Confirmed deaths in Colombia due to COVID-19 topped 20,000 on Tuesday as cases surpassed 624,000, the health ministry said in its daily update.The Andean country has so far reported 20,052 deaths and 624,069 cases of the novel coronavirus. Active cases stand at 133,155.This week Colombia ended its initial quarantine measures after nearly five months of national lockdowns. Declared in late March by President Ivan Duque, the quarantine was called to slow the spread of COVID-19 and lead to the closure of thousands of businesses, causing joblessness to soar.Colombia is now in a phase of selective quarantine, the government has said.Restrictions on events and large crowds will continue this month while the government evaluates the spread of the virus, as more economic activity resumes with safety protocols in place. Topics :
This house at 95 The Esplanade, St Lucia, has sold for $1.4 million.IT’S going to need an awful lot of love, but one couple saw enough potential in this dated three-bedder to fork out a cool $1.4 million for it.The 1950s brick and tile house in mostly original condition at 95 The Esplanade, St Lucia, was one of the biggest sales in Brisbane during the week leading up to Easter.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:18Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:18 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenCould this be your anti-dream home?02:18 Related videos 02:18Could this be your anti-dream home?00:25Worst real estate images of 201701:34Sydney’s million dollar dumps01:30Renovate or detonate?01:28Shell sells01:17Fitzroy home the definition of a projectMarketing agent Megan Zelauhi of LJ Hooker — Brisbane West said the house “was a knockdown” despite being perched on a 739sq m block with sweeping river views, but surprisingly the buyers planned to renovate it.This house at 95 The Esplanade, St Lucia, has sold at auction for $1.4 million.She said a couple in their 70s wanted the property so badly they knocked out the competition with a final $65,000 bid at the auction.“They really wanted a project so they’re going to do something pretty special with it, we’re just waiting to see what,” she said.This house at 95 The Esplanade, St Lucia, has sold at auction for $1.4 million.A number of unique pieces of furniture came with the house, including a black-and-white television on wheels.“It’s an excellent result for St Lucia and for properties of this kind, which obviously there isn’t a great deal of.”This house at 95 The Esplanade, St Lucia, has sold for $1.4 million.It will need to be rebuilt or completely renovated, but the home, offered by is perched on a 739sq m block with sweeping river views.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019A few days earlier in the same suburb, a brand new five-bedroom house at 77 Eighth Avenue went for $1.5 million.This house at 77 Eighth Avenue, St Lucia, has sold for $1.5 million.The property market didn’t completely grind to a halt in Queensland in the week leading up to and including the Easter long weekend, with figures revealing 128 properties were scheduled to go under the hammer during the period.According to realestate.com.au, 21 properties sold at auction, seven sold prior and 45 were passed in.GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HEREMany sellers decided to take their properties to auction earlier in the week to try and beat the predicted slowdown.A five-bedroom house in the sought-after rural locality of Nindaroo, near Mackay, sold for $1.4 million.This house at 5/76 Lynette Drive, Nindaroo, has sold at auction for $1.4 million.The house at 5/76 Lynette Drive has a pool, tennis court and views of the Whitsunday Islands.Another rural retreat also sold at auction the same day — 24 Echo Valley Road, in Preston, southeast of Toowoomba.The four-bedroom house on 32ha of land with escarpment views sold for $1.3 million.This house at 24 Echo Valley Road, Preston, has sold at auction for $1.3 million.Beachside property also did well.A modern apartment in the heart of Burleigh Heads sold under the hammer for $605,000, while an ageing three-bedroom, canal front house at 3 Dolphin Court, Palm Beach, achieved $910,000 at auction.And while not all the auctions achieved a result, some properties were passed in for strong prices.This penthouse at 2002/110 Marine Parade, Coolangatta, was passed in at auction for $2.95 million.A three-bedroom penthouse at 2002/110 Marine Parade in Coolangatta was listed for $3.5 million, but passed in at auction for $2.95 million.And at Tallai, also on the Gold Coast, a four-bedroom house at 47 Glenrowan Drive was passed in for $1.57 million.
