Borna Coric positive for coronavirus after Djokovic event

first_imgCroatia’s Borna Coric announced on Monday he has tested positive for coronavirus after playing in an exhibition tournament in Croatia featuring world number one Novak Djokovic.”Hi everyone, I wanted to inform you all that I tested positive for COVID-19,” the top 50 player posted on Twitter.On Sunday, another player, Grigor Dimitrov, said he had also tested positive after pulling out of the exhibition event. Coric said: “I want to make sure anyone who has been in contact with me during the last few days gets tested!”I am really sorry for any harm I might have caused! I’m feeling well and don’t have any symptoms [sic]. Please stay safe and healthy! Lots of love to all!”Coric had beaten Dimitrov in the second leg of the Adria Tour in Zadar on Croatia’s Adriatic coast on Saturday.Dimitrov withdrew from the Balkans tournament following that match, complaining of feeling unwell, and on Sunday announced he had tested positive.Sunday’s final between Djokovic and Russia’s Andrey Rublev was immediately cancelled as a precaution. Topics :last_img read more

Entertain with the bright city lights as a backdrop

first_imgEven the bedrooms at 48/30 O’Connell Street, Kangaroo Point, have beautiful views.Sit in the outdoor spa and watch the city light up as the sun sets or entertain with the Brisbane city as a backdrop. The 424sq m property has high ceilings, open-plan living, a dedicated bar and an entertainer’s kitchen. The master suite has an ensuite with spa bath, a walk-in wardrobe and a private balcony. The three remaining bedrooms have balcony access. The property is on the market through Simon Caulfield and Courtney Maguire of Place Kangaroo Point. In Morningside, the three-bedroom townhouse at 1/73 Pashen St offers city views from the private main bedroom. The view from the deck at 1/73 Pashen Street, Morningside.Set in a complex of three, the property has a lounge room opening to the front courtyard and an open-plan kitchen and dining space flowing out to the rear courtyard through sliding door. The lights of the CBD can be seen from the back entertainment area. Upstairs, there is a family bathroom and three bedrooms, including the master suite with walk-in wardrobe, ensuite, private balcony and beautiful views.The balcony is big enough for an outdoor couch to relax on while soaking in the vista. The home is being sold by Tony O’Doherty and John Keating of Belle Property Bulimba. The view from the entertaining area at 35 Laidlaw Parade, East Brisbane.The property comes with a private 10m deep pontoon, wine cellar, cinema and guest quarters. The property will go to auction on Saturday, July 27, at 11am and is being marketed by George Trovas of Ray White Bulimba. Step into the two-storey penthouse at 48/30 O’Connell St, Kangaroo Point, to enjoy stunning 270-degree river and city views. More from newsNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoNoosa unit prices hit new record high as region booms: REIQ12 hours agocenter_img The stunning view from 48/30 O’Connell Street, Kangaroo Point.The bright city lights and stunning views from these Brisbane homes are sure to attract buyers like moths to a flame. In East Brisbane you can sit on your back deck at 35 Laidlaw Parade and watch the boats float by with the River City in the background. The five-bedroom home is spread across four levels with views from the master suite, living spaces, swimming pool and office. last_img read more

GFI: The Aussies are coming!

