• British supermarkets’ plea to shoppers – stop panic buying

    first_imgAnecdotal evidence suggested activity has stepped-up further since Thursday when Prime Minister Boris Johnson said those showing even mild symptoms of having the virus should self-isolate for at least seven days.As of Saturday, 21 people had died after testing positive for COVID-19 in Britain, health authorities said.In the letter to customers, Dickinson says food retailers are working closely with government and suppliers to keep food moving quickly through the system and making more deliveries to stores to ensure shelves are stocked.She also says retailers with online delivery and click-and-collect services are running at full capacity.Tesco chairman John Allan said on Thursday it was unlikely the retailer, which has a 27.2 percent UK grocery market share, would experience anything more than “very short term, temporary” shortages of certain products.Topics : Britain’s food retailers appealed to shoppers on Sunday to stop panic buying during the coronavirus outbreak, saying purchasing more than they need would mean others will be left without.The British Retail Consortium (BRC), which represents supermarket groups including market leader Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Morrisons, said retailers have come together to write to their customers, calling on them to be considerate in the way they shop.Their letter will be published in adverts in national newspapers on Sunday and Monday. “We understand your concerns but buying more than is needed can sometimes mean that others will be left without. There is enough for everyone if we all work together,” Helen Dickinson, chief executive of the BRC, says in the letter.Social media has been awash over the last week with pictures of empty shelves in Britain’s major supermarkets, with items like dried pasta, toilet rolls and canned food particularly sought after.Trading in UK supermarkets has been intense, with some shop bosses saying it can only be compared to the pre-Christmas rush.Read also: Why rational people are panic buying as coronavirus spreadslast_img read more

  • Hampton beckons

    first_imgHampton GroveHOUSES are expected to start being built at the exclusive Hampton Grove Estate from next month with eight lots already sold.All the infrastructure has been completed at the large-lot estate and housing sites have been levelled ready for construction of homes to start.The estate located in the foothills of Mount Louisa bordering Dalrymple Rd has blocks starting at 1000sq m. When complete the estate will have 47 lots while 26 are available in stage one and two.As well as the eight lots already sold, another two are under contract with strong interest from buyers for the remaining blocks. Hampton GroveRay White Kirwan selling principal Nicky Faulks, who is heading up sales at the estate, said it allowed people to have a large allotment while still being close to the city.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“We’re leaning it towards second and third home buyers who want something more than the average block with premium buildings around them,” she said.“Families can still have room for a pool and shed without being too far away from everything.“All the lots are flat except for the elevated lots and ready to build on.”The largest block on the estate is a massive 7281sq m and sits on top of the hill with a grand driveway winding its way up to the home site already built.The lot is still for sale and has stunning views of The Pinnacles and Mount Louisa.The estate is a stone’s throw away from shops, entertainment precincts, schools and employment hubs.Ms Faulks said the final approvals for the estate were with Townsville City Council before construction of homes would start next month. “We’re aiming to have a private community with homes that are a little bit of a statement and blocks that are a really good size,” she said.“It will be quite an exclusive estate.“It would be great for Kirwan residents who want to build again because it’s close to all the Kirwan schools.”For more information call Nicky Faulks on 0403 023 663 or visit www.hamptongrove.com.au.last_img read more

  • Bacolod gov’t buys 1K sets of virus protective gear

    first_imgVargas said the orientation aimed toharmonize the preparedness and response plans of the barangays and to establishguidelines to prevent, contain, and mitigate the possible transmission of thevirus. Executive Assistant Jomarie Vargas,cluster head of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office(CDRRMO), said these protective gears will be used by health and rescuepersonnel should they need to respond to COVID-19 cases. Each setof PPE costs P3,750. The PPE includes protective clothing, gloves, goggles,facemasks and other equipment designed to protect the wearer frominfection.  Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, head ofthe local inter-agency task force on COVID-19, said part of the P10-millionstandby fund the city council had allocated last week went to the procurementof PPE sets. BACOLOD City – The city governmentpurchased at least 1,000 sets of personal protective equipment (PPE) againstthe coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19).center_img Dr. Anna Maria Laarni Pornan of theCity Health Office together with CDRRMO personnel demonstrated the donning anddoffing of PPEs at the New Government Center on Feb.17. Personnel of the Bacolod City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office demonstrate how to put on personal protective equipment in case they are called to respond to confirmed coronavirus disease cases. The city government recently purchased at least 1,000 sets of personal protective equipment that P3,750 each. BACOLOD CITY PIO The task force also distributed facemask, alcohol and gloves to every barangays of this city./PNlast_img read more

