Oakwell opener for Everton

first_imgEverton’s latest quest to win the League Cup for the first time in their history will begin at Barnsley after the draw for the second round of the Capital One Cup sent the Toffees to Oakwell. Should England defender John Stones resist the overtures of Chelsea and remain with Everton before the transfer window closes, the cup clash will see him make his first return to his hometown club, whom the Toffees have not faced in a competitive game since February 1998. Newly-minted Barclays Premier League club Bournemouth travel the length of the country to play Hartlepool with Watford veering west on their journey to Preston. Championship play-off final winners Norwich renew their acquaintance with second-tier Rotherham when pitching up at Carrow Road. Of the other top-flight clubs not participating in Europe and therefore entering the draw at this stage, Aston Villa will entertain Notts County while Crystal Palace host Shrewsbury at Selhurst Park and three-time winners Leicester visit Bury. West Brom, who have not won the trophy since 1966, go head to head with Port Vale at the Hawthorns. Doncaster won a penalty shoot-out against Leeds to book a home meeting with Ipswich in the second round, where Walsall are paired with Brighton, Sheffield Wednesday play Oxford and Portsmouth pit their wits against Reading. Elsewhere, last season’s semi-finalists Sheffield United visit Fulham, MK Dons host Cardiff and Hull tackle Rochdale. Peterborough face Charlton, Gillingham go to Birmingham, Wolves entertain Barnet and Burton can expect a bumper crowd when Aitor Karanka’s Middlesbrough come to town. Full draw (ties to be played in the week commencing August 24 – dates and times of fixtures to be confirmed): Aston Villa v Notts County The Merseysiders, who have twice been runners-up in the competition, must tackle the Sky Bet League One side that ousted Scunthorpe on Tuesday night, while 2013 winners Swansea welcome League Two outfit York to the Liberty Stadium, with ties to be played in the week commencing August 24. Stoke are also meeting fourth-tier opposition when they visit Luton, and Northampton travel north to Newcastle, while Exeter fans chase them up the motorway to reach Sunderland’s Stadium of Light. Press Association Walsall v Brighton Crystal Palace v Shrewsbury Sheffield Wednesday v Oxford Portsmouth v Reading Hartlepool v Bournemouth Fulham v Sheff Utd MK Dons v Cardiff Hull v Rochdale Sunderland v Exeter Bury v Leicester Doncaster v Ipswich Rotherham v Norwich Swansea v York QPR v Carlisle Barnsley v Everton Peterborough v Charlton Birmingham v Gillingham Newcastle v Northampton West Brom v Port Vale Wolves v Barnet Burton v Middlesbrough Luton v Stoke Preston v Watford last_img read more

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MLAX : 3 keys for Syracuse to advance past Duke in 1st round of NCAA tournament

