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LPGA Shanghai tournament canceled over coronavirus

first_imgThe LPGA Tour 2020 season was shut down by the pandemic in February after just four events, two in Florida and two in Australia. It teed off again only two weeks ago with back-to-back tournaments, without crowds, in Ohio, both won by last year’s Shanghai champion Kang.The leading women’s tour moves its bio-secure bubble to Scotland this week for the Scottish Open in North Berwick followed by next week’s first major of the season, the British Women’s Open at Troon. Topics : The LPGA Tour on Wednesday canceled its Shanghai tournament after China said it will not hold most international sports events this year because of coronavirus.LPGA Shanghai, won last year by American world number two Danielle Kang, had been scheduled for Oct. 15-18 but has been scratched “given the current health concerns and significant travel restrictions”, the tour said in a statement.”(We) very much look forward to returning to Qizhong Garden Golf Club, Shanghai in 2021,” it added.center_img It now appears inevitable that the men’s prestigious $10.5 million World Golf Championship-HSBC Champions, due to take place two weeks later in Shanghai, will also be canceled.Almost all leading international sports events in China this year, including WTA and ATP tennis, have been scrapped as the country tries to prevent imported virus cases.The Formula One Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai, which was postponed in April, also looks doomed.Men’s and women’s professional golf has made a tentative return in the US and Europe, but with no crowds and under strict virus-prevention protocols.last_img read more

Weekly Update: Investing in Jobs, Resurfacing PA, and Raising the Wage

first_imgProud to be at @PhilaPort with @SenBobCasey today to celebrate the arrival of the first two of five super post-Panamax cranes. These massive structures will help the port continue its record-breaking expansion and serve as a symbol of PA’s booming economic climate.— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) May 29, 2018 Weekly Update: Investing in Jobs, Resurfacing PA, and Raising the Wage June 04, 2018 The Blog,  Weekly Update PhilaPortLast Tuesday, Governor Wolf joined Senator Bob Casey to celebrate the arrival of the first two super post-Panamax cranes at the Port of Philadelphia.“My administration is working hard to invest critical dollars in improvements at PhilaPort, so that we can create thousands of jobs and grow the economy of this region, and the entire commonwealth,” said Governor Wolf.In 2016, the governor announced his plan to invest more than $300 million in PhilaPort’s infrastructure, warehousing, and equipment. Since implementing the infrastructure improvement plan, the port realized record breaking cargo volumes and nearly 20 percent container growth in 2017 and welcomed the arrival of the largest container vessel to ever call at the Port in February. Development is slated to continue through 2020 and is projected to support thousands of jobs and generate an increase of more than $100 million in state and local tax revenues annually.Resurface PAGovernor Wolf was joined by PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards in Philadelphia on Wednesday to highlight the administration’s new Resurface PA initiative.Governor Wolf directed PennDOT to dedicate as many resources as possible to pothole and pavement repairs. The department has prioritized $22.3 million for immediate pothole repairs statewide through June 30, which translates into nearly 30,000 tons of patching material. An additional $7 million will be invested in seven interstate maintenance projects covering potholes and other repairs on 78 miles of roads this year.Motorists can report potholes and other highway-maintenance concerns on state routes at or by calling PennDOT’s toll-free hotline at 1-800-FIX-ROAD (1-800-349-7623).Minimum WageOn Thursday, Governor Wolf reiterated his support for raising the minimum wage.“Pennsylvania is falling behind others states and our neighbors are helping working families while the Republican-controlled legislature here has failed to act in the last decade. I join workers across Pennsylvania in calling for action to raise Pennsylvania’s minimum wage.”Governor Wolf’s Week, May 27 – June 2, 2018Tuesday, 5/29/18Governor Wolf, Senator Casey Celebrate PhilaPort, Highlighting New Crane Arrival, Job Creation, and Economic GrowthWednesday, 5/30/18Pennsylvania’s School Safety Task Force Hears Concerns, Ideas in ErieGovernor Wolf, Secretary Richards Outline Statewide ‘Resurface PA’ InitiativeThursday, 5/31/18Governor Wolf Orders Commonwealth Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Firefighter Erik HirnerWolf Administration Announces Nearly $1.3 Million for Agriculture Research at 13 InstitutionsGovernor Wolf Urges Legislative Action to Raise the Minimum Wage in PennsylvaniaHighlights from The BlogGovernor Wolf Launches Resurface PA (Round-up)Highlights from TwitterPA workers haven’t gotten a raise in nearly a decade. While corporations and the wealthiest Americans get massive tax breaks, PA’ians earning minimum wage are falling behind. It’s well past time for the Republican legislature to #RaiseTheWage.— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) June 2, 2018 SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Barcelona vs Napoli: Fixture may hold behind closed doors

