“What we know now is that the virus is here, present at some level, but we still don’t know to what degree,” said Dr. Sara Cody, the chief public health officer for Santa Clara County, speaking of the newly diagnosed case there, the latest of three in her county and the 10th statewide.Even as confirmation was pending there, the CDC sent a team to assist local authorities in tracing close contacts the patient had with others in a bid to curb transmission.Until this week, the CDC had counted 15 confirmed cases in six states as having been detected through the US public health system since Jan. 21, none fatal. Most were contracted by individuals while traveling in China, where the outbreak originated. Only two person-to-person transmissions were documented among them, both between married couples.An additional 47 cases have been confirmed among people recently repatriated from abroad, either from the Diamond Princess cruise ship quarantined in Japan or from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the outbreak, according to the CDC.Masks, gloves and test kits The latest flurry of cases came as the Trump administration said the United States would invoke a federal defense law to boost production of masks, gloves, gowns and other items needed to protect medical personnel from exposure.Around the world, more countries are reporting new infections, companies have curtailed travel and global stock markets have tumbled.President Donald Trump said at the White House on Friday the United States will decide “very soon” about whether to bar entry to travelers from countries other than China where community transmission has emerged.At a rally in South Carolina on Friday night, Trump defended his administration’s response to the coronavirus outbreak and accused Democrats of politicizing the disease.“This is their new hoax,” Trump said at the event, held a day before the state’s Democratic presidential primary.The US State Department has issued travel advisories for several nations and on Friday it said Americans should reconsider travel to Italy, where nearly 900 coronavirus cases have been confirmed. A similar warning was issued earlier this week for South Korea, which has hundreds of infections.A government task force appointed by Trump to deal with the threat will meet at the White House on Saturday morning, according to an administration official.Latest figures from China, where the outbreak started late last year, indicated that nearly 80,000 people have been infected, with more than 2,800 deaths. The World Health Organization reported 57 deaths in 46 other countries.Dr. Anthony Fauci, who heads the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said in a closed-door briefing in the US House of Representatives that sustained spread of the coronavirus meant there would be many more infections in the United States, according to a source.Fauci warned lawmakers the country lacked enough testing resources, the source said on condition of anonymity. The CDC said it has revised its criteria for who should be tested and is ramping up testing capabilities.”Our goal is to have every state and local health department online and doing their own testing by the end of next week,” CDC official Nancy Messonier told reporters.A vaccine may take up to 18 months to develop, health officials have said.The United States has decided to postpone a meeting with leaders of Southeast Asian countries it had planned to host on March 14 in Las Vegas because of worries about the outbreak.US and global stocks plummeted as rattled investors braced for the prospect that a pandemic could further dent an already slowing world economy.The S&P 500 fell for the seventh straight day on Friday, suffering its biggest weekly drop since the 2008 global financial crisis. Stocks cut losses right at the end of the session. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1.4%.Trump this week said the coronavirus risk to Americans remained “very low,” but he has been increasingly alarmed by the reaction of the US stock market, which he considers a barometer of the economy’s health.Topics : US public health officials said they have identified four “presumptive” coronavirus cases believed to have emerged from community transmission of the infection, signaling a turning point in efforts to contain the disease in the United States.The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a statement on Friday citing three such cases newly diagnosed by state public health authorities – one each in California, Oregon and Washington state.If confirmed by the CDC, together with a previous case of unknown origin announced on Wednesday in California, that would bring to four the number of diagnosed individuals in the United States with no history of travel to a country where the virus is circulating and no close contact with an infected person. The three latest patients were diagnosed based on results obtained in their respective states from CDC-supplied test kits and are considered “presumptive positive” cases pending CDC confirmatory testing, the US agency said.A fourth presumptive positive was also announced in Washington state on Friday, but that one is “likely travel-related,” the CDC said.Still, the three latest cases of apparent community transmission, plus the one identified earlier this week in California, are a sign the virus is now spreading within at least four separate locations up and down the US West Coast.They span nearly 900 miles from California’s Silicon Valley region in Santa Clara County north to the Puget Sound near Seattle.
