He made the remark at a press conference after meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and others.”For the most part, there is no change in the trend of decline (in new infection cases),” Nishimura said, despite a slight rise in new cases for Tokyo and Hokkaido over the weekend. Kanagawa and Hokkaido also did not meet the required level for new infections in the past week.The Tokyo metropolitan government said 14 new cases of infections in the capital were confirmed on Sunday. It reported just two new cases in the capital Saturday, the lowest single-day tally since Abe declared the state of emergency last month.But Tokyo has averaged around 7.1 new cases per day for the past week, 10 less than the requirement needed to lift the state of emergency declaration. A Kyodo News tally compiling data in the week through Saturday showed that new infections stood at 0.29, falling below 0.5 per 100,000 people in the past week — one of the criteria for the government and experts on whether to ease the emergency.New infections in Kanagawa Prefecture were the highest of the five at 0.7, while Hokkaido was at 0.57. Saitama and Chiba prefectures stood at 0.2 and 0.1, respectively.Kanagawa and Hokkaido are also on a downward trend despite both failing to meet the criteria, according to Nishimura.”We will make a decision based on the whole picture by analyzing matters such as the percentage of cases with untraceable routes, clusters, and in-hospital infections,” he said.Five new cases were confirmed in Kanagawa on Sunday, while Hokkaido confirmed 15 new cases, reporting double-digits for the first time since May 12.Chiba Prefecture has not reported any new infection cases for three days up to Sunday, while Saitama Prefecture has not reported any since last Tuesday.Earlier in the day, health minister Katsunobu Kato said Japanese medical institutions are seeing a lightening of their coronavirus caseload.”The number of new infections has been falling each day and that is also the case in areas under the state of emergency,” Kato said, in reference to the five areas.”The tight medical situation has become more relaxed,” he said on an NHK program.More than 13,000 people have been discharged from hospitals or have completed treatment for COVID-19, the pneumonia-like disease caused by the coronavirus, and over 2,000 patients are currently hospitalized, according to Kato.”About 15 percent of hospital beds secured (by the government) are being used in the country on average. The rate stands at 20 percent in Tokyo,” said Kato, the minister of health, labor and welfare.With the number of infections seemingly past a peak, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ended the emergency over the virus in 42 prefectures.The emergency declaration requesting that citizens refrain from nonessential outings and that businesses suspend operations was expanded to cover the entire nation on April 16 and later extended to run until the end of May.Despite the emergency having been lifted in the vast majority of the country, infectious disease experts have been calling on the public to remain alert for a second wave of infections.Topics : Japan plans to fully lift the state of emergency in the Tokyo metropolitan area and Hokkaido on Monday, a minister said Sunday, given a decline in the number of new coronavirus cases and improved medical systems.Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, Saitama and Hokkaido were the last remaining areas under the measure among the country’s 47 prefectures.Economic revitalization minister Yasutoshi Nishimura, who is in charge of the emergency response, said an advisory panel of health experts will meet on Monday morning to discuss the lifting of the measure.
After becoming Prince Harry’s girlfriend and then a Duchess, Markle leaned on Serena for mentoring on how to handle the paparazzi and the international media. And last summer, Meghan watched Serena play at two matches during Wimbledon, before flying to the US to watch the tennis star in the US Open Tennis final. Jolly good fellow Serena and Meghan In November last year, she opened up about their close friendship, telling Access Hollywood that the Duchess of Sussex was ‘always’ there for her. Read Also Tennis ace asks shocked ball-girl to peel his banana at Australian Open She said: ‘I call her, text her anytime, crying, she’s always there. ‘It doesn’t matter what she is going through, she sets time aside and that’s amazing.’ Promoted Content18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist Magnets6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes7 Mysterious Discoveries Archaeologists Still Can’t Explain2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?The Best Cars Of All TimeYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Twenty four Grand Slam chasing Serena Williams parried questions about her close friend Meghan Markle on Monday at the ongoing Aussie Open in Melbourne. The 37-year-old mother of one was questioned about the Harry, Duke of Sussex, 35, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, 38, after playing in her first match in which she defeated Russian Anastasia Potapova in straight sets 6-0 6-3. The 23-Grand slam champion appeared visibly uncomfortable when asked about the royal couple, folding her arms and stating: ‘I have absolutely no comments on that.’ Over the weekend it was announced that the Sussexes – who will split their time between Canada and Windsor – would no longer be using their HRH titles or perform royal duties. Serena and Meghan have become close friends after meeting at the Super Bowl Party in 2010 and the duo oiled the friendship through frequent phone calls and texts. Serena chats with Potapova after defeating the Russian in two straight setsAdvertisement
