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Eagle ready to soar at Ascot

Eagle ready to soar at Ascot

first_imgDermot Weld’s hugely exciting colt Free Eagle remains on target for the Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot later this month. The son of High Chaparral returned from over a year on the sidelines with a spectacular victory in the Enterprise Stakes on Irish Champions Weekend at Leopardstown and is primed to step up to the highest level on October 18. “He’s in good form, I’m pleased with him and the Champion Stakes looks the logical way to go with him,” Weld told At The Races. “He’s a very talented colt and please god we’ll keep him right for his next race.” Asked whether Free Eagle was likely to stay in training next season, the trainer said: “If everything goes well and he comes out of his next race okay, that would be the plan.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Update on the latest sports

Update on the latest sports

first_imgMike Hoffman scored his Florida-leading third goal and fifth point of the series but the 10th-seeded Panthers wound up one-and-done for their fifth consecutive postseason appearance.In other NHL action:Brad Richardson scored on a rebound in overtime, Darcy Kuemper stopped 49 shots and the Arizona Coyotes advanced in the postseason for the first time in eight years with a 4-3 win over the Nashville Predators. The Western Conference’s No. 11 seed took a 2-0 lead early in the second period but allowed Nashville to tie it and went ahead 3-2 on Jordan Oesterle’s goal early in the third. Nashville pulled goalie Juuse Saros late in the third period and Filip Forsberg tied it with 32 seconds left on a one-timer after Roman Josi kept the puck in Arizona’s zone. Richardson won it after he redirected Vinnie Hinostroza’s shot and punched the rebound in past Saros.NBA-SCHEDULE White, Poeltl lead Spurs past short-handed Jazz 119-111 — The NCAA Division II South Atlantic Conference is postponing its fall sports schedule until the spring of 2021. The league said its impacted sports are men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s soccer, field hockey and volleyball. The league is made up of 13 schools in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.— The Southeastern Conference will require football players and others in direct contact with the program to be tested at least twice weekly during the season. The league on Friday released its initial COVID-19 requirements for fall sports, including football. In football, the testing will typically come six days and three days before competition. Coaches, staff and other personnel will be required to wear face coverings on the sidelines at sporting events this fall. The initial guidelines include testing requirements, procedures for infections and contact tracing and protocols for quarantine and isolation. The rules, which also apply to volleyball and soccer, were recommended by the SEC’s Return to Activity and Medical Guidance Task Force.— Maryland senior quarterback Josh Jackson has opted out of the upcoming football season, leaving the Terrapins with very little depth and experience at the pivotal position. Jackson is the most prominent of six Maryland players who have decided not to play in 2020 for reasons related to the COVID-19 pandemic. He played in 10 games last year for Maryland after transferring from Virginia Tech. He went 98 for 207 for 1,274 yards and 12 touchdowns with six interceptions. His backup was Tyrrell Pigrome, who transferred to Western Kentucky during the offseason.— North Carolina defensive backs D.J. Ford, Javon Terry and Bryce Watts have opted out of playing this season due to concerns about the coronavirus. The team had previously announced that offensive lineman Triston Miller would not play due to “family reasons.”— Duke coach David Cutcliffe says long snapper Ben Wyatt and offensive tackle Jacob Rimmer have opted out of playing this season because of concerns about the virus. Last week the school announced that 25 athletes had tested positive over the previous three weeks as they began returning to campus for voluntary workouts, with nine in mandatory isolation. The school said all cases involved no or mild symptoms. Update on the latest sports August 7, 2020 Another positive test, another postponement for CardinalsUNDATED (AP) — Friday night’s game in St. Louis between the Cardinals and the Cubs has been postponed after another St. Louis player tested positive for COVID-19. Major League Baseball said the game was called off to allow more time for additional testing and to complete the contact tracing process. The Cardinals have been off since last Friday, when two players returned positive coronavirus tests. Eight players in total have tested positive, including star catcher Yadier Molina.The Cardinals spent five days in quarantine in a Milwaukee hotel before finally being cleared to travel back to St. Louis late Tuesday, when they returned negative tests for the second straight day. They got workouts in at home and had been prepared to return to the field Friday. In other MLB news: Associated Press UNDATED (AP) — New Patriots quarterback Cam Newton is a week into the latest step in his career. He says he isn’t as much concerned with replacing Tom Brady or silencing his doubters as with proving to himself that he’s still capable of performing at his highest level. The 2011 No. 1 overall draft pick says