US identifies first coronavirus case without outbreak ties

first_imgUS health authorities said they’ve identified the first case of coronavirus that doesn’t have known ties to an existing outbreak, a worrying signal that the virus is circulating in the US despite reassurances from the Trump administration that it’s contained.The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the patient doesn’t appear to have traveled to China or been exposed to another known case of the coronavirus. Health authorities are increasingly concerned about what’s known as community spread, where the virus begins circulating freely among people outside of quarantines or known contacts with other patients.“At this time, the patient’s exposure is unknown,” the CDC said in a statement. “It’s possible this could be an instance of community spread of Covid-19, which would be the first time this has happened in the United States.” Covid-19 is the technical name for the disease caused by the virus. The CDC said the case was picked up by doctors in California, and that the patient may have been infected by a traveler who brought in the disease. It didn’t give more information on the patient’s status. The new case brings the total of known infections in the US to 15, not counting repatriated Americans.The California Department of Public Health said the patient is a resident of Solano County, an area between San Francisco and Sacramento, and that the person was receiving medical care. The patient didn’t have a close contact with a known case or a travel history to China, the state said, a sign that health workers are examining the patient’s history to try and find out how they may have caught the virus and whether other people may be infected without knowing it.“We have been anticipating the potential for such a case in the US, and given our close familial, social and business relationships with China, it is not unexpected that the first case in the US would be in California,” Sonia Angell, the director of the California Department of Public Health, said in a statement. The state said the risk to the general public remains low.Vice President Mike Pence and U.S. President Donald Trump listen as Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar speaks to the press about the threat of the coronavirus from the Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. President Trump announced Vice President Mike Pence will lead the Coronavirus Task Force. (Bloomberg/Sarah Silbiger) Trump Press ConferenceThe announcement came minutes after President Donald Trump finished a news conference describing the virus as largely contained.“Because of all we’ve done the risk to the American people remains very low,” Trump said Wednesday at the White House. Markets have been roiled by increasing concerns that an outbreak that began in China, infecting more than 75,000 people there and killing over 2,700, has slipped through global efforts to contain it and is now propagating around the world.“Whatever happens we’re totally prepared,” Trump said Wednesday evening, adding later: “There’s a chance it could get worse; there’s a chance it could get fairly substantially worse, but nothing’s inevitable.”The new case in the US may upend that hope. Health experts inside the government and out have called a global pandemic likely, pointing to the virus’s flu-like ability to spread, its long period of incubation, and the fact that most people have mild symptoms. While it has a relatively low mortality rate — some estimates put it around 2% — infections in large numbers of people could create a significant number of severe cases or deaths.The expansion of outbreaks to Italy, South Korea and Japan has made the spread of the virus to the US more likely, brought in by people traveling to and from those countries.“The chances that there will be more importation of the virus into the US has increased in a noteworthy way,” said William Schaffner, a professor of preventive medicine and infectious diseases at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. “With the virus spreading in those countries, that just means there are more opportunities for the virus — which doesn’t need a passport — to get onto those planes and come to the United States.”center_img Topics :last_img read more

Nigeria’s 94 Eagles ranked in 50 Best Football Shirts Ever

first_imgNigeria has been ranked 28th in the list of 50 best football shirts ever,26 years after she made her first appearance at the world cup. The list dished out courtesy fourfourtwo,did not consider only national team kits but also club kits including home and away. The Super Eagles of 1994 who incidentally had an impressive run at the world cup in USA topping their group but eventually crashing out to Italy in the round of 16, paraded what turned out to be one of the best kits ever. with the African print-patterned adidas Nigeria stood tall and  caught the attention of many their early exit notwithstanding. Denmark top the list with their home kit of 1986.Many of the Norse marauders as the national team of Denmark is sometimes known, who went on to triumph at Euro ’92 were at the World Cup in Mexico, where they pulled on the tournament’s most captivating  top. Denmark adjudged best shirt of top 50 Produced by Aarhus-based firm hummel, its striking chevrons and gentlemanly pinstripes were the major selling point. Nigeria’s perenial world cup rivals Argentina were ranked 25th while popular club in Argentina Boca juniors occupy the 2nd position on the log. Loading… Promoted ContentMysterious Astrological Discoveries That Left Scientists BaffledDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreFascinating Ceilings From Different CountriesBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Actors That Started Their Careers On Soaps5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Yearcenter_img No other African country made the list. Interestingly 1994 world cup hosts USA finished in the 49th position while Japan’s J-league club Gamba Osaka sealed the last position of top 50 with their 1996/97 away kit. Super Eagles 2018 World Cup jersey in Russia never to carry last in fashion 2018 World cup champions France finished in the 34th position with their 1982 jersey dubbed le bomb. The deep blue, central stripes and proud cockerel make this jersey something to crow about – especially as a terrific Bleus team wore it at the 1982 World Cup in Spain. Eagles world cup jersey so attractive across board Music Diva Tiwa savage showcases Read AlsoOliseh: Why I can never consider Super Eagles job again It will be recalled that Nigeria also waoed the world at the 2018 world cup with another mind blowing jersey that saw even non Nigerian fans booking for it in advance, but the team, the reason for the season failed to fly crashing out in the group stage the third time the country will be crashing out in the group stage having done that in 2002 in Korea/Japan and 2010 in South FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

