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first_imgAdvertisement 6u87yNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs2gtvWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Edfm8( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) uxWould you ever consider trying this?😱zxyvCan your students do this? 🌚9scRoller skating! Powered by Firework The ongoing coronavirus outbreak has halted almost all sporting events and mass gatherings around the world, but there’s no stopping Belarus amid the global crisis. The country’s football league is still going on as per its schedule – however, a number of fans have recently started to boycott games in order to keep themselves safe.Advertisement Even though the Belarusian Premier League has grabbed the attention of football maniacs worldwide, fans in the country are worried with the increase of new Covid-19 cases. As per the latest reports, Belarus has registered over 2,226 cases, with 23 deaths so far.Advertisement But Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, has refused to impose strict lockdown measures and has labelled the fears about coronavirus a “psychosis”. He also prescribed drinking vodka and going to saunas as the only options to battle the deadly disease, last month!Last Friday, 8th placed FC Neman Grodno played a 1-1 draw against FC Belshina Bobruisk in an almost deserted stadium as the Neman players applauded the empty stands in support for spectators staying away.Advertisement “The federation decided to play – so we play,” Igor Kovalevich, Neman’s coach voiced his dissent said after the game; while his opposite number, Eduard Gradoboyev of Belshina seemed concerned with the lack of fans in the arena,“Of course, it is the main problem. Because football is for spectators. And when you come to a absolutely half-empty stadium, especially such a good one like here in Grodno, it is a bit uncomfortable.”Even the Neman Grodno fan club urged people to stay at home via a statement.“Let’s stay home, reduce the risks associated with the spread of coronavirus, protect ourselves and our loved ones,” the statement read.However, one supporter who attended the game seemed mellow about the problem,“Am I worried or not worried? I guess most likely not. First of all there are not many people coming to watch football, there are no crowds. And all measures are taken at the stadium” he said.As the great Sir Alex Ferguson once said, “Football, Bloody Hell!” Advertisementlast_img read more

Kinrade’s minutes continue to grow as B-Sens progress down AHL Calder Cup playoff trail

first_imgBy Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily SportsDuring the summer it’s not an unlikely sight to see Geoff Kinrade sweating through his workout routine at a fitness center near you.Kinrade’s like a machine as he works every muscle in his body into chisel-like form.That’s been music to the ear of Binghamton Senators’ coach Kurt Kleinendorst.Since the start of the AHL Calder Cup playoffs the B-Sens skipper has seen the injury bug take a man-sized chomp out of the blueline core.Thanks to Kinrade, and teammate Andre Benoit, Binghamton has been able to keep the opposition forwards off balance as the club knocked off a pair of Eastern Conference heavyweights in top seed Portland Pirates and second place Manchester Monarchs.“It feels good to be one of the go to guys and I play much better when I have this type of role,” Kinrade told The Nelson Daily Tuesday on the eve of the opening of the Eastern Conference Final against the Charlotte Checkers.Game one goes Thursday in Charlotte.“Yes, our blueline is hurting, but there have been a number of guys stepping up and playing more minutes including myself,” adds Kinrade, in his second season with the AHL franchise. “We’ve been very solid on defense throughout the playoffs and it’s definitely helped us move forward.”After looking anything like a Eastern Conference Finalist in game five of the series against Portland, losing by a 6-2 score to the Pirates that allowed the visitors to make the series 3-2 in Binghamton’s favour heading back to Maine, the B-Sens shut the door in game six.“It felt like we just forgot (the game five loss at home) ever happened, knowing that we had to take the next game to finish them off,” Kinrade explained.Of course a goal 25 seconds into game six by Jim O’Brien made those nightmares of game five evaporate faster than water on the ice after a Zamboni cleaning.The early goal, combined by the bounce-back performance of B-Sens netminder Robin Lehner who was pulled during game five, gave Binghamton all the advantage the team would need.Zack Smith got the all-important second goal in the middle frame before Kaspars Daugavins, with an assist to Kinrade, scored into an empty net to secure the victory.“We have shown a lot of resilience throughout the playoffs to bounce back from tough losses, and other difficulties that we’ve seen,” said the 25-year-old Nelson Minor Hockey graduate. “And of course, our goaltending has been solid, which is crucial in a playoff run.”Like the team has done throughout the playoffs, the B-Sens take to the road for the first two games Thursday and Friday in Charlotte before returning home for three straight in the two-three-two-affair — Tuesday, Wednesday, May 18 and Saturday, May 21.“They will be the best team we’ve played in the playoffs yet,” Kinrade, with one goal and four assists in the playoffs, admits. “It’s going to be a long series.”And despite Kleinendorst and the B-Sens getting some of his injured players back into the lineup, don’t expect Kinrade to go anywhere just yet.Which can be attributed to a little Lady Luck and a solid, intense off-season training schedule.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

