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first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) MAYVILLE – Chautauqua County officials have announced 15 new cases of COVID-19 in Chautauqua County, with more than half related to a local business.The number of cases were reported throughout the weekend. They include a male and female young adult, a male and female in their 20s, two males and three females in their 30s, a male and two females in their 40s, a male and female in their 50s, and a male in his 70s.Officials said during a press conference Monday that there are 31 active cases, with 21 of the active cases are related to Fieldbrook Farms in Dunkirk.Fieldbrook says four percent of employees at the Dunkirk plant have tested positive, a total of 30. Twenty-four of those cases were workers and six were identified close contacts of the workers. Schuyler says that they performed a comprehensive contract tracing investigation at Fieldbrook.Chautauqua County Executive P.J. Wendel says the contract tracers here locally have been “phenomenal” during the pandemic.Chautauqua County Public Health Director Christine Schuyler says she has the ability to file cease and desist orders for businesses and citizens who are violating the various executive orders issued by Governor Andrew Cuomo.Schuyler says, on August 16, her department became aware of the first positive case at Fieldbrook Farms. Her department continued to “increase its response” throughout the process, but Schuyler says the origin of the infection at the business isn’t known.She says “it’s safe to say” they’ll see more cases, she’s just not sure how many.Schuyler adds that the department will be hosting a clinic to provide testing for employees.last_img read more

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first_imgBy Bodie V. PennisiUniversity of GeorgiaPoinsettias embody the holiday spirit and help create the mostfestive displays. The challenge is deciding how many poinsettiasto buy — what color, leaf shape, plant size and form. There areso many.These holiday classics offer traditional red, strong white,creamy white, light pink, solid pink, bright orange-red, deeppurple-red and various marbled or speckled flowers.They come in sizes from 4-inch pots for table displays to18-inch hanging baskets, living wreaths, topiaries and 3-gallonfloor planters.Poinsettias are versatile. Besides using them simply as pottedplants, you can use stems as cut flowers in arrangements. Just besure to keep cut stems in water. Some cultivars can last up totwo weeks as cut flowers.Despite persistent rumors to the contrary, poinsettias arenonpoisonous and safe around children and pets.Buying the best plants is easy if you follow these tips:Think Georgia-grown. This year’sGeorgia crop promises to be phenomenal. Locally grown plants maycost more, but they keep better. They’re usually sold to floristshops and garden centers.Look for fully colored andexpanded bracts (the colored portions of the plant — the actualflowers are the yellow centers). Avoid plants with too much greenaround the bract edges. This is a sign that the plant was shippedbefore it was mature enough.Choose plants with dense, richgreen leaves all along the stem. Poinsettias should bewell-branched and proportioned with the container, about two anda half times the height of the pot.Check the leaves for possible”hitchhikers.” One common pest on poinsettias is the silverleafwhitefly. These tiny flies live on the underside of the leaves,sucking the juices. This is the giveaway: when the insectsexcrete the plant’s juices, they drop a “honeydew” on the leavesbelow. Don’t buy plants with sticky leaves with dots on theundersides.Examine the roots. White and lighttan roots that have grown to the sides of the pot are signs of ahealthy plant. Brown roots, or few roots, may be a sign ofdisease.Don’t buy plants with weak stems,few bracts or any signs of wilting, breaking or drooping.Poinsettias are often crowded in stores, sometimes in paper,plastic or mesh sleeves. But they need their space. The longerthey remain sleeved, the faster their quality deteriorates.When you buy your poinsettias andtake them home, protect them from chilling winds and temperaturesbelow 50 degrees. You may need to place it into a sleeve or alarge shopping bag.Once they’re home, placepoinsettias wherever your decoration plan calls for them. They’lllast about three weeks in fairly dark places. Don’t put them nearcold drafts or excessive heat or near appliances, fireplaces orventilating ducts.Water poinsettias only when thesoil feels dry to the touch. Don’t let them wilt, though, or theleaves could drop. Overwatering is a common cause for poinsettiasdying. Always remove a plant from any decorative container beforewatering, and let the water drain completely.Don’t fertilize them during theblooming season. This will cause them to lose some of theirquality.After the holidays are over, movepoinsettias to a bright spot in either south, east or westwindows. Eventually, the bracts will start to fall off. By earlyApril, cut the plant back, leaving four to six nodes or segmentsin the stem. At this point, you can grow poinsettias outdoors infull sun. Fertilize them weekly with a balanced, all-purposefertilizer at the same rate you give to houseplants.Trim poinsettias in June, andplant them in 1-gallon pots or large, indoor planters. Trim backnew growth again around July 1 and again by mid-August. Continueto fertilize them throughout spring and summer, applyingnutrition once every two to three weeks as fall nears. Grown withadequate water and nutrition, poinsettias can grow as high as 4feet.(Bodie Pennisi is a horticulturist specializing in greenhouseflowers with the University of Georgia College of Agriculturaland Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

