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Turkey at second peak of coronavirus outbreak, health minister says

first_imgDoctors and medical groups have said some hospitals were at capacity. At the weekend, the mayors of Istanbul and Ankara accused the government of playing down the scale of the pandemic, citing local information.The Turkish Medics Association said last month that based on antibody tests, there are likely some 10 times more active coronavirus patients than suggested by the official tally.Koca stood by the accuracy of official tallies and urged people to be more cautious. Turkey is experiencing the second peak of its novel coronavirus outbreak, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Wednesday, while the government announced new restrictions on weddings and other social gatherings as daily cases and deaths rise rapidly.Fatalities have jumped to their highest since mid-May, when lockdowns were in place, and new cases have risen to mid-June levels, at almost 1,600. Turkey mostly reopened the economy and lifted weekend and age-specific lockdowns in early June.The number of new cases rose by 1,596 to 273,301 in the last 24 hours, according to Health Ministry data, while the death toll from the virus rose by 45 to 6,462 on Wednesday. Koca told a press conference after meeting his coronavirus science team that the capital Ankara had seen the most rapid rise in cases lately, producing double the numbers of Istanbul, previously the outbreak’s epicenter in Turkey.”We are going through the second peak of the first wave of coronavirus. The carelessness at weddings and religious holidays has bought us to this point,” Koca said, but added lockdowns to curb the outbreak were not on the government’s agenda for now.Following Koca’s remarks, the government announced new restrictions on weddings, limiting their duration to an hour, banning all food and drinks. It also banned the attendance of senior citizens and children to such gatherings.”The virus is spreading to more people each day. Our test numbers are rising every day, our new patient numbers are not falling,” Koca said, adding 29,865 health workers were infected, with 52 deaths.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Schoknecht Shootout set this Saturday at Arlington

first_imgRain date is Sunday, Sept. 29 beginning at 3 p.m. The third annual event is sponsored by Robinson Trucking and Robinson Repair and held in memory of Scott Schoknecht, a friend of many in the racing community. Several area businesses have contributed to the payoff for this special event on the final night of the IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing point season. The IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series of Minnesota will be in action, as will IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts. More information is available by calling 507 380-6998, at arlingtonraceway.com and on Facebook. ARLINGTON, Minn. – B&B Racing Chassis will be host to the $5,000 to win Schoknecht Shootout for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars at Arlington Raceway on Saturday, Sept. 28.  At stake in the IMCA Modified feature is a check for $1,000 to win and a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth with the runner-up receiving $1,500. In true Schokecht fashion, he would often say “We go to the races to win first places” and the Modified driver who does so will earn the spot on the All-Star ballot. The pit gate opens at 1 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 2:30 p.m. Cutoff for the draw will be 2:45 p.m. with racing at 4 p.m.last_img read more

EC Trojan Volleyball Standout Alex Disbro Signs With Battling Bishops

first_imgEast Central Trojan Volleyball standout Alex Disbro will be playing College Volleyball at Ohio Wesleyan in Delaware, Ohio (near Columbus) majoring in Education & Psychology. Alex is the daughter of Dave Disbro and Michelle Taylor.Courtesy of East Central Athletic Administration Assistant April McFarland.last_img

Don’t expect great football, Sarri tells Serie A fans

first_imgRelatedPosts Bayern Munich fans undergo Super Cup coronavirus tests Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Serie A teams are facing a trip into the unknown and fans should not expect great football between now and the end of season, Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri said after his side’s 2-0 win at Bologna.With teams still brushing off the cobwebs after a three-month stoppage for COVID-19 and facing high summer temperatures at the same time, Sarri said spectators should expect a much slower pace than usual. “It’s a completely anomalous situation and there are no points of reference, so it’s very easy to make a mistake with the physical preparation,” said Sarri, whose team are four points clear at the top and chasing a ninth successive title.“You have teams in a physical condition that’s not ideal and you’re going to have games that will be played at very high temperatures, so I think it’s going to be very difficult for all the teams.“I do not predict great football because, with the high temperatures, the pace will not be very high, and people have become used to watch high-paced games….It will be difficult for everyone with surprises possible in every match.”Sarri said the start of next season would also be tough.“After 15 days, we will be on the pitch for the new season, and, again, it’s going to be special start because the preparations will certainly not be the traditional ones,” he said. Sarri, in his first season at Juventus, shrugged off the criticism which rained down on him after Juve failed to win the Coppa Italia last week.He said: “In life, there are facts and there are opinions.“The media said that Juventus as a team were finished, but the standings show we are top of the table. We can use the criticism as motivation to get back into shape physically and mentally.”Reuters/NAN.Tags: expectationsFansFOOTBALLJuventusMaurizio SarriSerie Alast_img read more