Nicholls’ Peters Picked As Southland Men’s Basketball Player of the Week

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Nicholls’ Roddy Peters is the Southland Conference Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by Peters helped the Colonels pick up two home wins on the week to improve to 5-1 in Southland play for the first time since the 2000-01 season. Nicholls (11-8, 5-1 SLC) opened the week with an 85-80 win Wednesday over McNeese (6-10, 3-3 SLC) followed by an 86-79 victory to Central Arkansas (9-10, 3-3 SLC) on Saturday. The Colonels host Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (4-11, 1-4 SLC) this Wednesday at 7 p.m. CT before competing at Lamar (10-8, 2-3) on Saturday at 7 p.m. Peters continued his streak of scoring 20-plus points to four games, dropping 26 points in the week’s opener against McNeese and adding 21 on Central Arkansas. As the sixth man for Nicholls, the Washington D.C. native shot 57 percent from the field and 72 percent from the charity stripe to lead the Colonels’ scoring. The senior guard also tallied five rebounds against the Cowboys and was two rebounds shy of a double-double against the Bears. Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – Roddy Peters – Sr. – Guard – Washington D.C.center_img Honorable Mention: Travin Thibodeaux, New Orleans; Marcus Harris, Sam Houston State; Jaylen Franklin, Abilene Christian; Kevon Harris, Stephen F. Austin. This is the first Southland weekly award for Peters and the first for Nicholls this season.last_img read more

Hurricanes succumb to Lions

first_imgUp 22-3 just before the halftime break, but the Lions found their rhythm in the second half to set up a showdown with the Crusaders in Johannesburg next weekend.It ended an eight match losing streak for the Lions against the Hurricanes, including last season’s Super Rugby final when they were beaten 20-3 in Wellington.It also extends the stay of Gloucester-bound Lions coach Johan Ackermann for one more game, when he will have the chance to end his four-year stay by helping them become just the second South African team, after the Bulls, to lift the Super Rugby trophy.A Lions win looked unlikely as the Hurricanes scored three unanswered tries to halfback TJ Perenara, wing Wes Goosen and loose-forward Ardie Savea as they piled on the pressure and fed off mistakes made by the jittery Lions.But when prop Jacques van Rooyen bulldozed over for a try just before half-time, there was a massive shift in momentum.Suddenly the Lions were rampant and dominating the collisions, with the Hurricanes battling to contain the physical onslaught.Hlafback Ross Cronje, hooker Malcolm Marx, centre Harold Vorster, flank Kwagga Smith and flyhalf Elton Jantjies all scored tries.A joint Super Rugby record 15th try of the season for centre Ngani Laumape stemmed the tide, as the Hurricanes ran out of puff in the altitude of Johannesburg. Photo: PhotoSport There’ll be no repeat of 2016 for the Hurricanes.last_img read more

Tenerife ERTE approved

first_imgTenerife announced on Friday night that the labor authority approved the Temporary Employment Regulation File (ERTE) presented and requested by Tenerife last week “due to force majeure”, as a consequence of the Coronavirus pandemic.“The aforementioned temporary employment regulation file (ERTE)”, details the entity’s brief, “includes the professional sports staff of the first team, grassroots soccer area, technical bodies and the rest of the sports and administrative staff.” Tenerife adds that it was forced to take this step “due to the serious health, economic and social crisis” derived from the Covid-19 pandemic, and by which thousands of people have died and tens of thousands have been infected throughout the National territory.The ERTE presented by the club has been coordinated by the economist Salvador Miranda Calderín and has received the advice of the club’s labor lawyer, Rubén Ojeda Santana and the entity’s Financial Director, Melania Rodríguez.“Always looking for the interests of all Tenerife employees, the board of directors decided to request before the corresponding body, the temporary suspension of employment of its workers due to the declaration of the state of alarm and the exceptional situation we have been experiencing since last day. March 14, 2020 ”, was published in another part of the statement.last_img read more

