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Daniel Ricciardo: No ‘awkwardness’ in Renault’s F1 battle with McLaren

first_imgDaniel Ricciardo has insisted he does not feel “awkward” racing hard against his future team McLaren – and is bidding to finish 2020 on a high by helping Renault come out on top in Formula 1’s closest battle.- Advertisement – Daniel Ricciardo will continue putting in his all for Renault before leaving the team and says that has to be “respected and understood” by his next team, McLaren; Renault currently one point ahead of McLaren and Racing Point in F1 battle for third By Matt MorlidgeLast Updated: 12/11/20 2:12pm Renault are currently third in the Constructors’ Championship – which would be their best season result since 2007 – but only one point ahead of midfield rivals McLaren and Racing Point heading into this weekend’s Turkish GP, the first of four races to finish the campaign.An added intrigue to that fight is the fact their star driver Ricciardo – who has scored the vast majority of those 135 points during one of the best seasons of his F1 career – is leaving for McLaren at the end of 2020.Ricciardo, however, is adamant he will continue to show “intensity and loyalty” with Renault, speaking to Sky F1 after being asked if there was any awkwardness about trying to get the better of his next team.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Go on board with 2010 polesitter Mark Webber for a lap of the fast and very challenging Istanbul Park ahead of the Turkish GP’s return in November Ricciardo, who is fourth in the drivers’ standings and arrives in Istanbul after two podiums in three races, added: “Next year, when the page turns, I’m all in with McLaren – but until then I’m going to keep going at Renault.”Ricciardo is replacing Carlos Sainz at McLaren, while Renault have signed two-time F1 champion Fernando Alonso for 2021.Early starts: when to watch the Turkish GPWith a three-hour time difference between the UK and Turkey, it’s the earliest start times of the reshaped season this weekend for live coverage on Sky Sports F1 on a weekend Lewis Hamilton could clinch a record-equalling seventh world championship.Friday7.30am: Welcome to the Weekend LIVE!8am: Practice One LIVE!11.45am: Practice Two build-up LIVE!12pm: Practice Two LIVE!2.30pm: Story So Far LIVE!Saturday8.45am: Practice Three build-up LIVE!9am: Practice Three LIVE!11am: Qualifying build-up LIVE!12pm: Qualifying LIVE!Sunday8.30am: Grand Prix Sunday LIVE!10.10am: THE TURKISH GRAND PRIX LIVE!12pm: Chequered Flag LIVE!1pm: The Notebook LIVE!3pm: Turkish GP highlights

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Italy extends lockdown until ‘at least’ April 12

first_img“It cannot last very long,” he said. “We can study ways [of lifting restrictions]. But it will have to be done gradually.”Health Minister Roberto Speranza later announced that “all containment measures would be extended at least until Easter” on April 12.Business closures and a ban on public gatherings were to have expired on Friday. ‘Picture has improved a lot’Health officials said one of the most encouraging figures was a drop from 25,392 on Sunday to 25,006 on Monday in the number of people in Lombardy testing positive for COVID-19.The figure had grown continuously for more than a month.”The picture has improved a lot over the past four days,” Lombardy’s chief medical officer Giulio Gallera said.The latest data was released nearly three weeks into a national lockdown that has emptied cities and paralyzed most business activity.Store and restaurant closures were reinforced last week by a shutdown of “non-essential” factories.Forecasts by several global banks and analysts point to Italian economic output shrinking by seven percent this year. ‘Flattening of the curve’Italy was the first Western nation to impose sweeping restrictions to stem a pandemic that has claimed more than 36,000 lives worldwide.Its own toll grew by 812 on Monday and the number of infections reported by the civil protection service surpassed 100,000.But fresh evidence also suggested that COVID-19 was spreading more slowly than when the first victim died in Italy on February 21.The daily rate of new infections dropped to 4.1 percent — a fraction of the 62 percent level registered a month ago.The number of people suffering from the illness at its epicenter in the northern Lombardy region also dropped for the first time.And the number of people who have recovered from COVID-19 across the nation of 60 million people hit a new high.”We saw 1,590 people recover in the past 24 hours,” civil protection service chief Angelo Borrelli told reporters.”This is the highest number of recoveries recorded since the start of the pandemic.”Deputy Health Minister Pierpaolo Sileri said the latest data showed that Italy might see “a drop in the number of people infected within seven to 10 days”.Italy’s ISS public health institute chief Silvio Brusaferro also felt the infection rate was approaching its peak.”We are witnessing a flattening of the curve,” Brusaferro told the La Repubblica daily.”There are no signs of a descent yet, but things are improving.” Italy on Monday extended an economically crippling lockdown until “at least” mid-April to stem coronavirus infections that have claimed a world-leading 11,591 lives.Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said any easing of containment measures would be done incrementally to ensure Italy does not give up gains it has made against the extraordinary disease.The near three-week shutdown “had been very tough economically,” Conte told Spain’s El Pais newspaper. Topics :last_img read more

