Trump to spend days at military hospital after COVID-19 diagnosis

first_imgTrump will work in a special suite at the hospital for the next few days as a precautionary measure, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said. Online video showed a small group of Trump supporters outside Walter Reed late on Friday waving Trump 2020 flags, most not wearing masks.Trump, 74, has a mild fever, according to a source familiar with the matter. White House doctor Sean P. Conley said late on Friday that Trump was doing very well, did not need supplemental oxygen, and had received a first dose of Remdesivir, an intravenous antiviral drug sold by Gilead Sciences that has been shown to shorten hospital stays.In a tweet late on Friday, the president wrote: “Going well, I think! Thank you to all. LOVE!!!”The diagnosis was the latest setback for the Republican president, who is trailing Democratic rival Joe Biden in opinion polls ahead of the Nov. 3 presidential election. Trump has played down the threat of the coronavirus pandemic from the outset, even as the disease has killed more than 200,000 Americans and hammered the US economy.A number of other prominent Republicans also tested positive on Friday, including former White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway and Republican senators Mike Lee and Thom Tillis.Vice President Mike Pence, who would take over presidential duties if Trump became severely ill, tested negative, a spokesman said. The former Indiana governor, 61, is working from his own residence several miles from the White House.Trump is at high risk because of his age and weight. He has remained in apparent good health during his time in office but is not known to exercise regularly or to follow a healthy diet.Conley said earlier on Friday that Trump has received an experimental treatment, Regeneron’s REGN-COV2, one of several experimental COVID-19 drugs known as monoclonal antibodies, which are used for treating a wide range of illnesses.Trump is also taking zinc, Vitamin D, famotidine, melatonin and aspirin, Conley said.Topics : US President Donald Trump was in a military hospital on Saturday for treatment after testing positive for COVID-19, an extraordinary development that upended the presidential race a month before the Nov. 3 election.Roughly 17 hours after he made his diagnosis public, Trump walked slowly from the White House to a waiting helicopter to be taken to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. He wore a mask and business suit and did not speak to reporters.”I think I’m doing very well, but we’re going to make sure that things work out,” Trump said in a brief video message posted on Twitter. Early on Friday, he had tweeted that he and the first lady, Melania Trump, had contracted the virus.last_img read more

Dani Ceballos returns to Arsenal on loan from Real Madrid

first_imgDani Ceballos returns to Arsenal on loan from Real Madrid Comment Ceballos will be with Arsenal until the summer of 2021 (Picture: Getty)Arteta said he was ‘delighted’ to have Ceballos on board again after his outstanding end the 2019/20 campaign on a high with Arsenal.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Dani was and integral part of our team last season and finished the season in excellent form,’ he told Arsenal’s official website.‘I love Dani’s passion and commitment and he’s a highly skilful player. ‘We’re all delighted to welcome him back and we look forward to seeing him pick up where he left off.’ Dani Ceballos will spend a second season on loan at Arsenal from Real Madrid (Picture: Getty)Arsenal have completed the loan signing of Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos as Mikel Arteta continues his summer recruitment drive. The Spain international flourished under Arteta’s management last season, ending his first loan spell with the Gunners on a high by playing a prominent role in the Gunners’ FA Cup triumph.Ceballos has had to wait patiently to learn his fate during the close season but has again been deemed surplus to requirements by Real manager Zinedine Zidane, with whom he has endured a fractious relationship. Advertisementcenter_img James GoldmanFriday 4 Sep 2020 9:40 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6.2kShares Advertisement Arteta is ‘delighted’ that Ceballos has returned to Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Technical director Edu added: ‘We’re thrilled to have Dani back with us for the new season. ‘We all know his qualities after an impressive 2019/2020 campaign, which ended with him playing a key role in our FA Cup success. ‘We’re excited to add Dani to the list of quality players we are bringing in.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalThe 24-year-old had reportedly been keen on the idea of returning to another of his former club, Real Betis, but Arteta’s powers of persuasion have ultimately helped prove decisive.According to Marca, Ceballos will spend the entirety of the 2020/21 campaign with Arsenal but the deal does not include an option to make the deal permanent come the end of the season. More to follow…MORE: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang sends message to Henrikh Mkhitaryan after Arsenal terminate his contractMORE: Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil attracting interest from clubs in Saudi Arabia and QatarFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.last_img read more

