Canada’s British Columbia reports first coronavirus case with unknown origin: CBC News

first_imgAnother two patients, a couple in their 50s and 60s, have recently returned from travel to Iran, and the final new patient is a resident of Seattle who is visiting family in the Fraser Health region, the report said.British Columbia now has 21 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, including four patients who have recovered, according to the BC Centre for Disease Control.The province shares a border with Washington State, where authorities have documented 70 cases of coronavirus. Topics : Canada’s British Columbia province has identified eight more presumptive cases of a new coronavirus including one involving a woman who has no recent travel history, CBC News reported on Thursday.The woman, who is in her 50s and lives in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, has not had contact with other coronavirus patients or people returning from disease hot spots, the report said.Four of the new cases were identified in the same household as another patient in the Fraser Health region who was identified last week, according to the report.last_img read more

Governor Wolf Statement on Budget and Education Funding

first_imgMEDIA CONTACT: Jeff Sheridan – 717.783.1116# # #Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf December 05, 2015 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Statement on Budget and Education Funding Schools That Teach,  Statement Harrisburg, PA – Governor Wolf released the following statement on the budget and education funding:“The most important thing we can do to lay a foundation for long-term economic growth in Pennsylvania and prepare our children to compete in a 21st century economy is to make historic investments in education to reverse the devastating cuts from five years ago.“Nearly one month ago, Republican leaders agreed to a budget with me that includes the largest increase in education funding – at all levels – in the history of Pennsylvania. It is long past time for the legislature to move ahead with this agreement and end this impasse.“This agreement, that Republican leaders stood outside my office twice to announce, includes an additional $60 million for early childhood education, which will create 14,000 new slots for children, it invests $400 million new dollars into K through 12 education, a hugely important first step in restoring the cuts made to school funding, and the agreement increases higher education funding by 5 percent.“I urge the legislature to come together and pass the budget with this historic education funding and begin to move the commonwealth forward.”last_img read more

This opulent riverside apartment has hit the market

first_img9207/50 Hamilton Cct, HamiltonNestled on the river’s edge, this apartment is one of 34 residences in Newport, a boutique five-level building in the exclusive Hamilton Reach enclave.On entry, a short hallway leads into an open-plan kitchen, living and dining space highlighted by crisp white tones, vitrified tiles and views to the Brisbane River. 9207/50 Hamilton Cct, HamiltonThe cooking space has an island bench top, a breakfast bar, wine fridge, two sinks, ample cabinetry, an integrated coffee machine and Miele appliances including a gas cook top and self-cleaning oven. Accessed via sliding glass doors from the living area is a covered balcony, showcasing the best of the apartment’s river views. 9207/50 Hamilton Cct, Hamilton“Apartment 9207 offers opulence and a quality lifestyle on the river’s edge, with a fluid floor plan, secondary living spaces, an entertainer’s kitchen and generous balcony.” Price: $1.525 millionAgent: Elisa McMahon, Ray White City PrecinctTel: 3236 5999, 0419 701 034 9207/50 Hamilton Cct, HamiltonOther features include ducted airconditioning and ceiling fans, with residents’ amenities including a pool.Listing agent Elisa McMahon said the apartment was in a tightly held residential precinct and offered an exceptional opportunity to the Brisbane market.“Bordered by the Brisbane River and parkland to the south and The Royal Queensland Golf Club to the east, the Newport Building within Hamilton Reach affords one of the most exceptional outlooks in all of Hamilton,” Ms McMahon said.“The architecturally dynamic building boasts sweeping curves that gently mirror the river, with continuous wrapping balustrades providing visual cues to the opulent and perfectly considered space that resides inside. 9207/50 Hamilton Cct, HamiltonMore from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019The main bedroom also opens to the outdoor space, while further accentuated by a large timber walk-in wardrobe and a stylish ensuite with a double vanity, bathtub and rain shower.Two more carpeted bedrooms with timber-finished built-in wardrobes are to the left at the rear of the apartment, adjacent to another bedroom. These bedrooms are serviced by a contemporary bathroom, while completing the residence is a laundry, powder room and ample storage, along with two secure car spaces.last_img read more

