Thailand reports 7 more coronavirus cases

first_imgThe other two Thais had exposure totourists, he added. As of Saturday, one more patient wasallowed to go home, bringing the count of discharges to 10, but the twenty-twoother patients will remain in hospital, he said.(Reuters) The new cases brought the total reportedin the country to 32, considered as one of the world’s highest number ofinfected outside China. Meanwhile, among the four Chinese, threeare members of the families of previously reported cases, while the other oneis a tourist from a “risky area” in China, said Suwannachai. Dr. Suwannachai Wattanayingcharoenchai, the director-general of Thailand’s Disease Control Department. MINISTRY OF PUBLIC HEALTH-THAILAND Among the 32 cases Thailand has reportedso far, 23 are Chinese while nine are Thais. One of the Thais was part of the groupof 138 evacuated from China’s coronavirus epicenter of Wuhan on Tuesday,Suwannachai told reporters. BANGKOK, Thailand – Thailand’s publichealth ministry reported seven new cases – three Thais and four Chinese – ofthe coronavirus on Saturday.  “The seven new cases are all in hospital,”said Suwannachai Wattanayingcharoenchai, director-general of the DiseaseControl Department. last_img read more

Bulldogs And Wildcats Battle In Middle School Track

first_imgMiddle School Track results from Thursday (4-12).Girls: Batesville  94              Franklin County 16For Batesville:  Shot Put-1 Sarah Ripperger (28’4”); Discus-2 Sarah Ripperger (53’5”)  3 Cora Deputy (51’5.5”); High Jump-1 Carley Pride (4’6”)  2 Ava Hanson (4’4”); Long Jump-1 Madelyn Pohlman (14’5.25”)  3 Nadine Davis (13”3.25”); 100M Hurdles-1 Kate Walke (19.83)  2 Cora Deputy (20.41); 100M-1 Madelyn Pohlman (13.40)  2 Nadine Davis (13.89); 200M-1 Ava Hanson (29.71)  2 Lily Meyer (30.15)  3 Kate Walke (30.21); 400M-1 Carley Pride (1:03.30)  2 Ava Hanson (1:04.93); 800M-1 Katie Olsen (2:37.06)  2 Lily Pinckley (2:45.27)  3 Jada Day (2:50.71); 1600M-1 Lily Pinckley (5:53.55)  2 Jada Day (6:15.03)  3 Maria Lopez (6:41.63); 400M Relay-1 BMS Elena Kuisel, Nadine Davis, Angela Diaz, Madelyn Pohlman (55.56); 800M Relay-1 BMS Cora Deputy, Elena Kuisel, Lily Meyer, Katie Olsen (2:01.37); 1600M Relay-1 BMS Madelyn Pohlman, Sarah Ripperger, Ava Hanson, Carley Pride (4:39.98); 3200M Relay-1 BMS Lily Pinckley, Sarah Ripperger, Jada Day, Katie Olsen (11:32.08).Boys: Franklin County  59                 Batesville  51For Batesville: Shot Put-3 Chase Hamilton (33’1”); Discus-2 Ean Loichinger (85’6”); High Jump-2 Elliott Mertz (4’8”)  3 Bryson Bonelli (4’6”); 110M Hurdles-1 Chase Hamilton (17.40)  3 Trenton Kincade (18.81); 200M-2 Evan Williamson (27.31)  3 Elliott Mertz (27.78); 400M-1 Vonley Hund (59.79)  3 Chase Hamilton (1:02.31); 800M-1 Ean Loichinger (2:14.80)  2 Daren Smith (2:34.67); 1600M-1 Ean Loichinger (4:47.53)  2 2 Will Nuhring (5:41.09)  3 Eli Loichinger (6:22.09); 1600M Relay-1 BMS Chase Hamilton, Daren Smith, Will Nuhring, Vonley Hund(4:22.14); 3200M Relay-1 BMS Vonley Hund, Will Nuhring, Daren Smith, Ean Loichinger (9:51.59).Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Derek Suits.last_img read more

