Matuidi mood ‘positive’ despite coronavirus infection

first_imgFrance World Cup winner Blaise Matuidi insisted Wednesday his “morale is good” despite testing positive for coronavirus.Advertisement Promoted Content10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest Pocket5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimePlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body6 TV Characters Whose Departures Have Made The Shows BetterInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art Loading… “I am positive, I am strong, morale is good, that of my family too,” the Juventus midfielder said on Instagram.The 32-year-old’s club teammate Daniele Rugani was the first top-flight footballer to be diagnosed with the virus a week ago, sending the entire team into quarantine.And Matuidi used a play on the word ‘positive’ in posts on social media to describe his mood at contracting an illness which has killed over 2,500 in Italy.“I am positive. Usually I like to think I’m positive. Someone who tries to radiate good waves around him, my family, my friends, my teammates,” Matuidi said on Instagram.“Today I remain positive. I am an asymptomatic carrier of the virus, aware of the privilege of being a professional footballer and as such benefit from regular and excellent medical monitoring.“If it weren’t, I probably never would have known.”He continued: “I am positive, we will come out collectively stronger from this test, it will teach us to know each other better, to be more united, more generous, better.“Thank you for your messages of friendship and support.“Let’s stay disciplined and united so that we can soon cuddle our children, take our parents in our arms, check our brothers and sisters and celebrate goals with our teammates.France’s Blaise Matuidi joined Juventus in 2017 after a spell with Paris Saint-GermainRead Also: Pogba makes coronavirus fund-raising pledge“Thank you for your messages of friendship and support. Let us remain disciplined and united. I am positive, we will do it.”In total 13 Serie A players have officially been diagnosed with the virus including seven from Sampdoria and three at Fiorentina.Italy has been battling the disease for nearly a month and now has over 31,000 COVID-19 cases. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

World Series

first_imgCongratulations to the Kansas City Royals, the 2015 World Series Champs!  The Royals used their experience of being in the World Series last year to defeat the New York Mets 4-1 in the series.  The New York Mets were not able to hold leads in 3 of their 4 losses.  It was very unusual because the Mets had one of the best relief pitchers in baseball this year.As I said in a previous Huddle Up, the Royals have the ability to extend at-bats by fouling off pitches until they wear a pitcher down.  The Mets starting pitching was very dominant but in the case of starting pitching today they go to the bull pen and the Mets relievers were no match for their Kansas City counterparts.  As in the case of many sporting events, experience won over youth again.last_img

Canada on hot seat to deliver on climate change and plastics at

first_imgOTTAWA – Doubt is percolating about Canada’s ability to deliver on its two biggest environment commitments at this week’s G7, with no agreement yet on a plastics waste charter and Canada’s recent pipeline purchase casting a pall over its commitment to climate change.Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said Tuesday it is still uncertain whether Canada will get its proposed zero plastics waste plan signed at this week’s G7 leaders summit.Speaking at the Canada 2020 conference Tuesday in Ottawa, McKenna said most of the negotiating has already taken place, but she was unable to say if all the G7 leaders will sign the charter when their two-day meeting in Quebec gets underway Friday.“Who knows at the table what happens,” she said. “I’m optimistic.”In January, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he would make plastics and a zero-waste plastics charter a key deliverable as part of Canada’s G7 presidency. The wording of such a charter has been in the works for months — one goal is to set a target date for eliminating plastics from landfills, as well as commitments from each country on how to get there.If the G7 can make such a commitment, the hope is then to get the G20 to follow suit when that summit happens in Argentina in the fall.Earlier this week, Canada’s chemical industry and plastics makers jointly set 2030 as the goal for eliminating plastic waste by recycling or incinerating for energy, while environment groups would like to see plastics stop going into the garbage or the incinerator by 2025.While the U.K., France and Italy all appear to be on board, the positions of Germany, Japan and the United States are less clear.McKenna said the U.S. has been “pretty positive” on the issue of a plastics charter. But she also said that if President Donald Trump doesn’t get on board, there are many other Americans who will. She said there’s action on the file already from state governments and business leaders, including major multinationals like Pepsi, Coca-Cola and McDonald’s that are responsible for much of the world’s single-use plastic food and beverage waste.Trump has not been clear on where he stands on marine debris. But last August, he overturned a six-year regulation allowing national parks to ban the sale of single-use plastic water bottles.The Canadian plastics charter will also aim to help developing countries better manage their waste, considering that about 90 per cent of the plastic that ends up in the ocean is carried out to sea by 10 rivers — eight of them in Asia and two in Africa.Trudeau is also facing increased pressure to deliver a solid climate change commitment, particularly after committing to spend $4.5 billion buying the Trans Mountain pipeline. Luca Bergamaschi, the lead Italian negotiator on climate change from last year’s gathering, said European leaders see Trans Mountain as evidence Europe will have to carry the ball on climate.The European contingent has lost patience with Trump’s stance on tariffs and climate change, and will be taking a hard-line approach on environmental issues, Bergamaschi added.“The Europeans are less willing to compromise in order to appease the U.S. and maintain unity at all costs,” he said.It is setting up to be another six-against-one finish, much like last year’s G7. However, Bergamaschi noted, no other country has joined Trump’s high-profile abandonment of the Paris accord — a sign that the rest of the world remains committed and the agreement will survive without the White House.Bergamaschi and Catherine Abreu, the executive director of Climate Action Network Canada, say international climate change organizations also want the G7 to set the stage for countries around the world to agree to raise emissions targets they say remain far too low.Trans Mountain puts all the more pressure on Trudeau to deliver a strong climate message, Abreu said.Indeed, Trump’s recently imposed steel and aluminum tariffs might actually make it easier for Trudeau to side with Europe, rather than pushing for a watered-down compromise, she added.last_img read more