Mikel Arteta is set to become Arsenal’s new manager (AMA/Getty Images)Arsenal are targeting a move for Sevilla midfielder Antonio Zarzana and could make him the first signing of Mikel Arteta’s reign, according to reports in Spain.The 17-year-old is yet to make his senior debut for Sevilla but is widely regarded as one of the best young prospects in the country.Real Madrid have already failed in their attempt to sign Zarzana, who turned down a move to Zinedine Zidane’s side.But according to Estadio Deportivo, Arsenal are now one of the front-runners in the race to sign the midfielder from Sevilla.ADVERTISEMENT Comment Metro Sport ReporterThursday 19 Dec 2019 11:55 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.9kShares Zarzana has represented Spain at Under-18 level (Instagram)The report also claims that Liverpool and Bayern Munich have already registered their interest and are keeping tabs on Zarzana’s progress.AdvertisementAdvertisementBut the midfielder, who has represented Spain at Under-18 level, has already made it clear that he is keen to make his first-team debut for Sevilla‘I heard that Real Madrid had put an offer in for me last year,’ he told Marca earlier this year.Antonio Zarzana @zar10zana vs. Real Betis JuvenilElectric and unpredictable as always, the 17 year-old once again put on a show, this time in the juvenil derby. pic.twitter.com/digieat2LT— Kevoni (@Sevilla4Life) November 24, 2019 Arsenal target Sevilla midfielder Antonio Zarzana as Mikel Arteta’s first signing Advertisement Advertisement More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘But I have always wanted to make my debut with the first team here.‘I just want to take things slowly.‘Everything is going well and I am happy where I am in the youth team, however, if I get the call, obviously I will jump at the chance.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal
11 Views no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Share Fidel Castro. Image via: globalresearch.ca“ON February 23, under the title “Cynicism’s,” danse macabre, I stated:“The politics of plunder imposed by the United States and its NATO allies in the Middle East is in crisis.”“Thanks to Sadat’s betrayal at Camp David, the Palestinian Arab State has not come into existence, despite the United Nations agreements of November 1947, and Israel has become a powerful nuclear force allied with the United States and NATO.“The U.S. military-industrial complex supplies tens of billions of dollars every year to Israel and to the very Arab states that it subjugates and humiliates.“The genie is out of the bottle and NATO doesn’t know how to control it.“They are going to try and take maximum advantage of the lamentable events in Libya. No one is capable of knowing at this time what is happening there. All of the figures and versions, even the most improbable, have been disseminated by the empire through the mass media, sowing chaos and misinformation.“It is evident that a civil war is developing in Libya. Why and how was this unleashed? Who will suffer the consequences? The Reuters news agency, repeating the opinion of the well-known Nomura Japanese bank, said that the price of oil could surpass all limits.”“…What will be the consequences for the food crisis?“The principal NATO leaders are exalted. British Prime MinisterDavid Cameron, informed ANSA, ‘…admitted in a speech in Kuwait that the Western countries made a mistake in supporting non-democratic governments in the Arab world.’”“His French colleague Nicolas Sarkozy declared, ‘The prolonged brutal and bloody repression of the Libyan civilian population is repugnant.’”“Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini declared ‘believable’ the figure of one thousand dead in Tripoli […] ‘the tragic figure will be a bloodbath.’”“Hillary Clinton declared, ‘…the bloodbath is completely unacceptable and has to stop…’”“Ban Ki-moon added, ‘The use of violence in the country is absolutely unacceptable.’”“…’the Security Council will act in accordance with what the international community decides.’”“’We are considering a number of options.’”“What Ban Ki-moon is really waiting for is that Obama give the final word.“The President of the United States spoke Wednesday afternoon and stated that the Secretary of State would leave for Europe in order to reach an agreement with the NATO European allies as to what measures to take. Noticeable on his face was his readiness to take on the right-wing Republican John McCain; Joseph Lieberman, the pro-Israel Senator from Connecticut; and Tea Party leaders, in order to guarantee his nomination by the Democratic Party.