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Rauma lays keel for Wasaline LNG ferry

first_imgRauma Marine Constructions laid the keel for an LNG-fueled newbuilding, NB6002 being constructed for Wasaline, at the Rauma shipyard. The vessel, which will be named Aurora Botnia, will be delivered to the operator, Wasaline, in spring 2021.The new ferry will operate between Vaasa in Finland and Umeå in Sweden, Rauma Marine Constructions said in its statement.The first keel-block of the new vessel laid into Rauma shipyard’s dry dock weighs approximately 210 tonnes.The new car and passenger ferry was ordered by Kvarken Link, a company owned by the city of Vaasa and the municipality of Umeå. The ferry will accommodate 800 passengers and will have a freight capacity of 1,500 lane meters for cargo. The ferry will replace Wasa Express, which now operates between Vaasa and Umeå.The construction of the ship started in September 2019, and the next milestone will be the launching of the ship in the autumn this year. The completed vessel will be delivered to its Owner in spring 2021, with the shipbuilding project being worth around €120 million ($130.4 million) in total.The new ferry will be the first-ever RoPax ferry with a Clean Design class notation, the shipbuilder said.The vessel will have a hybrid power generation system, as well as an electric propulsion system rarely used in car and passenger ferries. The four main engines, supplied by Wärtsilä, will run on both liquified natural gas and liquefied biogas.last_img read more

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Dominicans to benefit from cheap airline tickets

first_imgLifestyleLocalNewsTravel Dominicans to benefit from cheap airline tickets by: – March 11, 2013 Share St. Croix based-airline, Seaborne Airlines has announced reduced airfares from Dominica to San Juan ahead of its April 1st inaugural flight into Dominica.“Starting next Sunday the 17th [March] for two weeks till the 30th we’re going to put all our fares on sale. You can buy it during that time but you do not have to travel during that time, you can buy it now but use it in December,” Seaborne Airlines’ director of marketing, Micheal J. Ritvi said.The Airline will offer one way tickets for US$116.00 and US$232.00 round trip tickets to San Juan. These flights will only be available for booking on their website www.seaborneairlines.com or through local travel agents from Sunday March 17th to March 30th.“It is a fare that is so cheap and you will not see this again and the way this economy has been, we’re all looking for a good deal. So this is a good deal that will be great for everyone in Dominica, if they plan on flying during the next year,” Mr. Ritvi said. He noted however that there are a few blackout dates, of about four/five dates which will not be available as the company has groups who are scheduled to travel and must therefore reserve space on the airplane. The departure and arrival times have not yet been finalized; however Mr. Ritvi said it will follow American Eagle’s flight times.According to Ritvi, the company has already commenced test runs and landings with about eight captains who took turns with the take-offs and landings necessary to obtain approval by the Federal Aviation Administration.“Seaborne sees a great opportunity working with the local markets and the local companies and helping with the airlift with some of the changes that are taking place in the market with airlift; we know we will be here to help everybody out,” Mr. Ritvi noted.They have also interlined their flights with American Airlines. Passengers who travel on American Airlines and will connect on Seaborne Airlines will have their luggage/baggage automatically checked through. They are also working on code shares so that customers can receive air miles when they fly on Seaborne. Seaborne has been operating for 19 years with sea and land planes. The seaplanes operate between St. Croix and St. Thomas while the landplanes operate in San Juan, Tortola, Virgin Gorda, St. Thomas and St. Croix.Dominica Vibes News Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share 67 Views   no discussions Tweetlast_img read more

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Kroger Cutting Insurance For Indiana Spouses

first_imgKroger is dropping health insurance coverage for the spouses of its Indiana employees.The company says the plan was overwhelmingly approved by its Indiana unions and employees will get annual pay increases as part of the deal. The controversial change will go into effect January 1, 2014.Kroger is the nation’s largest grocery store chain, ranked #23 on the Fortune 500 list with nearly $100 billion in revenue.last_img

