44 test positive on Norwegian cruise ship

first_imgIn the Arctic harbor of Bodoe, neither crew nor passengers were allowed to get off the cruise ship Seadream 1 after a person from Denmark tested positive on Tuesday upon returning home. The vessel arrived early Wednesday, and tests will be carried out on the pier, the Norwegian news agency NTB said. (AP) Following the outbreak on the MS Roald Amundsen, the ship’s owner halted all cruises on Monday and Norway closed its ports to cruise ships for two weeks. COPENHAGEN, Denmark – The number of people on a Norwegian cruise ship who have tested positive for the coronavirus has reached 44, authorities said. The cruise line often acts like a local ferry, traveling from port to port along Norway’s west coast. Some passengers disembarked along the route and authorities fear they may have spread the virus to local communities.center_img The Norwegian Institute of Public Health said late Tuesday that 35 crew members and nine passengers had tested positive. All passengers were registered as living in Norway. They were not identified. Forty four crew members and guests who sailed aboard the MS Roald Amundsen have so far tested positive for COVID-19. GETTY IMAGESlast_img read more

Big Match Preview: Gyan doubtful as Stars look to avenge 2003 Rwanda defeat

first_imgMatch: Rwanda v GhanaVenue: Amahoro Stadium, KigaliDate: Saturday, September 5, 2015–In 2003, a Jimmy Gatete strike at the Amahoro Stadium against Ghana dented the Black Stars’ chances of making it to the African Cup of Nations in Tunisia.Rwanda qualified at the expense of Ghana, making it their first and only AFCON appearance up to date.The defeat against the minnows still remains a scar for Ghanaians. They know the Stars’ absence from the 2004 Afcon still remains the only AFCON Ghana has missed in the 21st century.Rwanda v Ghana 2003 was the game which saw the end of Germany’s Bukhard Ziese’s reign as head coach for the Black Stars. Twelve years on, the two teams are set to lock horns once again for another AFCON slot. A lot has happened since the two teams met with Ghana on the rise and Rwanda arguably on the same level as all those years ago.Ghana has made three World Cup appearances and made it to the grand finale of two AFCONs while Rwanda are still struggling to make an impact on the continent.The Amavubi’ have chopped and changed coaches, including acquiring the services of Ghanaian Sellas Tetteh at a point, to improve their fortunes all to no avail.On Saturday, Ghana start as favourites coming on the back of a 7-1 thumping of Mauritius in Accra. The Rwandans, however, will not go down easy as they also come into this game buoyed by their 1-0 win over Mozambique in Maputo courtesy Ernest Sugira’s strike. Both Rwanda and Ghana fine-tuned their preparations for this game with wins over Ethiopia and Congo Brazzaville respectivelyJohn McKinstry’s side have been in camp for about a fortnight as they plot Ghana’s downfall whereas Ghana have had barely five days to train for this tie.The 30-year old trainer is however skeptical about the state of the pitch in Kigali when the two teams lock horns. “The pitch is in a bad state. It is the worst state since I came here” When I first came to Kigali, more than five months ago, the pitch was really good. It was in a very good condition when I first came.” He further believed his side can be punished against a Ghana side who have bags of experience heading into this game“Will Ghana be as forgiving? If we concede possession to Ghana 50 times in the game because controlling the ball is a little bit more difficult on a hard and bumpy surface, Ghana can punish us.” Stars coach Avram Grant is preaching caution ahead of this game as he looks desperate to avoid the happenings of twelve years ago. “Rwanda is a very good side and very tricky. They have very good players so we have to be careful. They went and got three points in Mozambique so we have to give our best on Saturday,” Grant said. “I think it will be a tough match but we have to play good football so that we get a good result. What we have to do is to stay focused and concentrate on Saturday’s match.” TEAM NEWS GHANA: Asamoah Gyan remains a major doubt after  missing training with an injury. Swansea forward Dede Ayew is expected to play his first competitive game for the Black Stars since their AFCON loss in February after missing the Mauritius game through injury.He and Bournemouth based Christian Atsu are expected to provide width in the midfield which will also comprise of Afriyie Acquah and new Las Palmas signing Mubarak Wakaso.The back four and keeper are likely to remain unchanged with Afful, Rahman, Jonathan Mensah and John Boye all expected in.The major change may be upfront depending on Grant’s tactics and Gyan’s availability.Should Gyan be absent, Bernard Mensah or Richard Boakye Yiadom will be expected to partner Jordan Ayew up top. Mensah’s inclusion will mean a lone striking role for Jordan with Mensah dropping behind or Boakye Yiadom’s inclusion will mean a two-pronged attack. TEAM NEWS RWANDA:John McKinstry’s side is largely dominated by home-based players.Skipper Haruna Niyonzima is expected to pull the strings from midfield while AS Kigali striker Ernest Saguire leads the line up top.Rayon Sports’ keeper Eric Ndayishimiye who got substituted in the game in Maputo is likely to start in goal while  foreign based central defenders Salomon Nirisarike and  Emery Bayisenge will form the pair at the heart of the Rwandan defence.      `    `–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img

