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Official Statistics: REACT-1 study of coronavirus transmission: September 2020 final results

first_imgREACT-1 is the largest population surveillance study being undertaken in England that examines the prevalence of the virus causing COVID-19 in the general population. It uses test results and feedback from over 150,000 participants each month.The study focuses on national, regional and local areas, as well as age, sex, ethnicity, socio-economic factors, employment type, contact with known cases, symptoms and other factors.The findings will provide the government with a better understanding of the virus’s transmission and the risks associated with different population subgroups throughout England. This will inform government policies to protect health and save lives.Read the pre-print version of this report.Read the press notice accompanying these findings.last_img read more

Betting industry asks…How long can President Trump last?

first_img StumbleUpon Submit GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 Share Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Share Related Articles With President-Elect Donald Trump taking full US Presidential duties on 20 January (inauguration date), bookmakers are wondering whether ‘The Donald’ will survive a full four-year term as leader of the United States of America.  Trump who yesterday gave his first official press conference as President-Elect, having won the US Election on 8 November reemphasized to the world’s media that he would be the USA’s ‘greatest jobs president’ uniting a deeply divided nation.Nevertheless, Trump’s easy rhetoric will be tested in the first days of his administration. The brass New Yorker has faced severe criticism of his senior cabinet appointments, his neglect of US intelligence agency reports concerning Russian US election influence and for not divesting his business interests which may cause potential conflicts of interest.Updating US political markets yesterday, Ladbrokes Politics informed that odds had hit ‘evens’ for President Trump ‘to leave office via impeachment or resignation before end of 1st term’.Furthermore, Irish bookmaker Paddy Power has opened special odds of 20/1 on ‘Trump NOT to be inaugurated on 20 January’, following this week’s ‘unverified’ allegations of Trump participating in lewd sex acts during a visit to Moscow.Trump’s incoming Presidency has been met with a number of new US political betting markets, wondering what ‘The Donald will do’. From when he will visit the UK, which Obama act he will first repeal to whether he will stick a ‘TRUMP’ sign on the Whitehouse.Ahead of Trump’s inauguration, it would be wise for bookmaker’s to remember the US 2016 Elections, in which Donald Trump was continually written off at great expense to UK bookmakers. Put simply, when it comes President Trump its only safe to say…expect the unexpected!last_img read more

Clippers take shooting guard C.J. Wilcox at No. 28 in NBA Draft

first_imgUnlike some of the players taken in the first round of Thursday’s NBA Draft, shooting guard C.J. Wilcox out of the University of Washington was stoked about the team that selected him No. 28 — the Clippers.Wilcox, of Pleasant Grove, Utah, was hanging out with family and friends in San Diego — his parents moved there about two years ago — when he got news that the Clippers were about to pick him.“Everybody was nervous until the pick happened,” he said. “We got the call a couple of minutes before and started celebrating before my name was even called. So it was a really surreal moment, but everybody’s excited and ready to get started.”Wilcox, who stayed through his senior year in college, is 6-foot-5 and a good shooter. As a senior, he averaged 18.3 points and 2.5 assists. He shot 45.3 percent from the field, 39.1 percent (90 of 230) from 3-point range. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “He’s a great shooter,” Rivers said. “You know I value shooting. You know, when you’re at 28, I don’t think you can afford to pick what needs you have. I have never thought that.”Rivers pointed to last season when he selected small forward Reggie Bullock even though that position was not a need at the time. And with shooting guards J.J. Redick and Jamal Crawford in the current fold, the Clippers didn’t necessarily need another one.“We have Jamal and J.J., but he’s the best player,” Rivers said. “I think you can always make it work whem you can get the best player. And I thought as far as shooting, in this league you need it; you can never have enough of it. I’m a big believer of it.“I thought he may have been the best shooter in the draft. If not No. 1, No. 2.”Wilcox holds the school record at Washington for made 3-pointers with 301, which is sixth in Pac-12 history. He is second all-time in scoring at UW with 1,880 points.There were several trades made on draft day, but none involved the Clippers.“The day was an interesting day,” Rivers said. “We were close to doing a couple of things, I’ll tell you that. And actually, a pick wasn’t involved. I think we would have ended up with another pick, actually, if we had done one deal.“Most deals fall apart. We didn’t have great confidence this morning when we woke up that the deal we thought we may get would happen.” Interestingly, when Rivers was asked if he could talk about who the other players were he might have picked before Wilcox, he stopped a reporter short.“No, because some are maybe still in play, so no would be the answer to that one,” he said. “You know, summertime I may tell you.”center_img Wilcox had already talked to Clippers coach Doc Rivers about what will be expected of him once the season commences.“I just talked to Doc not too long ago and defense was the first thing he brought up,” Wilcox said during a telephone interview with reporters at the Clippers’ headquarters in Playa Vista. “It’s something I’m definitely capable of doing, so you know, that comes first. Definitely, my ability to shoot the ball is going to help stretch the floor, you know, help Chris Paul and some of the other guys get going and make their jobs a little bit easier.“Kind of do my part, fill my role and go from there.”There were several players the Clippers might have picked ahead of Wilcox had they still been available. Rivers wouldn’t say specifically who they were. But the Clippers were thought to be interested in shooting guard Jordan Adams (UCLA), point guard Shabazz Napier (UConn), power forward Clint Capela (Switzerland) and shooting guard P.J. Hairston (Tex Legends, D-League). They went to Memphis (No. 22), Charlotte (No. 24), Houston (No. 25) and Miami (No. 26), respectively.However, Rivers seemed nothing but happy to get Wilcox, who was a fifth-year senior last season for the Huskies.last_img read more