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Ramzy: Liverpool ace received direct Real Madrid offer

first_img Salah discussed an approach from Madrid with then-national team boss Hector Cuper during a March 2018 training camp in Switzerland. Ramzy told OnTimes Sports that he was present and also party to the conversation, even though he only joined the coaching staff under Cuper’s successor Javier Aguirre.Advertisement Former Egypt international, Hany Ramzy, has revealed Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah received an offer directly from Liverpool. Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?8 Amazing Facts About Ancient Egypt10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayTop 10 TV Friends Who Used To Be Enemies Loading… “I was talking to Salah and he told me that Real Madrid sent him an offer,” he said. read also:Mane better than Salah in last three seasons – Whelan “The offer was really good, but Salah discussed it with me and Mr. Cuper, and he decided to stay with Liverpool because he was comfortable there.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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Man City legend Yaya Toure targets Serie A club

first_imgManchester City legend Yaya Toure is not ready to head into retirement just yet, with the 37-year-old stating his desire to take on a fresh challenge in Serie A. The former Monaco and Barcelona midfielder has been a free agent since severing ties with Chinese outfit Qingdao Huanghai in January – with a brief spell taken in training with League Two side Leyton Orient . He concedes that the end of a distinguished playing career is fast approaching, but feels he still has “one or two seasons” left in him. Toure believes they can be spent at the highest level, with a move to Italy holding plenty of appeal. The Ivorian has generated interest from the likes of Inter in the past, when at the peak of his powers, but has never graced the Italian top flight. He hopes to change that before hanging up his boots, with an open invitation being sent to any potential suitors. Toure told Tuttomercatoweb : “My career won’t go on forever, but I know that I have another one or two seasons left in me.Advertisement Loading… Promoted ContentPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value6 Best Movie Cars You Could Own But Probably Can’t Afford12 Flicks That Almost Ended Their Stars’ Careers7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldThe Best Cars Of All Time10 Risky Jobs Some Women Docenter_img “I didn’t realise how much I’d miss playing football. I miss the energy, the locker room, the team spirit and the feeling you get when you win games. “I am studying to get my coaching badges, but I have a lifetime ahead of me to try that avenue. If I stop playing now, when I still feel in good shape, I’ll always regret it.” He added: “I’d like to play in Italy, as I’ve never played there before, but maybe also in France or England, where I have great memories. I’d be ready for any challenge Serie A puts in front of me. “It’s not about money. This is about football. I want to play because I know that I can still play.” Toure said of previous links to teams in Serie A: “When Roberto Mancini was at Inter and I was playing for Manchester City, it’s true there was an approach, but then things went in another direction.” A man with 101 international caps to his name spent eight memorable years at City between 2010 and 2018, winning three Premier League titles, two League Cups and the FA Cup. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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Vijay Hazare Cricket tournament: Krishna Das shines in Goa’s victory

first_imgGUWAHATI, Sept 21: A superb spell from Krishna Das guided Goa to 42 runs victory over Railways in the Vijay Hazare Cricket tournament at Alur Cricket Stadium in Bengaluru today. Chasing 318 runs to victory Railways were bowled out for 275 runs. Krishna, bowled 8.2 overs in the match, picked up 4 wickets for 50. Railway received first blow when Krishna, the paceer from Assam who had joined Goa as a professional cricketer this season, removed opener Karan Sharma (0). Later he picked up the wickets of AP Yadav, Ankit Yadav and Anureet Singh. Earlier Goa scored 317-5 in 50 overs. Opener Sumiran Amonkar (82) was the top scorer.last_img read more

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Indian Premier League IPL 2019 KXIP vs DC highlights: Kings XI Punjab beat Delhi Capitals by 14 runs