Bellator 214 results: Ryan Bader wins second title with 35-second annihilation of Fedor Emelianenko

first_imgIn the main event, Ryan Bader needed just 35 seconds to capture the vacant heavyweight title and wrap up the Heavyweight Grand Prix victory, knocking out Russian icon Fedor Emelianenko with the first real punch he threw.MORE: Watch the Bellator 214 replay on DAZNJust as Frank Mir forecasted in breaking down the fight prior to its start, Bader connected with an early left hook that put Emelianenko on the canvas. Bader raced in to land the coffin nails, but they were unnecessary, as referee Mike Beltran quickly stepped in to bring the fight to a halt.After departing the UFC on a two-fight winning streak, but never quite being able to break through into the elite tier of talent in the light heaviweght division, the 35-year-old Bader has been almost perfect since debuting inside the Bellator cage. He won the light heavyweight title in his promotional debut and has been turning in superior efforts ever since, successfully defending his title against Linton Vassell before posting consecutive wins over Muhammed Lawal, Matt Mitrione and now Emelianenko to claim the Heavyweight Grand Prix and earn a second world title.While this was the ultimate outcome many anticipated when this eight-man tournament was first announced, few could have forecasted that Bader would get through Emelianenko with such ease. While the legendary heavyweight isn’t the same fighter he was during his glory days, he had looked good in his victories over Mir and Chael Sonnen to advance to the finals, but didn’t have time to offer any meaningful offense on Saturday.Now 42 years old, it will be interesting to see what the future holds for Emelianenko. As for Bader, his first matter of business is to sit down with the Bellator brass and try to map out the rest of the year as he works to defend two different belts against whatever challengers stand in his way.The co-main event was billed as the return of rising star Aaron Pico, who entered on a four-fight winning streak where all four bouts had ended inside the opening round. Saturday’s contest did as well, but just like in his professional debut, this time it was Pico who was on the receiving end of the knockout blow.Veteran contender Henry Corrales rebounded after getting knocked down 30 seconds into the fight to beat Pico to the punch during a back-and-forth exchange a minute into the contest. Stationed in the center of the cage, the MMA Lab representative clocked the 22-year-old with a clean right hand that shut off the power to his body and sent him crashing to the canvas in a heap.Now having won five straight and coming off a highlight reel finish of the highly regarded youngster, Corrales appears poised to run it back with featherweight titleholder Patricio Pitbull, who stands as the last man to defeat the 32-year-old contender.Here’s a look at how things went down at Bellator 214 on Saturday night. Bader blasts Emelianenko to make Bellator historyRound 1: One shot. One kill. Ryan Bader is your Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix winner, heavyweight champion and the first two-division world champion in Bellator MMA history!The first real shot Bader threw, the lead left hook, caught Emelianenko flush and put him on the canvas, ending this one in a flash. What a win for Bader!With championship belts over both shoulders and another around his waist, Bader starts his post-fight interview by giving respect to Emelianenko. When asked about defending both belts, Bader says that’s what he’d like to do, but it’s something he’ll have to discuss with the Bellator brass.11:20 p.m.: It’s go time and to borrow a phrase from flyweight queen Ilima-Lei Macfarlane, I’ve got the chicken skin right now heading into this one. This is a huge opportunity for Bader and a chance for Fedor to add one more marquee name to his stellar resume. 11:15 p.m.: The guys at the desk set the table for the main event, detailing what Fedor does well and the weapons that Bader brings into the cage in his quest to become the first two-division world champion in Bellator MMA history.11:10 p.m.: Thomson and Mir break down what went wrong for Pico and Mir nails it, pointing out the missed opportunity to pounce on Corrales on the ground after he dropped him. With more experience, Pico probably wouldn’t have stuck to slinging hands and tried to put Corrales away on the feet, opting instead to keep his back on the canvas and work his top game.11:05 p.m.: Another pre-produced segment airs with fighters detailing the worst injuries they’ve suffered in their careers. I have to say, these segments are so much better than seeing a non-stop loop of the same commercials and introduces people to various lesser-known athletes on the Bellator MMA roster.Corrales knocks out Pico in wild one-minute scrapRound 1: This might have been the most thrilling 67-second fight of all-time!A minute into the opening round, Pico dropped Corrales with a right uppercut that put the veteran on skates. But Pico couldn’t fully capitalize, and rather than staying patient and picking his spots, he started trading with the 32-year-old and paid the price, as Corrales