The Oldenburg Academy football program has accomplished a lot in their 4 years of competition. Last year they had a winning record in the 1st year they were eligible to play in a sectional and they got one win there.This year has not started off so well, according to Coach Wes Gillman. The school of 217 students has only 22 players on the team and 6 of those are freshman. When he lost his quarterback in the first half of the first game, he was down to 14 varsity players. It is very difficult to maintain a program under these circumstances.In a discussion with Wes on Coaches Corner, he stated that they definitely need to find a full practice facility. (Theirs is about 40-yards long). They also must come up with a playing field and bleachers so they truly can play a home football game. Without these, it is hard to find the 30-40 boys it takes to run a full football squad. Here is hoping they get those facilities very soon.
Allen Wayne Aldred, M.D., age 88, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, formerly of Switzerland County, Indiana, passed away at the Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home in Fort Wayne, Indiana at 11:50 a.m., Sunday, March 26, 2017. He was born November 26, 1928 on a farm near Vevay, Indiana. He was?the only child of Alfred G. “Jack” and Margery (Allen) Aldred, both of whom preceded him in death. Allen was a 1946 graduate from Vevay High School. On September 1, 1951 at the Mt. Sterling Baptist Church in Mt. Sterling, Indiana, Allen Wayne married his high school sweet heart, Eleanor Jean Wiley and they were blessed with four children, Stephen, Kathy, Marcia and Keith.?He entered Indiana University receiving his medical degree in 1953. Following an internship at Indianapolis General Hospital (now Wishard Hospital), Allen Wayne started a family practice in Rising Sun, Indiana. He was inducted into the United States Navy on October 17, 1954?during the Korean War. Allen entered the navy service as a physician on a troop ship, General A.E. Anderson (Tap III). This tour of duty was between San Francisco, Japan and Korea. In November 1955, he was transferred to the former Oak Knoll Naval Hospital in Oakland, California and?was honorably discharged on October 17, 1956. Following his navy tour of duty, he joined Whitlatch Clinic and Hospital in Milan, Indiana. After 6 years of family practice he returned to Indiana University Medical Center for a 4-year residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. In 1966, he joined Dr. Walter Griest and Dr. Charles Aust at Lutheran Hospital in Fort?Wayne. Allen was a member of College of American Pathologists, AMA, Fort?Wayne, Medical Society, American Society of Clinical Pathologist and was President of the Lutheran Hospital Medical Staff 1974-1975. He was also a member of The Chapel in Fort Wayne and former member of the Mt. Sterling Baptist Church in Mt. Sterling, Indiana. He was a member of the Switzerland Lodge No. 122 F.&A.M. Allen Wayne was a loving and supportive husband, father, grandfather and friend who had a great passion for life. As the patriarch of his family, he could be counted on to offer his support in the good times and the bad. His loyalty to family members and friends alike was steadfast and fierce. In retirement, Allen Wayne’s passion for history led to a vast collection of Civil War books, most of which will be donated to the Allen County Public Library in downtown Fort Wayne. He enjoyed traveling to many places, but a few of his favorite destinations included touring the battlefields of Gettysburg, visiting family in Texas, and spending the winter months in St. Pete Beach, Florida. Al?and Eleanor shared 72 years together as sweethearts. Al will be dearly missed by his loving family and his community.Allen Wayne will be dearly missed by loving wife of 65 years, Eleanor Jean (Wiley) Aldred of Fort Wayne, IN; his daughters, Kathy (Ron) Lee of Carrollton, TX and Marcia (Kevin) Cismowski of Fort Wayne, IN; his son, Dr. Keith (Jody) Aldred of Plano, TX; his daughter-in-law, Donna Aldred of Fischer, TX; his grandchildren, Shawn Cismowski of St. Petersburg, FL, Dr. Booth (Kristin) Aldred of Salt Lake City, UT, Melanie (Douglas) McGregor of Angola, IN, Leslie (Darrel) Lambert of Austin, TX, Lauren (Dan) Rosselli of Plano, TX, Kassie (Eddie) Newton, Collierville, TN, Austin Aldred of Plano, TX and Haleigh (Wil) Manhkong of Rowlett, TX; his great-grandchildren, Aiden, Dimitri, Vivienne, Piper, Liam, Finn, Penny and Raelynn; his cousins, Marilyn Owen of Vevay, IN, Charlie Haskell of Fairview, IN, Junior Lester of Lawrenceburg, IN and his numerous Cole and Wiley families in Switzerland County, Indiana. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred G. “Jack” Aldred, died May 30, 1983 and Margery (Allen) Aldred, died December 30, 1987 and his son, Dr. Stephen Aldred, died August 31, 2008.Friends may call 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Thursday, March 30, 2017, at the D.O. McComb and Sons Funeral Home, Covington Knolls 8325 Covington Road Fort Wayne, Indiana 46804. Graveside Services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Friday, March 31, 2017, officiated by: Rev. Mike Sawalich in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana with full military rites conducted by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 & Vevay VFW Post #5396.Memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Sterling Baptist Church in Mt. Sterling, Indiana or to The Chapel in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Cards are available at the funeral homes. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, March 30, 2017, at 4:00 pm, by Pastor Rick Hawks, at the D.O. McComb and Sons Funeral Home, Covington Knolls, 8325 Covington Road Fort Wayne, Indiana 46804.
