Pope goes livestream to fight viral epidemic

first_imgIt recorded its first COVID-19 infection on Thursday and was awaiting the results of a test on another person who appeared at a Vatican-organized event last month.That conference was also attended by Microsoft President Brad Smith and European Parliament President David Sassoli.The Vatican said all those present were being notified about the test as a precaution. Pope Francis decided to deliver Sunday’s prayer by livestream and Italy called in retired doctors as the new coronavirus epidemic gathered strength and emptied streets in Europe’s worst affected country.The 83-year-old pontiff broke with centuries of tradition by enlisting the help of technology to keep crowds from descending on Saint Peter’s Square for the traditional Angelus Prayer.”The prayer will be broadcast via livestream by Vatican News and on screens in Saint Peter’s Square,” the Vatican said in a statement. Topics : It had originally promised to review the Argentine-born pope’s schedule “to avoid the dissemination” of the new COVID-19 disease.The Vatican appears to believe that the pope’s absence from his traditional spot at the window will keep the crowds on the vast square down and the threat of contagion low.The pope himself has been out of action for more than a week with a cold.The Vatican is in the process of unrolling unprecedented health precautions designed to keep the city state’s 450 mostly elderly residents safe.center_img ‘Focus on containment’ The sharp drop in visitor numbers is wreaking havoc with the Italian tourism industry and contributing to fears that the anaemic economy is about to tip back into recession.But the government’s most immediate concern is the threat of infections that had been largely contained to pockets of the richer north spreading to the poorer and the south where medical services are weaker.The World Health Organization urged the Italian government on Friday to keep “a strong focus on containment measures”.The government said its medical recruitment drive should increase the number of intensive care beds from 5,000 to 7,500 in the coming days.The number of Italians receiving intensive care treatment for COVID-19 reached 462 on Friday.The total number of coronavirus infections grew to 4,636.Italy’s mortality rate now stands at a relatively high 4.25 percent and may be explained by its older population, which is more susceptible to the virus.The death rate is 0.68 percent in South Korea and 3.81 percent in China.”We should not forget that Italy has an older population than China — 44.3 years compared to an average of 37.4 years,” Italian National Institute of Health head Silvio Brusaferro said. Coalition leader gets virus The Italian government finds itself at the forefront of the global fight against an epidemic that has convulsed the markets and paralyzed global supply chains since first emerging in China late last year.Ministers decided at an all-night emergency meeting to call in retired doctors as part of an effort to bolster the strained healthcare system with 20,000 additional staff.Italy’s death toll ballooned by a single-day record of 49 on Friday and now stands at 197 — the most outside China itself.The head of the Italian ruling coalition’s junior partner became the latest high-profile figure to confirm coming down with the new disease.”I am fine,” the Democratic Party’s Nicola Zingaretti said on Facebook. “I will have to stay home for the next few days.”The accelerating spread of the illness emptied Italian train stations and turned usually thronged parts of Rome into a ghost town.Many of the city’s outdoor restaurants and cafes were either closed on Friday night or had free tables overseen by forlorn staff with little to do but chat.The expansive street that runs from Rome’s Colosseum along the Forum was deserted and the magnificent ruins stood in their natural splendor — and without being swarmed by tourists — on a sunny Saturday afternoon.last_img read more

Couple who own Adelaide winery ready to sell Coorparoo home

first_img18 Ferol St, Coorparoo.Mark and Skye Bollen are selling their home at 18 Ferol St, Coorparoo following a country lifestyle change.The couple are living in Adelaide after moving there to purchase a winery, Sussex Squire Wines in the Clare Valley. 18 Ferol St, Coorparoo.Mrs Bollen said she loved the property at Coorparoo after living there for 10 years.“We really enjoyed the outdoor area,” she said.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020The home means a lot to the Bollens who were married at the property in 2008.“It was a beautiful space for us to get married,” Mrs Bollen said.“Family means a lot to us and to have them there meant a lot.”The three-bedroom, four-bathroom home offers open-plan living and dining areas.“We put a massive deck on and the kitchen opened up onto the deck,” she said.“The outdoor area was great for having barbecues.”The couple landscaped the gardens too. 18 Ferol St, Coorparoo.center_img 18 Ferol St, Coorparoo.All bedrooms are located on the upper level with outstanding entertaining areas front and back highlighting the generously sized living and dining areas. The lower level presents many exciting options when deciding the ideal make up of your family home with plenty of space available for all to enjoy. The property, on a 569sq m block, is only 6km from the Brisbane CBD.“The house is in a really great location,” Mrs Bollen, a mother of two, said. “We are hoping a lovely family will buy it.”Mrs Bollen said their home was very close to cafes, restaurants and local schools.The property is fully fenced, and is child and pet friendly.There’s a double remote garage with additional off street parking.last_img read more

