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January 17, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_imgConyers, Ga. – The University of Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute has been awarded a $642,900 grant from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety to continue its statewide education programs in the areas of child passenger safety, parent and teen driving safety and senior driver education. The Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute, or GTIPI, has partnered with GOHS for the past 29 years in designing and delivering education that improves driver and passenger safety across the lifespan. The institute continues to be a leading resource in traffic safety training and education in Georgia. The Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety-UGA partnership dates back to 1986. At that time, federal grant funding was awarded to states with highway safety offices for partnering with institutions of higher education to address traffic injuries with an education and enforcement approach to reducing fatalities. In Georgia, UGA Cooperative Extension was awarded funding support to conduct educational classes for parents and caregivers on the consistent and correct use of child safety seats in all of Georgia’s 159 counties. Originally named the Occupant Safety Education Program, the project was renamed GTIPI in 2002. The institute continues today as an outreach initiative of UGA Extension as a part of the College of Family and Consumer Sciences’ department of human development and family science.Through this year’s grant award, the institute will offer four separate training and community education initiatives: the National Child Passenger Safety Technician Certification Program, Georgia Teens Ride with P.R.I.D.E. (Parents Reducing Injuries and Driver Error), CarFit for senior drivers and the Online Safety Store. Each program area delivers adult education for consumers, safety professionals and community volunteers designed to address the most common causes of traffic injuries and fatalities for target age groups. GTIPI also serves as a statewide resource for answering consumer questions about safer travel. Law enforcement, emergency medical services, health departments, Extension educators, fire departments and others across the state participate in GTIPI’s training and distribute educational materials. Onsite training is conducted across the state at regional locations, as well as at GTIPI’s headquarters training facility in Conyers, Georgia. Parents and young children benefit from safety professionals and volunteers who achieve national certification in the child passenger safety technician course. “Even though child safety seats are used more than 90 percent of the time by Georgia parents, child passenger safety technicians consistently find that almost all of those in use are installed incorrectly,” said Don Bower, UGA professor emeritus and GTIPI project director. “The National CPST Certification Course offered by GTIPI qualifies public safety professionals, fire, medical and community volunteers to teach parents how to eliminate those installation and use mistakes.” PRIDE trains instructors how to deliver safe driving tools to the community. For the last 11 years, GTIPI’s course for parents and their new teen drivers, “Georgia Teens Ride with P.R.I.D.E.,” has aimed to reduce teen injuries and fatalities through education. A train-the-trainer certification course equips PRIDE instructors to help parents guide their teens through the license process and helps teens learn how to avoid crashes. PRIDE instructors also equip both the parent and teen with accurate information about how to obtain and keep a Georgia driver license.“Georgia Teens Ride with P.R.I.D.E.” was showcased by the national Governor’s Highway Safety Association in 2013 for its strong educational impacts on state graduated driver licensing laws and parental involvement. “Car crashes remain the leading cause of death for teens, and more than two-thirds of teens who die in crashes in Georgia weren’t buckled up,” Bower said. “After more than a decade of declines in crash rates, we are seeing a troubling increase this year.”Featured in AAA Magazine, the national CarFit program, designed for drivers aged 55 and up, helps seniors stay behind the wheel longer and more safely. “CarFit is a non-threatening way to educate seniors about how to stay safe and comfortable in their cars as their physical abilities change with age,” Bower said. The Online Safety Store is a partnership between GOHS and GTIPI. Now in its seventh year of collaboration, the store is Georgia’s primary source statewide for print and electronic traffic safety resources for public safety, public health, traffic safety professionals and consumers.GTIPI manages distribution of GOHS materials from www.gahighwaysafety.org.For more information on the Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute, traffic safety training and programs or other traffic-related resources, see www.ridesafegeorgia.org or call (678) 413-4281 or (800) 342-9819.last_img read more

