Thousands sign French call for chloroquine in virus fight

first_imgUS President Donald Trump has cited Raoult’s work to push for chloroquine use despite reticence from his own health advisers, asking “What do you have to lose?” at a briefing in Washington on Sunday.France’s Health Minister Olivier Veran on Saturday again urged caution, saying initial results from clinical studies on chloroquine and other potential coronavirus treatments would be available in the coming days. More than 215,000 people have signed a petition urging French officials to let more doctors prescribe the anti-malaria drug chloroquine for coronavirus patients, a controversial proposal that has divided health experts worldwide.Support for the treatment has gained ground as doctors try to keep the COVID-19 outbreak from overwhelming hospitals, with some saying early use of chloroquine and similar treatments could keep symptoms from worsening to the point that intensive care is needed.The French petition on the Change.org website was launched Friday by a group of doctors including Philippe Douste-Blazy, a cardiologist and former French health minister. On Monday, three of France’s most respected doctors penned an open letter backing chloroquine use despite the absence of randomized and peer-reviewed studies on its efficiency.In the absence of anti-virals for the new coronavirus, “we think it is legitimate, given preliminary results, to implement a new strategy,” the doctors wrote in Le Figaro newspaper.The French debate was fuelled by “favorable” findings from a microbiologist who has been treating dozens of patients at the hospital department he runs in Marseille.Didier Raoult’s results, however, have been criticized by other doctors who warn of potentially dangerous side effects, and last month France issued a decree against prescribing chloroquine to all but the most severe COVID-19 cases.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Moorooka home built in 1900s sells at auction after 70 years

first_imgCliff Magee, Peter Magee, Margaret Smith and Joan Rojahn at their old family home in Moorooka.Mr Wortley said the property was originally bought by Cliff Magee’s mum, and had brought back lots of memories for the family, who grew up in the house.The Magee family were told the property was possibly built somewhere between 1910 and 1915.Mr Magee said his 96-year-old mum felt it was time to move on to something more modern and very low-maintenance. “She is already missing the house,” he said. More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020Inside 28 Blackburn St, Moorooka.Ray White New Farm agent Brandon Wortley said there were six registered bidders at the auction held on Saturday.He said close to 100 people attended the auction.“The property was bought by a local couple who are expanding their portfolio,” Mr Wortley said. 28 Blackburn St, Moorooka.A Brisbane home bought for 400 pounds 70 years ago has sold at auction.The three-bedroom, one-bathroom property, at 28 Blackburn St, Moorooka, was bought by a local couple for $467,000.last_img read more

Brisbane vacancy rates have bounced back new data shows

first_imgAfter taking a hammering in the September quarter, the Brisbane City vacancy rate has come back into the healthy zone at 3.4 per cent. Picture: Glenn Hunt/The AustralianBRISBANE vacancy rates have bounced back into the healthy zone despite a massive onslaught of new unit supply, new data shows.The latest REIQ residential vacancy rates report found positive signs that the Queensland capital’s rental market survived relatively unscathed the massive influx of new units in recent years – with vacancy rates now tightening across Greater Brisbane.Overall Brisbane’s residential vacancy rate tightened to 3 per cent (3.3 per cent in September quarter), with the highest level of vacancies coming from the inner area (0 to 5km from the CBD) at 3.6 per cent (3.7 per cent previously). Brisbane City moved into the healthy zone which is considered anything between 2.5 and 3.5 per cent vacancy rate, according to REIQ chief executive Antonia Mercorella. Brisbane’s inner zone from 0-5km from the CBD has its highest vacancy rate in the December quarter at 3.6 per cent, on the cusp of the healthy range. Picture: Glenn Hunt/The Australian“The data has shown that supply and demand in the rental market is fairly evenly matched in the southeast corner. The vacancy rate in inner Brisbane has fallen to 3.6 per cent, which is very close to the healthy range and this is good news for both landlords and tenants,” she said.“When vacancy rates are within the healthy range it means landlords can secure tenants comfortably and it also means tenants have the opportunity to secure appropriate and suitable rental accommodation.”She said generally speaking Queensland ended the year on a “steady note”, with improvements over the December quarter across many markets. Brisbane vacancy rates: Overall 3 per centMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours agoBrisbane City 3.4 per centInner (0-5km) 3.6 per centMiddle (5-20km) 3.3 per centBrisbane Surrounds (Ipswich City, Logan City, Moreton Bay and Redland City) 2.4% Ipswich City 2.4% Logan City 3.3% Moreton Bay 1.8% Caboolture 2.2% Pine Rivers 1.6% Redcliffe 1.6% Redland City 2.7% Mainland 2.7% Bay Islands 2.4%last_img read more

