The Latest: Romanian soccer league restart delayed by 1 day June 12, 2020 Organizers say the long lead times required to construct street circuits in Singapore and Azerbaijan made it impossible to host those races during a period of uncertainty.The Japanese Grand Prix in October was canceled because of ongoing travel restrictions.F1 had already announced a revamped schedule that confirmed the first eight races of the 2020 season. It is planning to have from 15-18 races in total.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Romanian soccer league’s first match following a three-month suspension has been postponed because a medical staff member at third-place club Botoşani tested positive for the coronavirus. Associated Press Botoşani was to play at second-place Universitatea Craiova on Friday but the match has been called off.The league is now scheduled to resume on Saturday when Voluntari hosts Academica Clinceni.Another of the seven games scheduled for this weekend in empty stadiums was also postponed. A staff member of Dinamo Bucharest tested positive ahead of the team’s home game against Chindia Targoviste on Saturday.___Formula One races in Azerbaijan, Singapore and Japan have been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.
World champion Nico Rosberg has announced he has retired from Formula 1 with immediate effect.The 31-year-old German won his first world title on Sunday, beating Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton by finishing second in the final race in Abu Dhabi.”I have climbed my mountain, I am on the peak, so this feels right,” Rosberg said in a Facebook post.Rosberg won nine of this season’s 21 grands prix, beating three-time champion Hamilton by five points.”For 25 years in racing, it has been my dream, my ‘one thing’ to become Formula 1 world champion,” he added.”Through the hard work, the pain, the sacrifices, this has been my target. And now I’ve made it.” The son of Finland’s 1982 world champion Keke, Rosberg made his F1 debut for Williams at the Bahrain Grand Prix in 2006, finishing seventh.ReactionBBC Sport Chief F1 writer Andrew BensonNico Rosberg’s decision to announce his retirement from Formula 1 just five days after clinching his first world title is a major shock – but perhaps it should not be.The German put everything into this season, as he explained in his statement on Friday. The pressure of those last few races was plain to see in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, in the way it peeled off him by degrees in the hours after the race. While thinking about how hard winning that title was, doubtless his thoughts were also about what it would take to beat Lewis Hamilton to it again. He clearly felt that at the age of 31, with a young daughter, he was not prepared to make those sacrifices again.All in all, it is a classy move from a classy man.
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 Abby Goodrum with the spike in Winfield tournament.by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow â€” The Wellington volleyball team reached new heights a year ago, posting a school record 22 wins. The team has its third coach in three years, but the players are largely the same and expectations are high once again.The Lady Crusaders had their first game action Saturday morning in Winfield. They lost their first match to Wichita Trinity 23-25, 28-26, 23-25, but then rebounded for two wins. The girls beat Conway Springs 25-16, 25-19, and then beat Buhler 25-17, 20-25, 25-17. Wellington would lose to El Dorado in a tough three-game set before beating Winfield 25-20, 25-13 and Ark City 25-13, 25-17.Â New coach Brianna Stephenson was happy with the early effort. She is new to the head coaching role but has been an assistant at the school for six years, so there is a lot of familiarity between her and the team members.Jill Wiley and Erin Goodrum at Winfield Tournament.The team lost only one starter from last year, and two seniors. Returning seniors include Siarah Walker, McKenna Oathout, Abby Goodrum, Erin Goodrum and Mariah Moore. Those players have been playing together for several years now.Junior Tayland French has also been a starter at times and returns. Other juniors who will see a lot of playing time are Kiera Hills, Shayland French and sophomore Jill Wiley. Tatum Haskins and Brecken Lawrence are in backup roles.Stephenson said she hopes the team will do even better this year. Last year the season ended too soon in a substate loss to Mulvane. They hope to go further this year. Then coach Alison Widen had her baby the night before that game, and that had an impact.The team has a strong front row of hitters in the Abby and Erin Goodrum, Walker, Moore and Oathout. Setters are also playing well.Stephenson added that passing and setting up shots take some time, but they are improving each day.â€œWe are getting better at communicating, talking to each other and trusting each other,â€ she said. â€œWe need to play together as a unit and stay positive.â€The team is set to play at Rose Hill next Tuesday, with Rose Hill and Winfield in a triangular meeting.The first home match will be Sept. 15 with Clearwater and Mulvane.Follow us on Twitter.
