Brazil’s Bolsonaro awaits new test to show if he is COVID-19 free

first_imgBrazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday that he took another coronavirus test and the results were expected Wednesday as he hopes for a negative result two weeks since falling ill.”I did the test now. Early tomorrow the results will come out,” Bolsonaro told supporters, speaking at a distance across the moat in front of his official residence.”If God wants to give a negative, things will return to normal.” Outside of the United States, Brazil is the worst-hit country in the coronavirus pandemic. The presidents of both countries have played down the extent of the crisis.Bolsonaro is one of nearly 2.2 million people in Brazil who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, according to health ministry statistics released on Tuesday.More than 81,000 people have died from COVID-19 in Brazil.Bolsonaro tested positive for the novel coronavirus on July 7 but by the next day said he was already feeling well. A follow-up test last week also came back positive for the virus.Bolsonaro has previously said he has taken the anti-malarial drug hydroxycloroquine – unproven for treating coronavirus but touted by US President Donald Trump – and credits the medication as the reason for his mild symptoms.He said that he will travel to the northeastern state of Piaui on Friday, presuming he is well.With the toll of the pandemic rising rapidly, Brazil is also a major center for testing potential vaccines for the virus. On Tuesday, human trials of a second vaccine began and the government approved trials of a third.Topics :last_img read more

Neymar shows off pink hair, matching suit in fashion shoot

first_imgNeymar has spoken out over his injury hell in a revealing shoot for fashion magazine Vogue. The Brazilian took to the front page of the iconic publication to show off his pink hair in a series of striking suits. Neymar, 28, stunned his fans in February by pulling off the controversial choice of hair colour before later shaving his head. Neymar maintained the pink theme in his shoot for Vogue But he was quizzed on more serious topics during an exclusive interview with the famous fashion mag. Neymar has received plenty of flak from the Paris Saint-Germain faithful this season having been limited to just 15 league appearances. Last season he made 16 Ligue 1 starts having spent months on the treatment table but he insists having a strong mind has helped him through. Speaking to Vogue, he said: “There is nothing worse for a professional athlete than an injury. The Brazilian controversially dyed his hair pink “I really suffered with injuries these last two seasons and I had many moments of questioning myself. “Half of the success of an athlete is the mind. If the mind is good, the game flows more naturally.” The forward spoke out over his injury nightmare Loading… Promoted ContentA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WaySome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That ExistYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime12 Iconic Actors Whose Careers Were Stunted By A Single MovieBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?center_img Neymar also admitted that his mental strength was tested following the tragic death of basketball legend and close friend Kobe Bryant. He added: “His death affected me a lot, because our lives had much in common. Flashy Neymar also revealed how he felt following the death of Kobe Bryant “I met Kobe personally and the times he came to Paris… “When you meet the person behind the athlete, it creates a different relationship and with Kobe, it was very special. “Sports and society lost a great guy.” For once it is not Neymar who has been stealing the headlines as of late… but his mum. Neymar paid tribute to his friend Kobe Bryant after his tragic death in January Read Also: Neymar cheats too much, says Del Bosque That’s because the 52-year-old has reportedly started dating Tiago Ramos – 30 years her junior. Tiago is even six years younger than Neymar but the forward appears to approve if the relationship by telling his mum to “be happy.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Ursula-hit Aklan schools to get DepEd aid

first_imgUnder theDivision Memorandum No. 43 on Feb. 14, all schools mentioned will be allocatedto cover the expenditures incurred. The budget will be release throughreimbursement. Public schoolsin the municipalities of Altavas, Balete, Banga, Libacao, Batan, Madalag, Kalibo,New Washington, Buruanga, Malay, Lezo, Malinao, Makato, Nabas, Tangalan,Numancia and Ibajay are the recipients of the Sub-Allotment Release OrderNumber OSEC-6-20-0020 dated Jan. 24. KALIBO, Aklan –The Department of Education (DepEd) will provide an P8,160,000 fund for theongoing rehabilitation of the 408 public schools affected by Typhoon Ursula inthis province, according to Aklan Schools Division Superintendent Miguel MacAposin. The typhoonthat struck this province last Christmas badly damaged the buildings, windows,doors, roof, school furniture, computers and learning materials of the schools.(With a report from Akean Forum/PN) The budget isintended solely for minor repairs and cleaning of the school grounds affectedby the typhoon. All publicelementary, secondary and integrated schools of this province, except forSecondary Implementing Units have been directed to claim a P20,000 funding eachat the Aklan Division Office Budget Unit in Barangay Poblacion, Numancia notlater than Feb. 24, 2020. Primary and secondary public schools in this province are ordered to claim a P20,000 funding by the Department of Education for the minor repairs and cleaning of the school grounds affected by Typhoon Ursula. DEPED AKLANlast_img read more

