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Property Week’s Sheds conference

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India’s coronavirus case tally nears 3.8 million as country reopens

first_imgA dozen metro services including in the capital New Delhi would be allowed to reopen from Sept. 7, India’s urban affairs minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Wednesday.Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered a nationwide lockdown in March when the country was reporting fewer than 100 daily cases, winning praise from some experts for early action but warnings from others the restrictions had been imposed too soon.India’s economy shrank by nearly a quarter in April-June, data showed on Monday, much more than forecast and placing pressure on policymakers to kick-start growth, despite the high number of new cases.The chief minister of Goa, a popular tourist destination that has relaxed quarantine rules to attract visitors, said on Wednesday he had tested positive for the virus.”Those who have come in my close contact are advised to take the necessary precautions,” Pramod Sawant, a member of Modi’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, said in a tweet.Authorities in the capital New Delhi are due to meet later on Wednesday to discuss the reopening of the city’s metro, despite fresh cases there sitting at a two-month high.  Topics : India said on Wednesday it would allow metro services to reopen nationwide, despite the number of novel coronavirus infections there reaching almost 3.8 million.The country reported 78,357 new cases in the last 24 hours, federal health data showed, taking total infections to 3,769,523. Some 66,333 people have died.India’s total cases lag only the United States and Brazil, which it will overtake in days based on current trends.last_img read more

Medical cannabis product approved for epilepsy

first_imgBBC News 23 September 2019Family First Comment: Researched as effective and safe. Not smoked. Not grown at home.The way medicine should be.The EU has approved for the first time the use of a medicinal cannabis product aimed at patients with two rare, but severe, forms of childhood epilepsy.Doctors can prescribe Epidyolex – an oral solution of cannabidiol, which comes from the cannabis plant – if they think it will help sufferers.It has been approved for use in the UK and other European countries, but the NHS does not currently recommend it.But some parents want alternatives that contain a component not in this drug.Last month, the UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence made an initial decision not to recommend prescribing Epidyolex, due to lack of evidence of long-term effectiveness.Final guidance is due later this year.What is Epidyolex?The drug does not contain any of the psycho-active component of cannabis, a compound called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).Some parents, who have travelled to the Netherlands to buy cannabis medicines, feel the treatment will not help many children because it does not contain THC, which they argue has helped their children.Epidyolex has been approved as a treatment option for children as young as two with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome or Dravet syndrome – difficult-to-treat conditions that can cause multiple seizures a day.The medication, developed by GW Pharmaceuticals, will be used in combination with another epilepsy medication called clobazam.READ MORE: up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Rep. McMillin Added To Leadership Program

first_imgRep. Jud McMillin has been welcomed into a premier leadership program for lawmakers. (Image: Representative Jud McMillin (R-Brookville) was welcomed into the Henry Toll Fellowship Class of 2014. The program is one of the nation’s premier leadership development programs for state government officials.It was named for the Council of State Government (CSG) founder Henry Wolcott Toll in 1933.“I am honored to be a member of the CSG Henry Toll Fellowship Class of 2014,” said Rep. McMillin.“This is an opportunity that not everyone gets to experience, and I look forward to using this opportunity to grow as a legislator and be the best advocate I can be for District 68.”The Toll Fellows Program targets outstanding rising state government officials and is designed as a “graduate” level program complimenting the leadership development programs offered by CSG’s regional offices.Every year, Toll Fellows brings 48 of the nation’s top officials from all three branches of state government to Lexington, Ky., for an intensive six-day, five-night “intellectual boot camp.”   This program offers regional, national and international opportunities to network, develop leaders, collaborate and create problem-solving partnerships.The program’s itinerary includes a lineup of dynamic speakers and sessions designed to stimulate personal assessment and growth. Previous programs have included sessions on leadership personality assessment, media training, crisis management, appreciative inquiry, adaptive leadership and much more.Representative McMillin and 47 other state officials will participate in the program September 5-10.last_img read more

