first_img Loading… However, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin told Italian daily La Repubblica at the weekend that all options were under consideration in an effort to salvage the season, including starting again “in mid-May, in June or even late June”. The impact of the pandemic on Europe has forced UEFA to put Euro 2020 back 12 months and suspend all club competitions until further notice. The Champions League and Europa League have both been frozen at the last-16 stage. Read Also: Football legends pick the best between Ronaldo and Messi UEFA’s working group features three of its own members along with three from the European Club Association, one from the European Leagues body representing nearly a thousand clubs in 29 countries, one representative from La Liga in Spain and one from the English Premier League. World football’s governing body FIFA has also set up a working group to deal with the consequences of the pandemic, including on players’ contracts and transfers and to deal with the economic impact on the game. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 UEFA will hold a videoconference on Wednesday this week with its 55 member federations as part of discussions on the potential rescheduling of matches postponed due to the coronavirus crisis, European football’s governing body announced on Monday. UEFA is to discuss proposals this week about how to pick up the European football season which has been brought to a halt by the coronavirus pandemic The meeting will see UEFA share an update on the progress made by the two working groups that were created two weeks ago in response to the crisis caused by the pandemic and following the decision to postpone the European Championship by a year. “The meeting will look at developments across all UEFA national team and club competitions, as well as discussing progress at FIFA and European level on matters such as player contracts and the transfer system,” UEFA said in a statement. UEFA previously stated their wish to finish the current season by June 30, the date when many players’ contracts expire. Carrying the season on beyond that date runs the risk of clubs losing their out-of-contract players before matches have been completed, unless a solution can be found.Advertisement Promoted ContentTop 10 Female Disney Villains You’ll Definitely Fall In Love WithWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-FlowThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew AboutBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Themlast_img read more


first_imgDear Editor,During the 2015 election campaign, I’ve seen just how easy it was for a person to be fooled. Even some die-hard PPP supporters fell victim to the APNU/AFC lies and deception strategy.Rice farmers were promised $9,000 a bag for paddy. Now they’re getting less than what they earned under the PPP/C. Sugar workers were promised a 20% increase. We all know now how that turned out — over 5,000 sugar workers lost their jobs when the APNU/AFC administration closed the factories.On the campaign trail in 2015, with the words “youth” and “jobs” boldly printed on a banner used as a backdrop, the then presidential candidate, David Granger, urged the crowd to vote for change because the PPP Government was failing to create jobs for our youth.“When I go up and down the East Coast, what do I see? Young men and young women who cannot find jobs. I go to some Mario’s Pizza Hut and what do I see? Young women with eight CXC subjects slicing pizza. Young men with ten CXC subjects (are) conductors of mini-buses.” Then after he became President, a young reporter asked President Granger, “Every night I leave Stabroek Market Square, where I go to buy cook-up rice. There is a big sign that says “job creation” with your face and the Prime Minister’s face. We’ve seen no large scale job creation at this time. Can you say what are the Government’s precise plans towards this?” With a straight face, Granger replied, “There is no magic wand… The Government cannot provide jobs in the Government service, in the Police Force or the Defence Force… Employment is not something to be provided by the Government, there is self-employment. If it is making pepper sauce, or guava jam, or guava cheese, or plantain chips, these are commodities which can be sold in our own restaurants. For example, there are a lot of fish and chips shops now, you can sell cassava chips or sweet-potato chips; you can sell cook-up rice.”This is a damning indictment of a leader who misled the electorate pre-election to win votes.Then again on the 2015 campaign trail, the then AFC/APNU candidate Khemraj Ramjattan made a promise to supporters in Berbice that he must have known was beyond his pay grade. “As part of taking care of the people, we have to ensure that certain industries that are the foundation of this economy, Guyanese economy, are looked after. And in Berbice here, there are two major ones: the sugar industry and the rice industry. And I want to tell you that the propaganda you are hearing that the APNU/AFC coalition is going to ground both industries to the dirt, it’s all lies. We are not going to, in any way, close the sugar industry.” Now it is being proposed by WPA Executive member Professor Clive Thomas and supported by leading members of the coalition, that “some portion of the net cash flow from oil should be dedicated to giving cash transfers to every single household in this country. Whether it be US$5000 per year or whatever it works out at, we can do the calculations, but there must be a mechanism which dictates that every single household — and by extension, every single person — would see the benefit of oil and gas in terms of a cheque or cash.”While I am strongly supportive of using oil revenues to lift Guyanese out of poverty; to provide real job opportunities for our youth; and a decent take-home pay for our teachers, nurses, and men and women in uniform; And while we must provide the best educational and medical services money can provide, giving all Guyanese the elusive “good life” the Government has failed to deliver, this US$5,000 giveaway is nothing more than a gimmick to once again fool the Guyanese people in an effort to win re-election in 2020. As the region’s leading economist, Dr Bharrat Jagdeo recently said in his press conference, “They do not have the means to do so. They are raising expectations unnecessarily and spreading false hopes… US$5,000 a year multiplied by 200,000 households gives you a figure of US$1 billion. We are only going to collect in the first four years US$300 million a year (from oil revenue).” This Government is desperate, and is likely to do desperate things to stay in power. The APNU/AFC coalition has a history of misleading Guyanese, and they’re counting on us having short memories.Sincerely,Harry GillPPP/C Member of Parliamentlast_img read more