first_imgThe Grand Forks International Baseball Tournament (GFI) is pleased to announce that for the first time in tournament history Australia will be coming to Grand Forks. The Geelong Baycats will be representing the Australian Baseball Federation. Their team manager, Nathan Holmes, said, “The Geelong Baycats are extremely proud to be offered an invitation to this prestigious tournament. Our players are thrilled at the opportunity of representing Australian baseball and the Geelong community on the international stage in Grand Forks.”  Australia will take its place alongside other nations who have previously participated at the GFI. Taiwan, Japan, China, Russia and Mexico have all been here. However, one tournament record will be broken even before play begins on Aug. 31 – this will be the farthest any team has travelled to attend this tournament. Geelong is a city of almost 200,000 and is in Victoria, the second most populous state in Australia. Melbourne, 75 kilometres from Geelong, is its capital. The Geelong Baseball Club has been very active in developing the sport in Australia. This season the Baycats won their first ever Division One Club Championship and made their second appearance in the Championship series, losing a hotly contested final to the Waverly Wildcats. They were selected as the Club of the Year and Nathan Holmes received Coach of the Year honours. They have arguably the best playing facility in Australia.  There are about 25 baseball players from Australia who have made it to the major leagues. The Geelong Baycats organization has long been producing young baseball talent and their most recognizable export to the big leagues in the United States is Graeme Lloyd. Lloyd pitched for 10 years while playing for 7 different clubs which included helping the New York Yankees to World Series titles in 1996 and ’98. Most fittingly he also played for both the Toronto Blue Jays and Montreal Expos during his pro career. His birthplace was Geelong, Victoria, Australia. And years later the team from his home town will participate in Canada’s richest invitational baseball tournament.  In the letter confirming their attendance at the GFI they wrote, “We can’t wait for the umpire to call ‘Play Ball’ on our first game in Grand Forks. City of Grand Forks, province of BC and yes, even Canada, get ready, plan to be at the GFI August 31 to September 5 for the Aussies are coming!last_img read more

Glacier trio — Majeski, Stefani & Kelly — pace host club at Zone Championships

first_img“Our new competitors really cleaned up in this category,” said Long. “Many of these girls will be moving into the higher competitive levels next season.”In the 8-9 year age-group, Olivia Bezaire won the gold All Around and a silver and bronze medal on events. Shelbi van Hellemond, took the silver All Around and a gold and silver medal on events. Eden Bellman won gold on Floor. Neve Hamilton claimed bronze on vault.In the 10 year age-group, Alexa Anast, won the gold All Around and two gold and a silver medal on events. Raven Sperling, won silver All Around and a gold and two silver event medals. Tehya Colbeck claimed the All Around bronze and one gold and 2 silver event medals. Kate May took home a gold, silver and bronze medals on events. Chloe Diote won 2 bronze event medals.In the 11-year age-group, Ashlynn D’Alessandris won 5 medals, Silver All Around, and 2 gold, and 2 bronze event medals. Suki Simington claimed two event medals, one gold, one silver.In the 12 year age-group, Lily Taylor won gold All Around, gold on three events and one event silver. Amanda Schacher was Silver All Around, and also won two silver and one gold event medal. Elisa Clark was the bronze All Around winner, and won silver on beam.Mercedes Majeski took home a bronze event medal.The Glacier coaching team is delighted with the performances of the new competitors the Zone 1 (JO Pre-Level 6) Glacier Team won the 1st Place Team Award by a landslide. “Their dedicated training has paid off for them,” says Long.The Glacier High School Girls Team also won the first Place Team Award.In the High School Level 1 category, Taila Lancaster won gold All Around and two gold and one silver event medal. Peyton Whitaker claimed the silver All Around and one silver and 2 bronze event medals. Erika Bennet won a gold and a bronze event medal. Allysa Penner also won two event medals, one silver and a bronze.Megan Poetsch, cleaned up in the High School Level 2 category, winning the gold All Around and two gold, a silver and bronze event medals.Nelson’s Trampoline gymnasts all won medals on each discipline, testing out new skills for the upcoming BC Trampoline Provincials in Port Moody May 15-17.In the Double-Mini Event, Matthew Bullen won gold in the boys event and Chris Lawrence-Jeffery was close behind winning the silver medal. Zoe Crisfield won gold in the girls Double-mini category.  In the Trampoline Event, Chris Lawrence-Jeffery claimed the gold medal and Matthew Bullen won the bronze medal in the boys category. Zoe Crisfield also won the bronze medal in the girls event.Other personal accomplishments of the Glacier Team over the weekend occurred in the Perfomance Plus category.Glacier Gymnasts earning All Around Gold in the Gymnastics Performance Plus category: Erica Potkins, Nyah Hedstrom, Ella Taylor, Simone Hildebrand, Sarah Roberstson, Fiona Burkholder, Ally Nicholson, Elsa Sollid, Aida Hedstrom, Macy Weston, Aurora Dool, Ava Anast, Abby Ens.Earning an All Around Silver: Amelia Finley, Bella GrillEarning an All Around Bronze: Neeva Marechal.Glacier Trampoline Perfomance Plus accomplishments: Double Mini Trampoline Gold: Cam Bibby-Fox & Benji Westergreen. Trampoline Gold: Cam Bibby-Fox, Silver: Benji Westergreen. Age was not a factor during the zone gymnastics meet held at the Glacier Gym Club Saturday and Sunday.Nine-year-old Abby Majeski, 10-year-old Brianne Stefani and 13-year-old Olivia Kelly won the lion’s share of the medals to pace the host Glacier Club at the 2015 Kootenay Zone Gymnastics & Trampoline Championships this past weekend in Nelson.The trio of BC Provincial Champions paced the Glacier Team in medal count in the Junior Olympic (JO) categories. “All the girls are finishing off the season with very strong routine performances,” said Long. “It is a strong indicator of success for next season as some of the girls will be trying out for the BC Winter Games team.”The meet attracted more than 200 athletes from Nelson, Trail, Castlegar, Creston, Cranbrook, Kimberley, Penticton and Golden.Stefani claimed the All Around silver medal and another two gold, and one bronze for events in the JO Level 7 category competing against gymnasts 4-6 years older than her.Kelly repeated her Provincials performance in the JO Level 6, 13 &up category, winning Silver All Around and a medal on each event, two-silver, a gold and a bronze.Majeski also walked away with five medals in the JO Level 6, 9-10years category, silver All Around and two gold, a silver and bronze for events.Other Glacier Gymnasts winning JO event medals: Dafni van Hellemond (10-11yrs), silver on JO Level 6 vault. Maika Houde (13-and-up), bronze on JO Level 6 beam.Sarah Tolles (all ages), 2 silvers JO Level 7, vault and beam. Kylee Dyck (all ages), silver on JO Level 8 bars.The Glacier JO Level 6-8 team earned the second place Team Award coming in behind the Key City Gymnastics Team from Cranbrook.“Cranbrook has an older more experienced team,” said Long. “But our young girls are polished with excellent technique and held their own, missing out on 1st place by only three tenths of a point.”   Long says that the girls are hard working, confident and consequently are raising the level of gymnastics being performed at the Nelson Club.“The up and coming beginner competitive Glacier Team looks to these girls for inspiration and role modeling and the effect was obvious in the results of the new competitors on the weekend.”The beginner competitors of Glacier Gymnastics won three out of the four All Around titles in the Zone 1 Competitive (JO Pre-Level 6) category.last_img read more