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first_imgBy Julieta Pelcastre/Diálogo August 11, 2017 Es necesario que nuestras Fuerzas Armadas de Mexico promueven los principios humanitarios pues tendran mejores técnicas y procedimientos de uso de la fuerza y derechos humanos en tareas de seguridad pública, mil felicitaciones a los soldados. Una buena manera de hacer amistad y relaciones exteriores a nivel Fuerzas Armadas felicidadez en jeneral al ejercito mexicano., siempre preocupados y ocupador por brindar lo mejor de ellos. Las Fuerzas Armadas son un gran ejemplo para la ciudadanía, así que hay que promover la humanitarios para lograr la confianza de las personas y que mejor que poniendo el ejemplo ante las demás instituciones. Within the framework of a cooperation agreement between El Salvador, the Mexican Secretariat of National Defense (SEDENA, per its Spanish acronym), and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Salvadoran Ministry of National Defense (MDN, per its Spanish acronym) trained Mexican Army personnel through its “Instructor Training on the Use of Force and Humanitarian Principles” program. During the event, Salvadoran Army Captain Bielman Aníbal Magaña provided guidance to 30 Mexican troops on the best techniques and procedures on the use of force and human rights in public security work. The course was held June 23rd-30th at SEDENA’s Military Camp No. 1-A in Mexico City. “Through this collaboration, ICRC recognizes the efforts of FAES [Armed Force of El Salvador, per its Spanish acronym] in terms of human rights. It is a compliment to have supported a partner like Mexico,” Salvadoran Army Lieutenant Colonel Luis Orlando Pérez, the head of the Human Rights Department of the Ministry of National Defense (MDN, per its Spanish acronym), told Diálogo. “This confirms that we are on the right path to compliance with international instruments.” The training course is one of the activities conducted by ICRC in conjunction with the security and armed forces of the Central American region. At the same time, partner nations in the region have developed training and integrated international standards on the use of force over the past three years. During the course, Mexican military members bolstered their basic theoretical and practical knowledge on the use of force and firearms, force and violence, resistance and aggression, and using non-lethal weapons and technology to safeguard the most precious legal right there is — life. “We should always have a way to be able to control the aggressor with the means and techniques we have been taught,” Lt. Col. Pérez said. “These types of actions help in criminal control and pacification in the region,” José Misael Rivas Soriano, a security analyst and dean of the Legal and Social Sciences Department of the New San Salvador University, told Diálogo. “Knowledge of humanitarian standards and academic conceptualization are key aspects to allowing the armed forces to properly fulfill their assignments.” Preventing violations At the start of the course, Lt. Col. Pérez led a conference on the importance of human rights training and the role of the armed forces in public security. Mexican chiefs and officers strengthened their knowledge on the challenges facing FAES in terms of human rights, doctrine, training, lessons learned, and best practices. Attendees participated in a series of analyses to improve the training and application of international standards of humanitarian law and the use of force, a commitment that comprises the Geneva Conventions, which Mexico and El Salvador are parties to. “Any public servant responsible for ensuring compliance with the law needs to understand and be trained on the application of, and compliance with human rights and the use of force, as well as the use of firearms to avoid infringements during the different activities they carry out,” Lt. Col. Pérez emphasized. “This is the first time that the Human Rights Department of MND is participating on this issue with SEDENA,” he added. In 1993, the military authority also outlined an institution-based role for FAES in support of public security. According to Lt. Col. Pérez, support was strengthened in 2009 due to the social problems facing El Salvador, such as drug, human, and weapons trafficking, contraband, border issues, maras, and gangs, which are considered terrorists by the Salvadoran government since August 2015. “All the procedures carried out by FAES, such as joint preventive patrols, anti-crime work, and support at border crossings