first_imgBrentford head coach Dean Smith believes defender Emmanuel Onariase can compete for a first-team spot.Onariase, 19, was brought in from West Ham and was the Bees’ only signing in January as they failed to land a senior replacement for centre-back James Tarkowski, who was sold to Burnley.But Smith insists teenager Onariase has all the attributes to fight for a place alongside Harlee Dean, Jack O’Connell and Yoann Barbet.He said: “He’s a ball-playing centre-back who will go and compete as well. He fits the mould of the football club of players we’re looking for.“He’s a young player, he’s learning the game as he’s going, but he’s been training regularly with West Ham’s first-team squad, I think that gets overlooked slightly.“Anybody who knows my history will know that I’m not afraid of throwing young players in if I think they’re quite capable.”See also:Bees snap up West Ham defenderBrentford’s Tarkowski seals move to BurnleyBrentford boss not concerned by lack of January signingsSwift admits he is uncertain of futureSaunders signs new deal at BrentfordBamford backed to shine at Norwich by Chelsea team-mate SwiftFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more


first_img(Visited 506 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Ultima Thule, the farthest object ever visited up close by a spacecraft, looks like a snowman.New Horizons, the spacecraft that already made history with its stunning photos of Pluto in 2015, has just made history again. On New Year’s Day 2019, it flew just 2,200 miles above the surface of a Kuiper-Belt Object (KBO) named Ultima Thule (technically, 2014 MU69). New Horizons not only survived the encounter, controlled by engineers 4 billion miles away on earth, but captured images and data that will take 20 months to fully download from that vast distance.NASA released the first low-resolution color images today (see Space.com). Mission scientists remarked that it looks like a snowman more than a peanut or bowling pin, as earlier faint images suggested. Its two lobes are either lightly touching or welded together. Scientists decided to refer to the bigger lobe as Ultima, and the smaller lobe as Thule.Color image, higher-resolution B/W image, and combined image.As with the Pluto encounter, high-resolution images will take days or weeks to download. Principal investigator Alan Stern said, “It’s just going to get better and better.” Already, though, some hints of color and large features are visible. The object has a definite reddish cast, probably from space weathering of surface material. Leah Crane at New Scientist says the following about curious shape of the object:New Horizons co-investigator Jeff Moore said that because the two lobes show no obvious signs of damage from a collision, they probably hit one another slowly, at about a walking pace. “If you had a collision with another car at those speeds, you might not even bother to fill out the insurance forms,” he said.Yet surely it must strike scientists as surprising that two objects would approach each other with such low energy as to stick together rather than blast each other into smithereens. Could such an arrangement survive billions of years of rotation and perturbations by other passing objects?MU69 appears to be a pristine planetary building block, or planetesimal, left over from the early solar system, so researchers hope that it will tell us about the formation of the planets. “What we’re looking at is essentially one of the first planetesimals,” said Moore, “These are the only remaining basic building blocks in the backyard of the solar system.”And yet the planetesimal hypothesis has been coming under fire in recent years (22 December 2018). Leah Crane says the object is “rock covered with weird ice,” possibly composed of methane and nitrogen.Update 1/03/19: “The team says that the two spheres likely joined as early as 99 percent of the way back to the formation of the solar system” (Science Daily). Nowhere does anyone question how two fragile objects could avoid divorce for 4.5 billion years.Juno Io Is Young, Too?A different spacecraft that is at Jupiter, named Juno (29 June 2017), imaged a volcanic plume on the little moon Io that stands out prominently on the speck of image taken 186,000 miles away, reports Space.com. This must have been a major eruption to be visible from that far. Meghan Bartels says, “The activity is spurred by Jupiter’s massive gravity tugging at the moon,” but she fails to mention whether that kind of dynamic activity could continue for 4.5 billion years.Secular reporters usually fail to connect the dots. This may be on purpose. They will make contradictory statements in isolation so that the public doesn’t see the trick. The quote above about Io is a prime example: on the one hand, Jupiter causes Io to erupt (but no mention of age). On the other hand, the Jupiter system is alleged to be 4.5 billion years old (but no mention of the activity). Critical thinkers have to connect those two statements to see the age problem, because the moyboy media will never do it for you.Prediction time: The high-resolution images and data from New Horizons will surprise planetary scientists with evidence of youth on Ultima Thule. The mission scientists will express great surprise and bafflement over surface features, a possible atmosphere, or activity that contradict the alleged age of the object. Based on previous discoveries, it’s a pretty safe bet, but we shall see.last_img read more


