The Vatican said on Friday that a patient in its health services had tested positive for the coronavirus, the first in the tiny, walled city state surrounded by Rome.The discovery brought the epidemic to the heart of the capital of Italy, the worst-hit European country. The death toll in Italy, where the virus has hit mostly in the north, stood at 148 on Thursday.A Vatican spokesman said the case was diagnosed on Thursday and that services in Vatican clinics had been suspended to sanitize the areas. Topics : Most Vatican employees who use its health services live in Italy on the other side of the border with the 108-acre city state.Bruni gave no details on whether the person who tested positive was such an employee or among the relatively few clergy or guards who live inside its walls.The Vatican has said Pope Francis, who cancelled a Lent retreat for the first time in his papacy, is suffering only from a cold that is “without symptoms related to other pathologies.”
The Jakarta administration plans to add 11 COVID-19 reference hospitals as cases continue to rise in the capital.Jakarta currently has 67 COVID-19 referral hospitals and 170 hospitals providing services for COVID-19 patients. However, the city has recently been grappling with a rising number of hospitalizations among COVID-19 patients.According to the national COVID-19 task force on Monday, bed occupancy rates in isolation rooms and intensive care units (ICUs) in Jakarta had reached 69 and 77 percent, respectively. The current rate, which task force spokesperson Wiku Adisasmito said was “no longer ideal”, needs to drop to 60 percent to reduce the burden on healthcare workers.Currently there are 513 ICU beds and 4,054 isolation room beds designated for COVID-19 patients all across Jakarta.Read also: Jakarta to require all COVID-19 patients to be quarantined in hospitalsThe administration is currently aiming to increase the number to 4,800 isolation room beds and 650 ICU beds.With the addition of the 11 hospitals, the capital city would see 85 more ICUs and 286 isolation rooms for COVID-19 patients.Jakarta Health Agency head Widyastuti said the administration would strengthen the hospital networks around the reference hospitals so that patients with other diseases could still have access to health facilities.”We’ll map hospitals in each city, so we can strengthen the hospital network around the area, especially since some patients and conditions need continuous treatment [at hospitals],” she told kompas.com.Read also: Jakarta sees rising COVID-19 hospitalizationsOn Thursday, the capital city recorded yet another record-high of new COVID-19 cases with 1,406 people, bringing the total number of confirmed cases citywide to 43,709.Jakarta had reported 10,032 active cases as of Thursday with 1,253 fatalities and 32,424 recoveries.In a bid to slow down the rate of transmission, the administration is set to issue a policy that will require COVID-19 patients in the capital to be quarantined at coronavirus referral centers and hospitals.Under the new regulation, self-quarantine will no longer be an option for COVID-19 patients regardless of whether or not they exhibit coronavirus symptoms. (nal)Topics :
Read Also: Tennis: Federer, Nadal play to record crowd in Cape Town“I’m really proud of being able to get the win for the team,” said Williams, who took her perfect record in Fed Cup singles play to 14-0.Elsewhere, world number five Belinda Bencic thrashed Gabriela Dabrowski 6-1, 6-2 to give Switzerland a commanding 2-0 advantage over Canada, Germany grabbed a 2-0 lead over Brazil and Slovakia took a 2-0 lead over Britain in Bratislava.The ties between Belgium and Kazakhstan, Romania and Russia, and the Netherlands and Belarus, were all level at 1-1 after the opening day.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 A tearful Naomi Osaka followed up her Australian Open disappointment with another surprise defeat on Friday when she was beaten 6-0, 6-3 by world number 78 Sara Sorribes Tormo in the Fed Cup. Spain took an unexpected lead over Japan in the tie in Cartagena after Sorribes Tormo capitalised on a careless performance from Osaka, who made an astonishing 50 unforced errors in the 15 games. Naomi Osaka has had a difficult start to the 2020 season Carla Suarez Navarro then made it 2-0 to the hosts after she eased past Misaki Doi 6-3, 6-4. Sorribes Tormo enjoyed the backing of a sizeable home crowd at La Manga Club and her consistency proved too much for Osaka, who has never played her best on clay. “We knew that Sara had the game to make it very uncomfortable for Naomi,” Spain captain Anabel Medina Garrigues said. “She stuck to the game plan perfectly.” The winners of the eight qualifying ties will join four automatic entries, holders France, Australia, Czech Republic and hosts Hungary, in the inaugural Fed Cup Finals in Budapest in April. Osaka, a two-time Grand Slam champion, has endured a shaky start to the year after being knocked out by 