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‘Bent Bob’s’ legacy

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COVID-19: Anies urges Jakartans to avoid traveling outside the city for three weeks

first_img2. Avoid mass gatherings and crowds. 3. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds using soap under running water as often as possible. 4. Do not touch your face before washing your hands. 5. Avoiding physical contact such as handshakes, cheek kissing, etc.6. Wear a face mask if you have a cough or are sneezing or sneeze and cough into your elbow.  7. Keep children inside. 8. Refrain from traveling outside the city. 9. Stay at home. Indonesia recorded a spike in COVID-19 deaths to 25 on Thursday afternoon, the highest in Southeast Asia, with 308 confirmed cases in 16 provinces, according to data from the Health Ministry. Jakarta has the most fatalities with 17 deaths.According to data provided by the Jakarta Health Agency on corona.jakarta.go.id, 976 people were being monitored and 480 others were under close observation as of Friday.To access further information regarding COVID-19, visit the government’s official website at corona.jakarta.go.id or phone the call center at 112 or 081388376955. Topics : Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has urged people in Jakarta to stay home and refrain from traveling outside the capital as a preventative measure against the COVID-19 pandemic. During an internal meeting with the Jakarta Police, the Indonesian Military (TNI), mayors as well as district and subdistrict heads across Jakarta, Anies stressed the importance of staying home and only going out when the situation deemed necessary.Anies also reminded the mayors and local administrative chiefs to introduce preventative measures against the spread of the lethal coronavirus to people in their respective areas of jurisdiction.  “At least stay [in Jakarta] for three weeks. I’m delivering this information because we do not want Jakarta to experience the same thing that happened in other places,” Anies said in a written statement on Thursday.“Please do not leave Jakarta unless the situation is urgent,” he added. Anies instructed the mayors and regent of six administrative areas in Jakarta, as well as district and subdistrict heads, to convey the following preventive measures to the public:1. Avoid going outside unless in an emergency. last_img read more

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Dutch roundup: Nationale Nederlanden, Towers Watson, DNB vs Lucent Alcatel

first_imgThe €420m pension fund of cement manufacturer ENCI and affiliated companies has decided to liquidate itself and transfer existing pension rights to insurer Nationale Nederlanden (NN). In addition, it has concluded a defined contribution pension plan with NN for further pensions accrual for its active participants.The insurer has guaranteed the transferred pension rights and is likely to top them up with a “limited” one-off indexation, the pension fund added.At November-end, the pension fund’s coverage ratio was 104.7%.  According to Arian Verhagen, the scheme’s chairman, NN had come up with the best proposition.“The insurer not only scored well on price but also on administration, communication and implementation,” he said. For the collective value transfer, the Stichting Pensioenfonds ENCI has been supported by consultant Towers Watson.The ENCI pension has 2,200 participants and pensioners.In other news, watchdog De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) has issued the €669m pension fund for Alcatel Lucent with a €5,000 fine for twice submitting financial statements too late.In August, it missed a deadline for a quarterly statement by four days, after submitting another statement two weeks too late earlier in 2014.Although the basic fine for the violations is €500,000, DNB said it had taken the seriousness of the violation, the degree of culpability and the scheme’s financial position into account.At November-end, its coverage ratio was 99.7%.In its defence, the pension fund said its custodian had submitted the financial figures too late.In addition, it said its investment report had been delayed by an “insufficiently settled staff” and the holiday of an external party.However, in the opinion of DNB, the pensions provider remains responsible for outsourced activities.In recent months, the regulator has fined several pension funds for similar violations, after announcing that it would “get tough” on meeting deadlines.last_img read more

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Dutch sector schemes active on online comms to cut costs

