South Korea coronavirus cases rise steadily

first_imgSouth Korea announced on Sunday that all overseas arrivals will have to undergo two weeks of mandatory quarantine starting on April 1.Moon is expected to announce details of support for households later on Monday. He has already doubled a planned rescue package for companies to 100 trillion won ($81.6 billion).Topics : South Korea reported 78 new coronavirus cases on Monday, keeping the rate of infections fairly steady, as President Moon Jae-in held an emergency meeting with economic policymakers to discuss financial support for the public.The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said the national tally stood at 9,661, while the death toll rose by 6 to 158. It added that 195 more people had recovered from the virus for a total of 5,228.The daily number of new infections in South Korea has been hovering around 100 or less for the past three weeks, but authorities have tightened border checks as small outbreaks continued to emerge and the number of imported cases rose. At least 13 of the latest cases were overseas travellers, KCDC data showed.last_img read more

Ian Wright tells Unai Emery to ditch diamond and start four key Arsenal men vs Spurs

first_imgIan Wright tells Unai Emery to ditch midfield diamond and play attacking Arsenal line-up against Spurs Comment Advertisement Wright is desperate to see Lacazette, Aubameyang and Pepe together (Picture: Getty)Speaking on his YouTube channel, Wright explained: ‘A lot of people have talked about what I said about the diamond, and how I thought it gave Liverpool the impetus, and that’s just my opinion. I thought it surrendered possession to a team that work very well in those areas of the field.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Whatever we say, our two chances that were made, apart from the goal Torreira scored, were when we had [Alexandre] Lacazette, [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang, [Nicolas] Pepe and Torreira on the pitch. We made a goal, it might have been a consolation but…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 City‘You just want your best players on the pitch. And I just feel that, yes their goals were two mistakes, Henderson and the goalkeeper, but I just thought that, with the way we started the season, we could have been a little more “let’s big up our chests”, “let’s go up there and show what we’re capable of”.‘Now people are saying, “yeah but we lost because Wenger done that” but I think this team is better than the one Wenger ended up with, and I think we’ve got better offensive players. The former Gunners striker felt Emery played into Liverpool’s hands last time out (Picture: Getty)Ian Wright wants Unai Emery to ditch his midfield diamond experiment for the north London derby and switch to the 4-3-3 formation that Arsenal finished their defeat to Liverpool in.The Gunners’ 100% start to the season ended at Anfield last time out in a 3-1 defeat and Wright was scathing in his assessment of how Arsenal approached the match, saying he was ‘baffled’ by the decision to play with a diamond.When Tottenham visit the Emirates on Sunday he wants to see Arsenal’s dangerous front three unleashed from the off for the first time, with Anfield goalscorer Lucas Torreira also in the side.center_img Wright feels Emery’s attack is good enough to take on any team (Picture: Getty)‘I just wanted to see that. Maybe Unai is doing it for the future, in respect of the system, and maybe it might work better against teams who are not as good as Liverpool in those areas.‘It was a game that I thought would be tough for us, but I wanted to show them what we’ve got. We’d gone into two games, won two games, we had good momentum, and it kind of seemed to dampen it down a little bit. But nothing better than the derby to bounce back. I genuinely believe we are going to win.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 30 Aug 2019 9:44 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.3kShareslast_img read more

National’s contenders on marijuana

first_imgThe Wireless 22 February 2018Family First Comment: Good. Opposition to recreational dope from all candidates www.saynopetodope.nzWHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS REGARDING THE DECRIMINALISATION OF MEDICINAL AND RECREATIONAL CANNABIS?AMY ADAMSI’m really concerned about the incredibly damaging impact of drugs in our community, so I would be cautious. In saying that, I want people in chronic pain or suffering from terminal illness to get all the support they need. I would not support anything that seeks to makes drugs freely available.JUDITH COLLINSI’m not at all opposed to this. If we can have medicinal opioids that can be prescribed, why can’t we have medicinal cannabis? Misused, it can have negative effects, but there’s no doubt there are times it can be of use. But it’s not something that should be treated in a recreational way.SIMON BRIDGESIn principle, I’m in favour of medicinal cannabis. Where the law is not working, we should fix it. I’m much more reluctant when it comes to recreational use. It’s not that I’m a prude about this issue, I’m worried about the impact on people with mental health issues, I worry about regional communities, and in terms of recreational use, it’s not an absolute “no”, I just think we need a very considered conversation first.MARK MITCHELLI’d like to see medicinal cannabis made available, as long as it’s carefully regulated. I’m against recreational decriminalisation as there are a lot of countries that have gone down that track and have run into some social problems.STEVEN JOYCEI’m supportive of providing more medicinal cannabis to those in pain. I’m not supportive of broader decriminalisation because I think we already have enough vices in this world.READ MORE: read more

