Central Lombok regency in West Nusa Tenggara is set to require female Muslim civil servants to wear the niqab, as some of them have been seen not wearing masks — one of the health protocols imposed amid the COVID-19 pandemic.Regent Moh Suhaili Fadhil Thohir announced the plan during a regular Friday gymnastics event in the regent’s office yard on June 19, which was recorded in a video that has since become the subject of public discussion.“I said it spontaneously because during the Friday event, some refused to wear a mask for fear of running out of oxygen. But considering the current situation, we need protection,” he said on Wednesday. Suhaili said the requirement for Muslims to wear the niqab had nothing to do with radicalism as it was simply an effort to prevent virus transmission among civil servants, who he said should set an example to the wider community in Central Lombok.“It’s also fashion. They could match their hijab to the color of the veil. It has nothing to do with radicalism, or over-fanaticism,” Suhaili said as quoted by kompas.com, adding that the requirement would start as soon as next Friday.The civil servants, however, are not required to wear a head-to-toe veil that also cloaks the body, but a niqab covering only the nose and mouth.Suhaili also said the requirement was not forceful and that there would be no regulation needed to enforce it. “There are no sanctions, only a pleasant and healthy movement.”Lombok Tengah civil servant Yayuh had mixed feelings about the niqab requirement. Although it can be a learning process to wear proper Muslim clothing, Yayuh feared it might create a contrast with the gymnastic clothes they wore.“We usually wear tight pants for the Friday event. If outsiders see it, it might be a bit inappropriate,” Yayuh said, adding that it might be expensive to have that kind of niqab.As of Thursday, West Nusa Tenggara had recorded 1,260 COVID-19 cases, 63 of which have turned fatal. Lombok Tengah has recorded at least 114 cases, with four deaths. (syk)Topics :
SHARE Email Facebook Twitter July 30, 2015 First Lady Frances Wolf, Governor’s Residence, Press Release, PSA, Results Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf announced today that the Governor’s Residence in Harrisburg will host its first ever National Night Out event on next Tuesday, August 4. The event will run from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.“National Night Out is a tremendous opportunity for the residence to serve as an open, community space,” said the Governor and First Lady. “We are thankful to the Pennsylvania State Police and Capitol Police for being a part of this important event to improve the relationships between law enforcement and community members. We hope many Pennsylvanians will be able to attend.”Pennsylvania State Police and the Capitol Police Department will be on hand to greet visitors and speak with families and members of the community. Kids and community members will also have the opportunity to see a Pennsylvania State Police patrol car up-close, along with giveaways and resources from law enforcement and community organizations.The Residence will serve light refreshments and will be open for tours of the house and its gardens.The Governor’s Residence is located at 2035 North Front Street in Harrisburg. Parking is available along 2nd Street and in the private lot at the corner of 2nd and Maclay Streets. Guests should enter the Residence grounds through the 2nd Street gates. No large bags, totes or purses will be permitted, and some security measures will be in place.National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community relationships in order to build safer, better neighborhoods. It was started by the National Association of Town Watch, which is headquartered in Wynnewood, Montgomery County, in 1981. It is held annually on the first Tuesday of August in more than 16,000 communities across the country, according to the National Association of Town Watch.For more information on the Governor’s Residence, visit http://residence.pa.gov. For other National Night Out events in your area, visit http://natw.org.# # # Governor’s Residence to Host First National Night Out Event
36 Louisa Street Highgate Hill Qld 4101. Picture: Realestate.com.auTHESE three Queensland cottages are as pretty as a picture and are priced to meet all levels of the market. 43 Mary Street, Mount Lofty Qld 4350. Picture: Realestate.com.auAgent Amy Makim of Webster Cavanagh Toowoomba City was marketing it as a “delightful storybook cottage”, with the owners looking for offers over $339,000. 36 Louisa Street Highgate Hill Qld 4101. Picture: Realestate.com.auIn Brisbane’s Highgate Hill, a suburb that’s in the catchment zone for the highly sought after Brisbane State High School, a three bedroom home at 36 Louisa Street has been earmarked for auction. 49 William Street Jandowae QLD 4410. Picture: Realestate.com.au“Enjoy a cuppa on the veranda of this quaint cottage while taking in the quiet surroundings and lovely garden.”The cottage is on a 1,454sq m fenced block and had a double car carport, with inspections by appointment with the agent. 43 Mary Street, Mount Lofty Qld 4350. Picture: Realestate.com.auThe cottage is on a 496sq m block and overlooks “the sweetest little church”, according to Ms Makim. 49 William Street Jandowae QLD 4410. Picture: Realestate.com.auAgent Donna Cook of Ray White Rural in Dalby was marketing it as a “charming country cottage” with a modern kitchen and electric stove, combined lounge and dining room, built-ins in both bedrooms and a fully renovated bathroom. 36 Louisa Street Highgate Hill Qld 4101. Picture: Realestate.com.auThe cottage last sold for $775,000 in November 2015 according to CoreLogic records, when it was marketed as being in the BSHS catchment as one of its main features. 