Coronavirus case at Apple’s EU headquarters in Ireland

first_imgAn Apple employee at the tech giant’s European headquarters in the city of Cork has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the firm said Tuesday.”One of our employees in Cork has been confirmed to have COVID-19,” Apple said in a statement.”We are closely coordinating with the local health authorities who feel the risk to others is low, and the individual remains in self-isolation,” it added. “As a precaution, we have asked some of our team members to stay at home while we work with the Health and Safety Executive to assess the situation.”Apple said a deep cleaning programme at all of its offices and stores would continue and it “will take all necessary precautions in accordance with guidance from health authorities”.Apple, which has maintained offices in Ireland since the 1980s, employs around 6,000 people in Cork, the country’s second-largest city.Ireland currently has 24 cases of COVID-19 according to department of health figures updated Monday night. There have yet to be any fatalities from the virus in the Republic, but the government and health service is bracing for further outbreaks.Last week, thousands of staff at Google’s European headquarters in Dublin were told to stay away for the day after one employee reported flu-like symptoms.And on Monday Prime Minister Leo Varadkar announced that annual parades scheduled for the St Patrick’s Day festival on March 17 would be cancelled owing to the virus.”There’s a lot about this virus that we don’t yet know, but it is possible that we’re facing events that are unprecedented in modern times,” the premier warned at a press conference.Topics :last_img read more

Tipp’s ‘resolve’ sees them overcome Cork

first_imgTipp were 12 points down on the 53rd minute and fought back with goals from Kieran Bergin and Jason Forde. Noel McGrath then secured a win for Tipp with a late point on the 69th minute to send the Premier County into a quarter final tie against Offaly. The full time score was Tipperary 2-28 Cork 4-21. O’Shea always believed his side could win the game.Killian Whelan and Ken Hogan were at the game for Tipp FM Sport. The other games in Division 1A finished:Kilkenny 2-20 Clare 2-19Dublin 0-26 Galway 2-14.In Division 1B they finished:Wexford 0-16 Waterford 0-22Limerick 1-25 Laois 1-19Antrim 0-19  Offaly 2-17The National Hurling League quarter-final pairings will have Tipperary take on Offaly with the home venue to be decided by the toss of a coin as the two teams have had two home games each.The other quarter finals sees Cork take on Wexford, Dublin are up against Limerick and Galway will battle it out with Waterford, and the Deise men will have home advantage in that encounter. All the other quarter finals will have home venue decided by the toss of a coin and those games will be played next Sunday. Kilkenny will play Clare in the Division 1A relegation play-off.In camogie, Tipperary’s Division 1 League game against Wexford finished Tipperary 2-7 Wexford 1-15. In the Munster U16 A Shield semi-final, the full time score was Tipperary 3-8 Limerick 0-13.In the Quarter finals of the Dr Fogarty Cup it finished Cappawhite 2-09 Lorrha 3-18 and Burgess 3-16 Éire Óg/Annacarty 0-12.The Jim Devitt Cup quarter final finished Holycross Ballycahill 0-12 Silvermines 1-12. Full-time in the Johnny Ryan Cup Quarter final Tommevara 1-14 Templederry Kenyons 0-11. In the James Holohan Cup quarter final it finished JK Brackens 3-12 Knockavilla 1-12. Tipperary senior hurling manager Eamon O’Shea has praised his side’s character after they overcame Cork by the narrowest of margins this afternoon. Tipp have topped Division 1A of the National League after beat Munster rivals Cork by a single point in Páirc Uí Rinn. Cork led at half time by 15 points to 13 and came out in the second half and scored four quick-fire goals last_img read more

Video:Watch Juan Manuel Marquez knock out Manny Pacquiao

first_imgIn a result that stunned many, Juan Manuel Marquez knocked out Manny Pacquiao in the sixth round of their boxing match Saturday night, leaving Pacquiao in a crumpled heap after connecting with a right hand to the head near the end of the round.As you can see in the video below, Marquez lands an absolutely vicious blow flush to Pacquiao’s nose. Pacquaio falls to the canvas unconscious as a stunned crowd reacts in silence.“I threw a perfect punch,” Marquez said after the fight. “I knew Manny could knock me out at any time.“I felt he was coming to knock me out the last three rounds, and I knew he was going to be wide open.”Pacquiao went down in the third round but returned the favor and knocked down Marquez in the fifth. The fighters were exchanging big punches throughout the sixth round before Marquez sent Pacquiao to the canvas at 2:59 of the round.Marquez improved to 55-6-1 with the 40th knockout of his career. Pacquiao is 54-5-2.last_img read more