The Civil Protection Headquarters of SDŽ provided accommodation facilities for guests who must remain in self-isolation

first_imgAmong the individual cases of staying in the Republic of Croatia, there are all those who came by public transport, and who will therefore also have to remain in self-isolation in the Republic of Croatia. As Martina Nimac Kalcina, President of the Family Tourism Association of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, points out, the Civil Protection Headquarters of the Split-Dalmatia County in cooperation with certain units of local headquarters organized and provided certain accommodation facilities for such guests for the islands of Brac, Solta, Vis, Hvar and the rest of the county. Yesterday, a session of the Civil Protection Headquarters of the City of Split was held in the presence of representatives of the SDŽ Headquarters. The main topic of the agenda was “treatment in the case of tourists suffering from COVID-19 or with suspicion of COVID-19 disease, who are in hotel or private accommodation”. “Certain facilities have been rented (for now one hotel and holiday homes), and work continues on finding and organizing other accommodation. Although these facilities are rented by the County, the cost of the stay is borne by the guest. If possible with the agreement of the host, the guest will be left for the entire period of self-isolation in the accommodation in which he is, and only if this is not possible goes to organized accommodation. In both situations the guest must pay for their stay. If he goes to organized accommodation, the transfer will be done by the Red Cross. In these situations, if the guest has a pet and stays in organized accommodation, the pet will have to be placed in an asylum.”Points out Nimac Kalcina. All information in case of suspicion of the existence of COVID-19 can be obtained by calling 112. The emergency call service (112) has the numbers of all competent family offices, COVID offices and services for accommodation and transfer of guests in self-isolation. HZZJZ issued instructions on June 19, which resolved many issues, but most regional and local authorities have not yet organized accommodation facilities for guests who will be assigned self-isolation. Most guests who are ordered to self-isolate should return to their home country, and the police are in charge of controlling their return until they cross the border.last_img read more

US announces $8bn coronavirus funding, testing underway on cruise ship

first_imgUS lawmakers passed an emergency $8.3 billion spending bill to combat the coronavirus Thursday as health workers boarded a cruise ship held off the coast of San Francisco to test sick passengers and crew.The Senate gave sweeping bipartisan support to the funding a day after the House passed the bill, so that it could be quickly sent to the White House for President Donald Trump’s signature.”The American people are looking for leadership, they want assurance their government is up to the task of protecting the health and safety,” said Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy. One of the passengers contacted by AFP said there was no panic on board and people seemed to be taking the setback in stride.”I can’t get over how the news is sensationalizing our ship,” said Carolyn Wright, 63, a professional photographer from New Mexico. “There were two cases on the previous cruise and they act like everybody on board has the plague.”She said passengers were told around midday on Thursday to remain in their cabins and that test results would be released early Friday.The Grand Princess belongs to Princess Cruises, the same company which operated the Diamond Princess — the coronavirus-stricken ship held off Japan last month from which more than 700 people tested positive and six died. School closures and teleworkingOn Thursday, Washington state officials announced a jump in cases, from 39 to more than 70. Eleven of the 12 deaths have been reported there, with the other in California.Tech firms in Seattle like Amazon, Facebook and Google were telling employees to work remotely, as was Microsoft in nearby Richmond.Some schools in the state have also decided to close for a couple weeks and hold classes online.Vice President Mike Pence, the White House pointman on the crisis, was due to visit the state.US officials continue to stress that the overall risk to the public remains low and are urging people not to panic or buy masks — which could create a shortage for those who require them.The scientific data so far shows that elderly people and those with underlying conditions are most at risk of serious illness and the majority of deaths have occurred in a Seattle-area nursing home. The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has surged, particularly in northwest Washington state where another person succumbed to the illness, bringing the US death toll to 12. There have been more than 180 confirmed cases nationwide, according to an AFP tally.Health workers meanwhile began testing 35 or so people on board the Grand Princess cruise ship who have shown flu-like symptoms, after one 71-year-old man who was on a previous voyage died from the virus.There are nearly 3,500 passengers and crew on the vessel, which cut short its voyage back from Hawaii after the passengers began to fall ill.Though not everyone was being tested, they will be isolated once the ship is finally allowed to dock, an official said.center_img Nurses union slams preparation But the largest nursing union in the US denounced Thursday the “disturbing” lack of preparation at many hospitals.Nurses are working without necessary personal protective equipment and lack education and training for handling the disease, said National Nurses United director Bonnie Castillo.”It is not a successful strategy to leave nurses and other health workers unprotected,” she said.Earlier, a top health official said the overall mortality rate for the novel coronavirus was lower than previously thought.”The best estimates now of the overall mortality rate for COVID-19 is somewhere between 0.1 percent and one percent,” Admiral Brett Giroir, the assistant secretary of health said at a news briefing.He explained the new figure, far lower than previous estimates of 2 to 5 percent, by saying that there had been a significant underreporting of cases. Topics :last_img read more

