Brazil recorded a new daily record of coronavirus cases Wednesday with nearly 68,000 infections, a sign COVID-19 is still far from being brought under control in the hard-hit country.The health ministry said 67,860 new infections and 1,284 deaths had been reported in the past 24 hours in Brazil, which has the second-biggest outbreak in the world after the United States.The South American country of 212 million people has recorded 2.2 million infections and 82,771 deaths from the new coronavirus since confirming its first case five months ago. Experts say under-testing means the real numbers are probably much higher.Brazil has struggled to set a strategy for responding to the pandemic.President Jair Bolsonaro faces criticism for downplaying the virus and attacking social distancing measures adopted by state and local authorities.The far-right leader, who has regularly flouted such measures by hitting the streets mask-less for rallies by his supporters, has been in quarantine at the presidential palace since July 7 after contracting the virus himself. His office announced Wednesday he had again tested positive, saying he would continue his quarantine and suspend his upcoming travel plans.Bolsonaro, 65, argues the economic fallout from stay-at-home measures could be worse than the virus itself, and is instead pushing the unproven malaria drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine as remedies, following in the footsteps of US President Donald Trump.Margareth Dalcomo, an expert at Brazil’s leading public-health institute, Fiocruz, said Bolsonaro’s hydroxychloroquine-pushing was “deplorable.””This politicization of the drug by the US and Brazilian presidents for murky reasons has no justification, and it deceives people,” she told AFP.”It has been proven this drug has no effect against COVID-19.”Bolsonaro is on his third health minister since the pandemic reached Brazil five months ago, after falling out with two doctors who previously held the post over their recommendations on containing the virus.The current minister, an interim, is Eduardo Pazuello, an army general with no prior medical experience.The World Health Organization voiced optimism last week that the outbreak in Brazil had finally reached a plateau, urging the country to use the opportunity to “take control.”But though the level of daily infections and deaths has stabilized, it remains high.The country has recorded an average of more than 37,000 infections and 1,050 deaths a day over the past week.Its previous daily infection record was 54,771, on June 19. Topics :
Sweden-based shipowner Furetank Rederi, a part of the Gothia Tanker Alliance, has taken delivery of its new chemical/product tanker, the 20,000 cbm Fure Vinga.Featuring a length of 149.9 meters and a beam of 22.8 meters, the newbuilding was delivered by China’s shipbuilder Avic Dingheng Shipbuilding.The tanker will be commercially managed by Furetank Chartering in the Gothia Tanker Alliance.The 16,300 dwt tanker is a part of a batch of six vessels ordered by Furetank Rederi together with the alliance partners Thun Tankers and Älvtank Rederi.Being built to a design developed by FKAB together with Furetank, the vessels have a minimal impact on the environment, with close to 50% reduction of CO2 emissions.They fulfill the Tier III rules and have LNG for inert gas production, power production with floating frequency, battery backup (UPS) for all vital functions to minimize use of auxiliary engines, installed ballast water cleaning system, ice class 1A and Alternative Propulsion System.
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New Delhi: Ramkumar Ramanathan notched up a straight set win over Canada’s Vasek Pospisil to reach his first ever ATP semi-finals but veteran Leander Paes bowed out after losing his doubles quarterfinal at the Hall of Fame Open grasscourt tournament in Newport.The 23-year-old from Chennai took one hour and 18 minutes to get across Pospisil 7-5, 6-2 in the quarterfinals on Thursday.The 161-ranked Indian will meet American Tim Smyczek in the last four of the tournament.Ramanathan, who had stunned world No. 8 Dominic Thiem at the Antalya Open last year, sent down five aces and converted the three break points that came his way.Paes, who is playing his first match since creating the Davis Cup world record in February for most number of wins in doubles, and his American partner Jamie Cerretani suffered a 3-6 6-7 (3) loss to giant-killers Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and Austin Crajicek in the doubles quarterfinals.Jeevan and Austin, who had toppled top seeds Nicholas Monroe and John-Patrick Smith in the first round, will face fourth seeds Spain’s Marcelo Arevalo and Mexico’s Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela in the semifinals.In-form Divij Sharan and his partner Jackson Withrow, seeded second, defeated Australia’s Matthew Ebden and Ukraine’s Sergiy Stakhovsky 7-6 (4) 6-3 to set up a semifinal clash with New Zealand’s Artem Sitak and Israel’s Janathan Erlich.Artem and Janathan saw off third seeds India’s Purav Raja and British Ken Skupski 4-6 6-3 10-8 in a thrilling quarterfinal contest. For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
