Coronavirus: Premier League players unite to donate £100k to local communities

first_img “These are uncertain times for communities, but as players we want to show some recognition for the incredible work that is being done for the most vulnerable. “There are so many people at home who are afraid, alone and without full-time care. “With the nation’s help, we can show our support to the many volunteers and organisations who need funds to make sure vital food and medicine supplies will continue to be delivered during the crisis. Read Also:COVID-19: New-look Pogba provides update from quarantine (Video) “As players, we would love nothing more than to be out there playing in front of packed stadiums again, but that can wait – the most important thing right now is the future of the country and #FootballUnited is our way of showing some community spirit.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted ContentEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You10 Completely Unexpected Facts About The US President’s DaughterTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Made13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayTop 10 Most Populated Cities In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black HolesWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Can Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes The campaign, titled #FootballUnited, now includes Chelsea’s Reece James, Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson, Manchester United’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Crystal Palace’s Andros Townsend and Arsenal fullback Hector Bellerin. The money will help elderly and vulnerable citizens who have been affected by the illness. A statement on behalf of the players read: “Football has such a big role to play in communities and our clubs are a huge part of people’s lives. “Without football, we want to put our rivalries aside and show togetherness at such a critical moment for the country.Advertisement A group of Premier League players have banded together to donate £100,000 to aid local communities during the coronavirus pandemic.last_img read more

Linda (Huddleston) Ryle

first_imgLinda Ryle 67 of Farmers Retreat passed away Monday April 2 at her home.  Linda was born Tuesday April 25, 1950 at Bonnieblue, Virginia the daughter of Charles and Jewell (Chasteen) Huddleston.  She married Lucian “Sonny” Ryle December 21, 1968 and he preceded her in death November 4, 2011.  She had been employed as an assembly worker at Grote Industries at Madison.  She was a member of Cedars of Lebanon Church at Dillsboro, and was active in the fellowship and women Bible studies at the church.  She enjoyed her flowers, cooking, gardening, canning, her animals and her grandchildren.  She enjoyed going to car shows with her husband, was a big NASCAR fan and also enjoyed fishing, and the fishing derby for the church.Linda is survived by her sons Tony and Tim (Kelly) Ryle both of Dillsboro, brothers James and Bobby Huddleston both of Bright and Chuck Huddleston of Versailles, and grandchildren Luke, Shawn and Miranda Ryle.Funeral services will be 2PM Friday April 6 at Cedars of Lebanon Church 11685 Station Hollow Road, Moores Hill near Dillsboro with Pastor Charles Hill officiating.  Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery at Dillsboro.  Visitation will be 3-7PM Thursday April 5 at the church.  Memorials may be  made in her memory to Cedars of Lebanon Fellowship.  Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, Box 146 Dillsboro, In., 47018; (812)432-5480.  Go to filterdevriesmoorefuneralhome to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

Ex-champ Mayweather to pay for Floyd funeral: report

first_img Loading… Mayweather “has done these kind of things over the last 20 years,” added Ellerbe, who said that the former five-division world champion – who retired in 2017 with a 50-0 record – didn’t want to talk about his gesture himself. The lawyer for Floyd’s family said Monday that a funeral will be held on June 9 in Houston. Before that, the family will hold a memorial service in Minneapolis on Thursday and a memorial service on Saturday in North Carolina, where Floyd was born. Retired ring great Floyd Mayweather will pay for the funeral services for George Floyd, Mayweather Promotions chief executive Leonard Ellerbe told ESPN on Monday. Retired ring great Floyd Mayweather is reportedly going to pay for the funeral of George Floyd, the black man whose death in police custody has sparked violent reaction across the United States George Floyd died last week after a Minneapolis policeman knelt on the 46-year-old man’s neck for almost nine minutes. Floyd, who was handcuffed, became unresponsive after almost three minutes. The death of the unarmed black man while in police custody has ignited violent reactions across America. Ellerbe confirmed to ESPN that Floyd’s family had accepted Mayweather’s offer to pay for funeral services. “He’ll probably get mad at me for saying that, but yes, (Mayweather) is definitely paying for the funeral,” Ellerbe said.Advertisement Read Also: Messi facing a losing battle against Cristiano Ronaldo An official autopsy released Monday found that Floyd died in a homicide involving “neck compression.” Police officer Derek Chauvin has been charged with third degree murder and one count of negligent manslaughter in Floyd’s death. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content12 Marvel Superheroes Before The FameBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year12 Countries With Higest Technology In The WorldThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Can Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Top 10 TV Friends Who Used To Be EnemiesEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Betterlast_img read more