Abraham hits hat-trick as Chelsea overrun Wolves

first_imgRelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Arsenal, Wolves want Michael Olise In-form Chelsea striker, Tammy Abraham, scored a superb hat-trick as they beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 5-2 in their Premier League clash on Saturday. Visiting Chelsea thus spoiled the home side’s celebration of the 130th anniversary of their Molineux Stadium. The game bursted into life just past the half-hour mark when Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori’s dipping drive from outside the box wrong-footed Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio and flew into the net. Abraham then struck his first goal three minutes later, making the most of the advantage granted by referee Graham Scott to take a touch and swivel before firing home. He headed a second before halftime to send his side into the break 3-0 up. The Chelsea academy product, who has spent spells on loan at Bristol City, Swansea City and Aston Villa, completed his hat-trick 11 minutes into the second half before limping off. He was replaced by Michy Batshuayi in the 77th minute. Wolves pulled a goal back in the 69th when Romain Saiss’s header went in off Abraham for an own goal and striker Patrick Cutrone bundled home another in the 85th. But Mason Mount fired home Chelsea’s fifth to complete the rout five minutes after Cutrone’s goal. Chelsea, who host Liverpool next week, are up to sixth on eight points while Wolves, who visit Crystal Palace looking for their first win of the season, are 19th on three points. Reuters/NAN.Tags: ChelseaFikayo TomoriPremier LeagueRui PatricioWolverhampton Wandererslast_img read more

New Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce keen not to dwell on Newcastle past

first_img As chance would have it, his second game at the helm will be against the Magpies, just as it was for each of his three predecessors, who all tasted victory, although the former West Ham boss insists the pain of his exit from St James’ Park no longer hurts. Allardyce said: “No, no. Newcastle is in the past, it’s all over. I’m a man for the future, not to dwell on the past. It happened. “Like I said at the time, I thought it was the right club at the wrong time for me and that was it. It was a decision made and you move forward. “Since then, I have done pretty well since I have moved on, and now I am back up in the north-east to try to make Sunderland the best I possibly can. “I want to be more successful than I have been in the past, that’s for sure, and I want to stay a bit longer!” Allardyce spent his first day at the club’s Academy of Light training headquarters on Monday working with those players not away on international duty after agreeing to spearhead yet another new start for a club which have won none of their first eight league games and has collected just three points in the process. It is a challenge he admits he will not complete overnight, but one he is confident he can pull off. Allardyce said: “It’s a big challenge. Even at this early stage of the season, it’s clear that we are in trouble. Sam Allardyce returned to the Barclays Premier League looking to the future rather than the past as he launched his bid to drag Sunderland out of the mire. Press Association “The opportunity to have the next 30 games is probably as important as anything else to try to get us out of that trouble, and it could take the vast majority of that to get safe on the basis that it takes such a long time to catch up. “When you have a bad start to the season, historically you know that when you look at how everybody else has struggled over the seasons. “In particular, the club has had to wait itself three times to avoid relegation based on the last four or five games. My job is to hopefully not get to that stage, not get into that panic and fear zone where there are only a few games left and if you don’t win football matches, you get relegated.” Allardyce, who confirmed talks with a potential number two are progressing, but refused to name names, admitted the chance to return to the Premier League almost five months after his departure from Upton Park was simply too good to resist. He said: “It’s almost an addiction and you have got to get back in when you feel the time is right. If I was going to get back in, I really wanted to get back in at Premier League level.” The 60-year-old was presented to the media on Tuesday four days after accepting chairman Ellis Short’s plea to launch the latest rescue mission at a club which have spent much of the last three seasons or so flirting with relegation from the Premier League. In the process, Allardyce walked back into the north-east, where he served briefly as both a player and a coach on Wearside and famously endured an ill-fated spell as manager at Newcastle before a parting of the ways with controversial owner Mike Ashley after just eight months in charge. last_img read more

