Russia reports its first coronavirus death

first_imgSome doctors have questioned the veracity of Russian data, given what they say is the patchy nature of testing. But the government has said it has been totally transparent about its handling of the crisis, and that its statistics are accurate.Moscow’s coronavirus crisis center said in a statement on Thursday that the elderly woman who died had begun receiving treatment last week in a private clinic before being moved to a hospital specializing in infectious diseases.It did not say where the woman was thought to have picked up the virus, but said her circle of close acquaintances had been identified and was under medical observation.None of them were displaying any serious coronavirus symptoms, it said. Russians aged over 60 were strongly advised to minimize contacts with other people, it added. Topics : Russia on Thursday reported its first coronavirus-related death, an unnamed 79-year-old woman in Moscow with underlying health issues who died from pneumonia after testing positive for the virus.Russia, which has temporarily barred entry to foreigners and imposed an array of flight restrictions, has reported 147 coronavirus cases so far, less than many other European countries.That figure has risen sharply in recent days however, but authorities have said the situation is under control and that most infected people have entered Russia from coronavirus hot spots.last_img read more

Newcastle United defender Jamaal Lascelles can be a future Arsenal star, says Andy Cole

first_img Read More About Connatix V67539 Metro Sport ReporterMonday 1 Apr 2019 11:31 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link308Shares PLAY Arsenal proved too strong for Newcastle (Picture: AP)And the Liverpool legend believes Unai Emery will need to spend big on a defender this summer.He said on Monday Night Football: ‘There’s no doubt that the defence is the weakness. Emery hasn’t been able to solve the problem.‘The only way he’s going to solve that is going into the transfer market. We know where the problems are.‘I’m yet to be convinced by the back three. One, or maybe two defenders need to come in.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesRed Devils hero Cole also expressed his surprise at Arsenal’s decision to allow Aaron Ramsey to leave the club at the end of the season.Ramsey captained the team against Newcastle, scoring the opening goal, but is set to join Juventus in the summer.Cole said: ‘I am very, very surprised. Ultimately to replace a player like Ramsey will cost £40 or £50m.‘I find it very strange but Arsenal have made that decision and now they’re going to have to replace him.’MORE: Arsenal fans loved Mesut Ozil’s reaction to Gunners overtaking rivals Tottenham Advertisement Advertisement Full Screen Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Video Settings Manchester United legend Andy Cole (Picture: Getty) Read More 1/1 Read More Coming Next Read Morecenter_img Comment 1 min. story Skip Skip Ad / Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling SPONSORED Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Newcastle United defender Jamaal Lascelles can be a future Arsenal star, says Andy Cole by Metro Read More Newcastle defender Jamaal Lascelles in action against Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Newcastle United defender Jamaal Lascelles has the ability to be a future Arsenal star, according to Andy Cole.Lascelles played 90 minutes of the Premier League clash at the Emirates on Monday evening as Arsenal clinched a 2-0 win to climb to third in the Premier League.The 25-year-old has developed into one of Newcastle’s best players since signing from Nottingham Forest in 2014 and has been linked with some of England’s biggest clubs.Lascelles was not at his best in north London on Monday but, speaking before the Arsenal clash, Manchester United legend Cole said: ‘I like him.ADVERTISEMENT More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘He’s a young, promising centre-half who could play a highest level if given the opportunity.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘He’s a great size, has good pace and seems very composed on the ball. If you’re the captain of a club like Newcastle at such a young age, that’s some going.’Asked by Jamie Carragher whether Lascelles could play for a club like Arsenal, Cole responded: ‘Yeah. I think he could play at Arsenal for sure.’Despite Arsenal’s win and clean sheet against Newcastle, Carragher remains concerned about the team’s defence. Top articleslast_img read more

Property industry confidence in Queensland real estate is on the up

first_imgConfidence rises among property industry participants in Queensland real estate. Photo: AAP Image/Marc RobertsonTHE latest National Australia Bank (NAB) survey of 300 property industry respondents reveals rising confidence in the Queensland property price outlook.The NAB Quarterly Australian Residential Property Survey for the September Quarter showed expectations were on the up across most jurisdictions, according to NAB Chief Economist Alan Oster.“The NAB Residential Property Survey shows an improvement in market sentiment across most states last quarter, but we continue to see market conditions that vary across different locations,” Mr Oster said.“The momentum is clearly with Victoria, while New South Wales is experiencing something of a slowdown,” he said.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoAccording to the report, the NAB Residential Property Index rose 6 points nationally to +20 during the quarter.The report said sentiment improved in all states except NSW, while Queensland saw a four point rise to +16.Despite the sentiment, NAB is forecasting a slowdown in national price growth over the coming year.NAB Group Economics revised its national house price forecasts to an increase of 3.4 per cent in 2018 — previously 4.3 per cent.NAB’s Hedonic House Price Forecast for Brisbane predicts growth of 1.9 per cent in 2018, softening to 1.2 per cent in 2019.“Melbourne and Hobart are currently experiencing solid growth in prices; Sydney is cooling and we expect Brisbane and Adelaide will cool,” Mr Oster said.Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter at @kieranclairlast_img read more

