COVID-19: Man U to refund tickets if season is abandoned or finished without fans

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians Manchester United will offer fans either a pro-rata cash refund or a rebate on next season’s tickets if this season’s remaining Premier League games are cancelled or played behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic, the club said on Friday. The outbreak has brought sport around the world to a virtual standstill, with the Premier League suspended until at least April 30. United said in a statement that they had also suspended the May 1 deadline for season ticket renewal until the club received confirmation of when next season would start. “We know our fans will not want to miss any games played in the coming months… but clearly we must all play our part in the efforts to combat coronavirus,” group managing director Richard Arnold said. “By pushing the season ticket renewal deadline back and confirming our policy if games were to be cancelled or played behind closed doors, we want to ease any concerns our loyal fans may have.” The club added that all tickets would be valid if the current season resumes and games are played as normal from a later date. Reuters/NAN.Tags: COVID-19Manchester UnitedPremier LeagueRichard Arnoldlast_img read more

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Historic senior class looks to extend final season in Big East tournament

first_img Published on May 8, 2013 at 7:33 pm Contact Jesse: jcdoug01@syr.edu | @dougherty_jesse Facebook Twitter Google+ Veronica Grant is constantly reminded of the success she has had in a Syracuse uniform. As SU’s starting center fielder, she jogs into the outfield seven times a game and is met by two signs hanging from the fence.The first reads, “Big East Champions 2010.” The second: “Big East Champions 2011.”“Seeing those all the time means a lot,” Grant said. “When I first got here, we had that in our mindset, but the program had never won anything. They tell me we made history.”After finishing the regular season 23-28 and 10-12 in the conference, Syracuse enters this year’s Big East tournament as the No. 6 seed, and will travel to Tampa, Fla., to meet No. 2-seed Louisville (45-10, 18-4) in the first round on Thursday.That’s where Grant, shortstop Morgan Nandin, catcher Ashley Dimon and pitcher Stacy Kuwik will look to extend their remarkable careers. The Orange’s four senior starters were all part of the first and second Big East championships in program history, and have had a hand in transforming SU into a perennial conference contender. As they near the end of their collegiate careers, anything short of a third championship won’t be enough.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We haven’t had the year we expected,” Dimon said. “And to run the table in the conference and go out with a bang would mean the world to all of us.”Before 2010, Syracuse had only won one Big East tournament game. In 2009, the fourth-seeded Orange was upset by South Florida 5-4 in the first round. After the early exit, four freshmen were waiting in the wings to propel the program to new heights.In their first seasons, Grant, Nandin, Dimon and Kuwik had varying effects. Grant started in all 58 games and set Syracuse single-season records for doubles and at-bats. Nandin also started every game and became only the eighth Syracuse player to record a hit in her first collegiate at-bat. Dimon started 11 games at catcher and Kuwik posted a 7-10 record with a 3.52 ERA.Regardless of their individual outputs, the women were all working parts of something bigger than themselves.Two years later, they helped bring the program its first two Big East tournament crowns.“Winning a Big East championship is an unbelievable feeling,” Nandin said. “Especially our freshman year because we did something no one had done before, like a Cinderella story.“It was this weird vibe that we all felt but no one talked about. It was something special that is hard to put into words, and winning again the next year was like doing it all over again.”But fast-forward to 2013 and things aren’t as picturesque.The Orange has, at times, limped through its conference schedule. Some games, the pitching implodes and in others, the bats don’t show up. Injuries to sophomore pitcher Lindsay Taylor at the start of Big East play, as well as many young faces in the lineup, have forced coach Leigh Ross to rely heavily on the play and leadership of her graduating class.Having to mend wounds and mold underclassmen all season long has made the seniors’ impending departure harder to grasp. The turbulent season had provided adversity, but they have grown closer as a result.“Thinking about leaving is depressing,” Nandin said. “We have bonded so much this year, especially when things haven’t been easy. I know I don’t want to stop playing because I’m young and want to play until I can’t, and I’m really going to miss these girls.”In a few weeks time, Syracuse softball will be in the past of these four seniors. Dimon will begin studying for the GREs with aspirations to attend graduate school. Nandin will do a semester of student-teaching and pursue her dream of becoming a college softball coach. Kuwik will jump-start her career at an engineering company in Rochester, N.Y., and Grant will decide between a year off or more school.Despite the different paths their futures will take them , a common, final goal unites these women one last time.“I just want to keep winning, every game,” Kuwik said. “Let’s win the Big East tournament then go hot into regionals. Really, I just don’t want this to end.” Commentslast_img read more