Wilder sends warning to Joshua, Ruiz

first_imgRelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Anthony Joshua, Okolie plot world title double Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight Deontay Wilder insisted that he wants to crown an undisputed heavyweight champion against Anthony Joshua or Andy Ruiz Jr in 2020. Wilder retained his WBC belt and his unbeaten record by stopping Luis Ortiz in the seventh round of their rematch on Saturday night, and immediately looked ahead to staging two stellar fights. “Next, we have Tyson Fury in the rematch,” Wilder said. “The schedule is set for February so we’ll see. “After that, I’m looking for a unification bout. I want one champion, one face, one name. He goes by the name of Deontay Wilder. “I want a unification bout with the winner. “The heavyweight division is too small to have so many belts lingering around. There should just be one champion. I’m the perfect man for that job.” Joshua plans to regain the IBF, WBA and WBO titles from Ruiz Jr in two weeks on December 7. Before any undisputed title fight, Wilder aims to readdress his rivalry with Fury – they fought to a thrilling draw a year ago. Wilder had struggled to keep pace with Ortiz for much of their rematch on Saturday night until the knockout moment. But he reacted: “I was very confident in my ability and my skill. “It was a game-plan. I saw him getting tired and wearing down. When that point came, I had my range and my timing, bam baby. Goodnight.”Tags: Anthony JoshuaDeontay Wilderlast_img read more

Adam confident before City trip

first_img By comparison Stoke’s main financial outlay was the £3million spent on former Barcelona forward Bojan Krkic in addition to the free transfers of Phil Bardsley, Steve Sidwell and Mame Biram Diouf. City’s formidable squad is mirrored in their home record which saw them win 17 league games last season, dropping just five points. But Adam insist that is no reason to fear a trip to the Etihad Stadium. “I think them and Chelsea are the ones competing for the league and Liverpool are there as well as they have brought in a number of players,” he said. “They have great quality but if we are ready and ‘at it’ we can give ourselves a great chance. “Clubs are buying players for £60million so money does talk and there is a massive gulf in the Premier League but it is men against men and if we apply ourselves right and are solid and disciplined then we will have a chance. “They have an array of talent but at the end of the day they might have an off-day and we can cause an upset. “We need to go and try to have a go at them but be sensible as they are one of the best teams in Europe, the champions of England, and although it will be tough we know what we need to do. Press Association Midfielder Charlie Adam does not believe the financial gulf between Stoke and Manchester City means they cannot compete at the Etihad Stadium this weekend. “We have been in this Premier League for six years now and we have done okay so we will keep going the way we are. “I think we have added the right number of players and the right quality this year and not spent much money and the Bosmans (free transfers) we have brought in have been good. “You can only improve and we have done that on where we were last season.” Stoke have not beaten City since January 2009 and away from home their last win was almost 17 years ago. But buoyed by some good performances against Pompey from the likes of on-loan debutant Victor Moses, defender Marc Muniesa and two-goal striker Jon Walters, Adam believes the Potters head to Manchester with confidence. “You need 25 players every week ready to go and we have got that,” he added. “It is difficult to get in (the side) but when you are in you have to stay in and last night a number of the boys did themselves no harm. “We showed great attitude and a will to work hard, we did the job and that was the important thing. We can now move forward to Saturday now. “I’ve been in and out and you just need to wait your time as other lads have got the jersey at the moment. “You just have to keep going and push as hard as you can to get back in. “There is a lot of competition and that is what you need in the Premier League.” Manager Mark Hughes is more than happy with the state of his squad and does not expect to see any changes before the transfer deadline. He will be without utility player Geoff Cameron for a couple of weeks after he sustained a thigh strain against Portsmouth but is hopeful defender Bardsley and Bojan will be available to face City. “I will be very surprised if we will be doing any business, in or out,” said the Potters boss. “Things might change at the weekend but I doubt it very much. “I am happy with the group we have got. It will be feet up and watch the mayhem (on deadline day).” Hughes admits Moses’ performance against Portsmouth has given him something to think about. “He is in my thoughts. I thought he was excellent last night and I think he showed everyone the talent he has and the reasons I brought him in,” he added. “He is powerful in retention of the ball, which is what we want in key areas. “I was conscious he had only had 13 mintes of game time in pre-season but he made a real claim to be involved. “We looked at the situation, we want to be strong in wide areas, which we were last year. “It was not for the lack of trying. We tried to bring in a number of players and then all of a sudden an opportunity was presented to us of getting Victor here and we pursued it vigorously. “He hasn’t had as much game time as his talent deserves and if he plays like he did last night he will get plenty of games here.” A Potters side registering nine changes comfortably saw off Portsmouth in the Capital One Cup on Wednesday night but the quality of their opponents makes a considerable leap from the top of Sky Bet League Two to the Barclays Premier League champions on Saturday. Manuel Pellegrini’s side have been strengthened to the tune of £53million with the summer arrivals of Fernando, Bacary Sagna, Willy Caballero, Bruno Zuculini and Eliaquim Mangala. last_img read more

