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COVID-19: Four foreigners questioned in Bali after partying despite calls for physical distancing

first_img“Some foreigners had a party at a villa in Canggu district, Badung, Bali, on Sunday evening,” the video was captioned. He added that police also seized a number of mobile phones as evidence in the case.Read also: COVID-19: Bali has no intention of applying large-scale social restrictionsInstagram account @infobalitoday posted on Monday a video showing more than a dozen people partying in a villa on the resort island, ignoring the government’s call for physical distancing to flatten the COVID-19 curve. Police have questioned four foreigners in Bali after a video of people holding a house party during the COVID-19 outbreak was circulated on social media.National Police spokesperson Brig. Gen. Argo Yuwono said that Badung Police officers had questioned the four foreigners, identified by their initials JAM, MDM, YS and EM.“They were ordered to write a statement of compliance, saying they would not repeat their mistakes. They are also required to regularly report to the police,” Argo said during a press briefing on Tuesday.center_img The video shows around a dozen people gathering by a swimming pool, enjoying cocktails and DJing.Badung Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Roby Septiadi said the party seen in the video was held at a villa in Badung on Sunday evening. He said the party organizer initially told police the party would be attended by a limited number of people.However, around 15 people eventually came to the party, kompas.com reported.Roby advised all local residents and foreigners to refrain from holding parties and social gatherings during the outbreak. He added that police would disperse such events, as they violated a gubernatorial instruction on limiting crowds in public places and suspending public events.As of Wednesday noon, 92 confirmed COVID-19 cases had been recorded on the resort island with two deaths. Nationwide, 4,839 cases have been recorded with 459 fatalities. (trn)Topics :last_img read more

Vale projects $120 million in 2020 capital expenditure

first_imgTop nickel matte producer PT Vale Indonesia expects to spend about US$120 million on capital this year, lower than initially expected, primarily because of a project delay.Vale had sought to spend less than $166.6 million this year on capital but further lowered its projection after delaying a plan to rebuild part of its Sorowako nickel smelter in Sulawesi, the country’s nickel mining heartland.The company moved the start of five-month project from the fourth quarter of this year to the second quarter of next year as a result of logistical delays during the pandemic. “This will, of course, affect our production next year,” said Vale chief financial officer Bernardus Irmanto at an online public meeting on Wednesday.Vale, which is traded on the Indonesian Stock Exchange (IDX) under the symbol INCO, disbursed $77.3 million from January to June.As a result of the delay, Vale expects to produce more nickel matte this year than initially expected. The new production target is 73,700 tons, up 4 percent from earlier this year, when the plan to rebuild the smelter was still on track.Vale saw its net profit rise to $53.12 million in the first half of the year, turning around a $26.17 million loss from the same period last year, the company’s financial report shows.Bernadus added that Vale was continuing talks with regulators, lenders and partners to begin developing multimillion dollar smelters in Pomalaa, Southeast Sulawesi, and in Bahadopi, Central Sulawesi. He expected Pomalaa’s Final Investment Decision (FID) by the first half of next year.“Their progress is more or less the same,” he said, noting that Bahadopi was “slightly behind Pomalaa in terms of permits”.Topics :last_img read more

Michael Owen makes prediction for Manchester United and Arsenal Europa League ties

