Bracing for Covid-19 in Lebanon: Flatten the curve and raise the bar
*Below is an interview with Fatima Al Sayah, PhD, Public Health Researcher, University of Alberta, Canada, conducted by the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies, with a focus on the [coronavirus outbreak in Lebanon](https://english.alaraby.co.uk/english/indepth/2020/3/12/how-many-coronavirus-cases-are-there-in-the-mideast)\. The New Arab republishes the text with permission from the LCPS\. All stats mentioned here are accurate as of mid\-March\.*1. With the outbreak of the coronavirus in Lebanonsince February 21, 2020, how has Lebanon fared so far in comparison to other countries?We should be ve...
Schalke ace Harit hit with verbal warning after ignoring coronavirus measures to visit bar
Schalkemidfielder Amine Harit has been issued with a verbal warning by the club after disregarding advice on the coronavirus pandemic to visit a shisha bar on Thursday night.European football is currently on hiatus due to the Covid-19 crisis, with Germanyone of the worst affected countries to date with 21,483 cases and 73 deaths recorded.The Bundesligais not due to resume until April at the earliest, as citizens practice self-isolation protocols designed to contain the spread of the illness and protect the most vulnerable.A number of players in the German top-flight have tested positive for th...
St Petersburg firm creates online bar for self-isolating Russians
Screenshot of the landing page of the Stay The Fuck Home Bar, created by the Shishki Collective.Check out Global Voices’ special coverage ofthe global impact of COVID-19.A resourceful Russian firm has launched a barto allow lonely extroverts some relief from self-isolation — online.Increasing numbers of Russians are opting for self-isolation after confirmed coronavirus cases rise steeply. At the time of writing, they stand at nearly 200. Today, the Russian authorities confirmed the country's first death: that of a 79-year-old woman with underlying health issues. Healthcare staff are going onli...
High-end Boracay bar admits tourism hurt by COVID-19 outbreak
High-end Boracay bar admits tourism hurt by COVID-19 outbreakJan Milo Severo(Philstar.com) – March 10, 2020 – 2:31pmMANILA, Philippines — A general manager of a local bar in Boracay admitted that the island is suffering right now because of the novel corona virus disease (COVID-19) scare as tourist arrivals are getting low.In an interview with the media, including Philstar.com, during the recent press tour of the newly renovated The Tides Hotel Boracay and Epic bar, Epic General Manager Michael Garcia admitted that tourism is down right now in the island.“Medyo right now, the whole island is b...
Winners of 1st AGF Junior Trophy International Tournament in exercises on horizontal bar announced
By TrendWinners and prize winners of the 1st AGF Junior Trophy International Tournament in Men’s Artistic Gymnastics in exercises on horizontal bar were determined at the National Gymnastics Arena in Baku on March 8, Trendreports.Ukrainian gymnast Vladimir Kostyuk (13.000 points) came in first, followed by Chinese Taipei representative Chuang Chia Lung (12.500 points) and Turkish gymnast Bulut Hasan (12.400 points).Azerbaijani gymnasts Mansum Safarov (12.100 points) and Rasul Ahmadzade (11.900 points) came in fourth and fifth.Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation (AGF) is hosting the 1st AGF Junior...
Mansum Safarov and Rasul Ahmadzade reach finals of AGF International Junior Trophy in exercise on horizontal bar
By TrendAzerbaijani gymnasts Mansum Safarov (11.800 points) and Rasul Ahmadzade (11.800 points) reached the final of the 1st AGF Junior Trophy International Tournament in Men’s Artistic Gymnastics in horizontal bar exercises, Trendreports on March 7.Vladimir Kostyuk (Ukraine), Radomir Stelmakh (Ukraine), Hassan Bulut (Turkey), Mert efe Kilicher (Turkey), Chuang Chia-Lung (Chinese Taipei) and Huang Yen-Chang (Chinese Taipei) also reached the finals.Ramin Damirov (11.100 points, 13th place) and Anar Hasanov (10.550 points, 18th place) did not reach the final in this category.Azerbaijan Gymnastic...
Judge denies bail in fatal stabbing outside Chicago bar after questioning self-defense claims
CHICAGO — Saying he was troubled by the claims of self-defense, a judge on Thursday denied bail for an ex-Marine accused of killing another man outside a bar in Chicago late last month.Thomas Tansey, 30, has told police he was defending himself when he used a box cutter to stab and slash Kenneth Paterimos, 23, eight times in the arm, back and neck outside Richard’s Bar in the West Town neighborhood on Feb. 21.At a hearing Thursday, Tansey’s attorney argued that the first-degree murder charges were not justified and Tansey should be released on bond. “Obviously, this is not a murder one situati...
U-Haul driver slams van into crowd outside Calif. bar, injuring 5, authorities say
ENCINITAS, Calif. — A man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after authorities and witnesses said he intentionally drove a U-Haul van down a bustling sidewalk and into a crowd outside a bar in downtown Encinitas early Sunday.The incident caused panic as bystanders jumped out of the way when the white rental van barreled toward the Saloon about 1:20 a.m.Five people were taken to local hospitals, three who were struck by the van and suffered serious injuries and two who sustained minor injuries when they helped hold the driver until deputies arrived.Encinitas Fire Department Battalion...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Once working in a bar, Kyle Garlick is trying to power his way onto the Phillies
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Kyle Garlick drove last month from his home in Southern California to Arizona, officially ending the first offseason of his career that did not include working a second job.His signing bonus was just $1,000 in 2015 when the Dodgers drafted him in the 28th round, so Garlick spent the next four winters working to fund his baseball dream. But this year was different. The outfielder reached the majors last season with the Dodgers, allowing him to not work in a bar this winter or deliver doors to construction sites.Garlick, finally, could focus solely on baseball before arriving ...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Dubai Duty Free tennis: Russian Rublev wants to raise the bar for himself
Dubai: Fast-improving Russian Andrey Rublev admits to using his basketball and boxing skills from the past to scale greater heights in tennis.Growing up as a tennis player, Rublev was used to doing a bit of boxing and basketball but once tennis took over, the youngster has not had time for anything else.“I am not really doing boxing and basketball now as I hardly get any time for myself. I used to do quite a bit of both in the past, but now it’s all about tennis and that takes almost 95 per cent of my time now,” Rublev told Gulf News.“I finish from the court by 7 or 8pm and then head home, hav...