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First Week COVID-19 Cases Reported of Classses

AMES, Lowa – Lowa State University will provide weekly updates on COVID-19 test result.

The information will incorporate testing directed at Thielen Student Health Center (TSHC) for understudies, personnel and staff who were suggestive or presented to somebody who tried positive, just as test results from the athletic office.

From July 1-Aug. 23, the college led an aggregate of 10,683 tests, remembering move-for testing at Lied Rec, for a combined energy level of 3.4%. Since Aug. 1, Thielen Student Health Center has been trying suggestive people and the individuals who have come into close contact with known positives. Throughout that period, TSHC has tried 1,849 people with an energy pace of 8.8%.

During the primary seven day stretch of classes (Aug. 17-23), 957 understudies, personnel and staff were tried nearby with an aggregate of 130 positive cases for an inspiration pace of 13.6%. There are as of now 204 positive people still inside their 10-day CDC-characterized seclusion period. Nineteen are disconnecting in nearby lodging. There are 385 people still in their 14-day CDC-characterized isolate period because of close contact with a known positive. 31 of these people are isolating in nearby lodging.

“We are observing the information near rapidly recognize and address patterns,” said Kristen Obbink, ISU’s COVID-19 general wellbeing organizer. “The college is adopting a focused on strategy with testing, which permits us to find a way to diminish the spread of contamination. Our general wellbeing group is giving case examination and contact following. We additionally have sufficient detachment and isolate lodging accessible.”

Any individual who tests positive must detach for 10 days, until manifestations have improved and they have not had a fever for 24 hours. The general wellbeing group tells every single close contact of introduction and gives data to testing and isolate.

Close contacts, informed through the contact following cycle, must isolate for 14 days, regardless of whether they test negative for COVID-19. The CDC characterizes a nearby contact as anybody inside 6 feet of a positive case for at any rate 15 successive minutes.

Side effect following is another significant relief procedure. Understudies, workforce and staff get a day by day email or instant message to decide whether they should come to grounds or talk with their PCP about indications. Understudies and representatives are likewise required to self-report.

“Self-announcing necessities assist us with checking ailment, yet additionally offer help to understudies, workforce and staff,” said Erin Baldwin, partner VP for understudy wellbeing and health and TSHC chief. “It is so notable individuals utilize the online structure to self-report on the off chance that they test positive for COVID-19 at an office other than TSHC. This permits our general wellbeing group to catch up with assets and contact following.”

Testing is one of a few measurements college pioneers will use to screen and examine grounds conditions all through the semester. The objective is to pinpoint regions to intercede and forestall the spread of COVID-19. Week after week reports will be given each Monday evening.

There has been a 90% increase in Covid-19 cases in US Children in the last four weeks, report says

As the country centers around wellbeing issues around returning to class during the pandemic, another report found a sharp increment in the quantity of Covid-19 cases among kids in the United States.

There has been a 90% expansion in the quantity of Covid-19 cases among kids in the United States in the course of the most recent a month, as indicated by another examination by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association that will be refreshed week after week.

Dr. Sean O’Leary, bad habit seat of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Infectious Diseases, disclosed to CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Monday that coronavirus cases in kids ought to be paid attention to.

“It’s not reasonable for state that this infection is totally amiable in kids,” said O’Leary. “We’ve had 90 passings in youngsters in the US as of now, in only a couple of months. Consistently we stress over flu in kids, and there are generally around 100 passings in youngsters from flu consistently.”

Leary said that different variables have prompted an ongoing increment in the quantity of coronavirus contaminations in youngsters in the recent weeks, including expanded testing, expanded development among kids and an ascent in disease among everyone.

“At the point when you see significantly more contaminations in everybody, you’re going to see much more diseases in youngsters,” said O’Leary.

“We as a whole need to pay attention to this infection, including dealing with our youngsters,” said O’Leary.

The new report utilizes case numbers gave by state wellbeing branches of 49 states, New York City, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam.

There were 179,990 new Covid-19 cases among US kids between July 9 and August 6, as indicated by the report. At any rate 380,174 absolute kid Covid-19 cases have been accounted for as of August 6.

Starting at now, it despite everything gives the idea that serious side effects are uncommon among kids with Covid-19 diseases. Youngsters were somewhere in the range of 0.5% and 5.3% of all out hospitalizations, as indicated by information from the states that record that data. Youngsters were 0% to 0.4% of all Covid-19 passings.

