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first_imgJust yesterday, the announcement promotional video of Rijeka 2020 was published and see what the Port of Diversity of Rijeka 2020 looks like in a promo video. The concept of the city of Rijeka that brought the title is based on themes Rada, Diversity i Vode united in an umbrella theme Luka. The term “port” in the context of the ECOC is transferred to all spheres of urban life in which it can play a crucial symbolic or real role in the life of the citizens of Rijeka. The port is traditionally perceived as a shelter, but also a venue for the exchange of goods and international communication. The desired “cargo” that ships will deliver to the port in 2020 are artistic, creative, innovative products that arrive in Rijeka from all over the world, just as they are sent from Rijeka to other ports. As they point out from Rijka 2020, they see the port as a theme in a broad, metaphorical sense of connecting and creating a “free zone” for artistic experimentation, both in traditional and new formats and media. “We live a peer to peer digital culture in which we can be a “pirate” port, but also a startup risk port. The first is more democratic, and the second is more profitable, but all forms of cultural activities of the future must have the opportunity to coexist in Nova Luka called Rijeka ”  Together with the notion of Luka, the themes of Labor, Diversity and Water form a narrative about the peculiarities of the city, its past, present and future and represent values ​​deeply woven into the historical identity of Rijeka, both literally and metaphorically. At the same time, they reflect the foundations of the European Union: multiculturalism, diversity, respect for diversity, openness to dialogue and cooperation. Regardless of political will and democratic tradition, these values ​​are, of course, not guaranteed once and for all. On the contrary, precisely because of the real and constant danger of them being endangered, especially in the circumstances of a long-lasting economic crisis, they should be defended by reflection, evaluation and representation from an artistic and cultural perspective. These determinants of Port, Labor, Diversity and Water should serve not only as a starting point for the story of our city and its connection with Europe, but also to ask extremely important and urgent issues such as the position and future of work and workers, work as art and art as work, endangerment of water as a resource, questioning our and European multiculturalism and interculturality. Read the full concept and program of the candidacy herecenter_img In 2020, various cultural events and art events will be held in the selected city throughout the year, which should certainly contribute to increasing the number of visitors to the city and raise the level of interest in culture in the local community. Along with Rijeka as the Croatian Capital of European Culture 2020, there will also be an Irish city, and the program of the event is traditionally announced two months before the event. Rijeka 2020 – European Capital of Culture is a project by which Rijeka wants to improve the scope and diversity of cultural offer in the city, expand access and participation in culture, strengthen the capacity of the cultural sector and its links with other sectors and increase international visibility and profile of the city and region. last_img read more

first_imgRoyal IHC said in its latest announcement that their General Dredging Course is set to take place on September 10-21, 2018, in Kinderdijk, the Netherlands.This intensive two-week program will feature several excursions, a guest lecture about the Port of Rotterdam and a one-day simulator experience on an IHC Beaver cutter suction dredger.The course is designed for both technical and non-technical management professionals in dredging-related industries.The following topics will be covered during the two-week training:Different dredging applications within a port;Dredge project phases;Dredging equipment types and boundaries for their use;Scoping site conditions;Fundamentals of hydrographic surveying;Dredge project management including costs and contracts;Fundamentals of hydraulic transportation and dredge pumps;Environmental aspects of dredging.The training is designed for professionals on management level in dredging related industries. It will be beneficial for people working for governments, port and harbor authorities, offshore companies, construction companies, dredging contractors and other organisations.last_img read more