first_imgMichael Owen makes prediction for Manchester United and Arsenal Europa League ties Metro Sport ReporterThursday 27 Feb 2020 10:30 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link323Shares Comment Arteta is hoping to advance to the last-16 (Picture: Getty)Manchester United fought back from 1-0 down to draw with Club Brugge and have since gone on to thump Watford 3-0 at home.And Owen expects another win for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side on Thursday.‘Manchester United continued their excellent run of form with a comprehensive 3-0 defeat of Watford on Sunday although that scoreline did not flatter the Hornets who might have got something from the game on another day,’ added Owen.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 City‘Anthony Martial has scored in his last three appearances for United and his equaliser in Bruges could be the vital goal in the tie. This might not be the walk in the park that many would have us believe, but I expect Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side to make it safely through to the last 16.’Wolves hold a 4-0 lead over Espanyol as they head out to Barcelona for their second leg, with Celtic welcome FC Copenhagen to Celtic Park having drawn 1-1 away.Steven Gerrard’s Rangers already advanced, beating Braga 4-2 on aggregate, and Owen thinks Wolves and Celtic will make it a clean sweep.Will Manchester United and Arsenal both reach the last-16?Yes0%No – only Arsenal will go through0%No – only Man Utd will go through0%No – both will go out0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Owen has made his predictions for the Europa League (Picture: Getty)Michael Owen is expecting both Arsenal and Manchester United to book their spots in the last-16 of the Europa League and fancies Celtic and Wolves to join them and already-qualified Rangers in the next round.Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal secured a 1-0 away win against Olympiakos a week ago and welcome the Greek side back to the Emirates on Thursday.They are they heavy favourites to progress and Owen is not expecting any issues for Mikel Arteta’s men.‘Arsenal rode their luck on occasions against Everton at the Etihad on Sunday, but this new-look Gunners outfit are beginning to make winning a habit and I feel they will build on the 1-0 lead they take into the tie against Olympiakos from last week’s game in Piraeus,’ Owen told Betvictor.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘The Greeks did win their last game at the Emirates back in 2015 but they lost 4-2 at Spurs in the Champions League earlier in the season, and I expect their return visit to north London to end in another defeat.’ Advertisementlast_img read more

CWind Taiwan aligns ops with COVID-19 measures

first_imgThe precautionary measures the company is taking range from remote working of office employees on a rotation basis, through Management Team and HSE Manager monitoring all shore staff, offshore crew and passengers’ health condition every day, to daily deep clean on all sites, offices, and vessels. In addition to complying with the government’s health and safety advice, the company said it was also implementing additional precautionary measures to protect the health of its staff and clients. CWind Taiwan, part of Global Marine Group, has taken steps in line with guidelines recently issued by the Taiwanese government and its UK parent company to cope with the effects of the now global COVID-19 pandemic. CWind Taiwan added that it was also working on minimising any impact on its business and on continuing to support its client’s operations and projects. center_img “In light of the Taiwanese government’s recent announcement of enhanced restrictions on incoming foreigners without resident visa, and the application of mandatory quarantine on all inbound visitors, we are in dialogue with the relevant government departments and adapting our project planning to minimise any disruption to projects and clients. In the case of specific ongoing live projects, we will continue to maintain regular direct communications with our customers,” CWind Taiwan stated. All non-business-critical travel has been cancelled, including visitors to CWind Taiwan sites and locations, and all travel including change of vessel crew or passenger onboard CTVs needs to be approved by Management and HSE teams.last_img read more

Megxit: Harry, Meghan formally quit royal life

first_imgThe couple have already relocated toCalifornia, according to reports, after announcing in January that theyintended to quit royal life and “work to become financially independent”. The decision means they will no longercarry out duties on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II and are giving up their officewithin the monarchy in Britain. (AFP) LONDON – Prince Harry and his wifeMeghan formally step down as senior members of the British royal family onTuesday, as they start a controversial new life in the United States.center_img The couple are said to have relocated to California by private jet earlier this month. AFPlast_img read more

Roland Garros could be behind closed doors, says French tennis boss

first_img Guidicelli, who said that the French federation (FFT) had “no regrets” over its unilateral decision to move the clay court Grand Slam from May 24-June 7 to September 20-October 4, insisted all options remain on the table. “We haven’t ruled out any option. Roland Garros is first and foremost a story of matches and players,” he told the Journal du Dimanche. “There is the tournament taking place in the stadium, and the tournament on TV screens. “Millions of viewers around the world are waiting. Organising it behind closed doors would allow part of the business model – television rights (which account for more than a third of the tournament’s revenues) – to go ahead. This cannot be overlooked.” The spread of the coronavirus has halted all tennis since mid-March and will not resume until July 13 at the earliest. Wimbledon has already been cancelled for the first time since the World War II. The US Open, due to take place in New York from August 31-September 13, is also in question with a decision expected in mid-June. Loading… Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldDeepika Padukone’s Most Memorable LooksWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Top 10 Female Disney Villains You’ll Definitely Fall In Love WithThe Most Exciting Cities In The World To VisitWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More French Tennis Chief, Bernard Guidicelli, has admitted that Roland Garros, already controversially pushed back four months due to the coronavirus, could be staged behind closed doors. Close to 500,000 fans regularly attend Roland Garros every year. However, an indication as to the thinking around the 2020 edition came last Thursday when the FFT decided to reimburse all tickets bought for the original date of the tournament rather than transfer them. Guidicelli admitted that the start of the rescheduled French Open could even be pushed back a further week to begin on September 27. That would allow a two-week break between the US Open and Roland Garros. “I have regular discussions with Andrea Gaudenzi (President of the ATP), Steve Simon (President of the WTA) and David Haggerty (Head of the ITF) and another call is planned next week to see how we have progressed. “We are working well together, but it is still a bit early to precisely determine the schedule. read also:Murray haunted by 2016 Roland Garros final loss to Djokovic “Roland Garros is the driving force of tennis in France, it is what feeds the players in our ecosystem,” added Guidicelli. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Indiana AG files suit against Equifax

