JUST IN: National Championship Series Pushed To Monday

May 3, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgUniversity of Southern Indiana Softball will have to wait until Monday to open the best-of-three NCAA Division II National Championship Series with Saint Anselm College.The two teams will play game one of the series at 9 a.m. (CDT), with game two slated to start 30 minutes following the conclusion of the opener. Game three, if necessary, is slated for Tuesday at a time to be determined.Rain and soggy field conditions were a determining factor of the games being pushed back.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

South Korea virus cases surge as WHO sounds maximum alert

October 19, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgSouth Korean casesSouth Korea’s epidemic is centered in its fourth-largest city, Daegu, whose streets have been largely deserted for days, apart from long queues at the few shops with masks for sale.Three women in the Daegu area died of the illness, taking the national toll to 16, authorities said Saturday.South Korea’s total is expected to rise further with screening of more than 210,000 members of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus, a secretive entity often accused of being a cult that is linked to around half of the country’s cases.While China reported 47 more deaths on Saturday, it recorded fewer new cases than South Korea, with 427 infections.South Korean officials say they are not considering a citywide quarantine for Daegu similar to the lockdown imposed on the central Chinese city of Wuhan.In Iran, unnamed health system sources told the BBC that at least 210 people had died of the coronavirus — far beyond the official death toll of 34, but a health ministry spokesman angrily denied that figure. South Korea reported on Saturday its biggest surge in new coronavirus cases and concerns grew of a possible epidemic in the United States as the World Health Organization raised its risk alert to its highest level.The virus has rapidly spread across the world over the past week, causing stock markets to sink to their lowest levels since the 2008 global financial crisis over fears that the disease could wreak havoc on the world economy.More than 2,900 people have died and over 85,000 have been infected worldwide since it emerged apparently from an animal market in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in December. The vast majority of infections have been in China but more daily cases are now logged outside the country, with South Korea, Italy and Iran emerging as major focal points.South Korea has the most cases outside China, with nearly 3,000 infections as 594 more patients were reported on Saturday — the country’s biggest increase to date.In neighboring North Korea, the country’s leader Kim Jong Un warned top party officials of the “serious consequences” of failing to prevent an outbreak of the new coronavirus on their side of the border.The impoverished nation, with a weak and ill-equipped healthcare system, has closed its borders to prevent the spread of the disease into its territory. Topics :center_img The virus has also spread to new zones — in the past 24 hours, it has affected nine new countries, from Azerbaijan to Mexico and New Zealand after reaching sub-Saharan Africa with Nigeria reporting its first case.”We have now increased our assessment of the risk of spread and the risk of impact of COVID-19 to very high at global level,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters on Friday.”We do not see evidence as yet that the virus is spreading freely in communities. As long as that’s the case, we still have a chance of containing this virus.”But California health officials confirmed a second suspected US case of the new coronavirus transmitted to a person who did not travel overseas or come in contact with anyone known to be ill, prompting fears of a possible outbreak in the United States.”This new case indicates that there is evidence of community transmission but the extent is still not clear,” said Sara Cody, director of public health for Santa Clara County, the heart of Silicon Valley where tech giants like Apple and Google are based.”What we know now is that the virus is here, present at some level, but we still don’t know to what degree.” Economy, events hit US Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell said the central bank stood at the ready to intervene if needed, given the “evolving” risks to the world’s largest economy posed by the outbreak.Official data released in China on Saturday showed the extent of the damage caused to the world’s second-largest economy, with manufacturing activity falling to its lowest level on record in February as key industries ground to a standstill under drastic containment measures.More global events were disrupted due to the epidemic, with the United States delaying a regional summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) due in Las Vegas next month.”This is not a time for panic. It is time to be prepared — fully prepared,” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said.Those efforts come as the number of deaths and new infections has been tapering off in China, following unprecedented quarantine efforts locking down tens of millions of people in the worst-hit cities.But they have kept rising abroad.last_img read more