first_img It would be the latest in a long line of sporting fixtures to have been disrupted by the virus. “At the moment it’s just a thought, no decision has been taken,” Gerard Figueras, the minister of sport in the Catalan government, told Catalunya Radio.“We need to talk with Barcelona about it,“We’ll have a meeting this Monday or Tuesday.”The Catalan government are attempting to find a balance between being safe, whilst also ensuring that the disruption of sporting events has a minimal impact on wider society.“Common sense says that this game should be played behind closed doors,” continued Figueras. Barcelona’s Champions League second leg against Napoli on March 18 could be played behind closed doors due to the Coronavirus.Advertisement Read Also: Setien admits his assistant wrong to slam Barca players“With sports we have to be as strict as possible with the application of protocols and sanitary recommendations,“That’s even though it might have sporting and economic consequences.”While Naples itself isn’t a risk zone, Figueras pointed out that Italy as a whole has been a risk area.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… Promoted ContentLil Nas X’s Hit Song Is Becoming The Longest #1 Song EverBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World6 Major TV Characters We Were Relieved To See Leaving The Show8 Best Movies On Amazon Prime Video To Stream Right Now2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our Future7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Toplast_img read more

Jeffersonville architect reappointed to Ball State Board of Trustees

first_imgBall State University Board of TrusteesRick Hall (Carmel), partner with Barnes & Thornburg LLP, will continue his service on the board. Hall was first appointed to the board in 2007 and has served as chair since 2014. His new term will expire Dec. 31, 2022.R. Wayne Estopinal (Jeffersonville), president of TEG Architects, will continue his service on the board, following his nomination by the Ball State University Alumni Council. Estopinal has served since 2011, and his new term will expire Dec. 31, 2022. Indianapolis, In. — Governor Eric Holcomb has announced two reappointments to the Board of Trustees for Ball State University as well as a new appointment to the Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission. Judicial Nominating CommissionJulie Griffith (Carmel), executive vice president for strategy, partnerships and outreach for the Indiana Innovation Institute, will join the commission, succeeding Lynette Long at the conclusion of her term. Members of the commission cannot serve consecutive terms, and Long has served since 2016. Griffith’s term will expire Dec. 31, 2021.last_img read more

Buffon ‘fired up’ for Coppa Italia final

first_img read also:Rubinho urges Juventus keeper Buffon to continue playing “The real secret to getting top performances is to cut down on the number of games you play, many of which don’t really grab you by the soul, so the ones I do play are experienced with great intensity. “Of course, I am also physically well-rested and therefore in good shape, too.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The 42-year-old goalkeeper has won five editions of this trophy, so a sixth would enable him to equal Roberto Mancini’s record. “I am playing less this season, so naturally when I do step on to the field, I am more fired up than ever,” Buffon told DAZN.Advertisement Juventus goalkeeper Gigi Buffon is set to start in tonight’s Coppa Italia final against Napoli.center_img Loading…last_img read more