Townsville’s property market on the slow road to recovery, according to John McGrath

first_img MORE REAL ESTATE NEWS CEO of McGrath Estate Agents, John McGrath spoke at a breakfast held at The Ville. Picture: Scott Radford-Chisholm.REAL Estate veteran John McGrath visited Townsville recently and shared his perspective and predictions for the local property market. Mr McGrath, founder of the ASX-listed company McGrath Limited, said the region should look to Brisbane for hope that the market would recover after this year’s flood event. “Townsville has been through a tough period and it hasn’t seen the same growth as many other parts of Australia, but it’s due for its growth cycle to kick in, and I think that was delayed by the floods,” Mr McGrath said. The best suburbs to yield a good investment in Townsville Mr McGrath said there was activity happening in the Townsville property market, and he believed interest from southern states as well as the continued development of technology and infrastructure in regional areas would help boost this. “We will start to see the natural cycle … there is interest in Queensland coming from the southern states generally, and I’d say that southeast Queensland as well as areas like Townsville will be major beneficiaries,” he said.“I think a lot of people will discover that the development of technology and infrastructure — like airports becoming international as opposed to domestic, and things like high speed internet connection — is all going to allow areas that are traditionally considered remote, more opportunities.“Despite the challenges, there is still activity happening; there’s definitely green shoots, buyers are starting to come back, multiple numbers of people are interested in properties and we haven’t seen that for a while. So it feels like we’re already on the road to recovery but it will probably be gentle for the next six to 12 months.”With the LNP returned to government in the federal election last weekend, there was a higher likelihood that the Adani Carmichael coal mine would go ahead in North Queensland, which Mr McGrath said was another positive for the property market. “From an economic standpoint, (the mine) will definitely benefit the local area significantly,” he said.“I don’t think property values here will double as a result of it, but I think it will bring people, tenants, buyers, investors and awareness into the economy, which will all be positive economically.”center_img Townsville’s ten ‘top rental spots’ Townsville floods. Aerial damage from a helicopter. Picture: Zak Simmonds“Our experience in Brisbane when it went through similar chaos created by the floods was that it took about a year to let the dust settle and get things back to normal. “But remarkably quickly after that people started to get back in the game of buying, selling, growing, and developing.“I understand that people right here in the middle of it might not feel like that’s ever going to happen, but as I said on the Gold Coast a few years ago and in Brisbane — it is going to happen, it’s due for a change.”More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020READ MORE: Swift buyer bounceback off election result last_img read more

Ronaldo return ruled out

first_imgReal Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has no intention of returning to Manchester United and will see out the rest of his playing career at the Spanish club, according to his agent Jorge Mendes. Press Association The 29-year-old has been in majestic form this season and has scored 15 goals already, including a record-equalling 22nd Primera Division hat-trick against Athletic Bilbao last weekend. That has sparked suggestions his former employers United could try and strike a deal for the Portugal international, who left Old Trafford for Real in an £80million transfer in 2009. center_img However, Ronaldo’s agent appears to have quashed that speculation by insisting the player has no intention of leaving the Bernabeu. Mendes told Spanish radio station Cadena COPE: “You will never find another player like him. He is getting better and will keep getting better until the age of 40. “Cristiano is very happy at Real Madrid and has always been happy. He is going to break all the records there and will retire there. “He has an affection for United because his heart was there for six years. But now all he thinks of is Real Madrid and he will always be here. “Cristiano’s dream is to win another Champions League. He is never satisfied, he always wants more. He never ceases to amaze. It’s impossible to find anyone like him in sporting history.” last_img read more

Acadia Fire heats up in league soccer

first_img Town report wins award – October 11, 2014 Schoodic Grange hosting sale – October 30, 2014 Bio Latest Posts Fitness trainer is now cancer-exercise expert – October 12, 2014 The team’s record was 5 wins and 1 tie over the course of league play, which included teams from Bangor, Brewer, Waterville, PenBay and Augusta. They scored an astonishing 37 goals in 6 games, the most amongst all teams in Maine travel soccer this season. They will next play in the fall state cup, which begins after Columbus Day.The U12 team roster includes Aidan Stearns, Julian Walls, Sara Shea, Will Larson, Colin Lacasse, Reider Watson, Daisy Granholm, Finn Sheehan, Spencer Dominy, Leao Nelson, Riley Evans, Mason Tupper, Keegan Omlor and Treyan Nelson. The team is coached by Michael Curless and assisted by Brian Dominy.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textAcadia Fire FC offers soccer programs throughout the year for children ages 5-18 in their new indoor soccer facility, The Fire House, located on Route 3 in Trenton. Contact Michael Curless at acadiafirefc@gmail.com. READFIELD — In a clash of league leaders, Hancock County’s Acadia Fire FC’s U12 soccer team played to a 3-1 victory on Sunday, Oct. 5, at Maranacook to secure the top seed in the division. Fenceviewer Staff Latest posts by Fenceviewer Staff (see all)last_img read more

