WHO declares global pandemic due to coronavirus

first_imgMedia briefing on # COVID19 With .DrTedros. #coronavirus https://t.co/aPFXT3ex5y- World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) March 11th 2020 A pandemic is not related to disease severity or mortality rate, but to geographical spread. According to the World Health Organization, a pandemic is declared when a new disease, for which the population has not developed immunity, begins to spread rapidly around the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared a global pandemic due to coronavirus.center_img In order for the epidemic to turn into a pandemic, there must be a second wave of infection, which occurred in Italy, reports Index.hr.last_img

eConsulting: The amount of the annual flat tax is reduced by 50%

first_imgAs given that the business activity of these entities has decreased due to the coronavirus epidemic, it is proposed to take into account this situation by reducing the obligation to pay membership fees in 2020 for this category of taxpayers by 50%, the explanation says. eConsulting: RULEBOOK ON AMENDMENTS TO THE RULEBOOK ON ANNUAL Lump sum AMOUNT OF MEMBERSHIP FEE FOR PERSONS PROVIDING CATERING SERVICES IN THE HOUSEHOLD AND ON THE FAMILY AGRICULTURAL HOUSEHOLDER “As tourism has been severely affected by the unavoidable circumstances and it is still uncertain what the outcome of this season will be, please consider once again the possibility of charging private renters tourist dues for 2020 on the basis of the old Ordinance, ie on based on the realized turnover as the fairest way of collecting the tourist membership fee.”Is one of the comments and suggestions from the Tourist Board of the Municipality of Rakovica. The Ministry of Tourism, through the eSavjetovanje portal, published amendments to the Ordinance amending the Ordinance on the annual lump sum membership fee for persons providing catering services in households and family farms and on the Tourist Board forms for paying membership fees to the tourist board. Get involved in the public debate. last_img read more

England recall Willey and  Topley for ODI series

first_imgLEFT-arm seamers David Willey and Reece Topley have been named in England’s 14-man squad for the three one-day internationals against Ireland.Willey last played for England in May 2019 before being left of their World Cup squad, while Topley, who has struggled with stress fractures, has not featured since February 2016.The series begins on Thursday.“We are developing excellent strength in depth in white-ball cricket,” said selector James Taylor.England squad: Eoin Morgan (Middlesex) captain, Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire), Tom Banton (Somerset), Sam Billings (Kent), Tom Curran (Surrey), Liam Dawson (Hampshire), Joe Denly (Kent), Saqib Mahmood (Lancashire), Adil Rashid (Yorkshire), Jason Roy (Surrey), Reece Topley (Surrey), James Vince (Hampshire), David Willey (Yorkshire)Reserves: Richard Gleeson (Lancashire), Lewis Gregory (Somerset), Liam Livingstone (Lancashire)England are without World Cup winners Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Joe Root, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler and Mark Wood as they prepare for the three-Test series against Pakistan that starts on 5 August.All-rounder Moeen Ali will be vice-captain in Buttler’s absence and Paul Collingwood will be charge of the team with head coach Chris Silverwood also concentrating on Test cricket.Willey has taken 52 ODI wickets in 46 games at an average of 36.32, while Topley took 16 wickets in 10 matches at 25.62.The series will see the launch of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League which will determine qualification for the 2023 World Cup, with the top seven teams automatically booking their spot at the tournament in India.SERIES SCHEDULEFirst ODI: Thursday 30 July, Ageas BowlSecond ODI: Saturday 1 August, Ageas BowlThird ODI: Tuesday 4 August, Ageas Bowl.(BBC Sport)last_img read more

LVR need tie-breaker to capture Bomber Baseball Invitational

first_imgLVR opened the tournament with a tough 7-6 loss to Mount Baker Wild. The loss was the first of the season for LVR after the Heritage City squad opened undefeated in 10 games against American competition.However, the Bombers roared back with three consecutive wins over Selkirk of Kimberley (13-3), Vulcan (13-3) and Mount Boucherie 13-5.The decision over Boucherie forced the three-way tie, setting up the tie-breaker — decided by runs for and against, calculated with only the teams tied.Mount Boucherie had a 4 and – 8 for a total of -4; Mount Baker had a 1 and – 4 for a total of – 3, and L. V. Rogers had a 8 and -1 for a total of 7.EXTRA INNINGS: Sunday, Bomber Austin Tambellini signed a letter of intent to play college baseball at Hill College in Hillsbourough Texas, for the 2015 – 2016 school year. The L.V. Rogers Bombers bounced back from an early loss to capture the Bombers High School Baseball Tournament Saturday at Butler Park in Trail.The Bombers won the tournament on a tie-breaker after three teams — LVR, Mount Boucherie of Kelowna and Cranbrook’s Mount Baker — finished in a three-way tie with 3-1 records.last_img read more

