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Germany to limit parties, family gatherings to curb virus: Merkel

first_imgIf rates shoot up to 50 per 100,000 people, then only 25 people would be allowed at public gatherings.Federal states failed to agree on rules for private parties at home but Merkel said they “strongly recommend” that people limit guest lists to just 10 at home in the hardest-hit regions.The chancellor also encouraged citizens to stay in Germany during the upcoming autumn school holidays, given the rapid increase in infection rates in neighboring European countries.In addition, Germany will impose fines of at least 50 euros if clients fail to provide real contact details when they dine at restaurants to help with tracing. Germany will impose a cap on the number of people at parties and family gatherings in areas worst affected by the coronavirus, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday after talks with premiers of the country’s 16 states.With recent outbreaks in the country frequently traced to weddings and other private events, Merkel said “a reaction is therefore necessary” to halt the spread of the virus.Any region where infection rates reach 35 per 100,000 people would be required to impose a cap of 50 people maximum at gatherings in public spaces or rented venues. “The operators must ensure that people are giving real information… if names like Donald Duck are provided, it is not hard to spot,” said Merkel.In cases of doubt, restaurant owners or hairdressers should ask for identification cards to verify the details, she said, something that could provoke some resistance in Germany where privacy is fiercely guarded.”We know that more difficult times are before us, namely the autumn and winter months,” she said, adding that rising infection numbers are “of course reason for concern”.Merkel reiterated the importance of taking targeted, local action against regional outbreaks, saying another nationwide shutdown “must be prevented”.She warned that new infection numbers in Germany — currently at around 2,000 a day — could leap to 19,200 daily by Christmas if the current trend continued.Germany began to ease stringent measures including shop closures or limits to the numbers of people meeting from late April, after weeks of lockdown brought new infections down from the peak of around 6,000 daily. But with larger gatherings going ahead and travel picking up again, particularly during summer holidays, contagion has returned swiftly, bringing current infection numbers to heights last seen at the end of April.Topics :last_img read more

Softball: Badgers looking to steal Purdue series on the road

first_imgIt’s that time of the season. Games are becoming fewer and thoughts of postseason are entering the minds of players, coaches and fans alike.For the Wisconsin softball team, there are only 17 games left in the regular season and 10 home games left. Next on the list, is a date with the Purdue Boilermakers (16-27, 5-6 Big Ten) this weekend in West Lafayette.Despite owning a non-conference record of 21-2, the Badgers (25-7, 4-5 Big Ten) have dropped under .500 since Big Ten play began.A series win over Northwestern and Iowa accounted for the four wins, but a series sweep against Nebraska has put Wisconsin in ninth place in the Big Ten standings. To qualify for the Big Ten tournament, a team must finish in the top 12.Men’s basketball: Jordan Hill to leave Wisconsin following May 2017 graduationUniversity of Wisconsin men’s basketball junior guard Jordan Hill has decided he will not be returning to Madison for his Read…The Badgers will have a chance to gain some ground in the Big Ten with Purdue owning a slight lead over Wisconsin. And the Badgers might be catching Purdue at the right time. The Boilermakers have dropped six of their last seven contests.In their slump, Purdue has been outscored 41-15, allowing less than 5 runs only two times with Boilermaker bats only scoring more than 5 runs once.It is no secret Badger pitching has had a little trouble since the beginning of Big Ten play. During non-conference play, over a 23 game span, Wisconsin surrendered a total of 48 runs. In the nine Big Ten games, Wisconsin pitching has allowed 45 runs.But there is no denying the pitching duo of Kaitlyn Menz and Kirsten Stevens still delivers quality starts time and time again. The two average a 1.95 ERA and combine for all but one of Wisconsin’s wins and should be able to take advantage of a weak hitting Purdue team that ranks 12 in the Big Ten.To win another series, the Badgers will look to clean up their fielding which ranks 12 in the Big Ten. Wisconsin’s 15 errors in conference play are tied for the most among Big Ten teams. The other team owning 15 errors: Purdue.Carlini brings home UW’s first Sullivan AwardIt’s official: University of Wisconsin volleyball’s graduating senior Lauren Carlini won the AAU James E. Sullivan Award Tuesday night in Read…If the Badgers can keep the fielding gaffes to a minimum, they should be able to take advantage of a weak fielding Purdue team.Menz and Stevens can afford to surrender a few runs once in a while when they have a strong trio leading a powerful lineup. In the entire season, the Badgers first three hitters, Kelsey Jenkins, Chloe Miller and Brooke Wyderski, all rank in the top 15 for Big Ten hitters, with Miller leading the entire conference.Look for the Wisconsin bats to come alive beyond the top three hitters. Purdue pitchers, Kaitlynn Moody and Maddie Damon, have an average ERA of 3.52. Opposing hitters have a batting average of .284 against the Boilermakers’ two pitchers.The first game of the weekend will take place on Friday at 5 p.m. The following day will be a double header with start times of 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. All times are central.last_img read more