Karen Crider, 66, of Sunman passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, OH. Karen was born Monday, September 24, 1951, in Milan, IN to the late Charles and Gloria (Peters) Knight. Karen graduated from Milan High School and was business owner of Admit One Video and worked for Batesville Goodwill Store for 13 years. Karen also enjoyed gardening, music, movies and had a love for animals.Karen is survived by son Corey Crider of Mason, OH and brother Charles Knight of Rising Sun. She was preceded in death by her parents.Funeral Services will be held at 12 Noon, Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home. Burial will follow in St. Paul Methodist Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10 -12 Noon also at the funeral home. Memorials may be given in her honor to Ripley County Humane Society. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home of Milan entrusted with arrangements; 707 South Main St. Box 243, Milan, IN 47031, (812)654-2141. You may go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.
Press Association Given the rapid movement of the transfer – likely to be around the £40million mark – Mata could be a United player in time to face Cardiff at Old Trafford on January 28. Mata is thought to have missed training on Wednesday and is said to have indicated to friends he was destined for Old Trafford. A move for the Spain international would make sense from virtually every angle. Although Gary Neville pointed out earlier this week his arrival would represent a change of tactic for United, who have traditionally relied upon two wingers, the knowledge that none of Antonio Valencia, Ashley Young and Nani have sparkled under Moyes this season means ditching the concept would not be a hardship. In addition, it would prove to United fans their club was serious about addressing the sharp decline in fortunes experienced since Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure, even if it cannot guarantee the Champions League spot they crave. Speaking on Sky Sports 1 on Wednesday evening, Neville said: “This is a number 10 who plays in a wide area, and I’m imagining that Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney would take up the predominant roles, but he’s a huge talent. “He can spot a pass. They’ve lacked creativity at times Manchester United in the final third and he definitely has that. “I think that this is a big transfer window for them. If they can pull in a big signing it would lift (executive vice-chairman) Ed Woodward, it would lift the fans and it will give everybody at the club a boost. They need that here.” Whilst United are sticking to their stance of not making an official bid for the 25-year-old, it has been claimed a fee has been agreed with Chelsea, which would allow the transfer to proceed. Press Association Sport understands the deal is moving apace, with a source close to the deal indicating it was not far off being concluded. Manchester United are “close” to completing a club-record deal for Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata. For Mata, it would end a tortuous few months, where he has left Jose Mourinho unimpressed and become increasingly marginalised, thereby enhancing his chances of making Spain’s World Cup squad. Chelsea would bank a far larger fee than they could hope to attract from Mata’s other suitors – Barcelona and Paris St Germain – and whilst it would be unusual for them to sell to a fellow Premier League giant, Mourinho knows United are not a threat in this season’s competition. Indeed, given United have played Chelsea twice but must still encounter Arsenal and Manchester City in the run-in, it could be argued Mourinho is strengthening his own team’s position. For Moyes, it can only be the start of what is sure to be an extensive rebuilding programme, that is not likely to be completed for another 18 months, with the Scot adamant he is not prepared to rush his work. “I fully understand that supporters are keen to see us freshen up the squad with new faces, but January is a difficult month in which to bring people in,” Moyes told United Review ahead of Wednesday’s Capital One Cup semi-final with Sunderland. “While we are actively scouting players all the time, a lot of the work we are doing now is preparation for the summer. “If we can do any business now then we will certainly try to do it, but I will not comprise the standards required for a player that can come into this club and help improve it.”
