Spain’s virus death toll surpasses China’s

first_imgSpain’s rate ofinfection has increased by a fifth and almost 27,000 people are being treatedin hospital. MADRID –Spain’s death toll from the coronavirus has surpassed the official figure fromChina, becoming the second highest in the world. Madrid is thecountry’s worst affected region but Catalonia in the northeast has seen a rapidincrease in cases. The number ofdeaths rose by 738 in 24 hours – a daily record – to 3,434, higher than the 683announced in Italy. By comparison,China has officially reported 3,285 deaths, while Italy – the worst affectedcountry – has 6,820.center_img Spain’s DeputyPrime Minister Carmen Calvo has tested positive for the virus, the governmentsays. She was admitted to hospital on Sunday with respiratory symptoms. A doctor checks a woman in Madrid. Spain now has more than 47,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19. GETTY IMAGES Members ofParliament (MPs) are to vote on extending the country’s state of emergency foranother two weeks until April 11. Under the rules, people are banned fromleaving home except for buying essential supplies and medicines, or for work. (BBC)last_img read more

Three takeaways from Carolina Hurricanes 8-2 win over Ottawa Senators

first_imgThe 30-year-old forward was able to pick up an assist in the defeat on White’s goal — which came off a misread from Mrazek — to put the Sens on the board, 5-1.Colin White with some great work down low.GOAL: White (2)ASSISTS: Ennis (4), BOROWIECKI (5) pic.twitter.com/MfHOTQ06uJ— Ottawa Senators (@Senators) November 12, 2019It marked Ennis’ third straight game with a helper, as well as his fourth game with a point over a five-game span. He now has three goals and seven points in 17 games so far this season.At his current scoring rate, Ennis is on pace for a 34-point season, which would be his highest-scoring campaign since racking up 46 points in 2014-15 with the Buffalo Sabres. Colin White — in his first game back from injury — and Brady Tkachuk were Ottawa’s lone goal scorers. Goaltender Anders Nilsson were pulled after surrendering four goals on 19 shots, while Craig Anderson stopped 20 of 24 in relief.NHL RUMORS: Early-season trade candidates for 2019-20With the win, the Hurricanes were able to end a four-game losing streak, putting them into a three-way tie for the second wildcard spot. Ottawa, on the other hand, saw its bid for a three-game win streak spoiled and is still tied with the Detroit Red Wings (13 points) for last in the Eastern Conference. The Senators previously won three of their last four games heading into Monday’s contest.Here are three takeaways from the game.Joel Edmundson shines for CanesWhen Carolina acquired Joel Edmundson from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for Justin Faulk, they were hoping to acquire the physicality they needed on the backend. However, despite going without a point through 17 games, the 6-4, 215-pound blueliner showed that he has the potential to contribute as well against the Sens.Edmundson not only scored his first goal of the season but added two assists en route to the win. It was his first point since March 7, when he had an assist against the L.A. Kings and his first goal since Feb. 14, where he scored against Arizona.[OTT 2 – CAR (8)] Edmundson records his third point of the night with his first goal as a Hurricane pic.twitter.com/puNS4TlkYV— GoatWorldSports (@GoatWorldSport1) November 12, 2019The 26-year-old isn’t expected to be a major producer for the Canes, but he did show that he can get involved on the forecheck, finishing with three shots on the night to boot. At the other end of the ice, Edmundson played a strong role on the backcheck and also led all skaters (tied with Brett Pesce) in shorthanded TOI with 3:13.Senators power play still not clickingOttawa’s power-play woes looked like they would be behind them when they managed two goals on the man advantage against the New York Rangers on Nov. 4. However, the power play told the same story as it has been this season.The Sens went 0-for-3 at 5-on-4 on Monday and managed just two shots on their opportunities.Over the last four games now, Ottawa has no PP goals and is 0-for-13 at 5-on-4.The Senators’ power play is dead-last in the league right now, operating at just 6.6 percent. If they want to get back on track before things are too late, the team will have to find a way to convert while up a man.Tyler Ennis finding way with SensComing from Toronto along with Ron Hainsey, Ennis was looking forward to finding a fresh start with Ottawa. And now, it seems like he’s getting the swing of things. Things seemed to be looking up for the Ottawa Senators, who were 3-2-0 to start November and getting strong goaltending and effort from all four forward lines, but that all changed on Monday when they faced the Carolina Hurricanes.After Warren Foegele struck 44 seconds in for the Canes, Carolina took over and dominated thanks to a two-goal performance from Sebastian Aho and 27 saves from Petr Mrazek, which helped pave the way early for an 8-2 win.last_img read more