Coronavirus: Ronaldo sends message to fans as he remains in quarantine

September 26, 2020 0 Comments

first_img “It is important we all follow the advice of WHO (World Health Organization) and the governing bodies on how we handle this current situation. “Protecting human life must come above any other interests. Read Also: Ronaldo does not have coronavirus, says Portuguese health chief “I would like to send my thoughts to everyone who has lost someone close to them, my solidarity to those who are fighting the virus, like my teammate Daniele Rugani, and my continued support to the amazing health professionals putting their own live at risk to help save others.” Rugani was the first Serie A player to have contracted coronavirus earlier this week. He most-recently played in the 2-1 win over SPAL on February 22 but was in the dressing room with Ronaldo and his teammates for the win over Inter Milan at the Allianz Stadium last Sunday. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Cristiano Ronaldo has posted a heartfelt message to everyone suffering with coronavirus all around the world. And the Juventus superstar called for everyone to heed the advice of the experts in this time of difficulty. Cristiano Ronaldo has sent a coronavirus message to fans from Portugal Ronaldo is currently in quarantine in his native Madeira but is not believed to have contracted the virus. He has his family with him in Portugal and insists he will not be returning to Italy any time soon. But he took to social media on Friday to reach out to those affected, including his Juve teammate Daniele Rugani, who has coronavirus. He wrote: “The world is going through a very difficult moment which demands the utmost care and attention from all of us. “I speak to you today not as a football player, but as a son, father, a human being concerned with the latest developments that is affecting the whole world.Advertisement Promoted Content7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest Pocket Loading… last_img read more

Bailey: Syracuse, Pittsburgh carry underperforming ACC early in conference play

September 17, 2020 0 Comments

first_img Published on January 17, 2014 at 4:34 am Jim Boeheim, Jamie Dixon and Mike Brey shared an exchange while traveling together this summer.The three Big East coaches who would lead their respective programs into the highly touted Atlantic Coast Conference — the same one Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski said could be the best of all time — planned to send a message in their first season.They were going to be competitive and consistent.“There’s probably a little bit of pride getting in the league and kind of establishing yourself right away,” Brey said during the ACC coaches’ teleconference on Monday. “I know for us personally, that’s something we talked about all summer.”So far, No. 2 Syracuse (17-0, 4-0 ACC) and No. 22 Pittsburgh (16-1, 4-0) have lived up to that pact, while Brey’s Notre Dame has been crippled by the loss of leading scorer Jerian Grant due to an academic issue. On Saturday at 4 p.m., the Orange will host the Panthers in a matchup of the ACC’s only two teams still unbeaten in conference play.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThey’ve throttled their competition early, as the traditional ACC powers — No. 23 Duke and North Carolina — have fallen 10 times, including seven to unranked opponents. The Orange and Panthers have barely had any close calls, with none of their wins coming by fewer than five-point margins. The Blue Devils and Tar Heels have combined for just one double-digit win in conference play.“When the ACC went out to add teams, I think their mission was to get the best basketball teams they could,” Dixon said during the teleconference. “And Syracuse and us, I think we were one in the last 10 years by a pretty good margin and they were, too.”Only two weeks into the ACC season, the two Big East transplants are doing all they can to save the group from being atrociously bad. Still, it’s just the fifth-best conference in the nation by Ratings Percentage Index, and is 11-21 against the Associated Press Top 25 teams this season.If the Blue Devils weren’t the Blue Devils, they wouldn’t even be ranked. And a one-dimensional North Carolina team that came into the Carrier Dome last weekend will have trouble going anywhere shooting 30.6 percent from the 3.“Over time, Duke and North Carolina have been pretty doggone good and have stood the test of time,” said UNC head coach Roy Williams during the teleconference. “Whether this is a bad year or a bad month or a bad week or two bad games, who knows?”Syracuse has relied on a balanced offense and an increasingly stingy 2-3 zone. The strong backcourt play from Tyler Ennis and Trevor Cooney has exceeded expectations, and C.J. Fair has been as reliable as any player in the country in crunch time.From Baylor to St. John’s to Miami to Boston College, every time an opponent has challenged the Orange, it’s protected the target on its back.Even when it doesn’t come easily, Fair said, SU has found a way — like against the Eagles. “You don’t want to force anything because your back’s against the wall, but you don’t want to play desperate,” Fair said after Monday’s game. “We found a way and we got stops when we needed it.”Pittsburgh hasn’t dealt with quite as many nail-biters. The Panthers have not faced a ranked team, and their closest margin of victory came in their 81-74 win over Georgia Tech on Tuesday.Still, despite a strong schedule outside the top 100, Pitt has leaned on uber-efficient forward Lamar Patterson. The senior has the highest raw offensive efficiency among players who are used in at least 24 percent of possessions, according to KenPom.com.The senior has slimmed down and padded his patience, and is a large reason why Pitt leads the ACC with 48.8-percent shooting as a team.“It’s been constant since his freshman year,” Dixon said. “The body wasn’t where it needed to be, and we finally reached it. You wish you could do it overnight and have a chance his freshman year, but he’s seeing the results, we’re seeing the results and he’s a good example for younger players.”Together, the Orange and the Panthers are keeping the ACC afloat in a deep national landscape.The start of the ACC schedule is comparable to Jim Halpert’s start in Stamford, Conn., on “The Office.”After a heartbreaking departure from a long and valued relationship, Jim moves in to the new office, quickly gets the best looking girl there and casually becomes the boss’ favorite employee. Fellow salesman Andy Bernard watches as the new guy in town takes his non-squeaking chair. His rage gradually builds up to the point of unleashing an angry tantrum and punching a hole through a wall.Syracuse and Pitt are Halpert. The rest of the ACC is Andy Bernard. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Jagdeo takes on Harmon over release of project contracts

