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The CNTB has joined a global campaign to help Zagreb hospitals damaged by the earthquake

first_imgThe organizers hope to raise a million dollars for the reconstruction of the maternity hospital in Petrova and for KBC Zagreb, and all those interested in the campaign can get involved through the next link. Also, the Government of the Republic of Croatia issued decisions enabling the receipt of payments of donated funds to the city of Zagreb and the surrounding area affected by the earthquake, as well as a decision on donations of funds intended to combat the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic. More on donor actions “Together for Zagreb” i “Croatia against coronavirus” find out in the attachment. Humanitarian campaign “Croatia Earthquake Fund – Zagreb Hospitals” in which money is raised through the GoFundMe platform was launched by the ACTAI group, a global group that brings together innovators, technologists, athletes and activists. The campaign was organized in coordination with ACAP – a non-profit organization of Croatian-American professionals in the USA. The campaign was joined by a large number of famous athletes, such as Croatian basketball players Rok Stipčević and Gordan Giriček, tennis player Ana Konjuh, Slovenian basketball player Saša Vujačić – former NBA champion and many other athletes and businessmen. The Croatian National Tourist Board has joined a global campaign to raise $ XNUMX million for the reconstruction of the Zagreb Clinical Hospital and the maternity hospital in Petrova, the hospital damaged in the earthquake that hit Zagreb on Sunday. “The Croatian National Tourist Board immediately, through its highly monitored social networks, joined this global fundraising campaign to help Zagreb’s hospitals, which suffered huge damage in the earthquake on Sunday. We have numerous followers around the world and an extensive network of 17 Facebook pages through which we invited all lovers of Zagreb, travel lovers, but also all people of good will to show heart, togetherness, solidarity and join the action in these difficult times, ” said the director of the Croatian National Tourist Board, Kristjan Stanicic. DONOR ACCOUNTS OPENED FOR “TOGETHER FOR ZAGREB” AND “CROATIA AGAINST CORONAVIRUS” ACTIONSlast_img read more

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Canada pulls out of 2020 Games as Japan, IOC consider postponement options

first_imgOn Sunday, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said it would hold discussions that would include an option of putting back the July 24 start date or even moving the Games by a year or more.Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told parliament on Monday postponing the Olympics may become an option if holding the Games in its “complete form” became impossible.”If that becomes difficult, we may have no option but to consider postponing the Games, given the Olympic principle of putting the health of athletes first,” he said.Abe also said calling off the Games entirely was not an option, echoing the IOC position in its statement that cancellation “was not on the agenda”. Topics : The organizing committee for the Olympics and Paralympics will be holding a news conference in Tokyo at 2.30pm local time (0530 GMT) on Monday.Canada’s Olympic and Paralympic Committees urgently called on organizers and the World Health Organization (WHO) to postpone the Games for one year.”We offer them our full support in helping navigate all the complexities that rescheduling the Games will bring,” the committees said in a statement. “While we recognize the inherent complexities around a postponement, nothing is more important than the health and safety of our athletes and the world community.”While Canada is the first country to say it will not send a delegation to compete in the summer of 2020, the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) said on Monday its athletes should prepare for a Tokyo Games taking place in 2021.”The AOC believes our athletes now need to prioritize their own health and of those around them, and to be able to return to the families, in discussion with their National Federations,” the AOC said in a statement.Alternate Scenarios Canada’s Olympic Committee said it reviewed the IOC’s assessment of the situation and applauded it for recognizing the need to consider alternate scenarios for hosting the Games.On Friday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had said it was up to Canadian athletes to decide on going to Tokyo even if the Games went ahead.Canada’s boycott will add to growing pressure on the IOC to alter the schedule after criticism from a slew of current and former athletes with health concerns.”YESSSSSS CANADA!!!!!!! pulls out of OLYMPICS UNLESS IOC POSTPONE!!!,” tweeted US hurdler Lolo Jones. “OUR HEALTH IS MORE important than sport. Hopefully the UNITED STATES is next.”The US Olympic Committee said it will not be commenting on Sunday about Canada’s decision.Earlier, the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) welcomed the IOC’s statement but said more clarity was needed.”The progress reflected in today’s IOC update to the global athlete community is an important step in providing clarity, but our athlete community continues to face enormous ambiguity surrounding the 2020 Games in Tokyo,” said USOPC chief executive Sarah Hirshland and USOPC athletes advisory council chair Han Xiao in a joint statement.The Olympics have never been postponed or cancelled during peacetime but the IOC’s decision to even consider postponement was met with relief from several major stakeholders, including World Athletics, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and major national Olympic committees. The last major boycott of the Olympics was when the Soviet bloc stayed away from the 1984 Los Angeles Games, although North Korea and Cuba skipped the 1988 Seoul Olympics.“As an Olympian, feeling for Team Canada athletes and coaches who have worked so hard…I know these decisions will impact many beyond sport,” tweeted Charmaine Crooks, a five-time Canadian Olympic sprinter and former IOC member. “Health first.” center_img Canada became the first country to boycott the Tokyo Games due to the coronavirus pandemic and Australia told its athletes to prepare for an Olympics next year as Japan and the IOC flagged the prospect of a postponement for the first time.Opposition to holding the Games in July has risen sharply in the past 48 hours, with several major stakeholders such as US Track and Field and UK Athletics, along with some national Olympic committees, calling for a delay because of the pandemic.More than 13,000 people have died globally since the coronavirus outbreak began.last_img read more