December 18, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A hit-and-run driver seriously injured a 62-year-old man who was crossing a street in New Hyde Park on Monday night, Nassau County police said.The victim had just stepped off of a bus before walking across Hillside Avenue when he was hit by an eastbound vehicle near the corner of Lakeville Road at 9:54 p.m., police said.The driver fled the scene and the victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment of multiple traumatic injuries, police said.Investigators are looking for the suspect and the vehicle, which was determined to be a white 1997-1999 Toyota Camry.Homicide Squad detectives request anyone with information regarding this incident to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.last_img read more

October 19, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_img“Unfortunately, Beijing has continued systematically to obstruct travel to the Tibetan Autonomous Region and other Tibetan areas by US diplomats and other officials, journalists and tourists, while PRC officials and other citizens enjoy far greater access to the United States,” Pompeo said in a statement.Pompeo restricted visas to Chinese officials determined to be “substantially involved” in the exclusion of foreigners from Tibetan areas.The State Department declined to name the officials or say how many people were affected, citing US confidentiality laws.Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian expressed China’s “firm opposition” to the move and urged the US to “immediately stop interfering in China’s internal affairs through Tibet-related issues”. ‘A clear message’The International Campaign for Tibet, a rights advocacy group close to the Dalai Lama, welcomed the implementation of the law.”The US is sending Beijing a clear message that it will face consequences for its human rights abuses and continued isolation of Tibet from the outside world,” said the group’s president, Matteo Mecacci.The campaign said it saw momentum, pointing to a recent joint call by 57 European parliamentarians from 19 countries to set up their own version of the Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act.A British MP has also introduced similar legislation.”China’s oppression of the Tibetan people won’t stop tomorrow even with this law’s implementation,” Mecacci said.”But international pressure on the Chinese government to open up Tibet to the outside world is a vital step toward bringing justice and human rights back to Tibet.”The US action comes one day after the 85th birthday of the Dalai Lama, who has spent most of his life in exile in India.While the Dalai Lama is believed to be in good health, the charismatic monk has reduced his once constant travel, raising fears that the spotlight on Tibet will fade without him. “In response to the wrong actions of the US, China has decided to impose visa restrictions on US personnel who behave badly on Tibet-related issues,” he said, warning of further damage to US-China relations and cooperation.Amid high tension with China, the United States has increasingly been issuing such visa sanctions, earlier taking action over Beijing’s clampdown on free expression in Hong Kong and its incarceration of some one million Uighurs and other mostly Muslim Turkic minorities.The Tibet action comes under a 2018 law passed by Congress that aims to pressure China over its tight restrictions in the Himalayan region.Beijing says its troops “peacefully liberated” Tibet in 1951, but many Tibetans accuse the central government of religious repression and eroding their culture.Human rights groups say that Tibetans live under strict surveillance with the threat of jail or abuse for any signs of a non-Chinese identity, including possessing images of the Dalai Lama, their exiled spiritual leader.Beijing has largely barred foreign journalists from visiting Tibet since 2008, when the region experienced a wave of self-immolations as protests, and has not responded to US requests to set up a consulate in the regional capital Lhasa.By contrast, the law notes that Chinese nationals admitted to the United States face no restrictions on visiting any part of the country. The United States and China imposed visa restrictions on each other in tit-for-tat moves over their disagreement on Tibet, adding fuel to the diplomatic fire between the superpowers.China announced Wednesday its curbs on people from the US who “behave badly” on Tibet-related issues, in retaliation for American curbs unveiled a day before.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday he was taking action against an unspecified number of officials under a new US law that presses China to let Americans visit the far west region, renewing a call for “meaningful autonomy” in the predominantly Buddhist area. Topics :last_img read more