is done in coordination with the police,” Lt. Col. Pérez said. The Salvadoran government says that FAES support is important for reducing homicide. Cooperation to speak the same language El Salvador’s Ministry of Defense is not only a member of ICRC, but it also participates in other forums. At the end of August, the institution will participate in the twentieth anniversary of the U.S. Southern Command’s (SOUTHCOM) Human Rights Initiative, in Miami, Florida. “The cooperative relationship among SOUTHCOM and the armed forces of El Salvador and Mexico is excellent. Thanks to that, we can have these kinds of important activities,” Lt. Col. Pérez said. “We know that the threats in Latin America, mainly in the Northern Triangle countries and Mexico, are similar. It is necessary to maintain closer ties so that at any given moment we are speaking the same language in terms of human rights.” “The famous Northern Triangle is specifically where drug trafficking and transnational organized crime organizations develop their main strategy on how they will harm society in general,” added Rivas. “They are the dregs of society and have attached themselves as if they were part of the fabric of each country,” he concluded.last_img read more

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first_imgBy Taciana Moury / Diálogo January 17, 2020 The technology safeguards agreement allows for the launch of rockets and satellites that use U.S. technology out of the Brazilian base.Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro signed a technology safeguards agreement (TSA) with the United States, during a visit to U.S. President Donald Trump in March 2019. On November 20, the Brazilian House of Representatives and the Senate ratified the agreement, which allows for the commercial use of the Alcântara Launch Center (CLA, in Portuguese).The TSA represents a commitment between countries to guarantee the protection of their technologies and patents against unauthorized use or copy. This commitment is customary among countries that operate space launch centers.According to Brazilian Air Force (FAB, in Portuguese) General Carlos de Almeida Baptista Júnior, Chief of Joint Operations of the Ministry of Defense (MD, in Portuguese), TSA is the required step to get U.S. approval for the launch out of CLA of rockets and satellites from Brazil and other countries that use or transport U.S. equipment or systems.“Considering that the majority of rocket launchers and satellites have systems or components from the United States, the importance of the TSA is clear to enable commercial operations at CLA,” said Gen. Baptista Júnior. TSA doesn’t grant permission to launch missiles or weapons, it only handles matters of peaceful purposes.The technology safeguards agreement will boosts Brazil’s entry into the global space industry. (Photo: FAB Technical Sergeant Johnson Barros)The Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovations, and Communications (MCTIC, in Portuguese) issued a press release to highlight the commercial benefits of Brazil’s inclusion in the global space industry. “The sector has been continuously growing and it will increase from the current $350 billion a year to reach $1 trillion a year by 2040. Brazil can join this market, even with the conservative business goal of occupying 1 percent of the global space volume ($10 billion a year, from 2040),” said MCTIC.According to MCTIC, the commercial use of CLA will benefit surrounding areas and the local population through the immediate boost in social and economic development. “This is an important step for the development of the Brazilian Space Program, in the Alcântara region and in Brazil, attracting more investments, the development of a high added value supply chain, the promotion of economic activities to support launching services, the boost of the service sector, including tourism, and the increase of taxes collected in that region of the country.”OperationalizationGen. Baptista Júnior said that the commercial launches that took place at the center, with the participation of foreign governments or companies, won’t impact operations at CLA by FAB, which controls the center. “The TSA doesn’t imply the permanent use of CLA by the U.S. government. What will happen is that foreign companies will coordinate the use of some areas of the center to conduct activities in preparation for launches,” he said.MD’s chief of Joint Operations said that the commercial use of CLA doesn’t affect Brazil’s strategic safety. “The presence of foreign experts at CLA will take place only during short periods, limited to launching campaigns. In addition, they will follow safety procedures as prescribed by the TSA and the national regulations for the entry of foreign experts in Brazilian military organizations.”The next steps following the enactment of the TSA will be to finalize the bill for space activities and to define the business model for future commercial agreements with companies interested in conducting space activities out of Alcântara.last_img read more