GRFU hopes for ‘good weather’ ahead of ‘Green Machine’ clash with USA

first_img… Guyana looking to reclaim RAN 15s title on July 29 THE Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) is hoping that good weather prevails, as Guyana prepare to host USA (South) on July 29, in the finals of the Rugby Americas North (RAN) 15s Championship.According to information reaching Chronicle Sport, while the Rugby field at the National Park is the preferred venue and the one that’s currently being prepared for the historic match, should the country continue to see sporadic heavy rainfall, the GRFU could be forced to find an alternative venue.It was noted that the St Stanislaus College ground on Carifesta Avenue is that alternative venue – the same one used for Guyana’s 24-17 win over Trinidad and Tobago last month in the RAN South Zone final.The USA side will be making their maiden voyage to Guyana for the second meeting between the two countries and are scheduled to arrive on July 27.Two years ago, Guyana’s National Rugby team, popularly known as the ‘Green Machine’, etched their names in the history books after edging the mighty USA South to claim their maiden Rugby Americas North (RAN) (formerly North American and Caribbean Rugby Association) 15s title with a come-from-behind 30-27 win.Guyana will have a chance to not only reclaim the title that was won by Mexico last year, but also do something that several teams in RAN have never done; that is to beat the USA twice.The visit by the USA will be their second in the Caribbean after travelling to Trinidad and Tobago in 2013 where they left with the RAN 15s title, winning 26-18.The Americans will want to exact revenge for their 2014 defeat to Guyana in Atlanta Georgia in rather dramatic fashion.The good thing for Guyana is that their squad of players who had beaten the USA are still playing together and had improved in the 15s format.Guyana’s players are known for their dominance in the game’s shortest format (Sevens), but since their win against the USA in 2014, the GRFU had made a commitment to have their National side pay more emphasis on 15s Rugby.Since then, the Green Machine have won back-to-back South Zone titles, and missed out on winning a second overall RAN 15s title when they went down 32-3 against Mexico last year.last_img read more

Hodge, Jangoo miss tons as Hurricanes fight back to end on 355-7

first_imgBy Clifton RossLEEWARDS Hurricanes batsmen Montcin Hodge and Amir Jangoo narrowly missed out on centuries as the visitors gained a 94-run lead over Guyana Jaguars heading into the final day of action at Providence. Despite facing a deficit, the defending champions will fancy their chances with one day of play left as the Hurricanes ended day 3 on 355 for 7 with a lead of 94 and Rakeem Cornwall (1*) and Jerimiah Louis (6*) the pair to resume on today’s final day.Hodge top-scored with 98 (9×4) and should have got to a century after facing some 368 balls. He shared an important 171-run third-wicket partnership with Jangoo, who also missed the chance of recording his first century at this level, but nevertheless oozed class, as he found the ropes on 10 occasions to go along with his lone six.After putting on some 88 runs in the morning session, with Hodge resuming on 60 and Jangoo 62, Hurricanes went to lunch firmly placed on 161-2.The pair of half-centurions maintained their disciplined approach which rewarded them with runs and continuing to expose the Jaguars bowlers who were picked off for the occasional boundary now and then.Smith could have made a breakthrough but Hodge was given a life when he was dropped on 68 as the Windwards continued to press on with their wiping off the deficit.  Left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul (3-88), had other ideas as he broke the century partnership by trapping Jangoo lbw, prior to tea as the Leewards went in on 251-4.Hodge shrugged off his partner’s loss and continued to play his shots but just when it seemed like the West Indies-A batsman would reach his milestone, left-arm seamer Raymon Reifer (2-70), broke the opener’s edge which sailed into the gloves of a waiting Anthony Bramble behind the stumps.Wicketkeeper Jahmar Hamilton (67) carried the Hurricanes charge for the final session of day 3 smashing 10 fours and a six in his way to a rather brisk fifty which further added to the visitors’ small lead. The final day’s action starts today at 10:00hrs.last_img read more