J-D to meet ESM for girls lacrosse sectional Class C title

first_img Tags: ESMgirls lacrosseJ-D It never got closer again, Andrus finishing with a career-best six goals as Rileigh White had four assists to go with her pair of tallies. Kelly Thomas had a three-goal hat trick to match Barton as Biel scored twice. Sophia Orlando and Julia Caruana had one goal apiece and Anna James finished with nine saves.All of this followed the first semifinal between top seed J-D and no. 4 seed Cortland, which ended 19-7 in the Red Rams’ favor, though the final did not reflect some early nerves.Having lost twice to J-D in the regular season by margins of 18-10 and 17-9, the Purple Tigers hung right with the Rams throughout the early stages, even using goals by Morgan Tabel and Grace Call to pull even 4-4 late in the first half.Had it stayed this way until halftime, Cortland may have made J-D worry even more – but in the last 2:06, Ana Dieroff scored and Lindsay MacLachlan hit on her third goal.Not only did it put the Rams in front 6-4, it foreshadowed a blitz early in the second half where Emliy Bobrek, Arysa Lux and Kailey McKenna all scored, and after Cortland cut the margin to 9-5, J-D outscored them 10-2 the rest of the way.MacLachlan earned 11 points from her five goals and six assists. Dieroff scored four times, with Lily Loewenguth getting three goals as Riley LaTray had two goals and one assist. Ava Brazie and Jordan Archer also had goals.So it’s J-D against ESM next Tuesday at 5:30 at SUNY-Cortland, battling for the sectional Class C championship.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Claiming a Section III Class C championship was not new for the Jamesville-DeWitt girls lacrosse team, but having to beat its neighbors from East Syracuse Minoa to get that prize was different.In its first season in the Class C ranks, the Spartans worked its way to last Tuesday night’s title game, the direct result of an inspired post-season effort capped by its 18-12 victory over Fulton in the May 23 semifinals at CBA’s Alibrandi Stadium.ESM have to get through a Fulton side that had reached the sectional finals each of the previous two years, though it had played quite well against them in two high-scoring regular-season meetings that the sides split.center_img Other than allowing the first goal, the Spartans never trailed, and once Katherine Andrus converted on a dazzling end-to-end effort to put her side in front 3-2, the Red Raiders would spend the rest of the game chasing ESM.Any time Fulton tried to catch up, the Spartans countered, whether it was Julianna Barton’s goal after the Red Raiders cut the margin to 6-5 or Andrus finding the net 27 seconds before halftime, stretching the margin to 9-6.A weather delay for lightning in the area prolonged halftime for half an hour, but once the game resumed, the back-and-forth continued until Andrus, Barton and Emma Biel hit on consecutive goals, extending ESM’s lead to 13-8 early in the second half.last_img read more

