Update on the latest in sports:

first_img May 11, 2020 The All-Star Game, scheduled for Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on July 14, likely would be called off.In other MLB news:— Under 1% of Major League Baseball employees tested positive for antibodies to COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. Results were based on 5,603 completed records from employees of 26 clubs. The total testing positive was 0.7%. Samples were obtained on April 14 and 15. Stanford University, the University of Southern California and the Sports Medicine Research and Testing Laboratory in Salt Lake City led the study. Data for players was not broken out. The study was not representative of the overall population, given 95% of the participants were under 65 and few reported comorbidities.— A person familiar with the planning tells The Associated Press that the World Baseball Classic will be postponed from 2021 to 2023 because of the new coronavirus. The decision must be approved by the WBC board of directors, which is expected. The fifth edition of the tournament was scheduled for next March in Taiwan, Tokyo, Phoenix and Miami. The decision to postpone was first reported by ESPN Deportes.VIRUS OUTBREAK-THE LATEST While the Calder Cup will not be handed out for the first time since 1936, the 31-team AHL hopes to return next season. That remains uncertain; one possibility is that no fans would be allowed in arenas.Incoming president and CEO Scott Howson, who will take over for David Andrews this summer, said the AHL is still planning for a full 2020-21 regular season running from Oct. 9-April 18. But it also is working on schedules that start in November, December or January.NFL-PANTHERS-OKUNG APPEALPanthers’ Okung appealing NLRB decision on labor practicesCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers offensive tackle Russell Okung says he’s appealing a decision that denied a claim he brought against the National Football League Players Association alleging unfair labor practices. The National Labor Relations Board last week dismissed Okung’s claim against the NFLPA. Okung has been outspoken against the new collective bargaining agreement between the NFL and the NFLPA that was ratified in March by players. He says union voting procedures were not handled correctly and that the union tried to silence his right to speak on the matter. In other NFL news:—The Baltimore Ravens have signed free agent guard D.J. Fluker. Fluker is expected to compete for the opening on the offensive line created by the retirement of Marshal Yanda. Fluker has 92 games of NFL experience over seven years with three teams, most recently the Seattle Seahawks. He has played primarily at right guard. The Ravens announced Monday that Fluker signed a one-year contract.PGA-RYDER CUP-ASSISTANTSStricker appoints Love, Zach Johnson as Ryder Cup assistantsPALM BEACH GARDEN, Fla. (AP) — Ryder Cup captain Steve Stricker has asked two-time U.S. captain Davis Love III and Zach Johnson to be his assistants for the upcoming matches at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin. The 6-foot-2, 185-pound forward from Pittsburgh had 10 goals and 42 assists for 52 points during his sophomore season at Providence College. Dugan was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award as the nation’s top college player.Dugan, 21, led the NCAA this season with 1.53 points a game, 1.24 assists a game, 22 power-play points and 30 even-strength points.AHL-VIRUS OUTBREAK-AHL CANCELEDAmerican Hockey League cancels rest of season, playoffsThe American Hockey League canceled the rest of its season Monday because of the coronavirus pandemic, shifting its focus toward an uncertain future. Ravens sign Fluker, who will seek to replace Yanda at guardOWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) —The Baltimore Ravens have signed free agent guard D.J. Fluker, who is expected to compete for the opening on the offensive line created by the retirement of Marshal Yanda.Fluker has 92 games of NFL experience over seven years with three teams, most recently the Seattle Seahawks. He has played primarily at right guard, the position Yanda manned for the majority of his 13 seasons before retiring in March.Fluker signed a one-year contract, the Ravens announced Monday. He has 88 career starts, the last 57 of them at guard. The 6-foot-5, 342-pound Fluker started in 14 regular-season games and had two playoff starts for Seattle at right guard last