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China has seen its daily case figures drop sharply from the height of the crisis in February, allowing Beijing to push the country’s industries to go back to work. Top officials remain concerned about the risk of a so-called second wave, however, as dozens of new COVID-19 cases involving travellers from overseas continue to be reported each day.Mainland China has reported a total of 81,589 confirmed cases, which exclude asymptomatic patients, and 3,318 deaths from the outbreak. The country’s National Health Commission is expected to release new data later on Friday.Worldwide, the number of cases has topped 1 million, with at least 52,000 deaths.Wang Zhonglin, Wuhan’s Communist Party chief, said the risk of a rebound in the city’s coronavirus epidemic remained high due to both internal and external risks and that it must continue to maintain prevention and control measures. Topics : Wuhan, capital of central Hubei province and home to about 11 million people, has been the hardest hit by the virus with 50,007 cases reported as of Wednesday.The city is scheduled to ease travel curbs on April 8 as the number of infections reported there have dwindled, with volunteers in hazmat suits spraying public areas with disinfectant in preparation for an increase in activity.But Wang said individual residential compounds should remain vigilant with coronavirus prevention measures, according to a statement published by the Wuhan city government on Friday.China has also seen a gradual reintroduction of restrictions in some regions, including closures of cinemas that had been permitted to reopen, amid worries that early relaxation of lockdowns could spark another wave of infections just as the world’s second-largest economy is struggling back to its feet.A county in the central province of Henan on Wednesday banned people from leaving without proper authorization and prevented residents from leaving their homes for work without clearance following several coronavirus infections in the area.Top officials are also ordering local health authorities to step up detection, monitoring and supervision of the infected patients who are not yet showing any symptoms.Wuhan, for example, reported 35 new asymptomatic cases on Wednesday and has a total of 678 people infected with the coronavirus but not exhibiting symptoms under medical observation.Beijing has also indefinitely banned foreigners from entering the country to curb the so-called imported cases involving travellers from overseas, though it has chartered planes to repatriate Chinese nationals in countries with severe outbreaks. The top official in Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic in China, warned residents to strengthen self-protection measures and avoid going out as Beijing preaches vigilance to avoid a resurgence of infections.China, which appears to have curbed the epidemic through draconian restrictions that paralyzed the country for two months, will hold a national mourning on Saturday for “martyrs” who died in the fight against the epidemic, the official Xinhua news agency reported separately on Friday.Three minutes of silence will be observed at 10 a.m. (0200 GMT) on April 4 across the country “while air raid sirens and horns of automobiles, trains and ships will wail in grief,” Xinhua said.
North Shore are launching a deal where if you buy land in their new high-end horizon estate you get a free interior design service interior designer Kya FaustBUYERS at North Shore will be able to ensure their homes are stylish inside and out with the launch of a free interior design service.The deal for buyers purchasing land at North Shore’s Horizon development has been fuelled by strong interest in design as a result of shows like The Block and House Rules. North Shore project director Andrew Astorquia said eligible customers would have access to Vanilla Design’s services as part of their land purchase.“Horizon is North Shore living at its finest and boasts exclusive homes on large lots and is becoming increasingly popular,” he said.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“We are now offering a unique design service to support our buyers with inspiration, home selections or furniture styling to ensure they achieve the results fitting with living in a premier community.”Vanilla Design is headed by local fashion, beauty and design celebrity Kya Faust, whose work includes the North Shore land sales office. Ms Faust said that popular design shows and social media sites were motivating people to place a priority on interior design.“Pinterest and Instagram are great sources of inspiration but it is sometimes difficult for people who don’t do it every day to know where to start or how to source the things they want,” she said. “It is a really great idea to offer buyers this service because, when you choose to build, you have the opportunity to start with a blank canvas and with some thought and guidance any vision is possible. “The most important part is to get buyers to really think about what they want in their homes. The trends I am seeing from buyers of North Shore’s Horizon Village are the use of organic and raw finishes including stone, concrete and timbers – a more minimal style sense with hard finishes being the hero of the overall design aesthetic of the home.”North Shore Horizon Village buyers will select a service from a number of design packages from Vanilla Design included as part of their land purchase. For more information call the North Shore office on 4774 3844.