  • June 2, 2018 Police Blotter

    first_imgJune 2, 2018 Police Blotter060218 Decatur County Fire Report060218 Decatur County EMS Report060218 Decatur County Laweport060218 Decatur County Jail Report060218 Batesville Police Blotterlast_img

  • FA Cup: Arsenal ease past Portsmouth, book quarter-final ticket

    first_imgRelatedPosts Runarsson joins Arsenal on four-year deal Arsenal, Wolves want Michael Olise Akpom pens Middlesbrough loan deal Arsenal secured safe passage into the sixth round of the FA Cup as they overcame a spirited Portsmouth side at a raucous Fratton Park. The Sky Bet League One hosts are unbeaten at home in the league this season and more than played their part in an entertaining cup tie, with the Gunners eventually running out 2-0 winners. Kenny Jackett’s side had the better of the first half, only for Sokratis Papastathopoulos to brilliantly volley Arsenal ahead, with Eddie Nketiah doubling the lead soon after the break. For Arsenal and head coach Mikel Arteta, who made nine changes, including resting captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, this was a good response to crashing out of the Europa League. Arsenal’s somewhat slow start was not helped when Lucas Torreira was floored by a strong challenge from James Bolton, which resulted in the midfielder being taken off on a stretcher to be replaced by Dani Ceballos. The Gunners finally forced Alex Bass into action as Bukayo Saka burst forward down the left and shot low at the Pompey goalkeeper before Harness had a curling effort deflected behind at the other end. Gareth Evans spurned the best chance of the game just before the half-hour mark, miscuing a header having steamed into the box to meet Steve Seddon’s cross following a quick free-kick. It was Arsenal’s turn to bemoan a missed header as Gabriel Martinelli could only steer Reiss Nelson’s flashed cross over from close-range as the first-half looked set to end goalless. That changed in the fourth minute of added-on time as an Arsenal corner was cleared to Ceballos, who played in Nelson to cross for Sokratis to turn home with a fine volley. Arsenal were much faster out of the traps for the second half and doubled their advantage soon after the restart, Nketiah finishing well from close-range following another Nelson centre. England Under-21 international Nelson was enjoying himself and broke through to see a shot blocked behind before Saka had a strike tipped over with the visitors in complete control of proceedings. They could not add to their lead, Andy Cannon coming closest as Portsmouth searched for a consolation at the other end in the closing stages. With the strength of the opposition still left in the cup it is unlikely Arteta will be afforded the luxury of making sweeping changes next time out and, for Portsmouth and Jackett, focus can now shift back to their League One promotion bid.Tags: ArsenalEddie NketiahFA CupMikel ArtetaPortsmouthlast_img read more

  • United ease to win at West Brom

    first_img Phil Jones headed United ahead before Wayne Rooney scored his 13th of season after the break. United rarely looked in trouble and substitute Danny Welbeck rounded off the win which moved Moyes’ team up to sixth in the Barclays Premier League. With Pepe Mel not having managed to win a match since his appointment, this was never going to be the hardest of United’s fixtures this term. But United desperately needed a win following the Greek tragedy that unfolded before a shell-shocked Moyes nearly a fortnight ago. The only downside for United was that Robin van Persie was lucky to remain on the pitch for a sliding tackle on Steven Reid just three minutes after his first booking. The Dutchman looked dismayed when he was wisely replaced soon after. Despite their recent problems, West Brom started well. Victor Anichebe caused panic by charging down Jones’ early attempted clearance, but Patrice Evra came to the rescue. The Nigerian charged at the United defence again, but Chris Smalling did just enough to push the striker wide. United started to take a hold of the game around the quarter-hour mark, with Juan Mata and Adnan Januzaj pinging dangerous crossed into the box. Januzaj, rested for that terrible performance in Greece, blotted his copybook by deliberately handling the ball as he raced into the box and he was cautioned. United ramped up the pressure. Chris Brunt mishit an attempted clearance from Marouane Fellaini’s header and Youssouf Mulumbu cleared off the line. Januzaj earned a couple of yards on his marker with a sequence of step-overs and he found Rafael at the back post. The unmarked Brazilian headed towards goal but Foster tipped his effort on to the bar and West Brom cleared. The pressure looked to be getting to Moyes as he refused to give the ball back to the West Brom players following an argument with the fourth official. The United boss did eventually throw the ball back onto the pitch and two minutes later his side took the lead. Van Persie sent over a flat cross and Jones glanced a header beyond Foster following some slack marking by Liam Ridgewell. Claudio Yacob then hobbled off after Fellaini raked his studs down the player’s thigh. Albion had a rare chance when Anichebe turned Jones in the box, but the former Everton man shot a foot wide. United were then almost gifted a second goal after a howler by Foster. Foster strolled a yard outside his box as he came to control a long ball over the top from Mata, but the goalkeeper missed the ball completely. The ball struck Foster’s right arm but referee Jonathan Moss waved play on, much to the dismay of Moyes, who vented his fury towards the fourth official on the touch line. Van Persie was booked for a tackle from behind on Morgan Amalfitano seven minutes after the restart and three minutes later he cleaned out Reid with a sliding tackle. The Dutchman completely missed the ball, but this time it was Mel who was the annoyed manager on the touchline as Moss did not show a card to Van Persie. Zoltan Gera and Anichebe came close to equalising for the Baggies, but United doubled their lead through Rooney. The England striker laid the ball off to Mata and the Spaniard then played in Rafael, who crossed to Rooney and he nodded into the goal from close range. Moyes did not want to end the game with 10 men so he withdrew the disgruntled Van Persie, who shook his head when the board went up. Albion did not give up and Gera stung David de Gea’s palms with a fierce half-volley. However, their hopes of a comeback were extinguished late on though when Welbeck picked up Rooney’s pass and drifted past Jonas Olsson before lifting the ball past Foster. Moyes wrote to United supporters earlier this week thanking them for their patience during what he admitted was a far worse debut season than he ever expected. The 2-0 defeat at Olympiacos had deflated the confidence of the most optimistic United fans, but on Saturday morale was raised at The Hawthorns following this encouraging display. Manchester United fans were given something to cheer about after David Moyes’ men strolled to an easy 3-0 victory against West Brom. Press Associationlast_img read more