connected with a right hand that sent Pico crashing to the canvas unconscious.Pico had looked outstanding over his last four fights, but this was his toughest test, and Corrales showed there is no substitute for experience. He weathered getting dropped, cleared his head and returned the favor to Pico, putting the youngster out. After the decision, Corrales delivered a pointed, emotionless interview with John McCarthy where he called for a rematch with Patricio Pitbull.10:50 p.m.: Time for the co-main event — a crucial clash between seasoned contender Henry Corrales and rising star Aaron Pico, which could very well determine the next title challenger in the 145-pound weight class.10:45 p.m.: Before the co-main event hits the cage, we get another prediction segment, this time with Bellator MMA athletes offering their thoughts on the upcoming grudge match between MVP and Paul “Semtex” Daley.10:40 p.m.: Josh Thomson and Frank Mir breaking down what Aaron Pico needs to do to advance to the next stage of his career, with both agreeing that the youngster needs to show an ability to mesh his various skills together inside the cage. Shifting their focus to Henry Corrales, Thomson and Mir suggest the veteran’s experience and all-around skill set could be a factor in this one.10:37 p.m.: Juan Archuleta was up next for the “What’s on your Instagram?” series, showing off a variety of pictures, including one with several other former King of the Cage champions and one with his daughter that nearly brought him to tears.MORE: Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a year  Hager cruises in professional debut10:27 p.m.: Kiser landed a right hand early as Hager looked to close the distance, but put himself against the fence in the process, which allowed the wrestler to take the fight to the canvas. From there, Hager softened Kiser up with strikes, landing a series of elbows that created an opening for Hager to connect his hands on an arm-triangle choke and secure the tap.This was a dominant effort from the former collegiate wrestler, who did exactly what was expected of him in this one, playing to his strengths, taking the fight to the canvas and securing the first-round finish.Speaking with John McCarthy following the official decision, Hager said he wants to make MMA his life for the next decade. If that is the case, the heavyweight division has just picked up an intriguing prospect to follow in the years to come.10:20 p.m.:  Here we go — it’s time for the heavyweights, and Hager comes out with an introduction reminiscent of his wrestling persona, Jack Swagger, with current WWE superstar “R-Truth” Ron Killings rapping his walk-out song.10:15 p.m.: A pre-packaged segment asks which is worse — a groin kick or an eye poke, with the majority of the athletes featured voting for the eye poke.10:05 p.m.: After a lengthy piece with different Bellator MMA fighters offering their thoughts and predictions on the heavyweight championship fight between Bader and Emelianenko, the broadcasts shifts back to the desk, setting up the debut of Jake Hager, the former Oklahoma wrestler and WWE superstar.While it was good to have Frank Mir on the desk to detail his experience under similar circumstances when he welcomed Brock Lesnar to the Octagon, more time could have been spent talking about the matchup specifically and what both Hager and his opponent, J.W. Kiser, need to do in order to be successful inside the cage tonight.10:02 p.m.: Bellator announces that flyweight champ Ilima-Lei Macfarlane will defend her title against Veta Arteaga in the co-main event of the April 27 fight card at the SAP Center in San Jose, headlined by welterweight champ Rory MacDonald defending his belt against Jon Fitch in the final bout in the opening round of the Welterweight Grand Prix.Archuleta out-works Bandejas in competitive bantamweight clash9:53 p.m.: After starting the third and final round pressing the action, Archuleta walked into a stepping knee from Bandejas that momentarily changed the tenor of the fight. But Archuleta was able to recover and close the distance, forcing Bandejas to wrestle and defend. While he showed excellent defensive wrestling and landed the bigger blows of the contest, Bandejas just wasn’t able to string together enough offense to put Archuleta on his heels. Though it probably wasn’t as dominant as he would have liked, Archuleta did enough over the 15-minute affair to secure the victory and extend his winning streak to 17. (10-9 Archuleta; 30-27 Archuleta)9:47 p.m.:  While Bandejas did a good job of making adjustments and started cutting the cage off more, the Jersey native wasn’t able to land much offense of his own, as every time he looked to close the distance, Archuleta snapped out a punch of his own or circled into space. When they did get in tight, the veteran made sure to lock his hands around Bandejas, forcing him to carry his weight and worry about defending takedown attempts. (10-9 Archuleta; 20-18 Archuleta)9:40 p.m.: Archuleta controlled the opening three minutes of the opening round, moving on the outside and varying his entries, connecting and keeping Bandejas off balance early. However, with 90 seconds left in the