Switzerland suspends this league day because of the coronavirus

first_imgAlso, seeing the calendar so tight and to follow the League normally, the institution values ​​playing games behind closed doors but they still have to decide with the clubs, who have not expressed their position regarding this solution.The matches suspended in the First Division are Sion-St-Gallen, Young Boys-Zurich, Lucerne-Basel, Servette-Lugano and Xamax-Thun. In Second the Laussane Ouchy-Chiasso, Kriens-Schaffhausen, Wil-Lausanne and Vaduz-Wintherthur will not be played.In addition to the League, Switzerland has also been forced to suspend the Geneva Motor Show, one of the most important events of the year in the motor world. The Swiss League will have to stop for the measures taken by the Swiss government to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, which in the country already accumulates up to 15 positives by Covid-19. The executive has banned any type of event that exceeds one thousand people capacity until March 15 and the Swiss League (SLF) has folded to government requirements postponing this day 24 in First and Second Division.In an official statement, the League informs of this suspension and leaves the new date for this twenty-fourth day, which they indicate, will be decided next week.last_img read more

No public until 2021

first_imgJavier Tebas met this Wednesday with the First and Second clubs to explain the last meetings held with the CSD and the Federation that led to the famous Viana Pact last Sunday. The president of LaLiga, beyond recounting some details that have not been made public until the time of that appointment, looking like a truce, wanted to send a very forceful message to the presidents, CEOs or vice-presidents who were present at that telematic meeting : that they be putting themselves in the worst scenario facing the configuration of their next budgets. The realism, more than the pessimism, is due to the fact that the intention at the moment of the Government (the coronavirus could make it vary) is that there are no shows with the public, and therefore soccer, until 2021, the date by which it is hoped to have the long-awaited vaccine.Thebes stressed the importance of this fact. And not only for the purposes of calendar, audiovisual regulation, closed protocol protocols that they already have in their hands and it will be expanded, as revealed by AS, but by the incidence in terms of income from subscriptions and tickets. The clubs estimated for a month that, with this break in competition and despite the possible restart of football behind closed doors, 129.5 million would lose for these concepts in total (117 of them in First and 12.5 in Second). The First class would stop earning 38.8 million at the box office (they would stay at 95.5 of the 134.4 expected) and 2.6 the Second class (would win 7 of 9.6). As for fertilizers, the losses would be 78.1 million in the First (they would earn 194 million out of 272.1 expected) and 9.9 in the Second (28 of 37.9 would enter). This would only be part of the hole that awaits them since, with television included (500 million on the wire), LaLiga believes that its total losses could rise to 956 million, if this course is not played again, and 350 if it is done without an audience. Because, the clubs have already been designing and even publishing strategies to solve the problem with the 11 remaining days of the season. Some plan to return the proportional part to the members, such as the Real (20%), others study discounts in the next card, while some more claim that there is no disaffection and maintain loyalty and, instead of returning the money now, Allow your subscribers to watch as many games of the next campaign for free as they have been deprived in this campaign. This new scenario forces them to change their step, since they will not be able to sell tickets this summer, when the 2020-21 season ends, facing the next, nor at least sell tickets in the second half of this year. To this we must add that the benefits for the official stores, bars and restaurants, visits to museums and other concepts will not be able to be invoiced, with the effect that this will have on the cash register. All this will have a clear impact. According to the experts, there will be more clubs that will request the Temporary Employment Regulation Files. Until now only a few have reduced the working day due to force majeure, either to their staff, to the workers or to both: Barça, Atlético, Espanyol, Alavés, Valencia, Tenerife, Racing, Ponferradina, Albacete, Osasuna, Granada, Las Palmas … Now, between now and the end of the year, these ERTE could be extended for economic or production reasons, a justification that other clubs will surely hold on to that until now they had remained firm and had solved the crisis with some specific cuts.According to the sources consulted, Thebes began his speech before the clubs very seriously. So much that it made an impact. And not only for these data: “This is what I have been able to save from the Royal Decree … And I am not going to enter into evaluations.” Later, he gave details of how the meeting with Irene Irene Lozano and Luis Rubiales came about, coming to admit that he did not know anything until they called him the night before (23:00) and told him, with much secrecy, that he had to get a taxi at 10:00 the next day to go to a major summit. Without specifying what it consisted of. He even thought that it could be due to the calendar to return or the health protocol. Thebes reported that he was surprised when the destination was specified and that when they arrived they seized his mobile. “Although he did not say the specific word, there is the feeling that there was a lockdown there,” an important president assures AS.last_img read more