Nineteen states have revealed no youngster passings. In states that followed the subtleties, 0% to 0.5% of all youngster Covid-19 cases brought about death. Be that as it may, specialists stress those numbers may increment as cases in kids rise and more youngsters with immune system issues and other hazard realities are affected.

“As case checks ascend no matter how you look at it, that is probably going to affect more kids with extreme sickness also,” O’Leary said in a news discharge from the AAP.

The AAP required a compelling testing technique with the goal that networks can settle on the correct decision about opening schools.

“In regions with fast network spread, all things considered, more kids will likewise be contaminated, and these information show that … It is dependent upon us to have the effect, network by network,” AAP President Dr. Sally Goza said in the news discharge.

“To ensure everybody in our networks – youngsters, teenagers, and more seasoned grown-ups – we should follow all the general wellbeing estimates that we know can contain the infection. This incorporates physical separating, wearing material face covers, washing our hands, and maintaining a strategic distance from enormous social affairs,” O’Leary said.

While some US chiefs – including President Trump – have said the infection doesn’t represent an enormous hazard to youngsters, one late examination proposes more seasoned kids can communicate the infection the same amount of as grown-ups. Another investigation said youngsters more youthful than 5 convey a higher viral burden than grown-ups, bringing up considerably more issues about their job in transmission.

“Youngsters ages zero to five can be “profoundly irresistible to others. It turns out they have a thousand times more infection in their nose than you have to taint, so they’re incredibly, infectious,” said William Haseltine, a previous educator at Harvard Medical School during a meeting Monday on CNN.

All There’s motivations to presume that this infection, despite the fact that it can execute you, carries on practically like a cool infection, regarding transmission. Who drives colds? Kids drive colds,” said Haseltine, known for his momentous work on HIV/AIDS and the human genome.

“Furthermore, that is valid for practically all respiratory infections, including the colds and including the colds that are brought about by coronaviruses. Furthermore, this is one of those cousins,” Haseltine included. “It even uses indistinguishable receptor in the nasal sections from one of the cold infections. It simply happens to be a chilly infection that likewise murders.”

Another report delivered Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that when kids are hospitalized due to Covid-19, they need the emergency unit frequently as grown-ups do.

The report saw hospitalization records from 14 states and discovered 576 Covid-19 cases among kids who required hospitalization from March through July 25.

Despite the fact that very few youngsters required consideration in the clinic, in the event that they were conceded, one of every three should have been treated in the emergency unit, CDC group revealed. That is a similar rate with respect to grown-ups.

“Youngsters can create serious COVID-19 disease; during the reconnaissance time frame, one out of three kids were admitted to the ICU. Hispanic and dark youngsters had the most noteworthy paces of COVID-19- – related hospitalization,” the group composed.

The CDC didn’t have total information on each kid, however for the 208 that the CDC had the option to do a total clinical graph survey, it discovered 69 were admitted to the ICU and almost 6% of them should have been put on a ventilator. One of those youngsters kicked the bucket.

Youngsters age 2 and more youthful were the well on the way to be hospitalized. Hispanic and Black youngsters were bound to be hospitalized than White kids. Over 40% had at least one basic condition. Corpulence was the most widely recognized basic condition, trailed by interminable lung sickness.

While Covid-19 indications will in general be mellow in youngsters, they can spread the ailment. To slow the pandemic, the CDC said youngsters ought to be urged to wash their hands regularly, get a decent physical separation far from others, and on the off chance that they are 2 years old or more established, they should wear a veil when they are around individuals outside of their relatives.

Stuffed zucchini without meat

There are a multitude of ways to stuff zucchini without meat. The easiest way is to fill it with vegetables. But you can also opt for rice, semoline or even what.

The Ingredients of the recipe

  • 4 Small zucchini
  • 100g de boulghour
  • 2 Onions
  • 1 Brick of tomato coulis
  • 4tbsp. fresh cream
  • A few black olives
  • Slat Pepper
  • 100g of grated cheese
  • 3 tbsp. tablespoon olive oil

The Steps of the recipe

  1. Wash the zucchini. Remove their ends, then cut them in half lengtwhise. Dig them and collect their flesh.
  2. Brown the zucchini flesh and the chopped onions in a pan in 2 tbsp. Tablespoons of olive oil.
  3. Add the bulgur and let Brown for a few minutes. Add the tomato coulis. Salt and pepper. Cook for 10 minutes over low heat.
  4. At the end of cooking, add the creme fraiche and the grated cheese. Mix.
  5. Granish the 1/2/ courgettes with this preparation. Place them in an oiled fish and bake for 30 minutes at 180 C.
  6. Serve decorated with a few slices of black olives.

