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first_imgUp from the 304 confirmed cases reported on Tuesday morning, five of the 427 patients were in a critical condition, the ministry said.There have been no reports of coronavirus fatalities in Israel or the Palestinian territories.In the occupied West Bank, Palestinians health officials have confirmed 44 cases. None have been detected in the densely populated Gaza Strip. Topics : Confirmed coronavirus cases in Israel have jumped by 40 percent to 427 in the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday, predicting a steeper rise as mass-testing is implemented.Having urged Israelis to stay home and approved cyber-monitoring of their movements to reduce infection risks, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at least 3,000 coronavirus tests would be conducted daily, including at new drive-through stations.”We will reach a situation in which there are many hundreds of new patients each day, and possibly more,” Moshe Bar Siman-Tov, director-general of the Health Ministry, told Israel’s Army Radio.last_img read more

first_imgChina’s economy contracted 6.8 percent in the first quarter from a year earlier, shrinking for the first time since at least 1992.Producer prices saw their sharpest fall in four years earlier this week, showing weakening industrial demand.Many Chinese factories are grappling with slashed or cancelled overseas orders after reopening as global demand stays tepid.While the country’s exports saw an unexpected rebound in April, driven in part by demand for medical supplies, imports saw a sharper-than-expected dive, signalling weak domestic demand.Manufacturing surveys in April showed a collapse in export orders.China’s central bank said on Sunday that it would step up policy support for the economy, which would include help for small and medium-sized enterprises.Consumption remained weak with retail sales falling 7.5 percent in April, faster than a forecast 7.0 percent decline.Sales tumbled in the first three months of the year as shops, restaurants and other places with crowds closed across the country.Fixed asset investment fell 10.3 percent in January-April, compared with a forecast 10.0 percent fall and a 16.1 percent decline in January-March.Private sector fixed-asset investment, which accounts for 60 percent of total investment, fell 13.3 percent in January-April, compared with an 18.8 percent decline in the first three months of the year.Topics : China’s industrial output rose 3.9 percent in April from a year earlier, data showed on Friday, expanding for the first time this year as the world’s second-largest economy slowly emerged from its coronavirus lockdown.That was faster than the 1.5 percent increase forecast in a Reuters poll on analysts and followed a 1.1 percent fall in March.After months of lockdowns, China is slowly reopening its economy as the coronavirus outbreak on the mainland has come under control. However, it continues to face major challenges in recovery as the pandemic has now swept the globe, affecting other major economies and trading partners.The National Bureau of Statistics said China’s economy was recovering but still faced many challenges as the coronavirus spread globally.Louis Kuijs, Head of Asia Economics at Oxford Economics, expects a global recession will weigh on China’s recovery.“But China’s growth now relies largely on domestic demand,” he said. “We expect the improvement in consumption momentum to continue, albeit from a weak starting point and gradually, while we see investment outperforming consumption, benefiting from more significant policy support.”last_img read more

first_imgBeens Dredging recently put the non-nuclear density meter of Rhosonics into use on their new hopper dredger kb1649 during a project in the Port of Amsterdam.In the port, a certain amount of sludge needed to be removed last month in order to ensure a safe passage for ships.According to the company, the customer wanted a non-nuclear density meter to determine the real-time density of the sludge.“The SDM slurry density meter is a good solution for this measuring task, because of its reliable, stable and real-time measurement results,” the company said. “The SDM contributes to the dredging operation and offers many advantages thanks to its ultrasonic technology.”The SDM contributes to:Determination of the optimal dredging condition;Efficient completion of the dredging session;Reduction of time and money spent on a project;Quicker response to changing process conditions;Less obstruction of the pump.last_img read more