first_imgNew Delhi: Chasing 166, the Capitals lost the in-form Prithvi off the very first ball. But the duo of Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer weathered the storm with a half-century partnership. After losing both of them, Pant and Ingram stitched another fifty partnership and the visitors were cruising towards victory. The equation was brought down to ’23 off 21′, but Pant’s wicket triggered the collapse. Shami picked two, Curran scalped four including hat-trick which changed the course of this game. Delhi choked under pressure and lost 7 wickets for 8 runs in mere 17 deliveries. In the end, this has been a miraculous game of cricket as Kings XI Punjab snatched victory from Delhi Capitals’ hands which even raised the bar of twelfth edition. 00:08 (IST) 23:04 (IST) WICKET: Remember the name – SAM CURRAN. Two wickets in one over. Stuns Delhi camp! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Punjab is finding difficult to end their innings on high. They have lost Miller and Viljoen in quick succession and now the onus is on Ashwin to get the side near Average par-score. After 18 overs, it’s 148/6. MILESTONE ALERT: Sam Curran becomes the first player to pick hat-trick in twelfth edition! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In What a game we have witnessed here! What a turnaround it has been! 7 wickets in 17 deliveries! For Delhi, Avesh Khan comes in for Amit Mishra What a turnaround this has been! 5 wickets in no time! VIHARI OUT! 23:43 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 21:41 (IST) 22:39 (IST) Vihari feeling the pressure! Welcome to IPL 2019! 20:21 (IST) 22:30 (IST) Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Colin Ingram, Hanuma Vihari, Harshal Patel, Chris Morris, Sandeep Lamichhane, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan WICKET: Bizzare! Prithvi Shaw tried to play away from his body, gets a slight nip and through to the keeper. Golden DUCK! Great start for Kings XI Punjab! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Delhi Capitals bowlers had dented Punjab’s lower middle order to restrict them for a below par score. And Punjab has just continued the momentum to send Prithvi for a Duck. Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer are trying to repair the innings. After 3 overs, 25/1. 23:40 (IST) 23:49 (IST) 23:53 (IST) 21:39 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:15 (IST) WICKET: Harshal Patel bowled a half volley and Sarfaraz Khan drive it through the cover but went straight into the hands of Shikhar Dhawan. Dhawan saw Mayank coming out of his crease. With one stump to aim at has sent Agarwal packing! Fantastic throw by Dhawan, with KXIP on the receiving end this time. Just a moment of brilliance. Wickets falling like a pack of cards here! Another one is gone! After 19.4, it’s 156/9. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:34 (IST) 21:03 (IST) So, we have a game here. First Pant, then Morris. A superb display by Punjab team to stay in the game! After 17 overs, it’s 144/5. 23:42 (IST) Colin Ingram gave out by the umpire, but Ingram reviews straightaway! What will be the third umpire’s decision? — Yes! Good referral from Ingram. After 12.5 overs, it’s 105/3. WICKET: Shami made a slight adjustment with length there and Pant tried to replicate the last shot, but just couldn’t. BOWLED! 20:07 (IST) 20:18 (IST) 23:51 (IST) WICKET: What a turnaround we are witnessing here! Curran first did it against Rajasthan Royals, now Delhi Capitals! Ingram departs! 23:29 (IST) WICKET: Captain departs! Hardus picks his first here! Don’t miss that celebration though. After 7.2 overs, it’s 61/2. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:22 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET: Rahul tried to flick the ball onto the on side but just couldn’t get the bat to ball! First wicket down! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. 20:09 (IST) 100 up for Delhi Capitals! 21:48 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:39 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Delhi Capitals lost Prithvi Shaw on the very first ball. But post this, Dhawan and Iyer have looked solid. The duo has played 15 odd balls and are looking solid. After 6 overs, it’s 49/1. KL Rahul is off to a blistering start here. Smashed Morris and Rabada for boundaries and looking really solid for more. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 21:12 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Just 30 runs needed off 24 balls now! The 50 run partnership between Pant and Ingram is now 54. The chase is looking easier than it appeared a few over back. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked Incenter_img Mandeep Singh is in pain there! Kings XI Punjab 166/9 in 20 overs 23:41 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:10 (IST) That’s it from us! Hope you enjoyed our coverage! We will be back for tomorrow’s game. Until then, Tada! Okay, so the players are out in the middle and KL Rahul has a new partner. It’s Sam Curran!! 21:37 (IST) Curran smashed Avesh Khan for three boundaries through the cover region! It wouldn’t be wrong to say that he is not letting Universe Boss’ absence get felt! 20:17 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:02 (IST) 19:32 (IST) Sandeep Lamichhane comes into the attack now! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 22:05 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Kings XI Punjab (Playing XI): Lokesh Rahul(w), Mayank Agarwal, David Miller, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Hardus Viljoen, Sam Curran, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb Ur Rahman RESULT: Kings XI Punjab beat Delhi Capitals by 14 runs Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 19:05 (IST) Kings XI Punjab was off to a great start but eventually lost KL Rahul on the second last delivery of the second over. After 2 overs, it’s 19/2. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:48 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:31 (IST) 19:05 (IST) WICKET: Sandeep tossed the ball up and Sam Curran was taken by the flight. OUT lbw. Doesn’t even wait to review. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:02 (IST) WICKET: Sarfaraz gets just a slight nip and through to the keeper. He was looking good for his 39 but has to depart. Sandeep picks his second. 19:38 (IST) 19:41 (IST) Ingram is playing with set plans here. He has marked his bowlers and going after them. 11 came off the 14 over. It’s 117/3. 20:13 (IST) WICKET: Knocked him over. Morris picks his third! Punjab skipper back to the pavilion. TOSS: Delhi Capitals opt to bowl vs Kings XI Punjab After the end of 12 overs, Delhi Capitals see themselves three down for 98 runs. Rishabh Pant is still at the crease, and the onus is once again on him to help his side cross the winning line. 20:41 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 150 up for Kings XI Punjab! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 22:15 (IST) 19 needed off 12 balls now 23:47 (IST) 23:36 (IST) 00:11 (IST) We are just 20 minutes away from the toss! Who will win? Both Miller and Sarfaraz are taking the bowlers on toll here. 100 up for Kings XI Punjab. With 8 overs still remaining, KXIP will look to finish on high! After 12 overs, it’s 105/3. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Rabada on strike! 15 required for Delhi Capitals here! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:07 (IST) The powerplay is evenly matched even when Kings XI Punjab has lost both their openers. Mayank and Sarfaraz are looking solid for big here. After 6 overs, it’s 54/2. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Sarfaraz Khan is keeping the scoreboard moving for Kings XI Punjab as they see themselves three down for 73 after 9 overs! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Sam Curran, you beauty! Delhi Capitals has lost 6 wickets for 8 runs in 16 deliveries! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 19:40 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Hello and a warm welcome! We are all set for another IPL game as Kings XI Punjab host Delhi Capitals for their second home game. Last time, the two teams played at this venue, KL Rahul hammered opposition all-around the ground. 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The Latest: Exec is 1st PGA Tour employee to test positive