frame, Bandejas connected on a head kick that caught Archuleta flush and forced him to back up. While Bandejas wasn’t able to capitalize, it made “The Spaniard” look to wrestle more down the stretch. (10-9 Archuleta)9:35 p.m.: Next up is a pivotal bantamweight pairing between Juan Archuleta and Ricky Bandejas. The former, who has fought at featherweight in each of his previous three Bellator MMA appearance, enters on a 16-fight winning streak overall, while the latter burst onto the scene in his debut, earning a first-round stoppage win over highly touted Irish prospect James Gallagher.9:30 p.m.: Heavyweight Tim Johnson is next up in the “Checking Out Old IG Post” series, including one with an American flag button down before a Garth Brooks concert and another with an American flag speedo while cooking on the grill.9:25 p.m.: Nice interstitial segment with featherweight contender AJ McKee going through some old Instagram photos before a pre-produced piece tracing the history of the Bellator heavyweight title, which is on the line tonight’s main event. After more than 900 days without a heavyweight champion, tonight will see either Bader or Emelianenko join Cole Konrad, Alexander Volkov and Vitaly Minakov as the fourth fighter to wear the heavyweight strap.Altamimi makes quick work of McMahon in Bellator debut9:15 p.m.: After starting the fight exchanging kicks in the center of the cage, Altamimi and McMahon clinched up along the fence, and the Iraq-born, California-based featherweight quickly attacked with a kimura. After McMahon dropped to the canvas to defend, Altamimi swept through and transitioned into an armbar, extending the arm and securing the tap less than two minutes into the opening round.This was an impressive showing for the Bellator MMA newcomer, who did a great job of chaining together submission attempts and not giving McMahon a chance to escape. While he annoyed the commissioners in the cage following the win by climbing onto the fence in celebration, it was a massive moment for the 29-year-old, who dedicated the fight to his ailing father.9:05 p.m.:  A tremendous vignette introducing the world to Altamimi kicks off the broadcast, detailing his time in the Marines and the work he does with veterans at Unbreakable Performance alongside Jay Glazer. Walking to the cage for his Bellator MMA cage, Altamimi was accompanied by “Star Lord,” Chris Pratt, who trains with him and wanted to be in his friend’s corner for this one.9:00 p.m.: Welcome to the Bellator 214 live blog. The action the main card is about to get underway at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., starting with a featherweight matchup between Brandon McMahon (5-6) and Adel Altamimi (7-5). There were six first-round finishes during the eight-fight preliminary card, so it’s already been a fun little night of action inside the Bellator MMA cage, and now business is about to pick up.Bellator 214 resultsMain CardRyan Bader def. Fedor Emelianenko by knockout (punch) at 0:35 of Round 1Henry Corrales def. Aaron Pico by knockout (punch) at 1:07 of Round 1Jake Hager def. J.W. Kiser by submission (arm-triangle choke) at 2:09 of Round 1Juan Archuleta def. Ricky Bandejas by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)Adel Altamimi def. Brandon McMahon by submission (armbar) at 1:16 of Round 1Preliminary CardThor Skancke def. Jesse Merritt by submission (Monson choke) at 4:26 of Round 1Jesse Roberts def. A.J. Agazarm by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) Weber Almeida def. Odan Chinchilla by TKO (strikes) at 3:04 of Round 1Art Rivas def. Sean Johnson by TKO (strikes) at 4:30 of Round 1Jay Jay Wilson def. Tyler Beneke by submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:31 of Round 1Ryan Lilley def. James Barnes by knockout (head kick) at 1:03 of Round 1Craig Plaskett def. Ian Butler by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)Desmond Torres def. Steve Ramirez by submission (arm-triangle choke) at 4:21 of Round 1Bellator 214 latest news – Fedor Emelianenko is possibly competing for a heavyweight title for the last time in his career. We delve into why Saturday’s fight with Ryan Bader should be the last time “The Last Emperor” competes .- Aaron Pico has been deemed by MMA pundits as the future of the sport. Pico explains to Sporting News why that hasn’t stopped him from his pursuit of greatness. Bellator 214 is in the books and there is plenty to talk about following the opening event of Bellator MMA’s 2019 campaign.Featuring the finals of the Heavyweight Grand Prix and the return of uber-prospect Aaron Pico, Saturday’s fight card at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., had the whole of the MMA audience all to itself — and provided a thrilling night of action inside the cage.  – Ryan Bader discusses with SN  about wanting to face Emelianenko in the heavyweight grand prix final.- Bellator has grown exponentially since Scott Coker took over the reigns in 2014. Bellator 214 could be the start of a big 2019 for the promotion.- There are some notable names competing at Bellator 214. Bantamweight Ricky Bandejas though is flying right under our noses heading into this coming weekend.last_img read more