Toronto Raptors vs. Los Angeles Clippers final score: Kawhi Leonard leads LA to 98-88 win

first_imgAnunoby has left the court for now, and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson has entered the game in his place.Here’s the inadvertent eye poke by Leonard on Anunoby. pic.twitter.com/STRUNHZVJ6— Justin Russo (@FlyByKnite) November 12, 201910:41 p.m. ET — The Raptors win the opening tip, but Patrick Beverley earns the first points of Monday’s contest with a layup.Pregame10:38 p.m. ET — Here is the Raptors’ starting five against the Clippers: VanVleet, Powell, Anunoby, Siakam, and Gasol. The Clippers’ starters? Beverley, Shamet, Leonard, Patterson, Zubac. Raptors coach Nick Nurse’s defensive gameplan was effective in limiting Leonard but wasn’t enough to earn a second win in as many nights in LA.Four different Raptors scored double-digit points on Tuesday: Pascal Siakam (16), Norman Powell (15), Fred VanVleet (14) and Chris Boucher (13). But an inability to finish down the stretch — they were outscored 25-10 in the fourth quarter — and only 15 trips to the free-throw line compared to LA’s 30 ultimately left the Raptors down by 10 at the final buzzer.MORE: Kawhi Leonard on facing Raptors: ‘They’re taking up where they left off’The Raptors lost starting forward OG Anunoby to injury early in the game when Leonard inadvertently poked him in the eye while Anunoby grabbed a rebound. The team confirmed early on that Anunoby would not return Monday, but the third-year player’s status moving forward is still unknown.Sporting News tracked live scores, updates and highlights from Raptors vs. Clippers on Monday.Raptors vs. Clippers scoreQuarterQ1Q2Q3Q4FinalRaptors2323321088Clippers1536222598Raptors vs. Clippers live score, updates and highlightsQuarter 41 a.m. ET  — The Raptors, on the second night of a back-to-back, appear gassed at the end of this one. Leonard and the Clippers take a win, 98-88, after a hard-fought game.12:56 a.m. ET  — Harrell makes up for the block on him a minute earlier and slams a dunk home off Leonard’s feed. Leonard knocks down two free throws to bring the lead to eight points.12:55 a.m. ET  — Chris Boucher completely stuffs Harrell at the rim, sending the Raptors’ bench — and the Toronto contingent at Staples Center — to their feet. He puts a layup in a few moments later to help the Raptors crawl to a four-point deficit. The Clippers lead 92-88 with 1:21 to play.Norman Powell slipped on a wet spot and came away limping, but he remains in the game.WHAT A BLOCK BY BOUCHER! pic.twitter.com/KsumwJoDZ6— Dime (@DimeUPROXX) November 12, 201912:49 a.m. ET  — The Raptors have only scored eight points through the first eight minutes of the fourth quarter and miss several shots, even after stripping the ball from Leonard yet again. Kawhi ties his career-high for turnovers in one game (eight). Nick Nurse takes a timeout with a little more than three minutes left to play. Clippers hold a six-point lead (92-86). 12:40 a.m. ET  — After Siakam misses two free throws, both teams miss shots back and forth until Harrell slams home a dunk for the Clippers. Hollis-Jefferson’s foul sends Harkless to the line — he knocks done one of two free throws, bringing the game to 87-82 Clippers.12:32 a.m. ET  — The Raptors call a timeout with 9:11 remaining. They trail Los Angeles 82-79.12:30 a.m.  ET  — The Clippers take a one-point lead with a three-point shot. 10 minutes remain in the game.End of Quarter 3 — Raptors 77, Clippers 7312:25 a.m.  — Raptors rookie Matt Thomas knocks down a three to take a 75-72 lead. He has six points so far on Monday. VanVleet is able to extend Toronto’s lead to three points after being fouled, and Thomas knocks down a bank shot to end the third quarter. 12:20 a.m. ET  — Clippers guard Landry Shamet is helped off the court after falling while on defense.Here’s the Landry Shamet injury. It’s hard to see exactly what caused it. pic.twitter.com/GApUPOywIR— Justin Russo (@FlyByKnite) November 12, 201912:13 a.m. ET — The Raptors continue their fantastic defense on Leonard (seven turnovers), but VanVleet misses a clear layup. The Raptors remain down by two (67-65) with just over three minutes to play in the third quarter.12:09 a.m. ET  — Toronto’s Powell drives to the net and slams a dunk for his 15th points of the game, a Raptors team-high.Yeaaaaaaaaaaahhhhh @npowell2404 pic.twitter.com/5FzhJMy5sR— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) November 12, 201912:05 a.m. ET  — Five consecutive missed shots by the Clippers result in a breakaway for Toronto’s Powell, but he is fouled. The Clippers take a timeout with a three-point lead, 58-55.Clippers just had eight offensive rebounds inn a single possession, and failed to score a single point. Ivica Zubac’s face says it all. pic.twitter.com/nvJlvUbiZK— Clipper Insider (@clipperinsider) November 12, 201912:03 a.m.  ET  — Fred VanVleet is given a technical foul for arguing with the referees during a Clippers possession.11:57 p.m. ET —   It takes a full 90 seconds for either team to score to start the second half, but Los Angeles’ Landy Shamet puts up a three to open the scoring once more.End of Quarter 2 — Raptors 46, Clippers 5111:36 p.m. ET  — A flurry of missed shots and wild turnovers in the last few minutes of the half. Patrick Beverley’s layup takes a 49-36 lead for the Clippers just before the half ends, and Toronto’s Powell takes an offensive foul with 0.5 seconds left. Patrick Beverley takes two free throws and sinks both to end the quarter. The Clippers lead 51-46.11:27 p.m. ET  — Leonard’s fourth turnover of the night causes analysts to note how well Nick Nurse and the Raptors have planned to defend their former teammate.Kawhi just committed his 4th turnover. He’s played 16 minutes without a FG (0-for-5). Credit to Nurse and his sleepless night of game prep, Hollis-Jefferson, who has been excellent, and several others that have done a great job trapping him.— Josh Lewenberg (@JLew1050) November 12, 201911:25 p.m. ET  — Siakam slams a dunk home after a pretty feed from Gasol.This right here is what you call a DIME pic.twitter.com/EQVmsVd5qd— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) November 12, 201911:20 p.m. ET  — Clippers center Montrezl Harrell draws a foul for a potential three-point play. Raptors remain ahead, 35-33, during a timeout.11:14 p.m. ET  — The Clippers go on a 10-1 run and briefly take back the lead, but Toronto quickly regains the lead.End of Quarter 1 — Raptors 23, Clippers 15Freddy pullin’ up from ANYWHERE pic.twitter.com/0RCtZQ6pCu— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) November 12, 201911:04 p.m.  ET  — Toronto’s Marc Gasol draws a charging foul. The teams trade missed shots until Raptors’ Chris Boucher hits a three-point shot to extend Toronto’s lead to seven points.10:58 p.m. ET  — Norman Powell hits one of two foul shots and the Raptors take a 10-9 lead with five minutes left in the first quarter.10:55 p.m. ET  — Sportsnet reports that OG Anunoby has a poked right eye and will not return to Monday’s game. The Raptors confirmed this report minutes later.10:52 p.m. ET  —   Siakam sinks a floater to cut Toronto’s deficit to three points. The Clippers take a timeout.10:43 p.m. ET  — Play is stopped less than two minutes into the game after Raptors forward OG Anunoby goes down with an injury. Kawhi Leonard hit  22-year-old Anunoby  in the eye as he collected a rebound. Raptors coach Nick Nurse was given a technical foul for protesting after play continued while Anunoby laid on the ground. The Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Toronto Raptors 98-88 in Los Angeles on Monday in Kawhi Leonard’s first game against his old team since he helped bring Toronto its first NBA Finals title in June.Leonard nearly earned a triple-double on the night (12 points, nine assists, 11 rebounds) but often found himself double-teamed by his old teammates, limiting his scoring ability. Clippers guard Lou Williams led all scorers with 21 points in a fairly low-scoring, sometimes sloppy night for both the defending NBA champions and this year’s Finals favorite, the Clippers.last_img read more

