November 27, 2020

A round table on foreign labor issues will be held in Split

first_imgThe round table will be attended by companies representing the sector in tourism and trade, which will present to us first hand the real situation in the industry. Representatives of the institutions of the Croatian Employment Service of the Split Regional Office, the Ministry of the Interior of the Split Police Department, the Croatian Pension Insurance Institute, Split Branch Office and representatives of employment agencies from Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina will also be present. The primary goal of this round table is to define the broader context of the issue, while participating in a constructive discussion and finding possible solutions through the synergy of the real sector and institutions. Preparations for the new season are in full swing, and the workforce continues to be a problem plaguing many business people. Although labor import license quotas have increased by more than 100 percent this year, to 65.100, and the trade sector is listed for the first time in the distribution of licenses, the search for seasonal workers remains problematic and the number of tourist arrivals and overnight stays is tall. The tourism sector accounts for more than 23 percent of Split-Dalmatia County’s GDP, and the trade sector accounts for more than 18.200 jobs. The Croatian Chamber of Commerce is organizing a round table on “Foreign workforce – challenges and solutions for a successful tourist season.” The round table will be held on February 26 at 11 am in the Croatian Chamber of Commerce – Split County Chamber, and you can send applications via the form HERE.last_img read more

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Manchester rethink on rights of light

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Global virus deaths pass 650,000 as new surges prompt fresh curbs

first_imgHong Kong situation ‘remarkably severe’ The WHO said its emergency committee would meet later this week to discuss the crisis, six months after the organization declared the pandemic an international public health emergency.The global death toll from the pandemic passed 650,000 Monday, nearly a third of that number in Europe, according to an AFP tally compiled from official sources at 1600 GMT.Since emerging in China late last year, the virus has killed a total of 650,011 people — but more than 100,000 deaths have been recorded since July 9, and the global toll has doubled in just over two months.China reported its highest number of coronavirus cases in three months, part of a worrying swell of infections hitting Asia and Europe.Indonesia confirmed its 100,000th coronavirus case Monday, as the Red Cross warned that the crisis in the world’s fourth most-populous country risked “spiraling out of control.”New infections have also surged in Hong Kong, which for weeks appeared to have infection rates under control.Now, however, everyone in the densely populated territory must wear masks in public from this week.”The epidemic situation in Hong Kong is remarkably severe,” Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung said as he announced the measure, as well as a ban on more than two people gathering in public and restaurants restricted to serving takeaway meals. Until Sunday, the number of US daily infections had exceeded 60,000 for 12 straight days, with some days notching more than 70,000 new cases.But as the grim figures kept rolling in, the World Health Organization argued against a wholesale closing of borders.This was “not necessarily a sustainable strategy for the world’s economy, for the world’s poor, or for anybody else,” said WHO emergencies director Michael Ryan.A “global one-size-fits-all policy” was impossible because outbreaks were developing differently in different countries, he added. Officials around the world reintroduced a raft of restrictions Monday — from beach closures to quarantine measures — to try to tamp down coronavirus hotspots as the official global death toll passed 650,000.European countries trying to repair the economic damage caused by the earlier lockdowns struggled to balance keeping the lifeline of tourism open while guarding against new flare-ups of infection.Spain’s tourism industry faced fresh misery after British travelers — and one major tour operator — cancelled flights there following London’s decision to reintroduce quarantine for travellers returning from the country. Fresh preventive measures Other countries took a different approach to fears over rising infections.Germany will make coronavirus tests mandatory for travelers returning from risk areas, Health Minister Jens Spahn said Monday.”We must prevent returning travellers from infecting others unnoticed and thus triggering new chains of infection,” Spahn wrote on Twitter.Belgium announced that from Wednesday, people there would be allowed to see five people at most outside their family circle, reducing the permitted “social bubble” from 15.The measures came after the country recorded 1,952 new cases over the past week, more than 70 percent up on the previous week.France ordered night-time curfews for beaches in the Brittany resort of Quiberon on the Atlantic coast, after a fast-spreading COVID-19 cluster emerged there last week.Tehran warned Iranians against wedding and funeral gatherings as the coronavirus outbreak showed no signs of abating in the Middle East’s hardest-hit country.And Britain launched a campaign against obesity, days after a Public Health England report found that the condition increased the risk of death from coronavirus by 40 percent.US biotech company Moderna began a final phase of clinical trials for a potential COVID-19 vaccine on Monday — the same day it emerged President Trump’s national security advisor Robert O’Brien had contracted the virus.O’Brien, the most senior US figure so far to come down with the virus, “has been self-isolating and working from a secure location off site,” said a White House statement. Hong Kong mandated wearing masks in public in response to a new wave of infections.Belgium tightened its social distancing measures to try to halt what one expert called a “worrying” surge in cases.In Washington, meanwhile, the White House announced that another senior administration figure, national security advisor Robert O’Brien, had contracted the virus.As of Monday evening, the US, the worst-hit nation in the world, had added another 57,000 cases of infection and its recorded death toll stood at 147,588, said Johns Hopkins University. Tourism hit hard Spain, which has already paid a high cost in human lives and economic losses during the pandemic, suffered a further blow after tour operator TUI cancelled all British holidays to the Spanish mainland from Monday until August 9.They were reacting to Britain’s decision late Saturday to require travelers returning from Spain to quarantine for two weeks.”There have already been cancellations and more are expected,” said Emilio Gallego, secretary general of Spain’s hotels association.”Nobody is going to come here for a week’s holiday and then spend 14 days shut away when they get back home.”Irish no-frills airline Ryanair said Monday that it had nosedived into the red in the first quarter, noting that the pandemic had grounded its fleet for nearly four months.”The past quarter was the most challenging in Ryanair’s 35-year history,” said a company statement. Topics :last_img read more