LifeSite News 14 June 2013A systematic review of PubMed articles dealing with homosexual activity (MSM) and cancer rates found that rates for various cancers skyrocketed for men engaging in homosexual activity.The study, titled “Cancer and men who have sex with men: a systematic review,” was published in The Lancet last December.Researchers examined 47 reports that merited inclusion in their study of sexual orientation and cancer rates. They found that the majority of the reports agree that MSM is a significant risk factor for cancer.Researchers found that a dozen of the 47 studies focused on the risk factors for anal cancer, including HPV infection in the anal canal. The studies indicated that “not being exclusively heterosexual significantly increased the risk of anal cancer.”One report found that “anal HPV infection and abnormal anal cytology were highest in boys with a homosexual or bisexual orientation.”A French report of HIV-clinic outpatients found that “MSM had a greater prevalence of HPV infection than did heterosexual men who injected drugs” (85 percent vs 46 percent), that MSM were found to be “infected with several types of HPV [more often] than were heterosexual men who injected drugs” (61 percent vs 26 percent), and that “more MSM had cytologic abnormalities than did men who injected drugs” (72 percent vs 36 percent).A Brazilian study found that “MSM with HIV were significantly more likely to have anal squamous intraepithelial lesions” than were heterosexual men with HIV and men and women without HIV who did not have “receptive anal intercourse.”According to the researchers, the results of the Brazilian study “suggest that both HIV infection and receptive anal intercourse are significant correlates of anal squamous intraepithelial lesions.”Researchers found that nine of the 47 studies showed that when compared to other groups, MSM have “disproportionally higher” Human herpes virus type 8 (HHV-8) infection rates. According to the researchers, HHV-8 has been shown to predispose people to the systemic disease/tumor Kaposi’s sarcoma.http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/men-having-sex-with-men-at-far-greater-risk-for-cancer-stds-infections-syst
Loading… Ranked number one in Africa and 14th in the world, D’Tigress will be making a return to the games after their last outing in 2004 in Athens, Greece while the men ranked first in Africa and 23rd in the world are making return after the Rio 2016 Games. The NBBF president also recognizes this and said the federation with the help of the Federal Ministry of Sports will leave no stone unturned to prepare the team well for the Olympics. “The prospects are brighter with the Technical crew of D’Tigers that we have right now. The players we intend to invite include our players in the domestic league. We are going to have an array of a formidable team and we will shock the world.” Read Also:Kida commends D’Tigress OQT qualification The 2020 Summer Games will hold from Friday, 24th of July to Sunday, 9th of August FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Bollywood Celeb Weight Loss Transformations That Will Stun YouWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Why Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better As a count down to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, Engr. Musa Kida is optimistic that the senior men and women basketball teams can end up on the medals table. Kida Answering questions from journalists recently, the NBBF President said that their going to the Olympics is not just to add to the numbers of participating teams but to shock the world and be amongst the best. With the current synergy and talents in the teams (D’Tigers and D’Tigress), he is not doubtful that they can compete with the best around the world and fly Nigeria’s flag high in Tokyo. “D’Tigers and D’Tigresses are teams that have the true spirit of Nigerians in them which is the spirit to win and perform optimally. They are going to perform extremely well and may go ahead to shock the world again and this will be an excellent outing”. Being the only team sport to have so far qualified for the Games in Nigeria and the first time both teams will be featuring during the same summer Olympics (also first in Africa), expectations are high for the team to perform.
The 8th Grade Lady Bulldogs fell to 2-1 on the season with a loss last night to Jac-Cen-Del 20-18.Scoring for the Bulldogs were: Paige Oldham 5, Callie Main 4, Catherine Raab and Chole Saler with 3, and rounding out the scoring were Denise Davalos and Kenzie Laker with 2.They will be in action again on Monday when they travel to South Dearborn.JCD won the 8th Grade game 45-19.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Lisa Horn.