Lawrence Ho and Melco executive team to relocate to Japan if IR

first_img Load More “If we win a license to develop an integrated resort, I will personally move to Japan, my executive team will move to Japan and our head office will move to Japan,” Ho said.His comments came one day after Melco provided a glimpse into its concept for an IR in Osaka, centered around a MICE space described by the company’s Vice President, Design (Japan), Pim Robberechts as “not just big but offering extraordinary experiences.”The development, to be built on 49 hectares on Osaka’s Yumeshima Island, would also incorporate one of the largest Japanese gardens ever created, six hotels of around 1,000 rooms each including one specializing in health and healing, a water themed amusement park and in-built entertainment feature such as performers hanging from the roof. Melco Resorts Chairman and CEO Lawrence Ho has promised that both he and his entire executive team will move to Japan should the company win a Japanese IR license.Ho has previously suggested he would consider relocating Melco’s corporate headquarters from Hong Kong to Japan if he proves successful, but he doubled down on that commitment during a presentation at the Japan Gaming Congress in Tokyo on Thursday. Japan to conduct nationwide prefectural survey to confirm IR intentions RelatedPosts Osaka approves Yumeshima site for commercial development in latest IR move Huawei Japan joins Kansai Economic Federation with eye on World Expo 2025 and Osaka IRlast_img read more