Amid winds and rain, Jokowi visits Mount Ainslie to study capital city development, planning

first_imgTopics : President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo plodded through winds and rain during a visit to Mount Ainslie in Canberra, Australia, on Sunday, to study the development of the neighboring country’s capital city amid Indonesia’s own plans to build a new capital.Jokowi said he wanted to understand what it took to develop a capital city such as Canberra as his government went ahead with a plan to relocate the nation’s capital from Jakarta to East Kalimantan.“I asked the governor a lot of questions, as well as Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and National Capital Authority CEO Sally Barnes – we want to have a complete picture of what it  takes to develop Canberra, how to [construct a capital] from scratch,” Jokowi said in a statement issued by the Presidential Palace on Sunday. He visited the hill on the sidelines of an official presidential trip following the recent  ratification of the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) by Indonesia’s House of Representatives.Presiden @jokowi meninjau Mount Ainslie, di Canberra, Australia, Minggu (9/2). Di Mount Ainslie, dapat terlihat Kota Canberra secara keseluruhan. Presiden ingin mendapat bayangan tata kota & manajemen Kota Canberra. Nantinya, yg baik akan diambil untuk pembangunan ibu kota baru. pic.twitter.com/8Xy9FSfnuR— Sekretariat Kabinet (@setkabgoid) February 9, 2020Jokowi said he was impressed by spatial planning in Canberra – a city constructed in 1913 with a population of 400,000.“We saw that the spatial planning was very good. We’ll study the positive aspects to improve the development of our new capital – both in terms of management and planning. We noticed that there were no administrative buildings that were more than seven stories high. But areas that are far away from the seat of the government allow [the construction of skyscrapers]; it’s a very good [policy],” he said.He went on to reiterate the government’s commitment to the relocation of Indonesia’s capital to East Kalimantan. The research phase of the relocation began five years ago and a design competition also commenced a year ago, he said.“We have made a decision; all there’s left to do is wait for a new law courtesy of the House of Representatives. Once the law is established, we will commence land clearing, as well as the construction of basic infrastructure. I think that’s what we’ll be doing,” he said.Jokowi previously announced in August last year that the province’s North Penajam Paser and Kutai Kertanegara regencies would host the country’s new capital, replacing the overpopulated and sinking Jakarta. (rfa)last_img read more

Government to front-load social, rural spending to boost household expenditure

first_imgRead also: Indonesia sees gloomy outlook on economy as growth falls below 5%Speaking at a seminar on Indonesia’s export prospects in Jakarta on Tuesday, Center of Reform on Economics (CORE) director Mohammad Faisal estimated that the economic growth rate would fall to 4.9 percent this year from 5.02 percent last year.This, he argued, was primarily because the coronavirus outbreak that emerged in late December 2019 in Wuhan, China, was expected to increase pressure on a global economy that had already been burdened by the prolonged United States-China trade war and growing US-Iran tensionsLike most of analysts, Sri Mulyani also expressed fear the coronavirus outbreak would further derail the global economy, although there have been signs the US-China trade war may be coming to an end with the signing of the so called  “phase one” trade agreement between the two countries in mid-January.“The deal brought positive momentum for us in the beginning of this year, but it was quickly buried by news of the virus,” she said.Despite the virus outbreak, Bank Mandiri analysts have confidence the government’s plan to front-load social welfare and rural development spending will help keep household spending strong in the first half of this year.The government said it would disburse village funds in three phases, as it did last year. However, 80 percent of the funds will be disbursed in the first half of the year, an increase from 60 percent over the same period in 2019.The change will mean Rp 132.5 trillion (US$9.5 billion) will be disbursed for village funds in the first half of the year, 18 percent higher than over the same period in 2019.The front-loaded spending, coupled with expectations of an improved rice harvest in March and April thanks to better weather, is expected to provide enough support for the household spending growth to remain at 5 percent in 2020.However, as the coronavirus infection count and death toll continues to rise, Bank Danamon economist Dian Ayu Yustina said in a research report published on Feb. 6, that the global economy may take time to recover, as the outbreak would force China to place some of its cities under quarantine and close flight routes.She also warned the outbreak could pose risks to Indonesia’s economy due to a decline in the number of Chinese tourists, who account for 12.8 percent of the country’s foreign tourist arrivals. It could also potentially delay Chinese investment projects in the country, she said.Other than Chinese investment, State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) Minister Erick Thohir said on Monday that investment from other countries could also be hampered, including the newly signed US$6.8 billion investment deal with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), should the virus continue to spread over a prolonged period of time.While the forecast for the virus’ impact on the Indonesian economy might be bleak, Dian said Indonesia was less vulnerable than other countries because of its relatively low trade with China, which receives only 16 percent of Indonesia’s exports.She predicted GDP growth in 2020 to remain steady at 5 percent this year with household spending to grow at 4.9 percent.Topics : “We will increase social spending to prevent household spending from falling,” she explained.Front-loading means the government will disburse a larger portion of its yearly allocation for certain programs and projects earlier in the fiscal year.Although Indonesia maintained its economic growth at 5.02 percent year-on-year (yoy) in 2019, according to Statistics Indonesia (BPS) data the country’s quarterly growth reached only 4.97 percent yoy in the fourth quarter of last year.The slowdown in the last three months of 2019 was caused by a decline in household spending, which accounted for more than 50 percent of the country’s GDP growth during the period. The government will front-load its spending on social welfare and rural development to boost household expenditure in an effort to counter the potential economic impacts of the coronavirus epidemic.Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said the front-loaded spending was necessary to minimize the potential impacts of growing global economic uncertainty on the country’s GDP.At a press briefing in Jakarta on Friday, she said that a large portion of the year’s social spending, for programs such as the Family Hope Program (PKH), School Operational Assistance (BOS) for elementary and high schools, the non-cash food program as well as village funds for rural development, would be disbursed in the first quarter of this year.last_img read more

