September 18, 2020

The Latest: Italian soccer sets up inspectors for teams

first_imgThe top men’s pole vaulters competed in the Ultimate Garden Clash at their homes in early May. Mondo Duplantis and Renaud Lavillenie shared the victory with more than 250,000 people watching a live stream.The winner on Saturday will be the vaulter who clears the bar at 4 meters the most times in 30 minutes.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Serie A teams were permitted to resume individual training on May 4 while full team training can restart Monday.Lazio has reportedly already been training in groups of three players. The federation says inspectors will verify that practices are held according to the rules.The league said on Wednesday that it hopes to resume playing games on June 13 but the government has not approved a restart yet.___Turkish soccer club Besiktas says eight people have tested positive for the coronavirus and training has been suspended. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Italian soccer federation has set up a pool of inspectors to check that teams comply with new health protocols and government decrees issued during the coronavirus pandemic. Associated Press The Latest: Italian soccer sets up inspectors for teams The club says president Ahmet Nar Cebi and a player were among those who tested positive.Turkish teams have resumed limited training sessions following the federation’s decision to restart matches in empty stadiums on June 12.___The three leading women’s pole vaulters get their turn to compete on Saturday in the second edition of the Ultimate Garden Clash.Katerina Stefanidi of Greece, Katie Nageotte of the United States and Alysha Newman of Canada will participate in the event but won’t be competing in their backyards because they don’t have the equipment at home. They will instead be at nearby training facilities. May 14, 2020last_img read more

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CARICOM Planning to Open Borders for Intra-regional Travel

first_imgGrenada’s borders as well many regional ports of entry and exit were closed in March as part of efforts to curb the spread of COVID19. This is according to Grenada’s cabinet minister with responsibility for CARICOM, Oliver Joseph. “We collectively agreed to start gradually relaxing the restrictions for travel, as the pandemic in the region has been largely contained. Governments, airlines, and hotels are now finalising the details of this phased re-opening. Assuming that the requisite protocols are in place, we expect to open our borders in the first week of June.” CMC ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada – Members states with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) plan on reopening borders to intra-regional travel in the first instance, hopefully by next month. “These protocols will be informed by a regional public health policy which the heads have agreed is necessary to guide the criteria for reopening. The health policy is being drafted and will be submitted to CARICOM Heads of Government for final approval” said a news release from the Government Information Service. “Borders were closed to prevent the spread of the virus and to save lives, and for now, we must maintain that status quo…I assure you, fellow Grenadians, we will not move unless we are satisfied that adequate health and safety guidelines are in place.”center_img Mitchell who also holds the portfolio of Minister for National Security assured Grenadians that the health and safety of citizens remain a primary concern. During the virtual meeting, the COTED approved a strategy for the re-opening of economies in the Caribbean Community. The Council is made up of Trade Ministers and officials agreed to a framework centered on the development and adherence to defined metrics related to the Covid-19 virus, which will guide in the reopening process. At the 10th Special Emergency Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government last week, a sub-committee was established to engage stakeholders in the tourism industry to agree on appropriate protocols that will ensure the safety of workers and visitors alike, once borders are re-opened. “What we are discussing is to first allow regional travel, that is travel within the islands such as travel between Grenada and Trinidad or between Trinidad and Barbados, we are not looking at having international carriers come to the island yet,” said Joseph who last week chaired at the fiftieth meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED). Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Mitchell, in a national address on Sunday night, said that reopening of borders was a topic of discussion at recent meetings of Caribbean leaders at both the OECS and CARICOM levels and a regional approach is being considered.last_img read more

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Brazil 2014: 87 days to go

first_imgRoberto Carlos scored his first and only FIFA World Cup™ goal while winning his 87th cap against China PR on 8 June 2002.It was a trademark strike, too, with the Brazil left-back opening the scoring in a 4-0 group stage win with a ferociously struck free-kick.The victory, which also included goals from Rivaldo, Ronaldo and Ronaldinho, would prove to be the most resounding of ;A Seleção’s triumphant 2002 campaign.last_img