Roger Stone at Home in Broward Awaiting Sentencing

first_imgHe’s due back in DC in February for sentencing and faces many years in prison.After landing at FLL airport yesterday, Stone told reporters he’s “glad to be home, and he’s thankful to the millions of Americans who are praying for him and his family.” Roger Stone is back home in Broward County awaiting his sentencing. After his conviction on 7 felony counts in a Washington DC courtroom, federal prosecutors wanted him to be taken into custody. Instead, the judge let him go home to South Florida instead to spend the holidays with family.Stone and his wife landed yesterday at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. The 67-year-old was convicted last week of charges that include obstruction, and lying to federal investigators under oath.BACK HOME – Longtime Donald Trump confidante Roger Stone has returned to South Florida after learning his fate in a federal court, but the political consultant declined to talk about his conviction for allegedly lying to Congress. https://t.co/Nm3TxmUmcG— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) November 18, 2019last_img read more

Petra/COURTS/ Pee Wee football competition St Agnes accepts ‘underdog’ tag

first_imgWITH less than 48 hours before the final of this year’s Petra/COURTS Pee Wee Under-11 football competition takes place, challengers St Agnes have embraced the title of underdogs with the intention of using it to their full advantage.Coach Troy Wright relayed this message while speaking of his team’s chances. He said he is confident his team has the quality to claim the 5th Annual COURTS Pee Wee Football Championship.“We are the underdogs, but most of the teams we have beaten are either former champions or finalists.“We beat Stella Maris (2014 winners) who are former champions; Marian Academy who are former champions (2012), and West Ruimveldt (2013 finalists and 2012 third-placers) and now we are facing off with the current champions,” the coach stated.He added, “It’s going to be a tough match. They (St Angela’s) don’t want to lose to us, they want to win back-to-back titles and we don’t want to lose to them. It’s going to be a war. Even without football they normally have problems between the schools so with football it’s going to be a war.The guys are really fired up and have high expectations and they want to be victorious.”When quizzed about his game plan, the coach added, “The basics and technical skills as well as discipline. Once we can stick to the basics, be disciplined and execute our game plan, we will be successful. I was watching St Angela’s and they have openings certain teams can capitalise on. I am working to capitalise on these areas so we can upset them.”“We are working on some of our weaknesses that I saw on Saturday and also on our game plan against St Angela’s. We are confident, once we work to the game plan we will be successful,” he declared.St Agnes will face 2015 champions St Angela’s tomorrow at Thirst Park.last_img read more

American Denny McCarthy withdraws from Travelers Championship

first_img(BBC) – American Denny McCarthy has withdrawn from the Travelers Championship before the start of Friday’s second round after testing positive for coronavirus.England’s Matt Wallace and American Bud Cauley, who played with McCarthy in the first round, tested negative but Cauley has also withdrawn.The players’ caddies have all tested negative.McCarthy, 27, is the third player to test positive since the PGA Tour restarted on June 11.“I was feeling pretty tired and sore after the round yesterday but didn’t think much of it because I had practised a lot Monday to Wednesday,” said world number 180 McCarthy, who shot a first round three-under-par 67.“Last night, I woke up in the middle of the night with additional aches and soreness and sensed something was off.”Under the PGA Tour’s response plan, 16 tests will be administered for those who had close contact with McCarthy.McCarthy will self-isolate for 10 days, according to Tour protocols.Cauley, who tested negative twice on Friday, said he withdrew “out of an abundance of caution for my peers and everyone involved with the tournament.”Nick Watney withdrew from the RBC Heritage after testing positive last week, while Cameron Champ did so at a pre-tournament screening before the Travelers.World number four Brooks Koepka and Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell also withdrew from the tournament in Cromwell, Connecticut as a precaution after their caddies tested positive.last_img read more

