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France’s coronavirus death toll jumps as nursing homes included

first_imgIt was the first region in France to be overwhelmed by a wave of infections that has rapidly moved west to engulf greater Paris, where hospitals are desperately trying to add intensive care beds to cope with the influx of critically ill patients.The care sector has called for blanket testing for all staff, with the virus often entering nursing homes through employees. More than 1 million people live in France’s care homes.”We have to limit the impact on old people as we know that they are the most fragile,” said Romain Gizolme, head of an association for the care of the elderly.Click in a separate browser for GRAPHIC tracking the global spread of coronavirus.On the frontline In early March, health authorities asked nursing home staff to toughen entry protocols, wear gloves and masks and isolate suspected cases.However, one worker in the Lyon region said that as of last week in her nursing home, residents were still dining together and staff were not wearing masks. Since then two workers had tested positive and four residents had fallen sick, she said.It is still not clear when the epidemic will reach its peak in France and hospitals in Paris are still scrambling to add more intensive care beds. France has already boosted their number to 9,000, from about 5,000 before the start of the crisis.Salomon said the number of coronavirus patients requiring life support rose by 6% on the previous day to 6,399.With France now in its third week of lockdown, the number of patients going into intensive care should in the next few days show how effective the government’s unprecedented measure is proving in slowing the rate of spread.In the Paris region, intensive care units are more or less saturated. Health authorities in the capital are trying to add 200 beds. Philippe said authorities would open a new ward at a hospital just outside Paris ahead of schedule so that it can take in an extra 86 patients there by mid-April.In Neuilly, a wealthy Paris suburb, one intensive care nurse told Reuters TV wild swings in the conditions of some patients were among the most difficult aspects to deal with.”You can go from a state wherein he’s doing well one minute and the next he’s not,” the nurse at the Ambroise Pare clinic, who gave his name as Martin, said.About 100 patients are being transferred from the capital to other less-affected regions to ease congestion in the wards, while medics are being relocated in the opposite direction.Respirators are also being put into people’s homes to save space at hospitals with patients monitored remotely.”We really now are on the frontline of the battle,” said an official at the Paris region’s health authority. Topics : “We are in France confronting an exceptional epidemic with an unprecedented impact on public health,” Salomon told a news conference.The country’s broad lockdown is likely to be extended beyond April 15, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Thursday, extending a confinement order to try and deal with the crisis that began on March 17.The government was racing to try to ensure it can produce or procure itself certain medications needed to treat coronavirus patients as stocks were running low, Philippe told TF1 TV, echoing concerns across Europe as the pandemic places a huge strain on hospitals in Italy, Spain and elsewhere.More than two-thirds of all the known nursing home deaths have been registered in France’s Grand Est region, which abuts the border with Germany.center_img The coronavirus death count in France surged to nearly 5,400 people on Thursday after the health ministry began including nursing home fatalities in its data.The pandemic had claimed the lives of 4,503 patients in hospitals by Thursday, up 12% on the previous day’s 4,032, said Jerome Salomon, head of the health authority. A provisional tally showed the coronavirus had killed a further 884 people in nursing homes and other care facilities, he added.This makes for a total of 5,387 lives lost to coronavirus in France – an increase of 1,355 over Wednesday’s cumulative total – although data has not yet been collected from all of the country’s 7,400 nursing homes.last_img read more

Arsenal step up Erling Haaland interest as striker’s father visits training ground