first_img22 November 2007Coca-cola, in partnership with the 46664 initiative, will randomly place one million empty coke bottles with encouraging messages from Nelson Mandela in them around South Africa in the run-up up to World Aids Day on 1 December, as part of their Message in a Bottle campaign.The campaign is already under way in the form of the “Hello” television commercials, showing a young boy who uses an empty Coca-cola bottle to transport his message around the world.The commercial ends with the voice of Nelson Mandela underlining just how massive the problem is and asking for everybody’s help. It encourages people to visit the 46664 website to find out more and to make a donation.“[HIV/Aids] is not a disease any more, it’s a human rights issue,” Mandela says in the advertisement.“Our ‘Message in a Bottle’ campaign is the culmination of four years of work driven by patience, passion and commitment,” Coca-Cola South Africa marketing manager Julian Bryant says in a statement on the 46664 website.“As an iconic brand which has the power to influence lives and change perceptions, it is important for Coca-Cola to have a voice and an opinion. Our ‘Hello’ campaign does just that.”Bryant says that while the pandemic brings about pain, loss and unbearable grief, the team behind the campaign purposely tried to set a tone that was positive, with the message that everyone can make a difference.It’s in your handsMandela’s message inside the bottle reads:Hello.All over the world a silent tragedy is unfolding. Today, especially in Africa, Aids is claiming as many lives as all the wars, famines and floods that have ravaged the continent. It is devastating families and communities, overwhelming and depleting healthcare services, and robbing schools of both students and teachers.This is not a disease any more, it’s a human rights issue. It’s time to break the silence.We need your help. 46664 and Coca-Cola are partnering to make a difference to the millions of people affected by this pandemic.To find out more about 46664 and how you can become involved, please go to www.46664.org.za or www.46664.com, or donate right now by sms-ing “hello” to 46664. An amount of R20.00 will be deducted from your account and channeled to our HIV AIDS campaign owned by the Nelson Mandela Foundation.Your donations will make a huge difference, so please give generously.It’s in our hands.(signed) Nelson Mandela.A million empty bottlesCoca-Cola will also be donating R1-million to the 46664 initiative and giving their support to the 46664 concert on World Aids Day, 1 December, by selling limited-edition “Style my Coke” bottles, the proceeds of which will all go to the cause.46664 international director Tim Massey said the Hello campaign illustrated the power of partnerships between corporates and charities to realise a common goal, in this case to increase awareness about HIV/Aids.“Coca Cola’s generous donation will be used to fund the 46664 outreach activities, while the TV commercial and the outdoor activation will ensure that the 46664 campaign remains highly visible, and that Mr Mandela’s appeal for help is heard by most South Africans,” he says.Readers can find out more about the 46664 initiative and on how to become involved by going to either of the initiative’s websites – see the box on the right above. Also, South African residents can donate R20 to the cause by sending an SMS to 46664.SAinfo reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more


first_imgAustralia have wrapped up the Womens Open Trans-Tasman test series with a dominant display in the second test.In worsening conditions at Rotorua International Stadium, it looked like the trend from the first match of the day may continue for the women as the Touch Blacks opened the scoring through Tay-a Antonievic.It would prove to be the only time the hosts crossed the line for the half as the Aussies went onto score four unanswered tries in the first half for a 4-1 lead.The first of those was to Lizzie Campbell before Sammy Rodgers held onto a long ball from Manly teammate Danni Davis in difficult conditions to get the Australians in front. A Hannah Dyball first half double on the left hand side rounded out the first half scoring giving the Aussies a comfortable lead at the break.The girls picked up where they left off in the second stanza with tries to Marriki Watego and Dani Davis to push the lead out to five before the Touch Blacks could find the line again bringing the score back to 6-2 through McKayler Moore.Watego was back at it again soon after to pick up her second of the night and a with a Hannah Dyball hat-trick in the bag the Australians cruised to a comfortable 8-5 win and an unassailable 2-0 series lead heading into tomorrow’s third and final test.last_img read more


first_imgclemson head coach dabo swinney celebrates during national titleSANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 07: Head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers looks on during warm ups prior to the CFP National Championship against the Alabama Crimson Tide presented by AT&T at Levi’s Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)It is a Saturday morning, and while many of us our enjoying the kickoff of the Premiere League, we’re even more pumped that in a few weeks we’ll be watching the end of College GameDay and getting ready to watch football from noon until we can’t keep out eyes open. Clemson is amped up for the start of the season, and dropped a very cool Instagram hype video to celebrate. It’s title? “Soon.” That’s a sentiment we can all get behind. The Tigers open their season with a 12:30 matchup against Wofford on September 5. We’re so close to football season, everyone. Hang in there.last_img read more