he’s full go after back-to-back injury-plagued seasons in Carolina. He also says there’s no ill will toward the Panthers after they released him in March with one year remaining on a five-year, $103.8 million contract. In other NFL news:— Coaches will have their own category for being voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame at least for the next four years. The Pro Football Hall of Fame Board of Trustees has approved a change in the selection process. Effective with the class of 2021, there will be 15 modern-era players as finalists with a maximum of five ultimately elected. There also will be one coach finalist, one senior finalist and one contributor finalist through the selection of the class of 2024. Coaches were previously considered along with players and that lessened their chances of being elected to the Canton, Ohio, shrine. — New York Giants long snapper and Pro Bowler Zak DeOssie has retired. DeOssie, who spent all 13 of his seasons with the Giants, announced his retirement on Friday in a statement released by the team. The decision was known to many months ago, but DeOssie did not confirm it until now. A 2007 fourth-round draft pick out of Brown, he won Super Bowls with the Giants in his rookie year and again in the 2011 season. He earned Pro Bowl berths in 2008 and ’10. The team designated Friday a rest day for the NBA’s top overall draft choice after he scored 24 points in 22 minutes in the Pelicans’ 140-125 loss to Sacramento on Thursday.The 6-foot-6, 285-pound Williamson has seen his playing time limited after missing nearly two weeks of practice in July to attend to a family medical matter. The former Duke star has played as few as 14 minutes and not more than 25 minutes in a game since the Pelicans resumed their season July 30. Williamson has averaged nearly 17 points and about 19 minutes in the Pelicans’ four games in the Disney complex. He has averaged 22.4 points in 23 total games this season after missing the first 44 games of his rookie campaign while recovering from right knee surgery.The Pelicans’ playoff hopes have faded with three losses in their past four games. They might need to win all of their final four regular-season games to have a chance to qualify.PGA CHAMPIONSHIP — Major League Baseball has announced changes to the regular-season schedule to account for 21 games postponed in the first two weeks by coronavirus issues, and a few clubs are looking at unusual finishes. The Phillies and Marlins are set to play seven times in five days next month. Miami will finish the season playing 27 games in 23 days, a stretch featuring no days off and four doubleheaders in a 10-day span. Philadelphia is slated for six doubleheaders in 60 games, meaning 20% of their games this season will be just seven innings long. Miami was already scheduled to host Philadelphia for four games Sept. 10-13. The series has been extended to include a game on Monday, Sept. 14, and doubleheaders have been scheduled for that Friday and Sunday. The St. Louis Cardinals, who have been out of action since July 31 because of an outbreak, have added three doubleheaders against the Brewers to a previously scheduled series to make up their three games postponed last weekend. — World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg is scheduled to make his season debut for the Washington Nationals on Sunday against the Baltimore Orioles. He has been sidelined in 2020 by a nerve issue in his pitching hand. Nationals manager Dave Martinez says the tingling in Strasburg’s right thumb is gone and nothing in the pitcher’s mechanics has changed. — Federal prosecutors say a former Angels employee has been charged with conspiracy to distribute fentanyl in connection with last year’s overdose death of Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs. Prosecutors in Texas say Eric Prescott Kay was arrested in Fort Worth, Texas, and made his first appearance Friday in federal court. Kay was communications director for the Angels. Skaggs was found dead in his hotel room in the Dallas area July 1, 2019, before the start of what was supposed to be a four-game series against the Texas Rangers. Prosecutors are accusing Kay of giving the fentanyl to Skaggs.NFL-NEWSNewton says he’s ready to go in New Englandcenter_img Li at his best and holds club housey lead at PGA ChampionshipSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — There’s no telling what to expect from Li Haotong. The 25-year-old from China was at his best in the PGA Championship with a bogey-free round of 65. That gave Li an early two-shot lead over Tommy Fleetwood among the morning starters Friday at Harding Park. Li was at 8-under 132. Li is one of only six players with a 63 in the final round of a major. He also had a tough debut in the Presidents Cup.Jason Day has since reached 8-under to tie.Rickie Fowler shot a 69 on Friday in the PGA Championship to finish two rounds at 2-over 142. That probably will be right on the cut line for whether he makes it to the weekend at the Harding Park. And if he doesn’t, it will be hard to forget about the sixth hole. Fowler missed an 8-foot par putt, and as he stepped over to tap it in, his putter scuffed the green and nudged his ball about an inch. He then tapped in for a double bogey.MLB-NEWS LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Derrick White scored 24 points, Jakob Poeltl added 19 points and 10 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs got a much-needed win over the short-handed Utah Jazz 119-111. Lonnie Walker and Rudy Gay each added 14 points for the Spurs. San Antonio moved into 10th place in the Western Conference and is a half-game ahead of the surging Phoenix Suns. The Suns are 4-0 since the NBA restart but were idle Friday. Gay scored 10 points during one stretch in the third quarter to help open a 16-point lead. NBA-WILLIAMSON OUTPelicans resting Zion Williamson against WizardsLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans have scratched rookie Zion Williamson from the lineup for Friday night’s game against the Washington Wizards. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNHL PLAYOFFSIslanders advance with 5-1 win over PanthersTORONTO (AP) — Anthony Beauvillier scored twice and the New York Islanders beat the Florida Panthers 5-1 to clinch an NHL best-of-five preliminary round playoff series in four games. Brock Nelson and Mathew Barzal had a goal and assist each in a game the Islanders never trailed. Semyon Varlamov stopped 24 shots, Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored an empty-netter and the Eastern Conference’s seventh-seeded Islanders bounced back from a 3-2 loss in Game 3 on Wednesday. SERBIA-BASKETBALL PLAYER DIESBasketball player dies during training in SerbiaBELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Former Florida State University center Michael Ojo died on Friday after collapsing during training in Serbia, according to his former team, Red Star Belgrade. He was 27.The Nigerian-born basketball player was taken to a hospital in the Serbian capital, but doctors failed to resuscitate him, Belgrade media reported. Local media reported that he died of a heart attack.Ojo was reported to have tested positive for the coronavirus but recovered. — New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker has been formally charged with four counts of robbery with a firearm in connection with a fight at a cookout in May. Broward County state attorney Mike Satz says Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar, who also was arrested, won’t be prosecuted because of insufficient evidence. Baker is accused of stealing cash and watches from four men. The punishment in event of a conviction is a mandatory minimum of 10 years and up to life in state prison. Baker surrendered to jail on May 16 and was released on bond. His next court date hasn’t been announced.— The San Francisco 49ers have signed defensive lineman Dion Jordan to a one-year contract. The deal adds another former first-round pick to San Francisco’s talented line. Jordan was the No. 3 overall pick by Miami in 2013 but has never lived up to his billing because of injuries and substance abuse problems. He has been suspended 32 games over his career for violating NFL rules on substance abuse and performance-enhancing drugs and has also had two operations on his knee. — Linebacker Vic Beasley reported to the Tennessee Titans on Friday, and he has been activated off the Reserve/DidNot Report list. The Titans also put defensive lineman Jack Crawford on the Reserve/COVID-19 list, meaning he had either tested positive for COVID-19 or has been quarantined after coming in close contact with someone who’s infected. — The Detroit Lions are preparing to host fans at all eight regular-season home games, although it’s uncertain how many will be allowed to attend. The NFL club said Friday that season-ticket holders can opt out of purchasing tickets for the 2020 season if they want. The team also is offering various incentives for fans who defer payments to the 2021 season instead of asking for refunds. Fans and employees at Ford Field would be required to wear face coverings. Designated gates and entry times would be assigned to fans. The team says the ability to host fans at a reduced capacity depends on local and state approval.VIRUS OUTBREAK-COLLEGE SPORTS Big Sky joins Pioneer League in dropping fall footballUNDATED (AP) — The Big Sky Conference has postponed its football season until spring and called for the FCS playoffs to be moved to the second semester as well. The Big Sky’s decision Friday all but officially ends any chance of the FCS playoffs being held in the fall. The FCS playoffs are an NCAA-sponsored event unlike the College Football Playoff which crowns a champion at the highest level of Division I. The NCAA announced earlier this week each of its three divisions would determine whether national championship events should be held in fall sports.The Big Sky, traditionally one of the strongest FCS conferences with Montana, Eastern Washington and Montana State, said it will attempt to play an eight-game conference schedule in the spring.In other pandemic-related developments:— The Pioneer League says it won’t play a fall football schedule but would consider playing a football season at another point in the school year if feasible. The 11-team Pioneer League spans from the Midwest to the West Coast. The conference said in a statement the challenges related to team travel, meeting state, local and institutional health requirements and COVID-19 mitigation strategies led to the decision. After going undrafted in 2017, Ojo moved to Europe where he started his professional basketball career with FMP Belgrade. In 2018, he signed with the regional Adriatic League champions, Red Star Belgrade, where he was hugely popular among the club’s fans.last_img read more