first_imgThe percentages of known email addresses range from 11% to 96%, mainly with the details of deferred participants missing. The healthcare scheme PFZW reported the highest score.BpfBouw, the pension fund for the building sector, is trying to obtain digital details through a large banner on its website. Currently, it has the email adresses of no more than 44% of its 155,000 active participants.Despite 3,000 of them having passed on their details since October, the percentage of email addresses on file has hardly improved, following an increase in the number of participants, the pension fund said.Metal schemes PMT and PME said they have the digital details of approximately one-third of their participants and pensioners.The remaining two-thirds still receive their uniform pension statements (UPO) and other correspondence by traditional paper mail.PMT and PME have 1.3 million and 615,000 workers, deferred members and pensioners, respectively.PMT said that it could save €2m annually if it could reach all participants and pensioners by email.The two schemes, whose joint pensions provider is MN, said they will send their participants an invitation to register on their online platforms.They said they expected to reach 80% of their participants through email in 2022.The metal funds noted they won’t opt for communication through the government-supported message box (Berichtenbox), as this charges pension funds for its services.Despite the costs – €0.14 for each time a participant logs in, and €0.40 for each letter placed in the box – civil service scheme ABP said it considered the message box as an alternative to email communication because of its lower costs and sustainability reasons.It said it had joined forces with the Pensions Federation to address the issue of costs charged by the government for its message box, explaining that care insurers can use the service for free.Of ABP’s 1.13 million active participants, 640,000 receive correspondence by email, while 100,000 are reached through the government’s Berichtenbox.The civil service scheme said it will send the remaining 400,000 a letter invitating members to visit its website and register. Several large Dutch sector schemes are actively trying to persuade their participants to pass on their email addresses in order to save on communication costs and for sustainability reasons.They are finding, however, that the process is laborious, and that they have a long way to go before they no longer need the postman and can save millions of euros through digital correspondence.Although most schemes already have an online platform and prefer digital communication, the main hurdle is that they lack the email addresses of many active participants, deferred members and pensioners.Participants must explicitly approve their pension fund’s request to switch to digital correspondence.last_img read more

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Queensland’s best storm shelters on the market

A place to escape the weather and enjoy the fruits of your labourAnd in Cardwell, you can harvest the fruit trees before escaping in to the cyclone shelter at 14 Roma St.Set a few streets back from the foreshore, this four bedroom home sits on a 1872sq m block, and also comes with its own bore water. Also on the market is 3 Mark Close at Pin Gin Hill, west of Innisfail.The four bedroom house is on the market for offers over $449,000 and has a cyclone shelter below one of the smaller bedrooms. It even has its own front door. This room doubles as a cyclone shelter/music room — and has been soundproofed to drown out gale-force winds and tone deaf musiciansOn the market for $510,000, the cyclone shelter at 42 Alstonia Drive has a solid brick core and is soundproofed and air-conditioned. This historic property comes with its own rustic cyclone shelter built in to the rock faceInside there is a simple table and chairs, and the bug out room comes with power, water, a generator box and a ventilation system. Inside the cyclone shelter carved in to a cliffAgent Kathlyn Johnson said the now vacant property, believed to be at least 100 years old, had stood the test of time — and the weather gods.“The current owners, their daughter and son-in-law lived there and he was a bit of a doomsday prepper so he built it,” Ms Johnson said.“He cut it in to the rock. It has been wired for generator power and has all the ventilation systems, its own water supply, a kitchenette and a bathroom.” MORE: What the coolest rentals will cost you This cyclone shelter was built by a “bit of a doomsday prepper” in IrvinebankA CYCLONE shelter carved in to the side of a rocky cliff is just one of the features that comes with a rustic post office in North Queensland. Located on the site of Irvinebank’s original post and telegraph office, entry to the bunker is via a solid door, with the internal rock walls exposed. The property is on the market for $200,000 and is just one of a number of properties currently on the market featuring a storm or cyclone shelter. Storm season has started with a bang in the southeast, and cyclone season officially starts on November 1.The Bureau of Meteorology released its cyclone outlook on Monday, predicting a below average number of cyclones for Australia due to weak El Nino conditions.“Although the tropical cyclone outlook indicates that there could be a below average number of tropical cyclones in the Eastern Region, past El Nino years have shown that severe tropical cyclones can make landfall about the Queensland east coast,” the outlook warned. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours ago“During the 2009-10 El Nino, severe tropical cyclone Ului crossed the central Queensland coast and showed that it only takes one landfalling cyclone to cause significant impacts on the local community. “Similarly, tropical cyclone Debbie was the only tropical cyclone for the Eastern Region in the 2016-17 season (a neutral ENSO year).” MORE: Regional Queensland towns striking property gold The bunker at 3 Mark Cl, Pin Gin Hill, is hidden below one of the bedroomsAlso in Pin Gin Hill is a four-bedroom house on almost three hectares at 430 Henderson Drive.This house comes with a partially inground cyclone shelter that would not look out of place in Tornado Alley.Agent Billie Hammett said the current owners, which include a former rural firie, had built the house and the storm shelter.“They thought it was better to be safe than sorry,” she said. In Weipa, the sturdy cyclone shelter at this house serves as a music room — drowning out gale-force winds and off-key singing. read more

