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How soon can you expect phase 6, and what really changes when the phase does?

first_img(CIDRAP Business Source Osterholm Briefing) – As the novel H1N1 influenza virus (aka the “swine flu”) spreads to more countries and sickens more people, the question invariably arises, when will the World Health Organization (WHO) change the pandemic alert level to phase 6?It’s a fair question, though not necessarily the most important one. We often measure the magnitude of events and dilemmas by numbers. The problem is I hear a great deal of confusion about what such a change means.So let me set the record straightThe WHO phases measure the transmission ability of the virus, not the severity of a pandemic. If your plan hinged on a severe scenario, you may be finding yourself in a tough spot at the moment, trying to explain what all the fuss has been about.Don’t be surprised if the WHO bumps the phase to 6 any day now. In some ways, Margaret Chan, MD, director-general of the WHO, has been foreshadowing just such an announcement. But know that phase 6 is not necessarily a proclamation of disaster.What about severity?With the exception of the severe illnesses it caused in Mexico, the new virus is behaving in many ways like a mild seasonal influenza strain. And even the proportion of cases in Mexico that can be considered severe may be very small if we consider the many mild cases that were likely missed with the current disease surveillance conducted by the Mexican public health authorities.If and when the WHO announces a move to phase 6, the outbreak will be officially dubbed a pandemic. As such, according to the new WHO definitions, the virus will be causing “sustained community level outbreaks in at least one other country in another WHO region.” In other words, phase 6 means the virus is causing widespread human infection.Will it continue to cause mild illness? First, let me say that if you or someone in your care has come down with seasonal influenza any time recently, you may not think “mild” is an adequate word to describe the illness. Any strain of flu will make a person feel horrible, and some people worse than others. Which is exactly why we work so hard to immunize people each year.As to the question, will the novel virus continue to cause so-called mostly mild illness, the truth is that not a soul on the planet can provide an answer yet. As I’ve said before, the virus could fizzle out in days, weeks, or months without causing more severe illness than a mild seasonal influenza strain would. Or it could go away for a few months, only to reappear in a form that could cause severe sickness and death. And yet another scenario is the virus continues on its present course, mutating as it passes through the population to become much more dangerous.Can you cancel ‘red alert’?As I mentioned in my last column, the best response is always a proportional response. Actions need to be tied to the level of risk. Only in this way can we maintain our credibility. And that brings me to the topic of school closures.Given that the novel virus is behaving like the seasonal influenza, certain community mitigation measures implemented early on out of caution are no longer warranted. For example, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) today announced that it would no longer recommend school closures when a student is identified as having the novel H1N1 influenza. That’s a prime example of proportional response.Don’t be surprised to see the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revise its guidelines about school closures, too, if the current pattern of mild illness persists. It makes so much more sense to keep one sick child home (whether the illness is caused by the new virus or a strain of seasonal influenza) than to cause the disruption of entire schools, which can put an unnecessary burden on your employees and your business. And, in the long run, it’s an action that should reinforce credibility.I’d urge your organization to think in terms of proportional response, too. Would you ban travel to places like Mexico if the seasonal influenza virus were causing illness similar to the illness that this new H1N1 influenza strain is causing? I don’t think so. My rule of thumb right now is to ask, “Would I recommend our organization take this action if we were responding to routine seasonal influenza?” If your answer is yes, then that’s a proportional response. If not, ask yourself why you are making this recommendation for dealing with the novel H1N1.What to make of media coverageThe whipsaw of media attention is stunning. Just last week, in search of a new angle to the novel influenza strain, reporters from prestigious media outlets were sleuthing for evidence that government officials had not been forthcoming soon enough about how serious the outbreak was. This week, the prattle has flip-flopped. Now the media suspect that much ado has been made about the outbreak and that that public health officials overreacted.What is distressing is that as the media industry, particularly the print business, has contracted, some of the finest health reporters in the nation have lost their positions. I have tremendous respect for solid journalism, and I make myself available to reporters as much as possible to help keep the record straight. So I can tell you that without a doubt the quality of questions coming my way indicates a growing ignorance about the field of infectious diseases.Not only is this discouraging, it’s downright dangerous. You cannot count on the media (with notable exceptions) to give you reliable information. So I urge great caution when reading, listening to, or reviewing any story that relates to this novel H1N1 influenza outbreak. I urge you to caution your C-suite about this as well. They need to know that decision-making simply cannot be made based on the popular media.From what I’ve seen—and I’ve been in the thick of this—for one to believe accusations that public health officials are either underplaying or overblowing information about what could be an emerging pandemic is quite frankly ludicrous.To make matters worse, as one of my colleagues mentioned today, if you consider the growing new milieu of social networking, you could say that narrow-casting of information has created a kind of echo chamber for misinformation.Rest assured, that will not be the case with news, information, and resources that come from the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP). Everyone makes mistakes from time to time, but at CIDRAP Business Source, we go the extra mile to make sure you are getting intelligence that is authoritative and reliable.You have my word on that.And here is today’s breaking news:The WHO reported 1,085 confirmed cases of influenza A/H1N1 (swine flu) and 26 deaths in 21 countries as of 18:00 p.m. GMT (noon US EST) today, up from 985 cases in 20 countries reported earlier in the day. Mexico has reported 590 confirmed cases and 25 deaths. The WHO’s latest total reflects today’s updated US numbers from the CDC, which stand at 286 cases and 1 death. [WHO update 14]At a WHO media briefing today, Keiji Fukuda, MD, the WHO’s assistant director-general for health security, emphasized that the rationale for any future move to pandemic alert phase 6 wouldn’t be based on disease severity, but rather on sustained outbreaks in more than one WHO region. On Apr 29 the WHO raised the pandemic alert to its current level, phase 5, which signifies sustained community outbreaks in two or more countries within one WHO region.The CDC will begin reporting “probable” cases of flu in addition to confirmed cases to give a better sense of the size of the US epidemic, acting director Dr. Richard Besser said Monday. In addition to the 286 confirmed cases, there are more than 700 probable cases in the United States.The CDC will work with international health authorities to monitor the southern hemisphere’s flu season, beginning shortly, to see how the novel H1N1 strain behaves in competition with other flu viruses. “That will tell us a lot about whether the virus is changing and what measures we might want to take in the fall,” Besser said.Tomorrow the WHO will host its second scientific teleconference to address clinical issues surrounding patients who have influenza A/H1N1 (swine flu) infections, the WHO’s Fukuda said today at a media briefing. The conference will allow scientists to share information on crucial topics such as disease severity. The topic of the first teleconference, held on Apr 29, was the influenza situation in Mexico.last_img read more

