At a hospital treating infected patients in Beijing, Xi on Monday called the situation at the epicenter “still very grave” and “more decisive measures” to contain the spread of the virus, said state broadcaster CCTV.Xi has largely kept out of the public eye since the virus outbreak spiraled across the country from Hubei province to infect more than 42,000 people.He appointed Premier Li Keqiang to lead a group tackling the outbreak and it was Li who visited ground zero in Wuhan last month.On Monday, Xi put on a blue mask and white surgical gown to meet doctors at Beijing Ditan hospital, observe the treatment of patients and speak via video link to doctors in Wuhan, state media said. He then visited a residential community in central Beijing to “investigate and guide” efforts to contain the epidemic, said CCTV.Video footage showed Xi having his temperature taken with an infrared thermometer then speaking with community workers and waving at smiling residents leaning out of apartment windows.The outbreak has prompted unprecedented action by the Chinese government, including locking down entire cities in Hubei as well as cutting transport links nationwide, closing tourist attractions and telling hundreds of millions of people to stay indoors.The sweeping measures have turned cities into ghost towns — but there were some signs of normality returning as many went back to work this week.’We’re worried’ Roads in Beijing and the financial hub of Shanghai had significantly more traffic, while the southern city of Guangzhou said it would start to resume normal public transport.However, many of those returning to work were uneasy.”Of course we’re worried,” said a 25-year-old man surnamed Li in a Beijing beauty salon that reopened Monday.”When customers come in, we first take their temperature, then use disinfectant and ask them to wash their hands.”The Shanghai government suggested staggered work schedules, avoiding group meals and keeping at least one meter (three feet) away from colleagues.Many were encouraged to work from home and some employers simply delayed opening for another week.State media reported that passenger numbers on the Beijing subway were half that of a normal working day.Large shopping malls in the capital were deserted and many banks closed.One bank employee in Shanghai was heading to work for a half-day, with other workers due to take over in the afternoon.The rest of the day he would work from home.”It makes our work more difficult,” he told AFP.Schools and universities across the country remained shut.The toll has overtaken global fatalities in the 2002-03 SARS epidemic when China drew international condemnation for covering up cases, though Beijing has drawn praise from the World Health Organization this time.’Go back’ An advance team for a WHO-led international expert mission on the virus arrived in China late Monday, headed by Bruce Aylward who oversaw the organization’s 2014-2016 response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.Ahead of the team’s arrival, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned there had been some “concerning instances” of cases overseas in people with no travel history to China.”We may only be seeing the tip of the iceberg,” he tweeted.Aboard the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship moored off Japan, another 65 people were diagnosed with novel coronavirus, the health ministry said, bringing the total number of known infections on the ship to 135.The Diamond Princess has been in quarantine since arriving off the Japanese coast early last week after the virus was detected in a former passenger who disembarked last month in Hong Kong.Beyond Asia, Britain recorded a doubling of cases to eight, and the government warned the outbreak of novel coronavirus was a “serious and imminent threat”.And US President Donald Trump said he expected the outbreak would disappear in April due to hotter weather, despite top US health officials warning against commenting on the epidemic’s trajectory. The toll from China’s deadly coronavirus outbreak passed 1,000 on Tuesday after President Xi Jinping called for more “decisive” measures to tackle the outbreak in a rare visit to a frontline hospital.The Chinese president donned a facemask and had his temperature checked while visiting medical workers and patients affected by the deadly coronavirus that has killed at least 1,011 people.The fatalities soared after hardest-hit Hubei province — the epicenter of the outbreak — reported another 103 deaths on Tuesday, the highest single-day toll since the virus emerged. Topics :
“It is alleged that the currency hedge has caused a substantial loss to the Scheme, quantified at £47,500,000, for the period August 2008 to October 2012,” the filing by the consultancy said.The manager is still employed to oversee part of the scheme’s emerging market strategy, according to an interview with Stefan Dunatov, CIO of Coal Trustees, in the November issue of IPE.Discussing the fund’s view of currency risk, he said at the time: “Our belief is that if you buy into the general thesis, then you will want to own the asset and the underlying currency exposure that comes with it.“You either have to believe that the underlying currency exposure will help your long-term total returns as exchange rates converge as consumption grows and these economies become more services-oriented than goods-oriented, or you have to accept that it’s very difficult to forecast currency returns.”Towers Watson was created in 2010 in a merger between Watson Wyatt and Towers Perrin.A spokesman for the consultancy said: “Towers Watson disputes the allegations brought by the British Coal Staff Superannuation Scheme and intends to defend the matter vigorously.”The Coal trustee body could not be reached for comment. The British Coal Staff Superannuation Scheme has lodged a legal complaint against Towers Watson, alleging precursor Watson Wyatt provided “negligent” investment advice.The scheme’s trustee body, which manages £20bn (€25bn) in assets for both the sector-wide funds for the former nationalised industry, brought a professional negligence claim against the consultancy in September 2014, according to filings with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.The claim, initiating a resolution procedure that precedes a court hearing, alleges Watson Wyatt provided “negligent” investment consulting advice relating to a currency hedge.The hedge was put in place due to the industry-wide scheme’s £250m commitment to a BlueBay Asset Management emerging market debt fund.