Cooper sparks Leafs to 12-3 thrashing of Fernie Ghostriders

first_imgThe Nelson Leafs busted out of an early season offensive slump in a big way Friday night at the NDCC Arena.Ryan Cooper finished with five points as the Leafs pounded visiting Fernie Ghostriders 12-3 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action.In the previous two games Nelson managed to score only two goals — a 1-0 victory over Beaver Valley Nitehawks and a 2-1 loss to Kimberley Dynamiters.Friday, Nelson had no problem with the Fernie goalies, scoring three times in the opening two periods before unleashing a six-goal explosion in the third period on the winless Ghostriders. Cooper, Ethan Beattle and captain Sawyer Hunt each scored twice for Nelson with singles going to Ryan Piva, Justin Podgroenko, Zach Morey, David Sanchez, Jack Karran and Jackson Zimmermann.Ethan Land and Beattle finished the game with three points while Dash Thompson, Sanchez, Hunt, Karran and Zimmermann all had two points.Nelson goalie Josh Williams, won for the second time this season as the Leafs outshot the Riders 41-17.The win moves the Leafs into a four-way tie for top spot in the Murdoch Division with Castlegar, Grand Forks and Spokane.Nelson completes an early-season, four-game home stand Saturday when Columbia Valley Rockies pay a visit to the Heritage City.Game time is 7 p.m.The Rockies were blasted 9-3 in Castlegar Friday by the Rebels.last_img read more


