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first_imgThe Santa Cruz metropolitan area is the worst affected by coronavirus in Bolivia and accounts for almost half of the country’s more than 60,000 cases.Some 85 percent of the bodies were “positive cases for COVID-19 and cases with COVID symptoms, so they will be recorded as suspected cases,” said Rojas.The rest died of “other causes, meaning death from an illness or a violent cause,” he added.According to the national epidemiological office, the western regions of Cochabamba and La Paz are experiencing a “very rapid increase” in coronavirus cases.Andres Flores, director of the Forensic Investigations Institute, said that between April 1 and July 19 more than 3,000 bodies that were recovered outside of hospital settings had been identified as either confirmed or suspected coronavirus cases.Bolivia has recorded more than 2,200 confirmed coronavirus deaths among its 11 million population.Topics : Bolivian police said on Tuesday they recovered more than 400 bodies from streets and homes over a five-day period, with 85 percent of the dead believed to have had coronavirus.A total of 191 bodies were recovered in the Cochabamba metropolitan area alone from July 15-20, with another 141 collected in La Paz, national police director Coronel Ivan Rojas told journalists.In the country’s biggest city, Santa Cruz, authorities recovered 68 bodies.last_img read more

first_img MORE NEWS: Housing affordability the best it’s been in two decades REIQ Gold Coast zone chairman Andrew Henderson said the list of popular areas was not surprising. “They are close to beaches and major infrastructure and are in that affordable (price) range,” he said. “A lot of them would have low-rise to medium-rise apartments, which are popular with owner occupiers.”More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa10 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoMr Henderson said Rainbow Bay was the Gold Coast’s “little pocket gem”. “Rainbow Bay has one of the most idyllic swimming spaces on the Gold Coast and an iconic surf break, plus great places to walk and parkland area. It’s a bit more relaxed than other parts.” chief economist Nerida chief economist Nerida Conisbee said the Gold Coast market had started its positive shift from the downturn a lot faster than other parts of Australia. “There’s really not much negativity for the Gold Coast market,” she said. “When we compare it to what has happened in Brisbane with enormous levels of development, to the extent of over building, we certainly haven’t seen that on the Gold Coast. “We are seeing high rental demand and there are obviously jobs and potential for people to start businesses.“You can move to the Gold Coast and pay less for a mortgage or rent and you have more disposable income to do more things, like start a business.” MORE NEWS: Beach house proves bigger isn’t always better An apartment for sale at 12/2-4 Boundary Lane, Tweed Heads, is in the Rainbow Bay locale.The Gold Coast’s median property price, which includes both houses and units, has dropped 1.5 per cent to $532,500 in a year, with a 0.7 per cent decrease in the last quarter, according to the report. “The ScoMo bounce and two interest rate cuts are all breathing new life into Australian property,” it said. “Demand has started to increase … search activity has seen a bump (but) we are yet to see any real uplift in the number of people listing properties for sale and pricing data is yet to reflect a change in conditions.“Queensland is leading the way in the recovery. Brisbane has been the first capital city off the block in terms of price growth and Mackay is right now the top regional growth area in Australia.” 1. Rainbow Bay 2. Wilston3. Currumbin4. Tugun5. Currumbin Waters 6. Elanora 7. Holland Park8. Mermaid Waters9. Sunrise Beach10. Reedy Creek QLD’s most in-demand areas for apartments The Gold Coast flooded the list of Queensland’s most in-demand suburbs for apartments.THE Glitter Strip has weathered the tumultuous property conditions felt across the country well, with much of its real estate still in hot demand.The Gold Coast flooded the list of Queensland’s 10 most in-demand suburbs for apartments, in’s latest Australian Property Market Report for July. Seven of the city’s locales were the state’s top searched areas for buyers. Rainbow Bay topped the list, with Currumbin, Tugun and Currumbin Waters all in the top five along with Brisbane suburb Wilston. The Gold Coast region overall had high demand on the site, with an average of 905 property views per listing — the second highest in Queensland behind the Sunshine Coast with 969. “Searches in southeast Queensland out of Sydney suggest that growth continues to come from an exodus from NSW,” the report said. “While there is a clear affordability edge, it is jobs that are making the move possible.” The city also notched some of the highest rental demand, alongside Hobart and Melbourne, which was put down to job opportunities on the Gold Coast. last_img read more

