Coronavirus cases hit 17,400 and are likely to surge

first_img What we know — and don’t know — about the coronavirus outbreak Chan School’s Marc Lipsitch, an infectious disease specialist who worked on the SARS epidemic, details what’s going on The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news. This is part of our Coronavirus Update series in which Harvard specialists in epidemiology, infectious disease, economics, politics, and other disciplines offer insights into what the latest developments in the COVID-19 outbreak may bring.The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus that originated in Wuhan surged to nearly 17,400 by Monday, and a Harvard epidemiologist says that it’s likely as many as 100,000 are already infected, so he expects the official tally to continue to climb steeply.“Many epidemiologists and people who are following this outbreak closely are assuming that it’s probably quite a bit more widespread than the case counts suggest,” said Michael Mina, assistant professor of epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. “Many people also think that there’s probably over 100,000 in reality out in mainland China, for example. We just don’t capture all of those through the case reporting we have. … We can assume that this is growing at somewhat of an exponential rate, and it will continue increasing in scale.”Mina, who participated in a Facebook Live event sponsored by The Forum at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and PRI’s “The World,” discussed what’s known and unknown about the virus with The World reporter Elana Gordon. The 30-minute session drew an online audience of about 13,000.The virus originated in Wuhan, the largest city in central China, with a population of more than 11 million, and it spread rapidly there. More than 360 have died from the illness globally, nearly all of them in China, as are the vast majority of reported cases thus far, according to the World Health Organization’s Feb. 3 situation report. By comparison, 349 died in mainland China during the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak in 2002 and 2003.center_img The new coronavirus has been found in 23 countries, and international health authorities last week declared it a public health emergency of international concern. The first death outside China was reported Sunday, in the Philippines. Inside the U.S., 11 cases have been confirmed in six states. China’s national health commission, meanwhile, said 189,583 people have been identified as having had close contact with infected patients.Mina said knowledge is advancing rapidly, but the uncertainties around the new virus make it difficult to know even basic information, such as its death rate. The number of confirmed cases and deaths indicate that it is around 2 percent, significantly lower than SARS’ 10 percent. But if the case number is far larger, as is expected, it’s likely that the condition is fatal in far fewer cases than even the 2 percent, although the overall toll may be much higher.Those and additional uncertainties — such as government responses, their effectiveness, and self-protective steps individuals may take — make predicting the epidemic’s path difficult, Mina said. Quarantines can slow transmission but also have negative consequences such as limiting resources needed to respond to illness within the quarantine area.What’s known at this point, Mina said, is that it is a respiratory virus and so transmission is largely through droplets coughed or sneezed into the air. It is likely, he said, that the virus can survive for some time on surfaces like door knobs and tabletops, though transmission through that route is probably uncommon.,Wearing surgical masks in public is an effective way to prevent those who are already ill from spreading it, Mina said. They are less effective — though not entirely ineffective — at preventing those who are healthy from catching it. For the broader population, Mina said, the best advice remains the most basic: wash your hands and avoid touching your face.Though work on a vaccine has already begun, it will likely be at least a year — and probably longer — before one is available, Mina said. Even at modern medical science’s accelerated rate, vaccines are tricky to devise and take time.Drugs that ease the symptoms haven’t been identified yet, Mina said. It’s unlikely that the antiviral Tamiflu, used to fight the flu, will work, since the two viruses are different. Antibiotics are useless against a virus, but can help if there is a secondary bacterial infection. An anti-HIV drug has potential, Mina said, because it targets viral replication within the body.“There are some [potential drugs], and we hope that there will be more coming down the pipeline, especially if we start considering the real possibility is that this might become a virus that stays with us as humans for quite a while,” Mina said.Without a lot of medical tools at the ready, Mina said that care for those infected is largely supportive right now. That means sending mild cases home to recover in self-quarantine, while severe cases — which can include pneumonia — are given additional medical support while they recover.No guidance has been developed so far for places like university communities, where many people are in close contact and a contagion could spread rapidly. Mina said someone with a fever with cold or flu symptoms who is concerned about infection with the new coronavirus should seek medical attention and self-isolate until tests come back. Relatedlast_img read more

