“We’re all starting a bit from zero. One cannot rule out that there are one or two surprises.”The worry is that an outbreak of the coronavirus in the league could again halt the resumed season, this time for good.There were 10 positive cases from 1,724 tests of players and staff at the top 36 clubs in the first wave of testing.The onus is firmly on the players to follow the hygiene guidelines, including avoiding contact at all times.Hertha Berlin striker Salomon Kalou, 34, was suspended earlier this week by his club for posting a video on social media where he shook hands with team-mates.Kalou issued an apology, but politicians pointed to the Ivory Coast forward as an example of how not to behave during a pandemic which has so far claimed over 7,000 lives in Germany.Germany captain Manuel Neuer has said Bundesliga footballers have a “enormous responsibility” to be role models.To drum home the point, German daily Bild translated “Follow The Rules!” into 28 languages for the 278 foreign players in the league.– ‘A warning’ –“I was horrified,” Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke told Bild when asked about the Kalou video.“I will tell our players again that we have a big responsibility.“Hertha did the right thing. Such individual cases have to be sanctioned harshly.”A similar message will be the mantra at Bayern.“I hope that the Kalou video remains an isolated case and we have received a bit of warning with it,” added Rummenigge.Bayern will also have a tough fixture as they resume their search for an eighth consecutive title.Bayern travel to Berlin on Sunday, May 17, where Union will not be able to rely on the usual cauldron-like atmosphere of their home ground.Share on: WhatsApp Berlin, Germany | AFP | Bundesliga clubs were racing Thursday to get ready for the restart of the season in nine days’ time, amid concerns about whether the players will stick to the strict hygiene guidelines implemented to ensure the campaign is completed.Twenty-four hours after Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government gave the German Football League the green light to return, the league said it will resume the season on Saturday, May 16.The Bundesliga will be the first top European football league to restart matches since the outbreak of the coronavirus forced lockdown measures to be imposed across the continent.All games will be played without spectators.The opening day’s key game is between second-placed Borussia Dortmund and arch-rivals Schalke in the Ruhr derby at Dortmund’s Signal Iduna Park — but instead of being roared on by an 81,000 crowd, the teams will play in an empty stadium.France has already ended the Ligue 1 season, with football in England, Spain and Italy still suspended.The situation gives “German football a huge head start”, according to Eintracht Frankfurt sporting director Fredi Bobic.Until Merkel gave the go-ahead, clubs had still been training in small groups.On Thursday, Dortmund, who were four points behind leaders Bayern Munich when the league was halted in mid-March, held full team training for the first time in seven weeks.“We have had very constructive talks with the local health authority about it,” a club spokesman told AFP subsidiary SID.Borussia Moenchengladbach also resumed team training, despite announcing Thursday that one of their backroom staff had “a very weak” positive test of the coronavirus and had been quarantined.“The coaches and the team have worked under unusual conditions over the past few weeks. Everyone is happy team training is permitted again,” said Borussia’s sporting director Max Eberl.The Bundesliga wants to complete the last nine rounds of matches before June 30 to secure around 300 million euros ($325 million) in television money.– ‘Starting from zero’ –However, it is a step into the unknown.“One must not forget, we are now in a situation that we do not know,” admitted Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.