Diverse mix snap up luxury heritage

first_img… with one of Brisbane’s most spectacular sites given a new lease on life.Each private residence blends the elegance of history with the ultimate in modern amenities to deliver a rare offering that is destined to become one of Brisbane’s most exclusive residential addresses.The homes overlook the 3000sq m heritage-listed gardens and lush parklands that surround Yungaba House.The adjacent Recreation Centre provides residents-only access to a private gymnasium and 25m infinity-edge pool.One of the remaining residences – Residence Four – is now open for viewing and has been furnished with hints of modern colour and styling while still respecting the heritage features of the home. … but the results worth the blood, sweat and tears …“We are delighted to welcome buyers who appreciate the rare jewel that these homes represent in Brisbane’s property landscape.“The remaining residences are a truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to secure a part of this exquisitely restored Brisbane landmark,” he said.Facing east to the water, the remaining three and four-bedroom homes have modern kitchens and amenities, complemented by hi-tech security throughout. The restoration was painstaking …Frasers Property Australia were behind the painstaking restoration, which transformed the 130-year-old heritage building in to an elegant residential development on the Brisbane River at Kangaroo Point.In its past life, Yungaba House has served as an immigration facility, an army refuge, accommodation centre, wartime hospital, design studio and a community group hub.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours agoFrasers Property Group general manager for residential (Queensland) Cameron Leggatt said each of the purchasers had a shared passion for heritage.center_img Yungaba HouseA butcher, a baker, a candlestick maker. Well not quite, but The Residences at Yungaba House has certainly attracted a diverse range of buyers so far.Sixty per cent of the renovated landmark building has now sold, with six of the 10 homes bought since the project was launched mid-last year. Buyers include a Hong Kong-based ex-pilot who collects heritage properties around the world, a Brisbane-based couple who have renovated several homes and have another property in Sydney, a Gatton couple in their 60s who use the property during visits to Brisbane, and a young family from Bulimba, who secured Residence Five for $3.6 million shortly after the launch.last_img read more

First EOWDC Jacket Top Sections En Route to Newcastle

first_imgMandora Logistics has loaded out the first two jacket top sections built at Smulders fabrication yard in Hoboken, Belgium, for Vattenfall’s European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC).Boskalis awarded Smulders Project a contract for manufacturing and assembling suction bucket jacket foundations for the eleven-turbine offshore demonstrator project in Aberdeen Bay, Scotland.The top sections are being produced at Hoboken and will firstly be transported to Newcastle, where the lower sections are being manufactured, and where the final assembly will take place.The first two top sections are expected to arrive in Newcastle on Saturday, 30 September.Marketex Offshore Constructions, an affiliated company of BLRT Grupp, recently completed the delivery of 21 anchors for the wind turbine foundations.The foundations are expected to be installed at the site some three kilometres off Aberdeen in January 2018, followed by the installation of the 66kV inter-array cables and the export cable.The eleven MHI Vestas 8.4MW turbines are scheduled for installation in March 2018.As Scotland’s largest offshore wind test and demonstration centre, the 92.5MW EOWDC, also called Aberdeen offshore wind farm, will trial next generation technology and is expected to contribute to driving down the cost of clean power.The wind farm is expected to generate first power in summer 2018 and operate for 20 years.last_img read more

