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The Latest: Italy to ask UEFA to postpone Euros

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditLONDON (AP) — The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak’s effect on sports around the world (all times UK):5:15 p.m.The Italian soccer federation is planning to ask UEFA to postpone the European Championship. March 15, 2020 Associated Press Most people quickly recover from the global virus after experiencing only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.___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 UEFA has a meeting planned on Tuesday to discuss the calendar. The virus outbreak has also tested the limits of soccer’s World Cup schedule.___1:15 p.m.Valencia’s Argentine defender Ezequiel Garay says that he has tested positive for the coronavirus, making him the first Spanish league player to become infected. center_img Federation president Gabriele Gravina tells Mediaset TV that Italian officials want Serie A to be completed by June 30.The Stadio Olimpico in Rome is slated to host the opening match of Euro 2020 on June 12, plus three other games of the tournament.Gravina says, “The hope is to finish by June 30. … And we’ll need to insert the Champions League and Europa League also. The deadline is June 30, then we’ll eventually see if we need to exceed that.”He adds, “We’ll propose to UEFA that they postpone the Euros.”Serie A is currently suspended until April 3, along with all other sports in Italy, the European epicenter of the virus outbreak. “I have tested positive for the coronavirus,” Garay wrote on a social media account Sunday. “I feel well and now the only thing to do is to follow the instructions of health officials to remain confined.” Valencia added in a statement that a total of five members of its staff and team have the new virus, without specifying if Garay is the only player. It says that all are in good health and confined at their homes.Garay, who is recovering from surgery after tearing a ligament in February, said in a message posted on Instagram that “it’s clear that 2020 is starting on the wrong foot.”On Saturday, fellow Spanish club Alavés said that two members of its coaching staff had the virus. It said they are in good health. The Spanish league has suspended play due to the pandemic. The Latest: Italy to ask UEFA to postpone Euroslast_img read more

Jamaica Welcomes Ghanaian President for Diaspora Conference

first_imgPresident Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of Ghana KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of Ghana will address the opening of the eighth Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference on Sunday as he completes a visit to several Caribbean countries.It said that President Akufo-Addo will also engage in a number of activities on Saturday including a tour Seville Great House and Heritage Park in St. Ann and on Sunday will meet with the leadership of the University of the West Indies (UWI) and give a floral tribute at the shrine of National Hero, Marcus Mosiah Garvey.A government statement said that the Ghanaian head of state, who arrives here on Saturday, will hold bilateral talks with Prime Minister Andrew Holness before addressing the media later that day.“The President will wrap his visit on Sunday by giving remarks at the Opening of the 8th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference at the Jamaica Conference Centre,” the statement noted.Akufo-Addo is now in Barbados as part of a Caribbean visit that has so far taken him to Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, St. Vincent and the Grenadines.“The purpose of the official visit is to strengthen and deepen bilateral relations between Barbados and Ghana in areas of mutual interest,” an official statement in Bridgetown noted.It said he will also address Parliament in that country “in what will be an historic occasion as this will be the first time a foreign dignitary will speak in the Senate Chambers”.last_img read more

Emir Spahic is Conscious and is feeling better

first_imgEmir Spahic is feeling better than yesterday and last night and his health condition is completely stable. He is conscious and that makes all members of  the family happy.This was confirmed for Radiosarajevo.ba by a person close to the family of Emir Spahic, a former captain of the football team of Bosnia and Herzegovina, who was admitted to the Clinical Center of the University of Sarajevo (KCUS) on Friday at around 15:20 pm after being injured in a horrific car accident that occurred near Gacko.Spahic underwent complete medical diagnosis by 17:30 on Saturday.“Now, examinations and remediation follow up. Doctors are optimistic and are currently monitoring two situations in particular. Emir has minor lung and kidney problems, and doctors are monitoring it hour after hour. It is good that all organs are vital and that he is not medically in danger.last_img read more

Bored with the Bowl?