January 12, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgMinister of State Joseph Harmon disclosed on Thursday that Government cannot locate the contracts of two major projects that were signed under the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Administration; however, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo is saying otherwise.Opposition Leader Bharrat JagdeoMinister of State Joseph HarmonAt the post-Cabinet briefing on Thursday, Harmon disclosed that contracts for two controversial projects initiated by the former Administration – the Specialty Hospital and the Amaila Falls Hydro Projects – are yet to be located.He was at the time responding to questions about the release of contracts for PPP/C-projects, which Government stated are marred in corruption. The Opposition Leader had stated on Wednesday that there is nothing preventing the coalition from releasing these documents; however, Harmon the following day posited that confidentiality clauses in most of the contracts are preventing the State from making them public.“I can say this to Mr Jagdeo, there are some contracts that have so much confidentiality about them that are so deeply buried, until now, I cannot see them… I can make reference to two such contracts; one, the Specialty Hospital… and the second one has to do with the Amaila Falls contract, never seen them,” he remarked.The Minister of State went on to say that while in Opposition, they were never shown these contracts even though they were briefed about the projects.“… While we were in the Opposition, we were invited here to these offices to meetings and were told by the (PPP/C) Government that these were confidential arrangements and we are basically briefing you on some of them. But where is the contract, where is it?” Harmon questioned.In fact, he further noted that as of Thursday morning, before the post Cabinet briefing, Finance Minister Winston Jordan had indicated that he is yet to see the Specialty Hospital contract.However, Jagdeo has rubbished the utterances by the State official, saying, “In both cases, I can prove a different story”.The Opposition Leader questioned how can Government say it cannot find the contract or the evaluation report for the Specialty Hospital Project, when they used the same documents to support the appointment of India-based company Fedders Lloyd Corporation Limited.“It was the same evaluation report that the [A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change] APNU/AFC Government used to justify their push of Fedders Lloyd as the new contractor, claiming that that company was ranked number two in the evaluation report, a contention that was proven to be inaccurate,” Jagdeo outlined in a statement on Friday.Moreover, according to the former President, he is reliably informed that the Donald Ramotar Administration gave several briefings to APNU/AFC on the Amaila Falls Hydropower Project, during which most of the technical documents were shared with them.He added too that “I am also aware that in the post-election period, a CD containing the documents related to the Amaila Project was given to a Cabinet Sub-committee. It is not my fault if they don’t even know what they have.  Mr Harmon can easily check that CD and find the documents,” the Opposition Leader posited.Nevertheless, Jagdeo opined that the coalition Administration is fearful of releasing the evaluation reports and contracts for projects they dubbed corrupt because they would in turn be exposed for misleading the public in this regard.“At the end of the day, APNU/AFC cannot run from its promise of being transparent and accountable to the Guyanese people. They have a responsibility to release the evaluation reports and contracts for those projects under the PPP/C they labelled as corrupt,” the former President stated.last_img read more