S. Korea says daily coronavirus cases may top 100, driven by imported infections

first_imgMeanwhile, two South Korean military aircraft arrived from Iraq on Friday, carrying 293 workers who were evacuated as cases swelled in that country. At least 89 of the workers were showing symptoms, Kwon said.”We might see more than 100 total daily cases announced at tomorrow’s briefing,” he said. “There is a high possibility we will see a three-digit figure.”As of midnight Thursday, South Korea reported 41 new cases, for a total of 13,979. One more person died, the KCDC reported, putting total virus-related deaths at 298.Widespread testing, intensive contact tracing and tracking apps have enabled South Korea to limit the impact of the coronavirus and it has been held up as a mitigation success story.But health authorities have battled a small but steady number of flare-ups.As the coronavirus spread around the world, a significant number of South Korea’s infections have been found in people arriving from overseas, with nearly 70% of the imported cases South Korean nationals.After a large number of crewmembers of Russian ships tested positive in June, South Korea began an extensive testing program on crews from at least 13 ships. Topics : South Korean health authorities said novel coronavirus infections among people arriving from abroad could drive the number of new cases on Friday to more than 100, the first time since the beginning of April that daily cases hit triple digits.The numbers for Friday will not be announced until Saturday, but Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) deputy director Kwon Jun-wook told a briefing a large number of crewmembers on a Russian ship had tested positive, as had a number of South Korean workers brought home on military flights from Iraq.So far, 32 members of the ship’s crew, along with five people who had been in contact with them, had tested positive, Kwon said.last_img read more

Principles for Responsible Investment hires first head of China

first_imgThe Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) have appointed the investor organisation’s first head of China, Nan Luo.According to the PRI, Luo will work closely with Chinese institutional investors on responsible investment initiatives, including green finance, and continuing to raise awareness of the PRI and its activities.She will also work with a number of external bodies, such as the Asset Management Association of China and the Green Finance Committee, which is chaired by Ma Jun, formerly chief economist of the People’s Bank of China.Luo will be part of the PRI’s global networks and outreach team, and report to that team’s head and co-director, Lorenzo Saa. Luo’s most recent role recent role was with the Department of International Trade at the British Embassy in Beijing, where she was head of institutional infrastructure investment, leading on attracting Chinese capital investment into UK energy and infrastructure activities, with particular focus on renewable energy.Before that she spent five years working in the climate change and energy section of the British Embassy in Beijing, focusing on green finance strategies and policy-oriented projects to address global climate change and support China’s low carbon transition.The PRI’s Saa said: “Obviously, China is of huge strategic importance with considerable institutional investor clout. But in order to maximise our existing relationships in China and to continue building awareness of the importance of ESG issues, we have realised that we need a presence on the ground.“This appointment also aligns to our three-year strategic plan of having a greater presence in Asia.”South Korea, Malaysia and Singapore are priority countries in Asia for the PRI in addition to China.Commenting on her new role, Luo said: “Working with a large global organisation like the PRI will provide a unique opportunity to engage with Chinese asset owners and investment managers on ESG issues and for expanding PRI’s signatory base across China.”Nan Luo will start at the PRI on 9 October and will be based in Beijing.last_img read more

Supporters Club launches awareness campaign against COVID-19

first_img Read Also:COVID-19: NFSC commends FG’s intervention“COVID-19 is real. Please watch carefully. Wash and sanitize your hands. Stay and rest in your home so that you don’t rest in the coffin. Stay healthy,’ he said in the message. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted ContentThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World8 Amazing Movies You Need To Watch On Amazon PrimeBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical8 Best 1980s High Tech GadgetsThe New Lara Croft Will Really Surprise You10 Places On Our Planet Where The Most People LiveWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?Playing Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging In a message to all sports-loving Nigerians, President-General of the supporters club, Dr Rafiu Ladipo, appealed to sports fans to stay indoors and stay safe in a bid to keep themselves in good health throughout the lockdown exercise.Advertisement Worried about the way the dreaded killer diseases called coronavirus has been spreading very fast across the globe, Nigeria Football Supporters Club has kicked off a campaign to tackle it in Nigeria.last_img read more

