Trump unveils plans to stem coronavirus spread and economic impact

first_imgUnited States President Donald Trump announced several measures on Wednesday evening to combat the spread of the coronavirus within the United States and limit its economic impact on Americans.Below is a summary of the measures.TRAVEL The United States will suspend all travel from Europe to the United States for 30 days starting on Friday, Trump said, adding there will be exemptions for Americans who have undergone screenings. Trump said the travel restrictions do not apply to the United Kingdom.He said in a tweet that trade will not be affected by the travel curbs, apparently rolling back on comments he made in a speech earlier in the evening. “The restriction stops people not goods,” he said in the tweet.TAXESTrump said he was instructing the Treasury Department to defer tax payments without interest or penalties for certain individuals and businesses negatively impacted, saying it would provide more than $200 billion of additional liquidity to the economy.LOANSTrump said he was ordering the Small Business Administration to provide capital and liquidity to firms affected by the coronavirus by providing low-interest loans to small businesses in affected states and territories, effective immediately.Topics :last_img read more

Heir to Peabody fortune sells Brisbane trophy home

first_img Demand for buying property off the plan spikes This house at 89 Longman Tce, Chelmer, has just sold.Mr Peabody famously stepped in to help his son out after the closure of his dining empire.“This is not a fire sale,” TJ Peabody said at the time of listing.“I don’t have to sell and there’s no pressure from my father but I want to do it.”Matt Lancashire of Ray White New Farm negotiated the sale with his colleague Meaghan Bakker, but declined to comment on the sale price when contacted by The Courier-Mail, except to say that it had broken the suburb record.Inside the house at 89 Longman Tce, Chelmer.The previous record sale in Chelmer was $6.6 million for 39 Laurel Avenue in 2010.Mr Lancashire also asked to respect the privacy of the purchaser, who is understood to be from Brisbane.He said confidence remained high in the property sector despite the physical distancing rules and he was continuing to record outstanding sales amid the ever changing landscape.“The top end of the market is actually doing really well,” Mr Lancashire said.“There’s been some significant changes in the way we practice real estate, however, in the top end of town, I have had more inquiries since the Coronavirus, so the market hasn’t stalled — there are still buyers buying and sellers selling.”The house has an epic wine cellar. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market9 hours ago So far this year, Mr Lancashire has negotiated four residential sales over $5 million and two over $10 million.The property at 89 Longman Tce is one of the city’s most enviable trophy homes, boasting seven bedrooms and seven bathrooms.The classic, American-style house sits on a huge, 2400 sqm block of riverfront land, with two separate guesthouses.The American style kitchen in the house at 89 Longman Tce.Features include a championship-sized tennis court, a heated swimming pool and a private pontoon with power and water.There is also a billiard room with a bar, a climate-controlled 1200-bottle wine cellar and an outdoor kitchen with a built-in barbecue.The property won Masters Builders House of the Year in 2009.TJ Peabody closed two of his Brisbane restaurants — Nativo Kitchen & Bar and Burnt Ends — in 2018.Terrance “TJ” Peabody, son of millionaire Terry Peabody, has sold his riverside mansion at Chelmer. Photo:Lyndon Mechielsen. MORE: House of the year blazes on the market This property belonging to TJ Peabody at 89 Longman Tce, Chelmer, has just sold.THE heir to one of Australia’s biggest fortunes has sold his lavish Brisbane riverfront estate for a new suburb record, proving there’s still big money changing hands at the top end of town.Failed restaurateur TJ Peabody announced in August that he was putting the property at 89 Longman Tce, Chelmer, on the market to repay his father — richlister Terry Peabody.Terry Peabody’s wealth is estimated to be $584 million, through his stakes in Craggy Range wines and waste management firm Transpacific Industries.last_img read more

Public Support for UK Offshore Wind Reaches All-Time High

first_imgOfficial UK government statistics have shown that the public support for offshore wind is at its highest recorded level since the tracker began in 2012, reaching 83%. The previous record of 80% support for offshore wind was set last May, RenewableUK said.According to the latest wave of the government’s Energy and Climate Change Public Attitudes Tracker, support for using renewable energy has reached a record high of 85%, an increase from 79% in the last survey published in February.The previous record of 82% was set in April 2013 and reached again in November last year.The latest poll has also shown that the levels of public support for onshore wind and marine energy are also at an all-time high.75% of people said renewable industries and developments provide economic benefits to the UK. Two in three said they would be happy to have a large-scale renewable energy development in their area.“Today’s survey shows record levels of public support for onshore wind, offshore wind, wave and tidal energy,” RenewableUK’ Executive Director Emma Pinchbeck said.”People are happy to have big projects in their own areas – and they strongly feel Government should be building more cheap, reliable, renewable energy here in the UK. It’s great that our industry is winning the global race for clean energy, and to see that the British public is cheering them on.”last_img read more