first_imgJerry Hollendorfer10115101515%40%$1,001,706 MOR SPIRIT ‘FOCUSED’ IN SAN FELIPE WORKWith the Man Upstairs set to unleash a deluge around 8 o’clock tonight, the Men Downstairs flooded the track with horses getting in their final major licks before next Saturday, when Santa Anita presents one of its biggest days of the Winter Meet, featuring the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap presented by San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino, the Grade II San Felipe Stakes for three-year-olds with Triple Crown aspirations, and the Grade II San Carlos Stakes for some of the nation’s crack sprinters.Four leading three-year-olds worked for the San Felipe, headed by Mor Spirit, who went six furlongs in company with Dream Team in 1:12.20 under Martin Garcia. Dream Team was timed in 1:12.60.“I liked the way he went,” Bob Baffert said of Mor Spirit. “He went really well. His company was trying to stay with him, but he did well.“Martin did a great job keeping him focused. We beat the rain, we’re all set.“Now we’ve just got to wait.”The following contenders also worked Saturday for the 1 1/16-mile San Felipe, a major steppingstone to the $1 million Santa Anita Derby at 1 1/8 miles on April 9:            Danzing Candy, five furlongs in 1:01 flat under Mike Smith: “It was good,” trainer Cliff Sise Jr. said. “He’s happy.”Exaggerator, five furlongs under Kent Desormeaux in 1:00.40: “That’s the same time I got,” trainer Keith Desormeaux said, giving a nod of thanks to Santa Anita’s team of clockers, adding, “I don’t know how those guys can clock 50 horses at the same time. It’s a special skill.“It was a nice work. He finished in 22 and four. That’s not bad. He was under control, limber, and wasn’t stressed out afterwards, all things you want to see in a horse getting ready for a race, so we’re happy.”Smokey Image, four furlongs in company with Fourth Watch, 48.60, with Victor Espinoza in the irons for Carla Gaines: “Unbelievable,” Espinoza said. “He’s ready to go.”Uncle Lino, five furlongs in 59.60 with regular rider Fernando Perez aboard: “I put some horses in front of him,” said trainer Gary Sherlock. “He’s ready.” IMPERATIVE WORKS ‘GREAT’ FOR BIG ‘CAPImperative, who lost the San Antonio Stakes by a nose so close even his jockey Mike Smith thought he won, worked five furlongs Saturday in 59.80 for the Santa Anita Handicap.Jockey Santiago Gonzalez was in the saddle.“He worked great,” trainer Richard Baltas said. “He went very easy.”Hard Aces also drilled for the race, going six furlongs for John Sadler in 1:12.20.East Coast invader Effinex, the likely favorite, galloped a mile and a half Saturday for the Big ‘Cap, according to Kent Sweezey, assistant to trainer Jimmy Jerkens.Fans at Santa Anita on Big Cap Day will receive a free Santa Anita Fleece Blanket presented by San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino with paid admission while supplies last.            First post time will be 12 noon. Admission gates open at 10 a.m. Joseph Talamo17518202210%34%$969,859 FINISH LINES: There were 357 recorded workouts at Santa Anita Saturday, including 30 on the dirt training track . . . Texas Red, winner of the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, worked six furlongs Saturday in 1:14.40 for Keith Desormeaux, who also sent the stakes-winning Swipe five furlongs in 1:02.20, while La Canada winner Taris, prepping for the Grade I Santa Margarita Stakes on March 19, went five furlongs in a bullet 59.20 for Simon Callaghan. Regular rider Gary Stevens was up . . . Trainer John Sadler expects Eclipse Award champion Stellar Wind to be “on the work tab soon, after the weather breaks.” . . . With three wins Friday, Rafael Bejarano has opened a 45-39 lead over runner-up Santiago Gonzalez . . . Doug O’Neill holds a 22-21 lead over Phil D’Amato among trainers . . . Patty Sterling will represent jockey Tiago Pereira with the start of the new condition book out next week, replacing veteran Vince DeGregory. WILD DUDE SEEKS SAN CARLOS REPEATWild Dude makes his first start since the Breeders’ Cup Sprint last Oct. 31 when he runs in next Saturday’s Grade II San Carlos Stakes which he won last year by three-quarters of a length over Kobe’s Back.“He needed the race in the Palos Verdes last year before he won the San Carlos, and he had been off from April,” pointed out Dan Ward, assistant to trainer Jerry Hollendorfer.“This time he’s only been off since the end of October. It’s not the same kind of layoff. He didn’t miss much training so we should have him ready.”Wild Dude worked seven furlongs Saturday in 1:26 flat with Rafael Bejarano aboard. Tyler Baze19920312910%40%$1,084,681 John Sadler65128618%40%$549,604 TOP SOPHS WORK FOR SAN FELIPE STAKESIMPERATIVE IN EASY DRILL FOR THE BIG ‘CAPWHAT A VIEW STEPS UP IN GRADE I KILROECHAMP BEHOLDER BREEZES TO BEAT RAINWILD DUDE TO DEFEND SAN CARLOS TITLE Drayden Van Dyke11313131512%36%$742,069 Santiago Gonzalez21039292519%44%$1,531,154 Martin Garcia961691017%36%$913,304 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS David Lopez1192091617%38%$607,901 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Bob Baffert7917121222%52%$1,263,570 Doug O’Neill13822192116%45%$1,133,083center_img Richard Baltas8215121018%45%$999,939 WHAT A VIEW TACKLES GRADE I FOES IN KILROE MILEWhat a View goes from an impressive win against state-breds in the California Cup Turf Classic on Jan. 30 to the Grade I Frank E. Kilroe Mile (turf) next Saturday. Trainer Kenny Black knows it won’t be an easy task.“He worked well on the dirt training track yesterday (four furlongs in 1:01.40) and went well,” Black said, “but I wish we had some place else to run.”Asked why, Black rattled off, “Obviously, Om, Bolo, Bal a Bali. They’re tough horses, but we have no other spot, so we’ll find out what we have.”A five-year-old gelded son of Vronsky, What a View won his last two races by more than three lengths, each at a mile and an eighth. He won at a mile here last August and is unbeaten in three starts on Santa Anita’s turf course.Arcadia Stakes winner Bolo worked five furlongs for the Kilroe with Mike Smith up in 1:02 for trainer Carla Gaines. “He went really nice,” Smith said. Fernando Perez1351113198%32%$643,649 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Mario Gutierrez15119272113%44%$1,145,204 Agapito Delgadillo75118615%33%$301,407 Flavien Prat19034292818%48%$1,982,741 Rafael Bejarano19745372023%52%$1,946,722 Philip D’Amato9821161721%55%$1,106,965 (Current Through Friday, March 4) Kent Desormeaux8512211614%58%$1,026,250 Edwin Maldonado13325111419%38%$858,805 BEHOLDER BREEZES TO BEAT THE RAINThree-time Eclipse Award winner Beholder had her second breeze in preparation for her return to the races at age six, going three furlongs Saturday morning in 36.80, breezing, for Richard Mandella, who has the Grade I Vanity Stakes on June 4 as a long-range goal.“A lot of rain is coming so we went ahead and breezed her,” Mandella said of the daughter of Henny Hughes owned by B. Wayne Hughes who has not raced since winning the Zenyatta Stakes last Sept. 26.“She couldn’t look any better.”Beholder, winner of 11 of 12 starts at Santa Anita, has won her last six races and 15 of 20 overall in her brilliant career. Peter Eurton7212191117%58%$756,717 Peter Miller981191211%33%$476,780last_img read more