CL 4-Day Tournament….. Rain spoils outright result in Jaguars/Pride clash

first_imgTHE last day of the Day/Night Fourth round Regional Four-Day Championship fixture between Guyana Jaguars and Barbados Pride had promised so much, but rain brought a premature end to the game last evening at the Guyana National Stadium.The Jaguars suffered a sensational batting collapse in their second innings to set the visitors 161 for victory.However,fiery opening spells from pacers Keon Joseph and Raymond Reifer saw the hosts struck three times before rain forced the players off the field, and play could never resume after that.The Barbados Pride were 23-3 at that point. Reifer had taken 2-13, while Joseph had 1-12.Earlier, off-spinner Royston Chase and left-arm spinner Jomal Warrican shared eight wickets in 20.2 overs, and were the chief destroyers of Guyana’s batting.Chase finished with 4-41, and Warrican ended with 4-12 as the Guyanese, who started the final day at 32-2, suffered a batting meltdown in the morning session, and were bundled out for 137 in 35.2 overs.Jonathan Carter held on to one of his five catches, and in the process saw the dismissal of Raymond Riefer off Jomal Warrican.After being at 79-3 at one stage, the hosts’ last seven wickets fell for a meagre 58 runs as the batsmen failed to read the visitors spin duo.Former West Indies Under-19 captain Shimron Hetymer top-scored for the Jaguars, with an entertaining knock of 67, his third half-century. He smashed nine fours and a six in his 83-ball knock, which spanned 126 minutes.At the start of the day’s play, Hetymer and Gudakesh Motie kept the visitors at bay for 70 minutes, and in the process added a further 47 runs.The 19-year-old Hetymer was his usual aggressive self, hitting Kemar Roach through the extra cover region before spanking Justin Greaves for another boundary through the leg-side.He then smashed Roach for another extra-cover boundary, and got to his free-flowing half-century with a single off Stoute,off just 62 balls, with eight fours.Hetymer continued in his aggressive manner, lofting Greaves for a maximum over mid-on, but the right-arm seamer responded by ending the promising 51-run partnership, when he had Motie taken at the wicket for ten.Thereafter, the visitors’ spinners broke the backbone of the hosts batting. It was during that phase when the hosts played some poor cricket that led to their down fall. You would have expected more commitment from a team that has been a dominant force for the past two seasons.Warrican spilled a return offer from Vishual Singh but the diminutive West Indies ‘A’ team batsman failed to make full use of the opportunity, and was taken at first slip off Chase, five balls later.At 110-4, the situation called for a calm head and steady hands, but the remaining batsmen could not provide any of the two.The spinners began to exploit whatever bounce and turn was on offer from the pitch, and in the process looked in complete control of proceedings.Warrican removed both Hetymer and Shivnarine Chanderpaul, while Chase had Christopher Barnwell, all in similar fashion, edging to first slip.Bramble was trapped leg before wicket to Chase, while Warrican claimed the final two wickets of Reifer and Keon Joseph.An early breakthrough was vital, and the hosts got exactly that from their opening bowlers. Joseph, who continued to impress with his pace and accuracy, trapped Anthony Alleyne leg before wicket with the third ball.Minutes later Shai Hope was undone by a superb delivery from Reifer, which took the edge through to Bramble. Both batsmen fell without scoring, and after three overs, the visitors reached 11-2 at the interval.Soon after Kraigg Brathwaite edged Reifer low to second slip, where Barnwell juggled the ball before Bramble completed the catch on the rebound.Shamarh Brooks joined Chase, but the rain soon followed.The Jaguars will host Trinidad and Tobago Red Force from Friday.SCOREBAORDGuyana Jaguars 2nd innings (o/n 32-2)R Chandrika lbw b Roach 0S Hetymer c Carter b Warrican 67L Johnson c Brooks b Chase 13G Motie c Dowrich b Greaves 10V Singh c Carter b Chase 12S Chanderpaul c Carter b Warrican 4C Barnwell c Carter b Chase 1R Reifer c Carter b Warrican 7A Bramble lbw b Chase 8V Permaul not out 5K Joseph b Warrican 0Extras: (nb-6, b-4) 10Total: (all out; 35.2 overs) 139Fall of Wickets: 1-0, 2-28, 3-79, 4-110, 5-110, 6-115, 7-115, 8-126, 9-137, 10-137Bowlers: Roach 9-1-44-1, Chase 13-2-41-4, Greaves 4-0-23-1, Stoute 2-0-13-0, Warrican 7.2-2-12-4Barbados Pride 2nd inningsK Brathwaite c wk Bramble b Reifer 7A Alleyne lbw b Joseph 0S Hope c wk Bramble b Reifer 0R Chase not out 5S Brooks not out 11Extras: (nb-2) 2Total: (for three wickets; 8.1 overs) 23Fall of Wickets: 1-1, 2-6, 3-11Bowlers: Joseph 4.1-1-12-1, Reifer 4-1-13-2last_img read more

