An official protocol sent to Premier League players and managers outlining conditions for returning to training said pitches, corner flags, cones and goal posts would have to be disinfected after each session.Players will be tested twice per week for the virus and take a daily temperature check, while they will also be forbidden from congregating together or travelling to or from training with team mates.Professional Footballers’ Association chief executive Gordon Taylor said it was crucial that every safety precaution had been taken for the players.”The players don’t want to be seen as guinea pigs and that will apply to everyone in professional sport,” Taylor told Sky Sports.”It’s about getting the balance of safety and also trying to get back to normality as much as possible … We need to give everyone confidence that every single safety measure has been taken on their behalf.”The United Kingdom is the worst-affected country in Europe with over 32,000 deaths reported due to the new coronavirus while there are more than 223,000 confirmed cases. “However, with the country still in the grips of this crisis, and hundreds of people dying every day, he believes that it is too early to be discussing the resumption of the Premier League and top-flight sport in the capital.”Five Premier League clubs are based in London — including Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur.”As a Liverpool fan, Sadiq of course wants the Premier League to return,” the spokesperson added. “But it can only happen when it is safe to do so, and it cannot place any extra burden on the NHS and emergency services.”Liverpool lead the league with nine rounds remaining and need only six points to seal the title. Topics : London mayor Sadiq Khan is opposed to the idea of the Premier League resuming in the capital next month while the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause hundreds of deaths in the UK each day, a spokesperson for the mayor’s office has said.The possibility of a restart next month was given a boost when the government said elite sport could return behind closed doors after June 1.”Sadiq is extremely keen for the Premier League and professional sport in general to resume,” the spokesperson told the Evening Standard.
37 Macartney Street, Paddington -a Queenslander with a modern extension out back — has sold pre-auction.SEVENTY-ONE homes are going under the hammer in Brisbane this weekend, after three others sold before they could make it to auction.Saturday will see 70 homes go up for auction spread across the day between 9am and 5.30pm, with just one other scheduled for 10.30am on Sunday. SEE THE FULL LIST & LINKS BELOW Among the homes that have sold beforehand was 98 Joffre Street, Wynnum. Agent David Lazarus of Belle Property — Manly listed it as a Queenslander with guesthouse on a large 810sq m block close to Wynnum CBD and foreshore. 25 Toorak Place, Forest Lake, has found a new owner before auction. 98 Joffre Street, Wynnum, has a handy guesthouse.Ben Wakely and Jason Cherrett of Urban Property Agents — Paddington were supposed to take 37 Macartney Street, Paddington to auction this weekend but it went under contract early.The third home that sold pre-auction was 25 Toorak Place, Forest Lake a five bedder that agents Joanne King and Johnny Nguyen of Coronis Forest Lake marketed as oozing street appeal and functional design. BRISBANE AUCTION LIST: SATURDAY 9:00AM 291 Nudgee Rd, Hendra, Qld 4011 20 Primrose Street, Grange, Qld 4051 22 Mumbil Street, Stafford Heights, Qld 4053 23 Marian Street, Coorparoo, Qld 4151 10:00AM 43 Tennyson Street, Norman Park, Qld 4170 104 Hannah Circuit, Manly West, Qld 4179 52 Piddington Street, Ashgrove, Qld 4060 119 Payne Street, Indooroopilly, Qld 4068 34 Eureka Street, Kelvin Grove, Qld 4059 12 Umina Street, Jindalee, Qld 4074 65 Gatling Road, Cannon Hill, Qld 4170 9 Edith Street, Alderley, Qld 4051 92 Enoggera Terrace, Paddington, Qld 4064 12 Dempster Street, Toowong, Qld 4066 123 Swan Street, Gordon Park, Qld 4031 75 Bracken St, Moorooka, Qld 4105 10:30AM 15 Tantanoola Street, Parkinson, Qld 4115 57 Archer Street, Upper Mount Gravatt, Qld 4122 9 Tetratheca Place, Sunnybank Hills, Qld 4109 11:00AM 15 King Arthur Terrace, Tennyson, Qld 4105 144 Tarragindi Road, Tarragindi, Qld 4121 33 Brown Parade, Ashgrove, Qld 4060 139 Redwood Street, Stafford Heights, Qld 4053 12 Lynelle Street, Sunnybank Hills, Qld 4109 8 Folgate