LNG World News Staff The United States Coast Guard, through its Office of Operating and Environmental Standards, issued guidance for evaluating simultaneous operations (Simops) during LNG fuel transfer. The policy letter provides guidance to coast guard captains of the port considering safety issues associated with the simultaneous operations during LNG fuel transfer, which are planned to happen at waterfront facilities handling liquefied natural gas.Simultaneous operations include passenger and crew embarkation/debarkation, loading of stores and cargo, discharging waste or loading and unloading materials.Currently, LNG bunkering operations are being performed in several locations in the United States, Port Fourchon, Jacksonville, Seattle-Tacoma.USCG encourages the involved parties to determine in advance whether simultaneous operations during LNG bunkering will occur and to take adequate actions, based on the policy letter recommendations.In addition, the notice recommends the LNG transfer procedures should include provisions and mitigation measures for managing simultaneous operations during LNG transfer.
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The balance of the field will contest another set of heat races based upon points from the first two nights with more points on the line to set the balance of Saturday’s feature lineups. While the posted winner’s share in the Saturday, Aug. 22 finale is $3,000, it can climb to $4,500 with lap money in the mix as well. Taking shape in a wide variety of special award sponsors and lap sponsors, the event is set for Aug. 20-22 atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval. Entry forms are available at https://www.dodgecityraceway.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/DCRP-305-Sprint-Car-Nationals-2020-Entry-Form.pdf. The detailed format and purse for the event is available at https://www.dodgecityraceway.com/driver-info/dcrp-305-sprint-car-nationals/. Those interested in sponsoring a lap need to contact Tommie Estes or Lonnie Wheatley. Additionally, Adams Roof Tech will present $250 to the Best Appearing Car. DODGE CITY, Kan. – Just six weeks away, the fourth annual Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP Sprint Car Nationals are rapidly taking shape. Detailed schedule information is available at https://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/. Steve Hilker Trucking, Inc., is offering a Hard Charger Award for Saturday night’s 30-lap finale with lap money in play for each of the 30 laps. While laps are available for $100 per lap with a distribution of $50, $30 and $20 for the top three runners on each circuit, Adams Roofing has put up a $500 Midway Bonus that presents $250, $150 and $100 for the top three on the 15th lap. Once the Friday night portion is completed, the Jones-Richardson Racing Pit Party will take place with pizza and beverages while supplies last. By Lonnie Wheatley It made amends for a last-lap slider that fell short and allowed Jake Martens to pocket more than $4,000 in the 2018 edition of the DCRP Sprint Car Nationals after Fort Worth’s Kevin Ramey topped the inaugural edition in 2017. The top six in combined points from Thursday and Friday’s preliminary lock into Saturday’s Mel Hambelton Racing Dash for Cash that will set the front three rows of Saturday’s championship event. Each night of racing will fire off at 7:30 p.m. Entries submitted by Aug. 13 are $100 with a driver pit pass of $20 per night. Entries submitted after Aug. 13 are $150 with driver pit pass at $30 per night. Tickets to the Thursday and Friday preliminary events are $12 for each night with Saturday’s finale just $20 while children eleven and under are free each night. Pit passes are $30 for each night. This year’s DCRP Sprint Car Nationals will be accompanied by the seventh annual IMCA SportMod Mayhem North vs. South Duel. Thursday practice for the SportMods will be followed by heat races and qualifying race action on Friday and then the $1,500-to-win main event on Saturday. Jake Bubak collected more than $6,000 in winnings last year after sweeping through the entire weekend. Bubak battled through the pack to win both preliminary features and then topped Saturday’s Dash for Cash to earn the pole position and then held off a host of contenders all 30 laps to complete a perfect weekend. The three-day tilt pitting the Hambelton Racing DCRP versus the United Rebel Sprint Series with a number of other invaders from throughout gets under way with two full nights of heat races and features on Thursday and Friday that will set the stage for Saturday’s $3,000-to-win, $400-to-start 30-lap finale.