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Wellington High School homecoming is tonight; other Sumner County teams playing

first_imgOther Sumner County gamesBelle Plaine at Conway SpringsCaldwell at Cedar Vale/DexterOxford at Elk ValleyFlinthills at South HavenArgonia at Central-Burden Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments WMS TournamentsDon’t forget about the seventh and eighth grade Pioneer League Middle School tournaments. Tournament brackets can be found here.center_img by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington High School basketball teams will be playing in front of a large Homecoming Crowd tonight which will include the auctioning off an old Wellington Middle School scoreboard and the Duke of Wellington ceremony. Other Sumner County teams will be playing and the Pioneer League basketball tournaments will start Saturday!….Wellington Homecoming Wellington battles Mulvane tonight. The schedule for today and tonight:Duke pep assembly – 2:30 p.m.C boys and C girls – 4:15 p.m.Pulled Pork Dinner at WHS commons – starting at 5 p.m.JV boys basketball – 5:45 p.m.Varsity girls – 6 p.m.Varsity boys – 7:30 p.m.Duke Coronation – 9:30 p.m.Duke Dance – 9:45 p.m.last_img read more

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Planes playing at Wellington Regent this weekend

first_imgThis week at the Regent Theater: “Planes” (Movie trailer is below). When: Friday at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Saturday, 2 p.m and 7 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Movies ahead at Regent Theater:Sept. 6 — Percy Jackson Sea of Monsters.Sept. 13 — We are the Millers.. Rotten Tomatoes rating (movie critics collective approval ratings): 26%. Audience review: 54% approval.center_img Rated: PG – 1 hour, 32 minutes. Movie Synopsis: Cars gets a spin-off with this Disney Toon Studios film starring the voice of Dane Cook as a vertically-challenged plane with high hopes of becoming an air racer. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovilast_img read more

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Fair Haven Takes Steps To Keep Streets Friendly

first_imgThe Department of Transportation’s grant will go directly to pay Parsons Brinckerhoff Engineering Services, New York City, to do the research and write the final report detailing what can be done for all of the borough roadways to improve them for multiple uses and not just motor vehicles. The public can go to the borough website, fairhavennj.org, where they can find more information about the study, a fact sheet, access to an online, interactive map, as well as the opportunity to offer comments for the final study. Lucarelli has formed a committee to collaborate with the engineering firm. The committee, he said, consists of “this tremendous talent” of borough residents like Gail O’Reilly, who has experience working in municipal governments; Tracy Challenger Cole, whose background is as a professional planner and with commercial downtown development experience; and John McCormick, a traffic engineer. “It’s really cool, the talent we have here,” Lucarelli observed. Fair Haven has long been a bicycle-centric community. Just visiting the borough’s two public schools, Viola L. Sickles Elementary School, Willow Street, and Knollwood School, Hance Road, for middle graders, you will see racks in front of the buildings jammed-packed with students’ bikes, used to get them back and forth from school. The borough doesn’t offer student busing. The borough on school days closes Third Street to traffic for part of the day to allow kids to make their way to and from school. And on weather-appropriate weekends a common sight is whole families out on their bikes for recreation or even running errands.Lucarelli has long been a cycling enthusiast and had aggressively lobbied to have the county government install bicycle lanes on some county roads as the roads were repaved and lined, which the county did do last year.But, Lucarelli did point out there are other steps that need to be taken to help make it a safer environment. In recent years there was a traffic/cycling fatality on River Road, in the borough’s business district, which isn’t lined for bike lanes.Fair Haven’s bicycle-friendly culture has contributed to the community’s attractiveness, Lucarelli said, continuing to attract new homeowners and businesses.Cyndi Steiner, executive director of the New Jersey Bike and Walk Coalition, believes “it’s something more towns should pursue.” Establishing a long-term plan to share roadways has multiple benefits, including improving safety for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists, she said. But, Steiner continued, it has positive effects in less direct ways, such as on the local economy. “Businesses are usually very happy,” she said, “because people on bikes, people walking, spend money,” and don’t have to worry about parking. By John BurtonFAIR HAVEN – Borough officials are asking for the public’s help in making the community more pedestrian – and cyclist – friendly.Thanks to a state Department of Transportation Local Technical Assistance Grant, local officials have contracted with an engineering firm to draft a study mapping out ways of ensuring Fair Haven remains safe for cyclists and pedestrians for coming generations, explained Mayor Benjamin Lucarelli.He envisions the eventual master plan for this issue to be a “50-year, multigenerational document.”“The reason for this plan,” Lucarelli said this week, “is for the next governing body, when they go to pave the road, they’ll know what it is they should do. They won’t have to reinvent the wheel,” and may be able to have additional bicycle lanes and shared road stenciling put in place on the roadways following future repaving.last_img read more