Oct. 15, 2007Box Score CLEVELAND, Miss. – West Florida (10-2-0, 5-0-0 GSC) scored early and often in their 9-0 win over Delta State (4-13-0, 1-3-1 GSC) Sunday afternoon on the Lady Statesmen campus in Cleveland, Miss. Dernelle Mascall collected a hat trick in the match and Sheka Codner netted her first two goals of the season in the win.Nearly eight minutes into the game a heel pass from Dernelle Mascall into the box left Jodi Galucci with a one-on-one with the Statesmen’s keeper, with she netted for the Argonauts first goal of the match.Two minutes later Galucci return the favor when she hit a thru ball into the box for Mascall to finish, increasing West Florida’s lead to 2-0.Mascall struck again in the 17th minute when a long ball from Kaley Morris left the sophomore striker with a one-on-one opportunity, which she had no problem finishing for a 3-0 count.Junior captain Sheka Codner would score the next two Argonaut goals putting them up 5-0. The first came after Amanda Wallace’s header was saved by the keeper but Codner was there to put away the rebound. Codner’s second came when she intercepted an attempted clear by a Delta State defender inside the box and quickly hit the shot.One minute before the end of the half West Florida would strike again after a center pass from Jordan McKenzie found the feet of Anna Kaye Logan in the mouth of the goal, who controled the ball before putting away the shot, giving West Florida a 6-0 halftime lead.The Argonauts came out firing in the second half when Mascall received a pass from Niali Owens and nailed a shot from the corner of the 18 yard box for the hat trick. For Mascall it was her team leading 13th goal of the season.73 seconds later Jodi Galucci stole the ball in the middle of the field and dribbled past numerous Delta State defenders before scoring her ninth goal of the season.Kristin Rhodes finished the scoring for West Florida after a Brandi Adams pass left her with a one-on-one with the keeper. It was Rhodes’ third goal of the season and Adams’ 21st assist of her career, tied for fifth in school history.The Argonauts will host conference foe North Alabama on Friday night at the UWF Sports Complex with kick off scheduled for 5 p.m. Print Friendly Version Share West Florida Vetoes Lady Statesmen
The Latest: LA’s Doughty pessimistic NHL can resume season ___Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray are among 12 players confirmed to play in the virtual Madrid Open tennis tournament this month.David Goffin, John Isner, Karen Khachanov, Eugenie Bouchard, Kristina Mladenovic and Kiki Bertens will also participate from their homes in the April 27-30 online competition that is expected to be broadcast live on TV and social media channels.Khachanov says “this initiative is interesting and it will bring back some competition in our sport. I’m looking forward to challenge my fellow players and show my skills to the tennis fans around the world.”There will be 150,000 euros ($164,000) distributed in prize money for each of the men’s and women’s events. The winners then decide how much they want to donate to tennis players who are having a hard time financially without any tournaments to play. ___Six Milwaukee Brewers players and longtime team broadcaster Bob Uecker are contributing to a $1 million fund that the franchise has established to assist game-day workers at Miller Park who have lost wages due to the coronavirus pandemic.Outfielder/first baseman Ryan Braun was the first to commit by providing a $100,000 pledge to the fund. Uecker followed with a $50,000 pledge. Outfielders Lorenzo Cain and Christian Yelich and pitchers Corey Knebel, Josh Lindblom and Brent Suter provided additional pledges to bring the total to $300,000.Braun and Yelich already had teamed with 3rd Street Market Hall to help provide thousands of meals to Milwaukee-area health care providers working with four major hospital networks during the pandemic.___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Two-time Stanley Cup champion and 2016 Norris Trophy winner Drew Doughty is pessimistic about the chances of the NHL resuming play this season. Associated Press “And I said, ‘OK, I need to go,’” Meier said. “I had two more visits planned, but I didn’t make them and got back.”Meier was planning to be in New York this weekend to support Miami’s Beatrice Mompremier at the WNBA draft, though that trip was canceled because of the pandemic, as well. The draft will be done remotely as planned.