first_imgErling Haaland is on Arsenal’s transfer radar (Getty Images)Arsenal have stepped up their interest in Erling Haaland after inviting the striker’s father to visit their training ground, according to reports.The 19-year-old is set to be one of the most in-demand players in the January transfer window as several clubs are monitoring his progress at Red Bull Salzburg.Haaland has been in sublime form this season having scored 26 goals in 18 appearances and his performances have attracted interest from a host of top European clubs including Real Madrid, Juventus and Bayern Munich.Manchester United are also in the race to sign Haaland with reports claiming earlier this week that the player’s father, Alf-Inge, has been given a tour of the club’s Carrington training complex.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 20 Nov 2019 1:20 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.1kShares Comment Haaland’s father has reportedly visited Arsenal’s training ground (Getty Images)But according to Sport Bild, United are not the only Premier League team to have extended a similar invite as Alf-Inge has also paid a visit to Arsenal’s training facilities at London Colney.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe report also claims that Arsenal are ‘as interested’ as United in signing Haaland.However, the report also claims that Alf-Inge is advising is son to join a team in the Bundesliga before making the jump to the Premier League or La Liga.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityUnited, meanwhile, could have the upper hand over the Gunners given that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has already worked with Haaland during their time together at Molde.Last week, reports claimed that Solskjaer has instructed United’s hierarchy to attempt to secure a deal for Haaland in the January transfer window.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Arsenal step up Erling Haaland interest as striker’s father visits training ground Advertisementlast_img read more

Bulldogs Middle School Harriers Win Meets

first_imgThe Batesville Middle School Boys won the South Dearborn Invitational on Monday. Ean Loichinger won the boys race, followed by Benjamin Moster, 2nd, Will Nuhring, 5th, Aiden Geers, 10th, Vonley Hund, 11th, Lyle Oesterling, 13th, and Daren Smith 15th.The Batesville Middle School Boys won the Junior Varsity race. Cayden Pohlman won the boys race, followed by Will Sherwood, 2nd, Cole Pride, 3rd, Tacoma Nicholas, 4th, Eli Vogelsang, 5th, Elliott Mertz, 6th, Carter Walsman, 9th, Tyler Bedel, 10th, Eli Loichinger, 14th, Sam Weigel, 15th, Chris Lewis, 17th, and Zach Gutzwiller, 19th. The Batesville Middle School Girls won the South Dearborn Invitational on Monday. Lily Pinckley won the girls race, followed by Emma Weiler, 3rd, Sophie Myers, 6th, Maria Lopez, 9th, Katie Olsen, 13th, Sarah Ripperger, 16th, and Madelyn Pohlman, 19th.The Batesville Middle School Girls won the Junior Varsity race. Jada Day won the girls race, followed by Megan Allgeier, 2nd, Margaret Wilson, 3rd, Kaylie Raver, 4th, Josie Meyer, 7th, Lily Meyer, 8th, Kaylin Hinners, 10th, Alyssa Linville, 12th, Kloie Lehman, 14th, and Angela Diaz, 15th.South Dearborn Invitational ResultsBoysBatesville 29Greensburg 38Sunman Dearborn 75Benjamin Rush 97GirlsBatesville 32Greensburg 37Sunman Dearborn 69South Dearborn 103Beechwood 141Courtesylast_img read more

Dale E. Mossman

first_imgDale Edward Mossman, 63, of Dillsboro, Indiana, passed away December 6, 2017 in Dillsboro, Indiana.He was born October 9, 1954 in Campbell County, Kentucky.Dale was the loving father of Bill M. Davis, loving grandfather to Haley Davis and Elizabeth Lightfoot Davis, loving son of Elizabeth Markins, and the loving brother of David A. Mossman, Kathy LaBrecque, Cindy VanCamp and Julia Higgins. Dale also leaves many nieces, nephews and cousins, all whom he loved dearly. He had many friends in Dillsboro that he cared for as a second family.He was a member of Hope Baptist Church of Dillsboro. Dale was self employed and he was also very helpful to the community with fix it projects, snow removal and grass cutting.He was preceded in death by his father, Alfred John Mossman and sisters, Diana and Wendy.Services will be held Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 12:00 pm at the Hope Baptist Church, 15593 Hwy. US 50, Dillsboro, Indiana with Pastor Tom Holt officiating.Contributions may be made to help defray funeral expenses. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