GFF to use St Martin’s tournament as preparation for CONCACAF’s U-15 Championship

first_imgWITH Guyana set to compete at the August 13-19 Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) U-15 tournament at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, the Guyana Football Federation’s (GFF) Technical Director Ian Greenwood believes the ‘SOUALIGA’ Tournament in St Martin will provide the perfect test for the Junior Golden Jaguars.Guyana kicked off their participation in the 10-team tournament yesterday against Haiti and will hope to be in the final on Sunday June 4.The team was selected from the from the GFF-Scotiabank Academy Training Centres (ATC) – East Coast (4); East Bank (1); Georgetown (5); Rupununi (3); Bartica (1); Berbice (1) and one player from Region 1.Greenwood explained, prior to the team’s departure, that while the tournament in St Martin will serve as preparation for the CONCACAF U-15 tournament, the long-term goal is to enable the development of the players for the senior men’s national team in five years’ time.Additionally, the Englishman said “engaging in consistent international tournaments and fixtures are vital as we look to instil the national playing philosophy into the players as part of their long-term player development.Tournaments such as these are also being used as development tools for our coaches too as we look to implement the GFF National Coaching Philosophy.”Following their creditable showing at the previous international fixture in French Guiana in December 2016, Greenwood is looking for an improvement on the team’s performances and tactical understanding of the game in St Martin.According to Greenwood, “the U-15s know that with the launch of the ATCs, we are consistently looking to improve and develop the playing squad on a national basis so they will need to be positive, express themselves and wear the badge with pride at all times.”The squad, which was drawn from 25 players who were encamped from the May 28-31 in New Amsterdam, is headed by Bryan Joseph.Guyana will next play the USVI and the BVI today and the results from those two matches, coupled with yesterday’s fixture against Haiti will determine the visitors’ position for tomorrow.last_img read more

Yelin announces Syracuse volleyball’s 2 new signees in recruiting class

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 19, 2014 at 7:47 pm Contact Chris: | @ChrisLibonati Syracuse has signed two high school seniors to national letters of intent, head coach Leonid Yelin announced via two SU Athletics press releases Wednesday.Middle blocker Santita Ebangwese and setter Annie Bozzo are the only members of the SU’s recruiting class of 2015.Yelin has expressed his desire to lock up local prospects and landed one in Ebangwese. A Rochester, New York native, Ebangwese was named an Under Armour All-American. At Pittsford Sutherland high school, Ebangwese is a three-time volleyball state champion, according to SU Athletics.Bozzo has been recruited as both a setter and a hitter at Shaler Area High School near Pittsburgh. She will graduate early to attend SU in the spring.“She’s a very good athlete,” Yelin said in a video posted on, “a good student, it’s kind of what we call a package deal.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Commentslast_img read more