COVID-19: Indonesia records highest death toll in Southeast Asia at 19

first_img“The total number of [COVID-19] patients who have died from the disease as of 12 p.m. of March 18 is 19,” Yurianto told the press on Wednesday afternoon.The 19 fatalities mean that Indonesia has now recorded the highest death toll among Southeast Asian countries hit by the coronavirus to date.As of Tuesday, Malaysia had recorded the most COVID-19 infections among ASEAN member states with 673 confirmed cases, but only recorded two deaths. Philippines recorded 14 fatalities, with 187 cases of infection, while Thailand recorded one death with 177 confirmed coronavirus cases. Singapore, meanwhile, recorded 266 cases of infection but no fatalities as of Tuesday.Indonesia also reported 55 new confirmed cases of infection on Wednesday, with Yurianto saying that most of them were reported in Jakarta with 30 cases, followed by West Java with 12 cases, Banten with four cases, and Central Java with two cases. Indonesia’s death toll from the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19 jumped to 19 on Wednesday, the highest in Southeast Asia to date, as the government announced that the number of infected people had reached 227.Health Ministry Disease Control and Prevention Director General Achmad Yurianto said most deaths had been recorded in Jakarta with 12 fatalities, followed by Central Java with two fatalities, while Banten, Bali, West Java, East Java and North Sumatra each reported one fatality from the disease.Yurianto said the death toll had soared from the reported five on the previous day because several hospitals had failed to submit their fatality reports from March 12 to March 17 and the government had only managed to obtain the updated data on Wednesday morning. Yogyakarta, North Sumatra, Lampung, Riau and East Kalimantan have reported one new COVID-19 case each while independent epidemiology tests found two positive cases.“But despite the increasing number of confirmed cases, we can also confirm that 11 people have recovered from the disease and hospitals have allowed them to go home,” he said.He further urged the public not to panic about the situation since the skyrocketing number of confirmed cases was because more people were aware about the disease and the government had also been active in conducting contact tracing.Yurianto described the situation as “normal” compared with other countries.“The number of confirmed cases has dramatically increased because we are just entering the first phase of the contagion. We hope that everything will be under control and therefore new confirmed cases per day will gradually subside in April,” he added. (glh)Topics :last_img read more

Dubuque checkers fly for Callahan

first_imgBy Jerry MackeyDUBUQUE, Iowa (June 3) – Joel Callahan topped the strong field of IMCA Modified drivers in in scoring the 20-lap feature win Sunday at Dubuque Speedway.Callahan took the lead near midway and held off Tyler Madigan at the checkers. Troy Bauer followed up a feature win at Farley Speedway on Friday night with another victory in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods. Bauer took the win over always tough Tyler Soppe. Sunday, June 10 will be Fan Appreciation night at Dubuque with everything half price, including admission and all concessions. In addition, a pre-race car show will be held beginning at 4:30 p.m. All kids will be given autograph books courtesy of the Richardson Motors Kids Club. Drivers will have cars on display and will be signing autographs prior to the races.last_img read more

Trojans Grapplers Capture Sectional Crown-Lots Of Area Regional Qualifiers

first_imgThe East Central Trojans Wrestling team continue their winning ways this season by capturing The Wrestling Sectional Team Championship at Franklin on Saturday, February 1st, at Franklin County. Coach Adam Wolf’s squad won six individual weight titles en route to repeating as Sectional Champs and all Trojans Wrestlers participating also Regional bound. The overall team results. 2-Milan, 3-South Dearborn, 4-Rushville, 5-Lawrenceburg, 6-Franklin County, 7-Connersville, 8-Greensburg, 9-Batesville, 10-Union County.The Batesville High School wrestling team traveled to Franklin County to compete in Sections with 9 other teams. Despite the 9th place finish, The Bulldogs had a strong individual performance with half the team that participated in placing and 3 moving on to regionals.Sophomore Josh Mobley had the best finish with a 2nd place finish at 152. Mobley went 2-1 with a pin and a 9-3 victory. Josh lost in the finals to number 3 ranked Bryar Hall form East Central. JT Linkel went 3-1 on his way to a 3rd place finish at 145. Linkel had 1 pin and 2 decision victories. Alex Murphy went 2-2 finishing 4th with 2 pins. All three will be moving on to regionals next week in Richmond. Seniors Nick Nobbe and Axel Garcia both placed 6th at 160 and 170. Other participants were Jonathan Lamping at 126, Jonathan Schrank at 138, Jy’lil Chappell at 182, Christian Garcia at 195, and Brandon Manning at 220. The team placed 9th with 55 points.Failed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more infoFailed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more infoThe top four wrestlers from each individual weight class will advance to The Regionals at Richmond on Saturday, February 8th, starting at 9 AM.Congrats to our area qualifying wrestlers at The Sectionals and good luck at The Regionals.last_img read more