15-year-old American sensation Coco Gauff last month in Melbourne, where she had lifted the trophy in 2019. Since claiming her second consecutive major triumph, Osaka has dipped, failing to go past the fourth round in any of the four Grand Slams since. The 22-year-old, who has dropped to number 10 in the world, surrendered the first set to Sorribes Tormo in a swift 27 minutes before putting up more of a fight in the second. Loading… But after Osaka led 2-0, Sorribes Tormo came back and a break midway through proved decisive, with a clearly disappointed Osaka struggling to contain her emotions at the finish. Sorribes Tormo’s second career singles win in Fed Cup gave Spain the perfect start, which was extended by Suarez Navarro’s comfortable victory over Doi. Osaka will now have to beat Suarez Navarro in the reverse singles on Saturday to prevent Spain booking their place in the finals in Budapest. – Serena out-duels Ostapenko – The United States were well on their way to an appearance in the finals after victories for 23-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams and newly minted Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin. Kenin got the ball rolling for the Americans in Everett, Washington, with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Anastasija Sevastova and Williams followed with a hard-fought 7-6 (7⁄4), 7-6 (7⁄3) win over former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko. “I was obviously a little nervous coming in after Australia,” said Kenin, who needed just 68 minutes to subdue Sevastova. “I felt tired, but I tried to get that out of my mind and just represent and do what I do best.” Williams had a tougher time with Ostapenko, but benefitted from the Latvian’s two double faults in the first-set tiebreaker and another double fault to give Williams match point in the second-set decider. Ostapenko also double-faulted to hand Williams a break for a 6-5 lead in the second set. The US veteran couldn’t close out the match however, dropping her own serve and the first two points of the ensuing tiebreaker before storming back with five straight points. Promoted ContentArchaeologists Still Have No Explanation For These Discoveries8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World7 Inventions Created To Start Saving The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesRevealed: 6 Hidden Secrets Of The Great Wall Of ChinaThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithCOVID-19 Pandemic Has Significantly Improved Air QualityLook Up At The Most Fascinated Ceilings In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks
Ederson has led the tributes for Pep Guardiola’s mother who died from coronavirus on Monday. The Premier League champions confirmed the sad news that Dolors Sala Carrio had passed at the age of 82 in Manresa, Barcelona. Pep Guardiola’s (right) mother, Dolors Sala Carrio (left), has passed away from coronavirus In tribute, the Manchester City goalkeeper wrote on Instagram: ‘Thoughts to Pep and his family that has a lot of strength at that moment. We are with you.’ Kevin de Bruyne also showed support to his manager on social media, saying he and the club were ‘one team’. ‘Thoughts are with Pep and his family at this time,’ he wrote on Twitter. ‘One team.’ Raheem Sterling said: ‘All my thoughts and my deepest condolences to Pep & his family. ‘Tragic news and a sad reminder for us all to stay home and protect our people.’ Benjamin Mendy added: ‘You always have treated me like a son and just like in a family we laugh together, we also cry together. ‘My deepest condoleances to Pep and all the Guardiola family.’ Gary Lineker and Rio Ferdinand took to Twitter to send their condolences to Guardiola Read Also: Liverpool make U-turn over furlough scheme after criticism ‘Everyone at Spurs sends their deepest condolences. Our thoughts are with Pep and his family at this time,’ Spurs tweeted. Liverpool, Norwich and Arsenal also took to social media to offer their support to Guardiola and his family. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Meanwhile, Man City owner Sheikh Mansour and chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak have contacted Guardiola to offer their condolences. Rio Ferdinand and ex-Barcelona striker Gary Lineker were among the other stars to send their support to the Spaniard. ‘Really sorry to hear that Pep Guardiola’s mother has passed away. Thoughts are with him and his family. So sad,’ Lineker tweeted. Ferdinand said: ‘Sending my love & condolences to Pep and his family!’ Tottenham and Brighton sent their condolences to Guardiola for his loss shortly after the news was announced. Loading… Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Most Beloved First Ladies Of All Time2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooCOVID-19 Pandemic Has Significantly Improved Air QualityMysterious Astrological Discoveries That Left Scientists BaffledA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?