first_imgFrench liquefied natural gas containment system specialist, GTT, reported an 8.7 percent rise in revenue for the first nine months of 2019. The company said in its report its revenue reached €199.7 million ($222.1 million) for the period under review, which compares to €185.7 million in the corresponding period last year.The company further noted that the revenue from the second to the third quarter of 2019 rose by over 20 percent.Commenting on the results, Philippe Berterottière, chairman and CEO of GTT said, “With 40 orders for LNG carriers during the first nine months, of which 14 in the third quarter, business activity has been particularly strong.”He added that the inflow of orders over the last two years is starting to have a positive effect as revenue has increased substantially from one quarter to the next.GTT noted that the 40 LNG carriers on order in the first nine months will all be equipped with its Mark III Flex+, Mark III Flex and NO96 GW, with deliveries scheduled between end-2020 and end-2022.The company’s order book, at the end of September 2019, excluding LNG as fuel, stood at 120 units, including 100 LNG carriers, six ethane carriers, six FSRUs, two FLNGs, and three gravity-based structures for the Arctic LNG 2 project, a first for the company.The order book also includes three onshore storage tanks, GTT said.Additionally, the company has also booked a total of 18 orders from the LNG as fuel segment at the end of the period under review.last_img read more

first_imgParents’ synthetic cannabis abuse left children in home with little food and no power Stuff 5 November 2018Family First Comment: The harms of drugs – all drugs. Marijuana. Synthentic drugs….“There had been a lack of food in the house for long periods, the prepaid electricity in the home often ran out and the defendants had been using cannabis and its synthetic equivalent. The children were aware and disclosed that the majority of their household money was spent on drugs rather than on food for the family.”#DrugFree2025www.SayNopeToDope.nzA couple spent the majority of their household income on drugs, leaving their two children with little food in a home sometimes without electricity, a court was told.The man and woman, from Taranaki, have each pleaded guilty to two charges of ill treatment/neglect of a child under 18 years of age between August 2016 and June 2018.The defendants cannot be named in order to protect the victims.The neglect case came to light in June 2018 and was precipitated by an argument the man and woman had over their relationship issues and “not pot” – the common name given to synthetic cannabis.The police summary of facts outlined how the male defendant moved out of the house and days later the children left as well to stay at another address.Both children were spoken to by a specialist police interviewer on June 13 where they disclosed there had been a lack of food in the house for long periods, the prepaid electricity in the home often ran out and the defendants had been using cannabis and its synthetic equivalent.READ MORE: read more

first_imgBy David Smith Jr., OKTidbits Once again, part of the annual Dodge City Raceway Park 305 Nationals highlights the middle portion of June (18-20) and one of the premier events on the season schedule. The tours’ annual trip to El Paso County Speedway in Calhan, Colo., takes place Saturday, June 27.  URSS president Rick Salem is doing his best to work with track promoters and operators to keep racing as uniform and constructive as possible. One change for 2020 will see no scheduling con­flicts between the tour and Dodge City’s weekly events so drivers won’t have to choose which venue to compete.   OBERLIN, Kan. – Officials with the Lucas Oil POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing have released the 2020 race schedule that consists of events at 14 different race tracks in four different states.   Independence Weekend kicks off atop the famed Belleville, Kan., High Banks Friday, July 3, be­fore another inaugural event, this coming at Jefferson County Raceway in Fairbury, Neb., for the first sprint car race held at that facility.   The IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car tour’s 15th consecutive season will kick off at RPM Speedway in Hays, Kan., Thursday-Saturday, March 26-28, with the Thursday night set for practice night. The track will again host the series on Saturday and Sunday night, July 11-12.  The final Dodge City appearance of 2020 takes place Saturday, Sept. 19 before the series closes out the season Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 26-27, at WaKeeney.   The tour will make its first of five appearances at Dodge City, Kan., Raceway Park on Saturday, April 4. The tour will venture into uncharted waters as a pair of West Texas events are slated. First will be Friday, April 24 at West Texas Raceway in Lubbock before making to trip north to Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo.   center_img Information about series sponsorship and contingency opportunities is available from Salem at 785 475-7010. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 14 and 15 will be the annual Bob Salem Memorial race at Oberlin, Kan., Speedway.  Yet another first-time appearance for the Rebels will be Friday, Sept. 11 with the long-awaited trip to Salina, Kan., Speedway. The tour then heads straight south to the New 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan.  The tour will take off the first weekend of September for the annual RaceSaver Nationals at Eagle Raceway in Nebraska.   The aforementioned RPM Speedway is set for June 11-12 before the final appearance in Colo­rado takes place Friday, July 17. Rush County Speedway in LaCrosse, Kan., will host its annual two-night series event on Saturday and Sunday night, July 25-26.   On Friday, May 29 the tour returns to WaKeeney, Kan., Speedway before a stop at Thomas County Speedway in Colby, Kan., on Saturday, May 30.  last_img read more

