Premature end to US state lockdowns could cause needless death, Fauci tells senators

first_imgHe mentioned a slowing in the growth of cases in hotspots such as New York, even as other areas of the country were seeing spikes.New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said at his daily briefing that his state alone needed $61 billion in federal stimulus to help reopen its economy. He called on Congress and Trump to support legislation that would address funding gaps, a problem he stressed was dogging Republican and Democratic governors.”This economy has been damaged through no fault of anyone,” said Cuomo, a Democrat. “But to get this economy back up again and running, we are going to need an intelligent stimulus bill from Washington.”Some states already have begun reopening their economies and others have announced plans to phase that in beginning in mid-May, even as opinion polls show most Americans are concerned about resuming such operations too soon.New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said on Tuesday that he intended to announce some tentative moves toward reopening even thought his state, by some measures, is currently the most serious coronavirus danger zone in the United States.Restrictions currently in place allow only essential services to operate. Murphy said any changes would be incremental and determined by progress in curbing the spread of the virus.Cordial Tuesday’s Senate hearing was more cordial than many of Congress’s undertakings in recent years, with members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee addressing the non-partisan health experts politely.Democrats on the committee largely concentrated on the risks of opening the US economy now, while Republicans downplayed that notion, saying a prolonged shutdown could have serious negative impacts on human health and the health of the economy.Asked whether college students can feel safe if classes resume on campuses in August or September, Fauci said that expecting a treatment or vaccine to be in place by then would be “a bridge too far.”Instead, schools and students would have to depend upon expanded testing for coronavirus, tracing of those who have been in contact with infected people and safe hygiene practices, witnesses said.The COVID-19 respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus has infected more than 1.3 million Americans and killed more than 80,600.Fauci, 79, testified remotely in a room lined with books as he self-quarantines after he may have come into contact with either of two members of the White House staff who were diagnosed with COVID-19.Medical researchers have been scrambling to find not only an effective vaccine for coronavirus but also drugs to treat it until a vaccine comes to market.Fauci noted only “modest” results in tests of Gilead Sciences Inc’s remdesivir drug on hospitalized patients.”All roads back to work and back to school run through testing and that what our country has done so far on testing is impressive, but not nearly enough,” Lamar Alexander, the Republican chairman of the Senate committee, told the hearing.Alexander, who is self-quarantining in his home state of Tennessee for 14 days after a member of his staff tested positive, chaired the hearing virtually.Trump, who previously made the strength of the economy central to his pitch for his November re-election, has encouraged states to reopen businesses that had been deemed non-essential amid the pandemic.Senator Patty Murray, the senior committee Democrat, criticizing aspects of the administration’s response to the pandemic, said Americans “need leadership, they need a plan, they need honesty and they need it now, before we reopen.”Republican Senator Mitt Romney, who has clashed with Trump in the past, did so again on Tuesday, when he said during the hearing, “I find our testing record nothing to celebrate whatsoever.” He urged states to follow health experts’ recommendations to wait for signs, including a declining number of new infections, before reopening.President Donald Trump has been encouraging states to end a weeks-long shuttering of major components of their economies. But senators heard a sobering assessment from Fauci, when asked by Democrats about a premature opening of the economy.”There is a real risk that you will trigger an outbreak that you may not be able to control and, in fact paradoxically, will set you back, not only leading to some suffering and death that could be avoided, but could even set you back on the road to try to get economic recovery,” Fauci said of premature steps.The veteran doctor, who has worked under Republican and Democratic administrations and is a coronavirus adviser to the current White House, noted progress some in the fight against a virus that the medical world is still trying to understand. Topics :center_img Leading US infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci on Tuesday warned Congress that a premature lifting of lockdowns could lead to additional outbreaks of the deadly coronavirus, which has killed 80,000 Americans and brought the economy to its knees.Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told a US Senate panel that the virus epidemic is not yet under control in areas of the nation.”I think we’re going in the right direction, but the right direction does not mean we have by any means total control of this outbreak,” Fauci said during the 3-1/2-hour hearing.last_img read more

Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters Press report

first_img Nizels Golf and Country Club, Hildenborough, again played host to the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters Golf Championship. 112 boys and 23 girls battled it out, in wonderful conditions, over four rounds, with Robert MacIntyre (Scotland) running out Champion and Lauren Horsford (Wimbledon) becoming Girls’ Champion with scores of fifteen under and six under respectively. Brilliant scoring in perfect weather conditions for one, the tournament having had three consecutive wet and cold years previously! “The Henry Cooper” is now recognised as one of the top, best run and prestigious junior tournaments in Europe. It is an R&A World Amateur Golf Ranking event, and an England Golf Order of Merit tournament for both the boys and the girls. Heavily oversubscribed, the places are determined on merit, with the lowest handicaps qualifying. This year the cut-off was 0.2 for the boys and 4.5 for the girls. To give some idea of how eager the youngsters are to play in this tournament, a couple of reserves turned up (without any guarantee of a game), just in case there were last-minute dropouts on the Friday. The conditions over the weekend proved challenging for many players. Although warm, sunny and with little wind, the course itself demands respect from even the best players. Perfect greens, running fast at 11 on the stimp meter, and fairways exquisitely prepared, were bordered by penal rough. If players attacked the greens they very often lost the ball! It was all the more remarkable, therefore, that eighteen players finished the four rounds under par. Our 2013 Girls; Champion is Lauren Horsford from Wimbledon, a total of 6-under – fantastic scoring over 4 rounds – gave her a three-shot winning margin over Sophie Keech from Parkstone. For the boys, Marcus Sewell (Shooters Hill) and Murray Naysmith (Scotland) were joint runners-up at 9-under par and Rob MacInyre (Scotland) our 2014 Champion, with a sensational final round of 66 to finish on 15-under, six shots clear.It was a doubly good day for Scotland – The Henry Cooper Under 16 winner from 2012, Bradley Neil, became the British Amateur Champion at Royal Portrush, Ireland, and as a result will receive invitations to The Open and The Masters amongst other wonderful accolades! Well done Bradley! As always, the standard of golf played and the etiquette of the players was impeccable – one player even bravely disqualifying himself for signing for a wrong score! It could only happen in golf. The Junior-‘Pro’-Am The Junior-‘Pro’/Am, when the best of the Under-18 competitors are teamed with three amateurs, took place on Thursday 19th June and was fully subscribed with 25 teams. A very enjoyable day was had by all and it was a great success, raising well over £6,000 for the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters Charitable Trust. More information: Alan Cheeseman Chairman, Tournament Team and Founding Trustee [email protected] 07725 528241 24 Nov 2014 Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters Press report last_img read more

Rebels off to Kootenay Conference Final after doubling Hawks 4-2

first_imgThe Rebels advanced to the series by doubing the Beaver Valley Nitehawks 4-2  in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Playoff action Thursday in the Sunflower City.Castlegar wins the Murdoch Division Final 4-1.The Rebels meet the winner of the Eddie Mountain Final. Currently the Fernie Ghostriders lead the series 3-2 after edging Creston Valley Thunder Cats 3-1 Thursday.Game six is tonight in Creston. If a game seven is necessary it will be played Saturday in Fernie.The Kootenay Conference title is tentatively set to start Sunday. The Castlegar Rebels are off to the Kootenay Conference Final.last_img read more