Valtteri Bottas stayed calm in a stormy race on Sunday to claim a measured victory for Mercedes as Formula One returned with a bang in a belated, dramatic and incident-strewn 2020 season-opening Austrian Grand Prix. Seven months after the final race of 2019, the Finn, who had started from the 12th pole position of his career, led from start to finish to come home ahead on the road of team-mate six-time champion Lewis Hamilton. The Briton, however, had been given a five-second penalty during the race and was demoted to fourth behind Charles Leclerc, who brought his Ferrari home second and Briton Lando Norris who claimed his maiden podium for McLaren. Hamilton, hit with a late pre-race grid penalty that dropped him from second to fifth, had clashed with Red Bull’s Alex Albon in the final laps, forcing him into a spin off track.” “There was definitely quite a bit of pressure on me there,” said Bottas, speaking through a face mask afterwards. “One Safety Car was ok, but I was like ‘another one? And come on?’ Lewis was quick, but I was able to control it.” Leclerc admitted the result was a surprise after Ferrari’s dismal form in practice and qualifying. “I did not expect this – it’s a huge surprise, but a good one. We did everything perfectly to finish second.” Norris said: “I’m speechless – there were a few points where I thought I had fudged it. I am so proud of the team for coming back from where we were a couple of years ago.” In a race of three Safety Car interventions, run behind closed doors at the Red Bull Ring, Ferrari-bound Carlos Sainz finished fifth in the second McLaren ahead of Sergio Perez of Racing Point. Pierre Gasly was sixth for Alpha Tauri and Esteban Ocon eighth on his return to racing with Renault ahead of Antonio Giovinazzi of Alfa Romeo and Sebastian Vettel, the four-time champion in his final season at Ferrari, finishing 10th. Before the race even started, there was drama when six of the 20 drivers opted against taking a knee to protest against racism. Hamilton wore a Black Lives Matter t-shirt, while other drivers, who all lined up with him at the front of the grid, sported black tops saying “End Racism”. – Six drivers opt not to take knee – Promoted Content14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Is This The Most Delicious Food In The World?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made8 Fascinating Facts About CoffeePortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti7 Worst Things To Do To Your Phone9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBest Car Manufacturers In The World Loading… On a very warm day in the Styrian Alps and following a late Red Bull protest that pushed Hamilton to fifth from second on the grid, Bottas was coolness personified. At lights out, he pulled clear to open a gap ahead of the battling duo of Verstappen and Norris behind him. Hamilton, fired by his penalty for ignoring yellow flags in Q3 on Saturday, was soon in a rhythm and by lap ten was up to third, 10 seconds behind Bottas and seven off Verstappen. Within a lap, he was second when Verstappen slowed, his engine spluttering, gifting the champion a pass to pursue the leader as the ‘black arrows’ took control. “I’m not quite sure what happened yet,” said Verstappen after his retirement. “I think it would have been an easy podium and third would have been a decent start.” A full 217 days after the last race, many teams struggled for reliability and it was clearly a battle of attrition led, almost inevitably, after their practice domination, by Mercedes until lap 25 when Kevin Magnussen went off at Turn Three in his Haas following brake problems. This