Street, Banyo, Qld 4014 156 Royal Parade, Alderley, Qld 4051 7/46 Noble Street, Clayfield, Qld 4011 19 Bartley Street, Spring Hill, Qld 4000 87 Zillman Road, Hendra, Qld 4011 11:30AM 107 Victoria Street, Windsor, Qld 4030 99 White Street, Graceville, Qld 4075 115 Frizzell Street, Stretton, Qld 4116 4 Angophora Street, Robertson, Qld 4109 12:00PM 37 Kapunda Street, Toowong, Qld 4066 61 Dover Street, Hawthorne, Qld 4171 54 Upper Lancaster Road, Ascot, Qld 4007 7 Brook Street, Kalinga, Qld 4030 967 Creek Road, Carindale, Qld 4152 1-6/259 Cornwall Street, Greenslopes, Qld 4120 12:30PM 96 Cochrane Street, Red Hill, Qld 4059 More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours ago 1:00PM 27 Britannia Avenue, Morningside, Qld 4170 65 View Street, Paddington, Qld 4064 3 Shylock Crescent, Sunnybank Hills, Qld 4109 216 Water St, Spring Hill, Qld 4000 25 Enderley Avenue, Clayfield, Qld 4011 63 Boonaree Street, Sunnybank, Qld 4109 1:30PM 39 Stella Street, Holland Park, Qld 4121 192 Station Road, Sunnybank, Qld 4109 2:00PM 7 Marral Street, The Gap, Qld 4061 5 Carron Court, Runcorn, Qld 4113 12 Gaillardia Street, MacGregor, Qld 4109 90 Stradbroke Ave, Wynnum, Qld 4178 107 Mott Street, Gaythorne, Qld 4051 2:30PM 126 The Parkway, Stretton, Qld 4116 3:00PM 15 Stonewood Street, Algester, Qld 4115 35 Latrobe Street, East Brisbane, Qld 4169 5/35 Terrace Street, New Farm, Qld 4005 27 Cowper Street, Bulimba, Qld 4171 6 Kensington Close, Carindale, Qld 4152 71 Bywong Street, Toowong, Qld 4066 49 Ashdown Street, Sunnybank Hills, Qld 4109 78 Dover Street, Hawthorne, Qld 4171 63 Malcolm Street, Hawthorne, Qld 4171 3:30PM 400 Chatsworth Road, Coorparoo, Qld 4151 4:00PM 8 Alexandra Road, Ascot, Qld 4007 15 Evelyn Street, Paddington, Qld 4064 5:00PM 179 Dornoch Terrace, Highgate Hill, Qld 4101 5:30PM 90 Morden Road, Sunnybank Hills, Qld 4109 SUNDAY 10:30AM 38a Grays Road, Hamilton, Qld 4007 (Source: Realestate.com.au) read more
Magnus Billing, Alecta CEO“But it requires focused and comprehensive efforts that can be promoted by clear political governance,” they wrote. “In this perspective, we see that a government green bond can be an account for the climate initiatives decided by the Riksdag in connection with the budget, and link long-term Swedish pension funds to a development in society’s real economy.”However, the Swedish National Debt Office, which has now been commissioned to review the possibilities for issuing a Swedish government green bond, has repeatedly expressed its scepticism about the work.“As long-term actors and managers of occupational pensions and research capital in a foundation created by the state, we want to encourage the debt office in its work to test the options for issuing a government green bond, to be responsive to the present, and learn from the experiences of the French equivalent of the debt office,” Billing and Iverfeldt wrote.France and Sweden have co-operated on green development for just 18 months, they wrote, adding that, at the end of 2017, France gained attention when it issued the then-largest government green bond worth €7bn, with a term of 22 years.The pair shared a number of points encountered by Agence France Trésor (AFT), the French national debt office, in its experience issuing green bonds.Advice included introducing a clear framework and reporting structure early on to ensure the integrity of the process regardless of political position, and paying particular attention to making the framework for the bonds robust and sustainable when new scientific findings caused movement in what was considered sustainable. Citing the Swedish Climate Policy Council’s first annual report, published in March, they said that in the area of domestic transport – which accounts for a third of Sweden’s total greenhouse gas emissions – there was potential to reach the target of a 70% cut in emissions by 2030. The head of Sweden’s largest pension fund has called for the country’s National Debt Office (Riksgälden) to get past its objections to issuing green bonds and learn lessons from other governments.Alecta chief executive Magnus Billing said in an article in Swedish business daily Dagens Industri: “This is a development that we are convinced that Swedish citizens and pension savers want to participate in.“So it is emphatically that we now want to ask the National Debt Office to consider the possibilities of a government green bond and its value in a transition towards a more climate-adapted society.”The opinion piece, co-authored with Åke Iverfeldt, chief executive of environmental research foundation Mistra, argued that big policy steps were needed for Sweden to reach its goal of zero emissions by 2045. read more
