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Madrid to use ice rink as morgue for coronavirus victims

first_imgTopics : In Madrid, struggling with Spain’s heaviest virus load, the municipal funeral home announced it would stop collecting bodies from Tuesday due to a shortage of equipment. Private funeral homes are operating in the capital cityThe ice rink is close to the IFEMA conference center, where beds have been set up to treat coronavirus patients. The Madrid region could treat some 1,300 patients at IFEMA this week, and 126 people have already been admitted, the regional government said.The number of coronavirus cases rose to 33,089 on Monday in Spain, the hardest-hit European country after Italy.  A Madrid ice rink is to be used as a makeshift morgue for coronavirus victims, as the number of cases in the capital rose to 10,575 and 1,263 deaths, city authorities said on Monday.Palacio de Hielo mall, home to a 1,800 square meter, Olympic-sized ice rink, has offered its venue as a morgue, a city hall spokeswoman told Reuters.The repurposing of the space will be coordinated by Madrid’s regional government and military emergency units, which have been deployed across Spain over the past week to help deal with the coronavirus crisis.last_img read more

Chelsea confident over cut-price Gonzalo Higuain deal from Juventus

first_imgGonzalo Higuain has scored twice in four games for Chelsea (Getty Images)Chelsea are hopeful that they can sign Gonzalo Higuain from Juventus in a cut-price deal this summer following the Argentine’s impressive start at Stamford Bridge, according to ESPNFC.The 31-year-old scored twice during Chelsea’s 5-0 hammering of Huddersfield Town but has also started in the club’s calamitous 4-0 and 6-0 away defeats to Bournemouth and Manchester City respectively.Despite playing the full game during that harrowing performance at the Etihad on Sunday, though, Higuain was one of the few Chelsea players to emerge with any sort of credit following a lively performance up front.Chelsea paid a €9m loan fee to secure Higuain’s services until the end of the current campaign and have the option to extend it by a further year for €18m or purchase him outright for €36m with Juventus keen to shift him off their wage bill.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTHiguain is one of Juventus’ highest-earning players and the club have been keen to sell him ever since they signed Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid last summer, with the Portuguese star said to be earning around €31m for each of his four years in Turin.Juventus will also have another high-earning player on their wage bill next season following the news that Aaron Ramsey will join them at the end of his Arsenal contract. The Welshman has signed a pre-contract agreement with Juventus worth an estimated £400,000 per week.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityGiven Juventus’ increasingly bloated wage bill, Chelsea believe that they can tempt them into a sale of Higuain for lower than the pre-agreed €36m, should they decide to keep him on a permanent basis – a decision which could hinge on their managerial situation.Sarri was the key driver in the Higuain deal having worked successfully with him previously at Napoli and Chelsea moved away from their traditional transfer model of signing players under the age of 30 in order to get him on board.However, with Sarri’s position under threat following a poor run of form it remains to be seen whether the Chelsea board would sanction a move for Higuain anyway. The club have also long been linked with a move for Icardi whose future at Inter is in major doubt.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Chelsea confident over cut-price Gonzalo Higuain deal from Juventus Metro Sport ReporterThursday 14 Feb 2019 4:57 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link47Shares Advertisementcenter_img Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