GFF president meets Minister of Sport

first_imgPRESIDENT of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Wayne Forde made a courtesy call on the new Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport (CY&S) Charles Ramson Jr on Tuesday.The GFF boss emphasised the importance of strategic partnerships to enable the development of sports and football, in particular, and updated him on some of the key initiatives being undertaken by the GFF.The visit, through invitation by the Honourable Minister, was held at the Racquet Centre, Woolford Avenue, and was attended by GFF executive committee member, Dion Inniss, while Mr Kashif Muhammed accompanied the minister.Forde, in congratulating the minister and giving GFF’s commitment for a long-term and mutually-beneficial partnership to advance football development, noted the impact these partnerships have on the human capital – the thrust of the investment.“At the core, sports organisations are essentially in the business of human development, which is a primary nation-building objective. Football is a key example of how that takes place.Minister Charles Ramson and team engage the group.“Those of us who are blessed with the privilege to manage football will say to you that less than 1% of every human being that comes into contact with the game from a playing standpoint will go on to play professionally.“So, the vast majority of humans who participate in football, whether they start at the early grassroots level or older, will take away the fundamental human values that football teaches and will most likely go on to lead a wholesome, responsible and productive life.“With football we develop a passion for winning, we also learn to lose gracefully, we learn to respect the rules of the game, and the importance of identifying a figure of authority, who is usually the coach. These are the               hallmarks of the football experience.”The GFF president noted the investment being made on student-athlete scholarships as well as the infrastructural projects in train, including the FIFA and CONCACAF-supported projects.These projects include the country’s first exclusive football Technical Training Centre, which is currently under construction at Providence, EBD and the D’Urban Park Complex.The D’Urban Park Complex, for which the Denmark FA will provide engineering assistance, will consist of a playfield for international matches as well as a number of mini pitches for the promotion of grassroots football where the surrounding communities will have unlimited access.“The GFF is committed to cultivating partnerships that would lead to the holistic development of the sport, at every level,” said Forde. “We will surely do our part and that is my assurance to you, under my leadership.”For his part, Minister Ramson has promised to bring a proactive approach towards the management of sports in Guyana, noting that there has to be a holistic approach to revive sports with associations and federations playing a major role.The minister stated that his aim would be to build relationships of trust, cooperation and confidentiality among all stakeholders to advance sports, pointing out that the GFF can look forward to the full support of his ministry,“We want to be able to collaborate first and foremost, to be able to get football with all the main sports functioning at an optimum level so that we can get young people play sports, harnessing young talent for the bigger stage.”While acknowledging the challenges that come with his vision for the development of the sport, which includes infrastructure, he stated that institutional partnerships are key to harness the young talent that is available here, pointing out that there’s a huge difference between “just being good and being great.”“With us here, you’ve got friends who understand the importance of building it from the ground up and who have similar objectives to be able to work together for a common goal. So it’s a win-win situation for us to be able to collaborate in a major way to get things done.”The aim, Ramson said, is for the sports ministry to interface with the various federations and associations on a regular basis. “It would obviously require for you to dance with me because I cannot dance alone. I just want you to know this is where we stand; Collaboration – know that you have access, know that your government is here to work with you.“You would have far more weight in whatever you do in your own operation and relations with your international parent body to say that your government is assisting in this regard. It adds a lot of weight and credibility to you and your operations so I want you to know that this is the basis on which we start and how we will proceed.”Minister Ramson further noted: “What you’re not going to get from me is laziness; it would be a very proactive operation on my end and lots of energy.”Both Forde and Ramson have pledged that they’ll be meeting regularly in the ensuing months and years, as they seek to further advance the development of the world’s most beautiful game.last_img read more