QPR announce new stadium plans

first_img Press Association QPR have announced plans to move into a new 40,000-capacity stadium as part of an ambitious project to be constructed at Old Oak in west London. Rs chairman Tony Fernandes revealed late on Thursday night that the club intended to leave Loftus Road because there was “no option of expanding” at their present home. The new stadium is set to be built as part of a “major regeneration” of the Old Oak area, with plans for the creation of a residential and commercial precinct larger than Canary Wharf. London Mayor Boris Johnson recently announced that turning Old Oak into a new world-class city quarter was one of his main regeneration priorities. “We look forward to working with the Mayor and local authorities and we will, of course, be consulting our loyal and passionate supporters, as well as the local community, on our exciting plans early next year,” Beard said. “We will look to build a stadium QPR fans and local residents can be proud of. “Loftus Road is renowned for its atmosphere and with the help of our supporters, replicating that at our new stadium will be one of our top priorities.” Antony Spencer, who is developing the masterplan for the Old Oak site, said it was hoped planning permission would be secured early in 2015 and that work would begin on the project soon after. Spencer also revealed “world-class architects” were being consulted for the project – which is reportedly set to cost $10billion – to “design iconic tall buildings akin to New York, the Far East and London’s finest, as well as improving and incorporating the waterside environment of the Grand Union Canal”. He added: “We know we still have a long way to go in dealing with the planning, infrastructure funding challenges and business relocations but we are now in a position to forge ahead as we have secured strategic land holdings in excess of 100 acres. “We are confident of securing a planning permission by early 2015 and starting development shortly afterwards.” While there is likely to be some fan backlash over leaving Loftus Road – a ground QPR first used in 1917 – Fernandes believes the project would cement the club’s place in west London. QPR chief executive officer Philip Beard also said that the club’s fans would be consulted over any move. “Loftus Road is – and always will be – a special place for the club and our supporters, but we need more than an 18,000 capacity,” Fernandes said in a statement on the club’s official website. “With no option of expanding here, we have to look elsewhere and we welcome the (London) Mayor’s and Hammersmith & Fulham Council’s commitment to regenerate the area, which includes an option to develop a new stadium at Old Oak as a key catalyst to bring forward redevelopment, cementing our future in this part of west London. “Not only will this give us a top-quality stadium to cater for QPR’s needs as the club progresses and grows over the years ahead, but we are very excited about being the driving force behind creating one of the best new urban places in the world. “This will be the catalyst for the regeneration of a forgotten area – ultimately bringing new transport, 24,000 homes and at least 50,000 jobs. “It will create a vibrant new destination in London, boosting local businesses, attracting new visitors and tourism and creating a thriving community.” Thursday night’s announcement came after QPR and their partners, Stadium Capital Developments, concluded a letter of collaboration with the Greater London Authority (GLA) and the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham to “bring forward an early and very significant private sector investment into the Old Oak Common regeneration area”. last_img read more

Castleford snap up free agent Finn

first_img Press Association Ireland captain Liam Finn will be back in Super League in 2014 after being snapped up by Castleford. The 30-year-old goalkicking half-back, who had brief spells in the top flight with Halifax and Wakefield, has linked up with the Tigers following his release by neighbouring Championship club Featherstone. “I’m flattered and extremely grateful that a great traditional club like Castleford has given me the opportunity to play in Super League again,” said Finn, who led the Irish in all three World Cup games against Fiji, England and Australia. center_img “I didn’t take my chance last time and it has been a long road back. “I hope to pay that back to the club and the coaching staff with hard work and by proving to them – and to myself – that I am more than capable of being a quality Super League player for them and make the most of a second chance playing at the highest level.” Finn scored 1,484 points in two spells at Featherstone, where he played under Castleford coach Daryl Powell. “Liam Finn has been a stand-out performer in the Championship for the last four seasons,” said Powell. “He is an outstanding player in both half-back and hooker positions and will further enhance the quality of our competition in those positions. “I am supremely confident he will do well in Super League as a result of his professional attitude and skill sets and I’m looking forward to working with him again here at Castleford Tigers.” last_img read more

Joshua Knocks Out Klitschko, Remains Undefeated Heavyweight Champ

first_imgBoth men looked in danger of being stopped over two rounds which will live long in the memory, before Joshua delivered the clinical blows in the 11th. The Briton landed a brutal uppercut which gave him the platform to send Klitschko down with an immediate flurry.Klitschko stood, but was again dropped by a left hook moments later, and then stood again, only for referee David Fields to save the challenger when pinned against the ropes.Joshua threw his arms into the air as roars rolled down the Wembley tiers. He had come through his stiffest test to date, while Klitschko had answered questions of his own, showing he remains competitive at world level, even at 41.The Ukrainian known as Dr Steelhammer will regret not finishing the job when he floored Joshua and appeared close to reclaiming two of the titles he lost in his last fight against Tyson Fury in 2015.“What can I say? 19-0, three and a half years in the game,” said Joshua. “I’m not perfect but I’m trying, and if you don’t take part, you’re going to fail. As boxing states, you leave your ego at the door and you respect your opponent. So a massive shout-out to Wladimir Klitschko.”Analysis – ‘Those puncheIn the process of claiming the biggest win of his career, Joshua showed amazing resilience, and this was, by far, his most impressive performance. He took the best punches from Klitschko (64-5), and survived to knock out a future Hall of Famer.After the fight, Klitschko wouldn’t confirm that he would take a rematch — neither, for that matter, would promoter Eddie Hearn — but he was complimentary of his opponent.“The best man won tonight, and it’s an amazing event for boxing,” Klitschko told Sky Sports after the fight. It’s really sad I didn’t make it tonight. I was planning to do it. It didn’t work.” A rematch would be great for Joshua, now that he knows he can beat Klitschko. He also showed he could take massive punches from one of the best heavyweights in history, and even if after falling to the canvas, got up to win.“It’s boxing. I’m only going to improve,” Joshua told Sky Sports. “Sometimes you can be a phenomenal boxer, but boxing is about character. When you go to the trenches, that’s when you find out who you really are.”It is not yet clear if the option of a rematchas stipulated in the contract of the fight will be taken. However, lying in wait asfuture opponents are for champion, Tyson Fury and the holder of the WBC heavyweight belt Deontay Wilder.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Demola OjoBritish-Nigerian boxer, Anthony Oluwafemi Joshua, knocked out former unified champion Wladimir Klitschko in the eleventh round of saturday’s title fight in London to retain the IBF World Heavyweight belt and also claim the vacant WBA Heavyweight belt.Joshua produced the performance of his career to stop his Ukrainian counterpart with an enthralling knockout in front of a record 90,000 audience at the Wembley Stadium. It was the culmination of a close contest that saw Joshua dropping Klitschko in the fifth round, before being put down – for the first time in his 19-fight career – in the sixth.last_img read more

