Peru surpasses 500,000 coronavirus cases, marks highest fatality rate in LatAm

first_imgPresident Martin Vizcarra, speaking earlier on Thursday from a public event to pay tribute to 120 doctors who have died from COVID-19, blamed the recent spike in infections on an uptick in social and sporting events and a lax attitude by the public.”There has been too much confidence on the part of the population,” Vizcarra said.”Let’s learn from history, correct mistakes and now we are united despite the discrepancies in some of the decisions that are made,” he added.Vizcarra on Wednesday banned family gatherings, reinstated a blanket Sunday curfew and extended lockdowns to five more regions of the country as figures revealed a 75% surge in infections among children and adolescents.The first case of coronavirus appeared in Peru, the world’s second-largest copper producer, on March 6 and a week later the government imposed a strict quarantine, halting almost all production activity. Its economy is expected to contract this year by 12% under the weight of the pandemic, according to central bank projections.  Peru surpassed half a million coronavirus cases and has the highest fatality rate in Latin America, according to health ministry data on Thursday, as the government struggles to contain a recent surge of infections.There have been 507,996 confirmed cases and 25,648 related deaths, vice health minister Luis Suarez said at a news conference.The Andean country has the highest coronavirus death rate in Latin America at 78.6 per 100,000 people, a Reuters tally shows, surpassing hard-hit regional neighbors Chile and Brazil. Topics :last_img read more

Football Bees reach AA playoffs despite loss to F-M

first_imgIn the end, the Baldwinsville football team made it to the Section III Class AA playoffs because of what it did in the first half of two different games that it split against West Genesee and Fayetteville-Manlius.Of course, the Bees could have taken away all possible stress by winning at F-M Friday night, but it could not hold on to a fourth-quarter lead in a 42-35 defeat to the Hornets.Still, when the final Class AA-2 division standings shook out, B’ville, F-M and West Genesee (who defeated Rome Free Academy 27-14 on Friday) all finished with 2-3 league records, tying for third place behind Utica Proctor (5-0) and Cicero-North Syracuse (3-2).When three teams tie and their records against each other are even, the tie-breaker is points differential in the first half. As such, B’ville had a plus-eight point margin, WG had plus-four and F-M had minus-12.By that margin, the Bees ended up in the third spot, the Wildcats advanced and the Hornets missed out despite its valiant comeback against a B’ville side that again proved potent, but once more struggled on defense.Braden McCard struck first- but not from under center. Instead, he returned an Alex Dauksza interception 55 yards for a touchdown in the opening minutes, the only B’ville points of the first quarter.F-M answered with a scoring drive that Alex Dauksza finished off with a one-yard TD plunge and then twice took the lead in the second quarter thanks to scoring runs of five yards by Jack Nucerino (who finished with 181 yards on 25 carries) and 32 yards by Will Duncanson.Both of those times, B’ville provided an answer, Willie Strong dashing five yards for one TD and Pat May catching a 20-yard pass from McCard for another, which left the two sides at 21-21 going into halftime.May’s second TD came on a 14-yard run in the third quarter to give the Bees a 28-21 lead. F-M pulled within one as Dauksza scored from three yards out, only to have the Hornets miss the conversion.So when McCard hit May on a 37-yard scoring pass early in the fourth quarter and Joe Kenney added his fifth consecutive extra point, the Bees had a 35-27 edge, but would not score again.It was Dauksza’s 15-yard TD pass to Jake Leuze, plus a two-point run from Duncanson, that tied it 35-35, and when the Hornets finally made a key defensive stop, it drove once more to the goal line, where Duncanson’s one-yard plunge won it.Strong had a fine game in the backfield, carrying the ball 22 times for 156 yards. McCard completed nine of 13 passes for 113 yards as May caught six of those passes for 87 yards and threw a 27-yard completion, too.Aside from that, May had a part in 17 tackles, 11 of them solo efforts. Kolby Hahn had 13 tackles (nine solo), with Nate Robinson adding 10 tackles. Dan Fabrizio (nine tackles), Colton Lacey (eight tackles) and Dan Ewald (seven tackles) were close behind.After Corcoran beat Henninger 20-14 in overtime last Saturday to finish second in the AA-1 division, the Bees’ first-round playoff match with the Cougars at Corcoran Stadium this Friday was set, the winner to get Utica Proctor or CBA in the semifinals. Tags: Baldwinsvillefootball Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more

Watch as Pepe dribbles for 14 seconds in Olympiacos box without passing to Arsenal mates’ frustration [VIDEO]

first_img“I think we have enough goal threat in this team but we have to put our chances to bed,” Arsenal boss Arteta when asked specifically about Pepe’s performance in his post-match press conference.Pepe madness— Karim (@Piateknique) February 27, 2020Arsenal fans were frustrated as well with many feeling that he tried to do a little too much. I’d say that’s too much of show off right there.— Hairy Macancheese (@macncheese065) February 28, 2020 Beautiful nonsense— jamil (@SidiMilu) February 28, 2020 Decision making is bad, should have shot or pass.— ɭeo (@afc_al) February 28, 2020center_img waay too much— Karim (@Piateknique) February 27, 2020 Arsenal winger, Nicolas Pepe is undoubtedly a technically-gifted player and a talented dribbler who isn’t shy of trying to beat opposition defenders.That’s what drove Arsenal to sign the player from Lille last summer for £72m.More average performances than good so far this season have left the patience of Arsenal fans to the Ivorian’s on-pitch antics a little thin.Improved performances under new manager Mikel Arteta appeared to have got fans of the Gunners warming up to him.Those feelings of frustration with the young winger returned fully during Arsenal’s Europa League exit at the hands of Olympiacos on Thursday night.With Arsenal 1-0 down at home on the night and looking for a goal to take them ahead on aggregate in the 74th minute, Pepe controlled a ball on the left, beat one man and entered the box,He then twisted and turned four times in the box, spurning a number of chances to cut the ball to a teammate – there were three of them in the box with him.After the fourth turn, the defenders crowded around Pepe and got it clear for a corner.This piece of play visibly frustrated strikers, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazaette who were hoping for a cutback.See the sequence below:last_img read more