Zubiri: 2021 start of building Iloilo-Guimaras bridge

first_img“I believe ang Iloilo-Guimaras bridge project may budget na and I think ready na for first phase by 2021,” says Sen. Miguel Zubiri. ILOILO – Traveling from Iloilo to Guimaraswill no longer entail a perilous boat ride that can even lead to tragedy onceinter-island bridge connecting the islands of Panay and Guimaras is completed, Sen.Miguel Zubiri said. Zubiri said this project will pave a way for saferand faster sea transportation in the Visayas region./PN Zubiri was in Iloilo City on Friday for meeting with the mayors in the province. “I believe ang Iloilo-Guimaras may budget na andI think ready na for first phase. So, daw ang silingni Mark (Villar) groundbreaking will be 2021 basta ma-groundbreaker naokey na na. That is on-going project,” dugang ni Zubiri. “Ginhambalan ko nga padayunon na siadidto sa Negros because it makes more sensebecause gamay man lang Guimaras. So, the enterprises and goodsfrom Iloilo and Guimaras ma-deliver na didto,” saidZubiri. Zubiri together with Ilonggo Sen. FranklinDrilon is one of the senators to press for the bridge’s prompt constructionfollowing the tragedy “Ang mga lansa nga ginasakyan sang mga tawofrom Iloilo City to Guimaras province damo-damo gid nagakalamataytungod nga wala sang klaro nga transports system but when there’s abridge those people who died, those people who lost their lives this year willnot loss anymore lives in the future,” said Zubiri. The lawmaker hopes the inter-island bridge that would pass through Panay, Guimaras, and Negroswill materialize as it will provide a road network from one island to anotherin the region. He told reporters that this major (bridge) project can be started by 2021 after Departmentof Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar vowed his assurance. This bridge will link Iloilo to Guimaras toBacolod to Dumaguete to Cebu and Bohol. Zubiri also disclosed his dream project, theone Visayas bridge program, that according to him he started campaigning from 2007to 2013. The Negrense lawmaker described the successivecapsizing of three motorboats on Aug. 3 as enough reason to push the project. Zubiri added that the lack of a bridge connecting theisland of Guimaras has endangered the lives of residents since boat trips areat the mercy of the weather. last_img read more

Kaboul nearing return

first_img Villas-Boas added: “He is going to rest on Friday and next week he is going to come back and train again with the team. “If he doesn’t feel any pain, it can mean he will be match fit in 10 days if it all goes without interruption – 10-15 days. But we have to be careful because it is a very sensitive situation for him.” Kaboul’s return would be a welcome boost for Villas-Boas as he looks to hold on to fourth place during a tricky run-in which also includes games against Manchester City, Chelsea, and Saturday’s trip to Swansea. Villas-Boas’ mission to restore his reputation in England will be complete should he take Spurs back in to the Champions League, but he may end up having to share the limelight in London should another Portuguese manager return to the capital this summer. This week Jose Mourinho hinted that he would love to return to Chelsea, where he won the title twice during a turbulent three-year spell. Although Villas-Boas and Mourinho worked together at Chelsea, Porto and Inter Milan, the two are no longer on speaking terms. That does not mean the Spurs manager would not welcome the return of the ‘Special One’ to England, however. “He is a top coach in the world,” Villas-Boas said. “This league continues to attract the best players in the world, if Jose Mourinho makes it clear he wants to come back it would be excellent for everyone.” Younes Kaboul could make his long-awaited return from injury in Tottenham’s game against Everton next month, manager Andre Villas-Boas has confirmed. Press Associationcenter_img Kaboul was often criticised for his inconsistency when he rejoined Spurs in 2010, but he was the club’s best centre-back last term. The Frenchman missed out on Euro 2012 after suffering a knee injury towards the end of the campaign and the problem flared up again during Villas-Boas’ first match in charge last August. He was expected to be out for four months after undergoing surgery on the knee, but his comeback date has been put back several times as he has struggled to recover. There now appears to be light at the end of the tunnel for the 27-year-old, however, with Villas-Boas saying: “He has trained the last two days 100 per cent with the team.” last_img read more

