Jadrolinija presents new catamaran “Jelena”

first_imgThe newest ship in the Jadrolinija fleet, the catamaran “Jelena” was solemnly presented and blessed in the port of Rijeka.The catamaran “Jelena” is a new construction built in the world shipyard Damen in Singapore. By the way, “Jelena” is a fast aluminum passenger catamaran, with a capacity of 403 passengers and 8 crew members, and it is a total of 51 ships in the white fleet of Jadrolinija.It is intended for the transport of passengers on local high-speed lines. The catamaran is fully adapted to the access of persons with disabilities, it is equipped with coffee a bar and a modern passenger lounge on two levels. The godmother of the ship is Zita Pleša, a pensioner of Jadrolinija with 40 years of work experience in the Company.last_img

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Cases of children with rare inflammatory syndrome spike in Italy and France

first_imgDoctors in northern Italy, one of the areas hardest hit by the new coronavirus, and in France have reported spikes in cases of a rare inflammatory syndrome in young children that appears similar to one reported in the United States, Britain and Spain, according to a report in The Lancet.The condition, “Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome Potentially Associated with COVID-19,” shares symptoms with toxic shock and Kawasaki disease including fever, rashes, swollen glands and, in severe cases, heart inflammation.Reports of cases have raised concerns that COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, could pose a greater risk to children than had been understood. It has so far taken its greatest toll on the elderly and those with chronic health conditions. New York on Sunday said it was investigating up to 85 cases of children with the syndrome. So far three of those children, who also tested positive for COVID-19, have died, and two more deaths are under review, Governor Andrew Cuomo said.In Bergamo, Italy between Feb. 18 and April 20, the Hospital Papa Giovanni XXIII admitted 10 children with the syndrome, including eight who tested positive for coronavirus antibodies. Over the last five years, doctors there had seen a total of only 19 children with Kawasaki disease, according to the report published by The Lancet late on Wednesday.Compared to children with Kawasaki disease in the past, those they saw during the pandemic were older and more severely ill, the report said, with 60% suffering heart complications and half having signs of toxic shock syndrome.Scientists are still trying to determine whether the syndrome is linked with the new coronavirus because not all children with it have tested positive for the virus. Topics :center_img Some researchers have suggested the coronavirus family might trigger Kawasaki disease.”The symptoms in children are different from adults with COVID-19 in whom the illness is more of a respiratory condition,” said Dr. George Ofori-Amanfo, division chief of Pediatric Critical Care at Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital, New York.Children with the rare inflammatory syndrome often have severe abdominal pain and vomiting that progresses to shock, Ofori-Amanfo told Reuters.He said none of the children he has seen recently with this syndrome had any underlying disease, but they all had antibodies for the coronavirus.last_img read more

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Arsenal coach banned after calling teenage female referee a ‘little prick’

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 13 Jun 2019 1:14 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link362Shares Arsenal coach banned after calling teenage female referee a ‘little prick’ Arsenal’s academy coach reduced a young female referee to tears (Getty Images)An Arsenal academy coach has been fined and banned by the Football Association after calling a teenage female referee a ‘little prick’.Alex Nichols was found guilty of two charges of improper conduct after two FA disciplinary hearings had investigated his altercation with the girl after his Arsenal youth side, which was made up of eight and nine-year-old children, had played Reading.According to two Reading coaches at the game who provided evidence for the hearing, Nichols was ‘behaving aggressively’ during the match.After the game, the female referee refused to shake Nichols’ hand and he responded by muttering: ‘How classy, little prick.’AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe FA’s lawyer said that the referee’s exchange with Nichols ‘had left her crying’. Alex Nichols was suspended by Arsenal over the incident (Getty Images)The referee claims that Nichols later approached her to apologise but she declined.In his response at the hearing, Nichols denied abusing the referee and claimed he replied ‘ok fine’ after she declined to shake hands.But the panel ruled: ‘We remain of the view that it is highly unlikely that the referee would have misheard ‘ok, fine’ for ‘how classy, little prick’.’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 CityNichols, who has been a coach for 12 years, has been banned three games and fined £400, while The Times report that he has been ‘moved to a general coaching position’ at Arsenal.An Arsenal spokesman said: ‘At Arsenal we do not accept or tolerate behaviour of this nature.‘We took appropriate action, suspending the coach immediately the allegation was brought to our attention.‘This was the first allegation of this nature in his long coaching career and has been warned about his future conduct.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

