The number of suspected and confirmed deaths from coronavirus in Britain has passed the grim milestone of 50,000, the government said on Tuesday.Business Secretary Alok Sharma cited analysis from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), which said 50,107 people had died in the outbreak.The ONS assessed all deaths where COVID-19 was mentioned or suspected on the death certificate up to May 29. Officially, the government only counts the deaths of those who had tested positive for COVID-19. That figure rose to 40,883 on Tuesday, up 286 on Monday.On either measure, the toll is Europe’s worst and the second highest in the world behind the United States, although each country has different reporting methods and lag times. The ONS data also showed that deaths in England and Wales exceeded the average of the last five years by 57,961 in the 10-week period since the outbreak took hold in March.Despite the figures, Sharma said infection and death rates are falling, and the UK lockdown, which has been in force since March, could be eased further. Sharma said that all non-essential shops in England could re-open from June 15, as long as they comply with health and safety guidelines.”This is the latest step in the careful restarting of our economy and will enable high streets up and down the country to spring back to life,” said Sharma.He added that the two-meter social distancing rule in place in the UK would remain when shops re-open, despite speculation it might be relaxed.But he ruled out re-opening pubs and restaurants until July 4 at the earliest.The government is also expected to announce on Wednesday that zoos and safari parks will re-open as part of a gradual easing of the lockdown rules.The announcement was expected to be formerly made by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.A Downing Street official said: “This is by necessity a careful process, but we hope the reopening of safari parks and zoos will help provide families with more options to spend time outdoors, while supporting the industry caring for these incredible animals.” Topics :
Leno says David de Gea has ‘unbelievable reflexes and reactions’ (Picture: Getty)‘Ederson’s also very good with his feet and De Gea has unbelievable reflexes and reactions.‘When I watch the games – and I like watching the games – I always study them. I don’t want to copy them, though, it’s only to see how they play.‘We’re all different to each other, so it’s just about finding our own style.’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 CityLeno believes Brazil international Alisson, who helped Liverpool win the Champions League last season and dominate the 2019-20 Premier League campaign, is the stand-out goalkeeper in England.‘For me it’s clear, it’s Alisson,’ Leno said previously. ‘He’s good at everything and his stats are also very good.‘He’s played a number of big games for Liverpool and for me it’s clear that he’s the best goalkeeper at the moment.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Michael Owen names the THREE best strikers in Premier League historyMORE: Dani Ceballos aiming for Real Madrid stay after Arsenal loan ends Advertisement Arsenal star Bernd Leno hails Alisson, David de Gea and Ederson as he reveals he ‘studies’ his Premier League rivals Bernd Leno has impressed at Arsenal since signing from Bayer Leverkusen in 2018 (Picture: Getty)Arsenal star Bernd Leno has revealed he regularly ‘studies’ his rival Premier League goalkeepers, reserving special praise for Alisson, Ederson and David de Gea.Leno has impressed at the Emirates since signing from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer of 2018.But the German shot-stopper insists he is still striving to improve and ‘studies’ other goalkeepers in the Premier League as he looks to make gains in his own game.And the Arsenal star picked out Liverpool’s Alisson, Manchester City’s Ederson and Manchester United’s De Gea for special praise.ADVERTISEMENT‘To be honest I study every time I’m watching football. I look at the keepers, the game and the strikers,’ Leno said on Reddit.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘In the Premier League we have the best goalkeepers because there are so many top goalkeepers here.‘The top goalkeeper last season was Alisson from Liverpool. He’s good with his feet, good at crosses and is playing high with a high defence, which you need at Liverpool. Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 14 May 2020 11:28 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link680Shares
Chief Cultural Officer, Raymond LawrenceA Creole Song Competition, a Creole Spelling B Competition for primary schools and two new plays by local artists are expected to form part of activities to celebrate DOMFESTA 2012.Chief Cultural Officer Raymond Lawrence said several of the activities forming part of DOMFESTA are new.“We are doing in collaboration with a number of stakeholders and organizations. The DOMFESTA program is very varied. It is very exciting and we have several overseas artists. We have Ethiopian bans. We have two new plays written by locals, we have a Creole song contest. Normally the DOMFESTA song contest could be written in any language but we want it in Creole this time,” he said.Several government officials and sponsors are expected to be recognized at today’s launching.This year’s DOMFESTA celebration is being held under the theme “Through Culture We Build a Progressive and Peaceful Society”.The official launch of the activities will take place this morning from 10 o’clock.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! Tweet Share Share LocalNews 2012 DOMFESTA to be officially launched today by: – April 18, 2012 39 Views no discussions Share