Sammie beats par to be top seed at mid-amateur

first_img Cornwall’s Sammie Giles shot an impressive three-under par to lead the 32 qualifiers for the match play stages of the English women’s open mid-amateur championship at Bath Golf Club.English amateur champion Sarah-Jane Boyd – also from Cornwall – also beat par in the afternoon with a second round of one-under 71. It gave her a level par total for the day and she comfortably claimed the second qualifying place.Devon’s Jess Bradley, who reached the final of this event three years ago, was third.Other qualifiers include Somerset’s Amanda Mayne – the runner-up in the recent English senior women’s stroke play – and Gloucestershire’s Bethan Popel and Shelby Smart.Sammie (image © Leaderboard Photography) returned level par 72 in the morning round and declared during the lunch break: “There’s definitely a chance to go a few lower this afternoon.” Then, she proved herself right when she came in with a three-under 69.The 19-year-old from St Mellion has played at Bath on several previous occasions in their prestigious women’s scratch event, but she’s never managed to master the greens. Until today.“I’ve putted much better, I’ve struggled on the greens in the past because they’re really slopey, but I seem to have got their measure today,” she said. “I played really well, my short game was good and I didn’t hit it into trouble.”Sammie started with a birdie this afternoon and added more on the 10th, 15th and 18th – dropping just one shot, on the par four 16th where, uncharacteristically, she failed to get up and down.She’s now the top seed for the match play – but she refuses to be excited by the accolade. “I don’t think it really matters as long as you get through. You can qualify 32nd and still win, it’s completely open once you get through.”She added: “I’m looking forward to tomorrow. I’ll go and get some food and a good night’s sleep and see how it goes!”Her opponent in tomorrow’s first round is Sophie Stone of Studley Wood in Oxfordshire, who qualified in 32nd place.Second seed Sarah-Jane Boyd will take on Emily Mae Hall of Nottinghamshire. “I’m looking forward to the matchplay, it’ll be a change from all the stroke play that we have. You can go for it a bit more,” said Sarah-Jane.She completed her 36 holes of qualifying with a feeling of frustration. “There was lots left in the tank, I had so many chances out there inside 10ft,” she said. However, she also played some super-accurate shots, knocking a couple of approaches to within a foot of the hole.  “I played steadily, hitting lots of fairways and greens,” she added. 3 Jul 2014 Sammie beats par to be top seed at mid-amateur last_img read more

