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Second Hong Kong coronavirus death as it awaits stranded cruise passengers

By on October 19, 2020

first_imgHong Kong reported its second death from the new coronavirus on Wednesday as authorities drew up plans to fly home hundreds of city residents stranded on a virus-stricken cruise ship in Japan.The 70-year-old man who died had underlying illnesses and was one of 62 confirmed cases in the Chinese-ruled city, a Princess Margaret Hospital spokeswoman said.In addition to those cases, 52 Hong Kong residents have tested positive for the coronavirus on the cruise ship Diamond Princess in Japan. There are 352 Hong Kong residents on the ship. Topics : “We’ve urged the Japanese government to prioritize our cases,” Lee said.”We wouldn’t rule out the possibility of sending more charter flights but we’ll try our best to handle all of them in one day.”The flights are expected to return to Hong Kong on Thursday.The United States evacuated more than 300 nationals on Monday on two chartered flights and six South Koreans and one Japanese spouse flew to South Korea on Wednesday on a chartered flight.Australia also plans to evacuate 169 people to its northern city of Darwin, where they will be quarantined for 14 days.Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has urged both Hong Kong people on the cruise ship and those at home to accept the government’s quarantine plans.There has been opposition in some Hong Kong neighbourhoods to government plans to set up quarantine centres. Hundreds of people marched in different places over the weekend to voice opposition to the proposed centres.The crisis over the virus comes after months of anti-government demonstrations in the former British colony over the perceived erosion of freedoms by Beijing, which China denies, and the virus has opened up a new front for protesters.In addition to the opposition to quarantine centres, many members of the public have been calling on Lam to shut the entire border with mainland China. Some medical workers have been on strike to press that demand.But Lam has said the full closure of the border would be impractical, inappropriate and discriminatory and the government’s response to the outbreak was based on scientific advice and World Health Organization guidelines.center_img The ship has been quarantined in the port of Yokohama since Feb. 3 after a man, who disembarked in Hong Kong before it travelled to Japan, was diagnosed with the virus.More than 540 people have tested positive for the virus on the liner – the biggest concentration of infected people outside China.Speaking in Hong Kong’s Legislative Council, Security Secretary John Lee said 200 out of the 352 Hong Kong residents on the ship, which is operated by Carnival Corp, were willing to take free, government charter flights home.The government was trying to convince the rest to board the flights, he said. Those coming back would be required to undergo 14 days of quarantine upon arrival.last_img read more

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2016 NFL Draft: Former Syracuse OL Rob Trudo will attend Tampa Bay Buccaneers mini camp

By on September 16, 2020

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Former Syracuse offensive linemen Rub Trudo will attend Tampa Bay Buccaneers mini camp, representation agency DEC Management announced Saturday night.Trudo went undrafted in the seven rounds of the NFL Draft and joins Julian Whigham and Ron Thompson as former SU players who have latched on with teams after not being taken in the Draft.Trudo started 11 games, nine of them at right guard and two at center. He started 49 total games over the course of his four-year playing career after redshirting his first year. He’s projected as a guard at the NFL level by nfldraftscout.com and guard was his more natural position in college. The senior captain was viewed as one of the emotional leaders of the team this year. Former head coach Scott Shafer used to hold team meetings on Friday nights before games and prior to the meeting before the Boston College game, which would be Shafer’s last game as the Syracuse head coach, he drafted up a speech but became too emotional to say it and asked Trudo to recite it to the team, per Syracuse.com. After SU beat BC on a game-winning field goal, Trudo helped carry Shafer off of the field.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Published on April 30, 2016 at 9:30 pm Contact Tomer: [email protected] | @tomer_langerlast_img read more

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Veikkaus seeks new wagering lead as Kauhanen departs to lead Finnish Hippos

