Iran reports 54 new coronavirus deaths, highest one-day toll

first_imgThe former is a popular tourist spot bordering the Caspian Sea, especially during holidays for the Iranian New Year on March 20.Iran is yet to officially impose quarantines but authorities have repeatedly called on people to refrain from travelling and have resorted to closing hotels and other accommodations to discourage travel. Topics : But “2,731 people, which is about 10 times the number of dear countrymen we’ve lost, have recovered and been discharged from hospitals,” Jahanpour said.The outbreak of the virus in Iran is one of the deadliest outside of China, where the disease originated.With 2,114 cases, the capital Tehran remains the worst-hit province.The northern province of Mazandaran climbed to second place with 253 new cases to a total of 886, followed by 751 in Qom, the Shiite pilgrimage city south of Tehran where the country’s first cases were reported.center_img Iran on Tuesday reported 54 new deaths from the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, the highest single-day toll since the start of the outbreak in the country.The latest deaths bring the number of those killed by the virus in the Islamic republic to 291, the health ministry’s spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said in a televised conference.He added that 881 new cases had been confirmed, bringing the total infection tally to 8,042.last_img read more

Neymar names Arsenal, Man Utd, Liverpool and Chelsea heroes in dream five-a-side teams

first_imgThere were stipulations with Neymar’s teams, he was asked not to pick players from Brazil.The attacker also opened up on a difficult 2019 while outlining his plans to compete for top prizes in 2020.‘Professionally and personally, 2019 was a tough year for me. It was a year full of learnings and turnarounds,’ said Neymar.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‘I injured myself and had to come back. Then I injured myself again.‘Although it seems like a bad year, it was a year full of learnings and lots of experiences. I am taking the positive side of it so that 2020 can be better.‘My biggest expectation for 2020 is to win everything I can with PSG and the Brazilian team.‘I’ll seek new challenges, I want to be in the Champions League final, I want to win the Copa America once again. These are the challenges I intend to overcome in 2020.’Which Neymar five-a-side team would win?Current0%Retired0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Nigel Winterburn predicts where Arsenal will finish in Premier League under Mikel ArtetaMORE: Kevin De Bruyne reveals how quickly Man City came up with plan to dismantle Manchester United Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 8 Jan 2020 1:49 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6.2kShares Neymar names Arsenal, Man Utd, Liverpool and Chelsea heroes in dream five-a-side teams Advertisement There’s a heavy Premier League feel to Neymar’s retired five-a-side team.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTOnly Xavi, who played with Neymar at the Camp Nou, didn’t play in England’s top flight.There were representatives for Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea, with Steven Gerrard, David Beckham, Thierry Henry and Frank Lampard all selected.center_img Neymar’s retired five-a-side team BeckhamGerrardHenryLampardXavi Neymar picked two five-a-side teams (Picture: Soccrates/Getty)Neymar has named a host of Premier League stars – past and present – in two five-a-side teams, although there was little hope of defenders getting a look in.The Paris Saint-Germain attacker didn’t bother with a goalkeeper in either of his selected teams, choosing a top-heavy outlook for Red Bull.Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba was picked alongside former Chelsea attacker Eden Hazard in a five-a-side outfit compiled of current players, with currrent PSG team-mate Kylian Mbappe also in the mix alongside former Barcelona club-mates Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez. Neymar’s current five-a-side team PogbaHazardMbappeMessiSuarez Commentlast_img read more