Tiger Woods’s opening birdie bomb was followed by a long slog to a four-over par 76 on Sunday as the 15-time major champion wrapped up a tough week in his first tournament in five months at the Memorial. Woods, a five-time winner of the Jack Nicklaus-hosted event at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio, made the cut on the number to keep his perfect streak of cuts made in the tournament in his 18th appearance. The 44-year-old reigning Masters champion was encouraged by a third-round 71, but could make nothing happen in a final round that included a double-bogey at the par-five seventh and five more bogeys – including a five-foot par miss at the 18th. His six-over total left him 18 off the lead held by Jon Rahm when Woods walked off the course. Birdies at 16 and 17 – with putts of 18 and 22 feet – were little consolation, but Woods insisted the week offered reasons for optimism. “I got four rounds in,” he said. ‘I was fortunate to make the weekend and made some progress ball striking-wise,” Woods said. “I’ve got to clean up on the greens,” added Woods. “I didn’t putt well all week. But as far as my swing, it felt good. I was able to hit good shots. Read Also: Hamilton to push F1 bosses for better anti-racism effort “We’ll see what happens in the near future,” Woods said. “Soon,” he promised with a smile. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 “I haven’t played in a while. It was nice to get my feet wet.” Woods hadn’t teed it up on the US PGA Tour since February, when a stiff back hindered him at the Genesis Open in Los Angeles. Continuing back trouble prompted him to sit out the Players Championship in March – which was halted mid-tournament because of the coronavirus pandemic, and Woods had opted to sit out the first five events of the tour’s restart in June. Woods, who could now find himself defending his Masters title in November under the revamped global golf calendar, was cagey about when he might tee it up next. Some pundits have suggested that could be at the World Golf Championships event in Memphis July 30-August 2, but Woods declined to confirm. “Friday was a bit off physically, but overall for my first week back, it was a lot, a lot of positives. Loading… Promoted ContentThe Absolute 10 Greatest Shows In HBO History6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseTop 6 Iconic Supercar MoviesWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?
The 6th Grade St. Louis Girls Basketball traveled to St. Mary’s Holy Dome in North Vernon for their season opener. The Cardinals went 1-1 on Saturday at the K of C Classic, losing in the championship game.The first game was against St. Bartholomew’s. After falling to 12-5 in the first half, the Cardinals fought hard and pulled through with a victory, beating St. Bartholomew’s 19-16. Leading in scoring was Bridget Lohmueller with 9 points and Rachel Suttmann with 6 points. Cora Roth and Karsyn Watson contributed 2 points each.The second game was against the well seasoned St. Mary’s North Vernon team. The Cardinals got in a deficit early and it was tough to pull out of. The second half showed many improvements, but it was not enough. The girls played hard, but came up short, losing 42-14. Leading scoring was Rachel Suttmann with 10 points. Karsyn Watson and Meg Ritter each contributed 2 points. Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Anne Suttmann.
Statewide—Duke Energy continues to focus on the safety of its customers, communities, and employees during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. It’s undertaken temporary measures to assist our customers during these unprecedented times. These measures include: Suspending disconnections for non-payment Waiving late payment and returned check fees Waiving credit and debit card fees for residential customers Offering flexible payment arrangements for all customers including small and medium businessesIt’s also adopted measures to keep its employees and customers safe including: Implemented a Remote Work Policy for employees able to work from home Implemented a no-visitors policy at our facilities Restricted all non-essential travel Suspended energy efficiency audits Suspended home weatherization repairs Advised our customer-facing employees about social distancing and other important measures they should take to protect themselves and customersAs it continues to advise employees to take safe measures, it is also urging customers and the public to stay healthy and safe by keeping a safe distance away from our work zones and practicing social distancing from our workers as they perform their duties. We are all in this together and by working together we can protect each otherIn response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Duke Energy Foundation contributed an additional $100,000 to help Indiana communities. This “rapid response” contribution was in addition to the foundation’s annual giving of $2 million in Indiana. Through these additional funds, Duke Energy was able to assist dozens of local food pantries and other organizations to help address local needs resulting from COVID-19.