By on August 30, 2020

first_img Veikkaus calls for early introduction of Finnish age verification measures August 28, 2020 Andrew Cochrane, SBTech: Setting the tone for B2B services with ‘Go Big’ campaign January 29, 2020 Submit Lottery leaders to address COVID-19 crisis at SBC Digital Summit April 17, 2020 Share Related Articles Finland’s national gambling monopoly Veikkaus OY is looking for a new sports betting chief, after long-term Vice President of Wagering Sami Kauhanen departed the organisation to lead Finnish horseracing.This June, Suomen Hippos – Finland’s horseracing and stud breeding association – confirmed the appointment of Kauhanen as inbound President and CEO effective 1 September 2020.Hippos underlined Kauhanen’s credentials as the optimal candidate for leading its organisation, having been a key stakeholder in Veikkaus’ wagering enlargement during 2017, when it absorbed the assets of former state-owned racing operator Fintoto. A 10-year Veikkaus senior executive, Kauhanen has led all sports betting related divisions and products for Finland’s gambling monopoly. Further on-the-ground experience sees Hippos highlight Kauhanen’s professional horseracing instructor credentials in which he has secured 2,700 track starts.“Horses and equestrian sports have been an integral part of my life, and after a short break, I get to work on this great field and sport again,” said Kauhanen. “The future offers many challenges, but I also see many opportunities ahead. It’s great to get involved.” Kauhanen takes leadership of Finnish horseracing as government agencies undertake a review of Veikkaus social responsibility mandate, following its takeover of Fintoto and Ray (slots and arcades) enterprises.   He added: “The industry has had to get used to a whole new situation since the merger of the gaming companies and it has, of course, required adaptation. “I am quite sure that in the future the strong will of the racing people will help find a common goal, which we are all willing to do our best for.” StumbleUpon Sharelast_img read more

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Caf demands security at Ghana match venue

By on August 28, 2020

first_imgThe Confederation of Africa Football is demanding an improvement in security at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, venue for Ghana’s group matches at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.Following a pitch invasion in separate incidents by two fans during the Black Stars’ opening Group B match against DR Congo, which finished 2-2 on Sunday, Caf has written to the LOC to ensure pitch security in Port Elizabeth.The Leopards have also been warned about the conduct of their fans.“The Board decided to address a warning letter to the LOC advising them that they need to reinforce the Security in Port Elizabeth,” a Caf Disciplinary Board decision stated.“The Board also decided to address a warning letter to RD Congo as the visiting team is held responsible for the behaviour of their supporters (Article 83.3 of CAF Disciplinary Code).”A Congolese fan in the 55th minute, managed to enter the field of play and the same incident was repeated at the 65th minute when another fan entered and ran in the field of play.last_img read more

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Lone Wolf Golf Course holds closing weekend

By on January 12, 2020

first_imgIf you are looking to get in that last round of golf before the snow starts to fly you had better move fast.The Lone Wolf Golf Course in Taylor will be having their closing day over the weekend, with the last day of golf being held on Monday.- Advertisement -Dubbed the “Pride of the Peace”, Lone Wolf is a par 72, 18 hole championship course located in the northeast corner of Taylor against the hills. It is a 7141 yard course from the championship tees and contains a challenging mix of long par 5’s and interesting par 3’s.Amenities include a licensed clubhouse facility with a lounge and restaurant area. There is also a heated driving range, practice greens, pro shop, change rooms and an outdoor deck and barbecue area.To book a tee time call 250-789-3711 or visit their website at www.lonewolfgolf.ca.last_img read more