85 Brisbane homes set to go under the hammer this weekend

first_imgOr take the plunge a few metres away.“Located just metres from the esplanade and the waterfront, this setting is in close proximity to so many bayside amenities including Manly pool, yacht clubs, Manly farmers markets and waterfront cafes. The Manly Village cafe and shopping precinct is just a five minute stroll. Manly train station is a two minute drive and Brisbane airport just 20 minutes away.”The suburb has seen rising sales amid strong interest from southern buyers drawn to the seaside location, and local buyers upgrading or downsizing.The Joynt Street home in Hamilton was marketed by Damon Warat of Ray White Ascot as “the ultimate family home”.The renovated Queensland was on a 910sq m allotment in the Ascot State School catchment and deemed a “home above the ordinary”. You can take a dip here … 28 Joynt Street, Hamilton Qld 4007 The property was tastefully renovated. 28 Joynt Street, Hamilton, has sold before it could be auctioned off this weekend.BRISBANE will see 85 homes go under the hammer over the weekend, after two had to be taken off the auction schedule because they sold beforehand.Saturday will see 81 properties set up for sale via auction with the first four to kick off at 9am, including a brand new townhouse at 4/398 Hawthorne Road, Bulimba; a university suburb home at 41 Dell Rd, St Lucia; a post-war home at 70 Evelyn Street, Grange; and a two bed cottage 65 Buckingham Street, Ashgrove. Four auctions were also scheduled for Sunday.The two that sold beforehand were a four bedder at 10 Earl Parade, Manly, which had been set for auction at 9am on Saturday, and a massive six bedroom home at 28 Joynt Street in Hamilton.Marc Sorrentino of Place Manly had marketed the Earl Parade property as a “bayside lifestyle home just metres from the waterfront”. The home is in the Ascot State School catchment.Among its charms was a solar heated pool for year long swims, multiple formal and informal living and entertaining spaces across two levels, built-in surround sound speakers in the kitchen, barbecue area and TV room.See the full list of auctions below or click here to see the listings. BRISBANE AUCTION TIMETABLE: SATURDAY: 9:00AM 4/398 Hawthorne Road, Bulimba, Qld 417141 Dell Rd, St Lucia, Qld 406770 Evelyn Street, Grange, Qld 405165 Buckingham Street, Ashgrove, Qld 4060 9:30AM 26 Byron Street, Bulimba, Qld 417187 Plimsoll Street, Greenslopes, Qld 41208 Poets Place, Parkinson, Qld 4115 10:00AM 49 Cronin Street, Annerley, Qld 410394 Laurel Avenue, Chelmer, Qld 4068109 Franklin Street, Annerley, Qld 410373 Boundary Road, Bardon, Qld 406514 Harding Street, Hendra, Qld 401130 Pindari Street, The Gap, Qld 4061107 Clough Street, Mount Gravatt, Qld 412225 Bally Street, Kelvin Grove, Qld 405934 Kuranda Street, Balmoral, Qld 41713 Majestic Outlook, Seven Hills, Qld 4170155 Empress Terrace, Bardon, Qld 4065775 Esplanade Street, Lota, Qld 4179 10:30AM 30 Panama St, Wishart, Qld 