first_imgThe pilot section of the Houtrib Dike will be handed over to Rijkswaterstaat in the spring of 2018, according to the EcoShape.This pilot project, part of the Dutch Flood Protection Program, created a sandy foreshore consisting of a large quantity of sand that is deposited in front of a dike.This body of sand attenuates the waves and therefore eliminates or reduces the impact of the waves on the dike, avoiding the need to strengthen the dike.But before the handover, researchers will carry out one final test where a part of the stable body of sand is removed, reported the EcoShape. The final results of the project will be published in 2018.With intensive measurements of the remaining part of the pilot section, the researchers expect to gain a better understanding of the development of the sand package. With that knowledge, future sandy reinforcements can be designed more accurately.The partnership for the project Hybrid Flood Defense Houtrib Dike consists of Rijkswaterstaat and Ecoshape. Within Ecoshape the following organizations participated: research institutions Deltares and WUR Environmental Research, contractors Boskalis and Van Oord and engineering companies Arcadis, RoyalHaskoningDHV and HKV – Lijn in Water.For more info please visit the project page Houtribdijk!last_img read more

first_imgThe Batesville Lady Bulldogs finished 7th in the Greensburg Invitational on Saturday.Greenfield Central won with a 360. Franklin County 364 Columbus East 378 Hagerstown 398 Indian Creek 398. Greensburg 401. Batesville 404. Triton Central 408. Shelbyville 429. Mooresville 432. Jennings County 440. North Decatur 444. Franklin Central 448. Hagerstown “B”462. Rushville and Oldenburg INC.Batesville’s Emma Weiler shot career best and finished second with a score of 73. Emma played solid golf all day and had a great score just ran into a girl that had a great day and shot one stroke better.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Tom Meyer.The Lady Wildcats were in action on Saturday at the Greensburg Invitational. The team posted a score of 364 and took home a 2nd place finish.The team missed out on a first place trophy by 4 strokes to Greenfield Central. Junior, Gracie Graf, was low for the team with a score of 88 and Senior, Ashlan Hill, posted a personal best score of 95.“Despite some of our players struggling most of the day everyone one was able to post a respectable score. I honestly thought we posted a low enough team score to bring home a win. That’s the way golf goes sometimes. We will keep working to improve our short games and hopefully get in a position to win another invite. I’m very happy with the way the team is performing this early in the season.” Wildcats Coach Marisa Mears.Lady Wildcat Scores. Maggie Brack – 89, Gracie Graf – 88, Camryn Brewer – 92, Taylor McCreary – 101, Ashlan Hill – 95 (PR).last_img read more

first_imgRelatedPosts Bale completes Tottenham return from Real Madrid Tottenham sign £25m Sergio Reguilon Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Paris Saint-Germain have completed the signing of goalkeeper Keylor Navas from Real Madrid on a permanent basis with Alphonse Areola moving in the opposite direction. The Costa Rica international established himself as the Spanish giants’ first-choice goalkeeper after his 2014 arrival from Levante and helped Real to three consecutive Champions League titles between 2016-18. Navas, 32, also has won one La Liga, one Supercopa de Espana, two UEFA Super Cups and three FIFA Club World Cup titles but has since fallen to second in the pecking order behind Thibaut Courtois. He joins PSG as No. 1 ahead of Sergio Rico and fellow summer signing Marcin Bulka — a move that ends years of uncertainty over the goalkeeping hierarchy. Navas, who underwent his medical in Spain, should debut for the French champions at home to Strasbourg in Ligue 1 after the international break. He will also immediately come up against his former employers Madrid in the opening match of PSG’s Champions League Group A campaign at Parc des Princes. Areola, 26, moves to the Bernabeu on a one-year loan deal with no option to purchase.Tags: Alphonse Areolacosta ricaKeylor NavasLa LigaMarcin BulkaParis Saint-GermainReal MadridSupercopa de EspanaThibaut CourtoisUEFA Super Cuplast_img read more