French Open 2019: Federer, Nadal Reach Third Round

first_imgFormer champion Roger Federer and 11-time winner Rafael Nadal moved into the third round of the French Open without dropping a set.Federer, the 2009 champion, needed only 96 minutes to beat Germany’s lucky loser Oscar Otte 6-4 6-3 6-4.Nadal, 32, eased to a 6-1 6-2 6-4 victory over Germany’s world number 114 Yannick Maden. Nadal through to third round of 2019 French Open Former champion Stan Wawrinka also won in straight sets, overcoming Chile’s Cristian Garin 6-1 6-4 6-0.Otte held his serve in his opening four services games but was broken in his fifth as Federer, playing in this tournament for the first time since 2015, took the opening set.The third seed, a winner at Roland Garros in 2009, then took control to move two sets ahead and a break in the ninth game of the third set gave him the opportunity to clinch an assured victory on his serve.Otte had lost to Spain’s Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in the third qualifying round but took his place in the main draw as a ‘lucky loser’ because of withdrawals.He then won just his second match in eight years on the main ATP Tour by seeing off Malek Jaziri of Tunisia in the opening round.Next up for 37-year-old Federer is a match against Norway’s Casper Ruud who knocked out Italian 29th seed Matteo Berrettini 6-4 7-5 6-3.Nadal won the first five games of the match on his way to taking the opening set in 42 minutes and then broke 29-year-old Maden’s serve in the opening service game of the second.Maden, playing in the second round of a Grand Slam for the first time, managed to break Nadal’s serve twice in the third set, but struggled to hold on to his own serve as the second seed moved into the last 32.This is the second German qualifier that Nadal has defeated at this year’s French Open after his first-round win over Yannick Hanfmann on Monday.Nadal will now face either David Goffin or Miomir Kecmanovic in round three.Elsewhere, France’s Corentin Moutet, the world’s number 110, defeated Argentina’s 19th seed Guido Pella 6-3 6-1 2-6 7-5.Sixth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece fought back from a set down to beat Bolivia’s Hugo Dellien 4-6 6-0 6-3 7-5.Kei Nishikori, seeded seventh, also suffered a scare in his match against France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Philippe Chatrier Court – the equivalent of Wimbledon’s Centre Court.Two-time French Open semi-finalist Tsonga won the opening set but the Japanese player came back to win 4-6 6-4 6-4 6-4.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Wales set to practice on Wednesday

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse tight end Beckett Wales will practice on Wednesday, head coach Scott Shafer said.“He’ll practice today,” Shafer said at the Atlantic Coast Conference coaches’ teleconference on Wednesday. “We’re looking forward to getting him back on the field.”Wales missed all of the second half against then-No. 19 Northwestern with a sprained left ankle and was walking around campus with a boot on his foot on Monday.After the Orange’s 48-27 loss to the Wildcats, Shafer said Wales’ ankles had been problematic before. He strapped ice onto both lower legs at times during training camp.Shafer did not comment on Wales’ status against Wagner on Saturday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Published on September 11, 2013 at 12:25 pm Contact Stephen: | @Stephen_Bailey1last_img read more