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Mesut Ozil hits back at Arsenal legends who have criticised his fitness record

first_img Metro Sport ReporterThursday 17 Oct 2019 8:38 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4kShares Mesut Ozil has made just one Premier League appearances for Arsenal this season (Picture: Getty)Ozil, however, insists his reasons for missing so many games have always been genuine, while there have been many occasions where he has played through the pain barrier to play for Arsenal.‘I get really frustrated when I miss a game through illness and people question if it is genuine,’ he told The Athletic.‘Yes, it happened a few times — usually in the winter — but what am I supposed to do? If you knew me, you would know it takes a lot for me to miss a game and I have never used sickness as an excuse. Actually the opposite.‘I played many games when I was ill or had injuries. Before the Champions League game against Bayern Munich [in March 2017], I was sick and Arsene told me I was not in the squad because of that. The next morning, the guys from Arsenal called me and said, ‘Listen, you have to come to the stadium, you have to be in the squad’. Despite my illness, I joined the squad and played the last 20 minutes.‘Most players don’t play when injured or sick — it influences your game, you can’t give everything — but I was always available unless it was impossible.’Ozil also took issue with the accusation that he is only capable of showcasing his playmaking abilities against so-called lesser opposition.He added: ‘It always happens that an ex-player stands there on TV and criticises me,” he says. “Others just continue the theme and it gets in everyone’s heads.‘If we don’t do well in a ‘big’ game, it’s always my fault. If that’s true, how do you explain our results in the ‘big’ games when I wasn’t involved? There’s no real difference. I know people expect me to offer more, dictate play and make the difference — I do, too — but it’s not that straightforward.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘I’m not the only player in the team and, don’t forget, some of our opponents are simply better than us. Also, what is a ‘big’ or ‘small’ game? In the Premier League, anyone can beat anyone. Look at Wolves and Norwich beating Man City, or Newcastle and West Ham beating Man United.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘So you can’t say my good performances only came in ‘small’ games because these games don’t really exist. The intensity is there in every match and often the ‘small’ teams raise their standard against the ‘big’ teams.’Will Mesut Ozil still be an Arsenal player after the January transfer window?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Mesut Ozil insists he’ll see out Arsenal contract despite struggles under Unai EmeryMORE: Sheffield United ‘fancy their chances’ in front of ‘hostile crowd’ against Arsenal, says Chris Wilder Comment Advertisement Advertisement Mesut Ozil has missed over 100 games for Arsenal through illness and injury (Picture: Getty)Mesut Ozil has hit back at his critics who claim he only performs against smaller team and have critised his fitness record.The former Germany international has missed over 100 games since his move to Arsenal six years ago from Real Madrid as a result of injury or illness.Ozil has been left out of Unai Emery’s matchday squad for the club’s last three games, while he was often omitted last season, particularly against elite opposition and difficult away matches.After he brought up an unwanted century by missing February’s fixture against BATE Borisov, Arsenal legend Martin Keown said: ‘To miss that amount of games is quite remarkable, isn’t it? 100 matches in that period. I would say that is definitely questionable. We don’t know, only the player knows.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Is he injured, is he ill? One of the things as a player you have got to be available for selection & you want to give consistency.’ Mesut Ozil hits back at Arsenal legends who have criticised his fitness recordlast_img read more

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Pennsylvania Details State Highway Plans, Resource Requests for Papal Visit

