Leicester City had three players go into self-isolation on Thursday and Bournemouth said goalkeeper Artur Boruc and four staff members were also self-isolating.”Above all, we wish Mikel Arteta and Callum Hudson-Odoi speedy recoveries, and everyone else affected by COVID-19,” said Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters.”In this unprecedented situation, we are working closely with our clubs, Government, The FA and EFL and can reassure everyone the health and welfare of players, staff and supporters are our priority.”The English Football League, which heads up the three divisions below the Premier League, and Women’s Super League will also be suspended until April 3.England’s two friendly matches at home to Italy and Denmark later this month have been postponed.However, the authorities still hope to be able to resume and complete the season at a later date.”Despite the challenges, it is the Premier League’s aim is to reschedule the displaced fixtures, including those played by Academy sides, when it is safe to do so,” added the Premier League statement.Topics : The English Premier League suspended all fixtures until April 4 on Friday after a spate of coronavirus cases, including Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi.”Following a meeting of shareholders today, it was unanimously decided to suspend the Premier League with the intention of returning on 4 April, subject to medical advice and conditions at the time,” the Premier League said in a statement.Everton also announced their entire first-team squad and coaching staff have been told to self-isolate after a player reported symptoms consistent with COVID-19.
The figures are likely much higher in reality, as only patients admitted to hospital and health care personnel are being tested for the virus.In stark contrast to its Nordic neighbors and much of Europe, Swedes are still able to move about freely though they are strongly advised to respect social distancing and to self-isolate at the first sign of symptoms.People over the age of 70 and in risk groups have been advised to avoid contact with other people, and high school and university classes have been moved online.But nursery and primary schools remain open, as well as cafes, restaurants and shops. Among the stricter measures are bans on gatherings of more than 50 people and on visits to nursing homes.Authorities have in recent days stepped up pleas to Swedes to stay home for Easter to slow the spread.The holiday is “a time when we are keen to travel and perhaps spend time with family and friends. Many go to church,” the king said in a televised address.”But, this Easter, some of this will not be possible. We have to accept this. We have to rethink, prepare ourselves for staying home,” he said.The king, 74, and Queen Silvia, 75, who are considered at risk because of their age, have been self-isolating at a royal castle south of Stockholm, Stenhammars Slott.King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden, file photo. (Courtesy of the Swedish Royal Court/Peter Knutson)Data on Sunday showed that 352 of the 401 deaths in Sweden were among those over the age of 70.A third of the country’s municipalities have confirmed or suspected cases of the new coronavirus in nursing homes, according to public broadcaster Swedish Radio.Prime Minister Stefan Lofven has urged Swedes to take individual responsibility to slow the spread of the virus, as public health officials have expressed skepticism about the viability of lengthy lockdowns.Critics have meanwhile called for more stringent measures. Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf on Sunday urged Swedes to refrain from Easter travels to loved ones in a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19, as the death toll rises in one of Europe’s few countries not in lockdown.Sweden, whose softer measures to combat the spread of the new coronavirus have drawn criticism both at home and abroad, on Sunday reported 6,830 confirmed cases of the illness and 401 deaths.That is up from 3,700 cases and 110 deaths one week earlier. Topics :
U.S. Senator Angus King joined Damariscotta Region Chamber Director Stephanie Gallagher on April 27 to visit local businesses in Damariscotta and discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the economy in the Midcoast, from broadband expansion to workforce development.“Damariscotta and Newcastle are fortunate to have such thoughtful, hardworking Maine people investing in their community and helping strengthen the economy. But there is more we can do to support local businesses who are looking to innovate and grow,” Senator King said.Earlier in the day, King also joined local leaders for a lunch discussion in Wiscasset on coastal resiliency and the impact of climate change on the economy for coastal communities in Maine.The senator has been outspoken in his support for Maine’s coastal economy and the need to work proactively to mitigate the rising sea levels resulting from climate change.He is also a strong supporter of the National Sea Grant Program, which provides resources for marine businesses and fishermen in coastal communities.[mappress mapid=”25096″]