UAAP men’s volleyball: UST upends Ateneo, FEU thumps UP for 2nd straight win

first_imgMANILA, Philippines—University of Santo Tomas survived a tough five-setter over Ateneo for its first win, 25-18, 25-21, 22-25, 19-25, 15-12, in the UAAP Season 81 men’s volleyball tournament Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Center.Manuel Medina put up a game-high 22 points while Joshua Umandal added 20 for the Tiger Spikers, who tied the Blue Eagles at the fourth spot with identical 1-1 records early in the season.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jaron Requinton and Jayvee Sumagaysay were also in the scoring groove for UST with 14 and 12 points, respectively.UST’s aerial defense was magnificent in stifling the Blue Eagles with the Tiger Spikers scoring on 14 blocks as compared to Ateneo’s three.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsAntony Koyfman led Ateneo with 22 points while Ishmael Rivera added 11 points.In the other match, Far Eastern University had its second straight win trouncing University of the Philippines in four sets, 25-13, 25-18, 23-25, 25-18. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Tamaraws held on to the top spot of the standings while the Fighting Maroons are in the inverse with a 0-2 card.Richard Solis led FEU with 14 points while John Paul Bugaian added 13 points.John Mark Millette had 19 points to lead the winless Fighting Maroons.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Eduard Folayang’s ’20 year challenge’: From national champ to ONE lightweight king Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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 Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra View commentslast_img read more

Bassa Youth Congratulate Ambassador Weah

first_imgThe Gianda Youth Development Association (GIYODA) in Kpogbahn Statutory District No.4, Grand Bassa County has congratulated Ambassador George Manneh Weah for clinching  what they called ‘a volcanic victory’ over his contenders as senator-elect for Montserrado County with over 99,000 votes during the just ended Special Senatorial Elections in Monrovia.The president of GIYODA, William ‘Olu’ Diggs made the statement over the weekend, on behalf of his association in an exclusive interview with the Daily Observer in the district.According to Mr. Diggs, his association applauds Amb. Weah’s victory because of his leadership ability, knowing that the soccer icon will help to adequately steer the affairs of the country toward a better future.He prayed that God will bless Mr. Weah to succeed and achieve his vision, dream and aspiration for the presidency in the 2017 general and presidential elections.Mr. Weah deserves to be congratulated because according to Diggs, he is a sound leader who can ably represent and deliver the political goods that will transform the living standard of the people of Montserrado County.He pointed out that his association pledges its fullest support to vote Mr. Weah to victory because of his national and international experience.Diggs is requesting Mr. Weah to visit their district at his convenience because the people of the district are eager to hold discussions with him about burning issues mainly to pre-petition Amb. Weah for the presidency come 2017 general and presidential elections.‘’We are aware that you contested for the presidency twice and did not succeed, but with our strong prayer and massive support you will surely become a victor in 2017’’, the GIYODA president assured Mr. Weah.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Russian Ambassador to Guyana tours Banks DIH Limited

first_imgDuring a recent visit to the corporate head office of Banks DIH Limited, Russian Ambassador to Guyana, Alexander Kurmaz and the beverage company’s Chairman and Managing Director, Clifford Reis were engaged in fruitful discussions as they officially met for the first time.From right: Banks Chairman and Managing Director Clifford Reis in discussion with Ambassador Alexander Kurmaz in the Rotunda at Thirst Park as Mrs Kurmaz looks onThe Russian delegation comprised the Ambassador’s wife and third secretary of the Embassy of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Kornilov.Opportunities of mutual benefit were among some of the topics discussed, during a simple lunch attended by the company’s Operations Director Michael Pereira, Human Resources Director Andrew Carto and Engineering Services Director Shabir Hussain.Ambassador Kurmaz was also taken on a guided tour of the company’s rum factory and soft drink plant by the executives.last_img read more

