Alabama blogger forced to remove posts in order to be freed

first_img RSF_en June 3, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts United StatesAmericas News to go further Help by sharing this information Alabama-based blogger Roger Shuler was finally released conditionally on 26 March after five months in detention on a contempt of court charge for refusing to rid his blog, Legal Schnauzer, of allegedly defamatory posts about the son of a former Alabama governor. Shuler asked his wife, Carol Shuler, to remove the articles because he could not bear the prison conditions any longer. His release will not be definitive until the court decides that all the defamatory material has been removed.“Shuler complied with the judge’s demands out of concern for his well-being,” said Camille Soulier, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Americas desk. “The court order nonetheless still constitutes prior censorship. It is unacceptable that this blogger has had to renounce his freedom to inform for the sake of his physical freedom.”“Regarded as unconstitutional by specialists such as the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, this court order is yet another aberration in the land of the First Amendment. We call for this publication ban to be lifted and for Shuler to be freed unconditionally.”___________14.11.2013: Blogger held after ignoring prior censorship order in libel caseReporters Without Borders condemns Alabama-based journalist and blogger Roger Shuler’s detention for the past three weeks without any possibility of contesting the charges of contempt of court and resisting arrest brought against him. Shuler was roughed up by police during arrest outside his home on 23 October after ignoring a restraining order that constituted prior censorship because it banned him from publishing any further stories about an alleged affair between Robert Riley Jr, a lawyer linked to the Republican Party, and lobbyist Liberty Duke.He was initially due to appear before a judge on 7 November but the hearing was postponed and is now due to be held today.“As Shuler was not served with any official order or warrant at the time of arrest, we call for his immediate release and the withdrawal of all the charges against him.” Reporters Without Borders said.“While not disputing the right to bring a defamation action, we point out that the Supreme Court has ruled that pre-publication restraining orders are tantamount to censorship and therefore unconstitutional. Shuler cannot be guilty of contempt of court because the preliminary injunction issued by a judge was illegal.”A former reporter for the Birmingham Post-Herald newspaper, Shuler now writes an investigative blog called Legal Schnauzer that specializes in covering alleged corruption involving Alabama officials. He has been the target of intimidation in the past, above all in the form of anonymous comments responding to his posts.Shuler posted his first story about an alleged extramarital affair between Riley and Duke on 2 July. He claimed that Riley, the son of a former Republican Party governor, had paid Duke to have an abortion despite officially opposing abortion. Both Riley and Duke filed lawsuits against Shuler and his wife, Carol Shuler, who assists with the blog, alleging that his claims were defamatory.According to the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, at the initial hearing, the judge not only placed a restraining order on Shuler but also placed all filings related to the case under seal, ending any transparency as regards the proceedings.Shuler posted some of these filings on his blog and continued to post stories about Riley and Duke. According to Carol Shuler, no court order was shown by the four sheriffs who arrested her husband illegally, beating him and using pepper spray on him.“I am devastated,” Shuler told Reporters Without Borders. “So far we don’t have a lawyer and we cannot afford to pay for the lawyer specialized in constitutional law that we would need to win this case.”Freedom of information is nowadays subject to major obstacles in the land of the First Amendment. This is also the case at the federal level, both for journalists and whistleblowers. Shuler is not the only journalist currently in detention in the United States. Follow the news on United States United StatesAmericas Organisation center_img April 7, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Alabama blogger forced to remove posts in order to be freed Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says June 7, 2021 Find out more WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists News News News NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Pediatric Interventional Cardiology

