Pope Francis, seen wearing a mask for the first time in public, said on Wednesday no one should seek political gain from the coronavirus and that vaccine developers should not see it as a chance to make a profit.At his second weekly general audience with public participation after six months of virtual audiences, the pope was seen wearing a white mask as he entered and left his car and using sanitizer occasionally squirted onto his hands by an aide.He asked about 500 people in the Vatican’s San Damaso courtyard to remain in their seats to keep social distancing and told them in the address that the pandemic should spur everyone to work for the common good. Biden has charged that Trump is politicizing the issue to help his re-election and has called for any vaccine to be produced and distributed following established scientific standards without outside political interference.The pope called people who turn their backs on the suffering coronavirus had caused “devotees of Pontius Pilate who simply wash their hands of it,” referring to the ancient Roman governor of Judea who ordered Jesus’ crucifixion but refused to take responsibility for it.Francis said while “politics often does not have a good reputation,” there had been many politicians in the course of history “who were saints”. He did not name any. Topics : “Unfortunately, we are witnessing the emergence of partisan interests. For example, there are those who want to appropriate possible solutions for themselves, such as (developing) vaccines and then selling them to others,” he said.”Some are taking advantage of the situation to foment divisions, to create economic or political advantages, to start or intensify conflict,” he said, without specifying.The pandemic and the quest for a vaccine have become hot-button issues in the US presidential campaign between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.Trump wants to fast-track a vaccine, which he has said is coming “very, very soon”. The virus has killed more than 186,000 Americans and cost millions of jobs.
43 Pine St, Hamilton.More 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 investor8 hours agoBack inside, a bedroom with built-in wardrobes sits to the left of the foyer, along with a powder room and linen cupboard.Upstairs, four more bedrooms sit side-by-side off a long hallway. The main bedroom is to the rear of the level, complete with a walk-in wardrobe, an ensuite with twin vanities and views over the back yard. The remaining bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and are serviced by a bathroom with a separate bath and shower and twin vanities. Completing the floor is a lounge room with street views. 43 Pine St, Hamilton.BUILT to reflect the casual yet classic style of the Hamptons, this new house at 43 Pine St, Hamilton, with a white and grey exterior epitomises relaxed luxury with expansive, light-filled living spaces, oak timber floors and superb finishes.On entry a foyer extends to an open-plan living and dining area and a kitchen complete with Smeg appliances, a breakfast bar with pendant lighting and a butler’s pantry. White cabinetry and a grey splashback in the cooking space complement the level’s neutral colour scheme, with a timber ceiling fan in the living area further setting off the residence’s Hamptons’ vibe.From the dining space a wall of bi-folding glass doors opens to a covered timber deck with steps leading down to an established back yard and a glass-fenced pool. To the right of the yard, a cobbled path runs along the side of the house and continues to the front lawn. 43 Pine St, Hamilton.Split-system airconditioning features upstairs, while ducted and zoned airconditioning provides comfort downstairs. The house is also NBN ready, with other features including built-in cabinetry in the downstairs living room, ceiling fans throughout and carpet to the upstairs bedrooms.Agent Drew Davies said the residence was in a peaceful and sought-after street within the Ascot State School catchment. 43 Pine St, Hamilton.“This house offers an opportunity to establish a lifestyle that takes advantage of location and convenience, with it being in walking distance to St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School, St Rita’s College and St Agatha’s Catholic Primary,” Mr Davies said. HM