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Christmas Lights On Again At Lohrums

first_img(Lohrum Christmas Extravaganza Facebook)Lights were once again on at the Lohrum Christmas Extravaganza Wednesday night.Just days after family members announced their 60,000 light display would be shut off for the holiday season, an announcement was made on their Facebook page that lights would shine bright again.Authorities had previously received complaints of traffic issues caused from admirers of the Lohrum display. It prompted family members to turn off the display to make sure drivers were not cited by police.With the display now up and running, the Lohrums are asking drivers to be respectful of neighboring properties and avoid impeding the flow of traffic.The Lohrum Christmas Extravaganza is located at W County Road 525 in Osgood, approximately a ½ mile north of Jac-Cen-Del High School.last_img read more

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IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through March 28

first_imgSmiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods – 1. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 430; 2. Gregory Muirhead, Mabank, Texas, 428; 3. James Hanusch, Belton, Texas, 390; 4. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 314; 5. Larry Underwood, Temple, Texas, 292; 6. Chris Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 277; 7. Justin Nabors, Kemp, Texas, 273; 8. James McCreery, Midlothian, Texas, 257; 9. Jon White Jr., Red Oak, Texas, 212; 10. Cory Williams, Tahoka, Texas, 199; 11. Kaden Honeycutt, Willow Park, Texas, 195; 12. Jared Baird, Norman, Okla., 194; 13. Kyle Robinson, Pilot Point, Texas, 191; 14. Michael Martin, Kaufman, Texas, 189; 15. David Bolf, Wichita Falls, Texas, 183; 16. Jay Coone, Weatherford, Texas, 169; 17. Chris Cogburn, Robinson, Texas, and Cullen Hill, Healdton, Okla., both 163; 19. James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, 157; 20. Austin Moore, Axtell, Texas, 152. IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Rod Craddock, Alvin, Texas, 153; 2. Tyler Harris, Vidor, Texas, 115; 3. Kent Lewis Sr., Willis, Texas, 110; 4. Jacob Harris, Vidor, Texas, 109; 5. Caleb Padgett, Madisonville, Texas, 100; 6. Tommy Hall, Natchitoches, La., 91; 7. Blake Cunningham, Silsbee, Texas, 89; 8. Chris Hinson, Nederland, Texas, 87; 9. Mike Oliver, San Antonio, Texas, 85; 10. Theresa Waller, Montgomery, Texas, 83; 11. Johnny Brown, Mauriceville, Texas, 72; 12. Daniel King, Conroe, Texas, 70; 13. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, and Todd Bliss, Baton Rouge, La., both 66; 15. Beau Smith, Pearland, Texas, 65; 16. Butch David, Geismar, La., 63; 17. Danny Burke, Crosby, Texas, 58; 18. Thomas Johnson, Deridder, La., 57; 19. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., and Kyle Rasmussen, Clovis, Calif., both 40. Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Brian Schoenbaum, Killeen, Texas, 419; 2. Steven Bevills, Granbury, Texas, 396; 3. Harold Clifton, Stephenville, Texas, 281; 4. Howard Watson, Weatherford, Texas, 277; 5. Anthony Vandenberg, Dublin, Texas, 274; 6. Kaleb Watson, Mineral Wells, Texas, 254; 7. William Creese, Springtown, Texas, 236; 8. Clifton Whisenant, Proctor, Texas, 220; 9. Kody Crofutt, Dublin, Texas, and Pamela Whisenant, Proctor, Texas, both 195; 11. Derek Cates, Woodway, Texas, 186; 12. Scott Newbury, Rhome, Texas, 183; 13. Randy McNorton Jr., Alvord, Texas, 164; 14. Ryan Whisenant, Stephenville, Texas, 163; 15. Billy Butcher, Boyd, Texas, 133; 16. Colton Mooney, Boyd, Texas, 120; 17. Johnny Clark, Cleburne, Texas, 103; 18. Jason Magouirk, Fort Worth, Texas, and James Morehead, Cleburne, Texas, both 102; 20. Frank Lackey, Joshua, Texas, 101. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 511; 2. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 431; 3. Jason Batt, Harker Heights, Texas, 409; 4. George Fronsman, Surprise, Ariz., 377; 5. Cody Center, Mesa, Ariz., 367; 6. Lonnie Foss, Glendale, Ariz., 319; 7. Gary Williams, Bonham, Texas, and Bryan Schutte, Wayne, Okla., both 306; 9. Dean Abbey, Roanoke, Texas, 301; 10. Shelby Williams, Bonham, Texas, 285; 11. Joey McCullough, Phoenix, Ariz., 281; 12. A.J. Dancer, Red Rock, Texas, 279; 13. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 258; 14. Tyler Muirhead, Mabank, Texas, 251; 15. Ryan Powers, Joshua, Texas, 246; 16. Kyle Falck, Decorah, Iowa, 245; 17. Dennis Bissonnette, Stephenville, Texas, 234; 18. Douglas Kennemer, Rhome, Texas, and Marcus Hahn, Lone Grove, Okla., both 233; 20. Michael Sheen, Lamesa, Texas, 224.  IMCA Modifieds – 1. Ricky Thornton Jr., Adel, Iowa, 395; 2. Kollin Hibdon, Pahrump, Nev., 381; 3. Zachary Madrid, Tucson, Ariz., 373; 4. David Goode Jr., Copperas Cove, Texas, 358; 5. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo., 345; 6. Don Gumke, Jamestown, N.D., 315; 7. Kelsie Foley, Tucson, Ariz., 310; 8. Chris Elliott, Abilene, Texas, 296; 9. Tyler Mecl, Queen Creek, Ariz., 281; 10. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, and Bubba Stafford Jr., Wittmann, Ariz., both 279; 12. Ryan Roath, Peoria, Ariz., 274; 13. Jason Noll, Peoria, Ariz., 271; 14. Chris Morris, Taylor, Texas, and Brent Schlafmann, Bismarck, N.D., both 253; 16. David Goode Sr., Copperas Cove, Texas, 244; 17. Clint Reichenbach, Santa Maria, Calif., 236; 18. Drew Armstrong, Benton, Ark., 231; 19. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 227; 20. Jacob O’Neil, Tucson, Ariz., 223. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Joe Peterson, Chandler, Ariz., 182; 2. Joe Vlasity, Glendale, Ariz., 174; 3. Bradley Stafford, Glendale, Ariz., 143; 4. Nathan DeRagon, Peoria, Ariz., 139; 5. Kyle Cardinal, Paradise Valley, Ariz., 137; 6. Adam Goff, Minot, N.D., 116; 7. Max Zachrison, Surprise, Ariz., 104; 8. Gerald Spalding Jr., Andrews, Texas, 79; 9. Cory Stone, Lovington, N.M., 78; 10. Scott Tenney, Yuma, Ariz., 74; 11. Shawn Stone, Lovington, N.M., 70; 12. Ricky Yeley, Hobbs, N.M., 69; 13. David Males, Roswell, N.M., and Ashton Hayes, Hobbs, N.M., both 68; 15. Jimmy Breeding III, Seminole, Texas, 67; 16. Wesley Mayer, Hobbs, N.M., 64; 17. Matthew Machen, Roswell, N.M., 62; 18. Mark Turner, Hobbs, N.M., and Marc Kimbrell, Odessa, Texas, both 60; 20. Brandon Blake, Odessa, Texas, 59. Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods – 1. Chase Rudolf, Prole, Iowa, 485; 2. Mark Harrison, Coolidge, Ariz., 379; 3. Cole Carver, Apache Junction, Ariz., 363; 4. David Jones, Chandler, Ariz., 348; 5. Michael Egurola Jr., Tucson, Ariz., 306; 6. Keith Brown Jr., Pittsburg, Calif., 300; 7. Mark Madrid, Laveen, Ariz., 282; 8. Ty Weidner, Chandler, Ariz., 271; 9. Tate Johnson, Homestead, Montana, 269; 10. Taylor Kuehl, Cave Creek, Ariz., 261; 11. Jake McBirnie, Boone, Iowa, and Brady Bjella, Williston, N.D., both 257; 13. Heath Dry, Phoenix, Ariz., 244; 14. Kelly Jacobson, Fargo, N.D., 242; 15. Ethan Braaksma, Newton, Iowa, 224; 16. Bo Partain, Casa Grande, Ariz., 223; 17. Ryan Moser, Englewood, Colo., 219; 18. Bryan Miller, Glendale, Ariz., 208; 19. Shelby Frye, Chandler, Ariz., 206; 20. Brandyn Johnson, Mesa, Ariz., 203.last_img read more

