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Canada faces ‘critical week’ in coronavirus crisis, death toll jumps

first_imgCanada faces “a critical week” in fighting the coronavirus, a senior official said on Thursday, as the death toll jumped and the most populous province said residents should brace for a stark scenario.Deaths surged to 161 from 105 on Wednesday while positive cases rose to 11,131 from 9,017, according to provincial announcements compiled by the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.”This is a critical week in our fight against the coronavirus,” said Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland. “I have to be up front with people, and I’m going to be, and people will see some really stark figures tomorrow,” he said.Toronto Mayor John Tory – unhappy that people are defying a shutdown order by gathering in public places – announced officials would mount “a blitz on our parks” to force people back home.”The time for puzzlement at this misbehavior is over,” he told reporters.In Quebec, Premier Francois Legault urged police “to be less tolerant” when dealing with those ignoring orders to stay at home. People can be fined up to C$6,000, he said.Legault, worried about shortages of medical supplies, said Quebec had enough ventilators for another week.Some medical personnel have raised concerns about a lack of personal protection equipment. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said authorities had received over a million masks on Wednesday.New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs told CBC his province would run out of testing kits in about a week if they ramped up efforts to see who had contracted the virus.Trudeau sidestepped requests to outline the projections Ottawa was using.”I think people can imagine a range of scenarios that shows everything from everyone gets suddenly better within the next few weeks to this situation just keeps getting worse,” he said. Canada’s public health agency is particularly worried by the spread of the coronavirus in seniors’ residences, which are turning into hotspots in Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia – the three biggest provinces by population.It has also expressed concerns about remote, northern indigenous communities, where healthcare is scant. Canada’s military is in talks to offer help if necessary, an official at the ministry of indigenous services told reporters.The health agency predicted a surge in Ontario, which accounts for more than a third of Canada’s 38 million citizens.Ontario premier Doug Ford said he would release sobering internal projections on Friday.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Australia approves remdesivir as virus treatment

first_imgSeveral other Asian nations have also approved the drug for treatment against COVID-19.Australia’s call to approve the drug was made on “preliminary clinical data” and aided by reports from the EU’s European Medicines Agency and Singapore’s Health Sciences Authority. The drug was given provisional approval for adults and adolescent patients and would be limited to those severely unwell from the virus, needing help to breathe and in hospital care, the authority noted.”While this is a major milestone in Australia’s struggle against the pandemic, it is important to emphasize that the product has not been shown to prevent coronavirus infection or relieve milder cases of infection.”The decision comes after the EU’s executive arm cleared the drug — which was originally intended as a treatment for Ebola — for use while Washington bought up almost all supplies.Recently the US said it had purchased 92 percent of all remdesivir from its producer, Gilead Sciences, until the end of September — about 500,000 treatments out of nearly 550,000. Australia approved the anti-viral drug remdesivir for treatment of COVID-19 Friday following a similar decision from the European Commission.It is the first drug approved by Australian authorities to treat the virus and promised to reduce hospitalization time for coronavirus patients, Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration(TGA) said in a statement.”By reducing recovery times, patients will be able to leave hospital earlier, freeing beds for those in need,” the TGA said. center_img Topics :last_img read more

PSG donate €100,000 to aid French people during COVID-19 lock-down

first_imgParis Saint-Germain have made a donation of €100,000 to the Secours Populaire Francais, in an attempt to provide help to children, the elderly and the homeless, who have all been affected by the outbreak of the coronavirus. Advertisement The donation comes from the Paris Saint-Germain Foundation, who already have a €400,000 agreement with the Secours Populaire Francais, a non-profit organisation, and will help fund the training of volunteers as well as doctors working daily. Loading… center_img Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?The Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?8 Little-Known Facts About Ancient Egypt That Will Puzzle YouThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do Read Also: COVID-19: Ronaldo donates medical equipment to Portuguese hospitalsIn an official press release from the club, ​shared on Twitter by journalist Jonathan Johnson, details confirm that the donation will be used for:– Helping the Secours Populaire Français’ doctors by paying for personal protective equipment and the training of 2,000 volunteers who can provide information, answer queries and communicate protective measures– Helping isolated children without school by paying for 5,000 educative kits with equipment for lessons, games and recreational activitiesFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Rising Sun Foundation awards $225K in new grants

