first_imgTopics : The spike has led a growing list of countries to impose restrictions on travel to Spain, which has nearly 323,000 confirmed cases of the disease, the highest number in Western Europe and 11th highest in the world.”It’s a critical moment, we are right at a point where things can get better or worse,” said Salvador Macip, an expert in health sciences at Catalonia’s Open University who has written a book called “The Great Modern Plagues”.”This means we have to pull out all the stops to curb outbreaks before they become more serious,” he told AFP.There are currently more than 500 outbreak clusters in Spain, according to the health ministry. The ministry’s emergencies coordinator Fernando Simon acknowledged Monday that there are cases of community transmission in some places that are “not perfectly controlled” but he said they had “gradually subsided” in recent days. ‘Perfect storm’ Spain in mid-March imposed one of the strictest lockdowns in Europe to fight the spread of the virus, with people allowed outside only to buy food, seek medical care, briefly walk their dog or go to work if they could not do so remotely.When the lockdown measures were completely lifted on June 21, the country reported just 238 new infections and it had just eight cases per 100,000 people.But infections have surged since the first week of July, in part because the government “rushed” to open the economy “surely thinking about tourism”, a pillar of the Spanish economy, said Joan Cayla, the head of Barcelona’s Tuberculosis Investigation Unit, which now focuses on COVID-19.Several outbreak clusters have been reported among seasonal farm workers — who often live in crammed conditions — since the summer harvest season began, helping fuel the rise in cases, Macip added.And the start of warm weather has led people to “relax” a bit, in country where physical contact and get together with friends and family are common, Macip said.This helped create a “perfect storm”, Macip said.He said the best way to curb infections is with more testing, public education campaigns and hiring more people to carry out contact tracing — and there have been “flaws” in all three areas. Falling death rate Spain’s powerful regional governments, which are responsible for health care, have taken drastic measures to curb outbreaks, such as shutting down nightclubs and making the use of face masks in public mandatory despite the heat.Several regions have also launched public awareness campaigns with hard-hitting images to encourage youths to respect social distancing measures.The federal government defends it record, arguing that more cases are being detected because more tests are being carried out — around 7.5 million so far, with 407,700 last week alone.It points out that more than half of new infections are amongst asymptomatic patients, who show no symptoms but can still pass on the virus, that hospitals are far from being overwhelmed and that the rate of death from the virus has dropped significantly.Spain recorded 950 daily COVID-19 deaths on April 2 alone when its first coronavirus wave peaked — compared to a total of 253 deaths since lockdown measures ended on June 21, for a total of 28,576 fatalities. Just seven weeks after bringing its first coronavirus wave under control, experts say Spain is once again in a “critical” situation with the worst infection rate in Western Europe.The country reported an average of 4,923 new daily cases of the respiratory disease during the last seven days, a higher amount than that of Britain, France, Germany and Italy combined, according to a tally compiled by AFP based on official figures.Spain counts 95 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people, compared to 24 in France, 17 in Britain, 13 in Germany and just eight in Italy, the first country outside of China to be hit hard by the pandemic.last_img read more

