Dr. Kent Brantly (Image: AP/ JPS Health Network)INDIANAPOLIS — An American that has tested positive for the deadly Ebola disease has ties to the Hoosier State.Dr. Kent Brantly, 33, is an Indianapolis native and 2009 graduate of IU School of Medicine. The current Texas resident is on a two-year mission treating Ebola patients in Western Africa and had recently contracted the disease.The Associated Press reported Brantly is fighting for his life in a medical facility in Liberia.American aid worker Nancy Whitebol of North Carolina has also been diagnosed with the illness.The virus has hit multiple West African countries as U.S. officials are concerned about the disease spreading by airline passengers arriving from the region.
Mumbai: In the wake of Sunil Chhetri’s impassioned plea, fans are set to throng the Mumbai Football Arena here on Monday, as tickets for India’s Intercontinental Cup game against Kenya were sold out.On Saturday, India skipper Chhetri had posted an emotional video, urging fans to come and support the team for what will also be his 100th international match.”Yes, the tickets have been sold out for tonight’s game,” an official told PTI.Mumbai District Football Association president Aaditya Thackeray tweeted, “I’m glad that after @chetrisunil11’s heartfelt appeal, so many of us have responded and got the seats to #BacktheBlue. This is only the beginning, let’s make sure each game that @IndianFootball plays is houseful! They pour their heart out for us, least we can do is be there!!”Chhetri made the emotional appeal a day after slamming a hat-trick in India’s 5-0 demolition of Chinese Taipei in the tournament opener, and he found instant support from the country’s top cricketers, including current captain Virat Kohli and the legendary Sachin Tendulkar.Chhetri is the country’s leading scorer with 59 goals from 99 international caps, placing him third in the world’s leading scorer’s list.”All the fans, who came out in Mumbai to support us… thank you. It means the world to us,” the 33-year-old had said in a video posted on Twitter.”But, I’m making this video not for you guys, I’m going to speak, appeal and request all of you, who did not come. To everyone, who is not a football fan… please come and watch us. For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
Jeffrey Schlupp had to wait for his moment in the Burnley game but when the Palace midfielder came off the bench for the final 15 minutes he made it count.Capitalizing on a Ben Mee error, Schlupp finished well to put the game to bed and secure a great three points for the Eagles.Speaking post-match, Schlupp reflected on the victory: “It’s massive. Every win in this league is obviously massive.You know it’s not a secret that we haven’t been getting the results or points that we want of late. But we’ve come here, to a difficult place, and they’ve been in top form, and we’ve won.”Discussing his goal and the team’s approach, Schlupp added:“Yeah [it was the killer goal], as the game was a bit edgy [at that point]. As I said, it’s a difficult place to come and they put us under a lot of pressure but I’ve managed to come on and score which is nice for me and the team.“We came here with a gameplan. We knew we were going to be under a lot of pressure at times. If we could ride it out we knew we’d get our chances and we’ve managed to score a couple of goals.” Source: www.cpfc.co.uk