Tom Brady Denies Making Fun of Bob Kraft’s Jupiter Prostitution Arrest in Netflix Cameo

first_imgNew England Patriots star Tom Brady is slamming the media for suggesting he’s trying to mock the team’s owner Robert Kraft.Earlier this year, Kraft pleaded not guilty to charges he solicited prostitution at a Jupiter strip mall spa called Orchids of Asia.That spa bears a striking resemblance to a fictional spa in the new Netflix show “Living with Yourself” where Brady makes a cameo in the first episode.He’s seen walking out of the spa and taking a relaxed breath then asks another customer, “first time?” Brady looks sheepish and says it’s his sixth 6th…a nod to the number of Super Bowls he has won.Tom Brady answers questions about his cameo on a Netflix show and he wasn’t happy. pic.twitter.com/WpI7mrfGJy— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) October 19, 2019 Brady says the whole thing was shot on green screen and he had no idea what the final cut would look like. He is insisting the joke had nothing to do with the Pats owner.The TV show script was reportedly written before Kraft’s legal issues.last_img read more

GFF Ordinary Congress on today

first_imgTHE Guyana Football Federation (GFF) and their membership will gather today at the Park View Hotel from 10:00hrs, for the Ordinary Congress.However, the federation’s president, Wayne Forde, though not being specific, stated the Congress will see a representation from the GFF’s 22 members.According to Forde, while the Convocation was sent to each of their 22 members, some were reluctant to respond within the specified time, even after the federation had expanded the deadline period.“No one was left out; all of our members were sent the convocation on a timely manner and a few failed to respond in time; even as we called, emailed, extended the deadline, a few didn’t respond in time,” Forde said, when asked specifically about the representation of the four Elite League clubs.STAG ELITE LEAGUE FIASCOAlpha United, Slingerz FC, the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) and Pele refused to participate in the second staging of the STAG Elite League, calling the GFF’s move to expand the league from eight to ten teams illegitimate under the context of breaching the constitution.The Wayne Forde-led GFF thought it was best to invite Linden’s Topp XX and Victoria Kings from the East Coast of Demerara to be part of the STAG Elite League, but, the four aforementioned clubs argued that the federation’s constitution clearly states that in order for the clubs to be part of the league, they will first have to be a member for the GFF, using Article 9 and 10 of the constitution which speaks specially to membership.Forde, speaking exclusively to Chronicle Sport yesterday, however, when asked if the Elite League fiasco will be a topical issue at tomorrow’s Ordinary Congress, said, “No.”. I think out of courtesy, the Executive Committee will explain to our members how things went down and may answer whatever question they might have, but I don’t see this issue being a big issue tomorrow (today).”INVESTIGATION INTO MEXICO GAMEForde confirmed that the Fruta Conquerors Football Club has tabled a motion mandating that an investigation be launched into the scandalous-switched Mexico FIFA World Cup 2014 Qualifier.Guyana were due to face Mexico at the Guyana National Stadium during their historic run at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier. However, the GFF sold the hosting rights for the game which was then hosted at the BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Texas.“Be It Resolved: That this May 27, GFF Congress mandates the executive of the GFF to commission an investigation within 14 days of this Congress’ consent into the fiasco of the Mexico-Guyana game in the USA and have a report of the findings presented to the next Ordinary Congress,” the motion stated.“This is something that our executive committee would support because that investigation is going to be very wide-scale and as such it will cost us (the GFF) a lot, but now, with the congress calling for it (an investigation), we can now lobby FIFA for the funding to make that happen since it will have to be independently done,” Forde said.The Fruta Conquerors’ motion also asked: “Be it Further Resolved: That this investigation address whether any oral or written contract was entered into with players and staff for that game and if the-then GFF was a party to the same.”Forde also said that he campaigned on the grounds of unearthing the truth behind the proposed motion by the Conquerors club and as such, it is something that will have the fullest support of the GFF.last_img read more