Golf regionals

first_img Schoodic Grange hosting sale – October 30, 2014 Latest Posts Latest posts by Fenceviewer Staff (see all) Fenceviewer Staff Town report wins award – October 11, 2014 LINCOLN — Two members of the Mount Desert Island High School golf team qualified for states later this month with their scores at the regional match Sept. 26.Jordan Hodgdon and Kyle Lamson will play in the individual state tournament Oct. 18 at Natanis Golf Course in Vassalboro.The entire MDI team played well at the qualifier, missing the cutoff to qualify for the team championship by a single stroke.Find in-depth coverage of local news in the Mount Desert Islander. Subscribe digitally or in print. Fitness trainer is now cancer-exercise expert – October 12, 2014 Bio This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

WICB woos corporate Antigua

first_imgTHE West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) yesterday met with members of the corporate community in Antigua and Barbuda with a view of attracting potential sponsors for the upcoming Regional Super50 competition.The competition is currently without a sponsor, as NAGICO Insurances, the sponsors for the past three years, did not extend its agreement with the WICB, believed to be valued in excess of US$2M.Corporate entities were given final details for packages on offer which will include access to commercial properties for the rest of the calendar year.The meeting also highlighted ways in which those entities can acquire commercial relationships with the Coolidge Cricket Ground (Sticky Wicket).The Government of Antigua and Barbuda and the WICB have entered into an agreement to co-own and manage the facility and the WICB’s outgoing CEO, Michael Muirhead, spoke about the “exciting opportunities that will become available with the acquisition of the property and how both the island and cricket will benefit as a result.”The Sticky Wicket facility will be redeveloped into a full-service space which will cater to a range of services including cricket matches, camps, entertainment and an exquisite dining experience. “The transition will take place in phases over a three-year period,” Muirhead noted.Coolidge Cricket Ground along with the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium will share Zone A matches of the Super50.Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, Windward Islands Volcanoes, West Indies Under-19 and Kent Spitfires will play in that zone.(Sportsmax.com)last_img read more

The Latest: Oaklawn planning to reopen its casino

first_img Associated Press May 13, 2020 ___Players from Spanish soccer club Elche have not practiced as a protest against reduced salaries.The players for the second-division club were supposed to practice at the team’s stadium but decided to keep training at home to show their discontentment with the team’s decision not to lift the furloughs that had been put in place because of the coronavirus pandemic.Players want to resume earning full salaries now that they are back to training.The players practiced normally on Tuesday. The club says it is negotiating with them. General manager Wayne Smith says state and health officials have given the go-ahead to do so with new health and hygiene protocols in place.The casino will operate at 33% capacity, staff and visitors will have their temperatures checked upon entry and must wear masks, and guests must show ID in case contact tracing is needed.Inside the casino, gamblers will be limited to every other slot machine, there will be no more than three players per blackjack table, craps will be limited to three players per side of each table, and live roulette won’t be open.Oaklawn’s racing season ended May 2 without spectators because of the coronavirus pandemic.___ The Latest: Oaklawn planning to reopen its casino Lemaitre praised his players for their “spontaneous and unanimous” offer amid challenging economic times.He says it “further reinforces our motivation and our desire to meet the challenges of tomorrow.”The French league was canceled after the government called it off late last month. The semifinals of the Top 14 league will not be played.___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 The university will work with ticket holders at events should either their cell phone run out of power or they don’t have one.___The Italian soccer league is hoping to resume competition on June 13.The date was agreed to during a video conference with all 20 Serie A clubs. It is subject to approval by the Italian government.Full team training will restart on May 18 after a revised medical protocol was approved. The clubs have already resumed training on an individual basis. The league says it hopes to serve as an example of “good practices” for the rest of the Portuguese society during the coronavirus pandemic.The league was stopped with Porto leading Benfica by one point with 10 rounds to go.___The players at French rugby club Toulouse have offered to take a pay cut amid the coronavirus pandemic.The players at the 20-time French champions say they told club president Bernard Lemaitre they are willing to accept “a significant decrease” in earnings. They did not give any figures regarding the amount of the proposed decrease. The club used government furloughs to reduce its labor costs during the pandemic. Players had their salaries and working hours reduced by 70%.Elche was sixth in the 22-team second-division standings when the competition was suspended after 31 matches.___The Portuguese soccer league says it will delay its restart until June 4.The league was expected to resume at the end of May but will wait another week so there is time to “rigorously inspect stadiums and conduct medical tests on all professionals involved” in the matches. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Oaklawn plans to reopen its casino next to the racetrack in Hot Springs, Arkansas, on Monday. The FIVB world tour is currently on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic.___Ferrari says it has developed a ventilator for hospitals dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.The Formula One team says it created a device that is easy to use and assemble in conjunction with the Italian Institute of Technology. Ferrari says it was designed in only five weeks and can be produced using easily available materials at a lower cost than normal ventilators.The ventilator has been designed to meet the typical demands of medium intensive care and the technical specifications are available as an open source project. There are 12 rounds remaining in Serie A along with four matches that were postponed from the 25th round. The Italian Cup is in the semifinal stage.___Beach volleyball teams will have an extra year to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics.The system will otherwise remain the same.Most teams qualify by earning points on the international tour. The deadline for Tokyo had been this June but now it will be June 13, 2021. Additional spots in the Olympic tournament will be decided at continental tournaments that will be held until June 27 of next year. Rutgers is doing away with paper tickets to sports events in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.The State University of New Jersey announced Wednesday that mobile-only ticketing to sports events will start this fall with the football season.Rutgers said the new policy would enable contact-free entry into all venues and offer greater convenience and safety. The Big Ten Conference member said fans can access their ticket accounts through the Scarlet Knights’ app supported on Apple and Android devices.The policy would cover football tickets and parking passes, men’s basketball tickets, parking and hospitality, women’s basketball, men’s lacrosse tickets, and wrestling tickets. Rutgers also said fans will have the ability to transfer tickets electronically.last_img read more