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It’s the biggest television event of the year. Some 80 million to 90 million Americans are expected to be tuned in at any time to see the coronation of the football world’s 40th champions – or at least to see if any of the commercials are funny. But is there anything to do for those who think the Steelers playing the Seahawks in the Super Bowl seems super dull? Plenty. – Scantily clad B-list celebrity women will have their own football, uh, affair at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Tickets are free to the third annual Lingerie Bowl, which promoters describe as “the ultimate catfight.” Trainers for these “athletes” will include Botox physicians. Former Playboy Playmate Jenny McCarthy and Internet-star Cindy Margolis will announce the match between the Los Angeles Temptation and the New York Euphoria, which will be played during the Super Bowl’s halftime, however gates open at 3 p.m. Information: (213) 747-7111. – For the more wholesome, there probably isn’t a better day of the year to visit The Happiest Place on Earth. Except that there might be. Disneyland doesn’t release attendance figures, but urban legend has it that Disneyland is a ghost town on Super Bowl Sunday. The theme park, and others, say attendance isn’t much different from any other Sunday. Park hours: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. Information: (714) 781-4565. – In Chinatown, check out the Lunar New Year festival along New High and Spring streets. The free festivities include a Children’s Pavilion with crafts for kids, a cultural stage with traditional music and dance, a main stage with local muisc acts, cooking demonstrations andmore. Festival hours: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. And, don’t miss the fourth annual Chinese New Year Car Show will be happening in the Cathay Bank parking lot. Souped up Hondas, Nissans, Toyotas and Beamers will be competing from 11 a.m. to 5. Trophies for best imports will be presented by Miss Chinatown and her court. It’s $8 to attend the car show. Information: (213) 617-0396. – In Santa Monica, the critically acclaimed “Ashes and Snow” exhibit continues at the Nomadic Museum near the pier. The exhibit, which features the work of photographer, filmmaker and author Gregory Colbert, will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $10 for students and free for children 6 and under. Information: (866) 308-4203. – If you don’t want to leave the house, cable TV is full of alternatives, including 13 hours of “Little House on the Prarie” on Hallmark, the Food Network’s “Supper” Bowl and nine episodes of “America’s Next Top Model” on VH1.last_img read more

BEO KICKS OFF NEW WEBSITE – AND A €16,000 PRIZE FUND!

first_imgBEO has a brand new website and is launching two exciting competitions, with a prize fund of €16,000 to celebrate.September 2013 see the much needed revamping of www.beoireland.com. The website was originally designed by BEO students 3 years ago and it was decided this year with the growth of COMÓRTAS BEO and the introduction of COMÓRTAS AMHRANAÍOCHT NUACHUMATHA that beoireland needed expanding.BEO was founded by students from Coláiste Ailigh in 2009. They were quickly joined by neighbouring schools Loreto Convent, St Eunans College and Errigal College in an effort to raise awareness of emerging Irish musicians, social issues and improve the image of “Gaeilge” in local schools.BEO’s involvement in an NDRC hosted competition over 6 weeks in 2010 resulted in the student led development of www.beoireland.com and COMÓRTAS BEO our own National BEO competition backed by the Donegal NTB, Donegal County Council, Dessie Larkin agus Foras na Gaeilge.Since its start, more than 30 schools have participated in Comórtas BEO with winner Bridgetown Community School, Co Wexford in 2012 and Scoil Phól Kilfinane, Co Limerick in 2013.Finalists were asked to make a presentation to some celebrity judges outlining why their school hosted the best school based concert in Ireland. These were, Jackie Hayden former deputy editor of Hotpress, well respected author of many music related books but perhaps is best known for the person who first signed U2, Paddy Mc Kenna musician and 2FM presenter, Mary O Hagan who is the senior Producer of the Matt Cooper show on Today FM, Cian Mc Carthy musician and Radio na Life presenter, Brian Fisher of Practice Makes Perfect Event and The Nerve Centre in Derry, Deaglan Mac Eamharcaigh In Their Thousands and Caitlín Uí Chochlainn Cultural Officer Donegal County Council.BEO has grown each year and in 2014 aims to increase participation in Comórtas BEO to 50 schools nationally (North and South).A team is being prepared to visit 30 schools throughout the country. If you feel that your school is in a position to learn more please contact us ASAP as we have only a small number of spaces left on the calander. September 2013 sees www.beoireland.com get an overhaul with help from Foras na Gaeilge. The new website is more users friendly and takes on a darker look. All at BEO are very excited to see how it is perceived by the public.Comórtas BEO 2013/14 will be launched in Scoil Phól Kilfinane, Co Limerick on October 4 (Eurovision style) with 70 Letterkenny based students travelling south to the event. The following day a presentation will be made as a part of FÉILTE, World Teachers Day hosted by The Teaching Council in Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin.2013 also see Bliain na Gaeilge and we are also hosting another national competition in conjunction with Foras na Gaeilge and Údarás na Gaeltachta with a first prize of €3,000 for the writing and preforming of an original song in the Irish language. This competition is open to teenagers in schools and clubs all over the country. The final of this competition will be held during the Oireachtas 31st October in Killarney. Tuilleadh eolas ag www.beoireland.comBEO KICKS OFF NEW WEBSITE – AND A €16,000 PRIZE FUND! was last modified: September 13th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:000 PRIZE FUND!BEO KICKS OFF NEW WEBSITE – AND A €16last_img read more

