Norway detects its first case of coronavirus

first_imgThe 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.last_img read more

Pompeo hails Japan PM Suga ‘force for good’ during visit to boost solidarity against China

first_img“The United States has every reason to believe he will strengthen our enduring alliance in his new role.”Suga, who replaced Abe last month as premier, faces a tricky task balancing the need to maintain working ties with bigger neighbor China and US demands for a tougher stance.Pompeo is in Japan for the Quad grouping of foreign ministers – the United States, Japan, Australia and India – and is scheduled to meet Suga later in the day.Pompeo’s visit to Japan, his first to East Asia since July 2019, comes at a time when the ties between the United States and strategic rival China are at their worst in decades and as Washington looks to solidify support among Asian allies against Beijing. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday hailed new Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga as a “force for good” and said he believes Suga will work to strengthen the relationship between Washington and Tokyo.Speaking at start of his meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi in Tokyo, Pompeo said he agreed with Suga that a free and open Indo-Pacific was the foundation of regional peace and stability.”Prime Minister Suga was a powerful force for good, and for this relationship, too, when he was the chief cabinet secretary,” Pompeo said, referring to Suga’s more than 7 years in former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s cabinet. Australia’s Foreign Minister Marise Payne, who met Pompeo earlier on Tuesday, said on Twitter she had spoken with him about “our ongoing cooperation to promote peace, stability & prosperity in our region”.Pompeo’s trip has been shortened to only include a full day in Japan after visits to South Korea and Mongolia were scrapped when President Donald Trump tested positive for coronavirus and was hospitalized. Trump has since then returned to the White House after a three-night hospital stay to be treated for the virus.Washington and Beijing, the world’s top two economies, are at loggerheads over a wide range of issues from Beijing’s handling of the coronavirus to its imposition of a new security law in Hong Kong and ambitions in the South China Sea.Most Asian allies have been pleased with Washington’s toughness toward their regional rival China, but have not so eagerly welcomed Trump and Pompeo’s highly charged recent rhetoric and remain wary of going too far in antagonizing China.The Unites States greatly values the meeting of the Quad grouping of foreign ministers as a platform to strengthen its solidarity against China with regional allies.”We’re hoping to have some significant announcements, significant achievements,” Pompeo told reporters at Joint Base Andrews in the United States before departing for Tokyo, but he declined to say what they would be.China has denounced the Quad as an attempt to contain its development. While the Quad meeting is unlikely to yield a specific action plan, the very fact of its gathering would serve as a warning to China and play to its fears that it might one day grow into a formalized grouping as NATO, experts have said.The agenda for the Quad meeting is expected to include economic recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic, supply chains, disinformation, critical minerals, infrastructure investment in the region and counter-terrorism, officials involved in preparation for the meeting said.A joint communique is not expected to be issued, because the Quad is not a formal alliance, but foreign ministers are expected to release separate statements after the meeting.Indian foreign ministry spokesman Anurag Srivastava said the foreign ministers are likely to emphasize their support for a free and open Indo-Pacific region at the meeting.Topics :last_img read more

Sharapova to attend hearing today

first_imgThe five-time Grand Slam champion tested positive for banned substance meldonium earlier this year.The maximum punishment is four years – but it’s believed it’s more realistic she’d get a 6 to 12 month suspension.That would rule her out of Wimbledon, the US Open and the Olympics. Meanwhile, International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach claims entire national federations could be banned from competing at future Games as a result of doping.He says allegations of Russian state-sponsored cheating would represent a “shocking new dimension in doping” and an “unimaginable level of criminality” if proved.Russia’s already suspended from athletics.Yesterday, the I-O-C announced 31 unnamed athletes face bans after doping samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics were retested.last_img read more

Robert Lewandowski produces insane first touch to emulate Bundesliga logo in Bayern Munich’s dominant…

first_imgImage Courtesy: Bundesliga/Hupu SportsAdvertisement hqv5NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsa4nWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Elb( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) azWould you ever consider trying this?😱2cmh36aCan your students do this? 🌚gtmRoller skating! Powered by Firework Notice the Bundesliga logo. A player jumping high with one leg stretched ahead to reach the ball. To perform such a stalwart move requires monumental physical fitness. However, at the age of 31, its a piece of cake for Robert Lewandowski.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Bundesliga/Hupu SportsAfter opening up the scoreline in the 17th minute in yesterday’s Der Klassiker, Lewandowski performed an astounding acrobatic manoeuvre to keep the ball from going out of play, and it is strikingly similar to the Bundesliga monogram.The stunt has taken all the attention all around social media, with praises from supporters and media outlets.Advertisement The Bayern forward has been in tremendous form this season. Successfully finding the net in every single fixture of FC Hollywood in this season with 16 goals in 11 domestic league matches and 6 in Champions League, the Polish international has a total tally of 22 goals as of now in the 2019-20 spell.Bayern, who are currently managed under interim head coach Hans-Dieter Flick following the sack of Niko Kovac last week, converted their single goal lead into 2-0 thanks to Serge Gnabry in the 47th minute. Following Lewandowski’s second strike in the 76th minute, Dortmund’s final concession came in the form of an own goal from Hats Hummels, just 10 minutes prior to the final whistle.Advertisement With 21 points on part with RB Leipzig, Bayern are now 3rd in the league table, trailing 4 points behind leaders Borussia Mönchengladbach. Advertisementlast_img read more