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Morgan Stanley doubles up with P&O

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Daewoong Pharmaceutical says anti-parasitic drug effective against coronavirus in animal tests

first_imgThree other companies around the world are testing niclosamide as a coronavirus treatment, but Daewoong is the only one that offers the drug in a form that is not given orally, the company official told Reuters.The company tested the drug on ferrets for around three months.”Based on the positive outcome of the animal test, we plan to complete human trials and get approval of the COVID-19 treatment drug by the end of this year,” said Jeon Seng-ho, CEO of Daewoong Pharma.There is no treatment for COVID-19 and human trials of several other antiviral drugs have not shown conclusive benefits.Shares in Daewoong Pharma jumped 48.2% in three trading days after last week’s announcement, as of Tuesday. Topics : South Korea’s Daewoong Pharmaceutical said its anti-parasitic drug niclosamide had eliminated the novel coronavirus from animals’ lungs during testing.Drugmakers worldwide are rushing to develop treatments for the illness caused by the new coronavirus, which has killed more than 400,000 globally since it first emerged late last year in China.Daewoong said its experimental anti-viral drug completely cleared up the disease in ferrets’ lung tissues and inhibited inflammation. The company plans to start human clinical trials in July.last_img read more

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Danish investors mull class action over bankruptcy of shipping firm

first_imgA group of Danish institutional investors including seven pension funds has launched an investigation into the collapse of shipping fuel company OW Bunker – which is set to cost them hundreds of millions of kroner in investment losses.Statutory pension fund ATP and labour-market funds PFA, AP Pension, DIP, Industriens Pension, JØP and PensionDanmark, as well as companies SEB and Maj Invest, said in a joint statement they had initiated an investigation into the company, which filed for bankruptcy in early November.The statement said: “The purpose of the investigation is to understand the events leading up to the bankruptcy and to obtain information that can be used to determine whether there are grounds for asserting legal liability.”The investors described the demise of OW Bunker as “a significant, extraordinary and highly negative event” in the Danish stock market. ATP has said it invested around DKK150m (€20.1m) in OW Bunker. Engineers’ pension fund DIP said it stood to lose DKK16m because of the collapse, and lawyers and economists’ pension fund JØP put its exposure to the failed company at DKK9m.Meanwhile, Industriens Pension said it had lost DKK15m from the collapse – equivalent to an average of DKK35 per scheme member.The group of investors said there was an strong need to understand events leading up to the collapse, as well as to determine who was responsible.They had a duty to members and clients to find out whether they could recover some of the losses, they said.The investigation will be carried out by law firms Accura and Bruun & Hjejle, and assisted by audit firm EY, the investors said.It will cover not only the events leading up to the bankruptcy but also those surrounding the IPO in March this year.“The investigation will especially focus on errors and flaws in the prospectus prepared in connection with OW Bunker’s IPO, liability in connection with the offering and sale of shares in OW Bunker, as well as the management’s liability for OW Bunker’s operations in the period from the IPO until the bankruptcy,” the investors said.They said each participating investor would decide what course of action to take, based on the findings of the investigation.OW Bunker, whose main business was to supply fuel to ships, was the second largest Danish company in terms of turnover in 2013.Its shares were listed on the Copenhagen stock exchange on 28 March this year, with new shares being issued and those of its main shareholder, Swedish investment fund Altor, being sold.In early November, OW Bunker said it discovered a fraud in its Singapore subsidiary and that preliminary findings suggested it could lose around $125m (€100m) from the crime.However, it also said that, separately, it had discovered a “significant risk-management loss” of around $150m.It said it was forced to file for bankruptcy after banks failed to provide financing for a restructuring.last_img read more

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Serie A: Victor Moses watches from bench as Inter, Cagliari play 1-1

first_imgNigeria’s Victor Moses was unused substitute as Inter Milan were held to a 1-1 draw by Cagliari on Sunday. Football pundits across the world had hoped to see the former Super Eagles star in action but Inter manager,Antonio Conte, decided to rest him on the bench for now. Ashley Young assisted a goal on his Inter Milan debut as they were held by Cagliari. The 34-year-old former England international joined Serie A’s second-placed team for £1.28m from Manchester United last week. Playing for Conte’s Inter at right wing-back, he crossed for Lautaro Martinez to head in their opener.Advertisement Promoted Content7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A VegetarianThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?What Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid Armageddon10 Stargazing Locations To ‘Connect With Nature’ But Radja Nainggolan, on loan from Inter, equalised against his parent club with a long-range deflected shot. Goalscorer Martinez was sent off in injury time for two quick-fire bookings, the second for dissent. Young, the first Englishman to play for Inter since Paul Ince in 1997, has now managed more assists in Serie A than the Premier League in the past year. He failed to set up a league goal in his final 31 appearances for United – a run going back to December 2018. Read Also:Eriksen set to join Victor Moses at Inter Inter’s slip-up gives Juventus the chance to extend their lead at the top to six points when they visit Napoli at 19:45 GMT. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… last_img read more

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Bulldogs JV & Freshman Teams Earn Victories

first_imgBatesville JV basketball team opened up their season with a win against Jac-Cen-Del. Batesville was up 34-21 after 3 quarters, but a furious JCD comeback was stymied by good FT shooting and timely shots to defeat the Eagles.Jayden Beal led all scorers with 13 points including 7/9 from the FT line. Trey Heidlage added 8 and Luke Schroeder did a great job getting the offense going with 2 3’s and 6 points total early in the game.John Harmeyer led the team with 6 rebounds while Austin Siefert added 4. Siefert also led the team with 2 assists.  Defensively, Beal led the team with 2 steals.Scores by quarter:1Q: JCD 8-52Q: BHS 19-123Q: BHS 34-21Batesville plays at home vs Greensburg on Saturday night starting at 6pm.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Eric Feller.The Batesville High School freshman basketball team improved to 3-0 on the season with a big 47-11 win on the road at South Decatur Monday night.The bulldogs recorded 16 steals and played unselfish basketball with 7 players scoring. The dogs were lead in scoring by Cooper Williams and Tyler Myers with 10 points each and Devin Scripture with 8 points.The dogs are back on the road again Tuesday night at South Dearborn as they look to continue their winning streak.Score by quarter:BHS: 15 13 38 47SDHS: 8 8 8 11Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Michael Lanning.last_img read more

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Opening arguments in Roger Stone trial underway

first_imgOpening arguments are underway in the Roger Stone trial following a lengthy process of jury selection inside a Washington D.C. federal courtroom.The selected jury consists of 11 women and three men, including two alternates.Stone is a longtime Trump associate who is charged with obstructing justice, witness tampering and lying to Congress.The charges are related to the release of stolen Democratic Party emails during the 2016 presidential election.Stone has denied any wrongdoing.Prosecutors began opening statements by linking his alleged crimes directly to Trump, saying Stone lied ‘because the truth looked bad for Donald Trump,’ according to The Washington Post.Stone’s defense team is expected to give their opening statement at 2 p.m.This story is developing.Related content:Roger Stone Blasts FBI For Using More Force Against Him Than on Osama Bin Laden or El Chapolast_img read more

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SpaceX Launch Today at Kennedy Space Center Will Further Connect the World

first_imgConditions are 80% go for this morning’s launch set for 9:51 a.m. EST at Kennedy Space Center.SpaceX is planning to send 60 Starlink satellites into space to increase high-speed internet connectivity for people around the globe.It will be the company’s heaviest payload ever, and it also marks the first time SpaceX has used a rocket booster four times. Team is go for launch of 60 Starlink sats tomorrow—heaviest payload to date, first re-flight of a fairing, and first Falcon 9 to fly a fourth mission. Watching 1 sat that may not orbit raise; if not, 100% of its components will quickly burn up in Earth’s atmosphere pic.twitter.com/OrI8L0ntFK— SpaceX (@SpaceX) November 11, 2019 The launch will mark the first time SpaceX reuses a nose cone, as well. Weather permitting, the rocket will blast off sometime during the eleven minute launch window.last_img read more

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MDI girls defeat Ellsworth in regular season finale

first_img Latest Posts Bio Taylor Bigler MaceReporter at Mount Desert IslanderTaylor covers sports and maritimes for the Islander. As a native of Texas, she is an unapologetic Dallas Cowboys fan. tbigler@mdislander.com MDI man reaches 41 straight years of daily runs – July 31, 2017 Sea urchin subject of aging research – July 30, 2017center_img Town Hill Takeout serves up inventive tacos – August 18, 2017 ELLSWORTH — The regular season ended on a high note for the Mount Desert Island girls’ basketball team, which defeated rival Ellsworth 38-25 on Wednesday night in Ellsworth.It was a defensive battle for much of the first quarter, during which the Eagles, who were in search of a Senior Night victory, scored just four points. The Trojans notched six points via baskets from Maddy Good, Mariah Hamor and Hannah Chamberlain.Both sides were gunning for the basket early and often in the second quarter, but the Trojans had the edge on both offense and defense. Maddy Candage scored four points for MDI, and Good, Maya Watras and Alexis Clarito each had two. Ellsworth scored three and entered halftime trailing 16-7.MDI and Ellsworth continued to press each other in the third quarter. Ellsworth cut MDI’s lead to three at one point, but the Trojans responded to extend the lead back to 10 by the end of the quarter. MDI then outscored Ellsworth 12-7 in the last eight minutes to close out the victory and a season sweep of the Eagles.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textMaya Watras led MDI (11-7) in scoring with nine points. Candage and Good scored seven apiece, and Julia Watras had five. Trinity Montigny led Ellsworth (9-9) with 11 points, and Callie Hammer added eight.The win gives the Trojans the No. 8 seed and a home playoff game against the Maine Central Institute Huskies (11-7) in the preliminary round of the Class B North tournament. That game will be played at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14.“We really wanted to be able to play at home in the prelims,” MDI head coach Brent Barker said. “We came out and did our job tonight.”Games between the two rivals are always intense, but this one had extra importance for both teams; if the Eagles had won, they would have received home-court advantage next week instead.“It’s always intense when you have a rival game, especially going against Ellsworth,” Barker said.Ellsworth will receive the No. 10 seed. The Eagles will face the John Bapst Crusaders (11-7) on the road at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Ellsworth won 60-52 in the most recent meeting between the two teams last Saturday at the Cross Insurance Center.“We’ve come a long way from back when we were 2-6,” Ellsworth head coach Andy Pooler said. “It was hard to climb our way back, but we did it and made the playoffs. It doesn’t matter if the next game is in Connecticut, Canada — anywhere we have to go, we’ll go there.” Latest posts by Taylor Bigler Mace (see all)last_img read more

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The Latest: George Washington dropping 7 sports

first_img Throughout the museum are 6-foot spacing markers, one-way flow signs, hand sanitizer stations, and styluses given to guests on entry so exhibits are “touchless” to guest hands. ___“This is one of the most anticipated updates to the Super Bowl Theater in many years,” Saleem Choudhry, vice president of museum exhibit/services says of the film. “The Chiefs Nation has been eagerly anticipating this new edition to the museum experience, and the final production does not disappoint.” ___Indiana University’s football team has resumed voluntary workouts after a two-week pause following six positive COVID-19 tests.The school’s medical advisory group approved the resumption of enhanced voluntary summer training. Players are now permitted to spend up to eight hours per week on strength training, six hours per week on meetings and film review, and six hours per week on walk-throughs. Associated Press The athletic department says it has conducted 480 tests, with 33 coming back positive. Anyone with a positive result must isolate themselves until further notice, and contact tracing measures are established. Anyone to be found in close contact with the person who tested positive also is quarantined until further notice.___Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Al Woods, who has played for five teams during his 10-year NFL career, is opting out of the 2020 season.The 33-year-old Woods signed a one-year, $2.75 million deal with Jacksonville in free agency. He played for Seattle in 2019. He also spent time with Indianapolis, Tennessee, Pittsburgh and Tampa Bay since being drafted in the fourth round in 2010. He has 196 tackles and 5 ½ sacks.“The health and safety of my family has always been the most important thing in my life,” Woods said in a statement. “I love the game of football and will be rooting hard for my teammates this season, and I look forward to rejoining the Jaguars in 2021.” GW announced after this academic year it was cutting NCAA programs in men’s indoor track, men’s tennis and women’s water polo. The university also intends to eliminate men’s rowing, sailing, and men’s and women’s squash.George Washington competes in the Atlantic 10 in most sports. The schools said if the sports can be self-sustaining they would be supported at the club level.___The Pro Football Hall of Fame will be presenting “Road to the Super Bowl” in its theater, but with new protocols due to the coronavirus.The film recapping the Kansas City Chiefs’ first Super Bowl victory in a half-century is being shown on a 40-plus-foot screen with 15-channel surround sound and was specially created for the Hall’s Super Bowl Theater. The theater has a capacity of 44 viewers but will be limited to nine patrons per viewing. Masks are required throughout the hall per state of Ohio guidelines. Perez says it is “one of the saddest days in my career” missing races “but it just shows how vulnerable we (are) to this virus.”The Mexican used a private jet to fly home and says he has no symptoms.The pandemic delayed the start of the season by more than three months.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Jaguars coach Doug Marrone says he understands Woods’ decision.“We will fully support any of our players and coaches that choose to opt out this season,” Marrone said. “It is important for every individual to feel comfortable and to believe that they’re doing what’s right for themselves and their family. As an organization, we respect Al’s decision and are fully understanding.”___Three more MotoGP races have been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.MotoGP says the races in Argentina, Thailand and Malaysia are off for this year. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___George Washington is discontinuing seven sports programs, three that compete at the NCAA level and four non-NCAA sports, as part of the university’s attempt to address an expected $200 million budget shortfall because of the coronavirus pandemic. The series also added a race in Europe. It will take place in November after the race in Valencia. The venue for the additional race is still to be announced.___Britain has reversed course and now says spectators will not be able to attend sporting events in England because the coronavirus infection rate is rising.Fans were due to attend horse racing, cricket and snooker in the coming days as part of pilot events but Prime Minister Boris Johnson says fans will no longer gather at sporting events until at least Aug. 15.They were initially approved to test procedures ahead of a planned wider re-opening of stadiums in October. July 31, 2020 The Oval cricket stadium in London has been used as a test for fans returning in the last week.___Formula One driver Sergio Perez says he might have contracted the coronavirus during a trip to Mexico between races in Hungary and Britain.The Racing Point driver tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday and will miss Sunday’s race at Silverstone and another the following week at the same track while in isolation.Perez says he was visiting his mother in Mexico after she was hospitalized following a “big accident.” The Latest: George Washington dropping 7 sportslast_img read more

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UW emerges victorious in physical match against in-state rival

first_imgIn soccer, a “derby” is defined as a match between two teams from the same city or region.For the Wisconsin men’s soccer team, Wednesday’s match against cross-state rival UW-Milwaukee was most definitely a derby.The intensity and physicality of Wednesday’s match reached a level these Badgers haven’t experienced so far this season. In fact, with so many freshmen on this year’s squad, many of these guys had never ever experienced a match with this level of intensity.“This was the first real big rivalry game for me so it was kind of an eye-opener as I wasn’t used to this,” freshman forward Mark Segbers said. “But once you get hit a couple of times, it wakes you up and gets you ready for the battle.”Despite both teams getting chippy and into it with each other, the Badgers held strong, stay focused and were able to walk away with a 1-0 victory over the Panthers.“It’s kind of hard to keep your composure when your blood is boiling and everything like that,” Segbers said. “It definitely gets in your head a little bit to start, but that’s where you got your captains to keep you focused and keep you on your game. You can’t lose your game over something stupid and start talking to the other team or anything like that.”Wisconsin knew coming into Wednesday night’s match that this sort of battle awaited them. Playing Milwaukee yearly like they do, they know the Panthers are always going to bring their best and bring the intensity.Redshirt junior defender Carl Schneider, who scored the lone goal of the match on a header off a perfect cross from redshirt sophomore midfielder Luc Kazmierczak, knew what the team was getting themselves into as they approached kick-off.“It’s always expected when we play Milwaukee. They are a chippy group and obviously being an in-state rivalry adds more to it,” Schneider said. “Coach told us before the game that we have to keep our heads straight if we want to be successful tonight.”With both programs in the heart of conference play, it may be difficult for the teams to get up for a mid-week non-conference matchup. However, that was not even close to being the case for these two teams.There was fresh bad blood between these two programs, as Wisconsin had beat Milwaukee in last year’s NCAA tournament by the same count, 1-0. With that bad blood flowing, Milwaukee was going to do everything they could to get revenge. Unfortunately for them, that didn’t happen for them despite their physical play.“Both programs are looking forward to their conference games, but it still got feisty tonight,” head coach John Trask said. “We know them, they know us, we knocked them out of the NCAA tournament last year. You could tell that as soon as we got the goal, the game kicked into a totally different gear physicality-wise.”With that physical play, both teams are constantly fighting for the ball and it really moves that game into the midfield. When that happens, it can be difficult to get anything going offensively.It ultimately gets to the point where both teams are frustrated, and it becomes more of a match of pushing and shoving, but that is to expected during a derby.“Both programs didn’t want to lose this game and it started to get personal,” Trask said. “There was a big strong battle going on there in the middle of the field, and that was just because neither team could get the ball out of the middle and down the field. There were good isolated moments of soccer for both groups, but it was just a lot banging going on.”The level of intensity these Badgers experienced was something they hadn’t yet experienced this season, but it was also something that will help prepare them as the regular season winds down.With just three Big Ten games remaining, Wisconsin should expect some of their toughest matches to date, and despite not having the most successful season record-wise, this team knows they need to be ready to put up the fight.“Sometimes, when you’re not having a good season, this is the kind of game that rallies the guys because it was not a game for the feint of heart,” Trask said. “The physicality here was a lot like some of the Big Ten games, so hopefully we have learned some lessons here tonight and learned how to compete in that environment.”last_img read more

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November begins with another earthquake in Trinidad and Tobago

first_imgTrinidad and Tobago began November in the same manner as it ended the previous month with an earthquake rattling the twin island republic.The Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the St. Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) said that an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.0 rattled parts of the country on Thursday at 8.40 am (local time).It is the ninth tremor felt in as many days and the SRC said that it was located Latitude: 9.85N Longitude: 60.48W and at a depth of 30 kilometers (km).There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage .Seismologist and Acting SRC Director Dr Joan Latchman, has been warning Trinidad and Tobago and the wider Caribbean to be prepared for a major earthquake and that the various tremors in recent days are not nothing new.On Sunday, Trinidad and Tobago recorded an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.1 but in August, many residents ran into the streets after a quake with a magnitude of 6.8 rocked the country followed by several aftershocks causing damage and but no loss of lives.last_img read more

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In the Whoorks! Betclic seeks 50 new Bordeaux recruits for 2019

first_img StumbleUpon Related Articles FDJ’s ParionsSport launches sponsorship programme for French amateur football August 24, 2020 Share Vbet sponsors AS Monaco as Ligue 1 kicks off new season August 24, 2020 Finalising its 2018 relocation projects/programs, French online bookmaker Betclic confirms that in 2019. The firm will relocate its headquarters to the newly built ‘Whoorks’ building in Bordeaux’s Bacalan area.Betclic will move all 200 Bordeaux employees working within its European headquarters to the new hi-tech and innovation built Whoorks building, designed and serviced by Groupe Legendre.The French bookmaker will occupy nearly half of the 8,000 m2 of office space available at ‘Whoorks’, further confirming that it will move to recruit a further 50 new employees in 2019.The firm’s ‘Bordeaux relocation’ has been a key initiative of Chief Executive Nicolas Béraud, who in 2017 was reappointed as Betclic CEO, charged with revitalizing the legacy French online betting brand.Taking leadership of Betclic, Béraud would merge the former head offices of Betclic London and Paris, by relocating to Bordeaux, detailing that the bookmaker needed a central and concentrated hub for its day-to-day operations.In further news, Betclic confirmed this week that it had secured an online betting licence from Swedish National Gambling Regulator – Lotteriinspektionen. Submit Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

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Lyon Gaming face $12,500 fine and forced rebranding

first_imgMexican League of Legends team Lyon Gaming will soon be forced to compete under a new brand, as a contract breach saw Riot Games fine the team $12,500 (£9,490).The team, which competes in the Latin America North League (LLN), faces the punishment as Riot announces a violation of the contract that the team had signed upon entering the league.The ruling comes after Riot was notified by a third party that the name and logo of Lyon Gaming did not belong to the organisation’s owner. When Lyon had joined the LLN, they had signed legal documentation acknowledging their rights to the brand – whilst apparently aware that the appropriate rights were actually in conflict.It has now come to light that Lyon has been living on borrowed branding for the last three years, as notification from the rightful owner’s legal representation has led to Riot to enforce punishment.The fine, and change in name and logo have been accepted by the organisation, who will enter the 2018 season under a new moniker. The team will retain its space in the league and is free to make player transfers in the off-season under the same terms that apply to the rest of the organisations in the LLN and CDLN.Lyon’s punishment comes after one of the most successful seasons in the team’s history, as a dominant domestic season culminated in a strong run to a 17th-20th placing at the League of Legends World Championships, where they were knocked out at the final stage of the Play-Ins by Cloud9. As a result of that finish, the team stands to win around $35,000 (£26,600), depending on the final result of fan contribution to the prize pool.Esports Insider says: It’s a shame that Lyon’s history has been blighted by what appears to be an amateurish wrongdoing, but we’re glad to hear that they have cooperated with Riot. Hopefully similar teams in growing leagues will learn from their mistake.last_img read more

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Nana Addo congratulates Black Stars, Black Meteors after crucial Thursday wins

first_imgStars start in styleGoals from Thomas Partey and Kudus Mohammed either side of the break gave Ghana a perfect start to their 2021 qualifier.Partey’s deflected long-range effort flew past the South African goalkeeper in the first half to give Ghana the lead.In the second half, debutant Mohammed Kudus came off the bench to seal the three points for the Black Stars after a great run and finish.Owusu ‘s nightThe Black Meteors also progressed to the semi-final stage of the U-23 AFCON after their 2-0 win over Mali.A brace from substitute Kwabena Owusu gave Ghana the win and, coupled with Egypt’s 2-1 win over Cameroon in the other Group A game, Ghana secured the semi-final spot.The Black Meteors are one win away from an Olympics spot. The President, Nana Akufo-Addo has congratulated the Black Stars and the Black Meteors after the two national teams picked up important wins on Thursday night.The Black Stars beat South Africa 2-0 at the Cape Coast Stadium in their first game of the 2021 AFCON Qualifiers.Over in Egypt, Ghana’s U-23 side also beat Mali 2-0 in their final group game, a result that took them through to the semi-final stage of the competition on goal difference.In a tweet on Friday, Nana Akufo-Addo commended the entire Black Stars team for their win in Cape Coast while also applauding the Meteors for their performance on Thursday.“Great performance by the Black Stars, and a thoroughly deserved victory against South Africa. Very proud of the players, technical and management teams. Next stop, São Tomé and Príncipe. Kudos also to the Black Meteors.”last_img read more

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