October 19, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgThe Financial Times reported that Washington was considering basing emergency approval of the vaccine on just a small UK study of around 10,000 people.Pollard, the chief investigator of the global clinical trials of the vaccine candidate, said AstraZeneca would take the data to regulators once the scientists were satisfied with it.He said Oxford had enrolled about 20,000 people in trials across Britain, Brazil and South Africa, with AstraZeneca leading a US trial of 30,000 people.”The size of the trials still isn’t the issue here, what you need is to have enough cases accruing during the time of observation in the trials,” Pollard said. “Then there would be a process that they go through in order to make a full assessment of the data.”The trials hit the headlines earlier this week when the Financial Times reported the Trump administration was considering fast-tracking the vaccine for use in the United States ahead of the Nov. 3 presidential election.One option being explored would involve the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) awarding “emergency use authorization” in October to the potential vaccine, the newspaper said.Pollard said the process for emergency use authorization was well established. “But it still involves having carefully conducted data … and evidence that it actually works,” he said. Trial data for the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca’s possible coronavirus vaccine could be given to regulators this year but corners cannot be cut to speed up approval for emergency use, a scientist leading the trials said on Tuesday.The Oxford vaccine produced an immune response in its first human trials, underlining its position as one of the leading candidates in the race to combat a virus that has led to hundreds of thousands of deaths and crippled the global economy.”It is just possible that if the cases accrue rapidly in the clinical trials, that we could have that data before regulators this year,” Andrew Pollard, director of the Oxford Vaccine Group, told BBC Radio of progress in larger, late-stage trials.center_img Topics :last_img read more

October 19, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgPresident Donald Trump, asked if he would denounce white supremacists and militia groups during Tuesday night’s US presidential debate, told the right-wing group the Proud Boys to “stand back and stand by.”Who are the Proud Boys?The Proud Boys were established during the 2016 US election by Vice Media co-founder and Canadian-British right-wing activist Gavin McInnes, who has since distanced himself from the group. Why were they mentioned during the debate?Debate moderator Chris Wallace asked Trump if he was willing to condemn white supremacists and militia groups and tell them to “stand down” and not add to violence during recent protests in US cities such as Portland, Oregon, and Kenosha, Wisconsin.Trump agreed to do that, asking, “Who would you like me to condemn?” Biden interjected: “The Proud Boys.”Trump then urged the Proud Boys to “stand back and stand by,” but quickly turned the conversation to antifa, a left-wing anti-fascist ideology, whose adherents he has blamed for violence at protests in recent months.In a Proud Boys channel on the messaging app Telegram, members shared a version of their logo that included the words “stand back, stand by” following Trump’s remarks.Joe Biggs, a Proud Boys member, celebrated the group’s mention on the social media platform Parler, saying: “President Trump told the proud boys to stand by because someone needs to deal with ANTIFA…well sir! we’re ready!!”On Wednesday, Trump walked back his remarks at the White House, telling reporters he was not familiar with the Proud Boys, but that the group should let law enforcement do its work.How are the Proud Boys tied to recent us protests?The group has clashed violently with Black Lives Matter and antifa demonstrators in Portland and other cities in recent months. At rallies, members are often clad in black and yellow polo shirts, wear body armor, and carry weapons, including firearms, paintball guns and baseball bats.Before a Proud Boys rally in Portland last Saturday, Oregon’s Democratic Governor Kate Brown declared a weekend state of emergency for the city, citing an imminent risk of civil disturbance that threatened injury