Japan’s capital sets new daily record of 366 coronavirus infections

first_imgJapan’s capital has reported 366 new coronavirus cases, Yuriko Koike, the governor of Tokyo, said on Thursday, a new daily record fuelling fears of a second round of infections.As Japan began a four-day stretch of holidays, the city’s government declared its highest alert against the disease. Thursday’s figure took cumulative infections to more than 10,000 in Tokyo, topping a daily high of 293 cases last week.”A total of 366 cases have turned positive, which was the largest number to date, and a record 4,926 were tested,” Koike told reporters. “It’s a very big number. Please refrain from going out as much as possible during the four-day weekend. We must stop infections from spreading with everyone’s cooperation.”Although Japan has suffered about 28,000 infections and more than 1,000 deaths, it has escaped the kind of explosive surge seen elsewhere.But recent signs of a spurt in infections in Japan, as well as other major economies, such as the United States, have prompted authorities to raise renewed alerts against the virus. Topics :last_img read more

Ahly coach Al-Badry throws in towel after defeat by KCCA

first_imgQuarter-finalistsUS$0.65 million African club giants Al Ahly of Egypt suffered a shock 2-0 defeat away to Kampala Capital City Authority of Uganda in the CAF Champions League group phase.Ibrahim Saddam Juma put the east African club ahead after 74 minutes at Nelson Mandela National Stadium in Namboole near Kampala.Timothy Awany clinched a famous victory for the Ugandan outfit in the second Group A matchday when he converted a penalty one minute from time.Ahly have been African champions a record eight times while City Authority reached the group phase of the elite African club competition for the first time this season.Defeat leaves Cairo-based Ahly with just one point after two rounds having been held 0-0 at home by Esperance of Tunisia this month.Kampala began with a 1-0 loss at fellow group newcomers Township Rollers of Botswana, making the Ahly clash a must-win affair for them to have a realistic chance of progress.Group winners and runners-up advance to the quarter-finals of a competition offering a $2.5 million (2.1 mn euros) first prize and a place in the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup.Kampala and Rollers, the outsiders in the group, have three points each and Esperance and Ahly one apiece. Semi-finalistsUS$0.8 million Shaban and Okello round in on an Egyptian player. PHOTO FUFA MEDIAEsperance, who have been African champions twice, host Rollers later Tuesday in Rades near Tunis and victory will lift them to the top of the standings.In Group D, Felix Badenhorst scored on 60 minutes to give Mbabane Swallows of Swaziland a 1-0 home win over Primeiro Agosto of Angola in Manzini.When the ball was pushed back to the tall Swazi, he rifled a deflected shot into the net from outside the box.Primeiro came closest to levelling soon after when veteran Afonso Cabungula grimaced after his header rebounded off the post.Swallows have four points, former champions Etoile Sahel of Tunisia three and Zesco United of Zambia and Primeiro one each.Etoile host Zesco in Mediterranean resort Sousse on Wednesday and a win for either club would bring them level with Swallows, the first Swazi side to reach the group stage.****Starting line up KCCLukwago; Akwany (C), Okot, Kavuma, Kizza, Kirabira, Sadam, Poloto, Okello, Nunda, Shaban ChampionUS$2.5 million Runner-upUS$1.25 million Standings    P W D L  F A PTSEsperance     2 1  1 0   4 1 4KCCA            2  1  0 1  2 1 3Rollers         2  1  0 1   2  4 3Ahly             2  0  1 1   0 2 1Share on: WhatsApp 3rd in group stageUS$0.55 million The KCCA FC team that destroyed Al Ahly in Kampala today. PHOTO @bamulanzekiKCCA 2 Al Ahly 0Esperance 4 Township RollersJohannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Al Ahly coach Hossam Al-Badry resigned minutes after a humiliating away defeat to African Champions League newcomers KCCA on Tuesday.A statement on the club’s official website said that “Ahly’s management accepted Hossam El-Badry’s resignation and appointed his assistant Ahmed Ayoub as an interim coach.” 4th in group stageUS$0.45 million FinalpositionPrize moneylast_img read more