Among Fort Monmouth Developers, Three Local Residents

first_imgARTS/CULTURAL COMMUNITYSix buildings off the Fort Monmouth entrance at Oceanport Avenue in Eatontown that once served as the fort’s barracks will become a hub of arts, culture and entertainment under the vision of Kenneth Schwartz, owner of the Detour Gallery in Red Bank. Known primarily for his ownership of the area’s World Auto Group car dealerships, Schwartz has been an arts and antiques collector and patron for over 40 years.Also recognized as a philanthropist, Schwartz recently sold his auto dealerships, but retained ownership of the land. He is currently converting a former stair factory on Red Bank’s Drs. James Parker Boulevard into an additional artists’ space that will operate in conjunction with the Detour Gallery downtown on Clay Street he opened last year after two years of work to renovate a long-vacant commercial building.Schwartz’s plans to acquire the barracks and convert the 4.4-acre site into an “active arts community” have been in the works for about a year. FMERA officials said earlier this year that, while they did not initially envision such a use for the barracks, they found Schwartz’s proposals worthy of consideration. He was the sole bidder on the Semaphore Avenue location near the fort’s former marina, now redeveloped and re-opened as the waterfront Marina at Oceanport restaurant and bar that also offers small craft rentals in season. The World War II-era barracks total approximately 25,000 square feet.“I was raised in this area and wanted to do this project,” Schwartz said. “Some of the soldiers stationed here were my customers at the auto dealerships. When the fort closed it was like a cold wind came through the area; it generated a lot of nervousness. I saw the barracks they intended to rip down. I’ve been all over the world and have seen people take such sites and turn them into an arts and cultural community.” Schwartz’s plans include studios and galleries for dance, music, arts, and spaces for artists to create and show their works, augmented by classes, seminars, and other related activities. “It will be Woodstock without the pot,” he joked. FORT MONMOUTH – Among the projects moving forward on Fort Monmouth announced on Jan. 26 by the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA) are two by well-known Monmouth County residents. Dave Callahan, (left), and Chris Champeau, (right), discussed their plans to create a comprehensive sports complex at Fort Monmouth at the Marina at Oceanport on January 26.FITNESS CENTERRumson-Fair Haven High School Bulldogs basketball coaches Chris Champeau and Dave Callahan are successful high school sports instructors. Operating as FM Partners, LLC, the pair has been working to purchase the fort’s former fitness center in the Oceanport section for some three years. The sole bidders, they plan to renovate and expand the facility located on 7.75 acres.“This area needs fields and courts and the fitness center is a top-of-the-line jewel,” Champeau said. “We can accomplish what we’ve wanted to do, including a health club, programs, and athletic facilities for children through adults. We hope to employ veterans. We’re fired up that it’s going to happen.”“The fitness center is 32,000 square feet and we will add 2,000 more,” Callahan added. “There’s a pool and three acres of outdoor space for soccer and lacrosse fields. We want to work hand-in-hand with Oceanport.”“As businesses bring more employees to the fort, FMERA is excited at the prospect of having a facility to meet the fitness and recreational needs of the expanding workforce and the community at large,” FMERA Executive Director Bruce Steadman said.Related story: Coming to Fort Monmouth: Lifestyle and Retail Hub ‘Freedom Pointe’center_img Story and photos by Laura D.C. Kolnoskilast_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — LVR Junior Bombers

first_imgThe L.V. Rogers Junior Bombers were all smiles during a mid-season fieldhockey tournament. Staff and management at Mallard’s Source for Sports are about fun too. Which is why the local sports outlet selected the Junior Bombers Team of the Week. The group includes, back row, L-R, Sam Garbula, Jena Wheeldon, Danii Zak, Hailee Gerun, Katie Bow, Tara Yowek, Chiara Chirico and Anna Goeppner. Front, Lauren Walgren.last_img

RAPIDLY IMPROVING UNIQUE BELLA TAKES ON ECLIPSE CHAMP CHAMPAGNE ROOM IN GRADE II, $200,000 LAS VIRGENES STAKES ON SUNDAY

first_imgCHAMPAGNE ROOM:  Battled tested and consistent, she broke her maiden in her second start as well, in the Grade II, 6 ½ furlong Sorrento Stakes a Del Mar Aug. 6.  Subsequently third in the Grade I Del Mar Debutante Sept. 3, she was then fourth in the Grade I Chandelier Stakes here on Oct. 1, which was her first try at two turns.  Off at 33-1 in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies, she settled nicely under Mario Gutierrez and went on to a three quarter length win.  By all accounts, she’s trained very well for her return and despite her lack of recency, can be counted on for a top effort at one mile.  Owned by Sharon Alesia, Cialia Racing, LLC, Exline-Border Racing, LLC, Gulliver Racing, Christensen and Legan, Champagne Room is 5-2-1-1 with earnings of $1,286,600. THE GRADE II LAS VIRGENES STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 6 of 9 – Approximate post time 1:30 p.m. PT UNIQUE BELLA:  With her two wins from three career starts coming by a combined 17 ¾ lengths, this grey daughter of Tapit has many observers comparing her to her multiple Eclipse Award winning stablemate, 4-year-old filly, Songbird.  Owned by Don Alberto Stable and bred in Pennsylvania, she indeed has the look of something special and can be expected to show plenty of early speed under regular rider Mike Smith on Sunday.  Given her pedigree, recent graded stakes win and her high flying connections, Unique Bella should go favored over Champagne Room in the Las Virgenes on Sunday. ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 2, 2017)–Rapidly improving Unique Bella will try two turns for the first time as she takes on Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Champion Champagne Room and three other sophomore fillies at a flat mile in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Las Virgenes Stakes at Santa Anita.Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, Unique Bella comes off a stirring 7 ½ length win in the Grade II, seven furlong Santa Ynez Stakes Jan. 8, while trainer Peter Eurton’s Eclipse Champion 2-year-old Filly Champagne Room has been idle since her signature achievement in the Grade I Juvenile Fillies at a mile and a sixteenth here on Nov. 5.center_img Mopotism–Flavien Prat – 118Champagne Room–Mario Gutierrez–123Mistressofthenight–Corey Nakatani – 118Unique Bella–Mike Smith–120Miss Southern Miss–Kent Desormeaux–118 There will be a special early first post time on Big Game Sunday at Santa Anita of 11 a.m.  Admission gates will open at 9 a.m.  For scratches, changes and complete morning line information, please visit santaanita.com.last_img read more