“The empire’s mass media have prepared the ground for action. There would be nothing strange about a military intervention in Libya, which would, additionally, guarantee Europe almost two million barrels of light oil a day, if events do not occur beforehand to put an end to the presidency or life of Gaddafi.“In any event, Obama’s role is complicated enough. What would the Arab and Islamic world’s reaction be if much blood is spilt in this country in such an adventure? Would the revolutionary wave unleashed in Egypt stop a NATO intervention?“In Iraq the innocent blood of more than a million Arab citizens was shed when this country was invaded on false pretenses. Mission accomplished, George W. Bush proclaimed.“No one in the world will ever be in favor of the deaths of defenseless civilians in Libya or anywhere else. I ask myself, would the United States and NATO apply that principle to the defenseless civilians killed every day by yankee drones and this organization’s soldiers in Afghanistan and Pakistan?“It is a danse macabre of cynicism.”While I was meditating on these events, the United Nations debate scheduled for yesterday, Tuesday, October 25 on the “Necessity of ending the commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba began. This is something which has been demanded by the vast majority of this institution’s member countries for 20 years.This time the numerous elemental and just arguments – which for United States governments were no more than rhetorical exercises – revealed, like never before, the political and moral weakness of the most powerful empire ever to have existed, and to whose oligarchical interests and insatiable thirst for power and riches all the planet’s inhabitants have been subjected, including the very people of that country.The United States is tyrannizing and plundering the globalized world with its political, economic, technological and military might.That truth is becoming more and more obvious in the wake of the honest and courageous debates which have taken place in the United Nations during the last 20 years, with the support of states which one would imagine are expressing the will of the vast majority of the planet’s inhabitants.Before [Cuban Foreign Minister] Bruno’s speech, many country organizations expressed their points of view through one of their members. The first was Argentina, in the name of the Group of 77 plus China; followed by Egypt, in the name of the Non-Aligned Movement; Kenya, in the name of the African Union; Belize, in the name of CARICOM; Kazakhstan, in the name of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation; and Uruguay, in the name of MERCOSUR.Independently of these expressions of a collective nature, China, a country of growing political and economic weight in the world, India and Indonesia strongly supported the resolution via their ambassadors; between the three of them they represent 2.7 billion inhabitants. The ambassadors of the Russian Federation, Belarus, South Africa, Algeria, Venezuela and Mexico did likewise. The impassioned words of solidarity expressed by the ambassador of Belize, speaking on behalf of the Caribbean community, and those of St. Vincent & the Grenadines and Bolivia, resonated among the poorest countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. Their arguments in the context of the solidarity of our people – despite a blockade which has already lasted 50 years – will be a constant stimulus for our doctors, educators and scientists.Nicaragua spoke before the vote, to bravely explain why it would vote against this perfidious measure.The United States representative also spoke before the vote, in order to explain the inexplicable. I felt sorry for him. It is the role that they assigned to him.At the hour of voting, two countries were absent: Libya and Sweden; three abstained: Marshall Islands, Micronesia and Palau; two voted against: the United States and Israel. Adding together those who voted against, abstained or were absent: the United States, with 313 million inhabitants; Israel, with 7.4 million; Sweden, with 9.1 million; Libya, with 6.5 million; Marshall Islands, with 67,100; Micronesia, 106,800; Palau, with 20,900, the total amounts to 336.948 million, equivalent to 4.8% of the world population, which has already risen to seven billion this month.After the vote, speaking in the name of the European Union, Poland explained the votes of members of this bloc which, in spite of its close alliance with the United States and its obligatory participation in the blockade, is against this criminal measure.Subsequently, 17 countries addressed the Assembly to explain, resolutely and decisively, why they voted for the resolution against the blockade.I will continue Friday the 28th.Fidel Castro RuzOctober 26, 2011. 9:45 p.m. Tweet Share NewsRegional Reflections of Fidel: NATO’s genocidal role (Part III) by: – October 27, 2011