Gabriel Jesus withdrawn from Brazil squad after eye socket injury

first_imgManchester City striker Gabriel Jesus has been withdrawn from the Brazil squad to play Australia on Tuesday after fracturing the orbital bone around his left eye, the Brazilian Football Confederation said on Saturday.The 20-year-old forward was hurt in a clash with his Manchester City teammate Nicolas Otamendi during Friday’s 1-0 loss to Argentina in a friendly.Brazil have advised his club of the injury but will not be replacing him in the squad for the Australia friendly at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.last_img

The Classic Biker Clan

first_imgIndia is one of the largest two-wheeler markets in the world. Millions buy new bikes every year. But no buyer of a new bike matches the passion of the collectors who scour the internet and junkyards for classic two-wheelers from iconic brands like the Czech-made Jawa, which led to a,India is one of the largest two-wheeler markets in the world. Millions buy new bikes every year. But no buyer of a new bike matches the passion of the collectors who scour the internet and junkyards for classic two-wheelers from iconic brands like the Czech-made Jawa, which led to a Twitter frenzy when Anand Mahindra announced hes bringing it back to India this year.Who are these buyers who cling on to the past? What are some of the machines that attract top prices?Lets begin with brands like Harley-Davidson and Indian. Bikes like these command incredible sums, and basket cases go for lakhs. Naturally, collectors are wealthy, and they spend huge amounts to restore these motors, as authentic parts have to be imported or handmade here.The restored bikes are works of art and frequently win events like the Cartier Concours, as industrialist Arjun Oberoi’s Indian Chief did last year. Found in a dilapidated condition in a barn, it took master restorer Gurmukh Singh nearly two years to restore. Manufacturers like Triumph also come forward to help owners restore classic bikesBritish brands like BSA and Triumph have a similar cult following, and models like the BSA Golden Flash and Triumph Cub are collectors items.While manufacturers like Triumph also come forward to help owners restore classic bikes, most owners of these machines remain dependent on master craftsmen to get their bikes going. This is where practical classics come in. BSA has a cult following, and models like the BSA Golden Flash are collectors’ itemsA few weeks ago, Bangalore hosted the annual Jawa Yezdi Day event. The event was organised by the Bangalore Jawa Yezdi Motorcycle Club (BJYMC). The club is run by enthusiasts and there is minimal intrusion of money matters. If you have a Jawa or Yezdi and it has a PUC certificate, you are welcome to participate. This is what our country needs. Honest organisations which are best referred to as non-profit.advertisementThe owners of these Jawa and Yezdi bikes are real enthusiasts. They go out hunting for parts and spend hours at workshops to get their bikes going. Bikes like the Yezdi 350 Twin have become collectors items and owners are rather passionate about their bikes. For example, one of the founders of BJYMC, Brian Amanna, already owned a Jawa 250. It belonged to his father, and he always wanted to own a Twin. After years of searching, he found one and restored it himself.Royal Enfield has its fair share of collectors, too, and not only the ubiquitous Bullet but also models like the Crusader. It was made in India at the Madras factory and sported a 175 cc Villers two-stroke single motor, a rarity for a company that otherwise uses four-stroke 350 and 500 cc engines. In the collecting game, rare means money, so Crusaders command high prices. Royal Enfield has a fair share of collectors, too, and not only the ubiquitous Bullet but also models like the CrusaderWhen it comes to scooters, models from Lambretta and Vespa rule the market today. Thanks to both brands being present in India at one point of time, spares are relatively easy to find. However, there is a massive difference between the prices of various models. While Italian Lambys like the LD-series command lakhs even as basket cases, scooters like the LI-series are more affordable. This is primarily because the same models were once made in India under licence from Innocenti by Scooters India Limited. The LI-series were rebranded as Vijai Supers. Same goes for Vespa. Models like the VBB and VBA were made by Bajaj Auto. Italian Lambretta LI-series was rebranded as Vijai SuperWhether you do it yourself or have someone else restore your bike, the experience is addictive, as Raj Awasthi, owner of a fleet of classic scooters, points out. Every time I buy a scooter, I promise to myself that it will be the last one. And then I spot another one and the story goes on and on, he says.Most such bikes have expired registrations, and there’s no way to get them renewed. But there may be a solution on the way, with Maharashtra allowing vintage vehicles on the roads if their owners pay a green tax and get them retested every five years.last_img read more