Borrowing, not borrowers, forcing housing market slowdown

first_imgFOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOKVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 Brisbane has logged its first negative annual result in seven years. Picture: Richard Walker.Experts have warned that unnecessarily tough borrowing rules, not a lack of borrowers, were forcing housing markets to slow — including Brisbane for the first time since 2012.CoreLogic research analyst Cameron Kusher this morning tweeted his frustration at the forced slowdown which he believes was linked more to borrowing than a lack of borrowers.“Whether it be capital city or regional markets, housing market conditions have slowed pretty much across the board over the past year. You won’t convince me it is less demand everywhere, finance is harder to access and it is causing a slowing across the board.,” he tweeted.The CoreLogic February Home Value Index, out Friday, showed that a 0.7 per cent decline in national dwelling values over the month, with Brisbane logging its first negative annual result in seven years (-0.5 per cent).Since the last national market peak (October 2017), values have gone backwards 6.8 per cent, putting them back in line with September 2016.MORE REAL ESTATE NEWSTighter credit conditions have been impacting markets. Picture: AAP Image/Glenn Hunt.Tiny house saves home ownership dreamFree coffee for a year … with a big catchThis is our fastest growing suburbAustralia’s biggest fixer-upperVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:37Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:37 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenYour property thoughts in 201900:37CoreLogic head of research Tim Lawless warned that “the February results remain overall weak, with the geographic scope of negative conditions broadening”.“The fact that we are seeing weakening housing market conditions across regions where home values were previously rising at a sustainable pace and economic conditions are relatively healthy is a sign that tighter credit conditions are having a broad dampening effect on buyer activity,” he warned.Only three Australian capitals saw values rise over the past twelve months — Hobart 7.2 per cent, Canberra 3.4 per cent and Adelaide 1 per cent.“Brisbane (-0.5 per cent) now shows a negative annual change for the first time since 2012 and Sydney’s housing market moved into double digit annual declines for the first time since the early 1980s,” Mr Lawless said.“If Melbourne’s downturn continues at a similar pace we are likely to see the annual decline move into double digit falls over the coming months as well, with values currently 9.1 per cent lower over the year.”Experts are calling for a rethink as a self imposed slowdown spreads across the country.Mr Lawless did acknowledge other factors impacting the housing climate — not just credit availability — including higher levels of supply, a build up of stock available for sale, fewer foreign buyers, and reduced sentiment.He said the residential sector had gone through “unprecedented peaks, with new housing supply now weighing on some markets”, but these were “confined to specific high-density precincts, and to a lesser extent, some greenfield detached housing markets”.He said it was definitely now a buyers market.“The number of properties advertised for sale has been consistently rising due to fewer buyers and longer selling times. Despite the surge in inventory, ‘fresh’ stock being added to the market was down 19 per cent relative to last year, highlighting that vendor confidence is low. Buyers are firmly in the driver’s seat and in a good position to take advantage of the strong buying position.”Mr Lawless said a rate cut might be on the cards now, especially if needed to counter the loss of wealth households might be feeling from housing values dropping.“Further cuts to the cash rate are looking like a growing possibility,” he said.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours ago“If households reduce their spending as the wealth effect continues to reverse, then interest rate cuts or other policy intervention could become more likely.”ANNUAL CHANGE, DWELLING VALUES:Sydney -10.4% to $789,339Melbourne -9.1% to $629,457Brisbane -0.5% to $490,635Adelaide 1% to $432,946Perth -6.9% to $438,952Hobart 7.2% to $457,186Darwin -5.3% to $397,867Canberra 3.4% to $594,351Combined capitals -7.6% to $599,612Combined regional -1.4% to $374,929National -6.3% to $524,478(Source: CoreLogic)last_img read more

Brittany Ferries confirms order for LNG vessel

first_imgImage courtesy FSGBrittany Ferries said it has confirmed the order for a liquefied natural gas (LNG)-fueled cruise ferry, named Honfleur, at the Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellshaft shipyard in Germany.The order, valued at £175 million ($222.8 million), is a confirmation of the letter of intent signed with the German shipyard in December last year.The vessel will operate on the company’s busiest route from Portsmouth to Caen with delivery expected in spring 2019.In LNG-electric propulsion, four engines feed electric generators and two electric propulsion motors.The 187-meter vessel will have the capacity to carry 1.680 passengers and a 2,600 vehicle capacity. Upon its arrival, the Brittany Ferries’ cruise-ferry Normandie will move east to serve the Portsmouth-Le Havre route.last_img read more