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Softball: Badgers batter Valparaiso, score 21 runs in double-header sweep

first_imgIn an otherwise foggy day at the Goodman Diamond Wednesday afternoon, the Badgers had clear vision in the batter box, combining for 21 runs in a two game mercy-rule sweep of Valparaiso.The first game between the Badgers (16-20, 1-7 Big Ten) and Valparaiso (8-25, 2-6 Horizon) looked promising at the start for the Crusaders, as the visitors took a 2-0 lead following a two-run homerun by infielder Mollie Lindeman in the top of the second inning. In the final three frames, Wisconsin pitcher Mariah Watts took command on the mound, shutting Valpo out for the remainder of the game.The Badgers’ bats came alive in the bottom of the third inning as second baseman Megan Tancill started a three-run frame off with a single, eventually scoring with a single by outfielder Maria Van Abel to tie the game at two apiece. A subsequent defensive error by the Crusaders and RBI double by catcher Chloe Miller put the Badgers up 3-2, a lead they would not relinquish for the remainder of the game.After failing to score and stranding three runners on base in the top of the fourth inning, Wisconsin put the dagger in any chance of a Valpo comeback with a 7-run inning in the bottom of the frame. Leading the charge for Wisconsin was a bases-clearing triple by Tancill to extend the lead to 6-2, followed by designated hitter Marissa Mersch’s two-RBI double, making it 8-2.Wisconsin added on two more runs to end the frame at 10-2, a lead they held on to in the five inning mercy rule win. Watts picked up her team-leading seventh win of the season.After an inconsistent offensive stretch for the Badgers in several March road trips, head coach Yvette Healy believes a return to the Goodman Diamond was exactly what her team needed to get back on track.“It’s been fun to be at home. I think since we’ve been here, we’ve been swinging the bats really well, running bases well, and it’s been a team effort, not just one kid,” Healy said. “We’re excited to see the ball fly and see people run bases, and anytime you can put up runs, especially in front of your home fans, it’s fun.”Pitcher Taylor-Paige Stewart took the mound for the Badgers as they aimed to take home the doubleheader sweep. Stewart confidently blazed through Valpo’s first three hitters for a perfect opening inning with consecutive strikeouts.The Crusaders’ starting pitcher Taylor Weissenhofer found herself in an early hole after a combination of command issues with pitch placement and defensive miscues in the field. Following a walk to first-baseman Stefanni LaJeunesse with the bases loaded, the Badgers took an early lead. Later in the inning, an error by shortstop Stephanie Moreno allowed two additional runs to score. A bases-loaded walk gave the Badgers a four-run lead despite only one ball leaving the infield during the frame.Continuing her dominance on the mound, Stewart allowed just one base runner through two innings on one walk, recording seven strikeouts in the process to leave Valpo hitless and scoreless.Wisconsin recorded just its fourth homerun of the season in the bottom of the second after Miller cleared the left field fence for a commanding 5-0 lead. Despite a fast offensive start, the homerun was only the second hit of the game for the Badgers.Valpo’s first legitimate offensive threat came in the top of the third after a single by Moreno and two consecutive walks with two outs loaded up the bases. With the shutout hanging in the balance, Stewart managed to force an infield popup to get Wisconsin out of the jam.Stewart, who finished her outing with 11 strikeouts, is no stranger to the unpredictable Madison weather and credited her previous playing experience to not allowing the misty and cold conditions affect one of her strongest performances on the season.“I think with this being my third year here, you just learn how to adjust,” Stewart said. “Definitely as a freshman, it was a factor and a variable you start thinking about more, but I think by junior year, you start warming up outside and figure out your adjustments early before the game. So when you get into game time, it shouldn’t affect you much.”The Badgers continued their offensive onslaught in the bottom of the third, tallying five more runs. Van Abel highlighted the frame with an RBI triple and Mersch later drove her home for an 8-0 lead. Later in the frame, a two-out RBI double by shortstop Ashley Van Zeeland followed a bunt-single by Briana Flagaur made it 10-0 before Weissenhofer could end the damage with a strikeout.Valpo’s Taylor Nadler found the gap in left center for an RBI single in the top of the fourth, putting the Crusaders on the board for the first time since the second inning of the first game, ending a six-inning scoring drought. After looking nearly untouchable in the first three frames, Stewart walked four batters in fourth, including two with the bases loaded, to cut Wisconsin’s lead down to 10-2 after three outs.A bases-loaded groundout by Miller tacked on an insurance run for the Badgers in the bottom of the fourth, which required Valpo to score at least two runs in their next frame to avoid their second consecutive mercy-rule loss of the day. Despite putting a runner in scoring position, Stewart closed out the 11-2 victory fittingly with a strikeout in a two-hit outing for her sixth win of the year.The Badgers are back in action this Friday at home against Iowa, with the first pitch of the series opener scheduled for 5 p.m.last_img read more