Last week Batesville High School, along with many other school corporations, started another school year. This means that all of you who like the Friday night excitement that high school football brings should start gearing up. Area schools will start their first official game on August 22. Most schools will have some type of practice scrimmage the week before.For those of you who follow the Batesville Bulldogs, they are coming off of a perfect regular season EIAC championship. The Bulldogs graduated a lot of starters from that team, but I am sure Coach Heppner and his staff will be ready for the new season when they face the Jennings County Panthers on the 22nd.Oldenburg Academy has survived their first season, and Coach Gillman’s crew will be looking forward to improving and starting their own tradition of winning high school football games. They, like the Bulldogs, have some key skill people returning who will be great starting points for this year’s team.In the next few weeks, I will cover some of the other fall teams that OA and Batesville will be featuring. There is a sporting event for everyone in the fall. read more
(Image: File)LIBERTY – Those in favor of keeping a carved sculpture that features a cross at the Whitewater Memorial State Park are receiving support from some members of Indiana government.On Tuesday, we learned the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) sent a letter to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources asking for the cross to be removed, or the entire statue from the state park.In response to the controversial debate, Rep. Jud McMillin (R-Brookville) said, “I applaud the Department of Natural Resources as well as Governor Mike Pence to ensure that the fallen heroes sculpture is placed at the Whitewater State Park. This was a great community project and a wonderful way to recognize all the sacrifices made by our veterans, the fallen heroes of this great country.“This park was dedicated in 1949 to the veterans of World War II, and this statue is an extension of that dedication. It is important that we remember the sacrifices made by those who paid the ultimate price for our country, and this memorial, as it stands, is our community’s way of never forgetting the price they paid.”Indiana Governor Mike Pence also released a statement in support of the current placement of the sculpture:“I fully support the decision by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources to accept the sculpture commissioned by local citizens to honor all who have fallen in service to our country.The freedom of religion does not require freedom from religion. The Constitutions of our state and nation more than allow the placement of this Hoosier artist’s sculpture on public land. So long as I am Governor, I will defend the right of Hoosiers to display this sculpture in Whitewater Memorial State Park as a lasting tribute to the service and sacrifice of all who have worn the uniform of the United States.”The FFRF took the stance that the cross does not represent the non-Christian soldiers who served in the military, and say the cross does not belong on public property. read more
EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016 Bio Latest Posts Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016 The George Stevens Academy boys’ basketball team celebrates its 55-43 win over Bucksport in the Class C North final on Saturday. PHOTO BY TIM SUELLENTROPBANGOR – Taylor Schildroth powered the George Stevens Academy boys’ basketball team past Bucksport on Saturday for the Class C Northern Maine championship.Schildroth, a sophomore guard, scored a game-high 32 points for the top-seeded GSA Eagles (20-1) en route to their 55-43 win over the No. 3 Bucksport Golden Bucks (16-5).This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textGSA will play Southern Maine champion Waynflete for the Class C state title on Saturday at the Augusta Civic Center. GSA won its last regional title, as well as a state championship, in 2003.