GROS ISLET, St Lucia (CMC) – Embattled West Indies face minnows Afghanistan in a crucial series-decider here tonight, needing a victory to avoid not only a devastating series defeat but also the embarrassment associated with losing to the ICC Associate side.What was supposed to be an easy assignment for the Windies to placate their absence from the ongoing ICC Champions Trophy in England, has gone horribly wrong, leaving the three-match series level at 1-1 with everything to play for in the final One-Day International at the Darren Sammy Cricket Ground starting at 14:30hrs.The Caribbean side’s performances have not lived up to expectations, especially against an inexperienced Afghanistan, who are a non-playing Test nation and who have spent most of their time scuffling with the likes of fellow minnows Zimbabwe and Ireland.Perhaps the statement of the series came in the opening ODI last Friday when Windies shockingly collapsed to a stunning 63-run defeat.Asked to chase a modest 213, they stumbled to 149 all out, undermined by the magic of 18-year-old leg-spinner Rashid Khan who took seven for 18 – the fourth best figures in one-day history.Windies hit back strongly through their bowling in the second ODI to win by four wickets last Sunday. They shot the Afghans out for 135 with aggressive, short-pitched bowling but then laboured to reach their target, getting home in the 40th over, as Khan once again caused consternation with three for 26.Bowling coach Roddy Estwick yesterday urged his side to employ the same approach, pointing out that Afghanistan were susceptible to the short ball.“Go at them hard again, stick to your game plan, hit your line hard, make sure you get your field placing right,” Estwick said.“You’ve got to run in and bowl hard and stay aggressive all the way through because as you can see they are not very comfortable with the short ball but you’ve got to earn that right to bowl short as well.”Fast bowler Shannon Gabriel has been forced out of the contest after picking up a side strain in the second game, and has been replaced by Twenty20 specialist Kesrick Williams who was the leading bowler in the recent T20 series with eight wickets.However, it is the batting which West Indies will need to focus on heavily as not a single batsman has passed 50 in the series. Shai Hope, at number three, has been their most reliable player, top-scoring in both games with 35 and 48 not out.Jason Mohammad, so prolific against England and Pakistan earlier this year, has failed to fire with scores of two and seven while Test star Roston Chase, drafted in to the one-day unit, has struggled with scores of zero and nine.In contrast, Afghanistan have managed two half-centuries – one from opener Javed Ahmadi in the opening game and the other from Gulbadin Naib in the second.There was more bad news for the Windies yesterday with the latest ODI rankings showing the Caribbean side had dropped two points to 77 as a result of their loss in the first ODI, seeing them slip further behind in the race to qualify automatically for the 2019 World Cup in England.And even with a win today, the Jason Holder-led side will earn just a single ratings point, meaning they would have ended the series worse off than when they started.
Related Stories Triche provides Syracuse offense with steady leadership in 25-point performanceBoeheim passes Bob Knight for 2nd on all-time wins list with 903rd career victoryBoeheim discusses reaching 903 winsGallery: Syracuse beats Rutgers 78-53, Boeheim earns 903rd career win Published on January 3, 2013 at 1:00 am Contact Mark: firstname.lastname@example.org | @mark_cooperjr Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse pummeled Rutgers in the paint and on the scoreboard for the final eight minutes of the first half.The Orange forced the Scarlet Knights into 12 consecutive missed shots and three turnovers while scoring 21 points in the same stretch. Opening its Big East slate for the 34th and final time, Syracuse displayed a prowess that left even its head coach, with his 903 career wins, surprised as the Orange (13-1, 1-0 Big East) crushed the Scarlet Knights (9-3, 0-1) 78-53.“We were playing well and then we started to play even better,” head coach Jim Boeheim said. “We made great decisions.”With his 903rd career victory, Boeheim moves into second place all-time in wins, surpassing Bob Knight’s 902. For most of this one, Boeheim could breathe easily, as Syracuse turned a two-point deficit into a blowout with a 21-0 run to close out the first half. Syracuse’s stingy interior defense combined with efficient transition offense allowed the Orange to win easily, its 13th consecutive win in the series against Rutgers.Rutgers began the game hot from 3-point range, draining four of its first seven attempts. Three of those came from Eli Carter, who led Rutgers with 19 points. It was his runner from the free-throw line that gave the Scarlet Knights their first lead, 20-18 with 8:19 to play in the first half.