Former Champions Clash in S’finals at Asoju Oba T’tennis Cup

Former Champions Clash in S’finals at Asoju Oba T’tennis Cup

first_imgIt will be a battle Royale today at the 51st Asoju Oba Molade Okoya-Thomas Cup as current and former champions clash in the semifinal of the women’s singles at the Teslim Balogun Stadium.Defending champion, Bose Odusanya and 2013 champion, Tolu Durosimi-Etti will be the cynosure of all eyes as both players battle for a place in the final scheduled for tomorrow Friday November 29.Already, both players have started talking tough with Odusanya reiterating her resolve to hold on to the title. “I think I played against her when I won my first title in 2015 and this year will not be an exception as I hope to take her down again. I am in good shape and I don’t see anybody stopping me from retaining the title again. She can only try but she can stop me,” a confident Odusanya said. For Durosimi-Etti, the tie promises to be explosive. But she admitted that her opponent is in good shape having watched her matches so far. “It is a 50-50 match but I am sure I can still win the title. She is in good form but she is beatable in the competition. I don’t think I am here to just give her the chance to walk over everybody as I am ready to dethrone her and reclaim the title I surrendered in 2014,” Durosimi-Etti boasted.As a prelude to what she is capable of doing, Odusanya partnership with David Fayele conquered Durosimi-Etti and Samson Agbaje 11-4, 11-4, 11-9 to emerge winners of the mixed doubles event.Also in the men’s singles, former national junior star, Joseph Osendukwu is aiming to end the reign of Fayele as both players battle in the quarterfinal.A determined Osendukwu said: “I don’t see him reigning for long and I think I am fully ready to stop him from parading himself as champion. He is going down and I am fully in top shape to ensure I stop him from retaining the title,” he said.The longest running sports tournament in Nigeria has been bankrolled by the family of late Chief Dr Molade Okoya-Thomas since the demise of the initiator 2014 and it is organized by the Lagos State Table Tennis Association (LSSTA).Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Trojans fall to UCSB in extra innings

