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New obstacle for the Premier: players say ‘no’ to return to training

first_imgMoreover, the foremost downside, as mirrored in England, is that the players have the feeling that they don’t seem to be being taken into consideration in the negotiations for the return of the competitors and that they’re getting used as “pawns” that solely serve to entertain the confined plenty. A sense that, along with the notion that they’ll wreck their careers in the event that they contract the virus, doesn’t invite them to need to return to competitors.Which means, regardless of the incontrovertible fact that the consideration is being monopolized proper now by the institutional negotiation between the golf equipment about the Restart venture, and their request to the Authorities to have the opportunity to play in their very own stadiums, The principle stumbling block to the return of the Premier League continues to be that the players, the true protagonists of the present, need to placed on their boots and play in these circumstances.For the time being they’ve been supplied as a assure a stricter sanitary management, with two weekly assessments of the coronavirus each for them and for the technical personnel concerned, however It stays to be seen how an eventual outbreak inside one among the groups could be resolved and the way lengthy that would delay the finish of the competitors.. Proper now, they don’t appear to ponder the choice of confining themselves in a World-style resort because it was initially proposed. The Premier League He doesn’t cease accumulating obstacles for his return and, if yesterday it was the golf equipment at the backside of the desk that refused to return to the enjoying fields if it was in impartial stadiums, immediately is the flip of a few of his most vital players, who in accordance to Every day Mail they might be informing their respective groups that they don’t plan to re-train till the state of affairs returns to regular.Primarily based on the info revealed by Sportsmail, An vital variety of soccer players could be calling their coaches straight to personally announce their refusal, one thing that they may also do with the entities when they’re contacted throughout the subsequent 48 hours to inform them of the new well being protocols. This it occurs lower than every week earlier than the return of the training in small teams set for subsequent Monday 18, and is that some footballers of the stature of Sergio Agüero or Danny Rose have already expressed their concern in public and there’s even discuss of a WhatsApp group during which everybody shares their fears about it.last_img read more

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As Serena Williams returns, Venus says her game hasn’t left

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. “She’s got power, depth. She knows how to play,” Venus said. “Yeah, awesome game.”The Williams sisters were the headliners Monday night in the Tie Break Tens tournament in Madison Square Garden, an eight-woman event in which all matches were 10-point tiebreakers, instead of the usual games and sets.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSerena won her first match but lost in the semifinals. Elina Svitolina of Ukraine dominated the event, winning 17 straight points during victories over Venus and CoCo Vandeweghe before defeating China’s Zhang Shuai 10-3 to win $250,000.Serena was playing singles for the first time this year as she prepares to return to the WTA Tour for the first time since giving birth to her daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., on Sept. 1. The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion would later tell Vogue Magazine in an interview that she developed several small blood clots in her lungs after giving birth. Serena Williams, of the United States, applauds her opponent Marion Bartoli during the first round of the Tie Break Tens tennis tournament at Madison Square Garden, Monday, March 5, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK — Venus Williams gave a scouting report on her warmup partner that sounded the same as always.Serena Williams is back, and her game hasn’t left.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Larry Legend: Nance gets career game as Cavs power past Pistonscenter_img Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “I mean, the matches are definitely a good way to know where you are, but obviously she knows how to play,” the 37-year-old Venus said. “She’s going to bring that instinct on the court with her, so I don’t think she’s too worried about that.”Tie Break Tens held its first tournament in the U.S. after five events in Europe and Australia. The remainder of the field included Sorana Cirstea of Romania and Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia, who retired last year.Svitolina, the highest-ranked player in the field at No. 4, continued her strong play to start the season after a winning a tour-high five titles in 2017. The winner of two tournaments already this year, she won the last seven points to break away from a 3-3 tie against Venus, then swept Vandeweghe 10-0.“Of course, winning the first tournament of the year was a great start for me,” Svitolina said. “It’s always tough to transfer the work we do in the offseason, so this was a good sign that I’m moving the right way and I’m very, very happy that I played good tennis throughout the beginning of the year and just from here I can go only up.”Vandeweghe, a New York native, jumped at the chance to play at MSG. Her grandfather, Ernie, and uncle Kiki, now an NBA executive, both played for the New York Knicks.“I didn’t have to think too long,” he said. “Once I was asked by my coach, Pat (Cash), if I was going to be available around that time, I said, ‘Yeah, I’ll make myself available.’ So it didn’t take much thinking.”She was on the U.S. team in last month’s victory over the Netherlands in North Carolina and enjoys seeing both Williams sisters still playing well. Venus reached two Grand Slam finals in 2017 and returned to the top five of the rankings.She competed Monday night just a few days after the 20th anniversary of her first WTA Tour title in Oklahoma City as a 17-year-old. Many players have taken up the sport in years since because of the Williams sisters, and Venus hoped more might be interested in this format since they were.“If that’s the result, yeah, that would be great,” she said. “I hope that is the result, that this is a lot of excitement and more people start playing. It’s a great sport. The sport is great for everyone of all ages.” Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City MOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES She had played just once this year, losing a Fed Cup doubles match with Venus last month, and hasn’t played a singles match on tour since winning the 2017 Australian Open, where she beat Venus in the final.Serena won her first match against Marion Bartoli of France, the former Wimbledon champion who is ending a 4 1/2-year retirement, but lost 13-11 to Zhang in the semifinals. She said she was having fun playing again and was excited for the future.“I think everyone should have high expectations,” Williams said in an on-court interview after her loss. “You should always believe in yourself even if no one else does.”Her coach certainly does. With Serena returning this week in Indian Wells, California, Patrick Mouratoglou told WTATennis.com he had high expectations for the three remaining Grand Slam tournaments this season. He said he sees the same determination in practice, but wouldn’t know if being a mother had changed her until he saw her competing.Venus already knows what to expect.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Bong Ramos ready for new challenges with Blackwater