36 Louisa Street Highgate Hill Qld 4101. Picture: Realestate.com.auAgent John Kalaja of Harcourts Proactive Results West End has taken it back to market this week, highlighting the fact that it was a highset cottage “set in an enclave of character homes”.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours ago36 Louisa Street Highgate Hill Qld 4101. Picture: Realestate.com.auThe home, which is set to go to auction at 1pm on Saturday April 22, has the added bonus of being “legal height downstairs with excellent access to the back yard and back deck”. It is open for inspection from 12.30 to 1pm Saturday April 1. 43 Mary Street, Mount Lofty Qld 4350. Picture: Realestate.com.au“You could have the best of both worlds. Morning walk, fresh croissants from the bakery and the Sunday morning paper under the jacarandas or lime tree, on a lazy Sunday morning.”The home is open for inspection this weekend from 1.30 to 2.15pm on Saturday and from noon to 12.30pm on Sunday. 43 Mary Street, Mount Lofty Qld 4350. Picture: Realestate.com.auOver an hour and half way at 43 Mary Street, Mount Lofty – eight minutes from the Toowoomba CBD – another classic cottage has come on the market. 49 William Street Jandowae QLD 4410. Picture: Realestate.com.auA further hour and a half inland from Toowoomba is one of the most affordable cottages on the market in Queensland today – a two bedroom property at 49 William Street, Jandowae.Priced at $165,000, the cottage even has its own fully fenced outdoor spa. 43 Mary Street, Mount Lofty Qld 4350. Picture: Realestate.com.au“Prepare to fall madly in love with this divine cottage that looks just like it’s emerged from the pages of a delightful storybook. It’s swoon-worthy character features, such as white picket fences, pretty gardens, polished timber floors, high ceilings and box window will have your heart skipping a beat.” 49 William Street Jandowae QLD 4410. Picture: Realestate.com.au
Sweden’s high earners opting out of the second-pillar ITP pension system are seeing their pension savings eroded by high charges levied by providers, according to pensions administration organisation Collectum.Private salaried employees with a monthly salary of SEK47,200 (€5,374) or more – known as ‘tiotaggare’ (high-earners) – have since 1990 been allowed to opt out of ITP2 for earnings above the social security ceiling and set up their own defined contribution (DC) plan instead, known as Alternative ITP.Tomas Carlsson, pensions expert at Collectum, said: “Many people who have made a choice to leave the ITP plan for a tiotaggar solution have been promised the moon.“But they may be disappointed because it requires a hefty return to compensate for the high charges.” The ITP system of occupational pension provision for white-collar workers was switched to DC from defined benefit (DB) in 2007.The new DC part is now called ITP1, run by Collectum, and applies to people born in 1979 or later.People born in 1978 or before are still covered by the DB scheme, now known as ITP2.Of a total of 115,000 high-earners eligible for the ITP plan, 65,000 have opted for their own occupational pension plan, usually going through an insurance broker to arrange this, according to Collectum.Figures from consultancy Aon Hewitt show that high earners who have left an ITP plan at age 40 may end up with SEK1.3m less in pension assets when they reach 65 compared with someone who stayed in ITP.Andreas Lauritzen, chief executive at Aon Hewitt in Sweden, said the problem was that many of these plans were set up on an individual basis, and so have high levels of manager charges and broker commissions.He said this difference was particularly marked when they were compared with DC plans in other countries, as well as with ITP1 and the blue-collar SAF-LO DC plans in Sweden. “These high charges significantly reduce the expected pension payable from these DC plans, and may mean the pension from DC is less than what they would have obtained from the DB plan in ITP2, or if they had invested contributions in the funds offered through Collectum in ITP1,” Lauritzen said.He said Swedish employees facing the decision about whether to stay in the DB ITP2 plan or move to an Alternative ITP DC plan might lack the required information to decide whether DB was better for them.“The key issue is that commission-based advisers will only generally advise on which DC funds to choose,” he said.For more on ITP pension charges, see the November issue of IPE magazine
NZ Herald 19 Sep 2011Schools are being accused of going too far in what they teach children about sex. Children as young as 12 are being taught about oral sex and told it’s acceptable to play with a girl’s private parts as long as “she’s okay with it”. In other cases, 14-year-old girls are being taught how to put condoms on plastic penises, and one female teacher imitated the noises she made during orgasm to her class of 15-year-olds. The often-graphic nature of today’s sex education lessons is considered perfectly acceptable, and necessary, by some parents, but many others are shocked and say it has gone too far. One concerned father, who did not want to be identified, phoned Newstalk ZB to say he had taken his 12-year-old son out of a sex education class at his all-boy school after he came home upset about what had happened during one of the lessons. It included a question-and-answer session that focused on, “I have learned that my girlfriend has a thing called a clitoris. I really want to play with it. Is that okay?” The answer was: “Yes, if you ask her and she’s okay with it.”http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10752723Too much ‘grubby stuff’, so dad steps inNZ Herald 19 Sep 2011The father of a 12-year-old boy is questioning why his son has been taught “all the grubby stuff” about sex, but none of the basics, such as how a baby is made.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10752721