brought out a Safety Car. On resumption, the luckless Vettel tangled with his future replacement at Ferrari, Sainz, at Turn Three. The four-time champion spun after hitting the McLaren and fell to 15th while Sainz retained seventh. At the front, Bottas led, but Hamilton closed up. On lap 52, Mercedes’ meander was rudely interrupted when Haas’ Romain Grosjean went off and George Russell stopped in his Williams and a second Safety Car was deployed. With 17 laps to go, Mercedes stayed out as their rivals pitted, Albon taking softs for a late charge, but another crash when Raikkonen’s Alfa Romeo lost its front right wheel at the final corner, brought a third Safety Car. With 10 laps left, Bottas led and Albon attacked Hamilton, but, as in Brazil last year, the pair clashed and Albon spun into the gravel, rejoining in 13th. Leclerc and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen had confirmed a split among F1 drivers when they said they would not take a knee on the grid, but that they remained committed to fighting racism. Carlos Sainz of McLaren, Danil Kvyat of Alpha Tauri, Antonio Giovinazzi and Alfa Romeo team-mate Kimi Raikkonen also chose to stay on their feet. Read Also: UFC: Kamaru Usman sends message to Masvidal after open challenge The stewards handed Hamilton a five-second penalty, followed by an identical penalty for Perez, for speeding in the pit lane. “It’s still quite fresh so I’ve got to be careful what I say but there’s nothing to add apart from how frustrating that is,” admitted Albon. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Six of the 20 drivers opted against taking a knee
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RelatedPosts Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Bale completes Tottenham return from Real Madrid Tottenham sign £25m Sergio Reguilon Manchester City’s 2019/2020 UEFA Champions League last 16 second leg tie with Real Madrid next week has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak. European football’s governing body UEFA, while disclosing this on Thursday, also said the Juventus’ match against Olympique Lyonnais in the same competition and also billed for next week was also affected. Real Madrid had said earlier on Thursday that it had sent all of the members of its football and basketball teams home into quarantine. It had said this became necessary after one of the sports club’s basketball players tested positive for the coronavirus. Also, Juventus defender Daniele Rugani tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday, leading the Italian club to quarantine their entire squad. “Following the quarantine imposed on players of Juventus and Real Madrid, the… matches will not take place as scheduled,” UEFA said on Twitter. Both matches were due to take place on Tuesday. Manchester City have a 2-1 lead from the first leg in Madrid on Feb. 26 while Juventus trail Lyon 1-0. Reuters/NAN.Tags: Daniele RuganiJuventusManchester CityOlympique LyonnaisReal MadridUEFA Champions League
Heracles, however, informed Davidson they had triggered a one-year option on that deal and he was still their player. Albion have played their part in the row, and now talks over terms and a medical are scheduled to go ahead this week. Press Association West Brom appear poised to finally conclude a move for Australia left-back Jason Davidson. The Baggies have had to wait patiently for the 23-year-old to resolve a contract dispute with Dutch Eredivisie club Heracles Almelo. Davidson, who played in Australia’s three World Cup group matches, believed he had finished his contract with Heracles and had become a free agent.