Trojans fall to UCSB in extra innings

first_imgIn a season full of walk-off victories for USC baseball, the Trojans (20-15) couldn’t get that elusive game-winning hit against UC Santa Barbara. And that wasn’t the worst of it.USC blew a three-run ninth-inning lead against the Gauchos (18-17), then gave up a game-winning single in the 12th.After retiring the first two hitters of the inning, junior pitcher Matt Munson gave up a single, a hit batsman and finally the eventual game-winning single to Gaucho infielder Peter Maris, just the second RBI of Maris’ career.So close · Sophomore second baseman James Roberts had two hits against the Gauchos. Unfortunately, it was not enough to secure a win. – Adrian Hoffman | Daily TrojanThe Trojans put up a four-spot in the sixth to take a 4-1 lead, and took that lead into the ninth.But senior closing pitcher Martin Viramontes gave up three consecutive singles to lead off the ninth to make it 4-2. With runners at the corners, the Gauchos attempted a sacrifice bunt.The bunt was popped up and caught by Viramontes, but his throw to first in an attempt to double-off the runner was wild, allowing that runner to move to second and the runner on third to score.Freshman Wyatt Strahan was brought into the game with one out and the tying run at second, and gave up a game-tying single to the first hitter he faced, forcing extra innings.The Gaucho rally squandered a tremendous outing by Andrew Triggs.After giving up back-to-back singles to lead off the game, yielding one first-inning run, the senior ace retired 19 of the last 21 Gaucho hitters he faced, including 11 straight from the third through the sixth inning.Triggs’ final line was impressive as usual: one run on three hits over seven innings, with one walk to four strikeouts.Usually the Trojans’ Friday night ace, Triggs was able to get four full days of rest following his start in Tempe, Ariz.The Trojans have this coming weekend off, so Triggs will not be slated to start again until the following Friday.It looked for a while like Triggs, plagued all season by a lack of run support, would be the recipient of another weak offensive showing.Save for a 15-run outburst against Washington State at the end of March, the Trojans had scored a combined five runs over Triggs’ last four starts.But junior shortstop Adam Landecker led off the sixth with a walk.Senior first baseman Matt Foat followed that up with an infield single, and both runners advanced 90 feet when the throw to first was wild, the first of three Gaucho errors in the inning.Landecker scored on an RBI-single to tie the game and Foat scored on the second error of the inning — a passed ball — to give the Trojans the lead, 2-1.With the bases loaded and two down, a groundball to the second baseman led to the Gauchos’ third error of the inning, scoring two and giving USC a 4-1 lead.But apart from that four-run outburst, the Trojan offense did not put up much of a fight throughout the rest of the game. USC only managed to put two runners on base in the fourth, ninth and 11th innings, and they hit into a double play in all three.This one will sit with the Trojans for a while, and not just because of the nature of the loss.They have almost a full week off before returning to action at Dedeaux Field on Tuesday at 6 p.m. against Long Beach State.last_img read more

Former USC football player files lawsuit against university

Former USC football player files lawsuit against university

first_imgDaily Trojan file photoFormer USC linebacker Morgan Breslin is suing his alma mater for breach of contract, negligence and fraud by intentional misrepresentation, alleging that school representatives misguided him into purchasing a disability insurance policy that he was later unable to claim following an injury that would eventually end his career.Breslin, who played for the Trojans in 2012 and 2013, filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court on Aug. 28. He is seeking unspecified damages.The suit claims that Breslin, 24, purchased “a total and permanent disability insurance policy that, in theory, protected him in the event he was unable to play in the NFL due to an injury sustained while playing for USC.” Breslin ultimately purchased the policy from Amtrust at Lloyd’s, part of Amtrust, a multinational property and casualty insurance company, “based upon the advice and representations of USC.”The claim states that “USC directed Breslin in every step related to the policy” and purportedly breached its contract with Breslin by “failing to manage plaintiff Breslin’s relationship with Amtrust on Breslin’s behalf.”After “Breslin was unable to play football and was rendered totally and permanently disabled as defined by the policy,” he made a claim under the policy in May of 2014 that was denied in December of the same year, according to the suit.Following the denial, Amtrust filed a separate lawsuit in the state of New Jersey seeking to have Breslin’s policy “declared void,” citing “that the application, which Breslin completed with USC’s assistance, and the medical information that USC provided directly to the underwriter, contained material omission and misstatements.”Prior to the 2013-2014 season, Breslin was designated as an Exceptional Student-Athlete by the NCAA, a program that offers incentives to student-athletes to stay in school, complete their degrees and play another year by giving student-athletes the opportunity to purchase disability insurance.The suit reads that Breslin and USC had reached a contractual agreement wherein USC promised to “manage Plaintiff Breslin’s relationship with Amtrust on Breslin’s behalf” in return for Breslin’s promise to “forgo the NFL draft and remain at USC and play football.”Under this same contract, USC purportedly agreed to “pay for all medical costs incurred by Breslin” while at USC. According to the lawsuit, USC’s breach of this aforementioned contract is the primary reason for Breslin’s decision to seek unspecified damages.The suit also alleges that USC interfered with Breslin’s right to receive benefits from the insurance by controlling the flow of information between him and Amtrust.Breslin, who recorded 13 sacks and 19.5 tackles for loss in 2012, sustained a hip injury that took place in a 62-41 loss to Arizona State in September 2013 — the same game that ended up resulting in the dismissal of head coach Lane Kiffin on the tarmac of Los Angeles International Airport.A couple weeks after his injury, Ed Orgeron, who was the interim head coach at the time, went on to say that Breslin was one of his favorite players to coach during the course his career.After Breslin went undrafted in the 2014 NFL draft, he had a brief stint with the San Francisco 49ers as a free agent, but did not make the team’s roster.Breslin and attorneys were unavailable for comment regarding the suit. The University said it does not comment on pending litigation.last_img read more

