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This year’s British and Australian MotoGP races have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers said on Friday.The British Grand Prix was scheduled for Silverstone on Aug. 30 while the Australian round had been due at Phillip Island on Oct. 25.The season is yet to get underway after the season-opening Qatar Grand Prix was cancelled in March as the novel coronavirus outbreak shut down world sport. Races in Germany, Finland and the Netherlands which were to be held in June-July were also removed from the revised calendar.”We’re saddened to have to announce the cancellation of these iconic events after finding no way through the logistical and operational issues resulting from the pandemic and rearranged calendar,” Carmelo Ezpeleta, chief executive of the commercial rights holder Dorna, said in a statement.Silverstone managing director Stuart Pringle said they had no choice but to cancel the event despite putting in “months of work behind the scenes” to ensure it went ahead.”Logistical restrictions under the current situation, combined with a shortened and rearranged MotoGP calendar has caused the cancellation of the event,” Pringle said in a statement. Topics : Australia is yet to open its international borders while people travelling to the United Kingdom must quarantine for two weeks.Grand Prix races in Spain, France, Italy and Catalunya were postponed until later this year.Earlier this month, MotoGP had proposed starting its season with two races on consecutive weekends in July at the Jerez circuit in southern Spain, with the government yet to approve the proposal.
Comedian Bintang Emon, who recently gained popularity for his satirical video that questions the light sentence sought for Novel Baswedan’s alleged assailants, has become the subject of controversy on social media after several Twitter accounts purportedly belonging to so-called buzzers accused him of being a drug addict.In a tweet posted by one such account, @Tiara61636212, Emon was said to have been a methamphetamine addict. The account further claimed Emon had turned to illegal drugs to maintain his performance as a stand-up comedian.Photos of the comedian have also been posted on the social media platform along with the caption “addicted to meth”. Actor and fellow stand-up comedian Pandji Pragiwaksono wrote in a tweet that Emon had been attacked by the questionable accounts because he had done “the right thing”.Sekarang Indonesia tau Bintang Emon melakukan hal yg benar karena fitnah oleh organisator akun2 ini mengungkap bhw mereka ada di posisi yg salah. pic.twitter.com/JGb11JRseG— Pandji Pragiwaksono (@pandji) June 15, 2020“Now Indonesia knows that Bintang Emon did the right thing because the allegations raised by the owners of these accounts reveal they are on the wrong side,” @pandji tweeted on Monday, garnering nearly 30,000 retweets and 60,000 likes at the time of writing.Twitter user @tapifanboyy called on fellow social media users to speak up in support of Emon amid the furor.Bintang Emon adalah bentuk kebebasan, pemuda yang berani bersuara dengan nyata tentang hal hal yang dianggap suram di negeri ini.Bintang Emon adalah kita, kita yang geram akan keadilan yang seolah timpang.Kalian jangan cuek, beri dukungan untuk ikut menyuarakan keadilan. pic.twitter.com/oBMe6jIdiI— Bukan fakboy (@tapifanboyy) June 15, 2020“Bintang Emon represents freedom, a young man who dares to speak up about the [injustices] in this country. Bintang Emon is us — we who are sick of injustice,” they tweeted.Another user, @nichkuss, similarly conveyed his support for Emon.My fav’s comedian is attacked by buzzers for speaking up the truth. Seriously, the way how this government work is suck. And why can’t just the government accept all of the criticize instead of making shitty tweets and hashtags 🙄🙄I’ll always stand for you, Bintang Emon pic.twitter.com/VrWoizYwuw— Nicolas Kusuma (@nichkuss) June 14, 2020“I’ll always stand [with] you, Bintang Emon,”Meanwhile, other netizens have also attempted to clear unfavorable search results for Emon on the platform by tweeting his name multiple times alongside a string of positive adjectives such as “talented”, “beautiful” and “precious”.Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) researcher Rivanlee Alexander told tempo.co that the controversy only went on to prove that there had been an active effort to silence dissenters in the country.“Although the perpetrators remain unknown, what they have done is an example of intimidation against freedom of expression,” Rivanlee said.In a short video that went viral over the weekend on Instagram, Emon poked fun at the prosecutors’ insistence that the defendants in Novel’s case — Chief Brig. Ronny Bugis and Brig. Rahmat Kadir — had “accidentally” thrown sulfuric acid at the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigator’s face in April 2017.The skit was met with praise among fellow netizens and celebrities, with some lauding Emon’s decision to use his penchant for humor to speak up about the notoriously difficult case.Novel himself also went on the record to say that he found Emon’s video amusing.“That boy is ingenious,” he said on Saturday. The account has been suspended at the time of writing.Read also: Baffled by light sentences sought for Novel Baswedan’s attackers, netizens turn to humorEmon himself wrote on his official Twitter page, which has since been set to private, that he and his management team had been receiving anonymous emails.The apparent attempts to discredit Emon seemed to have failed, however, as many other netizens have since tweeted in support of the young comedian. As of Monday afternoon, “Bintang Emon” has topped the national trending topics on Twitter. Topics :
The property is the epitome of opulence.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa14 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoIt has a seemingly endless list of luxury features as well as quirky characteristics, including detailed wallpaper and a waterslide, that set it apart from many prestige properties.With lavish chandeliers, walls of floor-to-ceiling windows and modern fixtures and fittings, it is the epitome of opulence.It has a media room, home office, games room and gym.There are multiple indoor and outdoor entertainment areas, including a grassed area at the heart of the house surrounded by glass bi-fold doors.The rear outdoor entertainment area, which overlooks the Nerang River, is divided in two by a shallow pool. The Monaco St mega mansion is listed for $7.995 million.LOOKING for the perfect Christmas gift?A Broadbeach Waters mega mansion is slightly more affordable after having its price slashed by almost $2 million just in time for the festive season.The waterfront property on Monaco St is on the market for $7.995 million — $1.755 million less than it was listed for last month.The house is on a 1897sq m block and has six bedrooms, including a separate attached apartment, and seven bathrooms spread across two floors. It has multiple indoor and outdoor entertainment areas, including a grassed area at the heart of the house. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 4:18Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -4:18 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels576p576p400p400p320p320p228p228pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenNovember 6: Prestige listings04:19 Water from the shallow pool cascades into the fully-tiled infinity edge pool, which has a water slide.There are also grassed areas, a spa and steam room.Ray White Prestige Gold Coast agents Matt Gates and Sherry Smith are marketing the property. The waterslide will be the selling point for the kids.