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Published on May 8, 2012 at 12:00 pmcenter_img Strong play from Bobby Wardwell in netEvery game Bobby Wardwell starts in goal for Syracuse, he gets a little better. And for Wardwell, that’s a good thing because he’s about to start the biggest and most important game of his young career.The freshman started off his SU career with a rocky performance in a 10-9 win over Princeton. He allowed three straight goals in the opening eight minutes before settling in to make nine saves the rest of the way.That was back on April 7, and since then, Wardwell has gone from an experiment to a force in the net.Wardwell has allowed an average of six goals in his last three starts and is coming off a superb seven-save performance against St. John’s, where he shut out the Red Storm in the first half and allowed a stingy three goals in 54 minutes of action.On Saturday, he will be starting in a game that will either extend the Orange’s season or send it home. He’ll be relied on for a strong performance in Durham, N.C., against a Duke attack that averages just more than 11 goals per game. The Blue Devils are loaded with offensive weapons. Four different players have scored at least 27 goals this season.Wardwell needs to step up, and he has to find his comfort zone immediately. Giving up early goals will put Syracuse in a hole that will be tough to climb out of. If he’s able to avoid early blunders, he’ll give the Orange confidence and momentum that could propel it to a win and the quarterfinals.Win the faceoff battleAll year long, Syracuse head coach John Desko has said his team has a chance to win if it can win 50 percent of a game’s faceoffs. The Orange was demolished in the faceoff X in five of its seven losses this season – going just 66-of-158 (41.8 percent) – and allowed its opponents to dominate possession time. In all, Desko has tried seven different players at the X in search of some consistency.SU finally seems to have found an answer to its lingering problem late in the season. The Orange edged both Villanova and St. John’s by one in the faceoff battle last weekend at the Big East tournament. With an advantage on draws and ground balls in both games, Syracuse blew away both teams by a combined score of 27-10 to win the conference tournament championship and earn an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.The Orange will need to stay hot at the X to have a chance to upset No. 3 seed Duke. SU outworked the Blue Devils on draws by three in one of its most impressive performances of the regular season, despite falling 12-10 at the Big City Classic on April 1. Faceoff specialists Ricky Buhr and Chris Daddio combined to go 14-of-25 that day to help the Orange play the Blue Devils down to the wire. And they have played a large part in Syracuse’s turnaround, winning 22-of-39 draws in SU’s run through the Big East tournament. If Buhr and Daddio can hold their own in the faceoff battle Saturday, the Orange has a chance to pull off the upset. But if they revert to their old ways, it will be an uphill battle at Koskinen Stadium.Stay hot offensivelyJohn Desko could do nothing but praise the Syracuse attack following two must-win victories in the Big East tournament last weekend. The Orange used a balanced offensive effort, featuring 11 different goal scorers, to blow out Villanova and St. John’s to claim the inaugural Big East tournament championship.Attack Tommy Palasek set the tone for the offensive explosion, notching four goals and six assists, while midfielder Bobby Eilers scored four goals in SU’s 15-6 win more than the Wildcats and another two in the championship game.The recent success will need to continue if the Orange hopes to upend No. 3 seed Duke when the teams square off in the opening round of the NCAA tournament. The Blue Devils yield more than nine goals per game but boast an offense that scores more than 11 goals per contest. Syracuse will need a sound performance from its attack to stay in the game.When the Orange squared off against Duke on April 7 in MetLife Stadium, two slick saves by Blue Devils goaltender Dan Wigrizer on Palasek and attack Collin Donahue in the final quarter were arguably the difference in a 12-10 SU loss.In the Big East tournament, the Orange attack had its way. Desko lauded his offense’s near-flawless execution. The two decisive victories were a breath of fresh air for the SU head coach following an up-and-down regular season from the offensive unit.And if Syracuse maintains that efficiency in the attacking zone against the Blue Devils, it will be in position to battle Duke into the fourth quarter once again.-Compiled by The Daily Orange Sports stafflast_img read more

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Mettus: Now that Syracuse football has shown what it can be, it can’t revert to what it was

