Betfred has been announced as the official sponsor of the heavyweight fight between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury this Saturday. The clash, referenced in boxing as the ‘biggest fight of the year,’ takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Paradise, Nevada, and will be available on pay-per-view worldwide, including on BT Sport Box office. The showdown is a rematch of the split decision draw back in December 2018. Betfred Founder and CEO Fred Done, said: "I’m delighted to be a sponsor of the most anticipated fight of the year – and if Wilder vs Fury II is anything like the first fight we are in for a superb night." The sponsorship increases Betfred’s US presence, after opening its first US sportsbook at Grand Falls Casino & Golf Resort in Iowa last summer, while recently agreeing deals for sports betting offerings in Pennsylvania and Colorado. William Hill was unable to sponsor the ring for December's heavyweight world title boxing match between Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr. in Saudi Arabia, as it is illegal to gamble in the country.
Donald Trump has attended the wedding this weekend of embattled and controversial White House aide Stephen Miller, who has been condemned for his links to white nationalism and his hardline stance on immigration. “The President is at Trump International Hotel for the wedding of Mr and Mrs Stephen Miller,” a White House statement said. Trump had been in Florida earlier on Sunday to attend Nascar’s 62nd Dayton 500. He returned to Washington, DC, shortly after 6.00pm. According to media reports, Miller is getting married to Katie Waldman, vice-president Mike’s Pence press secretary. Miller is one of the few remaining staffers from Trump’s 2016 campaign and widely seen as a powerful driving force behind controversial policies like the travel ban that largely impacts mostly Muslim countries and the zero-tolerance family separation policy that caused global outrage as children at the southern border were kept in cages.
Economic turmoil In early August, the primary — seen by many as a key gauge for the first round of Argentina’s presidential election — produced a result which many interpreted as a clear signal that voters were ready to reject the ruling government’s austere economic policies. Fernandez received 47.8% of the vote on August 11, with Macri taking 31.8%. It has cast serious doubt over the president’s chances of making it to a second-round run-off vote in late November. The center-right president came to power four years ago promising that his pro-market reforms and business-friendly leadership style would finally rid the country of endless economic turmoil. But, Macri now appears likely to leave office with the economy in a worse state than it was when he inherited it. During the past two days, the Astros pro-actively assisted Major League Baseball in interviewing Astros employees as part of MLB’s investigation of the events published in the recent Sports Illustrated article. Major League Baseball also separately interviewed members of the media over the past 24 hours. Our initial investigation led us to believe that Brandon Taubman’s inappropriate comments were not directed toward any reporter. We were wrong. We sincerely apologize to Stephanie Apstein, Sports Illustrated and to all individuals who witnessed this incident or were offended by the inappropriate conduct. The Astros in no way intended to minimize the issues related to domestic violence. Our initial belief was based on witness statements about the incident. Subsequent interviews have revealed that Taubman’s inappropriate comments were, in fact, directed toward one or more reporters. Accordingly we have terminated Brandon Taubman’s employment with the Houston Astros. His conduct does not reflect the values of our organization and we believe this is the most appropriate course of action. We are thankful to Major League Baseball and to everyone that cooperated in the investigation. As previously stated, the Astros are very committed to using our voice to create awareness and support on the issue of domestic violence. We fully support MLB and baseball’s stance and values regarding domestic violence. We will continue to make this cause a priority for our organization. Basketball Hall of Fame player Shaquille O’Neal lent his support to Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey, who ignited an international clash with China earlier this month when he tweeted support for anti-government protests in Hong Kong. O’Neal, who didn’t say whether he agreed with Morey, said he was right to speak out.
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When cold and flu season hits, people will do virtually anything to avoid getting sick. And with cases of coronavirus on the rise in many parts of the world, personal hygiene and cleanliness are more important than ever. Because the best way to sidestep both seasonal illnesses and that potentially dangerous virus doesn't start with medicine—it starts with a sink. Yes, washing your hands on a regular basis is the best way to keep those nasty germs at bay. The bad news? Your usual routine probably won't cut it.
So, what is the safest way to wash your hands? The ideal hand-washing method is as follows: To begin, wet your hands with clean running water of any temperature. While many people believe that hot water will keep your hands cleaner, any temperature will work, according to a 2002 review of research published in Food Service Technology.
Once your hands are wet, turn off the water with your wrist or elbow and lather up with soap for at least 20 seconds. (Tip: A good way to measure is to sing "Happy Birthday" to yourself twice.) According to the Minnesota Department of Health, the friction created through vigorous lathering removes microbes and dirt from your hands. While you scrub-a-dub-dub, make sure you're getting the soap in the folds of your knuckles, in between your fingers, on your thumbs, and under your fingernails, where there is usually a higher concentration of bacteria.
Once your 20 seconds is up, rinse your hands thoroughly to remove all the debris you just scrubbed off. Turn off the tap with your wrist, then dry your hands with a clean towel. If you don't have a clean towel, air drying is best.
However, even if you incorporate all of those steps into your clean routine, they won't do much good if you're only hitting the sink once or twice a day. If you want to avoid getting sick, you should give your mitts a good wash before and after preparing food, before eating, after handling pet food or treats, and any time you touch garbage. And, of course, make sure to always wash up after blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing, or after coming into contact with someone who's sick. (It goes without saying that your hands deserve a thorough wash when they're visibly dirty, too.) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also recommend these steps for reducing your risk of contracting the coronavirus—the same ones they recommend for avoiding any respiratory disease.
Seeing as proper hand hygiene can be a bit labor-intensive, you're probably now wondering if and when you can substitute hand sanitizer for a thorough scrubbing. The simple answer? Use it sparingly, and only if you have to. Why? That sanitizer may do more harm than good in the long run. Research published in 2011 in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, for instance, suggests that hand sanitizer may actually increase a person's risk of developing norovirus. Scarier yet, a 2014 study published in PLOS One reveals that hand sanitizer may actually increase a person's absorption of BPA, a chemical linked to an increased risk of diabetes and obesity.
Luckily, if you follow this step-by-step guide for safely washing your hands, then you should be able to make it through flu season without so much as a sniffle.
Additional reporting by Sage Young.