___The Premier Lacrosse League has postponed the start of its 2020 season due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The season was scheduled to begin play on May 29 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. The PLL plans to announce an update in May on a new start date for the season. The Spanish league says it will not attend upcoming meetings organized by the Spanish Football Federation to discuss the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.The league says the decision is a response to the federation’s release to the media of audios from a previous meeting to allegedly boost its own interests.The league says it will take the necessary legal actions against the federation for having released the information without anybody else’s consent. Spain’s players’ association had already said it would sue the federation because of the audios that undermined its president.The federation admits it released the recordings but denies they were leaked. It says it was clear to everyone that the conversations would be recorded. Another 50,000 euros ($55,000) will be donated to reduce the social impact of the pandemic.Each draw is expected to have 16 players competing.The Madrid Open was one of more than 30 professional tournaments canceled or postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. It had been scheduled for May 1-10.___Spanish soccer club Real Sociedad is going back on its plan to resume practicing at the team’s training center during the coronavirus pandemic. April 13, 2020 The north London club faced two weeks of criticism for deciding to use the government’s job retention scheme.Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy says “the criticism the club has received over the last week has been felt all the more keenly because of our track record of good works and our huge sense of responsibility to care for those that rely on us.”Staff put on furlough during the pandemic receive 80% of their salaries up to a maximum of 2,500 pounds ($3,000) per month from the government. And Tottenham had said non-playing staff not being furloughed would have their pay cut 20%.But Levy now says “in the context of revised budgets and cost cutting” all non-playing staff will remain on full pay in April and May with only the board having salaries reduced.The Premier League season has been suspended for more than a month with no date set for its resumption. “The health of our players, coaches, fans and colleagues are of paramount importance to us as we go through this unprecedented time,” Mike Rabil, who founded the league with his brother Paul, said in a statement. “As a league, we will continue to adhere to guidelines administered by the CDC, respective state governments, and our hosting venues. This was a difficult decision for our league but a necessary measure to ensure the safety of all parties.” The league debuted last year with six teams traveling to different cities to play weekend games. One team was added for this season, which has 12 weekends of regular season action planned, including an all-star game, before its playoffs.The National Lacrosse League last week canceled the last three weekends of its regular season. The league says returning for its playoffs will be determined “based on the COVID-19 circumstances.”___The Cleveland Browns will donate net proceeds from sales of their new jerseys to a fund aiding health care professionals, first responders and others who have selflessly served during the COVID-19 pandemic. The star Los Angeles Kings defenseman said Monday it’s going to be difficult for hockey to get back this season, even just to hold the playoffs and hand out the Stanley Cup.“Honestly, I don’t see how the season is going to return,” Doughty said. “I really don’t. We have no idea when this virus is going to be over.”The 30-year-old known for his frank answers and commentary cast doubt on the validity of a 2020 Cup winner, especially given that there were 189 regular-season games left and not all teams had played the same number of games. Doughty is also concerned about how playing late into the summer might affect next season, which the league has maintained it wants to play in full.“I know they so badly want to give out the Stanley Cup this year, but in all seriousness it’s not going to be like winning a real Stanley Cup because the (regular) season wasn’t finished,” Doughty said. “There’s teams that couldn’t get in the playoffs. And then I’m assuming they’d have to come up with a different playoff format. I don’t know. It’d be a little different. I’m not a huge fan of it, as much as I want to play. I just don’t want things to go into next season and affecting those (games).”Doughty, who won the Cup with Los Angeles in 2012 and 2014, said “for sure” his opinion would be different if the Kings were in a different spot in the standings. They were 28th out of 31 teams and eliminated from playoff contention. The team launched the Hats Off to Our Heroes Fund on Monday, two days before it will reveal the new uniforms. The Browns said the team will commit 100 percent of the proceeds “for a significant period of time” to the fund.“When finalizing our uniform announcement, we realized we had an incredible opportunity to further our support of heroes battling COVID-19 on the front lines for our entire community,” executive vice president JW Johnson said. “We hope the excitement surrounding the new uniforms can help make a significant impact through the Hats Off to Our Heroes Fund, and we greatly appreciate the support from our fans, retail partners and team to make this special way to give back to those leaders possible.” This is the second time in four years the Browns have changed uniforms. The new ones are expected to embrace concepts from previous versions. The team is not expected to make any major changes to its iconic orange logo-less helmet.