Germany bans mass events until the end of August

first_imgGermany lived this Wednesday one of the first key days ahead of a cautious return to normality. Businesses with an area of ​​less than 800 square meters may reopen their doors starting next Monday; This was announced by Chancellor Angela Merkel after a meeting with the prime ministers of the federal states of Germany. Nursery schools and primary schools will remain closed for the time being. Yes, a roadmap is being drawn up so that those students who face selectivity exams this year or next can return to classrooms from May 4.Of course, the German head of state was blunt about all kinds of mass events. As Merkel stressed, those public events that gather a large number of people in a small space will continue to be prohibited until August 31. In this way, the Bundesliga is affected not only in the current season, but probably also during the next course. “The Bundesliga was not a topic today“Acknowledged the Prime Minister of Bavaria Markus Söder. Competition plans to meet again on April 23 to decide on a resumption of the German first and second division. “Our goal has to be to decipher infection chains,” explained Merkel, whose government will continue to focus on carrying out as many tests as possible, Main reason why mortality (3,500) in Germany is so low with respect to the number of infected (133,000). As for borders, they will continue to be controlled at accesses from Austria, France, Luxembourg, Denmark and Switzerland. The Teutonic authorities were surprised to announce that all kinds of gastronomic spaces will remain closed but, at the same time, they may open hairdressers in early May if they comply with a series of specific measures. “It is a fragile beginning of success”, concluded Merkel.last_img read more

“Barça have no financial capacity to bring Neymar”

first_imgJaume Roures, president of Mediapro, considers that Barcelona has no economic muscle to sign Neymar, as he stated in an interview with AFP: “The club does not have the ability to sign him. Now it is impossible. ““This crisis will affect the price of (television) rights in one way or another,” believes Roures. “So, No more paying hundreds of millions of euros for a player. First, because clubs will no longer have the means to do so, and second, because banks will not lend money to clubs as easily as before. All this will change and I think it is very positive on a social level. I did not agree that 140 or 160 million euros would be paid for having a soccer player. “ Mediapro will offer the French Ligue 1 championship starting next season And Roures says the coronavirus pandemic is not altering their plans. Mediapro hopes to get 3.5 million subscribers, at the rate of 25 euros a month. “At the moment, we don’t see the need to change anything,” he said. “We had planned to start the chain’s opening campaign in July; Now we don’t know if it will be in July or August, but, in principle, we are not going to change anything. “The channel must start broadcasting one month before the start of the 2020-2021 season, but It could be brought forward if Canal + and BeIN, the two stations that have the rights until June, could not assume their commitments. “If the conversations between the League, the clubs, Canal + and BeIN Sports come to nothing, or if there is a collapse, we will be there.”last_img read more

Kirsten Flipkens, arrested while riding a bike

first_imgThe tennis participant emphasised the disproportionate police motion, since quickly after one other bike owner did the identical as her and solely gave her a warning. “Fifteen minutes later, an acquaintance handed by and at that border submit she didn’t obtain a tremendous, simply a warning. Why? Okay, I shouldn’t have gone to the Netherlands and I made a mistake, however the police might be extra affordable and, above all, constant. “Flipkens’ amazement was extra evident when he noticed a publication by the Lommel police that claims you can cross the border in case your lover lives within the Netherlands. “Actually? So as a substitute of claiming that I crossed the border with out figuring out that I used to be in search of the shortest manner again to Belgium, ought to I’ve stated that I used to be going to the Netherlands to see my lover? “ Belgian tennis participant Kirsten Flipkens skilled a dramatic episode this weekend after being arrested by the police of a Belgian municipality even if it’s allowed to exit to trip a bicycle within the nation.On his Twitter account Flipkens relates how he put a random route that took him to the Netherlands and that, when he realized that he was within the Dutch nation, he tried to return to Belgium as quickly as potential. “I put a 130 km random run on the GPS and, throughout my departure, I entered the Netherlands. Once I realized it I instantly took the shortest manner again to Belgium. A bit of later the police got here and I used to be arrested as if I had been a prison. “last_img read more