SANTA ANITA WINNER’S CIRCLE ANNOUNCES KIDS’ BBQ CHALLENGE

first_imgThe 4th Annual Santa Anita Winner’s Circle BBQ Championship (SAWC) announced a new Winner’s Circle KidsQ contest for 2015. Held in parallel with the State BBQ Championship on Saturday, March 21st, the KidsQ will be a head-to-head BBQ grill off in two age groups: 6-10 and 11-15.To make sure that this is truly a kids competition, officials stress that while each contestant will have one adult assistant, the child contestant must perform the majority of all work including: seasoning, marinating, tending, preparing, and turning in entries. The SAWC does encourage special needs children to enter and will make appropriate accommodations before the event begins.To encourage support from friends, there will be multiple kid-friendly activities available at Santa Anita Park including: bounce houses, face painting, and pony rides.This is a sanctioned Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS) event and the judging of KidsQ entries will be on their standards and weighting factors for appearance, taste, and tenderness. For details on the judging and scoring system, visit the KCBS website.The event will provide meat as well as grills courtesy of The Virtual Weber Bullet contestants are free to keep – and expected to take home.The junior chefs of the top three entries for each age group will receive plaques.For full details, rules, and entry forms for the SAWC KidsQ visit http://www.santaanitabbq.com/kidsq/About The Virtual Weber Bullet & The Virtual Weber Bulletin BoardThe Virtual Weber Bullet is your best source for Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker information on the Web. Popular with competition barbecue teams, the WSM is an easy-to-use water smoker that’s equally at home in the backyard and is built with the same quality you expect from a Weber grill. Visit The Virtual Weber Bullet for 200+ articles about the WSM and its component parts, recipes, usage tips, modification ideas, and other BBQ-related resources. Not affiliated with Weber-Stephen Products LLC. www.virtualweberbullet.comThe Virtual Weber Bulletin Board is the premier online discussion forum for Weber charcoal grills, gas grills, smokers, portable grills, and accessories. Meet fellow Weber enthusiasts, ask questions, share recipes, troubleshoot problems, buy/sell grills, and so much more. Not affiliated with Weber-Stephen Products LLC. www.tvwbb.comFor Immediate Release Contact: Ric Gilbert – 408-219-1041 or ricg123@hotmail.comlast_img read more