season.In other NFL news: —The Las Vegas Raiders have agreed to a deal with former Denver Broncos running back Devontae Booker. The 5-foot-11, 219-pound Booker was a fourth-round pick by Denver in 2016 and played four seasons with the Broncos. Booker rushed for 1,103 yards in 61 games over his career. He wasn’t re-signed by Denver in the offseason. The Raiders also waived linebacker Derrick Moncrief.NHL-GOLDEN KNIGHTS-DUGANNCAA leading scorer Dugan agrees to join Golden KnightsLAS VEGAS (AP) — NCAA leading scorer Jack Dugan agreed Monday to turn pro and join the Vegas Golden Knights.Dugan was a fifth-round pick of the Golden Knights during their first draft in 2017. Because of his age, his NHL entry-level contract beginning next season would be for two years. A person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. Spring training would start in early to mid-June.MLB officials are slated to make a presentation to the union on Tuesday. An agreement with the players’ association is needed, and talks are expected to be difficult — especially over a proposal for a revenue split that would be unprecedented for baseball.Each team would play about 82 regular-season games: against opponents in its own division plus interleague matchups limited to AL East vs. NL East, AL Central vs. NL Central and AL West vs. NL West.Postseason play would be expanded from 10 clubs to 14 by doubling wild cards in each league to four.Teams would prefer to play at their regular-season ballparks but would switch to spring training stadiums or neutral sites if medical and government approvals can’t be obtained for games at home. Toronto might have to play home games in Dunedin, Florida. —The coronavirus pandemic is impacting how college athletic programs make their travel plans as they budget for the upcoming year. The cancellation of the NCAA Tournament has produced a budget crunch that leaves colleges looking for cost-saving measures. One simple step is to cut back on travel. Chattanooga took a creative approach by announcing that any 2020-21 away games that hadn’t already been scheduled must be played within 150 miles of its campus. Other schools also are trying to make their trips as short as possible without instituting any specific limits.— Chicago Cubs outfielder Ian Happ is using his love of coffee to help raise money for COVID-19 relief charities. The 25-year-old Happ is partnering with Connect Roasters for Quarantine Coffee. It costs $15 per bag, and $3 from every sale goes to virus-related causes.— The Big Sky Conference is leaving the decision of when to return to sports up to its member schools.The Big Sky’s President’s Council voted to allow schools in one of the nation’s largest geographical conferences to make decisions based on NCAA and state guidelines. The conference also adjusted the schedule of volleyball, track, women’s soccer, softball and tennis for the 2020-21 school year in an effort to limit travel as schools face mounting budget issues.— Canada’s National Bank is offering cash grants to each of 23 tennis players from the country who are facing financial issues because of the coronavirus pandemic. Tennis Canada announced the grants of $10,000 to $20,000 in Canadian dollars, or about $7,000 to $14,000 in U.S. dollars, from National Bank on Monday, saying the amounts will depend on a player’s ranking.NFL-RAVENS-FLUKER Update on the latest in sports: Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-BASEBALLAP source: MLB owners approve plan to start season in JulyNEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball owners gave the go-ahead Monday to making a proposal to the players’ union that could lead to the coronavirus-delayed season starting around the Fourth of July weekend in ballparks without fans, a plan that envisioned expanding the designated hitter to the National League for 2020. Stricker previously appointed the last captain, Jim Furyk, to be one of his assistants. The Ryder Cup is still on schedule to be played Sept. 25-27 — one week after the rescheduled U.S. Open.Love was captain at Medinah in Illinois in 2012 when Europe rallied from a 10-6 deficit on the final day, the largest comeback by a visiting team in Ryder Cup history. He was appointed captain again for the 2016 matches at Hazeltine in Minnesota, the first Ryder Cup since players were given more control over decisions. The Americans won for only the second time in eight matches.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