Spotted: Virgin Voyages’ Newest Ship Delivered

first_imgScarlet Lady, the first of four cruise ships ordered by Florida-based cruise line Virgin Voyages from Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri, was delivered to its owner at the shipyard in Genoa Sestri Ponente on February 13, 2020.The environmentally friendly newbuild was launched in February 2019.With a gross tonnage of 110,000 tons, Scarlet Lady is 278 meters long and 38 wide.In June last year, Virgin Voyages unveiled that Scarlet Lady would be led by Captain Wendy Williams. Williams is the first Canadian woman to captain a ship for a major cruise brand. Apart from the captain, Virgin Voyages also recruited a number of female officers for its new ship.Virgin Voyages’ second ship, Valiant Lady, is currently under construction in the same yard. This vessel is slated for delivery in 2021, while the third and the fourth units, still unnamed, will set sail in 2022 and 2023, respectively.They will all feature over 1,400 guest cabins designed to host more than 2,770 passengers, accompanied by 1,160 crew members on board.Image Courtesy: Fincantierilast_img read more

Ronald J. Obermeyer

first_imgRonald J. Obermeyer, age 70 of Oldenburg, died Monday, June 12, 2017 at his home, surrounded by his family.  Born February 7, 1947 in Batesville, he is the son of Opal (Nee: Collins) and Bernard Obermeyer.  He married Darlene Pulskamp November 21, 1970 at St. Mary’s of the Rock Church.  Ron served in the National Guard from 1970 until 1976.  He was an Engineer and Director at Hill-Rom Architectural Products for 36 years, retiring in 2008.  He was a member of Holy Family Church, the Knights of St. John Oldenburg Commandery #220, the Prell-Bland American Legion Post #271, Eagles Club Aerie #1130 and a former member of the Eagle Fire Company.Ron had several passions, but the most important of them was his family.  He was proud of his six children and dearly loved his grandchildren.  Music was also an important part of his life, starting with the band The Steppin’ Stones as a teenager and the group Now and Then for the last 30 plus years as a guitarist.  An outdoorsman, Ron loved hunting and fishing and always looked forward to annual fishing trips with his buddies. Patience, kindness, musical and artistic talents, and the importance of family are all attributes Ron passed on to his family.Ron’s family described him as “laid back” and a “quiet listener with great advice and a quick wit.”  He was a dedicated IU basketball and Cincinnati Bengals fan.  He and Darlene traveled quite a bit in recent years, with trips to Alaska and Orange Beach, Alabama among his favorites.  A car guy, Ron loved his GTO and was on an episode of the cable program “What’s My Car Worth?”He is survived by his wife Darlene; daughters Lisa (Ron) Fitzpatrick of Batesville, Lori (Scott) Bauer of Batesville, Sara (Josh Novellino) Obermeyer of Terre Haute, Indiana; sons Ryan (Debbie) Obermeyer, Mark (Jennifer) Obermeyer, Todd (Maria) Obermeyer, all of Batesville; sister Geraldine Slone of Greenfield, Indiana; brothers Charles Davidson of Highland Heights, Kentucky, Donald Obermeyer of Batesville; grandchildren Carly and Owen Fitzpatrick, Anna, Ellen and Kate Bauer, Evan (Rebecca) Bohlke, Jackson and Liam Obermeyer and great grandchild Theodore Bohlke.  He was preceded in death by his infant son Jeffrey and his parents.Visitation is Thursday, June 15th, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home.  Funeral services are 10 a.m. Friday, June 16th at Holy Family Church with Rev. David Kobak O.F.M. officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Prell-Bland American Legion Post #271 and the Batesville V.F.W. Post #3183.  The family requests memorials be sent to Margaret Mary Health Foundation Hospice or Holy Family Capital Improvement Fund.last_img read more

