Spain tries to stop coronovirus spread from Italy

first_imgTopics : Spain tried Wednesday to prevent the spread of the coronavirus from Italy after eight cases of the flu-like disease were detected within a 24-hour period all linked to the country.Hundreds of tourists remained confined to a Tenerife hotel Wednesday for a second straight day as a precaution after a an Italian and his wife tested positive for the disease which has so far killed 11 people in Italy. The couple are in quarantine at a Tenerife hospital.Two other Italians who were part of the same group of holidaymakers who flew to the island and were staying at the hotel have also tested positive, health authorities on the Canary Islands said. Four other cases have been detected in mainland Spain — two in the Madrid region, one in the Valencia region and one in Barcelona, that of a 36-year-old Italian woman who lives in the city and had recently made a trip to the north of Italy, the worst affected region.All eight cases must be confirmed by a second test as required by Spain’s protocol for suspected cases of the disease.Spain’s Health Minister Salvador Illa late on Tuesday advised people not to travel to northern Italy and other global hotspots for the disease such as Wuhan in China, South Korea, Japan and Iran “unless it is essential”.He also said all patients in Spanish hospitals with respiratory illnesses of “unknown causes” would undergo tests to see if they had coronavirus.center_img Spain is home to over 240,000 Italians and it welcomed 4.5 million visitors from Italy last year.Spain had so far registered two confirmed cases of coronavirus, both in foreigners.The first case was that of a German man on La Gomera island in the Canaries who tested positive on Jan. 31 followed by a British man who tested positive in Mallorca in the Balearic Islands on Feb. 9. Both recovered.last_img read more

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Nine Queensland women win awards for excellence in building

first_imgROCKCOTE co-owner and director Christine Cameron won the 2017 HIA Outstanding Achievement in the Industry award.IN WHAT is still a male dominated industry, nine women were recently honoured for their leadership skills.The Housing Industry Australia (HIA) “Recognition of Women in Building & Construction Awards” were recently held in Brisbane. HIA acting executive director Michael Roberts said HIA was keen to demonstrate that women were operating in leadership roles in what was still a very male dominated industry.“The industry must do everything it can to encourage women into the industry at all levels, to ensure that there is an adequate supply of skills to meet the future demand for housing in the State,” Mr Roberts said.“Queensland simply cannot afford to ignore the contribution that half of the population can make to the ongoing health of the industry and its contribution to the community.”ROCKCOTE co-owner and director Christine Cameron took out the coveted 2017 HIA Outstanding Achievement in the Industry award for her contribution to the company’s success.Ms Cameron received the award from Minister for Public Works and Housing Minister for Sport the Hon. Mick de Brenni MP.Ms Cameron helped propel who husband Bob’s company from a two-man backyard operation to an international business success story. Plantation Homes residential construction supervisor Emily Smith took out the 2017 HIA Professional Tradeswoman award, just getting in ahead of fellow finalists Helen Yost and Claire Green. Emily Smith won the 2017 HIA Professional Tradeswoman award.At the age of 15 Ms Smith was told by her school guidance counsellor that she couldn’t be a carpenter because she was female.Not to be deterred, she achieved a school based apprenticeship and completed her apprenticeship with Plantation Homes.Two years ago Ms Smith became the company’s first female Construction Supervisor.A third year cabinet-maker apprentice also took out a HIA award, Teehana Maloney is the winner of the 2017 Stylemaster Homes Bursary.Following a personal loss when she was 17 years old, Ms Maloney made the brave decision to move from Innisfail to Brisbane, to follow her dream to be a cabinet-maker. Teehana Maloney won the 2017 Stylemaster Homes Bursary.She quickly found an apprenticeship and is now in her third year, displaying maturity and ability beyond her years.The Awards are in their third year, with the HIA saying the response and calibre of nominations received from across the industry had been remarkable.Award winners:2017 HIA Outstanding Achievement in the IndustryWinner: Christine Cameron, co-owner and director of ROCKCOTEMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours ago2017 HIA Professional Woman of the YearAward partner: HIA Insurance ServicesWinner: Leesa Gill — CFO, TFH Group & Director, Illuminated Industries PL2017 HIA Professional TradeswomanAwards partner: Construction Skills QueenslandWinner: Emily Smith — Residential Construction Supervisor for Plantation Homes Qld2017 Stylemaster Homes BursaryBursary recipient: Teehana Maloney — 3rd year cabinet-maker Apprentice of East Coast Apprenticeships2017 HIA Exceptional Young Woman in IndustryAwards partner: Queensland Building Construction CommissionWinner: Helen Yost — licenced plumber, nominee supervisor and General Manager for Tradettes Plumbing2017 HIA Professional Business WomanAwards partner: Stoddart GroupWinner: Leesa Gill — Chief Financial Officer TFH Group of Companies & Director of Illuminated Industries2017 HIA Professional ServicesAward partner: BlueScopeWinner: Elizabeth Anderson — Director and architect for Hayes, Anderson, Lynch Architects2017 HIA Business Development ProfessionalAward partner: BUSSQWinner: Heather Russell — Program manager for East Coast Apprenticeships2017 HIA Outstanding Achievement in Manufacturing and SupplyAward partner: HIA Insurance ServicesWinner: Sonja Pressler-McHugh, business owner of McHugh Steel.last_img read more