Share on: WhatsApp Cameroon international midfielder and captain Stephane Mbia tweeted his shock.“Our Cameroon football family has lost a brother. I cannot believe this. Condolences to his family. RIP Patrick Ekeng.”Spanish club Cordoba also tweeted: “There are no words to express our sorrow over the death of Patrick Ekeng. We mourn your loss. We will never forget you friend. RIP.”The Spanish La Liga also took to Twitter to express their condolences alongside a photo of the player in his Cordoba shirt, who last season played in the first division.“La Liga expresses its regret at the death of Patrick Ekeng and sends its condolences to his loved ones.” Bucharest, Romania | AFP |Cameroon international Patrick Ekeng has died after collapsing on the pitch playing a first division match on Friday with his Romanian side Dinamo Bucharest.The 26-year-old midfielder fell to the ground without any contact with another player in the 70th minute of the game against Viitorul, just seven minutes after coming on as a substitute.Ekeng, who joined the Romanian club in January, was rushed to hospital where staff were unable to resuscitate him.“Resuscitation attempts were made for an hour and half without success,” Dinamo team doctor Liviu Batineanu told journalists.Fans express griefFans of the Bucharest club gathered outside the hospital late into the night to express their grief at the player’s death.Club executive director Ionel Danciulescu expressed his shock after a death which recalled that of another club player Catalin Haldan who died playing a friendly in October 2000.“I can’t believe it. It’s a nightmare. For me, for the team and for all Dinamo supporters. It’s too much,” said Danciulescu.“It’s as if we are cursed.”Before arriving in Romania, Ekeng played for several European clubs, spending four seasons with French Ligue 2 side Le Mans from 2009 to 2013.The player from Yaounde then transferred to Lausanne in Switzerland from 2013-2014 and Spanish side Córdoba from 2014-2015 before joing Dinamo. “We will love you forever, Patrick Ekeng!” the Bucharest club wrote on Facebook, adding the player had ” gone to a better world wearing the white-red shirt to join Catalin Haldan and other players who have written the history” of the club.Cameroon careerEkeng made his debut for Cameroon in January 2015 and was named in the squad for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations from which Indomitable Lions’ were eliminated in the group stage.His death also echoed that of his countryman Marc-Vivien Foe, who died of a heart attack in 2003 playing an Confederations Cup match against Colombia at the Gerland Stadium in Lyon, France.More recently defender Gregory Mertens died three days after suffering a heart attack playing for his Belgian side Lokeren in April 2015.
Submitted by Thurston County Solid Waste Are you feeding your extra food to Zombies? You might be a Food Waster. Thurston County Solid Waste invites you to learn a better way to manage extra food.Are you a Food Waster or a Food Warrior? Thurston County Solid Waste’s new virtual workshop can tell you! What should you do with food that’s been wasted? If you answered, “Feed it to zombies,” you might be a food waster. Still not sure? What if we asked you whether wasting food impacts the food insecure members of our community? If your answer is, “Who cares, let them eat cake,” well then, you might benefit from the fun and informative virtual workshop brought to you by the county’s Waste Less Food campaign.Staff at TCSW want residents to understand the impacts of wasting food – and have fun in the process! Modeled after the City of Olympia’s award-winning Grasscycling virtual workshop, the Waste Less Food workshop shares important information along with twelve questions that will help participants understand why they should care about wasting food, how wasting food affects them, the environment and their community, as well as sharing some easy steps they can take to waste less. Those completing the workshop will be entered in monthly giveaways between now and April 2016 for fun kitchen gadgets and food saving items like cookbooks, veggie spiralizers, stainless steel lunchboxes and more.And let’s face it, learning is a lot more fun when there are zombies and a dash of snarkiness, right? Find out if you’re a Food Waster or a Food Warrior at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WasterorWarrior. Facebook54Tweet0Pin0
Facebook6Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Oly Town ArtesiansThe first place Seattle Stars scored a fifth minute goal and a stoppage time goal near the end of the game to knock off the Oly Town Artesians 2-0 on Saturday evening at Wembley Field at The Evergreen State College.Aty Taylor scored the opening and what proved to be the game winning goal for the Stars on a bicycle kick from an Artesians clearance gone awry. Tyler Bjork got a piece of the clearance and was credited with an assist on a shot that happened to find the perfect angle through a seam in the Oly defense.Oni Mayer. Photo courtesy: Brandson SparksBjork, the league leader in goals with 13 and scored four goals in the previous meeting between the Stars and Artesians, was held scoreless and was forced to leave the game for most of the second half with an injury. He returned to the game late, but could not get on the board thanks to a fantastic game by Oly Town center backs Collin LaBranche and Brett Stallworth. Oni Mayer also had a nice game from the back line including a handful of crosses into the box on offense that kept the Stars on their heels throughout the contest.The Artesians came out of the gates aggressively and out shot the Stars in the first half and had more shots on goal in the second half. The two teams traded shots throughout the physical but fast paced game, but Stars keeper Carlos Rodriguez made four saves to post his third clean sheet of the season. Miles Sanchez scored the insurance goal late in stoppage time to seal the 2-0 win for Seattle.Oly Town dropped to 4-5-3 with 15 points in their inaugural season in the Evergreen Premier League. Meanwhile, Seattle retook first place in the EPLWA after Bellingham United took the lead with a 3-2 win over Spokane earlier on Saturday.The Artesians will look to finish strong with their home finale on Sunday, July 23. First kick against Washington Premier South Sound FC at The Evergreen State College is set for 3:00 p.m. Sunday’s game is Fan Appreciation night and all youth soccer players in uniform will be admitted for free and will be invited onto the field for introductions with the teams.Follow the Artesians all season long by visiting the Oly Town Artesians website, following them on Twitter, and liking them on Facebook.