By Ras WadadaTHE Georgetown Football Club (GFC) yesterday held a press brief at the club’s pavilion where their talented 17-year-old player Kelsey Benjamin faced the media since being released from Police custody last Friday.The Chase Academy student was being held and accused of exchanging gunfire with the Police at Stabroek Square that resulted in a woman being shot last week.Addressing the media in the presence of his parents, head teacher and General Secretary (GS) of GFC, Faizal Khan, Benjamin declared his innocence, “A lot of people have been telling me a lot of bad things, but I know to myself that I am innocent. Everywhere I go people looking at me as though I am a criminal, but I know that I am not a criminal.”Benjamin, who has been recently called to the senior National selection also shared his experience and ordeal,”Being in custody was very hard. At Diamond, I had to sleep on cold concrete in the nights, and in there is full of mosquitoes. The toilet is full of mess and smells real bad. I had three nights of that and I don’t want that experience again.“I have never been through anything like this before and it caused me to lose three days of school, so I have some catching up to do,” the soft-spoken Benjamin shared.The club’s GS Faizal Khan who worked tirelessly to free his prized player also commented his feelings on Benjamin’s innocence.“What we are keen to get across is that Kelsey is innocent. He thanked the Police for doing their job and we respect that the Police have a very difficult job to do, here, in Guyana. We thank Mr Hicken and Attorney-at-Law Mark Waldron for doing a very good job, especially in a case like this.“What’s important is that Kelsey’s side of the story is heard and that this unsavoury chain of events will not hamper this young man this minor, as he progresses and continues to try to fulfil his dreams which is to become a professional footballer.”Khan also informed that Benjamin has not been charged, but it is the desire to have the matter closed as soon as possible.Head Teacher of Chase Academy, Henry Chase, also expressed dissatisfaction with the press and the image being painted of his student,“The media’s portrayal of Kelsey is uncharacteristic of Kelsey. It is sad in this country that we destroy talent. We are not a nurturing society, instead of building people, we break people and when I look at some athletes, not Kelsey alone, because I know of an athlete who is expected to represent the country shortly and she is homeless.“We ignore our human talents. Kelsey is a national asset. Instead of trying to shoot him and kill him, we have got to find systems to help him. He is being portrayed as a villain and he is not a villain. He is a youth that just needs guidance. I often tell my children and students, this is an oppressive society and Kelsey’s case is a classic example of the type of society that we live in,” a fuming Chase stated.Chase also disclosed that the school is already making arrangements to provide professional counselling for both Kelsey and his mom.Benjamin, who is nicknamed Neymar, has been an inspiration to his school, leading them to ‘back-to-back’ titles in the Milo schools football, as the competition’s top goalscorer for the 2015 and 2016 championships and was also pivotal in the school dethroning 4-peat champions Wismar/Christianburg Secondary in the DIGICEL nationwide schools KO tournament this year. Add to that his 5 goals in the inaugural Elite League at sixteen years last season.Khan also reminded how important Benjamin is to the club, “He is a very talented player who knows he has a lot of work to do. He knows he has a team of staff and teammates who believe in him. When he was released from custody the first place he came to was GFC to see his teammates train, and everybody ran off the field and came and hugged him. That’s what he means to us. We’ll do everything in our power to make sure that this does not hang around his neck,”, Khan stated.Khan further said that the pint-size left winger has the potential to be Guyana’s best footballer of the decade.
– Registration closes tomorrowGUYANA’s Open golf tournament can be described as one of the most prestigious tournaments on the local golf calendar and according to Vice-president of the Lusignan Golf Club, Brian Hackett, preparation for the November 4 and 5 tournament is fantastic.“Preparations are fantastic; the ground is in good shape; the greens are being prepared as we speak and is ready to play; the club house had a face lift, so we are pretty much ready and gear up to go,” Hackett said during an exclusive interview yesterday.Meanwhile, organisers are anticipating approximately 100 local and foreign golfers during the two-day prestigious tournament, and according to Hackett, ten golfers each from Canada, USA and Suriname, and one each from Argentina and FiJi, have already confirmed their participation, with some already here getting acclimatised.Hackett further expects golfers from Trinidad and Tobago and French Guiana before the registration closes tomorrow.To add to those overseas competitors, close to 45 local golfers have already confirmed their involvement.The LGC Vice-president added that while the LGC is using the tournament to once again aid in the sports tourism drive, as the event will draw a wide cross-section of golfers and supporters from various countries, a number of new dimensions will add to the excitement.“We have a number of executive arrangements, VIP arrangements which were different than the previous years. We have the school competition which was not held before, and the whole presentation and makeup will be different,” he disclosed.With regards to the tournament itself, Hackett said “The tournament is quite different, we had some changes in the last two years in the ladies format, but we are going back to the original format where the ladies will play on the best gross for the championship and play on best net for the individual prizes, while in the male division, they will be judged from the best gross”.The Guyana Open 2017 will feature 7-time Guyana Open Champion, Avinash Persaud, and 2-time Guyana Open Women’s Champion, Joaan Deo; both defending their respective titles against stiff competition.In a thriller last year, Persaud finished with a total Gross of 149 and a Net aggregate of 145.Deo defeated Shaunella Webster after recording a total Net 138 and a Gross of 180.This year’s activities will also include special participation in an inaugural Guyana Open Putting Contest which will see Queen’s College, Bishops’ High and St. Rose’s High competing for the title.The LGC is anticipating a large turnout of competitors on the nine-hole course, with keen rivalry in the Championship Flight (0-9 handicap), B Flight (10-18), C Flight (19-28) and Ladies Flight.Tee-off time is 16:00hrs each day. Admission is free, and ‘early-bird’ fans will receive a free raffle ticket to win one of several gate prizes, compliments of the sponsors. To be eligible, fans must be in before 14:00hrs each day.Another initiative taken by the LGC will see the Guyana Motor Racing & Sports Club displaying several race cars for fans to inspect and take close-up photographs.