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Undefeated Boston College obliterates Syracuse early and often en route to 7-2 victory

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 10, 2015 at 8:49 pm Contact Matt: mralex01@syr.edu Jessica Sibley tilted her head back as her skating slowed to a halt at mid-ice. Three Boston College goals in two minutes and 18 seconds added to what was already a 3-0 BC advantage. Midway through the second period, the Eagles had Syracuse looking confused, and Orange head coach Paul Flanagan was forced to call a timeout to, unsuccessfully, end the run.“Speed, skill and smarts,” Flanagan said of BC. “They have excellent team speed, they’re very skilled. They needed (just) eight or 10 shots to score four or five goals … and they know where each other’s gonna be.”Syracuse’s (8-10-2, 5-1-2 College Hockey America) hopes of playing spoiler to a national powerhouse’s perfect season took a hit just two minutes in. That’s all that No. 2 Boston College’s (20-0, 13-0 Hockey East) high-octane offense needed to score the game’s first goal, and all that the Eagles needed to set a tone SU couldn’t replicate in a match that quickly turned into a decisive 7-2 blowout.The Orange defense struggled to contain U.S. Olympian Alex Carpenter, gave up open passing lanes and failed to pressure the puck. Carpenter scored four goals, including three in a row, as BC clobbered Syracuse Thursday afternoon at Tennity Ice Pavillion.“When you’re not angling and checking well,” Flanagan said. “And they’re just freewheeling with it and then our defense backpedaled … they controlled the puck.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFlanagan had emphasized the importance of using angles to push BC’s forwards off the puck on Tuesday, but for much of the game, the Eagles asserted their will. One of the more effective angling exhibitions came midway through the second period, when Dakota Derrer’s stick snapped in half.As the two shards laid on the ice, Derrer proceeded to skate for the next minute, stepping in front of BC forwards and using her body to push them off the puck.But stick or no stick, it didn’t matter. Boston College was too big, too quick and too strong.“Our angling was pathetic tonight,” a visibly frustrated Sibley said after the game. “We let them come right at us and they went around us every time.”For a full 60 minutes, the Eagles kept the puck on a string. SU’s defense posed no threat as the Eagles did what they pleased, dumping off the puck for trailers and flicking it off and around the wall.With 9:20 remaining in the first period, Carpenter stood behind the net before muscling her way through three Syracuse defenders and around the goalpost, flicking the puck into the back of the net with ease.Just under eight minutes later, Carpenter snuck in front of the net and pushed another shot between Gilligan’s legs.“She’s got a tremendous amount of individual skill,” Syracuse goalkeeper Jenn Gilligan said. “She’s got a quick release. She’s probably one of the best — one of the better hockey players in the nation. (But) is she impossible to stop? No.”Yet for much of the night, Carpenter looked like it. She notched her third goal just minutes into the second period, and another goal 56 seconds later from Dana Trivigno made it 5-0 Boston College. With his team reeling, Flanagan pulled Gilligan in favor of freshman Maddi Welch, but even she went on to surrender two more goals, including one more from Carpenter.Sibley criticized the team’s effort, while Flanagan took it a step further, questioning the desire of Syracuse to be on the ice. With an opportunity to make a statement heading into December break, SU took a big swing and miss.“Altogether it was just inconsistency,” Gilligan said. “In all aspects … as a team we were just inconsistent throughout the entire game. And it’s frustrating.” Commentslast_img read more

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Hawaii Tourism Authority appoints new Chairperson

first_imgThe Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) Board of Directors declared that L Richard ‘Rick’ Fried, Jr. has been chosen as the new Chairperson. While Craig Nakamura and Lorrie Stone would continue as Co-Vice Chairs.“This is an exciting time for the HTA as we begin a new chapter for the agency, and I am pleased that Rick will be our chairperson for the board of directors and Craig and Lorrie will continue as our vice chairs,” said George D. Szigeti, HTA President and CEO. “As a well-established member of the community, Rick will provide a different perspective for our organisation and help us to better gauge the community at-large as we continue to balance the needs of the state and the visitor industry.”Fried has served on the HTA Board of Directors since 2012 and this will be his first term as board chair. One of the founding members of well-established law firm Cronin, Fried, Sekiya, Kekina & Fairbanks, Fried has been practicing law for over 40 years. Fried had also been the past President of the Hawaii Association for Justice (formerly the Consumer Lawyers of Hawaii) and has been named in ‘Best Lawyers in America’ for more than 25 years. He has also served with local organisations, including the Honolulu Symphony, Hawaii Theatre, Shriners Hospitals for Children and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).Fried succeeds Aaron Sala who served as the Board Chair from 2014 and as a Board Member since 2011.last_img read more

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