first_imgCHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — There were no fans or students rushing onto the field — the game was on the road at Boston College, after all.The Syracuse players on the field slowly congregated near the center of the field, then shifted toward the southeast corner of the stadium to greet the 30 or so fans and family members waiting. The travel band, about a quarter of the size of its full roster, competed with the louder BC alma mater.Orange head coach Dino Babers didn’t talk about the program, the community or the university during his postgame press conference. His postgame speech to the team was likely nothing like last week’s, though we’ll never get to see it.Syracuse’s 28-20 win over Boston College on Saturday didn’t feel anything like the upset of then-No. 17 Virginia Tech seven days prior. But in the context of just this season, it was nearly as important.MORE COVERAGE:AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse hangs on to defeat Boston College, 28-20Eric Dungey on scuffle: ‘Some guy’s standing over me talking smack’Outside receivers Amba Etta-Tawo and Steve Ishmael shine against BC Published on October 22, 2016 at 8:21 pm Facebook Twitter Google+center_img “The winner of the game (is) probably in a very good situation to have an opportunity to go bowling,” Babers said during his SportsCenter appearance on Wednesday before the game.A loss would have erased the accomplishments of the VT game for this season, but SU’s win over BC put it two wins away from a bowl game (and maybe even just one) with four games left in the season. Babers’ cake might not yet be done baking, but at this point, not making a bowl game would be a disappointment. That’s the expectation that has been set in the last two weeks.Now that Syracuse has shown what it can be, it can’t revert to what it was.“It feels good,” Orange receiver Amba Etta-Tawo said. “… Hopefully at the end of the season we’re looking at at least six wins. Bowl eligible.”Let’s take a step back.Before this season I said a 4-8 finish would mean a successful year and predicted the Orange to lose out through its final four matchups of the season. I called the Florida State game an automatic loss.Now, SU has already guaranteed at least the four-win season. And that unwinnable Florida State game looks a lot different. The Seminoles haven’t looked fantastic, beating Wake Forest by 11 and Miami by one.Jessica Sheldon | Photo EditorThe Orange has already beaten one ranked team in the Carrier Dome this year. There’s a chance fans pour onto the field and chant Babers’ name in the west end zone again.“All we proved is that we’re occasionally great,” Babers said at his press conference the Monday after the game. “And what I want this football team to be is consistently good. It bothers me that we’re not consistently good.”Two wins in a row (accomplished after BC) is more consistently good than any point since September of last year when the Orange won its first three games.SU has a bye next week. After the BC game, Babers couldn’t say which team the Orange plays next. The schedule goes No. 3 Clemson on the road, North Carolina State then No. 12 Florida State at home, and at Pittsburgh to end the year.“We’ve got to find a way,” Babers said. “We need a slingshot and a rock.”A slingshot, a rock, whatever the tools may be, it’s clear Syracuse has them stashed away somewhere. Whether it be Eric Dungey’s ability to throw around the field, the diverse receiving threats or the now timely and improved play of the defense, it’s just a matter of whether Syracuse pulls them out together and at the right time.Bowl or not, this already can’t be a disappointing season. Babers and his team have already secured what he referred to as a potentially program-changing win that turned the team into a family. Check back in a few years on that one.We’ve seen progress in the team. We’ve seen potentially what it could be.But in the now, with an achievement not seen in Syracuse in three years within reaching distance, anything but a bowl game will be a short-term disappointment. And it should be, too.Jon Mettus is an Asst. Sports Editor at The Daily Orange, where his column appears occasionally. He can be reached at jrmettus@syr.edu or @jmettus. Commentslast_img read more

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bettingexpert’s Harris cedes Tipster Challenge lead at Haydock

first_img 1Sarah Shannon – OneBet210.38 2Stephen Harris – bettingexpert1.839.34 3Tim Reynolds – Sun Bets25.00 4Steven Mullington – 888sport24.57 5Charlie McCann – BetVictor12.25 6Alex Donohue – ODDSbible12.00 7Rupert Adams – William Hill10.50 bettingexpert and a rotation of guests will be providing expert tips for a specific Wednesday race meet.We will keep record of points won each week and the number of race wins for each.The guests will compete individually, with their points going up against the average total for bettingexpert.The new tips will be published on Wednesday ahead of the race meet, and the results will be available on Thursday.For the competition, we will assume that all selections are backed with 1 point.Lost tips will count as 0 and won bets will be added to the leaderboard at SP value.Each tipster will get a ‘Nap of the Day’ each week which scores double points.For example, if bettingexpert’s Stephen Harris backs a winning horse at 8/1, he will get 8 points; if he has put this horse forward as his ‘Nap of the Day’, the reward is 16 points. RankTipsterRace WinsPoints Share OneBet’s Sarah Shannon assumed the lead in the Tipster Challenge after bettingexpert’s average return dropped below 10 points for the first time at Haydock.Stephen Harris, the horse racing guru from the bettingexpert community, could only manage a single victory on his ‘Nap of the Day’ Dance Diva (13/8), for a total of 3.25.Meanwhile, Sun Bets PR Manager Tim Reynolds entered in third place after picking up a creditable 5.00 points from wins for Dance Diva and Ottonian in the day’s opening race.Race Winners at Haydock:Ottonian – 7/4Dance Diva – 13/8Fire Brigade – 4/1Addeybb – 100/30Merlin – 4/1Marmajuke Bay – 16/1Uae King – 6/5Tipster Challenge 2017 Leaderboard Better Collective secures esports vision by acquiring HLTV.org for €35m February 28, 2020 ‘Better for Bettors’: Better Collective’s formalised approach to sustainable development June 15, 2020center_img Related Articles Share StumbleUpon Better Collective moves fast to mitigate COVID-19 as esports journey begins May 15, 2020 Submitlast_img read more