Smith doctor under investigation

first_imgAmong other things, Cohen said, the board was looking into whether it is legal to prescribe drugs for someone using an alias. The California Health and Safety Code, which governs public health, includes several sections stating that no person who prescribes or dispenses a controlled substance may give a phony name or address or make any false statements in the prescription form. A Studio City doctor is under scrutiny by state medical authorities amid reports that he prescribed methadone to Anna Nicole Smith through a prescription that contained an alias. The Medical Board of California opened its inquiry of Dr. Sandeep Kapoor in recent days, board spokeswoman Candis Cohen said Thursday. “We’ve received some information alleging that Dr. Kapoor may have had some connection with Anna Nicole Smith, and we are looking into that as we would any allegation of physician misconduct,” Cohen told The Associated Press. The medical board’s physician information Web site lists Kapoor as a 1996 Boston University School of Medicine graduate who is currently licensed to practice in California. The public-disclosure section contained no postings in the areas for administrative disciplinary actions or citations. A woman who answered the telephone at Kapoor’s listing in Studio City hung up immediately when The Associated Press called to seek comment Thursday. 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

Spain 2-0 England: Wonder strike in Alicante ends Roy Hodgson’s side’s unbeaten run

first_imgEngland’s 15-game unbeaten run came to an end on Friday as Spain ran out 2-0 winners in an international friendly in Alicante.After a goalless first half, the hosts opened the scoring with less than 20 minutes remaining, a stunning overhead strike on the turn from Mario Gaspar beating Hart who had rarely been tested beforehand.Their lead was doubled 12 minutes later as Arsenal playmaker Santi Cazorla’s low well-crafted effort beat the Manchester City goalkeeper, after a poor clearance, to bring Roy Hodgson’s side back to earth after easing through qualifying for Euro 2016.Hodgson kept to his word and named an experimental England line-up for the glamour friendly against the European champions.With Wayne Rooney rested and in-form Jamie Vardy sidelined, Harry Kane led the line and was supported by Ross Barkley, Adam Lallana and Raheem Sterling.Hart captained the side in Alicante, where Chelsea’s Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas started for the hosts.Unsurprisingly, the hosts dominated the early possession, and large amounts of the first half, but England looked defensively sturdy and dangerous on the break.Good moves saw the visitors twice go close – first Sterling blasted a shot over before Barkley dragged an effort wide.Hodgson’s side were often their worst enemy as they played their way into trouble with sloppy play.Sterling’s poor ball in the England half led to a Spanish break, with Phil Jones making a decisive block after striker Costa was found in space.The following corner saw Barcelona star Sergio Busquets volley wide, inches past the post.England’s left-hand side was a promising aspect of the match as Ryan Bertrand got forward well and linked up with Man City man Sterling.Southampton left-back Bertrand put a superb low cross along the six-yard box and Kane could not quite get to the ball to convert.Shortly after the half-hour mark, England passed a significant milestone as they went 400 minutes without conceding.Costa found space on the left-side of the 18-yard box before curling an effort past the post, but Hart had little to do in the first period.Barkley’s solo effort resulted in a good chance for the hosts before Fabian Delph strode into space ahead of the break before drilling a low 20-yard effort into the arms of Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas, making his 165th appearance for his country.The hosts took the lead to end England’s run of not conceding and what a deserving goal it was. With 72 minutes on the clock, a floated ball to the right-hand side found Mario, who on the spin, struck the ball on the overhead kick, across goal and into the top corner.Spurs duo Eric Dier and Kane combined well when the former’s ball over the top found the striker, who controlled brilliantly before losing his balance and striking wide.The win was confirmed when Cazorla stroked the ball past Hart from the edge of the box. The England goalkeeper was incensed, as he claimed offside, but the goal stood.Rooney struck the bar late on, but England were beaten by the European holders. 1 Mario Gaspar last_img read more

