first_imgThe first known case of coronavirus infection in the Dominican Republic was discovered Sunday in a 62-year-old Italian tourist, who was also staying in Bayahibe. The man was hospitalized and is recovering, according to authorities. The country established airport and border controls to combat the spread of the virus when the outbreak first took hold in China’s Hubei province, and has suspended flights from Milan for 30 days as the virus spreads near the Italian city. There have been nearly 98,000 infections and some 3,300 deaths in 85 countries and territories throughout the world, according to a count by AFP.  A Canadian tourist has the second confirmed case of the new coronavirus in the Dominican Republic, the public health ministry said Thursday. The 70-year-old woman arrived in the Caribbean country on Feb. 25 with her husband, who is not showing symptoms of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus that first appeared in China late last year. The couple has been transferred from their hotel in Bayahibe, in the eastern part of the country, to a hospital isolation center in the capital Santo Domingo. Topics :last_img read more

first_imgThe appointment of Iceberg Data Lab and I Care & Consult concludes a tender process initiated early this year, accompanied by an investor statement on the need for biodiversity impact metrics. This has been signed by representatives of 30 leading institutional investors around the world.Biodiversity is moving up the agenda in parts of the investment industry. Away from the French asset managers, Robeco, for example, has said the loss of biodiversity is a bigger threat than climate change and that more effort should be put into measuring the biodiversity impact of portfolios.It called on other investors to sign up to a ‘Finance for Biodiversity Pledge’ that will be launched on Friday in connection with the 75th United Nations’ General Assembly.Earlier this month The Paulson Institute and The Nature Conservancy published a report in which they said there was a gap of between $598bn to $824bn per year over the next 10 years between what is needed to sustainably manage biodiversity and what is currently invested in conserving nature.Another example of the broadening of the environmental focus in the financial industry to beyond climate change is the plan to create a Task Force for Nature-related Financial Disclosures, with AXA and BNP Paribas among 10 financial institutions to have declared their support for this earlier this year.The initiative is funded by the UK government and is being coordinated by Global Canopy, UNDP, UNEP FI and WWF.In their statement today, the four French asset managers said they would continue to collaborate with key actors and initiatives in the biodiversity field, naming the Task Force for Nature-related Financial Disclosures as one.“The investors recognise that much more needs to be done to promote corporate transparency on nature-related dependencies and impacts,” they said.“Also, many challenges remain to capture nature’s complexity into manageable metrics and to integrate the latest science into investment decision making.”Looking for IPE’s latest magazine? Read the digital edition here. AXA Investment Managers, BNP Paribas Asset Management, Sycomore Asset Management and Mirova have selected the research provider that will develop a tool to allow them to measure the impact of their investments on biodiversity.The French asset managers chose Iceberg Data Lab and I Care & Consult as a consortium, with the companies having joined forces to expand a metric quantifying corporates’ impact on biodiversity across their activities.In a statement, the four asset managers said the tool’s expansion would help investors integrate impacts on nature and biodiversity into their risk assessments and research, and that the transparency of the selected approach would contribute to the “required convergence towards more standard and comparable metrics”.“This should serve as an important catalyst for private sector action, with ripple effects throughout our economies,” they said.last_img read more