Longtime NHL star Matt Cullen announces retirement

first_imgMatt Cullen: his story, his words.https://t.co/rsL9o4yk1j pic.twitter.com/985mgUtqpk— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) July 10, 2019Drafted by the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in the second round of the 1996 NHL Draft, Cullen would go on to play with eight different teams in 21 seasons. He’s best known for his four seasons with the Hurricanes, where he won his first Stanley Cup in 2006, and his three years with the Penguins, where he played a key role on Stanley Cup champions in 2016 and 2017.”I felt like it was only right to retire in Pittsburgh with everything that the organization had given me and done for me,” Cullen wrote. “‘m so happy I came back and finished my last year in Pittsburgh. I wouldn’t trade that last year for anything.”I remember waking up in the middle of the night many times these last few years thinking, ‘What am I doing? I’m 40 years old. I don’t think I can play another year in the NHL.’ After each time I signed the past few years I woke up in a cold sweat, not sure if I could still play. Hurricanes match Canadiens’ offer sheet to Sebastian Aho Former Predators captain Greg Johnson dies at 48 NHL players A.J. Greer, Sonny Milano arrested on assault charges, report says Matt Cullen, a member of three Stanley Cup champions, announced his retirement Wednesday.The 42-year-old center did more than just send out a tweet or hold a brief media conference to break the news — he announced it via a lengthy essay on the Penguins’ page on NHL.com, touching on everything from his childhood hockey exploits to the twilight years of his career. “I’ve been in a constant state of almost-retirement for the last few years,” Cullen wrote. “But coming into this last season, I knew that no matter what it would be the end. Even if we had won the Cup I would have been done. Playing those last few years really gave me the clarity to know this was it.”It was an emotional time, but I knew it was coming. It just felt right and I was really at peace with everything when it was over.” Related News “Honestly, if I could play forever, I would. All I know is hockey. I’ve never done anything. I never wanted to do anything else. I don’t know anything else.Cullen already has his retirement mapped out  — he plans to play plenty of hockey with his three sons.Cullen finishes his career with 731 points (266 goals and 465 assists) in 1,516 games.last_img read more

Half-time: Millwall 0 Fulham 0

first_imgA glaring miss from Millwall striker Lee Gregory ensured the first half at the New Den ended goalless.Gregory, unmarked at the far post, stretched to meet Jimmy Abdou’s perfect cross from the right but somehow volleyed it over.Fulham’s best chance came a few minutes later after Lasse Vigen Christensen had been afforded the space to run 40 yards down the right flank.He worked his way unchallenged into the box but instead of shooting laid it off to Alex Kacaniklic, whose scuffed effort was turned away by Millwall keeper David Forde.Diego Fabbrini’s trickery and movement has been at the heart of Millwall’s most promising attacks, and the Italian had a low shot from the edge of the box comfortably saved by Fulham keeper Marcus Bettinelli.Kit Symons’ side looked well-organised at the back and in midfield, and provided a threat on the break, with Kacaniklic firing a low shot just past the post and Hugo Rodallega shooting into the side-netting. Fulham (4-4-2): Bettinelli; Richards, Bodurov, Hutchinson, Stafylidis; Christensen, Parker, Tunnicliffe, Kačaniklić; Rodallega, McCormack. Subs: Kiraly, Burn, Kavanagh, Fofana, Roberts, Ruiz, Woodrow. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