Brewers rough up Dodgers relievers in win

first_imgUP NEXT: Diamondbacks (RHP Matt Koch) at Dodgers (RHP Tony Gonsolin), Friday, 1 p.m., Camelback Ranch, No TV or radio coverageRelated Articles How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season center_img Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco PreviousYoung fans wait for autographs before a spring training baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Milwaukee Brewers, Thursday, March 21, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu throws to the plate during the first inning of Thursday’s Cactus League game against the Milwaukee Brewers in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Ezequiel Carrera (41) catches a fly ball for an out on Milwaukee Brewers’ Hernan Perez in the second inning of a spring training baseball game Thursday, March 21, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsMilwaukee Brewers’ Yasmani Grandal (10) gestures as he heads toward home plate with a two-run home run in the fifth inning of the team’s spring training baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday, March 21, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Hyun-Jin Ryu (99) takes a lead off first base in front of Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Travis Shaw (21) in the fifth inning of a spring training baseball game Thursday, March 21, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner (10) is congratulated by teammate Hyun-Jin Ryu following his home run in the fifth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Thursday, March 21, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Alex Verdugo (61) is forced out at second base by Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Hernan Perez on a ball hit by Ezequiel Carrera during the second inning of a spring training baseball game Thursday, March 21, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)Milwaukee Brewers’ Corbin Burnes (39) pitches during the fourth inning of the team’s spring training baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday, March 21, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner (10) is congratulated by third base coach Dino Ebel (12) following his home run in the fifth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Thursday, March 21, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)Italian sausage Guido wins the Milwaukee Brewers’ sausage race before the bottom of the sixth inning during of a spring training baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Brewers Thursday, March 21, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)Brewers catcher Yasmani Grandal, left, signals to the first base umpire as the Dodgers’ Russell Martin bats during the second inning of Thursday’s Cactus League game in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu pitches in the fourth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Thursday, March 21, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu pitches in the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Thursday, March 21, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)Milwaukee Brewers’ Yasmani Grandal (10) is congratulated by third base coach Ed Sedar (0) following his home run in the fifth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Thursday, March 21, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu pitches in the third inning of a spring training baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Thursday, March 21, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu pitches in the fourth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Thursday, March 21, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu pitches in the fourth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Thursday, March 21, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich signs autographs before a spring training baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Milwaukee Brewers, Thursday, March 21, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)Young fans wait for autographs before a spring training baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Milwaukee Brewers, Thursday, March 21, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu throws to the plate during the first inning of Thursday’s Cactus League game against the Milwaukee Brewers in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)NextShow Caption1 of 18Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu throws to the plate during the first inning of Thursday’s Cactus League game against the Milwaukee Brewers in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)ExpandTHE GAME: Justin Turner hit a three-run home run but the Milwaukee Brewers roughed up several Dodgers relievers on the way to an 11-5 win Thursday afternoon in Maryvale, Ariz.PITCHING REPORT: Left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu prepped for a possible Opening Day start by pitching into the sixth inning against the Brewers, the first Dodgers starter to go that deep this spring. He retired 12 of the first 13 batters he faced but gave up a two-run home run to Yasmani Grandal in the fifth and back-to-back singles to start the sixth. … Pedro Baez, Caleb Ferguson and Dylan Floro were charged with a combined seven runs in 1-2/3 innings. Ferguson gave up a three-run home run to Tyler Saladino. Floro retired just two of the seven batters he faced.HITTING REPORT: Turner’s home run was his second of the spring. He is batting .457 (16 for 35) in the Cactus League. … Max Muncy spent part of his Wednesday on the minor-league fields taking at-bats. He doubled in his first at-bat and went 2 for 4. For the spring, though, he is batting .179 (7 for 39) with 14 strikeouts. “I think all hitters kind of get their timing at different points in time,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “To be honest with you, as long as Max is staying in the strike zone I think, for me, he’s got a simple enough swing. I think he’ll be fine.” … Chris Taylor continues to struggle as well. He struck out twice and walked against the Brewers and is now 9 for 50 (.180) with 19 strikeouts this spring.BACK TALK: Left fielder Joc Pederson left the game in the third inning after experiencing spasms in his lower back while trying to beat out a ground ball to shortstop. “It flared up a little bit running down the baseline,” Pederson said. “I figured it was smarter to come out of the game and get some treatment. … Just want to be extra, extra cautious right now heading into the season.” Roberts said he expects Pederson to be available on Friday. 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Virginia vs. Purdue: Picks, predictions for March Madness Elite Eight matchup