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first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterSunday 12 Apr 2020 2:18 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link236Shares Former Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey hails ‘unbelievable’ Juventus teammate Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo and his son trained at the Estadio da Madeira field earlier this week (Picture: SIPA USA)‘You don’t need me to tell you how good or driven he is, he’s unbelievable, he’s one of the greatest in the history of the game.’Ronaldo’s obsession with maintaining peak physical condition landed him in trouble earlier this week, however, when he was photographed flouting coronavirus related lockdown guidelines in Madeira.The former Real Madrid and Manchester United star was spotted being put through his paces at the local stadium and was warned by the island’s secretary of health warned Ronaldo over his conduct.His transgression was subsequently called out by Lazio director of communications Arturo Diaconale, who club are currently just a solitary point behind Juventus in the race for the Serie A title.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘Lazio’s position has always been to return to playing football in a safe atmosphere. If the Prime Minister says that we can return to training after May 3, we will all start organizing for that,’ Diaconale told Radiosei. ‘But the impression I have is that there is some favouritism. I am referring to the clubs to which their players are allowed to travel abroad, who will now return and do a quarantine period to return to training at the same time as those of Lazio. ‘The difference is that we followed the rules and stayed at home, unlike others; I’ve seen videos from Portugal showing some marvellous images of Cristiano Ronaldo training out on a football pitch.‘Others have been able to train in peace abroad without restrictions, while we are not allowed to do the same in Italy. ‘I’m not saying it’s wrong, because professional athletes have to keep in shape. I’m just saying that they were given the advantage of going outside during quarantine. But I don’t want to create more controversy.’MORE: Cristiano Ronaldo’s secret training sessions during coronavirus lockdown slammed by Lazio chiefMORE: Rio Ferdinand jokes Manchester United star John O’Shea needed an oxygen tank after facing Cristiano Ronaldocenter_img Aaron Ramsey joined Juventus in the summer after 11 years at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Aaron Ramsey was well aware of Cristiano Ronaldo’s dedication and professionalism before his move to Juventus but training alongside his new teammate every day has given him an extra level of appreciation.The Wales international spent 11 years at Arsenal but bit the north London club an emotional farewell last summer after his contract had expired and was snapped up on a free transfer by the Italian champions.Ramsey has impressed only fleetingly under Maurizio Sarri as he continues to acclimatise to a new country and style of football but admits he has been inspired the the exploits of 35-year-old Ronaldo whose goalscoring prowess shows no signs of diminishing.AdvertisementAdvertisementHe said: ‘Ronaldo scores most games. He’s an exceptional athlete. He’s first in the gym, he goes through his whole routine first and then he’s out on to the pitches.ADVERTISEMENT‘He’s a winner, wants to win every single game, every small-sided game, whatever it is, then he’ll be out there practising his free-kicks and things like that. Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_img8 Kirralee Drive, Robina. 8 Kirralee Drive, Robina sold for $1.325 million.A WATERFRONT Robina home has sold for $1.325 million.The two-storey five-bedroom home at 8 Kirralee Drive is on a 966sq m block on Robina Island.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North11 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoThere are two living areas and a stunning poolside glassed atrium that is airconditioning.Other features include high ceilings and a marble fireplace.Hart’s Real Estate, Robina agent Jim Hart negotiated the sale. 8 Kirralee Drive, Robina.last_img

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first_imgNorwegian seismic services company Magseis is finalizing a contract for a 4D seabed seismic acquisition survey in the North Sea.Magseis said on Thursday that it would mobilize a MASS-modular crew for the project to be conducted for an undisclosed client.According to the company, the duration of the contract is estimated at approximately two months and will begin during the summer season 2019.In recent company news, Magseis obtained competition clearance for the acquisition of Fairfield Geotechnologies’ seismic technology business.Magseis announced it would acquire Fairfield’s seismic technology business in a deal valued $233 million in late October.The transaction entails Magseis acquiring data acquisition, nodal and system sale & rental activities including all shares in Fairfield’s wholly owned UK subsidiary WGP Group.last_img read more

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first_imgThe Batesville High School wrestling team traveled to face off against the Madison Cubs for their seventh match of the year.The Bulldogs were able to split with the Cubs winning three matches and falling in three matches. Winning matches by pin for Batesville were: Michael Deal, John Moody, and Xavier King. Chris Schene, Abram Garcia, and Mitchell Thomas all wrestled well but came up short losing by fall against their Madison opponents.There were two JV matches on the night that faced off Jon Vincent and Miguel Ramirez against their Madison opponent. Vincent was able to finish his match in the second period by pin while Ramirez fell short losing by fall.After giving up 36 team points due to forfeits, the final team score was Madison 54 and Batesvlle 18.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Chris Deal.last_img read more