first_imgBATESVILLE, Ind. — The Rising Sun Regional Foundation (RSRF) awarded a total of $225,294 in 12 new grants in the past quarter.  These grants included:-$5,000 to the South Ripley Community School Corporation toward the purchase of playground equipment for its elementary school;-$31,294 to Aurora Emergency Rescue Unit toward the replacement of a chassis on one of its ambulances;-$40,000 to the Ohio County Community Foundation toward matching funds for Lilly Endowment’s GIFT VI Initiative;-$2,000 to the Southern Ripley County Emergency Life Squad toward the purchase of training equipment;-$15,000 to the Town of Versailles toward the establishment of a walking trail along the Tyson Memorial Sports Complex;-$28,000 to the Town of Napoleon toward the purchase and installation of two lift station pumps;-$20,000 to the Ripley County Commissioners toward the purchase of a pothole patcher;-$35,000 to Napoleon Volunteer Fire Company toward the purchase of a new truck;-$20,000 to the Milan Community School Corporation toward renovations to the softball field;-$1,000 to Hoosier Hills Literacy League for the purchase of books for its program in Ripley County;-$20,000 to Rising Sun/Ohio County Community School Corporation toward the purchase of a minibus; and-$8,000 to Lifetime Resources toward matching funds for a new Catch-A-Ride van.“With this latest round of grants,” announced Jerry Smith, RSRF President, “the Foundation has awarded a total of $959,309 in 2014. We are pleased to be able to continue a strong grantmaking program, where we can help meet the needs of the communities we serve.”The next grant application deadline is January 15. Grant applications are available at Please contact Jascia Redwine at for more information.last_img read more

Badgers learning how to bounce back

first_imgFor the first time this season, the Wisconsin women’s hockey team had an opportunity to show how they respond when the going gets tough; this past weekend Ohio State University was in town, giving Wisconsin the kind of challenge they haven’t seen much of yet this year, and an opportunity to showoff their ability to bounce back.In both the Friday and Saturday games Ohio got off to a fast start, forcing Wisconsin to play defense from the get-go, but panic was nowhere to be seen on the home bench.  Maybe it was head coach Mark Johnson’s unique attitude about being in this situation that helped the team to get out of it.“Every game has its own story, and you don’t know what the story is until you start playing,” Johnson said.And the Friday afternoon story started 28 seconds into the first period, when OSU freshman forward Claudia Kepler snuck the puck past Wisconsin goaltender Alex Rigsby, sending a message to the Badgers that they were going to have to work for the win.  And when the rest of the first period failed to bring any other goals, thanks to the OSU defense blocking 15 of UW’s shots, Wisconsin had to go into the locker room down by one goal.Senior forward Blayre Turnbull explained the attitude of the team between the two periods, and how they didn’t let the scoreboard discourage them.“We knew we had to come out with a little more energy than we did in the first of the game,”Turnbull said.  “Fighting through adversity seems to be something our team is good at, so we knew we’d be able to come back.”Sure enough, the Badgers gave the Buckeyes a dose of their own medicine when the two teams returned to the ice, when Turnbull found the back of the net 30 seconds after the puck was dropped.  This newfound energy lasted UW the rest of the game, as the team went on to shut out OSU for the next two periods and scored three more goals of its own.  Turnbull reflected on her team’s performance Friday, satisfied with the final outcome.“Obviously we don’t want to be losing at any point in the game, but if we are losing and we’re able to come back it’s definitely a good sign,” Turnbull said.  “It gives us confidence going into the future if we’re ever in that situation again.”Ironically, the Badgers did find themselves in that situation again – 24 hours later.  Saturday’s game started off similarly enough, with OSU’s Kepler scoring the only goal of the first period.  The only difference this time around is that the score wasn’t an accurate representation of how the period played out.  UW had controlled the puck for the majority of the 20 minutes, and pushed the game to the offensive zone for most of it as well.If this was frustrating for the Badgers, there once again was no sign of it.  Coach Johnson explained that his team just had to have confidence in themselves and how they were playing.“If you come out with the same effort and are consistent with that effort, usually you get rewarded for it,” Johnson said.Johnson’s words proved true during the second period, as Turnbull racked up two goals for Wisconsin, taking the lead away from Ohio.  But UW wasn’t just answering back offensively; the crowd was holding its breath with seconds left to go in the second period, as Ohio’s Ally Tarr gained possession of the puck at the hash marks and ripped a hard shot at Rigsby, who was scrambling to cover the rebound when the buzzer went off.  The senior goalie talks about how these are the moments when she has a chance to keep the energy of the team alive.“I think [the energy] for me is more in making the big saves,” Rigsby said.  “Showing [the team] that I’m battling, and it’s not just them battling out in front of the other net.”But the battle wasn’t over, the third period started with Ohio getting another goal, evening up the score.  After five minutes of fighting over the puck, Wisconsin’s Natalie Berg threw it over to teammate Brittany Ammerman, who was waiting at the backdoor to tip it in, helping her team to take the lead once again.This goal was the final of the game despite the chaotic last minute of the period, in which the Buckeyes had a scoring opportunity off a breakaway, pulled their goalie, and had a player ejected from the game.  These last-ditch efforts of OSU could not find a way around the Badgers, who continued to keep the game in their offensive zone, outskate OSU, and take ahold of every loose puck.Johnson attributed this last part of the game to his team’s competitiveness and desire to come out with a win.“If you’re hungry and you want [the puck], you probably have a pretty good chance of getting it, so it’s just a matter of staying hungry and going after it,” Johnson said.last_img read more