Guimaras readies COVID-19 quarantine sites in 5 towns

first_img“Based on the experiences of othercountries, this (situation) is hard. So, we are doing this to avoid communitytransmission,” Gumarin stressed. Meanwhile, Gumarin said that two ofthose PUIs had mild manifestations and are on strict home quarantine, one wasdischarged from the Nueva Valencia District Hospital and the other two, whowere also admitted, are now in stable condition. The respective municipalities willprovide food and water to the PUMs and personnel of the provincial governmentduring their stay in the quarantine sites. He appealed to the Guimarasnons tocooperate with the government and health personnel in keeping the islandprovince free from COVID-19.(With areport from PNA/PN) The town of Nueva Valencia, on the otherhand, identified its regional evacuation center in Barangay Poblacion as itsquarantine facility, while Sibunag town designated its evacuation center inBarangay Dasal as the same. As of March 24, this province has atotal of 702 PUMs under home quarantine and five PUIs. Jordan town’s quarantine facility is atits municipal gym in Barangay Poblacion, Buenavista town has two, which arelocated in the evacuation center of Barangay New Poblacion and in the GuimarasState College Agri-Eco Hotel in Barangay McLain. San Lorenzo town, meanwhile,has the Dr. Catalino Gallego Nava Memorial High School in Barangay Constanciaas its quarantine area. 137 of the PUMs are in Buenavista; 144in Jordan; 224 in Nueva Valencia; 117 in San Lorenzo; and 80 in Sibunag.center_img “If he or she progresses to PUI,experience difficulty in breathing, our advance quarantine area for him or heris in Nueva Valencia District Hospital,” Gumarin said. On the other hand, a PUM who completesthe quarantine period without showing symptoms of the disease will be given acertification by their respective municipal health offices. According to him, the said quarantineareas, which are equipped with beds, foams, pillows, chairs, comfort rooms,barricades, among others, will start accommodating PUM’s on March 27. ILOILO City – In order to prevent thespread of the coronavirus disease 2019 in the province of Guimaras, five of itsmunicipalities have already been identified as quarantine areas for personsunder monitoring (PUMs), Gov. Samuel Gumarin said. When a PUM in a quarantine area willprogress as a person under investigation (PUI), he/she will be transferred tothe Nueva Valencia District Hospital. In an effort to suppress the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019, the province of Guimaras readies its quarantine areas for persons under monitoring (PUMs) in its five municipalities. As of March 24, this province has a total of 702 PUMs and five persons under investigation. PROVINCE OF GUIMARASlast_img read more

Free COVID testing at Wells Recreation Center Thursday

first_imgIn partnership with the Health Care District of Palm Beach County, the Wells Recreation Center will be hosting a pop-up coronavirus testing site.The testing is free for all Palm Beach County residents with or without symptoms and no appointment is necessary.Officials will also be able to accommodate those who choose to walk-up or drive-in.Those who are interested in being tested will need to bring a photo I.D. You will also be required to wear a face mask and practice social distancing.The Wells Recreation Center is located right across from City Hall.For more information, call 561-642-1000.last_img read more

Anderson joins the 500 Club

first_img(REUTERS) – England’s James Anderson became the sixth bowler and first Englishman to take 500 Test wickets when he clean-bowled West Indies’ Kraigg Brathwaite for four on day two of the third Test at Lord’s on Thursday.Anderson began the match on 497 and took the wickets of Brathwaite and Kyle Hope before Ben Stokes ran through the visitors in the first innings with a six-wicket spell.After England were bowled out for 194 yesterday, giving them a lead of 71, Anderson took the new ball again and produced an unplayable inswinger to reach the milestone in style.The 35-year-old received a standing ovation as he joined Sri Lanka’s off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan (800), Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne (708), Indian leg-spinner Anil Kumble (619), Australian paceman Glenn McGrath (563) and West Indies quickie Courtney Walsh (519) in the 500 Club.last_img read more