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first_imgDirt Road Boys Basketball League Scores.  (1-22)6th Grade Bulldogs @ South Decatur High School.Batesville 59, Waldron 24Connersville Red 41, Batesville 19The 6th graders (10-4) wait word on their game location next weekend, as last year’s DRBL Runner-Up has a chance at the Final Four.5th Grade Bulldogs @ Jac-Cen-Del Elementary.Batesville 40, Switzerland County 12The 5th Grade Bulldogs utilized their aggressive full-court pressure, defensive effort, and rebounding dominance to victory over Switzerland County.  The Bulldogs forced 36 turnovers, out-shot the Pacers 40-14 in attempts and out-rebounded the opponent 30-3. Pacing the youngsters in scoring was Chris Lewis with 9, while Sam Johnson, Conner Drake and Brendan Heiser each had 8.  Jack Grunkemeyer tallied 7 rebounds.  Gus Prickel led the team in assists with 4.  Perhaps most impressive was that the team had 13 assists collectively.Batesville 34, Jac-Cen-Del 10A strong second half allowed the 5th Graders to sweep the day over Jac-Cen-Del.  The team shot 52% from the field in the 2nd half and played stifling defense, forcing several turnovers against the full court pressure, forcing the Eagles into 30 for the contest.  The team was led in scoring by Grunkemeyer with 9, Lewis with 6 and Landon Oldham with 5.  Lewis had 7 boards and 3 assists.The 5th graders (13-1) await their location and match-up in next week’s DRBL Final Four.4th Grade Bulldogs @ Milan High School.Batesville 31, Switzerland County 16Jacob Stenger and Will Jaisle led the squad with 8 points each, and Carson Laker tallied 5.Milan 25, Batesville 24Carson Schneider and Cade Kaiser led the way with 6 points, while Jaisle and Gage Puhlman tallied 4.The 4th graders (10-4) wait word on their game location next weekend, as last year’s DRBL Champions have a chance at this year’s Final Four.3rd Grade Bulldogs @ Connersville Spartan Bowl.Batesville 34, Connersville Red 19Batesville 28, Connersville White 12The 3rd graders (14-0) will be the #1 seed in the DRBL Final Four and await word on their location and match-up next Sunday.2nd Grade Bulldogs @ Milan Elementary.East Central 18, Batesville 11Greensburg 19, Batesville 17The 2nd graders finished their inaugural DRBL season at (5-5).Good luck to all teams!  Go Bulldogs!!!!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Paul Drake.last_img read more

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first_imgChargers Cross Country results at Batesville, August 17, againstGreensburg, and South Decatur.Boys: Batesville 18, Greensburg 60, ND 70, SD 91.Race Winner:  Josh Meyers (B) 18:23.ND runners:  14. Craig Adams 21:13, 15. Logan Kramer 21:14, 16: Daniel Dollinger 21:16, 31. Tristan Ingmire 24:15, 36. Andrew Holloway 25:38.Girls:  GB 24, Batesville 32, ND 82, SD inc.Race winner: Hannah Brenner (G) 20:55.ND runners:  10. Brianna Snider 24:27, 19. Bailey Tomson 28:20, 26. Bobbie Bialk 31:46, 30. Cheyenne Wolter 38:43, 31. Ember Burford 41:49.Next at SW Shelby Small School Invitational  (9/19).Courtesy of Chargers Coach Scott Johnson.last_img