O’Rourke misses out

first_img Press Association Ireland’s Derval O’Rourke missed out on a 60 metres hurdles medal by just 0.01 seconds at the European Indoor Championships in Gothenburg. She continued: “It’s the best indoor run I’ve had since 2006 and possibly the most disrupted preparation I have had. “I had an injection in my Achilles in November and then got a sinus infection in December and lost 4kg. “I believed I had a chance to win and that’s why I came. I got a fantastic start, there was not a whole heap wrong with the race. It’s hard to criticise 7.95 but right now I am gutted.” center_img O’Rourke, a former world indoor champion, finished fourth in a season’s best 7.95secs to fall agonisingly short of a place on the podium. Indeed, her time was only 0.06secs off gold medal winner Nevin Yanit. O’Rourke said: “I ran it to win it, not finish second or third, but I would love to have a medal. I thought I had silver because I was right next to Yanit. And I wish they would change the photo-finish.” last_img read more

Indian Premier League EXCLUSIVE: We believe fortunes will change for our side: Rajasthan Royals Chairman Ranjit Barthakur

first_imgJaipur: The IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals has had a quiet season thus far, but the chairman is confident that the fortunes will change for the side sooner or later if players continue to give their cent percent on the field.In a freewheeling chat with News Nation, the chairman of Rajasthan Royals, Mr. Ranjit Barthakur talks about the team’s performance and much more. Excerpts from the interview… 1. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot came to witness the first game between Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab and mentioned that Jodhpur can be Rajasthan Royals second home ground. How do you see this?We welcome the suggestion of Jodhpur being Rajasthan Royals second home ground but it entirely depends on the format of IPL and what Board of Control for Cricket in India feels in this.We believe that expansion of this will expand our franchise, fan base, and is great for Rajasthan because a tournament like IPL helps to build a healthy nation, and is equally a great attraction for tourist all over the world.2. How has been the role of Rajasthan Cricket Association, Sports Council, and Government in structuring this edition of Indian Premier League at Sawai Mansingh Stadium?It has been positive, to be honest. We haven’t really had any negatives and the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) head C.P Joshi has been supportive in wanting to get this whole tournament done well. There have been some niggles, and challenges but overall has been good.We also give the greatest number of complimentary tickets because we are cognizant that we want people to be involved with Rajasthan Royals and want people from all box of life to be supportive of this initiative.3. Have people been able to relate more to pink than blue? How has been the response from one and all?The response has been phenomenal. Whatever we have heard, the response has been superb and people somehow love it. The second thing is pink is different because most teams have blueish tinge or they have a darkish tinge except for Chennai Super Kings.To that extent, yellow and pink seem to be the dominant colors which stand out in the field. On the other side, there are opinions that people say blue is better, and I don’t deny that but right now, the majority seems to love pink.4. Last year Rajasthan Royals did Cancer Out Campaign as their CSR activity, what activity the franchise is looking to do this year and why?I have a different take on this. I believe any institution must have society right in front of it. I don’t think it’s corporate social responsibility, I think including and working for society should be the purpose of business and very purpose of cricket is to involve one and all.From cancer out, we have taken a larger role and now we concentrate on empowering women. It is not condescending to say that we are empowering women, it is women who are empowered already, they take the cause and we support the cause in roughly four areas – health care, empowered women, promoting women sport, and child labor. Lastly, our aim is to make Jaipur child labor free.5. Rajasthan Royals is probably the one team which is playing well but not getting the desired results. How confident are you that fortunes will change for the side?  Well, we hope that fortunes will change for our side sooner or later because I really believe as you rightly said that we really do have a really good and balanced team. Maybe, we are not executing well, so as long as the execution comes about, the results would start coming.6. Can you please take us through what all happens in the background to make this IPL such a grand event?There is a lot which goes at the back end but to comprise it to a small version, it goes around nine verticals largely. From picking the right team to kitting, to training, to marketing, to a lot more. Then come business generation and support. So to cut it short, a lot of things happens at the backend to make a team.  For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Caz girls cross country opens at VVS Invitational