All change in Irish racing

first_imgShare Submit StumbleUpon EFL announces that all non-Sky Sports fixtures will be available to stream August 27, 2020 Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture August 28, 2020 Share Dismay and despair has greeted news, revealed by The Racing Post, that coverage of Irish racing is set to leave At The Races (ATR) for Racing UK at the start of 2019.Stakeholders throughout the sport have reacted with concern following the revelation, with a huge uncertainty over the profile of the sport one major issue cited.At The Races, available as part of the basic Sky Sports TV package, will now see its coverage reduced to 23 British courses following the removal of 26 Irish tracks, with Racing UK a subscription channel.The prominence with which Irish content is to receive on Racing UK is one distinct issue that has been raised, with  it placed front and centre on ATR, and also forming part of the platforms unique selling point.It has been detailed that the Racecourse Media Group has agreed a deal with SIS, with the firm holding sole and exclusive rights to broadcast racing from every Irish racecourse following a five year deal signed with Association of Irish Racecourses (AIR), when its current relationship expires at the end of year.In related news, race fans within Ireland will still be able to tune in to live racing on free to air television, following news that state broadcaster RTÉ has agreed a new three year deal.Under the terms of the new broadcasting deal, signed by RTÉ Sport and Horse Racing Ireland, Irish race fans are to continue to watch the sports most prestigious days on the calendar on free to air RTÉ television and RTÉ Player.Between 25 and 27 days of live Irish racing are to be televised during the course of the agreement, and will feature the major festivals, such as Punchestown, Galway and the Christmas Festival at Leopardstown, in addition to the biggest races of the year: the Grand National from Fairyhouse, Gold Cup, Champion Stakes and the Irish Derby from the Curragh. SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Related Articleslast_img read more

Mandela archive now live on the web

first_img28 March 2012 The new Nelson Mandela Digital Archive is now live on the web, giving the global public – along with historians, educationalists, researchers and activists from around the world – free access to extensive information about the life and legacy of this extraordinary African statesman. In 2011, internet giant Google gave a US$1.25-million [R8.6million] grant to the Johannesburg-based Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory (NMCM) to help preserve and digitise thousands of archival documents, photographs and videos about Mandela. On Tuesday, the resulting online multimedia archive – archive.nelsonmandela.org – become a reality. Rare images, never-seen drafts According to the NMCM, the archive includes Mandela’s correspondence with family, comrades and friends, diaries written during his 27 years of imprisonment, and notes he made while leading the negotiations that ended apartheid in South Africa. The archive will also include the earliest-known photograph of Mandela, rare images of his cell on Robben Island in the 1970s, and never-seen drafts of Mandela’s manuscripts for the sequel to his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom. “This digital initiative will make it possible for us to reach the full spectrum of our stakeholders, from the global elite to systemically disadvantaged South Africans,” the centre’s Verne Harris said at the launch of the archive in Johannesburg on Tuesday. “Visitors can search and browse the archives to explore different parts of Mr Mandela’s life and work in depth: Early Life, Prison Years, Presidential Years, Retirement, Books for Mandela, Young People, and My Moments with a Legend.”Interactive online experience Also speaking at the launch, Steve Crossan, director of the Google Cultural Institute, said the project “shows how the internet can help preserve historical heritage and make it available to the world. “We’ve worked closely with the NMCM to create an interactive online experience with powerful search and browsing tools, so that users can explore Mr Mandela’s inspiring life story.” Luke Mckend, country manager for Google South Africa, said the archive currently included over 1 900 unique images, documents and videos, and would grow over time. “South Africans from all walks of life can now engage with important parts of our country’s history,” Mckend said. “For example, reading handwritten pages of a letter smuggled from Robben Island in 1977, or seeing warrant documents that sent Mr Mandela to jail, first for five years and then for life.” SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Rockets start fast, turn back Clippers for 14th straight

first_imgHouston Rockets guard James Harden celebrates after hitting a 3-point shot during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — James Harden scored 17 of his 25 points in Houston’s dominant first quarter, and the Rockets rolled past the Los Angeles Clippers 105-92 on Wednesday night for their 14th consecutive victory.The Rockets (48-13) matched their longest winning streak of the season and remained a half-game ahead of Golden State for the NBA’s best record.ADVERTISEMENT UP NEXTRockets: Return home on Saturday to play Boston.Clippers: Remain at home to meet New York on Friday. Clint Capela and Eric Gordon each scored 22 points for the Rockets, who made 13 3-pointers.Tobias Harris led the Clippers with 24 points, with Montrezl Harrell added 22. Lou Williams and Milos Teodosic each scored 13.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Clippers played the previous night in Denver and looked it.They missed 16 of their first 19 shots, had 11 turnovers and trailed by as many as 27 points in the first quarter. Harden faked Wesley Johnson so badly on one move that Johnson fell to the floor. Harden stared at him as Johnson got back up, then sunk a 3-pointer for a 31-7 lead. In lieu of White House visit, Warriors take kids to museum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments MOST READ AFP official booed out of forum LATEST STORIES Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus The Clippers shot 22.7 percent (5 of 22) for the period and trailed 34-12 at the end of the quarter.The Clippers overcame a 19-point deficit to win in Denver on Tuesday, but never got closer than eight against the Rockets.TIP-INSRockets: Gordon returned after missing four games, one to a sore knee and the last three due to an illness. . Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni, on any spillover of hard feelings from the chippy Jan. 15 meeting with the Clippers, when several Rockets tried to enter the Clippers’ locker room from a back corridor that resulted in two-game suspensions for Trevor Ariza and Gerald Green: “That doesn’t play any part in it. They’re all grown men. They know better.”Clippers: Coach Doc Rivers made light of the previous meeting, saying: “We’ve kind of barricaded all the secret passageways. . We’re going to build a wall. And I’m not paying for it, Houston is going to pay for it.” . F Danilo Gallinari missed his third consecutive game with a bruised right hand. . G C.J. Williams was called up from the G-League. He last played with the Clippers on Jan. 10. Tyrone Wallace went back down.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