first_imgBACOLOD City – An initial 4,000 to 7,000 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) in southern Negros Occidental affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic are expected to receive aid packages containing supplemental food and hygiene products from the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) starting this week.As of May 20, personnel of DAR Negros Occidental II-South have been preparing for the distribution of the packs. Personnel of the Department of Agrarian Reform-Negros Occidental II-South ready the food packs to be given to an initial 4,000-7,000 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) starting this week. The assistance to be provided is implemented through the “Passover: Arbold Move to Heal as One Deliverance of our ARBs from the COVID-19 Pandemic” project of the agency. DAR NEGROS 2 The DAR will also aid women ARBs through livelihood activities like egg and poultry production and hog fattening, among others. Arnulfo Figueroa, officer-in-charge Provincial Agrarian Reform program officer, said the assistance to be provided is implemented through project “Passover: Arbold Move to Heal as One Deliverance of our ARBs from the COVID-19 Pandemic,”The program is being initiated by DAR secretary John Castriciones in response to Republic Act 11469, or the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act.The agency’s P300 million funding for the activity was sourced from the reprogrammed and realigned budget of the Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Development Sustainability Program and the unobligated allotment from the different units of DAR’s Support Services Office.Provincial Agrarian Reform Program officer Enrique Paderes, for his part, said they have created a team that would focus on the implementation of the project starting from the planning stage until the post-project monitoring and evaluation.Aside from the relief goods, seedlings, fertilizers, pesticides, and farms tools will also be given to the ARB organizations, he added.center_img Earlier this month, DAR Negros Occidental II-South distributed land titles and installed 67 farmers in two areas. On May 12, a total of 57 ARBs in Barangay Abuanan, Bago City were installed on a 32.39-hectare property, while some 10 farmer-beneficiaries in Barangay Robles, La Castellana received their land titles to a 5.5658-hectare property on May 5.(With a report from PNA/PN)last_img read more

first_img Promoted Content7 Reasons Why You Aren’t Getting The Tasks DoneBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Characters That Should Be Official Disney PrincessesThe Best Cars Of All Time8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise YouCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Things That Actually Ruin Your PhoneCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More Seko Fofana may well have said that he has ‘chosen Lens’ as his next club, but Udinese won’t let him go for under €20m. The 25-year-old Ivorian midfielder announced in L’Equipe newspaper this week that he had already picked the next step in his career. “I received many offers, but my choice was immediate. I asked myself what I really wanted and that was a return to France. “I watched a few Lens games and want to bring my experience to this club. I can only thank Udinese, as I had four great years there and we were able to secure Serie A safety. “I hope the two clubs can reach an agreement soon. My choice has been made and I choose Lens.”Advertisement Loading… center_img However, that is by no means to be taken for granted, because Lens have just been promoted to Ligue 1 and don’t have the biggest transfer budget. read also:PSG set to face old foes Marseille early in French season Udinese are holding out for €20m and the Corriere dello Sport insist there will be no discounts. Fofana is under contract until June 2022, so they are not forced to make a sale, while there is plenty of interest from bigger clubs too. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

first_imgArgonauts Volleyball Team Victorious over Francis Marion 3-0 Sept. 14, 2007 Box Score  HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – In the second match for UWF on Friday, no fatigue showed, as they outplayed a feisty opponent, to record another 3-0 win. This time, Francis Marion (4-12) was the victim. This was the 10th win this season in straight sets for the Argos, who are now 11-2. Louann Rusch (So. / Homestead, Fla.), starting in place of the injured Chelsea Wilhoite (Fr. / Jacksonville, Fla.), came through with a strong defensive performance with 12 digs. The Argos were also missing back up defensive specialist Maddie Staub (Fr. / Spanish Fort, Ala.), but the team keeps on clicking due to the quality of their bench players.”We really earned this win,” claimed Head Coach Melissa Wolter, “they (Francis Marion) played a real good match, and they were digging everything we hit.” Wolter continued to explain, “We had to be patient, and make sure we used all our weapons, and we did a good job stopping them at the net.” To counter the feisty defense of their opponent, the Argos needed 10 blocks in the contest.Starting Outside hitter Isabela Gualberto (Sr. / Brazil) with 12 kills, and Right Side hitter Luciana Rapach (Jr. / Brazil) with 11 kills led the offensive attack for West Florida, as they kept a lead throughout all games, with Francis Marion only making a late run in game three to make it a close finish. The Argos won 30-25, 30-21, and 