August 24, 2017 Police Blotter

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Franklin County crash injures two

first_imgFranklin County, In. — A two-vehicle crash on Monday injured two people.A report from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department says a car driven by Becky Paugh, 22, of Rushville, was eastbound on Old U.S. 52 when she went left of center while negotiating a curve. Paugh collided with another vehicle driven by Anthony Sizemore, 30, of Laurel.Paugh was transported to a local hospital by private vehicle. Her passenger, Tammy Conley, 28, of Laurel, was flown from the scene for treatment. Sizemore was not injured.The accident remains under investigation.last_img read more

Defending champion wins again at Ventura

first_imgFollowing Fitzgibbon, Greiman and Donald Houghton at the finish were Jack Parker and Terry Hershberger. VENTURA, Calif. (June 22) – His late-race pass netted defending track champion Trevor Fitz-Gibbon another IMCA Modified victory Saturday night at Ventura Raceway.  Andrew Greiman led the first 18 of 20 laps, only to be passed by Fitz-Gibbon on the 19th circuit. last_img

Note worthy of Listed prize

Having finished in mid-division in the German 1000 Guineas, and again when sent over to Carlisle, Michael O’Callaghan’s filly showed what she is capable of when making Toscanini pull out all the stops over this six furlongs here a couple of weeks ago. Back against her own sex, she was still allowed to go off at 6-1 in the hands of Pat Smullen, but took up the running inside the final couple of furlongs before fending off the late lunge of Byzantium by a head. O’Callaghan said: “Pat gave her a great ride. He said it was too slow for her and he had to go for it. He said the better the race, the better she’ll be as she has lots and lots of speed. “When the other filly (Byzantium) came, she battled again and toughed it out. “We’ve always thought she was a nice filly, she’s big and being by Azamour she should keep improving. “She’s after having a few races now and we’ll make all the entries but might give her a few easy weeks.” Letters Of Note proved that sprinting is her game with success in the Listed Yeomanstown Stud Dark Angel EBF Stakes at Naas. Press Association read more

The Latest: Churchill Downs delays reopening stables

first_img___The president of the Spanish soccer league says he is not contemplating returning to action before the end of May.The country is expected to remain under lockdown until April 26.Javier Tebas says other scenarios are also being studied. They include having the European competitions restarting only by the end of June and not conflicting with the domestic leagues.Tebas says it is very likely the league will restart with games in empty stadiums and that matches in venues with reduced capacity will also eventually be an option. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Churchill Downs has delayed reopening stables at the track and training center to April 28 and postponed its spring meet that was scheduled to open April 25. Associated Press The league president says it has been “impossible” to reach a deal with players on the salary reductions needed to reduce the financial impact of the crisis but he expects the majority of the clubs to reach agreements with players.___South Korea’s professional baseball league says it hopes to start practice games between teams on April 21 before possibly opening the season in early May.The Korea Baseball Organization says the plans are contingent on the country’s coronavirus caseload continuing to slow.The KBO will advise players to wear face masks in locker rooms and require them to download smartphone apps to report their daily health status to league officials. ___The Italian and Catalan MotoGP races have been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.The motorcycling series has yet to start its season. Eight MotoGP races have now been called off because of the virus.The Italian Grand Prix was scheduled for May 31 at the Mugello Circuit and would have been followed the next weekend by the race at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona.Organizers say new dates for those races “cannot be confirmed until it becomes clearer when exactly it will be possible to hold the events.” The Jockey Club says the Guineas Festival at Newmarket on May 2-3 and the English Derby Festival at Epsom on June 5-6 will not be staged on those dates.Organizers are looking at alternative dates for the meetings “given the importance of (them) to the careers of that generation of horses, and the racing and bloodstock industries as a whole.”The Derby is the most prestigious flat race in Britain, while the 1,000 and 2,000 Guineas take place at the Newmarket meeting in early May.The Jockey Club said a decision needed to be made on postponing the meetings as trainers wanted to know whether to step up preparations for the races.Racing has officially been suspended until the end of April, and the British Horseracing Authority was hoping for a resumption on May 1.center_img April 7, 2020 The track last month postponed the 146th Kentucky Derby from May 2 to Sept. 5, the first time since 1945 the race will not be run on the first Saturday in May.Churchill Downs’ stables have been closed since Dec. 31 for winter renovations and were originally scheduled to open March 17 before being delayed in response to executive orders from Gov. Andy Beshear to contain and limit the spread of COVID-19.Track president Kevin Flanery said in a statement that Churchill Downs is following the lead of the governor and public health officials and added, “Our team will be ready to open under the relevant guidance we are given when the time is right.”___Two of the biggest meetings in the British horse racing calendar have been postponed amid the coronavirus outbreak, despite previous hopes that the sport could return by the start of May. The Latest: Churchill Downs delays reopening stables South Korea reported 47 new cases for the second consecutive day as infections continued to wane in the worst-hit city of Daegu. Those are the smallest daily jumps since Feb. 20. The country was reporting about 500 new cases per day in early March.But there’s still concern over infections linked to passengers arriving from overseas.The KBO announced last month that it was postponing the start of its season but that it still hoped to maintain a 144-game regular-season schedule. It then said it could ban spectators from games when infection risks were high.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