GSA softball team wins three straight

first_imgBLUE HILL — The George Stevens Academy softball team pulled its record even with three wins this week.GSA (7-7) defeated Sumner (2-10), Dexter (8-5) and even avenged an early-season loss to Ellsworth (9-4).GSA rolled past Sumner on Tuesday with a 35-15 win.On Saturday, GSA edged Dexter 7-6. Mallory Charette hit the winning RBI single in the bottom of the eighth to score Hannah Peasley for the win.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textAlso for GSA, Olivia Stevenson contributed a triple and an RBI while Sophia Steinbarger added a single with two RBIs. Allyson Snow pitched a six-hitter while striking out 11.On Thursday, GSA upset Ellsworth 6-3. Allyson Snow pitched a six-hitter while striking out four to lead GSA.Olivia Stevenson had two singles and drove in four runs to pace GSA. Katrina Limeburner added two doubles and an RBI, and Lily Vox contributed two singles.For Ellsworth, Callie Hammer homered and had two RBIs. Catlin Beal chipped in a double while Leah Stevens and Breanna Cummins each singled.John Bapst 4, Ellsworth 3Callie Hammer had two singles and an RBI, and Shelby Cote doubled for Ellsworth in its loss to John Bapst (6-7) on Tuesday.Also for Ellsworth, Leah Stevens and Katelynn Bagley each had a single, an RBI and scored a run.Bucksport 10, MDI 3Bucksport (12-1) defeated Mount Desert Island (2-12) on Tuesday.Narraguagus 20, Sumner 2Lanie Perry pitched a five-inning no-hitter with 12 strikeouts to lead Narraguagus (14-0) past Sumner on Monday.MDI 5, Caribou 2Lindsey McEachern and Maddie Thornton combined to strike out eight batters to lead MDI past Caribou (3-10) in the second game of Saturday’s double-header. Thornton, Aubrey Boyce and Cassidy Parady each contributed an RBI-double.MDI 13, Caribou 3Mount Desert Island picked up its first win of the season in the first game of a double-header against Caribou on Saturday.MDI scored a season-high 13 runs. Cassidy Parady collected three hits, including two doubles and five RBIs, while Lindsey McEachern struck out 11.Greenville 18, DI-S 2Greenville (11-1) beat Deer Isle-Stonington (1-9) in the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader.Greenville 12, DI-S 2Greenville beat DI-S in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader.Bucksport 14, Searsport 0Katelin Saunders pitched a no-hitter while striking out 13 of 15 batters for Bucksport en route to the win over Searsport (1-11) on Friday.Also for Bucksport, Tyler Dupont led the offensive attack with a homer and a single while driving in three runs. Julia Zavalza and Eliza Hosford each added a double, a single and two RBIs. Makenzie Smith tripled and singled.Ellsworth 26, WA 1Abby Lynch turned in a 4-for-4 performance that included two doubles and six RBIs to lead Ellsworth past Washington Academy (6-6) on Friday.Callie Hammer chipped in with a double, single and five RBIs for Ellsworth to back Kate Whitney, who pitched four perfect innings with eight strikeouts.Old Town 10, MDI 0Avalon Kerley had two singles for MDI en route to the team’s loss to Old Town (9-3) on Thursday.Bangor Christian 13, DI-S 7Natalie Knowlton singled twice for Deer Isle-Stonington while Jessalyn Gove and Lillian Gray each singled and scored a run en route to Wednesday’s loss to Bangor Christian (4-9).Orono 7, Bucksport 6Bucksport built a five-run lead before Orono (9-4) rallied in the fourth inning to hand the Golden Bucks their first loss of the season on Wednesday.last_img read more

Coláiste Dún Iascaigh retain Munster PPS Senior A title

first_imgLast year’s Senior A Champions, Colaiste dun Iascaigh, Cahir took on the Senior B Champions from 2013/2014, Scoil Mhuire, Carrick on Suir. Coláiste Dún Iascaigh Cahir won the Senior A Champions title for the second year in a row. They overcame Scoil Mhuire Carrick on Suir on a scoreline of 4-8 to 2-9.last_img