first_imgTom Arnold claps for Iowa football.Twitter/@frzachk After a number of middling years recently, Hawkeyes fandom is paying off for the thousands of diehards that pack Kinnick Stadium every week. Iowa is 10-0, and just wins over sub-.500 Purdue and Nebraska teams away from heading into the post-season with an unblemished record. Iowa fans have plenty to be proud of, and one of the most notable—actor Tom Arnold—hopped on with ESPN‘s Ryen Russillo and Danny Kanell to discuss how he became an Iowa fan, and his thoughts on the season. VIDEO: @TomArnold talks about his love for @TheIowaHawkeyes https://t.co/rU1B8luilO— Russillo and Kanell (@RussilloKanell) November 20, 2015Most Iowa fans can probably relate to how he’s feeling right now.[ESPN, Saturday Tradition]last_img read more


first_imgRoy Williams on his knee during a game.roy williams vertigo attackNorth Carolina’s Roy Williams appears to be okay, but for a moment there, we were all a little worried about the Tar Heels head coach, yet again. Williams, who suffers from vertigo, collapsed on the sideline during a game against Boston College last month. It nearly happened again tonight during the ACC Tournament title game against UVA, but Williams appeared to steady himself by taking a knee. Here’s video:Roy maybe with a vertigo attack but he waved off medical staff per ESPN pic.twitter.com/EzWnyCV5a3— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) March 13, 2016Williams’ Tar Heels are holding onto a slim lead in the game’s final minute. A win would surely lift his spirits.last_img read more


first_imgSeven stories in the news for Tuesday, Feb. 6———CAROLINE MULRONEY LAYS OUT SOME PRIORITIESCutting income taxes and hydro rates are a couple of ideas Caroline Mulroney proposed last night while discussing her campaign to become leader of Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives. She said while the party does need to make major changes, she would still use the previous leader’s platform as a starting point. Mulroney so far faces former MPP Christine Elliott and former Toronto city councillor Doug Ford in the race. A winner will be announced on March 10.———IT’S BACK TO WORK TODAY FOR QUEBEC LEGISLATUREThe last legislative session before Quebec’s fall provincial election begins today. Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard says his government’s seven remaining months will focus on the economy, entrepreneurship, innovation and transport, as well as on announcing measures to help families. Finance Minister Carlos Leitao’s final budget of the Liberals’ current mandate will likely be tabled in the spring. The Quebec election is scheduled for Oct. 1.———FUNDING COMING TO COMBAT FEMALE MUTILATIONThe federal government will announce $3 million in funding today for a project aimed at eradicating female genital mutilation in West Africa. International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau is to make the announcement of the four-year initiative today, making it the first government project to target the controversial practice.———CHANGES COMING FOR B.C.’s PUBLIC AUTO INSURERThe British Columbia government will announce changes today to the province’s public auto insurer amid predictions the agency will lose $1.3 billion by the end of the fiscal year. Attorney General David Eby, who will be part of a news conference in Victoria this morning, recently described the crisis at the corporation as a “financial dumpster fire.”———FEDS TO SEE IMPROVED FISH PROTECTION IN NEW BILL TODAYMore fish habitat in Canada will be protected from harmful activities under changes to the Fisheries Act to be proposed today by the federal government. Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc is in Vancouver to make an announcement to update the Fisheries Act and restore previous protections afforded to fish habitat before the act was amended in 2012.———JUNO NOMINATIONS TO BE REVEALED TODAYThe 2018 Juno Awards nominees will be unveiled this morning as the music industry grapples with questions about a lack of female representation. Canada’s biggest music bash will likely shine a spotlight on superstars Drake, Shania Twain and the late Gord Downie in the top categories. But many will be closely watching the number of female artists who earn recognition in the wake of the “MeToo” and “Time’s Up” movements.———OLYMPIANS ASKED TO SING NEW ‘O CANADA’ LYRICThe Canadian Olympic Committee has asked athletes competing this month at the Winter Games to sing the new gender-neutral lyric to ‘O Canada.’ But some athletes say they may remember the new line if they win a gold medal. The Senate passed a bill last month to change the line “in all thy sons command” to the gender neutral “in all of us command.”———ALSO IN THE NEWS TODAY:— Statistics Canada will release merchandise trade data for December.— Unions join employers, doctors and retirees at an Ottawa news conference to call for a universal prescription drug plan.— Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne holds several meetings in Washington, D.C.— Dalhousie University in Halifax celebrates its 200th anniversary.— Wounded Warriors Canada will unveil its PTSD service dog program in Halifax.last_img read more