first_imgThe minister appealed to people to minimize time spent outside of their homes to help reduce infections, especially in the coming weeks when emergency health services are expected to be operating at maximum capacity.Already in Santiago, 97 percent of intensive care unit beds are occupied, while units in the rest of Chile report having reached 88 percent capacity. Chile’s government said Wednesday it was prolonging a three-week shutdown of the country’s capital Santiago as the COVID-19 death toll reached a new daily record.Health officials said 87 people had died in the previous 24 hours, and nearly 5,000 new infections were recorded.The South American copper-exporting nation has now registered more than 113,000 infections and 1,275 deaths.  Health Minister Jaime Manalich confirmed the government was extending a three-week lockdown of the capital for another week.The city is home to seven million of the country’s 18 million population and produces half its GDP. Manalich said the population’s mobility had only been reduced by 30 percent, because of a large numbers of permits granted to those needed for essential activities.”There are many permits,” the minister said, warning that “for the quarantine to be effective, mobility needs to be reduced by at least 50 percent.” center_img Topics :last_img read more

first_imgArtist’s impression of the Vantage development at Benowa.DOWNSIZING Gold Coasters are the biggest group of buyers at Vantage Gold Coast.The $200 million masterplanned community at Benowa will be home to mostly locals with only five apartments bought by overseas buyers and seven by interstate buyers.The latest buyer breakdown was consistent across the Dusk, Eve and Scape buildings, which represent the first and second stages of the development and are completely sold out.Knight Frank Queensland project marketing head Chris Litfin, said the strength of sales at Vantage were from Gold Coast locals who had an appetite for apartment living.“About 75 per cent of buyers at Vantage are owner-occupiers and most of them are Gold Coasters selling their homes in a rising market and shifting to the Vantage lifestyle,” he said.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North7 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“Buyers are finding they can sell their homes and buy at Vantage, while pocketing the balance to give them a carefree future.Vantage Gold Coast residential apartments in Benowa. Developer Rayjon.“There is also a small handful of investors who have purchased with the intention of downsizing and relocating for their own use in the future.”Litfin said all sales in the completed Dusk and Eve buildings had now settled.“The fact we have had 100 per cent settlements is also testament to the owner-occupier nature of Vantage and demonstrates the quality of the development and the strength of the market on the Gold Coast.”Vantage is adjacent to Benowa Village shopping centre.last_img read more

first_imgRelatedPosts Oscar De La Hoya in sex scandal Pacquiao to fight for WBA welterweight title Retired boxer Oscar “Golden Boy” De La Hoya has revealed plans to stage a comeback to boxing.The 2014 Hall of Fame Inductee, who is currently a top promoter under Golden Boy, is 47 years old. De La Hoya – who boxed successfully during the time when Bill Clinton was president of America to earn the sobriquet “Clinton’s Boy” – last fought in 2008 when he lost to Filipino legend Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao.De La Hoya is reported to have already started training but lightly.The Ring Magazine made the revelation about his comeback where De La Hoya is quoted mentioning his former trainer Floyd Mayweather Senior as the man to hone his skills.Mayweather once trained De La Hoya and they parted ways when Mayweather’s son Floyd was to face De La Hoya in 2007.Floyd won the bout. De La Hoya – whose net worth is estimated around $200 million (R3.5bn) – says he has been staying in shape.“I am sure that I can get there but I actually want to see what Mike Tyson does,” he told Ring Magazine.Tyson has only teased a return into the boxing ring after multiple training videos were released and showed the 54-year-old in extraordinary shape.The former heavyweight world champion has received multiple offers, including an opportunity to face his tormentor Evander “Real Deal” Holyfield for a third time but this time in an exhibition bout.But Tyson – who has not fought since 2005 – has yet to commit. De La Hoya said: “I can still beat anybody I step in the ring with.” A potential all-Mexican battle with Saul “Canelo” Alvarez – the star De La Hoya promotes – would certainly be a blockbuster.But Alvarez – a four-weight world champion – is arguably the best pound-for-pound fighter in the sport today.Perhaps De La Hoya could face 41-year-old Pacquiao again.Tags: Golden BoyManny “Pacman” PacquiaoOscar De La Hoyalast_img read more