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first_imgSep 25, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today hosted a live webcast to teach laypeople and community groups how to prepare their homes and families for a pandemic, and they fielded a range of questions, from the size of food stockpiles to elbow bumps versus high fives in sports settings.The HHS program was the sixth in a series that began in March with sessions aimed at state pandemic planners. Other webcasts have addressed topics such as school closures and implications for home healthcare organizations.Admiral Joxel Garcia, assistant secretary of health for HHS, and Richard Benjamin, MD, chief medical officer for the American Red Cross, warned that a pandemic is unlike any other disaster, because the disease strikes many locations simultaneously. “It’s like 50 hurricane Katrinas happening at the same time,” Benjamin said.Benjamin urged those who haven’t begun their personal pandemic preparations to start by thinking through four scenarios: if schools closed, if a family member was ill, if wage earners couldn’t work, or if people were urged to stay in their homes. He said government and nonprofit groups have useful resources that cover personal pandemic preparation; for example, the Red Cross has a guide for caring for sick family members.The Red Cross’s role now is to build awareness, but during a pandemic the organization plans to help distribute food and supplies to the homebound and ensure an adequate blood supply, Benjamin said. A pandemic will diminish the blood supply, and he said the Red Cross will continue to rely on donors. “You can help by getting used to giving blood now,” he added.Two members of PandemicPrep.org, a nonprofit group based in St Louis, told viewers that grassroots pandemic preparedness organizing doesn’t need to take a lot of time or expense, but it can yield benefits beyond just pandemic preparedness.Tim Woerther, the group’s co-chair and mayor of Wildwood, Mo., said, “This brings together people who don’t normally talk,” such as people from faith-based organizations, education, government, and business.Near the end of the webcast, the speakers fielded questions submitted by online viewers. One viewer asked why different groups recommend different stockpiling amounts; some recommend 2 weeks’ worth of food, water, and supplies, while some advise up to 6 months.Benjamin said the Red Cross advises at least 2 weeks, “but if you could do more, that would be a wonderful thing,” he said. Coming up with a stockpiling recommendation is difficult, he said; a pandemic wave lasts up to 3 months and stores would be severely affected, but probably not as long as the entire 3 months.”Six to 12 months would be wonderful, but that’s probably not practical for most people,” Benjamin said.Another viewer asked if the new ritual of athletes trading elbow bumps rather than high fives might reduce the spread of flu and cold viruses. Garcia said, “That’s a good question. Just make sure you wash your hands after sports.”last_img read more

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first_imgThe Croatian luxury tourist offer was presented at the ILTM fair of the luxury travel industry, which is being held in Cannes from 5 to 7 December. The fair enables networking with key partners specializing in the luxury segment of tourism, featuring 76 countries around the world, and was visited by about 1600 selected customers, 30 percent of whom came for the first time this year. This year, Croatia entered the top 10 luxury destinations according to the interest of customers, with a large number of them showing a concrete interest in our market.”In the last few years, Croatian companies specializing in luxury travel have performed independently at the International Luxury Travel Market Cannes, and this year for the first time the Croatian Chamber of Commerce in business cooperation with the Croatian National Tourist Board brings together 22 companies that participated in pre-arranged meetings. . The goal of the appearance at the fair is a stronger positioning of Croatia on the map of luxury tourist products”, Said Antonia Urlić, director of the Sector for Tourism of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce. The HGK stand presented a total of 45 domestic companies on an area of ​​2 m22, and each company had a pre-arranged set of 43 meetings that took place over the three days of the fair. Among them are Adriatic luxury hotels, Liburnia Riviera hotels, Calvados Club, Leonidas Travel, Potestas, Importanne Resort and Esplanade Oleander, and for the first time 15 hotels of the Stories group, which brings together unique luxury hotels of Jadranka hotels, Valamar Riviera, Maistra, Sunny Hvar, Villa Dubrovnik, Ecco-ing, Primizia, Sagrada Management, Boutique Hotels Zadar, Kazbek, Tatami Trade, Meneghetti, HI Dvorac, Lešić Dimitri and Dogus Marina Hotels.”This will be the eighth year in a row for the Adriatic Luxury Hotels at the ILTM fair in Cannes, which speaks volumes about the importance of this fair for us. In order to credibly show the rich offer of Croatia in the segment of luxury tourism, we consider it necessary that Croatian entities, with emphasis on careful selection of those who have really strategically opted for the luxury