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Teen accidentally shot after gun discharges

first_imgOfficials in Miami are currently investigating after an 18-year-old was accidentally shot in the arm.The incident occurred Friday at a home at 28 NW 24th Ave.According to the report, several people where at the home when somehow the gun was discharged.The victim was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital where they are listed in stable condition.Not much is known about the situation at this time. Authorities are still conducting their investigation.last_img

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Woman found with meth tries to use her daughter’s name during arrest

first_imgOfficials in Utah say a woman they pulled over attempted to pass herself off as her 20-year-old daughter during her arrest.The incident occurred during a traffic stop near Salt Lake City.Authorities say they pulled over 38-year-old Heather Elaine Garcia on August 31st after they noticed the vehicle she was driving did not have a license plate.When the official approached the vehicle, Garcia told the officer that she did not have any form of identification on her and then gave them her daughter’s name and birthday.At that point, another officer with a K-9 arrived on the scene to which the K-9 alerted them to some sort of contraband in the vehicle.Authorities then searched the vehicle and found a broken pipe and several small baggies with a powder inside that tested positive for methamphetamine.Officials also report that they found Garcia’s license  which was suspended, inside of her purse. Officials reported that while Garcia did look similar to a photo they were able to pull up of her daughter, they could tell the difference between the two women.Garcia has since been taken jail where she faces charges for giving false personal information, driving on a suspended license, driving without insurance, and charges related to drug and drug paraphernalia possession.Authorities also reported that Garcia has several active warrants.last_img read more