30-27. Defensive Specialists Jerica Carter (Jr. / Gainesville, Fla.) led all Argos in the match with 15 digs, and Setter Madeline Gonzalez (Jr. / Puerto Rico) had 30 assists and 12 digs.West Florida recorded 10 blocks, while Francis Marion only had five. Gualberto and Rapach were each in on four blocks, as the Argos controlled the net. Kara Gonzalez (Fr. / St. Augustine, Fla.) came off the bench to tally four kills in seven attempts, and also contributed three blocks. Jessica Lombardi was the bright spot offensively for Francis Marion, as she recorded 10 kills in the losing effort. Francis Marion did out-dig the Argos 71-67.The Argos are now 2-0 in the UAH Country Inn & Suites Invitational Tournament, and play against North Carolina Pembroke (9-6) and Arkansas Tech (10-5) in matches tomorrow (Saturday) to conclude the tournament play. Arkansas Tech defeated Armstrong Atlantic and lost to West Georgia in today’s action, while UNC-Pembroke defeated Valdosta State and was playing a late match vs. Alabama Huntsville. The Argos will take on UNC Pembroke at 9 AM, and finish with Arkansas Tech at 1 PM Saturday. Print Friendly Version Sharelast_img read more

first_img Mills, the former England defender who is one of the 10 commission members, said he was surprised by FA board member Heather Rabbatts criticising the lack of an ethnic minority representative. Her letter to the FA prompted Dyke to admit he had made a mistake with the timing of his first eight appointments, with Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand and England manager Roy Hodgson only announced on Sunday. “It’s about how we do that long term and there are many different solutions, different debates and many hurdles to overcome. “People have questioned the validity of certain people being on the commission. But there is a broad mix of football knowledge and there are already four meetings planned before Christmas.” Dyke’s commission will aim to come up with recommendations to improve the England team. Apart from Dyke, Mills, Ferdinand and Hodgson, the other members are former England manager Glenn Hoddle, ex-Crewe manager Dario Gradi, Football League chairman Greg Clarke, FA vice-chairman Roger Burden, plus LMA chairman Howard Wilkinson and new PFA chairman Ritchie Humphreys. Press Association Danny Mills has defended Football Association chairman Greg Dyke after he was the target for criticism about the make-up of his England commission. Mills told Sky Sports News Radio: “The Commission is still in its infancy and I’m surprised by Heather’s statements. She is on the FA board and I’m sure she will have been party to discussions that have gone on. “She must have known that Clarke Carlisle and Rio Ferdinand had been approached. Surely that does show diversity.” Mills also insisted there was no issue about the commission all being men. He added: “People will argue that there was no woman named but do we have – at the moment – enough women with enough experience at this level because we are talking about the England senior team?” Mills said critics should support the aims of the commission rather than attacking it. “It’s almost as though people are already willing it to fail which is sad,” he said. “Everyone seems to have their own agenda in all of this. “People have to remember this is a voluntary commission that has been set up to try and improve the England national team. last_img read more

first_imgThe 38-year-old Federer had initially planned to be sidelined for at least four months but has barely missed any elite tennis since his surgery because the tour has been suspended amid the coronavirus pandemic.TENNIS-KVITOVATwo-time Wimbledon champ added to exhibition lineupUNDATED (AP) — Petra Kvitova (kuh-VIHT’-oh-vuh) will play at a tennis exhibition event next month in Berlin and Tommy Haas will come out of retirement to join in.Organizers added the two-time Wimbledon champion to play against a women’s lineup of Elina Svitolina, Kiki Bertens, Julia Goerges and Andrea Petkovic. Haas hasn’t played since 2017 and is tournament director of the Indian Wells event. He was added to a men’s tournament alongside Dominic 8, Alexander Zverev, Nick Kyrgios and Jannik Sinner.One more player is still to be announced for each of the men’s and women’s events.Organizers plan to play on grass from July 13-15 and then on hard courts from July 17-19. No fans are expected to be able to attend amid the coronavirus pandemic.TENNIS-US OPENStacey Allaster US Open’s 1st female tournament director UNDATED (AP) — Attorneys for NBA rookie Zion Williamson’s former marketing agent are continuing their legal push to examine whether the former Duke All-American accepted improper benefits before playing for the Blue Devils. In a court filing Tuesday in the North Carolina case, Prime Sports-Ford attorneys continued to argue that last summer’s No. 1 overall NBA draft pick didn’t meet the definition of a student-athlete because he was “ineligible/permanently ineligible” to play college sports.The argument about Williamson’s eligibility is center