Madrid doubts what the return to Valdebebas will be like

first_imgThe decisions made yesterday by the Council of Ministers to face the de-escalation of professional sports By setting the deadlines for their return, they have not resolved any doubts about the terms of the return. At least, it’s the feeling within Real Madrid, which lacks a more exhaustive detail on how to restart their players’ return to work (both in soccer and basketball).For example, the doubts start with Phase 0, which begins on May 4 (next Monday). The caption dedicated to professional sports says that on that day there may be “individual training sessions for professionals and federated. And basic professional league training “. The club does not know if those individual trainings force only a small group of players to train, or how far They must keep each other in the training field or if the presence of the footballers for practice has to be spaced out for hours. Neither Zidane can decide what is and what limits is called “basic training”. The second question that comes to mind concerns Phase I, which establishes that the opening of high-performance centers is approved with reinforced hygiene and protection measures and, if possible, shifts. “And he adds that he will begin “average training in professional leagues”. In the famous CAR it is not known if they would include, for example, a professional sports city such as Valdebebas. And the “average training” does not specify the level of intensity or numbers of troops in the same. And the third logical and understandable question concerns the famous serological tests that allow players to exercise with the peace of mind of being free from COVID-19. Until a few days ago it seemed certain that the LaLiga was going to take care of doing it two or three days before training began. But now it is not clear if this will be the responsibility of the Higher Sports Council. In that doubt, day 4 is approaching, the day of return to individual training, and in the club they do not know whether or not they can give the order to their players to go that day to exercise in Valdebebas because they do not know if that possibility is included in Phase 0.AND Sergio Ramos, as captain, already made clear on Realmadrid TV the locker room position: “We are crazy to return, but we will not be able to do it until Health tells us that there is no risk to return to play. “The question is simple and direct: Is Health going to be able to guarantee footballers or any other labor union zero risk in returning to activity? The club hopes that during the One day the Higher Sports Council can clarify all those doubts.last_img read more

Watch Vision Of Gold in Race 2

first_imgThe second Super-6 offers a$1.1 million carryover at Caymanas Park tomorrow, while the Pick-9 commences at the guaranteed minimum of $1 million.The Pick-9 will be conducted from race two to 10, the first Super-6 from race one to six, the late Super-6 from race five to 10.We look at the first Super-6 which commences with a maiden 4-y-o and up condition race over a mile to be contested by eight starters, including the likely favourite MINY LEE, who caught the eye when a close second to I HAVE A DREAM over 1400 metres on Boxing Day.Prior to that, he was a close third to MR ROMANTIC and subsequent winner ABOGADO, and with trainer Donovan Plummer churning out the winners in recent weeks, MINY LEE with apprentice Jerome Innis gets the nod over DEMOLITION BOY and LAZZA.VISION OF GOLD, who has shown promise in his two starts to date, will now prove hard to beat in the second race over 1300 metres for native-bred three-year-olds, with former champion Omar Walker aboard.From the stables of 15-time champion trainer Wayne DaCosta, the chestnut colt by Fearless Vision out of the 1999 derby winner Good Prospect has been fitted with the visor and tongue tie following his good third to STUNNER over 1400 metres two months ago and having looked improved at exercise, gets the nod over stable-companion PERFECT ASSET (Lasix administered) and OK DUDE in an 11-strong field.TROJAN, who has been knocking at the door, tries a longer distance (1820 metres) in the third race for four-year-olds and up, and this could be just what the doctor ordered, despite the presence of KING WITHIN and COLOURS OF WAR in a seven-horse field. Top apprentice Linton Steadman has the leg over TROJAN, who carries 53.0kg by virtue of his 3.0kg apprentice claim.Ultra-consistent EUSEBIA, who finished a close third to PRINCESS SHEMIKA and INFANTRY OFFICER over 1200 metres recently, gets the nod over old rival SIR D and GRANDE MARQUE in the fourth race for $180,000 claimers over the straight, with Richie Mitchell now taking the ride in a field of 11.BIRD CATCHER, who won decisively for jockey Wesley Henry and trainer Fitzroy Glispie recently in two-year-old company, faces a highly thought of debutante AWESOME DESTINY (a bay filly by Afleet Express – Seek, working well) in the fifth race over 1200 metres for three-year-olds and it should go down to the wire. Preference, however, is for BIRD CATCHER, who won in a good time over 1100 metres on December 13.Then close the first Super-6 with the speedy GLOBAL (Bebeto Harvey) in the sixth race over 1300 metres in which GOLDEN GLORY and CLASSY AVIATOR are twin dangers in a field of 15.FIRST SUPER-6 FANCIES(1) MINY LEE/DEMOLITION BOY(2) VISION OF GOLD/PERFECT ASSET(3) TROJAN/KING WITHIN(4) EUSEBIA/SIR D(5) BIRD CATCHER/AWESOME DESTINY(6) GLOBAL/GOLDEN GLORYlast_img read more