Zlatan hits 150 goals milestone

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Juve’s Pirlo gamble makes new Serie A season the most open for years Zlatan Ibrahimovic has become the quickest player to reach 150 Serie A wins in the three-point era and the Swedish striker has Ante Rebic to thank for reaching the milestone on Sunday. AC Milan defeated Udinese 3-2 at the San Siro after Rebic scored the winner deep in injury time to seal successive wins as the club closed in on the Europa League places. Jens Stryger Larsen opened the scoring for Udinese in the seventh minute – a lead the visitors held until three minutes after the break when Rebic levelled. Theo Hernandez handed the hosts the lead in the 72nd minute before Kevin Lasagna equalised for Udinese with five minutes remaining. Rebic then grabbed the dramatic winner in the third minute of injury time as Ibrahimovic, who was given his first start after scoring last weekend against Cagliari, reached the 150 wins milestone in a record 222 games. The previous record was held by Argentine midfielder Esteban Cambiasso – a former teammate of Ibrahimovic at Inter Milan – who achieved the feat in 230 matches. The record includes every season since 1994/95, when Serie A introduced three points for a win. The 38-year-old Swede did not get to celebrate a goal in front of the home crowd but he has provided a confidence-boost for the northern giants who have taken seven points in three matches since his return. The victory lifts Milan to eighth in the Serie A table, one point off the Europa League berths. Udinese are in 13th position. Serie A leaders Juventus host Parma later on Sunday with second-placed Inter Milan travelling south to Lecce to keep the pressure on the champions.Tags: Ante RebicEuropa LeagueJens Stryger LarsenSan SiroSerie AZlatan Ibrahimoviclast_img read more

Schedule brings busy spell for Rory

first_img The full European Tour schedule for 2015, which was released on Sunday, sees the Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation move to a new date in late May, immediately after the flagship event at Wentworth which provided McIlroy’s first win of a phenomenal 2014. The Irish Open will be staged in the world number one’s native Northern Ireland at Royal County Down, one of seven new venues among the minimum 47 tournaments held from December this year to November 2015. There are also six new tournaments in the shape of the Thailand Classic, Hero Indian Open, Shenzhen International, AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open, Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Matchplay and the European Open. And it is understood that the British Masters could return to the schedule for the first time since 2008, with Woburn the likely venue for an event in the second week of October. The date and venue for the World Match Play Championship has yet to be decided, with Volvo ending its sponsorship after this year’s event at The London Club. Keith Waters, chief operating officer and director of international policy for the European Tour, said: “We are very pleased to announce our full schedule for 2015, a schedule which offers our membership diversity, interest, excitement and variety at a host of wonderful venues in all four corners of the globe. “We are delighted to have been able to add so many new tournaments and destinations to the Tour and we are pleased that our scheduling has enabled us to create significant clusters of tournaments in the same regions of the world, whether that be in Asia, the Middle East or indeed South Africa where we have six events next season. “Our thanks, as always, go to our federation and co-sanctioning partners, sponsors and promoters for their continued support of the European Tour, and we can all look forward to a strong opening to the 2015 Race to Dubai, which will appeal to our membership as well as the many followers of the European Tour around the world.” Rory McIlroy will go straight from the defence of his BMW PGA Championship title into his new role as tournament host of the Irish Open next year.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Men’s volleyball enters MPSF tourney with No. 8 seed