Considering the hot mess that is the USC football program, Trojan fans are forgetting to pay attention to arguably the most important fall sport: the women’s soccer team who will take on UCLA Friday at StubHub Center. Before I make my case for why fans should invest their weekends in the soccer team, I will acknowledge that USC is a football school and that a significant amount of Trojan fans will not care about any sport that isn’t played on the gridiron. But I urge those people to watch just one women’s soccer game, particularly Friday’s game.Last year, I covered the women’s soccer beat for the Daily Trojan. Going into the season, I had never watched a collegiate soccer match, and I probably wouldn’t have if I didn’t cover the team. Like most Americans, soccer was never a big part of my life; I played for a couple years when I was little and I watch the World Cup and the Olympics, but aside from that, I didn’t really pay attention to soccer. I never appreciated the sport like I did baseball or hockey, but USC women’s soccer changed that for me. The sheer excitement this team brings to the table is enough to make the most casual viewer sit on the edge of their seat. The games are 90 minutes of fast-paced, action-packed competition. Moreover, the individual players on this team are fun. The women on the soccer team may be the most human athletes I’ve come across. Before games, they laugh and dance on the field; and between games, they tear up social media hyping each other up. You can’t teach enthusiasm, charisma or camaraderie, but you can leave room for it to grow naturally. If you’re frustrated with the coaching situation on the football team, I urge you to find relief with the soccer team. Head coach Keidane McAlpine is one of the best collegiate soccer coaches in the nation. He was able to turn a struggling USC team around with the snap of his fingers. In the last two seasons the Women of Troy have finished with .800 winning percentages and are on track to surpass that mark this year — they sit at .889 with one game remaining. Friday’s game against UCLA means the world to USC. The matchup is the final game for both teams’ regular season campaigns. When the two teams met at Drake Stadium last year, they duked it out in front of a record-breaking crowd of 11,925 people. Fans were treated to free soccer when the Los Angeles foes couldn’t settle the game in regulation. USC fell short in the golden goal overtime just minutes before it would have ended in a draw, but the loss took its toll on the Trojans.Following the UCLA game, the Women of Troy entered the 64-team tournament as the third seed in their division. The team didn’t look as peppy as it had looked for the majority of the season. In retrospect, USC lost its momentum as a result of closing the season with back-to-back losses to Stanford and UCLA. From a record standpoint, this game means almost nothing. USC has a bid to the tournament and a loss to UCLA will not change that. But from a mentality, momentum and pride standpoint, this game means everything for the Trojans to close out their season.If all of that didn’t convince you to watch the game, consider the fact that the game will be played at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. It seems like a massive venue for a collegiate soccer game, but I guarantee the stadium will not look as empty as the USC-ASU football game last weekend at the Coliseum.If you are a USC fan frustrated with the abysmal performance of head coach Clay Helton and co., spend your Friday night at StubHub Center watching two soccer powerhouses go head-to-head in a game that should be nothing less than a thriller.Sam Arslanian is a sophomore majoring in journalism. He is also the sports editor of the Daily Trojan. His column, “Extra Innings,” runs Fridays.