or loss of life.The rally, which attracted hundreds of Proud Boys supporters, was largely peaceful, but police and left-wing protesters later clashed in downtown Portland.Are the Proud Boys a hate group?The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), another anti-hate advocacy organization, labeled the Proud Boys a hate group in 2018. McInnes sued the organization over the hate designation in February 2019, saying it was “purposefully deceitful” and meant to hurt his reputation.The case is still ongoing and lawyers for both parties did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Oregon’s Governor Brown criticized the Proud Boys in a tweet on Wednesday. “Let’s be clear: The Proud Boys are white supremacists,” she said. “Racism and hate are not forms of patriotism.” The group likely has several hundred members with chapters in most states and some other countries, according to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), an anti-hate organization. They drew media attention in late 2018 after a violent confrontation with left-wing protesters in New York City, and returned to the spotlight during protests in recent months.They describe themselves as a male-only club of “Western chauvinists” who “refuse to apologize for creating the modern world.” The group, whose membership is multiracial, has been called out for misogynistic, anti-Muslim and anti-immigration rhetoric by advocates who monitor extremism.Group members tend to adhere to an ideology that rejects overt white supremacy but embraces chauvinism, according to the ADL.Last year, two members of the group were sentenced to four years in prison for their role in a violent 2018 brawl with anti-fascist protesters following a speech by McInnes at a Republican club in New York City.center_img Topics :last_img read more

October 6, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgThe self-contained unit at 7 Fourth Ave, ScarboroughMore from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019There are also two water tanks on the ground level and undercover parking for five cars.Upstairs, the main level of the home has an open plan living, dining and kitchen area that open to the big veranda with views of the bay — perfect for entertaining. The modern kitchen has plenty of bench and cupboard space and there is a bar area in the living room. 7 Fourth Ave, ScarboroughA THREE storey home on one of Scarborough’s sought after streets is new to the market. The property at 7 Fourth Ave sits on an 810sq m block across two titles and is set up for dual living. One the ground level, fully self-contained accommodation incorporates a bedroom, bathroom and laundry access along with an open plan living, dining and kitchen area that opens to a covered patio. The kitchen at 7 Fourth Ave, ScarboroughThere is a separate family room at the back on the home, two bedrooms with built-in robes and a main bathroom. A study opens on to the back veranda and there is also a second bathroom and linen cupboard on this level. The master bedroom makes up the third level and has beautiful timber floors and a private deck with stunning views. center_img The main bedroom at 7 Fourth Ave, ScarboroughOutside there is an in-ground pool with paved surrounds for those hot days and there are two garden sheds for storage and a carport for the caravan or boatThis Scarborough property is being marketed by Kevin Bostock from Waterfront Properties and will be auctioned on Saturday, March 4 at 1pm.last_img read more

September 21, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_img “When I scored my last goal for Real Madrid on the last day of the season, I ran over to celebrate with him and was expecting him to congratulate me when I hugged him,” Essien wrote in his blog on www.chelseafc.com. “Instead he leaned over and said: ‘See you at pre-season training on July 8’. I found that so funny. “We are now back together where we belong and where we had so many beautiful years together and I hope we can recreate those magical years.” Essien moved to Real on a season-long loan after falling down the midfield pecking order with the Blues and was happy to rekindle his special relationship with Mourinho. Now the Ghana midfielder hopes to enjoy success with the Portuguese at Chelsea for a second time. “I am ready to give my all to Chelsea,” Essien added. “I haven’t lost any desire or motivation. I have been working hard in the last few weeks to be physically and mentally fit for the season and I feel good about my work so far. “We are definitely going to give it a go this season. All the trophies are up for grabs and you can rest assured we will do all we can to bring as many as we can to the Bridge.” Press Association Jose Mourinho informed Michael Essien of his return to Chelsea while managing his final match for Real Madrid.center_img Midfielder Essien spent last season on loan at the Bernabeu and scored in Mourinho’s final match in charge, a 4-2 win over Osasuna, before being informed of his manager’s intentions. Two days later Mourinho’s return to Stamford Bridge, following an absence of nearly six years, was confirmed. last_img read more