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Coronavirus drives record US job losses amid economic shutdown

first_imgThe number for the week ended March 28 was double the amount registered in the previous week, which was revised up by 24,000 to 3.3 million – the previous record, according to the data.Read also: ‘This is not a normal time’: BI to break barriers in COVID-19 battle”Nearly every state providing comments cited the COVID-19 virus,” the report said, noting a widening impact across industries, especially hotels, but also manufacturing and retail.The result far surpassed even the highest of estimates by economists, and reflected the growing damage to the US economy as the pandemic worsens and the rising death toll prompts more states to impose lockdowns. A staggering 10 million US workers have lost their jobs in the second half of March as the coronavirus forced stores and businesses nationwide to close their doors.The data have left analysts at a loss for words as they try to gauge the damage, while politicians and economists blame policymakers and President Donald Trump for failing to prepare the country for the unprecedented economic hit.Another 6.65 million US workers filed for unemployment benefits for the first time last week, the most ever recorded, the Labor Department reported Thursday. Bustling cities have been turned into ghost towns, as COVID-19 restrictions have forced shops, restaurants and offices to close, leaving grocery stores and hospitals the lone epicenters of activity.Trump, after playing down the threat for weeks, has begun to prepare Americans for worse news to come.”We’re going to have a couple of weeks… that are going to be horrific,” Trump said late Wednesday at his daily White House briefing on the pandemic.Some economists are predicting the worst job losses since World War II, with the country already in a severe recession.In the same week of last year, only 211,000 people requested unemployment benefits for the first time.’No words’Even analysts who had expected grim figures were stunned.”No words for this,” said Ian Shepherdson of Pantheon Macroeconomics.Read also: World food prices fall sharply in March because of coronavirus, oil slump: UN”We’re hoping today’s reading will be the peak, but we can’t be sure,” he said in an analysis. “In any event, total layoffs between the March and April payroll surveys look destined to reach perhaps 16 to 20 million, consistent with the unemployment rate leaping to 13 to 16 percent. In one month.”The government last week approved a US$2.2 trillion rescue package that includes a massive expansion and extension of unemployment benefits to cushion the blow for the millions of workers left without a paycheck.The program also includes $349 billion in loans to businesses that will be forgiven if they are primarily used to pay workers, even those already dismissed.But even so, analysts warn the record-low US unemployment rate is likely to surge into double-digits as early as April.More stimulus coming?Former vice president Joe Biden, the Democratic frontrunner in the November presidential election, blamed Trump for delaying the response.”Donald Trump is not responsible for the coronavirus, but he is responsible for failing to prepare our nation,” Biden said in a statement, lambasting “the erratic and unacceptably slow federal response that has tragically lagged behind other countries.”Shepherdson likewise lamented the government response, and said another stimulus package is “inevitable.””It didn’t have to be this way; the US could have followed the lead of several major European countries and offered job retention programs,” he said. “The result will be even greater dislocation for both people and businesses, some of which could have been avoided.”Read also: The same stimulus that rich countries lean on could worsen poor economiesThe official employment report for March due out Friday will not show the full extent of the job losses because of the nature of how that report is compiled, looking at payroll data in the week including the 12th day of the month – which in March was before the most stringent lockdowns took effect.Mickey Levy of Berenberg Capital Markets notes that the two-week total for initial claims is 9.9 million “which is almost twice the 5.8 million persons counted as unemployed in February, when the unemployment rate was 3.5 percent.”The largest increases in first-time jobless claims last week were in Pennsylvania (+362,012), Ohio (+189,263), Massachusetts (+141,003), Texas (+139,250) and California (+128,727). No state reported a decline.Pennsylvania cited “layoffs in the transportation and warehousing, accommodation and food services, administrative, support, waste management and remediation services, and healthcare and social assistance industries.”Topics :last_img read more