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CALIFORNIA CUP SPRINT QUOTES-SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 2020

first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESTIAGO PEREIRA, FASHIONABLY FAST, WINNER: “Our plan was to stay just behind the one horse (Baja Sur) and then push on the outside when we came for home. I switched the whip in the stretch and when the horse came outside of us, he really responded. I worked this horse the other day and he worked very fast.  I love this horse (Fashionably Fast has won five in a row).”TRAINER QUOTESDEAN PEDERSON, FASHIONABLY FAST, WINNER: “It was great. I left it up to Tiago (Pereira). I told him not to concede enough to Baja Sur and keep the pressure on him. I don’t know if that is his ideal running style but you gotta ride to win. That was the game plan we had come up with. I kind of left it in his hands. The horse was just game as can be coming down the stretch.“The horse has done so much for us, how can you be disappointed in anything he does?  We are just very thankful to be in this position and for the opportunity to have this horse. You can’t train for better owners.”JOHN HARRIS, COALINGA, CA, OWNER/BREEDER FASHIONABLY FAST, WINNER: “At about the eighth pole, I thought maybe we were in deep water, but he kept going. We always want to win, but it’s particularly fun to win with a homebred. And it’s fun to win this race which was named for my good friend Don Valpredo. To be here today, with people like this, is special.”NOTES: The winning owners are Harris Farms, Inc., Per Antonsen and John Nicoletti.last_img read more

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Tony Becca | Where is Brandon King?