first_imgThe WNBA, which was set to begin its 24th season, is the longest running professional women’s sports league.___The Premier League has pushed back its restart date and says play will not resume at the beginning of May.The league had given a return date of April 30 amid the coronavirus outbreak but now says the season “will only return when it is safe and appropriate to do so.”It says there remained a “combined objective” for all remaining domestic league and cup matches to be played to maintain the integrity of each competition. The organizations say in a joint statement finding a new date for the Preakness “will take into consideration all of the recommended best practices from local and governmental health authorities to protect our community.” The Kentucky Derby was postponed from May 2 to Sept. 5. No decision has yet been made on the Belmont Stakes, which is scheduled for June 6 at Belmont Park in New York.___The Lawn Tennis Association is giving up to 20 million pounds ($24 million) through grants and interest-free loans to help venues, coaches, officials, and players in Britain during the coronavirus pandemic.Singles players world ranked from 101 to 750 and doubles players ranked from 101 to 250 — who are not already receiving funding — are eligible for grants, and there will be increased prize money for British tour events if the tours resume. This week, Wimbledon was canceled and the tours suspended the British grass-court season.Most of the focus of the LTA package is on protecting the grassroots, including continued funding for development centers and the two national academies, and supporting full-time coaches. The Carolina Hurricanes are putting more than half of full-time staff on furlough through June 7 while taking steps they said would ensure affected employees don’t lose income amid the coronavirus pandemic that has led to the suspension of the NHL season.The team announced the plan Friday with the team and PNC Arena having shut down operations last month to ensure social-distancing practices.The team says the furlough applies to about 55% of full-time employees, who would be directed to access unemployment benefits through the government’s $2.2 trillion economic rescue package.Furloughed employees ineligible to collect full base salaries through unemployment would receive a bonus from the organization when the furlough ends “to be made whole.”Additionally, furloughed employees will keep healthcare benefits, with the team covering premium payments during that time. Ross Berlin, the tour’s senior vice president of player affairs, says he was self-isolating after The Players Championship was canceled when he complained of losing his sense of taste and smell. His doctor put him through a coronavirus hotline interview and told him he wasn’t a high-risk candidate without a fever or breathing difficulties.Berlin says a few days later, on March 27, he had a fever. He at first was told he had pneumonia, but a test came back positive for the virus.He says he called everyone with whom he has been in contact — including his barber — and is feeling better. He says doctors told him players he might have seen on March 13 shouldn’t be concerned because he’s beyond the 14-day incubation period.Berlin has been in various positions with the tour since 1998, with a brief spell as Michelle Wie’s first agent. He says his wife is awaiting her test results, though she has not shown any symptoms.___ Associated Press ___Major League Lacrosse has postponed the start of its season because of the coronavirus outbreak.The six-team league was scheduled to begin its 20th season on May 30.In a statement, the league says “this decision was made to safeguard the health of our players, fans and staff, as well as those within our MLL communities as a result of the global pandemic.”MLL has teams in Boston, Denver, Philadelphia, Long Island, New York, Annapolis, Maryland, and Fairfield, Connescticut. Chief executive Scott Lloyd and the executive team will take temporary pay cuts of 20%, while some staff will be furloughed next week but will be paid 80% of their salary.___Atlanta Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce says team employees have been tested after exhibiting symptoms for the new coronavirus. He says no players or members of the coaching staff have shown any symptoms or been tested. Pierce said Friday he doesn’t know the identity of those who were tested. He said at least 18 or 19 days have passed since any members of the team would have had contact with the employees. Colombian rider Egan Bernal won in Switzerland last year ahead of his first Tour de France title.Organizers in Switzerland say its “the first time since the Second World War that the traditional event will not take place.”They say “the risk of additional strain on the Swiss health system due to possible crashes during racing is high.”___The Russian anti-doping agency is preparing to freeze all testing until May to comply with new government measures shutting down work deemed non-essential. The fight was scheduled to take place at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London and will be Joshua’s first defense of his IBF, WBA, WBO belts since he regained them from Andy Ruiz Jr.Joshua’s promoter, Matchroom Boxing, says a new date for the fight is being worked on.