first_imgSunderland new boy David Moberg Karlsson is hoping to emulate compatriot Sebastian Larsson as he prepares to launch his career on Wearside. He added: “I talked to [former Black Cat] Tobias [Hysen, a team-mate at Gothenburg] about Sunderland before my move; he talked well about Sunderland, the city as well, so it’s great. “I have heard about how the fans are crazy about games. It’s fun, you want passion in football – that’s why you play.” Press Associationcenter_img The 19-year-old Swede has watched senior international Larsson from afar during his time in the Barclays Premier League and is looking forward to linking up with him at the Stadium of Light. Karlsson told the club’s official website: “I have seen Seb for many years now when he was a young player and I looked at the Barclays Premier League. I looked at him playing football for a long time, so I’m a big fan.” last_img read more

first_img Press Association “You ask if it took a while to get across to my players what I wanted to do and probably it did. And maybe my message did not go through to everybody. But now I find people who understand my message,” said Garde. “The way we played, the spirit we showed and the way we have come through a difficult period in the last two games has pleased me. They were not easy because w e were up against teams who were full of confidence, when we were not. “I’m very happy with the way we’ve played the last two games. It pleased me a lot because it means that the players I picked have a good attitude.” Garde is relatively new to management, having taken his only other job with French club Lyon in 2011, but the former Arsenal midfielder has shown the strength of mind to leave out established players at Villa Park. Striker Gabby Agbonlahor, the club’s longest-serving player, has made only one two-minute appearance since Garde took over at the beginning of November and those named only as substitutes against Leicester on Saturday included club captain Micah Richards and previous first-choice goalkeeper Brad Guzan. Garde could make some changes against Wycombe and recall some of those players. Garde says Jack Grealish (tonsillitis) and Carlos Sanchez (hamstring) are in contention to play in the third-round replay – and he will also check on the fitness of Agbonlahor, who has been struggling for a while with a back problem. “I will see with Gabby. I will see what I see In the training session,” said Garde. “Yes Carlos is a maybe – and Jack is back training. Now it’s about competition to be in the group.” Richards may also be recalled. Garde made the bold decision to leave his skipper out of the previous two teams, partly because of a foot injury, but also because the Frenchman favoured Joleon Lescott and Jores Okore at the heart of defence. However, Garde insists he still has faith in the big defender, saying: “In my position, managers have to make choices. This is the one I have made for the last two games. But this doesn’t mean I don’t rely on Micah.” Time will tell if Garde was the right man to be charged with taking over a team in Villa’s predicament, struggling at the bottom of the Barclays Premier League, but four points from the last two matches against Crystal Palace and Leicester have offered a modicum of encouragement in their battle for survival. Villa are nine points adrift of safety, compared to just four when Tim Sherwood departed as boss, but ahead of the FA Cup third-round replay against League Two promotion hopefuls Wycombe on Tuesday night, Garde believes his way of working is hitting home. Aston Villa manager Remi Garde believes his players are at last getting the message and beginning to understand what he is about. last_img read more

first_imgThe House has passed a stimulus bill that will aid the American economy as it attempts to deal with the effects of the coronavirus.The package was passed by a voice vote Friday afternoon and is being rushed to the President for signing.Both Democrats and Republicans placed party differences aside to help pass the bill in record time.“Today we’ve all acknowledged our nation faces an economic and health emergency of historic proportions,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said.The bill hopes to put $1,200 in the hands of most Americans who are now out of work or struggling in the current economic climate, bolster unemployment benefits, offer loans, grants and tax breaks to businesses, and put billions back into state and local governments.last_img read more

first_imgVIRAT Kohli has joined some of the greats of the game in posting his third Test double century of the year, punishing England’s bowlers at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.Kohli is just the fifth man to score three Test scores of 200 or more in a calendar year, joining Sir Donald Bradman (1930), Ricky Ponting (2003), Michael Clarke (2012) and Brendon McCullum (2014).Having never scored more than 169 at Test level before this year, Kohli has peeled off scores of 200 against the West Indies in Antigua, 211 against New Zealand in Indore and he was unbeaten on 212 at lunch on day four in Mumbai. He is the first man to score a double century in three consecutive series in the same year.Kohli has also now scored more than 2500 runs this year across all formats, only the 11th player to do so. While none of the previous 11 had averaged 70 in that year, Kohli’s average for the year was 91.32 at lunch on the fourth day.The Indian skipper’s performance in Mumbai earned high praise from some greats of the game, with former captain Sunil Gavaskar labelling it “one of the best centuries that I have seen”.Former England captain Michael Vaughan also called Kohli “a genius”.Kohli has been a revelation since he took over the Test captaincy from MS Dhoni in late 2014; in 21 matches as skipper he now has eight Test centuries, including three doubles, and his average of 66.87 as skipper is the second-highest of any player to have been captain in 20 or more Tests, behind only Bradman’s extraordinary mark of 101.51By lunch on day four, Kohli had tallied 617 runs for the series, the second-most ever for a series between India and England and the most on Indian soil. Graham Gooach’s mark of 752 runs in 1990, scored in just three Tests, is the record.last_img read more