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Leinster late surge sinks Edinburgh

first_img With their European qualification hopes hanging by a thread, Edinburgh had to score next. And they did so after 56 minutes when Hidalgo-Clyne picked up at the base of a ruck inside the Leinster 22 and sent the ball out wide to Visser who was halted but not held and plunged in at the corner. Hidalgo-Clyne thumped over the conversion to leave the hosts two points adrift and, with 15 minutes left on the clock, the scrum-half edged the hosts in front with his third penalty of the afternoon. However, that slender margin was never likely to be sufficient and so it proved when slick handling pulled the Edinburgh defence wide, creating the space for Murphy to cross for the bonus-point score. Madigan’s conversion took the gap to six points. And he again added the extras after McGrath burrowed over for try number five three minutes from full-time. Leinster’s pace on the counter attack was the source of tries for Noel Reid, Jack Conan, Zane Kirchner, Jordi Murphy and Luke McGrath, while Ian Madigan weighed in with an 11-point kicking haul as the Irish side secured the win that boosts their seeding for the Champions Cup draw. With the early exchanges out of the way, Edinburgh sparked the game into life when Visser made a break from deep. That foundered on the lack of support, but the hosts followed up with a spell of pressure that yielded a penalty. Hidalgo-Clyne slotted the kick to nudge the home side into the lead. Leinster stepped up the pace and drew level after 15 minutes when, with the referee playing advantage, Madigan notched a drop goal. And the visitors built on that score two minutes later. Madigan passed the ball inside to Sean O’Brien whose deft flip to Reid wrong-footed the Edinburgh defence and allowed the centre to canter through the haphazard Edinburgh defence for an absurdly easy score, which Madigan converted. Edinburgh had a chance to trim the deficit a couple of minutes later but Hidalgo-Clyne made an imperfect contact with his attempt on goal and the chance went awry. However, the momentum was back with the hosts and they went close when Visser combined with Dougie Fife who was shunted into touch just short of the whitewash. But, when Leinster failed to tidy up at the ensuing lineout, Hidalgo-Clyne pounced and fed Watson who pirouetted and darted over, leaving Hidalgo-Clyne a simple conversion to restore parity. The visitors struck back almost instantly and Dave Kearney raced into opposition territory before drawing the last defender and releasing Jack Conan who sprinted in between the posts for a try which Madigan converted to send the Irishmen in at the interval with a 17-10 lead. A scrum offence four minutes after the restart presented Hidalgo-Clyne with a simple three-pointer that breathed new life into Edinburgh’s hopes. That optimism proved to be short-lived as a multi-phase riposte by Leinster stretched the home defence before the ball was flung out wide to Kirchner who dotted down for an unconverted try. Needing an unlikely sequence of results to secure sixth place in Guinness PRO12, and at least a win to have any hope of finishing seventh and participating in the play-offs for the sole remaining qualification spot, Edinburgh paid the price for a poor defensive effort in the first half. The home side’s points came through tries by Hamish Watson and Tim Visser, in what was his final appearance for the club before joining Harlequins, while Sam Hidalgo-Clyne kicked the other points. Edinburgh’s hopes of playing in the European Champions Cup next season were snuffed out when they lost 36-23 to a workmanlike Leinster outfit at Murrayfield. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Gallery: No. 1 Syracuse dominates Cornell