first_img Two seasons ago, on a Sunday at Sabina Park, he took on a Jamaica Defence Force team with their three fast bowlers, including Sheldon Cottrell and Reynard Leveridge, and he gave them a proper caning. He was hit on the head by Cottrell early in the innings before he stood tall and played a real masterpiece of an innings. Kingston needed quick runs to try and win the Senior Cup after trailing on first innings, and he went at the bowling. He went to bat at 15 for one, he scored 92 with six sixes and five fours, he was dismissed at 167 for two, and the fans, on either side, were thrilled by his composure at the wickets, and by his stroke play. It was a classy innings. He demonstrated the stuff of which great batsmen are made. He destroyed the bowlers, including the spin bowler, with lovely, fluent drives, some of them ending in the stands behind the boundary at long-off and long-on. King, on that day, and many days after, in the Senior Cup season and in this year’s Trial matches, during which he made the most runs, including a brilliant century, showed his class. His technique is good, and pleasing to the eye. His style is good, he has the stamp of a future West Indies batsman, and he should be treated as such. He has not really demanded a place on the national team because he has not dominated the scene, but he has performed and he is not the first not to have dominated the scene and then move on to dominate the level above, and he will not be the last. For those who do not know, or who may have forgotten, King scored 438 runs with one century and an average of 43.06 in the 2014 Senior Cup season, he scored 247 runs and one century and an average of 24.76 in the 2015 Senior Cup season, and he scored 647 runs, three centuries with a top score of 179 and an average of 71.89 in the past season. In the past three Senior Cup seasons, he has scored 1,335 runs, he has scored five centuries with a top score of 179, and he has averaged 51.14. On top of that, his runs, his number of centuries, his top score, and his average for the recent season were far above every other player. In the three Trial matches a few weeks ago, King scored 223 runs, he had a top score of 155, and finished with an average of 74.33, all above his contemporaries. He has class and that should be obvious to the selectors. He deserves a run, no question about that. The fans know it, and so should the selectors. Each day I go to Sabina Park, I hear the fans asking one question: Where is young King? Where is Brandon King? King’s figures, overall, may not be the greatest, or not very great. Every time, however, I see Jamaica buckle and fall like ninepins, I remember how men like Sonny Ramadhin and Alfred Valentine, although it was a different era, were selected for the West Indies, how Wes Hall was selected, how Michael Holding was selected, how Malcolm Marshall was selected, and how Fidel Edwards was selected for the West Indies. I also remember, as great as he became, that it took Garry Sobers, the greatest all-rounder cricketer of all time, 16 Test matches before he scored a century, a memorable 365 not out, and that it took Rohan Kanhai, the magician, 12 matches before he scored a century, a scintillating 256 runs. The selectors deserve credit for calling up all-rounder Fabian Allen, no doubt about that, and although they dropped him after a few good games and after a few poor ones, also for the selection of fast bowler Marquino Mindley, who is also a good and promising one. PROPER CANNING I have been watching Jamaica at cricket for a very long time. In fact, I have been watching it for around 60 years or so, and I have been doing so almost non-stop, from the days of batsmen like Frank Worrell, Allan Rae, J. K. Holt Jr, Ken Rickards, Neville Bonitto, and Collie Smith. And from those days until now, I have never seen a Jamaica team bat so poorly, or a Jamaica team of such poor batsmen, like those of the past two or three years. I have also travelled the world of cricket and I have seldom witnessed such poor batting, be it at the first-class or the Test-match level. I have seen wickets fall in bunches, at the beginning of an innings, in the middle of an innings, and at the end of an innings, and in quick time for a few runs. I have seen it happen on sunny days and on rainy days, sometimes because of good bowling, and sometimes because of bad pitches. Mostly, however, I have seen it happen because of poor batting, the kind of batting where good technique is missing, and where playing back and playing forward, playing with a straight bat, knowing when to attack and when to defend, knowing when to cut, and when to sweep are normally foreign things. A batsman like John Campbell is the exception, and each time I see Jamaica collapse recently, and to bowling of average standard and on relatively good pitches, I wonder what has happened to Jamaica’s batting. Most times, however, I wonder what has happened to young promising batsmen, and especially to Brandon King. King is a batsman of pedigree who can develop into a batsman of class. He is a former Jamaica Under-19 and West Indies Under-19 player, he is the captain of Kingston Cricket Club, and he will be, in another week or two, only 22 years old. He is at the age when most good cricketers start their international careers, and although he did likewise last year, it was only a false start, or so it appears. After getting into the national team last year against Trinidad and Tobago, and making an impressive 71 in his second match, he was unceremoniously dropped, and after a couple of matches, and only brought back for the odd match here and there. He has played seven times for Jamaica, he has had no resting place in the batting order, he has scored 285 runs, and he has averaged only 21.92. King, however, is better than those figures suggest he is. He should bat near the top of the order and not up and down the order. He deserves to be treated better by the selectors and the captain. King, however, appears ready to become more than a good one, and he deserves a real chance. Is it that the Senior Cup is not good enough, or the Trials are not good enough, or is it that selectors are waiting on one like Ian Bishop to come in and select King for them? It is neither right nor justified to omit King, not according to the structure, not according to the process, not according to his performance and certainly not according to his talent. King may not reach the heights that others have done, and he may not be really as good as some of us may think, but he deserves the chance to really parade his skills, and because he promises so much, he deserves more than just a chance. Remember Lawrence Rowe, or one like Jeffrey Dujon, and another like Jimmy Adams? King also does not need to score an abundance of runs to prove that he is good, or that he can go further than being a good Senior Cup batsman. Unlike Cleveland Davidson, or Colin Fletcher, he does not need a bagful of runs to prove that he can bat, and that he possesses the pedigree to bat well. On top of parading the class, King made the runs, he has been through the process, and he deserves a good run in the Jamaica team, especially in a weak Jamaica batting team, so that the fans can stop shouting his name and asking the question: Where is young King? Where is Brandon King? DESERVES A REAL CHANCElast_img read more