1 killed, 3 others hurt in drunk driving crash

first_imgILOILO City – A healthcare worker died while three others were injured late Sunday night in Mandurriao district. A drunk Indian national hit them with his wayward car. The healthcare worker was radiologic technologist 30-year-old Henry Jun Jardio of Barangay Bolilao, Mandurriao. He was on his way home from work at a hospital when the speeding car of 44-year-old Harjinder Gill Ni of Barangay Taft North, Mandurriao hit his motorcycle on Donato Pison Avenue in Barangay San Rafael, Mandurriao at around 11:16 p.m. Henry Jun Jardio The suspect continued driving his car fast and hit another motorcycle on Carpenter’s Bridge in Barangay Tabucan, Mandurriao, throwing off driver Bonn Sean Sanz, 34, of Barangay San Jose, Molo district; and backriders Jane Recaforte, 20, of Kalibo, Aklan; and John Chasmer Tupas, 21, of Batotac Viejo, Iloilo. “The suspect was reeking with liquor. He obviously lost control of his car,” said Cabial. It was there where authorities managed to arrest the Indian national. Jardio was declared dead at The Medical City in Molo while Sanz, Recaforte and Tupas were treated at the Western Visayas Medical Center in Mandurriao. According to traffic investigator Police Staff Sergeant Jessie Cabial, the Indian national did not stop after hitting Jardio. The Indian national was detained at the Mandurriao police station and would be charged with reckless imprudence resulting to homicide and multiple frustrated homicide./PNlast_img read more

Dripps, Murty, Swanson top thrilling three-wide finishes at Benton County Speedway

first_imgVINTON, Iowa (July 5) – Fans were seeing triple Sunday night at Benton County Speedway as three divisions came down to three-wide finishes in exciting action on the quarter-mile.In the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds, David Brown led throughout the 20-lap feature while Corey Dripps gave chase.Brown was dialed in on the preferred high groove while Dripps pestered him from the low side. Meanwhile, Zach Less was working through traffic and into contention following a lap five miscue that sent him to the tail of the field.Following a caution on the 18th circuit, Brown led the field back to green while Dripps and Less pressured from the low side. The three approached the checkers three-wide with Dripps inching ahead to steal his first win of the season.Brown was scored second ahead of Less.After being mired in traffic throughout the first half of the 16-lap IMCA Sunoco Stock Car main event, Damon Murty made his way into the top four just prior to the midway point.While Murty raced through the pack, Erick Knutsen paced the field with Jared Daggett in pursuit. Murty reeled in the leaders with two laps to go and then shot between the two exiting four on the final lap.Murty surged ahead at the stripe to take the win by a bumper for his sixth win of the season. Knutsen and Daggett completed the top three.Zach Swanson rounded out the trio of three-wide winners as he scored the first win of his career in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature.Swanson led throughout the 15-lapper, however a pair of cautions midway through the event kept the field bunched together. That allowed Leah Wroten and Justin Wacha to race into contention.Wroten and Wacha worked the low side of Swanson exiting turn four on the final lap, however Swanson proved too strong on the top side to hold on for victory ahead of Wroten. Wacha ran third.Tony Olson’s dominance continued in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod division. Olson raced to his fifth straight local win and his 14th overall this season in that 16-lapper.Dave Schulze and Danny Dvorak split time out front before fifth row starting Olson made his way into the lead on lap seven. He pulled away to score the win ahead of Dvorak and Curt Hilmer.last_img read more