‘Better than Rashford’ – Chelsea fans react to Abraham’s Under-21 display

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesTammy Abraham’s first start for England Under-21s on Tuesday excited Chelsea fans on Twitter – and led to inevitable comparisons with Marcus Rashford.Teenager Abraham scored twice in the Under-21s’ 5-0 victory over Bosnia-Herzegovina, while last month Manchester United forward Rashford netted a hat-trick on his debut at that age level.Abraham has now got 13 goals in 16 games for club and country this season, including a prolific start to his loan spell at Bristol City, and some Blues supporters believe he is already better than Rashford and Man City’s Kelechi Iheanacho.Tammy Abraham is better than Rashford but he’ll never be rated cos he’s at Chelsea.— navid (@CescAddict) October 11, 2016Will be livid if we loan Abraham out again next year, just as good if not better than Rashford— V (@Lampardelight) October 11, 2016Tammy Abraham could become like Rashford & Iheanacho, but rival fans will say different because he plays for Chelsea.— – (@FalseNineRoIe) October 11, 2016Abraham is better than Rashford + Kelechi put together, but because he plays for Chelsea, he won’t be rated— ️ Brian (@Luizesque) October 11, 2016Trust this tweet.Tammy Abraham will be a bigger player than Marcus Rashford.— J (@VintageHazard_) October 11, 2016Other Chelsea fans were more concerned about whether Abraham would ever be given a chance in the first team – or if like Patrick Bamford he would struggle to make the step up.Tammy Abraham trending! What a prospect, but as I’ve said a hundred times it’s shame we’ll never see him in a Chelsea shirt. #CFC— Zandie (@nordicgeek_) October 11, 2016I hope Tammy Abraham breaks into the first team.. #CFC— Sameer Alam (@Sameeralam94) October 11, 2016Tammy Abraham is incredible. Two goals in his England U-21 debut. Premier League loan for him next season and then into the #CFC first team?— Evan McMurtrie (@EvanMcMurtrie) October 11, 2016Tammy Abraham is quality, hope he gets a chance in the first team when he’s back #CFC— Kieran McGowan (@McGowan_99) October 11, 2016a lot of people are skeptical if Tammy Abraham is just another Bamford, but I’d suggest otherwise. Abraham has better pace/awereness #CFC— iBleedBlue (@jal21CFC) October 11, 2016Tammy’s 2nd goal was class. Beat the offside trap and that finish was as cool as you like. Not just a flash in the pan this kid #Talent #CFC— Matt Bennett (@MattBennettSw6) October 11, 2016Click here for the latest Chelsea transfer gossipClick here for today’s Chelsea quiz See also:’£20m’ Chelsea prospect does it again for Bristol CityFans on Twitter hail Chelsea youngster AbrahamAbraham ‘buzzing’ after Under-21 call-upAbraham scores twice in England Under-21 victoryFulham may not face injured AbrahamChelsea prospect Abraham wins award Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Sasol to build R2bn ethylene plant

first_imgReducing imports Doubling production South African petrochemicals giant Sasol has approved the construction of a R1.9-billion ethylene purification unit at its Sasol Polymers plant in Sasolburg. 3 May 2010 The ethylene will be used in the manufacturing of polyethylene, and will greatly benefit South Africa’s plastics conversion industry, which currently imports large quantities of this raw material. In December 2009, the company announced that it would invest R8.4-billion to double the production of hard wax products by Sasol Wax by 2014.center_img The plant is expected to go on stream in the second half of 2013 and will be ramped up to full capacity by 2015, enabling the company to boost ethylene production by approximately 48 000 tons per year. “This investment confirms Sasol’s commitment to the South African chemical industry and will enable significant downstream value addition in terms of locally manufactured consumer products such as plastic bags, packaging materials and containers,” Sasol said in a statement last month. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material The investment will also result in increased production of medium waxes, mostly used by the candle industry in southern Africa, as well as liquid paraffins used in a variety of industrial applications.last_img read more