14 Views no discussions Share Tweet Share HealthLifestyle Yoga guru set for Saint Lucia health and wellness retreat by: – September 30, 2011 Share Sharing is caring! John Schumacher. Image via: saintluciahealthandwellnessretreat.comSOUFRIERE, Saint Lucia — Start practicing yoga and you’ll be on your way to unlocking major tension, one of America’s leading yoga teachers stresses.John Schumacher, the respected Iyengar Yoga specialist who will be featured at this November’s Saint Lucia Health and Wellness Retreat, contends after just a few days of yoga practice “you can begin to open the doors to physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being and this can be an awakening to a whole new world of possibilities.”Schumacher, a disciple of the renowned Guruji B.K.S Iyengar and director of Unity Woods Yoga Center in Bethesda, Maryland — the largest Iyengar center in the United States — will join motivational speaker Dr Stephen Brewer and Feng Shui expert William Spear, as headliners of the four-day retreat for soul, mind, body and spirit in the former French colonial capital of Soufrière from November 17-20, 2011.Schumacher, a celebrated practitioner and teacher in the yoga community, is recognised for exploring the nuances of body, mind and spirit through disciplined and enthusiastic study.“Yoga is not just about a healthy body but it is really about the whole person – physical, energetic, emotional, mental and spiritual. That is why the effects are so far reaching – they come from the integration of all aspects of our being,” he said. “We are encouraged by the positive response to the retreat and are equally ecstatic to have John Schumacher here with us on island,” said Senator Allen Chastanet, Saint Lucia’s Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation. “His expertise and the respect he commands in this field will assure participants of a truly transformative experience,” he added.Yoga instruction is a central part of the retreat experience which will also include photography and art workshops, culinary classes, as well as pottery and painting design. Additionally, participants can avail themselves of the hiking, snorkeling, mountain biking and other outdoor activities for which Soufrière is renowned.During the retreat, yoga will be offered twice a day — to open and close each day’s activities. The retreat in Soufrière, home to several world class hotels and resorts, is supported by the Saint Lucia Tourist Board and the Soufrière Foundation.Caribbean News Now
NewsSports 2011 LIME NATIONAL LEAGUE TO GET UNDER WAY ON MAY 22ND by: – May 13, 2011 Tweet 18 Views no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Share Share The 2011 LIME National Volleyball League is scheduled to get under way on Sunday, May 22nd, at the St. Joseph Hardcourt, at 3 p.m.The official opening event will be combined with the Awards ceremony for the 2010 LIME National League.Trophies will be distributed to the following teams:Women’s Division 1st Place – Acers; 2nd Place- Sign Man CelticsMen’s Division 1st Place LIME Wolfpack 2nd Place Club OlympiaLEAGUEWomen’s Division Champion Sign Man Celtics Runner Up LIME Strike ForceMen Division 2 Champion Club One (St. Joseph) Runner Up DELNAGIS CelticsMen Division 1 Champion LIME Wolfpack Runner Up RCCU Sunrise
By Lonnie WheatleyDODGE CITY, Kan. (June 18, 2016) – Mike Lunow denied a late challenge from Clay Sellard for Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified honors Saturday at Dodge City Raceway Park.Lunow raced into the lead on the eighth round and then survived a late caution that gave Clay Sellard a shot at making it two wins in a row in the 20-lapper.After starting eighth, Lunow needed just two laps to work his way up to third and then took second from Kale Beavers by the fifth round. Three laps later, Lunow battled past Tracy Link for the point and checked out on the field.In Lunow’s wake, Sellard battled through the field and took second away from Link with a handful of laps to go but hardly had Lunow in sight a full straightaway in the distance.That changed when the caution flew with just three laps to go when Randle McRoberts looped it off turn four and collected Trent Gray and William Nusser in a high impact collision.Set for a three-lap dash to the stripe, Lunow held off Sellard to seal the deal with Beavers, Nick Link and Kevin Gray rounding out the top five.Other Saturday night winners included Jeremy Sigler in IMCA SportMods, Michael Pepper in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Cody Davis in IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks.