Classy Taylor too much for Gladiators in CPL Women’s T10 opener

first_imgNLCB Revellers 78-2 (Taylor 36, Cooper 22*, King 15; Matthews 1-5) beat Courts Gladiators 74-2 (Matthews 46*, Kycia Knight 24; Isaac 1-13, Henry 1-13) by 8 wicketsA CAPTAIN’S knock from Stafanie Taylor powered her NLCB Revellers to a breezy 9-wicket win over Courts Gladiators in the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Women’s T10 NLCB Challenge played at Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Trinidad.Gladiators recovered from a slow start to end with 74-2 from their allotted 10 overs. Windies star all-rounder Hayley Matthews stroked an unbeaten, blistering 46 with Kycia Knight making 24. The pair added a strong second-wicket partnership of 54 to stabilise their team.Stacy-Ann King and Britney Cooper got the Revellers’ chase off to a steady start, before King was trapped lbw by Gladiators captain Afy Fletcher. Taylor then put on a show, cutting her second ball to the point boundary to set the tone for what was to follow.The Windies Women skipper continued to find the boundary with ease and, combined with some hard-run twos, raced to 36 from 17 balls before falling to Matthews, with the scores level and looking to smash the winning runs and finish the game in style.The game was well won by then, with Cooper stepping up from the support role, first with King, then with Taylor. She smacked the second ball of the final over straight back over the bowler, Guyanese Shabika Gajnabi’s head for four and sealed the victory in fitting style.Earlier, Matthews and Knight batted with increasing confidence and fluency as Gladiators recovered from the loss of Sheneta Grimmond for a duck, after the Guyanese was bowled by Caneisha Isaac.The West Indies pair shrugged off the woes and held their nerve to accelerate from 27-1 at halfway to 74-2 after their 10 overs. In the end, Matthews smashed seven fours and a six while Knight also hit a six before succumbing to Chinelle Henry.The two sides meet again in the Courts Invitational this afternoon ahead of the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) final.last_img read more

Nicole Renault provides versatility as Syracuse’s most offensively oriented defender