Leafs close to final product, conclude preseason Tuesday against Rebels

first_imgAsk any coach and the response will be they don’t care about preseason wins and losses. Which is somewhat of a lie as everyone likes to win — especially coaches. But everyone knows wins now mean nothing when Bill Ohlhausen and Company are adding up the wins and losses come February. Points from those wins begin accumulating Friday when the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season kicks off the regular season on a host of fronts, including Nelson and Grand Forks in the hotly contested Murdoch Division. “I’m happy with training camp,” Leaf coach Frank Maida told The Nelson Daily on the eve final exhibition game Tuesday at the NDCC Arena. “I’m a little more in control than I was a year ago so it’s been good,” added Maida, who was unable to recruit his team last season after accepting the job during the summer following the departure of current skipper Chris Shaw. Nelson completed game three of the four-game exhibition set Sunday in Castlegar where the Leafs registered its second tie — 1-1— against the Rebels in an afternoon tilt. The game saw the Leaf coaching staff come a little bit closer to finalizing the starting roster but Maida has yet to dig out the B.C. Hockey cards. “We’re playing everybody so this is a great opportunity for the players prove themselves to us but we’re not ready just quite yet to make any final decisions,” Maida explained. Maida, confessed, the team has committed to a pair of 16 year olds for the upcoming season. Forward Colton McCarthy of Salmon Arm and Nelson’s own Cole Arcuri will be in the Green and White when the team opens the regular season Friday at the NDCC Arena against Castlegar. Maida and assistant coach Stu Linnen have been somewhat blessed with a core group of returning players from last year’s team, Back with the team are defencemen Blake Arcuri, J.J. Beitel and Andew Miller along with forwards Carsen Willans, Colton Schell, James Sorey and Matthew Naka. Nelson product Linden Horswill is also returning after being release by Battlefords North Stars of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. Currently Patrick Defoe, who proved more than a worth backup last season to Andrew Walton, is back to assume the starter’s role in goal while Cody Boeckman of Brooks, Alta., and former Kootenay Ice Major Midget backstop Brett Soles of Cranbrook battled it out for the back up position.CAMP NOTES: Maida said defencemen Blake Arcuri and Andy Miller probably will not play Tuesday as both rearguards are battling injuries. . . . Tuesday’s puck drop is 7 p.m. . . .Workers were in the NDCC Arena this week removing 65 seats from top row. The decision was made to give walkers and joggers that frequent the arena more room. The decision reduces the total number of seats in the NDCC to 1,335.last_img read more

Nelson Home Building Centre Leafs Player Profile of the Week — Alec Wilkinson

first_imgTwitter, Facebook, Instagram: InstagramThe Nelson Daily:  What type of player are you?Alec Wilkerson: I’m a playmaker. I just look for my teammates on the ice. I have good vision and I’m more of a passer than a scorer, for sure.TND: What are your individual goals this year and beyond?A.W.: To win the Cyclone (Taylor Cup). That’s the only goal I really have this year. I really have no goals for myself. I just want to win as a team. I really have no goals of being the leading scorer or anything like that. I just want to win as a team.TND: What attracted you to come to Nelson?A.W: The Cyclone Taylor Cup probably is the reason that brought me here. But I also heard Nelson is a good team and I wanted to come to play for a good team.TND: What do you like about playing for this year’s edition of the Leafs?A.W.: I just like how everyone is a team. Everyone loves each other in that dressing room and they’re all good guys and that’s how you know you’ve got a good team is everyone comes together and plays hard for each other.TND: You’ve been out of the lineup with an injury. How difficult is it to be watching from the sidelines?A.W: It really hard. I just want to get out there and help the team. But there’s nothing you can do so you have to wait it out. But it’s definitely difficult watching for sure.TND: You’re a small player. How have you had to adapt to the KIJHL?A.W: This is a tough league to play in and there are a lot of guys out there who are just trying to take your head off.  So you’ve just got to keep your head up  . . .. As long as you have your head up you should be fine. You can’t be scared, that’s for sure if you’re a small guy. You’ve got to be tough and be willing to go into the corners.TND: Is that your biggest adjustment your size?A.W.: This is a pretty fast league and there are guys, who are a lot stronger than me so I need to use my quickness and move out on the ice and be smart.TND: Where do you hope to be next year?A.W.: I don’t know where I’ll be, if it’s back in Nelson, but I’m definitely going to be playing hockey somewhere.TND: Where do you hope to be in five years?A.W.: In five years I want to own a business. I’m going to SAIT (Southern Institute of Technology) in Calgary and take business and hopefully I can own my own business.TND: In 10 years?A.W: Hopefully I’m retired. He may be a rookie but at 5’8″, 150 pounds Calgary native Alec Wilkinson is playing like a season veteran for the Green and White.Wilkinson, one of the Leafs “super pests”, is having a very fine first Kootenay International Junior Hockey League seaso, tied for third on team scoring with another pest, Carsen Willans.Wilkinson is back in the lineup, and will be needed as Nelson is currently in a battle for top spot in the Murdoch Division with the Beaver Valley Nitehawks.Nelson faces two Murdoch opponents this weekend at the NDCC Arena as Castlegar Rebels and Grand Forks Border Bruins come to town Friday and Saturday, respectively.The Nelson Daily.com, in conjunction with Nelson Home Building Centre present a closer look at Wilkinson in the latest Leafs Player Profile of the Week.Nelson Home Building Centre Leafs Player Profile of the Week.Alec WilkinsonAge: 18Born: Calgary, AltaHeight: 5’8”Weight: 150 poundsLeafs Stats: 36 games, 16 goals, 31 assists, 47 pointsYears in Hockey: 12Hometown: Calgary, AltaFavorite NHL Player: Sydney Crosby, Pittsburgh PenguinsFavorite NHL Team: Pittsburgh PenguinsFavorite Music: RapPre-Game Meal: Grilled Cheese SandwichBiggest accomplishment in hockey: Finishing second at the Western Canada Bantam AAA Finals, losing in overtime to WinnipegWork: Pacific InsightNickname: WilkeyOther interests: Snowboarding and Golflast_img read more

