Tyson Fury: Luis ‘King Kong’ Ortiz stops Alexander Flores in 45 seconds to edge closer to WBC title shot | Boxing News

first_imgLuis Ortiz edges closer to a shot at Tyson Fury’s WBC belt after swift victory over Alexander Flores in Los Angeles; Ortiz ends year-long absence from ring with first-round knockout to strengthen position as No 3 in WBC rankings By Richard DamerellLast Updated: 08/11/20 8:29am Luis Ortiz easily defeated Alexander Flores in Los Angeles
Luis Ortiz easily defeated Alexander Flores in Los Angeles

Ettalong Channel Dredging Works Underway

first_imgThe Member for Terrigal, Mr Adam Crouch, has announced that emergency dredging works on the Ettalong Channel started last week (June 25).“The NSW Government has committed to substantial emergency dredging of the Ettalong Channel to ensure it is safe and accessible for all waterway users,” said Mr Crouch.According to him, this $660,000 project is anticipated to remove around 20,000 cubic meters of sand, which will clear the way for boats and ferry services.“The method and equipment being used for this work will achieve the best results and should keep the Channel open for longer. This will provide the opportunity for the Department of Industry Lands and Water and Central Coast Council to work together in developing a long-term dredging strategy,” added Mr Crouch.Mr Crouch also said that the works were being funded through savings made on other projects in the region. “Savings from projects, such as The Entrance Rock Groyne project, which falls in the same Local Government Area as Ettalong, has meant the Department has been able to redirect funds for the emergency works.”The Central Coast Council has submitted an application for ‘Rescuing our Waterways’ funding, which is currently being assessed.last_img read more

Two NY Cats Become Country’s First Pets to Test Positive for Coronavirus

first_imgTwo domestic cats in New York have apparently become the first pets in the country to test positive for the novel coronavirus, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Wednesday.The USDA adds that very few animals around the world have become infected. Most of those that have tested positive were in close contact with a person who has COVID-19.According to the agency’s statement, both cats had mild respiratory illness and are expected to make a full recovery. They live in separate parts of the state.Officials explain that a vet tested the first cat after it began showing mild respiratory signs. No individuals in that household were confirmed to have the virus.However, the report adds that the virus may have been transmitted to the cat by mildly ill or asymptomatic household members or by contact with an infected person outside its home.As for the second cat, the USDA says samples were also taken after it showed signs of respiratory illness. The owner of that cat had already tested positive for COVID-19 beforehand. Another cat in the same household has shown no signs of illness to date.At this time, state animal health and public health officials do not recommend routine testing of animals.“Public health officials are still learning about SARS-CoV-2, but there is no evidence that pets play a role in spreading the virus in the United States,” wrote the USDA. “Therefore, there is no justification in taking measures against companion animals that may compromise their welfare. Further studies are needed to understand if and how different animals, including pets, could be affected.”For now, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the following:-Do not let pets interact with people or other animals outside the household.-Keep cats indoors when possible to prevent them from interacting with other animals or people.-Walk dogs on a leash, maintaining at least 6 feet from other people and animals.-Avoid dog parks or public places where a large number of people and dogs gather.In addition, USDA asks individuals who are or may be infected to restrict their contact with pets and other animals:-When possible, have another member of your household care for your pets while you are sick.-Avoid contact with your pet, including petting, snuggling, being kissed or licked, and sharing food or bedding.-If you must care for your pet or be around animals while you are sick, wear a cloth face covering and wash your hands before and after you interact with them.last_img read more