Share LocalNews Cricket tickets go on sale in Dominica by: – March 31, 2012 Sharing is caring! Tweet Share 90 Views one comment Share Cricket tickets. Photo credit: dominica-island.infoThe Dominica Cricket Association has announced that tickets for the 3rd Digicel Test between West Indies and Australia will go on sale from Monday 2nd April, 2012.The test match will be played from April 23rd to 27th and tickets can be purchased from the Digicel Booth at the Windsor Park Stadium. The DCA is encouraging patrons to purchase their tickets early “to ensure that they get their choice of seats”.The prices for the tickets quoted in Eastern Caribbean Dollars are as follows;Grounds; $15.00 for Day 1, 2, 3 and 4; price for day 5 day will be announced later.East Reserved (partially covered) stand; $20.00 for day’s 1to 4; price for day 5 will be announced later.Phillip & Sandford (South) Reserved/Partially covered stand; $35.00 for day’s 1 to 4; price for day 5 will be announced later. Season ticket for this stand costs $125.00.Shillingford (Presider) Reserved/Partially covered stand; $35.00 for day’s 1- 4; price for day 5 will be announced later. Season ticket for this stand costs $125.00.John & Laurent (North) Reserved/Partially covered stand; $ 35.00 for day’s 1 to 4; price for day 4 will be announced later. Season ticket for this stand costs $125.00 According to a press release from the Media Liaison Officer of the DCA Antoinette Mora, season tickets cover the first four days only as the cost of tickets for Day 5 is still to be determined (TBA), and that decision will be made at the end of Day 4.Meanwhile, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has maintained that, in the interest of the game, special offers to youngsters and senior citizens that were introduced last year will remain in place. Children who are 16 years old and under will enter free, but must present a child’s ticket and be accompanied by a paying adult. They must also be 16 or under at the time of purchase or entrance to the game.Adults who purchase tickets will be entitled to receive up to five children’s tickets at no cost, while stocks last. Senior citizens who were born before March 16th, 1962 will also receive a special incentive.March 16 was the start date of the current series therefore senior citizens must have celebrated their 60th birthday prior to this date. A valid identification card is required in order to obtain a ticket and each senior citizen will qualify for one free ticket for each day of play.Tickets will be sold between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Fridays.Dominica Vibes News
He’s won two of the first 11 Big Sky Landscaping Series events so far this season. Tour events are held at Sunset Speedway Park and Willamette Speedway. Sean Gentry, Dakota Godard, Jerry Schram, Donald Schott and Brian Cronk own checkers as well in what’s proven to be a very competitive series. “The nice thing about Stock Cars is that they have their own rules. Track owners love them,” said Roberts. “”There are no if’s, and’s or buts. They just go by the book.” First-time Super Nationals competitor Kevin Roberts is also a two-time winner in the inaugural Big Sky Landscaping IMCA Sunoco Stock Car Series this season. (IMCA Photo) “We are helping start a class that is going to take off anyway,” Roberts said Wednesday afternoon, shortly after making his debut at Boone Speedway. “It’s going to happen. People love this class.” Roberts, from Gresham, saw how much the drivers and fans loved the sanctioned class during a trip to Arizona. He bought his first car used out of Texas, then – much impressed by owner Paul Burger’s knowledge – bought three B & B Chassis rollers. After racing everything from a street stock to modifieds and late models, Roberts quickly found a new favorite division. Now he’s one of the driving forces behind the growth of the division in the Pacific Northwest and the first Stock Car driver from Oregon to compete at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. GRESHAM, Ore. – Kevin Roberts was so impressed the first time he saw an IMCA Sunoco Stock Car that he went out and bought one for himself.