“IMCA Mods have moved into this area over the past couple years and we have heard a lot of buzz about it from fans.” Klein said. “There are a lot of locals behind the wheel of IMCA Mods that started in other classes and moved up through the years that will be back in action at the track where it all once began.” Powdercoat Specialists owner Adam Fisher is an IMCA Modified racer and the divisional sponsor of the class at the speedway. Local driver Randy Klein will be doing double duty this weekend as he also races an IMCA Modified and has been looking forward to this race when it was announced along with several other drivers. Several tracks in the Fargo-Moorhead region run the IMCA Modifieds weekly – Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo (Fridays), Jamestown Speedway (Saturdays), Norman County Raceway in Ada (Thursdays) and Buffalo River Race Park (Sundays). BRRP is giving the IMCA Modified class the night off this week, which should provide a boost for car counts on Sunday. Racing begins at 6 p.m. “We appreciate Kevin Nathe at Buffalo River Race Park and his willingness to work with us and give the IMCA Modifieds the night off,” Froemke said. “We think the car counts should be solid and the class should put on a great show for our fans that have been waiting for this race. We have custom trophies, free Ice Cream for the fans thanks to our longtime local race night sponsor Qual Dairy, prizes for the kids and just announced $500 to the feature winner of the IMCA Modifieds.” “I enjoy small town racetracks and it’s close to Kindred, North Dakota my hometown.” Fisher said. “I’m excited to see a race track that is moving forward and trying new things.” Modifieds have appeared at Sheyenne in past years, but this will be the first time IMCA-sanctioned Modifieds will run at the track. They also run at Sheyenne on July 1, Aug. 12 and Sept. 30. Some of those locals drivers that have frequented Lisbon include; Dave Shipley (former super stock champion), Jarrett Carter (former MW modified track champion), Nate Reinke will be doing double duty as well, John Nord, Greg Friestad, Zach Doctor, Rusty Kollman, Eric Edwards, Lucas Rodin, Josh Eberhardt, Jonny Correl, Scott Bintz, Joey Rowell, Billie Christ, Randy Gordon, Trent Grager, Adam Fisher, Rich Pavlicek, Tyler Peterson and Mike Greseth. They will be competing for IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Side Biter Chassis North Central Region, North Dakota State and track points. A Sheyenne Speedway IMCA Modified track champion will be crowned. LISBON, N.D. — For the first time, IMCA Modifieds are coming to Sheyenne Speedway in Lisbon, N.D. Fans will get their first glimpse of the Powdercoat Specialists IMCA Modifieds on the 1/4-mile dirt oval this Sunday, June 10. “We are thrilled to bring the IMCA Modifieds in for the first of four trips to Sheyenne Speedway,” promoter Benji Froemke said. “We know there are several tracks around our region that run the IMCA Modifieds and we know there is a lot of fan interest in our local area to see them race.” The night will be the fourth of the season at Sheyenne as the track is off to a solid start in its 45th anniversary season. On June 3, the track set season highs for fans in attendance and cars.
RelatedPosts Joe Aribo out of Super Eagles friendlies Gerrard gets Aribo, Leon Balogun boost Aribo sets Rangers goal target Injured Joe Aribo has insisted that he’ll be back in action for Rangers “sooner than you think”.Boss Steven Gerrard revealed earlier on Friday the midfielder could face a further six weeks on the sidelines with an ankle problem. Aribo has missed the Ibrox side’s last two fixtures and the manager confirmed fears the knock was worse than first anticipated – although insisted the player will not require surgery.The Nigeria international is still set to miss several important matches but has hinted at a confidence he’ll return ahead of schedule.Aribo wrote on Twitter: “Thanks for all the love and support.“I’ll be back and better sooner than you think.”In the meantime, however, Gerrard admitted that the former Charlton star’s absence remains a “big blow” for Rangers. He said: “Joe Aribo has had a setback with an ankle strain and will be missing for four to six weeks.“It’s a big blow with Joe. He is a player we rate rightly, it is actually good news as it was a situation that it could have required surgery and but he doesn’t and we hope he can be back in four weeks.“It will be a blow however as he is a major talent.”Tags: CharltonJoe AriboRangersSteven Gerrard