first_imgRobert Ryan and Alex Reuter, pictured wth their dog Bronco, are selling their Smithfield home and looking to move into somewhere smaller with less maintainence. PICTURE: BRENDAN RADKEROBERT Ryan and Alex Reuter love their corner of Cairns.And, even though they are selling their home of four years at Whipbird Dr in Smithfield, the pair aren’t casting the net too wide from the neighbourhood in the search for a new property.According to the Pulse of Australia’s On the Move Survey released last year, 60 per cent of buyers will only move between 0-9km from their current home.And that’s exactly what this couple intend on doing, not least of all because the delicious McAlister’s Brewery is just a 2km walk away. Mr Ryan, Ms Reuter and their dog Bronco want to downsize and remain in walking distance to everything Smithfield has to offer.The pair have been living in the four-bedroom, two-bathroom home they built for more than three years. “We loved how close it was to the rainforest and in particular, we back onto the overflow from Kuranda Range so we have no neighbours, get all the animals like kookaburras coming in to the yard,” Mr Ryan said.“We absolutely would love to stay in Canopy’s Edge, but we think we’ll be looking more at Smithfield Village and hope to build a house for a corporate couple. More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days ago“We want a smaller three-bedroom, two-bathroom home but everything will be quality.”Mr Ryan said the pair designed an open plan home for their current property.“From the massive marble bench we can oversee, through sliding doors, the pool and the backyard and the patio,” he said.“We’ve spent some money on open plan living rather than in the bedrooms. From the pool and the spa there is a view of the Kuranda Range.”Agent Andrew Thornton from Elite Real Estate said Canopy’s Edge, where the couple’s home is, was one of the Northern Beaches most desirable locations.“It is close to Smithfield shopping centre, Macalister’s Brewery and just 15 minutes from the beach and Cairns City centre,” he said.“Robert and Alex’s place is an exciting home with rare side and rear access, stunning pool and a ducted outdoor BBQ zone perfect for entertaining. “With no rear neighbours it provides a beautiful private setting to sit back and enjoy life with the mountain ranges behind adding to an already stunning location.“The master bedroom has a walk-in robe, private ensuite including dual hand basins with stone bench tops plus his and hers walk-in rainfall shower.”last_img read more

first_imgU.S. Senator Mike Braun announced his intent to introduce legislation when he returns to Washington to fully protect small businesses from tax liability associated with loans forgiven under the Paycheck Protection Program. The Safeguarding Small Business Act clarifies that there is no tax liability associated with loans forgiven under the Paycheck Protection Program. On March 27, 2020, President Donald J. Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.  This Act, which was unanimously approved by the U.S. Senate, established the Paycheck Protection Program to provide small businesses with loans and loan forgiveness designed to keep American workers on the job.  While the CARES Act specifically intended for amounts forgiven under the Paycheck Protection Program to be excluded from gross income, guidance issued by the Internal Revenue Service this week does not fully allow all necessary deductions.last_img read more

first_imgRelatedPosts Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says UCL: Benfica kicked out by player who left club one week earlier + other results MultiChoice unveils sport channels, content line-up Two goals in two minutes from Paulo Dybala took Juventus from the edge of defeat to a 2-1 win over Lokomotiv Moscow in the Champions League on Tuesday evening.Aleksei Miranchuk silenced the Allianz Stadium as he opened the scoring for the visitors, who were under the cosh for almost the entire game, having just 23 per cent possession, and three shots on goal.Despite the resistance, Dybala got the Bianconeri back in the game with 13 minutes left to play and bagged his second moments later to send the Bianconeri fans wild, and grab all three points for Juventus.As a result, Juventus are now joint top of Group D, along with Atletico Madrid, and next face the trip to Russia on November 6.Juventus started well, pinning the Russian side into their own half, but rarely troubled Lokomotiv goalkeeper Guilherme.Ronaldo tried his luck from distance on a couple of occasions but Guilherme had things covered, as Lokomotiv kept themselves organised at the back.Leonardo Bonucci flashed a header wide of the Lokomotiv goal, but then at the other end his misjudgement of a long ball allowed Miranchuk to play the ball to Joao Mario, the Portuguese then forced Wojciech Szczesny into a good block but the ball fell into the No.59 who blasted home.The ball did end up in the Lokomotiv net thanks to Dybala, but it was ruled out by referee Tasos Papadopoulos for a foul on the goalkeeper in the build up.Lokomotiv ended the first half in the lead, but had just 21 percent possession, and completed only 67 passes.After the break, it was more of the game from Juventus who were camped in the Lokomotive half, but were unable to fashion a way through the resolute Russian backline.Substitute Gonzalo Higuain managed to make some space for himself on the edge of the penalty area, dinking the ball over Benedikt Howedes, but dragged his shot just wide of Guilherme’s right hand post.A shot which then came off the Argentine’s head went just over the crossbar, but the resistance was broken soon after.Juan Cuadrado played a ball inside from the right to Dybala and he beautifully curled one into the left corner, much to the relief of the Allianz Stadium.Things got even better for the home side as Alex Sandro tried his luck and despite Guilherme making the save, the rebound fell into the path of Dybala who got his second two minutes later. Tags: UEFA Champions Leaguelast_img read more