Nelson Eagles fly high at Kelowna hoop tournament

first_imgThe Nelson Eagles finished 2-1 at the U17 KMBA Boys Basketball Tourney this past weekend in Kelowna.The Eagles, consisting of players mostly from L.V. Rogers High School and Castlegar, defeated KMBA Reps from Kelowna in the consolation final Sunday.“(We) caught the KMBA squad on the back end of a double-header and took full advantage, pushing the tempo and scoring easily in transition,” said Eagles coach Jeremy Phelan.“Eagles point guard Robby Dixon put on a show scoring from long range and in the paint and KMBA had no solutions to stopping him.”Phelan said new recruit Kai Shave also had a solid game along as well as Castlegar import players Ajeet Dhaliwal.Josh Matosevic and Vinnie Watson were among the Eagles top scorers. Nelson opened the tournament by outlasting CBA Viper of Calgary 45-43.Playing the tournament with a short bench, the Eagles managed game minutes very well in a contest Nelson shot the ball well and played great defence.The Eagles then met Foundations Youth Basketball (FYB) of Calgary.The shortage of players caught up to Nelson as FYB came away with a 62-38 win.In the other game of the round robin, CBA Viper rocked FYB 62-38 to set up a three-way tie for top spot in Pool A.The tiebreaker saw Eagles fall to third in the pool.Nelson returns to the court May 30-31 in Salmon Arm.The West Kootenay Bulls U15 Boy’s Basketball squad finished 2-1 at a tournament in Kelowna.The Bulls only loss came against Salmon Arm.Nelson’s Dyllan and Brock Dixon play for the Bulls, a team consisting mostly of players from Castlegar.last_img read more

FA ‘joint hunt for QPR coin thrower’

first_imgAn incident in which a linesman was apparently struck by an object thrown from the crowd at Loftus Road on Saturday has been included in referee Mike Dean’s report, the Daily Mail say.That would mean an FA probe into the matter, which could result in QPR facing a charge.Play was briefly stopped during Rangers’ 2-1 victory against Arsenal after an object was apparently thrown from the Ellerslie Road stand, although it is believed the offical was struck a number of times during the game.The Mail say a coin was thrown and that the FA will work with QPR and police to find the fan responsible.Related West London Sport story: Rangers could face FA chargeFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Scott Metzger, Oct. 23

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We are done harvesting our first crop beans and onto shelling corn now. We got all the wheat sown and are working on getting cover crops sown.Our Plenish beans made 58 and all of our XtendiMax beans made 57 and they were all right there together. I thought they’d be a little higher but they were still above average for us. Our XtendiMax fields were extremely clean. Our Plenish fields had a little giant ragweed in them but nothing major. The bean sizes seem to be really small.  The Plenish beans graded out really high on all of their numbers.A frost this week would actually help our double-crop beans out a little. It will push them along.We have an excellent stand of wheat. It went in great and we got a little rain on it there. It all popped up and it is two or three inches tall with very good stands. Everything looks good with it so far.The corn has been excellent. We are maybe a third done and I think we could maybe average 200 or above. We have seen numbers a lot higher than that on our better ground and it is coming out of the field at 17.5% or 18%. That is some of our full season corn too. I think we could have a farm record for our corn, but we still have a lot to do. The rain we had in July was like irrigation for us. I think it really helped the corn but that may have inversely hurt our beans. All of the corn is standing really well and there are excellent field conditions for harvest.We’ve got a farm we are going to do some cereal rye and radishes on and that will be on bean stubble going to corn next year. Then we are planting a combination of wheat at a half rate and cereal rye on some of our bean ground. We’ll fall spray our corn stalks.last_img read more