first_img(REUTERS) – Australia opener David Warner has fired a salvo ahead of the Ashes against England, likening the series to a “war” and saying the hosts would work up some “hatred” for their opponents to get in the right frame of mind.Warner also said he did not regret comments he made during the first Ashes test at the Gabba in 2013 about England having “scared eyes”, adding that he fully expected more words to be exchanged during the coming series.”As soon as you step on that line it’s war,“ Warner said on ABC Grandstand. ”You try and get into a battle as quick as you can. I try and look in the opposition’s eyes and try and work out ‘how can I dislike this player, how can I get on top of him?’“You have to delve and dig deep into yourself to actually get some hatred about them to actually get up when you’re out there. History is a big part in this and that is what carries us onto the ground.”The five-Test series starts in Brisbane on Nov. 23 and Warner said the battle would begin in earnest on day one of the first encounter at the Gabba.“Four years ago, during that first Test I made some statements in the media and at the time I thought it was a great thing to come out and speak what I said,” he added, in reference to his comments during the last Ashes held in Australia, which the hosts won 5-0.”I have no regrets about that and I think that could have played a little bit of a role in the back of their minds.“At the moment I‘m not going to put any vibes out there or get into a verbal stoush… but come day one when we walk out there, there will definitely be some words exchanged. I think the subtle approach these days is how it is and how it goes.”last_img read more

first_img Published on November 9, 2010 at 12:00 pm Comments In the minds of Bruce Taylor and Eddie Whitley, Virginia Tech’s turnaround began immediately following its second game of the season. The first week for the Hokies could not have gone any worse. Virginia Tech suffered a heartbreaking 33-30 loss to Boise State in the final minutes of a Monday night game on national television. Six days later, the Hokies endured a devastating 21-16 loss to Football Championship Subdivision opponent James Madison on its home turf. The Hokies, which started the season ranked No. 10 in the country, was 0-2 for the first time since 1995. But Whitley, a junior safety, and Taylor, a sophomore linebacker, agreed that though their season hit a low point following that loss to JMU, the turnaround began once the game was done.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text ‘It was different for us, and we just made a stand at that time,’ Whitley said. ‘We were like, ‘Look, it’s not going to happen again. We know we can win games. That’s what we are supposed to do, and we’re going to start doing it.’ And we’ve been doing it.’ Since the disastrous beginning to its season, No. 16 Virginia Tech has rattled off seven straight wins. It is the only Atlantic Coast Conference team with an unblemished conference record and holds a two-game lead in the Coastal Division standings. The Hokies’ (7-2, 5-0) resiliency has been on display, not only in salvaging its season but also in multiple come-from-behind wins throughout the year. ‘I don’t think words can really describe how it’s kind of turned around so dramatically,’ senior tight end Andre Smith said. ‘It’s huge and it’s a great feeling, but again I think we just finally came together, and we’re hitting on all cylinders.’ Though Taylor and Whitley did say the turnaround started after the loss to James Madison, Virginia Tech very easily could have started off the season 0-3. The Saturday after the loss to the Dukes, the Hokies took on East Carolina, a team that upset them in the opening week of the 2008 season. The Pirates held a 10-point lead over Virginia Tech on two separate occasions in the first half, but the Hokies refused to surrender. Virginia Tech stormed back to take the lead for good in the third quarter and pulled away for its first win of the season. But that victory was not the first sign of Virginia Tech’s persistence. Even though the team lost on a last-minute drive, the Hokies went down 17-0 to Boise State in the season opener before taking the lead in the second half. That loss to the Broncos turned out to be the only game in which Virginia Tech couldn’t complete the comeback. At North Carolina State on Oct. 2, Virginia Tech trailed 17-0 early in the second quarter before scoring twice in the last 1:27 of the game to secure a 41-30 win. The Hokies went down 14-0 to Georgia Tech Saturday, but a 90-yard kick return for a score with just more than two minutes left swung the game in Virginia Tech’s favor. And even in its 45-21 romp over Central Michigan, the Hokies went down 7-0 to the Chippewas on the first drive of the game. ‘I think it’s a little weird because in some cases it’s almost like we play better when we’re behind,’ Smith said. ‘I don’t think there’s much panic or anxiety-type feeling. I just think that maybe in some kind of weird way, it just pushes us to play harder.’ And behind this push through the adversity for the Hokies are the senior leaders, such as Smith and quarterback Tyrod Taylor. Taylor said through his four years at Virginia Tech, the upperclassmen have never had a bigger role than they did this year. The two losses to open the season forced them into it. It was their job to bring the team together and get things turned around. And it started immediately after the Hokies’ loss to James Madison. That game may have eliminated their shot at a national championship. But it marked the beginning of the turnaround for Virginia Tech’s season. ‘Now when you look at (the start of the year), it is what it is,’ the linebacker Taylor said. ‘There’s nothing you can do about it now. It’s in the past. You’ve just got to focus on what you’re in control of, and what we’re in control of now is this ACC run.’ Big men on campus QB Brandon Weeden and WR Justin Blackmon No. 12 Oklahoma State Last week: Weeden — 34-of-42, 435 yards, 3 TDs Blackmon — 13 catches, 173 receiving yards, 1 TD, 1 carry, 69 rushing yards, 1 rushing TD Weeden and the Cowboys ripped control of the Big 12 South away from Baylor with their 55-28 domination of the Bears in Stillwater, Okla. Saturday. The quarterback set a school record with 435 yards through the air, and the offense racked up 725 yards of total offense, breaking the school record it had set earlier this season. With star receiver Blackmon back from a one-game suspension, the Cowboys attack was nearly unstoppable, piling up 34 points before Baylor could even get on the scoreboard. Weeden went to his favorite target, Blackmon, from the get-go as the two combined for Oklahoma State’s first touchdown of the day from five yards out. Blackmon finished with 13 catches for 173 yards and that early touchdown and added a 69-yard touchdown run just after halftime. In addition to Weeden’s record for yardage in the game, the quarterback also set the school record with 34 completions on the day. Team of the week No. 3 Texas Christian Last Week’s Result: W, 47-7 at No. 15 Utah Slide over Boise State. There’s a new mid-major taking the lead in the hunt for an at-large BCS berth in the championship game. The Horned Frogs secured their spot as the highest ranked mid-major by demolishing then-No. 5 Utah in Salt Lake City Saturday. Senior quarterback Andy Dalton powered TCU with 355 yards and three touchdowns through the air. The Horned Frogs No. 1-ranked defense also shut down the Utes’ attack, holding Utah scoreless until a meaningless garbage-time touchdown put it on the board in the fourth quarter. By then the Horned Frogs were already up 40. The win puts TCU within striking distance of No. 1 Oregon and No. 2 Auburn in the BCS standings. Should either of those teams lose in the remaining weeks of the regular season, the Horned Frogs will likely become the first non-BCS school to play for the BCS national championship. zjbrown@syr.educenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

first_imgWith Syracuse (1-0) coming off a 33-7 win over Colgate, the Orange begins its conference schedule against No. 13 Louisville (1-0) in the Carrier Dome Friday at 8 p.m. The Cardinals are coming off a 70-14 thumping of Charlotte in which sophomore quarterback Lamar Jackson accounted for eight touchdowns, all of them before halftime.UofL beat writer Steve Jones of the Courier-Journal answers five questions for The Daily Orange about Jackson, Louisville’s preparations for SU and more.The Daily Orange: If there is a most effective way to slow down Lamar Jackson, what is it?Steve Jones: There probably isn’t a real good way because I think it’s true — as has been the storyline since the spring — that he’s an improved passer this year. Not only is Jackson probably the fastest quarterback in the country, I can’t imagine anyone really has a stronger arm. (There is video evidence of him throwing it 100 yards.) He’s gotten pretty accurate, too, and he’s going through his reads and throwing to the tight ends and running backs more than ever before. In short, the guy has gotten really good. That said, I would still think the best way to defend Louisville is to make Jackson beat you with his arm and force him to stay in the pocket. Last year, Florida State, which has a fast defense that was equipped better than most to contain his running, held him to 32 rushing yards on 19 carries even as he had his best passing game of the year (307 yards, three touchdowns), and that was about as well as anyone defended him. There were some games (Auburn, NC State, Kentucky, Texas A&M) he had sub-50 percent completion percentage, but he still killed with his legs. One consideration with Jackson is that you play a tight man-to-man coverage, he can take off running when your DBs have their backs turned. But basically, I’d say keep him in the pocket and make him deliver the ball. That still might get you beat, though.D.O.: What kinds of problems can Louisville’s front seven pose for a Syracuse ground game that struggled against Colgate?AdvertisementThis is placeholder textS.J.: The nose tackle DeAngelo Brown is a load and really experienced guy who doesn’t let too much get through those central gaps. He’s probably one of the best handful of guys at that position in the country. The middle linebacker Keith Kelsey is a first-team All-ACC player who is a sure tackler and is always in the right spot. Lately, UofL has been using safety Josh Harvey-Clemons — a really