Zucchini stuffed with sheep’s ricotta, pine nuts and mint

You can make a delicious stuffing with the cheese of your choise. This Recipe to cottage cheese is extremely smooth with a refreshing hint of mint. To test absolutely!

The ingredients of the recipe

  • 4 Round courgettes
  • 10 Candied tomato petals in oil
  • 3 sprigs of mint
  • 40g pine nuts
  • 3 tbsp. tablespoon olive oil
  • 300g ricotta
  • 80g grated parmesan
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 candied lemon
  • Salt pepper

The steps of the recipe

  1. Drain the zucchini. Wash the zucchini, cut off the cap and remove the flesh with a small spoon. Cut it into cubes.
  2. Immerse the emptied courgettes for 2 minutes in a large volume of salted boiling water. Cool them immadiately under cold water and drain them, then turn them over on rack to remove all the water.
  3. Prepare the stuffing. Drain them tomato confit and chop them, thin out and chop the mint. In the pan, roast the pine nuts, set aside. In the same pan, lightly brown the zucchini cubes with 1 teaspoon over high heat. tablepoons of olive oil.
  4. Mix the ricotta with the parmesaan, the eggs, the candied tomatoes, the pine nuts, the diced zucchini, the candied lemon and the mint. Salt and pepper, mix well.
  5. Cook the stuffed zucchini. Preheat the oven to 180 C ( th.6 ). Garnish the inside of the zucchini with the stuffing and close with the cap, sprinkle with a drizzle of oil, place in a gratin dish and bake for 30 minutes. Enjoy hot or cold.

Quinoa Stuffed Zucchini In

For a recipe with the fewest calories possible and the most nutrients , choose this recipe with quinoa totally organic. Perfect for balances diet!

The ingredients of the recipe

  • 1 packet of organic chickpea quinoa
  • 4 round zucchini ( green or Yellow )
  • 1 red pepper
  • 5cl of white wine
  • 12 black olives
  • 1 bunch of basil
  • 2 tbsp. tablespoons of organic extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 organic vegetbale cube stock cube
  • 1 carton of organic tomato puree
  • cell

The steps of the recipe

  1. Cut off the tops of the zucchini. Remove the flesh with a spoon and reserve it for another use( soup , mash ).
  2. Place the zucchini in a steamer with their caps on ( with the opening facing down). Precook them for 15 minutes.
  3. MeanWhile, finely slice the pepper and sweat it for 5 minutes in a non stick pan with olive oil and a few pinches of salt. Wet with white wine, cover and cook for another 10  min.
  4. Cover with the hats, place the zucchini in a baking dish and pour the stock cube diluted in 130 ml of water into the bottom of the dish.
  5. Put in the oven for 15 min, oven preheated to 200 C ( th.6 – 7 ).
  6. Heat and season the tomato coulis as desired.
  7. Serve each Zucchini with the tomato coulis and a few whole basil leaves.

Vegetarian Stuffed Zucchini

Vegetarian friends, we have the recipe for you! Slightly scented with Espelette pepper, it should suprise and delight you.

The Ingredients of the recipe

  • 200 g of goat cheese fresh
  • 2 large zucchini
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • 2 Garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp. tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 branch of sage
  • 1 pinch of Espelette pepper
  • Salt pepper

The steps of the recipe

  1. Wash and dry the zucchini . Cut them in half lengthwise, then into 4 sections. Hallow them out and remove the pulp.
  2. In a bowl, mix the goat cheese with salt, pepper and pich of Espelette pepper.
  3. Add the diced tomatoes and the crushed garlic. Preheat the oven to 200C
  4. Stuff each zucchini slice with cheese mixture. Thimble the sage on top and cover with olive oil.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes, serve hot.

9 Practical tips for a healthy and sustainable diet

Each of us contributes to the impact that out food system has on the planet. We can all commit to making the world a healthier place to live, through small but achievable changes to our diets.

