Gulf coronavirus infections surpass 400,000, Reuters tally shows

first_imgThe number of novel coronavirus cases in the six Gulf Arab states has doubled in a month to over 400,000, as the region’s two biggest economies this week fully lifted curfews imposed to combat the infection.As of Wednesday evening, the tally in the energy producing region stood at 403,163 infections, with 2,346 deaths, according to a Reuters tally. It passed the 200,000 mark on May 27.Regional business hub the United Arab Emirates announced late on Wednesday the lifting of a nightly curfew in place since mid-March as the daily number of infections fell from a peak of some 900 in late May to average between 300-400 in recent weeks. Topics : Neighboring Saudi Arabia, which has the highest regional count at more than 167,200 infections and over 1,380 deaths, fully removed its three-month curfew on Sunday.Kuwait is the only Gulf state that still has a partial curfew. Qatar, Oman and Bahrain did not impose curfews as part of measures to combat the disease.The easing of restrictions has varied across the Gulf region with the UAE and Saudi Arabia taking the lead in reopening commercial businesses, including dine-in restaurants and malls.Dubai, whose economy is reliant on tourism and retail, said on Sunday it would allow foreign visitors to enter the emirate from July 7. The UAE, which includes Dubai, has not yet announced a similar move on a federal level.Qatar, which has the second highest regional infection count, has said it would permit resumption of flights from low-risk countries on July 1 as well as the reopening of shopping malls and markets with limited capacity.Other Gulf states still have bans on foreign visitors. last_img read more

Gallery: Lukaku First Training Session With Manchester United

first_imgRomelu Lukaku settled straight to work with Manchester United, as he joined the rest of the squad in Los Angeles for United’s first training session of their pre-season tour, barely an hour after his official announcement.It is the Belgian striker’s first training with his new teammates after moving to United from Everton for £75m on a five-year contract. A deal that could further rise to £90m with the option of another 12-months. RelatedLukaku Returns To Manchester United TrainingNovember 9, 2018In “England”Lukaku Scores First Manchester United Goal – VideoJuly 18, 2017In “England”Lukaku Ruled Out of Manchester United Friendly With Inter MilanJuly 19, 2019In “England”last_img read more

How the Giants arrived at an unconventional Opening Day roster

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO–To say these aren’t your father’s San Francisco Giants would be the understatement of the year.Some of the players aren’t your toddler’s San Francisco Giants, either.When the club takes the field in San Diego on Thursday, three members of the team will have been acquired within a week of first pitch and one-fifth of the 25-man roster will be experiencing its first Opening Day in the major leagues.There are two Rule 5 draft picks with no MLB service time and only one outfielder …last_img read more

Sheep Day July 15 at OARDC

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 2017 Ohio Sheep Day is scheduled for Saturday, July 15 at OARDC Sheep Research Unit, location of a major portion of sheep research being conducted at The Ohio State University.  The OARDC Sheep Research Unit is located in beautiful Wayne County at 5743 Fredericksburg Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.Ohio Sheep Day will offer visitors the opportunity to visit a successful sheep farming operation dedicated to sheep production in a profitable way. Sheep farmers and anyone interested in sheep management and production is invited to attend. A lamb luncheon is included as part of registration and no pre-registration is required.The OARDC Sheep Research Unit hosts a commercial sheep operation concentrating its efforts on sheep research involving many aspects of sheep production and management.  The farm is located in northeastern Ohio where the terrain is gently rolling, making it an ideal location for grain crops as well as ruminant livestock production.This year will once again focus on programming, which will increase and improve the productivity and profitability of sheep and other small ruminant operations.A list of programs includes: OARDC sheep research updates — Francis Fluharty, OSU Animal SciencesPasture walks with the experts — Bob Hendershot, Green Pasture Services and Rory Lewandowski, OSU ExtensionBeginning and novice shepherd’s sessions — Roger Shearer and Doug Clevenger, OSU Animal SciencesCurrent research: The effect of weaning age on lamb health and performance — Brady Campbell, OSU Animal SciencesThe impact of internal parasites on sheep operations — Jeff McCutcheon, OSU ExtensionManaging primary predator issues on sheep and livestock farms — Tommy Butler, USDA A trade show will also take place at the event, where attendees may visit and purchase supplies and equipment. This show will deal with several aspects of sheep production and management.For further information regarding Ohio Sheep Day activities, please contact Roger A. High at (614) 246-8299 or by email at [email protected] Additional information and directions to the site can also be found at Ohio Sheep Improvement Association, Ohio Sheep and Wool Program, OSU Sheep Team, Ohio State University Extension, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, Ashland, Holmes and Wayne County Farm Bureaus, Ohio State University Animal Sciences Department, and the American Sheep Industry are the major sponsors of Ohio Sheep Day.last_img read more