Usman is a four-time African champion and reigning gold medalist in her category at the last Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. She also has a bronze medal from the 2011 World Championships in Paris.The presentation ceremony was attended by the Sports Minister Solomon Dalung, NOC President, Habu Gumel and President of Nigeria Weightlifting Federation, Mohammed Yahaya.Meanwhile, Nigerian weightlifters are still nursing the ambition of taking part in the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, despite their inability to compete at the on-going Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships in that country.The nationâ€™s plan of sending a strong team of weightlifters, made up of Chineye Fidelis, Oluwatoyin Adesanmi, Bilikis Otunla and Mariam Usman, to Australia for the Commonwealth Games trial was not successful due to the inability of the NWF to secure visas for the athletes early.Secretary General of NWF, Umar Lambu, said yesterday that hopes of Team Nigeria lifters making it to the 2018 Commonwealth Games was not lost yet.â€œNigeria still stand a chance of making it to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. The qualification for next yearâ€™s Commonwealth Games will be based on countriesâ€™ rankings from October 2016 to October 2017.â€œAt the end of the on-going weightlifting trials in Australia, new rankings will be made, and some countries who could not attend the championship may still qualify through wildcard. So, it is not over for Nigeria as far as participating in the Commonwealth Games is concerned,â€ concludes the NWF scribe.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Nigerian female weightlifter, Mariam Usman, was thursday in Abuja presented the Beijing Olympic Games bronze medal awarded to her following the disqualification of the previous winner due to dope infraction.Nigerian Olympic Committee (NOC) yesterday presented the precious metal to Usman at a brief ceremony at the Abuja Stadium.Usman originally finished fifth at the Games nine years ago but was upgraded to the third position after the silver and bronze medalists winners were suspended by the IOC for anti-doping rule violations.
BRYAN FAUST/Herald photoOne of the more difficult jobs of any head coach is to help the team put the previous game’s result behind them and prepare for the next opponent, especially after a loss. Bret Bielema has now experienced his first loss as UW’s head football coach and must decide what steps to take to pick his team up after the defeat. “The biggest thing that you have to do as a head coach is understand exactly where you’re at and where you think you can be at the end of the week and give [the team] that plan,” Bielema said at his press conference Monday. “I took our nine team goals that [the team] voted on before the season and did a quick review of where we’re at and what’s left in front of us.”The top goal on the list was keeping the 1-0 mentality, the idea of focusing on one game at a time instead of the season-long picture. “[Next Saturday], they have an opportunity to go 1-0 again,” he said. “I don’t see our guys getting off that track at all.”Offensive Struggles: The Badgers were beaten on both sides of the ball against Michigan, as well as on special teams. Perhaps most glaring were offensive struggles as the Badgers punted on eight straight possessions beginning late in the second quarter, including six straight three-and-outs. The most productive drive that the Badgers could manage in the third quarter was a three-play, 2:49 drive which gained a mere four yards. Many of these possessions to start the second half began with little or no gain on first down, leading to second-and-long situations. “We have to put ourselves in a position to have success,” Bielema said. “As we develop as a team, you have to understand what players you are going to be able to rely on to give you that first-down play. It’s been seen that P.J. (Hill) can run the ball on first down, but on the same account he hasn’t been 100 percent on his reads. If you throw on first down, you’ve got to have pretty good confidence, if you’re going to call something that’s going to be there, that you want that ball to be caught as well.”The lack of production by Badger wide receivers is also notable. Of the 22 receptions against Michigan, only eight were completed to wide receivers, while running back P.J. Hill and tight end Travis Beckum recorded five each. While some may see this as a cause for concern, Bielema is encouraged by the stats. “Some things got spread around, and I’m excited,” he said. “It was a growing experience for our guys to get to where they are right now. Even in [Sunday] night’s practice, I noticed just a little bit more increase of an intensity to get the timing of everything down between the quarterbacks and receivers.”Hoeppner returns to sidelines:Next Saturday, Wisconsin travels to Indiana and Hoosiers head coach Terry Hoeppner is expected to be on the sidelines for the first time since his surgery to remove a brain tumor Sept. 13. While Indiana’s Memorial Stadium won’t be as hostile as the atmosphere at Michigan’s “Big House,” both Hoosier fans and players will have a little extra incentive as they welcome Hoeppner back, and Bielema expects Indiana to come out with more emotion than normal. “I learned very early on in my career that it’s not guaranteed that [the players] respect you just because the word ‘Coach’ is printed on your shirt or your coat; it’s how you handle them and how you react to things that go well, as well as things they don’t do well,” Bielema said. “My guess is they’re going to be able to put a four-quarter game in because of the respect they have for Coach Hoeppner.”