Isle of Capri mansion with next-level wow

first_img Enjoy a gold class experience in side the cinema.But this designer pad is no one trick show pony — the basement level includes a gold class home theatre, gymnasium, parking space for six cars, a wine cellar and a cold room for food storage.A 21m lap pool runs the length of the ground level where a north-facing courtyard allows light to flood in between the formal lounge, dining area and executive office.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago The four-level residence has plenty of wow factor. MORE: Colourful canvases a must-have home feature The rooftop retreat has an enclosed area with kitchenette for year-round enjoyment.“The rooftop retreat is really special,” said agent Sam Guo of Ray White Collective who is marketing 95 Gibraltar Dr.“You get 360 degree views of the Gold Coast city skyline and the Hinterland. “There’s also an enclosed area for entertaining and a barbecue kitchenette.”Built in 2008, the height of this inner city stunner is unlikely to be achieved again with tighter building restrictions now in place in the suburb. Absolute beachfront home a rare luxury in Palm Beachcenter_img Entertaining is a dream on the rooftop at 95 Gibraltar Dr, Isle of Capri.IN a four-level mansion packed with luxury features, choosing just one standout element is kind of like naming your favourite child. But as you exit the internal lift and step onto the rooftop retreat in this stylish Isle of Capri abode, the wow moment is undeniable. There’s no need to leave home for exercise with a 21m lap pool.“This home ticks all of the big boxes,” Mr Guo said. The low-maintenance, spacious home is ideal for a family, with easy access to Capri on Via Roma and Surfers Paradise. The home is scheduled for auction on Saturday May 30 at 3pm. Home built by pokies heir has jaw-dropping twin poolslast_img read more

Two injured in Napoleon area fall

first_imgNapoleon, In. — A Saturday afternoon fall in the Napoleon area injured two people over the weekend.A report from the Napoleon Fire Department says Tom Hughes and Steve Ruggles fell up to 30 feet from the roof they were working on Flatrock Road Saturday around 1 p.m.Both men were flown to a Cincinnati area hospital with non life-threatening injuries.The Napoleon Fire Department, Batesville Rescue 10 and Rescue 69 responded to the scene.last_img

Iheanacho: Statistics underline Leicester City star’s form

first_imgKelechi Iheanacho has now scored back to back Premier League goals for Leicester City on three occasions following his move from Manchester City in 2017. In his team’s 2-1 defeat to Aston Villa on Wednesday, the forward came from the bench to net the Foxes’ consolation – an effort that took him next to Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud as the substitute who has scored the most goals since his English elite division debut against Watford on August 30, 2015. Iheanacho’s first back-to-back Premier League goals came in his maiden season with the former English champions. Having scored in the 3-1 demolition of Arsenal on May 9, 2018 – he followed it up with another brilliant effort in their 5-4 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur. The 2013 Fifa U17 World Cup Golden Ball winner achieved that for the second time this season after netting in Brendan Rodgers men’s 4-1 obliteration of Aston Villa on December 12, 2019 – seven days after hitting the target in the 2-1 triumph over Everton. read also:Iheanacho strikes again, Ighalo plays for 10 minutes This newly found form is a massive boost for Rodgers’ side who are chasing a place in next season’s Champions League. Currently, they occupy third spot in the log having garnered 58 points from 33 outings. Also, that could convince his club to retain him amid speculation that he could be shipped out at the end of the season. Leicester City travel to Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal of Tuesday at the Emirates Stadium, with the Super Eagles’ star hopes to improve on the five goals he has scored so far this term. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… The Nigeria international was on target for the Foxes in Saturday’s 2-0 defeat of Crystal Palace. With the first-half 0-0 at the King Power Stadium, the 23-year-old put his team ahead after 49 minutes after heading the ball past Vicente Guaita. Following Youri Tielemans’ run down the Eagles’ flanks, the Belgium international sent a teasing low ball across the face of goal which was fumbled by the goalkeeper. The goal meant Iheanacho has scored in back-to-back Premier League games for Leicester, having netted in just one of his last 12 games in the competition according to Opta stats.Advertisement Promoted ContentTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do10 Awesome TV Series That Got Cancelled Way Too SoonThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Gorgeous Asian Actresses No Man Can ResistThe Absolute 10 Greatest Shows In HBO HistoryA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Animelast_img read more