Biggest names, record numbers for CPL T20 Draft

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):Organisers of the HERO Caribbean Premier League (CPL) are reporting that a record number of local and international stars have registered for the Player Draft scheduled for next Thursday in Barbados.Players from 14 nations have entered the draft for the fourth instalment of the CPL, which takes place from the end of June until the beginning of August.Among the assembled overseas stars is a 34-strong South African contingent headed by prolific top-order batsman Hashim Amla, leg-spinner Imran Tahir, and fast bowler Morne Morkel.Sri Lanka will have 20 representatives in the frame, including legends Tillakaratne Dilshan and Lasith Malinga, who will be looking to join their compatriot Kumar Sangakkara.There will be 23 players from Australia in the draft, including the experience of Brad Haddin, Brad Hodge, and Michael Hussey, and a further 11 New Zealanders, including the likes of Nathan McCullum.A seven-member Bangladesh contingent features Shakib Al Hasan, one of the world’s finest all-rounders, while seven players from Afghanistan are in the mix.”Some of the leading names in world cricket have signalled their intentions to join the biggest party in sport at the CPL, so this year’s competition is sure to be our most exciting to date,” declared Director of International Cricket for the CPL Tom Moody.”Outside of our ‘marquee’ players, there are international players of the highest standard, including a host of World champions and a myriad players who continue to entertain and enrich the global game.”The list of West Indies talent in the frame for the six franchises this year includes stars Chris Gayle, West Indies World T20 captain Darren Sammy, and Lendl Simmons.COMPETITIVE ROSTERDarren and Dwayne Bravo are set to join the number-one-ranked T20 international bowler Samuel Badree, as well as Sunil Narine and Kieron Pollard.”It is, without doubt, our most competitive roster, and it is exciting to see such a high standard across the established and emerging nations around the world,” said Moody.”That players from 14 nations have entered the Draft illustrates the global reach of the CPL, and with a sizeable increase in the West Indies contingent, which is up by over one-fifth this year, it is clear that the T20 game is growing from strength to strength.”A statement released by the CPL on Tuesday said it is also expecting interest from North America as players from Canada and the USA, who recently competed in the Nagico Super 50 competition, aim to book one of the six coveted places.Two players each from England, Ireland, and Scotland, and one from The Netherlands will be the European representatives vying to secure a place in the CPL.Sixteen of the 157 West Indies players to register have already been retained ahead of the Draft, leaving 141 eligible for selection on Draft day.”This is 25 more than the 116 who vied for spots at last year’s Draft and represents a 22 per cent increase,” said the CPL statement.”Coupled with an 18 per cent increase in international player registration, this is further illustration of the CPL’s growing stature as one of the foremost tournaments in T20 cricket.”last_img read more