* Guimaras – Sibunag, Nueva Valencia,Buenavista, San Lorenzon, Jordan The typhoon’s outer rain bands,however, may bring scattered rains and thunderstorms in nearby regions. “You are hereby directed to closelymonitor your respective areas of responsibility, especially areas identified asvery high/critical to flooding and landslides, and ensure your preparednessmeasures for effective response,” read part of the memorandum issued toprovincial, city and municipal disasterrisk reduction and management councils yesterday by OCD regionaldirector Jose Roberto Nuñez. Nuñez said a “close monitoring” of thewater level of water bodies such as rivers and creeks is a must to quicklyalert residents and order an evacuation in case of imminent flooding. ILOILO City – Western Visayas is notalong the projected path of Typhoon “Kammuri” but the Office of Civil Defense(OCD) is not leaving anything to chance. It urged 54 local government unitswith landslide- and flood-prone areas to prepare. * Antique – Barbaza, Sibalom, SanRemigio, Valderrama, Patnongon, Laua-an, Bugasong, San Jose, Tibiao, Culasi The Philippine Atmospheric,Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said “Kammuri”has intensified into a typhoon as it slows down while moving toward thecountry. Its path includes Eastern Visayas, the Bicol Region, central andnorthern Luzon. * Antique – Valderrama, Laua-an,Barbaza, San Remigio, Patnongon, Bugasong, Tibiao, Culasi, Sebaste, Pandan “Let us untiringly aim for zerocasualty,” he stressed. * Capiz – Dao, Mambusao, Sigma,Sapi-an, Panit-an, Cuartero, Dumalag, Pan-ay, Pontevedra, Roxas City * Aklan – Libacao, Madalag, Malinao,Ibajay, Tangalan, Nabas, Malay, Buruanga, Balete, Makato * Iloilo – Zarraga, Pavia, Dumangas,Leganes, Barotac Nuevo, Pototan, Dingle, San Enrique, Passi City, Calinog * Guimaras – Jordan, San Lorenzo,Buenavista, Sibunag, Nueva Valencia * Negros Occidental – Cadiz City,Talisay City, Silay City, Murcia, Escalante City, Don Salvador Benedicto,Himamaylan City, Binalbagan, La Carlota City The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB)of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has identifiedRegion 6 areas “highly susceptible” to landslides and floods.” Pagasa weather division chiefEsperanza Cayanan said the United States’ Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC)“uses one minute as wind averaging period for the estimation of maximumsustained winds near the center (MSW). Pagasa, on the other hand, uses a10-minute averaging period.” * Iloilo – Leon, Tubungan, Igbaras,Miag-ao, San Joaquin, Maasin, Janiuay, Calinog, Lambunao, Alimodian * Negros Occidental – Bago City,Pulupandan, Valladolid, San Enrique, Pontevedra, Cadiz City, Sagay City,Escalante City, E.B. Magallona Since 2015, Pagasa has beenclassifying a tropical cyclone as a super typhoon if the 10-minute MSW exceeds185 kph.JTWC’s classification of a super typhoon, when converted from one- to 10-minuteaveraging period, has MSW exceeding 185 kph. “Kailangan mayroonna tayong paghahanda lalong-lalo na samga evacuation centers,” Nuñez told PanayNews. The most flood-prone areas perprovince are the following: Pagasa clarified yesterday that“Kammuri”, at the moment, was less likely to become a super typhoon once itenters the Philippine Area of Responsibility. It was a response to some socialmedia posts claiming that “Kammuri” would hit the country as a super typhoon. The landslide-prone areas per provinceare the following: Shorter wind averaging periods yieldhigher wind estimates than longer averaging periods. Thus, JTWC’s MSWannouncement was higher than the MSW provided by Pagasa. * Capiz – Tapaz, Jamindan, Maayon,President Roxas, Pilar, Dumarao, Ivisan, Roxas City, Dumalag, Pontevedra Cayanan also clarified thatmeteorological centers use different thresholds in classifying tropicalcyclones as a super typhoon. * Aklan – Kalibo, Numancia, NewWashington, Malinao, Banga, Lezo, Madalag, Libacao, Altavas, Balete The typhoon, the country’s 20th thisyear, is forecast to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility this Saturdaynight or Sunday morning and would be called by its local name “Tisoy”. “Kammuri” has maximum sustained windsof 140 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 170 kph. “That means that on a 10-minuteaveraging, JTWC has a lower threshold for classifying super typhoon thanPAGASA,” said Cayanan./PN
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ind. — An Illinois man was airlifted from the scene of an accident in Franklin County on Monday after police say his semi overturned.According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, Jason P Huddleston, 39, of Gilman, Ill, was traveling westbound on US 52 and went off the roadway on a curve near Cummins Road.Huddleston was unable to regain control of the vehicle which rolled onto its side.He was airlifted to the University of Cincinnati Hospital for the treatment of his injuries.