first_img Published on March 3, 2015 at 12:05 am Contact Liam: lpsull01@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+ When Syracuse elected its captains for this season in the spring, Paul Flanagan — though he’s rarely seen his juniors become captains — expected Nicole Renault to be in the conversation.Playing a large role in her freshman and sophomore seasons, Renault had impressed the head coach with her work ethic and presence on the ice and in the locker room. The issue of age was offset by Renault’s involvement in the offense, defense and special teams.“I think being able to step up as a freshman and sophomore and playing a lot helped her become captain,” senior defender and captain Akane Hosoyamada said. “She’s so smart and is on the ice so much that it was the right choice.”A staple on the team’s power play and penalty kill units, Renault brings a versatility that’s been critical to the Orange’s (10-14-10, 8-6-6 College Hockey America) success this season. She is Syracuse’s most aggressive and offensively oriented defender and the junior has recorded 16 points this season, fifth on the team and the most of any defender.“When I see a lane to skate, I do,” Renault said. “It brings offense, whether I’m driving to the net or looking to pass and creating. I’m good at creating an odd-man rush and pushing the puck up the ice.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFellow defender Danielle Leslie said that those rushes up the ice help catch opponents on their heels and open up opportunities for the team’s forwards to get open shots on the net. She runs the point with authority, Flanagan said, and distributes the puck to her teammates with ease, tying her for the second-most assists on the team with 11.Flanagan doesn’t think Renault is necessarily the most skilled player in the offensive zone, but she is smart about what she does with the puck and where she moves it.“She knows when to shoot and when to pass,” Flanagan said. “I know that’s easy to say, but she combines her IQ with her athleticism to make the right reads almost all of the time.”When Renault does shoot, she says she is trying to get the shot through or find someone near the net to get a tip. She trusts the forwards to corral rebounds and will aim toward the corners of the net if she isn’t certain that her shot is going to go in.She does a good job of maneuvering from the point and running the offense, especially during the power play. Flanagan praised the way she used her size and skating to help facilitate things and protect the puck at the top of the offensive zone.The very way she gets open and protects the puck makes her valuable to the Orange attack.“She’s got good technique for faking players out or moving side to side to find an open lane,” Leslie said. “Even sometimes just being able to beat a player flat out with her speed, she does a good job at getting open to take shots.”Renault will play a huge role for SU this weekend in the second round of the conference tournament and the versatility she offers from her spot in the defense will be crucial.“We’re hoping that she’s able to do all of those things this weekend,” Flanagan said, chuckling. “She’s very capable, very reliable and steady. She comes through when we need her.” Commentslast_img read more

Documentarian discusses refugee treatment in Israel

first_imgAs part of Palestine Awareness Week, USC Students for Justice in Palestine invited documentarian David Sheen to discuss Israel’s treatment of Palestinian refugees and the impact of such policies on the region in the Social Sciences Building on Monday.Refugees · Documentarian David Sheen spoke to students about the Israeli government’s widespread deportation of African refugees. – Joseph Chen | Daily TrojanThere are approximately 55,000 African asylum seekers in Israel, coming mainly from the Sudan and Eritrea.“If you compare Israel to the Western nations it wants to be compared to, you see it pales in number of Eritrean asylum seekers,” Sheen said.  “Israel leads the world in having the highest refugee rejection rate by far. Because, from the Israeli government’s perspective, none of these people are refugees.”Sheen started the presentation by asking the audience to imagine the United States if Jews were forced to ride in separate buses and were not allowed to rent apartments. Then, the documentarian paralleled these hypothetical situations with the Israeli situation.“This isn’t theoretical,” Sheen said. “It’s what takes place every day. To understand how far back in America you would need to go to see a similar affair, you would need to go to 1850, when Congress passed the Fugitive Slave Act.”In January 2012, the Israeli government past an anti-filtration law meant to deter the arrival of further asylum seekers. By May 2012, there were anti-refugee riots on the street with shops and cars looted.“You would think after this pogrom people would say ‘How did we get here?’” Sheen said. “But, in the week that followed, polls showed that people supported this.”When South Sudan became a country, Israel began the first deportations, sending back refugees that were from the region. Sheen explained that some children who had been born in Israel died when they reached Sudan because of a lack of immunization and medical care. Refugees who are sent back receive money from Israel.Without the right to work, African refugees in Israel need to take in “underground” jobs that pay low wages, leaving many refugees on the street.Sheen also spoke about the racism in Israel that exists for both for Jewish and non-Jewish Africans.“Jews of color also face racism,” Sheen said. “White supremacy is as much of a problem there as it is here. It is also the case where there is nativism. People who immigrated less recently believe they deserve more rights and privileges than people who immigrated more recently. But in addition to all this, you then have Jewish supremacy.”Monday’s presentation was the first of Palestine Awareness Week, the annual event put on by USC SJP to raise awareness about Palestine and the occupation.Following the event, many students in attendance expressed concern of the issue of refugees in Israel.“I consider myself a person who tries to educate herself on world events, and it’s still pretty much the first I’ve heard about this issue,” said Nora Snyder, a senior majoring in international relations and Middle East studies. “The level of the crisis and the human rights violations that’s going on — it’s just mind-blowing that I haven’t heard about it and people here haven’t heard about it. It speaks to how this isn’t being covered by the media.”Dan Rais, a junior majoring in the music industry, did not agree with all of Sheen’s point, but believed his work was important for increasing awareness.“I am deeply embarrassed as a Jew of what Israel has become and what it is becoming,” Rais said. “I think the work of David Sheen, though I may not agree with certain aspects of his presentation, is very productive for raising awareness within student circles and Jewish circles and Palestinian circles about what is going on in Israel so that we can find solutions to the problems we are facing in      Israel-Palestine.”Ifrah Sheikh, president of SJP, stressed the value of Palestine Awareness Week as a whole.“The importance of Palestine Awareness Week on [the USC] campus is because it’s a very apathetic campus,”  Sheikh said. “In terms of activism, it falls short and this is a chance for us to really get out a narrative that is not spoken about on this campus. The week is a way to offer a lot of different experiences and insights into different aspects of the conflict and the occupation in a short time frame.”Another main feature of Palestine Awareness Week is the mock apartheid wall and a lecture by UCI Professor of African-American Studies Sohail Daulatzai.The wall, put up on the steps of the Von Kleinsmid Center, was borrowed from UCLA’s Students for Justice in Palestine, and it includes information about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and its history. Professor’s Daulatzai’s lecture will take place on Thursday in the Science Lecture Hall.last_img read more

