A group representing relatives of people who died of COVID-19 in Bergamo, one of Italy’s hardest-hit cities, asked prosecutors on Wednesday to investigate possible criminal responsibility in the management of the pandemic.Consuelo Locati, a lawyer for the group, said around 40 requests were filed over the handling of the outbreak in Lombardy, the northern region which includes Bergamo and accounts for around half of Italy’s 34,000 deaths.”People want an explanation,” Locati told Reuters. “They have given a signal to the justice system and they want to have confidence in the justice system because there’s a moral obligation in this.” Critics accuse the right-wing League party, which has dominated Lombardy’s politics for decades, of weakening the system by putting too much emphasis on big hospitals and starving local health services of resources.When the pandemic struck, critics say, too many patients died because they were funneled into hospitals only after developing serious symptoms, or left in nursing homes with inadequate care while overstretched local general practitioners went without adequate support.Fontana has defended his government’s handling of the crisis, while admitting mistakes, saying general practitioners would henceforth receive more resources. The aim was to identify those responsible for managing the response and determine whether criminal charges could be raised, she said, adding that once lawyers had time to prepare a case, a separate wave of civil lawsuits would be likely in September.Regional authorities in Lombardy have faced angry criticism for failing to set up special isolated “red zones” quickly enough, and for leaving open a major hospital that became a center of infection early in the crisis.Bergamo prosecutors have already questioned Lombardy’s president, Attilio Fontana, and its health chief Giulio Gallera over a decision not to seal off badly affected areas in the city’s hinterland early in the outbreak.This week they will question Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and top ministers on Friday. Topics :
Kolkata: Star raider Pardeep Narwal, who created history by becoming the first player to score 1,000 raid points in Pro Kabaddi League, says he wants to achieve more consistency and break more records. The shy lad from Haryana took the kabaddi world by storm by becoming the highest point-scorer in his debut season with Patna Pirates. Since then, he has consistently broken a series of records, the crowning glory of which was an eight-point raid against Haryana Steelers in Season 5 in which he amassed 369 raid points — 150 points clear of the second most successful raider. “On the whole, PKL for me from the day I started till now has been a great journey, and it doesn’t end here — I have many more records to break,” the Patna Pirates star raider told PTI. “I have worked very hard to reach here. I have a long way to go as a Kabaddi player. From here on, I will work harder and make sure I remain consistent and give my best for the team.” In the ongoing season, Narwal has breached the 1,000 raid points mark to earn the epithet ‘record-breaker’. “It’s a responsibility that I have to keep up and for that I need to work hard and make sure I play well in every match,” he said. Narwal, who is lying third in the raid points’ standings this season, however, has failed to inspire his team Patna Pirates as they languish in the bottom of the table with 25 points. From here on, they have to virtually win all their remaining matches to make the playoffs. Also Read | Pro Kabaddi League: Naveen Guides Dabang Delhi To 46-44 Win Over Jaipur Pink Panthers”The road to the playoffs is not going to be easy, as we have to win every match otherwise we are out of the running. We are taking every game as it comes, and not stressing on the win,” said the Patna Pirates skipper. “We have eight more games, and we plan to make sure we don’t repeat our mistakes from previous matches, and give our best as a team.” Also Read | Pro Kabaddi League: Gujarat Fortunegiants edge past Patna Pirates 29-26As a captain, Narwal has a challenging task of constantly motivating his team. “I always sit with the team and discuss the issues and along with Coach sir we plan for each player’s strategy for every match. Every player has a role on the mat, but when and how to utilise their talent is key. Besides, getting the best out of the team, we make sure fitness of every player is good with continuous practise sessions on and off the mat,” he concluded. highlights Pardeep Narwal made his Kabaddi debut for Patna Pirates.Patna Pirates are currently at the bottom of the PKL table.Narwal amassed 369 points in the fifth season of PKL. For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
Inspired by the massive attendance that has been recorded over the past months, seven new companies have confirmed their participation in this month’s Accra Works Out on Saturday following its success.Sportscrusader.com can reveal on authority that the seven have agreed to join others at the workout on Saturday due to the rising popularity of Accra Works Out(AWO) in the capital.This was confirmed by the organizers of the event, Primeval Media yesterday. They believe the AWO brand has come about due to their hard work and persistence.“Saturday’s event makes it one year of Accra Works Out and the response and feedback have been very good, we ‘re not surprised that other corporate institutions have given their word to be part of this event which aims to relieve hardworking Ghanaians off stress as well as help them stretch and relax tired limbs through the workout.”“Also, parents are encouraged to come along with their kids since workouts know no age limits.”The AZONTO TWINS and several surprise guests will be in attendance. The Accra Works Out which is sponsored by Club Shandy ‘Bosoe’ is the first of its kind in Ghana and its free for all persons who would want to work out in a very social atmosphere on the last Saturday of each month.According to the organizers, they are looking at increasing the days to two i.e. twice a month following the huge turnout and excitement it has generated so far.THIS MONTH’S EVENT IS ON SATURDAY 26TH JULY 2014 AT THE MULTI-PURPOSE COURT OF THE ACCRA SPORTS STADIUM. FROM 7:00AM TO 9:00AM.