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Trojans deal with injuries in Wednesday’s practice

first_imgKatie Chin | Daily TrojanOn Wednesday, the Trojans continued game preparation for this weekend’s tilt with Texas, as they strategized for the Longhorns’ high-octane offense and focused on rehabbing key players. Defense prepares for high-powered Texas offense After practice, head coach Clay Helton pointed to the Longhorns’ 58 percent third down efficiency rate as a major ingredient for their early offensive success; they are averaging 48.5 points over their first two games against Maryland and San Jose State. On Wednesday, the defense worked againstno-huddle looks in order to prepare for Texas head coach Tom Herman’s fast-paced offense. “It’s a change of pace for us,” Helton said. “We go from a huddle team in Stanford to a very high-tempo team that can run a lot of plays and go extremely fast.” Helton excited for raucous crowd On Tuesday, USC announced that this week’s game will feature the Coliseum’s first sellout crowd since 2013. Helton voiced his excitement for what should be a special environment on Saturday. “Our fans are so electric right now,” Helton said. “Even in the Western Michigan game the [attendance] numbers were down but that fourth quarter they produced two penalties for us with the loudness they brought. In the last game [against Stanford], it gives me goosebumps just thinking about it. That’s what you live for, to play in front of 90,000 [people].” Porter Gustin has surgery on big toe  On Wednesday morning, junior linebacker Porter Gustin underwent surgery, having two screws implanted in his big toe. Helton compared the injury to the one former Trojan wideout JuJu Smith-Schuster suffered to his hand during the star wide receiver’s sophomore year. While Smith-Schuster was able to play in the same week as the procedure, going on to record 138 yards and a touchdown against Arizona, Helton noted that Gustin’s situation is slightly different. “He’s one of the toughest kids in my 23 years [of coaching] that I’ve ever been around,” Helton said. “If the doctors clear him and say it’s ‘OK’ and he’s able to handle the pain and not hurt himself further, [then he can play]. But if you remember JuJu’s injury, it happened on a Monday and this is Wednesday, so you’re talking about two later days.” If Gustin is indeed out for the Texas game (he is officially listed as day-to-day), Helton said that sophomore Connor Murphy will replace him at the outside linebacker spot.last_img read more