La Administración Wolf presenta una guía para reanudar los deportes de escuela secundaria y otros deportes de verano

first_img Español,  Press Release,  Public Health La Administración Wolf emitió hoy una guía preliminar para que los equipos de deportes de escuela secundaria y recreativos reanuden los entrenamientos voluntarios y otras actividades en persona en las fases amarilla y verde del estado. La guía incluye deportes universitarios y profesionales.“Pennsylvania tiene algunos de los mejores atletas y equipos del país y ahora pueden comenzar a regresar de manera segura a los deportes organizados”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. Esta guía logra el equilibro entre mantener a los alumnos atletas a salvo de la COVID-19 al tiempo que les permite participar en una parte importante de sus vidas.“Este es otro paso hacia la reapertura de nuestro estado para volver a poner las cosas en marcha. A medida que los alumnos y compañeros de equipo se preparan para entrenar y competir, es necesario que cumplan con las precauciones para protegerse entre sí y a su comunidad del riesgo de la COVID-19”.La guía preliminar es un punto de partida para los equipos deportivos de verano y la Administración Wolf continuará trabajando con las partes interesadas. La guía para las temporadas deportivas de otoño, invierno y primavera puede actualizarse.Las escuelas públicas y privadas de grados K-12 conforme a la Asociación Atlética Interescolar de Pennsylvania(PIAA, por sus siglas en inglés)y la Asociación Atlética de Escuelas Independientes de Pennsylvania (PISAA, por sus siglas en inglés) que estén en la fase amarilla y verde pueden reanudar los entrenamientos voluntarios relacionados con los deportes. Las escuelas primero deben desarrollar un plan de salud y seguridad atlética de conformidad con la Guía preliminar para la reapertura gradual de las escuelas del Departamento de Educación, que esté aprobada por la junta local de directores y publicada en el sitio de Internet de la escuela.Los equipos deportivos recreativos y aficionados de los estados que están en la fase verde y que no están afiliados a una escuela K-12 pueden realizar actividades en persona, incluidos juegos y prácticas. Algunos ejemplos incluyen baloncesto, hockey, hockey sobre césped, fútbol americano, fútbol, natación, béisbol, sóftbol, lacrosse, gimnasia y kickball. Las organizaciones deportivas juveniles deben seguir las guías de los CDC.Las reuniones de todos los participantes, incluidos los jugadores, el personal deportivo, los funcionarios y los espectadores, se limitan a 25 en la fase amarilla y 250, o el 50% de su capacidad, en la fase verde, como se describe en el Proceso de reapertura de Pennsylvania.El personal de la liga y de cada equipo deben revisar la guía de los CDC para los deportes juveniles. Los entrenadores y otro tipo de personal adulto deben usar máscaras faciales y evaluar a los atletas para detectar si presentan síntomas antes de las prácticas y de los juegos. Todos los participantes deben cumplir con las prácticas seguras de higiene y de distanciamiento social, evitar el contacto físico innecesario y limpiar y desinfectar los equipos e instalaciones. Se recomienda a los equipos escalonar los horarios de llegada y salida en los lugares al aire libre y designar entradas y salidas de las instalaciones.Los padres y otros espectadores deben practicar el distanciamiento social, cubrirse la cara y no entrar al área del campo o de bancos. Los padres deben supervisar a sus hijos para detectar síntomas de COVID-19 y evaluar a los niños con mayor riesgo de enfermedades graves.Los deportes universitarios avalados por la asociación Nacional Deportiva Universitaria (NCAA, por sus siglas en inglés), incluidos los deportes que se juegan entre muros y de clubes, pueden reanudar las actividades en persona después de desarrollar un plan atlético de salud y seguridad en consonancia con la guía para Instituciones de educación postsecundaria y programas de educación para adultos (Postsecondary Education Institutions and Adult Education Programs) de PDE.Los deportes profesionales pueden reanudarse de inmediato. Los equipos o las ligas en condados que están en la fase amarilla, o si hubiera más de 250 personas en el sitio y están en la fase verde, deben tener un plan de seguridad contra la COVID-19 aprobado por el Departamento de Salud.La guía publicada hoy brinda información adicional.La Administración Wolf también actualizó hoy la guía sobre la recreación al aire libre y la guía de verano para campamentos, piscinas y cuidado infantil que ya había sido presentada.Todos los condados están en la fase amarilla o verde.View this information in English. La Administración Wolf presenta una guía para reanudar los deportes de escuela secundaria y otros deportes de verano SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img June 10, 2020last_img read more