The Left Has Enslaved Science

first_img(Visited 45 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Big Science is leftism’s pet, and the sexual revolutionaries keep it on a choke chain.Look at the fawning title of an editorial on New Scientist: “Science is catching up with society on transgender issues.”This is not speaking truth to power. It is the Stockholm Syndrome.Like the Senator running to the front of the crowd to tell them he is their leader, New Scientist has sensed which way the winds of leftism are blowing and has hoisted its sails. “Society has made great leaps in its acceptance of transgender people,” the subtitle reads. “Science has a big part to play in keeping the momentum going.”Is that science’s job?The truth is, Big Science (the institutions and their media outlets) have become willing co-conspirators with the Sexual Revolution, part of the Left’s greater revolutionary goals. If you doubt it, look what happened to two researchers who dared question the wisdom of letting children pick their own gender. On his daily podcast The Briefing for Oct. 11, Albert Mohler described the “public shaming” and “thought coercion” that took place when two researchers from Johns Hopkins, Lawrence Mayer and Paul McHugh, rather timidly offered evidence in The New Atlantis that didn’t promote the current orthodoxy regarding transgender rights. It pointed out that most young children grow out of transgender feelings, and warned of psychological harm to children pressured into sex change operations.That didn’t sit well with the LGBT activists. Next came “a round of criticism that was meant to shut down the conversation,” Mohler says. In a sense, the moral revolutionaries yanked the choke chain via the Human Rights Campaign, a leading LGBT advocacy group, pressuring Johns Hopkins to disavow Mayer and McHugh for their “report” (scare quotes theirs) or else face a very public lowering of the hospital’s score on their “Health Care Equality Index.” (This index is, essentially, a measure of how closely a hospital toes the line on so-called transgender rights.) In a manner reminiscent of Marxist tactics in the former Soviet Union, the two professors were to be exposed, shamed and brought into conformance with the party line. Mayer writes in the Preface that he sensed this was coming:In the course of writing this report, I consulted a number of individuals who asked that I not thank them by name. Some feared an angry response from the more militant elements of the LGBT community; others feared an angry response from the more strident elements of religiously conservative communities. Most bothersome, however, is that some feared reprisals from their own universities for engaging such controversial topics, regardless of the report’s content — a sad statement about academic freedom.Mohler says that New Atlantis issued a lengthy report in response to the criticism. It is not clear if that report is Mayer’s Preface or the editor’s video clip embedded in the Preface. Both go out of their way to say the science is not settled, and that nothing was intended to disrespect those in the LGBT community. After justifying his scientific credentials, Mayer himself goes on to say, “I dedicate my work on this report, first, to the LGBT community, which bears a disproportionate rate of mental health problems compared to the population as a whole. We must find ways to relieve their suffering.”Update 10/13/16: On FRC’s Washington Watch for 10/13/16, Adam Keiper from The New Atlantis described the Human Rights Campaign’s blatant attempt at squelching academic freedom. They not only tried to intimidate Johns Hopkins, they got their facts wrong about the report.Big Science occasionally will “worry” about ethics in some of the radical trends; Nature recently wrote, “‘Three-parent baby’ claim raises hopes — and ethical concerns.” The worries are usually short-lived as culture drags science along, like a puppy dog on a leash, into the Brave New World.Wesley J. Smith, a bioethicist, often writes on Evolution News & Views about the linkage between science and the cultural Left, showing how scientific institutions routinely trot along with the Left’s radical goals like trained puppies on a leash. One can only imagine the consequences if any scientific journal or university published views of conservatives.This is what has happened to science, that once-noble hope of following the evidence where it leads. Many individual scientists do great work. They don’t necessarily feel good about what is happening. Their institutions, however—aided by the media—have become obsequious, compliant lapdogs of the Left, useful idiots doing their bidding.last_img read more

Westwood dominates ‘Africa’s Major’