___More than a dozen U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes received reassurance this week when Toyota North America announced it would extend their endorsement contracts through the rescheduled Tokyo Games in 2021.The auto company and major Olympic sponsor has 17 U.S. athletes under contract. They include swimmer David Boudia, gymnast Laurie Hernandez, Paralympian Oksana Masters and sprinter Michael Norman. Those same experts will also be on hand at the Tokyo Games, which have been postponed a year.The USOPC also disclosed the 13 members of a new external mental health task force created to support American athletes and coaches. It includes Olympians, doctors and the head of The Speedy Foundation, a mental-health organization named after the late Jeret “Speedy” Peterson, an Olympic silver medalist in aerials. That group is working with an internal group at the USOC being led by chief medical officer Jonathan Finnoff. ___The world heavyweight title fight between Anthony Joshua and Kubrat Pulev on June 20 has been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. “In light of the unique circumstances right now, we have decided to modify the payment options for members of our season ticket family on payment plans,” the letter reads in part.The move comes one day after the Indiana High School Athletic Association canceled the entire spring sports season. State officials had previously announced all schools would remain closed for the rest of the academic year.___Mental health experts who were supposed to be available to help American athletes at the Tokyo Olympics are being asked to start working now. The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee says the experts are leading discussions about mental health and wellness for athletes and staff in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The PGA Tour executive who oversees player activity is the first PGA Tour employee to have tested positive for COVID-19. The status of endorsement contracts is a major concern to athletes because most signed deals that were set to expire after this year’s scheduled Olympics. They have been rescheduled for 2021 and that has forced corporations to reset and rethink the structure of their deals.Visa is another major sponsor and has also told its global roster of nearly 100 Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls that it will extend sponsorships through 2021.___World Triathlon has extended its suspension of all events from the end of April to the end of June because of the coronavirus outbreak.The latest events to be called off include the Yokohama leg of the world series, three African Cups, three American events, four Asian Cups, one event in Oceania and eight in Europe. The Latest: Exec is 1st PGA Tour employee to test positive World Triathlon president Marisol Casado says “the suspension of all activities doesn’t mean at all that we stop working” on finding alternative dates.___The WNBA has postponed the start of its season because of the coronavirus pandemic. The league was set to open training camps on April 26 and the regular season was to begin on May 15. The WNBA will still hold a “virtual” draft on April 17.Commissioner Cathy Engelbert said in a statement. “While the league continues to use this time to conduct scenario-planning regarding new start dates and innovative formats, our guiding principle will continue to be the health and safety of the players, fans and employees.” A gaming site is donating $20,000 for pandemic relief in New Jersey and giving out another $20,000 to fans who can predict the results of the NBA 2K tournament among NBA players.The 16-player tournament begins Friday night and will air on ESPN. Brooklyn’s Kevin Durant is the overall No. 1 seed and opens play against No. 16 Derrick Jones Jr. of the Miami Heat in the first round.The winner of the week-long tournament will receive a $100,00 donation to a coronavirus-related relief effort of their choice.BetMGM has a free bracket game available on its website to all verified New Jersey and New York players. All competitors with a perfect bracket will split $20,000 in prizes.If there are no perfect brackets, the prize will be split among the highest scorers. ___One of the major summer baseball leagues for college players has canceled its season because of the coronavirus pandemic.Commissioner Bruce Alger of the Valley Baseball League in Virginia said the executive committee unanimously agreed the risk to players’ health would be too great.The 11-team Valley League has been sanctioned by the NCAA since 1961 and began using wooden bats in 1993. It’s among dozens of leagues where college players spend their summers.The Cape Cod League, generally considered the top summer league, said it had not decided whether to cancel its season. Play is scheduled to begin June 13. The Southeastern Conference is extending its ban on practices and organized gatherings through the end of May.The ban includes team and individual practices, meetings and other gatherings — whether voluntary or required — as well as camps and coaches clinics.The powerhouse league had previously announced that in-person athletics activities were suspended through April 15 because of the coronavirus pandemic.Also Friday, the conference said virtual film review that does not include physical activity is permissible. Effective April 6, activity of this nature will be expanded to four hours a week consistent with an NCAA rule waiver and NCAA legislation, an increase from the previously permissible maximum of two hours a week.___ “Everyone that has been tested, the symptoms they had or reported, they do feel better,” Pierce said. He said he has “become a master of this Zoom app” while having video conferencing with players, assistants and other NBA coaches.___The NFL’s Indianapolis Colts are giving season-ticket holders the option to defer April’s payment until June 15.On Friday, team officials emailed letters to those with payment plans, giving them a Wednesday deadline to accept the offer.The final two installments were initially due April 15 and May 15. The Colts have not announced any changes about the May payment. In a statement, team president and general manager Don Waddell says the organization “remains committed to taking care of our staff as well as possible given these unprecedented circumstances.” Waddell said the plan “protects our employees from financial hardship while also mitigating the losses suffered by the company during this shutdown.”