Minerva and Chennayin may play AFC games in Ahmedabad

first_imgLast year’s I-League champion Minerva Punjab and Indian Super League winners Chennaivin FC have turned to The Arena by TransStadia, a multi-facility stadium at the heart of Ahmedabad, Gujarat to host their upcoming AFC Champions League and AFC Cup ties, respectively.TranStadia, opened in 2016 with over 20,000 seating capacity, is the home of Pro Kabaddi side Gujarat Fortune Giants and has also hosted the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup.The stadium boasts of a FIFA-approved football pitch and could well be the home of these Indian teams for their home fixtures in AFC matches.Both teams play their opening games away from homewith Chandigarh-based Minerva playing their preliminary round against Iranian club Saipa FC on February 12 away while Chennaiyin will play either Transport United or Colombo SC on March 6. In Case of being knocked out, Minerva will get relegated to the AFC Cup.”lt’s true, we are in talks with TransStadia to host our AFC fixtures,” a Minerva club official told Mail Today.”There arent many stadiums that up to the standards that can host the AFC competitions and plenty of the stadiums are already hosting the ISL. We are still negotiating and are also looking for options but its likely we will play there. We also heard Chennaiyin are also in talks so let’s see how it works.”last_img read more

Australian Men’s Squad visit a success

first_imgWe had only just recovered from the return of the ark…. torrential rain, flooding and being cut off from the rest of the civilisation when the god’s descended upon us. It was a day the likes of none I had ever been blessed with the opportunity to witness.Names that will echo in the halls of touch history came to play the greatest sport on earth on a hot balmy weekend in Townsville….. Shuker, Sonda, Day-Berg Muir and Jones just to name a few. Little words can be used to describe how great these God’s were. Their grace, speed and skill (although lacking somewhat on Saturday morning!!!) came to the front on the shores of the great Coral Sea on Saturday afternoon. The 200 willing spectators got a first hand view of the best that the game has on offer.  Chris “Fazz” Farrow put on a try scoring performance, while Drummy and Sonda threw long balls from one end of the Strand Park to the other.  The game could only be described as the most free following game of touch most of the spectators would ever had the opportunity to witness (the fact that there were six referees on the game was a great contributor to this).On a more serious note, the weekend in general was a great success and I’m very pleased to still hear players and people that came down to watch the weekend talking about it.  But by far the most pleasing aspect was that at the recent NTL in Port Macquarie, North Queensland players had the opportunity to catch up with the Australian players and talk about the weekend (something that North Queensland players, except for the very elite, would never have had the opportunity to do). Tony Trad played assistant coach for 2 games, to the North Queensland Open Women at the recent NTL, something that the players and coaching staff were extremely thrilled to have occur.The weekend ran extremely smoothly. On Friday afternoon the team was slit into 2. 1 team visited Kirwan High School and the other William Ross High School. Players conducted drills and training sessions at both schools, photos were taken and players signed whatever the kids put in front of them.Saturday started slowly….it was extremely hot! Tony Trad conducted a coaching session with the Level 2 course attendants and about 25 local coaches. Tony gave an overview of the game as he saw it and then conducted a training session with the Australian men for the coaches to view. Generally most coaches got a great appreciation of where their own limitations lay and general areas of how to improve or bring up to speed the team they are coaching with the latest policies and techniques.Saturday afternoon saw the team head down to Queens Park to conduct a kids coaching clinic. 60 kids of varying ages were run through skill drills, small games and passing techniques.  I think the Aussie men had more fun than the kids as they ran around showing off, the willing and encouraging group of youngsters just watched on in awe.  Again the kids had the chance to have photo’s taken, receive signed touch balls and generally have a chat to the guys after they finished.I think the highlight of the weekend for the players was being drafted into the local Men’s 1st division teams and being able to play within these teams. Both Sharks and Frogs presented their drafted team players with club uniforms as a memento of their time in Townsville. The Aussie team did a great job of backing up after a full day of activity to participate in a game against an invitational Townsville team. Under lights about 300 players and spectators again got to witness the best that Australian Touch has to offer.Sunday morning for 3 lucky young players was probably the highlight of their touch career.  Betty, Alan and Lochie got warm-up, train and play with the Aussie men’s team. They were given playing shirts, subbed off and on and were involved in the half time and full time debriefs.All-in-all the weekend was a huge success and well received by all. This isn’t to say that there weren’t a number of things that could have been done better or improved upon for next time.  General notice period could have been better, organization of the player’s time and commitments could be improved, allowing the players to have greater recovery time.  The heat had a major impact on the players and for next time a winter timing would be far more suitable. The lack of support from regional areas outside Townsville also needs to be improved.I will finish on a really positive note and say that we could not have hoped to have hosted a better bunch of guys. They conducted themselves in an outstanding manner on and off the field.  They made themselves available to the kids, players, coaches, parents and anyone else that wanted their attention. A big thank you to Gavin Shuker, who without this opportunity would never have been possible and also to Tony Trad and TFA for considering and supporting the concept.Now we have a great relationship with the coaching staff and players I believe that we have the opportunity to have more programs like this come North Queensland’s way.Thanks to Anita Hagarty for providing the article content.last_img read more