first_img6 December 2010Lee Westwood chipped in on the 18th green of the Gary Player Country Club to put an exclamation mark on a dominating performance as he won South Africa’s Nedbank Golf Challenge by eight shots at Sun City on Sunday.Westwood was two shots off the lead after the opening round, but from then on the story the rest of the way was all about the Englishman as he fired a stunning eight-under-par 64 in the second round to take a three-shot lead. He never surrendered it.Interviewed afterwards, Westwood said carrying a five-shot lead into the final round had enabled him to avoid taking risks. He said his objective was to card the best round on the final day because he didn’t feel the course would give up a low score.‘Professional’He was on the mark, firing a four-under-par 68, which was matched by Retief Goosen. No one else bettered 71. “Professional,” said the Englishman of his effort.Not only did the win boost Westwood’s bank balance by US$1.25-million, but it also further solidified his position at the top of the Official World Golf Rankings.Ten years ago he narrowly missed out on the title when he fell to Ernie Els in a playoff with $2-million up for grabs.Ross Fisher was alone in second halfway through the event after rounds of 67 and 68. He was tied for second after three rounds, but slipped down the standings on the final day as two South Africans made a run at runner-up.Last after the first roundTim Clark, who was last in the field after an opening round of 73, responded with rounds of 67 and 68 to leave him on eight-under-par 208 heading into the final round.Retief Goosen was steady through the first three rounds, shooting a level-par 72, followed by successive rounds of 70. On Sunday, he made an early charge, sinking five birdies within the first 14 holes, but his momentum was stopped when he found the water on the 17th.Clark, meanwhile, relied on a sharp short game to keep his challenge together. After a poor start, with a dropped shot at the first, he birdied the 10th, 11th, and 16th before dropping a shot on the 17th.Clutch puttOn the 18th, he needed a testing eight-foot putt for par to secure second place. Riding on the shot was prize money of well over $200 000, the difference between second and third place. Clark, showing good BMT, produced a solid clutch putt to finish with a 71 and second place on nine-under-par 279.Goosen’s drop on 17th allowed Spain’s Miguel Angel Jiminez to tie the South African for third on eight-under 280.Fisher began the day with consecutive bogeys and ultimately had to settle for a tie for fifth with Ernie Els, on five-under-par 283 after closing with a disappointing three-over-par 75.Last year’s champion Robert Allenby never really fired throughout the tournament and failed to break 70. He finished tied for seventh with Padraig Harrington on three-under 285. Harrington led after a first round six-under-par 66, but couldn’t better a level-par 72 the rest of the way.Three successive 72sJustin Rose’s event included three successive 72s after an opening round of 70. He shared ninth with Anders Hansen, who stumbled to a 76 on Sunday, on two-under-par 286.Edoardo Molinari finished in 11th on one-under-par 287 after tumbling to a 76 in the final round and Louis Oosthuizen brought up the rear on two-over 290.The British Open champion, who recently returned to action from an ankle injury, fought his way through illness to complete the tournament, but was far off his best form.LEADERBOARD 1 Lee Westwood -17 18 -4 68 64 71 682 Tim Clark -9 18 -1 73 67 68 71T3 Retief Goosen -8 18 -4 72 70 70 68T3 Miguel Angel Jimenez -8 18 -1 69 69 71 71T5 Ernie Els -5 18 +1 71 68 71 73T5 Ross Fisher -5 18 +3 67 68 73 75T7 Robert Allenby -3 18 E 70 70 73 72T7 Padraig Harrington -3 18 +3 66 72 72 75T9 Anders Hansen -2 18 +4 72 70 68 76T9 Justin Rose -2 18 E 70 72 72 7211 Edoardo Molinari -1 18 +4 71 67 73 7612 Louis Oosthuizen +2 18 +2 71 73 72 74 Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

10 months agoLiverpool goalkeeper Alisson: Why Klopp so special

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson: Why Klopp so specialby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool goalkeeper Alisson admits he loves playing for manager Jurgen Klopp.The 26-year-old has been full of praise for his new boss Klopp, who he has labelled as one of the best in the world.“His passion for football, for winning, for doing the right thing,” he said.“He does the best for the club and the players. Not just the players but all the staff, everyone involved in the football club.“He has this passion that he transmits to us that we then take on the field.”I believe that is the most important [characteristic] — that and his intelligence.” last_img

9 months agoLiverpool boss Klopp praises emergency centre-half Fabinho for Brighton win

first_imgLiverpool boss Klopp praises emergency centre-half Fabinho for Brighton winby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was delighted with stand-in centre-half Fabinho for victory at Brighton.Mohamed Salah struck his 14th league goal of the season from the penalty spot as the off-kilter Reds stretched their top-flight advantage over Manchester City back to seven points.Fabinho’s assured showing as an emergency centre-back waskey, especially with Joel Matip working back to fitness. Klopp said, “He’s a brilliant player and I was happy he could play today. It’s not that Brighton had one attack after the other – we had the ball most of the time so it makes sense to have a good footballer in that position. “Brighton tried a little bit to bring the long balls to Murray and around him, which they did, by the way, against Joe Gomez in the home game as well. But he did well in these situations and with the ball. He has a defending brain and can do that in different positions. It’s good.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more