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Drug suspect nabbed

first_imgArminta was detained in the lockupcell of Police Station 1, facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, orthe Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PN Police officers served the warrantissued by Judge Domingo Casiple Jr. of the Regional Trial Court Branch 68 inDumangas, Iloilo dated July 16.  Bacolod City – Police arrested a drug suspect in Barangay 12.center_img The 43-year-old Charles Arminta ofTagaytay City was caught on the strength of an arrest warrant on Nov. 25, apolice report showed.      last_img

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Hake picks up first career win in PASS opener

first_imgSPRING RUN, Pa. (March 26) – Andrew Hake ran an excellent race Saturday night, picking up the Pennsylvania Sprint Series season opener at Path Valley Speedway Park in a 10-year-old car with a motor his dad built.It was Hake’s career first IMCA EMI RaceSaver Sprint Car victory.Hake took the early lead and survived numerous caution flags, holding off some strong contenders. Mark Watkins, who has won numerous races at Path Valley, and Zach Newlin, the 2015 PASS champ were close behind.Watkins got a look under Hake on several occasions but Hake never faltered and Watkins was forced to settle for second.Dale Schweikart made it interesting with yet another good run at Path Valley closing in on the leaders in the final laps and pulling into contention in the final laps for third. Dave Brown came from deep in the field to finish fourth while Newlin held on for a fifth place finish.Twenty-one cars were on hand for the chilly season opener and the extensive work on the speedway over the winter paid off as the track was in excellent shape.The series moves on to Port Royal next week.Feature results – 
1. Andrew Hake; 2. Mark Watkins; 3. Dale Schweikart;4. Dave Brown; 5. Zach Newlin; 6. Cale Reigle; 7. Kyle Lloyd; 8. Austin Burke; 9. Scott Lutz; 10. Kyle Ganoe; 11. Dave Grube; 12. Dave Guss Jr.; 13 Marcus Defreitas; 14. Brad Mellott; 15. Dave Graber; 16. Jeff Taylor; 17. Cody Hackenberry; 18. Jim Kennedy; 19. Ron Aurand; 20. Drew Ritchey; 21. Colt Lepley.last_img read more

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Arsenal and City share points

first_img Liverpool host Tottenham on Sunday and now have the championship destiny in their own hands, with key clashes against City and Chelsea at Anfield still to come. City – who had named an unchanged XI following the rampant midweek 3-0 win at Manchester United – started brightly as full-back Pablo Zabaleta had some joy down the right before Jesus Navas curled a 20-yard effort just wide. Arsenal, with Lukas Podolski starting after his goal in the 2-2 draw with Swansea on Tuesday night, just could not sustain any sort of possession as the visitors closed down space quickly. However, the home supporters felt they should have been awarded a penalty on 12 minutes when Tomas Rosicky went down under a challenge from Zabaleta. There looked to be some contact, but referee Mike Dean pointed for a goal kick. The sense of injustice galvanised Arsenal, who started to ask more questions of the City rearguard. Man City, though, were lightning on the break and swept into the lead on 18 minutes. Podolski was dispossessed in midfield, as Silva carried the ball forwards and to the edge of the Arsenal penalty area before feeding Edin Dzeko on the left. His shot cannoned back off the near post, with the ball dropping at Silva’s feet and bouncing into the far corner. Arsenal – thrashed 6-0 at Chelsea to ruin manager Arsene Wenger’s 1,000th match last weekend – needed a response to make sure they were not overrun once again in a showdown with a top-four rival. The ball was in the City net after 21 minutes – but Arsenal midfielder Flamini had already been flagged offside from a deep left-wing cross before he looped his shot over Joe Hart. Yaya Toure, who had a trial at Arsenal as a raw youngster, was booked on 30 minutes for tugging back Rosicky on the break. City skipper Vincent Kompany then also saw a yellow card for body-checking Mikel Arteta. To their credit, Arsenal were still very much in the contest as half-time approached – with Rosicky the next man cautioned for another full-blooded challenge on former Gunners full-back Gael Clichy. Silva soon followed after he left a high boot in on Arteta as the Spaniard hacked a clearance away in the Arsenal box. City almost doubled their lead at the start of the second half when Navas’ low cross from the right was spilled by Wojciech Szczesny, and the ball deflected off Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker but just the wrong side of the post. Santi Cazorla’s drive stung the hands of England keeper Hart before Arsenal levelled on 53 minutes. Patient build-up by the home side was rewarded when the ball was worked out to the left for Podolski, and his low centre into the penalty area was swept into the far corner by Flamini as he arrived on cue 12 yards out. Arsenal suddenly found another gear, with Sagna’s cross from the right flying through the six-yard box. Hart then somehow deflected a fierce angled drive from Podolski behind. City boss Manuel Pellegrini made a change on 65 minutes as James Milner came on for Navas. Following their dominant spell, Arsenal started to come under more pressure, but showed great resilience – a trait so often missing this season. With 13 minutes left, Wenger sent on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for Podolski, before City substitute Javi Garcia replaced Nasri. Arsenal continued to push on but City, always dangerous on the counter, were not about to throw away what could just turn out to be a crucial point in their title quest. Following Chelsea’s shock 1-0 defeat at Crystal Palace earlier on Saturday afternoon, Manuel Pellegrini’s men, who still have matches in hand, would have gone ahead on goal difference with victory over the out-of-form Gunners. However, despite taking an early lead through David Silva, it was Arsenal who showed the greater desire as they recovered to turn in a strong second-half display and level through Mathieu Flamini. Press Association Manchester City missed the chance to usurp Chelsea at the top of the Barclays Premier League as Arsenal battled to a 1-1 draw at the Emirates Stadium. last_img read more