first_img Fly-half Billy Burns, younger brother of Leicester Tigers’ number 10 Freddie, was successful with one conversion and two penalties. Edoardo Padovani converted a second-half penalty try for Zebre and slotted over another penalty, with Gloucester unable to secure a bonus point that a fourth touch down would have merited. Cardiff Blues put their disappointing Pro12 form behind them to open their European campaign with seven tries and a bonus point following a 50-9 rout of Pool Three rivals Calvisano in Brescia. The Blues, who have won only two of their first seven Pro12 matches, secured a fifth straight win against the lowly Italians with scrum-half Lloyd Williams first to touch down in his 100th regional appearance. Winger Tom James, flanker Ellis Jenkins, who was man of the match, full-back Dan Fish, winger Blaine Scully and centre Gavin Evans all went over before a late penalty try saw the Welsh side hit the 50-point mark. Fly-half Rhys Patchell scored 11 points with the boot and Jarrod Evans chipped in with two conversions, while Filippo Buscema converted three penalties for Calvisano. London Irish ran in eight tries to clinch a bonus point in a 48-10 home win against French Pool Five rivals Agen. The home side led 24-3 at half-time courtesy of two tries from Gerard Ellis, while Johnny Williams and Joe Trayfoot also went over. Gloucester, who beat Edinburgh in last season’s final in May, went over for three tries and scored all their points before the break after producing a dominant first-half performance. Back Henry Purdy went in at the corner before flanker Ross Moriarty and full-back Steve McColl touched down to put Gloucester firmly in control. Two second-half tries from Alex Lewington helped maintain Irish’s momentum with Rob McCusker and Sean Maitland also crossing. S ubstitute Felicien Vergnon scored Agen’s only try. Worcester Warriors made a winning start with a hard-fought 19-3 victory against French side La Rochelle in Pool Four. Ryan Lamb converted four first-half penalties and converted Ben Howard’s 78th-minute try in an error-strewn game at rain-lashed Sixways. Connacht earned a bonus-point as they helped make history with a 31-14 win in freezing Siberia against Pool One rivals Enisei-STM, who became the first Russian team to take part in European competition. Two AJ MacGinty penalties ensured a 6-0 half-time lead for the Irish side, who scored second-half tries through Niyi Adeolokun, John Muldoon, Darragh Leader and Rory Parata as the temperature dropped to -18C. Andrei Polivanov touched down twice for the Russians. Holders Gloucester launched their European Challenge Cup defence with a 23-10 win over Italian side Zebre at Kingsholm. Press Associationlast_img read more

first_img 10 months ago Beto O’Rourke withdraws from 2020 US Democratic Presidential race Written By Ridiculous! Nothing wrong w/ what Tim Ryan said. If anything, it was a compliment to #LamarJackson talent on the field. Liberal blacks blame fake “racism” for everything & they’re dividing the races. Shame on @49ers for caving to this politically correct mess once again. #49ers— Jesse Lee Peterson (@JLPtalk) December 5, 2019 During a radio appearance, 49ers announcer Tim Ryan said Ravens QB Lamar Jackson has an advantage because “his dark skin color with a dark football with a dark uniform, you could not see that thing.” Ryan has been suspended for Sunday’s game in New Orleans— (@NOLAnews) December 5, 2019 Also Read | Dallas Cowboys vs Chicago Bears live streaming details, schedule, team news, previewPost the incident, Tim Ryan publicly apologised to Jackson in an official statement where he revealed that he regrets the comments he made towards Jackson. The radio broadcaster added that “Lamar Jackson is an MVP-caliber player and I respect him greatly. I want to sincerely apologise to him and anyone else I offended.” Meanwhile, Lamar Jackson was at his very best as the Ravens defeated the 49ers by 20-17 score in Baltimore last Sunday. Jackson rushed for 101 yards and completed a touchdown to spur his side to a deserved win. Also Read | Bobby Wagner issues rallying cry to Seattle Seahawks fans after win against Vikings49ers misinterpreted Tim Ryan’s comments? Some think so LIVE TV First Published: 6th December, 2019 09:03 IST San Francisco 49ers have moved to suspend radio broadcaster Tim Ryan for one game over the recent comments that he made about Lamar Jackson during a recent NFL game. Tim Ryan was accused of making direct, insulting racial slurs while referring to Jackson and the colour of his skin. Ryan will miss the 49ers game against New Orleans Saints, which is scheduled to be played this Sunday.Also Read | NFL, college football watched by every child, adult for 2+ hours on Thanksgiving weekendTim Ryan: What unravelled during the San Franciso 49ers-Baltimore Ravens game FOLLOW US Daniel Arambur center_img WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENT 49ers announcer Tim Ryan suspended over “dark skin color with a dark football” comment about Lamar Jackson.— NBC News (@NBCNews) December 5, 2019 Last Updated: 6th December, 2019 09:03 IST Tim Ryan Suspended By San Francisco 49ers For Ignorant Racist Comment, Publicly Apologises The San Franciso 49ers have suspended radio broadcaster Tim Ryan for one game over his Lamar Jackson comments during the recent NFL match over the weekend. Also Read | Seattle Seahawks players show off uber-cool dance moves celebrating win vs Vikings WE RECOMMEND Also Read | In a heartwarming gesture, Jacksonville Jaguars WR Dede Westbrook surprises fan at schoolSan Francisco 49ers suspend Tim Ryan over racist Lamar Jackson commentlast_img read more