Badgers planning to mix things up for spring game

first_imgPlaying the first lines against one another, Bret Bielema hopes to get a better idea of how his squad is progressing through the spring.[/media-credit]Get ready for change: Wisconsin football is mixing things up this year.With the annual spring game Saturday, head coach Bret Bielema revealed at his Monday press conference he will pit the first-string offense against thefirst-string defense in this year’s spring game.“One of the changes that we’re going to make this year to the spring game, kind of spice it up a little bit and give a true assessment ofwhere we’re at, I’m going to play ones against ones, first team against firstteam,” Bielema said. “Put our number one offense out there against our numberone defense and let guys compete and it’ll be a cleaner game and really give usan understanding of where we’re at.”In recent years, the Cardinal squad consisted of starters and key reserves, while the remainder of the team played for White. Bielema hopes switching things up and playing the ones against the ones will help make the game more competitive and bring out thebest in his players.Not only does the matchup figure to result in a more competitive game, but it also likely will change the mentality of the players before fall season and give UW a better idea of what it’s capable of.“Ever since I’ve been here we go ones/ones the entire spring,” Bielema said. “If I’m an established player … and know I’m goingagainst twos, it’s not as competitive as we want it to be. I’d like onesworking with ones, against ones, to get a realistic picture of what can happen.”Not only do the Badgers want to get a sense of what they’re capable of, but they also want to give the fans a taste of what next year might hold.“That’ll be a little bit of a different twist and give us a better-quality game and give fans an outlook on one of the better teams in theleague competing out there, one of the best offenses, one of the best defensesin our conference going head-to-head,” Bielema said.For the first time, the spring game will charge for admission. The proceeds from the $5 ticket sales will go to the School of Nursing’s campaign for a new building.Budmayr continues to growWith Scott Tolzien moving onto new – and potentially bigger pursuits – redshirt sophomore Jon Budmayr has been chosen to step inbehind center to lead the Badgers offense Saturday.Through spring practice, Bielema has liked what he’s seen so far.“[Budmayr] has continued to get better every week,” Bielema said. “I really like some of the things he’s doing, being really sound with thefootball, making good decisions. He’s been taking snaps from three different centers allspring. Not only a young group of receivers, but the timing, the patterns andstuff are really inconsistent and that can mess with a quarterback as much asanything. He’s been good, and with a pretty good defensive line coming down histhroat, too.”Lines shaping upWith holes to fill on both offense and defense, players are shifting around and attempting to find comfort in new positions.On the offensive line, redshirt junior Ricky Wagner has transitioned into right tackle and redshirt sophomore Travis Frederick hasmoved inside, as well.“[Wagner has] been pretty seamless in that,” Bielema said. “It’s a totally different feel for him, but he adapted pretty quickly.[Frederick], he’s one of the smartest kids on our team, one of the strongestkids on our team, but he just didn’t play competitive football last year. It’sbeen fun to watch him get in the mix.“The thing that’s really nice that’s happening for us inside offensively, as well as on the flip side on defense,we’ve got some great competition against each other, which will make them thatmuch better.”With good competition on both sides of the ball, Bielema is also seeing more aggressive football out of his defensive line.With some more experience, the D-line is gaining confidence and is becoming more forceful on the field.“The one defensive line in particular [is] a little more confident and aggressive than they were a year ago,” Bielema said. “I think wehave aggressively blitzed a little bit more this spring than we ever havebefore.”Borland can’t stay stillAfter missing the majority of last season, linebacker Chris Borland is still taking it easy and rehabbing his shoulder. However, that hasn’t kept him off the field.Acting almost as if he were a coach on the sidelines, Borland has been studying schemes and film throughout spring while alsohelping out where he can. After playing outside linebacker his first two years at UW, Borland will be moving to the middle linebacker spot vacated by the graduated Culmer St. Jean.“He does a great job out at practice, he’s like another coach out there,” Bielema said. “He’s always got a script and communicatingwhat the calls are. Every time I turn around he’s up there watching film, doinga nice job. Chris is one of those active guys.”“I doubt he’s ever in his room. He missed a class and we found out he missed it cause he was part of thedemonstrations down there on campus. He’s just one of those active kids.”last_img read more

FC Basel shock Liverpool

first_imgLiverpool’s hopes of making the Champions League knockout stages were dented as they succumbed to a 1-0 Group B defeat at Basel.Raheem Sterling and Mario Balotelli both had goals ruled out for offside, but Liverpool rarely threatened.Instead the visitors’ defensive problems were exposed as Martin Skrtel headed towards his own goal and Marco Streller swept home the loose ball.Steven Gerrard came close to a late leveller, but his free-kick was saved.While Liverpool roused themselves to apply some concerted pressure in the final five minutes, it was not enough to merit an equaliser that would have denied the hosts victory.Champions League Group B table PlayedWonDrawnLostGDPointsReal Madrid 22005 6Basel210 1-33Liverpool2 10103 Ludogorets2002 -20Instead manager Brendan Rodgers returns to Merseyside without a point and with more concerns over the disjointed attack and dysfunctional defence that have undermined the start of their Premier League campaign.Basel themselves looked vulnerable when they were beaten 5-1 by Real Madrid in their Group B opener, and they were cut open inside five minutes by the Reds.However Sterling strayed carelessly offside before turning in Lazar Markovic’s cross, and Liverpool struggled to create a chance of similar quality for the rest of the match.Instead full-backs Jose Enrique, preferred at left-back to Alberto Moreno, and Javi Manquillo were frequently exposed as their team were penned back.Geoffroy Serey Die, exploiting space on Enrique’s flank, came closest to scoring in the first half, slamming a shot into Simon Mignolet’s shins.While Liverpool looked vulnerable out wide in the first half, it was their deficiencies in the centre of defence that were exposed by the Swiss side’s goal.Martin Skrtel, more concerned with grappling with his man, inadvertently headed the ball against Dejan Lovren and, while Mignolet got down sharply to prevent an own goal, the goalkeeper succeeded only in palming the ball into Streller’s path for a simple finish.Without the injured Daniel Sturridge and the departed Luis Suarez, Liverpool were stripped of the interplay and invention of last season and struggled for a response.Only Mario Balotelli’s long-range free-kick, blocked by goalkeeper Tomas Vaclík’s shoulder, and Sterling’s clumsy mis-control when clean through gave the home crowd cause for concern.With back-to-back meetings against holders Real Madrid to follow in Group B, Liverpool will need a vast improvement to progress to the knockout stages.And they will certainly need to play better to ensure a return to the competition next season.last_img read more

