First coronavirus case confirmed in Syria’s northwest: Aid groups

first_imgThe first coronavirus case was confirmed in northwest Syria on Thursday, aid workers said, raising fears for a region where hospitals lie in ruins and camps overflow with people after nearly a decade of war.Doctors have worried for months about the pandemic reaching the northwest, Syria’s last big rebel bastion, where an army offensive uprooted around a million people earlier this year.The person infected is a physician at Bab al-Hawa hospital near the Turkish border, said a report from the Assistance Coordination Unit (ACU), a group which delivers aid and belongs to the Syrian opposition. He isolated himself as soon as he showed symptoms this week and anyone who came in contact with him will be tested, said the ACU, which has received Western and Turkish Backing.Aid workers have warned that any outbreak in the crowded camps for the displaced would be lethal and fast. The tented makeshift settlements often do not have clean water, let alone space for social distancing.Test kits have also been scarce.The UOSSM medical charity, which operates in rebel territory and also reported the case, warned the virus could “spread through refugee camps like wildfire.””The medical infrastructure cannot handle the existing population needs let alone a wide spread pandemic,” it said in a statementTopics :last_img read more

2 drown in Bacolod flashflood

first_imgThe body of the 5-month-old boy, whose house was swept away in Barangay Taculing, Bacolod City on March 6, 2020, was found by a seashell gatherer the following morning in Barangay 35. Photo courtesy by Bacolod Police Station 1 Five-month-old Jake Lorence Tortogo ofPurok Malinong, Barangay Taculing was found dead along the shore of PurokMalipayon, Barangay 35 on Saturday. BACOLOD City – Two persons died inflashfloods following heavy rains here on March 6. Seven family members were able to swimto safety while Jake Lorence disappeared in the water. On March 7, 55-year-old JosephineJoven of Barangay Mandalagan was found along the Riverwalk in Barangay VistaAlegre. She was believed to be a drowning victim, too.center_img The Tortogo family’s house was near ariver that overflowed. Joven was a caretaker of a house atVilla Angela Subdivision, Barangay Vilalmonte. Witnesses said she was swept bythe strong current of the river in the barangay while crossing./PN The water swept the house away onFriday, according to Executive Assistant Jomarie Vargas, cluster headof the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office.last_img read more

Arland & Tiplix form strategic partnership

first_img Sports betting platform supplier Arland ( has formed a strategic partnership with German operator Tiplix ( launching a software solution which allows German sports clubs to launch their own white-label betting brands.The concept will allow German sports clubs to manage their own branded sportsbook utilising Arland software and Tiplix operating provisions. The sports betting solution will be made available to partners on both desktop and mobile verticals.Participating clubs will benefit from ‘risk-free’ revenues generated from their fan bases, in what Arland and Tiplix are calling an industry first for the German sports betting sector.The partnership has gained its first sports club in Regional Liga Südwest club Offenbacher Fussball-Club Kickers (commonly known as the (Offenbacher Kickers). Offenbacher fans can now place wagers via a fully brands website.Offenbacher Kickers CEO Christopher Fiori commented on joining the program “It makes me very proud that Kickers Offenbach as first movers offer their own sports betting site. Our fans can now place bets on top odds at an OFC website while supporting their team at the same time. A win-win situation for everybody.”Arland and Tiplix management have detailed that once Offenbacher Kickers are settled as partners, will announce further German sports clubs. MoneyMatrix boosts wire transfer options by integrating Klarna’s Sofort August 24, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Related Articles Share Submit Mateusz Juroszek – Non-stop STS will expand amid industry disruptions August 12, 2020 Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020last_img read more

Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake makes plea for ball he threw into stands

first_img LOOK: Dolphins keep the ‘Miami Miracle’ alive, decorate elevator with Kenyan Drake’s TD run Dolphins running back Kenyan Drake was elated after scoring the game-winning touchdown against the Patriots on Sunday.So much so, he chucked the game ball into the stands. Now, Drake is asking the lucky fan who caught it to return it. But don’t worry, that person will not leave empty-handed.“We’ve got one last home game. If they don’t have tickets already, I’ll give them tickets to the game, whatever they need,” Drake said, via The MMQB. “I’d love to have the ball back. I don’t regret throwing it, but now that I’m level-headed, I’m sitting down thinking about it, having the ball back would definitely mean a lot to me, and the team as well.” Related News Kenyan Drake on ‘Miami Miracle’: ‘I couldn’t let Gronk tackle me’center_img “I have a PSA,” Drake continued. “I threw the ball in the stands and I would love to have it back. We can make a trade. I’ve got cleats, I’ve got gloves, I’ve got a jersey, I even got tickets. Please let me know.”PSA‼️ Love to have the ball back that i threw in the stands after the touchdown yesterday. For the lucky fan in possession we can make a deal that’ll be worth your while🤞🏾— Kenyan Drake™ (@KDx32) December 10, 2018Drake ran 52 yards after receiving a lateral from wide receiver DeVante Parker, who got the ball from receiver Kenny Stills. The Dolphins late score put Miami ahead 34-33 and stopped the Patriots from clinching the AFC East in Week 14. He then took to Twitter, posting a video saying Sunday was “one of the most amazing moments” of his life.last_img read more