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Whicker: Kiké Hernández, Dodgers introduce a new generation to winning

first_img Dodgers slam Cubs, reach first World Series since 1988 Magic Johnson celebrates Dodgers’ World Series berth at Staples Center Related Articles CHICAGO — A once-in-a-lifetime event comes to Dodger Stadium on Tuesday.Once in Kiké Hernández’s lifetime. Once in Chris Taylor’s. Once in Yasiel Puig’s. Once in the lifetime of everyone who was born after Ronald Reagan left the White House.The Dodgers have spent literal billions on players’ salaries since October of 1988. They have worked under the supervision of three owners’ groups. They have played for seven managers. Beer prices in Dodger Stadium have increased at least threefold. Torrents of noise blast the ballpark during almost every non-playing minute, replacing the soothing chords played by Nancy Bea Hefley, who used to serenade Orel Hershiser with “Master Of The House.”All of that ended with two long balls Thursday night. WATCH: Grand slam! Kiké Hernandez has 3-HR night, sends Dodgers to World Series But the Cubs were rarely serious about winning back then, at least not organizationally. Even now, their history seems hilarious, when Kyle Hendricks sets the club record for postseason wins or when Jake Arrieta sets the club record for playoff strikeouts.The Dodgers never felt that poverty. They had Koufax and Drysdale, Wills and Garvey and Piazza. They were frequently contending for the titles they never could win. They have had only five seasons since 1988, and they led the National League in attendance 12 times since then.You can stun your friends by telling them that everyone in the NL West has been in a World Series since the Dodgers have, and the Giants have been in five and won three. It illustrates the power of branding. The Dodgers exuded success even when they had none.There have been more famous and talented Dodgers team between then and now. There were also more distracted, fractious and fragile Dodgers teams. This one still remembered being stuck outside Wrigley Field, 12 months ago, looking at the mocking celebrants around their bus. Except for two nightmarish weeks in late summer, the Dodgers were 103-42.“When they were going so well this summer, I still felt connected,” said Andre Ethier, who missed most of the last two regular seasons with injury. “They were rooting for me to get back when I was rehabbing,and for that reason I felt like I was a part of it.”And because of their NL-best record, they could align their pitching for both NL playoff series and for the World Series, too. They basically won the NLCS before it started, as the Cubs left their game somewhere on an overnight plane from Washington to L.A.Justin Turner was not quite 4 when the Dodgers won the ’88 championship, but he remembers it. Chase Utley was 9, Rich Hill 8. Kershaw was 6 months old in Dallas, Kenta Maeda 5 months old in Japan, Kenley Jansen 11 months old in Curacao. Eleven Dodgers on this 25-man roster were not alive.General Manager Andrew Friedman was not quite 12 and living in Houston, where the Dodgers might be playing next weekend. Manager Dave Roberts was 16, unsure whether he would play football or baseball or both, living in San Diego County. He assured everyone on Thursday he was not a Dodger fan at the time.Now they celebrated, and you could still see a link between these Dodgers, with their unchanged uniforms, and their gloried ancestors. Sometimes, winning just skips a generation. These photos show the best moments from Dodgers’ historic NLCS win over Cubs NLCS Game 5 Dodgers highlights: Kiké Hernandez slams Cubs Dodgers fans go crazy for #ThisTeam after 11-1 victory over Cubs secures World Series spot Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error They jumped off the bat of Hernández, one of the throw-ins when the Dodgers traded Dee Gordon to Miami.Hernández homered in the second inning. He hit a grand slam in the third inning that barely scaled the wall, and he ran as fast as he could around the bases, nearly catching up to Puig. It was 7-0 in the third inning with Clayton Kershaw pitching, as secure as a lock as baseball can provide, and Hernández dropped the reins and let out all his high-fiving emotions. Dodgers fans old enough to remember Iran Contra and Bobby McFerrin felt the unbearable lightness of being, too.The Dodgers won Game 5 of the National League Championship Series, 11-1, and are National League champs for the first time since Oct. 12, 1988, when they chased the Mets’ Ron Darling with six runs in the first inning.“All I know is that there’s a real big God up there,” Hernández said in a righteous clubhouse celebration. “My goal right now is to have a real big headache when I wake up tomorrow, and then sleep it off on the way home.”Twenty-nine years does not seem like a long vigil to Cubs’ fans, who were catapulted into the rapture in 2016 when their team got to a World Series for the first time since 1945 (and would later win one for the first time since 1908).last_img read more