Weather warning: Many parts of Donegal flooded

first_imgMany parts of Donegal are under water this morning following severe overnight rain.Motorists are being advised to slow down with a number of minor accidents already reported.The Harry Blaney bridge over Mulroy Bay is flooded on the Fanad side and people are advised to approach it with care. The Main Street in Newtowncunningham is also flooded and Donegal County Council are on route to unblock drains there.Other areas suffering from severe surface water include Ballybofey, Manorcunningham and on the Cstlefin to Lifford Road.Gardai are advising people to slow down when driving through water and not to take any chances.Weather warning: Many parts of Donegal flooded was last modified: March 11th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalFLOODINGrainWarningweatherlast_img read more

Brand South Africa congratulates team South Africa for their achievements in their respective sporting fields

first_imgJohannesburg, Monday 16 July 2018 – As we commemorate Nelson Mandela’s Centenary this month, the country is reminded of some of Mandela’s passions that unify citizens and contribute towards building a better world for all, one of which is sport.In the words of the great statesman, “Sports have the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire, the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sports can create hope, where there was once only despair. It is more powerful than governments in breaking down racial barriers.” Brand South Africa congratulates our sports women and men for their sporting achievements over the weekend. Sport is a great way of building the image and reputation of the nation brand and its attractiveness on a global stage. It is with this notion that the importance of good performance in sport is acknowledged as a positive construct to position the nation brand for competitive advantage.“Thank you team South Africa, the country’s prowess in sport is and continues to reach great stature because of your dedication”, said Brand South Africa’s Chief Marketing Officer Mrs Linda Magapatona-Sangaret.Some of the weekend sporting achievements include;Record-breaking tennis playoffs by Kevin Anderson, Raven Klaasen and Kgothatso Montjane at WimbledonIn golf, Justin Harding carded a one-under-par 71 to secure his maiden Asian Tour victory at the Indonesia Open and Brandon Stone for winning the Scottish Open by four strokesA first-ever win in motorsport,for Brad Binder at the Moto2 race in Germany at the Sachsenring circuitCaster Semenya set a new South African record in Athletics at Rabat Diamond League in Morocco“It is truly fitting that our sports men and women did us proud during Mandela service month, when we are all urged to be the legacy. I believe there are many young people who have been encouraged to persevere and chase their dreams. Brand South Africa hails all South Africans who represented us across the globe, this past weekend” adds Mrs Magapatona-Sangaret.BrandSouthAfrica and @Brand_SATo set up interviews, please contact: Ntombi NtanziTel: 011 712 5071Email: [email protected]last_img read more

9 months agoLazio coach Simone Inzaghi: We’re serious about Coppa Italia

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi: We’re serious about Coppa Italiaby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLazio coach Simone Inzaghi says he’ll select a strong line-up for their Coppa Italia tie with Novara.Lazio meet Novara today in the round of 16.”Tomorrow’s match is going to be important and there is a place in the quarter-final up for grabs,” said Inzaghi.“We have always achieved good results in the Coppa Italia and want to continue that trend in the current campaign. The lads are in good shape and returned from vacation with a lot of motivation. We’ll put in a great performance, because our objective is to keep pushing hard in this tournament.“Over the last two years, we played in the Final and the semi-final. We know Novara are going to take this seriously and I want my team to take it seriously too, as we want to do well at all costs.” last_img read more