Emotional Adam Lallana set to play last match for Liverpool

first_img Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp presented Lallana with a framed collage of his best moments for the club in training on Friday and the playmaker gave an emotional interview to LFC TV. Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana to bid Reds bye after Newcastle clash on Sunday Asked about his friendship with Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson, Lallana was teary-eyed, saying: “Having been with Jordan throughout the whole journey. “I’ve been lucky enough to be alongside him when he’s had his down moments. Having been alongside him in his dark moments, a couple of injuries, him being alongside me in my dark moments, injuries… it’s not just defeats, it’s injuries as well.” That will be a constant battle for Premier League athletes throughout footballing careers. Read AlsoKlopp warns: Liverpool will continue to blaze the trail “He deserves to be the captain of Liverpool, holding the four trophies in one season, more than anyone. No one can take that away from him ever. As his team-mate, not only his friend, nothing makes me happier really.” Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?Contemplate Life At These 10 Stargazing Locations6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesReal-life Robots That Will Make You Think The Future Is Now6 Best Supercars In Movies You’ll Dream To Drive At Least OnceA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”This Muslim Woman Belongs To World’s 10 Strongest WomenBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better Liverpool attacking midfielder Adam Lallana will play his final match for the club on Sunday in what also marks his farewell tie. Men they say don’t cry, but that of course is not when there is 100% commitment. Lallana broke down in tears in an emotional interview ahead of his final game as a Liverpool player on Sunday. The midfielder is set to leave Anfield as his contract expires following the Reds’ clash with Newcastle United. He has spent six years at the club after a £25m move from Southampton in 2014 and the 32-year-old has made 178 appearances in all competitions, lifting the Premier League and Champions League during his stay.Advertisement FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… last_img read more

Denver looks for home win vs W. Illinois

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditWestern Illinois (5-19, 2-12) vs. Denver (6-23, 2-13)Magness Arena, Denver; Saturday, 3 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Denver looks for its fourth straight win over Western Illinois at Magness Arena. The last victory for the Leathernecks at Denver was a 63-60 win on Feb. 11, 2016. Denver looks for home win vs W. Illinois February 27, 2020 ___For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comcenter_img TEAM LEADERSHIP: Denver’s Ade Murkey has averaged 18.1 points and six rebounds while Jase Townsend has put up 17.1 points and 5.4 rebounds. For the Leathernecks, Kobe Webster has averaged 17.3 points while Zion Young has put up 13.4 points and 4.5 rebounds.CREATING OFFENSE: Webster has directly created 50 percent of all Western Illinois field goals over the last three games. The junior guard has 34 field goals and nine assists in those games.COLD SPELL: Western Illinois has lost its last eight road games, scoring 72.9 points, while allowing 84.1 per game.PASSING FOR POINTS: The Pioneers have recently created buckets via assists more often than the Leathernecks. Denver has an assist on 43 of 80 field goals (53.8 percent) across its previous three contests while Western Illinois has assists on 27 of 86 field goals (31.4 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: The Western Illinois offense has recorded a turnover on only 14.9 percent of its possessions, which is the fifth-lowest rate in the nation. The Denver defense has forced opposing teams to turn the ball over on just 18 percent of all possessions (ranked 262nd among Division I teams). Associated Press last_img read more

Guyanese referee to officiate in CONCACAF U-17 playoff today

first_imgGUYANA’s Elite Referee, Kevin Stephens, will officiate in the CONCACAF U-17 Playoff between Mexico and the United States today, following a shortlisting of match officials after the quarter finals of the competition.Stephens is one of two referees from the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) region who have advanced as a result of outstanding performance; the other is from Jamaica.Head of the Guyana Football Federation’s(GFF) Refereeing Department, Stanley Lancaster expressed his delight in this achievement for the young referee: “Kevin is a very diligent and disciplined person who has always demonstrated that he is a high-achiever. This international exposure will serve him well as well as that of the national referees’ programme. The investment made is paying dividends.”Stephens, who is a CONCACAF Tier-2 referee along with Gladwyn Johnson and Roy Mc Arthur, participated in the CONCACAF’s Group stage of the U-17 tournament from April 19, 2017,held in Panama City, Panama. Mc Arthur functioned in the capacity of Assessor-in-Training. During this time, they were continually assessed and based on performance, a shortlist was made.The U-17 Playoff determines the four teams which will represent CONCACAF in the FIFA U-17 World Cup scheduled for India between the 6th – 28th October, 2017.last_img read more

