Football will be totally different when it eventually resumes after the coronavirus outbreak, the head of global soccer body FIFA Gianni Infantino said on Thursday.”Football will come back, and when it does, we’ll celebrate coming out of a nightmare together,” he told the Italian news agency ANSA in an interview.”There is one lesson, however, that both you and me must have understood: the football that will come after the virus will be totally different…[more] inclusive, more social and more supportive, connected to the individual countries and at the same time more global, less arrogant and more welcoming.” Topics : He added: “We will be better, more human and more attentive to true values.”Last week, Infantino told Gazzetta dello Sport that it was the right time to take a step back and reform a sport where fixture lists have become overloaded and financial resources increasingly concentrated in the hands of a few elite clubs.He suggested there could be “fewer, but more interesting tournaments. Maybe fewer squads, but more balance. Fewer, but more competitive, matches to safeguard the health of the players.”Later on Thursday, Infantino told the annual congress of the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) that “it is our responsibility as football administrators, first of all to ensure football can survive and secondly move forward once again.””On the international match calendar we have to look for global solutions to tackle these global problems in a spirit of cooperation and solidarity,” Infantino said in a video link from Zurich.”Everyone has different interests, but we must talk and put on the table topics that we perhaps didn’t discuss in the past.
Topics : The University of Oxford’s possible COVID-19 vaccine could be rolled out by the end of the year but there is no certainty that will happen, the lead developer of the vaccine said on Tuesday.The experimental vaccine, which has been licensed to AstraZeneca, produced an immune response in early-stage clinical trials, data showed on Monday, preserving hopes it could be in use by the end of the year.”The end of the year target for getting vaccine rollout, it’s a possibility but there’s absolutely no certainty about that because we need three things to happen,” Sarah Gilbert told BBC Radio. She said it needed to be shown to work in late-stage trials, there needed to be large quantities manufactured and regulators had to agree quickly to license it for emergency use.”All of these three things have to happen and come together before we can start seeing large numbers of people vaccinated,” she said.The Oxford scientists had eyed a million doses of the potential vaccine to be produced by September.Although the deal with AstraZeneca has provided manufacturing capacity to do that, the lower prevalence of the novel coronavirus in Britain has complicated the process of proving its efficacy. Late-stage trials are under way in Brazil and South Africa and are due to start in the United States.”The crucial thing is that we get enough people exposed to the virus who’ve also had the vaccine that we can actually get some proper adjudication of whether it prevents the disease and remains safe,” John Bell, Regius Professor of Medicine at the University of Oxford, told BBC Radio.”We’re hopeful, particularly given the low incident rates in the UK that the individuals recruited in Brazil and South Africa will ultimately be able to provide us with the data.”There are no approved vaccines for COVID-19, but the World Health Organization has said AstraZeneca’s shot is one of the leading candidates. read more
The homes at 44-46 Soudan Street, Bardon. Photo: Graya ConstructionA HUMBLE home on a big parcel of land in inner-city Brisbane has undergone a jawdropping transformation — making way for two luxury properties that are now the best-looking neighbours on the block.The brothers from Graya Construction have been at it again, building two stunning new houses in less than two years and selling them for a mega profit.They just sold the house at 46 Soudan St, Bardon, for $1.73 million in an off-market deal after recently finalising the sale of its sister property at No. 44 for the same price.Graya Construction bought the 810sq m block in June 2015 for $930,000 and knocked down the existing post-war house. More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019The brothers subdivided the allotment and built two new houses, selling both for $2.53 million more than they paid for the original site.Travertine tiling and a grand pivot door now adorn the entrance, whereas the original house was obscured by trees.The dated main bedroom of the original house now boasts a walk-in robe and luxe ensuite with dual rainshower heads and a freestanding bath.Ben Wakely and Victor Du Bois of Urban Property Agents negotiated the properties’ sales.Mr Wakely said 150 groups inspected 44 Soudan St when it was offered to the market, and one of the interested parties who missed out on that sale bought No. 46 in an off-market transaction soon after. Bardon is 5km from Brisbane’s CBD and has a median house price of $940,000, according to CoreLogic. read more
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Since the coronavirus pandemic began, many people have taken to wearing rubber gloves and facemask in an attempt to protect themselves. Is it really working?One nurse from Michigan posted a video to explain why so many people are still getting the coronavirus despite wearing gloves.
