Champions League game between Atalanta and Valencia tracked as ‘ground zero’ for Italy’s Coronavirus…

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty/AFPAdvertisement r3NBA Finals | Brooklyn VsrunWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E5xdtm( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) sd8b8Would you ever consider trying this?😱2pc9nCan your students do this? 🌚abmxRoller skating! Powered by Firework What started in the city of Wuhan in China, the novel Coronavirus, which has now turned into a pandemic, has spread into other countries, and the most devastated impact has been suffered by Italy. The European country has the highest number of deaths at 7503, with over 74,000 positive cases reported. While the country has been under lock down and every major sporting event is cancelled, experts have gone through a thorough analysis on what could possible be the factor behind such a huge below from the virus, and it turns out, the UEFA Champions League match between Atalanta and Valencia back in 19th February.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty/AFPMore than month as passed since the La Dea defeated Valencia 4-1 in the Round of 16 first leg match at the San Siro Stadium. Acording to reports from the Associated Press, more than 40,000 people from the city of Bergamo was present for the game, which has now turned into a graveyard with the highest number of deaths in the country.A total of over 7,000 Coronavirus cases have been registered in Bergamo, with at least 1,000 confirmed deaths, and has now been termed as the epicentre of the virus outbreak in Italy.Advertisement Just two days after the match, the first positive Coronavirus case was registered in the country, and which soon turned worse than imaginable, putting Italy into a nationwide lock down.“We were mid-February so we didn’t have the circumstances of what was happening,” said  Giorgio Gori, the Mayor of Bergamo.Advertisement “If it’s true what they’re saying that the virus was already circulating in Europe in January, then it’s very probable that 40,000 Bergamaschi in the stands of San Siro, all together, exchanged the virus between them,” Gori spoke to Foreign Press Association in Rome.The spectators from Bergamo gathered up in Milan after Atalanta’s home stadium, the Stadio Atleti Azzurri was rejected by UEFA as not meeting the standards for a Champions League match. Following the match, they availed several public transport to return, which has been pointed out to be a major catalyst behind the virus spread in the country.“As is possible that so many Bergamaschi that night got together in houses, bars to watch the match and did the same. Unfortunately, we couldn’t have known. No one knew the virus was already here,” the Mayor added.Additionally, 35% of Valencia’s team had also tested positive, along with over 2600 reported cases from Valencia, the Spanish city from where around 2500 fans flew to Italy for the game.Also read-José Mourinho’s touch of class towards vulnerable elderly as Coronavirus spreads in England Advertisementlast_img read more

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Athletics hobble to 1st win

first_imgJury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Deniece Villamor, the former Barangay Ginebra reserve, pumped in 22 points and 13 rebounds as he stepped up in the absence of Eguilos, while Jason Grimaldo and Tey Teodoro also delivered solid performances.Jojo Duncil finished with 17 points in his debut for the Capitals, who played catchup right from the start.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownLater, the Supremos fought back from an early double digit deficit to overcome veteran-laden Pasig Pirates-Gameville, 91-81, and pick up a first win at home.Former San Beda guard Mar Villahermosa shot 18 points as the Supremos got six players in twin digits to end a five-game slide that dated back to the previous conference. Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls MOST READcenter_img Azkals name new coach Tanduay Batangas Athletics. Photo from MPBL FacebookThe Batangas City Athletics-Tanduay proved they had more than enough firepower even without key players as they hacked out a 95-90 victory over the Quezon City Capitals-Black Mamba while Caloocan Supremos Longrich also barged into the win column on Wednesday at Caloocan Sports Complex.New acquisition Bong Galanza had an auspicious debut, firing 28 points on five-of-seven shooting from beyond the arc as the Athletics survived the absence of Val Acuña, Jhaymo Eguilos and Mon Rogado who were all sidelined by illness and injuries.ADVERTISEMENT Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Jopher Custodio and Cedric Labing-isa added 13 points apiece for the Supremos who trailed by as much as 14 points, 42-56.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View commentslast_img read more

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Raptors coach Nick Nurse sizes up the NBA’s Eastern Conference

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers MOST READ LATEST STORIES “Hopefully, we’re versatile enough . to play a lot of different lineups and put some of our guys in different positions,” he told PodcastOne Sports Now hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg. “But that’s been the goal all season.”Also in the episode: AP’s Andrew Dampf weighs in from skiing’s World Cup in Are, Sweden, on the just-retired and almost- unbreakable Lindsey Vonn.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse reacts to a call during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse says a handful of deals at the trade deadline could tip the NBA’s balance of power to the already-tough Eastern Conference.Toronto added Marc Gasol to counter moves sending Nikola Mirotic to Milwaukee and Tobias Harris to Philadelphia. But because of the schedule, the Raptors won’t face either team again until the playoffs — which could mean adjusting on the fly.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlecenter_img Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson still going strong In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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Police Arrest Asst. Finance Min. for Assault