Kimble works exclusively with 2nd-team offense in Day 4 of training camp; Wilson, Long split time with 3rd

first_img Related Stories Syracuse’s effort disappoints Shafer in Day 3 of training camp On the first day of training camp, Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer expressed the importance of finding a backup quarterback. He listed sophomores Mitch Kimble and Austin Wilson and freshman A.J. Long as options. He also discussed freshman Alin Edouard — who has yet to join the team due to a family matter.During the open part of practice Tuesday, when the offense ran plays against a phantom defense, Kimble led the second team while Wilson and Long split time with the third. No passes were thrown downfield by any of the quarterbacks, including incumbent starter Terrel Hunt, with the offense working on a handful of screens and zone reads.When asked about the backup quarterback race Saturday, second-year quarterbacks coach Tim Lester smiled and said it “should be good.” A year ago he was being snowballed with questions regarding Hunt and Drew Allen, who were locked in a competition that wasn’t resolved until the third game of the season.Now the focus has shifted to a group of players with even less collegiate experience, and Lester likes his options.“The two redshirt guys, Mitch and Austin, they’re coming through a second time so everything is not new to them anymore,” Lester said in a video posted on Cuse.com. “They’re a lot more relaxed, they’ve had the offseason and the spring and summer to work on their technique and really get comfortable and I really saw those guys come on late last year.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLester also got the chance to work with Long in spring practice after the freshman enrolled in January. He said Long has shown the ability to make a play out of nothing, likening him to Hunt, and added that that is “a great habit to have.” Lester has yet to work with Edouard.Just like he did last year to separate Hunt and Allen, Lester is charting every pass in practice and crunching the numbers — even if the eventual “winner” won’t jog out against Villanova on August 29.Said Lester: “They’ve all shown signs, it’s just a matter of who can do it on the field.” Comments Published on August 5, 2014 at 7:46 pm Contact Jesse: [email protected] | @dougherty_jessecenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Price professor wins philanthropy grant