first_imgRelatedPosts Germany still winless in UEFA Nations League after drawing with Switzerland Blatter faces probe in Switzerland Blatter urges FIFA to suspend Infantino Switzerland revived their hopes of qualifying directly for Euro 2020 with a nervous 2-0 win in rain-soaked Geneva on Tuesday which threw their group wide open.In the process they denied their opponents Ireland the chance to book their place early.Ireland would have qualified with a win but that never looked likely from the moment that Haris Seferovic gave Switzerland a 16th-minute lead.Ireland had a let-off when Ricardo Rodriguez saw a second-half penalty saved before an own goal by Shane Duffy in stoppage time ensured three points for the hosts.Ireland and Denmark top Group D on 12 points apiece with the Swiss one behind.However, Ireland have only one match left, at home to Denmark, while the Danes and Swiss still have two each to play.Switzerland have a much easier run-in as they host Georgia and visit Gibraltar in their final games.Switzerland took early control and Seferovic picked up a loose ball outside the penalty area and scored with a snapshot beyond Darren Randolph to put them ahead.Ireland had to wait 42 minutes for their first effort on target, a Duffy header from a corner which went straight to keeper Yann Sommer.Seferovic fired wildly over from a good position before halftime and, as the hosts became edgy, Ireland enjoyed a long period of pressure early in the second half.After Randolph turned a Fabian Schaer header onto the post, Switzerland won a penalty when Seamus Coleman blocked Breel Embolo’s shot with his hand and was sent off for a second bookable offence.Yet Rodriguez’s weak penalty from a stuttering run up was pushed onto the post by Randolph.Switzerland finally settled matters with the last kick of the game courtesy of Duffy, who slid Edimilson Fernandes’ shot into his own net.Georgia, who cannot qualify from the group, won 3-2 away to Gibraltar in the other game.Giorgi Kharaishvili and Jaba Kankava put Georgia 2-0 ahead after 21 minutes.But Gibraltar, still without a point, hit back to equalise through Lee Casciaro and Roy Chipolina in an eight-minute spell in the second half.It was all in vain, however, as Giorgi Kvilitaia grabbed Georgia’s winner six minutes from fulltime.Reuters/NAN.Tags: Euro 2020IrelandSwitzerlandlast_img read more

first_imgWith Trevon Hughes in foul trouble, sophomore guard Jordan Taylor helped UW upset Purdue at home.[/media-credit]Coming off a tough loss at No. 11 Michigan State earlier in the week, Wisconsin needed a big win over No. 4 Purdue to salvage a split in its first two games against the Big Ten favorites. With an upset over No. 5 Duke already on their r?sum?, the Badgers knew a second win over a top-five team at the Kohl Center was not out of the question.Still, most fans and members of the media would tell you they weren’t entirely convinced that Wisconsin could beat Purdue. Not with the way the Badgers had played in their loss at MSU and not with the way the Boilermakers had been playing to start the season.They were undefeated, after all.Plus, after senior point guard Trevon Hughes went to the bench with two fouls just over six minutes in, the Badgers’ chances of victory began to look bleak. Could UW really contend with the nation’s fourth-best team with its star point guard riding the bench? But with his team up 10-6, sophomore guard Jordan Taylor stepped in for Hughes, and the Badgers didn’t miss a beat. Taylor’s play, especially in the first half, was the key to the game, according to Purdue head coach Matt Painter.“Taylor was the difference in the game,” Painter said. “Any time you can bring somebody off the bench and get 23 points on 11 shots, that’s pretty impressive.”Still, Hughes and fellow senior guard Jason Bohannon didn’t play too poorly either. Hughes scored 14 points in the game, nine of which came in the second half, on a night when he couldn’t miss — 3-for-3 from the floor, 2-for-2 from 3-point range and 6-for-6 at the line. Bohannon added 20 points of his own, which gave the UW guards a total of 57 points on the afternoon, or nearly 80 percent of the Badgers’ offensive output.Wisconsin led 8-0 to open the game, and the energy in the building never let up over the next 37:36. UW lost its momentum and trailed by as many as four points in the first half, but rallied back and caught fire before holding its largest lead of 14 points just over five minutes into the second half.Junior forwards Keaton Nankivil and Jon Leuer — who fractured a bone in his wrist during the game but played through it — combined to go 3-for-20 from the field, scoring six points combined. Wisconsin’s other starter, Tim Jarmusz, did not score in the game.Taylor scored 13 of his 23 points in the first half, playing 17 minutes while Hughes had to sit after just six. Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan agreed with Painter about Taylor, whose efforts kept them in the ball game at a very crucial moment.“That could have been a 10-15 point half in their favor,” Ryan said. “You tell me how it was that score at halftime? My answer would be because of Jordan Taylor.”It was the high point of the season for the Badgers, and the win put them in the conversation for the Big Ten regular season crown.last_img read more