RAIN RAIN GO AWAY!

first_imgNTL Officials are hoping the Coffs Harbour skies clear and sun comes out to play before Saturday’s kick-off of competition, after, well, they told the rain it didn’t have any other option but to stop. “The Coffs Harbour weather seems to do this to us quite often, but we’re expecting the next two days to fine up and the fields should dry out quite well. In the worst case scenario, we do have spare fields that can be used and there won’t be any problems for the tournament,” says tournament director Jon Pratt. Up to 2500 players, officials and referees from around Australia are expected to converge on the Coffs community over the next ten days, with no doubt just as many spectators, if not more, also planning a trip to Australia’s premier touch football event. Australia is the World’s number one touch football nation, having returned from the 2003 World Cup in Japan with all five titles. (Mens, Womens, Mixed Open titles, Mens 30’s and Men’s 35’s titles.) With almost all of these World Champion players representing their permits at this tournament, competition is expected to be closer than ever. Jon Pratt says he is excited about how things are looking for the nine days of competition. “With 118 teams nominated for the competition, (53 in the Open Competition and 65 in the Seniors Competition), we’re certainly in for a busy two weeks. The Coffs Harbour community always give us a lot of support and we’re proud to be showcasing not only the best touch football in Australia but some of the best in the world.” The Open Division and 20 years Division competition begins this Saturday at 9am with finals being played on Tuesday 16th from 9am-5pm. The Open Division includes: * Mens, Womens and Mixed Open age groups * Mens and Womens 20 years age groups The Seniors Competition will then commence on Thursday 18th with finals being played on Sunday 21st from 8am-5pm. The Seniors Division includes: * Mens 30’s, 35’s, 40’s, 45’s and 50’s age groups * Womens 30’s, 35’s and 40’s groups Competition is expected to be fierce in all Senior divisions with positions on Australia’s Seniors Teams for a tour to South Africa, England and the Jersey, Channel Isles for the 2004 European Championships up for grabs. For the 20 years Divisions competition will also be incredibly fierce as this tournament is the beginning of a tough selection process leading up to the 2005 Youth World Cup to be held on the Gold Coast next January. For the Open Divisions selectors will be kept busy with the Talent Identification Program (TIP) and beginning selection of the National Training Squads (NTS). Chairman of Selectors Cathy Gray is excited about the depth of talent in Australian Touch Football. “This year’s NTL’s are going to be incredibly busy, but also very exciting for touch football in Australia. For every National Squad this tournament is important in selection for upcoming international teams and events.” media contact: Rachel Moyle, 042 223 3165last_img read more

6 days agoSilva safe as Everton defeat West Ham

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Silva safe as Everton defeat West Hamby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton eased the pressure on manager Marco Silva with an impressive win over disappointing West Ham United at Goodison Park.Silva is fighting to ease doubts over his future after four straight Premier League defeats plunged Everton into the relegation zone – but this was a vastly-improved, excellent display to earn three vital points.He made five changes from the side that lost at Burnley and was rewarded with a piece of individual brilliance from recalled Brazilian Bernard, who tricked his way into the West Ham area before beating keeper Roberto Jimenez with a clever finish after 17 minutes to set Everton on their way.Everton had numerous opportunities to extend their advantage but Roberto produced a succession of fine saves, especially from Tom Davies and Alex Iwobi, while Richarlison hit the woodwork. It was in stoppage time that second-half substitute Gylfi Sigurdsson, dropped for the first time since he became Everton’s record £45m signing in summer 2017, ended any doubts about the outcome with a magnificent 25-yard rising right-foot drive.Everton attacker Theo Walcott said at the final whistle: “The game felt like we need to start taking our chances, we had so many. It showed how good we can be going forwards. We know the quality in the team, we know what to expect from each other.”The fans were fantastic today, but then they always are. The sense of urgency was what we needed.”last_img read more

2 days agoJuventus watching Tottenham youngster Troy Parrott

first_imgJuventus watching Tottenham youngster Troy Parrottby Paul Vegas2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus are watching Tottenham youngster Troy Parrott.The Irish teen is yet to make a first team appearance for Mauricio Pochettino in the Premier League.The striker is being earmarked as one of Spurs’ most promising youngsters and there is hope he can break into the first team before the end of the season.Calciomercato says Juventus have been impressed by the youngster and will continue to monitor his development.The report claims the Bianconeri are interested in the Irishman and are deciding on whether to make a move when the transfer window reopens. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more