of the legal fight over Williamson’s endorsement potential.Williamson’s lawsuit stated that Prime Sports violated the state’s sports agent law, both by failing to include disclaimers about the loss of eligibility when signing a contract and the fact neither Prime Sports nor Ford were registered with the state.US SWIMMING-LAWSUITWomen sue USA Swimming over sexual abuse by coaches UNDATED (AP) — Six women have filed civil lawsuits against USA Swimming, its local associations in California and three now-banned coaches claiming the national governing body failed to protect them from abuse by those coaches. Debra Grodensky, Suzette Moran and Tracy Palmero, along with three other women who remain anonymous, filed three lawsuits this month. Among individuals named in the suits are former U.S. Olympic and national team coach Mitch Ivey, former U.S. national team director Everett Uchiyama and former coach Andrew King.The suits allege that USA Swimming was aware of the predatory behavior but refused to address it, creating a culture of abuse that exposed dozens of underage swimmers to sexual abuse and harassment.The lawsuits are believed to be the first major filings under a new California law that allows sexual abuse victims to confront in court their abusers and the organizations that protected predators. Assembly Bill 218, which went into effect on Jan. 1, created a three-year window to file past claims that had expired under the statute of limitations.NFL-MOSLEYJets’ Mosley ‘cleared for everything’ after core injury Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-AMATEUR DRAFTTigers draft Arizona State slugger Torkelson with No. 1 pickNEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball’s amateur draft began with the first of a pandemic-shortened five rounds. Arizona State slugger Spencer Torkelson was taken with the No. 1 overall pick by the Detroit Tigers. The Baltimore Orioles selected Arkansas outfielder Heston Kjerstad at No. 2. Minnesota right-hander Max Meyer was third and went to Miami. Texas A&M lefty Asa Lacy was No. 4 to Kansas City. Vanderbilt shortstop Austin Martin went to Toronto to round out the first five picks. NASCAR bans Confederate flag from its races and propertiesUNDATED (AP) — NASCAR has banned the Confederate flag from all events and properties. NASCAR says the Confederate flag runs contrary to their commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all fans, competitors and the industry.NASCAR banned the Confederate flag from its races and properties on Wednesday, formally distancing itself from what for many is a symbol of slavery and racism that had been a familiar sight at stock car events for more than 70 years.The move comes amid social unrest around the globe following the death in police custody of George Floyd, an unarmed black man in Minneapolis. Protests have roiled the nation for days and Confederate monuments are being taken down across the South — the traditional fan base for NASCAR.Bubba Wallace, NASCAR’s lone black driver, called this week for the banishment of the Confederate flag and said there was “no place” for them in the sport. At long last, NASCAR obliged. All-Star outfielder Claudell Washington dies at age 65UNDATED (AP) — Two-time All-Star outfielder Claudell Washington has died at age 65. Washington had been battling prostate cancer. He played with seven teams in a major league career that started as a 19-year-old in Oakland with the Athletics. He finished with 1,884 hits, 164 home runs and 312 stolen bases. Washington made the All-Star Game in 1975 with the A’s and in 1984 with the Atlanta Braves during his 17-year career. Tick tock. The time ran out on the losing streak.Truex won the Martinsville grandfather clock on the paperclip-shaped track at just 0.526 miles. He won for the first time with new crew chief Jason Small.Ryan Blaney, Brad Keselowski, who has two wins this season, and Joey Logano made it a 2-3-4 finish for Team Penske.US SOCCER-ANTHEMUS Soccer repeals rule that banned kneeling during anthem UNDATED (AP) — U.S. Soccer’s board of directors has voted to repeal a 2017 policy that required national team players to stand during the national anthem, a rule adopted after Megan Rapinoe kneeled in support of Colin Kaepernick. The board made the decision during a conference call. Rapinoe took a knee during the anthem at a pair of national team matches in 2016. She said she wanted to express solidarity with Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who silently took a knee during the national anthem before NFL games to raise awareness of police brutality and racial injustice.The U.S. Soccer Athletes’ Council, which includes current national team players Alex Morgan and Ali Krieger, as well as former players like Landon Donovan, called on U.S. Soccer to also apologize for the policy to foster a “positive relationship to exist going forward.”The U.S. Women’s National Team Players Association also called for an apology from U.S. Soccer and a plan to substantively address racial inequality.ZION WILLIAMSON-LEGAL