market segment, be active participants in this most famous global tourism exchange”, Said Katija Zvone Krmek, head of the reservation center in the Adriatic luxury hotels, adding that a strong interest in Dubrovnik was shown from distant markets, namely the countries of the American continent and Australia.Tomislav Milinović, director of the Calvados Club, emphasized that his company has been participating in the Cannes fair from the very beginning. “Although we have participated in almost all world fairs for luxury and experiential tourism, we consider this one of the most important for our business. ILTM Cannes follows the trends of modern luxury tourism and here we improve relationships with existing partners, but we also make new contacts with the absolute best in class, which ultimately gives excellent results”, Said Milinović.The President of the Stories Group – Croatian Unique Hotels, Nenad Nizić, said that their performance at this year’s ILTM Cannes is the right way to promote and position Stories Hotels in the premium segment of the hotel industry. “It is important to us that the world’s best luxury travel agents get to know our group and that in the coming years Stories becomes a recognizable world association of luxury hospitality. Most Stories hotels have already performed independently at ILTM Cannes in previous years, but this year we are performing for the first time under the Stories group, which we are especially proud of. “, concluded Nizić.Croatia in the top 10 destinations in the world according to Virtuos researchThe Association of Luxury Travel Agencies Virtuoso again this year conducted a traditional survey among its members – “Vituoso Luxe Report”. According to the survey results for 2018, Croatia is ranked among the top 10 destinations in three categories, with progress on the scale compared to the survey results for 2017. Thus, our country took a high 2nd place in the category of the most popular emerging destination, which is an improvement of one place compared to the survey for 2017, when Croatia took an excellent 3rd place in this category. In the category of the most popular international destination, Croatia took 8th place, which is also an improvement compared to the survey for 2017, when Croatia took 10th place in this category. Progress has also been made in the category of the most popular destination for the so-called millenials passengers, so in the survey for 2018, Croatia took 6th place in this category, which is an improvement of three places because in the survey for 2017, Croatia was ranked 9th in this category.<br />
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first_imgThat was about two weeks after her husband asked schools to close and organizers to scrap or curtail events, but before he declared a state of emergency.A spokesman for Prime Minister Abe’s parliamentary office was not immediately available for comment. Reuters was not able to reach representatives for Akie Abe for comment.”Schools were closed at that time but the prime minister’s wife seemed to have too much time on her hands. Kids were stuck at home. This is Japan’s shame,” said one user.”If she got infected this way, would she get special treatment with high-class medical care?” said another user, although some people also defended her as a private citizen. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s wife came under fire on social media on Thursday over a report she visited a shrine last month with about 50 people, adding to public disapproval of how the premier has handled the coronavirus crisis.The prime minister’s support has been hurt by what critics say is a timid and sluggish response to the outbreak, and by widespread criticism that he has appeared tone deaf to the severity of the crisis in his own social media posts.Abe’s wife, Akie, became a trending topic on Japanese Twitter on Thursday, with her name gaining more than 17,000 retweets by mid-morning after a weekly magazine said she had visited a shrine in southwest Japan on March 15. Topics :center_img Support for Abe’s cabinet fell to 39% in an NHK survey published on Monday, down four points.Seventy-five percent said Abe’s April 7 declaration of a state of emergency came too late.Last weekend Abe drew an angry response from some Twitter users after sharing a video of himself lounging on a sofa with his dog, drinking tea and reading, with a message telling people to stay at home.”Who do you think you are?” became a top trend on Twitter, with many posts saying Abe’s message ignored the plight of those struggling to make a living during the outbreak.Japan Inc has also given a thumbs-down to his economic response, with most firms in a Reuters poll saying his stimulus has been a disappointment.Akie Abe, an often controversial figure, was also criticized after pictures emerged of her at a cherry blossom viewing event despite calls for people to stay home, but Abe defended her, saying it was a private gathering at a restaurant. last_img read more