first_imgThe Lakers finished sixth overall in the Varsity 4 race and second among Class C teams. The race was dominated by Class A powers Liverpool and Rome Free Academy along with defending Class D state champion Tully. Cazenovia outran all of its Class C competitors except South Jefferson, who finished fourth overall.Junior captain Molly Hart led the team with a 16th place individual finish in a time of 22:14.4 on the challenging VVS course.  Sophomore Claire Braaten was second for the team, finishing in 23:23.4 to capture 37th overall. The duo’s hard work over the summer paid off as both exceeded their best “Speed Rating” from last year in the first race of the 2019 season.Senior captain Isla Stover was third for the team, finishing 39th in 23:39 .1, while eighth-grader Lauren McLean earned fourth place among the Lakers in her first 5K and first varsity race. McLean’s time of 24:10.2 was good for 47th overall. by Kurt WheelerThe Cazenovia girls cross country team kicked off their 2019 campaign with a strong showing at last Saturday’s Vernon-Verona-Sherrill Invitational.Once again the site of this year’s Section III Championship race, VVS hosted nearly 70 schools divided among multiple races in the first major meet of the year. Finlay Stover passed multiple runners in the final 800 meters to move up to 60th overall in 24:49.9 to nab the fifth scoring position for Cazenovia. Juniors Mia Chesbrough (66th, 25:08.2) and Madeline McGreevy (67th, 28:08.8) finished sixth and seventh for the Lakers, displacing numerous other runners to boost the Lakers’ position in the overall Varsity scoring.Sophomore Mary Williams (25:08.9) led the Lakers’ junior varsity team to a second place finish behind Liverpool. Laura Fitzgerald (26:00), Melanie Michael (26:07), Grace Dolan (26:14), Emma Steinberg (26:58) and Jenna Steinberg (27:09) rounded out the Laker scorers in the JV race with Maggie Rowles, Alyson Woolbert and Sedona Millard also running well.The VVS meet featured a merged competition with all runners racing together, but finishers one to seven from each team scoring in the Varsity standings and runners eight and up counting toward the team’s JV race score. Cazenovia’s outstanding finish in the JV race is a great early-season indicator of the team’s depth.The meet was strong start to the Lakers’ 2019 campaign as they will try to follow up on their success from last fall when they finished undefeated in the regular season and earned the OHSL Liberty-National title. Cazenovia will try to replicate their success in the league while also striving to get back into the winner’s circle in sectional competition, which they last captured in 2015.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img Tags: Cazenoviagirls cross countrylast_img read more

Syracuse crushes Iowa State, 85-65, in NCAA Tournament opener

first_imgSTORRS, Conn. — Alexis Peterson and Brittney Sykes have lifted Syracuse all season. The two leading scorers in the Atlantic Coast Conference have been co-alphas in the Orange attack, and the two main pieces opposing coaches focus on.The triangle-and-two defense that Iowa State runs is designed to put an extra defender on the opposing team’s two best players. The SU guards had fewer driving lanes, but there was space open on the wings. So they fed Gabby Cooper.She made the first shot for SU, a 3-pointer from the corner. Three possessions later, she made another one. And then another one two possessions after that.“The shots that Cooper was getting early, that was part of the plan,” Iowa State head coach Bill Fennelly said.“The plan was not to go 2-for-18 in the first quarter.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHead coach Quentin Hillsman set a clear goal from the beginning of the season. He wanted his team to prove that last year’s run to the national championship game was no fluke. Eighth-seeded Syracuse (22-10, 11-5 Atlantic Coast) took the first step in doing that, using a massive first quarter to set the tone in an 85-65 drubbing over ninth-seeded Iowa State (18-13, 9-9 Big 12) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. SU will play top-seeded and undefeated Connecticut on Monday in a rematch of last year’s national championship.The first quarter ended with SU up 25 on the Cyclones. While the scoreboard was close the rest of the way, the damage had already been done.“We weren’t knocked out,” Fennelly said about the team’s outlook after first quarter, “but we were wobbling pretty bad.”Cooper’s hot 3-point shooting forced the Iowa State defense to adjust and start covering her. That meant new scoring opportunities for Sykes.She began by hitting a 3-pointer from the wing. The next possession she drove right, crossed over left and pulled up for a flailing jumper, drawing a foul for an and-1.All the while, Iowa State struggled to break the Orange pressure. On some possessions, 20 seconds were used trying to get the ball past midcourt before running a weave at the top of the key to search for a crack in the defense.The Cyclones averaged just 12 turnovers per game, one of the best marks in the country. They committed that many in the first half alone.“Our defense feeds our offense,” Sykes said. “Our defense is ultimately going to carry us through this Tournament.”ISU’s adjustments were enough to win the second quarter by four, limiting the Orange to just 12 points. Ten of those came from Sykes, and SU still entered halftime with a 21-point advantage.In the third quarter, ISU managed to cut its deficit as low as 17 on five different occasions. Each time was met with a counterstrike from either Peterson (25 points), Cooper (24) or Sykes (28), who combined to score nearly all of the Orange’s points.It came as a surprise when Syracuse was selected as a No. 8 seed to begin with, something Fennelly alluded to. The team that had been ranked inside the Top 25 for much of the season showed why that spot seemed low on Saturday.Now, the Orange gets a national championship game rematch against UConn, winners of 108 straight games. Syracuse will be a major underdog, but it’s not a position the team seems to mind.Just like it always has — at the start of the season and even when it was up 22 late in the fourth against ISU — the Orange will pressure the ball and shoot 3s. It’s the formula that’s fueled it up to this point and that isn’t going to change.“We always talk about … the lifetime of the opportunity,” Hillsman said. “And the lifetime of the opportunity is 40 minutes. So there’s no sense for you to go out there now and start pulling the reigns back.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 18, 2017 at 5:21 pm Contact Tomer: tdlanger@syr.edu | @tomer_langerlast_img read more

