PREMIUMPapuans urge careful approach in review of Special Autonomy Law

first_imgForgot Password ? Papuan community leaders and activists have urged the central government to exercise wisdom and involve Papuans in reviewing the special autonomy (Otsus) status of Papua and West Papua as Jakarta plans to amend the Otsus Law.The law is the legal foundation for the Papua administration to manage its own political, cultural and economic affairs. It was enacted in 2001, before being revised in 2008 to grant West Papua similar special autonomy.It also stipulates the allocation of special autonomy funds from the central government — set to stop in November 2021 — to accelerate development in Indonesia’s two easternmost provinces.Home Minister Tito Karnavian has hinted at the possibility of extending the special autonomy status for Papua and West Papua beyond 2021, with the deliberation of the latest Otsus Law revision having been included in this year’s National Legislat… Facebook LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Log in with your social account Google Linkedin Topics : special-authority #Papua West-Papua Papua #special-autonomy Otsus-fund #Otsus #Otsus-fundlast_img read more

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‘What player is going to want to join Arsenal?’ – Ray Parlour reveals Mikel Arteta’s ‘big dilemma’ this summer

first_imgParlour says Arsenal need investment (Picture: DAZN)‘They need to send money,’ Parlour told Premier League Productions before Wednesday’s 2-1 win against Liverpool. ‘This summer is going to be really important that they do spend money. ‘But the problem that they do have is if you’re not playing European football, what player is going to want to go to Arsenal? ‘That’s the big dilemma facing Mikel Arteta in the transfer window.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAfter playing a 3-4-3 system in the north London derby, Arteta stuck with the formation for his side’s 2-1 win against Liverpool at the Emirates on Wednesday. Parlour believes the three at the back system suits Arsenal’s players and believes the Spaniard will stick with it moving forward. ‘I was a little bit shocked when they played Wolves that they went man-to- man really,’ said Parlour.‘They played three at the back as well so I was a little bit surprised when he did change it but certainty Kieran Tierney – who is going to be a top player on that left hand side – he has that energy to get up and down to defend as well. He’ll be important.‘Hector Bellerin it suits him on the right hand side. I think he might look at it [the system]. William Saliba will be coming into the club [too].MORE: Jamie Carragher makes huge claim over John Stones’ future during Manchester City’s clash with Bournemouth Advertisement ‘What player is going to want to join Arsenal?’ – Ray Parlour reveals Mikel Arteta’s ‘big dilemma’ this summer Mikel Arteta wants to invest in his squad (Picture: Getty)Arsenal hero Ray Parlour says Mikel Arteta has a ‘big dilemma’ on his hands this summer if the club are unable to offer players European football next term.The Gunners are battling for a Europa League spot and Wednesday’s 2-1 win against Liverpool has put Mikel Arteta’s men to within three points of Wolves in sixth.Arteta has been promised funds to invest in his side this summer but the level of his spending will be determined by where Arsenal finish and a fourth season outside of the Champions League will prohibit the Spaniard from spending big.How Arsenal finish the season could decide Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s future, as the Gabon international is pushing for a contract of £250,000-a-week and is keen on playing European football next term.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTBut Parlour believes it the club will have even bigger problems in the recruitment department if they’re unable to offer potential new signings European football. Comment Sean KearnsThursday 16 Jul 2020 12:26 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link743Shares Advertisementlast_img read more

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New land on offer at Harris Crossing

first_imgMore from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020Maidment marketing and sales manager Nick Ryle at Harris Crossing, about how developers are building estates because they are confident in the Townsville market.“Maidment Group is offering home buyers the option to install a Tesla Powerwall 2 Home Battery System for a fraction of the normal retail price,” he said.“A Tesla Powerwall enables you to capture and store excess solar energy produced during the day for use at night, so consumers can enjoy the energy-saving advantages of the unit 24/7. “With an average of over 300 days of sunshine per year, Townsville is the perfect place to harness the sun’s energy.”The estate caters for all lifestyles and budgets and features a variety of sites ranging from 383sq m courtyard lots up to 1000sq m lifestyle lots. There is also a display village at Harris Crossing showcasing 14 designs from award-winning builders in Townsville. When complete, over 800 families will call Harris Crossing home. There will also be more than 70ha of open space to ensure residents can enjoy an outdoor lifestyle. For more information visit www.harriscrossing.com.au. Harris CrossingRESIDENTIAL estate Harris Crossing has just released Stage 5 with lots overlooking six hectares of open space.The Ellington release overlooks the landscaped banks of the Bohle River and is next to North Queensland’s first Disc Golf course, now under construction, and future playground facilities. Four lots were sold before Stage 5 was released to the public, including the estate’s largest sale, a 1000sq m block that sold for $329,000. Harris Crossing was developed by Maidment Group and is in the heart of the regional hub of Thuringowa and only 12km from Townsville CBD.Maidment marketing and sales manager Nick Ryle said on its release, Harris Crossing launched an energy-saving initiative that would notably reduce energy costs to home buyers.last_img read more