first_imgAfter last year’s hiatus, the men’s volleyball team clinched the No. 8 seed in this year’s MPSF Tournament. The Trojans, who lost seven out of nine matches to start the season, bounced back to not only double their 2016 total victories with a final 14-13 record, but to also finish tied for sixth in the MPSF. “We’re as ready as we get,” head coach Jeff Nygaard said. “We’re ramping up. We just won eight of the last nine. We went to Cal Baptist, which is an adverse situation, and we came away with the ‘W’ that we were looking for.”Despite their string of victories leading into the tournament, the Trojans will be facing the No. 1 seed Long Beach State, who went 24-3 this season, in the first round of the tournament. While a seemingly difficult task, USC served them one of their three losses at the beginning of the season. Senior outside hitter Lucas Yoder, who is currently leading the nation in kills, senior middle blocker Andy Benesh, who is fifth in hitting percentage, and junior setter Gert Lisha, who is second in assists,  will be key in defeating Long Beach State again.“We’ve got a lot of pieces right now playing at a high level,” Nygaard said. “We’ve got some guys playing some good volleyball. So now, it is a question of going in against the No. 1 team, which, philosophically speaking, is one of those things like, ‘Well, how do you think you’re going to do against them?’ Well, I think we have a better chance by playing them than we do sitting in the stands watching it.”As it always is with the tournament, the Trojans now have two games versus Long Beach State to look back on and to use as preparation for this game. Since the first meeting, the team has progressed, yet was plagued with injury when the next meeting came around with Yoder not playing and sophomore outside hitter Gianluca Grasso just coming off an ankle sprain.Nygaard believes that the first matchup was a showcase for his team when every player is healthy and contributing to the best of their abilities. The second game created difficulties for the team due to injuries, but he still saw potential in the way that his players battled against their opponents. This time, with all players healthy, Nygaard expects his players to be ready to bring the heat.“You couple those together with the progression of where we are,” Nygaard said. “We have had a healthy starting lineup for at least the past three or four matches. I would look forward to competing at a high level.”While making the tournament is always a goal, the team is also seeing it as proof of what the future holds for them. After a tough season last year, the Trojans have turned the program around in a short period of time, leaving their fans with hope for both this tournament and for the seasons to come.Nygaard admitted that while the team isn’t the No. 1 seed, they are on the right path.“The guys are starting to understand it,” Nygaard said. “They are embodying what we are trying to do. Are we done? By no stretch of the imagination because we are just above .500, so there is tons of room for growth. There is nothing but positive signs towards where we’re trying to get to.”last_img read more

Acquisition ready Amaya Inc hires Robin Chhabra as Group M&A lead

first_img Related Articles Seeking to boost its industry M&A and commercial competencies, Toronto TSX-listed Amaya Inc has hired former William Hill Group Director of Strategy and Corporate Development Robin Chhabra.As of yet, Chhabra has been given no official executive title, however joining Amaya he will act as corporate M&A lead as the firm’s governance seeks to expand its industry portfolio.An industry financing expert, Chhabra has acted as William Hill corporate strategy lead since 2010, advising the FTSE-listed bookmaker’s governance on growth strategies, asset valuation and M&A initiatives.Chhabra joins Amaya, as the firm seeks to aggressively expand and diversify its product portfolio within regulated gambling markets.Last April, following the presentation of Amaya full-year 2016 results, group CEO, Rafi Ashkenazi detailed to business news sources that his firm had an ‘appetite for risk’ following the settlement of Amaya’s long-term debt and having installed a new executive team.Reporting to Ashkenazi and the Amaya board, Chhabra will be tasked with assessing potential corporate acquisition targets which will significantly boost and complement the firm’s sports betting and online casino capabilities. Submit Share ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure  August 27, 2020 SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Share BlueRibbon signs strategic partnership with The Stars Group August 18, 2020 StumbleUponlast_img read more

GLASGOW 2014:Okagbare wins gold

first_imgNigeria’s Blessing Okagbare sensationally became the Commonwealth champion last night when she ran 10.85 seconds to beat the pack that included Jamaican duo of Veronica Campbell-Brown and Kerron Stewart who took the silver and bronze in 11.03 and 11.07 respectively. On the stands cheering was Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State who has been the pillar of many Nigerian athletes including Okagbare. He was emotional about the victory, jumping and sending high fives to Nigerians around him.“It was a deserved victory. She has made Nigeria proud and we are happy about this sweet victory,” Uduaghan said.After the World Championship in Russia last year, Uduaghan approved special training grants for Okagbare. Blessing was so emotional that she shed tears and promised Uduaghan that she would deliver a world title in his honour. She did so yesterday.“This is great for Nigeria. Uduaghan is a powerful motivator. He inspired this victory,” Amaju Pinnick, the Delta State chairman of Sports Commission said.Uduaghan had visited Nigerian athletes yesterday to motivate them. The athletes jumped in celebration to receive him.“It feels great to get this far and win. I’m grateful to God. I thank all those behind this success especially our Governor who is here to support us morally after his financial support,” Blessing said.She had pulled out her spike shoe to celebrate immediately after the race that saw another Nigerian Blessing Asumnu placing last. She hopes to make up with the relay event.last_img read more

