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Spain virus death toll tops 4,000

first_imgPrime Minister Pedro Sanchez, whose wife is infected with the virus, has said this is the country’s most difficult moment since its 1936-39 civil war.”Only the oldest, who knew the hardships of the civil war and its aftermath, can remember collective situations that were harsher than the current one. The other generations in Spain have never, ever had to face as a collective something so hard,” he said when he imposed the state of emergency on March 14.Spain’s demographics partly explain why it has been one of the worst-affected nations. The country has one of the longest life expectancies in Europe and the pandemic has taken a high toll on its large elderly population, who are especially vulnerable to the disease. The coronavirus death toll in Spain surged to 4,089 after 655 people died within 24 hours, the health ministry said on Thursday.It was a 19 percent increase on figures released Wednesday by the authorities in Spain, which has the world’s second highest death toll from the disease after Italy.The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 rose to 56,188, the ministry said. Topics :center_img Despite a national lockdown imposed on March 14, which parliament on Thursday agreed to extend until April 11, both deaths and infections have continued to mount, with officials warning this week would be particularly bad. But the rise in the number of new deaths was smaller than that recorded on Wednesday when the figure rose by 738 or 27 percent.Health authorities are hoping it will soon become clear whether the lockdown is having the desired effect.The Madrid region has suffered the brunt of the epidemic with 17,166 infections — just under a third of the total — and 2,090 deaths, or 51 percent of the national figure. last_img read more

Villa World will rejuvenate a wetlands reserve as a showpiece for Arundel Springs

first_imgThe regenerated nature reserve and wetland will create a natural backdrop along Arundel Springs Ave.A NEGLECTED strip of Gold Coast wetland will be converted into a nature reserve as part of a 25ha residential project.Developer Villa World has announced that the wetlands will become the “spectacular centrepiece” for its Arundel Springs estate.The Arundel reach of the Coombabah Lakelands Conservation Area — which is home to a diverse range of natural species including a large population of kangaroos — has been locked away from public view for decades under private ownership as one of the Gold Coast’s last working dairy farms.Villa World CEO and managing director Craig Treasure said that since buying the Greenacre Drive infill site from the O’Brien family in 2016, Villa World had created a masterplan to include extensive public space directly fronting the Coombabah Wetlands.“Villa World sees this development as a major opportunity to both provide recreational amenities for the local community and to revive an area that has lain waste through years of neglect,” Mr Treasure said.“The area is overgrown with introduced weeds and is choked with sediment. We plan to extensively clean it up and add new plantings in line with council requirements to create a beautiful natural environment for everyone to enjoy. We have been working closely with the City of Gold Coast which has been very supportive of this initiative.”More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North12 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoThe first lots at Arundel Springs will be released later this year.The upgrade will include new bike and walking paths to connect landscaped parks and amenities within the Arundel Springs community. There will also be a series of resident access points to the nature reserve and viewing decks. Mr Treasure said the regenerated nature reserve and wetland would create a natural backdrop along Arundel Springs Ave — the main access route through Arundel Springs.“Villa World has designed Arundel Springs as an interactive environment to encourage play and recreation within the natural and urban spaces we’re creating,” he said.“The public spaces are designed to have minimal impact on the Coombabah Wetlands, while creating a distinctive and functional environment for the public. This will provide a spectacular centrepiece to the Arundel Springs project, which is currently Villa World’s flagship development on the Gold Coast.”On completion, Arundel Springs will comprise 306 residential lots and about 80 town homes. The project is expected to create around 1500 jobs during its staged development.Arundel Springs is scheduled for release in the first half of this year with lots ranging from 300sq m to 811sq m.“Arundel Springs is a community that will appeal to young couples, families and active retirees looking to build their dream home,” Mr Treasure said.last_img read more

Interstate investors snapping up townhouses in blue chip suburb

first_img“There is a mix of owner occupiers and investors, families, first homeowners, upsizers and downsizers,” he said.“Many have come from nearby suburbs. “We liked this site because it is well-serviced by schools, retail and transport and is close to the city.”Trend consists of 36 townhouses – 31 with four bedrooms and five townhouses with three bedrooms. Each one has two carparks. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours agoPrices start from $545,000. The townhouses also come with 2.5 bathrooms, two car spaces, quality finishes, open-plan living spaces and private courtyards.Everton Park, which is 9km from the CBD, has previously been labelled an “emerging blue chip suburb” by developers working in the area.The median house sales price is currently $602,000, according to CoreLogic. For units, it is $435,000.Mr Cawley said their “keenly priced” townhouses offered a happy-medium between a house and a unit, and were being constructed in an area where infill sites were becoming harder to find.“It is that perfect wedge between a detached house and an apartment,” he said.Mr Cawley said investors who had bought into the development were also recognising their value for money, with the majority coming from Sydney and Melbourne. Going forward, Keystone Urban Developments will continue its focus on the northern suburbs, with construction underway and more than 50 per cent of townhouses sold at its Vue Taigum development.Evoke McDowall is also expected to be launched soon, with Echelon Bridgeman Downs scheduled for next year.The company has also completed two northside residential developments – Vogue Aspley and Northpoint Carseldine. Trend Everton ParkDescribed as a “city fringe paradise”, Trend Everton Park is proving popular with buyers wanting a new home with an affordable price tag close to the city. Civil works are almost complete, with construction of the 36 townhouses expected to be finished by the end of the year.Keystone Urban Developments managing director Brendan Cawley said 55 per cent of the townhouses had now sold to a range of buyers.last_img read more