first_img Infrastructure,  Papal Visit,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania outlined its plans to help manage needs for public safety, public health and transportation during the Philadelphia Papal visit.“Pennsylvania is committed to supporting event planning partners to prepare and help ensure a safe, secure Papal visit for residents of Philadelphia and surrounding areas in addition to all of the visitors from around the world,” Governor Tom Wolf said. “Due to the size and scope of the event and the large crowds expected, Philadelphia and event organizers requested assistance from the commonwealth. We are ready to assist event organizers and planners to keep people safe and make this historic Papal visit to Philadelphia a success.”Planning for the event is being led by the United States Secret Service, along with the City of Philadelphia and the World Meeting of Families. As requested, Pennsylvania is providing resources, including personnel and equipment, to assist with public safety, security, public health, transportation and emergency management.Due to street closures in the City of Philadelphia and the needs of law enforcement and emergency agencies, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will close the following roads beginning on Friday, September 25th at 10 p.m.:·         I-76 eastbound from I-476 to I-95 and I-76 westbound from I-95 to U.S. Route 1 (Roosevelt Extension);·         I-676 in both directions from I-76 to I-95; and·         U.S. Route 1 in both directions from U.S. 30 to Belmont Avenue.Please click here for a map: State roads during Papal visitThese are the only roads under PennDOT’s jurisdiction that are expected to be closed. PennDOT is not anticipated to be responsible for any other closures.Contrary to previous reports, I-95 will remain open to traffic with only selected ramps closed due to street closures within the city and security needs.It is necessary to close portions of these roads to effectively move emergency vehicles to, through and from the event area, and because thousands of buses will be travelling to and from the event as well as to maintain public safety. Traffic will be routed to surrounding highways and PennDOT will remind drivers of these traffic changes from now through the Papal visit. In addition, PennDOT will coordinate with Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, and police and emergency medical services agencies to have health and safety action teams stationed on open highways where traffic will increase to assist motorists.In order to assist local and federal law enforcement with public safety and crowd management efforts, the Pennsylvania State Police will provide approximately 1,100 requested personnel to the City of Philadelphia for the Papal visit.  The Secret Service has further requested Pennsylvania National Guard members to assist with traffic management within the City of Philadelphia. The commonwealth anticipates fulfilling additional National Guard requests from surrounding counties.“The Pennsylvania State Police will provide vital staffing assistance to the Secret Service and Philadelphia Police,” Governor Wolf said. “The men and women of the Pennsylvania National Guard – who are our friends, family members and neighbors – will primarily assist with traffic management. They will support law enforcement to keep visitors and residents safe and will play an important supportive role in making sure people can get to, through and from the event.”The Department of Health will provide requested Emergency Medical Services teams, ambulances and other transports, and other equipment and supplies necessary to provide adequate public health coverage for the anticipated crowds. The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and Department of Human Services will be on-site during the Papal visit to provide resources and coordination in the event of an emergency.# # #FAQTransportationWhy are state roads being closed?As a result of requests from local governments and law enforcement, road closures within the City of Philadelphia and needs of law enforcement and first responders to maintain public safety, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will close various sections of state highways during the Papal Visit to Philadelphia. The highway restrictions will also best serve the travel demands in the region for moving event buses and emergency vehicles throughout the weekend.What roads will be closed?The amount of road closures within Philadelphia, the anticipated large crowds, and the necessity for law enforcement and first responders to be able to travel within the city would make it near impossible for regular interstate travel to occur on many highways.Only these roads will be closed beginning on Friday, September 25th at 10 p.m.:·         I-76 eastbound from I-476 to I-95 and I-76 westbound from I-95 to U.S. Route 1 (Roosevelt Extension);·         I-676 in both directions from I-76 to I-95; and·         U.S. Route 1 in both directions from U.S. 30 to Belmont Avenue.Will I-95 be closed?Contrary to previous reports, I-95 will remain open to traffic with only selected ramps closed due to street closures within the