Conference highlights tech innovations

first_imgEntertainment and technology innovators gathered in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center Ballroom on Wednesday for the second annual Silicon Beach @ USC, a competition and conference on technology and innovation.The two-day Silicon Beach @ USC was hosted by four professional schools at USC: the Marshall School of Business, the School of Cinematic Arts, the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, and the Viterbi School of Engineering.David Belasco, an MBA professor in the Marshall School, opened the event with a telling statement.“Silicon Beach and USC should always be mentioned in the same sentence,” Belasco said.The term used to describe the technology and entertainment ecosystem envisioned for Southern California, such as the already established Silicon Valley in Northern California.“[The Institute for Communication Technology Management] was interested in doing an event that focused on the future of technology and was something that would be of benefit to students and the larger community,” said Jay Tucker, chief marketing director for Marshall and interim director of CTM.“We were able to partner with the [Lloyd] Greif Center for Entrepreneurship on what we thought was a special opportunity to combine the venture competition and a conference as one experience.”The two groups came up with Silicon Beach @ USC, which has started the cultivation of innovation and talent on and off campus. This year, student attendance nearly doubled from last year.The day started with a presentation by Gerard Tellis, a Marshall professor and director of the USC Center for Global Innovation, on the secret to staying on top: unrelenting motivation.The presentation was  followed by a series of panels covering topics ranging from start-ups to Hollywood. The first panel was led by Viterbi faculty member Ashish Soni, the founder of Viterbi Students Institute for Innovation and Viterbi Startup Garage. Soni’s programs are working to create the kind of ecosystem in which Viterbi students can make their ideas into reality.Councilman Curren Price, who represents the area in which the University Park campus is situated, also attended the event, something the hosts of the program were happy about.“Having our policy makers, our councilman, our state assemblymen, this sends the message that this is important to the city of L.A., but the thing that I really prize the most is the response from the USC and the Trojan community,” Tucker said.The second panel dealt with the impact of mobility.“This is not a tweet-free zone,” Ken Williams, executive director and CEO of the Entertainment Technology Center of USC     Cinematic Arts, said jokingly.Director of Annenberg’s    Program on Online Communites, Karen North, also spoke on the panel.“Mobile put all of us in the real time world. Things are happening, and we are either here, reacting, participating in the moment … That is the game changer,” North said.The main topics of the mobility panel were immediacy, commentary on mobile being both a conduit for the virtual and physical and public policy.“There’s always going to be a lag between what people are actually doing and what the law says they should do,” said David Anderson of Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP, a premier law firm that will provide legal services for winners of the Silicon Beach @ USC competition.In the afternoon, Albert Cheng, the executive vice president and chief product officer at Disney/ABC held a “fireside chat.” Cheng noted that problems with constraints on both the market and people keep us from knowing what the future will look like. Despite this, Cheng attempted to forecast changes.“The next wave is going to be less sexy, because it’s going to be focused on things the consumers can’t see,” he said. “The success of the business relies on good storytelling, period. How you get there changes a lot.”In the afternoon, awards were presented to the contest winners. Sixty-two entrants in the fields of the technology, digital media and entertainment submitted their applications on Sept. 2. Forty-nine teams were invited to present on Sept. 10. On Sept. 17, 16 judges saw the top eight present. Each were given five minutes for presentation and five minutes for Q&A.The $25,000 first place prize went to SellBot, a company created by brothers and USC graduates Michael and Payam Ahdoot. The technology is an e-commerce platform.The $15,000 second place prize went to iScout. Creators Andrew Abramson, Brandon Ballew, Vincent Tsang and Andrew Costa pitched their idea as “moneyball for football.” iScout also received the “Disruptor” award from the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies.Jill Bigelow, a USC MBA grad took home the $10,000 third place prize for her company, Pelv-ice. Pelv-ice helps those recovering from pelvic trauma.Follow us on Twitter @dailytrojanlast_img read more