Pearson hails Ulloa

first_img He could have won it but fired wide with just Wojciech Szczesny to beat in the second half and gave Calum Chambers, a replacement for the injured Laurent Koscielny, a torrid time. And Pearson reckons the 28-year-old is ready for the top flight. “He has proved he has the capability to perform at this level and that’s key to it,” said Pearson. “He is a very good player anyway. Maybe people’s appreciation on what he brings to the side might be improving. “It was a tough game physically and he has taken his goal well. He’ll be disappointed not to finish the one in the second half, but it was a great bit of football and a super bit of skill.” Ulloa cancelled out Alexis Sanchez’s 20th-minute opener – his first Barclays Premier League goal for Arsenal – as Leicester spooked the Gunners with Jamie Vardy also going close at the death. The Foxes have drawn two and lost one of their opening three league games since promotion and Pearson believes they will improve. “We continue to show signs we are capable of adapting quickly. That’s really important and I know the players are capable,” he said. “Last year we dominated possession in the vast majority of games but this year we have had to adopt a different mentality. Press Association The striker bagged his second goal of the campaign when he equalised to claim a 1-1 draw against Arsenal on Sunday. It capped an impressive performance from the former Brighton man, who joined the Foxes in a club record deal over the summer. “It shows an understanding from the players and a willingness to work as a team.” Pearson included former Inter Milan midfielder Esteban Cambiasso on the bench after his move last week and also signed defender Danny Simpson from QPR on Friday. The manager is still looking for new players before Monday’s transfer deadline but refused to elaborate following accusations from Wigan last week they left James McArthur in limbo after agreeing a fee for the midfielder. He added: “It’s whether we can or can’t, forgive me for not indulging in speculation. I won’t be naming players as I never do, certainly in light of the story which broke on Thursday and the accusations which have been put our way. They need to look a little closer to home. “We don’t believe about talking too much about other people’s players. “If we do any more business you will know when it’s completed. If we don’t manage to do anything I’m very happy with the players we’ve already got.” Boss Nigel Pearson insists Leonardo Ulloa is already justifying his £8million price tag after a red hot start to the season.last_img read more

Police-involved shooting sends one to the hospital

first_imgA man has been rushed to the hospital after he was shot by a Hallandale Beach Police officer Monday.The incident occurred around 7:00 am near the area of Northeast 10th Street and 12th Avenue in Hallandale Beach.Authorities say they were called to the area after someone reported a dead body. When the responding officer arrived at the scene, they did not find a body, however, they did encounter a man armed with a gun.In fear of their life, the officer shot the suspect who has since been transported to an area hospital.The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is currently investigating the incident.last_img read more

Cricket News India aim to level series in Adelaide, Australia look to sustain Sydney resurgence

first_imgNew Delhi: In sport, when a team achieves a high, sometimes a low is followed. India won a Test series against Australia for the first time in their 71 years of touring. However, they were brought crashing down to earth when they lost the first ODI at the Sydney Cricket Ground by 34 runs. With the short nature of the series, the second game becomes a high-stake encounter. A win for Australia will give them a much-needed boost in their preparation for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup while a loss for India could throw a spanner in their works. For Virat Kohli, a win is essential as they look to sustain their momentum in the 12 matches before the marquee tournament.India are currently grappling with the issue of balance in the squad. In Sydney, they were guilty of playing with a wrong team composition. Dinesh Karthik was picked when Kedar Jadhav’s offspin would have proved much more effective on the Sydney wicket. India, already hampered by Jasprit Bumrah being rested, struggled for the fifth bowler combination. Kohli might be tempted to replace Karthik with Jadhav and it will be interesting to see whether Khaleel Ahmed, who had an off game in Sydney, might be rested and Mohammed Siraj might play.Read More | Bhuvneshwar Kumar aims to fill Jasprit Bumrah’s shoesHowever, the batting poses a big conundrum. The top order were shredded by the pace of Jason Behrendorff and Jhye Richardson. MS Dhoni’s knock was a mixed one. His 68th fifty and his first since 2017 was an indicator that he is in some semblance of form but his slow knock was criticised heavily by former players and by fans on social media. The Dhoni conundrum will deepen even further if he fails to put up a significant score in Adelaide. Rohit Sharma, who showed his love for the Australian attack and pitches Down Under, will once again be the key.Read More | Kohli shares picture with Anushka Sharma and gets trolledAustralia eye series winIn 2018, Australia endured a horrible time in all formats. They were whitewashed 5-0 in England and lost series at home to England and South Africa. Aaron Finch’s side now have a big chance to secure their first series win since 2017. Alex Carey, the Australian wicketkeeper, summed up the importance of a series win against a side who have dominated the international circuit for the last few years.”It would mean a lot, it has been a while. I want to see Australia win and being part of it means so much to us every game we play. But to continue to get better every game is probably our biggest process at the moment leading into that World Cup. Against India, they’re a really good side so they’re going to look to bounce back pretty quickly, so it’s going to be a great opportunity to stand up tomorrow night, to puff our chests out again and hopefully put another really good performance,” he said.         Carey insisted that Australia are not seeing the ongoing contest as a revenge series after the loss in Tests against India.      “I think the performance the other night is a really good step in the right direction. If you take a look at our batting performance, we all played well, we all played our role, and then with the ball having them three down early was pretty early. But having to break that big partnership between MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma and get over the line was, as a player, was a really amazing feeling out there,” Carey reiterated.The Australian batting received good contributions from the top, with Peter Handscomb, Usman Khawaja and Shaun Marsh slamming fifties and Marcus Stoinis slamming a wonderful cameo. With Richardson and Behrendorff chipping in, Australia would be hoping that the consistency continues in Adelaide. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Cricket News India Vs Australia: BCCI shortlists 18 players for World Cup, Rishabh Pant likely to be one of them