city and other security needs.What other roads will be closed?These are the only roads under PennDOT’s jurisdiction that are expected to be closed. Other closures in the City of Philadelphia will be closed by the city streets department, law enforcement or event organizers.How will you help drivers on other highways?PennDOT and Pennsylvania State Police will work with PEMA and local EMS providers to ensure additional access to health and safety resources for travelers.Who will manage traffic during the Papal visit?PennDOT is working closely with State Police, Philadelphia Police, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, County Emergency Operation Centers, and other regional and out-of-state transportation agencies to coordinate the traffic management plan during the Papal weekend. The Federal Highway Administration has reviewed and approved PennDOT’s traffic management plan.How will PennDOT let drivers know about highway closures?PennDOT is working with its neighboring mid-Atlantic transportation agencies to deploy a cohesive, long-distance travel advisory and diversion plan utilizing electronic Highway Message Signs to inform Philadelphia-bound travelers of locations of road closures; to provide information on alternatives for “through traffic” desiring to avoid the Philadelphia area; and information for those attending the Papal event.Through this coordination, PennDOT and neighboring states will maximize the use of all available electronic Highway Message Signs from Baltimore to Scranton and throughout New Jersey to provide citizens with real time traffic information during the heaviest travel times, expected from Thursday, Sept. 24 through Monday, Sept. 28.Why does PennDOT need to work with other states?The aim of this interstate coordination is to disseminate travel information to encourage “non-Papal event” traffic to use alternate routes outside the metro Philadelphia area and divert as much “through” traffic as possible from the Philadelphia region.Will there be any other restrictions?Further restrictions will be in place for moving oversized and super loads through Pennsylvania during the week of the WMOF. Public HealthHow is the state helping event organizers with public health?Due to the size and diversity of the population of expected visitors for the World Meeting of Families and the Papal visit, the Pennsylvania Department of Health is working with Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management and Emergency Medical Services to ensure there is adequate infrastructure on site for public health needs. Event organizers and the City of Philadelphia have requested public health support from the commonwealth.Who is coordinating public health resources?The Department of Health, in conjunction with Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and the Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management, will coordinate the resource requests by working with providers across the state and surrounding states.What resources is the state supplying to assist with public health needs?These resources include EMS teams, ambulances and utility vehicles, portable medical and health structures, cooling centers and other public health resources. Further, the Department of Health will work with the City of Philadelphia and World Meeting of Families to educate visitors on how to prepare and keep themselves healthy during the event. August 05, 2015 Public Safety and SecurityWhy is the state sending public safety personnel to Philadelphia?The scale and size of the Papal visit and anticipated crowds will require the Secret Service, City of Philadelphia and surrounding areas to increase the number of public safety personnel and resources on hand. As a result, various entities, including the Secret Service and Philadelphia, have requested assistance, resources and personnel from commonwealth agencies.What role will the Pennsylvania State Police play?At the request of the event hosts, the Pennsylvania State Police is preparing to send nearly 1,100 troopers from throughout the commonwealth, to Philadelphia to assist the Philadelphia Police and the Secret Service. Additional troopers will be added to roadways expected to have increased traffic during the visit. Working with PennDOT and PEMA, these troopers will have the primary purpose of assisting motorists and managing traffic.Why is the Pennsylvania National Guard involved?Pennsylvania National Guard members will assist the Secret Service and law enforcement with helping crowds move through the event area and keep routes open for emergency vehicles and law enforcement. The National Guard is members of our community who often are called to help during large-scale events.What will National Guard members do at the event?Their primary goal will be to keep visitors and residents safe, as well as to manage road closures and direct traffic towards detours. The number of National Guard members in the City of Philadelphia and surrounding areas is still being determined.center_img Pennsylvania Details State Highway Plans, Resource Requests for Papal Visit SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Dutch pension scheme funding rebounds to almost 100%