#JaVotes2016: Warmington calls soldier an ‘A**hol*’

first_img The incident occurred after the soldier tried to inform the candidate that he had to go inside the polling station alone, which angered him. Warmington’s angry tirade was met with cheers from a number of persons wearing shirts with his photo and name attached. The JLP candidate had gone to the venue to express his discontent about clerks working at polling divisions 20 and 40 inside the venue. He said they were slowing down the process and that he had already complained to Director of Elections Orrette Fisher.  “It means that when the process concludes, they must be allowed to vote,” Warmington said. Meanwhile, persons commended a policeman, who helped to tone down the irate candidate. Warmington was later seen telling persons to obey the police and that he only respected the police command. Meanwhile, both the JLP and the People’s National Party (PNP) contenders were seen throughout the constituency with scores of persons in their respective party colours parading in vehicles. Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate for South West St Catherine Clifford Everald Warmington caused quite a stir, after he called a member of the Jamaica Defence Force an a**hol*. The incident occurred about 11:40 am at the entrance of the Old Harbour Primary School, St Catherine. It was an angry Warmington who shouted, “You have no authority to order me! Let the police address me! You are an a**hol*! Don’t say nothing!”last_img read more

Chasing history! – Portmore hunting RSPL record

first_imgNever in the history of Jamaica’s football has a promoted team rose from the lower league to the summit of top-flight football in successive seasons.However, former winners Portmore United are hoping to rewrite the record book as they prepare to take on Humble Lion in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) semi-finals, starting tomorrow, and coach Jeffrey Hewitt said it would be “special” to accomplish such a feat.Portmore were relegated from the Premier League in the 2013/2014 season, but after battling their way back to local football’s premier competition last year, no one expected the season the St Catherine side has delivered.They topped the preliminary standings on points to take the $1-million prize and Hewitt said winning the play-offs would be the added bonus.”Definitely, it would be something special (to come straight up and win the league), but our objective is not really based on that. Our intention is to make sure we are champions of the league, but that (coming up and winning) would definitely add to it,” he said.Hewitt said that prior to the start of the season, they were confident of doing well on their return, however, as the team performed above expectations, he said their objectives also changed.EXPECTATIONS SURPASSED”We surpassed it (expectation) and our objectives changed along the way. Coming into the season, we played some practise games against Premier League teams and, based on what we saw, we knew, for a fact, we were going to finish high up the table, but as the season progressed, we realised we could push further and we kept pushing and, hopefully, at the end of the season, we will be on top.”We have been putting in a lot of work, and it’s definitely about the backroom staff. We have been working very hard with this team and credit must go to (technical) director (Andre) Waugh who set the programme. He knows what he’s about and what he wants and the guys have fallen in line and as it is we are getting there,” he continued.To achieve this dream, Portmore must first get by arch-rivals Humble Lion in their two-leg semi-final and Hewitt claim things are looking good for them as they head into tomorrow’s first-leg clash at Effortville.”Finishing on top of the league ahead of Arnett Gardens, Montego Bay is a good feeling. We are really proud of what we have achieves so far and our ambition is to go all the way. The job is not yet done, we just have to keep on working, as our focus is on getting through these two semi-final games and try to advance to the final.last_img read more

C’down to honour 1982 Manning Cup champions

first_img “Although this year’s team has better facilities and support, including a nutrition programme, the 1982 team was much more talented and had players who were more loyal, committed, and proud to wear the Camperdown jersey. Those days, it was difficult to make the team. if you did, it was a cause to celebrate. Today, things are different. these players are not as loyal like back then,” said Bender, whose team has struggled this season. Bender said his team, which was beaten by the defending champions Jamaica College in the semi-finals last year, has been suffering from serious injuries and indiscipline but should have a better second round. “Since the season commenced, we are yet to start our strongest team. At one stage, some of the players got suspended, while others were injured. All this has been sorted out now, and the team is ready. We are looking forward to making it to the semi-finals and going one better,” said Bender. committed and proud Camperdown High School will honour the heroes of their star-studded 1982 Manning Cup team tomorrow night. The team, led by former Reggae Boyz the late Peter ‘Jair’ Cargill, took three titles that year. All the surviving members of the team are expected to be at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel, New Kingston, where they will be inducted into the school’s hall of fame by the Camperdown alumni. Four members of the all-conquering team – Claude Palmer, reserve goalkeeper; Carl Richards, forward; Barrington ‘Cobra’ Gaynor, defender; and mid-fielder Cargill – will be recognised posthumously, along with the then principal, James Fitz-Henry Brown, under whose leadership the east Kingston-based school won the Manning Cup, Walker Cup, and Olivier Shield titles that year. Christopher Bender, who was one of four mid-fielders used by coach Patrick ‘Jackie’ Walters in the 4-4-2 formation has described the success of the 1982 schoolboy season as the greatest achievement in his career as a player. Thirty-three years later, Bender is now head coach of his alma mater.last_img read more

