Tokyo 2020 President, Yoshirō Mori has admitted he is praying for the coronavirus to “vanish” amid lingering concerns over the impact of the outbreak on this year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games. Promoted ContentTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It AppearedBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsThe Most Exciting Cities In The World To Visit He has remained defiant in the wake of the crisis and last week blasted what he claimed were “irresponsible” rumours surrounding whether the Games would take place as planned. Japan’s Government under current Prime Minister Shinzō Abe has been criticised for its response to the virus and fears have grown in recent weeks after the number of infections doubled. The Government has been accused of being slow to react by failing to bar visitors from China quickly enough, while Abe has come under fire for being too lax in its quarantine of the cruise ship. John Coates, chair of the IOC Coordination Commission for Tokyo 2020, claimed the World Health Organization had told the Commission there was “no case” for cancelling or postponing the Games. Dozens of events due to be held in China and other countries in the region have been impacted by the virus, however. Read Also:Tokyo 2020 qualifiers: Boxing federation denies invitation of boxers to camp The World Indoor Athletics Championships, the Formula One Grand Prix and Olympic qualifiers in sports including football are among the events to have been postponed, cancelled or moved outside of China, where the virus originated. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Organisers and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have repeatedly insisted the virus, which has so far killed 2,362 and infected around 78,000 worldwide, will not force the Games to be cancelled or postponed. But the outbreak has raised concern for Tokyo 2020 in the build-up to the event, with Japan recently emerging as one of the riskiest places for the spread of the virus. There have been 110 confirmed cases of the virus, known as COVID-19, in Japan, although 634 others have been infected on a cruise ship which has been quarantined in Yokohama since February 3. Aside from the two deaths resulting from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, one person has died from the virus in the Olympic and Paralympic host nation. “I pray to God every day that the coronavirus will just vanish,” Mori said in an interview with the Sponichi Annex newspaper. Mori, a former Japanese Prime Minister, also claimed he plans to “to hold out to the end without wearing a mask”, despite the outbreak.
SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The season between winter and spring is known as the unlocking and the thaw will continue as basketball action heats up on Mount Desert Island with the 16th Annual Great Harbor Shootout (GHSO) this weekend.Once again the event has a record number of entrants with 70 teams slated to pound the boards at five venues across the island. The tournament will feature two divisions of high school boys, one playing at the Mount Desert Elementary School and the other at the MDI YMCA in Bar Harbor. There also will be two divisions of high school girls, one playing at Trenton Elementary School and the other at the Pemetic School in Southwest Harbor. The junior high boys’ and girls’ divisions both will play their games on two courts at MDI High School. This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textPlay will begin at 4 p.m. tomorrow for the junior high boys and an hour later for all other divisions. Championship games, all at the Mount Desert Elementary School, will be played on Sunday afternoon and evening. The junior high girls will kick things off at 3 p.m. Follwoing will be the junior high boys at 4:10 p.m., the high school girls at 5:20 p.m. and the high school boys at 6:30 p.m. For complete story, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 Bio Latest Posts Latest posts by admin (see all) State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 admin House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014
QB @ryantannehill1, under heavy pressure, delivers a perfect over-the-shoulder ball to @Brown1arthur and just like that it’s a 91-yard touchdown for the #Titans. #TENvsOAK #ProBowlVote pic.twitter.com/TxcUrnigyO— Titans Film Room (@titansfilmroom) December 8, 2019If Tannehill leads the Titans to a division title and continues to play the best football of his NFL career, the team will need to make a decision it might not have expected to face. Tannehill signed a one-year, $2 million contract when he arrived in Tennessee and will be an unrestricted free agent after the season. The deal was structured for the player the Titans expected Tannehill to be: an insurance policy in the event Mariota flopped in his fifth season.Mariota indeed flopped. Now Tannehill, in his seventh NFL season after spending his first six with the Dolphins, has the Titans thinking they landed something of a franchise QB for their near future.The Titans are internally discussing a new contract for Ryan Tannehill after the season per source. Not franchise tag, a new deal to be the future starting QB of Tennessee. #titans— Dianna (@diannaESPN) December 8, 2019Tannehill, who has a career passer rating of 88.6, is managing career highs in completion percentage (72.7), touchdown percentage (6.8), yards per attempt (9.4) and passer rating (113.9). If he keeps it up, chances are he’ll get an extension, and the Titans will ride the wave. Tannehill in Week 14 joined Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (three games in 2011) as the only players to complete at least 75 percent of their passes with a passer rating of 130 or higher (minimum 10 attempts) in three consecutive games in a single season in NFL history.Tannehill also joined Seahawks QB Russell Wilson (five games in 2015) as the only players with four consecutive games with at least two passing touchdowns and a passer rating of 125 or higher in NFL history.MORE: Updated NFL playoff pictureTannehill, of course, replaced Marcus Mariota when the Titans benched their struggling starter during a loss to the Broncos in Week 6. The QB whom Tennessee acquired in a trade with the Dolphins in March has been the No. 1 for every game since and has only one loss as starter: a baffling Week 9 defeat in Carolina.Now on a four-game winning streak that coincides with Tannehill’s run, the Titans are 8-5 and tied with the Steelers for the second of two AFC wild-card spots. Perhaps more importantly, they now have the same record as the division-leading Texans, whom they host in Week 15. Ryan Tannehill will not win the 2019 NFL MVP award, but his MVP-caliber play of late might just help the Titans win the AFC South.The 31-year-old quarterback has been playing out of his mind over the last four games, all Tennessee victories, and the Titans are as a result pushing both the Steelers for the sixth seed in the AFC playoff picture and the Texans in the divisional race. Tannehill’s latest performance, 21-of-27 passing for 391 yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT and a passer rating of 140.4 in Tennessee’s blowout win over Oakland on Sunday, put him in elite company.