  1. Eat more fruits and vegetables
  2. Eat locally, when in season
  3. Avoid eating more than needed, especially treats
  4. Swap animal protein for plant-based ones
  5. Choose whole grains
  6. Choose sustainably sources seafood
  7. Eat dairy products in moderation
  8. Avoid unnecessary packaging
  9. Drink tap water

  1. Eat more fruits and vegetables
    Fruit and vegetables are good for our health, and most come with a low environmental impact. There are exceptions, as some require a lot of resources to transport and keep fresh, so eating these less frequently  can increase the Sustainability of our diets. Example include :
    – Fruit and vegetables that are fragile, or require refrigeration ( salads and berries )
    – Vegetables that are grown in protected conditions (Such as hot-house tomatoes or cucumbers)
    – Foods that use a lot of resources during transport (green beans, mangetouts, or berries imported from the southern hemisphere).
  2. Eat Locally, when in season
    Locally-grown foods can be as sustainable choice, if we choose those that are in season where we live. The cost of producing or storing local foods beyond their natural growing seasons could be higher than shipping foods that are in season somewhere else.
  3. Avoid eating more than needed, especially treats
    Consuming only what we need reduces demands on our food supply by decreasing ecess production. It also helps to keep us healthy and avoid excessive weight gain. Limiting snacking on energy-dense low-nutrient foods and paying attention to porton sizes are all usefull ways to avoid unnecessary oveconsumption.
  4. Swap animal proteins for plant-based ones
    In General, more resources are needed to produce animal-based proteins (especially beef), compared to plant-based proteins (such as beans, pulses and some grains ). Eating a more plant-based diet also brings health benefits: plant-based food provides more fibre, and has a lower saturated fat content, both of which can contribute to a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease.
    – For meat-eaters, limiting meat consumption to 1-2 times a week, having a meet-free and choosing more sustainble meats like chicken over beef can help us reduce our elocogical footprint.
    – For those choosing a vegan/ vegetarian diet, combining different sources of plant-based protein will ensure our protein needs are met.
  5. Choose Whole grains
    Non-refined cereals are generally less resource intensive  to produce than refined ones as they require fewer processing steps. They are also good for health, reducing our risk of cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, and overweight.
    – Whole meal bread, whole grain pasta, unrefined barley, buckwheat and quinoa, are great choices.
    – Brown rice is a good substitute for white rice, but it should be enjoyed in moderation, as a lot of water is used during its production.
  6. Choose sustainably sourced seafood
    Fish is a good source of heathly omega-3 fatty acids, which contribute to normal vision, brain function and heart healt. However, overfishing is causing wild fish stocks to become depleted. In order to benefit from the necessary nutrients and reduce pressure on wild fish stocks:
    – Consume fish and seafood 1-2 times weekly to provide the necessary nutrients and reduce pressure on wild fish stocks.
    – Choose fish and seafood marked with a sustainability label from certified organisations such as the Marine Stewardship council.
  7. Eat dairy products in moderation
    while milk and dairy production has an important enviromental impact, dairy product are an important source of protein, calcium and essential amino acids, and have been linked to reduced risk of several chronic diseases, including metabolic syndrome, high blood pressure, stroke, bowel cancer anda type 2 diabetes.
    – Enjoy low – fat unsweetened dairy product daily, but in moderation.
    – Limit  consumption of high-fat cheeses to occasional.
    – For those of us who choose to eliminate dairy completely, opt for plantbased drinks that are fortified with vitamins and minerals, like calcium.
  8. Avoid unnecessary packaging
    Food packaging, especially when made of non-recyclable materials can have a huge impact on the environment. We all can reduce the amount of packaged products we buy ( think of bulk apples vercus cling-film wrapped ones ), or optfor materials are biodegradable, fully recyclable, or made from recycled materails.
  9. Drink tap Water
    In Europe, the standards of water quality and safety are high. Instead if buying bottled water, we can re-fill a reusable water bottle at the tap as many time as we want. Tap water costs a fraction of the price of bottled water and reduces our ecological footprint.