Brisbane home with incredible views for sale

first_imgA luxury Queensland mansion set over four levels in Ascot and built on a hill with stunning views of Brisbane has been listed for the first time.Located 7km from the CBD, the Morgan St property isn’t typical of the Queenslander style characterised by other homes in the inner-city suburb.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:47Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:47 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels360p360p240p240pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenFour storey mansion hits Brisbane market01:48Pioneer: Inside one of the Original Queenslander style homesSet on a 912 sqm block, the contemporary property combines a sleek and dark look with an emphasis on an indoor-outdoor lifestyle.The 1470sqm home has five bedrooms, four with ensuites, plus two other bathrooms and multiple living areas.The home is spread over four levels.The house was designed by architect James Forbes, who has worked on a number of Brisbane projects including the IBM tower and the Normanby Hotel.Forbes says simple materials have been used to create a timeless look.“It’s a home that’s typically built for a Queensland climate.”“It has respected the site’s orientation and the house has an ability to open up,” he says.The property is situated on Bartley’s Hill.The architect says the design emphasises the stunning views to the city and Mount Coot-tha.“One of the most interesting things about the house is that it has many levels and it has a great connection. You go past the private office area, and you move through the different levels of the public realm of the house – it has a great journey and you get great city views as you move up,” he says.$300k: Big home, small price               The home incorporates simple materials to create a timeless look.Built over a decade ago, the house’s main living level has a backyard nestled into a hill.The open-plan living area will allow guests to dine with a view.Matt Lancashire, of Ray White New Farm, says the value of the house will only grow.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours ago“It’s one of those homes that’s going to keep growing in value, due to its location and the views and due to the physical site – there’s hardly any properties like this that will be approved to have a house built on it,” he says.“There hasn’t been one part of the house that hasn’t been thought out.”There are generous living spaces on each level.Several luxury features are included with the home, such as a fully-equipped gym, infinity pool and climate-controlled wine cellar.It has an internal lift servicing three levels, giving easy access to the five bedrooms.Stunning: A restored Queenslander heritage sensationThe house includes a retreat for parents with impressive views.The property is being sold by tender with the deadline for offers closing on the 7th June at 5pm.Beneficial: Why more people are installing lifts inside their homeslast_img read more