A Goalkeeper Scores Late Goal for Club’s First Point

first_imgBenevento goalkeeper Alberto Brignoli scored an injury-time equaliser against AC Milan to earn his team the first Serie A point in their history.The keeper, on loan from Juventus, headed in Danilo Cataldi’s free-kick to end a record-breaking run of 14 defeats. Milan led through Giacomo Bonaventura before George Puscas equalised.Nikola Kalinic headed Milan ahead again and they had Alessio Romagnoli sent off before Brignoli’s late leveller.“I’m not just happy for me but for everyone,” Brignoli said. “We’ve lost so many games undeservedly with goals in the 90th minute but now it’s our turn to celebrate.“It’s a dream to be in Serie A although we hoped that it would have turned out better than this. There was nothing to lose. I just closed my eyes and jumped. It was a goalkeeper’s goal, not a forward’s goal.”Milan, who drop to eight, sacked manager Vincenzo Montella earlier this week and replaced him with youth-team boss Gennaro Gattuso.“We have a long way to go and a lot to improve,” said Gattuso. “We are licking our wounds. We will work to improve the fitness levels and mentality, but I cannot reproach my players for anything today.”Serie A debutants Benevento – who were in the third tier in 2015-16 – had lost more games at the start of a season than any team in history from Europe’s top five leagues.Brignoli is the first goalkeeper to score in Serie A since Massimo Taibi for Reggina against Udinese in 2001.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Solvay boys hoops falls to Lowville in Class B final

first_img Tags: boys basketballSolvay A special group of seniors at Solvay High School reversed nearly two decades of decline to bring the football program back to the top of the Section III ranks.And they nearly did the same thing with a basketball program absent a sectional championship for 25 years.Ultimately, it took Lowville, the defending champions and no. 1-ranked team in the state, to thwart the basketball version of the Bearcats in Saturday’s sectional Class B final at SRC Arena.Competitive for a long while in this game, Solvay could not overcome its own foul trouble and the relentless attack of the Red Raiders, who pulled away late to prevail 71-50.The Bearcats were not the only team on the court that had enjoyed gridiron glory in the fall as the core of Lowville’s lineup featured stars of its sectional class C football championship side.Yet the Red Raiders enjoyed a greater reputation on the hardwood, nearly winning the state championship in 2019 before an epic defeat to Joe Girard III and Glens Falls in the title game in Binghamton.To have any chance, state no. 12-ranked Solvay needed a roster at full strength, which it finally got when Justin Scott, out for nearly two months, returned from a foot injury to net 19 points in the Feb. 29 sectional semifinal win over General Brown.With Scott on his way to a big first half that included 18 points, the Bearcats played on even terms the first six minutes, but like Marcellus the week before in the sectional semifinals, it fell victim to a trademark Lowville spurt.To close the first quarter, the Red Raiders took off on an 11-0 run, opened and closed by 3-pointers from Aidan Macaulay, the junior guard on his way to a team-high total of 24 points.Though the rest of the half was played on even terms, Solvay still trailed 43-31 at halftime and would need a burst of its own to make things interesting.For a moment in the third quarter, that sure seemed possible as the Bearcats put together an 11-4 burst to whittle Lowville’s margin to 47-42.Solvay’s aggression was checked, though, by having Elijah Wright and Brock Bagozzi each pick up their fourth fouls and Jaimen Bliss fouled out.Steadily, Lowville got away, with Aidan Zehr (14 points), Chad Bach (13 points) and Gavin Macaulay (10 points) also reaching double figures as Scott was contained late and finished with 20 points, Wright adding 13 points.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more