first_imgSN’s MARCH MADNESS HQLive NCAA bracket | Live scoreboard | Full TV schedule​It’s been even longer for Purdue — though not much longer. The Boilers last were in the Final Four in 1980, when center Joe Barry Carroll and guard Keith Edmonson got the team through a regional final against a pre-Mike Krzyzewski Duke squad.One of them will break its Final Four drought following the South Region final at Louisville’s KFC Yum! Center on Saturday. Virginia will shed the heartbreak of misspending high tournament seeds so often in the past half-decade. Or Purdue will chase the demons that stole key contributors such as forward Robbie Hummel in 2010 and center Isaac Haas in 2018 with poorly timed injuries.Virginia, No. 1 seedCoach: Tony Bennett, 13 years (10 at Virginia)Overall record: 32-3Scoring leader: De’Andre Hunter (15.1 ppg)Rebounding leader: Braxton Key (5.4 rpg)Assists leader: Ty Jerome (5.3 apg)Famous non-athlete alum: Journalist Katie CouricPurdue, No. 3 seedCoach: Matt Painter, 15 years (14 at Purdue)Overall record: 26-9Scoring leader: Carsen Edwards (23.8 ppg)Rebounding leader: Nojel Eastern (5.6 rpg)Assists leader: Ryan Cline (3.4 apg)Famous non-athlete alum: Comedian Jim GaffiganMORE ELITE EIGHT PREVIEWSDuke-MSU | Zags-Tech | Kentucky-AuburnBest individual matchupPurdue PG Nojel Eastern vs. whomever he draws as an assignment. Eastern showed with his dominant first half against Tennessee’s Admiral Schofield what a force he can be at that end of the floor. Schofield had only a single point until Eastern got into foul trouble and Painter had to switch the matchup. Eastern could be used against any member of UVA’s elite perimeter trio: Ty Jerome, Kyle Guy or De’Andre Hunter. Which will Painter see as the key to the operation? This is an important decision, because diminishing the essential component is an important part of empowering the other Purdue defenders. One guess is he will start with Guy and use Edwards, who did a solid job with Tennessee PG Jordan Bone, against Jerome. That way Edwards isn’t having to chase Guy around screens and can preserve his energy for offense.Most eye-popping statThis is Virginia’s fourth 30-win season in the past six years. In that same period, Kansas has three and Duke, North Carolina and Kentucky have two.Virginia wins if …The Cavaliers’ greatest asset on this day is its offense, not its defense. This might surprise you, but the Boilermakers’ defense can be streaky. UVA has three first-rate offensive players in Guy, Jerome and Hunter, and 5-9 freshman guard Kihei Clark is adding punch by hitting 3s while defenders are preoccupied with those other guys. Virginia played almost exclusively in its win over Oregon with a smaller lineup, but expect reserve big man Braxton Key to get a longer look against the Boilers. This may not be an overpowering offensive team, but it is an elite offense, ranking third in Division I in efficiency, 20th in effective field goal percentage, seventh in 3-point shooting and second in limiting its own turnovers. Virginia last appeared in the NCAA Final Four in 1984, a year after Ralph Sampson completed a career that many expected would make the Cavaliers a regular at that gathering. Now, he’s in the stands cheering on nephew Braxton Key.A lot of time has passed. Purdue wins if …Either Carsen Edwards or Ryan Cline, preferably both, can continue the hot shooting they’ve demonstrated in the tournament. Together, they have shot 42.2 percent from long range in the three NCAA Tournament games and accounted for a combined 30 points per game with those 3s. Yes, that is an accurate stat: 30 points per game. Virginia’s pack-line defense is designed first to protect the lane and the rim. That does not mean the Cavaliers are ineffective at defending the perimeter. They are No. 2 in the nation at defending the 3-pointer. What Purdue has in its favor here is that neither Cline nor Edwards is a typical 3-point shooter. Most are looking for space and a clean look at the goal to be effective. Edwards has a quick release and can hit his shot comfortably against a tight defense, so long as he is in rhythm and not contacted. Cline needs a little more room and thrives off the dribble handoff, but he creates some of his own with his uncommon, backward body lean. UVA might struggle to impact their effectiveness. It might be up to Edwards and Cline to be “on.”MORE: Why your team won’t make the Final FourElite Eight pick: VirginiaIt seems a lot to ask for the Boilers to shoot themselves through another huge game against an opponent this good. Although their best assets may be designed to make Virginia’s defensive system less impactful, those assets also are more prone to a bad night than an attacking wing or a low-post scorer might be. It hasn’t been that long since Edwards slumped through nearly all of February, or since Cline opened the NCAA Tournament hitting 1 of 11 from long range against Old Dominion. Virginia will run effective offense against the Boilers by finding the weak spots in their alignment, and Purdue doesn’t have the answers to cover for those problems.last_img read more