SPLA-N rebels plan to disrupt elections in SudanThe Sudanese army has refuted claims that rebels have ambushed a bus carrying voting materials days before the electionsArmy spokesman Colonel Al-Sawarmy Khaled Saad told AFP he had no information on the ambush.Eralier reports said that Rebels in Sudan’s South Kordofan said Sunday they had captured a lorry carrying ballot boxes to polling stations for nationwide elections due next week, vowing to disrupt voting in the conflict-hit region.The Sudan People’s Liberation Army-North “ambushed and captured a vehicle loaded fully with ballot boxes” on Saturday on the road linking the state capital Kadugli with the town of Dilling, spokesman Arnu Lodi said.The SPLA-N will press its “military campaign plan” to stop elections in South Kordofan, Lodi said in the statement, warning civilians to avoid military sites “because they are legitimate targets”.Last month the SPLA-N announced its campaign to disrupt presidential and legislative elections slated for April 13.Sudan’s mainstream opposition is boycotting the elections, which are widely expected to extend the rule of President Omar al-Bashir, 71.The SPLA-N has said the armed campaign intends to integrate “the various means of struggle, armed uprising and civil disobedience, to work together to stop the elections”.The group is boycotting the elections but several signatories have denied the SPLA-N’s campaign to disrupt the elections is Sudan Call’s armed wing.Representatives for Sudan Call had been due to meet members of Sudan’s ruling National Congress Party (NCP) in Addis Ababa at the end of March to discuss a national dialogue promised by Bashir last January.The dialogue was supposed to address Sudan’s problems and end the insurgencies in Blue Nile, South Kordofan and the western region of DarfurThe battle against SPLA-N rebels Bashir’s government has been battling the SPLA-N in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states since 2011.The NCP did not attend and said the pre-dialogue meeting would take place after voting.UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced his “disappointment” at the meeting’s failure.Sudan Call sharply criticised the NCP in a statement on Sunday, urging Sudanese to “escalate resistance to the fake elections,” but did not say whether they would attend talks after the vote.Violence has risen over the past month in South Kordofan and Blue Nile, and the government said last week fighting since the beginning of March alone had displaced at least 20,000.Despite this, Defence Minister Abdel Rahim Mohammed Hussein said on Friday the army “will not allow the rebels to impede elections”.And Bashir has pledged to bring peace to conflict-stricken states, either by force or through talks.Bashir, a career soldier, came to power in a 1989 coup and has been indicted by the International Criminal Court over alleged war crimes in the western region of Darfur, where he is battling a separate insurgency.
Share Share HealthInternationalLifestylePrint Pfizer blocks its products from use in lethal injections by: The Independent – May 13, 2016 95 Views no discussions (The Independent) The American death penalty is dying a death.On Friday, pharmaceutical giant Pfizer announced that it would not longer permit its products to be used in lethal injections – a move that shut off the final remaining source of approved chemicals.Campaigners against the death penalty said the move by Pfizer.The decision means that unless a state has stockpiled supplies of lethal compounds, authorities will have to seek illicit sources or else adopt a different method of execution, such as the electric chair, firing squad or gas chamber.“This is great news,” Maya Foa of the London-based Reprieve, told The Independent. “This means that all FDA-approved suppliers have said they do not want their medicines being used for executions. They’re saying ‘we don’t want you do to this anyymore’.”The decision by the pharmaceutical giant was first revealed by the New York Times. In a statement, the company said: “Pfizer makes its products to enhance and save the lives of the patients we serve and strongly objects to the use of its products as lethal injections for capital punishment.”Pfizer said it would restrict the sale to selected wholesalers of seven products that could be used in executions. The distributors must certify that they will not resell the drugs to corrections departments and will be closely monitored. Share Sharing is caring! Tweet
“There were many leaders on the team (when Mandragora was there), from Buffon to Bonucci and Chiellini. read also:Coppa Italia: Rolando’s penalty rescues draw for Juventus against AC Milan “I only have admiration for them, at a human level as well as for what they do on the pitch, they are exceptional people.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Mandragora’s Zebrette contract carries a buy-back clause for Juve. He said, “Any player would like to play for Juventus, but the path from wanting to do it and making it a reality is a long one.Advertisement Udinese midfielder, Rolando Mandragora, has admitted he’d be open to returning to Juventus. Loading… Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Who’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?8 Things About Ancient Egypt That We Don’t Yet Know10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime8 Amazing Facts About Ancient EgyptA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?