Women’s soccer: Badgers visit Maryland Saturday night

first_imgThe Wisconsin women’s soccer team looks to continue its seven-game win streak when it hits the road to take on the Maryland Terrapins Saturday night at 6 p.m.After last weekend’s wins over University of Michigan and Michigan State, Wisconsin (10-4-3) finds itself in first place in the Big Ten with two regular season games left on the year. Maryland (0-7-1) is hungry for a win in the Big Ten in order to have a chance at making the Big Ten Tournament.Last time outMaryland and Wisconsin met in Madison last season in late October. At the time, Wisconsin was ranked No. 12 in the nation coming into the matchup, and Maryland was a middle-of-the-pack team in the Big Ten.It was a true defensive battle for both teams. Maryland goalkeeper, Rachelle Beanlands, recorded seven saves on the game, and Wisconsin goalkeeper Genevieve Richard recored three. Both teams were scoreless at the end of regulation, but the Badgers were able to score in double overtime on a corner kick, sealing the win and securing them in second place in the Big Ten.Wisconsin’s key to victory: Keep playing with urgencyWith the Badgers rolling in to College Park on a seven-game win streak — and Maryland still itching for its first Big Ten win — this game would presumably be one of Wisconsin’s easiest games this season. But Wisconsin cannot let up playing hard and intense on the ball.Maryland is a versatile team with many assets. They are consistent in all categories of play and average 11.69 shots per game. The Badgers’ defense must be in position and ready to stop the Terrapins’ offense from gaining possession of the ball.Maryland goalkeeper Rachelle Beanlands is ranked second to last in the Big Ten in save percentage at 80 percent, but still saves an average of 4.2 shots on goal per game. The Wisconsin offense must look to pressure the keeper early and often Saturday.Maryland player to watch: Alex AnthonyMaryland forward Alex Anthony takes a lot of risks on offense, and it pays off, as she leads the Big Ten in both goals per game (0.63) and shots per game (5.19). Last year against the Badgers, Anthony had one shot on goal, and received lots of playing time.She has steadily improved from season to season. She began her freshman year coming off the bench and seeing only a few minutes of game time, but now late in her sophomore season, she is Maryland’s strongest competitor and one of the Big Ten’s best offensive players. Wisconsin must be prepared for her strong ball-handling skills and fast-paced playing style.If Wisconsin keeps the ball out of Anthony’s way and prevents her from gaining any momentum downfield, Wisconsin should be able to come out with another conference victory and continue making its name known on both the Big Ten and national levels.last_img read more