The government since then revised its “Build, Build, Build” list, which now covers 100 projects from the initial 75. Some infrastructure projects were scrapped due to feasibility issues. In an interview with GMA News’ 24 Orason Monday evening, President Duterte said that the Ilonggo senator seemed doesnot know how to count and only knows how to criticize. The President added: “Hindi mo pa ginawa, sinasabi na may corruption diyan,eh di ‘wag na lang. Hindi nya tinitignan, he does not really know to count.” “If it’s a statement just to… adelusion, wala tayong magawa, libre yane. People judge best when they condemn,” the President further said. During the Senate Budget hearing lastweek, Drilon said the administration’s infrastructure program was a “dismalfailure” as only nine of the 75 flagship projects have started construction. MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterteslammed opposition senator Franklin Drilon for branding the administration’sflagship infrastructure program “Build, Build, Build” as a failure. President Rodrigo Duterte and opposition senator Franklin Drilon “You can see for yourself. Ilang airport, ngayon you travel around, look at Luzon, look at the stretch,”Duterte said. “‘Yung mga perennial ano niya… Because of statements that areout of tune.” The updated list covers flagship infrastructure projects under five categories namely; transport and mobility; power; water; information and communications technology; and urban development and renewal./PN
John Anthony Dilig, a resident of the village, drowned in a river around 5 p.m. on Wednesday, a police report showed. Officers of the Tigabuan municipal police station ruled out foul play in the incident./PN ILOILO City – Swimming turned fatal for an 18-year-old lad in Barangay Baguingin, Tigabuan, Iloilo. The friends tried to rescue Dilig after the latter was drawn by strong waves but failed. Rescuers fished Dilig out of the water early Thursday morning. Police investigators said Dilig went swimming with his two friends who the police did not identify at the time.
Loading… Read Also: Willian reveals why he dumped Chelsea for Arsenal However, the futures of other long serving stars, including Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets and Luis Suarez remain unresolved. Koeman is expected to speak to each senior player in the coming days, with an update on their individual future anticipated by the end of August. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 New Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman wants to keep veteran centre back Gerard Pique at the club for the 2020-21 campaign. The Dutchman has been linked with making wide ranging changes at the club ahead of the new season, however, he is also keen to keep hold of certain experienced figures in the coming weeks. Pique volunteered to leave the club following their disastrous Champions League defeat against Bayern Munich, ahead of anticipated changes at the Camp Nou. However, despite the controversy over his role at the club next season, Koeman wants the 33-year old to provide experience to his squad. According to the front page edition of Diario AS, Koeman has spoke to the former Spanish international regarding his role next season.Advertisement Promoted Content13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBest Car Manufacturers In The World10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without RechargingHere Are The Secret Origins Of Famous FoodsThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made
The excellent Alexander Kacaniklic put Jol’s side ahead after 22 minutes, with Dimitar Berbatov and Urby Emanuelson sealing the victory late on, but it could have been a very different result had Schwarzer not pulled off a string of fine saves as Swansea piled on the pressure in the second half with the score at 1-0. The Australian denied Wayne Routledge, Chico Flores, Ashley Williams and Pablo Hernandez; with his fingertip save from the latter’s curling effort the pick of the bunch. The 40-year-old’s contract is due to expire this summer, and he has already rejected the offer of a new deal, but Jol is remaining positive. He said: “We offered him a new contract, the only thing is he wanted to be guaranteed to be the number one. “That is not easy as we need a goalkeeper anyway. We don’t know what will happen to (David) Stockdale and he does not want to be the number two, as you know he wants to be number one as well, and that is the problem. “Okay, you