412278 Peppercorn St, Sunnybank Hills, Qld 4109 11:00AM 15 Palm Avenue, Sandgate, Qld 40171 Kidston Street, Ascot, Qld 400711 Laurel Street, Highgate Hill, Qld 41019 Emlyn Street, Coorparoo, Qld 415174 Chaprowe Road, The Gap, Qld 40617 Skipton Street, MacGregor, Qld 4109116 Beatrice Terrace, Ascot, Qld 400746 Windermere Road, Ascot, Qld 400723 Franklin Street, Nundah, Qld 40124 Abingdon Street, Woolloongabba, Qld 410261 Liverpool Street, Eight Mile Plains, Qld 411362/15 Tribune Street, South Bank, Qld 4101 11:30AM 25 Teagarden Street, Eight Mile Plains, Qld 41131 Aratula Street, Sunnybank Hills, Qld 410910 Lindsay street, Hawthorne, Qld 4171 12:00PM 78 Moreton Avenue, Wynnum, Qld 417826 Vakuta Street, Fig Tree Pocket, Qld 406932 Brindle Street, Paddington, Qld 40646 Ormond Street, Ascot, Qld 400732 Small Street, Teneriffe, Qld 400523 El Paso Street, Bardon, Qld 4065More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours ago5/34 Duke Street, Ascot, Qld 400716 Ferres Street, Grange, Qld 4051 12:30PM 50 Derby Street, Hendra, Qld 401113 Copia Street, Calamvale, Qld 4116 1:00PM 69 Abingdon Street, Woolloongabba, Qld 410223 Alverna Close, Wynnum, Qld 417818 Wirilda Street, Middle Park, Qld 407440 Brisbane Avenue, Camp Hill, Qld 415233 Sutherland Avenue, Ascot, Qld 4007113 Birdwood Terrace, Auchenflower, Qld 4066 1:30PM 10 Honeywood St, Sunnybank Hills, Qld 41097 Romulus Street, Sunnybank, Qld 410919 Bywood Street, Sunnybank Hills, Qld 4109 2:00PM 10/269 Nursery Road, Holland Park, Qld 4121435 Upper Brookfield Road, Upper Brookfield, Qld 40697 Raleigh Parade, Ashgrove, Qld 4060207 Verney Road East, Graceville, Qld 407528 Joynt Street, Hamilton, Qld 400753 Harris Street, Hawthorne, Qld 417168 Mingera Street, Mansfield, Qld 4122 2:30PM 13 Plumridge Street, Chelmer, Qld 406814 Homeland St, Sunnybank Hills, Qld 41099 Karalee Street, Sunnybank, Qld 4109 3:00PM 116/803 Stanley Street, Woolloongabba, Qld 41027 Raven Street, Camp Hill, Qld 4152148 Morehead Avenue, Norman Park, Qld 417050 Abbeville St, Upper Mount Gravatt, Qld 41226 Japonica Place, Calamvale, Qld 4116 3:30PM 300 Lutwyche Road, Windsor, Qld 403080 Morden Rd, Sunnybank Hills, Qld 410912/36 Glen Road, Toowong, Qld 4066 4:00PM 102 Rubicon Crescent, Kuraby, Qld 411248 Dowrie Street, Upper Mount Gravatt, Qld 41222 Fairleigh Street, Windsor, Qld 4030 4:30PM 22 Lawford St, Sunnybank, Qld 410930 Kelceda Street, Sunnybank Hills, Qld 4109 5:00PM 2591 Old Cleveland Road, Chandler, Qld 4155947 Beams Road, Bridgeman Downs, Qld 403526 Alconah Street, Sunnybank, Qld 410932 Capella Street, Coorparoo, Qld 4151 SUNDAY: 10:00AM 24 Frederick Street, Taringa, Qld 40689 Jerome Street, Coorparoo, Qld 4151 11:00AM 39 Victoria Street, Balmoral, Qld 417110 Pharaoh Close, Runcorn, Qld 4113 (Source: Realestate.com.au) FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK FREE: GET THE COURIER-MAIL’S REALESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO INBOX 10 Earl Parade, Manly Qld 4179last_img read more

