Cardiff Blues thump Gloucester to win the EDF Energy Cup

first_imgSunday Apr 19, 2009 Cardiff Blues thump Gloucester to win the EDF Energy Cup The Cardiff Blues picked up their third victory of the season against Gloucester yesterday, winning the EDF Energy Cup final at Twickenham.Young Welsh winger Leigh Halfpenny scored two tries, and Tom James a third, as the Blues raced to a 22-5 half time lead.Two second half tries from Ben Blair, a breakaway score by Ceri Sweeney, and Tom Shanklins converted effort all contributed to bringing up the half century as Gloucester couldnt cope with the Blues confident game.Gloucester scored a first half try from Mark Foster, as well as a late penalty try, but they werent in the match as Cardiff dominated, continuing their fine form after their impressive win over Toulouse in the Heineken Cup last weekend.Martin Williams put in another Man of the Match performance, and Halfpenny and Shanklin made further claims for Lions honours, as head coach Ian McGeechan and his assistant Shaun Edwards were in the crowd.In unfortunate news, Jason Spice has played his last game for the Blues as he broke his arm and will be out for the rest of the season. 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Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. 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First coronavirus death on US soil confirmed, Trump calls for calm

first_imgThe first fatality from the novel coronavirus has been confirmed on US soil, as President Donald Trump on Saturday urged Americans not to panic.Health officials said the man who died in Washington state was one of a handful with no known links to global hot zones to have contracted the virus — indicating that the pathogen was now likely spreading in communities.The death occurred in King County, the most populous in the state and home to Seattle, a city of more than 700,000 people, officials told AFP. “Our country is prepared for any circumstance,” Trump insisted, calling on “the media and politicians and everybody else involved not to do anything to incite panic.”Trump identified the victim as “a wonderful woman,” but the CDC later said it had misinformed the president in an earlier briefing.Washington state also reported on Saturday the country’s first case of coronavirus in a health care worker and the first possible outbreak in a nursing home. This comes after the states of Oregon and California confirmed late last week the first instances of infected US patients who had not traveled overseas or come in contact with anyone known to be ill.”While there is still much to learn about the unfolding situations in California, Oregon and Washington, preliminary information raises the level of concern about the immediate threat for COVID-19 for certain communities in the United States,” the CDC said.- ‘We will see more cases’ -Trump said he would meet with leaders of big pharmaceutical groups at the White House on Monday to discuss treatments and efforts to develop a vaccine to combat the virus.The president said the number of cases detected by the US public health system now stood at 22. Combined with patients who were repatriated from abroad, the overall number of infected on US soil is now about 70.”We will see more cases,” Health Secretary Alex Azar told the White House press conference.”But it’s important to remember, for the vast majority of individuals who contract the novel coronavirus, they will experience mild to moderate symptoms.”Their treatment will be to remain at home and treat the symptoms as they would the flu, he added.The president and other officials also announced a more complete ban on travel from Iran, which has seen a rapid spread of the disease, and encouraged Americans to avoid travel to hard-hit areas in Italy and South Korea.Vice President Mike Pence, charged by Trump to lead efforts against the virus, said that an existing ban on travel from Iran had been expanded to include any foreign national who has visited the Islamic republic within the last 14 days.Trump also said the United States was ready to assist Iran with its coronavirus outbreak and that “all they have to do is ask.”An American citizen died of the new coronavirus in early February at the Chinese epicenter of the global outbreak, the city of Wuhan, the US embassy confirmed at the time.Worldwide, the virus has hit about 60 countries across the globe, with more than 2,900 people killed and over 85,000 infected since it was first detected at an animal market in Wuhan late last year.Topics : The victim was in his 50s and had “underlying health conditions,” said Jeff Duchin, public health officer for Seattle and King County.”It is a sad day in our state as we learn that a Washingtonian has died from COVID-19,” Washington state Governor Jay Inslee said in a statement, sending condolences to the victim’s loved ones.Inslee declared a state of emergency over coronavirus, freeing up funding for state agencies and allowing the use of the Washington National Guard, if necessary.Speaking at a White House news conference Trump said that “additional cases in the United States are likely,” but added that “healthy individuals should be able to fully recover.”last_img read more

Women of Troy defeat Pepperdine in overtime

first_imgThe USC women’s basketball team snapped a two-game losing streak after defeating Pepperdine 75-71 in overtime on Wednesday. USC is 18-0 all time against Pepperdine, with the series dating back to 1977.Pepperdine shot eight 3-pointers in the first half, giving the Waves a 42-35 lead at halftime over the Women of Troy. In the second half, the USC defense held the Waves’ Lauren Bell to four points. Bell put up 18 points in the first half for the Waves. The USC offense was facilitated by scores from senior guard Ashley Corral, junior guard Stefanie Gilbreath, senior guard Briana Gilbreath and sophomore forward Cassie Harberts.With the USC offense wavering in the second half, the Women of Troy came up short for a whole four minutes. A three-point play by Harberts gave the Trojans a 56-55 lead with seven minutes left in the game.Tied at 63 with less than two minutes remaining, Briana Gilbreath’s go-ahead attempt rolled off the rim to Pepperdine the ball with 11.7 seconds to go. A failed attempt by the Waves gave USC the ball with 4.6 seconds left in regulation. Freshman guard Ariya Crook sought to win the game for the Women of Troy but came up short, sending the game into overtime.Pepperdine was the first to strike in overtime. Corral answered back with a three. The Women of Troy maintained at least a two-point lead for the remainder of overtime. USC sealed the victory after a missed three by Pepperdine was rebounded by Harberts.Harberts led the Women of Troy with 23 points and Stefanie Gilbreath added 10 points. Junior forward Christina Marinacci had 12 rebounds and Briana Gilbreath posted a career-high nine assists.The Women of Troy endured close losses on the road to Arkansas State (58-56) and reigning national champion Texas A&M (71-70). USC returns home Dec. 29 to host Stanford at the Galen Center at 7 p.m. in the Pac-12 conference opener, followed by a New Year’s Eve home matchup at 11 a.m. against California.last_img read more