Music, minions and many surprises at the DYS Celebration Event

first_imgYoung people, parents, and youth club leaders gathered in An Grianán Theatre on Thursday, the 23rd of November for the Donegal Youth Service 2017 Celebration Event. Described once as a ‘mini Oscars’, the annual event is an opportunity to highlight and celebrate the diversity of the work which takes within Donegal Youth Service projects and youth clubs throughout the county, and to recognise the clubs and individuals making a wonderful impact in their communities.The evening was hosted by DJ Keith Fletcher who had the crowd entertained from start to finish. There were a number of awards given out on the evening, and attendees were also treated to performances from Club Óige Chríost Rí in Magheroarty, Kai McHugh from Donegal Youth Council and young people from Malin Head Youth Club. Malin Head PerformanceKai McHughDYS Chairperson Marina Carlin & Regional Director Lorraine Thompson were invited to the stage for a special interview with the guest EMCEE Mr. Keith ‘How the hell are ye’ Fletcher to talk about the work of the organisation over the last.The ‘Young Person of The Year Award’ is presented annually to recognise the young people who triumphed over adversity, dedicated themselves to participation, social enterprise, volunteering and altruism.  The recipient of this year’s award was Mairead Mc Elchar, from Planet Youth Ballybofey.Mairead Mc Elchar, Young Person of the YearYouth Club of The YearThe four current DYS EVS (European Voluntary Service) participants Elena and Claudia, both from Spain, Kemal from Turkey and Dima from the Ukraine were invited on stage for an interview to talk about their time with Donegal Youth Service so far and were presented with Donegal GAA jerseys by Board Member Mr. Frank Dooley.EVS Participants‘Youth Club Volunteer of The Year’ was presented to Sadie Mc Laughlin, of Malin Head Youth Club, with Anthony Caldwell receiving the ‘Youth Projects Volunteer of The Year’ award for his work volunteering in The Loft.  Throughout the night Batman, Spiderman, Mickey & Minnie Mouse, and a mischievous minion made a few surprise appearances. The ‘Orla O’Reilly Special Recognition Award’ was awarded to the Community Gardaí this year, as a thank you for their hard work, and support for Donegal Youth Service over the years. The ‘Youth Club of The Year’ award was presented to Malin Head Youth Club.  This award is presented to the club which participates in the most Donegal Youth Service activities, events and training.Sheena Boyle-Laverty who has recently moved on from her role as DYS Youth Outreach Worker after 10 years with the organisation, came back for a special interview and presentation about her time working with the service. Donegal Youth Service is a countywide youth organisation that responds to the needs of young people.  For more information about DYS you can contact (074) 91 29630, email admin@donegalyouthservice.ie, www.donegalyouthservice.ie, find them on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, or pop in to 16-18 Port Road, Letterkenny.  Charity No. CHY 15027. Music, minions and many surprises at the DYS Celebration Event was last modified: November 27th, 2017 by Staff WriterShare 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)last_img read more

All-Santa Clarita Valley: Girls’ volleyball

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake With Robertson orchestrating the offense, Valencia grew accustomed to success, winning league titles each of her four seasons. The Vikings this year went undefeated in Foothill play for the second year in a row, then matched the program’s deepest postseason run by advancing to the Div. I-AA quarterfinals. – Heather Gripp DAILY NEWS ALL-SANTA CLARITA VALLEY Kassie Faulkner, Sr., OH, Canyon Asha Kakonde, Sr., MB, Valencia Jannalee Mays, Sr., S, Canyon Brittney McDiffett, Jr., S/OH, Santa Clarita Christian Stephanie Shardlow, Jr., S, Saugus Megan Thorpe, Jr., OH, Saugus Lauren Wells, Sr., OH, Valencia 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PLAYER OF THE YEAR Taryn Robertson, Sr., Valencia Although bothered by a wrist injury much of the season, Robertson remained one of the area’s most well-rounded and dominant girls’ volleyball players. The four-year varsity player, a setter, was the Foothill League Player of the Year for the third time. She also was the league’s only representative on the All-Southern Section Div. I team. Other honors included a spot on the all-tournament team at the Redondo tournament. She signed with UC Irvine. last_img read more