Rosemary Ranch Chicken Kabobs

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Ranch Dressing
  • 3 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 2 Teaspoons salt
  • 1 Teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 Teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1/4 Teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon white suger, or to taste
  • 5 each skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – cut into 1 inch cubes

Directions

  • Step 1
    In a Medium Bowl, stir together the olive oil, ranch dressing, Worcestershire sauce, rosemary, salt, lemon juice, while vinegar, pepper, and sugar. Let stand for 5 minutes. Place chicken in the bowl, and stir to coat with the marinade. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Step 2
    Preheat the grill for medium – high heat. Thread chicken onto skewers and discard marinade.
  • Step 3
    Lightly oil the grill frate. Grill skewers for 8 to 12 minutes, or until the chicken is no longer pink in the center, and the juices run clear.

Gordon Ramsay’s Steak Ultimate Cookery

In this short 2 minutes 30 seconds of cooking, he literally cooked the perfect steak that looked way too delicious. As a person who loves to eat steak, I decided to follow this guide and make my own. I used beef tenderloin, but if you don’t like beef tenderloin, here’s a guide that explains different cuts of steak.

Also, if you don’t know when to take out your steak, this guide can help you figure out how Gordon did it in his video.

Gordon Ramsay’s Steak
Prep Time:20 mins
Cook Time:5 mins
Total Time:25 mins
Servings:1

Ingredients
200 grams 7 ounces Beef tenderloin out from the fridge for at least 20 minutes
1/2 tablespoon Butter
1/2 tablespoon Minced garlic
Olive oil
Salt
Pepper
Thyme – optional

Step 1
Put your pan on the stove and heat it on medium heat

Step 2
Season the steak with salt and pepper and spread evenly

Step 3
Put some olive oil onto the pan

Step 4

After 30 seconds, use a pair of tongs and turn the steak over. Turn the steak every 1 minute to ensure heat is distributed evenly

Step 5

To add some flavor to the steak, add butter and garlic (and thyme).

Step 6

Tilt the pan and baste the steak.

Step 7

Once the steak is ready, let it rest.

Step 8

Enjoy!

WHO halts hydroxychloroquine, HIV drugs in COVID trials after failure to reduce death

GENEVA: The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday (Jul 4) that it was discontinuing its trials of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and combination HIV drug lopinavir/ritonavir in hospitalised patients with COVID-19 after they failed to reduce mortality.

The setback came as the WHO also reported more than 200,000 new cases globally of the disease for the first time in a single day. The United States accounted for 53,213 of the total 212,326 new cases recorded on Friday, the WHO said.

“These interim trial results show that hydroxychloroquine and lopinavir/ritonavir produce little or no reduction in the mortality of hospitalised COVID-19 patients when compared to standard of care.

“Solidarity trial investigators will interrupt the trials with immediate effect,” the WHO said in a statement, referring to large multi-country trials that the agency is leading.

The UN agency said that the decision, taken on the recommendation of the trial’s international steering committee, does not affect other studies where the drugs are used for non-hospitalised patients or as a prophylaxis.

Another branch of the WHO-led trial is looking at the potential effect of Gilead’s antiviral drug remdesivir on COVID-19. The European Commission on Friday gave remdesivir conditional approval for use after being shown to shorten hospital recovery times.

The solidarity trial started out with five branches looking at possible treatment approaches to COVID-19: standard care; remdesivir; hydroxychloroquine; lopinavir/ritonavir; and lopanivir/ritonavir combined with interferon.

WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters on Friday that nearly 5,500 patients in 39 countries had been recruited so far into its clinical trials and that interim results were expected within two weeks.

Some 18 experimental COVID-19 vaccines are being tested on humans among nearly 150 treatments under development.

Mike Ryan, WHO’s top emergencies expert, said on Friday that it would be unwise to predict when a vaccine could be ready. While a vaccine candidate might show its effectiveness by year’s end, the question was how soon it could then be mass-produced, he said.

Coronavirus: ‘Swift and dangerous turn’ in Texas cases, says governor

The spread of coronavirus infections has taken a “swift and very dangerous turn” in the US state of Texas, Governor Greg Abbott has warned.

“Over just the past few weeks, the daily number of cases have gone from an average of about 2,000, to more than 5,000,” Mr Abbott said on Sunday.

Several southern and western states have recorded a surge in cases after lockdown restrictions were eased.

The number of reported infections in the US has now surpassed 2.5 million.

Over 125,000 Covid-19 patients are confirmed to have died nationwide – more than in any other country.

