A ‘yes with conditions’ to a return from the Premier in June

first_imgThe Premier League begins to see the light. The league held a meeting with the British government in which it received a provisional green light to resume competition from June, always subject to developments in the coronavirus.According to Daily Mirror, the intention is that the competition will resume in June with all the games behind closed doors and some criteria of total protection for all the personnel involved: players, coaches, cameras, etc.Furthermore, for the sake of the common good, ehe First Division football could stop broadcasting exclusively on pay TV (Sky and BT) to do it outdoors, at least, in certain encounters. Mirror assures that this proposal, which they will have to discuss with Sky and BT, would serve to avoid crowds of fans in the stadiums, as happened in Paris, in addition to entertaining a higher number of people during confinement. Of course, all this small agreement, of which no further details about the plan to carry it out, will depend on how the pandemic advances in the United Kingdom, which has 48,000 positive cases and where the number of deaths is close to 5,000.The plans that have been appearing in England to resume the competition are varied and also arise in quantity. One club asked to bring the competition to China while the English press reported that the idea of ​​taking the entire competition to the Midlands and playing for a month ‘like a World Cup’ was also valued. For now, they only discuss the resumption date. The ‘how’ is still waiting.last_img read more

Nadal beats Halep in the first round of the ITF Fantasy Champions

first_imgRafa Nadal passes the confinement in his home in Porto Cristo, close to his native Manacor, the place he doesn’t have a tennis courtroom to follow whereas isolation by the coronavirus pandemic lasts. However the Spanish now triumphs just about. This Friday he went to the second round of the ITF Fantasy Champions of Champions, yesterday and in the present day’s star event organized by the Worldwide Tennis Federation on Twitter since final Wednesday, and that works with the votes of followers on the social community. They’re the ones who resolve who wins every of the figurative matches that face some of the finest gamers of all time. Nadal might with the Romanian, former world primary and Roland Garros and Wimbledon champion, Simona Halep with 68.1% of the votes. Now he’ll face the American Chris Evert, who gathered extra followers (67.7%) than the Swedish Mats Wilander There are two extra Spanish girls on the roster of the incredible championship: Garbiñe Muguruza and Arantxa Sánchez Vicario. The lady from Caracas didn’t beat the Australian Lleyton Hewitt in the earlier one (55.8% vs. 44.2%), whereas the Barcelona participant beat the American Jim Courier by a slim margin: 50.3% vs. 49.7%.This Fantasy brings collectively the 36 ITF World Champions (these of 2019 have been Nadal and Barty and the first, Borg and Evert, in 1978), amongst them, in addition to these already talked about, Djokovic, Federer, McEnroe, Serena Williams, Roddick, Connors, Graf, Barty, Hingis, Agassi and Navratilova. On the Nadal aspect, in the decrease half, are Murray, Evert and Arantxa; and above, Kuerten, Sampras, Serena and Clijsters. Every single day 4 conferences of this imaginary portray are posted on Twitter made with 4 seeded (Nadal, Federer, Serena and Graf) and ordered by advantage of the quantity of titles of Grand Slam and Davis Cup.last_img read more

Sablan downplays UST’s potential 0-14 campaign, says others had winless seasons before

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of Santo Tomas has one more game left in its schedule in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament, and yet, head coach Boy Sablan already looked resigned after his team suffered another defeat.“I wasn’t the first coach to have zero wins in the UAAP, other teams also had that record,” said Sablan in Filipino Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Sablan was right. He won’t be the first head coach to possibly end a season with zero wins after Luigi Trillo and Rey Madrid had 0-14 seasons with Adamson University and University of the Philippines, respectively“Look at the history of the league, I’m not the first coach who’ll end a year with zero wins,” said Sablan. “There are of course who didn’t win, not just me.”Sablan’s only hope of redemption, if it can be considered as such, is the Tigers’ last game against University of the East where UST can at least save face after a disastrous season. “Of course we want to win that final game, we will prepare for it,” said Sablan. “We’ll do what needs to be done.”ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ 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 Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ UST’s latest loss came against league-leader Ateneo, 102-83, in a game where the Growling Tigers showed a semblance of fight but only to write the same ending and falter.READ: Ateneo nears sweep, sends UST to 13th straight lossFEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe Growling Tigers stared at a 15-point deficit in the third, 72-57, but managed to claw back, 75-70, by the end of the period.The Blue Eagles (12-0), however, answered back in the fourth and mounted a 17-7 run with Thirdy Ravena capping it off with a vicious tomahawk with 2:22 left for a 92-77 lead. Thirdy Ravena shrugs off vicious dunk vs UST, wins bet with dad Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Power in the Voice