By Bruce Fuhr The Nelson Daily Sports The sporting public has heard a lot of Rossland’s George Grey and his success on the cross-country scene. Now that Grey has retired, the fans may start to hear a little more about Nelson’s Shawn DeGroot. DeGroot, 16, won the silver medal in the Junior Boy’s 1994 at the 2011 Haywood Canadian Ski Nationals held last month in Canmore, Alta. “It wasn’t really a surprise . . . okay maybe a bit, in the distance races,” DeGroot, who placed 10th overall in the Junior Boy’s Division, told The Nelson Daily. “I got about the same results last year, but I improved on my sprinting (in Canmore).” The 2011 Haywood Canadian Ski Nationals attracts all of the top athletes in Canada. DeGroot, who skis under the Rossland Black Jack banner, competed in all of the major races — skate, classic, sprint and mass start. He accumulated 217 points in the four races. “The competition was fun, (but) it was surprisingly warm out (for Canmore),” explained DeGroot, who raced three of the four days in a T-shirt. “That means using klister for classic races for grip, it’s really sticky wax (kind of like tree sap or honey) that makes a mess and is a real pain to clean up.” Although he skis for Black Jack to receive expert advice from former National Ski Team coach Dave Wood, DeGroot spends most of his time training on his old stomping grounds at the Nelson Nordic Ski Trails. “I go (Black Jack) occasionally to train and get technique, but still do the majority of my training in Nelson,” said DeGroot, adding his dedication, commitment, perseverance, and lots of time on the trails as the reason for his success. The season has gone extremely well for the 5’9”, 140-pound dynamo. DeGroot finished first overall 1994 for the BC cup series, seventh and first in 1994 in junior boys at the NorAms (North Americans) in Kelowna and fourth in the Rossland Blackjack Loppet. DeGroot, in Grade 11 at L.V. Rogers, still has another year in the junior circuit. So next year is a big one for him. “I’d like to make the B.C. ski team, get good results at cross country running provincials and continue skiing and training hard and to have fun,” DeGroot, who finished 24th overall at the 2010 B.C. High School Cross Country running championships in the fall. “I’d also like to qualify for FIS junior Nordic World Ski Championships in Ezerum, Turkey, although that would be quite tough.” Those goals might be lofty for some. But if you’ve ever seen Shawn DeGroot train, his determination and perseverance, that a bet you don’t want to email@example.com
The Kootenay Rhythm Dragons continue to pull in the hardware after the crew took third place at the Vernon Dragon Boat Races Saturday in the Central Okanagan City.The Rhythm Dragons Ladies of The Wake captured third overal in the A Women’s Final.”Once more the KRD grouping of Sisters in Sync and Ladies of the Lake Team proved a winner,” said Coach Cath Little. “Great season for the Kootenay Rhythm Dragons.”The Kootenay The Rhythm Dragons Ladies of The Wake has four paddlers from the Sisters In Sync on the team for the Vernon meet.The Kootenay Rhythm Dragon also won First Place in the Women’s Championship “B” Division at the Kelowna Dragon Boat Festival.Next up on the season schedule is the races in Penticton, September 5-7.The Kootenay Rhythm Dragons will be sending two teams to the Penticton competition.
Football pitch flooring, soccer jersery seat covers, foosball tables, World Cup TV replays, a Bafana messages post box … Lesego Madumo chats to some of the people behind the World Cup People’s Bus, as well as some who’ll be riding it around South Africa. Destination: 2010 inspiration.Click arrow to play video.Video: World Cup People’s Bus (2)Published on SouthAfrica.info on 23 February 2010.