“You know how they always say that it’s hard to play three great games in a tournament?” GSA coach Dwayne Carter said. “You have to gut one out. This was the one we had to gut out.”George Stevens Academy’s Jarrod Chase goes in with a reverse layup in GSA’s 55-43 Class C North final victory over Bucksport on Saturday night. PHOTO BY TIM SUELLENTROPGSA rolled to the championship by beating both Fort Kent and Schenck by 45 and 29 points.But on Saturday, the Eagles got off to a slow start, as they did when they met the Golden Bucks on January 13.“The first half was a carbon copy of the game at GSA,” Carter said. “Only they [Bucksport] were up 11 to nothing last time.”Similarly, Bucksport jumped out to a 10-0 lead halfway through the opening period. Bucksport senior guard Hayden Craig scored the first points of the game, which senior forward Tyler Pye followed with two 3-pointers and a field goal before GSA got on the board.“We knew we needed to play a perfect game to beat them,” Bucksport coach Larry Deans said. “We came out of the gate and played well.”Meanwhile, most of GSA’s shots danced around the rim, unwilling to fall in.Schildroth ended the Eagles’ scoring drought with less than three minutes left in the quarter, which senior center Riley MacLeod matched with a bucket for Bucksport.“We might have settled a bit too much,” Schildroth said of GSA’s shooting in the first half. “I settled for quite a bit of not-great shots.”With a minute and a half left in the first quarter, junior guard Beckett Slayton and Schildroth each hit a 3-pointer for GSA. Schildroth capped off the run with a field goal to cut Bucksport’s lead to 12-10 entering the next period.GSA didn’t make up any ground in the second quarter and ended the half trailing 21-19. Pye scored 13 of those points for Bucksport – including three 3-pointers – while Schildroth scored all but four of GSA’s.“We were lucky to be down by two because we came out so poorly,” Schildroth said. “Bucksport played a great first half.”Unfortunately for the Golden Bucks, the outcome would remain the same as in the first two matchups between the local rivals this season.GSA pulled away in the third quarter, opening the half with eight unanswered points. Schildroth scored nine to lead the Eagles into the final period up 38-30.“Taylor spurred our offense and our defense some,” Carter said. “They had two guys on him, and he still could go by them.”Deans said that, unlike in the first two games, his team could not contain Schildroth with the box-and-one defense.“He was uncontainable tonight,” Deans said of Schildroth. “He had a game for the ages.”The George Stevens Academy boys’ basketball team poses with its Class C Northern Maine championship plaque on Saturday at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. PHOTO BY TIM SUELLENTROPPye and MacLeod both helped keep the Golden Bucks in the game, combining for 10 of Bucksport’s 13 points in the last quarter.Pye – who Deans said is playing on “one and a half legs” after having surgery on his ACL in August – led Bucksport with 20 points.“He has worked extremely hard to make himself into a very good basketball player,” Deans said of Pye. “Unfortunately, he wasn’t enough tonight.”MacLeod contributed 10 points for the Golden Bucks.With GSA now 3-0 against Bucksport this season, even Deans said the better team won.“They beat us three times – I think you can say they’re better than us,” Deans said. “But it’s the old saying: If somebody said you were going to be in a [Northern] Maine final the first game of the season, would you take it?“Of course you would.”Find more photos from the game here.The Bucksport boys’ basketball team’s bench celebrates during a Golden Bucks scoring run in their Class C North final loss to George Stevens Academy on Saturday night. PHOTO BY TIM SUELLENTROP Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016 Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all) Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013. read more