can go on the market and find a useless goalkeeper, but you want a good goalkeeper and if you find a good goalkeeper you have to fight for your place, but we will sit down with him and try to find a solution. You saw today, 3-0 looks very good but it would have been different if he had not been there.” Swansea manager Michael Laudrup, meanwhile, was left to rue a disappointing end to his first season in charge. The Dane has guided the Welsh club to Capital One Cup glory and a ninth-place Premier League finish, but could not give the home faithful a fitting finale. He said: “It was disappointing, but the difference was us not taking our chances. For 30 minutes in the second half we could have scored two or three. But I am sure in a couple of days I will see the big picture.” Fulham manager Martin Jol remains hopeful of keeping Mark Schwarzer at the club after watching the goalkeeper play a starring role in their 3-0 win at Swansea. The Cottagers secured their first win in eight games to end their season on a high, as Swansea’s memorable campaign ended with a whimper at the Liberty Stadium. On Schwarzer, Jol said: “We hope to find a solution, if we cannot find a solution we need to get a very, very, good goalkeeper because you need to be very, very good to be better than, or the same, as him.” Press Association
The Killeen Police Department announced the arrests of nine suspects, including 3 military members, as part of a two-day child prostitution sting operation that was conducted with the Texas Department of Public Safety Human Trafficking Program.Detectives said the suspects contacted officers on social media and made agreements for sexual acts with girls they believed were 15 or 16 years old.Detectives said the agreements were for fees that included money, drugs and alcohol.Officers arrested the following: Anthony Xavier Antwon, 25, of Fort Hood, Felony Prostitution under 18, Javier Perez, 40, of Austin, Felony Prostitution under 18, Brian Harley Flynn, 21, of Temple, Felony Prostitution under 18, Brandon Anthony Lee, 25, of Killeen, Felony Prostitution under 18, Dustin Edward Johnson, 42, of Lott, Felony Prostitution under 18, Timmy Jones Jr., 30, of Fort Hood, Felony Prostitution under 18, Shaun Paul Moore, 39, of Kempner, Felony Prostitution under 18, Rakeem Jamal Nelson, 28, of Killeen, Class A Prostitution, and Pierre Jean, 32, of Killeen, Class A Prostitution.Police said the operation finished with a total of seven felony charges, two misdemeanor prostitution charges and two guns were confiscated.
View Gallery (2 Photos)Through 11 conference games, the No. 11 Wisconsin Badgers have faced each member of the preseason all-Big Ten team and have beaten each of their teams at least once.But not one of those five players has entered the matchup with UW on as hot a streak as Illinois junior guard Demetri McCamey is. Over the last 11 games for the Illini, McCamey has averaged 17.4 points per game, a full two points higher than his season average.During that streak, McCamey has scored more than 20 points four times, including a season-high 28 points in a Jan. 19 loss to Purdue.“He’s playing great,” UW assistant coach Gary Close said. “He’s playing under control, he’s shooting over 40 percent from three, he’s finding people, he’s the leader in the league in assists, he scores taking it to the hoop… he’s playing really well.”As Close mentioned, McCamey is even more impressive because he’s more than just a scorer. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound junior leads the Big Ten with 6.38 assists per game, which is 0.71 more than Evan Turner, who ranks second in the league with 5.67 per game.Over that same 11-game stretch, McCamey is averaging 7.27 assists per game, or nearly one full assist per game higher than his season average.In his team’s 78-73 victory Saturday over then-No. 5 Michigan State, McCamey posted a season-high 11 assists to just two turnovers.“I think he counts for almost half their offense in terms of scoring and getting people open and finding people,” Close said. “There’s not a guard in the league that’s playing better right now.”Considering the Badgers’ defensive performance against guards like Kalin Lucas, Evan Turner and Manny Harris, however, it would be surprising if McCamey’s hot streak continued Tuesday night at the Kohl Center.Most recently, UW shut down Harris for the second time this season, allowing the Big Ten’s leading scorer to put up just 11 points in the Badgers’ 62-44 victory Saturday at the Crisler Arena. Before Harris, it was Lucas who put up just seven points before suffering a right ankle injury in the second half of Wisconsin’s 18-point victory a week ago.After watching McCamey’s performance against MSU on television Saturday, senior Jason Bohannon knows the final result of tonight’s game will hinge on the team’s defensive effort against Illinois’ leading scorer.