Pelican Stars Protest over 10-month Salary Arrears

first_imgOne of the Pelican Stars players with a placard protesting the 10-month unpaid wages at the Government House in Calabar on Wednesday Pelican Stars are one of Africa’s top women’s football clubs, having won seven women’s Premier League titles. But the players said they are not sure the state still wants the club’s existence.“It has really been a big shock for us, maltreating the female team in Cross River like this,” one player told BBC Sport Africa under anonymity.“We got relegated three years ago in the 2017/2018 league, so we played pro league last season to qualify for the premier league.“Unfortunately, to date, we have had nothing – our bonuses, our allowances from last season – and no news about anything, or hope coming forward for it.”The Cross River State’s Commissioner for Sports, Offa Aya, conceded that the state’s male professional teams, such as UNICEM Rovers, have been paid, but said that this was due to some private individuals helping out with donations.”How will we discriminate against our daughters? We are going to pay them,” he said.“We asked them to exercise a little patience – they were not the only ones involved.“There were other clubs, like Ayade Babes and Canaan Table Tennis, whose payments were settled last – they wouldn’t allow us to arrange the account to start paying, then they went on to protest,” he said.“There are private individuals who have adopted some of these clubs, like UNICEM Rovers, but for the Pelicans, we are still begging for people to assist us.”The Pelican players insist that the lack of payment is discriminatory as their salary backlog of at least N60,000 ($165) per month dates as far back as June 2019, when salaries for April to June were paid to them just before they went on their 2019 Christmas break.“That is the reason why we have to take this bold step to go the Government House.”It’s like Pelican Stars is dead – or maybe the state Governor, (Senator Ben Ayade) does not want the team anymore.”We don’t know. We just want to get information. Maybe, if he wants the team, fine. If he doesn’t want the team, we should go home.However, the club Chairman, Sam Kombor, told BBC Sport Africa that the players have been owed eight months of salary, instead of 10, as their backlog dates from August 2019.”If we knew that placard they wrote 10 months, we would have corrected them,” he said.“I am the chairman of the club. They are also owing me, but the truth remains that it is eight months from August 2019.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Players from Nigeria’s most successful women’s football club, Pelican Stars of Cross River State, have been protesting outside the Government House in Calabar over salaries that they say have not been paid for 10 months.Three-quarters of Nigerian women’s teams are state-owned and therefore dependent on the state’s government for wages, including Pelican Stars.Their male counterparts have been being paid, one of the players – who held five-hour demonstrations on Monday and Wednesday – told the BBC Sport Africa.last_img read more

Mo’unga stands out in New Zealand inter-Island match

first_img Richie Mo’unga won a contest with fellow All Blacks flyhalf Beauden Barrett in a North Island vs. South Island match, dredged from history to become a centerpiece in New Zealand’s pandemic-affected rugby season.Mo’unga created a try for winger Will Jordan after the full-time siren to give the South Island a 38-35 win over Barrett’s North Island in a match between teams made up almost entirely of All Blacks.The match, which saw 10 tries and seven lead changes, served as a final chance for new All Blacks head coach Ian Foster to assess form before he names his first New Zealand squad on Sunday ahead of an uncertain international season.Mo’unga has been the form No. 10 in domestic rugby, steering the Crusaders to the Super Rugby Aotearoa title. Barrett played much of the New Zealand Super Rugby at fullback after transferring from the Wellington-based Hurricanes to the Auckland-based Blues and his form remains a beat behind Mo’unga’s.Other standouts were Jordan, who came off the bench to score twice,uncapped Blues backrower Hoskins Sotutu, North fullback Damian McKenzie, veteran lock Sam Whitelock who captained the South and the North’s Rieko Ioane who has change to center after making his name for the All Blacks as a winger.The match was first scheduled to be played last weekend but was postponed by a week and moved from Auckland to Wellington because a COVID-19 outbreak in New Zealand’s largest city meant large sports events could not take place. Wellington, along with the rest of New Zealand, is subject to less stringent restrictions, though the match had to be played without fans.The North vs. South match was a major fixture in New Zealand rugby during the amateur era, first contested in 1897 and then for almost a century afterwards. But it was shouldered aside with the advent of professionalism, lost in a packed calendar though it was revived once before, in 2012.The winner received the Loving Cup until 1932 when the trophy was lost after being awarded to the North Island. After 88 years, the Cup was rediscovered in a basement at Auckland’s Eden Park in time to be presented to this year’s winner.In its heyday the North-South held a place as a surrogate or additional All Blacks trial and this year’s revived fixture, which was almost a match between All Blacks teams, was given that billing. It’s unlikely Foster needed the match to make any final or borderline selection calls but the game may have given him reassurance.Foster had 10 weeks of the Super Rugby Aotearoa competition, in which New Zealand’s five Super Rugby teams played each other twice, to see the same players in action and likely will have finalized his 35-man squad of the season well before Saturday.The match may be remembered as a prelude to an international season that doesn’t take place. The four-nation Rugby Championship is unlikely to go ahead because of logistics around quarantine and a recent outbreak of COVID-10 among the Argentina team.A Bledisloe Cup series between New Zealand and Australia is also yet to be confirmed because of coronavirus outbreaks in both countries.(Image Credit Pixabay) SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE COMMENT First Published: 5th September, 2020 15:39 IST Associated Press Television News center_img Written By FOLLOW US LIVE TV Last Updated: 5th September, 2020 15:39 IST Mo’unga Stands Out In New Zealand Inter-Island Match Richie Mo’unga won a contest with fellow All Blacks flyhalf Beauden Barrett in a North Island vs. South Island match, dredged from history to become a centerpiece in New Zealand’s pandemic-affected rugby season.last_img read more