(Reopens CAL1)

first_imgAfter the formal opening of international gateway of Internet, Tripura became the third state having such a gateway after Mumbai and Chennai.Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had laid the foundation of the project in Agartala on July 13, 2015 that aims at strengthening telecom services in NE states.Under the project, an international gateway for broadband connectivity has been set up at Agartala in which connectivity will be provided through Bangladesh under a pact between BSNL and Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company Limited.The cost of the project is Rs 19.1 crore and annual operational expenditure is around Rs 7.2 crore. The bandwidth of 10 GB can be extended up to 40 GB, officials said.Pricing of one unit of power was fixed at Rs 5.5 in a meeting between Tripura Power Minister Manik Dey and Bangladesh Minister of State for Power Nasirul Hamid on January 9 in Dhaka.Power Grid Corporation erected 47 km long 400 kv double circuit transmission lines from Suryamaninagar powergrid near here to Comilla in Bangladesh.The 726 MW gas-based thermal power project at Palatana in Gomati district is run by ONGC Tripura Power Company. PTI JOY NN ISHlast_img read more

Steven Finn retained in England squad for final Test against South Africa

first_imgEngland have retained Steven Finn in their 13-man squad for the fourth and final Test against South Africa after injured Mark Wood was ruled out of the Old Trafford match.The Middlesex fast bowler, who has played 36 Tests, was included as late cover for Wood on the eve of The Oval clash, after the later was sidelined with a heel injury.However, Finn did not make it into the Playing XI.England are currently 2-1 up in the Test Series after debutants Toby Roland-Jones, who took eight wickets, and Tom Westley, whose composed 59 in the second innings drew praise, helped England to a thumping 239-run win at the Kia Oval. Moeen Ali also recorded a rare hat-trick on the final day.Hampshire left-arm spinner Liam Dawson, who did not play the third Test after featuring in the first two games of this series, was also retained in the squad.England squad: Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Tom Westley, Joe Root (capt), Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow, Moeen Ali, Stuart Broad, Toby Roland-Jones, James Anderson, Steven Finn, Liam Dawson.last_img read more

ATA LOOKING FOR SENIOR COACHES FOR ALL-NATIONS CUP

first_imgDue to the busy Christmas period, the Australian Touch Association (ATA) is extending the closing date for coaching applications for the Australian Senior teams. The closing date will now be January 3, 2005. The ATA is seeking written applications from suitably qualified currently accredited and active Coaches for the Australian Senior teams for the 2005 All Nations Touch Championship, being held in Christchurch New Zealand 26-29 October 2005 and for the 2007 World Cup in South Africa. For all of the information please click here: AUSTRALIAN SENIOR COACHING POSITIONS FOR ALL-NATIONS CUPlast_img read more