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Cricket News Shimron Hetmyer credits Brian Lara as inspiration for Guwahati ton

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. The 19-year-old left-hander’s batting drew praise from cricket experts and some compared his batting to legendary West Indies batsman Brian Lara. Hetmyer admitted that he did look up to Brian Lara as an inspiration when he started playing cricket.  Read Also | No blanket ban on firecrackers, can burst green ones from 8-10 pm on Diwali: Supreme Court“I did look up to Brian Lara when I used to watch cricket, but most of it (shots) comes naturally to me. I am a natural stroke-player and try to play each ball on merit. I have spoken to a few legends in the past, they are quite fun actually, easy,” Hetmyer said in an interview to PTI during the training session ahead of the second ODI in Vizag on Wednesday.Lara is considered to be one of the best batsman from the West Indies, amassing 11953 runs at an average of 52.88 and 10405 runs with an average of over 40. Nicknamed the Prince of Trinidad, Lara holds the record for the highest individual score in Test and First-Class cricket with 400 and 501 respectively. Bad Test seriesHetmyer’s knock in Guwahati, his third century in 13 games, was the perfect response to criticism following a poor Test series in which he scored just 50 runs in four innings. The youngster credited the support of his team-mates who urged him to move forward. Read | India offers Sri Lanka to assist in match-fixing, cheating inquiry in cricket“I had a bad Test series, it was not one of the best ways to start a series in India but from there on I tried to forget about that as much as possible and the senior guys helped. They said don’t worry,” Hetmyer said.  New Delhi: Shimron Hetmyer magnificent 106 off 78 balls in the Guwahati ODI against India on Sunday was the only bright spot for the West Indies following their disastrous eight-wicket loss to Virat Kohli’s side. center_img With the left-hander showing plenty of skill in the limited-overs format, India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has said Hetmyer could be a huge attraction in the upcoming IPL auctions in 2019. last_img read more

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The Latest: SEC suspends all athletics through April 15