first_imgOfficers of the Liberia National Police (LNP) have arrested and are investigating an Assistant Minister at the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP), for allegedly publicly assaulting a female traffic police officer.Sources at the LNP headquarters told the Daily Observer that Assistant Min. Jeremiah Krah is now behind bars, pending arrangements for court trial.Assistant Min. Krah, according to the police, assaulted the traffic officer when she requested the documents of the vehicle he was operating, “at which time he refused on grounds that he was rushing for a meeting.”The officer who than requested that the vehicle be transferred to the Metro Deport was forcibly removed from the vehicle, in the tussle, “her official police uniform and accessories were torn off her in the public.”The incident which occurred at the interjection of Board and Buchanan streets Tuesday, September 23, drew several onlookers as the Minister was heard shouting that “noting will come out of his action,” according to the police.Meanwhile, the police said, Asst. Min. Krah has told police investigators that he regrets his action and pleaded for mercy, stressing that he was misled by the devil to flog the officer. They said he has also agreed to take responsibility of the damages incurred by the officer during the incident.Assistant Police Commissioner for Operations Gregory Coleman said the matter will be sent to court for proper adjudication, stressing that no Liberian is above the law regardless of position in the society.      Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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EPA Shuts Down FrontPage Africa’s Generator Room

first_imgThe Environmental Protection (EPA) on Monday morning shutdown the generators room of the FrontPage Africa newspaper as a result of alleged grave health hazards being posed at the private residences of former Minister of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) in Monrovia.The EPA’s action came as a result of the Ministry of Justice’s directive to close down the FrontPage Africa’s generator room based on several complaints by former Health Minister Martha Sendolo Belleh about the extensive smoke emanating from the standby generator.Shedding light on events leading to the shut down, Deputy EPA Executive Director Stephen Y. Neufville pointed out that the FrontPage Africa publisher, Rodney Sieh, had been served many citations to come in and discuss the issues emanating from Madam Sendolo Belleh’s complaints, but to no avail.  Mr. Sieh, he said, refused to answer any of the citations.On top of that, Mr. Neufville explained, a memorandum of understanding (MOU) was drafted, edited, finalized and sent to Publisher Sieh for signature as a legal document requiring that he (Sieh) to control the generator’s pollution and subsequent smoke entering the home of the former Minister Martha Sendolo Belleh.Consequently, Monday’s closure of the FrontPage Africa’s generators’ room was carried out by the EPA’s inspectors with the protection of officers of the Liberian National Police (LNP).Regrettably, Director Neufville stated, Publisher Sieh rejected the document and did not sign it up to Monday morning, when the Justice Ministry’s directive to close the doors of the newspaper’s generator room was executed.Deputy Director Neufville also intimated that three official citations were sent to Mr. Sieh to hold discussions with top officials of the EPA regarding the smoke pollution coming from the two generators of the FrontPage Africa in Congo Town, outside Monrovia.“Our intensions as officials of the EPA are to always mitigate problems and challenges faced by citizens and residents regarding disputes relating to sanitation and environmental issues in the country,” Deputy Director Neufville asserted.Narrating her ordeal to the Daily Observer this week, Madam Belleh explained that in 2006 upon her return from abroad, she discovered that holes had been created through the fence of her two houses to install pipes from the generators of the FrontPage Africa newspaper.She further intimated that the holes were closed but the generators were not relocated, which resulted in the smoke pollution being directed into her living room.Besides, Mrs. Belleh explained, as a result of the pollution coming from the two generators being used by the FrontPage Africa newspaper, all of the flower plants in her yard have died.“At the moment, owing to the intensity of the smoke pollution that goes into my first refurbished house, my grand children are encountering serious health and environmental hazards,” she lamented.She further disclosed that as a result of the constant flow of the smoke pollution into the house, a potential lease tenant who had come to negotiate and rehabilitate the second house did not return, and she lost a revenue generating opportunity, a much-needed source of income at these critical times in the country.She further intimated that in February this year, she invited Mr. Sieh to see firsthand the health hazard being caused as a result of smoke pollution from his two generators.Mr. Sieh and Madam Belleh toured the affected areas and the publisher promised to do something about the health hazards being caused by the smoke pollution from his two generators.Sadly, she noted, Publisher Sieh did not return and the situation still remains unbearable and unacceptable by all health and environmental standards.When contacted Monday afternoon for comment, Ms. Joyce Sieh, the neice of Publisher Sieh, acknowledged the existence of the health problems with regard to the smoke pollution from the two generators belonging to the newspaper.She also explained that initial steps were taken to remedy the situation by extending the two pipes from the generators further up into the air.She said her uncle was away from the country at this time.Meanwhile, FrontPage Africa has reacted sharply to the closure of its generator room.  In an article published in the newspaper’s Tuesday, September 2 edition, the management threatened to take legal action against Madam Martha Sendolo Belleh, to the tune of US$100 million.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Vergenoegen man critical after chopping

first_imgTrevor Scott of Lot 69 Vergenoegen Housing Scheme, East Bank Essequibo (EBE) is now battling for his life at the Georgetown Public Hospital after he was chopped during an argument over alcohol on Saturday evening.Based on reports received, the 45-year-old Scott and the suspect were imbibing at a shop at Vergenoegen when an argument broke out over money spent for alcohol. As the argument escalated, Scott reportedly left the shop and went in the direction of his home, but as he approached his house, the suspect reportedly attacked him from behind with a cutlass, and dealt him several chops to his back.Eyewitnesses told Guyana Times that Scott immediately felt to the ground, and the suspect discarded the cutlass and ran away from the scene.Scott was rushed to the Leonora Cottage Hospital, from where he was later transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital for medical attention. His condition is listed as critical but stable.The suspect, another resident of Vergenoegen, is presently being sought by the Police as investigation into this incident continues.last_img read more

