Japan approves dexamethasone as coronavirus treatment

first_imgJapan’s health ministry has approved dexamethasone, a cheap and widely used steroid, as a second treatment of COVID-19 after a trial in Britain showed the drug reduced death rates in hospitalized patients.The ministry included dexamethasone as an option for treatment along with antiviral drug remdesivir in a recent revision to its handbook. The revision was widely reported by Japanese media on Wednesday.In results announced last month, a trial by researchers in the United Kingdom showed dexamethasone as the first drug to save lives of COVID-19 patients in what scientists said was a major breakthrough in the coronavirus pandemic.Japan’s Nichi-Iko Pharmaceutical Co is among those that produce the drug.  Topics :last_img

Batesville Authorities On Scene Of I-74 Crash Thursday Afternoon

first_imgBATESVILLE – Emergency responders are on the scene of a single-vehicle accident in the westbound lane of I-74 Thursday afternoon, police said.The crash occurred approximately one mile west of the Batesville exit around 2:30 p.m.No word on any injuries or if any other vehicles are involved.The Batesville Police Department, Batesville Fire and EMS are on the scene.last_img

Southwest Planes Collide on Nashville Tarmac; No Injuries Reported

first_imgOfficials with Southwest Airlines say that two of their planes collided on the tarmac of Nashville International Airport late Saturday evening.During push back from the gate, Southwest Flight 1555, which was scheduled to depart for St. Louis, clipped the wing of Southwest Flight 4580, which was about to take off to Atlanta.After the incident, both aircrafts returned to the gate and were taken out of service for evaluation.Airline officials said no injuries were reported as a result of Saturday night’s collision.The flights were moved to other planes to continue on to the scheduled destinations.The FAA is investigating the collision.last_img

SCOTUS: LGBTQ Workers Protected Against Workplace Discrimination

first_img(Washington, DC) — The Supreme Court is handing LGBTQ workers a big win by extending the federal civil rights protection in workplace to all LGBTQ employees.The Supreme Court declared Monday that the historic Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects LGBTQ employees from workplace discrimination. BREAKING: #SCOTUS just ruled in favor of 3 LGBTQ employees who were wrongfully fired because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. This decision is historic, and it affirms the rights of LGBTQ employees in the workplace. This is some much needed good news pic.twitter.com/E9eoYuR55G— National Women’s Law Center (@nwlc) June 15, 2020 That means people can’t be fired due to their sexual orientation or gender identity.The ruling was split, 6-3. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Neil Gorsuch ruled with the high court’s four liberals.Gorsuch is a Trump appointee.last_img read more

Assam Premier Club Championship: Gauhati Town Club, Sonari Town Club Win

first_imgOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: Gauhati Town Club registered back-to-back win in second stage of Assam Premier Club Championship. GTC thrashed Tezpur College by 9 wickets in Head Quarter Zone match today at Judges’ Field. Avijit Singha Roy struck 55 in just 20 balls to help GTC to the target 87 in just 35 balls. Earlier Tezpur College were bundled out for 86 in 29.4 overs. Suraj Talukdar and Aditya Kaushik scored 25 and 24 respectively. Nayanjyoti Deka claimed 3 wickets for 3 runs.From Charaideo : Sonari Town Club outplayed City Boys Club by 103 runs in the Upper Assam Zone match. Brief Score: Sonari Town Club 219/6 in 40 overs (Manashjyoti Gogoi 53, Sanjib Dutta 40, Protyush Bora 33, Mujibur Ali 30) beat City Boys Club 116/10 in 27 overs (Dayal Krishna Dutta 31, Mihir Gowala 3/4, Sanjib Dutta 3/26).Also read: Local Sportslast_img read more

Speedboat X1 stuns Regal to win Guyana Softball Cup 6

first_imgIT was nothing but hard work and a touch of class for the men of the Speedboat XI,, who stunned the Regal All-Stars to win the Open Category of the Guyana Softball Cup 6 on Sunday.The match, which was played at the Demerara Cricket Club ground,embodied the excitementMan- of- the- Match Waiz Hussain collects his prizes Man- of- the- Match Waiz Hussain collects his prizesfans had come to expect over the years from the tournament.Regal-All Stars batted first and were bowled out for 172 with one ball left in the final over of their innings. For the Regal Side, losing wickets at crucial moments proved disastrous.They lost opener Richard Latif who was run out for 5 early on and despite recovering to 94-3 in 10 overs they only managed to score 78 runs in the last 10 overs for the loss of 7 wickets.For Speedboat,Kishore Smith was simply phenomenal with the ball. He had three wickets in the twelfth over that caused Regal to tumble from 109-3 to 111-6.Regal’s Sachin Singh produced a cameo 31 to help his side to a competitive total before he and the rest of his team were sent back into the dressing room.It was then Speedboat’s turn to chase and they were brimming with confidence as they seemed up to the challenge.However,Regal showed some fight by claiming 5 wickets for 100 runs off 11 overs. It was at this point that the left/right combination of Wazir Hussain and Travis Drakes showed their class for speedboat.The pair put together a 73-run partnership in seven overs in a batting display that belonged to the international stage.Hussain played a masterful innings finishing with an unbeaten 45 while beating the ball for five sixes. Drakes finished with 37 which included two huge sixes which reduced the run chase from 21 off 18 to 9 off 16 in the eighteenth over. His innings also included two fours. However,it was Hussain’s 45 that saw him taking home the Man- of- the- Match award.At the presentation ceremony,Speedboat XI collected the $800,000 first prize and trophy while Floodlights received $600,000 and trophy,all compliments of the Trophy Stall.Jagdesh Persaud was named MVP of the Masters competition for his two hundreds in the preliminary games while Amrit Rai received the award in the Open division. They each received a sparkling gold cricket bat pendant, accentuated with diamond studs, sponsored by Steve’s Jewellery.The three-day competition was sponsored by Stag Beer, Rubis Guyana, Trophy Stall, Survival Group of Business, Steve’s Jewellery, Clear Waters, Busta Soft Drinks, Rohan Auto Spares, A&R Jewanram Printery, WJ Enterprise and Mike’s Pharmacy, and organised by the Guyana Floodlights Softball Cricket Association.last_img read more