first_imgSchool/UnitSchool of Medicine DepartmentPediatrics Open Until FilledYes Required Qualifications Application Deadline Date Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission orgoal Grant funded position?Yes – Continuation of this position depends on funding of thegrant. Number of Months12 Proposed Hire Date01/01/2019 Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Type of SearchNational Preferred Qualifications • Board certified or board eligible in Pediatrics and PediatricCardiology• Experience with clinical care of patients• Experience in an academic medical center• Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diversefaculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as afaculty member at VCU . Posted SalaryCommensurate • Preference will be given to applicants with clinical or basicscience research experience and the ability to apply for and obtainearly career awards from the NIH or other funding agencies. Quick Link 1. TEACHINGFaculty member will have teaching responsibilities. Faculty memberwill provide teaching and mentorship to medical students,Residents, Chief Residents, and Fellows when applicable.2. RESEARCHFaculty member will have working knowledge in research methods andbe able to participate in clinical, translational, and outcomesresearch.3. SERVICEFaculty member will serve on departmental or School of Medicinelevel committees when appropriate, and engage in professionalactivities through journal review, conference presentations,etc.4. CLINICALFaculty member will be responsible for cardiac catheterization aswell as general cardiology inpatient and outpatient duties asneeded.5. OTHER (for instance administrative duties, etc.)Faculty member will take on administrative duties associated withthis role. Application Process/Additional Information * How did you find out about this position?Alumni association magazineChronicle of Higher EducationCommunity eventEmail notificationHERC (Higher Ed Recruitment Consortium)Higher education publicationInternal RecruiterJob fairJob site (e.g. association/journalReferred by person/employeeSearch firm notificationVCU vacancy listing – eJobsOther CHoR’s Division of Pediatric Cardiology has undergone significantgrowth since the establishment of the Children’s HospitalFoundation Heart Center. This position will allow the division tocontinue to provide the most comprehensive pediatric and congenitalcardiology services for children in the region. Children’s Hospital of Richmond of the Virginia CommonwealthUniversity Health System has committed itself to transforming thePediatric Cardiology Division into a model academic unit devoted toexcellence in clinical care, teaching, and clinical, translational,and basic research. Mission or Goal of Unit Posting DetailsEmployees hired into Administrative and Professional positionsposted on or after July 1, 2017, will be governed by and, ifemployed on July 1, 2018 will move into the new University HumanResources System. For additional information, go to Tenure StatusNon-Tenure Eligible Working TitlePediatric Interventional Cardiology Position Responsibilities Date Posted06/28/2018 * If you selected ‘Other’ for your referral source, pleaseindicate where you heard about this posting? (If you did not select’Other,’ please enter ‘n/a.'(Open Ended Question) RankOpen Diversity Statement Information Position TypeTeaching and Research Faculty Position NumberF54200 Is this employee on a H1B Visa? Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsCurriculum Vitae (CV)Optional DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationOther DocumentResumeReference Letter – 1Reference Letter – 2Reference Letter – 3last_img read more

CDC advises against closing schools during H1N1 outbreaks

first_img May 5 CIDRAP News story Regularly cleaning surfaces in schools with regular cleansers (bleach is not advised) Aug 7, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – Federal officials recommended today that schools should not close down during novel H1N1 influenza outbreaks, though they emphasized that the advice is a guideline and that decisions should be made based on local conditions. However, the officials said, some schools will be justified in closing if they have a high rate of infection or large numbers of students with the underlying conditions that make the virus more dangerous. “We hope no schools will have to close, but realistically, some schools will close this fall,” Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan said. See also: The advice affects the approximately 55 million students and 7 million staff who work in the more than 130,000 public and private K-12 schools in the United States. Separate advisories for colleges and universities, and for pre-kindergarten and early-childhood programs, are expected to be issued in the next few weeks. Conducting active screening for fever and other symptoms as students and staff enter school each morning More than 700 schools closed when H1N1 flu first struck in April and May. About 50 were in New York City, where the local outbreak was at least 800,000 cases. As New York City health commissioner, Dr. Thomas Frieden oversaw those closings. But today, speaking as new director of the CDC, he said that additional information about the behavior of the novel virus has made school closings a choice rather than a necessity. Along with the advice on closings, which were published today on the CDC’s H1N1 flu Web page, the guidelines include new advice on when to allow ill students and staff to return to school: when 24 hours have passed with no fever, whether or not the person is taking antiviral drugs. Previously, federal guidance required flu patients to stay home for 7 days. The guidelines, composed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and released at a press briefing by the Department of Health and Human Services, build on revised guidance that the CDC issued in May. Early in the pandemic’s spring wave, schools were told to close for up to 2 weeks, but the CDC changed its advice shortly afterward to say that schools should focus on keeping sick students and staff out of school. CDC Guidance for State and local Public Health Officials and School Administrators for School (K-12) Responses to Influenza during the 2009-2010 School Year Asking students and staff with underlying conditions to stay home when flu is circulating locally Emphasizing hand-washing and covering coughs with tissues or shirt-sleeves Because closings may yet happen, school should prepare by getting temporary home-schooling plans ready, Duncan warned. Making sure that students and staff with high-risk conditions see healthcare professionals as soon as possible after they show symptoms The guidelines also advise: Technical Report for State and Local Public Health Officials and School Administrators on CDC Guidance for School (K-12) Responses to Influenza during the 2009-2010 School Year Asking students and staff with ill family members to stay home for 5 days after the first household member falls ill “We know from the spring that where there was H1N1 there were very large explosive outbreaks in schools,” Frieden said in the briefing. “[But] we know more now about how it behaves; we know more about how to control it. It is now clear that closure of schools is rarely if ever indicated.” The new advice is being issued because “once you close a school, as we saw last spring, that creates a very significant ripple effect” on parents and businesses, Janet Napolitano, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, said during the briefing. Sending ill students and staff home, and holding them in rooms separate from the main student body until they can leave Schools can reasonably consider closing if they have large numbers of students who are medically frail or pregnant, or are in an area where the local outbreak is especially intense, or if the virus begins to cause more severe illness, he said. Otherwise, schools will need to rely on parents to keep children at home if they are feverish. But he cautioned that some of the spring closings in New York City were driven by children showing up to school with fever because their parents did not or could not keep them at home. If the fall flu wave involves more severe disease than what was seen in the spring, the guidelines also call for (among other steps):last_img read more