A Louisiana man was arrested after he allegedly put a loaded gun to his 9-year-old son’s head because his son drank the last Dr. Pepper they had in the home.The incident was reported at a home in West Monroe on December 28th.Authorities say the 9-year-old’s mother contacted them after the child told her what happened while he was in the care of his father.Officials spoke to the boy’s 11-year-old sister about the incident as well. The girl told authorities that while she did not see what happened, her father admitted that he put a gun to her brother’s head.The mother also indicated that their father had been drinking at the time of the incident.Police were able to make contact with the father identified as Chad Kinnaird at his own home. Kinnaird denied the children’s allegations but allowed police to conduct a search of his home.During a search, officials discovered a loaded gun on a nightstand near his bed.Kinnaird has since been booked into the Ouachita Correctional Center on one charge of felony violation of protective order and one charge of domestic abuse battery, child endangerment.His bail has been set at $125,000.
ELLSWORTH — Lora Trenkle Cooperman, daughter of Doug and Claire Trenkle of Surry, was inducted Oct. 8 into the Bowdoin College Athletic Hall of Honor.A member of the Class of 2004 at Bowdoin, Cooperman was, according to the induction program, “one of the greatest players in the history of Bowdoin’s storied women’s basketball program.”Cooperman, who now resides with her husband in New York City, where she is a banker with J.P. Morgan, had an outstanding career as team captain. She holds a place in the top 10, all-time records for career and single-season points, assists, free throws, three-pointers and career field goals, among other statistics cited.Cooperman, who also had an outstanding basketball career at George Stevens Academy, was twice named New England Small College Athletic Conference, Maine and New England Player of the Year. Last year, Cooperman was inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text“You have been recognized nationally as one of the great players in Division III history,” the program noted. Clued in – May 29, 2019 Bio Stephen FayManaging Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanStephen Fay, managing editor of The Ellsworth American since 1996, is a third-generation Californian. Starting out as a news reporter in 1974, he has been an editor since 1976, working in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Vermont before settling in Ellsworth with his wife and two daughters. firstname.lastname@example.org Latest posts by Stephen Fay (see all) Latest Posts Franklin man seriously injured in motorcycle crash – May 26, 2019 Unitarian ordination scheduled for June 1 – May 23, 2019
The decision comes a day after the Tokyo Olympics were postponed to 2021, and after the Australian championships had already been postponed.Athletics Australia chief executive Darren Gocher says he hopes the cancellation gives athletes some certainty and, combined with the Olympics being delayed 12 months, “means that our athletes now have a new goal to work toward.”The Australian government has imposed strict travel bans, and is urging people to stay at home. Bars, cafes, cinemas and restaurants have been closed, and social events are being curbed. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said no more than five people should attend weddings — including the marrying couple — and no more than 10 people should attend funerals.___Brazilian tennis player Thiago Seyboth Wild said Tuesday he has the coronavirus and is recovering. Road race world champion Mads Pedersen of Denmark says he is happy the International Olympic Committee made the decision to postpone the Tokyo Games on Tuesday rather than wait weeks or even two months.Pedersen would have been among the favorites to win cycling gold this summer. He says he’s sorry for the athletes who had planned their seasons around the Olympics. But he ultimately calls it the right decision, saying that “it shows that we are thinking above the sport and making everyone’s health the priority.”The world cycling calendar has been suspended since the outbreak of the new coronavirus. Officials have not decided whether the Tour de France will carry on this July, but most of the events leading up to the Grand Tour race have been canceled or postponed.___The Montreal Canadiens are temporarily laying off 60% of employees while the National Hockey League season is suspended. Associated Press “Although it is not yet clear how long it may take to finalize a new date for the event, our Local Organizing Committee stands ready to welcome the best athletes in the country to the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field once a decision is reached,” TrackTown USA CEO Michael Reilly said in a statement.TrackTown USA is working on procedures for fans who already have purchased tickets to either retain them or apply for refunds.The Olympic trials were among the marquee events set to showcase the newly reconstructed Hayward Field on the University of Oregon campus. Hayward Field has been expanded in anticipation of the 2021 world track and field championships.___The NFL’s Arizona Cardinals have made a $1 million donation to help those in the state affected by the coronavirus pandemic. In a social media post Tuesday, Anthony said his family knows people in his hometown of New York who have been hospitalized and one who has died. Anthony says he is “trying to figure out how I can help during this crisis.”Considered a likely one-and-done prospect, Anthony averaged 18.5 points for the Tar Heels, though he missed 11 games due to knee surgery and UNC went just 14-19.