Bank warns on card ‘skimming’

first_img6 May 2011Customers must be careful when using their bank cards to prevent being defrauded by “skimmers”, Standard Bank warned on Thursday.“Customers are also urged to remain vigilant as the fraudsters’ main aim is to access customer funds by stealing information off your card as well as getting your secret PIN,” Itumeleng Monale, Standard Bank director of self service channels, said in a statement.“It is therefore imperative that customers protect their card and PIN information.”Skimming, which is a global problem, usually takes place when fraudsters capture card data on devices similar to those used for legitimate point-of-sale or ATM transactions.“The industry has been hard hit by this modus operandi, which has been around for years; however an increase in these attacks during the last two years is prevalent due to the availability of high-tech skimming devices in the open market.”The devices fit snugly over the card slot on an ATM and can even include a camera to record the PIN number.“The main point of compromise still occurs when customers’ cards are presented to a third party,” Monale said.“Cards and PIN numbers are harvested by syndicate members when they either distract or observe our customers typing in their PIN numbers.“The rule of thumb is never to let your card out of your sight and when entering your PIN, to cover the PIN pad,” she said.Customers should also keep their daily withdrawal limit as low as possible to minimise loss. The bank advised customers not to insert their cards into slots that looked as if they had been tampered with. If customers suspect a card had been tampered with, they should immediately stop it.They should also review their bank statements regularly and should not send emails containing their account number and expiry date.Keep cards in sight and report lost and stolen cards immediately, the bank advised.Sapalast_img read more

Women’s Month gets under way

first_img1 August 2014South Africa’s national Women’s Month, which got under way on Thursday, will see the launch of a new women’s housing project, a new mobile application for pregnant women, and the start of construction on a centre of remembrance for Sara Baartman.Speaking to journalists in Pretoria on Thursday, Minister in the Presidency responsible for Women Susan Shabangu said women from across the continent and the Diaspora would come together this month to launch the Pan African Women’s Organisation.On Monday, she said, the Department of Human Settlements will launch its annual Women’s Build Project, which will see the building of almost 2 000 houses in each province.And on 21 August, the Department of Health will launch a mobile phone based application called MomConnect, which will register pregnant women across the country in order to assist them through pregnancy and child birth.Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa, also addressing journalists on Thursday, announced that a centre of remembrance for Sara Baartman – a Khoi woman who was displayed as a sideshow attraction in 19th century Europe under the name “Hottentot Venus” – would be built in the Eastern Cape.Mthethwa said the story of South Africa’s liberation could be told without sharing the story of people like Sarah Baartman. “People must know them as they know other leaders of women, who contributed much earlier than the 1950s,” he said.On 9 August, national Women’s Day, President Jacob Zuma will deliver a keynote address during the main national celebration in KwaZulu-Natal, where various South African artists will feature on a cultural programme honouring the resilience of women.Shabangu said that August was a special month for South African men and women alike. “On 9 August, we remember and celebrate the resilience and vanguard of our women in fighting institutional racism and apartheid oppression,” she said.“This is not an ordinary public holiday – this is a day that has its roots in the committed and principled political activism of women who defied their personal circumstances to take up their rightful place in the struggle for freedom.”Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

Overlooker

first_imgI’m a young man of twentyseven years. I’m concerned citizen who hails from The Eastern Cape but I’m in gauteng.As I was watching the world and our country fighting against xenophobia it came to my concern that why cnt I start my organisation in helping the government to fight this campaign of fighting this underage/illegal circumcision in our beautiful country as it is getting out of hand.The department is doing its best but it’s still extending so it’s my wish to play my part and work with the government as an overlooker whenever it’s being performed around the country.So I’m pleading with this organisation and the health department to help me play my part in our beatiful country as our brothers are dying every season. Let us unite in arms maAfrica.Blakie masixole.Name: Masixole BlakieEmail address: xambablakie01@gmail.com Telephone: 073 265 0691last_img read more