first_imgSince Fall 2015, USC Price School of Public Policy assistant professor Alexandra Graddy-Reed has taught classes about nonprofits, philanthropy and social innovation. When she is not in the classroom, Graddy-Reed conducts research about the effectiveness of nonprofit organizations, and was recently awarded a $10,000 grant.USC Price School of Public Policy assistant professor Alexandra Graddy-Reed won the award for her research into the overhead costs of nonprofits and their effects on donations. Photo courtesy of Alexandra Graddy-Reed.Last November, Graddy-Reed was named as the inaugural recipient of the Dugan Research Award for Philanthropic Impact. Her research examines the ways in which nonprofits’ overhead ratios — which include the share of expenditures that go to administrative, operating and fundraising costs — affect the number of donations received.According to Graddy-Reed, the public pressures nonprofit organizations into keeping their overhead rates to less than 20 percent. The lower the percentage, the more inclined people are to donate. With her research, Graddy-Reed addresses two questions: How are nonprofits reporting overhead ratios? Do the overhead ratios actually impact the donations these organizations receive?“There’s a lot of focus in the public on these overhead ratios, and I think there’s too much focus with not enough data to say whether or not these things matter,” Graddy-Reed said. According to Graddy-Reed, it is important to investigate whether or not this pressure leads nonprofits to report their expenditures in alternative categories in order to minimize the overhead cost ratio.Graddy-Reed started her research last fall and received seed funding from the USC Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy. According to USC Price Dean Jack H. Knott, Graddy-Reed’s being named the inaugural recipient of the Dugan Research Award is a “tremendous honor, and a very well-deserved one.”“Professor Graddy-Reed is utilizing innovative data analysis approaches to examine important issues involving charity ratings, nonprofit revenues and donor behavior,” Knott said in an email to the Daily Trojan. “Her work will help further our understanding of philanthropic impact — and how to measure it more effectively.”The award, presented by the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action and Charity Navigator, comes with the opportunity to present the study at the ARNOVA annual conference. Additionally, Graddy-Reed has been granted access to Charity Navigator’s information database, which offers exclusive information about various nonprofits.Before receiving access, she used public data from the Internal Revenue Service for her research.“[Charity Navigator’s data] is key,” Graddy-Reed said. “I have access to all of Charity Navigator’s reports and ratings of all nonprofits that they rate … It’s a big time saver.”Graddy-Reed said she is encouraged by how people have expressed interest in addressing this issue and that nonprofits are open to her conducting this research.“It’s very exciting,” Graddy-Reed said. “It’s an amazing opportunity … [This research] can lead to many other research projects in the future.”last_img read more

Belief in Hell Lowers Crime

first_img(Visited 17 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 A psychologist has determined that belief in hell reduces the crime rate.A finding like this might belong in the “Well, duh” category, but more interesting is the interpretation: what does the correlation mean?  Science Daily explained how a research team led by Azim F. Shariff decided to check the intuitive idea that worry about afterlife consequences tends to make people behave better.  They studied crime data covering 26 years from 67 different countries, and found that hope for reward in a blessed heaven is not enough; that hope by itself is actually a predicter of higher crime rates.  The fear of hell is what changes behavior:“Supernatural punishment across nations seems to predict lower crime rates,” Shariff said. “At this stage, we can only speculate about mechanisms, but it’s possible that people who don’t believe in the possibility of punishment in the afterlife feel like they can get away with unethical behavior. There is less of a divine deterrent.“For instance, last year “Shariff reported that undergraduate students were more likely to cheat when they believe in a forgiving God than a punishing God.”  He published this in the International Journal for the Psychology of Religion.  (There is not, apparently, an International Journal for the Religion of Psychology.)The article recognized that “these are correlational data, and so caution should be taken with the conclusions.”  Correlation is not the same as causation.  As for what the findings might mean, the article did not explore whether heaven or hell have any basis.  Instead, it and the researchers appear to have assumed that beliefs about heaven and hell evolved by a kind of cultural selection.  “The new findings, he added, fit into a growing body of evidence that supernatural punishment had emerged as a very effective cultural innovation to get people to act more ethically with each other.”That statement does not elaborate on what, or who, caused supernatural punishment to “emerge,” or why hell would prove more effective than heaven, when PhysOrg just announced a contrary finding, that “Carrots, not sticks, motivate workers.”  Furthermore, assuming the psychologists are evolutionists (a safe assumption), they did not explain why evolution would select for ethical behavior in the first place.  After all, another PhysOrg article had just stated that “Evolution by definition is cold and merciless” (see 6/08/2012 entry).  Ethical behavior or cooperation should, it would seem, be regarded as contrary evidence to “evolution by definition.”Maybe there really is a hell.  Did anyone consider that?  There is credible eyewitness testimony.  Maybe that’s why it acts as a deterrent, because it’s true.  A good scientist should examine all the evidence.  Since fear of judgment appears to be a natural trait of humanity, it would seem natural that a solution exists.  Fortunately, there is one.last_img read more