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Worker denies charges of food contamination

first_imgThe company has since retooled its manufacturing processes to make its products less vulnerable to attack. Torres is named in a five-count indictment that also charges him with using a fraudulent green card and possessing a fake Social Security number. Authorities arrested him Wednesday. r_leveque@dailybulletin.com (909) 483-9325.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A food worker has been arrested on charges he sprinkled glass and other debris into Chinese vegetable dumplings at a processing plant in Industry. Albert Vidal Torres of Ontario pleaded not guilty Monday to federal charges of tampering with consumer products, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office. The charges carry a maximum sentence of 40 years in federal prison. Prosecutors say Torres, 33, contaminated the wontons in 2003 during the manufacturing process at Golden Crown Foods in Industry. The company has since moved to Ontario. The dumplings were shipped to markets across the state. Golden Crown Foods discovered the contamination after customers complained about finding odd things in their wontons. In addition to glass, prosecutors believe Torres also contaminated the dumplings with seeds, pebbles and spit. Nobody was hurt, although the company was forced to recall and destroy nearly $23,000 worth of dumplings, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles. Torres allegedly told his employer he did it to retaliate against the company after it fired his brother-in-law, prosecutors said. last_img read more

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Germany legend Matthäus to visit Kenya

first_img“His visit is a huge boost to Kenya’s upcoming football talent as they will have an opportunity to learn from one of the most accomplished footballers while the star will have a chance to spread the German way of football in Kenya,” StarTimes Director of Brand Marketing and Public relations Japheth Akhulia said.Matthäus becomes the third Bundesliga legend to visit the country after the Nigerian duo of Nwanko Kanu and Sunday Oliseh toured last year.L-R: Startimes Director of Brand Marketing and PR Japheth Akhulia with Star Soccer Academy Diorector Rishadi Shedu and Mathare Youth Sports Association CEO Henry Majale. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaSpeaking on Monday during the announcement, Star Soccer Academy director Rishadi Shedu whose boys have benefited from all visits by Bundesliga legends said he was excited that his young boys will be getting an opportunity to learn from yet another great.“We had Oliseh and Kanu sharing with the young players last year and the boys learnt a lot. It is a great opportunity for us as well to be inspired by another legend and these visits play such a huge role in motivating the youngsters,” Shedu, a former Bandari and Sony Sugar head coach said.For the first time, MYSA will be hosting one of the StarTimes organized clinics and CEO Henry Majale has termed the move as one in the right direction in football development in the country.“I think this is a perfect opportunity for kids to learn from the very best. I believe they will get motivated in pursuing football more seriously,” Majale offered.On the sidelines of the clinics, the 56-year-old will meet 2016 Olympic javelin silver medallist Julius Yego.“They will talk about professional talent management among other sporting issues a key indication that we are not just focused on football but we committed in all sports as well,” StarTimes’ Akhulia further said.The presence of Matthäus at the three academies will be a boost to their football ambitions, learning from one of football’s greats. He featured in 464 Bundesliga games for Borussia Monchengladbach and Bayern Munich, won seven league titles and scored 121 goals.1Shares0001(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today) 1Shares0001Germany’s 1990 World Cup winning captain Lothar Matthaus will be in the country on September 19NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 11 – Germany’s most capped player and former captain Lothar Matthäus is scheduled to arrive in Kenya on September 18 as part of a two-day Bundesliga legends tour courtesy of African broadcast partners StarTimes.As part of his tour in Kenya, the 1990 World Cup winner will conduct football clinics at the Mathare Youth Sports Association (MYSA), Riruta Youth Sports Association (RYSA) and the Star Soccer Academy.last_img read more

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‘A perfect addition!’ – Liverpool fans react to Jonas Hector’s performance

first_img1 England came from behind to defeat Germany on Saturday evening, with a number of Premier League stars on display.However, Liverpool fans were keeping their eyes on one of the German players currently turning out in the Bundesliga.Jonas Hector of FC Koln has been linked with the Reds in recent weeks, as Jurgen Klopp prepares to rebuild his side this summer.The 25-year-old made his 11th appearance for Joachim Low’s men against the Three Lions, and impressed despite being part of a defence which conceded three goals.Liverpool fans were watching on, and we collect some of their best reactions to Hector’s performance against England. Jonas Hector playing for Germany against England last_img read more

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