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UNBEATEN HARPS HOPING THEY DON’T SUFFER ANY ‘CABIN’ FEVER

By on December 24, 2019

first_imgFinn Harps make their first trip to Stradbrook on Friday evening as they face league newboys Cabinteely who will be looking to bounce back after a 7-0 defeat at the hands of Wexford Youths last.While Harps were cementing their place at the top of the First Division table against Shelbourne at Finn Park, Cabinteely were on the wrong end of Wexford Youths’ record league victory.However, Harps boss Ollie Horgan has warned that Cabinteely will be looking to make amends against his side on Friday evening. “Cabinteely was always a very difficult game and even more so after a defeat,” said Horgan. “Eddie Gormely and Dave Mackey will have them as always excellently organised and prepared and will have their homework done on us also.“I think Kevin Knight missed last week for them and he will be a big addition to have back,” said Horgan of Friday’s opponents. “They have also players of the quality of Shane O’Neill, Ger Pender, Rob Maloney and Jamie McGlynn. It should be remembered that Cabinteely have already beaten Wexford and Waterford at home,” warned the Harps boss.Last weekend, Harps were victors over Shelbourne at Finn Park which extended their unbeaten start to the season. However, despite again keeping a clean sheet – their seventh in eight games – Horgan said there is still room for improvement.“We were decent enough in the first half on Friday and possibly shaded it up to half time but Shelbourne were the better team in the second half and deserved something out of the game,” said Horgan. “They had a number of free-kicks and corners including one that Gareth Harkin cleared off the line. I was happy enough at half time in the way we played and although we went on to win it in the second half, we stopped playing for most of it and Shelbourne took over.“I have no doubt that Shelbourne will be up there at the end of the season, its just past the quarter stage of the season with plenty still be play for.”Kevin McHugh’s 179th goal for the club – courtesy of an 80th minute penalty – was enough to give Harps the 1-0 victory over Shelbourne last Friday night.The result brought Harps’ unbeaten opening to the season to eight games and it means their second best start to a league campaign after eight games.The only time Harps have had a better record at this stage of a league campaign was in the 1972/73 season when they had seven wins and a draw to show from their opening eight league games. On three other occasions – in 1975/76, 1983/84 and 2003 – Harps have also been unbeaten after eight games, but with more draws on the board than in this season or in 1972/73. Each of those four previous seasons has also seen the unbeaten run extend beyond eight games – it remains to be seen if the current squad can extend the run a little further.The earlier season meeting of Harps and Cabinteely at Finn Park saw the home side run out 2-0 winners thanks to goals in each half from Ruairi Keating.TEAM NEWSSuspended: None. Doubtful: Damien McNulty.Injured: Packie Mailey, Brian McGrory.FORM GUIDE (last six league games)Finn Harps: W-W-D-W-W-W (16 pts)Cabinteely: L-W-L-L-D-L (4 pts)UNBEATEN HARPS HOPING THEY DON’T SUFFER ANY ‘CABIN’ FEVER was last modified: April 29th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Cabinteelydonegalfinn harpslast_img read more

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YouTube video makers help celebrate Mandela’s legacy

By on December 18, 2019

first_img23 May 2014The Nelson Mandela Foundation on Thursday published a sneak preview of YouTube Film Hack – a competition for South African video content creators, in collaboration with Google South Africa, to produce inspiring YouTube marketing content using Mandela’s legacy as the creative springboard.YouTube Film Hack competitors received a standard brief and a limited amount of time to create a YouTube campaign “that will inspire South Africans across the country to follow in the footsteps of the much-loved Madiba,” the foundation said in a statement.Submissions had to include a short YouTube film as well as an advertisement to drive traffic to the video. The three YouTube films that made it to the final round are currently live on YouTube. In no particular order, they are:According to the foundation, the number of views each film receives will be one of the judging criteria, along with innovation and interactivity.The final #LivingTheLegacy winner will be announced on 27 May. Two members of the winning team will earn a trip, sponsored by Google South Africa, to the 2014 Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Minister Urges Bahamians to Collect Passports at Anatol Rodgers Gym