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“Since the first year Selkirk College won a championship, all the other teams have been trying to knock the Saints off,” says Milligan, who will graduate from the Saints after three years with the team. “They want the top spot and know that they have beat the best team. That is another motivation for us, we are going into these games knowing that the teams want to beat us that much more. As a team, I think we have the group that can continue this dynasty.”The Saints closed out the BCIHL regular season with a weekend split against the Eastern Washington University Eagles. They scored a 4-1 win on Friday night at the Castlegar & District Recreation Centre and then dropped a 5-3 decision in Cheney, Washington the next evening. Eight different Saints—Milligan, Matt Martin, Garrett Halls, Ryan Edwards, Brady Ward, Troy Maclise and Wade Johnson—scored goals over the weekend.Despite finishing in third place with a 14-9-0-1 record during the regular season and entering this year’s post-season as the underdogs, Saints players are confident they have the experience to overcome the challenges ahead.“It’s a different feeling starting the playoffs on the road, but I like the confidence of the team right now,” says Edwards, a third-year Saints forward. “It will take a lot of hard work and everyone buying into the system… it’s simple but it works.”Already the most decorated team in BCIHL history, the Saints will need an entire team effort if they are to bring home the provincial banner later this month.“It’s going to be an interesting playoffs,” says Saints coach Brent Heaven. “I think we can beat every team in this league and I think they all feel the same. Three games jammed into one weekend, there is a lot of emotion and energy… it can shake out in ways you don’t imagine. You certainly can’t count any of these teams out.”The Saints begin defense of their BCIHL title against the Spartans on Thursday night at the George Preston Recreation Centre in Langley. The teams play Game Two on Friday night and if necessary Game Three will be played Saturday. Should the Saints win their series and the University of Victoria upset top-seed Simon Fraser in the other semi-final, Selkirk College would host the best-of-three league championship final starting March 17. The Selkirk College Saints start defence of their British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) championship title on Thursday in Langley against the Trinity Western University Spartans in a best-of-three semi-final series.The Saints have won four straight BCIHL championships and will be looking to make more history in the next couple weeks with a fifth title. If they are to be successful, the third-place Saints will need to conquer teams that finished higher in the regular season standings.“As a team we have to find a way to go down and try to win in Trinity because that’s a hard arena to play in,” says Saints’ veteran forward Alex Milligan. “The arena is big and it’s quiet, nothing like what we get to enjoy at home. We have to bring our own energy as a team because we can’t rely on our home fans to help bring that energy.”A member of the BCIHL since 2006, the Spartans are hungry for their first championship. Trinity Western has been close before, but in both 2014 and 2016 the Saints beat the Spartans in the league final to claim their second and fourth titles. The Spartans held the advantage in the 2016-2017 regular season, beating the Saints four times and losing twice.
Projection of 60 points at least to achieve sixth or seventh place in LaLiga. Betis will need them to have options to return to Europe. With 24 at the end of the first round, in the thirteenth place of the table and with many teams ahead, those of Rubi must complete a second part of the worthy Champions League course if they wish to reach the goal set at the beginning of the course and that by budget and social entity especially deserve greenish fans.Six points separate Betis from Getafe, which now occupies that seventh position. Seven of Valencia, which is sixth. At one point of the blues is a quite plugged Athletic and with 28, in ninth position, is Villarreal, habitual of the heights that he suffered last year to stay but that this campaign aims again to fight in the noblest part of the classification.Too many opponents. A further 36 points, a priori, must be added by the Verdiblancos in the next 19 league matches if they want to have European options. That means winning 11 or 12 of those matches. Many, if you consider that in the first round only half have been won, six. The immediate calendar will be basic to note if there are options to achieve the feat: Real Sociedad, Getafe, Eibar and Barcelona await. 60 points were precisely those achieved by Betis de Quique Setién two campaigns ago to achieve the last pass to the Europa League of the Verdiblancos. On day 19, the team that trained the Cantabrian coach had three more points, 27, than those who have joined Rubi so far.It is true that a run of six consecutive victories, the best in Betis First in its history, precipitated a second round with 33 points. Then the Verdiblanco team occupied precisely the seventh position, two points away from Sevilla, which was 29. This year the matter seems much more expensive. Last season, the team still trained by Setién was also better than in this one, with 26 points. He was also seventh then and two points behind Getafe, sixth as now, who was 28. LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of January 6, 2020
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Duke’s Zion Williamson sits on the floor following a injury during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against North Carolina, in Durham, N.C., Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)DURHAM, North Carolina—Soon after Zion Williamson’s shoe ripped apart, Nike’s stock price took a hit.The freak injury during one of the college basketball season’s marquee games immediately sparked debates about everything from the shoe manufacturer to insurance issues and whether the likely NBA lottery pick should risk his professional future by continuing to play for the top-ranked-for-now Blue Devils.ADVERTISEMENT Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Williamson is day to day with a mild right knee sprain and is progressing as expected, team spokesman Mike DeGeorge said Thursday night.By Thursday morning, Nike, which manufactured the shoes Williamson was wearing, also was feeling the impact of the injury.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe company’s stock closed down 89 cents at $83.95 on Thursday as the sportswear manufacturer became the target of ridicule on social media. A spokesman said Nike has begun an investigation into what it called an “isolated” event.