first_imgThe Eagles got a celebration in anyway.The team gathered Friday at its home gym, with no fans present, to cut down the nets in celebration of winning the league title. FGCU was the league’s regular-season champion but did not have any elaborate on-court celebration when that title was clinched because it wanted to save the real party for an NCAA Tournament berth.FGCU associate head coach Chelsea Lyles tweeted Friday that the team didn’t celebrate the regular-season championship when it happened “because we knew we had bigger goals we wanted to accomplish. So today we danced, cried, cut down our net and celebrated our Regular Season Championship. A celebration of a fantastic year.”___2:50 p.m. The French soccer league has suspended all matches indefinitely because of the coronavirus outbreak.Matches were scheduled to be held in empty stadiums but the French league made its decision in an emergency meeting a day after President Emmanuel Macron addressed the nation on television.No indication has yet been given as to when the league could resume. The league says it will next meet on Tuesday following a UEFA meeting.___9:55 a.m. The Greek Olympic committee says it is suspending the rest of its torch relay because of the “unexpectedly large crowd” that gathered to watch despite repeated requests for the public to stay away to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.The Hellenic Olympic Committee says a large crowd had gathered to watch the flame for the Tokyo Olympics pass through the southern Greek town of Sparta. The flame was lit Thursday at the birthplace of the games in Ancient Olympia in a pared-down ceremony.The committee says it took “the difficult but essential decision to cancel the rest of the program of the flame relay on Greek territory.”It says the decision was taken in coordination with the health ministry and the International Olympic Committee.The handover of the Olympic Flame to the Tokyo organizing committee will go ahead as scheduled on March 19 at the stadium in Athens where the first modern Olympics were held in 1896. The NCAA will extend the eligibility of athletes on spring sports teams one year to make up for the season lost to the new coronavirus.The decision comes after the NCAA announced Thursday that its winter and spring championships would be canceled as a precaution against the spread of the new coronavirus. Some but not all conferences have announced that their spring sports teams would not continue their regular seasons.An athletics official at an East Coast school told The Associated Press that the NCAA Division I Council Coordination Committee sent an email notifying schools of the eligibility decision. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to release the information.The official read the content of the email but declined to forward a copy because the official’s university monitors outgoing emails.“The Council Coordination Committee agreed that it will be appropriate to grant relief for the use of a season of competition for student-athletes who have participated in spring sports. The committee recognizes that several issues need to be addressed related to providing the additional season of competition, including financial aid implications. The committee will also discuss issues related to seasons of competition for winter student-athletes,” the email read. Two major regattas, including one on the Italian island of Sardinia that would have debuted the radical new boats that will be used in the 2021 America’s Cup, were called off Friday due to the coronavirus pandemic.With Italy at the epicenter of Europe’s outbreak, the Italian group that represents the three challenging teams postponed a warmup regatta set for April 23-26 in Cagliari. The group said it would ask the America’s Cup arbitration panel to set a new date. That would seem nearly impossible due to the logistical challenge of shipping the 75-foot foiling monohulls.The second America’s Cup World Series regatta is set for June 4-7 in Portsmouth, England, and will be organized by the defender, Emirates Team New Zealand.Part of the INEOS Team UK crew flew back to England on Thursday night, a team spokeswoman said. Team New Zealand’s race yacht is on a freighter in the middle of the Indian Ocean and a spokesman said the team is looking at transferring it to another ship to get it to England.Skipper Terry Hutchinson of the New York Yacht Club’s American Magic, which recently finished winter training in Pensacola, Florida, thanked the Italian organizers “for making an incredibly difficult decision that prioritized the safety of teams, race officials and all organizing authorities. We know it was not easy and taking a leadership position was critical.” The events called off include competitions, team and individual practices, meetings and other organized gatherings.The SEC had previously announced that all competition was suspended until March 30. That suspension of competition has been extended through April 15 and now includes all organized team activities.SEC athletics programs will cease practices, individual and team workouts effective the end of the day Friday. Team meetings will conclude no later than 5 p.m. local time Monday.___4:10 p.m. That includes USTA Pro Circuit tournaments, along with adult, junior and wheelchair tournaments.The group hopes to eventually reschedule events where possible.___6:35 p.m.The International Table Tennis Federation is suspending all activities — events, development and foundation — from Monday to the end of April. She says the WTA expects to make a decision “in the week ahead.”On Thursday, the men’s tennis tour suspended all ATP Tour and ATP Challenger Tour tournaments for six weeks, through April 26.Women’s events have been called off one by one through April 12.The next Grand Slam tournament, the French Open, is still scheduled to begin May 24 in Paris.Also Friday, the U.S. Tennis Association said it is suspending all of its sanctioned events through April 20. The Latest: SEC suspends all athletics through April 15 The Real Madrid basketball player who tested positive for the coronavirus was American forward Trey Thompkins.The positive result prompted Madrid’s basketball and soccer teams to enter quarantine because they share some facilities at the club’s training center.Thompkins wrote on Twitter he was “feeling great and just waiting for the virus to pass.”Spain has declared a state of emergency for two weeks to try to contain the virus.