Law experts preview new court cases

first_imgFollow us on Twitter @dailytrojan The USC Gould School of Law’s sixth annual “U.S. Supreme Court: A Preview” event was held Tuesday evening at USC’s Town and Gown. The event highlighted a discussion on Supreme Court cases that have occurred this year.Laying down the law · Goodwin Liu, the associate justice of the California Supreme Court, speaks about the state of the Supreme Court at a panel hosted by the USC Gould School of Law on Tuesday evening at Town and Gown. – Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanThe event featured two prominent guest panelists: Gregory Garre, the 44th Solicitor General of the United States and The Honorable Goodwin Liu, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of California. Rebecca Brown, Newton Professor of Constitutional Law at the Gould School, organized and marketed the event.“We publicize it through the school. I talk to my students about it and now, after 5 years, it has a reputation that helps people get the word out,” Brown said.She emphasized that all students can benefit from attending the event, regardless of major.“We bring in two invited experts on the Supreme Court and the Constitution and we try to understand what we should be watching for in the upcoming term and why it’s important, why it matters, to all of us,” Brown said.The event featured discussion on controversial docket cases, such as Greece, N.Y. v. Galloway, which challenged local clergy’s right to offer Christian prayers before a town’s monthly meetings, and McCullen v. Coakley, which contended that a buffer zone surrounding abortion clinics in Massachusetts infringed on First Amendment rights.“It’s interesting understanding the past and future of Supreme Court cases because it’s something that most students, at least in my experience, aren’t exposed to on a day-to-day basis,” said Kyle Goguen, a graduate student in engineering management.The issues focused on by the panelists are not only controversial, but also applicable to all citizens of the United States. The choice of docket cases to discuss represented issues that were important to the United States this year.“This one [event] is specifically focused on the Supreme Court and I don’t know of any other event that does this, so, by definition, because the court is hearing those particular issues then it’s confined to those issues,” Brown said. “It’s not just any issues, it’s what is the court going to have on its docket and what do they expect to happen and what should we be watching for or thinking about.”Many USC students and alumni who attended for various reasons found value in the presentation.“The law affects everyone,” said Gonzalo Gambino, a senior majoring in industrial systems engineering.Some students saw the event as a chance to meet and hear from high-profile panelists.“Look at the names that make it out to our campus [and] the opportunities you have to hear from people like this,” said Francisco Iturbe, a senior majoring in civil engineering. Iturbe believes that this event will attract prospective students to USC because it not only benefits USC Gould School of Law’s reputation, but USC’s reputation as a whole.Others thought it was a good opportunity to hear experts’ opinions on what cases were important this year.Josefin Baldeh, a student in the USC Master of Law program, said it helped her “just get a hint of what’s important in the U.S. legal system.”last_img read more

USC alumnus named Judge Widney Professor at Thornton

first_imgWorld-renowned musician and USC alumnus Michael Tilson Thomas has been named a Judge Widney Professor of Music at USC. Thomas’ appointment will begin fall semester 2015 and he will serve as a mentor and a resource for USC Thornton School of Music students.Music master · Michael Tilson Thomas graduated USC with a bachelor’s degree in 1967. He later came back to receive his master’s in 1976. He credits his professors as his motivation. – Photo courtesy Chris Wahlberg“Michael Tilson Thomas stands among USC’s most distinguished alumni, and our students will benefit tremendously from his exceptional experience and expertise,” said USC President C. L. Max Nikias in a press release.A Los Angeles native, Thomas studied piano, conducting and composing at USC under professors John Crown and Ingolf Dahl. He earned his bachelor’s degree from USC in 1967 and returned to complete a master’s in 1976. By age 19, he was music director of the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra and worked with Igor Stravinsky and Aaron Copland, among others.“We are thrilled to welcome Michael Tilson Thomas back to campus,” said Robert Cutietta, dean of Thornton, in a press release. “It is so meaningful that one of our outstanding alumni has such fond memories of his time at USC that he has decided to give back and impact today’s students.”Thomas has recorded over 120 discs and has won 11 Grammy Awards and a Peabody Award for a radio series he created. In addition to his performance and conducting, Thomas is also committed to music education. He is the founder and artistic director of the New World Symphony, an orchestral academy that supports young musicians and prepares them to be leaders in orchestras and ensembles globally.“I have always been honored to be a part of the USC family,” said Thomas in a press release. “My teachers at USC helped to mold and guide me, and I am grateful that I may be able to continue their tradition.”last_img read more

Kambi ramps up ‘on-property’ East Coast profile

first_img Share StumbleUpon Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 Kambi and DraftKings agree on final closure terms July 24, 2020 Related Articles Max Meltzer – KambiStockholm-listed betting technology and systems supplier Kambi Group Plc has made its ‘US brick and mortar debut’ supporting partner DraftKings sportsbook launch at New Jersey’s Resorts Casino.Kambi which maintains the biggest digital platform supplier presence within the regulated state of New Jersey, details a crucial launch for its US growth strategy, supporting DraftKings ongoing sportsbook expansion.“This week, Kambi is preparing the ‘DraftKings Sportsbook at Resorts’ launch, which will feature a dozen betting kiosks, five over-the-counter points of sale and customised digital signage, providing Resorts with the most modern land-based wagering experience in New Jersey,” details the Stockholm enterprise.Following its Garden State debut, Kambi teams will move to launch on-property sportsbook venues across three partner sites in Pennsylvania,Updating the market, Max Meltzer, Chief Commercial Officer, said: “We’re very excited about bringing our high-quality Sportsbook to brick and mortar establishments in the US, where operators are recognising the excellence of our on-property product, both from a technology and player experience perspective.“In recent years, Kambi has invested heavily in developing a land-based solution that is on par with our online Sportsbook and, as a result, we now have the most advanced product on the market, not just in the US, but globally.“This is one of the key reasons why the likes of DraftKings, Rush Street Interactive and Parx Casino have chosen to offer our on-property product and why we are quickly becoming the number one choice for online and on-property sportsbooks on both sides of the Atlantic.” Share Simon Noy, Kambi: Revolutionising the bet builder July 20, 2020 Submitlast_img read more