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Attorney General Curtis Hill has filed a lawsuit against Equifax seeking civil penalties, consumer restitution, costs and injunctive relief following the finance company’s massive 2017 data breach that compromised the sensitive personal information of 147.9 million Americans, including 3.9 million Hoosiers.“Data breaches such as this one cause real harm to real people,” Attorney General Hill said. “Hoosiers trust us to work hard every day to ensure their safety and security. This action against Equifax results from an extensive investigation, and we will continue our diligent efforts to protect consumers from illegal or irresponsible business activities.”The data breach at Equifax, one of the world’s largest credit reporting bureaus, occurred between May 13, 2017 and July 30, 2017. The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform investigation concluded the breach was “entirely preventable.”The congressional committee blamed the breach in large part on an aggressive growth strategy pursued by former Equifax CEO Richard Smith. Under Smith’s leadership, the committee concluded, Equifax acquired “multiple companies, information technology (IT) systems, and data . . . [that] brought increasing complexity to Equifax’s IT systems, and expanded data security risks.”During this time, the company also pursued aggressive cost-cutting measures that included the outsourcing of some of the company’s mission-critical systems. To save expenses, the outsourcing contracts understaffed vital functions, and the service level agreements contained in the contracts focused entirely on revenue enhancing metrics such as maintaining uptime. These agreements either ignored patching and vulnerability remediation or treated those responsibilities as relatively unimportant.At every logical opportunity to improve security measures, Equifax’s leaders instead chose increasing revenue over protecting the safety of consumers’ sensitive personal information.Among the company’s most glaring improprieties was its failure to implement and maintain detailed Payment Card Industry (“PCI”) standards. The system that was breached contained a payment card processing component. From at least 2006, Equifax knew the system contained payment card processing. From at least 2013, Equifax knew the system was storing payment card information in clear text, which was a known violation of the rules.Equifax knew PCI certification required all components of the payment card processing system and connected network to comply with the PCI standards. To date, no entity fully compliant with PCI Data Security Standard appears to have been breached. Despite its knowledge, Equifax made a conscious choice to break the rules. It continues to break the rules even today, continuing to expose consumers to risks without warning. Equifax continues to accept and process payment cards in its U.S. operations, despite the fact that as of April 29 its full U.S. operations still had not been certified as compliant, as required by the PCI rules.last_img read more

Bobby Joe Centers

first_imgBobby Joe “BJ” Centers, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, passed away in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.He was born October 28, 1936 in Milan, Indiana, son of the late Linden Centers and Carrie (Shockey) Centers.He served his country as a member of the United States Army.He retired as a Chief Operator for Monsanto, after many years of service. He was a past member of Lawrenceburg American Legion. BJ was a “Fixit Man”. He had the ability to fix anything. His family was most important to him. He especially enjoyed his grandkids.BJ is survived by his loving spouse of 63 years Marilyn Centers (Miller); Daughter, Kim (Tom) Schrad of Winchester, OH; Son, Tim (Lesa) Centers of Greendale, IN; Grandchildren, Natalie Centers and Joe Centers of Silverton, OH; Brother, Don (Carolyn) Centers of Aurora, IN; Brothers-In-Law Darry (Linda) Miller of Nevada, MO, Richard (Sandra) Bockhorst of Vista, CA, and Michael Bockhorst of Delhi, OH; and many nieces & nephews.He was preceded in death by his Father, Linden Centers; Mother, Carrie Centers; Step-Father, William Kirby, and several siblings.Private services will be held at the family’s convenience.Interment will follow in the St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery (Bellaire), Lawrenceburg, Indiana.Contributions may be made to the Hoxworth Blood Center or St John’s Lutheran Church (Bellaire), Lawrenceburg, Indiana.Please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Due to the current situation dealing with COVID-19, we are following the directives from Governor Holcomb and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concerning large events and mass gatherings. The family deeply appreciates the support and love shown from friends, but the health and well being of everyone in our community is of top priority.Alternative ways to express your condolences can be done by going online at our website and leaving the family a message, sending a card, flowers, or making a donation in memory of their loved one.Our prayers go out to all of the health care community and those affected by COVID-19.last_img read more