WOES CONTINUEWilliamson attorney: allegations of ineligibility ‘baseless’ Former chairman Brian France tired in 2015 to ban the flying of Confederate flags at race tracks, a proposal too broad to enforce and one that angered NASCAR’s core Southern-based fan base.NASCAR-MARTINSVILLE-TRUEXTruex ends 2020 winless skid with victory at MartinsvilleMARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. cruised down the stretch and won his first NASCAR Cup race of the season on Wednesday night in the first race under the lights at Martinsville Speedway.Truex, the 2017 Cup champion, has been one of NASCAR’s biggest winners over the last three years, but failed to find victory lane for Joe Gibbs Racing over the first 10 races of this season. Update on the latest in sports: In other MLB news:— The Chicago Cubs selected hometown shortstop Ed Howard in the first round of the Major League Baseball amateur draft. The 18-year-old Howard was a prep star at Mount Carmel High School on Chicago’s South Side. He also started for the 2014 Jackie Robinson West Little League team that advanced to the finals of the Little League World Series. The 6-foot-2, 185-pound Howard went No. 16 overall, becoming the first Illinois high school position player to go in the first round since Jayson Werth in 1997.— Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says there is a “100%” chance of big league ball this year. Major League Baseball will make another proposal to start the pandemic-delayed season in empty ballparks, but Manfred vowed to unilaterally order opening day if an agreement is not reached. The players’ association made its second proposal Tuesday, asking for an 89-game regular season and 100% of prorated salaries. MLB’s plan a day earlier was for a 76-game season, would guarantee 50% of prorated salaries and hinge 25% in additional money on the postseason’s completion.— The Coca-Cola Co. has ended its sponsorship of Major League Baseball after three seasons but will continue to support 16 MLB teams at the local level. PepsiCo Inc. sponsored MLB from 1997-2016.NASCAR-CONFEDERATE FLAG BANNED June 11, 2020 BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Groups that advocate for civil rights and women’s rights have joined notable athletes in asking the NCAA to move the first and second rounds of the 2021 men’s basketball tournament out of Idaho after the state passed a law banning transgender women from competing in women’s sports.A letter sent and signed by a list of professional athletes including Megan Rapinoe, Billie Jean King, Jason Collins and Sue Bird calls for the NCAA to move the games set to be held next March at Boise State University.The Idaho law applies to all sports teams sponsored by public schools, colleges and universities. A girls’ or women’s team will not be open to transgender students who identify as female.NFL-PANTHERS-RICHARDSON STATUECHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A statue of former Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson has been removed from the spot where it stood outside the team’s stadium for nearly 25 years. Associated Press UNDATED (AP) — Major League Soccer is set to resume its season with a tournament starting July 8 in Florida.The league suspended play on March 12 because of the coronavirus outbreak after its teams had played just two games.The league’s 26 teams will be divided into six groups for the opening round of the tournament played without fans at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports complex at Walt Disney World. Sixteen teams will advance to the knockout round, with the winner earning a spot in the 2021 CONCACAF Champions League.Following the tournament, teams will resume the season in their home markets.GOLF-RYDER CUP Qualifying extended for Ryder CupUNDATED (AP) — Brooks Koepka feels so strongly against a Ryder Cup without fans that he could see a scenario where some players protested by not playing. Would he be one of them? Koepka says that’s possible. Rory McIlroy is convinced it won’t come to that. McIlroy says he’s fairly certain the Sept. 25-27 matches at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin will have fans. The PGA of America is proceeding with an adjusted qualifying system for the U.S. team. Because golf was shut down for three months, the qualifying will be extended by one week. Steve Stricker now gets six captain’s picks for his U.S. Ryder Cup team.Those three months wiped out three majors from the qualifying period. It all depends on whether the Ryder Cup is played as scheduled. A decision is expected by the end of the month.Players lost nine events that offered qualifying points.The change also means Justin Thomas and Tiger Woods are now outside the automatic qualifiers although qualifying is just over 60% completed. GOLF-COLONIALGolf passes initial test with no positive results from virusFORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Very little about the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial resembles the opening round of The