Kleven finally offloads 2015-built vessel

first_imgKleven Verft, a Norwegian shipyard, has found a buyer for a newbuild multi purpose support vessel which it completed back in 2015.Kleven said on Wednesday it had sold the newbuilding 379 to an undisclosed, international buyer.“We are pleased to have found a solution for this vessel. This was a challenging project for us, since the original customer could not find the finances to take over the vessel by agreed delivery in 2015. It is great to see that the vessel is in operation, says Ståle Rasmussen, CEO of Kleven.To remind, Kleven had signed the shipbuilding contract with Malaysian-based IES Pioneer Ltd. back in July 2014, with the expected delivery in September 2015.The vessel is of the MT 6015 MPSV design, designed by Norwegian design company MarinTeknikk, outfitted with a crane, helideck and FiFi II.The original order stipulated that the vessel would have a length of 93,8 meters, a beam of 20,0 meters, a working deck of more than 1,000 sq. meters, and  feature a 150 MT active heave compensated offshore crane, accommodation for 60 persons, CAP 437 compliant helideck , fire-fighting capabilities as well as provisions for ROV operations.However, in March 2015, Marin Teknikk AS informed it was performing a large re-construction of the vessel including the lengthening the vessel by 9 meters, plus adding a moon-pool and life boats. This was supposed to push the delivery date to December 2015, however, as seen today, the delivery had to wait for more than a year and a half.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