Football: NFL Pro Day sets up Wisconsin’s top recruits for April’s draft

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin held their NFL Pro Day March 13, as scouts from around the league came to watch Badger prospects showcase themselves for April’s draft.A total of 15 recently-graduated Wisconsin players participated in the festivities after eight were invited to last month’s Combine.Those players were David Edwards, Beau Benzschawel, Michael Dieter, D’Cota Dixon, T.J. Edwards, Ryan Connelly, Andrew Van Ginkel, Alec Ingold, Zander Neuville, Taiwan Deal, Olive Sagapolu, Rachid Ibrahim, Serge Trezy, Micah Kapoi and Chris James.For some, the pro day was an opportunity to receive NFL exposure after not attending the Combine. For others, the pro day was an opportunity to improve on the numbers posted at the Combine, or withhold from drills in order to show confidence in their combine performance.Let’s look at how some players performed at the two showcases, and how their draft stock might be affected as a result.OL David EdwardsEdwards’ Combine numbers did not line up with his current second-round draft prediction. The 6-foot-6, 308-pound lineman ranked 24th or lower out of all offensive lineman in every drill but one, the 3-cone drill where he placed 11th. Edwards only participated in the bench press during Wednesday’s pro day where he recorded 16 reps, a low number for an offensive lineman. While the combine and pro day do not shape players’ draft stock alone, but there’s a chance his performance could hurt his stock come draft time.Men’s basketball: Wisconsin folds in 72–54 loss to OregonAnd just like that, the season’s over. The Wisconsin men’s basketball team’s run in the NCAA Tournament ended Friday afternoon Read…OL Beau BenzschawelBenzschawel, like Edwards, is highly rated going into draft season. He is the highest rated guard in the draft class and is projected to be drafted as high as the late second round or early third round. Also like Edwards, Benzschawel didn’t impress at the Combine. Out of all the offensive lineman present, he placed 40th on the bench press with 20 reps and 28th in the 40-yard dash at 5.24 seconds. At the pro day, Benzschawel filled the holes he left open at the combine by doing the vertical and broad jumps. His numbers of 26.5 inches and 98.25 inches respectively did not crack the top-20 of numbers produced by his position at the combine. But, again, established lineman like Edwards and Benzschawel do most of their talking through their production on the field and in the film room.OL Michael DieterDieter sits directly behind his teammate Benzschawel as the 2nd ranked offensive guard entering the draft. Like Benzschawel, Dieter’s Combine didn’t exactly help his current 5th round draft stock. He placed lower than 20th out of all offensive linemen in the bench press, 40-yard dash, vertical jump, broad jump, 3-cone drill and 20-yard shuttle. “I think it’s comforting and it makes it that much more fun,” Deiter said about the possibility of three Wisconsin offensive linemen being drafted. “Although its all a little bit new, its still football and you’re doing it with your friends.”FB Alec IngoldGoing into the NFL Combine and looking at the NFL gameplay — one that has seen the fullback position die out — Ingold was the only fullback to be invited to the Combine. In being tested and compared against true running backs, Ingold saw his invitation as an opening he needed to take advantage of.“I want to be a good enough football player where teams will think ‘maybe we need [a fullback]’ so I can be that guy for those teams,” Ingold said.Ingold technically ranked last in his 4.89 40-yard dash time among running backs, he recorded 16 reps on bench press, good for 21st out of 26 who participated and had a vertical of 34 inches, landing the 14th spot.While these numbers are hard to compare to other running backs in the draft, Ingold’s main attraction will come from his film and team workouts.Ingold did not participate in any testing during pro day.Women’s hockey: After defeating Syracuse, Badgers to face No. 4 Clarkson in NCAA Frozen Four semifinalThis past Saturday, the Wisconsin Badgers (33-4-2, 18-4-2 WCHA) defeated the Syracuse Orange (13-22-3, 10-8-2) in the quarterfinals of the Read…S D’Cota DixonDixon has bounced around mock draft boards all year, being shown on some boards as high as a sixth-round pick. At this moment, he is projected to sign as an undrafted free agent and mainly make his impact on special teams. Measuring at 5-foot-9 and 204 pounds at the Combine, Dixon recorded an impressive 20 reps on the bench press, good for 3rd amongst safeties. He also ran a 4.81 40-yard dash, ranking 21st among the 22 at his position. His 40-yard dash time at the combine certainly did not help his draft stock, but he came to Wednesday’s pro day with a different burst, clocking in at 4.62 in his 40-yard re-run. ILB T.J. EdwardsEdwards, like many of his defensive teammates, is projected to be a late-round draft pick in April. His only recorded drill at the combine was the bench press where he recorded 16 reps, good for 23rd among linebackers. At the pro day, however, Edwards put more numbers on the board for scouts to evaluate. He recorded a 4.77-second 40-yard dash, a 112-inch broad jump and a 32.5-inch vertical jump. His 40-yard dash time would have been good for 19th among linebackers, his broad jump 24th and vertical jump 18th. Like some of his defensive teammates, Edwards is not overly athletic and does most of his proving through instincts, positioning and tackling.ILB Ryan ConnellyDespite receiving an invite to the NFL Combine Connelly currently projects to sign as an undrafted free agent. His numbers stack up well compared to Edwards, a late round draft prospect and partner in the middle of the Badger defense. Connelly ran a 4.66 40-yard dash compared to Edwards’ 4.77 40-yard dash at pro day. He also bench pressed 17 reps at pro day, tying teammate Van Ginkel’s number at the Combine and beating Edwards by one rep, and ranked higher in the broad jump and vertical jump compared to Edwards. Still, Connelly’s numbers rank in the middle to end range of all participants at the Combine.Forward Madison FC: UW alumnus looking forward to upcoming exhibition match against BadgersCarl Schneider can’t seem to shake free from his hometown. He was born and raised in Madison, played four years Read…OLB Andrew Van GinkelVan Ginkel is one of the most interesting Badgers entering this year’s draft. Though he is not projected to be drafted high, his Combine numbers impressed teams and stacked up favorably against top linebacker prospects including LSU LB Devin White and Michigan LB Devin Bush. Specifically, Van Ginkel put up 17 reps on the bench press, good for 17th among linebackers, a 38-inch vertical jump, good for 4th, a 123-inch broad jump, good for 5th, a 6.89-second cone drill, good for 3rd and a 4.14 20-yard shuttle, good for 5th. At the pro day, Van Ginkel ran a 4.56-second 40-yard dash which would have been good for 7th at the Combine. While his size and game tape do not jump out compared to other linebacker prospects in the nation, Van Ginkel turned eyes with his combine performances and could rise to be selected in the draft when it’s all said and done.DT Olive SagapoluDefensive tackle Sagapolu currently projects to be a late-round pick or an undrafted free agent.Standing at 6-foot-2 and 342 pounds, Sagapolu has nothing to prove on how his size can be used at the next level. He participated in both the broad jump recording 102 inches and the vertical jump recording 30.5 inches. TE Zander NeuvilleTight end Neuville only participated in the bench press at the pro day racking up 27 reps, a number that would have ranked first of all tight end prospects at the Combine.RB Taiwan DealRunning back Deal also only participated in the bench press at the pro day, putting up 24 reps which would have been tied for 5th out of all running backs at the combine.The remaining Badgers who participated in pro day in hopes of attracting NFL interest were Rachid Ibrahim, Serge Trezy, Micah Kapoi and Chris James.The NFL Draft will take place April 25 through 27 starting at 7 p.m. on ABC and ESPN.last_img read more