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Chevron Island tower tipped to have largest recreation space on the Gold Coast

first_imgChevron One’s recreation hub, Club One, will offer five-star resort-style facilities.A $250 million luxury apartment tower earmarked for Chevron Island is set to have the largest recreation space of its kind on the Gold Coast.Club One will span 1600sq m across the first two levels of Chevron One, a 40-level high-rise developed by Bensons Property Group at 36-44 Stanhill Drive.Exclusively designed for residents, Club One will offer facilities normally associated with a five-star resort or private lodge. Chevron One’s recreation hub, Club One, will offer five-star resort-style facilities. Chevron One’s recreation hub, Club One, will offer five-star resort-style facilities. MORE NEWS: Location a standout Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:46Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:46 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), 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 Rate1xFullscreenChoosing an apartment to invest in01:47center_img Chevron One’s recreation hub, Club One, will offer five-star resort-style facilities.It will come at an affordable price for residents with body corporate rates for apartments averaging less than $100 per week.Ray White Surfers Paradise Group is marketing the development. Head of projects Julian Sutherland said the recreational centre was synonymous with the quality Chevron One would bring to the Gold Coast market.“Chevron One has so many facets that will make it a unique and wonderful lifestyle destination that will stand the test of time in the precinct of Chevron Island, (which) is undergoing a major transformation.”Chevron One will have 236 apartments priced from $370,000 for one bedroom residences to $2.95 million for four-bedroom residences.Construction will start this year and is expected be finished by 2021. A display suite is at 42 Stanhill Drive, Chevron Island. “Club One is custom designed to enhance the lifestyle of residents by incorporating facilities found only in the most exclusive resorts,” he said.“It uniquely caters for everyone, from those with an active lifestyle to those who take pleasure in contemplative spaces.” Chevron One’s recreation hub, Club One, will offer five-star resort-style facilities.It includes a private dining room and function room, an indoor and outdoor pool, spa, barbecue and teppanyaki areas, sun and spa decks, fully equipped gym, yoga lawn and sculpture garden for artwork.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa13 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoBensons Property Group managing director Rick Curtis said it would set the benchmark for recreational precincts in Surfers Paradise.MORE NEWS: Whopping $19 million sells under the hammerlast_img read more

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Man Utd linked in shock move for Chelsea midfielder Kante

first_imgManchester United are being linked with Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante. Tuttosport says Blues owner Roman Abramovich has splashed out £230million this summer to bring in Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Kai Havertz and Ben Chilwell. And the sale of Kante would help reduce the deficit. United Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is ready to make an ambitious bid to land the star.Advertisement Promoted Content10 Celebrity Dads Who Don’t Get Along With Their Kids11 Strange Facts About Your Favorite TV Shows10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes7 Mysterious Discoveries Archaeologists Still Can’t ExplainIncredible Underwater Objects Surrounded By Mystery20 Historical Things You Won’t Believe Actually Happened8 Best Movies On Amazon Prime Video To Stream Right NowThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World10 Characters Who Would Make Astounding Disney Princesses Loading… center_img read also:Hasselbaink: Kante is Lampard’s most important player Kante is under contract for another three years at Stamford Bridge after penning a new deal in November 2018. The report alleges Chelsea would be willing to accept an offer of just £55m for the 29-year-old. There was talk earlier in the summer that a move to Inter Milan could be on the cards. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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The Latest: Kentucky Derby prep race canceled