GUWAHATI: The tournament calendar of All Assam Tennis Association (AATA) for the year 2018 – 19 has been announced today.The General Secretary of the All Assam Tennis Association Ankush Dutta informed the media that the tournament calendar will start with boys and girls U-18 years ITF Junior World Ranking Tennis Tournament (Nov 19-23) in Guwahati.It will be followed by the all Assam State Ranking Junior Tournaments to be organised by the affiliated clubs of AATA. This year’s first junior AATA ranking tournament will be organised by Zaloni Club, Duliajan. The Tennis Club, Silchar and Nagaon Tennis Club will announce their tournament dates later. read more
Ancelotti continues to make his markEverton came into the game off the back of a seven-day rest from action – a rarity in this post-lockdown rush to conclude the 2019-20 season.It enabled Ancelotti to make only minor tweaks to a side that had initially struggled in a 1-0 win at Norwich in their previous game.Sigurdsson, who came on to contribute to an improved second-half display at Carrow Road, was restored to the team, as was fellow midfielder Anthony Gordon for his second Premier League start.The pair both contributed to Everton’s first-half onslaught, which brought the two goals which won them the match.Gordon’s whipped cross from the left laid Richarlison’s 11th goal of the season on a plate, while Sigurdsson demonstrated calmness to slot away the spot-kick soon after.The Iceland international had to wait to dispatch it, with the video official needing numerous replays to decide if the ball had struck Ndidi’s outstretched arm during his aerial challenge with Michael Keane.Everton could be forgiven for being shocked at the award of the penalty – it was their first in 38 league games, and the first they have scored at Goodison since Wayne Rooney against Swansea in December 2017.They were forced to dig deep for the win, though, especially after the double blow of conceding and losing Richarlison to injury.Everton gave away 65% of possession and numerous chances to Leicester, and almost gifted them an equaliser through a mix-up between Keane and keeper Jordan Pickford before the defender hacked the ball off the line.Leicester’s top-four grip loosens furtherUnlike their opponents, Leicester’s involvement in the FA Cup meant they had only two days after the FA Cup quarter-final defeat to recuperate and refocus on the league task at hand.That involves securing a Champions League spot to reward what has been a season of significant progress under manager Brendan Rodgers.But that is looking a lot less certain than it did before sport was halted because of the coronavirus pandemic.It is not just that Leicester have dropped points; it is that they look so bereft of creativity and threat for long periods, especially before the break, when a Jonny Evans’ effort from close range that was saved by Pickford was the best opportunity they fashioned.The absence of James Maddison, who sat out the cup defeat, did not help in the first half, but his introduction for the second – along with Iheanacho – at least gave them some impetus.They moved the ball quicker, pressed better and had more players on the pitch who could damage the home side, even if this was only by sticking their head in where it hurts as Iheanacho did to reduce the deficit.Jamie Vardy was involved in the build-up to the goal but he was otherwise given very little to work with as he went in pursuit of a 100th Premier League goal.Leicester’s race is far from run, though, with this unorthodox, condensed end to the season meaning the chance to rectify matters is only ever a few days away. (BBC) – Everton kept up their post-restart push for a place in next season’s Europa League with an impressive victory over Leicester at Goodison Park.The Blues are unbeaten since the Premier League began again two weeks ago, with a second successive win coming courtesy of two goals in quick succession in the game’s first quarter.Richarlison struck from close range before Gylfi Sigurdsson scored a debatable penalty, awarded following a lengthy VAR review for handball against Wilfred Ndidi.Leicester rallied at the start of the second half and pulled a somewhat fortuitous goal back when Mason Holgate’s attempted clearance flew into the net off the face of substitute Kelechi Iheanacho.But they were unable to make the most of the larger share of possession and chances to gain parity.It is another blow for the Foxes, who exited the FA Cup at the hands of Chelsea at the weekend and now face a real test to hang on to their top-four spot in the table.Two points from their past three games has opened the door to Manchester United and Wolves, both of whom are only three points behind Leicester and in much better form.Everton, though, are looking up the table, with this win leaving them one point behind eighth-place Tottenham – a position that could be good enough to secure a European spot for next season.Richarlison limped from the field in the second half following a challenge by Ndidi, although manager Carlo Ancelotti eased fears after the game by stating the Brazilian should be fit to face Tottenham in five days’ time. read more
Published on December 17, 2016 at 3:57 pm With its 78-71 loss to Georgetown, Syracuse (6-4) has lost four of its last six games. Tyler Lydon scored a career-best 29 points and for the second straight game John Gillon posted double-digits points (13), but SU missed 11 free-throws in the loss. The Hoyas have now won three of their last four games against the Orange. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
Arturo Vidal’s tap-in gave Barca hope, but Sergio Canales got the away side’s fourth, before a Messi consolation.Ernesto Valverde’s side remain at the top of La Liga, one point ahead of Atletico Madrid and Alaves. Fourth-placed Espanyol can move level on points with victory at Sevilla later on Sunday.The hosts had Ivan Rakitic sent off for a second yellow card with eight minutes left when trailing 3-2 and were powerless to match a determined and clinical Betis side, despite Messi’s two goals on his return from a fractured arm suffered three weeks ago.Barca’s previous home league defeat came on 10 September 2016, when they lost 2-1 to Alaves.Betis had lost on their past eight visits to the Nou Camp and had not won there for more than 20 years.But they came away with three points that lifts them up to 12th in the table courtesy of an impressive display built on adventurous counter-attacking and smart play in possession.Quique Setien’s side went into this game having scored only eight goals inShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Barcelona lost a home league match for the first time in two years as the Spanish champions were beaten 4-3 by Real Betis’s expert display at the Nou Camp.Junior Firpo gave Betis a deserved lead after 20 minutes, before veteran Joaquin made it two before the break.Lionel Messi scored a penalty in reply but a Marc-Andre ter Stegen error saw Giovani lo Celso add a third for Betis. read more
Ebusua Dwarfs shot-stopper Foli Adade has put pen-to-paper on fresh terms to keep him at Cape Coast for another five seasons after the current campaign.Adade’s future has been shrouded in doubt recently, with a number of clubs including giants Kotoko and Hearts linked with a move for the player’s signature as his deal with Dwarfs neared its end.Adade has ended speculations surrounding his future by signing a new-five year contract.“Adade is not going anywhere. He has committed to the club by signing a five-year deal,” PRO Paul Adjetey said“We have been impressed with his performance and we’re happy he has put an end to all the speculations by signing the dotted lines.”Dwarfs are delighted that the goalkeeper’s future has finally been put to rest. read more