Former stars visit as USC football prepares for scrimmage

Former stars visit as USC football prepares for scrimmage

first_imgJust one day after scouts from across the NFL flocked to USC’s campus for Pro Day, the football team returned to Howard-Jones Field on Thursday for its fifth spring ball workout this offseason. With just over three weeks remaining until its spring game, USC continued its preparation for the 2017 season on Thursday. Continuity a strength on defenseHead coach Clay Helton received high praise from his coaches and players for his ability to keep nearly all of his coaching staff from last season’s Rose Bowl-winning team intact over the offseason. The 2017 Trojan coaching staff features only one newcomer: former Indiana running backs coach Deland McCullough. McCullough is replacing Tommie Robinson, who departed from USC in the offseason to coach at LSU. “[Keeping the same coaching staff] really helps us,” defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast said. “We obviously still have lots to do this spring, but keeping that continuity does help.”A USC defense which held seven opponents to their season-low in points in 2016 has had the opportunity to further develop under Pendergast’s schemes. An offseason to study a familiar defensive playbook is helping players grasp concepts and trends from coaches. “It’s real helpful having the same playbook and the same schemes coming into this spring,” redshirt sophomore linebacker John Houston Jr. said. “It’s helped me a lot to know some of the schemes. I feel like I’m ready to just go full speed.” Redshirts showing promiseWith Michael Hutchings graduating, Houston — who sat out the entirety of last season — has now been taking first-team reps this spring. Houston is considered a frontrunner for the starting inside linebacker position for the Trojans.“[Houston] is doing a great job,” Helton said. “He’s always had the athleticism and the ability to track and get to the ball extremely quickly. He’s not done, and he’s not a finished product right now. But we are happy with where he currently is.”USC’s defense also suffered a loss in the secondary this offseason, as former safety Leon McQuay III — who made the pivotal interception in January’s Rose Bowl — graduated. McQuay’s departure has opened the door for redshirt freshman safety Jamel Cook to garner some playing time in the secondary this season.Cook’s 6-foot-3-inch, 195-pound physical frame has impressed many observing USC’s spring workouts. On several occasions through spring workouts, Cook has made some heavy hits on ball carriers, grabbing the attention of the media, teammates and coaches.“[Cook’s] had flashes of real brilliance,” Helton said. “You’ve seen the explosiveness and physical nature that he brings. His length really makes things hard for smaller receivers.” Scrimmage LoomingThis Saturday, the team will be participating in an intersquad scrimmage at Howard-Jones Field. The scrimmage will feature “live-tackling” among the players, Helton confirmed. A large portion of Thursday’s practice was devoted to installing play-calling systems in preparation for the upcoming scrimmage this weekend. Forecasts show that there is a slight chance of rain Saturday morning, when the scrimmage would be taking place. Star PowerSeveral famous faces and figures in the USC community made their way to Howard-Jones Field Thursday to watch the Trojans practice. Former USC Heisman-winning quarterback and NFL Pro-Bowler Carson Palmer and former All-Pac-10 USC defensive end Lawrence Jackson were in attendance.Just one day after participating in Pro Day workouts, former USC receivers Juju Smith-Schuster and De’Quan Hampton were also present on Thursday. On Wednesday, former USC head coach and current Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll attended USC Pro Day on Cromwell Field. Carroll and Helton had the opportunity to chat during the workout. “Anytime you get to be around someone who is a great coach [in] Carroll, you try to get things from them, and I did,” Helton said. “I really appreciate him. He’s been great to me ever since I got the job here.”last_img read more