Allen sidelined by hamstring injury

first_img Press Association “He certainly won’t be available for the weekend.” Meanwhile, Rodgers has reported he is optimistic Liverpool and England striker Daniel Sturridge (hip) will make his comeback in early September. He said: “Daniel will hopefully be back towards the beginning of September – he’s working very hard.” And with regard to Reds defender Jon Flanagan (knee), Rodgers added: “The great news with Jon is that he’s working really well and is on target to come back just before Christmas, which would be great news for the squad.” Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen has been ruled out of action for three to four weeks by a hamstring injury.center_img The problem forced the Wales international to limp off during the early stages of his club’s friendly against Swindon last weekend. Reds boss Brendan Rodgers said at his press conference ahead of Sunday’s Barclays Premier League trip to Stoke: “He (Allen) will probably miss three to four weeks, which is disappointing. last_img read more

Badgers look to rebound against visiting Bison

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin softball team will have little time to regroup from its disappointing weekend against Michigan State, as North Dakota State rolls into town Monday for a doubleheader, with the first game beginning at 3 p.m..The Badgers will look to recover from their current tailspin, during which they have lost eight of their last nine, against a team that is in a free fall of its own, as North Dakota State has lost 11 of its past 14.The Bison are playing their first season in Division-I, after making the jump from Division-II, where they were one of the top teams in the country. North Dakota State is very much a mystery because of its new status, as it is currently one of only seven independent teams with no conference affiliation. While the Bison search for a conference to join (most likely the Big Sky, whom they are in negotiations with) they have played admirably, accumulating a record of 17-20, despite playing a grueling schedule.North Dakota State, while at the same time trying to adjust to the level of play in D-I, has scheduled some of the top teams in the country, including No. 15 Missouri, No. 23 Iowa and formerly ranked Nebraska. The true strength of the schedule lies in the locations, however. The Bison will play only three series at home all season, amounting to six games of their 55 game schedule.North Dakota State will continue its tour of the American Midwest with the trip to Madison, bringing with it one of the top fielding crews in the country. North Dakota has posted a fielding percentage of .971, while committing only 29 errors, both among the nation’s best.Conversely, Wisconsin has a fielding percentage of only .945 and has committed an alarming 59 errors, both second worst in the Big Ten.“We have to field the ball,” head coach Karen Gallagher said. “You obviously give up a little defense sometimes if a player carries a good bat, but you hope that people step up their games. You can anticipate, plan and have high expectations, but the players have to perform [defensively]. They need to be focused and on their game.”The Bison have also been effective on the mound, maintaining a 2.25 team ERA this season. Wisconsin will likely see Allison Bakke, who has started 21 games this season, completing an impressive 15. She has compiled an 8-13 record to go along with an ERA of 2.45, while limiting opponents to a batting average of only .234. Junior right-hander Amber Garrett has not seen as much time this season (with just under 58 innings pitched), but has posted the most impressive pitching stats on the team. Garrett has an ERA of only 1.21 and, opponents have hit just .194 against her.The Bison have struggled offensively, however, as they do not have an everyday player hitting .300, and are batting just .239 as a team. The most dangerous player in the lineup is Lynnae Foshag, who is hitting .281 with three home runs (the Bison have hit only four all season) and 15 RBI. North Dakota State does possess quality speed, having stolen 53 bases this season, while being caught only 13 times.Wisconsin is not particularly worried about the strengths and weaknesses of North Dakota State, and are much more concerned with its own weaknesses and trying to correct them.“We are just too Jeckyl and Hyde right now,” Gallagher said. “We just need some consistency. We are hoping we can turn things around a little bit. It is a new day on Monday, and we have been though this enough. We have to be tired of riding the roller coaster and just start going out there and kicking butt.”last_img read more