Kids swap suburbs for township

first_imgBoys taking part in the exchange programme get a chance to attend a school that is very different to their own.“I went from a 10-roomed house in Rondebosch to a three-roomed house in Khayelitsha,” said Jem Wilson, one of a group of children from an elite Cape Town primary school who took part in a unique life-skills initiative.The Luleka Exchange Programme, set up over eight years ago, gives boys from Rondebosch Preparatory School in the upmarket Cape Town suburb of Rondebosch and boys from the no-fees state-run Luleka Primary School in Khayelitsha township a chance to spend a day in each others shoes.“Going to Luleka has really opened my eyes to seeing how differently people live,” Jem said.Rondebosch and Khayelitsha are very different places. The former is a residential suburb in the south of Cape Town city centre, nestling below Devil’s Peak and near the main campus of the University of Cape Town. Khayelitsha, on the other hand, is a sprawling semi-informal settlement on the wide plains of the Cape Flats, far from the affluence of the city.In past years the programme only saw boys from Luleka going to spend a day and night in Rondebosch. This year there was a proper exchange, with boys from Khayelitsha going to Rondebosch and Rondebosch boys going to Khayelitsha.The exchange, held in mid-September, kicked off with children and teachers from both schools having an evening get-together at Rondebosch Prep to break the ice. That night each of the Rondebosch kids hosted one of the Khayelitsha boys at their home. The next day the boys from Luleka Primary spent the day at Rondebosch Prep, after which they all left for Khayelitsha.The process was then repeated, with each Khayelitsha boy hosting one Rondebosch boy at their home for the night. The following day the Rondebosch pupils attended Luleka Primary School.Jordan Corfe from Rondebosch Prep was anxious about spending the night in Khayelitsha.“We hear all these horror stories about Khayelitsha, but when I started talking and walking around I soon got the feel of the place,” he said.His schoolmates also quickly learned that the township was not as bad as they had believed. “I didn’t expect that my perception of Khayelitsha was so wrong,” said Daniel Jollivet de Oliviera. “I thought that the crime would be worse than where I live, but our hosts have never been robbed before and they keep their doors open with confidence.“I was surprised at how [many] people my host knew. It seemed as if the whole family lived there, including aunties, cousins and grandparents. It is very community-based.“The Luleka exchange was an awesome experience.”Chris Verster, a teacher at Rondebosch Prep, said the programme is an extension of existing exchange initiatives at the school. “Our aim was for our boys to experience and understand a little bit of another culture,” he said. “We do a lot of interaction with other ‘of our own’ schools as well as two exchanges abroad, in England and Wales.“We hope for our boys to realise that there are other diverse cultures on our doorstep, that contribute to all of us being South African.”Thandi Matrose, a Luleka Primary School teacher, agrees that the programme helps expose children to other cultures.“We are not that different, even though we eat different food and do different things,” she said.She hopes the exchange will help break what she calls, “the cycle of inferiority, and the race barrier”. She believes that despite 15 years of democracy many black people, especially children in townships, still live with the misconception that white people are better and smarter. The exchange showed that that the children from Khayelitsha never expected to have so much in common with kids from a privileged neighborhood.“It was good to see that he showed respect to my parents,” said Luleka pupil Pabotse Lefatsa of his guest from Rondebosch. “You don’t always expect that from a white person.”Although the boys from both schools discovered they had much more in common than they expected, their experience of education was something else.“The boys from Khayelitsha were amazed by the technology at the school, especially the overhead projectors, and also by the sizes of the classrooms,” said Rondebosch pupil Michael Palframan.Describing Luleka Primary, Jett Rogerson from Rondebosch Prep said: “Their school was very different to ours. The teachers did not seem to care what the pupils did. We could walk around outside, you could throw things, and nothing happened. There was little discipline.”Andile Mamfengu from Khayelitsha said of Rondebosch Prep said: “The school was great, they have good discipline and the classes are also smaller. We have 40 kids in a class, they have only 20.”Verster said the two schools cannot really be compared. “We depend nearly entirely on parents’ school fees. Luleka is a no-fees school. The education department supply schools for basic education; we strive to maintain a school of excellence.”Nonetheless, both groups of boys agreed that the experience had taught them that their differences were mainly on the surface. Behind the privilege and the poverty they are much the same – for the most part, overcoming language and cultural barriers was as easy as grabbing a football.More than that, it broadened their view of human experience. As Rondebosch Prep pupil Michael Palframan said, “I thought this was Cape Town, but it is not. There is a whole other world out there.”last_img read more