Dyche responds to Mourinho comments

first_img Chelsea’s website also broke down the incidents, while publishing the views of personalities who agreed with their manager. But in a 10-minute interview with Burnley TV, which Dyche claimed was necessary to “give a balanced view” on the game’s events, the Burnley boss defended Barnes’ challenge. “When moments like that occur, it’s very rare there is not a reaction to that moment in the stadium,” Dyche said. “Look at the reaction from a bunch of expert footballers from the Chelsea side – the likes of John Terry, Kurt Zouma, Branislav Ivanovic – big, strong boys who are on right top of this moment. “Jose Mourinho has a similar view to me, the crowd behind me, circa 15,000, no-one reacts. In live time no-one reacts except Matic. “After the event, with hindsight and slow motion, statements like ‘criminal tackle’ are being used. I find that hard to adjust to.” Dyche also believes Barnes’ tackle was not malicious, but instead a natural movement of his leg after the forward failed to complete a pass. “After the event of course, it looks an ugly challenge,” Dyche said. After the game, Mourinho cited four “crucial moments” as decisive in the result at Stamford Bridge, the most controversial of which saw Chelsea’s Nemanja Matic sent off in the second half. Matic was dismissed for pushing Ashley Barnes after the Burnley striker had caught the Blues midfielder high on his shin with a late tackle that Mourinho described as “criminal”. Press Association Burnley manager Sean Dyche has hit back at Jose Mourinho’s criticism of referee Martin Atkinson after the Chelsea boss blamed poor decisions for his side’s 1-1 draw with the Clarets on Saturday. “Ashley Barnes tried to play the ball down to Dave Jones behind him, his momentum and the pendulum motion of his leg swings up through the ball. “Matic is late getting there – not in a vicious way – but that means his (Barnes’) leg pendulums through and hits him on the shin.” Dyche also addressed the other three incidents that Mourinho cited, including two Chelsea penalty appeals that Atkinson turned down before half-time. The Burnley boss admits Michael Kightly’s handball in the 33rd minute would “usually” result in a spot-kick but insisted Jason Shackell’s apparent push on Diego Costa eight minutes later was harder to call. “Jason Shackell definitely gets a mild hand on him – is that enough for him to go down? It’s a real debating point,” Dyche said. “That’s a close one. The first one usually gets given but that one is a real tough one for referees. “He (Costa) is off balance anyway, he gets a slight nudge and he goes down. “I’m not remotely saying he went down easily or is trying to simulate, I just mean it’s a mild contact which inevitably means he ends up on the floor. “I think that’s a tough one, particularly when you consider the referee’s actual angle to see that incident.” Chelsea felt aggrieved that Burnley were not reduced to 10 men after half an hour when Barnes jumped into Ivanovic, thrusting his knee into the defender’s back. Dyche, however, argued the movement was similar to that which “goalkeepers take when they receive a ball in the air to protect themselves” and believes it merited “at most a yellow card”. He also had two complaints of his own, suggesting Costa could have been punished for kicking out at Shackell late on and that Chelsea should have given Burnley the ball back after the visitors had put it out of play. “Ben Mee goes up for a header and lands heavily on his ribs, there is then quite obvious contact made by Costa on the back of Jason Shackell’s legs,” Dyche said. “Our keeper then rolls the ball out of play to allow the physio to administer treatment to our player. “Usually that ball then comes back into the goalkeeper but on this occasion – it must have been an oversight – Chelsea played on, threw it in and tried to attack us and score a goal. “I’ll accept it if it is an oversight but I think the protocol suggests that’s not the correct fashion because usually that gets thrown back to the keeper.” Dyche’s interview came after the Football Association said Barnes would face no disciplinary action. Chelsea are reportedly set to appeal against Matic’s three-game ban, but the FA revealed on Twitter that it would not be punishing the Clarets forward, and explained the rationale over five posts. They read: ”In the vast majority of challenges for the ball, no retrospective action is taken as the incident has been seen by the match officials. ”Retrospective action introduced as deterrent for ‘off the ball incidents’ [e.g. kicks, stamps etc.] committed out of sight of officials. ”Whole game in agreement that, in vast majority of cases, match officials are best-placed to deal with incidents to avoid re-refereeing. ”In line with this rationale, FA confirm no further action in relation to Ashley Barnes as incident was seen by the officials.” last_img read more