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Florida man fatally shoots mother during argument

first_imgA South Florida man has been arrested after authorities say he fatally shot his mother during an argument.The incident occurred at the family’s home in Margate on Sunday.Authorities say 28-year-old Alexander Deltoro and his parents were driving home from a night out when they got into an argument. The argument continued to escalate and when the family finally got home, Deltoro pulled out a gun and fatally shot his mother in the face.Deltoro is now facing a charge of manslaughter and  a charge for unlawfully carrying a concealed weapon.A judge said Monday that there is “no word” for the allegations against Deltoro.Deltoro has been given a $101,000 bond and was ordered to have no contact with his father.last_img read more

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Pollard smashes six off last ball to hand Kings crucial win

first_imgDUBAI, United Arab Emirates, (CMC) – Kieron Pollard smashed sixes off the last two deliveries of the game to fire Karachi Kings to a dramatic five-wicket win over Lahore Qalanders and keep alive their hopes of a playoff spot in the Pakistan Super League.Chasing 156 for victory at the Dubai International Stadium on Saturday, Kings entered the final over requiring 14 runs for victory with Pollard on strike and the West Indies batsman finally proved his worth in gold for the franchise.He gathered a couple in the deep off the first delivery bowled by seamer Aamer Yamin, managed a single off the next ball but was handed the strike again quickly when Imad Wasim took a single off the third ball.Pollard was kept scoreless off the fourth ball leaving Kings with 10 runs needed from the last two balls but the Trinidadian cleared the ropes at long off with the fifth delivery before depositing the final delivery over square leg to pull off a sensational win.The right-hander finished unbeaten on 45 from a mere 20 deliveries with a four and four sixes while prolific opener Babar Azam top-scored with 49 from 42 balls.Babar and captain Kumar Sangakkara (20) had added 53 for the second wicket to put Kings on course for victory before four wickets tumbled for 23 runs in the space of 24 deliveries.Pollard and Imad Wasim (19 not out) then rescued the innings in an unbroken 55-run, sixth wicket partnership.Pollard’s West Indies counterpart and fellow Trinidadian, Sunil Narine, was brilliant in his four overs of off-spin, taking one for 19.Sent in earlier, Qalanders were carried by an unbeaten 32 from Mohammad Rizwan and 31 from captain and opener Brendon McCullum, while Narine lashed two sixes in a six-ball 19 batting at number five.Kings moved into fourth spot in the standings on six points but a defeat in the remaining preliminary game on Sunday could see them eliminated.In the other game, neither captain Darren Sammy nor Marlon Samuels had much of an impact but Peshawar Zalmi still managed to beat Quetta Gladiators by two wickets with four balls left in their final game, to go top of the table.Sammy suffered the indignity of a first ball ‘duck’ while Samuels scored seven as Zalmi, chasing 129 for victory, slumped to 52 for six in the 10th over.But Shahid Afridi arrived to hit an explosive unbeaten 45 off 23 deliveries to drag Zalmi over the line.last_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