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Hurling double-headers in Semple Stadium

first_imgThe draw for the County Senior Hurling Championship Quarter-Finals has thrown up some mouth-watering ties.Mullinahone face Kildangan in Semple Stadium at 3.30 on Saturday followed at 5 o’clock by Clonoulty Rossmore versus Loughmore CastleineyThere’s also a double header in Semple Stadium on Sunday with Burgess facing Templederry Kenyons at 2.30 while Thurles Sarsfields go up against Nenagh Éire Óg at 4.last_img

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Dwayne Johnson net worth: How much is The Rock worth after million dollar XFL purchase?

first_img Written By 9 months ago Teen wrestler with cerebral palsy pins opponent, netizens gush over video Sreehari Menon Dwayne Johnson and Vince McMahon have known each other from their WWE days, where The Rock made a name for himself in the ring. While both passionately enjoyed wrestling, the duo also shared their passion for American football. And when Vince McMahon’s XFL experiment failed for the second time and filed for bankruptcy, Dwayne Johnson swopped in along with business partner Dany Garcia and Red Bird Capital to acquire the league. As Dwayne Johnson buys XFL, here’s a look at the Dwayne Johnson net worth, and the XFL net worth. Also Read: Dwayne Johnson Beats CR7 To Become Highest-paid IG Star Despite Having 40m Less FollowersDwayne Johnson buys XFL: Dwayne Johnson net worthAccording to Celebrity Net Worth, the Dwayne Johnson net worth is reported to be a whopping $320million. Much of the Dwayne Johnson net worth can be attributed to his career with WWE before shifting onto commercial cinema and Hollywood. Famously known as The Rock, the 48-year-old is one of the highest-grossing actors of all-time earning over $10.5 billion worldwide.  In 2012, Johnson founded his production company, Seven Bucks Productions which was associated with Hollywood movies Baywatch, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle among others.Also Read: Dwayne Johnson Buys Out Vince McMahon’s Struggling XFL For $15m Only Hours Before Auction WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 4th August, 2020 18:23 IST FOLLOW US COMMENTcenter_img LIVE TV WE RECOMMEND 7 months ago Dwayne Johnson and wife Lauren Hashian’s combined net worth will leave you in shock: Read 9 months ago Katie Price to sell her diamond rings worth 230k pounds after being declared bankrupt Last Updated: 4th August, 2020 18:23 IST Dwayne Johnson Net Worth: How Much Is The Rock Worth After Million Dollar XFL Purchase? Former WWE star Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson made headlines after purchasing the Vince McMahon’s bankrupt XFL. Here’s a look at the Dwayne Johnson net worth. 4 months ago Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt to come together for a new superhero film? Details inside XFL net worth: Dwayne Johnson career earnings The Rock has endorsements with Apple, Ford and Under Armour, just to name a few. His deal with Under Armour includes a branded clothing line and headphone set. Celebrity Net Worth reports The Rock earned $20 million for his role in the 2019 film Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw and charges approximately $4million to promote his own movies, on top of salary and backend points. Dwayne Johnson also boasts of a staggering social media fanbase and rakes in an estimated $1 million for a sponsored post. Seven Bucks manages Johnson’s various social media platforms, perhaps most notably Instagram and YouTube. Seven Bucks is planning several film projects starring some of his former WWE stars like John Cena in addition to mainstream actors. Also Read: What Is XFL? What Is The Major Difference Between The Rock’s XFL And NFL?XFL net worth: Dwayne Johnson buys XFL from Vince McMahon Dwayne Johnson made headlines on Monday when he announced that he along with ex-wife Dany Garcia and Red Brid Capital had purchased the XFL for $15million. Johnson’s purchase came in hours before the league was set to be auctioned after they had filed for bankruptcy in April due to the coronavirus pandemic. The XFL purchase was reportedly split evenly between Johnson and his investment partner RedBird Capital and ex-wife Danny Garcia. The XFL league is reportedly planning for the 2021 season to possibly be played in a bubble environment. It is still unknown whether or not McMahon will have an investment in the XFL 3.0. Given the relationship that Dwayne Johnson and Vince McMahon shared at WWE, the wrestling mogul will be glad that his former employee has opted to revive his fallen project.Also Read: Dwayne Johnson’s $15 Million XFL Purchase Objected By League’s Unsecured CreditorsDwayne Johnson net worth: XFL net worth and investment by Vince McMahon ESPN had reported in 2018 that McMahon was expected to spend $500 million in the reboot league’s first three seasons. Multiple reports suggested that Vince McMahon was set to lose a steep $375 million figure in the first three years of the XFL relaunch. It was reported that McMahon spent around $200 million of his own resources to revive the XFL in 2018. The XFL 2020 season made it through to five games before it was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The teams that participated in the XFL generated strong TV viewership, maintaining between one and two million viewers per week. According to reports, the XFL is listed with assets and liabilities in the range of $10 million to $50 million. Disclaimer: The above Dwayne Johnson net worth information is sourced from various websites and media reports. The website does not guarantee a 100% accuracy of the figures.(Image Credit: The Rock Instagram) last_img read more