The No. 5 men’s swimming team, finishing less than a second behind the winners of the 200-yard medley and 800-yard free, had a strong showing on the first day of the Pac-12 championships in the East Los Angeles Swim Center in Monterey Park, Calif. on Wednesday.Tough conference · The USC swim and dive team is ranked No. 5 in the country, but they sit at third place in the Pac-12 conference. – Gary Chien | Daily TrojanUSC currently sits in third place with 64 points. Stanford, who has won the Pac-12 conference championship every year since 1982, is currently in first with 74 points, with California right behind them with 72 points. Arizona sits in fourth with 60 points, followed by Utah and UC Santa Barbara (54), Arizona State (50) and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo(44).USC started the night with a fourth-place finish in a close 200-yard medley, led by juniors Nick Karpov and Matt Voell, sophomore Vladimir Morozov and freshman Sergio Lujan Rivera, with a time of 1:26.08, less than one second behind first-place California (1:25.09), and .25 behind the school record of 1:25.83. Stanford (1:25.46) and Arizona (1:25.60) finished the race in second and third, respectively. Morozov provided a final push for the Trojans, finishing his 50-yard in 18.43, the fastest individual time in the event by 0.40 seconds.USC followed up its opening efforts with a second-place finish in the 800-yard freestyle, narrowly missing its second 800-yard free title in three years. The quartet of sophomores Dimitri Colupaev and Jack Wagner and freshmen Chad Bobrosky and Cristian Quintero finished with a time of 6:19.71, an NCAA “A” cut and season-best, but fell short of Stanford’s first place time of 6:18.99.Colupaev’s opening leg of 1:33.97 started the Trojans off in second, and Bobroksy’s run of 1:34.92 left them 0.90 behind first place. USC was in third entering Quintero’s anchor leg, where he swam a 1:34.91, the fastest final swim that pushed USC ahead of California but wasn’t enough to overcome Stanford.The Pac-12 Championships continue Thursday at 11 a.m. with the preliminaries for the 500-yard free, the 200-yard individual medley, the 50-yardfree and 1-meter diving. read more
The North Tipp club, who are second in the Division 2A table, travel to meet Galway Corinthians.Kick-off at Corinthian Park is at 8 o’clock.There’ll be updates from the game on Tipp FM.
Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers As the Lakers have learned in the most painful way this season, being healthy is half the battle. And even in an ugly season that has been marred by unmet expectations, Wagner figures to make the most of it. He’s a big personality waiting for an audience, one that he hopes to find as the Lakers try to fish some upside out of the final stretch.Walton saw some promise against Boston, the kind that he’ll likely lean on as the Lakers continue to limit James’ minutes and turn toward their youth.As Walton put it: “It’s something to build on.” He is sometimes spectacular, such as the possessions when he dashed ahead of the defense in transition against Boston, finishing long alley-oop passes from James and Rajon Rondo. He sometimes has the kind of clips he’d rather fast-forward through, such as when he missed a dunk Wednesday night against the Nuggets, taking off a little too far from the hoop.But the biggest takeaway the veterans had from Wagner’s 22-point, 6-rebound, 3-assist, 1-block night was the energy with which he played. And for Wagner, that seems to be a constant.“He competed, which is what you expect out of young guys,” Rondo said. “But he competed, he took his shots when he was open. He got to the free throw line, knocked ‘em down with confidence.”The element Wagner’s always possessed is charisma and outgoing energy. From his days at Michigan, even as a freshman when he didn’t start, he’s been a trash talker. Even among the Lakers now, he’s one of the mouthiest players on the floor.But without backing up his brashness, they would be empty words. Wagner is a winner too, anchoring the Wolverines’ run to national title runner-up last season. After testing the NBA draft waters after his sophomore year, he came back as a junior even more determined not just to develop as a player, but to win.“I think Moe is a natural leader,” Michigan assistant Saddi Washington said in an interview earlier this season. “He wasn’t ever afraid to speak up. He wanted to excel when the lights came on. He embraced the moment.”As a German native, Wagner knows he’s obliged to talk about the influence of Dirk Nowitzki, whom he does appreciate and respect. He knows because he’s 6-foot-11, white, and can shoot, the comparisons with his country’s greatest basketball hero are somewhat inevitable.But the player he’s always wanted to be is Kevin Garnett, which explains the grittiness, the defensive energy and love of trash-talking. It might also explain why Wagner gets along with Rondo, who followed Garnett as a mentor from his