US 36 Raceway Announces May 8 as Opening Night for 2020 Season

first_imgOpening night, on May 8, will feature the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods. US 36 Raceway is ready to get back to racing, however, in a safe manner. There will be some social distancing requirements while at the track, for both spectators and competitors, that will be released at a later date in order to return to racing.  US 36 Raceway will continue to update everyone on details on how we plan to return to racing. OSBORN, Mo. – After Monday’s announcement for the reopening of Missouri, US 36 Raceway officials have announced Friday, May 8, as opening night for the 2020 season.                                                                                                               center_img In addition, US 36 Raceway officials also announce there will be an open practice session on Saturday, May 2. Practice will run from 2-8 p.m. Pit gates open at 1 p.m. Pit passes are $25 per person and the grandstands remain closed to spectators at this time. US 36 will also continue to maintain social distancing guidelines and in doing so will be parking cars at least 20 feet apart. We also ask each team stays within their respective pit area. last_img read more

The CDC has released guidelines for schools to reopen

first_imgThe CDC has officially released guidelines schools K-12 should follow in order to reopen in the fall.Keeping desk at least 6-feet apart (when possible)and in the same direction, sitting students on the same side of tables but six feet apart, installing sneeze guards and barriers in areas social distancing is not available, and mask for all staff members and students over the age of 2-years-old are just some of the regulations schools are expected to put in place.The CDC also recommends that a staff nurse be designated as the point person to deal with COVID-19 concerns.While some schools have opted to reopen their doors to students and staff, other schools have decided to continue with virtual education for the time being.To see the full list of recommendations from the CDC , click here.last_img read more

Fudadin, Crandon among players named in RHTYSC All-Time XI team

first_img– Campbelle leads female teamFORMER West Indies players Assad Fudadin and Royston Crandon were among the notable stars to make the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club’s (RHTYSC) All-Time XI team, that was unveiled recently as part of the club’s 30th anniversary celebrations.Royston CrandonFudadin, former West Indies Test batsman along with Crandon who represented the Windies in limited overs cricket, headlined a star-studded line-up. The XI also features some of Guyana’s and the Region’s top national cricketers; including Andre Percival, 5-time Regional 4-Day winning coach Esaun Crandon who was named skipper, Delbert Hicks and other familiar Ancient County names.Two active players who made the cut were former Guyana U-19 skipper Shawn Pereira and veteran off-spinner Eon Hooper. The pair replaced Ravi Narine and Shawn Grant from the last selected all-time eleven.The batting order is very strong on paper with Batson, Fraser, Fudadin, Crandon, Neil Williams, Percival, Mahadeo and Hicks – all having scored over 6 000 runs in their RHTYSC careers with a combined 38 centuries while Hooper, Crandon and Pereira are useful all-rounders.Club Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster stated that a 5-member committee selected the team based on performance on the cricket field, personal discipline, team spirit, loyalty to the club and role model status.He disclosed that numerous RHTYSC members were considered, with Clinton Pestano, Kevlon Anderson, Junior Sinclair, Keith Simpson, Kevin Sinclair, Jason Sinclair, Ravi Narine, Shawn Grant, Abdel Fudadin, Rajiv Ivan, Michael Trim being among those who were unluckily left out.Foster expressed confident that Pestano, Anderson, Junior Sinclair, Kevin Sinclair and Keith Simpson would be included in 2025 in the 35th anniversary all-time team. The RHTYSC was founded in September, 1990 by three-time Commonwealth Youth Service Awardee, the ST. Francis Community Developers. The club is the only youth and sports club in the history of Guyana to receive a national award. The All-Time XI team represents the best cricketers in the club’s historyMeanwhile the club has also disclosed that West Indies batting star Shemaine Campbelle was named skipper of the club’s All-Time Female XI. The team in batting order is Meliane Henry, Marian Samaroo, Shabika Gajnabi, Shemaine Campbelle, Sheneta Grimmond, Sherika Campbelle, Jackie Singh, Nikita Toney, Dian Prahalad, Plaffina Millington and Erva Giddings, Gajnabi would serve as the vice-captain.The RHTYSC is the only cricket club in Guyana to have a female team and every member of the team – except Sherika Campbelle, who is a senior Berbice player – has represented Guyana at either the junior or senior level. Shemaine Campbelle, Giddings, Gajnabi and Grimmond are all senior West Indies players.last_img read more

