first_imgWith only 7,500 cases in total and 104 deaths, Australia has been easing restrictions on movement, but a string of double-digit increases in cases in the second-most populous state, Victoria, led to a pause in the reopening there – and prompted shoppers to hoard.Now the pattern has spread nationwide.”We’ve regrettably started to see elevated demand for toilet roll move outside Victoria in the past 24 hours,” said Woolworths managing director of supermarkets, Claire Peters, in a statement.”While the demand is not at the same level as Victoria, we’re taking preventative action now to get ahead of any excessive buying this weekend,” she added. Australia’s supermarket chains on Friday reintroduced purchase limits on toilet paper and other household items as a spike in coronavirus cases in the state of Victoria set off a fresh round of panic-buying over fears of a new stay-at-home order.Woolworths Group Ltd and Coles Group Ltd, which together account for two-thirds of Australian grocery sales, said they were once again limiting purchases of toilet paper and paper towels to one or two packs per person after photos circulated on social media showing empty shelves in stores.The buying restrictions – and images of stripped shelves – are a reminder of Australia’s initial response to the arrival of COVID-19 when shoppers stockpiled household goods in anticipation of a protracted shutdown. The company had ordered an extra 650,000 additional packs of toilet paper, 30% over its usual amount.A Coles spokesman said the chain was restricting toilet paper and paper towel purchases to one pack per person nationwide, with Victoria-only limits on purchase of hand sanitizer, pasta, eggs, rice and other staples.Despite the Victoria spike, the prime minister and chief medical officer have said the virus remains under control in Australia and the country will continue with a plan to reopen the economy. center_img Topics :last_img read more

first_img Loading… Fast-rising teenager Jannik Sinner won his first Grand Slam match Tuesday and basked in praise from Roger Federer, who said “we’ll see a lot more of” the Italian.Advertisement Read Also: Serena: My daughter doesn’t understand mum’s popularity“Because I’m young, forehand and backhand are quite solid. The shot is getting better and better, which is our goal,” he said.“And of course there will be matches where maybe you cannot feel the shot so you have to maybe slow down a little bit, trying to find another solution. You cannot play the whole match with the same speed.“You have to change a little bit the ball some heights, which I have to learn. I have to learn everything.”The 82nd-ranked Sinner next faces Hungarian Marton Fucsovics, who upset Canadian world number 13 Denis Shapovalov in the first round.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The 18-year-old, a former champion skier before switching to tennis, swept past Australian Max Purcell 7-6 (7⁄2), 6-2, 6-4 at the Australian Open.center_img Promoted ContentThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World8 Scenes That Prove TV Has Gone Too FarPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The WorldA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made The win reinforced Sinner’s credentials after he won the NextGen ATP Finals in Milan last November – a tournament that features the eight best men’s players aged 21 or under.His progress has caught the eye of 20-time Grand Slam champion Federer, who said: “I think we’ll see so much more from him. He’s an exciting guy and super-sweet kid, which I always love to see.”Rafael Nadal has also taken note.The Spanish world number one said he had seen a lot of promising teenagers fail to live up to their potential, but he felt Sinner was different.“Personally I think that this will not be the case because my feeling he’s a humble guy, he’s a hard worker. I practised with him the other day, he has a good character on court, he’s positive,” he said.“I see him having a great tennis career. He has everything to achieve a great tennis career. The only thing that he needs to do, in my opinion, is have the right people around and work.”Sinner, the youngest player in the year-end top 80 last year since a 17-year-old Nadal in 2003, said he was honoured by the comments.“What he (Federer) said is nice for me. But, you know, we still have to work,” said Sinner, who was speaking before Nadal lavished praise.– ‘I have to learn everything’ –Federer played with Sinner, who made his Grand Slam debut at last year’s US Open, losing in the first round to Stan Wawrinka, in Rome last year and also practised with him after the Laureus sports awards in Monaco.“What I like about him is that he’s almost got the same speed of off-shot on forehand, backhand,” said the Swiss great on Monday.“He has great footwork for a big guy, because we forget how tall he is, as well.“And then he can play, again, like most of the best movers in the game right now, he can also play open stance and closed stance, which I think is a huge advantage for movement for the future.”Sinner, who is coached by Riccardo Piatti, who has previously worked with Novak Djokovic, Ivan Ljubicic, and Milos Raonic, welcomed Federer’s input but said he was still improving.last_img read more