Missile hits Yemen’s military parade; 7 persons killed

first_imgIn August, the Houthis claimedresponsibility for a missile and drone attack on a parade in Aden, the seat ofthe internationally recognized government, killing around 36 people, includinga prominent commander.(Reuters) Seven people died, among them fourchildren, and 25 were injured, according to the local forces’ spokesman.    DUBAI – A missile fired by theIran-aligned Houthi group struck a military parade in Yemen’s town of al-Dhalea,killing at least seven people and wounding others, government-allied forcessaid on Sunday. The missile struck a parade groundwhere a military graduation for Security Belt forces had just finished,officials said. No one claimed responsibility for the incident. People inspect the scene of a blast which struck a military graduation parade in the town of al-Dhalea, Yemen on Dec. 29. REUTERS/STRINGERlast_img read more

Martinez denies Marshall rumours

first_imgEverton boss Roberto Martinez is busy looking for a new goalkeeper but has played down talk linking him with Cardiff’s David Marshall – and emphasised that neither Samuel Eto’o nor Seamus Coleman are about to leave Goodison Park. Martinez has wanted to bring in a shot-stopper since first-choice Tim Howard picked up a calf injury on Boxing Day that is set to rule him out until well into February. Reports have suggested the manager is interested in Marshall, but when asked on Monday if there was anything in the stories about the Scotland international – who missed Cardiff’s match at the weekend due to an injury of his own – potentially joining Everton, Martinez said: “No – nothing at all.” The Spaniard did, however, confirm he had made some enquiries about goalkeepers this month, adding: “It is something we have done for a while now, but nothing has been conclusive or done in a way that we can announce any names. “I’m not interested in bringing in a short-term goalkeeper – we’ll look at the options, but if we bring in anyone, it has to be someone who can stay with us for the long term. “We are going to explore that avenue and if we find the right personality, we’ll act on it.” With regard to potential outgoings from Everton in the current transfer window, there has been speculation that striker Eto’o could move to Italian side Sampdoria and full-back Coleman make a switch to Manchester United. Speaking at his press conference to preview Tuesday’s FA Cup third-round replay at West Ham, Martinez also dismissed those suggestions, insisting there would be no “big sales” made by the Merseysiders this month. On Eto’o, Martinez said: “I know there has been a lot of speculation, but we haven’t been contacted – we have had no conversations about that issue at all. “At the moment Samuel is working really well and is always a really strong influence in the day-to-day work, and there is nothing to comment on really.” And when asked about there being any truth in the Coleman reports, Martinez said: “No. “I have said before that we are in a position where all that matters is to get good momentum in the league and be as strong as we can in the cups. “We are not entertaining that speculation of big sales. We are not going to sell our big assets in the window, so I think all those stories and admiration from the outside are just a waste of time.” Everton have struggled for “good momentum” in recent weeks – indeed, prior to the original cup tie against West Ham last Tuesday they had lost four games in a row and won only one in nine in all competitions. The rot has been stopped with 1-1 draws in that match and then against Manchester City in the Barclays Premier League on Saturday, performances Martinez believes have provided a platform from which his side can now build for a decent second half of the season. Although he accepts questions have been asked of his players, the 41-year-old has stressed he has never doubted them himself. And that includes striker Romelu Lukaku, the £28million club record summer signing who has bounced back from starting two successive games on the bench to put in eye-catching displays as part of the first XI against the Hammers and City. Lukaku’s last-gasp equaliser against the London outfit last week means he has scored a goal in each of his last four encounters with West Ham. Martinez will be hoping for more of the same on Tuesday, and said of the Belgium international: “Romelu is now performing at a very good level, but he has always showed real desire to help the team and strong responsibility. “I have always known that Romelu, fully fit, is in my eyes one of the best strikers in world football. “Now he is in the right place and it has been very pleasing to see him enjoying his football and being so effective in the last two games.” Everton will on Tuesday be without the same seven players who missed the City contest – Howard, Sylvain Distin (groin), Tony Hibbert (unspecified), Leon Osman (foot), Darron Gibson, Steven Pienaar (both knee) and James McCarthy (hamstring). Martinez has confirmed he intends to include 22-year-old forward Conor McAleny in the squad to face West Ham. Press Associationlast_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgThe U.S. Open already has been moved from its traditional Father’s Day finish. The pandemic caused the cancellation of more than 100 qualifiers .VIRUS OUTBREAK-COLLEGE SPORTSBig West Conference postpones fall sportsUNDATED (AP) — The Big West Conference is postponing all fall sports through the end of the calendar year.The conference will determine later if conducting fall sports in the spring would be feasible. The decision does not impact basketball, which is scheduled to begin on Nov. 10. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-SCHEDULEDodgers top Astros in 13UNDATED (AP) — The Dodgers and Astros kept their tempers in check just a night after a brushback pitch caused both benches to empty. The Division I conference has 11 members, with all but one based in California.In other news related to the COVID-19 pandemic:— Austin’s public health authority said the city was “caught a little off guard” by the recent announcement by Texas that the school planned to allow 50% stadium capacity at Longhorns football games this fall. Travis County Interim Health Authority Dr. Mark Escott spoke with county commissioners Tuesday, and said it’s hard to imagine allowing a crowd of any size watch a game. Texas is scheduled to host South Florida on Sept. 5 and the Big 12 has held out hope it can play a 12-game regular season. The state of Texas has seen record numbers of new coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths in the month of July.— Notre Dame will play in the Atlantic Coast Conference this season as part of a plan to play 10 league games and start the week of Sept. 7, alterations brought on by the pandemic. The ACC’s university presidents approved the plan for an 11-game schedule, including one nonconference game, and for pushing back the league championship game from Dec. 5 to either Dec. 12 or 19. Notre Dame will play in a football conference for the first time in the 133-year history of the program if the season is played.— The NCAA is allowing all major college football teams to begin their seasons as early as Aug. 29. The association confirmed that the football oversight committee had requested a blanket waiver to permit any school to push up the start of its season to the so-called Week Zero. NBA-NEWSDavis, Williamson ready for re-opening nightLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Anthony Davis and Zion Williamson are ready for re-opening night. Davis practiced Wednesday for the first time since getting poked in an eye during the Los Angeles Lakers’ scrimmage opener last week. He said the plan is for him to play when the Lakers face the Los Angeles Clippers in the first seeding game for both teams on Thursday. The Pelicans said Williamson will be a game-time decision for New Orleans’ Thursday opener against Utah. Williamson missed nearly two weeks because he left for a family emergency and then had to quarantine for four days upon his return. Phillies staffer tests positive for COVID-19UNDATED (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies general manager Matt Klentak says one team employee who works in the visiting clubhouse has tested positive for the coronavirus. But he says all Phillies players and on-field staff tested negative for a second straight day. The Phillies’ four-game, home-and-home series against the New York Yankees was postponed this week following a coronavirus outbreak among the Miami Marlins, who played in Philadelphia last weekend. The Phillies are scheduled to host Toronto this weekend in a series that was supposed to be on the road but switched because the Blue Jays’ temporary ballpark in Buffalo isn’t ready. In other MLB news:— Nationals outfielder Juan Soto is still waiting to be cleared to play by the city government after getting the OK from Major League Baseball to return from the COVID-19 injured list. Manager Dave Martinez said the Nationals hope their 21-year-old slugger will be allowed to work out with the team starting Saturday and play in their first game after that, which is next Tuesday at home against the Mets.— The Indians have placed starting catcher Roberto Pérez on the 10-day injured list with a sore throwing shoulder. Pérez hurt his right shoulder while making an off-balance throw in Friday’s season opener. A Gold Glove winner in 2019, Pérez has played since but the shoulder has continued to bother him. — The Rockies capped a 4-1 road trip as German (hehr-MAHN’) Márquez struck out eight over six impressive innings of their 5-1 victory at Oakland. Charlie Blackmon delivered an insurance run with an RBI double in the eighth, then reached on an error in the ninth that led to a pair of runs. Garrett Hampson hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the fourth to back Márquez.— Joey Gallo slammed a tying, two-run homer in the eighth before the Rangers scored three more times in the inning to beat the Diamondbacks, 7-4. The Rangers loaded the bases with two out after the homer before Elvis Andrus hit a two-run single and Nick Solak added an RBI single. Todd Frazier hit his first homer and had two doubles for the Rangers, whose five-run inning accounted for only one run fewer than it had scored combined in their first four games in the new $1.2 billion stadium with a retractable roof.— Dylan Moore hit a three-run homer and Kyle Seager had three RBIs in the Mariners’ 10-7 defeat of the Angels. Seager’s sacrifice fly broke a 7-7 deadlock in the seventh inning. Shohei Ohtani (shoh-hay oh-TAH’-nee) clubbed a three-run blast for Los Angeles, which also got home runs from Justin Upton and Brian Goodwin.