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIt was their only lead, as Rutgers made just two 3s the rest of the game. And SU’s defense was a wall inside.“We did a good job down low inside,” Boeheim said. “Trapping.”Syracuse recorded seven blocks in the first half, nearly equaling its per-game average of 7.5. With the score knotted at 20, Rutgers forward Wally Judge held the ball down low. Soon the extended arms of James Southerland and Rakeem Christmas trapped him. Judge managed to fling a wild, loopy pass out to the perimeter, but when forward Dane Miller tried bringing the ball back into the middle, Christmas swatted away his futile attempt.Syracuse’s guards got things going at the other end. Michael Carter-Williams grabbed a rebound off of a Rutgers miss and sped up the court. He drove down the left side of the paint and used his size to his advantage, extending his arm past the reach of the 6-foot-2 Carter for a layup to give SU a 28-20 lead.Rutgers head coach Mike Rice, returning from a three-game suspension, called two timeouts in a 66-second span, to no avail. Syracuse scored four points in between timeouts, with a Triche layup inside giving the Orange a 30-20 lead.After the second timeout, Carter-Williams came off of the court smiling and bobbing his head. Triche led the Orange with 25 points, the most he’s had since he scored 27 against Oakland in his freshman season. Carter-Williams recorded 12 points and 10 assists for SU.“We’re unstoppable if we’re able to rebound the ball,” Triche said. “I think that’s big, either rebound the ball or get steals. It’s going to lead to getting us in transition.”Syracuse’s lead only grew in the second half, as the Orange scored the first basket with a Carter-Williams 3-pointer. Rutgers ended its scoring drought less than a minute into the half, but never challenged.Back-to-back 3-pointers from Triche gave the Orange its largest lead of the game, 62-33, with 12:26 to play. The second came on a beautiful drive and dish from Carter-Williams, leaving Triche with plenty of room in front of him on the left wing.The Orange continued to play with energy even with its huge lead, sparked by a run that was one of its most dominant stretches of play this season — reminiscent of the runs that last year’s squad went on consistently on its way to the Elite Eight.“Everyone was contributing,” Carter-Williams said. “Our bigs did a great job of blocking shots and getting rebounds and the wings did a great job running the floor. And Brandon and I did a great job getting them the ball.“It was definitely a team effort and it was one of our peaks this year.” Comments
Published on July 19, 2018 at 12:33 pm Contact Billy: email@example.com | @Wheyen3 Shippy just completed her career at Oklahoma State this spring. She started every game of her career for the Cowboys, a streak of 234 consecutive games. She holds 12 school records, including highest on-base percentage (.613) and most runs scored in a single season (73). Originally from Idaho, Shippy was a four-time high school All-American and the 2014 Gatorade Idaho Softball Player of the Year.In April, Shippy was drafted in the National Pro Fastpitch draft. She instead chose to sign with Scrap Yard Fastpitch, an independent pro softball team in Houston.Shippy essentially takes the place on the staff of former SU assistant Alisa Goler. Penn State hired Goler as an assistant coach earlier this offseason. She joins fellow assistant coach Miranda Kramer and volunteer assistant Andrea Smith.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Syracuse softball has added three-time All-American and two-time Big 12 Player of the Year, Vanessa Shippy, to Mike Bosch’s coaching staff, SU Athletics announced Thursday.“We are excited to have Vanessa join the Orange family,” said SU head coach Bosch in the release. “She is one of the best young softball coaches in the game, and she will make an immediate impact within our program.” Facebook Twitter Google+
In 2017, La Stella hit .288 with a .389 on-base percentage, which is not far from what he’s doing now. The difference is he’s playing more often, so he has the timing to be more aggressive with his swing. Instead of just poking the ball someplace, he’s driving it.“Just getting consistent at-bats has helped get my timing more consistent,” La Stella said.After four more hits Wednesday, he’s up to .301 with a .388 on-base percentage, comfortably settling in as the team’s leadoff hitter, at least against right-handed pitchers.He is thriving batting in front of Mike Trout, who is also chasing him in the home run column. Trout has nine.“I might as well enjoy it while it lasts,” La Stella said of his homer edge on Trout. “I’m sure it won’t last very long.” “We knew he gave good at-bats and falls under the category of professional hitter,” Manager Brad Ausmus said. “But the power has been a pleasant surprise.”For the first 396 games of La Stella’s career, over five seasons with the Atlanta Braves and Cubs, La Stella hit 10 homers. His season-high was five, in 2017.La Stella, 30, blew past that in April. He’s already had three multi-homer games this season, two more than he had in his previous five years.