Rio Olympics: Nigeria to Play Honduras for Football Bronze Medal

first_imgNigeria Under-23 football team’s failure to reach the Rio Olympics Gold medal final after the defeat to Germany last night in Sao Paulo has left the team to compete against Honduras for the consolatory bronze medal match on Saturday.The winner, Germany will now face hosts Brazil in the Gold medal game after the third place match.Against the expectation of Brazilian fans at the stadium yesterday, Germany created the better chances, while African champions Nigeria hardly troubled the opposing defence, who adopted the offside tactic to curtail their offensive threat. The Germans deserved their lead after nine minutes through big defender Lukas Klostermann, who steered home a low cross from the right.But they left it late to double their advantage a minute to full time through substitute Petersen, when he turned in a pass from an acute angle.Nigeria were gifted a big chance by the German goalkeeper Timo Horn to equalize three minutes after the opponents went in front when his poor clearance fell to Sadiq Umar inside the box, but he somehow blocked the effort.In the 20th minute, Nigeria goalkeeper Emmanuel Daniel made a point-blank save off Lars Bender to keep his team in the game.And on half of the hour, Sadiq Umar and then Mikel could not capitalize on another slip by the German defence.But Germany created the better chances in the first half – skipper Meyer saw his shot from outside the box miss target not by much and two minutes later, Davie Selke’s shot from top of the box was firmly held by the Nigeria goalie.In the 42nd minute, Selke failed to get a good touch to another low cross from the right with Troost-Ekong breathing down his neck, before Serge Gnabry failed to make the most of another good chance minutes later.In first half stoppage time, Sadiq Umar put Aminu through on goal, only for a German tackle right inside the box put the ball out for a corner.Germany curtailed the attacking threat of the Africans, who failed to step up their game for all 90 minutes.Earlier in the day, Neymar scored after only 14 seconds – the fastest goal in Olympic football history – as Brazil thrashed Honduras 6-0 to reach the men’s final in Rio.Barcelona forward Neymar dispossessed Johnny Palacios to put the hosts ahead.Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus scored twice, Marquinhos and Luan both netted from close range and Neymar completed the rout with an injury-time penalty.Brazil began their campaign with two goalless draws against South Africa and Iraq and were booed by their own fans after their second match.Nevertheless, they are now only 90 minutes away from winning their first Olympic Games men’s football gold medal after losing in the final in 1984, 1988 and 2012.After Neymar, who played in the 2-1 final loss against Mexico four years ago, gave Brazil an early lead, they never looked like losing.No other Brazilian player had touched the ball when Neymar dispossessed Palacios close to the edge of the penalty area and shot at goal. The ball hit goalkeeper Luis Lopez, who had charged out of his goal to try to smother the shot, and rebounded off Neymar into the net.Jesus, 19, has joined Manchester City in a £27m deal, but will stay with Palmeiras until December, and he twice ran clear of the Honduras defence to score two goals and give Brazil a 3-0 lead after only 35 minutes.Marquinhos added a fourth, blasting home from close-range when unmarked following a corner, before Luan tapped in after substitute Felipe Anderson’s run.Neymar got his second goal of the match with a 92nd-minute penalty after Palacios fouled Luan.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Murphy’s pinch RBI single lifts Rockies past San Diego 4-3

first_img First Published: 30th August, 2020 09:36 IST FOLLOW US Written By Last Updated: 30th August, 2020 09:36 IST Murphy’s Pinch RBI Single Lifts Rockies Past San Diego 4-3 Pinch-hitter Daniel Murphy hit a one-out RBI single in the ninth inning, lifting the Colorado Rockies to a 4-3 win over the San Diego Padres on Saturday night SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVEcenter_img COMMENT LIVE TV Pinch-hitter Daniel Murphy hit a one-out RBI single in the ninth inning, lifting the Colorado Rockies to a 4-3 win over the San Diego Padres on Saturday night.It was the first walkoff win of the season for the Rockies.Trevor Story, Raimel Tapia and Garrett Hampson also hit run-scoring singles for Colorado, which blew a three-run lead in the eighth. Antonio Senzatela got a no-decision after pitching seven scoreless innings.Jake Cronenworth hit a two-run double and Wil Myers had an RBI single during San Diego’s three-run eighth that tied it at 3.Senzatela bounced back from his last outing in which he allowed a career-high four home runs in an 11-3 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. He gave up seven hits, walked one and struck out three.Daniel Bard (2-2) worked a scoreless ninth for the victory. Ryan McMahon started the Colorado ninth with a single up the middle off Craig Stammen (3-2). Hampson walked, and Josh Fuentes hit into a fielder’s choice before Murphy lined sharply to left. It was the sixth career game-ending hit for Murphy.Left-hander Adrian Morejon was a late scratch as San Diego’s starter and he was placed on the 10-day injured list. The team did not specify the reason for the move, and turned to a pitching by committee approach, starting with Michel Baez.Trailing 3-0 going into their half of the eighth after coming up empty against Senzatela, the Padres got to reliever Carlos Estevez to even the score. Fernado Tatis Jr. walked and Manny Machado singled, extending his hitting streak to 11 games, ahead of Croneworth’s two-out, two-run double. Myers followed with a run-scoring single.ARM DEALMoving to bolster their bullpen, the Padres acquired RHP Trevor Rosenthal from Kansas City in exchange for OF Edward Olivares and a player to be named later. Rosenthal, who was the Royals’ closer, had seven with a 3.29 ERA.TRAINER’S ROOMPadres: LHP Drew Pomeranz was reinstated from the 10-day injured list after recovering from a left should strain.Rockies: RHP Chi Chi Gonzalez (right biceps tendinitis) has been reinstated from the 10-day injured list and RHP Ashton Goudeau was optioned to the team’s alternate training site.UP NEXTPadres: Chris Paddock (2-3, 5.15 ERA) is slated to make his first career start at Coors Field.Rockies: RHP Ryan Castellani (1-1, 3.54 ERA), coming off his first career win Monday at Arizona, returns to the mound to make his fifth career start.Image credits: AP Associated Press Television News last_img read more