Gothams Spring Premiere Reacquaints Us with the Seasons Stories

first_img NYCC 18: The Cast of Gotham On Bane, Batman and Saying GoodbyeDC TV Comes to NYCC, Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker Grin & More DC News Stay on target Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img It’s been a long time since we last visited the pre-Batman Gotham City, but the show does a decent enough job reminding us of the current state of things. Jim Gordon is captain of the GCPD, Bruce fired Alfred, Lee is ruling the Narrows and Sofia Falcone is building an empire. When we get into the episode proper, we’re introduced to the new Poison Ivy. This is the third actor to play the supervillain so far, and already the show is taking a much less comedic route. The way she emerges from her plant cocoon and stares at the criminals who broke into her apartment sure is unsettling. Oh, and she can poison dudes just by touching them now. More than that, we learn later that her victims have actual poison ivy growing in their dead bodies. There’s a wonderfully disturbing scene where the forensic pathologist cuts open Ivy’s victim and vines start growing out of the hole. That’s the gross-out violence I come to Gotham for.For her part, Ivy still needs to figure out what to do. With a new actor in the role, the show needs to find a way to reintegrate her into the story, and yeah, it’s a little clumsy. Ivy sees a TV commercial for Barbara’s club and decides to go mess with them. It’s not the strongest motivation, but it gets her back into things. She causes some trouble at the club and gets kicked out. But not before Selina figures out who she is… thanks to a mean comment from obnoxious bad boy tryhard Bruce Wayne. At least it ends in an exciting way. Selina breaks into the apartment Ivy’s staying in, and Ivy attacks her. For a second it really looks like the Poison Ivy infection is going to kill Selina, but Ivy pulls out an antidote just in time. Then she makes an offer. The Sirens are already splintering. Now, Selina will join Ivy to take over Gotham. That’ll be fun to watch.Erin Richards, Jessica Lucas and Camren Bicondova (Cr: Jeff Neumann/FOX)For the most part, things aren’t going great in Gotham. Gordon is looking for Bullock, who clearly doesn’t want to be found. Lee is trying to inspire the citizens of the Narrows to better themselves and their neighborhood when someone sends a small airplane with a bomb at her. Fortunately, Grundy is there to knock it away. And Alfred is down on his luck, moving from flat to flat in the Narrows when Gordon randomly runs into him fending off a mugger. It’s far from the worst state Gotham City has been in, but on an individual character level, it really feels like ‘everyone saves Ivy’ has hit bottom.Gordon and Alfred see the explosion rush over to help. Gordon tries to interview a couple of witnesses, but nobody in The Narrows is all that keen on talking to a cop. It’s a good thing Lucius Fox is there to analyze what’s left of the bomb. Given the level of detail and the size of the explosive, they conclude it was an assassination attempt. They trace the airplane to a toy shop that has supervillain lair written all over it. A very nervous shop worker says he’ll go get his father, and then one of the creepier toy soldiers turns into an automated turret. Yes, this is very clearly the source of the assassin’s bomb. It would seem the nervous worker’s father is the culprit. Gordon and Lucius avoid being shot and blown up and give chase, but the killer gets away. The son is still here, though.Ben McKenzie and Erin Richards (Cr: Jeff Neumann/FOX)He gives them some useful information. He seems like he really had no idea his father was building weapons. He also remembers hearing his father talking to a strange man. They mentioned something about “the Doc.” Hey, we knew it was only a matter of time before the show got Lee and Gordon back in a room together. Gordon finds out where to look for the Doc from Barbara, because this show