Volleyball: Wisconsin sweeps Badger Classic, raises record to 9-0

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin volleyball team had yet another successful weekend, defeating both Marquette and Southern Mississippi in the Badger Classic.Volleyball: Golden Eagles flocking to Field House to face undefeated WisconsinThe undefeated University of Wisconsin volleyball team (7-0) will look to extend their winning streak this weekend as their non-conference schedule comes Read…Wisconsin welcomed both teams to the Field House for the final tournament of their non-conference season. The Badgers were looking at closing out this period of time with a successful tournament, and that is exactly what they got.UW has managed to create a lot of momentum this season, winning every game thus far in their season. What is even more impressive is that every single game up until this tournament had resulted in a complete sweep of their opponents, with Wisconsin winning every set they played.Of course, expecting this kind of dominant play to continue throughout the season would have been unrealistic. Eventually the Badgers would have to give up a set or two.It would be against Marquette that Wisconsin would lose its first set of the season, with the Badgers falling to the Golden Eagles in the first set of Thursday’s game 19-25. But this loss would generate enough drive within the team, who would proceed to close out their in-state rival in the next three sets, 25-13, 25-21, 26-24.With the first match of the tournament out of the way, Wisconsin enjoyed a nice night off Friday as the two visiting teams fought it out to see who would be victorious. Marquette swept Southern Mississippi three sets to zero, effectively earning second place in the weekend’s tournament.Saturday’s final matchup saw the hosting UW take on their final competitor, the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles. The Badgers cruised to an easy victory, 25-8, 25-10, 25-11. Led by senior Lauryn Gillis’ 11 kills, the Badgers looked impressive, holding Southern Mississippi to a negative hitting percentage and not getting blocked once.With two more victories under their belt, the Badgers will begin their Big Ten season ranked fifth in the county with a 9-0 record. The only two Big Ten teams in front of them are Minnesota and Penn State.The Badgers welcome the Michigan State Spartans to the Field House on Friday, and will compete against Michigan Wolverines Sunday night.last_img read more

SBTech to power the Genesis of a new sports betting brand

first_img Share Related Articles StumbleUpon Submit Share Kambi takes control of Churchill Downs BetAmerica sportsbook August 28, 2020 SBC Magazine Issue 9: Esports future, online shift and Brazil betting soap opera June 4, 2020 Kambi and DraftKings agree on final closure terms July 24, 2020 Malta-based online casino owner Genesis Global is launching sports betting for the first time through a long-term partnership with SBTech.Genesis Global will add a sports betting brand to its portfolio of 10 casino brands, which includes Casino Cruise, SpinIt and Sloty.This new brand will provide players with a comprehensive offering, complete with engaging pre-match sportsbook content, casino content, and ‘best-in-class’ live betting powered by official data from the likes of Sportradar and Betgenius.It has been designed to deliver a personalised gaming experience, with SBTech supporting the player proposition with fully native apps, a secure payments hub that will offer players an unrivalled choice in deposit methods and responsible gaming functionality including self-exclusion API’s to meet Genesis’ high responsible gaming standards.Andrew Cochrane, Chief Development Officer at SBTech, said: “We’re excited by Genesis Global’s vision and growth plans. Through our powerful platform and innovative sportsbook, we will help propel Genesis Global’s presence in online sports betting and gaming, by capturing new market share in the sportsbook vertical, as well as boosting their casino revenues.”Ariel Reem, CEO of Genesis Global, added: “Our aim has always been to create an extraordinary experience for both players and partners. That’s why we are delighted to be partnering with SBTech, whose capabilities and core values align clearly with ours.“Since our inception in 2014, we’ve achieved considerable growth in Europe and we are keen to expand this even further, across multiple EU regulated markets. “We wanted an iGaming and sportsbook supplier that can deliver an unparalleled user experience at every stage of the project, and with exceptional technical capabilities. SBTech’s turnkey sportsbook platform solution is best in class.”last_img read more

WATCH VIDEO: Bosnian goalkeeper punches referee in the head after yellow card

first_imgA horrific piece of violence towards an official occurred in the Bosnian second division last week, as Branitelj goalkeeper Romeo Mitrovic inexplicably swung for, and hit, a referee in the head after receiving a yellow card.The 35-year-old ‘keeper can now expect a lengthy ban after losing the plot.Watch the video below to see the incident play out, as both sets of players look on in bemusement as Mitrovic went after the referee.last_img

Luv FM Inter-Bank and Family Fun Games underway in Kumasi

first_imgThe first-ever Luv FM Inter-Bank and Family Fun Games underway at the Opoku Ware School park in Kumasi.Twelve financial institutions are vying for honours in soccer, table tennis, snooker, sack race, females penalty shoot-out etc. Kids have bouncy castles, electric train, among others.Bankers and their families are being provided with the stage to vie for honours in various sporting disciplines, with football, as usual, as the flagship annually.The competition, organized by Luv 99.5 FM, seeks to foster closer relations among competitors in the financial services sector. Individuals and teams  are expected to receive awards  for emergingas  winners in their respective fields at the end of the programme.last_img