September 20, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_img The Gunners recorded a seventh win in the last eight league matches when beating relegation-battlers QPR 2-1 at Loftus Road on Wednesday night with goals from Olivier Giroud and Alexis Sanchez. Arsenal sit a point ahead of Manchester United, their FA Cup quarter-final opponents, and four behind second-place Manchester City. Manager Arsene Wenger remains convinced attack will prove the best form of defence as Arsenal look to stay in the top four of the Barclays Premier League. Press Association Giroud’s second-half opener came following a swift counter-attack after Arsenal had soaked up plenty of pressure. Wenger, though, expects to see his team always stay on the front foot. “I wanted the team to continue to attack, because we are not a team that can sit off and wait for the teams who commit and get them only on the break. We need to master possession and we did that well,” Wenger told Arsenal Player. Giroud has rediscovered his scoring touch in the last two matches following a series of misses in the 3-1 Champions League defeat to Monaco. Wenger hailed the mental strength of the France forward, who now has 10 Premier League goals from a campaign which was hampered by four months sidelined with a broken leg. Full-back Kieran Gibbs believes Giroud does not get the credit his work-rate for the team deserves. “Olivier has certainly responded in the way we wanted. He is that kind of character who always wants to bounce back and do well for the team. He puts a lot of pressure on himself. Credit to him, because he is having a fantastic season,” Gibbs said, quoted by the London Evening Standard. Sanchez remains Arsenal’s most potent attacking threat, taking his tally to 19 following a seven-match barren spell. “Every player goes through a difficult patch but he is not the type to let it get to him. He has shown great determination in every game,” said Gibbs. “We need that from him and that is why he is world class.” Gibbs believes Arsenal have overcome the setback of their defeat by Monaco, which leaves hopes of qualification for the quarter-finals of the Champions League all but over ahead of the second leg in Monte Carlo later this month. He said: “We wanted to respond for the fans and the people at the club. We know we are a good team and we want to show that.” Arsenal defender Gabriel suffered a hamstring injury at QPR and is expected to be out for a couple of weeks. Goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has been laid low by illness but may be in contention to return for the FA Cup holders at United on Monday March 9. QPR, meanwhile, are in the relegation zone, now three points behind Aston Villa, who beat West Brom on Tuesday night. Chris Ramsey’s side host Tottenham in the Premier League this weekend, then tackle Crystal Palace and Everton. Striker Bobby Zamora believes if the work-rate continues, then positive results will follow. “Performances have been good. We have been so close in so many games, but close is not enough really,” he said. “Unfortunately we are not getting the points we deserve. “We could do with not playing well and getting three points.” last_img read more

September 19, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgKansas takes top spotUNDATED (AP) — Kansas has reclaimed the No. 1 ranking in The Associated Press men’s basketball poll following Saturday’s three-point win over previously top-ranked Baylor.The Jayhawks picked up 62 of 64 first-place votes, with the second-ranked Bears taking the remaining two. Gonzaga dropped a notch to third with its loss to BYU.Dayton and San Diego State round out the top five and are followed by Florida State, Duke, Kentucky, Maryland and Creighton.Michigan, Texas Tech and Michigan State returned to the poll. February 24, 2020 In other NHL trade deadline moves:— The Oilers grabbed winger Andreas Athanasiou (ath-ah-nah-SEE’-oo) from Detroit and forward Tyler Ennis from Ottawa. The Oilers sent 2020 and 2021 second-round picks and forward Sam Gagner to Detroit for Athanansiou, who’s a restricted free agent after this season. The Oilers also got winger Ryan Kuffner in the Athanasiou trade and picked up Ennis for a 2021 fifth-rounder.— The Penguins have acquired forwards Conor Sheary and Evan Rodrigues from the Buffalo Sabres for Dominik Kahun (kah-HOON’). Sheary helped Pittsburgh win two Stanley Cups.