Earlier this week, Oladipo told reporters he was still debating whether to join his teammates in Orlando. “We totally respect and understand Victor’s decision to not play in the restart of the NBA’s season,” Pacers president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard said Friday in a statement. “The first priority for our players is, and always will be, their health, whether that be physical or mental health. Victor has looked great in workouts, but the timing of the restart and lack of 5-on-5 activity makes it difficult to for him to commit to playing at the high level he expects with regards to further injury.”On Wednesday, coach Nate McMillan said he anticipated having Oladipo in the NBA’s “bubble,” working out with his teammates and a final decision would be made at a later date.But Oladipo didn’t wait that long.After spending almost a full year rehabbing his right quadriceps tendon, the guard returned to the court Jan. 29. The Latest: Pacers’ Oladipo to sit out restart of season Those who opt out can have their 2020 payment refunded in full or credited to 2021.___The Latvian soccer federation says its national team will play a postponed friendly at Montenegro on Oct. 7.The match in Podgorica was originally scheduled to be played March 26 but was called off because of the coronavirus pandemic.The Baltic News Service reported the new date. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Indiana Pacers will finish this season without Victor Oladipo after the two-time All-Star decided to sit out because of the risk of re-injuring his right knee. July 3, 2020 Monmouth Park is scheduled to present a six-race card Friday night. Track officials said in an afternoon statement that no more than 500 people would be allowed in certain areas, but added that information on a final capacity number would be released later in the day. The Asbury Park Press reported the track had submitted a plan to the state to allow roughly 16,000 people in the track’s outdoor areas, but the plan was not approved. The track has hosted as many as 60,000 for the Haskell Stakes, its signature event. Monmouth Park’s sports book will open but be restricted to 25% of normal capacity. All visitors to the track or sports book will be required to wear a mask and be given a brief health questionnaire.___A third Washington Nationals player has decided to opt out of playing this Major League Baseball season because of concerns about the coronavirus. Oladipo played in 13 games before the season was suspended by the COVID-19 pandemic. He was averaging 13.8 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.0 assists while shooting 39.1%, and appeared to be rounding into form.His contract expires after next season.“His future health is the No. 1 priority and we look forward to having him back at full strength for the 2020-21 season,” Pritchard said. “This is not a unique situation for our team, playing without key players like Victor and Jeremy Lamb. This team has shown great resolve in responding to adversity and we fully expect this will be no different. We remain excited about what they can accomplish in Orlando “___Diamondbacks closer Archie Bradley said both of his parents and his brother all tested positive for COVID-19 back in March. All three of them have recovered. Soccer has resumed around much of Europe in empty stadiums. The Champions League is scheduled to be completed in August at a mini-tournament in Portugal.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Bradley said his mom was asymptomatic while his brother was only sick a few days. But his dad’s case was serious and he was in the hospital for 10 days.“My dad’s like my best friend so I was definitely concerned,” Bradley said. “But I prayed about it, felt good about it and ultimately my dad’s a fighter and so is my family. We were lucky.”Bradley was not living with his family and did not test positive for the virus. He threw a simulated inning on Friday during the team’s first workout at Chase Field.___San Francisco Giants minor league right-hander Luis Madero has tested positive for the coronavirus, manager Gabe Kapler said Friday after the team’s first workout. The school says it has tested 164 athletes and recorded 16 positives, including 12 football players. It says 45 athletes are currently in quarantine across all sports. “When we welcomed our young men back to campus a couple of weeks ago for voluntary workouts, even with the policies and procedures in place to try and protect them from becoming infected with the virus, events outside of our control has made the decision to pause these workouts necessary,” coach Les Miles said in a statement.The school says the other teams with athletes back on campus will continue their voluntary workouts.___New Jersey’s premier thoroughbred track is scrambling to follow capacity limits set by the state as it prepares for its opening night of racing. Antonetti said DeShields is doing well and has only had “very mild symptoms” at this point. He’ll have to twice test negative before he’s permitted to re-join the ballclub.The 27-year-old DeShields spent the past five seasons with Texas. He was acquired by the Indians in the offseason trade that sent two-time Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber to the Rangers.___The Sept. 12 football game between Lafayette College and Navy has been canceled.Lafayette informed the Naval Academy that it cannot bring its football team back to campus in time to meet medical advisory guidelines established by the FBS. Manager Dave Martinez said depth catcher Welington Castillo was uncomfortable playing because he has young children. He joins first baseman Ryan Zimmerman and pitcher Joe Ross among those deciding not to play for the defending World Series champions.The 33-year-old Castillo played last season for the Chicago White Sox and then joined the Nationals as a backup option.