“McCamey’s playing really well right now; he’s being able to do whatever he wants a lot of times,” Bohannon said. “For us it’s going to be key to be able to contain him and make him play within their offense a little more.”McCamey is more than just an offensive force, however.While opposing offenses have posted decent numbers against the Illini recently, outside shots have not come easy against Illinois this season. The Illini rank second in the Big Ten in 3-point field goal defense and second in overall field goal percentage defense.Much of the Illini’s strength in those areas is thanks to McCamey’s length as a 6-foot-3 guard.“(He has) strong, quick hands,” Close said. “Their guards are long and athletic, and it’s one reason why teams are not shooting very well from the outside against them.”With that in mind, another key to tonight’s matchup will be the Badgers’ outside shooting — which has been exceptionally strong of late — against the tough Illini perimeter defense.If UW manages to keep hitting its shots, especially from beyond the arc, it will be tough for Illinois to stop the Badgers. But if Wisconsin falls into a shooting slump as it has in the past against teams like Michigan and Northwestern, Illinois will make things interesting at the Kohl Center.With the impressive ability of head coach Bo Ryan’s squad to score near the end of the 35-second shot clock, the tough defense of the Illini will be tested as they are forced to defend for long periods of time nearly every trip down the court.“Defensively, every team is pretty good the first 15-20 seconds,” Ryan said. “If you take good shots and make the defense have to work a bit it can play into your hands.”
Published on January 8, 2015 at 11:08 pm Contact Josh: email@example.com Facebook Twitter Google+ Brianna Butler finally proved Thursday night why she was once given the green light to shoot whenever she wants. With SU down six points and 1:50 remaining in regulation against No. 13 Duke, she grabbed an offensive rebound, stepped back and drained a 3-pointer. Moments later, with the Orange trailing by three and 52 seconds to go, Butler sank another 3 to tie the game.Despite the heroics, the Blue Devils (11-4, 2-0 Atlantic Coast) responded with two made free throws to take a 74-72 lead with 26 seconds left, and that score would stand as No. 21 Orange (10-5, 0-2) missed two in-close floaters as the final seconds ticked off the clock. “You’ve got to have some fight,” head coach Quentin Hillsman said. “We made some plays to get ourselves back into the ball game.”Butler finished with a season-high 23 points, five rebounds and four steals. Point guard Alexis Peterson added 18 and four steals, and Diamond Henderson finished with 15 points. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU trailed Duke by as many as 15 points in the first half, but connected on 13 3-pointers – seven from Butler – and out-hustled a Blue Devils team it lost to by 33 points last season. “I thought Brianna was great,” Hillsman said. “She did a really good job of hitting her shots. She maintained an aggressive attitude on the offensive end.”Syracuse trailed by eight at halftime, but a stellar defensive effort – the Orange forced 15 total turnovers and out-rebounded the Blue Devils 37-35 – kept the Orange within striking distance. The Orange also grabbed a staggering 19 offensive rebounds, more than its 18 on the defensive glass. “We did a good job of getting into our traps and getting into the passing lanes,” Hillsman said. “ … Overall, we got stops and forced shots at the end of the shot clock. We got some steals, got down the court, and that was the key for us getting back into the basketball game.” Peterson connected on a layup with 7:06 left in regulation to bring the Orange to within 10 at 65-55. Two minutes later, the guard hit a 3 to cut Duke’s lead to 65-59. With nearly three and a half minutes remaining, Butler hit her fifth 3 of the night, from the right wing, to bring the Orange to within three at 67-64.But on SU’s final possession, trailing 74-72, Henderson missed a short floater from the left baseline. Cornelia Fondren grabbed the rebound, but missed a layup from the right side as time expired.With the loss, the Orange once again fell to a top-25 opponent, bringing its season record to 0-5 record against such opponents. Said Hillsman: “I thought we did a good job of putting some fight into our game, and that’s what you’ve got to have.” Comments