Coronavirus: Hungary and Portugal in partial lockdown

first_imgAcross the whole of the EU and UK, the Covid death rate per 100,000 population is highest in the Czech Republic (25), followed by Belgium (19) and Hungary (10.4), the EU’s European Centre for Disease Control (ECDC) reports. The figure for Portugal is 5.6.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img

Sizzling Sterling bags hat-trick as Man City thump Atalanta

first_imgMANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – Raheem Sterling scored an 11-minute hat-trick and had a hand in all five goals as Manchester City came from behind to thump Italian side Atalanta 5-1 in their Champions League Group C encounter yesterday.Forward Sergio Aguero also scored two in the first half at the City of Manchester Stadium, but England winger Sterling was the star of the show as the home side made it three wins from three to open up a five-point lead at the midway point of the pool.Atalanta have now lost all three of their group matches in their debut season in the Champions League, but started brightly and had the lead via a Ruslan Malinovsky penalty. City were ruthless in their response, though, and drove forward. They finished the game with 10 men after teenager Phil Foden received a second yellow card on 83 minutes.Atalanta showed admirable ambition in the opening stages and were rewarded on 28 minutes. Malinovsky converted the penalty after Fernandinho had brought down Josip Ilicic just inside the box.If City were rattled by going behind, they did not show it and instead lifted the tempo of their play. They were level six minutes later when Sterling’s magnificent cross was turned into the net from close-range by Aguero. Sterling won a penalty when his surging run was illegally stopped by defender Andrea Masiello for the second clear spot-kick of the night.Aguero drilled the ball low into the left-hand corner for the lead, but the half ended on a sour note when City’s makeshift centre-back Rodri limped off with a hamstring problem to be replaced by John Stones, himself only just back from a thigh problem.Sterling got the goal his performance richly deserved on 58 minutes as Kevin De Bruyne picked out Foden in the box and the latter’s lay-off was easy for the winger to finish. Five minutes later and he had another. Played into space on the left, he turned inside the covering defender and provided an emphatic finish, before his hat-trick was complete when he poked home a Riyad Mahrez cross from close-range.Sterling should have had a fourth too when Foden’s excellent pass sent him clear on goal, but he put the ball the wrong side of the post.last_img read more

Silicon Beach Awards has diverse group of winners

first_imgThe winners of the 2014 Silicon Beach Awards, which were held at USC last week, come from a wide array of academic backgrounds, ranging from business to engineering.The Silicon Beach Awards is part of the larger Silicon Beach @USC conference, a collaboration by the Marshall School of Business and School of Cinematic Arts. The competition was held by the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies and the Institute Communication Technology Management, both housed within Marshall.The competition this year included  96 entry teams comprised of students and faculty across campus and consisted of two rounds. The first round was a five-minute presentation to a panel of three judges and five minutes of questions, with five teams advancing to the second round. The same process occurred in the second round, with teams presenting in front of all of the Silicon Beach Conference attendees. The first place team received $25,000 and second and third place winners received $15,000 and $10,000, respectively.Winners of the competition were announced at the end of last week’s conference. The first place team this year is start-up LeadBoost. LeadBoost provides a tool to business managers to ensure complete visibility in their team’s activities. By tracking calls, demos and emails across web-based tools, LeadBoost allows managers to maximize productivity and revenue.Karen Rudy, who is in her second year in the Marshall M.B.A. program, is the Chief Executive Officer of LeadBoost. She and Mark Otuteye, the chief technology officer, presented their growing business — one that is already being used by several companies.“We were hoping through the contest to get more validation on the idea and get more feedback so that we can actually go forward and build our customer base,” Rudy said.A start-up called Stasis Labs won second place in the competition. This project focuses on helping reinvent medicine within developing nations by developing a better system of monitoring patient vitals. Stasis Lab has created a lightweight, compact vitals monitor that measures pulse rate, blood oxygen, body temperature, blood pressure, respiratory rate and heart rhythm. The monitors come equipped with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities to facilitate the storage and organization of information.Dinesh Seemakurty, a senior majoring in biomedical engineering, is the founder of Stasis Labs.Seemakurty said in an email to the Daily Trojan that they will use the prize money “to build infrastructure for [the project] that will increase [their] rate of prototyping the product.”The third place team, Moving Analytics, has created a smartphone-based cardiac rehabilitation program. Cardiac rehabilitation is a secondary intervention measure for 10 million adults living with coronary artery disease that consists of supervised exercise, motivation coaching and lessons in self-management. This new product will allow patients to participate in cost-effective, home-based cardiac rehabilitation.Adelanwa Adesanya and Harsh Vathsangam, a postdoctoral fellow at USC, are the founders of Moving Analytics. Adesanya, an alumnus who graduated last December, has been in charge of marketing and business development since last June, when the project was started.“I think it was a really great exercise for us, just going through the competition. All the teams were great, also, so it was a really good experience,” Adesanya said.last_img read more