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first_img Promoted ContentTV Characters Who Hated Each Other But Later Became Friends6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?8 Best 1980s High Tech GadgetsThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth8 Scenes That Prove TV Has Gone Too Far20 Historical Things You Won’t Believe Actually Happened Veteran Barcelona defender Gerard Pique described Friday’s 8-2 Champions League bashing at the hands of Bayern Munich as a “disgrace” and claimed the storied club had “hit rock bottom”. Thomas Mueller and Philippe Coutinho both scored twice as the German double winners blew Barca away in a merciless display that will prompt serious questions over Lionel Messi’s future in Spain. Ivan Perisic, Serge Gnabry, Joshua Kimmich and Robert Lewandowski were also on target for Bayern, with Barca’s goals coming via a David Alaba own goal and a second-half strike from Luis Suarez. “We have hit rock bottom. This is not the first, nor the second, nor the third time. We are not on the right path,” said Pique. “Coaches and players follow one another, but it has been several years since we have been able to be competitive on a European level. “We all have to think internally and decide what is best for the club, for Barca. Tonight was unacceptable for Barcelona.” Five-time winners Barcelona’s last Champions League title came in 2015 and Friday’s rout followed being beaten to La Liga title by bitter rivals Real Madrid. “It was a horrible match. It leaves a bad feeling, a disgrace,” added 33-year-old Pique. “It’s very hard to take but I hope it will be useful for something, for us to all think about it.center_img Loading… Read Also: Bayern boss urges Spanish star to complete Premier League move “The club needs changes. And I’m not talking at the level of the coach or the players, but structurally the club needs changes of all kinds. “We must bring in new blood to change this dynamic, and if necessary, I would be the first to leave.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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first_imgRelatedPosts Court jails trader two years for stealing carrots worth N65,000 NPFL: Coach Dogo leaves Sunshine Stars NFF sanctions NPFL 2019/2020 final table Plateau United FC of Jos has defeated Kwara United FC of Ilorin 2-1 in a midweek encounter of round 25 of the Nigeria Professional Football League. The match that was played on Wednesday at the New Zaria Road Stadium, Jos, saw Mustapha Ibrahim scoring a brace for Plateau united in the 16th and 25th minutes of the match. Ajibola Otegbeye scored the only goal for Kwara United in the 50th minute of the match. Speaking after the match, Ashafa Suleiman, the Head Coach of Kwara United, commended his boys for playing well, adding that the game was keenly contested. Suleiman said his boys did not do well in the first half, but commended them for picking up in the second half and scoring a goal. He promised that the team would intensify efforts to win subsequent matches in order to move to the top of the table He said: “The boys did well because Plateau United are a good side and with the outcome, it means my players did their best. “We didn’t do well in the first half, but we came out well in the second half and it gave us a goal. “We shall sit up in our subsequent matches to enable us to have a better result.” On his part, Abdu Maikaba, Head Coach of Plateau United, commended his boys for winning the game, adding the win had made them to maintain their top position on the league table. Maikaba, however, chided the players for throwing away many scoring chances, but promised to work on the boys to convert good chances to goals. He also promised to use his best 11 in the club’s encounter with Kano Pillars FC this weekend in Kano. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the result of the match meant Plateau United had beaten Kwara United home and away.Tags: JOSNasarawa United FCNew Zaria oad StadiumnpflPlateau Unitedlast_img read more

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first_imgTHE Ogle Community Centre ground will be the venue as the 2016 edition of Grass Track Championship enters its final stage on Sunday, November 27.The championship, despite drawing to a close, has received a marked boost with STAG Beer joining the list of sponsors.The move to get on board was announced in a press conference at Ansa McAl Trading at Beterverwagting yesterday. Speaking at the press conference was STAG Beer Brand manager Linden Henry who stated that the brand was happy to be on board with Grass Track Championship in keeping with their ‘a man’s beer slogan’.“Here we are again jumping on another manly sport with the grass track and we are happy to be on board with sponsorship.”Also speaking was organiser of the championship, Sheik Yaseen, who gave details of the finals on Sunday, in addition to thanking Ansa McAl for their support. “There will be 10 races with five professional, three novice and two open races,” said Yaseen.He also stated that the cash prizes for the professional racers start at $20 000 but with STAG on board the amount could increase.Tickets are $1 000 and spectators can win prizes and hampers by holding on to their ticket stubs.last_img read more

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