first_imgP16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Ramos liked what he saw in his first day on the job as they prepared for the Elite’s game against Globalport on Wednesday at Ynares Center in Antipolo.READ: Blackwater axes Leo Isaac “The team’s response has been good. We know it will be a difficult adjustment for us having only one practice session before the game tomorrow. But the team is upbeat,” he saidAlthough he admittedly feels for the ouster of his predecessor and longtime Mapua teammate Isaac, he has his full focus on this new task ahead of him.“I’m excited for this new challenge for me and another chapter in my coaching career. God always surprises me,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Bong Ramos (right) during his days at Barako Bull.Bong Ramos knows that he has his work cut out for him as he is tasked to steer Blackwater to relevance for the remainder of the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.“I know how difficult this job will be, but I’m excited with what’s ahead of us,” he told INQUIRER.net on Tuesday after wrapping up his first practice session at SGS Gym in Quezon City.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES The 57-year-old mentor is no stranger to this Elite team, working as ex-coach Leo Isaac’s deputy from 2015 until he took the head coaching job in Stapac Jakarta in Indonesia last year.READ: Bong Ramos set to replace Leo Isaac as Blackwater coach FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThis also won’t be Ramos’ first go-round in the PBA, coaching FedEx, Air21, and Barako Bull prior to this break.But it will be a whole different endeavor this time as he is counted on to help this Blackwater squad get out of its winless start at 0-3. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident View comments ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast ‘Inspired’ Pacquiao kicks off training camp in GenSanlast_img read more

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Moraikobai to receive food aid

first_img– radios to be installed as part of weather watchResidents of Moraikobai in Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice ) who were affected by recent flooding, will today be receiving food hampers from the Civil Defence Commission (CDC). Recent heavy rains over the past week raised water levels in the Mahaicony River, resulting in severe flooding in parts of the village, affecting farmlands and crops.These food hampers will be delivered to 160 flood affected families and distribution will continue on Sunday. Administrative Manager of the CDC, Major Marvin Chichester will be undertaking the initiative. Deputy Director General of the CDC, Major Kester Craig also explained that the CDC will be using the trip as an opportunity to install radios in the village, adding that the village council will beThe food hampers which will be distributed to residents of the flood affected communityA flooded yard in Region Fiveresponsible for managing the communication sets.It was pointed out that the installation of the radios in the village is part of the CDC’s efforts to establish early warning systems in the community. These radios, it was pointed out, will be used for warnings and forecasting as part of future monitoring of flood conditions.Last week, a medical team was deployed to Moraikobai to assist in the prevention of waterborne diseases; however, the team did not detect any outbreaks. This deployment was in response to reports that persons in that village had complained of itching about the body.Guyana Times was informed that the regional administration is monitoring the situation. On Sunday, it was reported that a regional team visited several communities along the Mahaicony River, most of which were flooded. This newspaper was told that because of the flooding in Moraikobai, villages such as Mora Point, Pine Ground and Gordon Table were also flooded. Many farmers in these villages said that they have lost some of their cash crops.Over the last few weeks, this publication has been highlighting the challenges which communities in Region Five have been facing as a result of flooding. A breached dam along the Perth Canal in Branch Road, Mahaicony, led to significant acreages of rice lands being inundated last month.Last August, the community had benefited from community-based disaster response training which was conducted by the Guyana Red Cross Society (GRSC) in partnership with the CDC, the Regional Democratic Councils, the Ministry of the Presidency, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Mayor and City Council of Georgetown after it was noted that the community is vulnerable to flooding which put the residents at risk.last_img read more