Will Microsoft Close Office 365’s ‘Household’ Discount Loophole?

first_imgRelated Posts Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Tags:#education#Microsoft#Microsoft Office Office 365, already priced as a cheaper, subscription alternative to Microsoft’s retail Office packages, may offer families and friends additional discounts, provided that Microsoft doesn’t close a key loophole.What Makes A Household?At this point, Microsoft’s Office 365 package charges one fee per household, but it’s not exactly clear what the definition of “household” is. Since the Office 365 license covers five devices, it’s unclear whether Microsoft will treat a “household” as a single IP, or cover extended family such as parents and adult children who may move out of the home.Microsoft representatives couldn’t supply an answer. “I don’t believe any one has asked me that question before,” said Oliver Roll, a general manager at Microsoft.After teasing Office 365’s launch on its website, Microsoft has come clean: Tuesday marks the consumer launch of Office 365, plus Office 365 University. Consumers will pay $99.99 per year ($8.34 per month) for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher and Access, plus 60 minutes of Skype calling and extra SkyDrive storage; students will pay $79.99 for four years of the University bundle. Microsoft also revealed that business users will receive access to Office 365 on February 27.Microsoft also launched its traditional Office packages: Home & Student ($139.99), Home & Business ($219.99), and Professional ($399.99). Each version can be licensed by either one Mac or PC, forever, except for the Professional version. That’s PC-only.Microsoft’s Roll said that the typical household would benefit from the new Office 365 pricing, but the exact payoff will vary by the number of devices in the house and other factors. “I’m a busy parent… I might have five or six devices at home and at work,” he said. “I want Office to run on those devices, and I want instant access to my documents and settings on the device I’m using. People have begun to expect instant access to music and movies with services like Netflix; we don’t think Office is any different.”The addition of Office 365 University adds a new wrinkle for students, however. Previously, students who purchased Office 2010 University received a perpetual license to the software for $99.99. The Office 365 version only lasts four years, but grants students a pair of licenses, they could use it on a Surface Pro as well as a notebook PC, for example, or even split the cost with a roommate.Roll said he didn’t know whether or not a consumer Office 365 license would be geographically locked – in other words, why couldn’t a family simply install a copy of Office 365 on a PC that a student would take to college? (From a price perspective, however, it really doesn’t matter that much; $99.99 split among five PCs is $20; multiply that by four years, and it’s $80, the same as the University Bundle.)A small family with one or two PCs, however, plus a set of parents, might benefit from essentially paying $20 per year, per PC.Sharing Can Be A Good ThingHow strictly Microsoft enforces that policy is well, up to Microsoft. HBO, for example, notoriously doesn’t enforce username and password sharing, providing up to three accounts per subscriber. “In private, HBO executives did not dispute the notion that the password borrowing could lead young people to subscribe to HBO in the future,” The New York Times has reported. Sharing an Office 365 account might do the same.Unlike Google, Microsoft’s Office 365 doesn’t live entirely in the cloud, as users will be able to download copies to their PC that will allow them to run offline. Patching and upgrades will happen automatically, however, and Roll said that new features will be added more frequently than Microsoft has traditionally done.Businesses Love Office 365Microsoft also claimed that Office 365 has been a hit among its enterprise customers; 20% of all enterprises that use Office have subscribed to Office 365, and among small and midsize companies, Microsoft has seen a 150% increase, Roll said. Part of that may be ascribed to Google, which recently pared the free version of its Google Apps product from its enterprise portfolio. At the beginning of the year, both the Department of Defense and the city of Chicago signed on to use Office and other Microsoft products and services. Now, Roll said, the Catholic International Education Office, covering 2.5 million students across 103 countries, has signed on to use Office 365, as has the All India Council for Technical Education.“In the business world some of those core parts… are the same – business users want to be able to access their documents regardless of what device they’re using,” Roll said. “They’d like their settings to be personalized; SkyDrive is an important part of the business services. I save documents at work to SkyDrive… and on my home PC, I pick up where I left off.”Office 365 will also include the Office Store, a marketplace for add-ons and plug-ins that includes project software, new dictionaries, and even companies like Gliffy, which Microsoft invited even though it competes with Microsoft-branded products.(See Inside The New Microsoft Office App Store: One Developer’s Real World Story.)center_img 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now IT + Project Management: A Love Affair markhachmanlast_img read more