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19-year-old ordered to pay foster mother

first_imgA man was ordered to pay 0,000 to his foster mother after he pleaded guilty to stealing a number of household items in 2014, which amounted to 2,000. Should Rondell Richard, 19, of Lot 6 Tucville, Georgetown, fail to pay the sum ordered by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan, a 12-month sentence will be implemented. It was alleged that between April 21 and August 6, 2014 at Port Kaituma Water Front, he broke and entered the dwelling place of Sabatree Harricharran and stole a number of household items. When the Chief Magistrate enquired from the Police about the lengthy delay in bringing the lad before the court, it was revealed that they were unable to locate him for the past two years.In response to the Chief Magistrate’s question to the accused about why he committed the crime, he responded that he was young and at that time and was trying to start a new life on his own. He further explained that he was only in possession of a few of the items, since people would also break and enter his premises at Port Kaituma, while he is at work.last_img read more

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Region 1 Chairman concerned about procurement breaches

first_imgRegional Chairman of Region One, Brentnol AshleyAfter being flagged for the past three years for audit reports which revealed that Region One (Barima-Waini) has been in breach of laws governing the manner in which monies were spent, along with the awarding of contracts, Region One could be repeating the same mistakes.According to Region One Regional Chairman Brentnol Ashley, in previous years, a number of projects within that Region had not been managed or monitored properly, and this resulted in overpayments as well as substandard works being done there.He told this publication in a recent telephone interview that it appears as if this trend will continue for this year’s audit report.“There may be some breaches of the procurement laws and the financial laws that are governing how monies are spent, how contracts are awarded. We believe that is actually happening here and that is opening up a recipe of corruption for the region. Even to now, the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) is still seeing projects that should have been completed in 2018 still being done in 2019 and not yet finished,” he told this publication.He explained that some of these projects that rolled over from 2018 are just about 50 per cent completed presently, but they should have been completed since last year.“We were told at an RDC meeting in October, last year, that there will be no rolled over projects for 2018. There are several rolled over projects across the region which we want to believe that cheques may have been cut for those projects and which is a total breach of the financial regulations Act…in terms of the final payments of projects, I would want to believe that they may have a lot of monies idling there in cut cheques for projects in 2018,” the Regional Chairman stated.Last year, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Chairman, Irfaan Ali, had once again called on the Regional Administrations to pay closer attention to matters which lead to overpayment of contracts.The PAC had expressed disappointment that accounting officers were not adhering to the recommendations by the Committee to address repetitive challenges.Further, the Committee stated that it believed that the culture where certain officials believe that it is simply acceptable to engage in unbecoming financial practices must come to an end.At that time, PAC Chairman Ali had said that it was disheartening to examine the Auditor General’s report, which showed the same financial transgressions were being repeated year after year.To bring an end to this behaviour, he and his fellow committee members put forward a number of recommendations.Among them, the PAC called for the Finance Secretary to be empowered to surcharge defaulting accounting officers.It was also suggested that accounting officers and/or engineering staff that knowingly wait until the end of December to sign off on incomplete projects be removed from the system.last_img read more

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