___Philadelphia 76ers owners Josh Harris and David Blitzer, as well as All-Star center Joel Embiid made a combined contribution of $1.3 million to Penn Medicine.The money established a funding campaign for COVID-19 antibody testing of front line health care workers. The pledge from Embiid, Harris and Blitzer was expected to help boost efforts to quickly identify health care workers who may have immunity to the virus.Embiid says “we need to do everything possible to help those heroes who are putting their lives at risk to help us.” The gifts will support new experimental serology tests that detect antibodies to determine if a person has ever been infected with the virus-identifying staff and providers that might have immunity. BetMGM is also donating the same amount to the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund.___The Serie A says it will consider resuming only “when health conditions permit it.”The Italian league has been suspended since March 9, when the government ordered a nationwide lockdown.A new government decree issued this week prevents clubs from training — even in small groups — for at least another 10 days. April 3, 2020 Twelve rounds of Serie A remain, plus four games that were postponed from the weekend of Feb. 22. Also, the Italian Cup semifinals were interrupted after the first leg.Following a video conference meeting of all 20 Serie A clubs on Friday, the league said “it will await the decrees from the government and place in primary consideration taking care of the athletes’ health and all people involved.”___Officials say they’re working to find a new date for the Preakness Stakes, the second jewel of horse racing’s Triple Crown.The Maryland Jockey Club and Stronach Group announced Friday that whenever the Preakness is run in 2020, it will go on without infield activities that had been one of the race’s biggest traditions. The Preakness was scheduled for May 16 in Baltimore. No date has been set for the season to begin. The league says it will be guided by CDC recommendations.___Company-wide layoffs by NASCAR on Friday were part of previously planned restructuring. NASCAR did not reveal the number of employees affected. NASCAR “centralized” Iowa Speedway by dismissing most of its staff to instead use the employees from Kansas Speedway. That track is roughly four hours away from Iowa Speedway. The personnel changes were planned as part of restructuring from last years’ merger of NASCAR and track operator sister company International Speedway Corp.NASCAR already has issued pay-cuts to its entire organization. It last week cut executives’ salary 25%, and 20% for other employees as stock car’s sanctioning body adapts to the new coronavirus pandemic. The 38-race NASCAR schedule is the longest in sports spanning nearly 11 months and the season was suspended four races into the year. The next publicly scheduled race is May 9 at Martinsville Speedway, but Virginia is under a state-at-home order into June. NASCAR has privately floated to teams revised 2020 schedules but not announced anything about rescheduling its races.___ Former marathon world record holder Wilson Kipsang was among 20 people arrested in Kenya for locking themselves in a bar and drinking alcohol in breach of a curfew imposed because of the coronavirus pandemic.Police say the 2012 Olympic bronze medalist was among those detained at a police station in Iten, one of Kenya’s famous high-altitude towns where distance runners train. They were in breach of a 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew. The group included a local politician.Kipsang, who is also a police officer, was provisionally suspended this year from track and field and charged with doping offenses that include tampering with doping samples. He has also won the New York, London and Berlin marathons.Twelve athletes were arrested in Iten earlier this week for breaching Kenyan government regulations on social gatherings during the COVID-19 crisis. The runners were arrested for training in a group, which has been banned in Kenya. Training camps have been shut down and athletes must train alone.___ The league also says it has consulted players over a pay deduction or deferral of 30%.It also voted to advance funds of 125 million pounds ($150 million) to clubs in the English Football League and fifth-tier National League.___German soccer club Borussia Dortmund is converting part of its stadium into a treatment center amid the coronavirus pandemic.The Bundesliga club says a space inside Germany’s largest soccer stadium has been made available for medical staff to examine people with virus symptoms. RUSADA deputy CEO Margarita Pakhnotskaya tells The Associated Press that her agency is looking for possible exemptions to instructions from President Vladimir Putin for all Russians except those working in essential sectors to stay home through April 30.Pakhnotskaya says in a text message that she “will check on Monday the possibility to receive special permission” from government bodies for staff to collect samples from athletes. There will be no testing this month if that isn’t granted.Testing has been suspended since March 27 under a previous round of measures.Isolation measures around the world have led to a sharp drop in anti-doping tests. That’s led to warnings that some athletes could take advantage of the situation. The World Anti-Doping Agency says it is trying to track gaps in testing.___ The move comes after an influx of suspected coronavirus cases put existing facilities in the city of Dortmund under strain.The center will open on Saturday.___The Tour de Suisse has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, removing one of the few cycling events left on the calendar before the Tour de France is due to start.The nine-day Swiss race was scheduled to run from June 6-14 and is designed to give riders a chance to prepare for the three-week Tour de France. The French race is still scheduled to start on June 27. 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 6last_img read more