Celtics days.After Svi Mykhailiuk got traded in February, Rondo needed a shooting partner for his post-practice 3-point bouts against LeBron James and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, as well as assistants Miles Simon and Brian Shaw. Wagner volunteered, eager to get in on the game.Rondo joked that since he teamed up with Wagner, the duo is 0 for 10 in the game – “he thinks he can shoot,” he said. But there’s an undeniable warmth there, a sense that Rondo sees in Wagner what Wagner sees in himself. It helps that Wagner has been good about his “rookie duties,” the errands veterans make newcomers run, but Rondo’s admiration is more substantial than that.“I love the way he talks, and how he plays,” Rondo said. “He plays with a chip on his shoulder and he talks a lot of trash, so the more he scores, the more he talks. But that’s Moe. He’s a young rook, you love to have out there because he has energy.”One reason Wagner thinks it has taken him this long to click into the rotation is his knee injury from summer league, which the Lakers have called a bone bruise. But for a bone bruise, it seemed to last a long time, lingering from early July all the way into October, as Wagner sat out all of training camp and the better part of the early season.The mental hurdle was the hardest to overcome.“I think in the beginning of the season, I didn’t trust my body at all coming off that injury,” he said. “That hurts mentally if you work every day to walk without pain and don’t really focus on the game that much. Now I can confidently move the way I want to and just hoop.”Related Articles Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs LOS ANGELES – Back in December, Moe Wagner stood in the lobby of a movie theater, as a crowd of children stared adoringly upward.All most of them knew about him was that he was a Laker, and that he played with LeBron James. They wanted to know what playing with LeBron was like. They craned their necks to look at him as he posed for picture after picture. Their mouths hung open.One boy guessed Wagner’s height. The 21-year-old forward gave him stern a look of reproach.“C’mon man, six-five?” Wagner said. “That’s a disappointing guess.” Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersBeing underestimated is something Wagner’s gotten used to over the years – as long as the appreciation comes with time.It’s a strange set of circumstances that has led to a sudden ascension into a rotation player for the 25th pick of last summer’s draft: The Lakers (30-36) are all but officially eliminated from the playoffs, with a mountain of injuries besieging the last 16 games of the season. Wagner got his first career start for the Lakers’ fifth straight loss, as most observers have now acknowledged that the team is simply playing out the string and waiting for next year.Don’t tell Wagner that.“As a basketball player, you can’t really waste thought and energy on that,” he said. “You’re doing a job here, and you gotta do it to the best of your ability and the rest doesn’t really matter. The circumstances don’t matter.”It’s not that Wagner is OK with losing – he’s not – but the perils of the franchise are giving him a long-awaited stage. After playing no more than 19 minutes in any of his previous 25 games, the last two contests have seen him take a larger role, to playing 34 minutes against the Celtics on Saturday night. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error read more
After winning three times in a row the title of best sportsman of Cazin, last night in Ključ , Isak Abdagić was chosen the best sportsman of Una Sana Canton for 2012. Young table tennis player Abdagić won third place at the Balkans Championship.Special recognitions for young sportsmen (15-17 years) who achieved significant sports results went to Indir Fazlić, Zuhdij Egrlić, Aziz Bužimkić, Alma Felić, Kemal Bratić, Dino Čizmić, Ajla Salkić, Selvina Dautović, Haris Pozderac, Evelina Kajtazović, Selma Smlatić, Ervin Galić, Ahmed Alivuk, Muamer Ćatović, Kenan Kraković, Rifet Alešević, Almir Pehlivanović, Muhamed Liha, Isak Muslić, Faris Delić, Haris Šabić, Una Dizdarević, Nijaz Ljubijankić, Elvis Gverić, Ema Vuković, Manela Dupanović, Sedin Kurtović, Sinan Samardžić, Nedim Cinco and Mirza Omerdić.Elvir Modronja is the best coach; the best women team is Women Shooting club ”SSRI Bosanska Krupa”, while the best men team is KIK ”Sana” from Sanski Most. read more