Boris Johnson Recovers, Returns to Face Growing Virus Issues in Britain

first_imgMeanwhile, the U.K. announced 413 more virus-related deaths on Sunday.Opposition politicians argue that Britain’s death toll could have been lower if Johnson’s Conservative government had imposed a nationwide lockdown sooner.They are also demanding to know when and how Johnson’s government will ease the restrictions that were imposed March 23 and are scheduled to run through at least May 7.However, Raab says there will be no major sudden change to the restrictions.“We won’t just have this binary easing up of measures. We will end up moving to a new normal,” he told the BBC. “We need to take a sure-footed step forward which protects life but also preserves our way of life. So we are very focused on doing the homework that can allow us to do that.”Scientists say the U.K. has reached the peak of the pandemic but is not yet completely out of danger.The number of people hospitalized there with COVID-19 is declining, and the number of daily deaths peaked on April 8.Still, with hundreds of new deaths being announced each day, some health experts believe that Britain could eventually have the highest virus death toll from coronavirus in Europe. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is getting back to work after battling a coronavirus infection that recently put him in intensive care.Johnson’s office said he will be back at his desk in 10 Downing St. on Monday, two weeks after he being released from a London hospital.Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who has been filling in for the prime minister, says that Johnson is “raring to go.”Britain has recorded 20,732 deaths among people hospitalized with COVID-19, making it the fifth country in the world to surpass 20,000 deaths.The 55-year-old Johnson spent a week at St. Thomas’ Hospital, including three nights in intensive care, where he was given oxygen and monitored by medical workers.He was last seen publicly through a video message he released thanking the hospital’s staff after leaving the hospital on April 12.Johnson continued his recovered at Chequers, the prime minister’s country retreat outside London.It is hard to find the words to express my debt to the NHS for saving my life.The efforts of millions of people across this country to stay home are worth it. Together we will overcome this challenge, as we have overcome so many challenges in the past. #StayHomeSaveLives pic.twitter.com/HK7Ch8BMB5— Boris Johnson #StayHomeSaveLives (@BorisJohnson) April 12, 2020last_img read more

Lagos Sports Commission Targets More International Events

first_imgExecutive Chairman of the Lagos State Sports Commission, Dr Kweku Tandoh, and the Director-General of the commission, Mr. Tunde Bank- Anthony, have called on national sports federations in the country to approach the commission to host more international championships and games in Lagos.Tandoh disclosed that aside from the availability of the international standard facilities across the state, the Lagos State government has a long-standing policy to help improve sports in the state and in Nigeria as a whole.The Lagos Sports Commission boss, said yesterday at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos, that the hosting of international competitions over the years in Lagos has been very productive touching a lot of lives and helping to uplift the profile of national team athletes in the various sports the state hosted in the past. He added: “The effects of hosting international competitions in Lagos have been all encompassing, transcending giving the state’s and national athletes desired international points to help their careers at the continental and world levels.“It has also, by extension, impacted on the morals and economic lives of Lagosians.“We have seen more youthful Lagosians take to sports after watching international athletes competed at the highest level. This has reflected positively on the calibre of athletes presented by Lagos at major national championships and games, majority of whom had been young and vibrant athletes who went on to represent the state for many years.“On the other hand, Lagosians benefitted economically as vendors and traders made brisk profits selling their products at the venue of the competitions.”The Director-General of the Lagos Sports Commission, Mr. Tunde Bank-Anthony, advised national sports federations’ boards to approach the commission with their proposals to host international championships through the relevant Lagos sports associations for effective consideration of their proposals.”He said: “Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has included in the sports policy of the state, the effective hosting of international competitions.“In recent past, the international competitions hosted and sponsored by the Lagos Sports Commission through the state government include; the Copa Lagos Beach African Nations Cup which helped the national Super Sand Eagles to qualified for the FIFA Beach World Cup, the Lagos Squash Classics and the Lagos Badminton Classics which propelled Nigerian players to earn valuable international points, the Table Tennis Classics which saw a Nigerian, Aruna Quadri win the men’s singles title for the first time in history and the Lagos City International Marathon among other top competitions,” he concluded.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Late penalty-kick goal lifts Syracuse women’s soccer over Rhode Island

first_imgSyracuse and Rhode Island were on the verge of heading to overtime tied at zero, despite SU having dominated play.Then, in the 89th minute, a Rhode Island player brought down an Orange forward in the box and SU’s Jessica Vigna converted on the ensuing penalty kick.Behind a strong performance from the defense and goalie Courtney Brosnan, the last-minute gift on the penalty shot was all Syracuse (5-1-1) needed to break through and steal a 1-0 road win.The Orange outshot the Rams 12-6 (1-3-2) and held an advantage in shots on goal with four to Rhode Island’s three.Along with smothering the Rhode Island attack, SU’s defense looked dangerous on offense with defender Taylor Bennett continuing to put shots on net via free kicks and Vigna and Maddie Iozzi creating several chances off corner kicks.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 8, 2016 at 10:18 pm Contact Andrew: aegraham@syr.edu | @A_E_Grahamlast_img read more