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African Games 2019 Day 7: Ghanaian athletes succeed in heats

first_imgTABLE TENNISDerek Abrefa and Felix Lartey defeated Salim Karam and Mounaim Tirselt of Morocco 3-2 to win their men’s doubles round of 16 match. CYCLINGClementina Ayoung finished 18th in the individual time trial in a time of It was a perfect score for Ghanaian athletics on Day 7 of the 2019 African Games in Morocco as all FIVE athletes who took part in their heats earlier on Thursday progressed to the next stages of their respective races.In the women’s 100m heats, Persis William-Mensah came second in a time of 11.76 seconds in Heat 1 to make it to the next round. South Africa’s Tebogo Mamathu was first in a time of 11.55 seconds while Sibonakele Ndzinisa of Eswatini was 3rd with a time of 11.89 seconds.In heat 5, Gemma Acheampong was 3rd in a time of 11.83 seconds. She finished behind Nigeria’s Aniekeme Alphonsus who had a time of 11.67 seconds and Gina Bass of The Gambia whose time was 11.38 seconds.In the men’s races, Sean Safo-Antwi came second in his heat in 10.51 seconds. South Africa’s Thandolwenkosi Dlodlo was first after crossing the line in a time of 10.37 seconds. Methukhela Makusha of Zaimbabwe was 3rd in 10.56 seconds.Joseph Amomah followed Safo Antwi’s lead and also finished second in his heat in 10.28 seconds behind Nigeria’s Ese Itsekiri who had 10.27 seconds. Cote d’Ivoire’s Arthur Cisse was 3rd with 10.30 seconds.Kwaku Azamati also finished second in his heat behind Nigeria’s Raymond Ekevwo. Azamati recorded a time of 10.32 seconds while Ekevwo had a time of 10.20 seconds. Bruno Matsenjwa of Eswatini was third with 10.54 seconds.BADMINTONIn the men’s opening round of the badminton event, Michael Baah defeated Mouin Wahali of Tunisia 2-0 and Daniel Sam also prevailed against Ouzaier Khayati of Tunisia in two straight sets.Ebenezer Andrews kept the winning streak going with a 2-0 win over Mutombo Tshizanga of DR Congo.However, Ghana’s Emmanuel Botwe lost 2-1 to Fantahune Abay of Ethiopia.last_img read more

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Despite several starters resting, LA Clippers barely lose to Thunder