PreviousAlbert Pujols, left, of the Angels gets a high-five from Mike Trout after hitting two-run home run in the 4th inning during a Freeway Series game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Sunday, March 24, 2019. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols watches a two-run home run during the fourth inning of the team’s preseason baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday, March 24, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols, left, is congratulated by Mike Trout, right, as manager Brad Ausmus watches during the fourth inning of the team’s preseason baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday, March 24, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Angels center fielder Brandon Marsh makes a catch on a ball hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Omar Estevez during the eighth inning of a preseason baseball game Sunday, March 24, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Felix Pena of the Angels pitches against the Dodgers during a Freeway Series game at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Sunday, March 24, 2019. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)Angels’ left fielder Justin Upton of the misses a fly ball at the wall hit by Max Muncy of the Dodgers during a Freeway Series game at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Sunday, March 24, 2019. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)Mike Trout of the Angels runs off the field after flying out in the first inning during a Freeway Series game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Sunday, March 24, 2019. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodger’s pitcher Ross Stripling pitches against the Angels during a Freeway Series game at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Sunday, March 24, 2019. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)Mike Trout of the Angels signs autographs prior the the Freeway Series game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Sunday, March 24, 2019. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)Albert Pujols, left, of the Angels gets a high-five from Mike Trout after hitting two-run home run in the 4th inning during a Freeway Series game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Sunday, March 24, 2019. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols watches a two-run home run during the fourth inning of the team’s preseason baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday, March 24, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)NextShow Caption1 of 9Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols watches a two-run home run during the fourth inning of the team’s preseason baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday, March 24, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ExpandANAHEIM – When spring training began, Ross Stripling and Felix Peña weren’t assured of a place in the starting rotation with the Dodgers and Angels, respectively.A lot can change in six weeks. Thanks to a handful of injuries, Stripling and Peña were the opposing starters in the Freeway Series opener. Their next starts will come in a game that counts.Sunday, in an exhibition game before an announced crowd of 38,031 at Angel Stadium, the stakes were low. The Angels’ 8-4 win was decided by in the final innings, when all but three starting position players had been removed.For Stripling and Peña at least, it was cause for excitement. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “Last year at this time I knew I was in the bullpen,” Stripling said. “Even though I was built up, I knew it. This year being in the rotation it’s similar, but maybe even a little bit more of a teeter-totter because Rich (Hill) and Kersh (Clayton Kershaw) will be back at some point. We’ll see what happens then.“It’s nice to know a week, 10 days in advance that you’ve got Game 2. Start prepping for the Diamondbacks and get ready for Friday.”In three innings Stripling allowed one run, when Jonathan Lucroy and Mike Trout hit doubles for the Angels in the third inning. The right-hander allowed only one other hit, a single, and walked one batter.Peña’s start was similarly abbreviated – 3 ⅓ innings – and he also escaped with one run on his ledger. The right-hander used a masterful changeup to his advantage, recording nine of his 10 outs via strikeouts.“I’ve been working on (the changeup) since spring training,” Peña said through an interpreter, “and thank God it’s where I want to be.” Peña threw 80 pitches Sunday. Manager Brad Ausmus said Peña would be limited to 90-95 pitches in his regular season debut.The remainder of the game was neither crisp nor pitcher-friendly.Albert Pujols hit a two-run home run against Dylan Floro in the fourth inning, giving the Angels a 3-1 lead.The Angels loaded the bases in the sixth inning when Justin Bour walked, and Andrelton Simmons and Jose Rojas hit back-to-back singles against Yimi Garcia. Bour scored to give the Angels a 4-1 lead when Zack Cozart grounded into a double play.The Dodgers rallied for three runs in the seventh inning against Angels pitcher Jared Walsh. But they gave the run back on a fielding error in the bottom of the seventh inning, when Bour’s ground ball trickled under second baseman Matt Beaty’s glove into right field.Up 5-4, the Angels broke the game open by scoring three runs with two outs in the eighth inning. They loaded the bases against Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen. Wilfredo Tovar was awarded a single when his line drive back to the mound struck Jansen in his right leg. Jansen waved off an athletic trainer and remained in the game. With two outs in the inning, Manager Dave Roberts removed Jansen in favor of minor league right-hander Layne Somsen.Rojas promptly scored on a passed ball that eluded Russell Martin. Brandon Marsh hit Somsen’s next pitch for a single, driving in Tovar and Rengifo to make it 8-4.After the game, Jansen said he was fine. He was removed by virtue of his pitch count and planned to pitch in Monday’s game in Anaheim.Kiké Hernandez and Corey Seager were recently minted as the Dodgers’ starting second baseman and shortstop, respectively. The double-play partners got a lot of work in the field. Each had six assists and did not commit an error.Angels left fielder Justin Upton sprained his left big toe tracking down a Max Muncy double in the first inning and left the game. Upton said he suffered the injury when he braced himself and ran into the wall. He’s officially day to day and his status for Opening Day is unclear.“I hope I walk in here tomorrow and it feels great,” he said, “but I won’t know until tomorrow.”Staff Writer Mirjam Swanson contributed to this report.