The Latest: German soccer club goes into isolation

first_imgIt’s the first confirmed case in the German league’s second round of testing. It comes a day before a government meeting on loosening lockdown measures to pave the way for soccer to return in empty stadiums.Aue didn’t name the staff member involved. All players, coaches and backroom staff will stay at home ahead of more coronavirus testing on Thursday.Ten people tested positive last week from the 36 clubs in the top two men’s divisions. That included two Cologne players and a staff member. The club did not put its squad in isolation.___Belgian soccer players and their fans are engaging in a virtual wave to support health care workers and raise money for the Red Cross amid the coronavirus pandemic. May 5, 2020 The Latest: German soccer club goes into isolation The Belgian soccer association is encouraging fans to upload short videos of themselves doing the wave. Just like Belgium internationals Dries Mertens, Thomas Meunier and Jan Vertonghen.The association is giving fans the opportunity to upload videos until June 13. That is the date Belgium was set to play its first game at the European Championship. The tournament was postponed by a year because of the pandemic.___Health Minister Jens Spahn has defended German soccer’s plans to resume the season with regular coronavirus testing after Hertha Berlin forward Salomon Kalou posted a video flouting social distancing measures.Spahn tells Germany’s Deutschlandfunk radio that “the basic concept makes sense and can also be an example for other pro sports.” Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Second-division German soccer club Erzgebirge Aue has put its entire squad in home isolation after a member of staff tested positive for the coronavirus. Hertha suspended Kalou on Monday after he live-streamed a video of himself greeting teammates with physical contact and bursting in on a teammate’s coronavirus test.Germany’s top two soccer divisions are planning to return this month with a program of regular testing for players. The clubs have also asked players to train in small groups until now and to observe social distancing.There were 10 positive tests from coronavirus samples taken last week from the 36 clubs in the top two divisions.___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 6last_img read more

Melling signs new Harlequins RL deal

first_imgHarlequins RL wing Chris Melling has signed a new two-year contract.The former Great Britain full-back, 26, has become a popular figure at Quins since joining the club from Wigan in 2006.“We want to be a club where people come and want to stay. To retain a player like Chris in the middle of his career shows our intent as we move forward,” said Quins head coach Rob Powell.AdChoices广告“Chris has been a fantastic club man since he’s been down in London. On the field, he has had a really good season.”last_img