Barclays Premier League Reviews

first_imgAFC BOURNEMOUTH 1WEST BROMWICH ALBION 1GOALS:- BOURNEMOUTH: RITCHIE 82nd. WBA: RONDON 16thSubstitute Matt Ritchie struck late to earn Bournemouth a share of the points after West Bromwich Albion took an early lead at the Vitality Stadium. A mistake by Cherries goalkeeper Artur Boruc was punished when Salomon Rondon headed home. But Boruc saved Craig Gardner’s penalty before half-time and Ritchie drew the hosts level with a close-range header.ASTON VILLA 0NEWCASTLE UNITED 0Newcastle United dropped into the Barclays Premier League’s bottom three as relegated Aston Villa ended a run of 11 defeats with a goalless draw at Villa Park. Aleksandar Mitrovic headed wide two good second-half chances for Newcastle. Now their fate is out of their hands and Newcastle will be relegated if Sunderland, who beat Chelsea, beat Everton on Wednesday.CRYSTAL PALACE 2 STOKE CITY 1GOALS:-PALACE: GAYLE 47th, 68th. STOKE: ADAM 26th.Crystal Palace came from behind to secure a morale-boosting victory ahead of the FA Cup final later this month against Manchester United. Stoke took the lead through Charlie Adam. But Dwight Gayle equalised for the home side, before adding a second with a 25-yard free kick and earning the points that confirmed Palace’s status as a Barclays Premier League club for another season.LEICESTER CITY 3 EVERTON 1GOALS:- LEICESTER: VARDY 5th, 65th PEN; KING 33rd. EVERTON: MIRALLAS 88th.Champions Leicester put their celebrations on hold to comfortably beat Everton, before being presented with the Barclays Premier League trophy. Jamie Vardy scored twice, but missed out on a hat-trick by sending a second penalty over the bar. Andy King was also on the scoresheet, with Kevin Mirallas netting Everton’s consolation.NORWICH CITY 0 MANCHESTER UNITED 1GOALS:-UNITED: MATA 72nd.Norwich City’s chances of avoiding relegation seem increasingly dismal after a home defeat by Champions League-chasing Manchester United. Cameron Jerome had Norwich’s best chance, only for David de Gea to save his header. A mistake by Sebastien Bassong allowed Wayne Rooney to race clear and find the supporting Juan Mata, who slotted in. Norwich could be relegated on Wednesday if Sunderland beat Everton.SUNDERLAND 3 CHELSEA 2GOALS:- SUNDERLAND: KHAZRI 41st; BORINI 67th; DEFOE 70th. CHELSEA: COSTA 14th; MATIC 45th.Sunderland climbed out of the bottom three after two goals in three second-half minutes saw them fight back for a dramatic win over Chelsea. Diego Costa gave the Blues the lead, but Wahbi Khazri levelled. Nemanja Matic restored Chelsea’s lead. Fabio Borini replied, before Jermain Defoe scored a vital winner. Chelsea captain John Terry was sent off for a second booking before the final whistle and has probably played his last game for the club.WEST HAM UNITED 1 SWANSEA CITY 4GOALS:- WEST HAM: SAKHO 68th. SWANSEA: ROUTLEDGE 25th; AYEW 31st; KI 51st; GOMIS 90th.West Ham’s hopes of Champions League football took a severe knock as Swansea put four past them in the Boleyn Ground’s final Saturday game. Wayne Routledge poked home to give the visitors the lead. Andre Ayew doubled the lead and Ki Sung-yueng put the result beyond doubt. Diafra Sakho netted a consolation, before substitute Bafetimbi Gomis added Swansea’s fourth.last_img read more