UFC Sao Paulo results: Jan Blachowicz edges Ronaldo Souza by split decision, calls out Jon Jones

first_imgCharles Oliveira blasts Jared Gordon in first-round KO (punches); lightweightsOliveira dropped Gordon with a picture-perfect right hook, spun him around and finished him with a right uppercut.It doesn’t need to hit the ground!Oliveira KOs Gordon in round 1! #UFCSP— UFC (@ufc) November 17, 2019Just like that, the UFC’s all-time leader in submission victories proved he can also finish things on his feet.The Sao Paulo native then called out Conor McGregor.Other results from UFC Sao Paulo main cardAndre Muniz def. Antonio Arroyo by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27); middleweights.Wellington Turman def. Markus Perez by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)Preliminary resultsJames Krause def. Sergio Moraes via third-round TKO (punches); welterweights.Ricardo Ramos def. Luiz Eduardo Garagorri by first-round submission (rear-naked choke); featherweights.Francisco Trinaldo def. Bobby Green via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28); lightweights.Randy Brown def. Warlley Alves by second-round submission (triangle choke); welterweights.Douglas Silva de Andrade def. Renan Barao by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26); featherweights.Ariane Lipski def. Isabelade Padua via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 29-27); flyweights.Tracy Cortez def. Vanessa Melo by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28); bantamweights. Blachowicz called out UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones following the victory.Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a year”Jon, let’s do this,” Blachowicz said. “Give me the title shot because I don’t have time. Maybe three more years and I go to retire. So, now or never.”We go the distance!How’d you score it between Blachowicz and Jacare? #UFCSP— UFC (@ufc) November 17, 2019Jones is down on the entire light heavyweight division and Blachowicz didn’t do anything to excite him Saturday night, but one can’t blame Blachowicz for taking his shot.Souza negated Blachowicz’s six-inch reach advantage by getting inside and grappling his opponent up against the Octagon over many sequences, drawing boos from the Brazil crowd at times.”Jacare” also put Blachowicz on notice about his power in the second round when he drove him back with a stiff right hand. During the waning seconds of the third, Souza landed a hard right across Blachowicz’s chin, but Blachowicz returned fire with a short combination.Blachowicz was laboring on swollen feet and looked destined to be edged on the scorecards before connecting on that uppercut and dropping Souza in Round 5.Mauricio Rua, Paul Craig fight to split draw; light heavyweightsCraig greeted Rua with a spinning wheel kick and then caught the Brazilian lacking moments later as he pummeled him against the Octagon with hard lefts and rights. That prompted the referee to take a closer look, but the MMA legend held his guard up high, absorbed the punishment and survived the opening-round scare.Paul Craig is going OFF!#UFCSP— UFC (@ufc) November 17, 2019The rocky start sparked Rua, who turned the tide in the second and third rounds. He spent much of those frames in top control and using a dominant ground-and-pound. Although it felt as though Rua did enough to squeak past Craig, judges saw it even, scoring it 29-28 for Rua, 29-28 for Craig and 28-28.A split draw!How’d you have that scored at #UFCSP?— UFC (@ufc) November 17, 2019For what it’s worth, Rua’s face looked battered. The result marked the first career draw for both fighters. Ronaldo Souza rushed in for a takedown attempt and Jan Blachowicz made him pay with an uppercut followed by a flurry of punches that made the Brazilian taste the canvas in the fifth and final round of their bout Saturday night.The late offense, the most significant shots of the bout, paved the way for Blachowicz to eke out an ultra-close split-decision victory in the low-action main event of UFC Sao Paulo at the Ginasio do Ibirapuera. Two judges scored it 48-47 in favor of the Polish fighter and the other judge had it 48-47 for Souza.last_img read more