first_imgThe coverage ratio of Dutch pension funds has risen by 2.2 percentage points points during the first quarter of 2017 and stood at 99.7% at March-end, according to supervisor De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB).Earlier, consultancy firms Mercer and Aon Hewitt concluded that the average funding level was 100% at the end of March.DNB and the consultancies referred to the official ‘policy’ funding – representing the twelve-month average of the actual coverage – which is the main criterion used to calculate rights cuts and indexation.The watchdog said that the actual funding had risen by 2.8 percentage points in the first quarter and now stood at 104.9%. According to DNB, pension funds’ liabilities had dropped €17bn to €1.23trn during the past three months, mainly thanks to the rise in actual funding.In the same period, schemes’ combined assets increased by a similar amount to €1.29trn.The supervisor attributed the assets’ rise in particular to improving stock markets, with the AEX, MSCI World, and the Dow Jones indices climbing 6.9%, 4.9%, and 4.6% respectively.At March-end last year, pension funds’ funding ratio stood at 102% on average, while actual funding averaged more than 96%.Some pension funds in the Netherlands have been forced to cut pension payments in recent months due to poor funding levels. Despite fewer funds being affected than initially expected, it has led to debate about the introduction of a new pension system.last_img read more

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Asset managers urged to collaborate on cybersecurity

first_imgA forum for collaboration would also increase the industry’s lobbying and influencing powers over key third parties, such as market data providers, stock exchanges or custodian banks, according to the IA.It said it was working to produce a “tailored threat intelligence information sharing platform” to facilitate collaboration across the industry.Asset management companies were likely to be an increasing target of a cyberattack given the significant value of assets under management, but they were generally less well prepared than banks and insurers, according to the IA-KPMG report.Also, the report said, regulators and authorities were paying more attention to cybersecurity and looking for assurances that businesses were taking the necessary steps to prevent breaches. KPMG said criminals were becoming more creative in how they attacked financial systems, and cyberattacks would become increasingly automated.Speaking at the IA’s first cybersecurity conference for asset management, Chris Cummings, IA chief executive, said: “Technology is transforming our industry at a speed and scale never seen before, with criminals also becoming more creative in how they attack financial systems.“Cybersecurity issues are not going away and businesses need to understand, manage and mitigate potential cybersecurity risks.”The police for the City of London have launched an initiative to help make the capital’s financial sector more secure from cyberattacks.In the Netherlands, regulator De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) recently flagged concerns about pension funds’ awareness of cybersecurity risks. It emphasised that pension funds must increase their investments in the quality of IT risk management, the monitoring of outsourced tasks, the testing of adjustments, and “patch management”.IT risk management needed more frequent evaluation and maintenance, DNB said, to prevent falling behind on “continuously changing cyber-risks”.The Dutch regulator also announced an additional survey into data security, which would include an assessment of how quickly a pension fund was able to return to business as usual following a hack. The directors and senior management of asset managers should increase collaboration across the industry to improve its resilience to cybercrime, according to the Investment Association (IA).The UK asset management trade body has launched a cybersecurity committee to assist asset management firms. It said it would work with asset managers, regulators and public authorities to develop cybersecurity industry guidance.Creating a forum dedicated to collaboration would help asset managers in several ways, the IA said in a joint report with KMPG that was released today.Firms could share “threat intelligence” and best practice guidance, collaborate to collectively train staff on cybersecurity, invest in new technologies as a consortium, and share specialised resources.last_img read more

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Kosmos inks three new PSCs for blocks off Equatorial Guinea

first_imgThe Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea, the national oil company GEPetrol, and the U.S.-based oil company Kosmos Energy have signed three new production sharing contracts (PSC) for Block EG-21, Block S and Block W offshore Rio Muni.The deal marks Kosmos’ first PSCs in Equatorial Guinea, the ministry said in a statement on Monday, October 23.Block EG-21 was offered for tender during the EG Ronda 2016 oil and gas licensing round. Block S and Block W, previously operated by CNOOC and PanAtlantic Energy respectively, were negotiated directly with Kosmos and were not offered under the open bidding round.Block EG-21 covers 2,495 square kilometers, Block S covers 1,245 square kilometers and Block W is 2,254 square kilometers. In each block, Kosmos will hold an 80 percent stake and GEPetrol will control the remaining 20 percent.Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima said: “Kosmos Energy has demonstrated extraordinary and consistent success in frontier exploration projects in West Africa. We trust Kosmos will bring important knowledge and technology to Equatorial Guinea, an established oil and gas producer in Africa with proven potential. We look forward to working with Kosmos as we continue to push the boundaries in oil and gas exploration.”The ministry noted that Kosmos Energy has already earned a reputation as a top frontier explorer in West Africa, having made mega-discoveries off the coasts of Senegal and Mauritania. Kosmos made one of the largest finds in a decade in West Africa with Ghana’s Jubilee field in 2010. Triton Energy, where Kosmos co-founder Brian Maxted served as senior vice president for exploration, was responsible for a series of discoveries in the Rio Muni basin in Equatorial Guinea, including the Ceiba field in 1999.The PSCs for the block are based on Equatorial Guinea’s model PSC and stipulate minimum work programs that comprise a first exploratory period of three years, which include acquiring seismic data; a second exploratory period of two years, which includes drilling an exploratory well; and the possibility of two one-year extensions, which include requirements to conduct seismic interpretation and drill another exploration well, respectively. The PSC also stipulates spending on local content and social responsibility.last_img read more