Update on the latest in sports:

first_imgUpdate on the latest in sports: The athlete said his faith has helped him cope with the deaths.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Trout and Gerrit Cole aren’t the only major leaguers with a big financial incentive to get back on the field.While they head a starry quartet that would take in more than $200,000 per game, 65 players would earn at least $100,000 each time their team wins or loses.That’s according to an Associated Press analysis of their contracts.Most rookies and those making the minimum would get nearly $3,500 each from a major league payroll of about $24 million per game. Clubs would benefit, too, with huge revenue streams flowing from regional sports networks and national broadcast contracts.GOLF-SEMINOLE MATCH May 5, 2020 Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — New Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo said on Monday that he is fully healthy and he will be ready for the season — if there is one.Verdugo has used the delay caused by the coronavirus pandemic to rehab a stress fracture in his spine he already had when Boston acquired him from the Dodgers in the deal that sent Mookie Betts to Los Angeles on the eve of spring training. At the time, the Red Sox said he was not expected to break camp with the rest of the ballclub; Verdugo had said he may be ready “slightly after” opening day.Verdugo said he remained active at home after the Red Sox complex in Fort Myers, Florida, was shut down. But things have been easier since he was allowed to return to the ballpark last week, and he is now working out four days a week. Because of social distancing mandates, the only other player he has seen there is pitcher Chris Sale.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-LOUISVILLENCAA accuses Louisville basketball of recruiting violations Rays minor leaguer talks about killings of 3 family membersDANVILLE, Va. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays minor leaguer Blake Bivens says he learned through social media of the deaths of three family members last summer.Speaking publicly for what is believed to be the first time about the Aug. 28 deaths of wife Emily, 1-year-old son and mother-in-law Joan Bernard, Bivens on Sunday recalled details of traveling home to Keeling, Virginia, from Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he had been on a road trip with the Rays’ Double-A Montgomery affiliate.The 24-year-old pitcher’s brother-in-law, Matthew Bernard, was arrested, charged with three counts of murder and is awaiting trial.Bivens spoke for more than 30 minutes with interim senior pastor Travis Gore of The River Church during a conversation aired live on Facebook.center_img — The Dallas Cowboys have made room for new backup quarterback Andy Dalton by waiving the player who sat behind Dak Prescott for most of the past three seasons. Cooper Rush saw mop-up duty in five games. Prescott hasn’t missed a game in his four seasons. Dalton, a former Cincinnati starter, is guaranteed at least $3 million in his one-year contract.— Former third-round pick Nazair Jones was one of four players waived by the Seattle Seahawks as the team reached its 90-man roster limit. Jones, running back Adam Choice, defensive tackle Shakir Soto and linebacker Pita Taumoepenu were all released Monday. Jones was the only one to have played in a game for Seattle.— The Chicago Bears have signed wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. to a one-year contract. A 13-year veteran who has played in Super Bowls with San Francisco and Carolina, Ginn caught 30 passes for 421 yards and two touchdowns with New Orleans last season. He has 409 receptions for 5,702 yards and 33 touchdowns for Miami, San Francisco, Arizona, Carolina and New Orleans.MLB-RED SOX-VERDUGORed Sox OF Verdugo says he’ll be ready for start of season LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville has received a notice of allegations from the NCAA that accuses its men’s basketball program of committing a Level I violation with an improper recruiting offer and extra benefits and several Level II violations that accuse former Cardinals coach Rick Pitino of failing to promote an atmosphere of compliance.The notice is the completion of a nearly two-year NCAA investigation.Louisville acknowledged its involvement in federal corruption investigation of college basketball related to the recruitment of former player Brian Bowen II, which led to the ousters of Pitino and athletic director Tom Jurich in October 2017.VIRUS OUTBREAK-BASEBALL SALARIESAP Exclusive: Trout, Cole top 65 to earn $100,000 per game Golf returns to TV with charity skins matchUNDATED (AP) — Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson headline a $3 million charity match on May 17 that marks the return of televised golf. They will be partners against Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff in a skins match called “TaylorMade Driving Relief.” All the money goes to COVID-19 relief.McIlroy and Johnson will be playing for the American Nurses Foundation, while the Oklahoma State alumni team will be playing for the CDC Foundation.The match will be played at Seminole Golf Club in Juno Beach, Florida. It will be the club’s first event to be shown on TV.RAYS-BIVENS Shula, who died Monday at age 90, won the most games of any NFL coach and led the Dolphins to the only perfect season in league history. He retired following the 1995 season with 347 wins, 173 losses and six ties, and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1997.Shula became the only coach to guide an NFL team through a perfect season when the 1972 Dolphins went 17-0. Levy says Shula “was the winningest coach in the history of the league and did it by playing by the rules and honoring the game.”In other NFL news:— The NFL is moving its five games scheduled for London and Mexico City this season back to U.S. stadiums because of the coronavirus pandemic. All five regular-season games will be played at the stadiums of the host teams. Scheduled were two home games for the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium in London and two at Tottenham’s new facility, with the Atlanta Falcons and Miami Dolphins as hosts. The Arizona Cardinals were to be the home team for the game at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City. Opponents had not been announced. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-OBIT-SHULAWinningest NFL coach Don Shula dead at 90MIAMI (AP) — Former Buffalo Bills coach Mark Levy, a longtime rival of Don Shula, says the late Miami Dolphins coach was “one of the great credits to the game that has ever been.”last_img read more