— JaCoby Jones hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the seventh inning to send the Tigers past the Royals, 5-4. Tigers relievers held Kansas City without a baserunner for four innings, one night after tossing six shutout innings. Jonathan Schoop (skohp) also homered after the Royals took a 4-0 lead. MLB-NEWS HAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Former New Mexico and Illinois men’s basketball coach Lou Henson died Sunday at age 88 and was buried on Wednesday. Henson took New Mexico State and Illinois to the Final Four during a 21-year career that included nearly 800 victories and a feud with fellow Big Ten coach Bob Knight. Henson left the game as the winningest coach at both Illinois and New Mexico State, and still ranks fifth all-time among Big Ten coaches with 214 conference wins and 423 total. AUSTRALIA-ABUSE COMPLAINTSGymnastics Australia asks human rights group to probe abuseMELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Complaints by at least 20 former Australian gymnasts about physical and mental abuse during their careers has prompted Gymnastics Australia to ask a human rights group to investigate. July 30, 2020 Also around the majors:— Homers by D.J. LeMahieu (leh-MAY’-hyoo), Aaron Hicks and Aaron Judge powered the Yankees to a 9-3 rout of the Orioles. LeMahieu provided four of New York’s eight hits to support Gerrit Cole, who won hits second straight start since signing with the Yankees last winter. Cole had a 7-1 lead until Dwight Smith’s two-run homer ended his night in the seventh inning.— Adam Eaton delivered a go-ahead, RBI single in the 10th inning before the Nationals completed a tidy 4-0 win against the Blue Jays. Asdrubal (as-DROO’-bul) Cabrera added a bases-loaded triple to cap the scoring in a game in which Toronto was the home team in Washington. Max Scherzer received a no-decision after limiting the Jays to three hits while striking out 10 over 7 1/3 innings.— The White Sox also scored four times in their final at-bat, doing it in the ninth to beat the Indians, 4-0. Rookie Luis Robert hit a two-run single in the ninth as Chicago snapped a three-game losing streak and salvaged one game in the series. Cleveland closer Brad Hand was tagged for three runs after Kevin Plesac struck out a career-high 11 while scattering three hits.— Milwaukee’s Brandon Woodruff allowed one hit and struck out 10 while working into the seventh inning of a 3-0 shutout of the Pirates. Woodruff retired 19 of 21 batters, allowing a swinging bunt single to Phil Evans in the first. Ben Gamel gave Woodruff all the support he would need with a third-inning two-run homer Associated Press — Cardinals right-hander Miles Mikolas (MY’-koh-las) will have season-ending surgery to repair a tendon in his strained right forearm. The 31-year-old missed spring training with the injury, but he ramped up his activity after the virus shutdown and pitched four innings for the Cardinals in an exhibition game last week. — Nick Markakis (mahr-KAY’-kihs) is returning to the Braves, three weeks after announcing he was opting out of the season due to his concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. The veteran outfielder said he changed his mind about sitting out after watching his teammates play the first five games. The 36-year-old Markakis says he has the full support of his family, including his three children, in his decision to return.— The Astros have acquired right-hander Hector Velázquez from the Orioles for a player to be named. The deal comes after the AL champion Astros learned that reigning Cy Young Award winner Justin Verlander will be out a while with a strained forearm. Velázquez went 1-4 with a 5.43 ERA with Boston last year before coming to the Orioles via a waiver claim in March.— Former National League batting champion and four-time All-Star Jose Reyes has formally retired, two years after playing his final major league game. Reyes hit .283 with 145 homers, 719 RBIs and 517 stolen bases.— Former Red Sox manager John McNamara has died at age 88. McNamara managed Boston to within one strike of a World Series victory in 1986 before an unprecedented collapse on the field extended the team’s championship drought into the new millennium. He was 1,167–1,242 over parts of 19 seasons while managing six big league clubs.center_img — The Reds outscored the Cubs, 12-7 as Mike Moustakas (moos-TAH’-kahs) and Nick Senzel homered in their returns from a COVID-19 scare. Nick Castellanos added a grand slam in helping Cincinnati halt a four-game slide. Sonny Gray extended his major league record to 35 consecutive starts allowing six hits or less, yielding up only Ian Happ’s double and fanning 11 as he pitched into the seventh inning.— Freddie Freeman was productive in the Braves’ 7-4 victory against the Rays, going 4-for-5 with a two-run homer and three RBIs. Freeman snapped a 4-4 tie with an RBI single in Atlanta’s three-run sixth. Darren O’Day blew a lead but got the victory after Mike Soroka left with a 2-1 lead in the sixth.— The Red Sox ended a four-game losing streak by rallying against the Mets’ shaky bullpen in a 6-5 win at New York. Mitch Moreland provided a tiebreaking, RBI single in the eighth before Christian Vazquez following his solo blast with a two-run single later in the inning. Brandon Workman allowed a ninth-inning run before getting Robinson Cano to line out with the bases loaded to end it.