Election party draws high turnout

first_imgStudents and faculty observe live results of the midterm election at a viewing event hosted by the USC Center for the Political Future. (Krystal Gallegos | Daily Trojan)Wallis Annenberg Hall echoed with cheers and applause from students and faculty as the CNN broadcast announced projections and updated polling numbers Tuesday evening. Attendees at the Party @ the Polls: Election Night viewing event watched as control of the Senate and the House of Representatives swung between the Democratic and Republican parties. Republicans maintained hold of the Senate, while Democrats gained control of the House. In Texas, incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz kept his seat, defeating Democratic challenger Rep. Beto O’Rourke. GOP candidate Rick Scott edged out Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson in a tight race in Florida. Democrats gained 26 House seats at the time of publication, including two key Florida districts previously occupied by Republicans. “I don’t think a lot of people were expecting in the Senate,” USC College Democrats political director Ben Pearce said. “[The House win] gives us a chance to actually enact progressive legislation [and] bring it to the floor that we didn’t have for the last two years.”USC Center for the Political Future Director Bob Shrum, who co-hosted the event, said he was surprised by the results in Florida.“I was not surprised that the Democrats took the House, and I’m not surprised by the 10 percent margin in the generic vote for the House because that’s what our USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll predicted,” he said. College Republicans at USC Treasurer Sahil Nandwani said that he was satisfied with the overall election turnout but was slightly disappointed with a few results. “Nationally, I’m really happy with what’s going on,” Nandwani said. “The headwinds of history are against us, but Republicans are winning a lot of uphill battles. [California races were] still a nailbiter. We are very disappointed to see Proposition 6 fail.” California Proposition 6 advocated for a repeal of the statewide gas tax, which pays for road and infrastructure repairs.  At time of publication, the proposition was rejected. The proposition had the support of many Republicans, including California gubernatorial candidate John Cox, who lost the election to Democrat Gavin Newsom. Dianne Feinstein kept her Senate seat. California residents voted against Proposition 10, which would repeal the limits on municipal rent control, though the proposition garnered much support from housing advocates in Los Angeles.Some congressional elections in Southern California districts were not finalized at time of publication. Districts 48 and 49 were projected to turn blue, with 91 and 44 percent of precincts reported, respectively. Pearce said that with more Democrats in the House, he expects the Trump administration to be held to more accountability.“I think we’re going to see a House of Representatives that’s going to start governing the way that the people want it to,” Pearce said. “It’s less of a partisan thing. … Now that the Democrats control the House, there’s going to be a lot more accountability.”This year’s midterm elections were historic for underrepresented communities in politics. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan is one of two Muslim women in Congress this year, while Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York is the youngest woman to be elected at 29. Colorado also made history by electing Jared Polis, the first openly gay man, as governor.By time of publication, more than 100 women were projected to win seats in the House, compared to a previous record of 84 seats.“It has just been old white guys for so long … so it is nice to see more representation that is representing more of the population,” said Sophie Roppe, a freshman majoring in communication. Leah Ghavami, a junior majoring in communication, said election results can be attributed to an increase in voter turnout.“This election had more of an emphasis on voting, which was largely made via social media platforms to encourage youth to have a voice,” Ghavami said.last_img read more