Carnarvon: More time for Cerberus drilling

first_imgHoneybadger, Kes, and Belfon prospectsThe company said that its success within the Roebuck basin de-risked the lower Triassic play potential across the North West Shelf.“Resource analysis of the leads and prospects within Cerberus resulted in meaningful estimates for a number of well defined prospects and leads,” said Carnarvon.In particular, Honeybadger, Kes, and Belfon prospects were estimated to contain a total of 132 million barrels of oil at the Pmean confidence level.The Belfon prospect is defined as a horst block structure, with Permian Kennedy Formation reservoir sealed by the regional Locker Shale. Kes is a stratigraphic trap which is interpreted to contain good quality turbidite reservoirs sealed by the Locker Shale. The Honeybadger prospect is similar in nature to Kes. Australian oil exploration company Carnarvon Petroleum has been given more time to find a partner and drill a well at its Cerberus project in the North West Shelf offshore Western Australia.The Cerberus project consists of four exploration blocks, namely the EP-490, EP-491, TP/27, and EP-475.Carnarvon said on Monday that the Department of Mines and Petroleum of Western Australia approved its application for suspension and extension of year three work commitments on the Cerberus licenses.The company added that this would give it sufficient preparation time to drill a contingent well in 2018 and complete the necessary efforts to secure a partner to help fund the necessary exploration drilling.The 2018 drilling will be contingent upon Carnarvon agreeing to enter into the next commitment year in May 2018. This has also allowed the EP-490, EP-491, and TP/27 exploration permits to be aligned with the drilling commitments in the EP-475 exploration block.The Cerberus blocks covers 3,700 square kilometers in the heart of the Northern Carnarvon Basin, relatively close to a number of producing oil and gas fields. Current prospects contain 624 million barrels of recoverable oil on a Pmean basis.last_img read more