— The Twins were 3-0 winners over the Cardinals behind Rich Hill, who gave up just two hits over five innings. Four relievers completed the combined three-hitter in Minnesota’s fourth victory in five games this season. Eddie Rosario smacked a solo homer for the Twins.— Mike Yastrzemski (yah-STREHM’-skee) homered twice, including a walk-off homer in the ninth inning to complete the Giants’ comeback from a 6-2 deficit in a 7-6 triumph over the Padres. San Francisco tied it when Donovan Solano crushed a three-run homer in the eighth against his former team. Alex Dickerson also went deep and Solano finished with four RBIs. Update on the latest sports — Guard Drew Forbes and tackle Drake Dorbeck are the first two Browns players who have chosen to opt out for the 2020 NFL season because of the coronavirus. — General manager John Lynch has agreed to a new five-year contract with the 49ers that will keep him locked up through the 2024 season. The new deal for Lynch comes about six weeks after coach Kyle Shanahan replaced his original six-year deal signed in 2017 with a new six-year contract that takes him through 2025. Lynch was named executive of the year last season by the Pro Football Writers Association of America for helping the Niners reach the Super Bowl last season. PGA-US OPEN-NO FANSUS Open without qualifying now will be played without fansUNDATED (AP) — The USGA says no fans will be allowed for the U.S. Open at Winged Foot in New York Sept. 17-20 because of health and safety concerns about COVID-19. NFL-NEWSTua gets green lightUNDATED (AP) — The Dolphins say rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (TOO’-ah tuhng-ah-vy-LOH’-ah) passed his physical when he reported to training camp. He will practice without restrictions as he begins his bid to overtake veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick for the starting job. The all-clear will allow Tagovailoa to practice for the first time since a career-threatening hip injury ended his Alabama career in mid-November. In other NFL news:— Chiefs running back Damien Williams is opting out of playing the upcoming season. Williams’ strong postseason helped Kansas City to its first Super Bowl championship in 50 years. — Veteran cornerback Maurice Canady and undrafted rookie receiver Stephen Guidry have opted out of playing for the Dallas Cowboys this season because of the coronavirus pandemic. Canady signed a one-year contract with the Cowboys after splitting the 2019 season between the Jets and Baltimore. The Ravens drafted Canady in the sixth round in 2016.— A person familiar with the situation says Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower has decided to opt out of the 2020 season. Two other people told the AP that starting right tackle Marcus Cannon and fullback Danny Vitale have also chosen to sit out the season, citing health concerns.— The Falcons have placed fullback Keith Smith and safety Jamal Carter on the team’s reserve/COVID-19 list.— The Eagles have placed three-time Pro Bowl right tackle Lane Johnson, linebacker Nathan Gerry, and tackle Jordan Mailata on the reserve/COVID-19 list. — Giants left tackle Nate Solder has opted out of the 2020 NFL season because of the coronavirus pandemic. He cited his son’s ongoing fight with cancer, the recent birth of a baby boy and his own history with cancer for his decision. NHL-BLACKHAWKSBlackhawks ban Native American headdresses at home gamesCHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks are banning headdresses at home games as part of their pledge to honor the Native American community. The NHL team says it consulted with Native American partners to establish new policies and initiatives. The Blackhawks will further integrate Native American culture and storytelling into game presentation and community involvement. COLLEGE BASKETBALL-SOUTH CAROLINA Lawson staying at SCCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina’s top scorer and rebounder AJ Lawson has announced that he is withdrawing from the NBA and returning to school for his junior season. The 6-foot-6 guard from Toronto started all 31 games last year, averaging team highs with 13.4 points and 3.7 rebounds. Lawson put his name in the draft pool in April without hiring an agent, giving him the option to return. COLLEGE BASKETBALL-OBIT-HENSONFormer Illinois, New Mexico St coach Lou Henson dies at 88 This one lasted 13 innings as Edwin Rios belted a two-run homer to send the Dodgers past the Astros, 4-2. Los Angeles went ahead on an RBI double by Mookie Betts in the top of the 11th, but Carlos Correa’s run-scoring single extended the game. Corey Seager also homered for the Dodgers.Before the game Major League Baseball announced that LA reliever Joe Kelly was hit with an eight-game suspension for brushing back Alex Bregman near the head and taunting Correa in Tuesday’s game. The game marked the first time the teams had met since it was revealed Houston stole signs en route to a 2017 World Series title over the Dodgers. LA manager Dave Roberts was suspended for Wednesday’s game and Astros manager Dusty Baker was fined.Kelly elected to appeal and can continue to play. The gymnasts include Olympic and Commonwealth Games gold medalists but the identities of the athletes were not disclosed. They recently spoke of a toxic culture within the sport and have used social media platforms to detail fat-shaming and other forms of abuse. The Australian Human Rights Commission will examine the sport’s culture and practices in Australia.last_img read more