___Barcelona star Lionel Messi and Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola have donated 1 million euros ($1 million) each to help fight the spread of the coronavirus.Guardiola made his donation to the Barcelona Medical College, which said on Twitter the money would be used to buy medical supplies to treat coronavirus patients in the Spanish city. Guardiola is a Catalan native, and the former Barcelona coach. “When you do something on a grand scale, you want to do it right,” she told The Associated Press. “Give time for the world to heal. I can’t imagine the enthusiasm that’s going to be coming next year, with the whole world coming together to watch this. I know the Japanese people are going to make the best of this.”A three-time beach volleyball gold medalist, Walsh Jennings was in position to make the 2020 Games with new partner Brooke Sweat. They’re treating the coronavirus shutdown like an offseason, staying home with their families and working out on their own.California authorities have taken down the nets all along the Los Angeles-area beaches to discourage people from gathering. Walsh Jennings and her husband, beach volleyball pro Casey Jennings, put up a mini-net in their yard.Walsh Jennings says she understands why the IOC wanted to wait to make the decision.“Can you imagine making this decision after how many years and how much blood and sweat on a global level? People are having a problem calling off weddings, and calling off little tournaments, so imagine with all the billions of dollars that’s gone into this,” she said. “They have a grieving process to go through. They have so many moving parts to think about.” World Athletics says it is talking with organizers about “alternative dates, including dates in 2022.”The championships in Eugene are due to run from Aug. 6-15, 2021. That would conflict with the Olympics if the same July-August slot as originally planned for 2020 is used next year.World Athletics adds that it is looking at a new qualification system to account for the postponement and for the havoc wreaked on the 2020 schedule by the coronavirus outbreak.___The president of the International Paralympic Committee says postponing the Olympics and Paralympics to 2021 was “the only logical option.” The IOC has been advised by the WHO, which said Monday the pandemic is accelerating.Bach says the original health issue for hosting the Tokyo Olympics was “could Japan offer a safe welcome” and the IOC was confident it could.___The Tokyo Olympics have been officially postponed until 2021.The International Olympic Committee along with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and local organizers have decided that the Tokyo Games cannot go ahead as scheduled this year because of the coronavirus outbreak. Multiple people with knowledge of the update say the NHL has recommended players and staff extend their self-quarantine 10 days beyond the original March 27 timeline, further pushing back the earliest date team facilities can reopen. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the NHL hadn’t formally announced the change in protocol.The league over the past two days has held conference calls with its Board of Governors and general managers to update them and take questions about the current situation. There is still no clarity on when the NHL might resume its season. Commissioner Gary Bettman said recently it would be a decision made in accordance with health officials and that the league is working on various scenarios about what a potential return to play could look like.— Reporting by Hockey Writers Stephen Whyno and John Wawrow___For U.S. women’s water polo players Maggie Steffens and Kaleigh Gilchrist, the decision to postpone the Tokyo Olympics made perfect sense. Taiwan’s professional baseball league has set April 11 as the revised date for opening day.The start of the Taiwan-based Chinese Professional Baseball League’s season has been delayed twice this month because of the coronavirus pandemic.The CPBL’s website says the opening game would go ahead in a closed stadium but there could be up to 150 season ticket holders allowed entry under strict social distancing guidelines if the government approves.Sports leagues across Asia have been postponed or suspended because of the virus outbreak. The professional baseball and soccer leagues in Japan are aiming to start or resume their seasons in late April.___ NASCAR has ordered staff pay cuts across its entire company until the series returns to racing.NASCAR President Steve Phelps sent a memo to employees Tuesday saying all officers will have a 25% reduction in salary, while all other employees will have their salary reduced by 20%. Budget expenses also have been frozen, and employees are being encouraged to use vacation.NASCAR currently is suspended until May 9, a span costing the series seven of its elite Cup races. Phelps has vowed all will be rescheduled. NASCAR was four races into the season — the longest in sports at almost 11 months — when the coronavirus brought the series to a halt.___The Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame’s newest class won’t get inducted until next year. March 25, 2020 Steffens says the program’s team-first approach made it easier for her to handle the announcement.“We are just a very, very small part of not just the water polo community, but of Team USA and then the greater team that’s being affected by all this, which is the world,” she told the AP. “So at the end of the day the health and safety of our world is the No. 1 priority and so because of that, I completely respect and understand this decision.”The U.S. women hold every major title in the sport right now. They are going for their third consecutive Olympic gold medal.But, like so many other Olympic athletes, their training had been disrupted by the new coronavirus. Gilchrist has been swimming in the bay near her house in Southern California to help keep up her fitness.“It’s been stressful, but with the postponement I hope we can all take a big sigh of relief and focus on staying healthy and then getting after it once the team gets back together,” she said in an email to the AP. The Cardinals are working with Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey to launch an initiative that will help fund protective equipment for medical personnel, support nonprofits like food banks and homeless shelters, and provide disadvantaged students with technology to help with online learning.Cardinals President Michael Bidwell said in a statement that “this unprecedented crisis has us asking what we can do to help and what might have the greatest impact. We are grateful for the creation of this relief fund, are proud to support its critically important mission and hope that others throughout the community can join this effort in whatever way that they are able.”