Can I Win?

first_imgI know I have written about this attitude before, but it keeps showing up in almost every sport.  You can see this attitude when you look at the reserve and freshmen rosters in high school sports.  It takes a very dynamic coach to get kids to run or play on freshmen and reserve teams these days.  The attitude seems to be “if I can’t be a big winner immediately, I am not going to put in the time to get there.  Whatever happened to the attitude of learning the trade improving and then making the varsity.I can see this at the college level where the time you have to put in and still go to school makes it an impossibility to have anything but varsity sports.  After all, by this time an athlete knows whether he/she has it or not.  But at the lower levels maturity comes at such a different time for each individual that it is hard to predict when someone will reach their peak.It is no wonder that schools are having a lot of trouble retaining coaches at these lower levels.  You really have to be dedicated to your job to face the every day blasé attitude of a athlete who has lost the desire to pay their dues and wait for their chance at the big time.  Seasons become very, very long!last_img read more

Tottenham close in on Lamela

first_img “The agreement also includes the obligation to pay five million euros in bonuses related to the achievements of the player and the English club.” Lamela arrived at the Stadio Olimpico from River Plate in August 2011 and made 29 appearances, scoring four goals, in his first year in Italy. A run of seven goals in six games at the start of the 2012-13 season saw him become an essential part of Roma’s forward line, even though the campaign ended with a disappointing sixth-place finish and defeat to city rivals Lazio in the Coppa Italia final. With Wales winger Bale absent from training as a dispute over a move to Real Madrid rumbles on, and with Spurs missing out on Willian following the Brazilian playmaker’s decision to join Chelsea instead, the pacey Lamela offers a viable and talented alternative to both players. The continued spending in north London indicates Bale’s £86m move to the Spanish capital is all but ratified as Lamela joins Roberto Soldado, Paulinho, Nacer Chadli and Etienne Capoue in Andre Villas-Boas’ new-look squad. Lamela’s place behind Francesco Totti in the Giallorossi team, meanwhile, will be filled by Serbian forward Adem Ljajic, who has completed an 11million euro (£9.4million) move from Fiorentina. The 21-year-old has scored 19 league goals in two seasons with the Italian capital club and, should his move to White Hart Lane go through, he will help Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas to fill the gap left by Gareth Bale should he complete a world-record £86million move to Real Madrid. A statement published on Roma’s official website read: “Roma announce they have signed a contract with Tottenham for the outright sale of the playing rights of Erik Lamela, in exchange for 30million euros. Tottenham are to set to sign Argentinian forward Erik Lamela from Roma after the Serie A club accepted a bid of 30million euro (£25.8million).center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Baggies sign defensive duo

first_imgWest Brom have strengthened their defence after completing the signings of international duo Cristian Gamboa and Jason Davidson. Gamboa, who played all five matches for Costa Rica at the World Cup, joins for an undisclosed fee from Norwegian side Rosenborg, with the versatile right-sided defender penning a three-year deal. The signing was completed after a Football Association appeal panel approved the 24-year-old’s work permit application. Baggies head coach Alan Irvine said: “As I commented the other day, it would have been amazing if Cristian had not been granted a work permit and we’re obviously satisfied with today’s outcome. “Cristian is a player I was extremely impressed by during the World Cup. “We faced stiff competition from other Premier League clubs for his services but we’ve managed to convince Cristian that West Bromwich Albion is the best club for him to join. “Cristian is a quick, aggressive defender with good energy levels. He gets up and down the pitch really well and we believe he will continue to improve.” Davidson’s signing had been announced minutes earlier after a contract dispute with his former club Heracles Almelo was resolved. Davidson, who also played in Brazil for Australia this summer, believed he had finished his contract with Heracles and had become a free agent. Heracles, however, informed Davidson they had triggered a one-year option on that deal and he remained their player. To get the deal over the line, Albion have paid an undisclosed fee for the 23-year-old left-back, who has signed a two-year contract, with an option in the club’s favour for a further season. Speaking to the club’s website, Irvine said: “Due to contractual issues with his former club there’s been a delay in Jason coming. “This means he hasn’t trained properly since the World Cup, so he’s going to need a little bit of time to catch up before we can expect him to perform at the levels he’s capable of. “But he is a good defender who has lots of energy, gets forward well and will give us competition for places at left-back with Sebastien Pocognoli.” Irvine has confirmed speaking to former Everton star Tim Cahill, now with New York Red Bulls, for an appraisal on Davidson. Irvine added: “He recommended him very, very highly both as a player and character. “Tim sees him as a young player who will do extremely well in England and develop even further.” Alongside Pocognoli, Gamboa and Davidson join fellow new faces Craig Gardner, Joleon Lescott, Chris Baird, Brown Ideye and Andre Wisdom at The Hawthorns. Press Associationlast_img read more