By on September 17, 2019

first_img The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 24, 2017 – Nassau – A Passport Issuance Centre has been set up on the campus of the Anatol Rodgers Junior High School on Faith Avenue off Carmichael Road. During a tour of the facilities on Thursday, July 20, Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Darren Henfield urged Bahamians to make use of the service.“You might be aware that February 2016 was the International Deadline for all Hand-Written Passports,” said Minister Henfield: “This created a rush at Passport Offices throughout the Commonwealth for all persons still not in possession of the Electronic Passports, since the inception of the Government’s e-passport system December 2007.He said that this ‘urgency’ coupled with the normal last minute summer rush, prompted the birth of the Anatol Rodgers Passport Issuance Project.He said that during the months of July and August 2016, three thousand six hundred and sixty-four e-passports were successfully issued to the Bahamian Populace. He said that this year, a decision was made to provide an alternative site for the collection of passports.“Similarly, during the year 2017, it was discovered that in spite of every effort by Passport Staff to prompt recent e-passport applicants to retrieve their documents from our Thompson Boulevard/University Boulevard Location, over 3,269 e-passports remained at Passport Office awaiting collection by members of the Public,” said the Minister. He said bearing that in mind, the Government decided to once again initiate the Anatol Rodger’s Gymnasium Issuance Centre on 3rd July 2017 for the sole purpose of issuing New E-Passports. Recommended for you Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Judge allows details on affairs at US Rep Duncan Hunters trial

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first_img July 1, 2019 AP, Ed Lenderman 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A federal judge ruled Monday that prosecutors can introduce evidence of Rep. Duncan D. Hunter’s alleged extramarital affairs in a case in which the Republican congressman is charged with misusing more than $250,000 in campaign funds for personal expenses.U.S. District Judge Thomas Whelan said prosecutors can submit evidence alleging that Hunter, R-Alpine, used campaign funds to maintain multiple extramarital affairs. The allegation was raised in a motion filed last week by federal prosecutors. Hunter’s attorneys argued the evidence would be prejudicial and bias the jury against the congressman.Whelan did not immediately rule on Hunter’s request for dismissal of the case, with the congressman alleging political bias by the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Hunter filed a motion last week claiming that U.S. Attorneys Alana Robinson and Emily Allen, who are prosecuting the case, are biased against him – – noting that they attended a 2015 presidential campaign fundraiser in La Jolla for then-Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.While Hunter declined to comment, his father — former longtime Rep. Duncan L. Hunter — suggested the U.S. Department of Justice should investigate the conduct of Robinson and Allen for violating the Hatch Act, which prevents federal employees from using taxpayer dollars for political or electoral purposes.According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Robinson and Allen were at the fundraiser on official business. The elder Hunter argued that a Secret Service email, obtained via a Freedom of Information Act request, shows that’s not the case.“We have the email that came from the Secret Service that came with the FOIA request and the Secret Service email plainly says that they actually came to get a photo opp with their candidate, Hillary Clinton,” he said. “That’s a violation of the Hatch Act. That taints this entire investigation and this entire indictment and so there should be an investigation and we hope that it takes place.”In addition to allegedly using campaign funds for affairs, Hunter, who represents the state’s 50th Congressional District, is accused of using campaign funds to pay for expenses like hotel rooms, vacations and theater tickets.Hunter has repeatedly maintained his innocence and the insistence that he is being smeared despite his wife, Margaret Hunter, pleading guilty earlier this month to using campaign funds for personal expenses. Margaret Hunter also agreed to work with prosecutors on the case and could eventually testify against her husband.If convicted, Margaret Hunter faces up to five years in federal custody and fines of up to $250,000.Hunter’s case is expected to go to trial in September. He faces multiple charges including wire fraud, conspiracy and falsifying records.Hunter was re-elected last November with 51.7% of the vote in his district despite being indicted three months before the election. He was first elected in 2008, succeeding his father, who held the congressional seat for 28 years. Posted: July 1, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News, Politics Tags: Duncan D. Hunter FacebookTwittercenter_img Updated: 4:24 PM Judge allows details on affairs at U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter’s trial AP, Ed Lenderman, last_img read more

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