Statewide— The Indiana Arts Commission announces the Indiana Arts Emergency Relief Fund to support Indiana’s arts organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The arts add vibrancy and depth to Hoosiers’ lives and are a significant factor in the health of Indiana’s economy. The arts sector contributes $8.4 billion to Indiana’s economy, and Indiana’s overall creative economy includes 160,000 jobs, over 87,000 of which are employees of arts organizations and businesses.The Indiana Arts Emergency Relief Fund program is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the Indiana Arts Commission (IAC), and Arts Midwest with funding provided by the CARES Act. Fiscal year 2020 Arts Organization Support (AOS) I, II, and III grant recipients of the IAC are eligible for funding and will be awarded fixed amounts of approximately $2,500 – $3,000. These funds are not competitive, and all eligible organizations will be awarded funds upon the successful completion of a required form which can be found by clicking here. The deadline for eligible organizations to request funding is May 15, 2020.
RelatedPosts Super Eagles soar on FIFA ranking FIFA ranking: Nigeria moves up by two spots, now world 29th Omeruo welcomes second child Tom Dele-Bashiru has revealed his admiration for former Super Eagles captain, Austin Jay Jay Okocha, saying the retired superstar is his hero. The Manchester City player, who opted to play for Nigeria after he represented England at Under-16 level, said: “Jay-Jay Okocha is my hero. I just loved his playing style and watched videos of him all the time when I was growing up. He’s a big hero of mine, as is (Nwankwo) Kanu.” He was part of the squad at the Under-20 World Cup earlier this season and scored in a 4-0 win over Qatar. Born in Manchester, he qualifies to play for Nigeria through his father. “I’m very proud of my Nigerian roots,” he said. “It’s a great honour to play for my country and show everyone that Nigeria is a great breeding place for talent. It’s a massive country and we have massive support. Everyone there is a football fanatic so the country will be behind us during this tournament. We have got to make them proud.” The midfielder’s decision to play for the Super Eagles was also borne out of the esteem in which he holds a Nigerian great. Meanwhile, Dele-Bashiru heads into a crucial African Cup of Nations Under-23 match tonight with his dream of playing in the Olympics on the line. The Watford midfielder, 20, is with the Supers Eagles for the tournament in Egypt and watched from the bench as Ivory Coast won the group opener 1-0 at the Al Salam Stadium in Cairo. The former Manchester City player will now hope to get the nod for the game with Zambia at the same stadium tonight and a win is now a must if they are to get out of a group that includes South Africa. The top three teams in the eight-team tournament will qualify for Tokyo 2020. “It’s a big tournament as if we qualify, we get to go to the Olympics,” Dele-Bashiru said. “I’m really excited as it’s a massive competition. There is high expectation to do well and qualify. It will be really disappointing if we don’t qualify. We won it four years ago so we’ve got a lot to live up to. We’ll try our best and hopefully that will be enough.” Dele-Bashiru is joined in the squad by former Arsenal midfielder Kelechi Nwakali and Wolves forward Bright Enobakhare. “The Under-20s is a good team and most of the lads are from that team,” said Dele-Bashiru. “I haven’t been with the 23s before, but it looks like a team of very good individual players who work hard together. We’ve got a few guys from Europe so it’s exciting.”Tags: Nwankwo KanuSuper EaglesTom Dele-Bashiru
“The only thing people will remember is if we go on to achieve what we all want.” Gerrard admits managing the emotions of a title run-in is tough, with the time between games the toughest thing of all for him to deal with. “I want the games to come every day rather than every week but unfortunately that is not the way it goes,” he said. “I would love to play the remaining four games in the next four days but that’s not possible so I have to manage the time well and make sure I am not getting anxious and use unnecessary energy. “I need to stay relaxed and calm and just take each game as it comes – that is what I am trying to do but it is difficult to control my emotions. “I think it was just a release at the end (of the City game). “It is a tough week preparing for these matches and everyone knows personally how much I want it. “I am trying to do things to take my mind off football. In my spare time I’m not sitting around thinking about it, I’m watching stuff on the TV and spending time with my kids and my friends just to take my mind off it.” Liverpool lead the league by two points from Chelsea, who won 1-0 at Swansea on Sunday, with City seven points behind the Reds but with two games in hand. The first of those comes against Sunderland at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday night. “We have to treat Norwich like we treated AC Milan in 2005,” he said. “We have to forget what colour their kit is and the personnel wearing it and treat them as the best players in the world. “We have to forget where we are and forget what we’ve done. We have to prepare for Norwich like it’s the last game of our careers.” He added: “Every game is going to get bigger and bigger because we are getting close to that last game of the season. “Of course Man City was always going to be huge at Anfield because they are in the race with us but Norwich now become Man