Beat writers split on the outcome of Syracuse versus Florida State

first_imgFlorida State trailed Samford for much of their meeting in week two. But the Seminoles eventually pulled away to win, 36-26. Syracuse is coming off a 62-10 shellacking of Wagner. FSU still opened as three-point favorites in Vegas, but ESPN’s FPI gives SU the better odds of winning the matchup Saturday.Here are The Daily Orange beat writers’ predictions.Andrew Graham (2-0)Long time comingSyracuse 34, Florida State 28The last — and only — time Syracuse beat Florida State in football, Floyd Little started at running back and the Orange won, 37-21, at Archbold Stadium. It’s been a while, to say the least. But Saturday presents a good opportunity for the Orange to pick up an elusive conference win against the Seminoles. Florida State got destroyed by Virginia Tech in week one and squeaked past Samford last weekend. It’s probably not the start Willie Taggart hoped for in his inaugural season, and it’s probably about to get worse. ESPN’s Football Power Index gives the Orange a 57 percent chance of getting the win, but it’s a coin toss if you ask me. Syracuse will get the win by relying on Eric Dungey. SU’s offensive line keeps him upright to pass and exploit FSU in the run game, and SU stays undefeated, but it’s going to be close.Matt Liberman (2-0)Waiting gameFlorida State 31, Syracuse 27AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIt’s been a long time since Syracuse beat Florida State, and that wait will have to go on a little longer. FSU has struggled so far this season, but we’re still talking about Florida State. Dino Babers said it himself: FSU has bigger, stronger, faster, more talented athletes who are almost all four and five-star recruits. Syracuse has not faced that type of talent this season, and while the offense has been terrific for the Orange thus far, it hasn’t had to play against an opponent with this defensive potential. Jamal Custis can’t be the only option if SU is to beat the Seminoles. Plus, the linebackers have struggled so far in the run game, and Cam Akers is one of the best in the nation. This game’s going to be close, but ultimately Akers is the difference.Josh Schafer (2-0)Becoming the big guySyracuse 34, Florida State 31Earlier this week, Dino Babers referred to Florida State as the big guy in school. The Seminoles have won 10 or more games in five of the last six years, including three Atlantic Coast Conference Championships. But that’s not the Seminole team that comes to the Carrier Dome on Saturday. FSU has struggled so far this season with a loss against Virginia Tech and a close win over Samford. Cam Akers, arguably FSU’s best offensive player, has had half of his runs stopped before reaching two yards. The Seminoles’ offensive line has been a revolving door due to injuries and has featured 10 different contributors. If Syracuse can stop FSU’s run game and force Deondre Francois to beat SU through the air (as VT did), the Orange has a shot to win. Through two games, FSU has started slow and been outscored 26-7 in the first quarter. Look for Syracuse to jump on the visitors early and hang on for a victory. Comments Published on September 13, 2018 at 12:05 pmcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more