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Clippers played without usual starters Chris Paul, DeAndre Jordan and J.J. Redick, as coach Doc Rivers chose to rest them. Blake Griffin also was out, serving the last game of a four-game team-imposed suspension.Jamal Crawford and Austin Rivers carried the load offensively, each scoring 32 points and going a combined 12-of-17 from 3-point range. Los Angeles led by as many as nine in the second half but couldn’t hold on, in good part because of the Thunder’s large rebounding advantage.No rebound was bigger than one by Adams that came after Westbrook took a well-guarded, fallaway 15-foot jumper that missed badly. Adams tipped it in to put Oklahoma City ahead.“Just got lucky, mate,” Adams said. “I made some awful plays beforehand, a couple of them. I was just happy to kind of make at least one good play in a big moment.”Austin Rivers, who posted a career scoring high, missed a driving shot in the final seconds – after the Thunder denied a 3-point shot – and Westbrook rebounded with 2.7 seconds left to seal the win for the Thunder. Westbrook also grabbed a key rebound with 37.4 seconds left, knocking the ball away from Wesley Johnson after Durant had missed a 3-point attempt.“The two back-to-back offensive rebounds, to me, was the difference in the game,” Doc Rivers said. “I thought we had the rebound and we were going to have the last shot of the game, then Westbrook makes a great play. That’s what he does.“No moral victories. We wanted to win. That’s got to be your mindset. But I was just happy that they just kept competing over and over again. This bodes well for us.”Oklahoma City made 10 of its first 11 shots and led by as many as 12 in the second quarter, but the Thunder’s poor interior defense and the sharpshooting of Crawford and Austin Rivers allowed Los Angeles to quickly close the gap.The duo went 8 of 8 from 3-point range in the first half, combining for 40 points, and Crawford made three free throws with 1.3 seconds left to give the Clippers a 69-65 halftime lead. Los Angeles shot 63.2 percent in the first half, the Thunder 58.1 percent.A 12-2 run to open the second half put Oklahoma City up 77-71, but the Clippers scored nine straight to regain the lead and were up 92-83 after a dunk by Johnson on a play that started with a turnover by Westbrook. Los Angeles led 97-93 entering the fourth quarter.Consecutive dunks by Durant and Adams, off assists from Westbrook, gave the Thunder the lead again at 110-109 with 5:56 left. Los Angeles went up 115-110 after consecutive 3-pointer by Johnson and Jeff Green.“Weird game,” Durant said. “Crazy game. But I’m glad we won.”NotesDoc Rivers said it made sense to rest the majority of his starters against the Thunder, considering the gap between the Thunder and the Clippers in the standings. The Clippers will be off Friday and Saturday before Paul, Jordan, Redick and Griffin all return for a game Sunday against the Washington Wizards.“I don’t know how much guys need rest or not,” Doc Rivers said. “I think they do. I know Chris, for sure, and J.J. DJ (Jordan) is young, but he’s given us so many minutes. I just thought if we were going to do it, it was a good time. We have two more back-to-backs, so we may do it a couple more times. I’m not sure. I’ll just go by what I see.” In addition to the absence of Paul, Jordan, Redick and Griffin, the Clippers were without Paul Pierce, who’s still nursing a sprained ankle. … Los Angeles’ starting lineup was Crawford, Rivers, Luc Mbah a Moute, Johnson and Cole Aldrich. … Rivers’ previous career high was 25 points, against Sacramento on Feb. 21, 2015. He also set a career high with seven 3-pointers in nine attempts. center_img OKLAHOMA CITY >> The Oklahoma City Thunder’s rebounding dominance finally won out over the Clippers’ sizzling 3-point shooting.Kevin Durant scored 31 points, Steven Adams made a go-ahead tip-in with 26.9 seconds left and the Thunder held on to avoid a potentially embarrassing loss, edging the depleted Clippers 119-117 on Thursday night.Russell Westbrook added 26 points and 11 assists for the Thunder, who lead the Clippers by 51/2 games in the race for the No. 3 seed in the NBA’s Western Conference playoffs. The Thunder outrebounded Los Angeles 46-26, offsetting the Clippers’ 16-of-29 outing from 3-point range.“These games are hard to play just because guys could be out of their normal rotation,” Oklahoma City coach Billy Donovan said. “Give them a lot of credit. They shot the ball extremely well from behind the 3-point line. I give our guys credit for battling and hanging in there through an incredible shooting night by them.”last_img read more

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Formula 1 qualifying results: Starting lineup for F1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix

first_imgAnother week, another Grand Prix at Silverstone, another pair of Mercedes at the front of the Formula 1 field. This time, though, Lewis Hamilton is not the driver who will start an F1 race in Great Britain on the pole.In a bit of an upset, Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas stole the No. 1 starting spot for Sunday’s 70th Anniversary Grand Prix. He did so with a blazing final lap in Saturday’s third qualifying session, barely edging Hamilton’s previously fastest lap time by 0.063 seconds. “Yes!”Career pole No. 1️⃣3️⃣ for @ValtteriBottas#F170 🇬🇧 #F1 pic.twitter.com/gX2eAm7MlE— Formula 1 (@F1) August 8, 2020Hamilton won last week’s British Grand Prix at the same track, one of the fastest on the Formula 1 schedule. Bottas likely would have finished second if not for tire trouble. Both Mercedes drivers ran medium tire compounds as they took the top to starting spots for this week’s race.The drivers who qualified third and fourth for Sunday’s 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at Silverstone, Nico Hulkenberg and Max Verstappen, respectively, did so on soft tires.Below are the complete qualifying results and the starting lineup for Sunday’s F1 race, the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix.Formula 1 starting lineup for F1 70th Anniversary Grand PrixThe Mercedes of Bottas and Hamilton, the top two starters for Sunday’s F1 race, have been the dominant cars all season. Hamilton holds a 30 point lead over Bottas in the championship points standings.Hulkenberg’s third-place run in qualifying is impressive, as he is filling in for Sergio Perez as the Racing Point driver battles COVID-19. Below is the complete starting lineup for Sunday’s 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at Silverstone.Pos.Driver1.Valtteri Bottas2.Lewis Hamilton3.Nico Hulkenberg4.Max Verstappen5.Daniel Ricciardo6.Lance Stroll7.Pierre Gasly8.Charles LeClerc9.Alexander Albon10.Lando Norris11.Esteban Ocon12.Sebastian Vettel13.Carlos Sainz14.Romain Grosjean15.George Russell16.Daniil Kvyat17.Kevin Magnussen18.Nicholas Latifi19.Antonio Giovinazzi20.Kimi RäikkönenWhat channel is the F1 race on Sunday?Race: 70th Anniversary Grand PrixDate: Sunday, Aug. 9TV channel: ESPNLive stream: Watch ESPN, fuboTVEither ESPN or ESPN2 will broadcast all 2020 F1 races in the United States using Sky Sports’ feed. All F1 races on ESPN and ESPN2 air commercial-free, and all practice sessions and qualifying air live and in replay across ESPN platforms.In addition, ESPN Deportes serves as the exclusive Spanish-language home for all 2020 F1 races in the U.S.What time does the F1 race start Sunday?Date: Sunday, Aug. 9Start time: 9:10 a.m. ETThe 9:10 a.m. ET start time for Sunday’s race means it will start at 3:10 p.m. local time. ESPN’s broadcast starts five minutes earlier at 9:05 a.m. ET.Because nine of the 12 F1 races currently confirmed on the 2020 schedule will take place in Western Europe, expect similar Formula 1 start times for the next couple months.Formula 1 live streamFor those who don’t have a cable or satellite subscription, there are four major OTT TV streaming options that carry ESPN — fuboTV, Sling, Hulu, YouTubeTV and AT&T Now. Of the four, Hulu and YouTubeTV offer free trial options.Below are links to each.fuboTV (free trial)SlingHulu (free trial)YouTubeTV (free trial)AT&T NowFor those who do have a cable or satellite subscription but are not in front of a TV, Formula 1 races in 2020 can be streamed live via phones, tablets and other devices on the ESPN app with authentication. Formula 1 schedule 2020F1 in July released an update to what is now a 13-race schedule that runs through at least the end of October, though the organization hopes run to a total of 15-18 races before the season ends in December.”We currently expect the opening races to be closed events, but hope fans will be able to join our events again when it is safe to do so,” F1 said in June. “The health and safety of all involved will continue to be priority number one, with Formula 1 and the FIA having a robust and detailed plan to ensure our races maintain the highest level of safety with strict procedures in place.”Below is the current confirmed Formula 1 schedule for 2020.DateRaceCourseStart time (ET)TV channelWinnerJuly 5Austrian Grand PrixRed Bull Ring9:10 a.m.ESPNValtteri BoltasJuly 12Styrian Grand PrixRed Bull Ring9:10 a.m.ESPNLewis HamiltonJuly 19Hungarian Grand PrixHungaroring9:10 a.m.ESPNLewis HamiltonAug. 2British Grand PrixSilverstone9:10 a.m.ESPNLewis HamiltonAug. 970th Anniversary Grand PrixSilverstone9:10 a.m.ESPNTBDAug. 16Spanish Grand PrixCircuit de Catalunya9:10 a.m.ESPNTBDAug. 30Belgian Grand PrixSpa-Francorchamps9:10 a.m.ESPNTBDSept. 6Italian Grand PrixMonza9:10 a.m.ESPNTBDSept. 13Tuscan Ferrari 1000 Grand PrixMugello9:10 a.m.ESPNTBDSept. 27Russian Grand PrixSochi Autodrom7:10 a.m.ESPNTBDOct. 11Eifel Grand PrixNurburgringTBDESPNTBDOct. 25Portuguese Grand PrixAlgarve International Circuit TBDESPNTBDNov. 1Emilia Romagna Grand PrixAutodromo Enzo e Dino FerrariTBDESPNTBDlast_img read more