Guyana’s Government to Adopt New Measures to Deal with COVID-19

Guyana’s Government to Adopt New Measures to Deal with COVID-19

first_imgGEORGETOWN, Guyana – President Dr. Irfaan Ali and Health Minister, Dr, Frank Anthony have held talks with minor opposition political parties as the country recorded 14 new cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) bringing the total of 568. President Ali, speaking at his inauguration over the last weekend, said his administration is creating a COVID-19 Response Unit comprising of policymakers, represented by the Prime Minister and the Minister of Health, and regional, international partners such as CARICOM, the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The Unit resulted from a rapid assessment. It will be guided by a collaborative policy to address medical responses and to create a COVID-19 impact socio-economic plan for the people, Ali said, noting that the COVID-19 pandemic has already claimed too many lives. “To, date 189 persons have recuperated from COVID-related illnesses while 22 have succumbed. In total 5,280 persons have been tested for the virus. A government statement said that the meeting on Sunday was “to discuss interests and concerns as the government sets out to revamp the nation’s response to the disease”. He said the new approach seeks to provide a more technical and people-centred approach to combatting the onset of the disease in Guyana. Anthony had recently announced that the new administration, which came to office last week, is actively working towards restructuring the response to COVID-19 on all fronts with a more holistic approach. Meanwhile, the government says it is in the process of securing an initial sum of GUY$4.5 billion (One Guyana dollar=US$0.004 cents) as an emergency response to help households affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Ministry of Health, seven men and seven women are among the new cases and that there are 357 active cases in institutional isolation at various facilities across Guyana; 47 persons in institutional quarantine and four patients housed in the COVID-19 ICU. “Citizens are reminded to continue practising social distancing in the workplace, public spaces, and while using public transportation to reduce the spread of the coronavirus disease. They are also reminded to practise frequent hand washing/sanitising and always wear a face mask if they must go out.” CMClast_img read more

NEMIGLESI Network, Plastic F.L.O.A.T. 4H Program Teaches Locals to Say No to Plastic

NEMIGLESI Network, Plastic F.L.O.A.T. 4H Program Teaches Locals to Say No to Plastic

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisA special presentation will be performed during the final Shipwreck Alley Roller Derby Bout, kids from the NEMIGLESI Network, Plastics F.L.O.A.T. 4H Program, will bring awareness to attendees on the dangers of plastic in Lake Huron.The time has come for the final Shipwreck Alley Roller Derby Bout. The Ship-Faced Seagals and the 45th Paralyzers will be facing off this Friday at Northern Lights Arena.Kids involved in the Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative Network, Plastics F.L.O.A.T. 4H Program will be performing at halftime to raise awareness about the impact of single–use plastics.The goal is to encourage everyone to say no to using plastic to help keep Lake Huron and other parts of the environment safe. The kids that made the bag monsters will be performing a special song during the halftime of Friday’s Bout. They will also be available to help those interested make their own reusable bag.Gass adds that the students plan to give out reusable bags in local grocery stores in the fall to help better support them an their efforts to stop using plastic to protect the great lakes. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Lake Huron, NEMIGLESI Network, Plastic F.L.O.A.T. 4H Program, Plastic Waste, Say No to PlasticContinue ReadingPrevious Alpena Garden Club Holds Summer Garden Walk to Raise FundsNext Tunnel 2 Towers Fundraisers Continue Throughout Alpenalast_img read more