City, Norwich now become Chelsea, Manchester United – that’s how big it is.” The victory over City – secured by Philippe Coutinho after a sliced clearance from Blues captain Vincent Kompany fell to him – was the Reds’ 10th successive league win but the bare statistics alone do not excite Gerrard if they do not prove meaningful at the end of the season. “You get nothing for 10 successive league wins apart from a pat on the back, and we’ve had plenty of those,” he said. “What is key as a footballer is getting something to show for all the hard work – we could go and win 13 in a row and lose the last one and we won’t get anything, no one will remember it. The England midfielder struggled to contain his emotions after the Reds secured a 3-2 win over Barclays Premier League title rivals Manchester City on Sunday but pulled his team-mates into a huddle at the final whistle to impress upon them the importance of not letting their advantage at the top slip over the remaining four games. As far as Gerrard is concerned, he will approach facing relegation strugglers Norwich in just the same way as he would an encounter with one of the division’s heavyweights and also evoked the spirit of Liverpool’s astonishing Champions League final comeback against AC Milan in 2005 as a reference point for his team at Carrow Road. Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has told his team-mates they must all treat Sunday’s match against Norwich “like it’s the last game of our careers”. Press Association
SACHIA Vickery advanced to the Round of 64 at this year’s US Open, after defeating Russian Natalia Konstantinovna Vikhlyantseva yesterday.After losing the first set 4-6, Vickery rebounded to win 6-4, 6-1.Vickery will face another Russian, Sofia Kenin tomorrow (August 30) as she continues her great run at the US Open. This is the second time Sachia is playing in the Main Draw of the US OpenThe now 22-year-old Vickery, ranked 154, won her first US Open main-draw match as an 18-year-old, and according to www.tennis.com, the diminutive player said she’s familiar with Kenin, stating “we actually live five minutes from each other in Florida.”“We practise almost every single day, so definitely familiar with each other,” Vickery said.This is Vickery’s second outing at the US Open, having featured in the Australian Open, the French Open (2016) and Wimbledon (2015).
NFL-CATHOLIC BISHOP-TOM BRADYNew England bishop takes tongue-in-cheek shot at Tom BradyPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Roman Catholic bishop in New England says not even a Hail Mary is going to help Tom Brady win a seventh Super Bowl championship now that he’s with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.Diocese of Providence Bishop Thomas Tobin, in a tongue-in-cheek tweet Friday, took a swipe at the former Patriots quarterback while praising Brady’s former boss for raising more than $1 million for coronavirus relief by auctioning a Super Bowl ring.Tobin tweeted – “Bob Kraft is auctioning a Super Bowl ring for charity,” Tobin tweeted. “Very admirable indeed. But is it true that Tom Brady bid on it because he knows it’s the only way he’ll get another ring?” Hill is a defensive back who graduated from St. Frances Academy in Baltimore after withdrawing from St. John’s College High during his junior year. He had committed to play at the University of Oregon, but Coach Mario Cristobal told The Oregonian that he was cut from their program this spring.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-ARKANSAS STATE-COACHAnderson gets restructured extensionJONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas State football coach Blake Anderson has received a restructured contract extension that runs through 2023.Anderson took the job before the start of the 2014 season. He has led the Red Wolves to a pair of Sun Belt Conference titles and six consecutive bowl appearances. He is one of just two active Group of Five head coaches to lead their programs to at least two conference championships and six bowl games since 2014. Associated Press The Utah Jazz say Sloan died Friday at 78 following complications related to Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia.Sloan was an All-Star for the Chicago Bulls in 1967 and ’69. An outstanding rebounder at 6-foot-5, he averaged 14 points and 7.4 boards in an 11-year career spent almost exclusively with the Bulls.But it was his coaching ability that put him in the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009. Sloan coached the Jazz for 23 seasons, guiding them to the NBA Finals in 1997 and ’98 before losing to Chicago each time. He currently ranks four on the NBA all-time list with 1,221 victories.NFL-NEWSJets get Flacco to back up Darnold COLLEGE ADMISSIONS BRIBERYLoughlin, Giannulli plead in college scam, but fate is hazyUNDATED (AP) — “Full House” star Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, have pleaded guilty to paying half a million dollars to get their two daughters into the University of Southern California as part of a college admissions bribery scheme.Under their proposed deals, Loughlin hopes to spend two months in prison and Giannulli is seeking to serve five months. But the judge said he will decide whether to accept the deals after considering the presentencing report, a document that contains background on defendants and helps guide sentencing decisions.FEMALE ATHLETES-FORBES Forbes slides Osaka past Serena has highest-paid female athleteUNDATED (AP) — Naomi Osaka has unseated fellow tennis star Serena Williams at the bank.Forbes.com says