While the clubs meet among themselves to agree on strategies against the crisis, the majority also fight with their players at this time to ask them to collaborate as soon as possible and not in due time, as they demand. Some are finding facilities (Alavés), others seem to be going out charging (Barça) and some more have officially slipped it but have not yet communicated it with hair and signs to their dressing room (Saúl dixit). Soccer players are presenting battle. The captains have already made it clear to AFE, the last time last Friday and Saturday in two telematic meetings differentiated by category, which are in charge of helping anyone in need during these hard times. In fact, although the media focuses on Messi (one million euros for the cause) and other big stars, most are contributing with different donations. However, they do not swallow with the ERTE (Temporary Employment Regulation File).Many leaders believe that footballers only want to save time and negotiate a salary drop when they have all the data in hand: when the championship restarts, when it ends and what the losses have been. They are not very confident that FIFA can issue a general order, because each contract is a story, although they would do well to limit wages. However, the clubs consider that the footballers in Spain are playing with fire and that they are already being pointed out by public opinion, since Bundesliga professionals have lowered their salaries by 20%, German clubs in Europe help to the modest and the Juve players are going to save 90 million to their club in this break. And even so, there are presidents more and less uneasy about this supposed positioning in LaLiga, with the Second Presidents being the most in a hurry. The reason for this double speed is multiple. On the one hand, as a study carried out by Palco23, “The evolution of the business in the last five years in the clubs reveals the clear correlation of television money to the payment of wages, but the budgets reveal that there are clubs that could sustain their wage bill, while for others it is essential to survive” . Not everyone is equally stressed.In addition, the continuous changes that are taking place in the labor legislation influences. On March 27, a new Royal Decree was approved, which will be “automatically extended” the contracts of those professional athletes affected by an ERTE derived from COVID-19, either due to force majeure or due to economic, organizational or production causes. In this way, many clubs have understood that it is better to wait and reach an agreement to reduce the salary during the time without competing without affecting the premiums, the card or the image rights. Only to monthly income.The nature of the footballers’ contracts also counts. The clubs most in a hurry to clarify the picture are those that pay their income to players in 12 or 14 great equal payouts. Those who take it slower are those, like the older ones, who continue to pay with the old method: 12 more or less reasonable pay for the figures handled by an elite professional and two extras, usually at Christmas and June, where the bulk of the token is paid. These clubs see no problem waiting and readjustments are made based on summer pay.In short, all the clubs have fears, but some see their benefits at risk and others, simply, have short-term treasury emergencies. “We are talking about many solutions for what can happen and not for what is happening,” says a First Vice President. “There are clubs that do not want to pay and there are clubs that cannot pay. And soon we are going to have problems with the payments of player rentals, ”says the manager of a historic club of Segunda. Here is a party.
From L-R: Joshua Pacio, Jomary Torres and Eric Kelly. PHOTOS FROM ONEMACAU–Three Filipino fighters are set to fight in a stacked fight card ONE Championship here on Saturday.Strawweight Joshua Pacio looks to get back to the title picture as he takes on undefeated Japanese Hayato Suzuki (16-0-2) in the second-to-the-last fight in the card.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I look at Rika and I know I can take her on,” said Torres in Filipino. “I don’t know if I’ll knock her out or submit her but I know I can take her on and I’ll do my best to represent the Philippines.”Eric Kelly (12-3) will break his one-year hiatus from MMA as he takes on former ONE World lightweight champion Kotetsu Boku (25-11-2).In the main event, Bibiano Fernandes takes on challenger Andrew Leone to defend his title Bantamweight title.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Record-breaking Neymar says money not motive for joining PSG Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Pacio (12-1) faced ONE World strawweight champion Yoshitaka Naito back in 2016 but bowed to the latter’s choke in the third round.“There are people who’re saying that if I win, there’ll be another title shot,” said Pacio in Filipino Friday at Holiday Inn.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Filipino atomweight Jomary Torres (1-0) will debut in the Asian fighting promotion as she takes on Thai counterpart Rika Ishige (2-0) in the card’s lone women’s fight.Torres, despite being a nervous wreck during the press conference Thursday, said she can take on Ishige inside the ONE cage. Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans LATEST STORIES 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Just last week the Daily Observer called in its editorial on the new Armed Forces Liberia for the training and deployment of AFL soldiers into the fields of agriculture and highway engineering to accelerate nation-building. We argued that the nation is desperately in need of technicians to assist in particular with agriculture and road building. So we were particularly pleased when the keynote speaker at Tuesday’s Armed Forces Day celebration, Governance Commission Chair Dr. Amos Sawyer, called in his address for upgrading the academic capacities of the nation’s armed forces. He said this would definitely be part of the implementation of the government’s Agenda for Transformation (AfT).Dr. Sawyer is right. Long gone are the days when most of our men in arms were illiterate or semi-illiterate at best. Up until the 1950s and beyond our men in arms were still saying “Gormen gi me gun; it no gi me Inglae.” Many Liberians took this as a remark uttered in jest (as a joke). It turned out, however, that it was not a joke but a mild rebuke of the government to which the soldiers were devoting the lives, but which offered them no education except military training and instruction in Band Music. Remember also that the 27 enlisted men who staged the 1980 coup d’etat that overthrew the Tolbert government were mostly illiterate or semi-illiterate.It is indeed remarkable that this administration can boast that it has since 