first_img New Delhi: National selection committee chairman MSK Prasad Friday said that 18 cricketers have been shortlisted for the upcoming ODI World Cup and the BCCI is in talks with their respective IPL franchises to manage their workload ahead of the mega-event in England. There have been discussions that India’s World Cup hopefuls’ workload management should be monitored during the IPL, starting March 23, so that they remain fresh during the May 30-July 14 extravaganza.”We have shortlisted 18 players and we will rotate them during the World Cup. As far as workload management is concerned, it is yet to be worked out. There are discussions happening on that front and we will let you know,” Prasad told reporters after selecting various squads for the home limited-overs series against Australia which starts February 24.Whether the franchises will agree to rest the top India players on their roster after paying millions to them, has been a subject of debate.When acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary was asked this question, he admitted that the franchises have diverse views on the matter.”If your question suggests that the franchises will be wary of resting players, it is an issue we will deal with considering it’s a World Cup year. There have been views from franchises and I am not going into specifics,” he said.He also urged the franchises to keep the national interest in mind. “And also considering the fact that all the franchises are Indian franchises, the interest of the country, of doing well at the highest international level, is paramount,” Choudhary said.The Chief Selector MSK Prasad also spoke about the wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant. He indirectly gave a hint to populous about Rishabh Pant’s inclusion in the forthcoming World Cup.While addressing to the media he said, “Yes definitely, because prior to the series against Australia, we had two series against Australia and New Zealand that’s where he wasn’t chosen in the limited overs squad. If you see he played four Test matches so we wanted him to have a good break, he had a 20 days break then he played a couple of ODI against England Lions and did extremely well.”“He then played against New Zealand in the T20 series and performed decently. So, we want to give him a few more opportunities before the World Cup before taking a final call,” he added.(With Inputs: PTI) For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. BCCI shortlisted 18 players for the upcoming World Cup. Rishabh Pant likely to be a part of the forthcoming mega event. IPL franchises have been asked to handle the workload management of these 18 players. center_img highlightslast_img read more

Ambris brilliant 231 puts Volcanoes in strong position

first_imgBASSETERRE, St Kitts, (CMC) — Sunil Ambris’s monumental double hundred ensured Windward Islands Volcanoes took full honours for the second straight day of their eighth round game in the Regional four-day championship at Warner Park.The 24-year-old right-hander, resuming from his overnight 155 not out, carved out a splendid career-best 231 as Volcanoes piled up a mammoth 540 in their first innings on day two here Saturday.Former West Indies off-spinner Shane Shillingford then claimed three for 42 as Hurricanes stumbled and stuttered to the close on 135 for four — still 405 runs adrift with six wickets intact.Captain and opener Kieran Powell top-scored with 49 while Keacy Carty made an attractive 35 and Jamaican Nkruman Bonner, 27 not out.However, it was the innings of Ambris which will long be remembered. All told, the Vincentian stroke-maker faced a mere 256 deliveries in 5-1/2 hours at the crease, and struck 27 fours and five sixes.He received support from Barbadian Kyle Mayers who smashed a lively 76 while Shillingford got 31, as Volcanoes converted their overnight 371 for six into a potentially match-winning total.Ambris raised his landmark in the 12th over of the morning at better than a run-a-ball when he stroked left-arm spinner Jason Campbell to deep cover and sprinted a couple.He extended his seventh wicket stand with Mayers to 173, a partnership which ensured Volcanoes dominated the first session.Mayers, starting the day on 33, struck 10 fours and two sixes off 111 deliveries in a shade over 2-1/2 hours.When he played on to Campbell, Ambris found an ally in Shillingford and together they posted a further 60 for the eighth wicket in quick time.Ambris was eventually last out, caught in the deep by Jeremiah Louis off off-spinner Rahkeem Cornwall, attempting yet another six.Cornwall finished with four for 151 while Campbell picked up three for 100.In reply, Hurricanes slipped to 36 two before Powell and Carty added 55 for the third wicket to put the innings back on track.Powell faced 99 balls and hit seven fours but fell to a catch in the deep after attempting to go over the top with Shillingford.last_img read more