first_img March 15, 2020 Soccer officials said in a statement that the suspension would remain in effect until it’s determined that it’s safe to restart play in coordination with Mexico’s Health Department.Mexico previously played soccer matches without fans for several weeks during the 2009 H1N1 influenza health emergency, an outbreak with Mexico as the epicenter.Federal health officials on Saturday night raised the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country to 41, up from 26 the previous day and 11 the day before that. On Sunday at least two more were announced by state-level authorities.___4:05 p.m. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the coronavirus outbreak’s effect on sports around the world (all times local):5:34 p.m.One of the prep races for the Kentucky Derby has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Associated Press The $700,000 Sunland Derby on March 22 in New Mexico was called off Sunday, according to a report in the El Paso Times.Officials at the track across the border from El Paso, Texas, also said it would be the last day of racing to comply with the request of the governor. The meet was scheduled to end April 21.The Sunland Derby winner would have earned 50 points toward qualifying for the 20-horse field in the Kentucky Derby. Track officials had previously said the race would be run without spectators.It’s the second time the Sunland Derby has been canceled. In 2016, an outbreak of an equine herpes virus among the horse population forced it to be called off.___ Federation president Gabriele Gravina tells Mediaset TV that Italian officials want Serie A to be completed by June 30.The Stadio Olimpico in Rome is slated to host the opening match of Euro 2020 on June 12, plus three other games of the tournament.Gravina says, “The hope is to finish by June 30. … And we’ll need to insert the Champions League and Europa League also. The deadline is June 30, then we’ll eventually see if we need to exceed that.”He adds, “We’ll propose to UEFA that they postpone the Euros.”Serie A is currently suspended until April 3, along with all other sports in Italy, the European epicenter of the virus outbreak. NCAA vice president of men’s basketball Dan Gavitt says brackets won’t be created for the NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournaments that were canceled due to coronavirus concerns. Gavit says he made the decision and it was supported by basketball committees.“There is not an authentic way to produce tournament fields and brackets at this point without speculating,” Gavitt said Sunday, the day the men’s NCAA Tournament field had been scheduled to be announced. “And, that isn’t fair to the teams that would be positively or negatively impacted by manufacturing March Madness. More importantly, in light of this global health crisis, I believe we need to keep college basketball in perspective.”College basketball’s showcase was canceled on Thursday, leading to suggestions from coaches and athletic directors to release brackets for the event even though it won’t happen this year.“Players and coaches want to see their school name on the bracket,” Gavitt acknowledges. “Members of the media want to dissect matchups. Bracketologists want to compare the work of the committees versus what they’ve predicted. Fans are curious for those same reasons. All of us want something to fill the void we’re feeling. However, anything less than a credible process is inconsistent with the tradition of the NCAA basketball championships. … There will always be an asterisk next to the 2020 NCAA men’s and women’s basketball championships regardless if brackets are released.”NCAA President Mark Emmert has said postponing the tournament indefinitely was not feasible. 3:39 p.m.Texas general manager Jon Daniels says the team has “effectively” closed down its training camp in Arizona, with a bulk of players from the big league camp electing to go home. He says 15 to 20 players were headed to the Dallas-Fort Worth area, where they either have a primary residence or a place where they live during the regular season.A charter plane was scheduled Monday for players to return to Texas, though some still elected to drive their own cars from the Arizona camp that is just more than 1,000 miles from their new ballpark in Arlington, Texas. Daniels said five or six players would be staying in Arizona, along with some staff members who have their offseason homes in the area. Other coaches were returning home to be with their families. When asked what his biggest baseball concern was, Daniels responded: “I don’t really have one to be honest with you, my head’s not even there. It might have been a few days ago, but it’s been pretty solely focused on making sure everyone’s got what they need, and everyone’s family is taken care of, and that we can get everybody home. We’re going to have plenty of time to figure out the baseball piece.” 