Osaka is the top-earning female athlete, ending Williams’ four-year run atop the list. Forbes says the 22-year-old Osaka earned $37.4 million over the past 12 months from endorsements and prize money, eclipsing Williams in that span.Forbes said Osaka’s total is a one-year record for a female athlete, topping the previous mark of 29.7 million set by Maria Sharapova in 2015.Osaka is No. 29 overall, with Williams at No. 33, on Forbes’ annual list of the 100 top-earning athletes. COLLEGE BASKETBALL-MARQUETTE-BAILEYMarquette’s Bailey entering NBA draftMILWAUKEE (AP) — Marquette forward Brendan Bailey is bypassing his final two seasons of eligibility to pursue a pro career.The son of former NBA player Thurl Bailey had entered his name into consideration for the NBA draft in April but still had the option of returning to school. Bailey and Marquette coach Steve Wojciechowski announced Friday that Bailey was indeed moving forward with his pro career.The 6-foot-8 forward averaged 7.1 points, 5.2 rebounds and 25.3 minutes this past season, starting each of Marquette’s 30 games as the Golden Eagles went 18-12. UNDATED (AP) — Hockey fans could learn today if the NHL Players Association has accepted a proposal on a 24-team playoff format, but there are other items to discuss in the league’s bid to resume play.Those questions include potential game locations, when players can return to their respective teams and what non-playoff teams will be allowed to do during what could potentially become a 10-month break between games. While NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said the league has a plan in place, he stopped short of providing details by saying it would be premature to do so at this time.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSHall of Famer Ewing treated for COVD-19UNDATED (AP) — Georgetown basketball coach Patrick Ewing has tested positive for COVID-19 and is being treated at a hospital. The Hall of Fame player and former Knicks center says the virus is serious and should not be taken lightly, adding that he wanted to encourage everyone to stay safe and take care of themselves and their loved ones. Ewing also thanked the healthcare workers and everyone on the front linesThe school said the 57-year-old Ewing is the only member of its men’s program who has contracted the coronavirus.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:— The Arizona Diamondbacks have started individual workouts as baseball begins a measured return to play from the coronavirus pandemic. A small number of players worked out at Chase Field in downtown Phoenix and Salt River Fields, their spring training facility about 20 miles away in Scottsdale. The players were separated as much as possible to follow league-mandated guidelines, and the workouts were cleared by Major League Baseball.—Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says he thinks college football will return on schedule with some level of fans in the stands. Abbott has already issued new rules to allow youth sports leagues to resume in June and for some professional leagues to hold events without spectators. But the state rules have so far not touched college sports. Update on the latest sports Brady won six championships in 20 seasons in New England before signing a free agent deal with Tampa Bay.Tobin proudly touts in his Twitter profile that he’s a Pittsburgh native. That prompted a couple of people to reply that Brady has a better chance at another ring than Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 — Watford manager Nigel Pearson says two more of his players are in self-isolation after family members tested positive for the coronavirus. The unnamed pair join Watford defender Adrian Mariappa and two staff who went into isolation this week after they tested positive in the English Premier League’s first round of testing. Pearson said the team’s two new cases came from people they had contact with testing positive for COVID-19, even though the players’ own tests were negative.FOOTBALL RECRUIT-SHOOTINGStar college football recruit charged with attempted murderACCOKEEK, Md. (AP) — A high school football player designated as a star recruit for colleges by ESPN is accused of trying to kill his ex-girlfriend’s boyfriend.Luke Hill faces charges including attempted first-degree murder after allegedly firing gunshots that struck a home in Accokeek, Maryland, on Monday night. That’s according to charging documents obtained by The Washington Post. In other NFL news:— The Seahawks have signed running back Carlos Hyde to a one-year package. Hyde is coming off his best NFL season, rushing for 1,070 yards and six touchdowns for the Texans. The six-year veteran has had three seasons of at least 900 yards rushing.— Packers defensive lineman Montravius Adams was arrested in Georgia this week and charged with marijuana and driving offenses. He was stopped Tuesday on suspicion of driving with a suspended registration and no insurance, according to a Houston County Sheriff’s Office report. It was not immediately clear why police had such suspicions.NHL-PLAYOFF VOTENHLPA voting on playoff proposal — The Big Sky Conference will reduce conference schedules in men’s and women’s basketball from 20 to 16 games. The decision by the conference’s President’s Council will be a one-year adjustment to help members cut expenses during the pandemic and have more flexibility in nonconference scheduling.— Alabama-Huntsville is dropping men’s hockey and men’s and women’s tennis as part of budget cuts in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Men’s hockey had been the lone Division I sport for Alabama-Huntsville.