big, athletic guy at 6-foot-5, 230 — up as a middle linebacker in a dime formation, and the staff thinks he’s gives opponents a matchup problem if you try to block him or catch a pass against him.As for a pass rush, the guys to watch are the Cards’ two outside linebackers/rush ends — Devonte Fields and James Hearns. Fields is an All-America level guy who led the country in average tackles per loss last season, and he really cranked it up in the second half of the year with 18 tackles for loss in the last seven games. Hearns is explosive, too.D.O.: What does Bobby Petrino seem most concerned about heading into Friday when it comes to Syracuse?S.J.: Part of it has been the nature of the most common questions he’s received, but he has mostly talked about needing to get ready for the up-tempo offense, including the semi-controversy over if Syracuse got to snap the ball too quickly against Colgate. It certainly sounds like Louisville is working hard on trying to simulate in practice, with two scout offenses running in and out against the first-team defense and snapping it every 16 seconds. And the Cards would figure to keep using that dime defense to give them the flexibility to match up with a speedy spread offense.The first thing he mentioned about Syracuse’s defense is that the Orange runs a lot of D-line movements and “line games” that will test Louisville’s O-line. Some more complicated stunts and line moves seemed to confuse UofL’s O-line last year, when it was second-to-last in the country in sacks allowed. Last year, Louisville started two true freshman tackles, a redshirt freshman guard and junior-college transfer guard a lot of the time, so it was a really inexperienced group. The staff claims the O-line’s a lot better this year because the guys actually know the plays and concepts. Charlotte probably wasn’t good enough to gauge if UofL actually is better up-front, but, for what it’s worth, Charlotte got no sacks and only one tackle for loss.D.O.: What was most surprising from Louisville’s 70-point onslaught against Charlotte?S.J.: The fact that Jackson got to eight touchdowns (six passing, two rushing) in a half was incredible, but that actually didn’t overly surprise me. He threw for eight touchdowns in basically a half in the spring game, and I thought UofL’s second-team defense (that he faced in the spring game) probably was better than Charlotte’s first-team defense. I would say the amount UofL threw to the running backs really stood out. It just wasn’t a key part of the offense last year. The group combined for 13 catches and zero touchdowns last season. On Thursday, they caught nine passes and three TDs. All those TDs came from Jackson in a pretty short span in the first half. It’s a sign Jackson is checking down, looking for more guys than he ever did last year. If it continues, it would add a big element to the offense.D.O.: The last time Syracuse beat an opponent ranked this high was Louisville in 2012 at home. Is there any way that happens again?S.J.: There’s a chance because Dino Babers’ teams can move the ball and score, but I don’t see it happening. Louisville strikes me as really good, and I’ve been thinking top-12 or top-15 good for a while. (That’s no stretch considering they are literally ranked in the top 15 this week.) Jackson is super athlete, the O-line should be better than last year because the group is more experienced, there are eight wide receivers on the team who were ranked four-star recruits by at least one site, and most of the starters are back from a top-20 defense. And Louisville blew Syracuse out last year when Jackson didn’t even play. The Orange are probably better, and they have a home-field advantage, but Louisville is better, too, so I think the Cards will win pretty handily. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 8, 2016 at 11:24 pm Contact Matt: | @matt_schneidmanlast_img read more

first_imgTHISDAY had in March this year sought to know the federation’s plans to educate its players ahead of multiple international competitions Nigeria will feature in this year when the new rule takes off on June 1. Nigeria will be in action this summer at the Africa Cup of Nations (Super Eagles) in Egypt and the FIFA’s Women’s World Cup in France with the Super Falcons as well as in the Under-20 World Cup in Poland.But yesterday, the NFF through its image-maker, Ademola Olajire confirmed that FIFA had schooled all the participating countries including the Nigerian team on the new rules at the Under-20 World Cup in Poland.