Tough cross-examination – Spencer now awaits fate; Panel to announce decision on June 15; Athlete’s attorney confident

first_img While giving her account of what transpired on the day in question – April 27, 2016, Spencer argued that she was never approached by JADCO testers, who had turned up at her then training base at Stadium East. She insisted that the group, led by Sample Collection and Testing manager Tajae Smith, had all opportunity to notify her of their intention to take a urine sample from her for testing purposes. Spencer further noted that she was later informed by her manager, Marvin Anderson, that the JADCO officials wanted a sample from her, while she was driving home from training, close to two hours after the JADCO team had arrived at Stadium East. The athlete continued by telling the panel that upon hearing from Anderson, she then started to make her way back to Stadium East before receiving another call from Anderson, where she was instructed to meet at the JADCO office in Half-Way Tree instead. There, she met executive director of the anti-doping watchdogs, Carey Brown, along with her then coach Bert Cameron and fellow teammate Riker Hylton, who is also facing similar charges. Close friend and training partner Christine Day was also with her at the time. Robinson, however, sought to establish that Spencer’s witness statement, and particularly her argument that she was never notified by the JADCO officials that she was needed for testing, while at Stadium East, was not truthful, raising and pointing to several conflictions between her original statement and her account before the panel. In her defence, Spencer pointed out that she simply did not remember some of the details of the day given that the incident occurred a year ago. Greene, who also called to the stand Spencer’s friend for over a decade and training partner Christine Day, Jonique Day, as well as the athlete’s former coach Bert Cameron, who JADCO sought to argue had told Spencer that she was to be tested – a point which was denied by the coach, underscored his assessment of the hearing. “All of them (JADCO officials) admitted under oath – Mr Carey Brown, Tajae Smith and Wilmot Rowe – all admitted that she was never notified under the WADA international standards under Article 5. Notification is when the period begins when the athlete is required to remain for testing. They all admitted that she was never notified by anyone from JADCO and that was clear in their testimony,” Greene said. “We are hopeful; you always have to be hopeful. Certainly, the panel is a world-class panel, and we are happy with the way things went, and we appreciate the opportunity to be heard so quickly. The hearing is over and will be done on a timetable that will allow Ms Spencer to come back and compete at nationals and have a chance to go to Worlds. Assuming we win and even if we don’t prevail, we will have an opportunity to go to CAS and seek a stay which would allow her to compete at nationals, also so we are thankful for that timetable,” added Greene. The other members of the panel are Herron Dale and Dr Donovan Calder. Brown, Smith and Rowe, along with Spencer, were all heard on Monday’s opening day of the hearing. NEVER APPROACHED Jamaica’s Olympic 400-metre hurdler Kaliese Spencer will know her fate in just about a month’s time after her anti-doping rules violation hearing was wrapped up at the Jamaica Conference Centre yesterday, where the athlete faced a testing 90-minute cross-examination. Four witnesses were called before the Kent Gammon-chaired Independent Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel, which will present its decision on June 15, 2017 following the second day of proceedings into the matter. Written submissions are scheduled to be presented on June 2, 2017. Spencer is facing a four-year ban. Spencer, who is alleged to have violated article 2.3 of the JADCO Anti-doping Rules 2015, which speaks to “evading, refusing or failing to submit to sample collection”, was placed under the microscope by Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) attorney Lackston Robinson, who sought to point out several discrepancies in the athlete’s witness statement, while seemingly bringing her credibility into question. However, Spencer’s attorney Paul Greene was quick to underline after the hearing that JADCO failed to establish that Spencer was properly notified that she was required for testing, adding that he was happy with the timelines established going forward, which he notes will give the athlete a chance to compete at the National Championships with an eye on a World Championships spot.last_img read more