Players Championship on March 12, the last professional golf played before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down golf and most everything else.Players return to a new set of rules, starting with mandatory tests for the coronavirus when they first arrive and having their temperatures taken before they can get to the parking lot.But Wednesday’s activity was not a good start. Players and caddies exchanged clubs (players are supposed to handle the clubs themselves). Caddies were not wiping down the flagsticks or bunker rakes after use. Social distancing felt more like a guideline. NEW YORK (AP) — New York Jets linebacker C.J. Mosley says he is cleared for all physical activity after missing most of last season with a groin and core muscle injury. Mosley says during a video conference call that he is confident he will be good to go when training camp begin. Mosley was one of the Jets’ biggest offseason additions last year when he signed a five-year, $85 million deal. He had a strong debut with New York in the regular-season opener but injured his groin late in the game. Mosley ended up missing all but two games with the injury.Elsewhere in the NFL:— Green Bay’s Christian Kirksey believes his history with his new defensive coordinator will help the veteran linebacker make a smooth transition as he switches teams for the first time. Kirksey signed with the Packers in March after spending his first six NFL seasons in Cleveland. Packers defensive coordinator Mike Pettine was the Browns’ head coach in 2014-15. Kirksey is counting on his comfort level with Pettine to help as the 27-year-old enters a critical stage of his career. Injuries have caused Kirksey to play a total of nine games over the last two seasons.IOC-ATHLETE PROTESTIOC could allow stronger protests by athletes at Olympics A team statement says it was concerned about possible attempts to take it down. The team didn’t say where the statue would be relocated.Richardson announced in 2017 that he was putting the team up for sale after a Sports Illustrated report, citing unidentified sources, said he made sexually suggestive comments to women and directed a racial slur at an African American team scout.Aerial video showed a huge crane lifting the statue from its pedestal to a flatbed tractor-trailer.MLS TOURNAMENTMLS to resume with tournament Players and caddies were among the essential personnel who were tested for the virus when they arrived, and Commissioner Jay Monahan said no one has tested positive.TENNIS-FEDERERFederer won’t return this yearLONDON (AP) — Roger Federer will miss whatever remains of the coronavirus-impacted 2020 tennis season because of a setback in his recovery from surgery on his right knee.The 20-time major champion had arthroscopic surgery on his knee in February. Federer posted a statement on Twitter to say he needed an “additional quick arthroscopic procedure” and will take his time to return to 100% fitness. GENEVA (AP) — During a global wave of demonstrations against racism, the IOC says it’s opening talks that could let athletes make stronger protests at the Olympic Games.Only five months ago the Olympic body strengthened its ban on political statements by specifying that gestures such as taking a knee or raising a fist on a medal podium remain prohibited.The Olympic body’s public stance eased slightly Wednesday when its president Thomas Bach said the in-house athlete committee would “explore different ways” how opinions could be expressed. Bach says he opposes what he calls “potentially divisive demonstrations.”NCAA TOURNAMENT-IDAHORights groups, athletes ask NCAA to move tourney from Idaho NEW YORK (AP) — Stacey Allaster is taking over as the U.S. Open’s tournament director. Allaster is the first woman to hold that job at the American Grand Slam tennis tournament. She is a former CEO of the WTA women’s tour and has worked at the U.S. Tennis Association since 2016. Allaster pushed for changes at the Open such as the serve clock and warmup clock and lobbied for coaching to be allowed during matches. The USTA announced this week it had eliminated 110 positions from its national staff and is expected to decide as soon as next week whether to hold the U.S. Open.OBIT-GLICKMANPortland Trail Blazers founder Harry Glickman dead at 96PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Harry Glickman, the founder of the Portland Trail Blazers and general manager of the franchise’s only NBA title-winning team in 1977, has died. He was 96. The team announced Glickman’s death; no cause was given. Portland was granted an expansion franchise in 1970. Glickman was part of the original ownership team that paid the league’s $3.7 million expansion fee. Glickman held several positions with the franchise, including general manager, before he retired in 1994.OBIT-WASHINGTONlast_img read more