  • Cleverley boosts Villa survival

    first_img The goal sapped West Ham’s confidence and highlighted why they have not won on the road in the league since beating West Brom 2-1 in December. They tried to unsettle Villa with their physicality – Amalfitano was involved in a spat with Cleverley – but the hosts remained calm. Boss Sam Allardyce reacted by replacing the ineffective Kevin Nolan and Amalfitano with Alex Song and Nene at the break. And instantly the visitors were brighter and Nene drilled over from 25-yards on 50 minutes as they searched for the equaliser. It was a warning for Villa and N’Zogbia hit the side netting four minutes later but the Hammers were noticeably brighter. Given turned Collins’ header over on 59 minutes as they began to see more of the ball with Villa struggling to recreate their first half dominance. Valencia had the ball in the net with 24 minutes left, heading in Downing’s cross, but was offside as Villa’s nerves grew and they began to sit deeper. Gabby Agbonlahor replaced N’Zogbia as Sherwood looked for another outlet and Villa almost added to their lead at the death. Ashley Westwood scuffed a shot wide with five minutes left and Agbonlahor wasted a golden chance in injury time to seal it. The substitute raced onto a long ball with Reece Burke covering but the Villa man still managed to get a shot away with just Adrian to beat but fired wide. Adrian also denied Cleverley, beating the midfielder’s 20-yard effort away, as Villa clinched the points. The midfielder scored his third goal in three games to move Villa four points clear of the Barclays Premier League drop zone in a pulsating relegation scrap. Sunderland’s early win at Everton had piled the pressure on Tim Sherwood’s side but they kept their cool during a composed first half to wrap up the points. Tom Cleverley handed Aston Villa a massive survival boost as they hung on to beat West Ham 1-0. Press Association Villa are 14th with just two games left but hold a crucial cushion over Hull, who occupy the final drop spot, after the Tigers lost at home to Burnley – who were relegated. Uninspiring West Ham offered little but Shay Given did have to tip James Collins’ header over in the second half as their wait for an away win continues. Both sides were unchanged as the Hammers chased their first away league victory in 11 games but it was Villa who made the brighter start. Leandro Bacuna had Adrian scrambling with a free kick which whistled over before the keeper pushed Cleverley’s smart volley away after 12 minutes. Christian Benteke, April’s Barclays Premier League Player of the Month, then missed his kick from Jores Okore’s knockdown. In contrast, the Hammers failed to find any early rhythm as Ron Vlaar and Okore kept lone frontman Enner Valencia quiet. Morgan Amalfitano and Stewart Downing also failed to threaten with the Hammers looking one-dimensional and Villa took advantage as Jack Grealish conjured up some magic to gift Cleverley the opener. Charles N’Zogbia found Grealish on the left and the 19-year-old tricked his way to the byline, brushing off a half-hearted challenge from Downing, to square for Cleverley to tap in from four yards. last_img read more