Ecclestone Backs Hamilton for 2016’s World Title

first_imgAnd Ecclestone predicted: “I think Hamilton will win the championship.”The F1 supremo added: “Ferrari have been a little bit unlucky. A couple of races they could and should have won. So we’ll see, a long way to go.”Mercedes have only been defeated once in the seven races since the start of 2016, but Ferrari and Red Bull have increasingly challenged the world champions. Just three tenths of a second covered the three teams in qualifying in Canada last weekend and Sebastian Vettel arguably should have won the race for Ferrari.“It’s getting better isn’t it?” said Ecclestone, who hit the headlines ahead of the season when he said he would not buy a ticket for his family to watch F1. “We’ve got some racing.” The F1 supremo was speaking ahead of the European GP in Azerbaijan, where the new Baku City Circuit stages its first grand prix this weekend.The sport’s calendar has increased to a record 21 races this year and Ecclestone was coy about how many will form 2017’s schedule. “We’ll have to look and see,” he said. “We could have 22. We’ll probably have 18…” But asked if a reduction to as few as 18 was really a possibility, Ecclestone replied: “No.”Nonetheless, while a sharp reduction in races is unlikely, there doubts remain over several of F1’s most long-standing venues.The Italian GP at Monza has featured in every F1 season except one, but contract negotiations have become protracted and Ecclestone joked recently “all they’ve got to do is find a pen”.“They’re still looking,” he said on Thursday.Doubts over the Brazilian GP at Interlagos have also surfaced owing to delays in renovation work and Ecclestone admitted: “Brazil has got a few problems at the moment.”However, the 85-year-old reckons the oil price crisis which has afflicted the Azerbaijan economy over the past year will not put their new contract in jeopardy.“There’s more chance of them doing seven years than me doing seven years!” he quipped.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Bernie Ecclestone reckons Lewis Hamilton will end 2016 as F1’s world champion for the third successive year.Hamilton has cut Nico Rosberg’s once 43-point lead to just nine with back-to-back victories in Monaco and Montreal and could take over at the head of the Drivers’ Championship as early as this weekend if he wins the European GP and his Mercedes team-mate finishes third or lower.last_img read more

Concerns grow in Jamaica as another schoolgirl is found murdered

first_imgIn Jamaica, on Monday a human rights and advocacy group called for more protection for children, and a junior government minister condemned as “cruel, inhumane and barbaric” the murder of a 14-year old secondary school student.The authorities said the mutilated body of 14-year-old Raven Wilson, a third form student of Ocho Rios High School in St Ann, was found in a plastic bag, meters from her home on Sunday, three days after she had been reported missing.Cold and heartless criminals “I. am seriously disturbed by the killing of yet another promising young girl, whose life was cut short by cold and heartless criminals. There is simply no justification for such cruelty against our children. The level of violence being meted out against them needs to stop, because it is robbing them of their right to life,” Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Floyd Green, said in a statement. He said that there seems to be a worrying trend in the recent spate of child murders with the perpetrators dismembering their victims.No stone will be left unturned “We want to send a clear message to these perpetrators that there will absolutely be no safe-haven for them. We continue to work assiduously with the police and will leave no stone unturned in ensuring they are brought to justice,” Green said, urging the community to come forward with any information that can assist the police with their investigations.40 children murdered in 2018The human rights group, Hear The Children’s Cry, is calling for the prosecution of persons involved in carrying out criminal acts on children. In a statement condemning the murder of Wilson, the group said “we have not even gone ten months of the year and nearly 40 children have already been murdered during 2018. That is double the usual gruesome annual statistic.The truth is, children in Jamaica are at terrible peril and are at the mercy of vicious criminals on a daily basis. They are not safe in their homes, they are not safe at school, they are in danger in their communities and on the roads, they are at horrible risk on public transportation, not to mention being vulnerable targets of pedophiles when they are online,” said the organization’s founder Betty Ann Blaine.Call for Emergency Child SummitShe repeated an earlier call for the government to convene an Emergency Child Summit to devise a plan to protect the nation’s children.Meanwhile, the ministry said a team of first responders from the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) will visit the Ocho Rios High School to conduct counselling sessions with affected children, followed by a home visit during the course of the week.Wilson’s death followed the killings of Shanoya Wray and Yetanya Francis, both 14, in Kingston last month.last_img read more