Today’s MLB Picks: Betting odds, Vegas totals, expert gambling advice for Thursday, April 11

first_imgGet your brooms out because we’re coming off a perfect 3-0 sweep last night, which included another two more outright underdog winners from the Nationals and Pirates, as well as a run line cover from the A’s. A 5-1 run with four underdog picks after a rough start to the week (0-3) isn’t a bad way to bounce back, and Thursday we’ll look to stay hot with a favorite and an underdog on a small MLB slate. While I won’t be covering the day games, there are still some interesting spots to target tonight, including Indians-Tigers, Dodgers-Cardinals, and Mariners-Royals.Watch ChangeUp, a new MLB live whip-around show on DAZN  Check out BetQL Mobile App’s Trending Picks and Public Betting tools before making all your bets, and follow me on Twitter (@DFSBenj) for even more NFL, NBA, MLB and PGA daily fantasy and sports betting content. Before we get into the picks, we have to remind you the best place to start researching for a winning ticket is the BetQL Mobile App. Our Trending Picks and Public Betting tools offer a big edge when you’re making bets, regardless of bankroll. For more gambling and MLB DFS advice, follow me on Twitter (@DFSBenj).MORE: Thursday’s DFS picks | DFS Lineup BuilderMLB Picks: Odds, betting trends for Thursday, April 11*All screenshots are from the BetQL Trending Value Bets Page** All lines are subject to change. The best way to stay up to date on the current lines is to become a BetQL subscriber .Toronto Blue Jays @ Boston Red SoxStarting Pitchers: Aaron Sanchez (RHP) vs. Nathan Eovaldi (RHP)Money Line: TOR (+170), BOS (-200)Run Line: TOR +1.5 (-115), BOS -1.5 (-105)Total: O/U 9.5The Red Sox are off to a shocking 3-9 start and need to stop the bleeding fast. They lost Tuesday afternoon to the Blue Jays 6-4 with their ace Chris Sale on the mound and will now turn to Nathan Eovaldi to try and right the ship. While I don’t feel super confident about Toronto’s chances to win two in a row in Boston, the odds here just don’t line up. Laying -200 on a Boston team that is struggling in virtually every facet of the game right now is way too much juice for my blood, and the BetQL models agree, listing the Jays at around +155. If you don’t want to take the value on Toronto in this game, then consider taking the UNDER of 9.5 runs. Toronto’s offense has struggled this season so far; scoring more than two runs in only two of their past seven games, and the Red Sox aren’t much better with five or fewer runs in each of their past three games. Add in cool temperatures in Boston and we have a hitting environment that isn’t conducive to a slugfest.BetQL Pick: Toronto Blue Jays ML (+170)Colorado Rockies @ San Francisco GiantsStarting Pitchers: Jon Gray (RHP) vs. Jeff Samardzija (RHP)Money Line: COL (-120), SF (+100)Run Line: COL -1.5 (+145), SF +1.5 (-170)Total: O/U 7.5Both the Rockies and the Giants have gotten off to slow starts this season, and they will meet up for a three-game series in San Francisco that kicks off tonight. The Rockies will throw Jon Gray, who has been inconsistent on the road over the past year, while the Giants will turn to Jeff Samardzija, who has struggled badly with his command through his first two starts. With the pitching matchup being equally mediocre, we’re going to side with the more talented offense in this matchup, which is clearly the Rockies. The BetQL models have this game handicapped as COL -129, which isn’t a boatload of value but it does stand out on tonight’s small five-game slate. BetQL Pick: Colorado Rockies ML (-120)last_img read more