CAF Election: Dangote Congratulates Amaju Pinnick

first_imgThe President/Chief Executive of Dangote Industries Limited, Alhaji Aliko Dangote has felicitated with the President of Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick over the latter’s recent election into the Executive Committee of Confederation of African Football (CAF).Pinnick handed veteran Beninoise football official, Anjorin Moucharafou a 32-17 thumping at the 39th Congress of CAF in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 16th March, to earn the seat for West Africa Zone B in the elite club of African football’s supreme governors.In his letter of congratulations dated 29th March, reverred billionaire industrialist and football enthusiast Dangote wrote: “Your victory at the keenly contested election did not come to me as a surprise, given your exemplary track record in football administration in Nigeria. Delta State achieved several milestones during your tenure as the Chairman of the Delta State Football Association. It was also during your tenure that Delta emerged the overall champions at the 2012 National Sports Festival held in Lagos State. “As the President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), you continued your winning streak by building bridges of understanding and encouraging dialogue as a way of resolving differences. Indeed, you brought stability into the NFF, and this has impacted positively on the Federation leading to Nigeria’s improved FIFA rankings.“Your recent election in Addis Ababa, into the powerful CAF Executive Committee representing West Africa Zone B, is therefore an eloquent testimony of the acceptance of your visionary leadership style. You did not only get elected, but you also helped make history by supporting your candidate of choice for CAF Presidency, Ahmad Ahmad of Madagascar, to clinch the top seat.“I want you to see your election as an opportunity to project not only Nigeria’s image, but also that of Africa on the world’s stage. I wish you God’s continued guidance as you assume office.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Dundalk linked with 2 player moves

first_imgTransfer news.Two Dundalk players are being linked with moves today.The Dundalk Democrat report that Sheffield United have made an enquiry about Michael O’Connor while Daryl Horgan is now being linked with Colorado Rapids. The league leaders face Zenit Saint Petersburg in the Europa league tomorrow night at Tallaght stadium.last_img

eZone named official cargo partner for Hero CPL

first_imgThe Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) organizers have named eZone as its official express delivery service provider.Based in Trinidad, eZone has been one of the Caribbean’s top courier services and has been mandated to ensure that all logistical issues, with regards to the shipping and clearing of teams and supporting teams’ equipment without hassle and in a timely manner for the tournament which will take place between 4 August and 9 September.Commenting on the deal, Mr. Paul Pantin, eZone Director, said:“eZone, with over 15 years of experience connecting the islands of the Caribbean through our logistics network, is proud to partner with the Hero CPL for their upcoming T20 competition in 2017. eZone prides itself for its fast and efficient service, and will leverage this to assist the Hero CPL in moving all their teams and supporting equipment between the islands for every match.”The tournament bowls off August 4 at the Central Broward Regional Sports Park.Howzat! CPL lays wicket for long South Florida runlast_img read more