O’Neill: Complacency not an option

first_img He said: “I must admit, I do have a little smile to myself. Gibraltar, I know they have got some part-time players playing in their team, but the little player playing on the left-hand side stepped inside the Polish right centre-back with two minutes to go to half-time and fired this shot about three inches over the bar which would have made it 1-1 in the game. It might have been an interesting tussle. “You haven’t seen it – we have had to study it because it’s my job. The game was exceptionally difficult for Poland to break down. “Poland are a decent side. We, seriously, will not be good enough to be complacent, certainly not. We are not good enough to be complacent. “We are expected to win, don’t get me wrong. There’s a difference. We are expected to win the game and that’s our intention. But that’s it. We might not be able to break them down as easily as one might think.” That message has been drummed into the players in Portmarnock this week with particular emphasis on video analysis of the first half of the Poles’ win, which proved far from straightforward. Nevertheless, O’Neill’s men will head into the fixture, unusually for them, as overwhelming favourites and while refusing to count their chickens, knowing the onus will be on them to secure the three points they need to go with those they collected in dramatic fashion in Georgia last month ahead of Tuesday’s daunting trip to Germany. O’Neill said: “The emphasis is on us to win the game, of course, we know that. Gibraltar are not expected to beat us in the match. We are hoping to be able to win the game. “Traditionally, we are not phenomenal goalscorers, so we have to be creating chances in the game, because we will miss one or two. The Republic welcome the Gibraltarians to the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Saturday looking to further remind the visitors of the giant leap they have taken after their 7-0 drubbing by Poland last month in their first competitive fixture as a football nation. But while most commentators are expecting Ireland to brush the Group D minnows aside with the merest of fuss, O’Neill is taking nothing for granted. “We have to be really positive from moment one, we also have to be a wee bit careful at the back not to leave ourselves stretched because a couple of times, they broke clearly on Poland and had those opportunities – they didn’t finish them and obviously got tired towards the end of the game. “I think they will have learned a lot from that particular experience. But let’s be honest, we should win the game, we are expected to win the game, so I am not going to hide away from that.” Victory at the Aviva is a must if Ireland are to launch a sustained assault on second place in the group with they, Scotland, Georgia and Poland under no illusions that barring a shock of epic proportions, the Germans will end the campaign on top of the pile. To that end, the victory in Tbilisi, which was secured by Aiden McGeady’s last-gasp strike, could prove invaluable. O’Neill said: “There was such a high of winning the game, we could have almost flown back without the plane. “We won the match, it was great. It was absolutely fantastic to win it in the manner in which we did, for McGeady to come up with an a blindingly brilliant goal to win it. “It gave us three points and you never know, those three points might eventually be crucial to us. Who knows at this stage?” For all that the opposition on Saturday may not be the most taxing, O’Neill has issues to address with uncapped 20-year-old Brian Lenihan the only specialist right-back in the squad in the absence of the injured Seamus Coleman, while central defender Richard Keogh has been ruled out of the game, and almost certainly the the trip to Gelsenkirchen, with a hamstring problem. Martin O’Neill has warned his Republic of Ireland team they are not good enough to be complacent ahead of their Euro 2016 showdown with Gibraltar. Press Associationlast_img read more

