Miami-Dade County: 18,456 cases-722 deaths-Men: 9,176, Women: 9,083-3,085 hospitalizations-232 new reported cases since Tuesday-9 new reported deaths since TuesdayTesting in Florida:-Total Tests: 1,081,825-Positive: 58,764-Negative: 1,022,149-Overall Percentage of Positive Cases: 5.4%In the three weeks since Palm Beach County reopened, COVID-19 cases have risen.The county was adding about 68 positive cases per day before reopening May 11, whereas the number now averages about 100. Patients ages 25 to 44 account for most of the new cases, according to Dr. Alina Alonso, Palm Beach County director for the Florida Department of Health. According to the Department of Health, there were 58,764 total cases of COVID-19 in Florida as of Wednesday. That’s 1,317 more cases than the previous day.At least 2,566 Florida residents have died from COVID-19, as 36 new deaths were reported.Palm Beach County: 6,477 cases-359 deaths-Men: 3,238; Women: 3,129-1,237 hospitalizations-84 new reported cases since Tuesday-8 new reported deaths since TuesdayBroward County: 7,339 cases-317 deaths-Men: 3,526, Women: 3,638-1,575 hospitalizations-91 new reported cases since Tuesday-1 new reported death since TuesdayAs stated in Executive Orders 20-80 and 20-86, travelers entering the state of Florida from Connecticut, Louisiana, New Jersey, or New York must self-isolate for 14 days from their entry into Florida or the duration of their stay. Visit https://t.co/E7UM7vX9fk for more. pic.twitter.com/c0vc8OKH0X— Florida Dept. Health (@HealthyFla) June 3, 2020
The Women of Troy (9-3, 1-0) ended their non-conference schedule with their best record in over 14 years on Wednesday and began Pac-10 conference play on the right foot.USC ended the year on a high note, opening up their new Pac-10 season with a 72-57 victory over the Washington State Cougars (2-11, 0-1).“I’m glad we started off [with a win] in conference,” freshman forward Cassie Harberts said. “I think we came out and played hard, but we still have some work to do.”Though the Cougars came into the game on a four-game losing streak, they quickly jumped out to an 8-4 lead during the first five minutes of the game.But the lead was short-lived as the Women of Troy quickly responded with a 12-2 run that gave them a 16-10 lead they would never relinquish.After seizing control of the lead, USC closed the first half on a 13-0 run, going into halftime up 35-22.The Cougars would get no closer than eight points during the second half as the Women of Troy cruised to a 72-57 victory, holding the Cougars to under 30 percent shooting from the field.“It was a really good team effort,” redshirt senior guard Jacki Gemelos said. “Defensively, we did a good job and offensively, we executed well. I think collectively, as a whole, we did really well.”Four Trojans scored in double figures, led by 15 points apiece from Gemelos and junior guard Briana Gilbreath, and sophomore forward Christina Marinacci chipped in with 12 points and six rebounds off the bench.Harberts recorded a double-double – the first of her young career – scoring 11 points and grabbing 10 rebounds.“This is just the beginning for us,” Gemelos said. “I think things are finally starting to click and it’s a perfect time especially with the beginning of Pac-10 play.”The Women of Troy now head to Washington riding a five-game winning streak, where they will take on the Huskies on Sunday, Jan. 2.Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m.
433, a legitimate football focused social media powerhouse with over 16 million followers, has signed a strategic partnership with the esports arm of Ducth football club Ajax. Juul Manders, 433Ajax eSports, which has maintained a presence in esports by way of FIFA for two years and counting, has signed this partnership with one of the world’s leading online football communities. 433’s audience consist primarily of ‘the younger generation’ for whom FIFA is a rather popular, and esports more widely too. FIFA related content is prominent on 433’s social media channels, and the outfit’s second biggest Instagram account is 433FIFA with 1.6 million followers. 433 is the largest football community on social media. Over 16 million people follow 433, of which reportedly ‘at least 14,000 are professional footballers from the top 50 leagues in the world’. 433’s influence and reach has seen the firm work with the likes of Adidas, Nike, Samsung, Sony and Hilton. 433 generates 1.6 billion impressions on a monthly basis, and receives an estimated 675 million views on Instagram. Juul Manders, CEO of 433 commented: “433 and Ajax eSports are revolutionary entities both dedicated to leading their respective markets in the Netherlands and worldwide. Becoming strategic partners with Ajax eSports will enable us to further assert ourselves in a dynamic and rapidly growing industry. Combining our young audience and Ajax eSports’ talent will produce innovation and promising results for years to come.”Mirroring the club’s success on the real life pitch, Ajax eSports became champion of the Dutch eDivisie last year as well. The team also announced a new signing this week, in the form of American FIFA pro Joey Calabro, who is currently the number one in the world on Xbox. He previously played for New York City FC. Menno Geelen, Commercial Director of Ajax stated: “We noticed the content consumption of the new generation is different. 433 is unique in knowing how to reach this generation football fans as none other online community. With Ajax we do have the ambition to become the best football club of the world in FIFA eSports. Both regarding the best performances and engagement of our FIFA-fans through unique content. This cooperation emphasized our international goals with our eSports domain.”This marks 433’s first partner in the esports field, the two will ‘collaborate to develop innovative concepts that engage fans through live streams and activations’. Esports Insider says: 433’s reach in the world of football is staggering, and if they’re able to mirror this then Ajax eSports has made an undoubtedly smart move from which it’ll bolster potential sponsorships and more going forward.