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Pennsylvania Selected to Participate in National Governors Association Learning Lab on Combating the Opioid Epidemic

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Human Services,  Press Release,  Public Health,  Substance Use Disorder Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania was one of seven states to be selected to participate in a National Governors Association (NGA) learning lab designed to combat the opioid epidemic. Last year over 3,500 Pennsylvanians died from drug overdose – that is an astonishing 10 deaths a day and up from the more than 2,500 reported deaths in 2014.“I have made battling the opioid epidemic my top priority. The opportunity to participate in this program will guide and inform future practices in helping Pennsylvanians suffering from the disease of addiction,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “As we all know, the opioid epidemic does not discriminate – it affects Pennsylvanians from all walks of life. We can and should do more to address this matter that is plaguing all of our communities.”The NGA learning lab is entitled “State Strategies for Reducing Overdose and Deaths from Heroin and Illicit Fentanyl,” and will allow members of the Wolf Administration to study best practices from Rhode Island, a leader in devising innovative strategies to combat the opioid epidemic. Specifically, the learning lab will give Pennsylvania the tools to develop a state action plan aimed at reducing overdose deaths related to heroin and illicit fentanyl by offering technical assistance and lessons learned from NGA staff and state experts in Rhode Island.Substance use disorder affects people all across the commonwealth and that is why the search for effective solutions enjoys broad bi-partisan support. Governor Wolf will continue to fight to make sure Pennsylvanians have the resources we need to get our arms around this crisis. Here are some of the recent steps the Wolf Administration has taken to make sure we are doing everything we can to fight the opioid epidemic:Prescription Drug Monitoring ProgramLast month, the Pennsylvania Department of Health went live with the newly re-designed Prescription Drug Monitoring Program that will allow prescribers and dispensers to query and report information regarding the number of opioids prescribed, and to whom. The goal of the prescription drug monitoring program is to assist health care professionals with prescribing and dispensing medications safely and referring identified patients to treatment.Opioid Prescribing GuidelinesThe administration recently announced new prescribing guidelines for the safe and effective use of opioids in order to reduce the pattern of over-prescribing painkillers that have such a high risk for abuse. These guidelines will help fight back against opioid abuse and heroin use before those habits even begin. These guidelines have been adopted by the State Board of Medicine, the State Board of Pharmacy, and the State Board of Dentistry, the State Board of Geriatric Pain, State Board of Osteopathic Medicine, and the State Board of Ob-Gyns.Prescription Drug Take-Back ProgramUnder the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Program’s leadership, Pennsylvania’s Prescription Drug Take-Back Program is helping communities properly dispose of unused and unwanted prescriptions. To date, there are nearly 450 take-back boxes located at police stations across Pennsylvania. In 2015, more than 56,000 pounds of prescription drugs were taken back and destroyed.Centers of ExcellenceIn addition, the 2016-2017 budget provided funding to implement 45 centers of excellence (COE) throughout the commonwealth that will treat nearly 11,000 people with substance use disorder. These centers will work with the victims of SUD to make sure they get the comprehensive, holistic treatment they need to beat their disease. These centers will be the first stop for people looking for adequate and effective treatment.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf September 12, 2016center_img Pennsylvania Selected to Participate in National Governors Association Learning Lab on Combating the Opioid Epidemiclast_img read more

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Maverley-Hughenden, Jamalco in big clash

first_imgJamalco FC and Maverley-Hughenden FC will face off in a top clash in the Jamaica Football Federation-Charley’s J B Rum Premier League play-offs today at Maverley Complex, starting at 3:30 p.m. In the other game, Granville FC welcome Brazil FC in an interesting encounter at Granville United FC, starting also at 3:30 p.m. With the first-round games to be completed, the teams will be hunting points in order to improve in the four-team play-offs. Jamalco lead the way on six points from two games, followed by Maverley-Hughenden (four), Brazil (one) and Granville United – without a point. Rayon Johnson, head coach of Jamalco, said that the game is crucial. “We want to win against Maverley-Hughenden to move further ahead. If we win, it would be three straight and that would push us closer to a historic berth in next season’s Red Stripe Premier League. We don’t know much about Maverley, but the plan is to shut down the key players.” Jamalco’s main players include captain Erron Brown and Andrew Isaacs. On the other hand, Maverley-Hughenden are fully aware that they need to win at home to maintain a good chance of qualifying. “This is a very important game for us. In the game at home to Brazil, we gave up a late goal as the team lost focus. Now, the intent is to get our first win at home in the play-offs and go on top with seven points,” head coach of Maverley-Hughenden FC Lijyasu Simms told The Sunday Gleaner. Maverley-Hughenden will rely on captain Andrew Peddlar, Wayne Williams, Rohan Williams and veterans Kasai Hinds, Locksley Thompson and Roberto Fletcher for victory. In the other game, Granville and Brazil will be hunting full points in order to stay in contention for the two spots to the Premier League next season. Historic berthlast_img read more

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