What’s the latest on the surge in US cases?
The spike has led officials in Texas, Florida and other states to tighten restrictions on business again, with warnings that hospitals may soon be overwhelmed.

On Sunday, Mr Abbott said that as many as 5,000 people a day were being admitted to hospital for treatment.

US Vice-President Mike Pence said that Texas would be issued additional Covid-19 testing kits for as long was necessary.

“We are going to make sure that Texas, and your healthcare system in Texas, have the resources, have the supplies, have the personnel to meet this moment,” Mr Pence said.

The vice-president also urged Texans to wear masks “wherever its indicated”, saying “we know from experience, it will slow the spread of the coronavirus”.

Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who was speaking at a joint news conference with Governor Abbott on Sunday, said that a nationwide mandate to wear face coverings was “definitely long overdue”.

“We have the worst record of any country in the world,” she added.

In the Texas state capital of Austin, a requirement to wear face coverings in some circumstances in order to help mitigate the spread of the virus led to demonstrations on the city’s streets by people objecting to the measure.

On Sunday, Arizona also recorded a record daily increase of more than 3,800 cases. Hundreds of people reportedly travelled to rivers in the state to escape the hot weather.

The reported increases in infections in southern and western states come after moves in recent weeks to re-open businesses, resulting in people from other areas pouring in.

Responding to the level of new cases, Mr Abbott last week told bars to close and limited restaurants’ indoor seating capacity to 50%. Restaurants had previously been allowed to operate at 75% capacity, and bars at 50%.

In the Texan town of Galena Park, east of Houston, the mayor imposed an overnight curfew on Saturday and warned that hospitals could soon be overwhelmed.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has also re-imposed restrictions, ordering bars in the state to stop serving alcohol on their premises.

What is the overall situation in the US?
On Sunday, Johns Hopkins University said the total number of cases in the country had risen to 2,539,544. While some of the rise was down to more extensive testing, the rate of positive tests in some areas is also increasing.

Health officials estimate the true number of cases is likely to be 10 times higher than the confirmed total. The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has said that up to 20 million Americans may have been infected.

The surge in cases was being driven by young people – those aged between 18 and 34 – testing positive, especially in the south and west of the US, said the head of the CDC, Dr Robert Redfield.

The White House has said that the situation is stabilising in most of the country.

At a coronavirus briefing on Friday, Mr Pence hailed the Trump administration’s “truly remarkable progress in moving our nation forward”, highlighting improvements in job figures and retail sales.

Covid-19 emerged in China late last year and spread across the globe. Coronavirus cases around the world have now passed 10 million, Johns Hopkins reports.

Half the world’s cases have been in the US and Europe, but the virus is now rapidly growing in the Americas.

 

 

US Senate approves sanctions Bill over Hong Kong

WASHINGTON: The US Senate on Thursday (Jun 25) unanimously approved a Bill that would lay out sanctions on Chinese officials who undermine Hong Kong’s autonomy as Beijing pushes forward with a controversial security law.

The House of Representatives still needs to pass the Bill, which would allow sanctions in the United States against Chinese officials and the Hong Kong police as well as banks that do business with them.

The vote comes as China presses forward with a security law that would enforce punishment over subversion and other perceived threats in Hong Kong, which saw massive protests last year in support of maintaining the financial hub’s freedoms.

“They are moving forward in their process to take away the liberties of the people of Hong Kong. So time is of the essence,” said Senator Chris Van Hollen, a Democrat who helped lead the charge on the bipartisan Bill.

“Passing a Senate resolution as the consequence to their action is hardly going to be taken seriously in Beijing,” he said on the Senate floor.

“And that’s why it’s important to actually do something that shows that the government of China will pay a price if it continues down this path to extinguish those freedoms of the people in Hong Kong.”

The Bill is likely to be easily passed in the Democratic-led House of Representatives, which has repeatedly taken China to task on rights issues.

President Donald Trump’s administration has already declared that it no longer considers Hong Kong autonomous under US law.

But it has so far outlined comparatively symbolic measures as repercussions and has not questioned the overall trading relationship with the city.

China promised to preserve a separate system for Hong Kong before taking back the territory from Britain in 1997.