first_imgPGA-TRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIPPositive COVID test leads to more withdrawals from TravelersCROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Will Gordon shot an 8-under 62 Friday to move into the early lead at the Travelers Championship, where two more golfers withdrew due to the coronavirus.Gordon, a 23-year-old Vanderbilt graduate playing his fourth PGA Tour event on a sponsor’s exemption, is 12-under 128 after 36 holes. He was two shots up on Mackenzie Hughes, who shot a first-round 60 and was playing Friday afternoon.Gordon shot a 30 on his first nine holes, making six birdies and a single bogey on the back nine at TPC River Highlands. He had nine birdies during his round and just missed a few others, including on the fourth hole where his 35-foot birdie putt came to rest on the edge of the cup. June 26, 2020 Patton averaged less than two points a game, appearing in nine games over three seasons for the Timberwolves, Philadelphia and Oklahoma City.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-CIVIL WAROregon, Oregon State drop ‘Civil War’ name for rivalryUNDATED (AP) — Oregon and Oregon State have agreed to drop the name “Civil War” for their rivalry games. The move Friday was made after discussions between officials at both schools and current and former student-athletes. The change also comes amid ongoing protests following the death of George Floyd while in police custody. Denny McCarthy told Golfchannel.com that he withdrew after feeling sick Thursday night and tested positive for the coronavirus Friday. Bud Cauley, who played with McCarthy Thursday, also withdrew before Friday’s second round. McCarthy became the third PGA Tour player to test positive for the virus since its restart and the second this week, joining Cameron Champ, who withdrew on Tuesday. Nick Watney withdrew just before the second round of last week’s RBC Heritage Championship. Webb Simpson, Graeme McDowell, Brooks Koepka (KEHP’-kuh) and his brother Chase also withdrew from the Travelers after coming into contact with people who had the virus.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:— The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association say 16 players tested positive for coronavirus in the first wave of mandatory tests done in preparation for the restart of the season. Those 16 players were part of a pool of 302 tested on Tuesday. Tests are continuing for all 22 teams that will be participating in the restart at the Disney campus near Orlando, Florida, next month. The league and the union announced today that they have finalized terms of the deal that will allow the league to restart. Oregon State President Ed Ray said the Civil War name “represents a connection to a war fought to perpetuate slavery.”Oregon athletic director Rob Mullins said former Oregon quarterback Dennis Dixon raised the issue of the name. The football series between Oregon and Oregon State has been played 123 times and is the fifth-most contested rivalry in the country. This season’s game is tentatively scheduled for Nov. 28 in Corvallis. The men’s basketball series between the two teams has been contested 354 times. TIZ THE LAW-STUD DEAL — The Carolina Hurricanes will begin “voluntary small-group training” at PNC Arena on Tuesday. The team says those sessions will be closed to the public and media. Sixteen players, divided into two groups, are expected to participate. Players and staff permitted inside the arena will be tested for COVID-19. The team says the arena has received “extensive cleaning” during the suspended NHL season and there will be “enhanced cleaning and sanitation efforts” going forward.— NHL MVP candidate Artemi Panarin (ahr-TEH’-mee pah-NAH’-rihn) says he has concerns about the health and safety of players if the season resumes and about finances beyond that. The New York Rangers winger posted a statement on Twitter saying he’s worried about the “long-term prosperity of the NHL.” His major concern is escrow payments made by players in recent years. The league and NHL Players’ Association are negotiating an extension of the collective bargaining agreement along with a potential return to play amid the coronavirus pandemic. Players have made varying degrees of escrow payments in recent seasons since a deal was struck with owners to split hockey-related revenue 50/50.— The Davis Cup men’s tennis competition has been canceled this year because of the coronavirus pandemic and will pick up again in 2021. Matches were scheduled for this September and the Davis Cup finals were set for November in Madrid. Now the World Group I and World Group II preliminary matches will be played in various sites in either March or September 2021. The finals will be in Madrid during the week of Nov. 22, 2021. The International Tennis Federation says the 18 nations that already qualified for the 2020 finals will get a spot in 2021. The ITF has also scrapped the women’s Fed Cup finals for this year and says they will be played April 13-18 in Budapest, Hungary.— Former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic (ee-van-EE’-seh-vihch) says he has tested positive for the coronavirus. The Croatian great is the coach of Novak Djokovic (NOH’-vak JOH’-kuh-vich) and says he tested positive after two negative tests in the last 10 days. Ivanisevic attended the exhibition series hosted by the top-ranked Djokovic in Serbia and Croatia. He says: “I would like to inform everyone who has been in contact with me that I tested positive and ask them to take extra good care of themselves and their loved ones.” Ivanisevic won his only Grand Slam title at the All England Club in 2001.