2006 produced the most intelligent army in our history. That is since 1908, when President Arthur Barclay created the Frontier Force of Liberia (FFL).Thanks to Defense Minister Brownie Samukai and the American trainers of the newly created AFL, all new recruits for training were required to be of a minimum high school graduate level. That thus makes the army the most educated in history.Now Dr. Sawyer is calling for even more training for our men in arms, and we are proposing that the first step in this new training endeavor should be in Vocational and Technical Education. This proposal is based on the fact that the occupation in which most Liberians are engaged is Agriculture, and there is always a need for people trained in the vocational and technical fields. These include Agriculture, including Poultry and Eggs and Animal Husbandry, Accounting and Business Management, Arts and Crafts, Auto Mechanics, Building Construction, Cabinet Making, Carpentry, Ceramics, Drafting, Electricity, Glass Works, Home Economics, Machine Shop (Machinery), Masonry, Music, Plumbing, Refrigeration, Tailoring, etc.The Todee Military Academy has a strategic advantage: it is off the Kakata Highway, just a few miles down the road from the Booker Washington Agricultural and Industrial Institute (BWI), which administers training in most of these technical and vocational areas.BWI could be a good starting point for the Todee military trainees, which could begin with a program that BWI offered during the war–Accelerated Training in the various vocations. In time, Todee could develop its own vocational and technical training shops.Our friends from the neighboring countries, including Nigeria and Ghana, may have experience in this area of vocational training for the military. But we are sure that our American friends, too, can help, because they, too, have short-term pilot programs for training in high-demand career fields called “Voc-Tech”. This program equips soldiers not only to serve when disaster strikes various parts of the United States; it also prepares Army retirees find employment after they transition out of the Force. According to Wikipedia, Army Education is working with technical and community colleges throughout the United States to build upon existing programs and develop new pilot re-training programs in high demand career occupations, such as rehabilitation, nursing, medical technology, and other health care occupations. We suggest that the Defense Ministry should draw up a comprehensive plan for training in these areas at Todee, which can be started in close collaboration with BWI.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Loo Creek fatal accident …released on $1M bail The driver in the fatal accident which claimed the lives of 24-year-old Police Corporal Theon Hope and 25-year-old former athlete Quason Anthony was hauled before the court to answer to charges of causing death by dangerous driving.Rishawn Pierre, 23, of D’Urban Street, Lodge, Georgetown appeared before Magistrate Clive Nurse at the Linden Magistrate’s CourtCharged: Rishawn PierreIt is alleged that on May 1 at about 07:30h, Pierre, Hope, Anthony and another friend were on their way to Georgetown from Linden when motorcar PNN 1278 in which they were travelling slammed into a lorry on the Linden-Soesdyke Highway.Pierre was reportedly speeding, and while proceeding north in the vicinity of Loo Creek, he collided with the rear of motor lorry GWW 8443 with trailer TWW 8912, which was heading in the same direction carrying lumber. One of the logs reportedly went through the motorcar.Public-spirited persons assisted to pull the men from the wrecked motor car, but by that time both Hope and Anthony had succumbed to their injuries. The third injured man, Jermaine Samuels, 20, of Lot 71 Haley Street, Wortmanville, who was in the right rear seat, reportedly received head injuries and was taken to the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC).In court on Thursday, Pierre was granted $500,000 bail on each count. He is scheduled to return to court on June 4.Meanwhile, the results of post-mortems conducted on the bodies of Hope and Anthony have indicated that they both died as a result of spinal injuries. ‘E’ Division (Linden-Kwakwani) Commander Anthony Vanderhyden has confirmed that the examinations, which were conducted by Pathologist Nehaul Singh on Wednesday last, listed the cause of death for both men as fractured spine.Police Corporal Hope, of Lamaha Park, Georgetown, had been stationed at Eve Leary.
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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.
COURTS: A man who fell asleep at a cocktail bar in a busy Donegal nightclub, and then attacked a bouncer – has had his case adjourned at a sitting of Letterkenny District Court. Patrick McDermott, 31, with an address at Glengad Mountain, Malin appeared at court in relation to an incident which occurred on August 23rd, 2015. The court heard how Mr McDermott had travelled with a group of friends on the night in question.However, the defendant became intoxicated and then fell asleep at the Cocktail Bar, inside popular nightclub Voodoo Venue.As he was being escorted outside by security staff, he then became very aggressive and verbally abusive.It was at this point he lashed out and subsequently head-butted a member of the Voodoo Venue security staff.Solicitor for the defendant Ciaran MacLochlainn told the court that his client had been drinking heavily on the night in question, and deeply regretted his actions that evening.MacLochlainn told the court, “My client is 31 years of age, and he lives with his parents, he’s a small famer and he came to Letterkenny with a group of friends earlier that evening.“Unfortunately, he had too much alcohol, and he fell asleep at the bar, as he was being escorted out h became anger at the manner in which he was being ejected.“His arm was screwed up behind his back, and it was very sore, he felt his arm was going to popped from his socket.“He then lashed out angrily and assaulted one of the door staff, but the situation could’ve been handled better.Judge Paul Kelly said the defendant had a number of drink related convictions, and said he had a problem with alcohol.Judge Kelly said, “This isn’t a once-off incident, he’s had a number of previous for drink related offences.“He has a problem, and need to address his issues with alcohol immediately.“A member of a security team bore the brunt of his aggression and violence which was fuelled by alcohol.”Judge Kelly ordered a probation report on the defendant and the adjourned the case until September 15th.MAN EJECTED FROM DONEGAL NIGHTCLUB LASHED OUT AND HEADBUTTED BOUNCER was last modified: May 23rd, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:AngercourtsdrinkHeadbuttednewssecurityViolenceVOODOO