Trojans come up just short against Loyola Marymount

first_imgThe kings of comeback struck again at Dedeaux Field on Tuesday night,  but it wasn’t enough to give this time.After a weekend series with California that featured two walkoff victories, USC treated the fans in attendance at the team’s battle with cross town rival Loyola Marymount to another thriller. Trailing 4-2 in the ninth, the Trojans scored two runs off Lions reliever Aaron Griffin to tie the game, before ultimately falling by a final score of 8-5 in 12 innings.Tough outting · Freshman pitcher Nigel Nootbaar pitched only 3.2 innings in Tuesday’s game against Loyola Marymount. He gave up two earned runs and struck out three batters in the contest. – Adrian Hoffman | Daily TrojanThe Lions forged ahead in the 12th inning, taking advantage of a throwing error by freshman second baseman Dante Flores. With freshman David Edwards on second base following the error and a sacrifice, Mitchell Esser singled to right center to put LMU ahead for good.The visiting Lions added three insurance runs after Flores’ second throwing error of the inning to close out the Lion’s scoring. J.R. Aguirre closed out the scoring with an RBI single in the bottom half of the 12th.USC struck first in the second inning. Sophomore catcher Jake Hernandez reached on an error to lead off, and advanced to second on a single by sophomore third baseman Kevin Swick. A groundout put runners at second and third for sophomore second baseman James Roberts, whose infield single plated Hernandez for a 1-0 Trojan lead.But they got another in the third. Senior right fielder Garret Houts was hit to lead off the inning and advanced to second on a groudout. After stealing third, Houts scored on another infield single, this one by senior first baseman Matt Foat, to put USC up 2-0.Freshman pitcher Nigel Nootbaar started the game on the mound for the Trojans, the first start of his career and tossed three impressive scoreless innings.  Nootbaar came out to start the fourth inning and struck out the first two hitters but was lifted after giving up a single and a double to put runners on second and third. Sophomore James Guillen was brought in and promptly gave up a two-RBI single to tie the game.With senior Brandon Garcia on the mound in the top of the seventh, the Lions put two on with one out courtesy of a single and a walk. Loyola Marymount right fielder Tanner Donnels singles to vault the Lions to a 3-2 lead, their first of the game.Then, on a double steal attempt, Hernandez got up ready to throw to third, and then changed his mind to second at the last instant. But his hand smacked against the bat, causing the ball to sail into right field and allowing another run to score on an error to put the Trojans in a 4-2 hole.USC embarks on a road trip beginning with a three-game series against Arizona State.last_img read more

Former Syracuse forward Tyler Lydon: ‘I’m on cloud 9 right now’

first_imgTyler Lydon was playing wiffle ball at home Thursday afternoon. By the time the clock struck 11 p.m., his name had flashed across the screens of televisions all over the country. He’ll fly across the country to Denver in the coming days and, with a powder blue jersey on, answer questions at a press conference. Soon, he said, his nerves will calm down enough that he’ll be able to eat.It has been a crazy few hours for Lydon. He was selected by the Utah Jazz with the 24th pick in the first round of the 2017 NBA Draft, but his rights are likely to be traded to the Denver Nuggets. He wasn’t in Brooklyn for the draft itself, instead choosing to host his closest family and friends for a draft watch party at his home in Elizaville, New York, about 50 miles south of Albany. With them surrounding him, a lifelong dream was fulfilled.“I’m on cloud nine right now,” he said.Lydon said he really started to lock into the television broadcast once the range of picks he was predicted to be selected in arrived. He admitted that he didn’t expect to go to the Nuggets. Lydon worked out for 11 NBA teams, and Denver wasn’t one of them. He said he and his agent thought about trying to fit them into his schedule, but it didn’t make the most sense considering the Denver’s position in the draft. But the stars aligned after the trade with Utah.“They just said ‘Tyler,’ and then I heard ‘Ly,’ and then everybody just exploded,” Lydon said. “This is obviously an incredible moment, something that I’ll remember for the rest of my life. I couldn’t be more thankful to share it with the friends and family that came here.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFrom a location perspective, Lydon, who has a wolf tattooed on his chest and is an outdoorsman at his core, isn’t complaining about going to Denver. His family is already envisioning the fly fishing and elk hunting that lies in the future. But he will be there to play basketball, and he thinks his ability to stretch the floor, along with his lifestyle, will fit in right away.“I’m so happy and I’m ready to go in there and work my butt off,” Lydon said. “Those guys, they put their reputation and everything on the line for me.”The former Syracuse forward played in Denver as a part of Team USA’s U-18 squad. The thin air might take a few days of adjustment, he said, but it’s not something he’s worried about.In fact, he said he’s not worried about much at all. Not about when he needs to get to Denver, or about the summer league, or what’ll be the first thing he buys when he signs his name on the dotted line of a rookie contract. He’s living in the moment.“It’s just an unbelievable thing to have your dreams come true,” Lydon said. Comments Published on June 23, 2017 at 12:05 am Contact: jtbloss@syr.edu | @jtbloss Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

FA Cup quarter finals begin today

first_imgIn the opening game of the day, Bradford are the lowest-ranked side remaining in the Cup as they prepare to host Reading at Valley Parade.The League One club have beaten Chelsea and Sunderland on their run-up to today’s 12:45 start.Later this evening, Aston Villa and West Brom will meet for the second time this week. After Villa got the better of their midlands rivals during Tuesday’s league meeting, West Brom return to Villa Park this evening looking for revenge.Villa boss Tim Sherwood has warned his players that they’re going to have to work hard if they want to advance to a semi-final date at Wembley.Kick-off is at half-past five.Because of the FA Cup fixtures, there’s just one game this weekend in the Barclays Premier League.QPR will play host to London rivals Tottenham at three o’clock.last_img read more