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Breaking News: Ex-England youth star Frimpong handed debut Ghana call-up, Muntari returns

first_imgKwesi Appiah has named his Ghana squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying match with Sudan in Kumasi later this month.The Black Stars head coach has named four debutants in his squad of 24 for this month’s qualifier against the Sudanese at the Baba Yara Stadium on March 24, 2013.England-based midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong, Baba Rahman of German Bundesliga club Greuther Furth, Sweden-based David Accam and Hearts of Oak attacker Mahatma Otoo all receive their first Black Stars call-ups.Ghana are second on the Group D table in the qualifying campaign.Goalkeepers: Adam Kwarasey (Stromsgodset, Norway), Fatau Dauda (AshantiGold), Daniel Agyei (Liberty Professionals).Defenders: Harrison Afful (Esperance, Tunisia), Yaw Frimpong (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Richard Kissi Boateng (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Baba Abdul Rahman (Greuther Furth, Germany), John Boye (Rennes, France), Jonathan Mensah (Evian, France), Isaac Vorsah (Red Bull Salzburg, Austria), Awal Mohammed (Maritzburg United, South Africa) Midfielders: Emmanuel Frimpong (Fulham, England), Rabiu Mohammed (Evian, France), Emmanuel Agyemang Badu (Udinese, Italy), Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus, Italy), Sulley Muntari (AC Milan, Italy), Christian Atsu (FC Porto, Portugal), Wakaso Mubarak (Espanyol, Spain), Solomon Asante (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Albert Adomah (Bristol City, England)Strikers: Asamoah Gyan (Al Ain, UAE), Abdul Majeed Waris (Spartak Moscow, Russia), David Accam (Helsingborg, Sweden ), Mahatma Otoo (Hearts of Oak)last_img read more

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“Home” playing at Wellington Regent Theater this weekend

first_imgThis week at the Regent Theater: HomeSchedule: Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 2 and 7 p.m.Rated: PG. Time: 1 hour 33 minutes.Movie Synopsis: When Oh, a loveable misfit from another planet, lands on Earth and finds himself on the run from his own people, he forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl named Tip who is on a quest of her own. Through a series of comic adventures with Tip, Oh comes to understand that being different and making mistakes is all part of being human. And while he changes her planet and she changes his world, they discover the true meaning of the word HOME. (c) FoxRotten Tomatoes rating (movie critics collective approval ratings): 47%. Audience review: 69% approval.Movies ahead at Regent Theater:FuryFollow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