___Jacksonville’s Shad Khan is the latest NFL owner to donate money to help during the coronavirus pandemic.Khan committed $1 million to northeast Florida’s response to the COVID-19 crisis. The Paralympics are governed by the same contract as the Tokyo Olympics.IPC president Andrew Parsons says “by taking this decision now, everyone involved in the Paralympic Movement, including all Para athletes, can fully focus on their own health and well-being and staying safe during this unprecedented and difficult time.”___USA Cycling chief executive Rob DeMartini tells The Associated Press that athletes were surveyed over the weekend by the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee and that the consensus was that postponing the Tokyo Games was the correct call.DeMartini says “training disruption and qualification challenges are too big to overcome even if the environment returns to a degree of normal by late summer.” ___Organizers of the 2024 Paris Olympics say the IOC and the Japanese government have ”chosen the best possible scenario” in postponing the Tokyo Games until next year.The Paris organizers said in a statement Tuesday that “postponing the world’s biggest sporting event is not an easy decision,” but that the IOC did the right thing in listening to “the concerns of the sports world.”The statement added that the ”postponement of the Tokyo Games will make it possible to offer the athletes optimal conditions for preparation and competition.”___ ___Churchill Downs has delayed reopening stables at its track and training center until April 14 because of public health concerns related to the coronavirus. A decision on postponing the scheduled April 25 spring meet opening will be made closer to that date.The storied track last week postponed the 146th Kentucky Derby from May 2 to Sept. 5, the first time the event won’t be run on the first Saturday in May since 1945. Churchill Downs’ stables have been closed since Dec. 31 for winter renovations, and many of the horses that would be there are at tracks including Fair Grounds in New Orleans and Gulfstream Park in Florida.“We understand how trying the impact of this decision is on our horsemen,” Churchill Downs president Kevin Flanery said in a statement.___ Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo and his agent Jorge Mendes are funding three intensive care units for coronavirus patients at hospitals in Portugal.A hospital in Porto said the contribution from the Juventus forward and his agent will pay for 15 intensive care beds fully equipped with ventilators and other necessary equipment. Another two units with 10 beds each will be set up in Lisbon.Media reports said Ronaldo and Mendes are contributing more than 1 million euros (dollars) for the three units.The Centro Hospitalar Universitario do Porto says the unit will be named after Ronaldo and Mendes and will be of “great use at a time when the country needs it the most.”___ Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment CEO Scott O’Neil announced the move in a letter posted on the Devils’ website.The cuts are scheduled to last for three months and will amount to roughly 6% of the employees’ yearly salary if the pandemic subsides.The Devils of the NHL and the Sixers of the NBA are owned by Josh Harris and David Blitzer, who are the founders of HBSE.___Modern pentathlon has canceled the remainder of its World Cup season and postponed the world championships from May to September or October. He is giving Florida’s First Coast Relief Fund $400,000. He is giving $75,000 to Feeding Northeast Florida. He is giving $75,000 to The Clara White Mission to provide food and care for the city’s homeless. He is giving the Jacksonville Public Education Fund $50,000 to provide needed supplies and technology to students and teachers as they make the transition to digital home learning.He also is giving the local chapter of the American Red Cross $50,000 in support of Anheuser-Busch’s initiative to support the continuation of blood drives throughout the country.Additional allocations will be made as the pandemic evolves and its effects on Jacksonville and northeast Florida residents continue to be realized.___The New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia 76ers have done an about-face on cutting salaries for employees making more than $100,000. A day after announcing the temporary 20% pay cuts because of the economics effects of the coronavirus pandemic, the teams’ co-owners rescinded them. More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Athletics Australia has canceled its 2020 national track and field championships in a bid to help “flatten the curve” of the coronavirus pandemic. DeMartini says that he is a fan of a “soonest possible” reschedule but not until the situation is a bit more predictable. That could mean early in 2021 or an Olympics that is pushed into the fall of next year.DeMartini says “we just need to be sure everything is being done to protect their safety.”___IOC president Thomas Bach says he did not discuss new dates for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.One option would be July 23-Aug. 8. That is exactly one year from the now-postponed July 24-Aug. 9 dates. The four remaining World Cups — two in Sofia, Bulgaria, another in Budapest, Hungary, and the final in Seoul — had already been pushed to May and June but have now been officially canceled.The worlds, relocated from Xiamen, China, to Cancun, Mexico, and set for May 25-31, were rescheduled. The new dates were to be determined.Governing body UIPM says it welcomed the decision to postpone the Tokyo Olympics and will finalize plans to revise qualification.___The track world championships in Eugene, Oregon, could be moved from 2021 to 2022 after the Olympics were postponed. If an exact one-year postponement for the Tokyo Olympics is agreed upon, it would take place July 23-Aug. 8.FINA says talks with Japanese officials will “determine flexibility around the dates of the competition, if necessary and in agreement with the IOC.”The governing body cites priorities including “athlete wellbeing and maximizing opportunities for aquatics stars to compete at the highest level.”