“I don’t want to say (I’m surprised) because it makes it seem like I didn’t believe I could drive the ball,” La Stella said. “I’ve always driven the ball. Over the last few seasons, it’s been more of taking whatever I can get at the plate. When you go up infrequently, it’s not really an opportunity to be driving the ball.”In other words, when La Stella was spending most of his time on the bench, he didn’t have the chance to lock in his timing. Each at-bat was more about survival, as he tried to simply get a strike and spray the ball wherever he could. Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield ANAHEIM — Scroll back through videos of Tommy La Stella’s at-bats over the past few years, and you’d be hard-pressed to find his true swing.With the Chicago Cubs, La Stella played sporadically, giving him plenty of time to try different things, and not much time to see if they worked.It took an entire spring and the first week of the regular season for La Stella and the Angels’ hitting coaches to discover – via tons of video – the Angels’ unlikely home run leader.In just more than a quarter of a season, La Stella has hit 11 homers, one more than his career total coming into this year. Simply having plate discipline and good enough hand-eye coordination to put the ball in play manifested itself in the career .345 on-base percentage that attracted General Manager Billy Eppler.Throughout spring training, La Stella and hitting coaches Jeremy Reed, Shawn Wooten and Paul Sorrento were sorting through different stances to unlock that hitter. Over the past couple of seasons, La Stella had changed his setup often. Sometimes he’s been more crouched. Sometimes he’s had his bat straight up and sometimes it was parallel to the ground. Sometimes he opened up his feet.Wooten sifted through it all.“One of the things we actually did was go back through all his videos from years past,” Reed said. “Wooten does an unbelievable job of finding that video, and we’ve gone back to his optimal position.”The optimal position, as it turns out, has La Stella standing taller, knees hardly bent at all, with his bat at about a 45-degree angle on his shoulder.“On video, it may not be as athletic of a position, but it’s comfortable for me, which allows my swing to work the way I want it to,” La Stella said.Big league hitting coaches will tell you that most of the job is just getting the hitters to start in a good position, allowing their natural athletic ability to take over once the ball is on its way.For La Stella, this upright position allows him to be loose and relaxed, so his hands can be free to get the barrel of the bat to the ball as efficiently as possible. Instead of jabbing at the baseball to punch it somewhere, he unleashes a smoother swing that powers the ball.“We really just got him in a repeatable position with his setup,” Reed said. “We did a couple of drills with him to get his barrel in a position and he just goes in there and repeats it. The success he’s having now is something he knows he’s capable of.”La Stella’s average exit velocity hasn’t changed much, but his launch angle has gone from 8.1 degrees last year to 15 degrees, which explains the balls going over the fence. La Stella insists a higher launch angle was not the goal. It is merely the side effect of locking in his setup in the optimal position. He actually had a similar launch angle from 2015 to 2017, between 13.3 and 15.7 degrees.Related Articles Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
The Handball National Team of BiH celebrated in qualifiers for the World Cup that will be played in Germany and Denmark in 2019. They won against the National Team of Switzerland in St. Gallen with the score 24:21.Our national team was better at the opening of the match and after just three minutes, Vegar and Vranjes scored two goals (2: 0). Swiss team scored their first goal in the fifth minute of the match. Von Deschwanden was the most eager in the ranks of Swiss team at the opening of the match, and after 12 minutes, the result was 4: 4.We managed to get the advantage in the first half of the match with the score 7: 6, but the opponents scored two goals just ten minutes before the end of the first half (10: 8). They defended their advantage until the end of the first half. However, we managed to equalize the score with goals of Vranjes and Ovcina, and we went on the break with the score 12:12.We had two goals of advantage just ten minutes before the end of the match. Tarabochi scored and brought a great advantage to our team. There were no goals in the next five minutes of the match. Marco Tarabochi scored three goals just four minutes before the end of the match. Two minutes before the end we came to a plus three (23:20). We managed to preserve our advantage and celebrated with the result 24:21.The most effective player in the ranks of our national team was Marin Vegar with six goals. Our team will play the last match of qualifications in Tuzla on January 13.(Source: Radiosarajevo.ba)