Give and take needed in club-county relations

first_imgCounty Chairman Michael Bourke says he was informed by the Tipp manager that nobody was asked to do a full session on Saturday if they were due to play in the divisional senior hurling championships.There were games played in the South, West and Mid.The Premier’s boss Michael Ryan says the relationship between club and county has to be based on give and take.last_img

Oyekan Committed to Grassroots Sports Development

first_imgThe chairman, Lagos Divisional Football Association, LDFA, who thanked the chairman of Lagos State Football Association, Seyi Akinwunmi, for appointing him as the chairman of LSFA’s Chairman Grassroots Committee, said his appointment paved the way for him to have adequate knowledge of grassroots football.Oyekan, who had earlier donated set of jerseys to the winners of Eko Football Fiesta Under- 13 and 16 and a trophy to the LSFA, said he would not relent in his efforts to help indigent players, adding that the gesture would complement the effort of the LSFA to further develop the game at the grassroots level.According to him, Jankara playground, Lagos- Island, which is being managed by Bombata Football Association, BOFA, had produced great football players like, Gbolahan Salami, Edem Etebor, Omoyegun Nirudeen, Festus Odini, and Adekunle Dawodu, among others.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram As part of his commitment towards helping young talented footballers to achieve success, a member of the Lagos State Football Association, LSFA, Prince Ifalada Oyekan, has donated football kits to football players.Oyekan, who made the donation last Saturday to young football players, who played at Jankara playground, Lagos- Island, gave football boots, shin guards, hose and jerseys to players whose desire was to earn a living through football but did not have kits to build a solid career in football.last_img read more