— Pittsburgh also came away with veteran forward Patrick Marleau, who was relinquished by the Sharks for a condition third-round pick in 2021.— The Golden Knights swapped out goaltenders, getting Robin Lehner (LEH’-nur) in a deal that sends Malcolm Subban (SOO’-ban) to the Blackhawks. Chicago also receives forward Stanislav Demin and 2020 second-round pick while shipping forward Martins Dzierkals to Vegas, who was subsequently dealt to Toronto. NFL-NEWSPackers sign Crosby to extensionUNDATED (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have signed longtime placekicker Mason Crosby to a three-year contract extension.Crosby, who turns 36 in September, has been with the Packers since being selected in the sixth round of the 2007 draft. He’s appeared in every game since then. His string of 208 games are second in Packers history to Brett Favre’s 255.Crosby is one of four NFL players to appear in every regular-season game since 2007, joining former Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, Baltimore punter Sam Koch, and Dallas long snapper L.P. LaDouceur. He’s the franchise leader in points, field goals, 50-yard field goals and extra points. Update on the latest in sports: KOBE BRYANT LAWSUITBryant’s widow sues over helicopter crashUNDATED (AP) — The widow of Kobe Bryant has sued the owner of the helicopter that crashed in fog and killed her husband and her 13-year-old daughter last month.The wrongful death lawsuit filed by Vanessa Bryant in Los Angeles says the pilot was careless and negligent by flying in cloudy conditions Jan. 26 and should have aborted the flight. The pilot was among the nine people killed in the crash.The lawsuit was filed as a public memorial service for Kobe Bryant and his daughter was being held at the arena where Bryant played most of his career.  Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditKOBE BRYANT MEMORIALBryant’s widow speaks at memorialLOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant’s wife offered a poignant portrait of her NBA superstar husband and their daughter at a sold-out memorial service for the two. MLB-ASTROS-FAN-LAWSUITBaseball urges judge to dismiss lawsuit over stolen signsNEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is urging a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit by fantasy contestants over sign stealing by the Houston Astros.MLB says attempts at cheating are part of sports.Five men have sued MLB, MLB Advanced Media, the Astros and the Boston Red Sox in federal court in Manhattan. Among their claims are fraud, violation of consumer-protection laws and negligence. They were among nine people killed last month in a helicopter crash in Los Angeles.Speaking at times through tears, Vanessa Bryant praised her husband’s devotion as she addressed thousands of fans gathered at Staples Center.The ceremony began with performances by Beyonce and Alicia Keys. The mourners included Lakers greats such as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Magic Johnson, plus other celebrities.NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal said he and his former Los Angeles Lakers teammate had a complex relationship but that they always respected each other and never took things too seriously. The two won three NBA championships together.A weeping Michael Jordan told the crowd that “when Kobe Bryant died, a piece of me died.” He said a piece of everyone in the crowd died as well. Jordan urged people to use the inspiration of Bryant’s life for their own. NHL-HURRICANES-INJURIESHurricanes’ Reimer, Mrazek, Pesce all ‘longer term’ injuriesRALEIGH, N.C. (AP)— Carolina Hurricanes coach Rod Brind’Amour says defenseman Brett Pesce (PEH’-shee), and goaltenders James Reimer and Petr Mrazek (mah-RA’-zehk) are all dealing with “longer term” injuries from Saturday’s win at Toronto.Brind’Amour says it was unclear exactly how long each would be out.COLLEGE BASKETBALL POLL — Nick Ritchie is a Bruin after being traded by the Ducks for forward Danton Heinen.— The Flames acquired defensemen Erik Gustafsson from Chicago and Derek Forbort from Los Angeles.— The Avalanche picked up forward Vladislav Namestnikov (nah-MEHST’-nih-kahv) from Ottwa.— Forward Wayne Simmonds was dealt to the Sabres by the Devils for a conditional fifth-round selection in 2021.