Transmission circuit failure knocks out power through the BC Peace

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first_imgUPDATE as of 8:50 p.m. power has been restored to every customer in the B.C. Peace.FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A large power outage has left almost all residents in the B.C. Peace without power.The outage started at approximately 8:25 p.m. Wednesday and is affecting almost every customer in the B.C. Peace.  According to B.C. Hydro, a transmission circuit has failed.Over 17,000 customers are out all over the B.C. Peace.Crews have been assigned to fix the outage and some early estimates say the power will be out until at least 10 p.m.For updates, watch this page or visit www.bchydro.com/outages UPDATE as of 10:30 p.m. – B.C. Hydro says over 30,000 customers were affected by the power outage Wednesday night.The outage was caused after lightning hit equipment that connected the B.C. Peace with the rest of the B.C. Hydro power grid.  Crews first had to bring both the WAC Bennett and Peace Canyon dams online before restoring power to the region.  That took less than 15 minutes.Once that was complete power could be restored to residential customers and that was completed by 9:15.  Other industrial customers then saw their power restored.last_img read more

ITBP jawan injured in Naxal IED blast in Chgarh

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first_imgRajnandgaon: An Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) jawan was Sunday injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast carried out by Naxals in Chhattisgarh’s Rajandgaon district, police said.The incident occurred in the morning near Panchal Fadki village under Manpur police station limits when a joint team of the ITBP and District Force was out on a road opening and de-mining operation, a senior police official told PTI. “When the patrolling team was near a bridge on the road, head constable Srinivas inadvertently stepped on an IED which went off due to the pressure applied on it. He sustained minor injuries on his elbow,” he said. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The official said the ITBP jawan had been shifted to a hospital in Rajnandgaon town.The incident took place ahead of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel’s visit to Manpur here. The CM addressed a poll gathering here Sunday which went off peacefully, the official said. Polling for Rajnandgaon Lok sabha constituency is scheduled on April 18. Earlier, on April 4, four BSF personnel were killed in a Naxal ambush in Kanker district while a CRPF jawan was killed in an encounter with Maoist ultras on April 5 in Dhamtari district of the state.last_img read more

KVIC created over 20L new jobs in last 5 years Chairman

first_imgNew Delhi: The Khadi and Village Industries Commission has created over 20 lakh new jobs in the last five fiscals under the ambitious Prime Minister Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP), the commission’s top official has said. KVIC chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena said the Commission has always achieved more than 100 per cent success rate in execution of the PMEGP. He said that prior to 2014-15, the achievement rate was never over the stipulated target. But in the last five fiscals, due to the push given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to digital India, the KVIC succeeded in surpassing the targets. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”Incredible it may sound, amid much debate about job crisis in the nation, the Khadi and Village Industries Commission, leading from the front, has created 20,63,152 new jobs and set up 2,67,226 new projects under its ambitious Prime Minister Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) in the last five fiscals, i.e. between 2014-15 to 2018-19,” Saxena told PTI. In 2018-19, the KVIC, the nodal agency of PMEGP, had been given a target of setting up 70,386 new PMEGP projects disbursing margin money of Rs 1,968.80 crore for creating 5,62,351 employments, he said. “Surprisingly, the KVIC achieved 105.05 percent success in this process as it had set up 73,408 new projects, disbursing margin money of Rs 2068.31 crore and creating 5,87,264 new employments,” He said. “Surpassing the target, however, is not a new phenomenon for KVIC in the last five financial year. Barring 2015-16, it has always achieved more than 100 percent success in execution of PMEGP,” He said. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KWhile in the 2014-15 the achievement percent was 102.70 per cent, it was 118.29 and 112.17 per cent in 2016-17 and 2017-18 respectively. “Success in PMEGP is manifestation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of Digital India. The KVIC as the nodal agency of the PMEGP scheme, had taken various steps of digitalisation to increase organisational capacity to meet the various requirements towards implementation of this scheme. “Earlier PMEGP was implemented off-line. But from July 1 2016, KVIC launched online portal. The software used for digitalisation of PMEGP was developed in-house by the IT team of the KVIC, saving approximately Rs 20 crore of the government exchequers as some external agency could have charged this for it,” Saxena said. He said The online portal has brought transparency and expedited disbursement of margin money subsidy under the PMEGP. “The KVIC has introduced online submission of application by the prospective beneficiaries and the payment of Margin Money subsidy is directly made into the beneficiary account through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT). With the digitalization of the whole process, not only the applicants can now track the status of their applications at any point of time, it had also taken out even the minor chance for middlemen to bluff the applicants,” he said.last_img read more

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