___ The rest of the Bundesliga’s 26th round was due to be played without fans present.___1:45 p.m.The Bahrain and Vietnam Grand Prix races have been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.The Bahrain GP was scheduled to be held next week — at an empty track — and the inaugural Vietnamese GP was set to be held in Hanoi on April 5. The second-division club decided to conduct tests after two players from previous opponent Hannover tested positive for the virus.Nuremberg was due to play St. Pauli on Sunday but the club has asked the German soccer league to postpone the game.Hannover’s game against Dynamo Dresden on Sunday was called off after Hannover decided on Thursday to quarantine its players for 14 days.___1:55 p.m. 11:50 a.m.NASCAR and IndyCar have each called off their races this weekend. NASCAR was scheduled to run Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway without spectators but said Friday it is calling off this weekend and next week’s race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.IndyCar was scheduled to open its season Sunday on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida, but suspended it’s season through the end of April. Four races are affected. ___11:20 a.m. Everton has become the third Premier League soccer club to put its entire playing squad in quarantine after a player reported symptoms consistent with coronavirus.Arsenal and Chelsea announced similar measures on Thursday.Everton says the club is in regular contact with the player in question and is monitoring the wellbeing of all players and staff. Its training complex has been closed down along with its stadium, Goodison Park.Everton is scheduled to play Liverpool in the Merseyside derby on Monday.However, it is increasingly likely all Premier League matches will be suspended. League officials are holding an emergency meeting to discuss future steps. The event had been scheduled for April 3-4 at Lake Placid, New York.The World Synchronized Skating Championships had been held every year since 2000, including four times previously in the United States.___6:20 p.m.Sampdoria has announced that four more of its players have tested positive for COVID-19 as well as a club doctor. It’s the fourth match in the championship to be postponed and means the entire final round, scheduled for Saturday, is off.The Six Nations says “we have decided that it is in the best interests of supporters, players and staff to fall in line with recent measures taken across the U.K. and global sports industries.”It’s the first time the championship hasn’t been completed on schedule since 2001, when Ireland was hit by an outbreak of foot and mouth disease.___12:25 p.m. ___11:50 a.m.Soccer in Scotland has been suspended following a similar move in England.The Scottish Football Association and Scottish Professional Football League say games are off until “further notice.”Six first-division games were scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, including the Old Firm game between Glasgow rivals Rangers and Celtic. The club says after forward Manolo Gabbiadini tested positive on Thursday, it carried out tests on defender Omar Colley, midfielder Albin Ekdal, forward Antonino La Gumina, and midfielder Morten Thorsby, who all had light symptoms, and they also tested positive.Sampdoria says they are all in good condition in their own homes in Genoa. The same applies for club doctor Amedeo Baldari.The rest of the team, as well as the staff and directors, are also in self-isolation at home. The club’s offices and training facilities have been closed and all sporting activity has been suspended. ___5:10 p.m. Bettman also said it is not the NHL’s independent call when to return to games and did not rule out the possibility of playing in empty arenas. He said games would only resume when the situation is safe.___12:30 p.m.The last remaining Six Nations rugby match was postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.The Welsh Rugby Union had earlier insisted its match against Scotland on Saturday in Cardiff would go ahead, but changed its mind by mid-afternoon. SailGP, co-founded by former America’s Cup champion Russell Coutts and tech tycoon Larry Ellison, canceled its regatta in San Francisco set for May 2-3.___3:59 p.m.Major League Baseball is encouraging players to go home a day after canceling spring training and postponing opening day by at least two weeks amid the novel coronavirus outbreak.Ballparks in Florida and Arizona were locked down Friday as the sport considered how to proceed following an outbreak that has brought the U.S. sports schedule to a standstill. Teams speculated the season might not start until sometime in May, necessitating a reduced schedule. The ITTF executive committee will hold an emergency meeting on Monday.The Japan Open next month had already been postponed, but Friday’s decision also affects Olympic qualifiers for Asia, Europe and Oceania next month.An announcement will be made next week regarding the Hong Kong Open and China Open, both in May, the ITTF said.___2:30 p.m. 12:50 p.m.National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman says players and staff have been told to stay away from the rink and self-isolate while the league is on a hiatus of uncertain length.Bettman said in a phone interview Friday with the Associated Press and the league’s website that, to his knowledge, no players or league employees have tested positive for the new coronavirus. But he added that he isn’t certain there isn’t someone who might not be feeling well and is awaiting test results.He told owners the first positive test result by any player would be a game-changer and that the decision to pause the season came after that happened in the NBA.Unlike NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, who said his league’s season would be suspended at least 30 days, Bettman would not put a timeframe on the NHL’s break. Bettman said several contingencies are being worked on about resuming the season and still awarding the Stanley Cup, but he would not give a definitive date on when that would have to happen or how long into the summer things could go. 3:35 p.m.The Board of Control for Cricket in India has decided to delay the start of the Indian Premier League T20 tournament by two weeks because of the coronavirus outbreak.The tournament will now start on April 15 instead of March 29.