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Anthony Davis injury update: Pelicans star ‘good to play’ in All-Star Game, report says

first_img Charles Barkley to Anthony Davis: Don’t ruin your reputation as one of the nicest guys in the world Word out of the Team LeBron locker room: Anthony Davis is “good to play” in tonight’s All-Star Game— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) February 18, 2019Davis bruised his shoulder Thursday in the Pelicans’ 131-122 victory over the Thunder. He appeared to suffer the injury after challenging a shot attempt late in the second quarter. Davis’ agent, Rich Paul, informed New Orleans in late January the star was not interested in signing an extension and wanted to be moved. Multiple teams reportedly showed interest in acquiring him before the deadline, but the Pelicans elected to hold onto Davis for at least the rest of the season. Related News Anthony Davis: Celtics, Lakers, Knicks are on his list … along with 26 other teamscenter_img Anthony Davis is expected to be on the floor in Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game.The Pelicans star reportedly tested out his injured left shoulder in warmups. It appears that went well, as a New York Times report said Davis was “good to play” in the game. Davis is averaging 28.1 points, 12.9 rebounds and 4.2 assists in 2018-19. He has been named an All-Star six times.last_img read more

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Bazdarevic: ‘I am happy to bring the First Trophy in BiH’

first_imgMehmed Bazdarevic is happy that he brought the first trophy in BiH.The coach of the national football team of BiH did not hide his satisfaction with everything in the Kirin Cup and the victory against Japan in the final match.“We can be satisfied and we have justified our arrival here in the right way. There were a lot of negative comments before coming to Japan, but the guys did their best to play better, to fight and leave a good impression. I’m also happy that I brought the first trophy in BiH and we are satisfied with the final outcome,” said Bazdarevic and added:“From the first day in Japan until now everything has been just great. I wish to thank the guys once again for the dedication, work, behavior and everything that they have shown.”The selector talked about the game of opponents as well:“Japan is a very good team whose game tactic is quite troublesome and it had to be neutralized. They also played very well, they had their situations and chances. Our desire and a heartily game brought us victory.”(Source: radiosarajevo.ba)last_img read more

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Former Juventus Star Alessandro Del Piero thanked the City of Sarajevo

first_imgLegendary Italian and former Juventus star Alessandro Del Piero thanked the city of Sarajevo via Instagram for the support that Bosnian capital has given Italy in difficult times as the country struggles with the coronavirus, Klix.ba news portal reports.Exactly ten days ago, Sarajevo decided to send a strong message of support to Italy in the fight against coronavirus by illuminating the City Hall in the colors of this country.As Del Piero probably did not immediately see this news, that is, when it was made, ten days later he posted on Instagram and thanked Sarajevo for the support he provided to his homeland. Del Piero also thanked other cities for their support.Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, 69,176 people have infected in Italy, an increase of 5,249 compared to the figures released yesterday.last_img read more

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The quest with getting Sumner Newscow back on your computer

first_imgBy Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Saturday, Sumner Newscow and Newscow.net in Winfield crashed due to getting hacked by an unknown third source. We were out for 12 hours and returned Saturday evening. Since that point, however, several people are still logging on their computer and seeing a “Start Logic – this website is temporary unavailable” page. Obviously if you are reading this, the problem has been solved for you. However, if you were having problems earlier this week or know of someone else who still can’t log onto our websites because of that message, here is what you need to do:Your computer has a cache which is a component that stores data so that in future requests that data can serve you faster. So when we crashed Saturday and then rebooted, your web browser might have held on to the data of the previously crashed site. Some did, some didn’t.In order to get Sumner Newscow back on your computer,  you must reboot a new page. There are several ways of doing this. One is to simply refresh the page again. One is to do a right-click and reload simultaneously. Another is to go to the search engine and “Google” or “Yahoo” and relink the site from the search engine. Eliminate your old bookmark. You can also switch browsers from say Internet Explorer to Firefox or Safari and Google Chrome or others. There are a lot of browsers out there to choose from.Here is a website that can help you with emptying your cache: https://kb.iu.edu/data/ahic.htmlIf you are a tech guru, perhaps you have other solutions. Just send it to us in the comment section below. We enjoy providing you with news on a digital website. It’s technology that gives us great pains.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Jim Miller · 322 weeks ago Thanks for letting me know how to get back on your site. Your news site is awesome for those of us wanting to know what is going on around town and happening. Report Reply 0 replies · active 322 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

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