___Indians outfielder Delino DeShields Jr. has tested positive for the coronavirus and is being quarantined from his teammates.Chris Antonetti, the team’s president of baseball operations, said DeShields tested positive before coming to Cleveland. The Indians held their first workout at Progressive Field on Friday. Star catcher Buster Posey was away from camp on the first day to handle a personal issue, Kapler said. Posey could be back by Saturday. “He has tested negative, I just don’t want that to be a concern at all,” Kapler said. “I don’t expect Buster to be far behind.”___A person with knowledge of the situation says that the Miami Heat have closed their training facility after a second player tested positive for coronavirus.The Heat will have players at the arena over the coming days to satisfy their NBA-mandated testing requirements but will not reopen the gym for individual workouts before leaving for the Disney complex near Orlando on Wednesday, said the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because no details were announced. The New York Red Bulls also delayed their Friday departure, saying a staff member had produced an inconclusive COVID-19 test result. The Red Bulls said they would reschedule their flight once all the test results were confirmed. Six players from FC Dallas and one from Columbus Crew SC have already tested positive in the Sunshine State. They have been isolated and are receiving care while the other members of their delegations are in quarantine pending more testing.Major League Soccer had required teams to arrive in Florida no later than a week before their first game at the tournament, which runs July 8 to Aug. 11 at Disney’s Wide World of Sport Complex in the Orlando area. But issues with test results have caused several delays.___Kansas has suspended its voluntary football workouts because of an increase in positive COVID-19 cases in the program. Associated Press Navy is seeking to fill the date with another opponent.___The Green Bay Packers are optimistic they will have fans at Lambeau Field this season, but they note that seating capacity would be cut significantly and spectators must wear face coverings.The NFL club also acknowledges the “possibility that Lambeau Field will be unable to host fans for games this season” because of the pandemic. Training camps across the league are to begin in mid-July.Reduced seating capacity means the Packers can’t guarantee that ticket holders in the general bowl and club seats will be able to reserve tickets. Season-ticket holders will be asked if they want to be part of a process allowing them a chance to reserve tickets. The second player’s identity was not released by the team. Heat guard Derrick Jones Jr. tested positive for coronavirus last week and has been working through the NBA protocols on a return-to-play plan.— AP Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds in Miami.___Toronto FC pushed back its departure to Florida for the MLS is Back Tournament to Saturday, saying more time is needed to complete pre-travel COVID-19 testing.The MLS team had been scheduled to leave by charter Friday. Toronto opens the World Cup-style tournament on July 10 against D.C. United.
UEFA on Tuesday announced the extension of Mastercardâ€™s partnership with the UEFA Champions League for the 2018-21 cycle, continuing its relationship with the leading global payments and technology company which began in 1994.The agreement also includes sponsorship rights for the UEFA Super Cup in 2018, 2019 and 2020.For over 20 years Mastercard has been a supporter of Europeâ€™s premier club competition and has been giving priceless experiences to fans globally. Mastercard will continue to offer children from around the world the opportunity to become Player Mascots and have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to walk onto the pitch alongside some of the gameâ€™s biggest stars before UEFA Champions League matches.Commenting on the agreement, UEFA Events SA Marketing Director, Guy-Laurent Epstein, said:â€œLongevity is instrumental in building successful partnerships, and we are delighted to extend our relationship with Mastercard.â€œPartnering with a global brand such as Mastercard presents many benefits and opportunities for UEFA and we are excited about continuing our excellent relationship over the coming years. As an industry leading technology company, we look forward to further collaboration with Mastercard, as the role of digital becomes increasingly important in building deeper connections with global audiences,â€ he noted.President Mastercard Europe, Javier PÃ©rez, said: â€œWe are very proud to renew our long-standing sponsorship of the UEFA Champions League. Key sporting events are a great way for us to directly connect fans across the world to their passion.â€œWe will also continue to create innovative business-building opportunities for our partners. As we enjoy our 24th year as an official sponsor, we are excited to witness new priceless moments at this yearâ€™s UEFA Champions League Final in Kiev. Looking forward to â€˜Start Something Pricelessâ€™ for at least another three years!â€ he concluded.This is the fourth partnership extension for the 2018-21 sponsorship sales process for the UEFA Champions League, with Heineken, Nissan and PepsiCo signing new deals, while Santander has joined as a new partner.The worldwide sales of all UEFA club competition sponsorship rights are being carried out by TEAM Marketing AG on UEFAâ€™s behalf.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
