estate Senior Grammar School defeated Odogunyan Senior Grammar School, Ikorodu 2-0, while Muslim Senior College, Oworonshoki and Ikotun Senior High School, Ikotun needed penalty shootouts to separate each other as both sides failed to score in regulation time.In the female category, Government Senior College, Agege defeated Sanya Senior Grammar School, Surulere, 5-3 via penalties while Isale Eko Grammar School, Lagos Island beat Ikorodu Senior High School, Ikorodu 2-1.Commenting on the competition, the Managing Director of Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, Segun Agbaje, said; “Sport plays a major role in the development of life skills and this competition paves the way for youths to cultivate their sporting talents and aptitudes, while fostering and building a healthier lifestyle at a critical stage in their lives.”The final slated for the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, on May 30 is expected to be part of the Lagos @ 50 celebrations. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Fleishman expects tough road through Big Ten Championship

first_imgFriday, the Wisconsin women’s tennis team will travel to Ann Arbor, Mich., to open up Big Ten Championship play against Ohio State.The Badgers will bring a three-match conference winning streak with them, providing the team with some much-needed momentum against a very difficult opponent in the fourth-seeded Buckeyes, a group that bested the Badgers 5-2 less than two weeks ago in Columbus.At his Monday press conference, head coach Brian Fleishman discussed the importance of feeding off the winning streak, as well as the resiliency his team has shown throughout the course of the season.“The players have done an extremely good job this year of sticking out some tough losses, not losing confidence and gaining more confidence as the season went on,” Fleishman said. “I think with the two wins this past weekend, we have a huge momentum swing going our way and I think we’ll compete extremely well against Ohio State.”Unfortunately for the Badgers, they might face the Buckeyes without freshman standout and No. 1 singles player Jenny Hois, as she recently suffered an injury that has kept her out of the lineup.If she can play, however, the talented freshman will provide important depth to the starting lineup. Fleishman said if Hois is healthy, she will be the Badgers’ top singles player.“The doctors are telling us between now and Friday,” Fleishman said of Hois’ status. “I mean, there is a chance, but we’ll just have to see how it goes. With that being said, we went through matches this past weekend without her. It says a lot about the girls that did go out there and play. If Jenny’s there, we’re that much better. If she’s not there, I think we can still do the job.”In some sports, it isn’t as common to see a freshman contribute at the level Hois has so far this season. However, when Fleishman recruited Hois, he knew what type of impact she could have on the team.“I think in tennis you can actually bring in a freshman and they can be a program-changer,” Fleishman said. “That’s sort of the secret to our success this year: When we did have good wins we had two freshman that came in, Nicky Stracar from N.Y., and Jenny Hois from Downers Grove, Ill., did a fantastic job this year not really having that freshman aura about them. They played like upperclassmen.”The last time Wisconsin faced Ohio State, according to Fleishman, the Badgers took the early doubles point by bringing a lot of energy to the match. But when singles play began, the young team had a difficult time carrying over the energy and the momentum that should have gone with it.“Their home courts, their crowd, we let it get to us,” Fleishman said. “We did learn from this past weekend that energy is everything, and the girls brought it. They knew they had to step up because their No. 1 player was out and they did a great job of doing that both days back-to-back. I think now they know they have that extra bit of confidence that they can beat Ohio State.”If the Badgers can get past the Buckeyes, they will face either No. 1-seeded Michigan or the winner of No. 8 Minnesota and No. 9 Iowa.Michigan is ranked No. 10 in the country and beat Northwestern last weekend to collect the Big Ten regular season championship and the subsequent automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.Fleishman recognizes the tough road the Badgers have in front of them.“It’s not like basketball and football where they take a certain amount of teams,” Fleishman said. “You have to earn your way in and for us to make the NCAA tournament this year, we’re going to have to beat Ohio State and then have to beat Michigan. That’s it … It’s going to be a tough task, especially playing on their home courts, but it’s graduation weekend, so you never know, a lot of distractions there.”Saying goodbye to SeyferthLast weekend marked the last regular season match senior Jessica Seyferth would play for the Wisconsin women’s tennis team. Seyferth didn’t win her last match, but according to Fleishman, even on senior day, the team’s win remained the most important result of the afternoon to Seyferth.“She’s there for the team,” Fleishman said. “She’s more excited about the team win than the individual win. Of course, it was sad for her not to get a win on her senior day, but if you ask her, it’s all about the team and to have somebody like that that just goes out and battles in practice and on game day consistently, it’s going to be hard to replace.”last_img read more