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Jan Vertonghen says coronavirus has made him ‘more coveted’ on free transfer

first_img2JAN VERTONGHEN claims the horrific coronavirus pandemic has made him ‘more coveted’ as a player.The Belgian international defender is out of contract at Spurs this summer and seems certain to leave after eight years in north London.2 Jan Vertonghen has made 19 appearances in the Premier League this seasonCredit: PA:Press Association⚠️ Read our coronavirus in sport live blog for the latest news & updatesAnd he believes the imminent collapse of the transfer market will make him one of football’s hottest properties.Vertonghen, 33 today, said: “The coronavirus lockdown has brought a lot of uncertainty to the transfer market and, strangely enough, it has had a positive effect on interest in players who are out of contract.“A lot of clubs don’t have the money to do transfers so players like me, who are free, are more coveted than ever before.“Since January a number of clubs have come forward with serious proposals for next season and I really want to continue at the top level for a few years more.“I’d like to play European football next season and though the Spanish and Italian leagues are the most obvious markets for me, I will keep all my options open.”Vertonghen, who cost Spurs £8million when he joined from Ajax in 2012, has not ruled out extending his stay at the club.He added: “I want to sign with the right club. It could be Spurs or another club.”But Vertonghen wants a two-year contract and Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is only willing to offer him a 12-month deal, which has opened the door for Inter Milan to move to the head of the queue.Speaking in a video call to Play Sports in Belgium, Vertonghen said he was certain he had not played his last game for Spurs and confident the Premier League season will eventually be completed.But he admitted it could put a strain on family life if top-flight stars are quarantined together while playing out the remaining 92 games.Give now to The Sun’s NHS appealBRITAIN’s four million NHS staff are on the frontline in the battle against coronavirus.But while they are helping save lives, who is there to help them?The Sun has launched an appeal to raise £1MILLION for NHS workers.The Who Cares Wins Appeal aims to get vital support to staff in their hour of need.We have teamed up with NHS Charities Together in their urgent Covid-19 Appeal to ensure the money gets to exactly who needs it.The Sun is donating £50,000 and we would like YOU to help us raise a million pounds, to help THEM.No matter how little you can spare, please donate today herewww.thesun.co.uk/whocareswinsappealLATEST SPORT NEWSTHE WIN CROWDFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitExclusiveMARK MY WORDSJennings reveals life story from adoption to drug abuse and suicide attemptsNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticAWAY DAYSMartin Skelly remembers county’s day in the sun when Dublin rocked into townBAYERN 5 DUSSELDORF 0Lewa bags two as Bayern thump rivals to close on 8th straight titleTHEIR CALLReferees in Northern Ireland will be given choice on coming back says union bossHe said: “They will do everything to finish the competition and people here are even considering quarantining the players, coaches and referees for five weeks to finish the games.“It would be like a mini-World Cup, which would be quite dramatic for a family man like me.“But money talks and players have little say about this.”CORONAVIRUS CRISIS – BE IN THE KNOWGet the latest coronavirus news, facts and figures from around the world – plus essential advice for you and your family.To receive our Covid-19 newsletter in your inbox every tea time, sign up here.To follow us on Facebook, simply ‘Like’ our Coronavirus page.Tottenham ask sacked Pochettino to take pay cut on severance package due to coronavirus shutdownlast_img read more

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Max Bankole Jarrett Joins Africa Progress Panel

first_imgThe Africa Progress Panel (APP) has announced that Max Bankole Jarrett has joined the Secretariat as its Deputy Executive Director, increasing the organization’s depth and knowledge of African policy issues, especially.On a two-year loan from the UN Economic Commission for Africa, Mr Jarrett, a Liberian, has over 23 years of professional experience, including the United Nations, policy-oriented think tanks, and 11 years with the BBC. “We’ve known Max a long time and enjoyed working with him very much,” Caroline Kende-Robb, Executive Director, said. “Max brings a wonderful knowledge and experience of African policy issues, and we’re delighted to get his perspective.” Mr Jarrett moves to Geneva from Addis Ababa.“I’m excited to have this new challenge. The Africa Progress Panel has been at the cutting edge of African public policy issues, and this is a terrific team,” Mr Jarrett said.Set to explore innovative financing methods for investment in Africa’s agriculture, investment, and energy sectors, the 2014 Africa Progress Report is due for publication in May. Backed by its Secretariat, the Africa Progress Panel consists of ten influential Panel Members, chaired by former UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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