Shanghai Shenhua sign ‘Obagoal’ to replace Man Utd loanee

first_imgShanghai Shenhua have completed the signing of ex-Nigeria forward, Obafemi Martins, who returns for a second stint after playing for the Chinese Super League side between 2016 and 2018, Goal understands. The 35-year-old forward rejoins the team as a replacement for compatriot Odion Ighalo, whose loan deal at Manchester United has been extended until 2021. Having left Seattle Sounders in 2015, Martins scored 32 goals in 59 games across all competitions for the Chinese heavyweights, while playing a key role in the Hongkou Football Stadium giants’ Chinese FA Cup success in 2017.However, he left the Shanghai-based team in 2018 after suffering a hamstring injury, and has been without a club ever since. Ighalo was loaned to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Red Devils on a temporary loan deal on the final day of the January transfer window as a replacement for injured Marcus Rashford. Having impressed in his eight appearances before lockdown and the subsequent postponement of football – scoring four goals in three starts – the club extended his loan until January 2021. Martins’ return will strengthen Choi Kang-hee men’s attack ahead of the resumption of the Chinese Super League. The former Super Eagles striker recently told Goal that retirement was not on his agenda despite being without a club since leaving Shanghai in 2018. read also:Inter Milan kick off documentary series with Obafemi Martins Promoted ContentBeautiful Mutations: 15 Staggering Photos Of Heterochromia9 Fictional Universes We Wouldn’t Want To Live In8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksTop 6 Iconic Supercar Movies9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?Playing Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body “After my career-threatening injury in China, many people advised me to quit, but I told myself I still have a lot to offer the beautiful game,” he told Goal. “Football is my life; I eat, drink and sleep football so I don’t see any reason to call time on something that makes me happy. “I’m 34, but I feel like a teenager, and with this sensation, I can still play for any big team across the world. I’m thankful for what I have achieved in football but I thirst for more. “That desire is still there, the desire to score more goals and win more titles. For my next move, I have got offers from the United States, China and Saudi Arabia but I will only move when I see the right bargain.” After featuring for Reggiana and Inter Milan in Italy, Martins joined Newcastle United in 2006 and helped them win the Intertoto Cup in the same season. He also represented Wolfsburg, Rubin Kazan, Birmingham City and Levante before moving to Seattle Sounders in 2016. read also: Inter Milan kick off documentary series with Obafemi Martins In international football, Martins scored on his Nigeria debut in May 2004, against the Republic of Ireland, and ended his Super Eagles career with 18 goals from 42 appearances. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… last_img read more

The Latest: Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence considered opting out