— Red Star Belgrade CEO Zvezdan Terzic said Friday he has tested positive for the coronavirus, days after the Serbian soccer champion played matches in front of thousands of fans despite the pandemic. Five Red Star players earlier this week tested positive for COVID-19 in the wake of their title triumph and a semifinal league cup match against rival Partizan. Serbia, along with the rest of the Balkans, is currently experiencing a peak in confirmed coronavirus cases. Serbian health officials lifted most lockdown measures in May, allowing large gatherings where social distancing or wearing masks are not obligatory. — Panamanian boxer Roberto Durán has tested positive for the coronavirus but a son says the retired fighter has had only mild symptoms so far. Robin Durán said on Instagram that his 69-year-old father was tested after going to a private hospital with cold-like symptoms. Durán had the nickname “Hands of Stone” as a boxer from 1968 to 2001 and held world championship belts in four different weight classes during his career. He is remembered for his resounding victory over American boxing idol Sugar Ray Leonard in Montreal in 1980.— Diamond League track meets in France and the United States have been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Organizers say the Sept. 6 event in Paris and the Prefontaine meet on Oct. 4 in Eugene, Oregon, cannot be held because of the current restrictions on mass gatherings and international travel. A meet in Gateshead, England, has been postponed from Aug. 16 to a possible date in mid-September. The next possible Diamond League meet is scheduled for Aug. 14 in Monaco.— Virginia says its football players can begin returning to campus on July 5 if they participate in a voluntary workout period under protocols set by the school’s health system. The school says all student-athletes and staff will receive COVID-19 specific education through a variety of print and video media, utilizing CDC and NCAA resources. The UVA Health System will administer and coordinate testing of student-athletes and staff. The voluntary workouts will go from July 5-14, followed by required activity for up to eight hours a week from July 15-25. The program will then transition into a two-week period of required activities for 20 hours a week. The Cavaliers are scheduled to open the season against Georgia on Sept. 7 in Atlanta.— Tennessee’s athletic budget for 2020-21 assumes the Volunteers will have fans in the stands for football season but still includes a $10.1 million cut in overall revenues. University of Tennessee President Randy Boyd says reducing the number of fans further because of the coronavirus pandemic would have a “significant impact” on the budget. But Boyd said Friday that Tennessee is financially prepared to handle any problems. Tennessee projects a drop of 19.4% with $29.8 million in revenue from athletic ticket sales. The Volunteers won their final six games last season under coach Jeremy Pruitt. They are scheduled to host Florida and Alabama, which are traditionally big draws for fans.— The baseball Hall of Fame museum has reopened after being shut since March 15. The Cooperstown, New York, hall welcomed visitors on Friday. Face masks are required from all staff and guests. The shrine is selling tickets that permit visitors to reserve a specific date and time to enter, reducing congestion in the front lobby and throughout the museum. Some of the Hall’s bigger gathering spots will remain closed. The popular plaque gallery is open. The Hall announced earlier that this year’s Hall of Fame induction ceremonies had been canceled because of the virus outbreak. Derek Jeter, Marvin Miller, Ted Simmons and Larry Walker will be enshrined next year, on July 25, 2021.center_img NBA-PISTONS-PATTONPistons sign oft-injured center Justin PattonDETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons signed center Justin Patton on Friday, hoping the 2017 first-round pick can stay healthy to help the franchise’s turnaround.Patton had surgery for a broken foot in 2018 for the second straight year.The 6-foot-11 player was selected No. 16 overall three years ago by the Chicago Bulls, who traded him on draft night to Minnesota as part of the Jimmy Butler trade. Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTS2 more players withdraw from TravelersUNDATED (AP) — Two more players on the PGA Tour have withdrawn from the Travelers Championship because of COVID-19. Update on the latest sports Belmont winner Tiz the Law lands future stallion dealVERSAILLES, Ky. (AP) — Belmont winner Tiz the Law will stand at Coolmoore America’s Ashford Stud in Kentucky when his racing career is over.The 3-year-old colt will continue to be owned by Sackatoga Stable while he races. Tiz the Law has won five of six career starts, including last week’s Belmont Stakes that opened the reconfigured Triple Crown series. His next scheduled start is the Travers at Saratoga on Aug. 8.Tiz the Law will eventually join Triple Crown winners American Pharoah and Justify at Ashford Stud.last_img read more

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