first_img The 29-year-old has impressed selectors with his performances for Warwickshire and the England Lions and Morgan believes he is ready to make the next step up. Morgan, whose own change of country has brought him 16 Test caps, said: “Boyd has been involved in our Lions set-up for a little while now and has obviously been part of the international set-up this summer, which is great to see. “He is bowling particularly well and it is exciting to see him with three lions on his chest. “The opportunity is endless and if he achieves his potential, hopefully we will see him in a white shirt sooner rather than later. “I think he has always progressed at his own pace. In the past he has struggled with injury but in the last couple of years he has strung together some fantastic seasons and some great spells of bowling.” Morgan himself has dropped out of the Test reckoning, having not appeared since the series against Pakistan in Dubai in February last year. He remains hopeful of a recall and feels it helps that he is a regular member of the one-day team. The 26-year-old is captaining for this autumn’s 50-over international programme as regular skipper Alastair Cook is rested. He said: “There is no doubt I want to continue to try to break back into the Test team. “It is just weight of runs and lack of form has led me to where I am, being dropped. “I think one-day runs can help. It was the prime reason I got selected in the first place.” Another Irishman, Morgan’s fellow Dubliner Ed Joyce, is now back in his home country’s fold after being discarded by England. Morgan says there is little chance of him ever representing his homeland again. He said: “No, simply because I think I am 26 years old and you can play Test cricket until you are 35 or 36, if you are very good. “The opportunity is still going to be there. If you go the Ed Joyce route, that opportunity isn’t there.” Former Ireland paceman Rankin is hoping to make his England one-day international debut in the RSA Challenge against his old team-mates in Dublin. Rankin made 37 appearances in the 50-over format for Ireland, and featured in their stunning defeat of England in the 2011 World Cup, but switched his allegiance to further his career. Eoin Morgan has backed England team-mate and fellow Irishman Boyd Rankin to win a place in his adopted country’s Test side. Press Associationlast_img read more

first_imgVANCOUVER – There’s little evidence that legalized marijuana poses a threat to public health and safety, and there may be benefits, says a new study from Canadian doctors and researchers.The report, submitted to the Senate this week, outlines the positive and negative impacts legalization has had in other jurisdictions.“It hasn’t been a public health disaster or crisis yet, but there are some key areas that we need to watch,” said Rebecca Haines-Saah, a public health specialist at the University of Calgary and one of the report’s authors.The federal government has promised to legalize recreational marijuana later this year under Bill C-45, which is expected to go to a final vote in the upper house Thursday.Dr. M.J. Milloy with the B.C. Centre on Substance Use worked on the study and said researchers did not find significant declines in road safety in American states where marijuana had been legalized, but they did find a drop in alcohol sales.They also found that rates of fatal opioid overdoses went down in some places.“There is evidence to suggest that when legal cannabis is available, people substitute that for other substances,” he said.“We are hopeful that we might see some of the same benefits here.”B.C. declared a public health emergency because of overdose deaths in April 2016. The provincial coroner’s service has said there were more than 1,400 fatal overdoses across B.C. last year.The Senate report also outlines 28 indicators to watch for as Canada legalizes marijuana, grouped under the themes of public safety, cannabis use trends, other substance use trends, cardiovascular and respiratory health, and mental health and cognition.The indicators include instances of cannabis-impaired driving, rates of use among youth and the number of marijuana-related calls to poison control centres.Watching those areas will be key to determining if marijuana policy has been a success, said Haines-Saah.It’s possible some of the negative indicators will see an uptick, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that legal pot is having a detrimental affect, said Haines-Saah.She noted that some American jurisdictions have reported increases in cannabis-related calls to poison control centres following legalization.Those incidents may have been happening previously, too, but parents were too scared to call because the drug was illegal, Haines-Saah said.It’s important to look at the broad picture instead of specific instances, she said.“I think we’ll see more people reporting use and harms in the first few years, but that doesn’t mean they’re real harms. It just means that reporting bias has been removed because of the stigma.”Data about many of the suggested indicators is already being collected by various levels of government, and researchers or statisticians can use that to look at the impact of changes to marijuana policy, Milloy said.Legalization is a “fundamental change” and decisions about public health need to be informed by scientific evidence, he added“We really think that closely monitoring and evaluating the possible impact of cannabis legalization on public health is key.”last_img read more