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World Bank Provides US$200M to Help Increase Access to Electricity in W/Africa, the Sahel…

first_imgOff-grid electrification in West Africa. (Photo credit: Pumps Africa)The Board of the World Bank Group approved on April 17, 2019 the Regional Off-Grid Electrification Project (ROGEP), a press release from the World Bank has said. The ROGEP includes US$150 million in the form of credit and grant from the International Development Association (IDA) and $74.7 million contingent recovery grant from the Clean Technology Fund to help the West African Development Bank and ECOWAS’ Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency expand off-grid access to electricity for populations in 19 countries in West Africa and the Sahel region, including Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.The overall objective of ROGEP is to increase electricity access of households, businesses, and public institutions using modern stand-alone solar systems through a harmonized regional approach. The project is expected to benefit about 1.7 million people currently living without electricity connection or with unreliable supply, as well as businesses and public institutions who will use modern stand-alone solar systems to improve their living standards and economic activities.  “So far, only 3 percent of households in West Africa and the Sahel are served by stand-alone solar home systems, and 208 million people in the sub-region do not have access to electricity. The project seeks to assist regional policy makers to address barriers to create a regional market for stand-alone solar systems, which is essential to reduce energy poverty in the region, and entrepreneurs to take opportunities in this market through development of scalable business solutions,” said Rachid Benmessaoud, Coordinating Director for Regional Integration in West Africa. “The new project will help adopt regional standards and regulations to establish a regional market with harmonized policies that will attract larger market players for the benefit of all participating countries.”Although stand-alone solar systems have a large market potential in West Africa and the Sahel, investments in off-grid renewable energy have lagged behind in the sub-region. The new project maximizes finance for development by crowding in private investments to deploy innovative technologies.  By developing a regional market, it will help better address the important growth in demand for reliable electricity and will help create jobs.The new project is aligned with the World Bank Group’s twin goals of poverty reduction and shared prosperity and the Africa Climate Business Plan. Furthermore, it will implement a pilot to test business models to electrify schools and health clinics critical for the Human Capital Project in West Africa.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Bowl for Kids’ Sake raises over $27,000

first_imgThe event was held under a “Super Hero’s” theme with local businesses and children taking part. Five schools participated in the school challenge with Central Elementary raising the most.  The goal for 2015 was $20,000.Anyone wanting to get involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters can call 250-787-9674.- Advertisement –last_img

Thursday afternoon emergency water shut off for Matthew’s Park area

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John has issued a notice to their Facebook page, on Thursday afternoon at 3:54 p.m., in regards to water service.Due to a water main break, the City says crews have made an emergency shut off to water service in the Matthew’s Park area.According to the City, some residents may be affected by this emergency shut off.- Advertisement -As of this afternoon, the City does not have an estimate as to when service will be restored.For further updates and more information, you can visit the City of Fort St. John’s Facebook page.last_img

Judge warns mother of two to get her drinking under control

first_imgCOURTS: A judge has warned a mother-of-two to get her drinking under control or face the consequences of not doing so. Lindsey Mc Clelland (31) of 21 Ard Na Rí, appeared in Letterkenny District Court in relation to a number of public order offences. The court heard how the defendant was extremely drunk outside Voodoo Venue and refused to heed instructions from Gardaí and was subsequently arrested.The defendant has a string of previous convictions for public order offences, and Judge Paul Kelly said she has to get her drinking under control.Judge Paul Kelly said, “You’ve got two children, what sort of an example are you giving to them?“You’re working part-time, and with two kids are being put to the pin of one’s collar, but you need to be more careful.“Your drinking is getting you into a lot of trouble, and it needs to be addressed.“I’ll deal with matters on this occasion with a fine, but that won’t be on offer if you’re before me again.”Judge Kelly gave Mrs Mc Clelland two fines of €100 and €150 respectively and gave her four months to pay both, and both fines could be paid by instalment.Judge warns mother of two to get her drinking under control was last modified: September 23rd, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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) Tags:courtsdrunkJudge Paul KellyMother-of-twonewsPublic order offencesVOODOOlast_img read more

IS YOUR SPORTS EVENT SAFE?