Free cone day at Dairy Queen

first_imgBATESVILLE, Ind. — Monday (3/20) is the first day of spring, and Dairy Queen wants to help you celebrate it with Free Cone Day.Monday at participating restaurants, each customer can get a free cone in honor of Children’s Hospitals Week and the first day of spring.Dairy Queen says this is the third year for free cones, and they hope to encourage customers donate to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.last_img

Guest stars shine at Luxemburg

first_imgBy Tom WagnerLUXEMBURG, Wis. (July 3) – They may have been visitors, guests or spoilers, but by the end of the night, you could call them winners, too.Keeping with the theme of 4th of July road trips, visiting teams nearly dominated victory lane Fri­day night at the Luxemburg Speedway.Once the green flag flew, that was pretty much the last the rest of the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified field saw of Erik Mahlik.The focus shifted to second, with Josh Long grabbing the position from James Tebon at the mid-point.  Long did solidify his hold on the spot, but without a caution, had no chance to real in the departed Mahlik.The night’s closest feature finish came in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars as Jeremy Jauquet sur­vived a wild final corner scramble to record his first feature win in the division.He took the lead on lap one, but was literally under pressure every lap and ultimately prevailed in a three-wide race to the finish line.One driver who didn’t follow the night’s script was Marcus Moede in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks. He took the lead from Dean Anhalt early en route to his first Luxemburg win of the sea­son. In the process, he was able to chip a few points away from division leader Dan VanPay’s advantage in the title chase.last_img read more

Selinsgrove checkers give Duke PASS weekend sweep

first_imgReinhardt and Prutzman held onto second and third.  Reinhardt, making only his second start of the year, led for most of the race although he was chal­lenged early by Kepner. By Frank Buhrman  “The track didn’t slick off quite as much as I thought it would for the feature,” Duke said in victory lane, “so we were a little tight at the beginning, but the longer we ran, the better we got. Those guys started coming back to me a little bit, and my eyes got a little bit bigger, and we went after them, and we were lucky enough to pull it off.”  SELINSGROVE, Pa. (July 27) – Ken Duke Jr. capped a perfect racing weekend with a late pass for the lead and his second straight hometown victory in Saturday’s 20-lap Pennsylvania Sprint Series feature at Selinsgrove Speedway. The Selinsgrove IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car win followed Duke’s victory Friday at Clinton County Motor Speedway and was his seventh of the year in PASS competition; he also has won with the Laurel Highlands Sprint Series. center_img The remaining three contenders battled until lap 12, when Duke got around Prutzman for second on lap 12. Once Duke got by Reinhardt he never looked back, stretching his winning margin to 4.035 seconds by the checkered flag.  Feature results – 1. Ken Duke Jr.; 2. Tyler Reinhardt; 3. Keith Prutzman; 4. Devin Adams; 5. Doug Dodson; 6. Dave Brown; 7. Cale Reigle; 8. Dylan Proctor; 9. Larry McVay; 10. Landon Price; 11. Jake Frye; 12. Dylan Shatzer; 13. Dave Wickham; 14. Mike Alleman; 15. Jimmy White; 16. Kyle Keen; 17. Ian Cumens; 18. Dave Graber; 19. Erin Statler; 20. Domenic Melair; 21. Col­ton Hoover; 22. Will Brunson; 23. Dan Leaper; 24. Wally Eshenaur; 25. Josh Spicer; 26. Kruz Kep­ner Ken Duke Jr. completed a weekend sweep with the Saturday night Pennsylvania Sprint Series checkers at Selinsgrove Speedway. (Photo by Christi Baker) “Those guys” referred to in Duke’s comments were polesitter Tyler Reinhardt, Kruz Kepner and Keith Prutzman, who were all involved in the battle for the lead.last_img read more

Area Basketball Scores (1-18)

first_imgArea Basketball ScoresFriday  (1-18)Boys ScoresBatesville  72     Franklin County  35Milan  75     South Ripley  59Oldenburg  46     Indy Lutheran  37Morristown  64     North Decatur  51South Decatur  52     Centerville  47Rising Sun  54     Switz. County  45Rushville  60     Northeastern  53SW-Hanover  66     Christian Academy  44Hauser  77     Waldron  64SW-Shelby  56     Edinburgh  46Floyd Central  65     Jennings County  40Union County  57     Tri  37Girls ScoresSouth Ripley  54     Milan  40Triton Central  68     Lawrenceburg  58Pendleton Heights  53     Connersville  42SW-Shelby  60     Edinburgh  57last_img