—A group of Power Five baseball coaches led by Michigan’s Erik Bakich is proposing a later start to the 2022 season. Under the proposal, there would be nine weeks of preseason practice instead of five, the regular season would run from the third week of March to the third week of June and the College World Series would wrap up the last week of July.—The Pittsburgh Steelers are holding back a portion of their ticket inventory for the 2020 season to be ready in case social distancing measures are required in stadiums this fall. Individual single game tickets went on sale Friday. Team spokesman Burt Lauten says the club withheld 50% of the allotment as a “proactive” measure should the NFL use social distancing guidelines.—The Southeastern Conference is allowing voluntary athletic activities to occur on each of its campuses starting June 8, at the discretion of each university. SEC officials noted the workouts would take place “under strict supervision of designated university personnel and safety guidelines developed by each institution.”The SEC had suspended all athletic activities through May 31 due to the pandemic. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA-OBIT-SLOANJazz great and Hall of Fame coach Jerry Sloan diesUNDATED (AP) — Jerry Sloan was a tenacious shooting guard before becoming one of the winningest coaches in NBA history. UNDATED (AP) — The New York Jets are giving Joe Flacco a chance to continue his NFL career.Flacco has signed a one-year deal to serve as Sam Darnold’s backup, giving the Jets a veteran presence under center. Flacco led Baltimore to a Super Bowl victory following the 2012 sesaon and spent 11 years with the Ravens before playing for Denver in 2019.He started eight games for the Broncos, completing 65.3 percent of his passes for 1,822 yards, six touchdowns and five interceptions before a neck injury caused him to miss the last two months of the season.Flacco has completed 61.9% of his passes for 40,067 yards, 218 touchdowns and 141 interceptions.He was waived by Denver in March with a failed physical designation but is expected to be fully recovered in time for training camp in the summer. May 22, 2020
(Graphic courtesy of Brando Crawford) In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, cultural events have found a way to continue despite their venues being closed. On Friday, producer and director Brando Crawford brought live theater online with a reading of “This is Our Youth.” Written by Kenneth Lonergan in 1996, the play is a glimpse into the lives of young adults in New York’s Upper West Side as they deal drugs, debate over stolen money and navigate romance. Actors Florence Pugh, Alex Wolff and Justice Smith came together via a livestreamed Zoom session Friday for a read-through of the two-hour-long play. The read-through was produced by Acting for a Cause, an initiative started by Crawford in high school that was eventually disbanded due to creative differences between Crawford and his partners. After the outbreak, Crawford resurrected the initiative to fundraise for families and students in need. Even with a star-studded cast and noble premise, the play inevitably lost the energy of live theater. The actors did not print out the script, instead relying on an online version that twice disappeared due to connectivity issues. These technical issues butchered the flow of the play with one pause occurring halting the intensity of a climactic fight scene. The fourth wall was also broken during the read-through as Wolff apologized to his scene partners and livestream viewers explaining that his script quit out. Pugh was expectedly brilliant in her portrayal of Jessica Goldman with a stellar American accent. But Smith was the standout of the show, as he brought a stark duality to his character Dennis Ziegler. During the first act, Smith excelled at playing the hostile yet aimless drug dealer primarily concerned with buying coke and selling his friend’s vintage toy collection. Smith’s talent also shined in the second act, as he performed a monologue in the wake of his friend’s death about mortality, his friend’s life and family, all while he contemplated calling his angry girlfriend in search of any source of comfort. Smith was emotionally engaged, and his words were spoken with intent, creating a truly memorable final performance. Overall, the read-through provided an entertaining afternoon for viewers who tuned in. The shortcomings of the production were ultimately understandable, as embarrassing technical issues are universal experiences. Acting for a Cause made an effort to keep the arts alive and share them for free, all while raising $1,550. Wolff’s performance of Warren Straub left something to be desired. Warren is a frantic, needy and initially unlikable character. As the play explores the death of his sister and abusive relationship with his father, audiences are supposed to feel bad for him and eventually justify his erratic behavior. However, due to a lack of prep time and character work, Wolff’s portrayal was shallow and uninspired. He lacked the vulnerability needed to provoke empathy from the audience, which is necessary for Warren’s character development. “Fifty percent of the profits are going to go directly to families with someone who has coronavirus directly impacting them … and 50% of the profits are going to go to students on the west side of Chicago with financial need,” Crawford said during the play’s intermission as he encouraged viewers to donate.