Westhill, Marcellus, Skaneateles volleyball earn key league wins

first_imgIn Wednesday’s 25-7, 25-5, 25-21 romp over Phoenix, Hannah Schmitz served up nine aces to go with seven digs. Schwartz (eight assists) and Tori Militi (nine assists) split back-line duties as Heinrich earned seven kills and Galante had six kills. Gianna Militi had nine digs.Two of Westhill’s neighbors met each other last Tuesday night and Marcellus got the best of it against Solvay, the Mustangs taking the first two sets 25-18 and 25-19 and edging the Bearcats 27-25 in the third set for the sweep.Bronte Stahl again stood out for Marcellus, leading her team with 15 assists and seven kills, to go with five digs and two blocks. Elaine Grattan finished with four kills as Evelyn Webster finished with six digs. Tags: girls volleyballJ-EMarcellusskaneatelesWest GeneseeWesthill At least in the early portion of a new season, the Westhill girls volleyball team shows no signs of any kind of dropoff from its 2018 state Class B championship form.The Warriors were 2-0 going into last Monday’s match against Homer, and didn’t take too long to make it three in a row, sweeping past the Trojans 25-20, 25-14, 25-21.Sarah Schwartz notched 20 assists, three aces and six digs as Sara Galante put away 12 kills, three blocks and six digs. Libero Gianna Militi amassed 19 digs as Gracelyn O’Connell earned five blocks and Kate Heinrich had three kills. Marcellus got another victory on Thursday against visiting Liverpool, winning the first two sets 26-24 and 25-19, and then dropping the next two sets 25-19 and 25-23 before edging the Warriors 25-22 in the final set to pull it out.Jenna Mattison finished the long night with 38 assists, her passes often going to Stahl, who notched 20 kills plus 14 digs. Anna Fern and Brook Finnarty had six kills apiece, Fern adding four blocks as Webster earned 25 digs.Skaneateles, bouncing back from its Sept. 6 defeat to Westhill, met Jordan-Elbridge last Tuesday and the Lakers used steady play from all of its stars to sweep the Eagles 25-17, 25-15, 25-16.Maeve Canty put away 18 kills, seven aces and eight digs  with the passes coming from Lily Delasin, who finished with 23 assists to go with six aces, five kills and three digs. Emma Keady added five kills, eight assists and five digs. Kristen Henry got six digs.An even bigger win was attained Thursday, against visiting Cazenovia. Skaneateles won the first set 25-19 and the second 25-22, then lost the third set in another 25-22 decision before holding off those other Lakers 25-22 in the fourth to end it.Canty had a rare 20-20 showing that included 20 kills and 22 digs. Delasin, aside from her 30 assists, had eight digs and three kills, while Henry earned 11 digs and four kills. Keady earned six kills, while Emma Miller got nine digs and Alex Csenez added seven digs.J-E split the first two sets of last Monday’s match against Fulton, but struggled late in a 25-18, 19-25, 25-12, 25-9 defeat to the Red Raiders.Paige Lane had eight assists, with Cassie Klock getting two kills and three blocks. Ashlee Eaton had three kills as Ranait McGuire earned five digs and Gabby Smart added four digs.J-E then beat Hannibal 25-16, 25-14, 25-15 on Thursday night as Lane got 11 assists and four aces, with McGuire earning three kills and four blocks as Eaton got four kills.West Genesee ran into Cicero-North Syracuse last Monday night and lost 25-15, 25-16, 25-17 to the Northstars.Anna Snyder still managed 10 digs and nine assists for the Wildcats as Mackenzie Winn added seven digs. But no WG player had more than two kills as Jennifer Carl led C-NS with 16 assists, six aces and seven digs.Turning it around two nights later, the Wildcats won a close battle with Liverpool 25-20, 26-24, 26-24, Snyder amassing 28 assists to go with four aces, four kills, six digs and two blocks.Zajac, with 12 kills, led a well-balanced WG front line as Mia Lamanna earned nine kills and Julia Quirk gained eight kills. Winn put together 18 digs to pace the defense.Bishop Ludden swept Syracuse Academy of Science 25-8, 25-15, 25-18 last Monday night, serving up 18 aces, five of them by Jasmine Cuffee, who also earned nine kills. Jayden Burney had five blocks as Kate Ruddygot eight assists.In Wednesday’s match against Central Square, Ludden lost a close opening set 26-24 and the second set 25-13, and though it rolled through the third set 25-14, the Redhawks closed them out 25-21 in the fourth. Cuffee had six kills, while Ruddy produced 10 assists.This set up a big match with Bishop Grimes on Friday. Ludden  lost the first set 25-21 and took the next two sets 25-10 and 25-22, and though the Cobras got the fourth set 25-17, the Gaelic Knights prevailed in the final set by that same margin. Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more

MLAX : Ianzito completes seamless transition to defensive midfield

first_img Comments Published on April 16, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Chris: | @chris_iseman Steve Ianzito was exhausted. He had never played this much in any game during his first two seasons at Syracuse. Cornell won faceoff after faceoff, earning possession throughout the night, and Ianzito was on the field for nearly the entire game trying to stop the Big Red.One year ago, he would have been standing on the sidelines. This season, his new spot at defensive midfield has given him ample opportunities to see the field. At a time when the Orange is struggling to earn and keep possessions, Ianzito’s work is even more important.‘I didn’t expect us to be playing that much defense during that game, so I have to continue to get better,’ Ianzito said. ‘If we’re going to see more games like that, you never know, I could be on the field a fourth of the time, or like Cornell, three-fourths of the time, you never know.’Ianzito’s playing time took a hit this year when head coach John Desko began using two four-man midfield lines, rotating players in and out. With his minutes on the field decreasing, Ianzito became frustrated and his coaches could see it, but they had the perfect solution. They took advantage of his size and switched him to defensive midfield. Ever since, he’s been getting better every game.Ianzito will get another chance to improve when Syracuse (6-5, 3-1 Big East) takes on struggling Hobart (3-7, 1-3 Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference) Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Geneva.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIanzito’s size has always been an asset for Syracuse, one of the reasons he was recruited by the Orange in the first place. A safety and quarterback in high school, his 6-foot-1 frame gives Syracuse some added strength at both ends of the field.Moving him exclusively to defense is a way to utilize his size more effectively.‘We’ve noticed it since he was a freshman, he’s very solid defensively,’ Desko said. ‘He’s a 6-foot-1 athlete, tough kid, he played football in high school, he competes, he has the personality for that position.’Ianzito played his first game at defensive midfield on a grand stage, when the Orange went down to Charlottesville, Va., to play then-No. 1 Virginia on March 4. From the opening faceoff, Ianzito was on the field for seemingly all four quarters. The Cavaliers won 20-of-28 faceoffs in that game, keeping SU’s defense on the field.The switch forced Ianzito to lose about 10 to 15 pounds to be quicker in defending midfielders who are often smaller and faster. He has also been taking yoga classes to improve his flexibility on the field.Ianzito said his matchups against players like 5-foot-9 Johns Hopkins midfielder Rob Guida showed how critical speed can be.‘I’m a fast guy, but I don’t have the quickest speed, so it’s hard to go around people sometimes,’ Ianzito said. ‘To be on defense, you have to dictate where you want the offensive player to go. You have to have speed to do that.’With his speed improved, Ianzito’s still working on scoring in transition. He has spent his previous two years looking for scoring opportunities in settled situations, which Ianzito said he’s much more comfortable with.Fellow defensive midfielder Kevin Drew is perhaps the fastest player on SU and one of the fastest in the Big East. He is also one of the best at scoring transition goals. Drew said learning to score in unsettled situations is something that’s perfected over time, especially when it comes to understanding when it’s the right time to take a shot.If he takes a bad shot too quickly, Syracuse loses possession and Ianzito is right back on defense.‘Just going in transition is totally different than dodging middies. You’ve just got to be in the right place, cut,’ Drew said. ‘And a lot of it, too, is we’re trying to settle the ball down, get some possessions on offense, so sometimes it’s not the right time to go, sometimes it is the right time to go.’The switch solved two problems. Ianzito’s playing time increased, and the Orange now has a strong, quick defensive midfielder to stifle opposing scorers.It’s worked so far, and Ianzito’s not longing for his old spot. ‘I’m always on the field. I can always make opportunities out of something when I’m bringing the ball up,’ Ianzito said. ‘It’s exciting. It’s a new role, and I love the challenge.’cjiseman@syr.educenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Kida Upbeat about D’Tigress Chances at the World Cup

first_imgThe President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF), Ahmadu Musa Kida strongly believes that the country’s women’s senior team will fly Nigeria’s flag high and give a good representation for Africa when the 2018 World Cup tips off in Spain.Kida said the present players currently in camp in Lagos are the best set of players that are available to Nigeria across the world.Speaking yesterday which marked exactly one year D’Tigress won the 2017 Afrobasket Championship in Mali to qualify for the World Cup in Spain, the NBBF president said he was hopeful of a good performance. He said despite the 2017 set going on an eight-game unbeaten run to clinch the Afrobasket title after 13 years of endless wait, the present set of players are an upgrade of the 2017 class.“I think this is one of the best women’s team that we have, going to such a tournament and I am also very hopeful and quite encouraged by what I have seen them do.”He assured stakeholders that the federation will work closely with the technical crew of the team to ensure that the best players are picked from the pool available, to represent the country at the World Cup.Kida restated the NBBF’s commitment to giving all the support necessary to the team to put up an excellent show when the World Cup begins on Saturday, 22nd of September in Tenerife, Spain.“My commitment to the country and basketball stakeholders is that we are going to put up a very excellent show, so let the game begin,” he concluded.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more