Filmmaker Inspiration: Back to the Camera Supercut

first_imgThis video mashup showcasing the most iconic “back to the camera” shots is sure to inspire filmmakers and film buffs alike.No doubt you’ve seen this shot repeated countless times in some of Hollywood’s most famous films – the hero stands with his back to the camera looking out over an expansive landscape or crowd of people.  It’s a filming convention that brings to mind feelings of grandeur and heroism – often saved for the tail end of the blockbuster.Plot Point Productions has pulled this shot from a ton of famous films and spliced them together back-to-back.  The result is pretty epic and is sure to fuel your creative inspiration.Check out the mash-up video below or visit the Vimeo page to see the list of each movie used in the cut.  How many of the films can you name?(Best viewed full screen)last_img read more

Castro worried about chemistry as Gilas yet to have full practices

first_imgMOST READ Read Next “We know how physical they are because we already saw them play in Lebanon. It feels like they’re bullying everybody, so we have to prepare with the way they play,” he said.Castro is hopeful they could recreate the unity they showed in first window back in November with the little time they have left to prepare.“I hope that in the remaining eight days, our chemistry will finally show up,” he said.The Philippines takes on Australia at Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne on February 22 before facing Japan at Mall of Asia Arena on February 25.ADVERTISEMENT D-League: Akari-Adamson bounces back, fends off late rally from Go for Gold 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netWith Gilas Pilipinas having less than three weeks to prepare for world no. 10 Australia, Jayson Castro isn’t worried with the individual conditioning of the players given their daily grind in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.What bothers him, however, is the team’s chemistry — something which he feels could tilt the favor for the Philippines in the second leg of the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers.ADVERTISEMENT “What I’m worried about is our chemistry because we haven’t had a practice where it’s all us. We haven’t had any tuneup games and we’re all against each other in the PBA,” he said in Filipino.Since the turn of the year, the national team has only had five weekly Monday practices.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIn those sessions, coach Chot Reyes has yet to have all members of his pool on the floor, with a number of players sitting out the practice while “23-for-23” cadets fill in.That’s the reason why Castro is putting a premium on Gilas’ cohesiveness as a unit as it shoots for the upset against the reigning Fiba Asia champion Australia. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding View commentscenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH AFP official booed out of forum Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoiseslast_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo comments on Juventus anger Madrid as Perez hits back

first_imgJuventus hitman Cristiano Ronaldo has sparked an angry reaction from Real Madrid fans after he said Juventus were more of a team than his former club, Real Madrid.Ronaldo told Express:“It isn’t right to name someone specific but I can say that this is the best group in which I’ve played.“Here, we are a squad, elsewhere, some players feel bigger than the others. Instead, here, everyone is on the same level, they are humble and want to win.“If [Paulo] Dybala or [Mario] Mandzukic don’t score, they are still happy and you see them smile.“For me, it is beautiful, to feel that difference. Also at Madrid they are humble, but here I feel that sense more.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“It’s very different to Madrid, here it is more of a family.”And Perez has now responded, insisting Real ARE a family club.Real Madrid President Florentino Perez has responded saying their success in both football and basketball speaks volumes.“We are champions at the same time in football and basketball, showing that nothing is impossible.“This stage of existence is thanks to the unity of Real Madrid, but you also know that there is no comfort here and we are already thinking about winning the Club World Cup.“This team will give everything again.”last_img read more