Publix Rolls Out Touch-Free Checkout Through Mobile App

first_imgIn an ongoing effort to make shopping safer during the coronavirus pandemic, Publix has announced another new feature.The Lakeland-based supermarket chain is now offering what it calls “touch-free checkout.”Publix’s app now allows customers to add their payment information and hold up the phone to pay. The app, which is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, also provides an option for e-receipts.Additionally, Publix accommodates contactless cards and most mobile pay apps.In recent weeks, the company has allowed workers to wear gloves and masks, and has installed plexiglas barriers between customers and cashiers.last_img read more

Purse hit for a six: How Coronavirus could affect IPL players’ salaries!

first_imgAdvertisement bgu4owqNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs3f6g0vWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E96v40( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) fiWould you ever consider trying this?😱698x7Can your students do this? 🌚55cRoller skating! Powered by Firework With the tournament postponed, players taking part in this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) will probably be denied of their due salaries, according to multiple reports. A senior member of the Indian Cricketers’ Association on Tuesday stated that the economic implications of a season without IPL could be huge for a number of competing players – specifically the debutants.Advertisement  Advertisement “The system of IPL payments is that 15 per cent is paid a week before the tournament starts. 65 per cent more is paid during the tournament. The remaining 20 percent is paid within a stipulated time after the tournament ends,” an IPL franchise official said.“The BCCI has specific guidelines. Obviously, no player will be paid as of now.”Advertisement While another franchise official clarified that the players won’t be reimbursed through insurance, as the pandemic (read COVID-19) isn’t within the clause.“We will not get any money from insurance company as pandemic is not covered in the clause. Each franchise has salary overheads ranging between Rs 75 to 85 crore. How can we pay if there’s no action?”  he questioned.“From English Premier League, La Liga to Bundesliga, players are taking pay cuts. Also there is no certainty anywhere as to when things will get normal!”“It’s not just the Dhonis and the Kohlis who will be affected. Surely they would feel the pinch but for many first-timers, the Rs 20, 40 or 60 lakh is serious life-changing money after all the hard work. Hope the BCCI has a plan in place,” he said.However, BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal, said that as of now, there hasn’t been any discussion about pay cuts.“There has been no discussion at all on pay cuts. IPL obviously is BCCI’s biggest tournament. But at this point, it is very difficult to do calculations and estimate losses. The calculations are complex and till office-bearers get together, we can’t say anything,” Dhumal asserted.Currently the BCCI are planning about an alternate window for their prestigious event with chances of a short versioned IPL in May might be on the cards.Earlier in March, board president Sourav Ganguly had declared that the 13th edition of the IPL was rescheduled from its actual date of March 29th to April 15. But the rapid outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic forced PM Narendra Modi to announce a nationwide 21-day lockdown until the 14th of April. You may also like:Read why latest government sanctions over Coronavirus could spell doom for IPL 2020! BCCI makes mind boggling Rs 51 crore donation to PM Cares fund to fight Covid-19 Advertisementlast_img read more

Nelson’s Kinrade kept out of first pre-season game with Sens

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsNelson native Geoff Kinrade joined a long list of Senators who did not take to the ice Tuesday for Ottawa’s 5-0 thrashing of the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Center.Jason Spezza, Daniel Alfredsson, Alex Kovalev, Milan Michalek, Chris Phillips and Pascal Leclaire joined Kinrade, who re-signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Senators in the summer, on the sidelines as players, who didn’t make the trip from Ottawa.Kinrade, 25, spent the 2009-10 season with Ottawa’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Binghamton Senators, recording professional highs in goals (seven), assists (20) and points (27) while accumulating 59 penalty minutes in a career-high 76 games. He ranked first among B-Sens and finished tied for 14th in the AHL in plus/minus with a +27 rating.He is one of 15 defencemen remaining in camp with Ottawa.Earlier Tuesday the Senators announced they have reduced their training camp roster by two forwards, re-assigning 2010 draft choices Jakub Culek and Mark Stone to their junior teams.The Senators and Leafs return to action tonight in Toronto in a game that can be seen on TSN.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more