Ripley County Health Department confirms 3rd death

first_imgVersailles, IN—Ripley County Department of Health announced today the 3rd death from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The individual was an adult male, over the age of 60, from Ripley County, and was hospitalized for COVID-19 at Margaret Mary Health where he passed away. The Ripley County Health Department would like to continue to remind citizens that the best ways to protect yourself are to wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, avoid touching your face with unwashed hands, avoid close contact with people who are sick, stay home when you’re sick, cover your cough or sneeze and clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19. You should only wear a mask if a healthcare professional recommends it. A facemask should be used by people who have COVID-19 and are showing symptoms to protect others from the risk of infection.Visit the Indiana State Department of Health’s COVID-19 website atlast_img read more

Building a national under 17 team must be priority – Starlets coach

first_imgHead coach of the national under 17 team, the Black Starlets, has rubbished assertions that the current nationwide scouting exercise ongoing for a new team is not just based in Accra.Emphasizing the importance of building a national and not a regional team, the former Inter Allies boss explained what his aims to Asempa FM.”We will start playing qualifiers for Africa so we will extend our net very wide. We will not emphasize only on Accra but to all the ten regions to scout young talents. We need a national team so we need to go to all the regions to unearth talents. Managing at the under 17 level is very difficult as compared to other national teams especially when the MRI issue comes in. You have to unearth the talents in their raw state and polish it for the other national teams.” The under 17 technical team embarks on a nationwide tour which starts on January 15 ahead of the under 17 African qualifies.–last_img read more

Klopp expects daunting ride as Liverpool eye Istanbul return

first_img0Shares0000Liverpool are aiming to defend their Champions League crown © AFP / Paul ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 16 – Jurgen Klopp has warned Liverpool that retaining the Champions League will be even harder than their incredible march to victory in Madrid last season.Klopp’s side start their bid to win a seventh European Cup with a trip to Napoli for their Group E opener on Tuesday. The Reds have reached the last two Champions League finals, beating Tottenham in the Spanish capital in June after losing to Real Madrid 12 months earlier.But Klopp believes Liverpool face a daunting task to make it to the final in Istanbul’s Ataturk Stadium — a venue which carries extra resonance for the club after they won the 2005 Champions League with an astonishing comeback against AC Milan in the same stadium.Before Liverpool can dream of emulating Steven Gerrard and company’s triumph by the banks of the Bosphorus, Klopp knows they will have to run the gauntlet in what he expects to be a fiercely contested tournament.Napoli are expected to pose the sternest test to Liverpool in a group which also includes unfancied Salzburg and Genk.Carlo Ancelotti’s team came within a whisker of ending Liverpool’s European campaign in the group stage last season when Alisson Becker’s superb late save denied Arkadiusz Milik to preserve a 1-0 win at Anfield that sent the Reds into the last 16 at the expense of Napoli.Even if Liverpool should advance to the knockout rounds without so much drama this season, Klopp is wary of the restocked superpowers certain to be lying in wait in the latter stages.“I will have no problem with it (reaching the final) if it happens again, but at this moment I am not too sure it will,” he said when the draw was made in August.“We have the same chance like everyone else, but that is all, and I don’t see us, the English teams, dominating. I really think a lot of teams have a good chance.“Look at the squad Borussia Dortmund has and tell me we are stronger than them. That is incredible. They can make five changes and you think: ‘Really, they didn’t play last week? Why?’ There are a lot of quality teams.“Juventus will be there, PSG will be there. Real Madrid? Do you think they gave up already? Bayern Munich now finally brought in Perisic and Coutinho which is a big boost.”– ‘Like a rock’ –While Liverpool will always have a special relationship with the Champions League after the club’s dominance of the competition in the 1970s and 1980s, it is not hard to believe that some die-hard Kopites would happily exchange their continental supremacy for a season of domestic bliss.Having erased the pain of that 2018 final defeat against Real, Liverpool’s main goal this term is to end the club’s long wait to win the English title.Pipped to the Premier League trophy by Manchester City on the final day of last season, Liverpool are desperate to win the title for the first time since 1990.That desire has been clear to see in a blistering five-game winning streak which has already taken them to the top of the table this season.Even an injury to Alisson has failed to interrupt their flow and the Brazilian keeper’s replacement Adrian admits Liverpool’s rock-solid defence — marshalled by the imperious Virgil van Dijk — has made his life much easier as the former West Ham player adapts to his new club.“It’s easy to play with them; you have some of the best players in the world, the best defenders, midfielders and attackers. From the back, I need to help on the occasions when I have to,” Adrian said.“I’m really proud to have won the last few games. We are in a good moment, we are like a rock – all together, the manager, the staff, players and fans. The club is living a great moment.”0Shares0000(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more