Seton-La Salle turns back upset-minded Steel Valley, 20-13

first_imgThere are nearly 7 billion people on the planet earth and only 32 starting quarterbacks in the NFL. What are the chances that two quarterbacks from tiny WPIAL AA schools would lead their teams on Oct. 3, 2010? Impossible, but it happened. Former Seton-La Salle star Bruce “The Polish Cannon” Gradkowski is the QB for the Oakland Raiders and former Steel Valley Ironmen Charlie Batch is the starting QB for the Pittsburgh Steelers.But it would be a mistake to overlook what the Ironmen and Rebels can do in the rushing department—especially with running backs like Steel Valley’s Delrece Williams and Seton-La Salle’s Kevin Hart. Williams is one of the WPIAL’s leading rushers with more than 1,000 yards and Hart is the scoring leader with 15 touchdowns.“We knew this was going to be a tough game,” said assistant coach Bill Stull, former Seton-La Salle and Pitt star. “Steel Valley always has great players. Charlie Batch, Luke Getsy and I played at Pitt with a good one in Tyrone Ezell.”The Seton-La Salle student section, wearing khaki shorts, white dress shirts and a tie cheered as loudly as the Steel Valley students, many dressed in superhero Ironman costumes.Steel Valley jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first quarter after 225-pound fullback James Caldwell caught a 26-yard pass and powered his way into the end zone. David O’Brien threw a perfect strike to Mike DelSardo for an 18-yard touchdown and evened the score at 7-7. Caldwell scored with less than a minute before halftime to extend the lead to 13-7.Then, the wheels fell off Steel Valley’s wagon.The presence of the Rebels’ offensive linemen—Ben Skiff, J. J. Beggan, Will French and Jay Moog—is an unwelcome sight for most defensive players. Seton-La Salle, riding a five-game winning streak, came into the game with a blue collar attitude and wanted to show that they also have a blue chip quality quarterback in David O‘Brien.O’Brien, who finished the day 12-of-20 for 168 yards and two scores, delivered another knockout punch. Hart scored a 2-yard, game winning touchdown with 4:21 remaining in the fourth quarter. Known for his strong arm, O’Brien’s best weapons Friday night were his brain and quick feet. He committed few mental mistakes and made smart decision after smart decision when his pocket collapsed around him, often scrambling instead of forcing the ball into coverage.Human-highlight-reel running back Williams rushed for 143 yards to place himself as the WPIAL’s third-leading rusher, but the Rebels kept him out of the end zone.“Pitt recruit and Woodland Hills running back Lafayette Pitts should be playing here,” said coach Timbers. “Delrece Williams and Lafayette played in the same midget league backfield at Steel Valley. With Delrece, Pitts and Caldwell all on the same team would be perhaps the greatest backfield ever.”Many of the Steel Valley Ironmen players look like they were carved from stone, but defeating Seton-La Salle is never set in stone. The Seton-La Salle express continued its march through the 2010 season Friday, as the Rebels defeated Steel Valley (3-2) 20-13, to improve to a perfect 5-0 on the year. The Rebels used 13 unanswered points to turn back the upset-minded Ironmen at Mun­hall’s William V. Campbell Field. Both Steel Valley and Seton-La Salle generate a lot of attention because they have produced quarterback after quarterback with gaudy career passing statistics. BRUISING RUNNER—James Caldwell, Steel Valley’s 225-pound bruising fullback, scored both touchdowns for the Ironmen in their loss to Seton-La Salle. (Photo by William McBride) last_img read more

Thurston County Surplus Items for Sale on the Web

first_imgFacebook63Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County Board of CommissionersThurston County is holding an online auction for computers, laptops and other electronic equipment starting Monday, June 26 at 9:00 a.m. and ending Monday, July 17 at 9:00 a.m. Up for auction are: 92 computer processing units; 67 monitors; 58 laptops; 13 tablets; seven all-in-one computers; five radios; two all-purpose studded mats; and one typewriter.Those interested in viewing the items or bidding should go to the Public Surplus website to register as a bidder. There is no cost to register. Condition of the items vary and are sold on an “as-is and where is” basis.Payment terms are cash, cashier’s check, or certified check made payable to Thurston County. No personal checks can be accepted, exact change required for cash payments.For questions please call Thurston County Central Services at 360-867-2949.last_img read more