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ITSS student crowned Miss Teen Dominica again

first_img Share Sharing is caring! LocalNews ITSS student crowned Miss Teen Dominica again by: – February 13, 2012 Share Sharecenter_img 223 Views   6 comments Tweet Mernel Christmas at the launching of the pageant last month. Photograph by: JOSIAH ST.JEAN.A student of the Isaiah Thomas Secondary School has been crowned Miss Teen Dominica making it the second consecutive year that the school has won that title.Mernel Christmas was crowned Miss Teen Dominica 2012 by her schoolmate Nicole Rodrgiuez who won that title last year.Christmas won the awards for Best in Spectacular wear and evening wear defeating eight other competitors.The first runner up position went to the Convent High School represented by Shawnelle Walsh, she also won the awards for Best Speech and Talent.The second runner up position went to the North East Comprehensive School represented by Melina Riviere who won the awards for Best Spectacular Wear and Miss Amity.Alize Charles of the Portsmouth Secondary School placed 3rd; she was also awarded Best Evening Wear and question and answer segment.The Goodwill Secondary School’s Christel Bertrand placed 4th.The other competitors were Siedah Charles representing the Orion Academy, Tamika Balson representing the Dominica Grammar School, Tahnee Baron representing the Pierre Charles Secondary School and Brianna Peltier representing the St. Martin’s Secondary School. This pageant was organized by the Waitukubuli Dance Theatre Company.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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Region 6 posts highest single-day spike in COVID recovery cases

first_img* Iloilo City – eight * 47-year-old male from San Miguel, Iloilo (Patient No. 700), LSI These 345 recoveries were 48 percent of the 716 total confirmed COVID-19 cases in the region as of July 17 DOH data. “This is a very good sign,” Dr. Marie Jocelyn Te, medical officer for emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases of DOH-6, said. * 36-year-old male from Silay City, Negros Occidental (Patient No. 713), LSI * 29-year-old male from Lemery, Iloilo (Patient No. 702), LSI * Negros Occidental – 33 Most people (about 80 percent) recover from the disease without needing special treatment, according to the World Health Organization. * 21-year-old female from Calinog, Iloilo (Patient No. 705), LSI All these patients tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 virus in their second and third tests, according to DOH They were all asymptomatic and currently isolated at various quarantine facilities. Meanwhile, the number of deaths still stood at 12. Yesterday afternoon, however, DOH reported 17 new cases. These were the following: *32-year-old male from Duenas, Iloilo (Patient No. 707), LSI * Aklan – six* Antique – 15* Capiz – six* Guimaras – zero* Iloilo Province – 41* Negros Occidental – eight* Bacolod City – 11* Iloilo City – 36* Repatriates – 332 Here’s the breakdown of cases: ILOILO City – Western Visayas recorded a single-day high of recovered coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients, according to the Department of Health (DOH). * 21-year-old male from Sagay City, Negros Occidental (Patient No. 709), LSI * 23-year-old female from Lemery, Iloilo (Patient No. 703), LSI * 28-year-old male from Sagay City, Negros Occidental (Patient No. 715), LSI * 20-year-old male from Hinobaan, Negros Occidental (Patient No. 708), LSI Here’s the breakdown of 63 cases to have successfully beaten SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19: * 23-year-old female from Jamindan, Capiz (Patient No. 704), admitted Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don’t feel unwell. * 37-year-old female from Murcia, Negros Occidental (Patient No. 711), OFW Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness./PN * Iloilo province – 15 * 30-year-old female from Hinigaran, Negros Occidental (Patient No. 712), OFW * 21-year-old female from Calinog, Iloilo (Patient No. 706), LSI LATEST COVID-19 POSITIVE CASES There were 63 new patients given a clean bill of health, bringing to 345 the number of persons who survived the viral illness, data from the DOH-6 showed.  These 17 positive cases brought to 716 the total number of COVID-19 cases in Western Visayas. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. * 51-year-old female from Nueva Valencia, Guimaras (Patient No. 701), LSI * 45-year-old male from Sagay City, Negros Occidental (Patient No. 716), LSI * 20-year-old female from Cauayan, Negros Occidental (Patient No. 714), LSI * Bacolod City – seven * 21-year-old male from Sagay City, Negros Occidental (Patient No. 710), LSIlast_img read more