can’t resist putting Jim Gordon in awkward rooms with his exes. As strange as flirtations from Barbara are, things get even weirder for Jim when he finds out exactly who The Doc is. He’s shocked to find her all gothed out, giving a rousing speech about the power of a united Narrows. I also love his interaction with Nygma. Gordon mentions that the assassin is also a toy builder, and Nygma says “That’s so Gotham.” This show knows exactly what it is. It’s honestly its best quality.Gordon leaves to take a look around, and Gordon catches a glimpse of the terrorist toymaker. He chases him into an alley only to find the toymaker waiting for him. Nygma’s personality is splitting again. It turns out he hired the toymaker to kill the Doc… as The Riddler. The Riddler thinks Lee is holding Nygma back. Before anything more can happen though, Gordon finds the two and shoots the Toymaker. Nygma makes up a story to cover up what really happened because that’s obviously the healthy thing to do. We all know Nygma is going to snap and The Riddler will return. The season has set itself a nice ticking time bomb, and it’ll be fun to watch it blow.Cory Michael Smith and Morena Baccarin (Cr: Jeff Neumann/FOX)For its first episode back from a long hiatus, this week’s edition of Gotham is a little light on the action. It’s setting everything up for the rest of the season. The stories all felt very light and low-stakes. The villain wasn’t all that compelling and we only got one Bruce Wayne scene that told us nothing new. Despite that, it still made for a fun return. Like I said, this show knows exactly what it is. What it lacked in action or a real villain, it made up for in big character moments. Gotham is the superhero TV equivalent of pro wrestling. Even when it’s lacking in action, you keep coming back for the entrances, promo speeches and heel turns. This episode was entirely composed of set-up, but it was very good set-up.Alfred had the most complete, satisfying story of the night. After befriending a waitress at is a local diner, he starts to notice signs of abuse. While walking her home, he meets her boyfriend and puts two and two together. Alfred loses his temper and starts beating up the guy, but his new friend calls him off. She can handle him, she says. The next time we see her, she’s been beaten to death. And the boyfriend stole Alfred’s ring to make it look like he did it. Gordon believes Alfred’s story, but it’s going to take more than that to get Alfred off the hook.David Mazouz (Cr: Jeff Neumann/FOX)With so much going on in this episode, this story didn’t quite get the attention it deserved. Alfred’s framing was solved as soon as it was established. I was left wishing the show had forced us to worry about Alfred more. In the end, it did have a satisfying conclusion. Alfred tracks the boyfriend to a bar, and is just about to be stabbed, but it turns out the bartender is Harvey Bullock. After beating Alfred’s attackers with a bat, he makes sure the record is set straight. He also has the best entrance line of the night. “Sorry I’m late, I was in the john.” This show knows exactly what it’s doing. Bullock’s return puts a huge smile on my face. It was the best moment of an episode made entirely of strong moments. Sadly, Bullock isn’t interested in joining the GCPD again. He knows Gordon is compromised, and he is not interested in being the one to absolve him again.Gotham’s return may not have had the best story we’ve ever seen from this show. It may not have had those scary villain moments the promos had promised. It’s a little disappointing, but I don’t mind all that much. It needed to get us back into the world of Gotham City after a long break, and it did its job very well. It built hype for the rest of the season, and I can’t wait to see some of these storylines pay off later down the road. And hey, it looks like we’ll get those moments next week with the long-awaited return of Jerome. And now there will be far less set-up to distract from that.last_img read more