EAST MOLINE, Ill. – A return to Quad City Speedway and top billing at Hamilton County Speedway’s Thursday Night Thunder special are next up on the Deery Brothers Summer Series schedule.IMCA Late Model tour feature winners earn $3,000 on Wednesday, July 22 at East Moline, and on Thursday, July 23 at Webster City, Iowa. A minimum of $300 will be paid to start the main event each night.Pit gates open at 4 p.m., the draw closes at 6:30 p.m. and racing follows 6:55 p.m. hot laps at Quad City, where mod lites and street stocks complete the card.Reserved seating is $18; grandstand admission is $15 for adults, kids ages 6-12 are $8 and five and under are free.The Thursday Night Thunder program during the Hamilton County Fair boasts Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds in a $1,000 to win Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying event.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods also race for $1,000 to win, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $500 to win and Mach-1 Sport Compacts for $150 to win.IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and Allstar Performance State, but no local track points will be awarded.Pit passes are $30 both nights.Seven-time series champion Jeff Aikey of Cedar Falls, Iowa, raced to his career-leading 64th Deery win when the series visited Quad City Speedway in May. That was the 17th tour event held at East Moline since 1990.Hamilton County’s tour tenure dates to 1987, the series’ inaugural season. Brian Harris of Davenport, Iowa, won the most recent of the 27 Deery races held there in June of 2013.More information about the Wednesday night show is available at the www.qcspeedwayracing.com website or by calling 309 792-5030; and about the Thursday show at the www.hamiltoncospeedway.com website or by calling 515 832-5382.Deery Brothers Summer Series top 20 point standings – 1. Justin Kay, Wheatland, Iowa, 518; 2. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, Iowa, 503; 3. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 476; 4. Scott Fitzpatrick, Wheatland, Iowa, 457; 5. Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove, Iowa, 428; 6. Ryan Dolan, Lisbon, Iowa, 408; 7. Tyler Bruening, Decorah, Iowa, 391; 8. Tyler Droste, Waterloo, Iowa, 390; 9. Todd Malmstrom, Silvis, Ill., 388; 10. John Emerson, Waterloo, Iowa, 383; 11. Jeremy Grady, Story City, Iowa, 360; 12. Charlie McKenna, Clear Lake, Iowa, 337; 13. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, Iowa, 313; 14. Andy Eckrich, Oxford, Iowa, 312; 15. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, Iowa, 275; 16. Ray Guss Jr., Milan, Ill., 267; 17. Jason Rauen, Farley, Iowa, 255; 18. Brian Harris, Davenport, Iowa, 238; 19. Kyle Hinrichs, Swisher, Iowa, 212; 20. Corey Zeitner, Omaha, Neb., 198.
Indianapolis, In. — The Indiana Department of Child Services is using federal dollars to expand services for older youth up to age 23. Gov. Eric Holcomb and the agency’s federal partner – the Children’s Bureau – recently signed a certification allowing the state to tap into federal John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program funds. The certification follows an agency-wide assessment by the Child Welfare Policy and Practice Group (CWG) that recommended DCS extend older youth services.Last year, President Donald Trump signed the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA), legislation that changes the way Title IV-E funds can be spent by the state. The Chafee Program uses those federal dollars to help states offer independent living programs to youth who are aging out of the foster care system but still need assistance. The act extends resources for older youth by two years; the Chafee program was previously limited to foster youth up to age 21. The extension is effective Feb. 18, 2019, and grandfathers in children who turned 21 on or after Feb. 8, 2018, when Trump signed the FFPSA.“Our older foster youth need all the help they can receive to ensure a smoother start into adulthood, whether that’s to offset living costs or funding their education,” DCS director Terry Stigdon said. “Extending services for two more years ensures they have crucial resources at their disposal as long as we can provide them.”The Indiana Department of Child Services has been working with its service providers, partners and stakeholders to ensure a smooth transition for older youth currently in the system who are eligible for the extension.“Most of us still rely on the support of our family after age 18, but without a family, many foster youth struggle to complete school and then become homeless after leaving foster care,” said Brent Kent, Connected by 25 CEO. “These services will promote independence and help Indiana foster youth transition into adulthood successfully. Extending foster care services is a tremendous step toward ensuring the success and well-being of Indiana youth exiting foster care.”There are currently 121 Hoosiers receiving voluntary services through DCS and their partners.