first_imgThe Latest: Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence considered opting out Last week the school announced that 25 athletes had tested positive over the previous three weeks as they began returning to campus for voluntary workouts, with nine in mandatory isolation. The school said all cases involved no or mild symptoms. No teams had to pause workouts due to testing results.___The LPGA Tour will have another major without spectators.The ANA Inspiration announced that it will not have fans Sept. 10-13 at Mission Hills in Rancho Mirage, California. The major is typically the first of the year in early spring, but was postponed by the COVID-19 pandemic.The LPGA’s first major is in two weeks: The Women’s British Open at Royal Troon will not have spectators. The International Cricket Council released figures Friday showing it had 1.65 billion video views on its Facebook channel in the first half of 2020, saying it “topped the rankings in terms of video consumption among leading sports bodies” on the social media platform.Cricket was shuttered globally from late March until last month, when host England beat West Indies 2-1 in a three-test series that was played inside bio-secure venues in Southampton and Manchester.The ICC, citing statistics from the CrowdTangle analytics tool, said daily video consumption on its Facebook page increased from 3 million minutes viewed to 15 million minutes per day during the lockdown.“At a time when COVID-19 has severely impacted live sports, the ICC’s channels have gone from strength to strength,” the ICC said in a statement.Cricket hit some highs in terms of viewership over the 12 months to June, including the 1.1 billion views for the Women’s Twenty20 World Cup in Australia in February and March. —A former Louisville men’s soccer player says on social media neither he nor roommates planned a party last Saturday that “escalated quickly” and resulted in 29 people testing positive for COVID-19.Cameron Wheeler, one of three players dismissed Thursday with three others suspended for their involvement, says on Twitter he invited another student-athlete who tested negative to “hang out with us” at an off-campus house. Several uninvited student-athletes followed before members of multiple teams came in, Wheeler added.“This made it more difficult to try to get the situation under control,” he said.The redshirt sophomore midfielder also disputed the program’s allegation in a statement that he had disciplinary problems. Wheeler acknowledged receiving a bad grade in a class that improved after he repeated it. He also left the hotel on a road trip to walk around campus with teammates but noted there was no team rule against it at the time. He accepted a short suspension. The league is made up of 13 schools in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.___Northwestern returned to the football field for the first time since a false positive for COVID-19 led to 37 players being quarantined and workouts being paused.Coach Pat Fitzgerald said after the start of camp the Wildcats still are “batting a thousand” after a player who tested for the virus last week did not have it after all.“I think it showed us that our plan and our execution of our plan has been flawless,” he said. Fans and employees at Ford Field would be required to wear face coverings. Designated gates and entry times would be assigned to fans.The team says the ability to host fans at a reduced capacity depends on local and state approval.___What did cricket fans do when there was no live games to watch during lockdown in the coronavirus pandemic?Watched replays. Lots of replays. ___The Pioneer League will not play a fall football schedule, a decision that likely means there will be no FCS playoffs this season.The 11-team Pioneer League spans from the Midwest to the West Coast. The conference said in a statement the challenges related to team travel, meeting state, local and institutional health requirements and COVID-19 mitigation strategies led to the decision. The Pioneer League said it would consider playing a football season at another point in the school year if feasible.The NCAA this week announced it would not conduct championship events in sports where at least 50% percent of the participating schools do not play a fall regular season. Unless Pioneer League schools pursue a football season as independents, the number of FCS schools that have canceled fall football is 68 out of 127.The Big Sky was also expected to announce soon whether it will play in the fall. The rules, which also apply to volleyball and soccer, were recommended by the SEC’s Return to Activity and Medical Guidance Task Force.The league expects the task force to release another report by Aug. 31.___The Detroit Lions are preparing to host fans at all eight regular-season home games, although it’s uncertain how many will be allowed to attend.The NFL club said Friday season-ticket holders can opt out of purchasing tickets for the 2020 season if they want. The team also is offering various incentives for fans who defer payments to the 2021 season instead of asking for refunds. Darlington was the first track to host NASCAR racing last May with two races in a three-day period after missing more than two months due to COVID-19. The Sept. 6 race will be the first of NASCAR’s 10-event playoffs and mark Darlington’s first-ever season with three NASCAR Cup Series races.___The NCAA Division II South Atlantic Conference is postponing its fall sports schedule until the spring of 2021 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.The league said its impacted sports are men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s soccer, field hockey and volleyball. The conference’s President’s Council announced the decision Friday. The group had previously chosen to delay fall competition until Sept. 26, but said that due to the continuing threat of the virus, it was imperative for the health of athletes, coaches, fans and campus communities to delay things even further. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence said he considered opting out of this season when he was unsure what college football would look like going forward amid the coronavirus pandemic. Fitzgerald was at dinner July 31 when he learned about the positive result and that contact tracing protocols were being enacted. The decision to put workouts on hold was made after team physician Jeff Mjaanes consulted with Northwestern University Health Services doctors. Fitzgerald said they learned Wednesday afternoon after more tests that no one had the virus. He also said workouts this week would have been lighter anyway. They could have resumed Thursday, but Fitzgerald opted to wait until the start of camp.“Really proud of our guys with the choices they’re making,” he said. “It’s not a four-hour problem that they’re in the building; it’s the other 20 hours that I think’s a challenge for every college football player and every college student.”