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Angels began the season with nine pitchers they were comfortable starting in a major league game, but three of them are now on the disabled list in the majors or minors.JC Ramírez, who had Tommy John surgery, is out for the season. The other is Matt Shoemaker, who is making progress in his recovery from a strained forearm. He began his throwing program on Monday, Manager Mike Scioscia said.Even when the starters have been healthy enough to pitch, they have been unable to get deep enough into games to keep the bullpen from being overworked.Scioscia said Wood felt something while warming up in the bullpen on Sunday.“He was throwing yesterday and trying to get loose and he felt a little tightness in his tricep back there,” Scioscia said. “We want to make sure we take care of this. With the 10-day DL, we can nurse it back and make sure he’s 100 percent.” Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Anderson has made enough of an impression throughout the organization that the Angels brought him up from minor league camp to pitch in six exhibition games. He didn’t allow a run in seven innings.“We’ve seen him for a number of years,” Scioscia said. “The reason he’s here is not so much us seeing him, but the adjustments he’s made, using the experience to improve. Right now he’s made some big strides, from spring training to now.”Anderson said he “broke down” when he got the news of his promotion on Sunday. A little later, he got a second piece of good news, when he learned the Angels were going to his hometown, of Houston. Anderson, who went to high school in Houston and college at Texas-San Antonio, said he expected about 50 friends and family members at the game.“So far it’s been pretty crazy,” he said. “My phone is blowing up.”SIMMONS OUTAndrelton Simmons, who was hit on the forearm by a pitch on Sunday, was not in the lineup on Monday, but Scioscia said he anticipated Simmons playing on Tuesday.“He was really stiff when he was trying to throw yesterday, when it happened,” Scioscia said. “He’s a lot better today, but we want to give him the extra day to make sure it’s behind him.”UP NEXTAngels (Shohei Ohtani, 2-1, 3.60) at Astros (Charlie Morton, 3-0, 0.72), Tuesday, 5 p.m., Fox Sports West, KLAA (830 AM) Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros center_img Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone HOUSTON — The Angels overworked bullpen finally lost someone, and another member of the starter depth chart is now out too.Blake Wood, who had pitched in 13 of the Angels’ first 21 games, was placed on the disabled list on Monday with an elbow impingement.Meanwhile, Parker Bridwell was placed on the Triple-A disabled list with elbow inflammation.Bridwell on Monday underwent an MRI and an exam in Southern California, General Manager Billy Eppler said in a statement. The tests revealed no structural damage. Eppler said Bridwell will be able to resume throwing as soon as the symptoms subside. Scioscia said he believes Wood will only need 10 days.Wood had been one of the bullpen’s best performers early in the season. He did not allow a run in his first nine innings. Last week he pitched three times in four days, from Wednesday to Saturday, and he allowed a run in each game.Because Wood was placed on the disabled list, the Angels could bring back Eduardo Paredes before he had been optioned for 10 days. Paredes was just sent down on Sunday to make room for starter Jaime Barría.Barría was then sent back down after he pitched on Sunday, because the Angels have two upcoming off days and needed another reliever more than a starter.That created an opening for Justin Anderson to be called up for his major league debut.Anderson, 25, started the season in Double-A, but has already earned two promotions. He had not allowed a run in 8-2/3 innings so far in the minors.Related Articleslast_img read more

first_imgThe New Orleans Pelicans played a more complete game from start to finish, beating the Clippers and reminding them what it takes to play a 48-minute game well. Flashes of brilliance took the Clippers only so far, although they did enable them to rally from a 20-point deficit.It was another teachable moment.“We picked up our energy, played with more aggression,” Williams, a backup guard, said when asked about the late comeback. “We started getting stops. We showed glimpses of the type of team we’ve built so far this year, but consistently, I don’t think we did enough to win this game.”The Clippers’ margin for error is thin and getting thinner.Losing to the Pelicans 121-116, after taking a 113-109 lead with 2:05 to play, seemed like a missed opportunity. The Clippers could have vaulted past the Denver Nuggets and into solo possession of the eighth and final playoff spot in the chaotic conference race.Instead, they remained in ninth place, a half-game behind the Nuggets going into Wednesday.“We fight every night and you just have to wonder if you would’ve played with the same approach the whole game what would have been the outcome, but you can’t afford to do that,” guard Austin Rivers said. “We have to keep going … we’re right there, but we just have to keep going.”What’s next? The Clippers complete a six-game homestand by playing host to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday and the Orlando Magic on Saturday. They hit the road for nine of their next 11 games before ending the season with five of their final six at home. Coach Doc Rivers has made no secret over the years of his disdain for the NCAA’s one-and-done rule, a mandate that requires even the most talented basketball players leaving high school to play at least one season in college or abroad before entering the NBA draft.He said he favors a so-called prodigy rule, which would enable the best of the best scholastic standouts to go directly to the draft. Players such as Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Kevin Garnett, Moses Malone and the Clippers’ own Lou Williams jumped directly from the preps to the pros.Then the rule was changed.“Every year the teams vote for five guys … who could come straight out of high school, because there are prodigies in every profession, including ours, and some of those guys don’t need to go to college,” Rivers said. “The other ones do and maybe they could stay one or two years. “There are a lot of things I would love to change.”In addition, Rivers said he would like to see the NBA’s G League expand so each of the league’s 30 teams has an affiliate. Top high school players who aren’t drafted by NBA clubs could sign with a G League team and continue developing there.He also said he agreed with Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr’s suggestion that players who aren’t drafted should be allowed to return to their college teams. As it stands now, players who declare for the draft and hire an agent cannot play again in the NCAA.“College coaches will hate me for saying this, but I think guys should be able to transfer (without sitting out for a season) whenever they feel like it,” he said. “I don’t want to hear that it’ll show they’re quitters. No, they’re tired of you and they want to go somewhere else. There’s nothing wrong with that. I’ve seen how some of these kids are treated and they should have the right to leave.”ANOTHER LESSON LEARNED?The Clippers went haywire Tuesday. They didn’t play the game that brought them to the brink of a playoff spot in the Western Conference. They didn’t trust each other. They didn’t follow their game plan and they got frustrated and, ultimately, were defeated.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

first_imgThe Lakers also listed reserve guard Jordan Clarkson as probable to play against Portland with a right elbow contusion. Clarkson completed morning shootaround Thursday without any limitations. PORTLAND — As Lakers coach Luke Walton has experimented with various lineups amid injuries and inconsistent performances, one development has not changed.Lakers veteran forward Luol Deng has started in every game. That could end, though, when the Lakers (13-25) play the Portland Trail Blazers (15-25) on Thursday at Moda Center. The Lakers listed Deng as questionable after he has been recently been dealing with right bicep tendinitis.Deng said he has felt better since first nursing the injury during Tuesday’s win against the Memphis Grizzlies. But he still missed Wednesday’s practice and Thursday’s morning shootaround. If Deng sits out tonight’s game, it appears likely Lakers rookie forward Brandon Ingram would start in his place.After the Lakers signed the 12-year NBA veteran during the offseason to a four-year, $72 million deal, Deng has posted career-lows in points (7.9) and shooting percentage (38.7 percent). Though Deng went on a recent stretch where he scored in double digits in nine out of 10 games, he has averaged 6.0 points on 33.3 percent shooting in the past five contests. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more