10 months agoLiverpool boss Klopp: We have to improve in pretty much everything

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool boss Klopp: We have to improve in pretty much everythingby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp insists his table leaders still have room for improvement.The Merseysiders host Arsenal today and look forward to their 2019 kicking off with a trip to Manchester City, which could see them land a major blow on their title rivals by extending the gap to them to as much as 10 points.And Klopp reckons the unbeaten leaders have yet to play to their full potential this season.He said: “There are a lot of really good parts but was there a game where I thought, ‘It is not possible that we can be better’? No. It was not there yet.“We have to improve in pretty much everything. There is a lot to come from the boys.” last_img read more

10 months agoChelsea assistant coach Cudicini pleased for Morata after FA Cup brace

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea assistant coach Cudicini pleased for Morata after FA Cup braceby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea assistant coach Carlo Cudicini was full of praise for Alvaro Morata after their 2-0 FA Cup win over Nottingham Forest.Morata scored twice as FA Cup holders Chelsea advanced with a 2-0 third-round win over Forest at Stamford Bridge.”I think Alvaro played an important part in today’s performance, he was very good in terms of working for the team, offensively but mainly defensively,” said Cudicini. “It was very important for him to score two goals which can only be good for his confidence. We are all pleased with his performance but we were even when he didn’t score in previous games so hopefully it will be good for his morale that he scored, and hopefully he will be more free in his mind.”Gianfranco Zola mentioned in the press conference before the match that for a striker it’s difficult when you go through a spell when you don’t score many goals, so his body language was a bit down, but in training he’s working very hard and we all knew that sooner or later he would be able to turn the corner and start scoring goals. Thankfully he did it today, it was very important because we really care about this competition and we want to do well.” last_img read more

a month agoJake Cain pens Liverpool pro terms

first_imgJake Cain pens Liverpool pro termsby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveJake Cain has signed his first professional contract with Liverpool.The 18-year-old midfielder is part o the U18s and the club’s UEFA Youth League squad.Cain has been lauded for his creative ability and eye for goal, which has seen him bag three goals for this season already.The Wigan native has been with the Reds since the age of nine. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more