___The New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia 76ers have cut salaries for employees making more than $100,000 and put them on a four-day work week as the franchises deal with the impact of the coronavirus. Co-owner Josh Harris says after listening to his staff and players, it’s clear that the pay cuts was the wrong decision.“This is an extraordinary time in our world — unlike any most of us have ever lived through before — and ordinary business decisions are not enough to meet the moment. To our staff and fans, I apologize for getting this wrong.”The teams did not say whether they plan to maintain a four-day work week, which was part of the cuts. Employees benefits were never changed and the teams plan on keeping their 1,500 hourly workers paid throughout the regular season. The NHL’s Devils and the NBA’s Sixers are owned by Harris and David Blitzer, who are the founders of Harris Blitzer Sports and Entertainment.___Five-time Olympian Kerri Walsh Jennings says it was the “responsible choice” to postpone the Olympics. The IOC says the games will be held “not later than summer 2021” but they will still be called the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.___Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says IOC President Thomas Bach has agreed “100%” to his proposal of postponing the Tokyo Olympics for about one year until 2021 because of the coronavirus outbreak.Bach had previously said the IOC would make an announcement about postponing the 2020 Olympics in the next four weeks.___ Bach says the exact dates is a question for the Tokyo organizing committee and an International Olympic Committee panel overseeing the preparations.Swimming and track have their biennial world championships scheduled to start in July or August 2021.___IOC president Thomas Bach says “alarming figures” in the past few days about the coronavirus were key to deciding the Tokyo Olympics must be postponed.Bach cites the World Health Organization “saying in the last couple of hours that Africa has to prepare for the worst.” Groupe CH, which owns hockey’s most storied club, says the layoffs go into effect March 30. Groupe CH also is establishing a $6 million assistance fund that will enhance employment insurance to make sure employees receive 80% of their salary for the following eight weeks and be available for loans to employees.Owner Geoff Molson says: “We are working extremely hard to limit the impact this situation will have on our employees.”___One of the key worldwide athlete groups that called for postponement of the Tokyo Games termed the IOC’s announcement a “bittersweet victory.”The group Global Athlete says it was appropriate for the International Olympic Committee to make the call Tuesday, instead of on a four-week timeline that it had suggested over the weekend. Messi’s donation will be split between Barcelona’s Hospital Clinic and efforts in his native Argentina, according to Spanish newspaper AS.The Hospital Clinic said the donation will go toward treating patients as well as research seeking a cure for COVID-19.Spain is among the countries worst hit by the pandemic, with more than 2,600 deaths attributed to the virus.___The NHL is extending its recommendation for players and staff to self-isolate and stay away from team practice facilities until at least April 6. Two U.S. senators are pressing for transparency after the International Olympic Committee’s decision to postpone the Tokyo Games over concerns about the coronavirus.Senators Jerry Moran, a Kansas Republican, and Richard Blumenthal, a Connecticut Democrat, are part of a subcommittee that handles issues related to the Olympics. In a joint statement, Moran, who’s the chairman, and Blumenthal, the ranking member, pushed for more clarity as the IOC decides when the games in Tokyo will be held in 2021.“Athletes deserve clear answers to when the games will be held and how their health will remain protected — not just at the Olympics themselves, but during the trials and training beforehand,” the statement read. “Clarity and transparency are vital steps to ensure the best possible outcome for the Tokyo Olympic Games.”Moran and Blumenthal sent a letter to IOC President Thomas Bach on March 11 to ask about the committee’s plan to prevent the spread of COVID-19 during the Tokyo Games. They also talked with U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee over health and safety of the athletes.___ In a statement, the group said that while it commended the IOC for its decision, it also pressed the committee to engage with athletes while deciding on a new date for the Olympics.The statement said, “As shown over the past several weeks, no athletes, no Games.”___World swimming body FINA says it will talk to the Japanese organizers of the 2021 world championships about a possible schedule clash with the Tokyo Olympics.The championships are planned for July 16-Aug. 1 in Fukuoka. Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame officials have announced their scheduled June 13 induction ceremony has been postponed to June 12, 2021, at Knoxville, Tennessee, because of the pandemic.The induction class features Debbie Brock, Carol Callan, Swin Cash, Tamika Catchings, Sue Donohoe, Lauren Jackson and Carol Stiff. The 1980 U.S. Olympic women’s basketball team is to be honored as trailblazers of the game.___The U.S. Olympic track and field trials in Eugene, Oregon, will be rescheduled in the wake of the International Olympic Committee’s decision to postpone the 2020 Tokyo Games because of the spread of the coronavirus.TrackTown USA, the local organizing body, announced Tuesday that is working with USA Track & Field and the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee on rescheduling the event, which was originally set to start on June 19. The Latest: Australia cancels track championships for 2020 The 20-year-old Seyboth Wild, ranked No. 114, said on Twitter that he has been taking care of himself and following doctor’s instructions.Seyboth Wild recently won his first title at the Santiago Open earlier this month, defeating second-seeded Casper Ruud 7-5, 4-6, 6-3.Seyboth Wild last played in Brazil’s Davis Cup tie against Australia on March 7 in Adelaide. He lost to John Millman, 4-6, 7-6(0), 6-2.___North Carolina star freshman point guard Cole Anthony says he’s delaying any announcements about whether he’ll enter the NBA draft amid the spread of the coronavirus.