Defense, sense of ugency must improve for Clippers in Game 4

Defense, sense of ugency must improve for Clippers in Game 4

first_imgNot only did Durant score 36 and Westbrook 23, the Oklahoma City bench got huge contributions by Caron Butler and Reggie Jackson, both of whom had 14 points.Rivers talks remedySo, Rivers was asked, what’s the solution to avoiding another loss and then being down 3-1 heading back to Oklahoma City for Tuesday’s Game 5?“We have to play harder, better, faster, smarter,” he said at practice Saturday. “I don’t think we have to make a lot of adjustments, after watching the tape. We have to do what we should do to help us get better.“And I’m not going to get specific, but there are things we are not doing that we should do.”Rivers, in a roundabout way, said one is not leaving guys like Ibaka wide open.There’s more, Rivers said.“I do think that’s one advantage Oklahoma has had over us in this series, they have several guys who have been all the way to the finals (in 2011-12) and they get the urgency of every single possession, and we’ve been in and out of that throughout the playoffs,” he said.“And for us to keep going, we have to get that every-possession urgency defensively, and offensively.”Paul: team has to winSome players won’t use the “must-win” term unless it’s an elimination game. Paul had no trouble, however, when asked how his team overcomes being psychologically down because it has lost two in a row after a terrific showing in a Game 1 victory at Oklahoma City.“Just come out and ready to play,” said Paul, who had 21 points, 16 assists and not one turnover in 42 minutes. “It’s a tough one here. But we need to get Game 4. It’s like a must-win for us, a big game for us.“We knew that we were going to have to win at least one there, and now we’re going to have to win two there. We’re going to have to start off with a Game 4 win.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error As soon as Clippers point guard Chris Paul sat down at the post-game news conference Friday, he was told that his coach — Doc Rivers — blamed poor defense for their team’s 118-112 Game 3 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday night in the Western Conference semifinals at Staples Center.Paul was in complete agreement.“No question,” said Paul, whose team trails 2-1 in the series and will host the Thunder in Game 4 at 12:30 p.m. SundayEven when the team had not played well defensively early in a game, it had gotten stops down the stretch, Paul noted.center_img “Tonight, we didn’t do that,” he said. “We obviously scored enough points to win.”A 3-pointer by Russell Westbrook and a cold-blooded, turn-around jumper by Kevin Durant over Paul were the biggest daggers. But Serge Ibaka was left alone all night, and he ended up making 9 of 10 field goals for 20 points.At the end of the night, the Thunder had shot 55.7 percent.Rivers scoffed when a query was made as to whether his team got tired trying to contain the Thunder.“I don’t buy into fatigue,” he said. “They’re just as tired as us. Seven-game series, they went through. We’ve gone through it. You never use that. Everybody’s tired right now. … Fatigue cannot be used. We just have to be mentally tougher.”last_img read more

NBA wrap: Warriors blow lead against Magic; James Harden powers Rockets to win

NBA wrap: Warriors blow lead against Magic; James Harden powers Rockets to win

first_imgIn Houston, the Rockets were without Eric Gordon and the recently fantastic Kenneth Faried, so they needed a Herculean performance from James Harden once again.He delivered. Hawks eyeing free agents from ‘Kevin Durant on down’ this offseason, report says Golden State was 233-3 under coach Steve Kerr when leading by at least 13 points in the fourth quarter until Thursday, according to ESPN Stats and Info.Via @ESPNStatsInfo: “Entering tonight, the Warriors were 233-3 when leading by at least 13 in the 4th quarter under Steve Kerr.”— Nick Friedell (@NickFriedell) March 1, 2019The loss also ended the Warriors’ 33-game, 100-point streak. Golden State is 0-6 this year when scoring less than 100. Related News Ben Simmons strips it and ignites the @sixers break 🔥#HereTheyCome pic.twitter.com/bFuduXI0sr— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) March 1, 2019Dud of the NightCavaliers forward Marquese Chriss shot 0 for 5 from the floor with zero points and was a minus-14 in 13 minutes. Cleveland was able to drop the Knicks 125-118, though.HighlightDwyane Wade is known for his pump fake, but we can put money on it you can’t name another time he got away with four separate fakes on the same play.Dwyane Wade reaches in his bag! #OneLastDance #HeatCulture pic.twitter.com/i3NttogYIt— NBA (@NBA) March 1, 2019What’s NextClippers (34-29) at Kings (31-30) 10 p.m. ET — This game pits possibly the best coached team in the NBA in the Clippers against the most intriguing and maybe the most fun in the Kings. It’s energy vs. energy and young vs. old. This one will be a lot of fun. The Rockets were down 21 points at one point and Harden did everything he could to bring them back, scoring 58 points and adding 10 assists in Houston’s 121-118 win.This was Harden’s sixth 50-point game of the season and 15th of his career.UNSTOPPABLE! 😤📊 58PTS pic.twitter.com/XWOV0s5bU6— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) March 1, 2019Studs of the NightKarl-Anthony Towns had 42 points and 17 rebounds, but Bojan Bogdanovic dropped 37 in the Pacers’ 122-115 win over the Timberwolves.Tobias Harris scored 32 points while shooting 5 of 7 from 3-point range in the 76ers’ 108-104 win over the Thunder. It was a short night in the NBA but an incredibly eventful one.In Orlando, the Warriors, who were without Kevin Durant, lost their second game in a row and third in their last four after blowing a 13-point fourth quarter lead in a 103-96 loss to the Magic. Lonzo Ball injury update: Lakers guard (ankle) remains out, will be re-evaluated in 1 weeklast_img read more