___Premier League club Tottenham has reversed a decision to use government money to fund some staff salaries during the coronavirus pandemic. The federation, the league, and the players’ association have been at odds over a variety of issues in recent years and the disputes have continued during the pandemic despite their own calls for unity. ___Miami women’s basketball coach Katie Meier revealed Monday that she was on a recruiting trip to Spain when the coronavirus scare began seriously gripping the globe last month, and immediately returned to South Florida for a two-week period of self-quarantine.Miami has an incoming freshman for next season from Spain, Paula Fraile Ruiz. And Europe has been a major part of Meier’s recruiting strategies for many years, so she went to Spain shortly after the Hurricanes were ousted from the ACC Tournament.Most of her meetings and visits were canceled. She left about a day after arriving, and one player she was in contact with was getting alerts on her phone about the severity of the pandemic during her meeting with Meier. But he added that his view on the NHL season was more affected by the state of the world during the coronavirus pandemic than the logistics of holding sporting events.“Everything just keeps getting delayed even more, like lockdowns and stuff like that,” Doughty said. “People are dying even more every day. So I just don’t see how or when we’re going to be able to make any type of decision to return to the season.”In an interview Monday on CNN, Commissioner Gary Bettman continued to say the NHL hasn’t ruled anything in or out when it comes to the resumption of play.“We’re exploring all options, but when we’ll have an opportunity to return depends on things that we have absolutely no control over because it all starts with everybody’s health and well-being,” Bettman said. “Until there’s a sense that people can get together, not just in our arenas but for our players to get together to work out, we don’t know when we can come back, but it’s something we’re monitoring on a daily basis.”— Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno reporting The club says it made the decision after discussions with the Spanish government. It says it is “fully aware of its responsibility during the current pandemic” and “players will continue to train at home.”Real Sociedad had said it would give its players the option to start training individually at the team’s training center beginning on Tuesday. It would be the first Spanish club to return to practice during the pandemic.Spain is starting to loosen some of its lockdown measures this week by allowing non-essential workers to return to their activities while observing social-distancing guidelines. But group activities will remain prohibited and sports facilities won’t be allowed to reopen.Real Sociedad says players have been training at home for the last month. The club prepared individual training routines for players and sent them stationary bicycles and treadmills.___ More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6
RISING Stars Athletics Club (RSAC) in collaboration with the Guyana Committee of Service (GCOS) is set to host its Independence 5k road race on Monday.The event will begin and end at the National Park.Over $800 000 in cash and prizes will be up for grabs with categories from Under-10 to Masters. In a bid to increase the competitiveness of the event, the GCOS had invited seasoned Kenyan athlete, Godffrey Mbihia to participate in the event and yesterday, the athlete who is very keen to taking on the locals arrived in Guyana.Mbihia, who has experience competing in Europe and North America, was in the Twin Island Republic of Trinidad & Tobago where he won the C To C 5k race last weekend.During a press brief yesterday afternoon at the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) on Shivnarine Chanderpaul Drive, Mbihia, along with representatives of the GCOS, was on hand to give the media updates on the event.Mbihia shared in his unique Kenyan accent that, “I have been running the entire Caribbean but I have never been here. I am happy to be here, I did well in the C TO C marathon in Trinidad so I am happy and confident. In sports anything can happen but I am always positive. I am here to win but only the best will win.”According to committee member of the GCOS, Leslie Black A.A., Mbihia will be also be holding training sessions with local middle- and long-distance athletes in a bid to help them improve their current level.The event that has been sanctioned by the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG), will begin in the National Park then proceed along Thomas Lands north into JB Singh Drive before turning left into Carifesta Avenue, left into Camp Street, left into Thomas Lands back then into the National Park for the finishThe event is sponsored by E-Networks, Ministry of the Presidency, Office of the Prime Minister, Guyana Committee of Service, Guybisco and Ken Phillips. (Antarctic Maintenance)