Man Beats, Robs Pregnant Woman in Lake Worth Beach

first_imgA local man assaulted and robbed a pregnant woman late last week because he has no money, according to deputies.Officials with the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office say the woman was walking on D Street in Lake Worth Beach last Friday just before noon, when 29-year-old Malcom Hodges grabbed her from behind and threw her to the ground. He then punched her in the stomach, despite seeing she was clearly pregnant, stole her purse and fled on foot.Deputies arrested him near the scene around 6:30 p.m. Friday. He told deputies that he steals from people in that area when he is out of money.Hodges was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail and charged with Robbery – No Firearm Or Weapon, and Aggravated Battery – Offender Knew/Should Have Known Victim Was Pregnant.He is currently being held on $50,000 bond.According to PBSO, the victim is in good condition.last_img read more

Steve Bannon indicted as part of crowdfunding campaign to build border wall

first_imgKuzma/iStockBy ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Steve Bannon has been federally indicted for conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering in connection to a crowdfunding campaign to build a border wall. Bannon, who was President Donald Trump’s former campaign boss, was arrested Thursday morning in Washington, D.C. on charges he and others allegedly made false representations about the “We Build the Wall campaign.” Bannon, 66, is expected to appear in court virtually on Thursday. Prosecutors said Bannon and others defrauded hundreds of thousands of donors to the online campaign by falsely assuring them the organizers were not taking a penny of donation money. “Those representations were false,” the indictment said. In truth, according to the indictment, Bannon took at least $1 million to pay personal expenses.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Deer Isle-Stonington, Bangor Christian softball coaches marvel over marathon game

first_img Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 Bio Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at mmandell@ellsworthamerican.com. Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020center_img DEER ISLE — On one of the few days in late April that had weather nice enough to actually play a game of softball in Downeast Maine, Deer Isle-Stonington played one that never seemed to end.In what was the first game as head coach Deer Isle-Stonington’s Darian Gove and the second for Bangor Christian’s Dale Overlock, the hometown Mariners came back from an 11-run deficit to open the season with a 30-29 win April 24.“I’ve never seen anything like it,” Gove said. “Both teams were hitting the ball well and taking advantage of defensive mistakes offensively. One thing leads to another, and both teams are suddenly scoring runs faster than you can count.”Deer Isle-Stonington made a few errors in the field early in the game and found itself trailing 19-8 in the third inning. Yet the Mariners clawed back and eventually took a 26-22 lead with the help of clutch hitting and advantageous baserunning that saw them reach base on several passed balls.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text“Our team just never gave up,” Gove said. “We were down a lot at first, but I told the girls, ‘Hey, we have eight runs. Let’s get some more.’ One thing led to another, and both teams are suddenly in the 20s.”After the two teams exchanged runs again, the game was tied at 29 entering the bottom of the seventh. After reaching first base, Amy Friedell made her way to second and third on a sacrifice and a passed ball. Then, with two outs, Friedell scored on a passed ball to win the game.Gove said the game, which started at 4 p.m., lasted approximately three and a half hours. With no lights at Deer Isle-Stonington’s ballpark, there were some doubts as to whether the game would finish if the teams continued to score.“We cut it close,” Gove said. “However, once you start the seventh inning, you have to finish the seventh inning. Since we were the home team, we got to bat no matter what.”Freshman Katie Hutchinson led Deer Isle-Stonington with nine RBIs. The Mariners batted a total of seven times, and there were a grand total of 30 walks between the two teams.The game was the highest-scoring baseball or softball game to be played in the state of Maine so far this season in terms of total runs scored. As of Wednesday, the only team to score more runs in a game than the Mariners’ 30 was John Bapst, which plated 35 against Lee Academy on April 29.As high-scoring as Deer Isle-Stonington’s win was, it was far from a state record. In 1983, Washington Academy beat Lubec 88-6 to set state and national records for combined runs in a game and the most by one team. The national record for combined runs remained in tact until two California teams broke it by one run in 2011.So far, inclement weather has prevented Deer Isle-Stonington from playing a single game since the win. Bangor Christian has scored scored a total of three runs in its other two games, making its 29-run outburst all the more impressive.“I’ve been watching softball a long time, and it’s hard for me to think of a game that was as wild as this one,” Overlock said. “Whether it was errors, hits or you name it, everyone just kept getting on base and scoring runs.”Deer Isle-Stonington’s next game is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. tomorrow, May 3. The Mariners will make the two-hour bus ride to East Millinocket to face Schenck.As for Gove, it’s unlikely her second game at the helm will be nearly as thrilling as her first.“For my first game, I’d say it was about as crazy of a start as you could imagine,” Gove said. “It’ll definitely be tough to top that one, but hey, at least we know we can score some runs.” MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020 Latest Postslast_img read more