4:49 p.m.The Texas racetrack that hosts the Formula One U.S. Grand Prix and other motor racing series announced it is closing indefinitely after a series of cancellations because of concerns about the coronavirus.The Circuit of the Americas was supposed to host the MotoGP Grand Prix of the Americas on April 5 and the IndyCar Challenge on April 26. Both races have been canceled. The track is also home to the USL soccer team Austin Bold and the league season has been suspended.The facility also has a concert amphitheater and hosts large concerts and other events. Austin city officials have banned gatherings of 250 people or more at least until May 1.The F1 US Grand Prix remains scheduled for Oct. 25 if the season resumes. Formula One has postponed all races until at least May. MotoGP has tentatively rescheduled its Texas race for Nov. 15. The league said Sunday that players should remain in the market of their team and exercise safe social distancing. MLS said it is working with its players’ association and other North American professional leagues on a protocol to allow players at training facilities for rehabilitation or individual training.___2:10 p.m.Professional soccer is shutting down in Mexico following Sunday’s matches, which were already being played with no fans present as a precaution due to the new coronavirus.The measure applies to the men’s top flight and second division as well as the fledgling women’s league. ___4:45 p.m.Brazil’s soccer confederation has suspended all competitions under its control due to the coronavirus outbreak.The tournaments affected include the men’s Brazilian Cup, the top two tiers of the women’s Brazilian championship, and junior tournaments.The men’s top-tier Brazilian championship is scheduled to begin in April. center_img Most people quickly recover from the global virus after experiencing only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 “I have tested positive for the coronavirus,” Garay wrote on a social media account Sunday. “I feel well and now the only thing to do is to follow the instructions of health officials to remain confined.”Valencia added in a statement that a total of five members of its staff and team have the new virus, without specifying if Garay is the only player. It says that all are in good health and confined at their homes.Garay, who is recovering from surgery after tearing a ligament in February, said in a message posted on Instagram that “it’s clear that 2020 is starting on the wrong foot.”On Saturday, fellow Spanish club Alavés said that two members of its coaching staff had the virus. It said they are in good health. The Spanish league has suspended play due to the pandemic. UEFA has a meeting planned on Tuesday to discuss the calendar. The virus outbreak has also tested the limits of soccer’s World Cup schedule.___1:15 p.m.Valencia’s Argentine defender Ezequiel Garay says that he has tested positive for the coronavirus, making him the first Spanish league player to become infected. All Lake Placid Olympic sites will also be closing, including the Olympic Jumping Complex, Olympic Sports Complex, The Olympic Oval and the Olympic Center including its museum and retail shops.___6:45 p.m.Soccer players at Brazilian club Gremio have staged a protest of their own by wearing face masks on the field before the start of their game against São José on Sunday. Gremio players and coaching staff arrived at the Rio Grande do Sul state championship game wearing the masks. “The joy of creating memorable occasions has been replaced with the disappointing reality of a worldwide crisis,” track officials said in a statement. “We hope everyone stays healthy, heeds the caution advises by leaders and experts, and comes back to COTA when good times return.”__5 p.m.Major League Soccer has extended the moratorium on team training through Friday.MLS announced a 30-day suspension of match play on Thursday because of the new coronavirus. Authorities in Brazil have not ordered the cancellation or postponement of sporting events because of the corona pandemic but recommended that games are held without fans. Grêmio beat tiny São José 3-2 with no fans present.___5:15 p.m.The Italian soccer federation is planning to ask UEFA to postpone the European Championship. ___6:24 p.m.Keeneland announced it will be closed to all non-essential guests starting Monday. Only essential employees, owners, trainers, veterinarians, blacksmiths and stable workers will be allowed into the track in Lexington, Kentucky.The track will set up screening checkpoints to monitor those seeking access and everyone will have their temperature taken. Only people with a temperature less than 100.5 degrees and showing no symptoms of the COVID-19 virus will be admitted. The screening will continue indefinitely.___ The decision does not affect state championships currently being played. Some matches were held without any fans this weekend in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. São Paulo, Rio and other state soccer bodies are set to decide Monday on their course of action.___2:50 p.m.The New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority says all of the ski areas and venues that it manages will suspend operation at the close of business Sunday. Closures include all Nordic and Alpine ski resorts including Mt. Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid, Belleayre Mountain Ski Resort in the Catskills, Gore Mountain in North Creek and Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington, near Lake Placid. The Latest: Kentucky Derby prep race canceledlast_img read more