CNN’s Chris Cuomo Attacks Governor DeSantis over COVID 19 Response

first_imgCNN’s Chris Cuomo makes fun of Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) praising his own response to the pandemic in May now that Florida has recorded nearly 10,000 new daily cases of coronavirus in June.Despite the massive uptick in COVID-19 infections, Governor DeSantis maintains that the state “isn’t going to stop or pause reopening.”The Republican governor told reporters yesterday that he doesn’t think people going to businesses is what’s driving the surge, but rather young people and their social interactions. DeSantis said the Sunshine State knows who needs to be protected and that young people are less at risk of serious complications.So far, more than 150-thousand cases have been confirmed in Florida with more than 3500.last_img

The Latest: Flyers and Sixers are set to offer refunds

first_imgWhile neither the NHL or NBA has officially canceled the remainder of the season, or decided when and where the season may resume, both organizations on Tuesday decided to address the ticket status for games scheduled for the Wells Fargo Center.Flyers’ season ticket holders will receive a credit for the six unplayed home games, to be applied to their 2020-21 season payment due in June. They may also opt to receive a refund. Fans who bought single-game tickets will receive an automatic refund. All fans who purchased tickets through a secondary website, such as Stubhub, will need to contact that site for refund options. The Flyers policy is on their website.The Sixers outlined a similar process for their 10 unplayed games. There are rollover and refund options for season ticket holders and single-game holders can request a refund. The Sixers had suspended season-ticket payments during the pandemic and will resume payments on June 12. The team will work with any ticket holders affected with financial difficulties.___ They say they are concerned about getting infected and infecting their family members and friends and worry about the risk of another coronavirus outbreak because of soccer’s return.They demand “guarantees” and “responsibility” and say the return to action should only happen when everyone’s health is prioritized.The club itself did not appear to be involved with the statement.Players from Spanish league clubs are expected to resume practicing this week and matches could restart sometime in June. All players, coaches and club employees must be tested for COVID-19 before training resumes.___ ___The head of the three English professional soccer leagues below the Premier League appealed for a “rescue package” during questioning at a parliamentary select committee hearing.English Football League chairman Rick Parry says clubs are facing a shortfall of about $250 million because of the coronavirus pandemic.Parry says “we are heading for a financial hole of about 200 million pounds … by the end of September.”Parry also advocated for salary caps. He told legislators that clubs are spending too much of their turnover on salaries as they chase promotion. The Latest: Flyers and Sixers are set to offer refunds Racing was suspended in March because of the pandemic.The UCI says the dates “remain subject to the lifting … of the restrictions relating to the organization of events put in place by the authorities in the concerned territories.”___The players and coaches on Spanish soccer club Eibar have released a statement expressing their concerns about restarting the season.They say they are “afraid of starting an activity” in which they will not be able to comply with physical distancing. Social distancing will remain in place with all staff on site obliged to wear protective masks. Players will not be required to wear them under the proposed guidelines.All players must arrive alone and in their tennis gear and with their own rackets. Players will have a maximum of six balls and must serve only with their marked balls. All participants must keep their towels inside a bag throughout their stay.___Second-division German soccer club Erzgebirge Aue has put its entire squad in home isolation after a member of staff tested positive for the coronavirus.It’s the first confirmed case in the German league’s second round of testing. It comes a day before a government meeting on loosening lockdown measures to pave the way for soccer to return in empty stadiums. May 5, 2020 Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Philadelphia Flyers and 76ers are set to offer refunds or credits for unplayed regular-season games at their shared arena because of the coronavirus pandemic. The association is giving fans the opportunity to upload videos until June 13. That is the date Belgium was set to play its first game at the European Championship. The tournament was postponed by a year because of the pandemic.___Health Minister Jens Spahn has defended German soccer’s plans to resume the season with regular coronavirus testing after Hertha Berlin forward Salomon Kalou posted a video flouting social distancing measures.Spahn tells Germany’s Deutschlandfunk radio that “the basic concept makes sense and can also be an example for other pro sports.”Hertha suspended Kalou on Monday after he live-streamed a video of himself greeting teammates with physical contact and bursting in on a teammate’s coronavirus test. Clubs are preparing for the loss of ticket revenue with crowds potentially not allowed back into stadiums in 2020.___The French Tennis Federation hopes professional players can resume individual training if the lockdown ends as planned on Monday.FFT president Bernard Giudicelli says the protocol proposed was “favorably received by the sports ministry” and could lead to the resumption of training and other amateur activities.Professional players would train on outside courts only at the national training center in western Paris or other approved training centers if approved. The national training center was made available for COVID-19 patients at the height of the virus outbreak. Aue didn’t name the staff member involved. All players, coaches and backroom staff will stay at home ahead of more coronavirus testing on Thursday.Ten people tested positive last week from the 36 clubs in the top two men’s divisions. That included two Cologne players and a staff member. The club did not put its squad in isolation.___Belgian soccer players and their fans are engaging in a virtual wave to support health care workers and raise money for the Red Cross amid the coronavirus pandemic.The Belgian soccer association is encouraging fans to upload short videos of themselves doing the wave. Just like Belgium internationals Dries Mertens, Thomas Meunier and Jan Vertonghen. The three biggest races in cycling will take place in a 72-day span and there will be an overlap of the Spanish Vuelta and the Giro d’Italia if competition resumes in August amid the coronavirus pandemic.The Tour de France’s start remains slated for Aug. 29 in the Riviera city of Nice. The season is now expected to end after the Spanish Vuelta on Nov. 8.The Giro d’Italia will run from Oct. 3-25 and overlap with the Spanish Vuelta and prestigious one-day races Liege-Bastogne-Liege, the Amstel Gold Race, Gent-Wevelgem and the Tour of Flanders.The Spanish Vuelta has already been cut short to 18 stages and will start on Oct. 20. That is five days before Paris-Roubaix.The International Cycling Union says racing will resume on Aug. 1 with the Strade Bianche in Italy and be followed by the postponed Milan San Remo classic on Aug. 8. The European swimming championships have been pushed back to next year because of the coronavirus pandemic and will be used as preparation for the Tokyo Olympics.The governing body of the sport in Europe says the championships have been postponed by exactly one year to May 10-23, 2021. They will stay in Budapest, Hungary.The final day is two months before the scheduled opening ceremony of the postponed Tokyo Olympics.The European event had been provisionally pushed back to August when the original dates were not possible because of the pandemic.The championships include swimming, diving, open water swimming and synchronised swimming. Germany’s top two soccer divisions are planning to return this month with a program of regular testing for players. The clubs have also asked players to train in small groups until now and to observe social distancing.There were 10 positive tests from coronavirus samples taken last week from the 36 clubs in the top two divisions.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more