Alvarez sees a knockout and a great fight against Triple G

first_imgNonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “This is for my country and my people,” Alvarez said. “Simply put, the people wanted this fight.”It won’t be a fight for the faint of heart. Golovkin had a 23-fight knockout streak before going the distance in his last fight, while Alvarez is a masterful counterpuncher who is not afraid to mix it up.Between them they have only one loss in 88 fights. Alvarez suffered it in 2013 against Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a fight he admitted he took too early in his career.By contrast, he may have waited until just the right time to fight Golovkin. Alvarez and his promoter, Oscar De La Hoya, were widely criticized for avoiding Golovkin for the last two years, but now Alvarez has grown into a full-fledged middleweight and both fighters seem to be in their prime.There shouldn’t be many surprises. And there will certainly be no excuses.ADVERTISEMENT Germany takes over at top of FIFA rankings from Brazil MOST READ E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Alvarez showed some potential by stopping Gonzalez in fourth round. Afterward he collected his first real payday.“Eighty pesos,” Alvarez recalled this week. “I think it was like $6.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutA dozen years later, the pay has gotten a lot better. On Saturday night Alvarez will make millions as he meets knockout specialist Gennady Golovkin in a middleweight showdown that boxing purists are comparing to some of the division’s great fights of years past .Some 40 million of his countrymen are expected to be watching on television as the fighter who is arguably Mexico’s biggest sports hero takes on the fearsome Golovkin in a fight that could define the career of both fighters. The fight will be televised on HBO pay-per-view in the U.S. Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games02:18Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Read Next BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fightcenter_img Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES “I give a slight edge to Triple G because of his sheer punching power with both hands,” Leonard said. “Canelo has to fight the best fight of his life, just like when I fought Hagler. I had to be technically sharp, strategically sharp and smart.” Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Canelo Alvarez, left, and Gennady Golovkin pose for photographers during a news conference Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, in Las Vegas. The two are scheduled to fight in a middleweight title fight Saturday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS — Canelo Alvarez was just Saul Alvarez back then, a red-haired 15-year-old who wanted nothing more than to make some money boxing.He got his chance on a summer night in 2005 in a suburb of Guadalajara, Mexico, where he grew up. His opponent was another teenager named Abraham Gonzalez, but he could have been anyone.ADVERTISEMENT “My mentality is 100 percent to win,” Alvarez said. “Every night before I go to bed I visualize a knockout.”Alvarez has been on the big stage before. He and Mayweather delivered more than 2 million pay-per-view buys in their fight, and he has consistently drawn big crowds and big television numbers over the last five years.He’s done beer commercials with Sylvester Stallone, collected multi-million dollar purses, and established himself as the latest in a long succession of aggressive Mexican fighters.If he can beat Golovkin — and he’s a slight underdog — he’ll have a handful of championship belts and a signature win that will resonate throughout the sport. It’s something he thought would happen if he beat Mayweather, but at 23, he wasn’t ready for the defensive master.“Most definitely I was too young and it showed,” Alvarez said through an interpreter. “I don’t take it today as a defeat but as an experience. I learned a lot from that fight.”In Golovkin, Alvarez will be fighting a boxer who hasn’t lost since the gold medal match in the 2004 Olympics. He’ll also be facing a slugger who has 33 knockouts in 37 fights and is defending his middleweight titles for the 19th time.But Golovkin looked somewhat vulnerable in his last fight, where he went 12 rounds with Danny Jacobs. He won, but the fight that may have convinced De La Hoya to risk his most marketable fighter against Triple G.No one on either side expects it to be easy.“He has a very aggressive style. He comes to search and destroy and he comes in search of a knockout,” Alvarez said. “You know me, I don’t back down. I’m a counter puncher and I like to fight. It has all the ingredients to be one of the best fights ever.”Whether the fight will deliver the classic everyone expects remains to be seen. But it has brought talk of great middleweight fights from the 1980s, including Tommy Hearns versus Marvelous Marvin Hagler and Hagler against Sugar Ray Leonard.Leonard posted a video on Twitter this week giving his thoughts on the outcome.last_img read more

22 days agoBarcelona keeper Ter Stegen: Everything in order between players and board

first_imgBarcelona keeper Ter Stegen: Everything in order between players and boardby Paul Vegas22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen insists there’s no problem between the players and the board.Gerard Pique has accused board members of planting stories in the local press blaming the players for their poor start to the season.But after victory in the Champions League against Inter Milan, Ter Stegen said: “Between the team and the board of directors, everything is in order and the rest… “I am happy to be here and play football… And nothing more. “This is a club and what you have to do is be united.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