Photo courtesy of Max Pixel Indianapolis, Ind. — A new deadly cocktail of opioid is starting to show up in the Midwest and central Indiana. Gray Death is a mixture of heroin and Fentanyl, carfentanil or U47700. The drug gets its name from the gray color of the substance.The first overdose death associated with the drug has been reported this week in the Johnson County community of Greenwood. Other overdoses have been reported in Ohio, Georgia and Alabama.Indiana State Police Lab technician Elizabeth Griffin says a lethal dose could be as little as two grains of salt. She insists most users have no idea how dangerous the mixture can be.Users snort, inject, swallow and smoke the drug. It presents a hazard to law enforcement because it can be absorbed into the skin.
Batesville, In. — On Friday, September 8, Batesville Public School First Graders will be supporting their hometown football team by attending the game. This will be the 31st “Football Friday” making this a long-standing and popular Batesville Tradition.Now there are parents of students who have participated in the tradition and have watched it progress over the years. First grade teacher Barb Hartman started the tradition back in 1987.The team, cheerleaders and band members visited the students Thursday morning.
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MADRID: Spanish LaLiga club Real Betis on Thursday confirmed Manuel Pellegrini as their new coach.The 66-year-old Chilean, known as the “Engineer” because of his methodical way of working, has agreed a deal until June 2023, as the club looks to find stability and compete for a place in Europe.Pellegrini replaces Joan Ferrer “Rubi”, who was sacked just under a fortnight ago following a 1-0 defeat against Athletic Bilbao that left sporting director Alexis Trujillo in temporary charge of the first team.Wednesday night saw the club mathematically assure their place in the top flight for next season, paving the way for them to announce Pellegrini.”Betis has looked for a top-level coach who has great international prestige to improve the performance of the first team over a three-year-project,” read a statement on the Betis website.Pellegrini has ample experience in Spain after spells at Villarreal, Real Madrid and Malaga, while he also coached Manchester City with whom he won the 2014 Premier League title.He had a less successful spell at West Ham United and also spent two years in China with Hebei China Fortune.Meanwhile, on Wednesday a LaLiga spokesperson, who was previously a semi-professional referee, backed the officials amid growing discontent over Real Madrid benefiting from VAR (video assistant referee) in the Spanish league.Recently, Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu said ‘VAR hasn’t been fair and has always favoured one team’.Responding to a question related to the matter, LaLiga India managing director Jose Antonio Cachaza, during a virtual media conference facilitated by Laliga on Wednesday, said: “Officially, (I’ve) no take on that, but VAR is a good advancement, indeed.”I used to be a football referee — a semi-pro — so I just can’t even think of referees taking (erroneous) decisions knowingly or intentionally. Yes, there can be mistakes and VAR can also be improved. But there are no foul intentions by the VAR referee or the other match officials.” IANSAlso Watch: #NewsMakers: Aabhijeet Sharma, President, APW in an Exclusive Chat with Oineetom Ojah
WITH the four teams in the Petra-organised Limacol/GT Beer round-robin/knockout football tournament having an extra two days to fine tune their strategies, the semi-finals are expected to be of a superior standard.In the first affair, an all-Georgetown battle, Western Tigers will have a chance to tweak their style of play when the take on the unpredictable Santos FC.Based on their performance in this year’s tournament, the Tigers are continuously showing that they are not only capable of talking the talk, but walking the walk.They boast a record-winning streak of four wins so far, and their ability to get in even behind the sturdiest of defences will be put to the test this evening, and with players like Andrew Murray Jr. Devon Millington, Randolph Wagner, Jamal Pedro and Linden Picketts; they are going to be one to watch.Conversely, there is the obvious under-dog feeling that must be on Santos FC mind, despite the fact that they have been steadily improving throughout. Their star players include O’Kenie Fraser, Keith Caines, Job Caesar and Orin Yarde,and their fans are hoping that they can overturn what many feel may be an easy game.Meanwhile, the two early games are no bench-warmers either with Police having to play Linden’s Winners Connection (WC).The leadership of Dwain Jacobs has proved to be sound so far for the boys in blue(police) and while the unit may take a while to get into their groove,most teams would like to avoid them due to their ability to take it to another level.Persons cannot count out Quincy Holder as well, one of the better players in the side to secure game-changing results whenever the conditions are right.WC, on the other hand, are a known physical team who will no doubt let Police know early that they are in for a tough 90 minutes and after Sunday night’s performance, Rene Gibbons has shown that all he needs is half a chance to make that difference.Kick-off time is 18:30hrs.