___11 a.m. ___10:40 a.m.The German soccer league says it will play this weekend’s games as planned without spectators but may suspend the league as of Tuesday.The league board says it will propose a suspension through April 2, to be voted on by member clubs on Monday.All of this weekend’s games are due to be played in empty stadiums. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the coronavirus outbreak’s effect on sports around the world (all times local):4:15 p.m.The Southeastern Conference has suspended all athletic activities at least through April 15 due to continuing developments related to the coronavirus. March 13, 2020 The German soccer league has suspended its season, dropping a plan to play this weekend in empty stadiums.The league board says there is an increasing number of suspected coronavirus cases affecting German clubs.Three second-division players have tested positive for the virus. Bundesliga club Paderborn said its coach tested negative, hours before his team was due to play Fortuna Düsseldorf, and that it was waiting for test results from an unspecified number of players.___11:10 a.m. 11:10 a.m.The English Premier League has been suspended after three clubs put their entire playing squads in self-isolation because of coronavirus.The league had expected to continue with a full schedule this weekend with fans, but later decided to suspend all matches until April 3 “at the earliest.”The same suspension applies for the three lower divisions overseen by the English Football League and to England’s top two women’s divisions.Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, leading to the cancellation of the match against Brighton on Saturday. Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi also had a positive test on Thursday, while Everton said Friday that a player had reported symptoms consistent with coronavirus and said its squad was self-isolating. Associated Press The first Bundesliga game has been called off because of the coronavirus outbreak.Bremen senator for the interior Ulrich Mäurer says Werder Bremen’s home game against Bayer Leverkusen on Monday won’t be played as scheduled.The game was supposed to be played without any fans in the stadium, but Bremen mayor Andreas Bovenschulte says the decision was taken to call it off because of fears that several thousand fans would have gathered outside the stadium.Thousands of Paris Saint-Germain fans gathered outside the stadium on Wednesday during a Champions League game against Borussia Dortmund.Events with more than 1,000 participants were already banned in a bid to contain the virus outbreak. The London Marathon scheduled for April 26 has been postponed to Oct. 4.“We know how disappointing this news will be for so many — the runners who have trained for many months, the thousands of charities for which they are raising funds, and the millions who watch the race every year,” event director Hugh Brasher said.Previously, coronavirus fears have forced the Barcelona Marathon originally scheduled this Sunday, to be postponed to Oct. 25, and the Paris Marathon on April 5 to be shifted to Oct. 18.The Rome Marathon set for March 29 was canceled earlier.___ The Giro d’Italia cycling race has been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.The first three stages of the Italian race were scheduled to take place in Hungary in May but the country has banned large outdoor sporting events. Race organizer RCS Sport says the entire race was postponed after they were informed by the organizing committee of the Hungarian stages that those three legs could not be held on the scheduled dates.RCS Sport says “all parties have agreed that they are determined to work together to enable the Giro d’Italia to depart from Hungary at a later time.”___2:10 p.m. 11:15 a.m.UEFA has postponed all Champions League and Europa League games because of the coronavirus outbreak.The quarterfinal draws in both competitions, scheduled for next Friday, have also been postponed.The decision comes four days ahead of a meeting to decide the European soccer calendar, including the possible one-year postponement of the 2020 European Championship.___ 2:45 p.m.A spokeswoman for the women’s professional tennis tour says the WTA is going to wait “a bit more time” to make decisions on whether any additional scheduling changes might be needed because of the coronavirus pandemic.Amy Binder writes in an email to The Associated Press on Friday that the WTA “has an obligation” to players and tournaments “to provide playing opportunities.”She adds that the WTA is communicating with upcoming European clay-court and grass-court tournaments.Binder says it is important to move quickly but also not to “simply react.” The first four races of the Formula One season have all been called off. The season-opening Australian GP and the China GP were previously postponed.No new dates have been set for the races but governing body FIA says it expects to begin the F1 season in May when it reaches Europe with the Dutch GP.___1:25 p.m.The first three stages of this year’s Giro d’Italia cycling race in May will no longer be held in Hungary. Borussia Mönchengladbach played Cologne on Wednesday and although there were no fans in the stadium, hundreds assembled outside.The league asked fans “not to gather in front of the stadiums and to do their part to protect the population.”Second-division club Hannover has put its players into self-isolation after two tested positive for the coronavirus. Hannover’s game against Dynamo Dresden on Sunday has been called off.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 ___12:40 p.m.The Paris-Nice cycling race won’t finish in Nice because of the coronavirus outbreak, and will instead be stopped one day early at the end of Stage 7 on Saturday.The final stage would have taken the race on a 113.5-kilometer (70.5-mile) loop north of Nice. Instead, the race will stop in Valdeblore la Colmiane.___ That includes camps, conferences and any travel to gatherings.The sport’s governing body is also recommending all sanctioned activities be suspended for the same amount of time. Its board of directors will meet Sunday to discuss plans for international competitions.