MBB : ESCAPE ARTISTS: Syracuse uses late run to defeat Louisville on road

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Jim Boeheim called it a fitting end to a defensive slugfest.In the final 2:11, neither Syracuse nor Louisville produced any points. In that span, the Orange had a layup blocked, missed an open jumper and couldn’t convert the front end of a one-and-one. The Cardinals coughed the ball up twice, missed a reverse layup from underneath the basket and failed to get off a final shot before the buzzer.With the rest of the offensive numbers from the game, those final two minutes just about summed it up perfectly.‘It probably should have ended that way,’ Boeheim said, ‘because it was really a defensive struggle the whole game.’No. 2 SU (26-1, 13-1 Big East) bumbled its way to a 52-51 win over No. 19 Louisville (20-6, 8-5 Big East) in front of 22,738 fans at the KFC Yum! Center on Monday, snapping a seven-game losing streak against the Cardinals. Both teams shot less than 35 percent from the field in a fierce battle of offensive ineptitude. And while Boeheim pointed to each squad’s defensive prowess as the reason for the miserable offense, he admitted that was putting a positive spin on the game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘It was just a struggle for both teams offensively, and you can either give the defenses credit or say it was a bad offensive game,’ Boeheim said. ‘We’re going to look on the bright side and say it was a real defensive struggle tonight.’In the duel for offensive incompetence, Syracuse took the opening step by not reaching double digits until more than 11:30 into the action. But Kris Joseph’s jumper pulled SU within 13-11 at that point, as Louisville was hardly better.The pick-and-roll sets the Orange has relied on throughout the season failed to create openings against the Cardinals’ matchup zone, leading to Syracuse’s lowest first-half scoring output of the season at 22 points.‘The pick-and-roll, we usually use that a lot against man-to-man, but it wasn’t working against the zone,’ junior Brandon Triche said. ‘We could have just penetrated by ourselves and found guys open and penetrated again once they were flying at us. But we didn’t do that. We could have fixed that, but we didn’t.’Fortunately for SU, the Cardinals matched every offensive deficiency it put forth.Syracuse went 1-of-15 from 3-point range. Louisville went 12-of-21 at the free-throw line. Orange senior Scoop Jardine didn’t hit a field goal in eight tries. UL senior Kyle Kuric only made one of his eight on the night. SU sunk just two shots outside the paint. The Cardinals turned the ball over 16 times.After both teams endured a three-minute scoreless stretch in the second half with Syracuse ahead 36-35, the Orange finally found some rhythm. A Dion Waiters layup followed by back-to-back dunks gave SU what seemed like an overwhelming seven-point lead.But the Cardinals offense finally caught fire, too.‘They went on their run,’ Joseph said. ‘They were at home. You got to expect it. They hadn’t made it yet.’After a timeout to slow SU’s momentum, Louisville exploded on a 16-4 stretch to take a five-point lead. It seemed like a knockout blow in front of the raucous crowd.But then came the final run of disastrous offense for the Cardinals. Louisville failed to score over the final 3:38. C.J. Fair put the Orange in front to stay when Waiters found him for an uncontested layup with 2:11 to go.And Syracuse’s 52-51 was cemented in the final two minutes.Louisville center Gorgui Dieng had the first chance to put the Cardinals back in front when he caught a pass at the free-throw line. SU left him uncovered, but Dieng, already 2-of-9 from the field in the game, didn’t even look at the rim. He opted to pass the ball off, and it was stolen away by Joseph.Chris Smith missed a layup on Louisville’s next possession, followed by a pass by Peyton Siva into a sea of hands that was picked off by Waiters.Waiters missed the front end of a one-and-one to give the Cardinals one final chance with 1.1 seconds left. But the game’s final blunder came when Angel Nunez, seeing his first action of the night, dropped Louisville’s long inbounds pass at half court as time expired.‘We knew we needed stops,’ Triche said. ‘We just planned on trying to get one stop at a time. …We missed some shots, so it wasn’t like we just got hot. We just made sure we stopped those guys from scoring.’zjbrown@syr.edu center_img Published on February 13, 2012 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more

Men’s tennis set for battle at UCLA

first_imgAfter a commanding 5-2 win over Stanford in Palo Alto last weekend, the Trojans will head to Westwood Tuesday to face UCLA at the Los Angeles Tennis Center.They will try and secure back-to-back road victories against Pac-12 teams in nonconference matches.Both teams look as strong as expected this season, with UCLA posting a ranking of fourth in the nation, while USC sits at 13th and is likely to rise after the win over Stanford.The Trojans faced some adversity to begin the match after losing the doubles point to go down 1-0 early. They then rattled off five consecutive singles match wins to clinch the match before a loss in a third set tiebreaker for the second loss of the day for USC.Junior Nick Crystal tied the match-up with a straight sets win, and freshman Jake Devine continued his stellar debut  season after finishing a third set win, 6-1. Sophomore Thibault Forget clinched the match with the Trojans’ fourth singles win in another three-setter, and senior Max de Vroome pulled off a big upset over Stanford’s Tom Fawcett, the fourth-ranked player in the country. The Trojans hope to ride this momentum into this rivalry match and a difficult schedule against many top teams across the country.The Bruins provide a challenging matchup with their top three players: junior Mackenzie McDonald, sophomore Martin Redlicki and junior Gage Brymer are all top-50 players in the country. McDonald leads the team with experience as a junior ranked 19th in the nation who has not only succeeded at UCLA but has also won some lower-level professional matches. The Bruins also have senior Karue Sell, their fourth nationally ranked player at 94. The Bruins’ talented group has led them to a 9-2 record on the season, which brings an additional challenge in the rivalry match.The Trojans counter with an array of solid players for the difficult challenge the Bruins will bring. De Vroome is coming off his biggest win of the year in the Stanford match and will be playing one of the top singles slots for the Trojans with a ranking of 65th nationally. Crystal is just behind de Vroome at 67th in the country, adding an early Pac-12 Player of the Week award this season to an already strong resume in his first two seasons at USC. Freshman Logan Smith boasts the Trojans’ top ranking with a mark of 56th nationally and will try to add yet another win to his young career. Rounding out the Trojans singles players are the freshman duo of DeVine and Jack Jaede as well as experienced sophomore Forget.USC brings a young team to the table, but so far this season the inexperience has been far overshadowed by the talent of these players as well as the leadership of the veterans on the team. The Trojans hope to repeat the success they had against the Bruins last season, winning both matches on each team’s home court during the regular season and beating them in the Pac-12 tournament for a three-match sweep.Correction: This post originally appeared with the title “Fourth-ranked men’s tennis set for battle at UCLA.” The men’s tennis team is ranked 13th. The Daily Trojan regrets the error.last_img read more