Scott Shafer not optimistic about Terrel Hunt’s injury

first_imgAdvertisementThis is placeholder text Published on September 4, 2015 at 7:41 pm Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidman Senior quarterback Terrel Hunt went to the locker room on crutches during the first quarter of Friday’s season opener against Rhode Island. He wasn’t wearing a sock or cleat on his right foot and didn’t return to the game.Afterward, head coach Scott Shafer wasn’t too optimistic about Hunt’s injury. At the 7:33 mark of the quarter, Hunt escaped the pocket and seemed to roll awkwardly on his right ankle. The signal-caller was ejected in last season’s opener for punching a Villanova player and broke his fibula and tibia against Louisville on Oct. 3.He missed the final seven games of the season as the Orange sputtered to a 3-9 finish.True freshman Eric Dungey, who won the backup job over sophomore Austin Wilson, went 10-of-17 and threw for 114 yards and two touchdowns. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Tiger Woods ready to return to golfing career

first_imgFormer world number one Tiger Woods says he is “ready to go” after almost 16 months out of action.Woods has undergone two back operations and was scheduled to play in the Safeway Open last month before pulling out at late notice.However he now says he is ready to return to action at this week’s Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas.last_img

Defender Lee follows Bermuda captain Leverock to Estonia

first_imgTALLINN, Estonia, – Well-travelled Bermudian footballer Roger Lee has signed for Estonian top-flight club JK Tallinna Kalev.The 27-year-old defender accepted the terms of a deal on Friday to play for the club next season.Lee follows in the footsteps of fellow defender Danté Leverock, the Bermuda captain, who played for Estonian club Narva Trans last season before joining top-flight Irish club Sligo Rovers last week.“Delighted to have signed with @JKTallinnaKalev for the 2019 season,” Lee wrote on his social media site.The deal comes four months after he completed a two-week trial at Kalev. He was among a number of players who impressed during Pro Soccer Consulting’s (PSC) Baltic summer showcase events.Lee, whose father and nephew are club coaches in Bermuda, joined Kalev from English non-League side Loughborough Dynamo, a Leicestershire-based outfit. He is the third Bermudian to be signed after attending a PSC showcase event this year, following Bermuda team-mates Leverock and midfielder Willie Clemons, who plays for Swedish second division side Bodens BK.Lee has played for a string of clubs on both sides of the Atlantic, including the now-disbanded  Bermuda Hogges, who played in the fourth tier of American soccer, as well as Indianapolis Greyhounds while he was studying at the University of Indianapolis. Apart from Loughborough Dynamo, Lee has also played in England for Weston-super-Mare, Clevedon Town, Rugby Town, Stamford, Basford United, Corby Town and Stafford Rangers.Lee has represented Bermuda 12 times, without scoring, after making his international debut in 2008 in a CONCACAF Gold Cup qualifying match against Antigua and Barbuda.last_img read more