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Nlareb Wins FCT Golf Classic

first_imgOlawale Ajimotokan in AbujaIssa Nlareb became a first time winner in Nigeria after edging an under-strength field to win the FCT Classic at IBB International Golf and Country, Abuja at the weekend. The Cameroonian won by six shots and was rewarded to the tune of $4,000 after posting a five over par 221, beating Visitor Mapwanya of Zimbabwe.Nlareb, who had featured in six tournaments in Nigeria since last year, finally secured a victory in the event listed on the West Africa Golf Tour calendar by closing with a 76 on the third day of the tournament after setting the tone with an opening round of 69.“I am highly excited to win in Nigeria after all my efforts ended in futility since last year. I gave it everything though the field was not strong. I played three under the first day and with that score on the card, I knew I had been offered a clear route to winning the tournament.“The future of Cameroon golf looks promising with the calibre of players coming up and gaining inspiration from a role model like Desire Ebele Mvondo,’’ said Nlareb from Yaounde Golf Club.The tournament was shorn of real contest mainly due to the absence of Nigerian and Ghanaian professionals from the event. This development limited the field to eight players and enabled Cameroonian players to dictate the pace.The youngest competitor at the tournament, Pristhy Nji, defied the odds by finishing in third position at 14 over par 230. The 14-year-old Cameroonian got a handsome cash prize of $2,000 after edging compatriot Bolu Michel by nine shots.Nigerian D. Obadofin in fifth place ahead of the two amateur players, Michael Edet and Wisdom Ilori from Ado Ekiti Golf Club.The tournament profile was lifted by the large turnout of amateur golfers from Lakowe Lakes, Ikoyi, Port Harcourt and Abuja.Oluremi Olukoya won the best gross prize after a 36-hole contest. The 4-handicapper shot 151 gross, while Mohammed Suleiman won the handicap 6-18 flight category prize with the nett score of 144, beating Davoe Tiri by two shots.Susan Cole- Kotas emerged the winner in ladies category with the nett score of 154, beating H.K Han by a stroke.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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