____North Carolina defensive backs D.J. Ford, Javon Terry and Bryce Watts have opted out of playing this season due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. Louisville on Wednesday paused workouts for men’s and women’s soccer, field hockey and volleyball following the outbreak. Wheeler said he reported what happened to the athletic department but was unable to convince anyone they didn’t intend for it to happen—Darlington Raceway has gotten state approval to have fans in the stands when it runs NASCAR’s Southern 500 next month. The state Commerce Department gave the track “Too Tough To Tame” an exemption to have up to 8,000 fans in the stands, according to an agency spokesman. South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster last week said he was limiting venues to 250 people or 50% of capacity, whichever was less, due to the continuing coronavirus pandemic. Venues such as Darlington that get exemptions must require wearing masks or face coverings as a condition of entry. With the Big Sky’s postponement and the Pioneer Football League’s decision to not have a conference season earlier in the day, more than 70 of the 127 FCS schools have said they will not play in the fall.The Big Sky, traditionally one of the strongest FCS conferences with Montana, Eastern Washington and Montana State, said it will attempt to play an eight-game conference schedule in the spring.—Maryland senior quarterback Josh Jackson has opted out of the upcoming football season, leaving the Terrapins with very little depth and experience at the pivotal position.Jackson is the most prominent of six Maryland players who have decided not to play in 2020 for reasons related to the COVID-19 pandemic, coach Michael Locksley said during a teleconference Friday. But Lawrence said Friday once he understood he’d play an 11-game season with a chance for an Atlantic Coast Conference and national championships, he decided to play his junior season. Lawrence is considered a front-runner for the Heisman Trophy and a likely No. 1 overall pick in the next NFL draft should he leave college early. Lawrence said he’s completely committed to this season. Lawrence was 25-0 as a starter until he and Clemson fell to LSU in the national title game last January. Lawrence, the 6-foot-6 junior, had perhaps his poorest performance in college in the 42-25 loss to LSU. He joked how after his freshman year when he led Clemson to a championship he heard how amazing he was and since the LSU defeat, he heard how much work he has to do improve. Lawrence said he’s confident in Clemson’s ability to keep himself and his teammates safe this season.— August 7, 2020 Jackson played in 10 games last year for Maryland after transferring from Virginia Tech. He went 98 for 207 for 1,274 yards and 12 touchdowns with six interceptions.His backup was Tyrrell Pigrome, who transferred to Western Kentucky during the offseason.—Two more top-10 women — Elina Svitolina and Kiki Bertens — will miss the U.S. Open, joining No. 1 Ash Barty in skipping the Grand Slam tennis tournament during the coronavirus pandemic.The fifth-ranked Svitolina, a semifinalist at Flushing Meadows a year ago, said on social media she doesn’t feel comfortable traveling. Conference USA is leaving open the option for its schools to play a full 12-game football schedule. The league’s board of directors said Friday that the initial conference schedule, with each team playing eight C-USA games, will remain intact. The first conference game is Sept. 12. League schools will also be allowed to play up to four non-conference games at their discretion. C-USA’s championship game remains scheduled for Dec. 5, though league officials said there was flexibility for moving to a later date if that weekend is needed to potentially reschedule any regular-season games. The board approved return to play safety measures for fall sports and adopted NCAA protocol with required testing standards for C-USA schools and the requirement that opponents operate by the same standards. Team spokesman Jeremy Sharpe announced in a video call with reporters after Friday’s practice. Ford is a redshirt senior who started seven games last year, while Terry appeared in all 13 games as a redshirt freshman. Watts is a junior who sat out last year after transferring from Virginia Tech.The team had previously announced that offensive lineman Triston Miller would not play due to “family reasons,” though it did not elaborate further.___The Big Sky Conference postponed its football season to the spring because of the coronavirus pandemic and called for the FCS playoffs to be moved to the second semester as well.The Big Sky’s decision all but officially ends any chance of the FCS playoffs, which are an NCAA-sponsored event unlike the College Football Playoff which crowns a champion at the highest level of Division I, being held in the fall. Earlier in the week, the NCAA announced each of its three divisions would determine whether national championship events should be held in fall sports. The NCAA said if more than 50% of schools that compete in a sport did not compete in a regular season, the championship would be canceled. The decision was not a surprise. In men’s golf, the PGA Championship this week in San Francisco and the U.S. Open next month in New York will be without spectator. The question now is which tournament will be the first with fans.___The Milwaukee Brewers have canceled their 2021 Brewers On Deck event, an annual January showcase that allows thousands of fans to meet current and former players and coaches in a convention hall. The Brewers said that the decision was made with “the health and safety of the community in mind.”“It’s impossible to know at this time what restrictions may be in place that would require a different footprint or format for Brewers On Deck in January,” Brewers president of business operations Rick Schlesinger said in a statement. “It takes many months of lead time for our staff to plan and execute the event, and with so many uncertainties we unfortunately have to make this decision now.” Online traffic from India helped. The final between Australia and India, which attracted a crowd of more than 86,000 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, set a single-day record for women’s tournament with 64.9 million views on the ICC Facebook page.___More AP sports: and No. 7 Bertens wrote on Instagram that one of her concerns is the need to be quarantined upon returning to Europe after the U.S. Open, which runs from Aug. 31 to Sept. 13.___Duke coach David Cutcliffe says long snapper Ben Wyatt and offensive tackle Jacob Rimmer have opted out of playing this season because of concerns about the coronavirus.Cutcliffe spoke after Friday’s first preseason practice, saying Wyatt and Rimmer “just weren’t comfortable with playing.” He said both would remain on scholarship as they work toward earning their degrees this spring.Wyatt is a fifth-year senior who appeared in all 38 games over the past three seasons for the Blue Devils. Rimmer is a redshirt junior who saw action in three career games. Senior John Taylor is set to replace Wyatt. ___The Southeastern Conference will require football players and others in direct contact with the program to be tested at least twice weekly during the season.The league on Friday released its initial COVID-19 requirements for fall sports, including football. In football, the testing will typically come six days and three days before competition.Coaches, staff and other personnel will be required to wear face coverings on the sidelines at sporting events this fall.The initial guidelines include testing requirements, procedures for infections and contact tracing and protocols for quarantine and isolation. Associated Press last_img read more