first_imgWith a huge increase in the numbers taking part in sporting activities all across Co Donegal, a special safety course is to be run to ensure safety at such events.Donegal is now at the forefront of hosting a range of activities from community walks to mass participation athletics and cycling events.These activities provide huge health and social benefits to participants and enjoyment to others. They can also be a source of revenue for many clubs, communities and charities with many using these simple events to encourage fundraising. However the question arises of how can events be coordinated in a safe and healthy manner in order to eliminate the risks to people and the environment.Many sports governing bodies, sports clubs, schools and community groups provide excellent models in running such events to ensure participants, spectators and the public are kept safe, especially when using public roads, however, there is evidence to suggest some poor practice which could result in huge risks to participants and also leaving hosting organisations and individuals vulnerable in the event of an accident.Donegal Sports Partnership in association with the Donegal Road Safety Working Group will deliver a training and education workshop on Wednesday 28th March at the Letterkenny Institute of Technology at 7pm to discuss safety in sport for events.The training workshop which will be interactive will provide examples of poor practice and best practice sports events and will include such areas as the nature of event, planning, venue suitability, insurance, information provision and controls. Gar Holohan of Aura Leisure Group has been to the forefront of event management in Ireland for many years will be the guest speaker supported by representatives of the Donegal Road Safety Working Group.Bookings for the training workshop are through the offices of Donegal Sports Partnership with a booking fee of €10, everyone is welcome to come along.Further information from Donegal Sports Partnership, River Front House, Pearse Road, Letterkenny. Tel 074 9116078 / 9116079 – email info@activedonegal.com IS YOUR SPORTS EVENT SAFE? was last modified: March 15th, 2012 by StephenShare 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) Tags:DONEGAL SPORTS PARTNERSHIPsafety courselast_img read more

Volleyball Splits Two Matches On Final Day Of The Omaha Classic

first_img vs. Omaha Box Score (HTML) vs. UMKC Box Score (HTML) OMAHA, Neb. – The Drake University volleyball team improved to 6-2 on the season by going 1-1 on the final day of the Omaha Classic with a loss to UMKC and a win over Omaha on Saturday, Sept. 3The Bulldogs opened the day with a grueling, 5-set loss to UMKC by set scores of 25-19, 23-25, 33-35, 25-13, 15-5 and then defeated homestanding Omaha in four sets, 25-20, 29-31, 25-16, 25-18. With the split on the day, the Bulldogs finished the two-day tournament with a 2-1 record.Grace Schofield (Mundelein, Ill.) and Kyla Inderski (Urbandale, Iowa) led the Bulldogs with 29 kills each on the day and a total of four double-doubles as they had 64 combined digs. Michelle Thommi (Omaha, Neb.) also added 55 digs from her libero spot on the day. Chandelle Davidson (Gretna, Neb.), who had 46 assists on Saturday, was named to the Omaha Classic all-tournament team.Drake opened the day by splitting the first two sets with UMKC. Drake prevailed in the second set, 25-23, thanks to a kill from Kameo Pope (Belle Plaine, Iowa) and ace from Schofield to break a 23-23 tie. The marathon third set featured 19 ties with neither team leading by more than two points at any juncture. A kill from Capris Quaites (Omaha, Neb.) staved off the first set point and later kills from Inderski and Makena Schoene (Seattle, Wash.) gave Drake a 29-28 lead. Drake later faced a 33-32 deficit, but a kill from Nicole Woods (St. Charles, Ill.) followed by back-to-back kills from Schofield turned the tables and gave Drake the 35-33 set win. Unfortunately, that extended set seemed to take the energy out of the Bulldogs as they fell, 25-13 and 15-5 in the final two sets.Just a few hours after dropping that heartbreaker, the Bulldogs returned to the court rejuvenated against Omaha. A big 6-0 run in the first set behind Paige Aspinwall’s (Dayton, Minn.) serving led Drake to the 25-20 set win. The second set went beyond regulation before a pair of errors gave Omaha the 31-29 win to even the match. Drake answered by starting the third set on a 10-0 run behind Davidson’s serving to cruise to a 25-16 win. Drake again opened an early lead in the fourth set, and with a 19-16 lead late in the set, scored six of the next eight points to take the set, 25-18, and the match, 3-1.The Bulldogs return to the court on Friday, Sept. 9, with the first of three games at the Eastern Illinois Tournament. Drake opens play against the hosts, Eastern Illinois, on Friday, followed by Saturday matches against Louisiana Tech and Bowling Green.Print Friendly Version Watch Live Full Schedule Roster at Eastern Illinois 9/9/2016 – 7:00 PM vs. UMKC Box Score (PDF) center_img Next Game: Live Stats Story Links Preview vs. Omaha Box Score (PDF) last_img read more