Syracuse University and sports marketing firm IMG ended their partnership with seven years remaining on their contract on Monday, the Post-Standard reported.SU sent a letter to its sponsors notifying them that the contract had been terminated on July 1. There were no specific reasons for the break-up mentioned in the letter that was obtained by the Post-Standard. It didn’t rule out agreeing to a new contract with IMG, but said it was also looking into other options, including representing itself.IMG paid SU to market Syracuse sports including football, men’s and women’s basketball, and coaches’ radio shows, since 1999, though it is not clear how much, the Post-Standard reported. IMG had been paying West Virginia University at least $7 million a year for similar services.IMG also ran the men’s lacrosse play-by-play radio, its game programs, and Internet rights, according to the Post-Standard. It paid part of Director of Athletics Daryl Gross’ contract, as well as part of men’s basketball head coach Jim Boeheim’s compensation package. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Published on July 7, 2014 at 7:24 pm Contact Sam: email@example.com | @SamBlum3 Facebook Twitter Google+
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 29, 2019 at 8:31 pm Contact Gaurav: firstname.lastname@example.org As the final seconds ticked off the clock and the horn sounded, Syracuse’s skaters celebrated with goalie Ady Cohen. The Orange had finally triumphed after a nine-game losing streak to start the season. Syracuse (1-9) blew out Union (0-6-1) on Tuesday night, 5-0, at Messa Rink in Schenectady, New York. Cohen recorded the team’s first shutout of the season. Defenders Lindsay Eastwood and Jessica DiGirolamo had one and two goals respectively. Forwards Savannah Rennie and Anna Leschyshyn had one goal each. SU used a big first and second period to power its victory over the Dutchwomen.Syracuse took the lead in the first period by taking advantage of a delayed penalty call on Union. Cohen left the ice giving the Orange an extra attacker. Seconds later, Eastwood had the puck at the point and blasted a shot that went off a Union defender and into the net. With five minutes left in the first period, DiGirolamo took the puck from her own zone into the offensive zone. She drove right into the slot and roofed a quick wrister top shelf to double Syracuse’s lead going into the break. The second period was all Syracuse as the Orange outshot the Dutchwomen 18-5. Nine minutes into the second period, DiGirolamo scored again, this time on the power play. It was a patient and methodical approach from the Orange, who passed the puck around side to side waiting for an opportunity. Rennie eventually found an open DiGirolamo on the blue line. DiGirolamo then took the puck at the point and found the top corner for her second of the game. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange exploded for two more goals to put the game out of reach. First, forward Madison Beishuizen spun around her defender and drove to the net. Beishuizen took a quick shot that was saved by the Union goalie Amelia Murray, but the rebound landed at the feet of Leschyshyn who slotted it into the net.Less than a minute later, Rennie found a loose puck in the slot and drove toward the net. Rennie took a quick shot that was initially saved by Murray, but Rennie fought through the defense and followed her shot to backhand the puck into the net. That fifth goal by Syracuse spelled the end of the night for Murray. The scoring stopped in the third period as Union goalie Bella McKee came into the game. It was an even third period as the Orange saw out the victory by blocking shots and making sure Union didn’t have any quality goal scoring chances. Syracuse will return home on Friday to start CHA conference play against RIT. Comments
Meanwhile West Brom visit Norwich, Stoke entertain Watford and there’s a meeting of two of the in-form sides in the league as Leicester City play host to Crystal Palace.– There’s also one late kick-off this evening.Ahead of tomorrow’s Manchester derby, Arsenal will go top of the table today if they beat Everton at the Emirates.Kick-off in north London is at half-past five.In the absence of an early game in the top-flight, the opening game of the day for football fans is in the Championship, where Blackburn and Burnley will go head-to-head in a 12:30 start at Ewood Park.There’s also a half-one start between Fulham and Reading at Craven Cottage.Later this afternoon, second-placed Birmingham will be hoping to shrink the gap on leaders Brighton when they travel to face Hull while the leaders host Preston.Meanwhile, Mick McCarthy’s Ipswich are away to Nottingham Forest. Pick of the games with three o’clock starts is at Upton Park, where West Ham are playing host to Chelsea in a London derby.Struggling Aston Villa will host Swansea at Villa Park and under pressure Villa boss Tim Sherwood believes victory is more valubale than a vote of confidence from the clubIn the rest of today’s 3 o’clock matches…
Share Share StumbleUpon Submit ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure August 27, 2020 Related Articles SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 The degree to which the fortunes of the Stars Group and William Hill have diverged since their failed merger talks 18 months ago provides an interesting counterpoint to the current obsession with sector M&A.A recent note on Stars published by the Canadian analyst team at Canaccord Genuity noted that the company’s share price rose 54 percent in 2017, placing it at the top end of online gambling sector performers.The analysts said it was a year of “operational delivery” with the management team strengthened by a number of new appointments, the latest of which has seen ex-William Hill online chief Andy Lee announced as the new head of the BetStars sportsbook operation.The group’s financial metrics are certainly on the up. Free cash flow is expected to double year-on-year to C$449m with the net debt to EBITDA