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Panama buyers ‘sweet talk’ Rice Board – Essequibo miller

first_img$132M non-payment to rice farmers– miller denies victimising farmersLongtime Essequibo rice miller Wazir Hussain was recently cited as being the ‘chief offender’ with regards to the over $132 million that farmers are owed in outstanding payments for their produce. During last week, Agriculture Minister Noel Holder slammed the prolonged delay and even signalled that sanctions should be brought against errant millers since the extended period of non-payment violates the Rice Factories Act. However, in an exclusive interview with Guyana Times, Hussain absolved himself of the blame, telling this publication that the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) is largely responsible for the delay.“As millers, we told GRDB don’t sell the rice to Panama. The Panama people come in and swar GRDB again and they sign the contract for millers to supply but I did not supply back because I didn’t get paid,” he noted.In 2014, the previous Administration inked a rice deal in a Government-to-Government arrangement with Panama which was expected to reach 600,000 tonnes by 2020. However, over time, some millers have lost favour with the deal, owing to what they contend is the GRDB’s inaction to garner the payments within a stipulated time frame.This position was reiterated by Hussain, whose family has been in rice production for 25 years. He said because buyers are not handing over all of the payments to the GRDB to pay millers, they in turn owe the farmers.“We got a contract with the GRDB, we didn’t have a contract with Panama and when GRDB doesn’t pay us, we owe the farmers. If GRDB pays us, we didn’t hold the farmers at ransom; it’s directly that we didn’t have the money after selling the product to GRDB,” the miller said.However, rice farmer and Essequibo Paddy Producers’ Association Head, Naithram, observed last week that rice farmers on the Essequibo Coast “are being held at ransom by many millers.”Ram said too that farmers are fearful of taking millers to court out of concern that they would be victimised. He lamented that firm actions were needed, suggesting that some farmers were having difficulties sustaining their families. Nevertheless, miller Hussain denied claims of victimisation.“There is no victimising. Its 25 years we are milling and farmers support us with paddy. We wouldn’t want to victimise the man who doing business with us. We want farmers as customers. GRDB never tries to pay us,” he noted.The popular Essequibo miller went on to say that the GRDB had called him and fellow millers to a meeting with representatives from Panama.“We explained that we will not supply rice until we get paid and people said within three weeks, they would pay off the money on contract 22. They paid some on contract 400 and GRDB put it in the newspaper that millers get paid all the money on contract 400; now the famers will feel that (millers) get paid because they don’t understand the contracts have numbers so any persons who is not a miller or doesn’t understand the industry will say ‘millers get paid’,” Hussain explained.“Naithram doesn’t understand the industry or which contract he’s talking about… millers did not get paid on contract 22 and we crediting rice for one year to Panama,” the miller further added.The Department of Public Information (DPI) had quoted Naithram as saying that the non-payment was “negatively affecting the rice industry and the livelihood of rice farmers.” According to Government information, the GRDB noted that millers on the Essequibo Coast owe farmers more than $132 million for paddy supplied from the first crop, with a popular Essequibo miller owing “97 per cent of that figure”.In response, Minister Holder said millers must not be allowed to mistreat rice farmers and withhold payments. He pointed out that if millers are not treating the farmers justly, then the GRDB could explore withholding milling licences as the law stipulates.However, the Guyana Rice Millers Association (GRMA) has steadily maintained that millers are signing agreements with the GRDB and not with the buyers in Panama. On this basis, GRDB has an obligation to pay millers, the body contended.last_img read more

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Montoya claims first NASCAR victory

first_imgMEXICO CITY – Juan Pablo Montoya spun teammate Scott Pruett to take the lead with eight laps left, then held off Denny Hamlin to win the Busch Series race on Sunday for his first NASCAR victory. Montoya, the Colombian star who jumped from Formula One to NASCAR late last season, recovered from a bad pit stop to aggressively move from 19th to first and took the lead when he sent Pruett’s car spinning on the 72nd lap of the Telcel-Motorola 200. “Of all the people to take out – your teammate,” Pruett said. “That was just lowdown, nasty, dirty driving.” Hamlin, right behind the two Chip Ganassi Racing drivers at the time, said it was a tough call. “I wouldn’t call it dirty driving, but it was a bit aggressive,” Hamlin said. “Juan had the fastest car and he would have taken the lead sooner or later. He was over-zealous.” Hamlin, the winner last year, pressured Montoya in the closing laps, but couldn’t pass on the 2.518-mile Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez road course’s s-curves. Boris Said finished third in the race that ended with a green-white-checker finish after a late caution. Carl Edwards was fourth, and Pruett finished fifth. “I’m very sorry about what happened with Scott,” Montoya said. “I thought he saw me and when he came across I had no room to go.” Montoya said he would personally apologize to Pruett. center_img “I’m really glad we won, but really upset that we took out a teammate,” said Brad Parrott, Montoya’s crew chief. Montoya, who had the dominant car for the entire race, started in third but took the lead from Pruett on the third lap. Montoya made a green-flag stop on the 45th lap, but a fuel malfunction forced him to return to the pits about 10 laps later. After a caution, he started 19th and quickly moved his way back to the front of the field. Montoya’s victory was celebrated with deafening cheers from the 72,000-strong Mexican crowd. He gained a following in Mexico with Formula N victories back in the 1990s. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Faith in humanity survives Holocaust