The Magpies climbed out of the bottom three as a result of their win – their first in a Saturday 3pm kick-off since February last year – although £12million signing Shelvey could yet find himself in hot water with the Football Association after an off-the-ball clash with Enner Valencia. Newcastle raced into a 2-0 lead with just 15 minutes gone and Shelvey played a part in both goals, feeding the ball into Georginio Wijnaldum to set up Ayoze Perez and then picking out Daryl Janmaat with a raking cross-field ball and watching as the full-back crossed for Wijnaldum to score. Press Association McClaren said: “You always worry, the first game. Will he blend in? Will he fit into the team, the balance? It was a perfect balance. “That first pass forward created the first goal and that cross-field just gives you, because of the speed of it, that extra two seconds that the defence can’t recover. “That’s the difference between top-quality midfield players and average ones. He’s got the potential to be top. There’s a long way to go, but it’s a nice start.” The only blot on Shelvey’s copybook was his 38th-minute collision with Valencia in which he appeared to body-check the striker, although he was not punished at the time. McClaren, however, dismissed the incident and was adamant there should be no repercussions. He said: “I have seen it. It was more handbags. Come on – we’re a contact sport. It was shoulder to shoulder and he (Valencia) couldn’t move Jonjo Shelvey. “I have watched it. Let’s just talk about the game, not stupid little incidents that might make headlines. The headlines should be about the game, should be about the three points and should be about the win, more positive than that.” Half-time substitute Nikica Jelavic pulled a goal back for the visitors within four minutes of his arrival to spark a concerted fightback by his side, but, although Rob Elliot had to pull of a fine late save from Cheikhou Kouyate, there was no way back. Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren hailed debutant Jonjo Shelvey after seeing him inspire his new club to a priceless 2-1 Barclays Premier League victory over West Ham. Hammers boss Slaven Bilic was less than impressed by his team’s first-half display and admitted they got exactly what they deserved from a game which brought their first defeat in 10 outings in all competitions. Bilic said: “We prepared for the game all week and had a good warm-up and everything, so I thought we were going to start better because we were the team that should have started with more confidence than them because we were up in the table, we were unbeaten for a number of games. “They have improved a lot recently, but still they were down and we were counting on the confidence to be on our side. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case. “We have to give them credit, Newcastle, who started bright and good and everything, but definitely we helped them in that. “In the second half, we can talk about positive things. We can talk about good spirit, turning the game a little bit around, scoring a goal and then putting them under pressure and having a few chances at the end of the game. “We had a great chance to equalise. Also they had chances in the second half on the counter-attack as we took that risk, so we could have nicked a point and it wouldn’t be the first time. “But to be fair, we have to admit, unfortunately, that they were better and they deserved to beat us, they deserved three points especially with their performance in the first half.”
___1 p.m.The men’s and women’s European gymnastics championships have been canceled.The European Gymnastics Union says it tried to find ways to keep its events going despite the spread of the coronavirus but found it impossible because of government restrictions and travel bans.The events offered Olympic qualifying spots. All horse racing in Britain will be suspended starting Wednesday.It was the last remaining major sport to be continuing in the country amid the coronavirus outbreak.But the British Horseracing Authority says the race meetings in Wetherby and Taunton — being staged without fans on Tuesday — will be last until the end of April.The BHA says the decision was taken “to protect essential emergency services and the health and welfare of staff working in the racing industry.”BHA chief executive Nick Rust says its “first duty is to the health of the public, our customers and to racing industry participants and staff,” while saying it will do its best to support those whose livelihoods depend on what Rust said is a “4 billion pound industry.” The women’s championships were due to be held in Paris from April 30-May 3, and the men’s championships in Baku, Azerbaijan, from May 27-31.Also called off are European rhythmic gymnastics championships in Ukraine and the European trampoline championship in Sweden, both in May.The UEG says it hopes the events can be rescheduled for the second half of the year.___12:10 p.m. More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Formula One CEO Chase Carey has apologized to fans for the early part of the series being called of by the coronavirus outbreak.The Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne wasn’t canceled last week until teams and drivers forced it. A McLaren team member had tested positive and some drivers had already flown home, but F1 still waited to cancel until just before practices were scheduled to start.The following three races in Bahrain, Vietnam and China have all been postponed.In an open letter on the F1 website, Carey wrote: “We apologize to those fans affected by the cancellation in Australia, as well as the postponement of the other races to date. These decisions are being made … in rapidly changing and evolving circumstances, but we believe they are the right and necessary ones. We also want to extend our thoughts to those already affected, including those in the Formula 1 family.”On Monday, tire provider Pirelli said one of its staff tested positive for the virus and was undergoing treatment in Melbourne. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditLONDON (AP) — The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak’s effect on sports around the world (all times local):___1:05 p.m. The Latest: Horse racing in Britain suspended from Wednesday That follows a wave of tighter restrictions on public gatherings and events across Russia and a decision by CSKA Moscow to cancel its upcoming game against Zenit St. Petersburg.Fans made ironic references to the virus outbreak at games last week. Fans of Zenit chanted “we’re all going to die” on Saturday and CSKA supporters displayed a banner on Sunday with the club crest and the message: “This virus is inside me. I’m its carrier.”___10:35 a.m.Hertha Berlin’s players and coaching staff are going into quarantine for 14 days after one of the players tested positive for the coronavirus. ___11:45 a.m.Soccer in Russia has been suspended until April 10.The Russian league was the best attended sports competition still operating in Europe last weekend with more than 33,000 fans at one of its games.The Russian Football Union says its board agreed to immediately suspend all competitions at a meeting Tuesday. The season is now tentatively set to begin in Stockholm on May 24.Only one of the three canceled meets has been rescheduled. The event in Shanghai is now set for Aug. 13. The meet in Qatar and the second Chinese meet have been postponed indefinitely but could be restaged after the Diamond League final in September.The 2020 season was supposed to see a shift in how the Diamond League is run with an extended 15-meet season and fewer events at each.China has already resumed a partial track and field schedule after the virus outbreak subsided. It was supposed to host the world indoor championships this month in Nanjing but that event was moved to 2021.___ 10:10 a.m.The Kosovo judo team has been self-isolating as it prepares for the Tokyo Olympics.Olympic champion Majlinda Kelmendi, four other judokas and five staff members have closed themselves in at a training center in Peja, 85 kilometers (50 miles) west of Pristina.Kelmendi is the first athlete from Kosovo to win an Olympic gold medal.Coach Driton Kuka is among the group. None of them has been infected by the virus. The Bundesliga club doesn’t say which player was affected.The team had been due to return to training on Tuesday after three days of individual exercise.Hertha doctor Uli Schleicher says “the player complained about the usual symptoms and we immediately separated him from the group. A test then produced a positive result for the virus. All players in our squad must now stay at home for the next two weeks.”Hertha general manager Michael Preetz says “it was to be expected that the virus would reach the team sooner or later. The most important thing now is that everyone sticks to the rules.”___ Associated Press Kosovo has had 16 coronavirus cases. All sports and other entertainment or cultural activities have been suspended in the country and schools, cafes, restaurants, gyms and pools have been closed.___9:55 a.m.The Diamond League has called off its first three track meets of the season.The Diamond League was scheduled to start in Qatar next month. Two meets in China in May were to follow. The Diamond League says travel restrictions and disrupted preparations caused by the coronavirus outbreak have made it impossible to stage those competitions on time. March 17, 2020
NEW Zealand produced an immense batting performance against Kenya – their top three batsmen raining 14 sixes at Hagley Oval to rack up 436, the highest total of this Under-19 World Cup so far.The result was a formality after that, and with two wins in two games, the hosts have qualified for the quarter-finals. They will top Group A if they win their final match against South Africa.Kenya were made to rue their decision to bowl first, as Jakob Bhula and Rachin Ravindra added the highest-ever first-wicket partnership of 245 in 35.5 overs. Ravindra made 117 off 101 balls before he was stumped. There was no respite for Kenya, though, as No.3 Finn Allen cracked 90 off 40 balls, his six sixes giving him a strike rate of 225.The score was 401 in 47 overs when Bhula was eventually dismissed for 180, the highest score in all Under-19 World Cups, off 144 balls. Allen was dismissed off the next ball, the first of the 48th over, and Kaylum Boshier was run-out the delivery after that, meaning New Zealand had suddenly lost three wickets in three balls.Dale Phillips gave the innings a powerful finish, though, with 26 off 12 balls. Kenya used eight bowlers and not one of them went for under 6.50 runs an over.Ravindra had a good outing with the ball too, dismissing Kenya opener Rene Were lbw in the sixth over, and then returning to trap the other one – Aman Gandhi – for 63 in the 35th over. New Zealand were able to take only four wickets, though, as Kenya batted their 50 overs to score 193.Scores: New Zealand Under-19, 436 for 4 (Bhula 180, Ravindra 117, Allen 90 beat Kenya Under-19, 193 for 4 (Gandhi 63, Ravindra 2-33) by 243 runs.