“Thank you for having me for such a long time. I know that’s not easy but, above all, I am like you, I am an Arsenal fan,” Wenger said a post-match presentation on the Emirates turf.“I would like to finish by one simple word: I will miss you. Thank you all for being such an important part of my life.”Before the game in his final programme notes, Wenger said he expected to be saddened by the occasion.“I expect today will be dominated by sadness,” he wrote. “It’s the end of a long story for me at Arsenal. But I will also feel grateful for having led this club – that I cherish so much – for such a long time.”Wenger won three Premier Leagues and a record seven FA Cups. His crowning glory coming in the 2003/04 season when Arsenal won the league without losing a single game.He was presented with the special gold trophy given to the club for that achievement after the match by two Arsenal legends Bob Wilson and Pat Rice, who worked on Wenger’s coaching staff for many years.That “Invincibles” season was his last as a Premier League winner, though, and fans became tired of Arsenal’s inability to compete for Premier League and Champions League titles.However, there was plenty for the supporters to shout about in a fitting finale for Wenger as Arsenal displayed the attractive brand of attacking football that characterised his most successful sides over the past two decades.Defeat to Atletico Madrid in the Europa League semifinalsÂ on ThursdayÂ means Arsenal missed out on Champions League qualification for the second consecutive season.But they bounced back in style to secure the small consolation of ensuring they will finish sixth in the Premier League ahead of Burnley.Wenger will wonder what might have been had Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang not been cup-tied for the latter stages of the Europa League as the Gabon striker took his tally to eight goals in 11 Premier League appearances since joining for a club record fee from Borussia Dortmund in January.Aubameyang opened the scoring when he slid in to meet Alexandre Lacazette’s cross to get a party atmosphere started after just 14 minutes.Burnley have qualified for Europe for the first time in 51 years thanks to finishing seventh.But it seemed incredible that only three points separated the sides before kick-off as Arsenal cut through the clarets at will going forward.Lacazette stroked home Arsenal’s second just before halftime before Jack Wilshere teed up Sead Kolasinac for a third nine minutes after the break.Aubameyang turned provider for Alex Iwobi to smash home the fourth after being given a huge amount of time inside the Burnley box to pick his spot.And Aubameyang finished as he started by steering home Hector Bellerin’s cross to round off a five-star performance by the Gunners to send-off Wenger in style.Wenger could even afford the luxury of also handing club captain Per Mertesacker an outing from the bench for the closing stages in his final home game before retiring at the end of the season. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram “I will miss you” Arsene Wenger told the Arsenal fans after being given a fitting farewell in his final home game in charge after 22 years with a 5-0 thrashing of Burnleyon Sunday.On a day dominated by tributes to the Frenchman, both teams formed a guard of honour for Wenger, 68, before kick-off to a chorus of “there’s only one Arsene Wenger”.All around a full house of 60Â 000 at the Emirates â€“ in stark contrast to recent league games when fans have stayed away in protest at a poor season â€“ fans sported red t-shirts emblazoned with “Merci Arsene” (Thank you Arsene).
Science and art are two subjects typically kept on opposite sides of the scholarly spectrum. A group of USC students, however, is interweaving the two with the literary magazine, The Healing Process. The publication “combines health and art” and defies the mutual exclusivity of the two areas of study, said Natasha Natarajan, a senior majoring in human biology and The Healing Process’s co-editor-in-chief.“Science alone is very powerful and art alone is very powerful, but together they create this new meaning that most people do not explore in their lifetime,” Natarajan said. “You can understand a lot more about health when you see it from the new perspective of art.”The magazine, established in January 2013, receives art and writing submissions online from students, professors and doctors alike, especially from the USC community. “The magazine focuses on a holistic view of combining humanities and sciences,” said Kelsi Yu, the director of copy and acquisitions for The Healing Process. “With this, you can provide a thorough process of healing.”Previously an annual magazine, Yu and the rest of the editors are working to make The Healing Process a biannual publication. Natarajan said the magazine plans on releasing their fifth edition by the end of the fall semester.With around 500 copies per edition, the publication staff places copies in different offices and locations on campus, including the Thematic Option office, the pre-med office and in front of Leavey Library. They also share the magazine with various professors at the University.In addition to increasing campus readership, Director of Marketing Jessica Nathania said the magazine’s current focus is to expand to other colleges, including UCLA. Nathania, who is also a member of the pre-dental honor society, is working on a project called “Spread the Smile” campaign. This campaign works with surrounding elementary schools by teaching them the basics of oral hygiene and nutritional counseling through images that are easy to understand. Nathania plans to develop her work with the “Spread the Smile” campaign into a submission for The Healing Process’s next edition. Though she said she is still brainstorming ideas, Nathania is thinking about photographing some students she works with and writing a piece about her work with them. Through this project, Nathania hopes to fulfill the publication’s mission of engaging pre-med students in deeper discussions about their chosen future profession.“Our goal is to have students really think about how and why the activities that they do shape their desire to practice medicine, rather than just doing such activities to receive admission into medical school,” according to a statement on the organization’s website.The Healing Process editors pride themselves on being the only magazine to combine health and humanities.“Science is dense and hard to relate to, while art is a universal language,” Nathania said. “‘The Healing Process’ makes science more accessible [for everyone].”