first_imgThe school announced guidelines Tuesday spelling out that the number of people allowed at Brooks Stadium includes teams, coaching staffs, game day staff, game day operations, working media, band, spirit teams and volunteers, along with spectators.The Chanticleers play in the Football Bowl Subdivision and open their home season against Campbell on Sept. 18.___Leaders of six state legislatures in the Big Ten footprint have sent a letter to Commissioner Kevin Warren asking the conference to reconsider its decision to cancel the fall football season.The letter is written on the letterhead of Michigan House Speaker Lee Chatfield and also signed by statehouse leaders from Iowa, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. “Recent actions taken by other conferences around the country to start football and other fall sports have placed the Big Ten, its members and students at a disadvantage,” the letter said. “These athletes are losing a vital part of student life and are becoming less marketable to future employers with each passing week. Additionally, our local universities stand to lose hundreds of millions of dollars that support vital student scholarships.“This is even more frustrating when we think of how our Big Ten athletic programs are leading the way by providing outstanding health and safety protocols. All of that unprecedented planning and teamwork was an unmitigated success, and yet somehow the conference has decided to cast it aside anyway.”The Big Ten, and Warren in particular, have received strong pushback since the conference announced that university presidents voted to push back football and other fall sports until the second semester because of the coronavirus pandemic. Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields started a petition seeking a reversal, parents of players held a protest outside Big Ten headquarters and eight Nebraska players filed a lawsuit.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Latest: Coastal Carolina gets OK to host reduced crowds Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Coastal Carolina of the Sun Belt Conference has gotten approval from the state of South Carolina to have up to 5,000 people at its home football games this fall.center_img September 8, 2020 Associated Press last_img read more

first_imgMark Mentors, Civil Defence, Kano Pillars, Rivers Hoopers and Gombe Bulls will represent Nigeria at the 2017 FIBA Africa Zone 3 Club Championship elimination series starting on Saturday.Executive board of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) took this decision on Tuesday following series of extensive deliberations with FIBA Africa and relevant basketball stakeholders in Nigeria. Speaking on behalf of the federation, the NBBF President, Musa Kida, said the board decided to accommodate more clubs in the overall interest of the game in the country as part of their policies when they came on board.“In the light of prevailing circumstances, based on consultations and advice from FIBA Zone 3, it became expedient to give Kano Pillars and Gombe Bulls another chance to participate in the Zone 3 Club Championship in Lagos 11th – 18th November.”The NBBF said it also added Rivers Hoopers of Port Harcourt for heeding to the directives given by the board to stay away from the unsanctioned competition.“We could not do this and leave out Rivers Hoopers who also heeded the Board’s directive and did not go to play in the non-recognized Final 8 competition in Kano.”The federation said the move was made in the best interest of players who are innocent of infractions committed by their clubs in participating in the national playoff that was not sanctioned by the Kida led NBBF board.The board warned that the latest decision should not be seen as a weakness and a license for clubs to go against the directives of constituted authority in future.According to the federation, the decision was not taken to be politically correct, but in the overall interest of the players who are our clients.The competition will hold between 11th to 18th of November, 2017 at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

first_imgBlack Starlets coach Paa Kwesi Fabin has announced his final 21-man squad for the 2013 African U-17 Championship in Morocco.The Ghana coach finalized his squad on Tuesday after the team’s last training match which they won 6-2 against Serie B side, Novara in Italy.Ghana’s U-17 men’s team will depart for their base in Marrakesh on Wednesday from Italy for this month’s finals which starts on April 13 to 27, 2013.The Black Starlets, two-time World and African champions have drawn Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Congo in Group B for the continental championship.The semi finalists will represent Africa at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates next October.Ghana’s squad: Goalkeepers: Ali Mohammed, Lawrence Ati and Emmanuel AnningDefenders: Isaac Twum, Patrick Kojo Asmah, William Dankyi, Nicholas Opoku, Yakubu Mohammed, Hamza Hamidu and Kingsley FobihMidfielders: Gideon Waja, Appiah MacCarthy, Caleb Gomina, Paul Asare De-Vries, Yaw Yeboah, David Atanga, Thomas Agyapong, Zakaria Mumuni and Emmanuel Oti EssigbaStrikers: Emmanuel Boateng and Benjamin Tettehlast_img read more