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French ski resort a slippery slope to virus for Ukraine MPs: Report

first_imgSeveral Ukrainian political figures who holidayed at a French ski resort have caught the coronavirus, and passed it on to others, a magazine reported Friday.At least five deputies in the Ukrainian parliament, plus a judge, have caught the “Courchevel virus” according to the Novole Vremia weekly. One of the MPs who caught the disease, Serghi Shakhov, and judge Viktoria Djarty confirmed that they had visited the Courchevel resort in the French Alps, which is very popular with Ukrainians and Russians, around March 18 which is a holiday in Ukraine.Some fellow deputies caught the virus from Shakhov upon his return from France and had to be hospitalised and quarantined, according to the magazine.Andriy Bohdan, a former head of Ukraine’s  presidential administration, also took a holiday at Courchevel in March.He posted a photo of his COVID-19 test on Facebook, saying it was “negative”.Businessman Valery Khoroshkovsky, former head of the Ukraine secret service, was one of those hospitalised Ukraine authorities have cordoned off a wealthy Kiev suburb where 30 of the country’s 942 coronavirus cases have been recorded.In Russia, Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin has pointed to the Courchevel resort as a source of the virus.”Many” Muscovites have come back from the French ski resort, bringing the virus back in their suitcases,” he said in late March.Ski stations in Austria and the United States have also been hit by the virus, according to media reports. Topics :last_img read more

#24 West Florida Out-Slugged #11 Pittsburg State 30-22, 30-24, 30-22

first_img Share #24 West Florida Out-Slugged #11 Pittsburg State 30-22, 30-24, 30-22 Oct. 14, 2007 Box Score  JOPLIN, Mo. – Only eighteen hours earlier, the West Florida volleyball team lost to Missouri Southern in three straight games, but a whole different looking team showed up against Pittsburg State. The Argos setter Madeline Gonzalez set up the offense with 53 assists, as three different hitters had double digit kills. Kimberly Clark led all hitters with 19, while Luciana Rapach had 14, and Isabela Gualberto added 13. Meanwhile, Linda Igbinigie paced the Gorillas with 13 kills.During the first game, Rapach and Igbinigie traded monster kills, until back to back kills from Jamie Nichols and Gualberto gave the Argos a three point lead that they never let go. Rapach and Gualberto ended game one with back to back kills, as UWF finished the first game with 21 kills and only four errors.Early in game two, there was a flourish of nice defensive plays. One particular point included spectacular sprawling digs by Ashlee Maple of Pittsburg State, Jerica Carter, and Jamie Nichols of West Florida, before the point ended with a big block by Rapach and Gualberto. Game two was very tight until Nichols and Clark had back to back kills to put the Argos up 24-19. Sammie Williams and Klaudia Grelowska countered big strong kills for Pittsburg State to close the gap, but Gualberto and Clark recorded back to back kills to close out the game.Game three was the Kimberly Clark show, as the Junior Outside Hitter put away 11 kills in the third game alone. Igbinigie and Grelowska matched her early in the game, and after a Pamela Cartagena kill, the Gorillas were ahead 15-13. Danielle Spitzer tied the score moments later with a powerful kill down the middle, and then a Rapach kill gave the Argos the lead at 18-17. Clark then took over down the stretch with four kills in the last six points for West Florida. Fittingly, Clark then pummeled a kill along the left sideline to end the match.West Florida Head Coach Melissa Wolter was pleased with the performance. “We were firing on all cylinders today, and to beat an outstanding team (Pittsburg State) you have to have multiple players play well, and we did. I was happy with the way our team responded to last night’s loss (3-0 to Missouri Southern). Today, we were very disciplined and stuck to our game plan. This was a great win for us against a solid team.”With the victory, West Florida improved to 24-3 on the season, while Pittsburg State dropped to 22-5 with the loss. West Florida had won 14 straight before losing to Missouri State on Saturday. Pittsburg State had won five straight matches before the loss. Both teams are ranked in the top four in the South Central Region.Jerica Carter lead all players with 24 digs, while Nichols added 10 for West Florida. Williams and Maple each had 13 digs for the Gorillas. Gualberto had five blocks for the Argos to lead all players with net defense. Spitzer hit an impressive .500 with 8 kills and only two errors for UWF. The Argos outslugged the Gorillas in kills by a 63-40 margin. West Florida’s next two matches are at home. Friday, October 19th, West Georgia comes to town for a 7:00 pm match, and Eckerd College takes on the Argos on Sunday, October 21st at 2:00 pm. The Sunday match is a breast Cancer Awareness Event, with T-shirts for the first 500 fans. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Walmart makes large cash donation to Indiana charities

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — As part of their mission to use their strengths to make a difference, Walmart, Sam’s Club and the Walmart Foundation announce they have donated more than $34 million in cash and in-kind contributions to non-profit organizations in Indiana during FY18.  Walmart is uniquely positioned to support organizations that create opportunities so people can live better. These donations support Hoosier programs focused on hunger relief, healthy eating, workforce development and disaster preparedness.Specifically, Walmart, Sam’s Club and the Walmart Foundation are dedicated to the fight against hunger and are determined to help families who need ready access to nutritious food. In Indiana, Walmart’s contributions include:Walmart and Sam’s Club donated 18,678,011 pounds of food to Hoosier food banks and hunger relief organizations during FY18, which is the equivalent of 15,565,009 meals.*“Walmart has been a strong partner in hunger relief for more than a decade,” said Gleaners President and CEO John Elliott.  “Through financial support, purchases of trucks and donations of food, Walmart’s generosity has benefitted countless Hoosiers served by Gleaners in our 21-county service area.”In addition, Walmart encourages associates to get involved with charitable organizations that matter to them, their families and the communities they serve.In Indiana, Walmart associates performed 25,987 hours of volunteer service in their communities throughout FY18.“Walmart is a reflection of the communities we serve,” said regional vice president of operations Rodney Walker. “We partner with dozens of Hoosier nonprofits and take seriously our obligation as a corporate citizen. Indiana is home to more than 40,000 Walmart employees. We invest in the state because of them, their families and their neighbors.”The Walmart Foundation supports organizations by awarding grants that have a long-lasting, positive impact on communities across the U.S. In addition, Walmart U.S. stores, clubs and distribution centers award cash grants to support local nonprofits. The Walmart Foundation also provides funds for equipment, trucks and logistical expertise to support non-profit organizations extend their reach and impact and help those in need. Learn more about Walmart’s approach to global responsibility to provide shared value for society.*Feeding America Impact of Dollars Donatedlast_img read more