Angels select Louisville pitcher Reid Detmers with 1st-round draft pick

first_img Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter “His curveball is a separator for him,” Swanson said.“His pitches, the way he uses his pitches, they build upon themselves. He has such a natural feel for pitching, the moxie – the sum of the parts is greater than the whole. How much swing and miss he gets on fastballs up and down, in and out, it’s just a lot when you can see it.”Swanson personally scouted Detmers’ final collegiate game at Wake Forest on March 6. The weather was bad, Swanson said – “40 degrees, one of those nights where the flags were standing up” – and he was awed by Detmers’ competitiveness.“There was a sequence where he got hit on a line drive comebacker, stayed in the game, struck out the side to get out of it,” Swanson said.Last year, Detmers pitched for the U.S. National team following his sophomore season at Louisville. In his last full college season, Detmers set the Cardinals’ single-season strikeout record with 167, and tied the program record for wins with 13. Swanson said the Angels scouted Detmers often in 2019, and as a high schooler in Chatham, Illinois.The Angels have been allotted $6.4 million to spend on their five picks in this year’s draft. The assigned bonus value for the number-10 pick is $4,739,900.Detmers had been drafted once before, when the Braves selected him in the 32nd round of the 2017 draft out of high school. His father, Kris, was a minor-league pitcher in the Cardinals’ organization from 1994-99.The younger Detmers called his father a “huge influence” on his career. He wasn’t allowed to throw a curveball until his freshman year of high school, but it quickly became his signature pitch.“It’s always had that shape,” Reid Detmers said. “I’ve always had a good feel for it.”Coincidentally, Detmers was part of the same Louisville recruiting class as outfielder Jo Adell, who is now the top prospect in the Angels’ organization. While developing outfielders hasn’t been an issue for the Angels recently, developing starting pitching has. That could allow Detmers to stand out in a relatively thin minor league system.Keanan Lamb, the Senior MLB Draft Writer for Baseball Prospectus, said “the command for both (his) fastball and curveball are advanced, just needing a little extra work on the changeup to help his overall starter profile. Assuming the transition from college to the pros goes smoothly, he could move reasonably quickly in the Angels’ system that desperately could use starting pitching.”Related Articles Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone It’s usually a safe bet that any player chosen in the Major League Baseball draft, even a first-round pick, will not make his major league debut until the following season at the earliest.Not so in 2020.The Angels chose Louisville pitcher Reid Detmers with their first-round pick Wednesday. He’s the first pitcher the Angels have chosen with their top draft pick since Sean Newcomb in 2014. The last time they drafted a pitcher higher than 10th overall was 1993, when they chose left-hander Brian Anderson with the number-3 pick.The scouting report on Detmers – and the uncertainty around MLB roster sizes this season – predict he could arrive sooner rather than later. “I think I’m ready, but that’s not up to me,” Detmers said on a conference call from Louisville. “That’s up to the organization. I’m going to follow their guidelines. Hopefully I can get that call soon. I’m going to do everything to the best of my ability.”It’s a good year to be a fast-moving minor leaguer. The coronavirus wiped out the minor league schedule, but commissioner Rob Manfred told MLB Network on Wednesday “we’re going to play baseball in 2020, 100 percent.”Once the season begins, teams might need more players than a 40-man roster allows. That invites the strong possibility that teams will be allowed a “reserve list” of non-roster players who could join the major league club later in the season. Could Detmers be a candidate?“We look at him as someone who could be really close, and have an impact in short order,” said Matt Swanson, the Angels’ director of amateur scouting. “One thing I’ve learned: the player is going to let you know when that is.”Detmers, who turns 21 in July, made four starts in his junior season. He was 3-0 with a 1.23 earned-run average when the NCAA postponed games due to the novel coronavirus. Detmers struck out 48 batters in 22 innings, though he is not a power pitcher in the mold of Newcomb and many other first-round selections. His fastball sits in the low- to mid-90-mph range, and his aptitude for location is considered advanced.last_img read more