“Shoes have failed before, but not as visibly,” said Matt Powell, a senior industry adviser for sports for the NPD Group, a market research firm. “I’ve seen guys bust through shoes but not sprain their knee,” coach Mike Krzyzewski said. “He’s gone down a couple times where he’s slipped and saved the ball. That’s what I thought happened. He goes so fast that maybe if there’s something slippery, that happened.”The injury also set off a fresh round of debate about whether Williamson — the possible No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft, should he leave Duke after his freshman season — would be wise to end his college season in an attempt to avoid an injury that could jeopardize his pro career. NBA Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen made the case for it a month ago, saying on ESPN that “I would shut it down.”Asked to respond on Feb. 5 to those comments, Williamson turned to his locker room sidekick, walk-on Mike Buckmire, and asked, “Buck, would you hate me if I shut down the season?“I couldn’t do that to my teammates,” Williamson continued. “Again, thank you for, like, seeing the confidence in me and the type of player I can become. But I love college too much to stop playing. I wouldn’t give this up.”Now that he’s actually hurt, it’s unknown if his feelings have changed.It’s also unclear, if he decides to continue his college career, whether Williamson has an insurance policy to protect him in case of injury like many other elite college athletes have purchased.DeGeorge on Thursday could not confirm a report by Action Network that Williamson had an $8 million loss of value policy written by Winston-Salem-based International Specialty Insurance that would pay out if he slipped past the 16th pick in this June’s draft. Officials at ISI did not return telephone and email messages Thursday.Loss of value polices are not offered by the NCAA, but the governing body does offer disability insurance.Spokeswoman Stacey Osburn said the NCAA allows schools to purchase loss of value policies on a player’s behalf. She added that the NCAA also facilitates a disability insurance program for players in five sports, including men’s basketball, in which athletes can purchase policies with preapproved financing to protect against future loss of earnings due to injuries suffered in college. Duke spokesman Jon Jackson said the university does provide the resource for athletes to purchase policies in limited cases but declined to comment on specific instances.There are no NCAA restrictions on how much insurance a player can purchase, or if the player wants both types of policies, Osburn said. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil NBA, union forward talks on ending ‘one-and-done’ Playing before a crowd littered with celebrities — from Spike Lee to former President Barack Obama — Williamson was hurt in the opening minute of the game as his Nike PG 2.5, from Oklahoma City Thunder star Paul George’s signature sneaker line, tore apart. Williamson wears that model frequently during games and hadn’t had any obvious problems.The 280-pound Williamson is one of the most powerful players in the game, and he tried to plant with his left foot as his right foot was slipping. The blue rubber sole ripped loose from the white shoe and Williamson’s foot came all the way through the large gap. He ended up in an awkward-almost-split, clutching the back of his right knee . He walked to the bench and a few minutes later headed to the locker room, leaving the wrecked shoe under his chair.George said Thursday that he has talked with Nike to see what went wrong and what happened to the shoe.“It hasn’t happened to me as long as I’ve been in this shoe,” George said. “We’ve made three generations, going on four now of my shoe, of being successful. So I didn’t necessarily feel any way about that part — the negative part of it. My only concern was for Zion, honestly.”Since Duke is a Nike-sponsored school, Williamson has his choice of that company’s footwear.ADVERTISEMENT A few years ago, former South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore took out a disability insurance policy.He purchased a $1.8 million insurance policy through the NCAA program. Lattimore had a clause in his policy that it would pay out if he did not play four NFL games. Lattimore never played in an NFL game but only received about $270,000 from the policy, in part because he did get a signing bonus when he was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the fourth round.He purchased the policy prior to his sophomore season in 2011 then renewed it the following year. That season he dislocated his knee in a game suffered several torn ligaments when he was tackled. 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Chick said the audit was thorough and her office had approved the use of subcontractors with workers’ compensation expertise to help conduct the review. kerry.cavanaugh@ dailynews.com (213) 978-0390 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Chick said her office’s review was accurate. “I stand by – 100 percent – the findings of my audit,” she said. “No one likes to be audited. No one likes to be criticized or analyzed or picked apart, especially not publicly, and I work very hard to make my audit public because that’s how change occurs.” The audit, which was released in February, found that Cambridge’s claims adjusters handled too many cases and that files were reviewed too infrequently and were insufficiently documented. Cambridge disputed those findings, saying they were skewed because the review was conducted by claims adjustors provided by a subcontractor rather than by auditors. Concerned that a critical audit by Controller Laura Chick will hurt its reputation and bottom line, a workers’ compensation contractor has challenged findings that it provided lax oversight and slow service for police and city firefighters injured on the job. Cambridge Integrated Services Group Inc., which has a $7 million-a-year contract with the city that expires in June, has asked for a new audit, claiming the initial report was flawed and misleading. “It’s not that any one particular task or item was botched up; it’s that the entire audit really does not comport with what are the generally accepted audit standards,” said attorney Ben Reznik, whose firm reviewed the audit for Cambridge. Cambridge is unwilling to sue over the audit, but its owners have been trying to talk to members of the City Council and Personnel Department, which recently sought bids from competing firms to handle the police and fire workers’ compensation cases.