first_imgOlawale Ajimotokan and Udora Orizu in AbujaThe International Olympic Committee, (IOC) President, Dr. Thomas Bach has tasked the students of Aduvie International School Abuja to imbibe the core Olympic values, saying that their future lies with it.The former Olympic fencing gold medalist and world champion said this while giving his remarks during his visit to the NOC partner school on Thursday. Thomas Bach He said, “After all I have seen, I can confirm that the children of Aduvie International School have a great future. They are enjoying an excellent education enriched with Olympic values. I wish to advise you that your future lies with imbibing Olympic values which are excellence, respect and friendship.”“I urge you to always give your best in whatever you are doing. Learn to respect yourselves and others. Respect the rules because we cannot live together if you don’t respect the rules. Friendship is another value. Always consider that we are all equal and show friendship to everyone. Winning does not make you superior to anybody else, respect others.”The IOC President also awarded the school an Olympic medal designating it an olympic schoolBach who was accompanied to the school by Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, Olympians, national athlete, IOC scholarship recipients and 54 presidents of the Association of National Olympic Commitees (ANOCA) unveiled the foundation stone for the construction of Olympic rings and an additional 200-seating capacity sports pavilion for the students.In his welcome address, the Head of School, Mr Olusoji Abiodun restated the school’s commitment to sports development in the country.Abiodun noted that education will remain incomplete without physical training and exercise.He stressed that physical education and sports play an important role in school life and helps to improve behaviour, health, retention, develop social skills and in turn, have a positive influence on academic performance.“I also commend the President of Nigeria Olympic Committee, NOC, President of the IOC and all their officials for the great work they are doing in Nigeria and all over the world to promote sports and games.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

first_imgThe Ghana Football Association has warned betting companies to desist from providing odds for matches in the Ghana Premier League without authorisation.With the new season already two weeks in, there has been a clamour from fans for the option to bet on local league games this season.Betting on sports is generally a lucrative business in this country, with even the most obscure leagues and sports getting lots of attention because of potentially favourable odds.However, some betting companies are looking at jumping on the buzz for the local league to make bucks without securing the necessary authorisation.In light of this, the GFA issued a statement warning the companies against offering odds on the games without permission.“The GFA said that so far, no company was allowed to allow bets to be placed on any games in the league. The GFA has not authorised any betting company to place betting on the Premier League or any of its products. The GFA, in exercising its exclusive right as the owner, organiser, controller and manager of the Ghana Premier League, wishes to caution all betting companies to desist from placing odds on Ghana Premier League matches without the necessary authorisation from the GFA.“The GFA seriously frowns on such flagrant violation of the marketing and commercial rights of the Ghana Premier League, and will not countenance any ambush marketing on its product.”The GFA threatened to take legal action against any companies that flouted their directive.It added that it has directed its lawyers to start proceedings against companies that offered betting options on the opening weekend’s GHPL games.“By this statement, we strongly warn all betting companies to stop placing bets on the Ghana Premier League or any GFA product without authorisation from the GFA; failing which the Association will take legal action against them without further notice.The GFA hereby also wishes to alert the national regulator, the Gaming Commission of Ghana of the illegal activities of their licenced betting companies against the GFA and its members.”last_img read more