ROX Tigers clinch Corsair sponsorship

first_imgAmerican PC peripherals and hardware company Corsair has signed a deal with Korean League of Legends team ROX Tigers, it was announced on Friday.As part of the deal, the ROX Tigers will utilise Corsair peripherals, as the gaming hardware brand looks to crack into the Korean market. As a result, ROX have an agreement in place to exclusively use Corsair keyboards, mice, and mouse pads for upcoming games. The company also manufactures other products such as solid state drives, CPU cooling systems, and more.Nam Goong-il, Executive Director of the ROX Tigers, said that they were “very happy” with the arrangement. “We are very familiar with the passion and hard work Corsair puts into its gaming products, so I’m proud that our team will be part of spreading Corsair’s reputation,” he said.“The ROX Tigers team knows how important gaming gear is for players, and thus have chosen to use Corsair products, and we support and believe in the bright future Corsair will have in the future of the esports industry.”The ROX Tigers participate in the League Champions Korea (LCK), where they finished the summer split in seventh place. In 2015 they were World Championship finalists, and in 2016 they lost a competitive semi-final, before they were weakened by a disbanding roster that November. Fellow Korean powerhouse SKT T1 emerged as champions on both occasions.Esports Insider says: For a team that struggled to attract sponsors as one of the most successful lineups in global League of Legends, to now sign a deal with an established hardware company such as Corsair is a promising achievement. Similarly, Corsair gaining a partner with strong roots in the scene leaves them with a strong footing as they look to tackle the Korean market.last_img read more

Tigo partners Hitz FM for this year’s Rep Ur Jersey fiesta

first_imgTelecommunications giant Tigo is partnering Hitz 103.9FM to bring Ghanaians the biggest sporting fiesta to hit the shores of the country.The event, dubbed “Rep Ur Jersey”, provides the platform for thousands of football enthusiasts to wear their favorite club jerseys and engage in fun games and a live viewing of the UEFA final game on a giant screen.This year, football enthusiasts are expected to throng the Aviation Social Centre on Saturday, May 25 in their Chelsea, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester jerseys to represent their teams.Already, fans of Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund are eagerly anticipating a very tantalizing all-German UEFA Champions League finale at the Wembley Stadium in London on Saturday. Tigo, with sports at its heart, is partnering Hitz FM to bring fans of the beautiful game a once in a year experience that will linger on throughout the year.The Hitz FM Rep Ur Jersey event has over the years carved a niche for itself as the major congregation point for football fans to network, have fun and watch the finals of the championship.It will also feature appearances from some of the country’s celebrities from music, radio, sports and television representing their favorite European clubs. There will be surprise performances from some of the artistes who will be attending the event.Fans will take part in several games at the venue. Some of the games include inter-club table tennis, snooker, basketball and video games for both men and women.The climax of this event will be the football match between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund which will be shown on a giant screen for football lovers, after which the UEFA champions will be celebrated massively in the after party.Tigo will run a predict-and-win competition where the general public can predict the winner of the Champions League finals. Football fans stand the chance of winning amazing prizes such as Blackberry handsets, souvenirs and Tigo airtime by texting their predictions to the short code 909.last_img read more

Los Angeles Dodgers have some issues, questions to address partway into the season