Galatasaray offer €10m for Onyekuru

first_imgRelatedPosts Super Eagles soar on FIFA ranking FIFA ranking: Nigeria moves up by two spots, now world 29th Omeruo welcomes second child Turkish super Lig champions Galatasaray have reportedly expressed their desire to sign Nigeria International, Henry Onyekuru, on a permanent deal from French Ligue 1 side, AS Monaco.According to Fanatik, Galatasaray is looking to buy the Super Eagles forward for a fee around €8 million to €10 million, but the Turkish super Lig giants are looking to sell some of their fringe players to finance the move. Greek giants Olympiacos is also interested in signing Onyekuru this summer.The 23-year-old Nigeria international struggled for regular playing time at AS Monaco with the likes of Wissam Ben Yedder, Islam Slimani and Gelson Martins ahead of him in the packing order.The Versatile winger rejoined Galatasaray on loan in January and scored one goal in seven Turkish super Lig appearances for Galatasaray before the season was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.Tags: AS MonacoFanatikGalatasaraySuper EaglesWissam Ben Yedderlast_img read more

Moyes praise for Martinez

first_img They were unhappy with the manner of his departure and following that were less than impressed when Moyes attempted to sign Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini, a pursuit that wasn’t completed until the latter man changed clubs for £27.5million on deadline day. “My contract was running out and I only found out about the Manchester United job four weeks before the end of the season,” said Moyes. “If you said how you would leave a club, I don’t know if I could have done it any better. I don’t know if anybody could. “At the first right opportunity I tried to speak to Bill Kenwright and that is how we handled it.” Yet he accepts the reception he receives from the visiting fans may not be entirely positive. “It could be mixed,” he said. “They know their football and understand exactly where their club has gone. “More importantly, they understand the players who are in their team. I brought the majority in and they will understand there are a lot of good players. But it is football and you never know.” Fellaini has yet to impress his new club’s supporters and is still to score, despite hitting the net on a regular basis at Everton. But Moyes is not concerned, adding: “It is the same settling-in process that most Manchester United players go through. “I don’t think it is just Marouane or David Moyes. It is players joining this club. “Obviously there will be players who hit the ground running and can go right in but there will be others who take a little bit of time. “There have been quite a few of those here.” Moyes can certainly do without dropping more points after successive draws at Cardiff and Tottenham. Yet, for all the scrutiny on him, the Scot would not wish to be anywhere else. “I knew the enormity of the job at Manchester United. It hasn’t changed for me at all,” he said. “It is the biggest job and for me personally it is a great challenge.” Moyes went on to confirm that striker Robin van Persie “has a chance” of being fit after sitting out three games with a combination of groin and toe problems. Martinez insists that the champions hold no fear for his players and he will not compromise his side’s style at Old Trafford. The Spaniard’s brand of attacking football has brought a new lease of life to the team since he took over from Moyes and in the last couple of weeks – in particular the thrilling 3-3 Merseyside derby and the 4-0 rout of Stoke – the Toffees have been relentless in their approach. Martinez sees no reason why they cannot take that attitude to Old Trafford, a ground where they have not won since 1992, or even to league leaders Arsenal on Saturday as they seek to end an unwanted record against the top sides. “If we want to do something special this season we need to break that mentality of going to the big grounds and not being able to get good wins,” he said. “If you look at the last 10 years we have never beaten Manchester United or Arsenal or Chelsea or Liverpool at their own grounds and that for us is something we need to address. “We need to make sure we are ourselves, we need to know exactly how we are going to play and who we are. “It doesn’t matter who you are playing against or where you are playing you need to be able to perform with great standards and that is a fantastic test and challenge to have on Wednesday.” With Moyes not enjoying an entirely smooth start to his reign, Martinez’s side head down the East Lancs Road three places above their north-west rivals. And Moyes knows what a positive impression Martinez has made since his own move from Wigan. “He is doing a very good job,” said Moyes. “He has very good players there. I always told them they could play without a manager because they are very well organised. “But Roberto is doing a really good job keeping it going.” As Moyes knows to his cost, Everton have not won at Old Trafford for over two decades, a record he will attempt to stop Martinez ending on Wednesday night. “Old Trafford has always been a difficult place for anyone to play,” he said. “That is why we have been disappointed with some of our own results there. “No-one sees Manchester United away as an easy fixture.” Despite his outstanding efforts on behalf of the Blues, Moyes’ time at the club is not entirely remembered with affection by some Evertonians. Manchester United manager David Moyes has paid tribute to his Everton successor Roberto Martinez as the two sides prepare to meet for the first time since the Scot swapped Goodison Park for Old Trafford in the summer. Press Associationlast_img read more

FBI joins search for missing newborn baby

first_imgAccording to The Miami Herald, the FBI has joined the search for a newborn baby who disappeared after his mother, grandmother and great-grandmother were fatally shot in South Florida.Miami-Dade police say Andrew Caballeiro was only a week old when his father, 49-year-old Ernesto Caballeiro, kidnapped him last month and was a suspect for the triple murder.Police later found Caballeiro dead in his car from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound north of Tampa.Officials continue to search for baby Andrew.Search for Baby Andrew Continues after Four relatives Die in Triple murder, Suicidelast_img