13 days agoSolskjaer keen for Man Utd to use Spanish scouting service

first_imgSolskjaer keen for Man Utd to use Spanish scouting serviceby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to use a Spanish consultancy service to help with transfer plans.Solskjaer has recommended to United they join the client list of Madrid-based company Driblab which has a detailed database on more than 100,000 players and potential signings, says the Daily Mail.A dozen clubs in La Liga are already subscribers as are Nottingham Forest who used the available information before making a number of signings in the summer to aid their promotion push to the Premier League.Driblab evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of players from the age of 16 in more than a hundred different competitions – down to the detail of how injuries affect their ability or run and kick the ball. They also use an advanced algorithm to draw up an expected goals formula to see if attackers and goalkeepers are performing above or below standard. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Ezekiel Elliott Got His Wisdom Teeth Out, And The Painkillers Haven’t Worn Off Quite Yet

first_imgA closeup of Ezekiel Elliott during an Ohio State game.GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 01: Running back Ezekiel Elliott #15 of the Ohio State Buckeyes on the sidelines during the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. The Buckeyes defeated the Fighting Irish 44-28. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott, the star of the College Football Playoff, underwent surgery to remove his wisdom teeth Friday morning. Judging by the way he’s been acting on Twitter, the painkillers he was given afterwards haven’t quite worn off. He’s been hilarious for over an hour now.it was a success! pic.twitter.com/5ZmEV0VpdW— Dawn (@itz_mizdee) February 6, 2015Fresh out of wisdom teeth surgery— EzekielElliott#⃣1⃣5⃣ (@EzekielElliott) February 6, 2015“@ArianFoster: In the dentist about to go under to get the wisdom out of my teeth, and they have Mike Jack playin’. Smh” twins— EzekielElliott#⃣1⃣5⃣ (@EzekielElliott) February 6, 2015Someone come take care of me— EzekielElliott#⃣1⃣5⃣ (@EzekielElliott) February 6, 2015Baddies only lol— EzekielElliott#⃣1⃣5⃣ (@EzekielElliott) February 6, [email protected]_8 sympathy nuggets. The plan in infallible— EzekielElliott#⃣1⃣5⃣ (@EzekielElliott) February 6, 2015Sooooo hungry— EzekielElliott#⃣1⃣5⃣ (@EzekielElliott) February 6, 2015Omg mashed potatoes— EzekielElliott#⃣1⃣5⃣ (@EzekielElliott) February 6, 2015“@gkeyknee: @EzekielElliott sounds like you’re thirsty…” Get off my— EzekielElliott#⃣1⃣5⃣ (@EzekielElliott) February 6, 2015My dad has left me home alone. Stranded to die— EzekielElliott#⃣1⃣5⃣ (@EzekielElliott) February 6, 2015Guess he doesn’t love me— EzekielElliott#⃣1⃣5⃣ (@EzekielElliott) February 6, 2015I think Zeke’s pain pills are working.— Ben Axelrod (@BenAxelrod) February 6, 2015Keep doing you, Zeke.last_img read more

Crying Piccolo Player Sums Up Villanova’s Loss To NC State

first_imgA general view of the Villanova's basketball court.PHILADELPHIA, PA – JANUARY 10: The Villanova Wildcats (L) shoot the ball with the Xavier Musketeers during warmups at the Wells Fargo Center on January 10, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Corey Perrine/Getty Images)Update: The piccolo player, Roxanne Chalifoux, has chimed in on Twitter regarding the incident. She says she’s a Villanova Wildcat until she dies, through the smiles and the tears. Well done.Villanova wildcat till I die, through the smiles and the tears— Roxanne Chalifoux (@roxiechalifoxie) March 22, 2015Earlier: Saturday night, Villanova became the first 1-seed to go down in this year’s NCAA Tournament, falling to 8-seed NC State in a thriller, 71-68. The Wildcats had trouble on the offensive end all night, shooting just 31% overall, despite Darrun Hilliard II catching absolute fire toward the end of the contest. After it was over, Nova fans were understandably upset. One was taking it a bit harder than most, however.As the game ended, TBS’ cameras panned to a girl in Villanova’s band playing the flute piccolo. She couldn’t control the tears rolling down her cheeks. Video of the incident has gone viral.It’s a tough way for Villanova to lose, but the Wildcats still had an incredible year. Hopefully the young fan can take some solace in that.More: The 64 Most-Annoying Fan Baseslast_img read more

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