first_imgWe are all products of our experience-which is a good reason to examine carefully the past experiences and present action of those communities who took matters into their own hands in the fight against Ebola Virus Disease.Winning communities acknowledge that community organizers, change agents, opinion and community leaders played important roles in community health belief systems and health seeking behaviours of others. Most communities started as vigilante groups, setting up road blocks, placing hand washing buckets at strategic locations, conducting temperature screening and managing Ebola committees, transportation and isolations centers.While health policies and established health practices are acknowledged and are an integral and valued part to the community, the media (particularly this medium) also played a critical role in the dissemination of valued health information and in providing unwritten community protocols for safety, health, education and basic hygienic necessities for the prevention and control of Ebola Virus Disease. (EVD)We recognized that all that was necessary for EVD to flourish was for the community to do nothing. We take special note of the roles played by community health volunteers, vigilante groups and faith-based organizations like the Catholic Church in drafting the blueprint for community protocols.Our community outreach education programmes at Messengers of Peace (MOP)-Liberia during the Ebola crisis were specifically designed to accommodate new materials. We were not only immersed in community based activities but involved in promoting programmes, policies and practices that increased cooperation, interaction and exchanges between communities-enabling all social groups to share their resources and support each other in the war against Ebola.MOP-Liberia article in this column on -“It takes a village” and other Ebola prevention programmes were cited at different international arena for their significant contributions to community protocols in the fight against EVD.Liberia, with more than four thousand Ebola deaths, has learned its lessons well. We need to document these best practices, having produced the most successful fight against Ebola. We also need to ensure that conditions in our schools and communities are as safe as possible. It takes just one hidden case of Ebola to reignite the fire.Helping communities get back to their normal way of life is critical to ensuring that Liberia recovers from the Ebola crisis. Community health workers and leaders need to advocate for survivors, shelter and school for orphans and others who lost loved ones and incomes. Psychosocial support to affected and neighboring communities is important and more importantly is strict border control strategies.Early recovery efforts in Liberia should establish how communities could practice careful hygiene by washing hands often with soap and water or hand sanitizer; avoid contact with blood and body fluids of an infected person, avoid funeral or burial rituals that require handling the body of someone who has died from Ebola and avoid contact with animals particularly bats, non human primates or raw bush meat. Government of Liberia should focus on protection of households through the distribution of disinfection kits and materials for contact tracing in various communities.Other measures to be included in the protocols for safe community environments in post Ebola era should include guidance for contact tracing, early surveillance system before suspected cases appear and Ebola Disease Modeling (EDM) to assess the future scope of the epidemic.With no single new cases of Ebola over the past week, we can proudly write that we are only weeks away from when (not if) Liberia would be declared “Ebola-free”. Until then and with an end in sight, we need to redouble our community action to stop and eradicate Ebola from our country. Support the “Ebola Educates” Campaign in kind through your stories or with your generous cash donation. Until next week, when we come to you with another article on: “Ebola Educates-Work Place Protocols”, Peace First, Peace above all else, May Peace prevail on earth.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Linden gets asphalt plant

first_imgRoads in the Linden community and other parts of Region 10 (Upper Demerara- Berbice) will soon benefit from an asphalt plant, which is currently being set up in the Christianburg-Blueberry Hill area at Wismar, Linden.The asphalt plant being assembledAccording to sources on the ground, the portable asphalt plant, which arrived in the community on Saturday, compliments of the Public Infrastructure Ministry, is expected to service roads in the entire Region, including the Mabura and Ituni roads which are in need of upgrading.The asphalt plant is presently being assembled and is undergoing test runs. It is expected to be in full operation soon.last_img read more

Arsenal set to be without star man ahead of London derby with West Ham

first_img huge blow Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener gameday England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won 1 silverware Mesut Ozil is set to miss Arsenal’s clash with West Ham United through injury.The Gunners are without a point this season, after suffering back-to-back defeats to Premier League rivals Chelsea and champions Manchester City. smart causal possible standings REVEALED center_img ALTERED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Former Paris Saint-Germain boss Emery will be hoping to secure a win by playing out from the back, but former Arsenal stalwart David Seaman revealed to talkSPORT he doesn’t feel as though it is a style which will work.He said: “Arsenal worry me at the back.“Petr Cech is having to make a lot of saves and there’s some defensive stuff going on there that’s… it’s not schoolboy, but…“They want to hold a high line, and yet they’re still holding a high line when there’s no pressure on the ball.” Unai Emery will be hoping he can record his first points in English football against London rivals West Ham, but he will be without Ozil.The German missed Friday’s training session due to illness and is not expected to recover in time for the game.In his place, contract rebel Aaron Ramsey is expected to start having been on the bench for last Saturday’s defeat to Chelsea.Defeat to the Hammers on Saturday would mark the worst start to a Premier League season ever made by an Arsenal team. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Ozil was hooked during Arsenal’s defeat to Chelsea last weekend Latest Premier League News REVEALED last_img read more

Pep Guardiola ‘formally warned’ for comments made before Manchester derby

first_imgPep Guardiola has been “formally warned” for comments he made about referee Anthony Taylor before the Manchester derby, the Football Association has announced.The Citizens boss violated FA rules by discussing the suitability of the appointment of Mr Taylor, who is from Wythenshawe, for the game. REVEALED City ran out 3-1 winners against their Manchester rivals Although Guardiola backed Taylor and dismissed accusations of potential bias, managers are not permitted to talk about refereeing appointments.Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho was fined £50,000 in November 2016 for talking about Taylor ahead of a clash with Liverpool, but he was already on notice having previously been warned for a similar offence while Chelsea manager.Because this was Guardiola’s first such offence, and the nature of his comments was regarded as largely neutral, it is understood a charge was not deemed necessary. Latest Football News Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 1 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions ADVICE huge blow MONEY center_img BEST OF REVEALED Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move RANKED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won no dice Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Guardiola said: “The referee doesn’t want to make a mistake because he knows everybody around the world is going to watch him. If he is a fan of United or City – everybody can be a fan of whoever he wants so no problem.”Taylor was widely praised for his performance in the match earlier this month.last_img read more