first_imgWearing a yarmulke and quoting Anne Frank, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Sunday led the annual Holocaust Remembrance Day commemoration, calling on the world to keep its faith in humanity — as the young writer did during World War II — even as it fights ongoing genocide in Darfur and elsewhere. Against the backdrop of a Holocaust monument at Pan Pacific Park, the largest Remembrance Day commemoration in Southern California drew about 2,000 people — including about 75 death-camp survivors — and several dozen officials and dignitaries. This year’s event paid special tribute to the 1.5 million children whom the Nazis killed. “Here, surrounded by family and friends, we celebrate the lives of, and mourn the loss of, the most defenseless of all victims of the greatest crime in human history,” Villaraigosa said. “Three generations later, we still find ourselves blinded by the sunlight in the fragments they have left behind. From a cold and dark attic in Amsterdam, Anne Frank pledged her faith in humanity. ” ‘It’s really a wonder that I haven’t dropped all my ideals because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out,’ she wrote. ‘Yet, I keep them because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.’ “Today, we remember the promise of those words. We remember the lost legacy of an entire generation of philosophers and artists and scientists extinguished before they were ever to bloom.” The event, held under a huge blue-and-white striped tent — the colors of the Israeli flag — also recognized Hadassah Lieberman, the daughter of Holocaust survivors and the wife of Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn. Other speakers included Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who received a standing ovation from many in the audience. Schwarzenegger shared stories he said his mother told him when he was younga youngster about her own remembrances of the Holocaust in Austria. “She told me of bodies she saw lying on the side of the road, shot to death because they were Jews,” he recalled. “Another time, she saw bodies hanging from the trees in our state park. “This monument is a reminder of the terrible and tragic destruction of the Holocaust. Its symbols help us to remember the 6 million Jews who were murdered and the inhumane conditions they suffered at the hands of the Nazis.” Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis of the Valley Beth Congregation in Encino delivered the opening message. On April 27, his synagogue will host a commemoration of the Armenian genocide as a way of acknowledging all holocausts. “All holocausts are the same in one regard,” he said. “They are all fueled by hatred, greed and envy, and they all haunt our memories.” In the San Fernando Valley on Sunday night, six Holocaust survivors were scheduled to tell their stories to children at the Kadima Hebrew Academy in West Hills to pass on the stories and keep with the day’s overall theme of never forgetting. — Tony Castro, (818) 713-3761tony.castro@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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French star puts Arsenal and Man United on alert

first_imgArsenal and Manchester United target Rio Mavuba has played down speculation he is set to sign for Roma.Mavuba is out of contract at Lille in the summer and looks certain to walk away as a free agent – and both United and Arsenal are interested in the midfield enforcer.However, it has been reported that the France international has agreed to join AS Roma, where he would link up once again with Rudi Garcia, his former manager at Lille.But the Premier League duo will be encouraged by the 31-year-old’s insistence that an Italy switch is not yet a foregone conclusion.“I do not talk with Rudi Garcia,” he told L’Equipe.“We share the same agents, but I do not speak with him.“The coach has a contract there, but as we know, in Rome, things change very fast.“If he is still there next year, it become an attractive option. We know, we’ve already won titles together.“Inevitably, the contact is simpler. But that does not mean I’m going to sign there.” Rio Mavuba 1last_img read more

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Mertesacker hails Arsenal response to criticism

first_img Per Mertesacker 1 Per Mertesacker has praised Arsenal’s stunning response to their critics.Gunners stars and boss Arsene Wenger came under fire after a shaky start to the season but bounced back in fine style, with the north London side now up to second after seven successive wins.Mertesacker puts their early season struggles down to the fact so many players did not have a proper break, having played at the 2014 World Cup – and he has hailed his teammates for turning things around.“Those who came from the World Cup had no break and no pre-season, we started right in the season and [had to] try to find form,” Mertesacker told Arsenal Player.“A lot of players got injured or weren’t in the best form, so it took us a while to be at our top level.“I am delighted with how the team responded to the criticism that came our way because it is a completely new experience for a lot of players to have post-World Cup difficulties.”last_img read more

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Colin Murray and Friends – Monday, November 23

first_imgListen to the highlights of Monday’s show, as Colin was joined in the studio by Micky Gray and Steve Bunce.The podcast includes the boys’ “Heroes and Villains of the Weekend”, and a tribute to Blackpool legend Stan Mortensen’s goalscoring feats in light of Leicester striker Jamie Vardy equalling the Premier League’s goalscoring record.last_img

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