Black Princess set for final hurdle against Ethiopia

first_imgVenue: Baba Yara Stadium Kickoff: 3:00 pm The Black Princesses will host Ethiopia in the second leg match of the 2016 FIFA U-20 World Cup final qualifying match to be played at the Baba Yara Stadium today.Ghana held their Ethiopian counterparts to a 2-2 draw in the first leg match played in Addis Ababa a fortnight ago with goals coming from Kate Addo and an own goal from Ethopian Hassabi Muso The team have pitched camp in Kumasi sinceTuesday and played a friendly game as part of their preparations towards the game.The winner of today’s tie will qualify for the World Cup to be held in Papua New Guinea next year. Ghana beat Equatorial Guinea in the second round to reach this stage with striker Jane Ayieyam leading Ghana’s scoring chart with three goals.last_img

Kayihura hails Crested Cranes ahead of CECAFA clash with Tanzania

first_imgUganda’s Crested Cranes take on Tanzania Sunday in the CECAFA semifinals. PHOTO FUFA MEDIACECAFA WOMEN semifinals:SundayKenya v Ethiopia 1:30 p.mUganda v Tanzania 3.30pmFriday Tanzania 0 Ethiopia 0ThursdayUganda 1 Burundi 0Kenya 11 Zanzibar 0WednesdayEthiopia 3 Rwanda 2TuesdayUganda 9 Zanzibar 0Kenya 4  Burundi 0EarlierZanzibar 1 Burundi 10 Uganda 0 Kenya  4Rwanda 2 Tanzania 3GROUP A: Uganda, Kenya, Burundi, ZanzibarGROUP B: Ethiopia, Tanzania, RwandaThe Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura has hailed Uganda’s Crested Cranes ahead of their CECAFA women’s tournament semifinal clash with Tanzania.Kayihura met the players and officials in Jinja where the tournament is taking place. “We are very proud of you,” he said, adding, ‘Thank you for representing our country with passion and energy. I wish you the best in the upcoming matches.”Uganda qualified for the semifinals of the inaugural CECAFA women’s football tournament on Thursday when a Fazila Ikwaput first half goal handed them their 2nd straight win. Uganda were second in their group behind Kenya, who beat them in the opening match.The Uganda national women football team – Crested Cranes-  take on Tanzania who topped their group courtesy of a throw of the coin after their final game with Ethiopia ended goalless on Friday.The tournament has attracted international and local attention, a fact that has had soccer governing body FUFA get praise from the Council of East and Central Africa Association (CECAFA) Secretary General Nicholas Musonye.“I want to thank everyone for their respective endeavors to make this tournament a complete success. FUFA took upon the initiative to host the tournament without any sponsorship and we commend them for taking the big risk,” Musonye told the press on Saturday.“The media has publicized the tournament so well. Government has provided the healthy political climate to enable the tournament progress successfully,” added Musonye, who was flanked by tournament chief organiser Rogers Byamukama and CECAFA media officer Rogers Mulindwa“To all the fans, you have exhibited a true CECAFA spirit of not only supporting the home team but attending each and every match that has been played.” Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Army veteran sentenced 25 years for shooting West Palm Beach VA Medical Center

first_imgAn Army veteran who shot and wounded a doctor at a West Palm Beach VA Medical Center in Riviera Beach last year was sentenced Monday up to 25 years in a mental health facility.According to the FBI, 61-year-old Larry Ray Bon pulled out a small handgun and opened fire Feb. 27, 2019, inside the emergency room at the VA Medical Center, striking at least two people. One of those people was a doctor who suffered minor injuries.A judge accepted the plea deal for Larry Ray Bon during a sentencing hearing held via video conferencing. The judge said Bon “will be a very old man if he is ever released from custody.”According to testimony, Bon is currently in poor health. Bon could face up to 25 years in a treatment facility.When he  is mentally able Bon will be brought back to court and sentenced between 12.5 and 25 years.last_img read more