first_imgThe Dodgers assembled the most expensive roster in baseball history in the off-season, their Opening Day payroll falling somewhere in the neighborhood of $235 million. Their long-term stability is enviable, but it came with a short-term tradeoff: Moving the biggest contracts might not be easy, even if general manager Ned Colletti wants to. Six Dodger players are still owed $70 million over the life of their contracts. Five more will make $10 million this season alone. For now, this is the group the Dodgers are stuck with, no matter how many outfielders you think need to be in the starting lineup every day.One-third of the way through the 2014 season, an inflexible roster hasn’t been the major problem that some feared. Yet the Dodgers are still staring up at the San Francisco Giants in the National League West standings. Something’s not quite right.Colletti identified two problems in an extended interview Wednesday: Relief pitching and defense. He thinks they’re connected, to each other and to the club’s rapidly improving starting pitching. Maybe there’s some money lying around to be thrown at these problems, but so far the Dodgers have been content to shuffle the deck chairs. Matt Kemp is playing left field. Erisbel Arruebarrena, a .208 hitter in Double-A, has started four games at shortstop. Paco Rodriguez, Jose Dominguez — and prospects Joc Pederson and Zach Lee — are in Triple-A. Paul Maholm is in the bullpen. A.J. Ellis, Juan Uribe and Carl Crawford are on the disabled list. Meanwhile, manager Don Mattingly is working with what he’s got. Pregame infield drills have become a regular occurrence. Kemp is putting in extra work at his new position.Colletti believes the results are coming.“Our defense has got to get better and lately it has,” he said. “Our bullpen has got to be used a little bit less, which the defense can help, and the offense can help by putting more runs on the board.”The Dodgers are definitely in a much better place than they were at this point a year ago — 23-31 and 7 1/2 games out of first place — but the first two months of the season have presented some unexpected and bizarre scenarios. Kemp’s disappearing defense The Dodgers won four out of five games after Kemp was benched in favor of Andre Ethier in center field. When Crawford sprained his ankle Tuesday and went on the 15-day disabled list, Kemp was in left field the next day for the first time in nearly eight years.His inexperience showed in the sixth inning when Cincinnati’s Todd Frazier lined a double over Kemp’s head. The ball would have been difficult for anyone to catch, but Kemp would have had a better shot if his first step was toward the wall. Frazier went to third base on a groundout and scored on a wild pitch, giving the Reds their third run in a 3-2 victory.Entering play Thursday, the Dodgers were 21-23 when Kemp appeared in a game and 8-2 when he didn’t. Twice a Gold Glove winner, Kemp rates as the third-worst defensive center fielder in baseball this season with a minus-7.5 Ultimate Zone Rating (UZR). Suddenly, this has become the most relevant statistic to the Dodgers’ outfield surplus.Kemp had major microfracture surgery on the talus bone in his left ankle last October. Was it premature to expect him to be the Dodgers’ everyday center fielder by April?“I don’t think it was premature,” Colletti said. “But is he coming back from a couple serious surgeries? Sure. People come back at different timeframes. He’s asked to play a very, very athletic position that puts a lot of stress on him.“It’s a lot to ask out of the gate, but he said he was prepared for it and ready to do it, so you have to give him the opportunity.”Echoes of “Eargate”It’s possible that both infielder Alex Guerrero and catcher Miguel Olivo would be in the majors right now if the two hadn’t fought each other during a Triple-A game May 20. The Dodgers needed an infielder after Uribe strained his hamstring May 20; Arruebarrena and Jamie Romak ultimately were called up. They needed a catcher when Ellis sprained his ankle celebrating Josh Beckett’s no-hitter Sunday; Tim Federowicz got that call.Olivo was released two days after he bit off the top portion of Guerrero’s ear, and Guerrero is still undergoing outpatient treatment in Los Angeles. There is no timetable for his return.In the meantime, the Dodgers like what they’ve seen of Arruebarrena’s defense at shortstop. He’s taken balls at second base and third base as well.“We knew at some point in time we would see him,” Colletti said. “We didn’t know when.”The metrics aren’t kind to Hanley Ramirez at shortstop; through Wednesday only Tampa Bay’s Yunel Escobar had a lower UZR than Ramirez’s minus-6.9. Yet coaches and management haven’t moved Ramirez to third base in Uribe’s absence, and given shortstop to Arruebarrena, because they aren’t committed to keeping Ramirez at third long-term.“At this point that’s just not where we’re at,” Mattingly said.Best rotation in baseball?Entering Thursday, Dodgers starters had a streak of six consecutive quality starts, going 4-2 with a 2.30 earned-run average since May 23. That includes Beckett’s no-hitter and Hyun-Jin Ryu’s seven perfect innings Monday.Overall, the rotation ranks among the majors’ best in ERA (3.17, fourth) and winning percentage (.658, 25-13, third) through Wednesday.“I think it gives us confidence as a ballclub that this is what we’ve been built for, is to be able to pitch,” Mattingly said Monday. “You get Josh throwing like that, Hyun-Jin … it’s a good feeling to know we can do this every day — not necessarily throwing no-hitters and running perfect games into the seventh inning — but if we can pitch like this every time out, it tells me we can get on a roll.”The picture wasn’t always rosy. Ryu and Clayton Kershaw both spent time on the disabled list. Maholm struggled as a starter (1-4, 5.50 ERA) before he was moved to the bullpen. And there are still question marks. Namely: What is the future for Maholm, who’s averaged one appearance per week since his demotion, and Chad Billingsley, who could begin making rehab assignments next week?On the horizonPederson is playing well in Triple-A — at 22, he’s among the Pacific Coast League leaders in nearly every offensive category — but Colletti wants to see more. There’s no room for him in the Dodgers’ everyday lineup, anyway. So why not trade him for assets that complement the major-league roster?That question could linger into the summer if the chinks in the Dodgers’ armor become easier to pinpoint. Right now, Colletti said, “I love the makeup of the current roster.”“There’s nothing wrong with competition, either,” he continued. “Competition’s a great part of athletics. It’s not just a competition when one player on one team goes against one player on the other team. Competition comes from all different angles. I think it’s vital to be successful.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more