The Latest: MLS match postponed, 6 players test positive

first_imgThe Latest: MLS match postponed, 6 players test positive Top-ranked Novak Djokovic and three other pro players had tested positive for the virus after playing in a similar exhibition event in Europe. The pro tennis tours are suspended until August.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Associated Press The group stage match was scheduled to take place Thursday. MLS officials announced the postponement Saturday and said a new time and date would come later.FC Dallas confirmed Wednesday that players had tested positive upon their arrival in Florida for the month-long tournament. The entire FC Dallas delegation is quarantining in their rooms at the walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort.Vancouver’s team is scheduled to arrive in Orlando on Monday.MLS said the postponement would allow both teams to have additional training days in Orlando before opening tournament play.FC Dallas will now play its first tournament match July 15 against the Seattle Sounders. July 4, 2020 ___Frances Tiafoe has tested positive for the coronavirus and withdrawn from the All-American Team Cup tennis tournament in Atlanta.Tiafoe was scheduled to face Tennys Sandgren on Saturday in the weekend tournament involving eight top American men’s players. The event is allowing a limited number of fans and not requiring masks, though will provide them if requested. Tiafoe defeated Sam Querrey on Friday but was showing symptoms after the match and a test was positive. Tiafoe, a 22-year-old who reached the 2019 Australian Open quarterfinals, left the event site and was replaced by Christopher Eubanks. Tiafoe was captain of Team Stars, playing against John Isner’s Team Stripes. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The MLS Is Back tournament match between FC Dallas and the Vancouver Whitecaps has been postponed after six FC Dallas players tested positive for COVID-19.last_img read more

Two Nigerian Ambassadors Depart for Football for Friendship Programme

first_imgThousands of children meet at these events, communicate, share their experiences, make friends, learn to find common language and understand each other.The Nigerian contingent is accompanied by manager of Football for Friendship Programme in Nigeria, Shola Ogunnowo and Ayodele Ibidapo of the NFF Communications Department.The event kicks off on the 8th June and will end on 16th June.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Young football player Ayomide Ayanbunmi, alongside a young aspiring journalist, Hussain Dikko, have both departed the shores of the country for Moscow, Russia for this year’s Football for Friendship Programme put together by Gazprom in conjunction with world football governing body, FIFA.The programme aims at developing youth football by championing youth sport and a healthy lifestyle, promoting friendship between children from different countries, fostering social values such as respect for other cultures and nations, and commitment to principles of equality in the younger generation.It is also comprised of several global events like the Annual International Children’s Football for Friendship Forum and International Day of Football Friendship, Football for Friendship World Championship, as well as numerous local sports and public events in participating countries.last_img read more

UEFA Champions League to Return August 7

first_imgThe four remaining round of 16 second legs will resume on August 7-8, and will take place either at the home team’s stadium or in Portugal.The quarterfinals will run from August 12-15, the semifinals on August 18-19 and the final will take place on Aug. 23. All matches will be single elimination.For the quarterfinals, semifinals and final, they will be split between Benfica’s Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica and Sporting CP’s Estádio José Alvalade.The Estádio do Dragão in Porto and the Estádio D. Afonso Henriques in Guimarães will host the four outstanding round of 16 second legs, if required.Also, UEFA announced on Wednesday that the Europa League will follow a similar course as the Champions League.The remainder of the round of 16 matches will be played on August 5-6 at venues still to be determined, with the Inter v Getafe and Sevilla v Roma ties – which had their first legs postponed in March – featuring just one match to determine which teams advance to the next round.The Europa League quarterfinals, semifinals and the final will be played as a knockout tournament in Germany between August 10-21.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Europe’s football governing body UEFA announced yesterday that the Champions League will return on August 7, with the quarterfinals, semifinals and final to be played as a knockout tournament in Lisbon, Portugal.It is going to be completed with an eight-team mini-tournament.The season’s tournament was in the round of 16 when it was suspended on March 11 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.last_img read more

Video: On the Beat: Beat writers wrap up Syracuse’s 91-89 OT win against Duke

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