The draws for the Hibernian Inn North Championship made in Nenagh last night also sees Lorrha-Dorrha vs. Templederry Kenyons, Burgess vs. Portroe, Silvermines vs. Toomevara, Nenagh Eire Og vs. Ballina and Kilruane McDonaghs take on Borrisokane.The two other senior sides Roscrea and Borrisoleigh get byes in the Quarter Finals of the North Senior Championship.Meanwhile in the North Intermediate draw Moneygall and Roscrea face each other in the quarter finals and the winner goes on to face Kildangan in the semis while Ballinahinch and Shannon Rovers clash in the last four of the competition. No times or dates have been fixed yet but the North PRO expects the games to get underway in May.Speaking on Tipp FM John Delaney says the draws have thrown up some interesting pairings particularly the clash involving the 2016 champions
Joy Sports wrap of Thursday’s Europe League games as Spurs’ South Korean striker starred and Liverpool drew.–Tottenham Hotspur kicked off their Europa League group stage campaign on Thursday by coming from behind to beat Qarabag 3-1, while Liverpool conceded a late equaliser as they drew 1-1 at Bordeaux.Azerbaijani champions Qarabag grabbed a surprise seventh-minute lead at White Hart Lane when Richard Almeida converted a penalty after being bundled over by Spurs debutant Kieran Trippier.But two goals in the space of two minutes from South Korean striker Son Heung-min and a late strike from Erik Lamela spared Tottenham’s blushes as Mauricio Pochettino’s side made a winning start to Group J, as Anderlecht against Monaco finished 1-1 in the other match.Earlier, Adam Lallana’s sublime second-half goal in France looked destined to hand Liverpool all three points in their Group B opener. But the visitors were pegged back nine minutes from time when substitute Jussie slammed a loose ball beyond Simon Mignolet to salvage a point for Bordeaux.“We can always be disappointed to not have won after having led, but in European football, picking up a point away from home is never a bad result,” said Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers afterwards.“If we win our home matches we can get out of the group, we’ve done it before,” he added, referencing Liverpool’s 2012-13 Europa League campaign.Scots draw Celtic twice led against Ajax before settling for a 2-2 draw in Amsterdam after they were forced to play the final 15 minutes a man down following the dismissal of Emilio Izaguirre.Israeli midfielder Nir Biton silenced the home crowd with an eighth-minute opener before Viktor Fischer hauled Ajax level on 25 minutes.Celtic then regained the upper hand three minutes before the break as Mikael Lustig powered in a back-post header from a corner.But Honduran international Izaguirre was sent off for a second yellow after taking out Anwar El Ghazi and Lasse Schone earned Ajax a share of the spoils six minutes from the end.“We have been through a tough period. This is a good start. Good defence and good organisation. The confidence will come. When we played 11 v 11, they didn’t have too many chances,” Celtic manager Ronny Deila told BT Sport. The late setback was all the more frustrating for Deila’s side as group favourites Fenerbahce – despite a goal from Nani – crashed to a 3-1 defeat at home to Norwegian outfit.BVB on formBorussia Dortmund made it 10 straight wins under new coach Thomas Tuchel after the Bundesliga leaders recovered to beat Russian outfit FC Krasnodar 2-1 in Group C.Dortmund, who came through two rounds of qualifying to reach the group phase, fell behind after just 12 minutes in Germany as Pavel Mamaev converted a Fedor Smolov cross. But Matthias Ginter equalised for the hosts right before half-time after heading in a cross from Park Joo-ho and the South Korean capped off his Dortmund debut in style with the winner three minutes into second-half stoppage time.Elsewhere, Basel got the better of former coach Paulo Sousa and Fiorentina with a 2-1 victory over the Italians in Group I.Nikola Kalinic gave Fiorentina an early lead but the hosts then had Gonzalo Rodriguez sent and Swiss champions Basel took full advantage with goals from Birkir Bjarnason and Mohamed Elneny completing the turnaround.Napoli thumped Club Brugge 5-0 in Group D as Jose Callejon and Dries Mertens scored twice apiece with Marek Hamsik also on target. Marseille made an encouraging start in Group F as they won 3-0 away to Dutch side Groningen through goals from Georges-Kevin N’Koudou, Lucas Ocampos and Romain Alessandrini.–Follow Gary on Twitter: @garyalsmith. Get more updates on Facebook/Twitter with the #JoySports hashtag