Bebe’s nightmare spell at Manchester United has finally come to an end after he was sold to Benfica. On Friday, Benfica confirmed they had bought the player, releasing a statement on their website which read: “Bebe has signed an agreement with SL Benfica for four years.” Press Association United paid Vitoria de Guimaraes £7.4million for the striker in 2010, but he only started three games – all in the cup competitions. The 24-year-old, who made seven appearances in total, never looked like making it into the United first team and he was shipped out on loan to Besiktas, Rio Ave and Pacos de Ferreira.
A former West Palm Beach employee could be receiving a whopping $180,000 from the city as part of a settlement in connection to a graphic image and her recent firing.Former city employee Sharagay Esposito is said to have received a picture of graphic nature and was fired on Oct. 4. for unrelated reasons.She worked for the city since 2000 and reportedly showed the graphic image during her termination hearing.Mayor Keith James said once he heard about the scandalous image from then-Assistant City Administrator Faye Johnson, he asked for the resignation of City Administrator Jeff Green.Mayor James told WPTV that he had evidence that “a very graphic text was sent and that Green was in the text chain.”However, city officials have not disclosed who sent the picture.The settlement has been placed on the city’s agenda for approval, which is set for Monday.Mayor James broke the news about the settlement to city commissioners during a commissioner meeting on Nov. 4.He said he was unable to disclose the situation sooner because it had “quickly escalated into a sensitive legal matter”The settlement was an effort to spare the city an expensive lawsuit by Espositio, James added.City Commissioner Richard Ryles said the settlement and the allegations around it had taken him by complete surprise.Ryles stressed the high cost of the settlement, saying that “in his 30 years of being an attorney he had never seen a municipality settle a pre-suit for “that much money.”Ryles is asking for more information before approving the settlement.
Also listed to have accepted to be in Lagos is former Is Ivory Coast defensive midfielder for 14 years, Didier Zokora.Zokora left Tottenham Hotspur to join Trabzonspor in the Turkish topflight. It was not long ago that Zokora who is the most capped Elephant dumped Indonesia club, Semen Padang, to end his club career.One of the Organisers of the game, ex international, Waidi Akanni, announced yesterday that Kadeer Naira and Tienne Siaka have also signified their intentions to team up with several others including former Chelsea legend, Didier Drogba, Senegal’s El -Hajj Diouf, Drogba’s former Elephants teammate, Kolo Toure, Ghanaian duo of Michael Essien and Stephen Appiah and former French star, Christian Karembu to storm Lagos.From the home front, ex internationals like Samson Siasia, Nwankwo Kanu, Austin Jay Jay Okocha, Joseph Yobo, Julius Aghahowa and several others have been listed to participate in the African All-Stars versus Nigerian Legends.In all, 21 African football legends including Drogba and Liberian President, George Weah, have been selected to participate in ‘The Match’.Speaking at a media parley in Lagos recently to announce the project, Akanni who along with Samson Siasia are the chief architects of The Match, said Gov Ambode has made laudable sports development in Lagos that he’s worth celebrating.“As internationals, we have seen the infrastructural developments in Lagos under Gov Ambode. The Onikan Stadium that has been abandoned over the years is under reconstruction to meet FIFA standard. Teslim Balogun Stadium is undergoing similar reconstruction while the Agege and Epe Stadiums are in fantastic shape not to talk of the Maracana Sports complex in Ajegunle.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Duro IkhazuagbeAFCON 2019 qualifiers leading scorer with six goals, Odion Ighalo, has joined the long list of past and present stars of the game to feature in ‘The Match: A Celebration of Excellence in Sport’ project scheduled to hold March 16, 2019 at the Onikan Stadium in Lagos.The Changchun Yatai player in the Chinese Super League who is likely to return to Europe in the January Winter transfer window following the relegation of his team to the lower division was reported to be excited with the prospect of joining some of the biggest names in the game in the continent in extolling the giant strides made in sports development by Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode. Odion Ighalo scored two goals in Nigeria’s 3-2 defeat of Libya in an AFCON 2019 qualifier in Sfax, Tunisia last night
Published on March 6, 2015 at 3:14 pm Contact Justin: firstname.lastname@example.org | @jmattingly306 Syracuse University is considering an appeal of certain findings of the NCAA investigation into SU released Friday, Chancellor Kent Syverud said in a campus-wide email.“Although the University recognizes the seriousness of the violations it has acknowledged, it respectfully disagrees with certain findings of the Committee,” Syverud said. “Specifically, the University strongly disagrees that it failed to maintain institutional control over its athletics programs, or that Men’s Basketball Head Coach Jim Boeheim has taken actions that justify a finding that he was responsible for the rules violations.”Syverud said in the email that Boeheim, “may choose to appeal the portions of the decision that impact him personally.” If Boeheim is to appeal the findings, SU would support him, Syverud said. On Friday afternoon, ESPN reported that Boeheim will indeed appeal the ruling.The penalties outlined in the NCAA’s 94-page report would not be enforced until after the appeal process is completed. An appeal is not a new hearing that provides a second chance to argue the case and the school or person appealing must prove one of the following:The ruling by the committee on infractions was clearly contrary to the evidence.The individual or school did not actually break NCAA rules.There was a procedural error that caused the committee on infractions to find a violation of NCAA rules.The penalty was excessive.SU has 15 days to decide if it will appeal a portion of the ruling.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments
Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that Dr. Robert Gallo, the researcher who originally discovered HIV, was invited to speak at the event. The speaker was Dr. Michael Gottlieb. As part of World AIDS day today, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, acquired last year by USC, is launching a campaign to encourage people who have lost loved ones to AIDS to come forward and give testimonies as well as donate victims’ personal records, including diaries and medical histories.ONE National Archives is the oldest LGBT organization in the United States and has the largest repository of LGBT material in the world. USC Libraries acquired the organization’s archives last year and has maintained them since.Christopher Freeman, a professor of English and gender studies and a member of the board of ONE National Inc., said the campaign aims to make its archives more personal.“The archives are the most detailed source of information on the history and cultural evolution of homosexuality in the United States,” Freeman said. “But they lacked the personal stories of members of the community who suffered and died because of AIDS, as well as the stories of their loved ones who survived them.”The campaign kickoff event, which will be held at the ONE National Inc. office on Adams Boulevard and Portland Street today, will feature testimonies and talks from long-term survivors, activists, writers and physicians. Dr. Michael Gottlieb, who made the first diagnosis of AIDS in June 1981 at UCLA, will also speak at the event.“The event will be an opportunity for the people who got left behind to remember the victims and perpetuate their stories,” Freeman said.In addition to ONE National’s archive, USC Libraries houses a varied collection of other historic documents and archives readily available to students and faculty.One of the largest digitalized collections is the Regional History Collection, a collection of historic newspapers, the oldest of which is an 1808 edition of the Columbia Centinel, a Boston newspaper. The USC Digital Library also includes a collection of digitized photos published in the historical Los Angeles Examiner newspaper from 1920-1961.“This collection is of tremendous research value across many disciplines,” said Hugh McHarg, USC Libraries associate dean for planning and communications. “The Examiner collection, accessible globally through the Digital Library, provides invaluable perspectives on Los Angeles politics, culture, crime and entertainment from that era.”USC Libraries has an original copy of the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which ended the Mexican-American War and established the boundaries between Mexico and California. The USC Shoah Foundation Institute Visual History Archive also contains nearly 52,000 videotaped interviews with witnesses to the Holocaust that were gathered by the Shoah Foundation between 1994 and 2005.Claude Zachary, the university archivist and manuscripts librarian, said students from a variety of departments use these collections.“We get a lot of students from history, policy, planning and development, fine arts and many other departments,” Zachary said. “We provide access through a reading room in our Special Collections department in Doheny Library.”Elise Tasooji, a senior majoring in communication, recently used the archives for a class project and said she was very impressed by their detail and depth.“I was working on a movie about the Los Angeles freeway system and needed photos for the historical aspect of the film,” Tasooji said. “The Dick Whittington collection had a large number of aerial photos of the freeways as well as photos of their early construction.”Tasooji also said the libraries’ staff members were very helpful and prompt when she contacted them.“I emailed the curator of the archives describing my project and she got back to me with a list of archive material that she thought would be relevant to the movie and I just picked out what I wanted,” Tasooji said.
Linebacker Mike Taylor is currently second on the team in tackles with 57 this year. MSU running backs Le’Veon Bell and Edwin Baker will demand that number to increase.[/media-credit]It’s not too common of a thing in sports for both teams in an upcoming match to have grounds for a grudge against the other. Usually it’s just one team that gets rebuffed while the other holds the bragging rights until next time.But between Wisconsin (6-0, 2-0 Big Ten) football team and Michigan State (5-1, 2-0), the matter is a little more complicated.For Wisconsin, ranked No. 6 in the BCS standings, it’s a painful memory of a 34-24 loss at Spartan Stadium in last October’s Big Ten opener, which put a bruise on an otherwise euphoric regular season.In the hours that followed last Saturday’s 59-7 win over Indiana, Wisconsin running back Montee Ball said the Badgers hope to compensate for last year’s loss.“We feel like we owe them from last year, and we do owe them,” Ball said. “We’ll make sure that we practice extremely hard and go in there confident.”Meanwhile, for No. 16 Michigan State, it’s the frustrating fact that despite beating Wisconsin and tying them for the Big Ten crown, it was the Badgers who were invited to the Rose Bowl, while the Spartans were relegated to the Citrus Bowl.And in the hours that followed his team’s 28-14 victory over rival Michigan last Saturday, Spartan safety Isaiah Lewis made it clear how determined he and the rest of the MSU defense is, saying they’re going to “hurt” UW quarterback Russell Wilson.And now both teams will get another chance to settle the matter.For nearly a decade, home field advantage has seemingly proven to be quite a difference-maker between the two teams. Neither team has tasted victory on the other’s turf since Wisconsin did so in 2002. Since then, the University of Wisconsin is 0-3 at Spartan Stadium.For the second straight year, though, the Badgers will make the trip to East Lansing. But that prior experience may give them a lift this time, according to UW center Peter Konz.“It was tough last year; we didn’t know what to expect,” he said. “[I had] never been [at Spartan Stadium] – a lot of guys, it was their first time. So I think it was a blessing to have gone there and experienced what we’ve experienced because this year we’re going into another hostile environment.”“It’s going to be nighttime this time; teams are higher ranked. It’s going to help us, what we faced last year, to get mentally prepared coming into this game.”In East Lansing, the Badgers won’t find just an unfriendly atmosphere where wins are hard to come by, but they’ll also face perhaps the nation’s best defense as well.After six games, the Spartan defense has all sorts of gaudy numbers to affirm its dominance. For those keeping count, MSU is first in defensive passing efficiency (84.35), first in pass defense (119.17 yards per game), second in total defense (186 per game), third in rush defense (67 per game), fourth in scoring defense (10.83 points per game) and eighth in sacks (3.5 per game).But what’s made bigger news as of late for the Spartans defense is unnecessary roughness penalties (six came last week) and post-game quotes like the one from Lewis.The Spartans are 13th in the nation in penalties per game with 7.67, and on Thursday the Big Ten handed down a one-game suspension to defensive end William Gholston for “violating the Big Ten Sportsmanlike Conduct Agreement” against Michigan last week, ruling him out for Saturday’s game against UW.Gholston was seen on camera twisting the helmet of one Wolverine player and, later, punching another in the helmet.The intimidating nature of the Spartan defense is something UW head coach Bret Bielema attempted to simulate in this week’s preparation.“We kind of embrace it,” Bielema said. “We don’t run from it, so I give my offensive scout, or my defensive scout teams the liberty to say whatever they want and push [starters] within reason.”The message: Stay cool.“You got to be smart about it. You got to recognize that this is almost like a gameplan type-thing,” Konz said. “That’s part of our preparation because we know that’s part of who they are and that’s part of their defense.”On the other end of the ball, Michigan State brings one of the Big Ten’s best quarterbacks in senior Kirk Cousins, who’s third in league in passing yards with 219.5 per game and fourth in efficiency rating at 140.5.Similar to his counterpart, Wilson, Cousins is flanked by a stable of capable running backs, most notably sophomore Le’Veon Bell, standing at 6-foot-2, 237 pounds, and Edwin Baker at 5-foot-9, 210 pounds. The two are both hitting an average of just under five yards a carry and are combining for 117.8 a game.“Baker, he’s the smaller and quicker one, but they each got speed,” linebacker Mike Taylor said, who is second on the Badgers with 57 tackles. “Bell is almost 240 pounds; you got to tackle him really fundamentally. You got to play them both tough.”