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first_imgAdams won four league titles with Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images)Having experienced alcoholism and drug addiction himself, Adams admits that his old club plays on his mind when he hits low points.‘If I ever have a really bad day, if I’m feeling irritable, disconnected, fidgety, bored, looking out the window – the feeling that used to make me drink or go out and play football – if I don’t meditate or run or go for meetings, I think, “Ooh, I really fancy playing or managing again”,’ Adams continued.‘And I think, ‘Why am I not managing Arsenal?’ But it’s like why am I not managing Littlewoods? It’s not reality.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAdams will be busy with a new role when he takes over as president of the Rugby Football League in the summer from Andy Burnham.‘It will be an honour to become the next president of the RFL,’ Adams said. ‘I am passionate about working with everyone in the sport to raise the profile of mental health, wellness and resilience, for players and for everyone in rugby league.‘I’d like to play my part in championing this brilliant sport on the national stage.’Adams’ connection with the RFL comes from regular work between the organisation and his charity Sporting Chance.‘The charity has helped more than 400 rugby league players since the RFL entered into an official partnership with Sporting Chance in 2011,’ said RFL chairman Brian Barwick. ‘Tony himself delivered seminars at Wigan and Hull earlier this year.‘The game has recognised the importance of mental health, for players and everyone else involved, and Tony’s election is another significant step in that regard.’MORE: Marc Overmars confident of keeping Arsenal target Nicolas Tagliafico at AjaxMORE: Liverpool and Chelsea transfer target Nabil Fekir leaves door open to summer transfer Tony Adams often has a unique take on things (Picture: Getty Images)Tony Adams has likened his relationship with Arsenal to that of an ex-wife as he has battled to move on from his football career.The Gunners legend made 669 appearances for the club between 1983 and 2002, winning four league titles in the process.The 52-year-old went into management after his playing career, but had largely unsuccessful spells at Wycombe, Portsmouth, Gabala in Azerbaijan and Granada in Spain.Adams admits the possibility of managing Arsenal still crosses his mind, but knows that opportunity is far from realistic.ADVERTISEMENT‘I describe it as being like an ex-wife,’ Adams told The Telegraph when asked about his relationship with Arsenal these days.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I love to see her doing all right, and if she’s not, then I’m sad. But I’m not attached anymore – mentally, emotionally or physically. I got divorced and have a beautiful wife, so I’m living the dream.‘I have to let it go – it’s not for me to say, “Ooh, I’m not sure about their new boyfriend”.’ Phil HaighMonday 1 Apr 2019 12:43 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link20Shares Comment Advertisement Advertisement Arsenal legend Tony Adams compares club to an ex-wife with a new boyfriendlast_img read more

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first_imgRelatedPosts China waste treatment plant fined $16m for dumping untreated waste Premier League terminates China broadcast contract Why we borrow — Minister Ahead of Sunday’s final game against host China, D’Tigers Head Coach, Alex Nwora, has noted that grinding out a win is achievable but will not come easy. With just one more win standing between the team and an automatic 2020 Tokyo Olympics qualification, Nwora said picking the maximum win against China is non-negotiable. He said: “We have to roll up our sleeves and fight. China is a very good team and well coached and playing in front of their home crowd. It’s going to be a very good test for us.” He described his team as a balanced one declining to tip any player for the demolition job against China on Sunday. Nwora said: “I know that we have the experience, the skill set and talent to compete with anybody. We have a lot of talents on the team. “Looking at the 12 guys on the roster, they can all play. “One day, some guys will step up while on some other days, it will be different set of players. “We are running a system that will allow everybody to be efficient.” Nwora waved away any form of pressure playing against China saying the Olympics ticket is just enough motivation for his team in their last game at the World Cup. He said: “It means a lot because you know we have already fallen short of our goal of moving forward in the medal table, we are here now, fighting to make sure that we get a ticket from here to the Olympics. “It is just a consolation for us to qualify from here to the Olympics.” Nigeria and Tunisia are the two teams left in the race for the sole ticket for Africa with one match to go. Enjoying a superior point difference, Nigeria has held on to the top spot ahead while the 2017 Afrobasket winner, Tunisia are closely behind on the second spot with inferior points difference. A win against China will ensure D’Tigers’ return to Asia in the summer of 2020 for the Olympics.Tags: 2020 Tokyo OlympicsAlex NworaChinaD’Tigerslast_img read more

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