From ‘dust’ to glory, Liverpool’s ‘miracle’ of Istanbul

Steven Gerrard said Liverpool did not “believe in miracles” and Jamie Carragher thought his “dreams had turned to dust”, but 15 years ago Rafael Benitez’s side pulled off one of football’s greatest heists to beat AC Milan in the Champions League final.

The English side were underdogs before kick-off in Istanbul despite edging out Chelsea in the semi-finals and a strong Juventus outfit in the last eight, but were completely written off when 3-0 down at half-time in their bid for a fifth European Cup.

But, roared on by 40,000 travelling supporters in the club’s first final in the competition since the Heysel disaster of 1985, Liverpool fought back in a crazy six-minute spell before eventually triumphing on penalties.

The much-fancied Milan, who had won the title in 2003 at Old Trafford, took the lead inside 50 seconds through captain Paolo Maldini’s volley — the first time Liverpool had conceded first in a Champions League game since their famous group-stage win over Olympiakos.

It was to get worse for Liverpool as, with defensive midfielder Dietmar Hamann sitting on the bench despite a brilliant performance against Chelsea, winger Harry Kewell hobbled off injured midway through the first half.

“The 2007 (Milan) team was technically inferior to the 2005 team, who remain the best team with the best performance in a final,” then-Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti later said when asked about the teams he took to three Champions League finals, winning the other two, including against Liverpool in 2007.

“The 2005 team were better than the one in 2003.”

That class shone in a blistering first-half display by the Italian giants, as Hernan Crespo tapped in after a rapid 39th-minute counter-attack which started with Liverpool appealing for a penalty after an apparent handball by Maldini.

“The quality of (Andrea) Pirlo, Clarence Seedorf and Kaka cut us to shreds,” Gerrard later wrote in his autobiography.

– Gattuso ‘thought it was all over’ –

Just when it looked like Liverpool might limp into half-time only two goals behind, Milan delivered what appeared to be the killer blow as Kaka’s defence-splitting pass released Crespo to chip a sumptuous finish over the advancing Jerzy Dudek.

“You could just tell by Gennaro Gattuso’s demeanour that he thought it was over,” said Gerrard. “All I was thinking of then was, ‘How do we get a bit of pride and respect back?’”

Carragher wrote in his autobiography: “My dreams had turned to dust.

“I wasn’t thinking about the game any more. My thoughts were with my family and friends. I was so sorry.”

Liverpool’s supporters at the Ataturk Stadium tried to lift the team with an almost mournful half-time rendition of “You’ll Never Walk Alone”.

“It lifted us, but it would be wrong to say that it made us believe in miracles,” said Gerrard.

Benitez rang the changes, bringing on Hamann for injured full-back Steve Finnan at half-time and switching to a 3-5-2 formation.

Carragher said that Liverpool were thinking that if they scored one goal, “pride might be restored”, and captain Gerrard twisted his neck to head John Arne Riise’s cross into the top corner nine minutes after the restart.

What happened next was remarkable. Vladimir Smicer, on for Kewell and playing his last game for Liverpool, collected the ball 25 yards from goal and blasted a low shot past Milan goalkeeper Dida just two minutes later.

In the 59th minute, Gerrard was fouled by Gattuso and Xabi Alonso completed one of football’s greatest comebacks, scoring on the rebound after Dida had saved his initial penalty.

– ‘Let’s just get to extra time’ –

Liverpool’s momentum was shortlived, though, and it was a long road before they eventually reached penalties.

“After that goal I thought, ‘Let’s just get this to extra time and penalties’,” admitted Gerrard.

Djimi Traore’s goalline block to deny Andriy Shevchenko helped the Reds reach extra time, where they needed an incredible double save from Dudek to keep out Shevchenko and two last-ditch challenges by Carragher on the Ukrainian to take the final to spot-kicks.

“We also played very well in extra time,” said Ancelotti. “Carragher told me they couldn’t take it anymore and they wanted to go to penalties.”

Unlike two years before, when Shevchenko scored the winning spot-kick against Juventus, it was not to be Milan’s night on penalties.

Serginho blazed wildly over and Pirlo’s effort was saved by the dancing, advancing Dudek, and although Dida kept out Riise, Dudek palmed away Shevchenko’s tame shot to finish off a memorable final which will forever be remembered as the ‘Miracle of Istanbul’.

“Correct me if I’m wrong, but have you ever seen a better Champions League final?,” asks Gerrard. “They were a better team than us but we beat them.”