— The Tampa Bay Lightning acquired forward Barclay Goodrow and a 2020 third-round pick from Sharks for a 2020 first-round pick and forward Anthony Greco. In other NBA news:— Heat star Jimmy Butler is missing a second straight game tonight against Cleveland for personal reasons. Butler also missed Miami’s 124-106 rout of the Cavaliers on Saturday.NHL-TRADE DEADLINEOttawa an active seller at trade deadlineUNDATED (AP) — — The Carolina Hurricanes were among the busiest teams at the NHL trade deadline as they acquired forward Vincent Trocheck (TROH’-chehk) from Florida, defenseman Brady Skjei (shay) from the Rangers and blueliner Sami Vatanen (SAM’-ee VAH’-tah-nehn) from New Jersey. The Hurricanes parted with forwards Erik Haula (HAH’-lah) and Lucas Wallmark, along with two prospects for Trocheck.The Hurricanes also strengthened their blue line amid injuries to Dougie Hamilton and Brett Pesce (PEH’-shee) by getting Skjei and Vatanen.The Islanders acquired scoring help at the NHL trade deadline, and the Rangers worked out a long-term package with forward Chris Kreider rather than dealing him.The Isles signed center Jean-Gabriel Pageau (pa-ZHOH’) after getting him from Ottawa for a conditional first-round pick in this year’s draft, second-rounder in 2020 and a third-rounder if New York wins the Stanley Cup this spring.The Rangers and Kreider worked out a seven-year package reportedly worth $45 million after working themselves back into playoff contention. Meanwhile, the Lions are keeping veteran receiver Danny Amendola, who had 62 catches for 678 yards and out touchdown last season.last_img read more

September 18, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgFINA president Julio C. Maglione says swimming organizers have worked closely with the United Arab Emirates’ authorities and “we believe this is the most suitable solution for all those taking part in this competition.”A general congress to elect the FINA Bureau for the years 2021-25 will be staged in Doha, Qatar, on June 5, 2021. The new members of the bureau will start their terms immediately after the Tokyo Olympics in 2021.The short course world championships are held in a 25-meter pool. The FINA world championships and the Olympics are staged in 50-meter pools.___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 Hall of Fame president John Hendrickson says the museum believes it’s “in the best interests of everyone involved and for the integrity of the event to postpone the ceremony for a year.”The Hall of Fame ceremony was scheduled for Friday, Aug. 7, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. This year’s class includes trainer Mark Casse, jockey Darrel McHargue, horses Wise Dan and Tom Bowling, and Pillars of the Turf Alice Headley Chandler, Keene Daingerfield, Jr., and George D. Widener, Jr. They will be inducted with the class of 2021.The 44th Annual Museum Ball scheduled for Aug. 14 also was canceled. It’s traditionally one of the highlights of the Saratoga summer social season.___German soccer club Dynamo Dresden has reported another case of coronavirus. The already quarantined second-division club has now had four players test positive. Dresden is scheduled to resume play on May 31 against Stuttgart.___Manchester United says it believes it will miss out on $24 million because the Premier League will have to make refunds to broadcasters even if the pandemic-disrupted season is completed.The league is in talks with its rights holders about rebates because of delays and changes to the broadcasting schedule. The season was suspended in March.Empty stadiums will also change the TV product. Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in has canceled its induction ceremony in August because of health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic. May 21, 2020 The Latest: Racing museum cancels Hall of Fame induction The rebates will vary based on the final position in the standings and the number of games aired live. United is in fifth place with nine games remaining.The Premier League hasn’t provided details of the broadcasting rebate.___The governing body of swimming has postponed the short course world championships for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic.FINA says the championships scheduled for December in Abu Dhabi will now be staged Dec. 13-18, 2021, in the United Arab Emirates because of the “the uncertainty related with the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide.” Dresden says on its website that the latest positive result was found in a fifth wave of tests conducted on Wednesday. It adds that another “category one” close contact of its coaching staff has also tested positive for COVID-19.The player, staff member and staff member’s contact person must now go into quarantine at home for 14 days.Dresden’s entire team was ordered by local health authorities into 14 days of quarantine on May 9 after two players tested positive.The club says that all players who tested positive before were cleared in the fourth and fifth wave of tests and that they and the rest of the team will be able to resume training on Saturday.Dresden was scheduled to play at Hannover last Sunday but couldn’t participate because of the quarantine order. That game was rescheduled for June 3.last_img read more