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President Trump: “I’m taking hydroxychloroquine”

first_imgPresident Donald Trump announced on Monday that he’s been taking a single dose of the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine daily and has been doing so for a week-and-a-half as a prophylactic. “I happen to be taking it,” Trump said during a roundtable event. “A lot of good things have come out. You’d be surprised at how many people are taking it, especially the front-line workers. Before you catch it. The front-line workers, many, many are taking it.”The president said “what do I have to lose?” And he backed up his statement by saying he’s received lots of good feedback about the drug and it’s effects on the deadly coronavirus.He said the lupus drug which is an anti-inflammatory was not recommended by the White House doctor but he asked if he could take it and the doctor said yes.The president says he is continually tested for COVID-19 and he is negative. He says he has no symptoms and he feels great.The FDA issued a warning last month that the unproven drug should only be taken in hospitals because of the risk of heart complications. There’s no substantiated evidence that taking hydroxychloroquine prevents COVID-19 infections.last_img read more

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Only You, Community Members, Can Stop Ebola, not Doctors, Nurses …

first_imgMargibi County Senator Oscar A. Cooper has underscored the need for all Liberians,  irrespective of culture,  religion or economic status, to take seriously the preventive measures instituted by government through its Health Ministry to combat the Ebola outbreak across the country.According to him, the level of the outbreak now in the country required all Liberians’  holistic participation in the fight against the disease. He said government and partners alone cannot stop the spread of the disease.Sen. Cooper made the assertion recently, at his residence at Cinta, a Kakata suburb, when he presented a special Ebola awareness message to the media in the county.In his message, Sen. Cooper told his citizens how they can prevent themselves from getting the disease and the danger it poses to family members who may encounter the Ebola virus.He advised Liberians to always avoid shaking hands, or touching an  Ebola-related dead body.The Margibi County Senator further cautioned citizens to report immediately to the Ministry of Health or a designated group,  cases of people suffering from severe pain, stomach pain, diarrhea, vomiting, fever/malaria, red eyes, and rash, among others.The Senator noted that by adhering to these measures, it will certainly help the government and its people to eradicate the pestilence from Liberia.He averred, “My people, this Ebola thing is not only the government business but all of our business. We have to find  security for ourselves from this deadly disease. When you discover that you are not feeling well, go to the hospital. The sooner you go to the hospital, the better your chances of survival.  If you are sick, or you know that you have the virus, don’t endanger another person with it. Doing that will not help you nor stop the widespread of the virus,” Sen. Cooper cautioned.“The current status of the virus in Liberia cannot be stopped by medical Doctors, nurses nor government alone,” he told his Margibi citizens, “but by all of you –community members.  You are the participants in the fight against Ebola,” he declared.Senator Cooper encouraged all Liberians to team up  and unite to defeat this human enemy.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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GET YOUR FANCY DRESS READY FOR SPOOKY COTTAGE PARTY!

first_imgGET ready for a Bank Holiday Monday Party with a difference – a disco inside a thatched cottage!The charity Halloween Fancy Dress Disco in Thatched Cottage, Kilmacrennan takes place this Monday 29th from 5pm to 7.30pm.Admission is just €3. The disco is in aid of People with Intellectual Disabilities. All Welcome!So if you want to give the kids a Halloween party with a different, all roads lead to the Thatched Cottage on Monday.And you’ll be helping a great cause.  GET YOUR FANCY DRESS READY FOR SPOOKY COTTAGE PARTY! was last modified: October 26th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GET YOUR FANCY DRESS READY FOR SPOOKY COTTAGE PARTY!kilmacrennanlast_img read more

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