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Bertha powers Badgers through weekend

first_imgWith his 6-foot-5-inch frame, sophomore Billy Bertha has an intimidating physical presence. However, his powerhouse serve and equally powerful groundstrokes are what truly set opponents back on their heels.For the duration of the weekend, Bertha’s power was consistently present.Friday against Purdue, Bertha opened his singles match with a set that all tennis fans would love to watch. Bertha and his opponent Krizstian Kroscko were evenly matched in skill, leaving the score close for the first few games. However, a key service break from Bertha followed by a series of technically sound games gave him the first set win.“I got pretty angry, but my coach was just telling me to try to stay more positive out there,” Bertha said. “For some reason, I kept getting angry, but I worked it out a little bit, which helped me later in the set and I pulled it out, which was good.”The second set did not appear to go as smoothly. After jumping out to an early 2-0 lead, Bertha lost his momentum when Kroscko benefited from several fortunate bounces, ultimately giving him the means to take a 3-2 lead. Neither player was able to pull away for the remainder of the set, forcing them into a tiebreaker. Kroscko couldn’t handle Bertha’s explosive serve and corner-to-corner base line rally shots and lost the second set and match.“I got an early lead, which helped put the pressure on him when he was serving,” Bertha said. “He needed to win that [tiebreaker] to stay in the match, and I needed it to win the match, so the pressure was all on him. I served well and made some returns that he missed, and he got a little tight and it didn’t work for him.”In Sunday’s match against the Indiana Hoosiers, Bertha’s serve was the deciding factor once again. Playing the last doubles match to finish, the fate of the doubles point was left for Bertha and Michalicka to decide. The decisive game went to deuce when Bertha buried a rocket serve to the back corner of the box and gave the advantage to the Badgers. Michalicka struggled at the net, blowing two consecutive match points by missing volleys. Yet, Bertha was determined to finish off the Hoosiers. After a monstrous first serve, Indiana hardly got a racket on the ball, sending it up over Michalicka’s head, and with one powerful overhead, the Badgers pocketed the doubles point.“[Michalicka] missed a couple of easy shots, so I was just trying to blast the serves so [Michalicka] didn’t have to play the rest of the point,” Bertha said.This promising first match gave Bertha and the Badgers hope for the remainder of the dual. However, Bertha’s powerhouse serve wouldn’t be enough to pull a win out of his grueling three set singles match against Indiana’s Santiago Gruter.Gruter made up for the lack of aggressive serve return with his consistency and constant serve-and-volley tactic. Bertha was unable to string together enough points to win more than two games in his opening set, but with a little encouragement from head coach Greg Van Emburgh, Bertha found the confidence to fight back, serve strong and send the match to a third set.“I was just a lot more positive out there,” Bertha said. “He went off and played really well the first set. Then the second set, I started to pick my energy up and move my feet a little more, and his game dropped a little bit.”Bertha’s only successful game was early, when he tied the score 1-1. However, that was the last game he took, ultimately losing 6-1.Bertha’s loss gave the Hoosiers the fourth point they needed to win the dual.“We were even to start, then [Gruter] picked it up a lot,” Bertha said. “Also, the wind was tough and [Gruter] did a better job of adjusting to it than I did.”last_img read more

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Amazing new Milestone Tracker app for parents

first_imgIs your child’s development on track for his or her age? Now you can find out with CDC’s new free Milestone Tracker app. The app makes it easy for parents to track, support, and celebrate their young child’s development.“Skills like taking a first step, saying those first words, and waving ‘bye-bye’ are developmental milestones all parents anticipate and celebrate,” said CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D. “This CDC Milestone Tracker app gives parents tips to help their child learn and grow, a way to track developmental milestones, recognize delays, and the ability to share this information with their healthcare provider.”The new Milestone Tracker app offers:Milestone checklists for children ages 2 months through 5 years, illustrated with photos and videos.Tips and activities to help children learn and grow.Information on when to act early and talk with a doctor about a developmental concern.A personalized milestone summary that can be easily shared with the doctor and other care providers.Reminders for appointments and developmentalAvailable in IOS and Android devicesThe Milestone Tracker app, available in iOS and Android devices, was developed by CDC’s “Learn the Signs. Act Early” program to help parents, early care and education providers, and healthcare providers track developmental milestones in young children.Through this app and its many other parent-friendly tools, the program aims to improve the early identification of children with developmental delays and disabilities, including autism, so children and families can get the support and services they need as early as possible.In addition to the app, CDC offers free children’s books, milestone checklists, and other resources that can be downloaded or ordered online. Most materials are available in English and Spanish, and some are available in other languages. For more information on the Milestones Tracker app, visitwww.cdc.gov/MilestoneTracker. For more on CDC’s “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” program and other free tools for parents, visit www.cdc.gov/ActEarly.For recent news on the CDC, click the link: CDC reports rising death rate from drug overdoselast_img read more