Women of Troy end two-game skid

first_imgFor the last two weeks, there has been a sense that the season hung in the balance for the USC women’s basketball team.Losing four out of five games will do that to a team. So will getting beat twice in a row on your home court. And after trailing for almost the entire first half against lowly Oregon State, the Women of Troy (14-8, 6-5) seemed closer to the precipice than they had all season.Versatility · Junior guard Briana Gilbreath, pictured here against UCLA, recorded a double-double in a winning effort against Oregon State. – Tim Tran | Daily Trojan But thanks to a dominant second half, USC righted the ship for the moment and escaped Corvallis with a 70-51 victory. The Women of Troy scored on eight of their first 10 possessions in the second half to grab a 44-42 lead they wouldn’t relinquish.Sophomore forward Christina Marinacci played a critical role for USC during the run, coming up with a pair of offensive rebounds and putbacks.After halftime, USC outscored Oregon State 44-19 cruising to a comfortable victory.  The Women of Troy shot 56 percent in the second half, compared to just 23 percent for the Beavers. USC finished the game shooting 48 percent from the field.  Oregon State ended the game shooting 30 percent.“It was just a matter of us refocusing ourselves,” said junior guard Briana Gilbreath. “[The coaches] came into the locker room and said ‘Guys, we don’t know who that is out there playing’ and we didn’t know either. We had to buckle down and come out strong.”Early on, it looked like USC was headed to its third consecutive loss. Hot outside shooting by the Beavers (8-15, 1-11), particularly by guard Alyssa Martin, helped Oregon State grab an early lead. USC trailed by double digits midway through the first half before clawing its way back into the game by halftime.At the break, Oregon State — aided by Martin’s four three-pointers — lead 32-26.  Gilbreath led USC with nine points. Freshman forward Cassie Harberts added six points and redshirt senior guard Jacki Gemelos chipped in five points off the bench for the Women of Troy.Both teams shot under 40 percent for the half, although Oregon State made seven three-pointers compared to just two from the Women of Troy. Most of the other statistics were even between the two teams.A three-pointer by junior guard Ashley Corral moved her into the record books as the 23rd player in school history to score 1,000 points for her career. Corral’s fourth trifecta of the night moved her atop the career three-pointers list, with 184.Earlier this season, Gilbreath became the 22nd player to reach 1,000 career points.“It means a lot for both of us to be in the 1,000 point club,” Gilbreath said. “It shows a lot of dedication not just to the game but to USC. I’m grateful for both of us to be in this position.”Gilbreath paced USC with 19 points and 13 rebounds. Corral added 14 points for the Women of Troy. Four other players scored at least eight points for USC. Martin led Oregon State with 18 points.With the win, USC tied with Arizona State for third place in the conference. The Women of Troy lost a heartbreaker to the Sun Devils at home last month.Next up for USC is a road date against Oregon. Tip off is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday.last_img read more

Draw made for Tipp hurling Quarter finals

first_imgThe draws for the Preliminary round and Quarter finals of the senior hurling championship were made last night. The quarter Finals sees Mid and county champions Thurles Sarsfields take on Kilruane MacDonaghs from the North of the county.Its West against Mid as Clonoulty Rossmore and Drom-Inch do battle. Loughmore Castleiney from the Mid will be up against the winners of Carrick Swans and Borris Ileigh. While finally West Tipps Eire Og Annacarty are up against Mullinahone from the South of the county.. The games are due to take place on the weekend of September 17th.In the preliminary quarter final South champions Carrick Swans are drawn against North champions Borris Ileigh. Speaking on Extra Time ahead of last nights draw, Carrick Swans Secretary Sean Sean O’Shea told Ronan that he didn’t care who they were drawn againstAudio: Sean O’Shea 1In Intermediate Hurling: The Preliminary Quarter finals are all to be played by Wednesday the 13th Ballinahinch v Cashel King Cormac’s Drom and Inch v Gortnahoe Glengoole Kilsheelan Kilcash v Carrick Davins Moyne Templetuohy v Thurles Sarsfields Moyle Rovers v St Marys Moneygall v Kiladangan Intermediate Hurling Quarter Finals: To be played on the weekend of the 17th Moyne Templetuohy/Thurles Sarsfields v Moneygall/Kiladangan Sean Treacys v Cappawhite Moyle Rovers/St Marys v Kilsheelan Kilcash/Carrick Davins Drom and Inch/Gortnahoe Glengoole v Ballinahinch/Cashel King Cormac’s Intermediate Hurling Relegation – To commence this weekend. Roscrea applied to be relegated voluntary to junior and this was agreed by the county C.C.C. With Cashel King Cormac’s and Gortnahoe Glengoole winning their divisional championship, just three teams remain to play in a league system with the bottom team relegated. The following was the draws. Round 1 Boherlahan Dualla v Galtee Rovers Round 2 Galtee Rovers v Lattin Cullen Gaels Round 3 Lattin Cullen Gaels v Boherlahan Dualla The draws for the senior football preliminary quarter finals and the quarter finals will be made next week.last_img read more