Lifford Clonleigh Resource Centre Local Notes• Lifford Midnight Walk: A midnight 5K walk has been organised by a group of local walking enthusiasts. All proceeds from this event will go to the Friends of Lifford Hospital and will be held as a midsummer’s night walk on Friday 21st June. Registration for all participants is 5 euro taking place at Lifford Health Centre from 11 am to 12 noon. The official start time is 12 o’ clock walking from Lifford to Strabane and return walking back to Lifford. All are very welcome to take part and there will be free water available.• Living a Quality of Life with a Long Term Health Condition: If you or someone you know is living with a long term condition, you will find that sometimes life is not easy. However there is lots of support available to you to make the choices that suit you in areas that you may feel you need that little bit of extra help. The HSE in Donegal is providing a self-management course for carers and people with long term conditions that promote self- care. Participants, to date, have reported a significant positive impact on their lives from implementing the skills they have learned from the course. They also enjoyed learning from other people with long term conditions in an informal setting. The course is free and is due to start in September and is run over six weekly sessions. If you would like to find out more information on this course or would like to book a place on the course, contact the HSE Consumer Services Department on 074 91 89016 or email email@example.com All enquires are welcome. • Student Summer Special: Astro Turf Pitch available for 1 hour hire up to 4.30pm for 20 euro. For more information or to book a place contact us on 074 91 41773.• Counselling & Support Services: Free Confidential Counselling Support. You can avail of this service free of charge if you are 17 years or over, whether you are Male or Female. Services Available@ Lifford Clonleigh Resource Centre and Manorcunningham. Strictly Appointment Only. For Further information contact0044 (0) 784 9223 114. • Young parents Pathways programme Start date to be confirmed: This programme is open to Young parents that would like to learn: Parenting Advice, Personal Development, Health Awareness, Paediatric First Aid and IT Qualification. Also enjoy Fun days out for parents & children, Visits to health spas. All expenses are covered by this programme at no cost to the individual. There is also childcare supplements and free travel available. For further information or to receive an application form Contact 04882 250 962 /0749141773.• Writer’s Group: Finished until Wednesday 18th September for summer break.• Art Classes: Finished until September for summer break.• Clothes Appeal: Blossoms charity shop is appealing for donations. We are looking for clothes, shoes, belts, bags, bric-a-brac, toys and books (in good condition). Items can be dropped into the Resource Centre when the shop is closed. “Many thanks”• “Blossoms” Charity Shop: We are currently looking for volunteers for our local charity shop “Blossoms”. This shop generates much needed income to help the running costs of the Lifford Clonleigh Resource Centre. Without the help of volunteers we would not be able to open the shop. The new opening hours of the shop are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 12-4pm. If you have any free time to spare and would like to help out please contact reception on 074 91 41773.• Children’s Arts and Crafts: Every week 1 hour 30 minutes per session. To find out more please contact reception on 074 91 41773! • Woman’s knitting class: Finished until September for summer break.• Just 4 me: Finished until 9th September for summer break.• 50+ groups: Finished until September for summer break.DD LOCAL – LIFFORD/CLONLEIGH RESOURCE CENTRE NOTES was last modified: June 19th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Lifford/Clonleigh Resource Centre notes
Norwich midfielder Wes Hoolahan left Craven Cottage on crutches after suffering an ankle injury in his side’s defeat against Fulham.The Republic of Ireland international was taken off just before the hour mark as the Canaries were knocked off their perch at the top of the Championship.Boss Neil Adams said: “Wes has gone over on his ankle. He’s on crutches and in a protective boot.“He signalled straight away that he knew something was bad there.“We won’t know the exact extent of the damage until he has his scan but it doesn’t look too clever.”Adams was disappointed at the lack of clear-cut chances his side created and felt Lewis Grabban’s penalty miss early in the second half was the game’s turning point.He said: “We had 63 per cent possession, which is massive away from home but it didn’t materialize into genuine goalscoring chances.“We had the penalty obviously and it’s those fine margins that change games – if we score it, we probably win.“The first 20 minutes we’re on top and Fulham break away and score with their first shot. There’s two or three errors there and we can’t afford to do that.“To take one point from the last three games the way we’ve played is not good enough.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Chelsea have been impressive so far under Maurizio SarriChelsea are gearing up to host Premier League leaders Liverpool in a huge six-pointer at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon. The Blues’ 100% start to the season came crashing down with a 0-0 draw away at West Ham on Sunday and they are now third in the table.Liverpool are still protecting a perfect record, two points clear of Chelsea, but Maurizio Sarri’s men now have a great opportunity to derail their title charge.Victory would spark serious confidence among the troops and lay down a statement of intent to all the Blues’ rivals, so there is a great deal at stake.Chelsea are the underdogs for this game according to the oddsmakers, its highly recommended to read a sportsbetting.ag review if you’re looking to wager on the game.It must be more than a decade since the Blues were last rated as the outsiders in a home game against Liverpool. But it is a reflection of Liverpool’s aggressive and ambitious summer transfer window, in which they vastly outspent Chelsea to snap up the likes of Naby Keita, Fabinho and Alisson.The Reds finished ahead of Chelsea in the table last season and reached the Champions League final, and they have made a blistering start to the new campaign, so they are the shorter-priced favourites. Chelsea’s chanceBut this gives Chelsea a fantastic opportunity to make a mockery of any talk of a power shift in the Premier League.Liverpool have not won the league in 28 years, whereas Chelsea are Premier League heavyweights and regular title winners. In front of a passionate home crowd, they can really take Liverpool down a peg or two.The Reds will be surging with confidence after picking up away wins against Tottenham and Leicester in the past month. But Chelsea have also been excellent at home, beating Arsenal, Bournemouth and Cardiff.Eden Hazard has been outstanding for club and countryIf they can pick up three points in this game it would have massive ramifications for the title race even at this early stage. The Blues are certainly capable of picking up a result. The midfield battleN’Golo Kante, Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic form a magnificent triumvirate in midfield, and they could run rings around James Milner and co.Liverpool are yet to properly unleash Keita and Fabinho and Milner, Jordan Henderson and Giorginio Wijnaldum have seen the most playing time. Chelsea’s midfield looks vastly superior on paper in that contest. Defensive frailtiesThere are also still serious question marks over Liverpool’s defence. The arrivals of Alisson and Virgil Van Dijk have tightened it, but they are still vulnerable, and Hazard and Willian could have a field day against their full-backs.Chelsea are unlikely to keep a clean sheet against a rampant Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane, but they could easily outscore Liverpool in this game.They need Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud to find their shooting boots, and they need to get Hazard on the ball as often as possible, but it is certainly a game Chelsea could win. Upsetting the oddsThey should thrive on the pressure to make a mockery of their status as underdogs. A couple of years ago the notion of Liverpool being favourites to win in the league at the Bridge would have been ridiculous. It is time to bring Jurgen Klopp’s upstarts back down to earth.The bookies rate Chelsea as the third favourites to win the title this season, with champions Man City still odds-on to defend their crown and Liverpool dropping all the time.But the Blues won the title in 2014/15 and 2016/17, defying the odds both times, and they have the quality to win the league again this season if they can turn it on against big teams like Liverpool.They look rejuvenated thus far under Sarri and it will be intriguing to see how they respond to the pressure of Saturday’s game. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowAspireAbove.comUndoRome Hotels | Search AdsRome Hotels Might be Cheaper Than You ThinkRome Hotels | Search AdsUndoLifestly.com25 Celebs You Didn’t Realize Are Gay – No. 8 Will Surprise WomenLifestly.comUndoUsed Cars | Search AdsUsed Cars in Tuen Mun Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkUsed Cars | Search AdsUndoezzin.com20 Breathtaking Places to See Before You Dieezzin.comUndoFood World Magazine15 Fruits that Burn Fat Like CrazyFood World MagazineUndoDrhealth35 Foods That Should Never Be Placed in the RefrigeratorDrhealthUndoHappyTricks.comHer House Always Smells Amazing – Try her Unique Trick!HappyTricks.comUndo