___2:55 p.m.Florida Gulf Coast’s women’s basketball team was to play host to the ASUN Conference championship game at Alico Arena in Fort Myers, Florida on Sunday, before the tournament was called off because of the coronavirus pandemic. ___5:45 p.m.The Badminton World Federation has suspended all tournaments from Monday to April 12.The tournaments affected include the Swiss Open, India Open, Orléans Masters, Malaysia Open, and Singapore Open.The suspension of the circuit comes into effect following the completion of the All England Open on Sunday in Birmingham. Two more clubs said some players or staff would isolate. Bournemouth said Friday that reserve goalkeeper Artur Boruc and four members of staff had symptoms consistent with the virus. Leicester said Thursday that three players had “extremely mild illness” and would self-isolate as a precaution.___10:30 a.m.The England cricket team’s test series in Sri Lanka has been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.The England and Wales Cricket board says it made the decision for the players to return home after discussions with Sri Lanka Cricket. England was set to play the first test of its two-test series on Thursday, with the second test set for March 27.The ECB says “we look forward to returning to Sri Lanka in the very near future to fulfil this important Test series.”The decision was announced with England playing in a test warm-up match against the Sri Lanka Board President’s XI.England also has tests scheduled at home against West Indies in June and Pakistan in late July and August.___ ___ 10:25 a.m.Baylor University says it has told its entire baseball team and staff to self-quarantine after learning that three TSA agents in San Jose, California who tested positive for COVID-19 had “indirect contact” with the school’s travel party earlier this week. Baylor said the team will self-quarantine in Waco, Texas, or at their permanent residence. The school said no players, coaches or staff are showing any symptoms of the coronavirus. ___4:55 p.m.Russia is offering to host more European Championship games as UEFA considers whether the tournament can go ahead. India and South Africa have called off the two remaining one-day cricket internationals and decided to reschedule the series.The second ODI was scheduled to be played in Lucknow on Sunday and the third game in Kolkata on Wednesday. The first game was washed out by rain in Dharmsala earlier this week.___10:30 a.m.The Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Georgia, has been postponed until a later date. Augusta National did not indicate when the Masters would be played. That means there will be no golf at least for the next month. The Masters began in 1934 and only World War II has kept it from being played. This was the biggest shoe to drop for golf. The PGA Tour already canceled the next three events leading up to the Masters. Tiger Woods was to be going after his sixth green jacket. Sliding season in the U.S. is over.USA Bobsled and Skeleton said Friday that it is canceling its national championships, which were to take place later this month in Lake Placid, New York. New USA Bobsled and Skeleton CEO Aron McGuire says “we must exercise caution when it comes to the safety of the athletes” amid the coronavirus pandemic.Also Friday, USA Luge said all of its remaining on-ice programs for the season in Lake Placid — including training sessions, youth screening camps, fantasy camps and the Masters championships — are off as well. USA Luge also is delaying its open house for the team’s new indoor refrigerated training center. It was to have been unveiled April 4.USA Luge CEO Jim Leahy says “out of an abundance of caution … we felt it necessary to terminate the season at this point.”___ The decision severely impacts Olympic qualifying, which closes on April 30. The BWF previously said it will not change the qualifying window, but said on Friday it “will make a further announcement on regulations related to Olympic qualification points” later.___1:45 p.m.The World Synchronized Skating Championships have been canceled because of the coronavirus outreak.U.S. Figure Skating and the International Skating Union made the announcement Friday, citing concerns over the spread of the virus and the United States’ ban on travel from Europe. Writing in a Facebook post, government commissioner Mariusz Revesz says the decision came because of the coronavirus crisis in Italy and Hungary’s declaration this week to ban large outdoor sporting events.Revesz says Hungarian and Italian race organizers would seek contract modifications so the Giro can start in Hungary some other time.___1:20 p.m.German club Nuremberg says its whole team and coaching staff are going into quarantine for 14 days after defender Fabian Nürnberger tested positive for the coronavirus. The league and players’ association were discussing options Friday. Many teams said in the morning they planned to close for the weekend and re-open camps Monday. But a decision was made to encourage players to leave camp in the afternoon.The dispersal is not mandatory. In particular, many minor league players — especially from other countries — have been hoping to remain in camps, where they have usually access to housing, food and training facilities.____3:02 p.m.USA Diving is immediately suspending all of its activities for 30 days because of the coronavirus outbreak. Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko says Russia, which hosted the 2018 World Cup, could hold more than its scheduled three group games and one quarterfinal match in St. Petersburg.According to state news agency Tass, Chernyshenko says “we absolutely could expand the tournament program.”He adds that “Russia is ready for however the situation develops, we have plans.”___2:50 p.m. The Swiss hockey league will not have a champion this season.The league made the decision after canceling the season because of the coronavirus outbreak. It will be the first time since 1940 that no team will be declared champion.Games were suspended two weeks ago when the Swiss federal government prohibited large public events.___10:45 a.m.last_img read more

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