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EPL Wrap (Sunday): Rooney Penalty Rescues Everton As Southampton Peg Back Newcastle Twice

first_imgBoyhood Everton fan Wayne Rooney rescued the club from the jaws of defeat as he converted a pressure penalty in the dying moments of the Merseyside club’s 1-1 draw at Brighton.French winger Anthony Knockaert had earlier given the home side the lead from a few yards out before their Spanish captain produced a moment of madness to give Everton a lifeline which they grabbed with both hands through former Manchester United star Rooney.The draw was able to lift Everton one place up to 16th with 8 points, the same point tally by Brighton but they have a better goal difference and are in 14th having moved up by two spots.In the other game on Sunday, Newcastle United were pegged back twice by hosts Southampton in what was an entertaining 2-2 draw at the St Mary’s Stadium. Former Arsenal midfielder Isaac Hayden gave the Geordies a first half lead from long range. .Southampton responded strongly after the break and they soon equalised through Italian international striker Manolo Gabbiadini but that joy was shortlived as Spanish player Ayoze Perez restored the lead again within two minutes. The South Coast club levelled proceedings for the second time in the game from the spot after new summer signing Florian Lejeune brought down Shane Long paving the way for Gabbiadini to complete his brace with 15 minutes left on the clock.The draw took Southampton into the top 10 with 9 points while Newcastle United have two more points and they stay just ahead of the Saints in 9th position.RelatedFA Cup: Liverpool’s Youngest Team Sets Up Chelsea Tie, Rooney Set For Man Utd ReunionFebruary 5, 2020In “England”Premier League Review: Manchester Is Blue As Liverpool, Arsenal Falter In Top Four RaceDecember 11, 2017In “England”Premier League; Week Eleven PreviewNovember 4, 2017In “Europe”last_img read more

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Dustin Pedroia injury update: Red Sox star set for tests after feeling ‘something weird’ in knee

first_imgMORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZN“He felt something weird in his knee,” manager Alex Cora told reporters afterward. “He finished the at-bat and came up to me, like, ‘Hey man, it didn’t feel right there.’ I decided to take him out.”Pedroia, who is sick, left Yankee Stadium before the end of the game. As the team heads to Tampa to face the Rays, Pedroia will undergo tests on the knee in New York to offer a prognosis, though Cora said his star — who only recently returned to the lineup because of the knee — left the manager concerned.“He was down,” Cora said. “I haven’t seen him like that. Hopefully, it’s nothing serious and something where he just got scared.”It’s more bad news for a Red Sox team (6-13) that already has seen plenty of bad in 2019.The negative 42 run differential for #Redsox now worst by a World Series champion through 19 games in #MLB history— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) April 18, 2019If Pedroia winds up back on the injured list, the struggling Red Sox are facing considerable problems as second base.Although he replaced Pedroia on Wednesday, Nunez is batting back tightness. Brock Holt (scratched cornea), who the team had hoped would come off the injured list this weekend, reported not seeing well in a game Wednesday at Triple-A Pawtucket and won’t be ready, MassLive.com reported. Blake Swihart, who was capable of playing second in a pinch, was designated for assignment earlier in the week.Things were so bad Monday that catcher Christian Vazquez, who played 4 2/3 innings at second base for Single-A Greenville in 2010, was forced to play the position with a borrowed infielder’s glove.Cora said he would consider internal options from Pawtucket, including Tzu-Wei Lin, Michael Chavis and Tony Renda. Pedroia has experienced issues with the knee since 2017 and missed all but three games in 2018 after undergoing cartilage restoration surgery.He made his 2019 debut in Boston’s home opener last week. A longtime fan favorite, he is just 2-for-20 with one RBI in the early going, starting four games at second base (counting Wednesday’s short appearance) and two others at designated hitter. Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia, who exited Wednesday’s game against the Yankees after feeling discomfort in his surgically repaired left knee, remained in New York to meet with doctors Thursday, according to multiple media reports.Pedroia left the eventual 5-3 loss after he flew out in his only at-bat in the top of the second inning. Eduardo Nunez replaced him at second base.last_img read more

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