ratio falling back to 3.2 times from 4.3 times. This was after a $198m earnout payment to the previous owner of the company was met during the year. Full-year EBITDA guidance for 2017 has risen to between C$590m and C$610m compared to consensus of less than $540m at the start of the year.Stars chief executive Rafi Ashkenazi has said recently he is interested in potential M&A, with the acquisition of unidentified sportsbooks apparently at the top of his agenda. The merger chatter about William Hill might even be revived.Renewed speculation likely accounts for another 11 percent surge in the Stars Group share price since the start of the year. But the trajectory of William Hill since the near miss of October 2016 should give him and his shareholders pause, perhaps.The merger attempt failed due to concerns on the part of a key William Hill shareholders that the UK company would be shackling itself to a failing giant. In light of subsequent events, it might be that the shoe is on the other foot.The William Hill share price has been largely static over the course of the last year and recent newspaper stories suggesting the government was leaning towards a £2 maximum stake for the bookies’ gaming machines caused a 10 percent fall just the other week.It won’t have gone unnoticed that the combined movements mean that the Stars Group is just edging it as the larger company with a market cap of circa £2.7bn compared to William Hill’s £2.6bn valuation.The revival in Stars’ fortunes raises inevitable speculation about would have happened if the two had merged.Where Stars has been helped in recent years is in its ability to make its own luck. Ashkenazi has used the period of independence to manage the regulatory-driven headwinds (it has pulled out of Australia, the Czech Republic and Poland) and maintain growth in the core poker product without allowing the casino operations to wholly cannibalise revenues.In the meantime, William Hill has been through a relatively torrid time. The online operation has been in turnaround for a number of years and the soon-to-fall sword of Damocles that is the triennial review could yet decimate the company’s retail operations.The performance of the operation in Australia, meanwhile, provides illustration of the difficulties that can be encountered post-M&A. Recent statements from the management would suggest the attempt to buy its way into Australia via acquisition is at the point of failure.It demonstrates the adage that execution really is the be-all-and-end-all of M&A. For all the speculation, it is the work done post-deal that will determine a deal’s ultimate worth, not the valuation achieved when it is signed.The recent merger chatter involving both William Hill and Ladbrokes Coral has concentrated on what the triennial review means for the UK high street businesses, and with good reason.But necessary as the various valuation attempts are, they aren’t hugely enlightening about what the future holds should the big succeed. Certainly, the advent of the GVC bid has somewhat masked the evident struggle Ladbrokes Coral is having with the Ladbrokes brand itself. Execution there would certainly seem to be awry.GVC has a decent record of improving the prospects of its buyout targets. But it will have its hands full taking over the underperforming Ladbrokes and the more middling Coral.A combined Stars/William Hill entity would be well-placed if the US sports betting landscape were to open up and Ashkenazi would surely stay with the business post-deal to drive further online progress.But if the newspaper rumours are true about a £2 stake limit on gaming machines then whatever rump shop estate is left following the inevitable closures would act more as a drag than a driver.It wouldn’t be the sole cultural issue either. Excitable analyst chatter almost inevitably focuses on what are almost euphemistically called cost synergies – job losses in other words – and managing that process has proven to be a trial elsewhere in the sector.None of this will halt a deal – the momentum of M&A discussions is focused on getting it over the line. But spare a thought for those who pick up the operational baton once the bankers have collected their fees. Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020
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Retirement? Not a chance.Herbert Addo says he has no intentions of quitting the game after four decades of coaching. The man has been under pressure, especially from Hearts fans, to quit following the club’s poor run in the First Capital Plus Premier League.Probably time to take a break after four decades of dugout work?“I have to go back and check my CV to see if I have achieved everything that I have wanted to achieve then I will go and rest,” he said after their 2-1 loss to Hasaacas at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday.But the former Kotoko, Aduana, and AshGold (when they were known as Goldfields) coach.“In Ghana we don’t have good retirement benefits so I have to keep on working to get something. I can retire next year. If you look at my CV, Manchester City boss Manuel Pelegrini [and I] went on the same coaching course and he is still into coaching [just] as I am. “Sometimes you might have the right job but in a wrong country.”Never one to keep his thoughts to himself, Herbert’s Hearts are staring down the barrel of relegation. They’re 12th with 26 points and there’re just nine matches to end the season. “I understand the supporters, some people will work the whole week and come to the stadium for something good to cheer about and you don’t get a good result then obviously they won’t be happy.“And, you know, in Ghana when a team loses the blame is placed at the doorstep of the coach so I just have to accept it and work hard.”He has to, especially knowing that his next four games are against Aduana, Lions, Edubiase and Kotoko. CLICK TO READ: Herbert blames slow start for Hasaacas lossCLICK TO READ: Full matchday review–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports