The number of new infections inside China – the source of the outbreak – was for the first time overtaken by those elsewhere on Wednesday as the virus spread to a growing number of countries.The disease has infected about 80,000 people and killed more than 2,700, the vast majority in China.Topics : Norway’s Public Health Agency (FHI) said on Wednesday that one person had tested positive for coronavirus and was being kept isolated at home, in what was the country’s first confirmed case.The person had returned from China late last week, but did not appear ill and was unlikely to infect others, the agency said.”This person is not showing symptoms but … was tested after returning from the region of China where the outbreak began,” FHI director Line Vold told a news conference.
Amid an ongoing NCAA investigation, player departures to the NBA and academic eligibility issues, the USC men’s basketball program appears to be in transition.For first-year coach Kevin O’Neill, the task of turning a program marred by recent controversy into an upper-echelon competitor in the Pac-10 may be an extremely tough challenge. But for a team looking for an identity and a leader to guide it toward a successful campaign, the one person the Trojans may rely on most is the one member of their team who has yet to suit up for a game: redshirt junior forward Alex Stepheson.Back at home · After spending his first season with North Carolina, Alex Stepheson joined the Trojans last season. The former Harvard-Westlake star is ready for his chance to play in front of his hometown crowd. – Courtesy of UNC Athletic Communications Stepheson, a former standout at nearby Harvard-Westlake High School, transferred from the University of North Carolina before the beginning of last season and was hoping to be a key contributor for USC last year. Just days into the season, however, the NCAA rejected his appeal to be granted immediate eligibility, and, for the first time in his basketball career, Stepheson was forced to watch from the sidelines.“Everyone was having fun together and winning as a team, and to not be part of that was a difficult experience,” Stepheson said.As USC staged its miraculous run to the NCAA Tournament last March, the 6-foot-9, 235-pound forward who had been a part of the Tar Heels Final Four team the previous year was left to play the role of cheerleader.For a player who had been lauded out of high school for his work ethic and love of the game, Stepheson did not waste his yearlong break from competition and instead spent the time improving.Stepheson, known primarily as a “defensive-minded” player, spent the majority of the last season working on another dimension of his game: his offense.“The year off gave me time to work on my post-up moves, 15-foot jump shots and free-throw shooting,” he said.And while the local high school product admits the defensive-minded label at times can be bothersome, he is excited for this year and the chance to prove to scouts and fans alike that he is a complete player.On paper, the program may have a tough road ahead, but Stepheson is confident that the Trojans will surprise a lot of people around the country this season.“This year is an exciting chance for us as a team,” Stepheson said. “It is an opportunity to prove to a lot of people we have what it takes to be successful.”Going into this year, the Trojans will not resemble the ’08-’09 team which captured the Pac-10 Tournament Championship for the first time in the program’s history. Star center Taj Gibson and freshman phenom DeMar DeRozan left school early with dreams of the NBA. Both were taken within the first 26 picks of the 2009 NBA Draft. Starting point guard Daniel Hackett went back to his home country of Italy to play for Benetton Treviso of the Euroleague. And, in the bombshell of the summer, Tim Floyd — the only coach to lead the Trojans to three straight tournament appearances — signed his letter of resignation, leaving the program in shambles and an inexperienced team to pick up the pieces.The team will be hard-pressed to repeat the level of achievement that has been regular the past few seasons, but Stepheson believes that O’Neill is more than an admirable replacement for the departed Floyd.For the pessimists around campus and the college basketball community at large, Stepheson has an exciting message.“You will see us run more, get out in more fast breaks and hopefully score more points,” he said.While he has been praised as a tenacious defender who has the ability to change games with his shot-blocking abilities and strength on the boards, Stepheson’s greatest asset to the team might be his ability to lead. After the departure of Gibson, a former Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year and team co-captain, Stepheson realizes that this year the team will depend on his vocal presence as much as his on-court contribution.“I will do what it takes for us to win this year,” he said. “The team will definitely miss Taj’s passion for the game and constant hustle, but I hope to come in and instill a winning mentality and sense of toughness that is necessary to win at this level night in and night out.”The new post presence for the Trojans is well aware of the line of successful big men to play at USC, from Sam Clancy to Brian Scalabrine to Gibson. But for an athlete who was told he couldn’t even compete last year, Stepheson isn’t too concerned about what his legacy will be when his days at USC conclude.“It would be nice to be considered with the good post players who have come through this program, but this year is about working hard and making the most of the opportunity,” he said.So as the team gears up for its home opener against UC Riverside Nov. 17, the big man who left a powerhouse program in search of a chance to play in front of his hometown fans will relish his homecoming, even if it is more than a year in the making.On the surface the program may look like it’s on the rebound, left to carry the burden of past mistakes and key departures, but look closer and you will find a budding star and a leader ready to carry the torch.Alex Stepheson may not be a name you identify with yet. But if USC is able to make it to an historic fourth straight NCAA Tournament and rise above the negativity and cynicism that surrounds the team heading into this season, he will surely be a key reason.
President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu and the Nigeria Sports Awards (NSA) have commended the Super Eagles over their good performance in the ongoing World Cup qualifying series which has put them at a vantage position to qualify for the 2018 tournament in Russia.Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja lauded the Eagles for the feat over Cameroon. “You have proved your mettle in the last two matches and came top in your group with 10 points,” Saraki said. “Your win over Cameroon on Friday and a draw with the same opponent on Monday brought great joy to us all,” he noted.In his reaction, the Deputy President of the Senate, Ekweremadu noted that the performance so far is a good development for the country and urged the players not to relent until after the final match in the series.“This is a brave outing. With this result, Nigeria has one leg in Russia 2018 and no doubt it’s good news for Nigeria football,” he remarked shortly after the match on Monday.In a related development, the organisers of the Nigeria Sports Awards (NSA), Unmissable Incentives Limited, also congratulate the team for its performance in both Uyo and Yaounde.This was contained in a statement issued by the management of the company signed by the Chief Executive Officer of the company, Mr. Kayode Idowu.The company equally commended the coaching crew for coming up with right set of players even as he charged them to sustain the momentum by going ahead to win other crucial encounters leading to the qualification for the World Cup in Russia.Idowu who spoke through the statement hailed the teams for the â€˜emphatic victoriesâ€ recorded over their African foes saying that these reinforce Nigeriaâ€™s supremacy in sports.The statement said the superlative performances of the Super Eagles as well as that of the female basketball team demonstrates the undying spirit of excellence common among Nigerian sports men and women.The statement noted that going by the performances and the determinations on display, there was no doubt that both teams understand the stakes and are fully committed to achieving them.The statement also said the performance of the female basketballers at the just concluded African tournament bears testimony to the commitment of Nigerian sports men and women to achieving excellence not only at the local level but internationally.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Tags: Giannis AntetokounmpoMilwaukee BucksNBANew Orleans PelicansZion Williamson Giannis Antetokounmpo had the strength and savvy to outshine rookie sensation Zion Williamson in the latest double-digit triumph for the NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks.Antetokounmpo had 34 points and 17 rebounds, and the Bucks defeated New Orleans 120-108 on Tuesday night.“He’s the former MVP,” Williamson said when asked about his first experience playing against Antetokounmpo. “It’s like going up against any great player; you do as much as you can to slow him down.”The Pelicans struggled to slow Antetokounmpo, as have many teams this season — especially recently. The Greek star now has at least 30 points and 15 rebounds in each of his past four games.Antetokounmpo also was a factor on defense. While he usually defends off the ball, coming in late for block attempts or rebounds, he had chances in New Orleans to guard Williamson and even dynamic wing player Brandon Ingram.“I take pride in that, and whenever I have an opportunity to guard a guy 1-on-1, I like it,” said Antetokounmpo, whose defensive highlights included catching Williamson from behind on a fast break and swatting his shot out of bounds.On offense, Antetokounmpo’s physical dominance was on full display when he transferred the ball from his left to right hand and flipped it in off the glass as Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday pulled forcefully on his left arm in an attempt to stop him from scoring by fouling.Khris Middleton scored 20 for the Bucks, who trailed 61-58 at halftime but broke loose for 42 points in the third quarter, when they led by as many as 19.Ingram scored 32 points and Williamson had 20 for the Pelicans, who briefly got as close as seven twice in the fourth quarter before the Bucks stemmed the tide and improved to 20-4 away from home this season.“Good win on the road,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said. “We liked the way our defense got better as the game went on.”Milwaukee defended Williamson aggressively, constantly rejecting or fouling him with multiple defenders and often knocking him to the floor.“We put a lot of guys, a lot of different looks to him,” Antetokounmpo said. “Just tried to make him guess, just tried to make it tough as possible. You know he’s going to try to go left, try to overpower whoever’s guarding him, try to go finish strong, and guys behind have got to be active.”It seemed to pay off. Williamson was 5-of-19 shooting with four turnovers, and New Orleans was minus-11 with him on the court.“It was very physical,” Williamson said. “It was one of those nights where I couldn’t get my second-jump layup to fall. It was very frustrating, but my teammates were in my ear, telling me to keep going.”Williamson still managed to assert himself early in the fourth quarter. His off-balance floater as he lunged across the lane trimmed the Bucks’ lead to 103-96 with 9:26 to go.Later, Williamson ripped a rebound away from Antetokounmpo under the Milwaukee basket, drew a foul and hit two free throws to cut it 107-100.But the Bucks responded with Brook Lopez’s layup and Wesley Matthews’ fifth 3-pointer of the game to push their advantage back to 12.Matthews demoralized New Orleans by reliably hitting open 3s in transition. He hit five from deep and finished with 17 points.“He was focused. He was playing defense. He was knocking down shots. He was talking to everybody,” Antetokounmpo said. “It was amazing.”By contrast, the Pelicans missed 35 of their 49 attempts from 3-point range, hitting just three of 19 in the second half.See highlights of the game below Source: ESPN
…during Heritage celebrations Villagers of the Amerindian community of Wakapau, in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) last Friday held their Heritage Day celebrations at St Lucia’s Mission – an island in close proximity to the village.Although Wakapau is a small village, there is a Village Council, a health centre and a nursery, primary and secondary school. The village’s name was derived from the Carib word ‘Wakoqua’ which means pigeons, a type of bird which inhabits the village.During a visit to the community, Toshao Howard Cornelius was elated as he expressed what has been happening in Wakapau and other Amerindian communities over the past months.Some of the activities which visitors and locals were engaged in included cultural performances of Indigenous songs, poems, dances and music. Games of tug-o-war, sack race, and the paiwari and cassiri drinking completion were also played, while patrons enjoyed diverse Amerindian food and drinks.Calls were made for Central Government to focus on these communities since there is a need for healthcare professionals to tend to the people. The community doctor lives six miles away from the health centre and is forced to travel this journey every day since the living quarters in the village, although constructed, is yet to be furnished. A state-of-the-art medical centre is also needed since many would have to travel all the way to the Essequibo Coast to obtain medical treatment.Another worrying factor is the requirement for adequate transportation services to enter and exit the village. At present, three outboard engines are needed to facilitate the population of over 2500 persons.The village has been faced with the epidemic of constant migration of youths. The high unemployment rate has also led to drug abuse.
In Madrid, Atletico Madrid are about to welcome city rivals Real to their Vicente Calderon home to contest the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final.There is no love lost between the Spanish clubs in the same way Milan and Inter have absolutely no affection towards one another.It is almost 10 years to the day when the Italian clubs were pitted together at the same stage of the Champions League.Unfortunately it is remembered not for the football on display, despite Kaka, Andrea Pirlo and Esteban Cambiasso gracing the turf, but for the crowd trouble that led to referee Markus Merk abandoning the game.Leading 2-0 from the first leg, Carlo Ancelotti’s Milan increased their lead in the return fixture thanks to Andriy Shevchenko’s first half goal.However, Merk enraged the Inter fans when he disallowed Cambiasso’s equaliser and missiles thrown from the black and blue end bombarded the pitch and firemen had to clear flares that began to engulf the Milan penalty box.The Rossoneri’s goalkeeper, Dida, was himself struck by one of the fireworks and the referee called a temporary stop to the game, ordering players into their respective dressing rooms until it was safe to return.A minute after returning following the 10 minute break, Inter fans continued to hurl objects, the match was abandoned and Milan were awarded a 3-0 win.They eventually made it to the final where Liverpool defeated them on penalties after a memorable comeback.Days after the San Siro incident, though, Inter were ordered to play their next six European games behind closed doors, with two of those games suspended for three years and they were also fined 300,000 Swiss francs (about £132,000).Speaking about the punishment, UEFA director of communications William Gaillard said: “This is the highest fine in the history of Uefa and the loss of four home games will mean they lose out on revenue for around €8m (£5.5m)However, many observers believed the club escaped lightly considering it was the second time in four years the club’s hooligans had disrupted a game. In a 2001 UEFA Cup game against Alaves, crowd trouble landed Inter a £35,000 fine and they were ordered to play two European games away from the San Siro.In reality, the club were lucky not to be denied a place in the money spinning competition the following season. 1 Marco Materazzi and Rui Costa look on as the San Siro turf is bombarded with missiles
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Recently, members from the Miami East-MVCTC FFA Chapter were challenged to participate in the annual Chapter Corn Contest. The rules of the contest were to bring in one ear of corn and earn a corn-related prize. All participants got a can of soda pop because corn syrup is a major ingredient. Overall winners were presented an FFA T-shirt from the FFA Chapter.A winner is chosen based on the predicted yield of the corn. The grand prize winner was determined by the highest yield estimate, based on plant population per acre. Agriculture Education students in Plant and Animal Sciences took time in class to figure the predicted yield of corn ears as part of their continuing education of agronomy.The overall winner was Paige Pence. Her corn was predicted to yield 312.3 bushels to the acre with a 35,000 seed population per acre. Her corn was a Channel product. Second place went to Kearsten Kirby who presented an ear of corn that is predicted to produce 283.6 bushels per acre with a 30,000 seed population per acre. Third place went to Adam Bensman with an ear of corn predicted to yield 281.6 bushels to the acre with a 36,000 seed population per acre. His was an Ebberts product. Fourth went to Jacob Sweitzer with a predicted yield of 270.7 with a 30,000 seed population per acre. Fifth went to Lauren Wright with a predicted yield of 270.6 bushels to the acre with a 33,000 seed population per acre. Her corn was an AgriGold product.Participants included Elizabeth Bair, Adam Bensman, Abigail Covault, Kearsten Kirby, Paige Pence, Jacob Rife, Jacob Sweitzer, Caleb Taylor, and Lauren Wright.
The Pune Police have sought more time to file the chargesheet against Surendra Gadling, lawyer, and four other activists arrested on June 6 for their alleged links to banned Maoist outfits and role in the violence at Bhima Koregaon on January 1. The accused have been charged with provision of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). Rohan Nahar, advocate appearing on behalf of the accused, said, “We received a copy of the application today [Saturday]. The matter is scheduled to be heard on Sunday at the Pune sessions court.”90-day timeframeUnder the UAPA, the police need to file a chargesheet within 90 days of the arrest, failing which the accused have the right to apply for bail. On June 6, the Pune police arrested Mr. Gadling, Shoma Sen, Sudhir Dhawale, Mahesh Raut and Rona Wilson. The deadline for filing the chargesheet against them is September 5. “Under the pretext of finding fresh evidence, the Pune police will appeal for more time to file the chargesheet in the previous case. The [August 29] arrests [of five other activists] are nothing but a tactic to divert attention from the investigations under way against the Sanatan Sanstha and to prolong the current case against human rights activists,” said Susan Abraham, advocate and wife of Vernon Gonsalves, who was arrested for alleged Maoist links. On August 29, the Pune police searched the homes of nine rights activists and lawyers and arrested Mr. Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira in Mumbai, Gautam Navlakha in New Delhi, Sudha Bharadwaj in Faridabad, and Varavara Rao in Hyderabad. On Friday, at a press conference, the Maharashtra police said they had fresh evidence, including of a plot to assassinate the Prime Minister, against the accused.
DefinitionShoulder replacement is surgery to replace the bones of the shoulder joint with artificial joint parts.Alternative NamesTotal shoulder arthroplasty; Endoprosthetic shoulder replacement; Partial shoulder replacement; Partial shoulder arthroplasty; Replacement – shoulder; Arthroplasty – shoulderDescriptionYou will receive anesthesia before this surgery. Two types of anesthesia can be used:General anesthesia, which means you will be unconscious and unable to feel pain.Regional anesthesia to numb your arm and shoulder area so that you do not feel any pain in this area. If you receive regional anesthesia, you will also be given medicine to help you relax during the operation.The shoulder is a ball and socket joint. The round end of the arm bone fits into the opening at the end of the shoulder blade, called the socket. This type of joint allows you to move your arm in most directions.For total shoulder replacement, the round end of your arm bone will be replaced with an artificial stem that has a rounded metal head. The socketpart (glenoid) of your shoulder blade will be replaced with a smooth plastic shell (lining) that will be held in place with a special cement. If only 1 of these 2 bones needs to be replaced, the surgery is called a partial shoulder replacement, or a hemiarthroplasty.For shoulder joint replacement, your surgeon will make an incision (cut) over your shoulder joint to open up the area. Then your surgeon will:Remove the head (top) of your upper arm bone (humerus)Cement the new metal head and stem into placeSmooth the surface of the old socket and cement the new one in placeClose your incision with staples or suturesPlace a dressing (bandage) over your woundYour surgeon may place atube in this area todrain fluid that may build up in the joint. The drain will be removed when you no longer need it.advertisementThis surgery usually takes 1 – 3 hours.Why the Procedure Is PerformedShoulder replacement surgery is usually done when you have severe pain in the shoulder area, which limits your ability to move your arm. Causes of shoulder pain include:OsteoarthritisPoor result from a previous shoulder surgeryRheumatoid arthritisBadly broken bone in the arm near the shoulderBadly damaged or torn tissues in the shoulderTumor in or around the shoulderYour doctor may not recommend this surgery if you have: History of infection, which can spread to the replaced joint Severe mental dysfunction Unhealthy skin around the shoulder area Very weak (rotator cuff) muscles around the shoulder that cannot be fixed during surgeryRisksRisksof any anesthesia are:Allergic reactions to medicinesBreathing problemsRiskof anysurgery are:BleedingBlood clotInfectionRisks of shoulder replacement surgery are:Allergic reaction to the artificial jointBlood vessel damage during surgeryBone break during surgeryNerve damage during surgeryDislocation of the artificial jointLoosening of the implant over timeBefore the ProcedureTell your doctor or nurse what medicines you are taking. This includes medicines, supplements, or herbs you bought without a prescription.During the 2 weeks before your surgery:Two weeks before surgery you may be asked to stop taking medicines that make it harder for your blood to clot. These include aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Naprosyn, Aleve).Ask your doctor which medicines you should still take on the day of your surgery.If you have diabetes, heart disease, or other medical conditions, your surgeon will ask you to see your doctor who treats you for these conditions.Tell your doctor if you have been drinking a lot of alcohol, more than 1 or 2 drinks a day.If you smoke, try to stop. Ask your doctor or nurse for help. Smoking can slow down wound and bone healing.Let your doctor know right away if you get a cold, flu, fever, herpes breakout, or other illness before your surgery.On the day of your surgery:You willlikely be asked not to drink or eat anything for 6- 12 hours before the procedure.Takethe medicinesyour doctor told you to take with a small sip of water.Your doctor or nurse will tell you when to arrive at the hospital. Be sure to arrive on time.After the ProcedureYou may stay in the hospital for 1- 3 days after your surgery.While there, you may receive physical therapy to help keep the muscles around your shoulder from getting stiff.Before you go home, the physical therapist will teach you how to move your arm around by using your other (good) arm to help.Your arm will need to be in a sling for 2 – 6 weeks with no active movement and 3 months before strengthening. It will be around 4 – 6 months of recovery.Follow any instructions you are given about how to care for your shoulder at home. This includes activities that you should not do.You will be given instructions on shoulder exercises to do at home. Follow these instructions exactly. Doing the exercises in a wrong way can injure your new shoulder.Outlook (Prognosis)advertisementShoulder replacement surgery relieves pain and stiffness for most people. You should be able to resume your normal daily activities without much problem. Many people are able to return to sports such as golf, swimming, gardening, bowling, and others.Your new shoulder joint will last longer if less stress is placed on it. With normal use,a new shoulder joint canlast for at least 10 years.ReferencesAzar FM, Calandruccio JH. Arthroplasty of the shoulder and elbow. In: Canale ST, Beatty JH, eds. Campbells Operative Orthopaedics. 11th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Mosby; 2007:chap 8.Goldberg VM, Kraay MJ. Surgical treatment of joint diseases. In: Canale ST, Beatty JH, eds. Campbells Operative Orthopaedics. 11th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Mosby; 2007:chap 299.Izquierdo R, Voloshin I, Edwards S, et al. Treatment of glenohumeral osteoarthritis. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2010;18(6):375-82.Review Date:11/15/2012Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.
OTTAWA – Transport Canada says a ship has been fined for allegedly exceeding a speed limit set to protect endangered whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.Due to the increased presence of North Atlantic right whales in the area, Transport Canada last month imposed a temporary mandatory speed limit of 10 knots on vessels of 20 metres or more.The speed restriction applies to vessels travelling in the western Gulf of St. Lawrence, between the Quebec north shore and just north of Prince Edward Island.Transport Canada says the shipping industry in general has been respecting the speed limit, but it says a $6,000 penalty was issued Tuesday to the Pearl Mist for alleged non-compliance.The vessel owner has 30 days to pay the penalty or to ask the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada to review the facts of the alleged violation or the amount of the penalty.Eleven North Atlantic right whales have died since June in the Gulf of St. Lawrence — an unprecedented number of deaths for the marine mammal that is at imminent risk of extinction with an estimated population of just 500 around the world.“We are committed to ensuring that all vessels respect the temporary speed limit, and we will continue to take all appropriate action to ensure the safety of the whales,” Transport Minister Marc Garneau said Wednesday in a statement.