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Lady Eagles Golf Results

first_imgGolf ball about to fall into the cup at sunsetGirls Golf Monday August 28th at North Branch.Lawrenceburg 208, JCD 248.JCD-Gracie Simon 60, Annalise Boor 60, Chloe Strassell 67, Lindsey Linville 61, Calysta Hartman 68, Carrera Cameron 60.Lawrenceburg-Whitney Smart 43, Bailey Johnson 58, Ashley Jones   56,  Hannah Williamson 59, Lizzy Lusk 51, Alli Casey 56.Wednesday, August 30th, at Butler Falls.Southwestern 209, Switzerland County 232, Jac-Cen-Del 262, Shawe Memorial Inc.JCD-Gracie Simon 67, Annalise Boor 62, Lindsey Linville 68, Chloe Strassell 69, Calysta Hartman 65.Switzerland County-Matea Edwards 61, Judy Breech 51, Annabella Bear 68, Ryley King 52.SW Hanover-Elle Foley 48, Kristen Consley 50, Shahala Brown 53, Bella Marcum 58.Shawe-Katie Hurts 45, Kate Grody 52.last_img read more

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New ‘rookie’ contracts when Jaguars Academy reopens – Sanasie

first_imgBy Clifton RossCRICKET Guyana Inc. (CGI) executive Anand Sanasie said the next batch of Jaguars Academy players will be issued their contracts as soon as the conservatory is reopened, following the lifting of the current phase of lockdown.The CGI executive added that the new LBI facility is near to completion.The Cricket West Indies (CWI) director told Chronicle Sport yesterday that the annual issuing of contracts for the next generation of Jags players will happen when the Academy is able to reopen its doors in order to facilitate weekly full-time training and practice sessions.Some 15 contracts were awarded to the senior members of the Jaguars franchise team a few months ago. However, with the Academy’s heart and soul basically being able to train 5 days a week and putting in a number of practice simulations among other aspects of grooming for the big stage, the inability to do any of these activities has curtailed months of progress for the local fraternity.While Sanasie did not go into details about the next tier of players, he did confirm that some 8 to 10 rookie contracts will be awarded possibly as early as next month – should lockdown rules ease.Despite the hurdles the Academy has been forced to jump over the last 6 months, the CGI managerial earmarked August month-end as the next possible date to resume some semblance of cricket. He stated that these plans to restart live action will all be guided by the protocols of the Ministry of Public Health and its COVID-19 Task Force.As for now, both senior and junior players have been conducting their daily ZOOM fitness sessions, which have been an integral part of staying fit and keeping the camaraderie as they honour the social-distancing movement.All this, according to Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) secretary is being done to prepare the standards and pave the way for an emphatic return to live action on the local circuit whenever Guyana gets back up and running.Regarding the Academy’s new home of training, the LBI Indoor/Outdoor facility, Sanasie hinted that the venue’s first phase has already been completed. Phase 2, which is currently in progress could be finished within the next month and when finalised will allow for some live cricket under lights.From a positive perspective, should the pandemic ease over the next few weeks, September could be a great month for local cricket, as the highly-exciting/important Jaguars Franchise League 50 Overs and 3-Day tournaments have been tipped to bowl off, but under strict guidelines.With new contracts on the horizon, a new multi-purpose facility nearly completed and a number of refreshed, hungry players raring to get back to training; all hopes lie in the next phase of Guyana’s COVID-19 guidelines.Live sports will then return with the permission to reopen various facilities and grounds across the country.last_img read more

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High water levels cause significant damage in Tawas

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisTAWAS, Mich.— Heavy rain fall from the weekend and continuing into Tuesday morning has caused significant flooding in Tawas. Increased water levels made roads, bridges and even some driveways unsafe for transportation.Motorists can expect barricades and road signage over the next few days and alternate routes are advised. Residents should also use caution when driving and avoid areas with standing water.Lastly, contact local officials about possible damage to your residential property.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Governor Whitmer provides update on flooding and dam breach in Midland County  Next Michigan farmers markets expand with online shopping platformslast_img read more