  • South Florida Baker Wins 10K in Christmas Cookie Challenge

    first_imgA Florida native is getting national recognition for her baking skills, especially Christmas cookies. Stephanie Torres, this week, won The Food Network’s ‘Christmas Cookie Challenge,’ which comes with a $10-thousand prize. Stephanie Bruce-Torres and host Eddie Jackson during the first challenge, as seen on Christmas Cookie ChallengeThe challenges Torres and the other bakers faced included turning cookies into Christmas cards and tree toppers.She says the experience was surreal, and she thanks her family and friends for encouraging her to go for it. Torres graduated from Pensacola’s Tate High School in 2009, and she now has her own business in South Florida. According to her website, Torres was a culinary specialist in the U.S. Coast Guard for six years.She left the service when her daughter was born and now runs the Little Love Cookie Company, currently based in Hialeah, Florida.Her husband is still active duty. One cookie pictured on her website includes the message “Home is where the Coast Guard sends us.”last_img read more

  • Malachi Richardson resurfaces, scores 17 points in win over Colgate

    first_img Published on December 8, 2015 at 10:40 pm Contact Jesse: jcdoug01@syr.edu | @dougherty_jesse Michael Gbinije picked up his dribble on the left wing and Malachi Richardson was exactly where he was supposed to be. Trailing the fast break down the middle of the court. Chopping his steps so he could set up comfortably behind the 3-point line.Gbinije swung Richardson the ball, and he stared down the defender in front of him. Then he made a hard jab step with his right foot before taking one dribble to his left and stroking a 3.The make trimmed Colgate’s lead to one at a non-critical juncture — the 16:57 mark of the first half in a game that was unexciting throughout. But for Richardson, it was far more than a tiny dent on the scoreboard.“For me, making shots period, it does something for me,” Richardson said. “… Coming out early I wanted to get my jump shot going and I think I did a good job of that.”Before Syracuse (7-2) beat Colgate (2-6) 78-51 on Tuesday night, Richardson had made 3-of-20 3s in his last three games after shooting 41.9 percent from deep in the Orange’s first five. But the freshman broke his slump with a career-high 17 points against the Raiders, making 4-of-10 3s and adding five rebounds and three assists to his line.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textRichardson’s increased production — he scored a combined 10 total points in losses to Wisconsin and Georgetown last week — helped SU snap a two-game skid and was a product of his unwavering confidence.“Malachi’s got like the (Gerry McNamara) effect,” said Mike Hopkins, who filled in for SU head coach Jim Boeheim for the second of nine games. “Where if you miss nine he felt like he was making the next nine, and that’s the kind of shooter that you want. You want the guy that if they’re open they’re going to knock it down.”After getting home from Washington D.C., Richardson said he spent extra time in the gym over the last few days. That included extra shots with McNamara, who coaches the Orange guards — the former Syracuse star was in Richardson’s ear at practice on Monday. After missing two straight shots in a drill, Richardson slammed the ball off the Carrier Dome floor.So when the team started playing five-on-five in the half court, McNamara urged Richardson to have his feet ready to shoot on every play. He caught a pass from the wing and hit a 3. Then he went off the dribble from the right wing and hit one fading toward the corner. Soon, Richardson’s shots were pouring in and he looked at McNamara and smirked.Practice translated to the first half on Tuesday, when Richardson hit 3-of-7 from long range to snap out of his shooting funk.“Malachi is another weapon that we have, and when he gets going, when any of us get going, we’re a better team,” SU shooting Trevor Cooney said. “Especially when all of us get going, we’re a pretty good offensive team.”That’s what happened Tuesday, when Richardson and Gbinije each scored a game-high 17 and Cooney finished with 14. The trio combined to make 12 of the Orange’s 14 3s, which allowed Syracuse to space the floor from three spots and draw Colgate’s compact matchup zone away from the paint. And when the Raiders extended its pressure to the perimeter in the second half, Richardson attacked the rim and padded his point total at the foul line.For two games, Richardson’s jump shots fell short of the hoop while Syracuse fell short of its opponents. On Tuesday, the Orange’s offensive versatility resurfaced as its versatile freshman scorer woke up. Richardson is only nine games into his college career, but his contributions to a mercurial offense are already heavily affecting SU’s results.“It’s just basketball,” Richardson said. “I’m going to make shots and I’m going to miss them.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

  • England beaten by France

    first_imgStuart Lancaster’s much-changed side lost their second warm-up match against France 25-20 in Paris last night.Scotland have a victory though, after winning 16-12 away to Italy.last_img