“Immediately after the FIFA arrival meeting, traditionally held to welcome participating teams to the FIFA World Cup, FIFA referee instructor Jerome Damon, a South African FIFA badged referee, took the players and officials on the new laws of the game, which would hold sway at the finals,” Olajire, announced yesterday.It is also expected that FIFA and the Confederation of African Football (CAF) will extend similar gesture when the two high profile international football competitions get underway next month in France and Egypt respectively.At its (IFAB) 133rd Annual General Meeting held on March 2nd, 2019 in Aberdeen, Scotland, five major changes to the rules of football were adopted and are expected to come into force from June 1st this year.While some are minor, others are a lot more dramatic. First, there will be no rebounds from penalties, meaning play will stop for a restart if a penalty is saved or hits the post. There will no longer be opportunity of a follow up to score from such rebounds.Henceforth, handballs either voluntarily or involuntarily will no longer be allowed except if the action leads to goal.Also, a substituted player can leave the field anywhere to guard against time wasting by advantaged team.IFAB also ruled that players can now touch the ball in the area after a goalkeeper kicks it out unlike before that players could not touch goal kicks before they exited the box.Finally, coaches will receive cards instead of reprimands. Now, they can be able to be given yellow and red cards just like players.The Flying Eagles and Super Falcons are the first to encounter the new rules starting from tomorrow in the Under-20 tournament in Poland while the Women’s World Cup finals starts in France from 7th June to 7th July. Super Eagles come next at the Africa Cup of Nations final in Egypt scheduled for between 21st June to 19th of July.THISDAY recalls that the then Green Eagles were victims of the ‘ball-in-flight’ rule when it was introduce late 1987.Indomitable Lions of Cameroon were the beneficiary of that rule as the goal they scored was considered legal in the group stage clash against Nigeria in the Nations Cup tournament held in Morocco in 1988.The goal by Roger Milla canceled Late Samuel Okwaraji’s brilliant early lead for Nigeria. The match ended 1-1 a piece.Most local pundits and Nigerian bench felt the team was robbed, that the centre referee judgment was wrong to have allowed that goal to stand.The Nigerian coaches insisted that it should have been ruled an offside. However, the rule was later interpreted to the team to avoid such mistakes in their subsequent games.FIFA has been striving to improve the behavior of players during matches and thus call for changes in the rules.Nigeria first appeared at the FIFA U20 World Cup in 1983 in Mexico, defeating then Soviet Union 1-0, losing 0-3 to Brazil and drawing 0-0 with the Netherlands to crash out at group stage.The Flying Eagles took the bronze medals in 1985 at the expense of hosts, Soviet Union (after penalty shootout) and reached the final in 1989, losing 0-2 to Portugal. Nigeria again reached the final in 2005, but were undone by two penalties taken by Lionel Messi in a 2-1 defeat.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Femi SolajaAs expected, the Flying Eagles of Nigeria will not be caught off guard when the new rules of the game introduced by FIFA take effect from 1st of June.Nigeria is one of the qualified teams for the FIFA Under-20 World Cup that have benefited from the world football governing body’s decision to school all the participating countries in Poland.last_img read more

first_img Submit Altenar: Supporting expansion plans in Denmark and Portugal August 20, 2020 Better Collective Spotlight: How is driving engagement through YouTube July 30, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Related Articles Share EGBA responsible advertising code gains European broadcaster approval July 3, 2020 Betclic has launched its first interactive live streaming event ‘Betclic Game Changer’, seeking to maintain and further expand its Portuguese market profile during lockdown.The bookmaker’s interactive series has been co-developed by Lisbon-based ‘live engagement’ agency New Collective, organisers of Portugal’s popular ‘Revenge of 90s’ youth culture events.The interactive series will debut this weekend, live-streamed across Betclic Portugal’s social media platforms. The two-hour broadcast will be hosted by YouTubers Paulo Silva and André Henriques.In its programme notes, Betclic detailed that its Game Changer show will not focus on wagering, instead choosing to entertain audiences through fun interactive quizzes, competitions, social challenges and interviews with surprise guests.Audiences will be able to participate in the live programme and its competitions by registering at  – the launch of Game Changer, Head of Betclic Portugal Ricardo Domingues said: “In recent weeks our daily focus has been on having ideas that in some way can contribute to people’s entertainment, without having to leave the house, at this difficult time.“We are not focusing on betting due to the social context but in keeping the brand interacting with our customers in a more informal way.”‘Betclic Game Changer’ / Revenge of the 90slast_img read more

first_imgUS basketball player Nykesha Sales is the new player of ‘Mladi Krajišnik’. She was born in 1976, and she’s 183 cm tall. So far, she played for University Connecticut and Connecticut Sun in WNBA.In Europe she played for Brno (Czech Rep.), Lotos Gdynia (Poland), Teo Vilnius (Lithuania), etc.This year, ‘Mladi Krajišnik’ is marking its 50th birthday, and the club won the Cup of RS for 17th time, and they are on the good way of winning the Cup of BiH.last_img