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India to seek damages from Nestle over ‘unsafe noodles’

first_img Sharing is caring! Share 77 Views   no discussions Share Tweetcenter_img BusinessFood & DiningLifestyle India to seek damages from Nestle over ‘unsafe noodles’ by: Associated Free Press – June 8, 2015 Share A picture taken on June 5, 2015 shows an Indian shopkeeper taking packets of Nestle ‘Maggi’ instant noodles from the shelves in his shop in Siliguri. (Photo:AFP)NEW DELHI, India (AFP) – India’s government is preparing to seek damages from Nestle after a food scare involving excessive lead in its hugely popular Maggi noodles sparked a nationwide recall, an official said Monday.The consumer affairs ministry is to seek an undisclosed amount of compensation from the Swiss giant for false advertising after the food safety regulator branded the noodles “unsafe” and “hazardous”.Ministry deputy secretary G.C Rout said the case would be filed in the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, a semi-judicial body that can levy fines against companies.“We are going to file a case against Nestle and are presently collecting the material for the case,” Rout told AFP, saying the minimum amount that could be sought was 10 million rupees ($156,000).“There are sections of the consumer protection act that empower state and central governments to file a case in the larger interest of the consumers.”A Nestle spokesman said the company was not willing to comment as it had not yet seen the case.The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) banned Nestle on Friday from making and selling the noodles after tests by some states found lead levels above statutory limits.Nestle, which denies the charges and says the noodles are safe to eat, had already announced it was pulling the product from sale as it seeks to contain growing safety concerns.At least six states including India’s capital have announced temporary bans on the sale of the instant noodles in the past few days, after officials said test results showed high lead levels.The case came as the FSSAI announced Monday it was ordering testing of other brands of noodles as well as packet pasta amid growing concerns over the food safety scare.FSSAI said the 33 products made by nine companies including Nestle India and ITC (Indian Tobacco Company) will be tested for lead, arsenic and 19 other substances.Nestle global chief executive Paul Bulcke said on Friday its noodles were “safe for consumption” after flying into India to try to reassure consumers over the safety scare.Nestle has been selling its Maggi brand for over three decades in India, and has 80 percent of the country’s instant noodle market. Several celebrities have endorsed Maggi over the years, including Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan.last_img read more

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Sturridge happy with Reds progress

first_img Press Association “I think it’s going to be great for us in the future and we can move forward. I think we did things last season, both prior to me coming here and then with my help, to deliver some better statistics than we have had in previous years in terms of goals and attacking play. “It’s exciting to be part of that philosophy and the new regime that the manager is forming for us to move forward as a club.” Sturridge’s first 10 goals for the club were the quickest in the Premier League for Liverpool and gave the side impetus at the turn of the year. He hopes to be able to maintain that form when the new season kicks off next month, especially with Luis Suarez suspended for the first six matches if he is still at the club by then with doubts persisting over his future. “We’ll all be doing everything in our power to make sure that Liverpool is a club that is challenging for Premier League titles because the fans have been waiting for that for a long time and hopefully next season we’ll be in the running,” he told the official monthly LFC magazine. “When you play in the Premier League, everybody’s goal is to lift that trophy, to have the celebrations and to know that you’ve succeeded and been a champion over everybody else in the division. “So the main aim for next season and the seasons ahead is to try and help the team do well in the Premier League. I’m sure with the philosophy that the manager has, we’ll be able to do that.” Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge expects the club to be challenging for trophies under manager Brendan Rodgers.center_img Last season was a transitional one as the Northern Irishman began to implement his vision at Anfield. It was an inconsistent campaign with some positive displays which saw the Reds finish seventh. However, Sturridge, who had an immediate impact on his arrival in January for £12million and provided some much-needed support up front, is encouraged by his five months under Rodgers. “With the philosophy that the manager has we should be challenging for honours,” said the England international. last_img read more

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Wilshere keen to set a marker

first_img “You could see that he has found his burst again. Let’s be patient with him, not too demanding either. It is interesting that he’s back.” Arsenal skipper Per Mertesacker said the Gunners will need to be more consistent next season, especially at the start of the campaign. He told the Evening Standard: “The points we dropped at the start which was 10 or 11 points, it was a gap we could not close. “We were consistent, especially in 2015, but not consistent enough or Chelsea didn’t win enough points and we couldn’t win against them. “I would say when we look just at ourselves, that’s what we feel.” Wilshere made his return to first-team action as a substitute in Monday’s 3-1 win at Hull after five months out following an ankle operation, and said the Gunners were determined to secure the runners-up spot behind Chelsea. The England midfielder told Arsenal’s official website: “(Finishing second) would set a marker for next season and would be a progression from last year. “The last few seasons we’ve finished fourth so to finish two places ahead of that would be a massive progression for us and hopefully will give us confidence going into next season.” Manager Arsene Wenger said Wilshere’s 20 minutes on the pitch showed he had recovered all his “burst and acceleration” and the 23-year-old’s display should guarantee at least a seat on the bench for the FA Cup final against Aston Villa. For Wilshere, merely returning to action was good enough. He added: “That’s the most important thing for me. It’s frustrating when you’re out but when you’re back on the pitch it makes up for all the time you spent injured. “It’s much better for me to come into a team who are winning and playing as well as that. It’s easy because you can fit in when the boss is ready to include you. “I’m just happy to get back on the pitch and get some minutes under my belt. I feel fitter for it, I’ll train next week and hopefully get some minutes next week as well.” Wenger suggested Wilshere might even have been trying too hard to make an impact after coming on for Aaron Ramsey. “It’s great and he’s sharp,” said Wenger. “Maybe he felt too sharp because he wanted to always make the difference but it’s good. Jack Wilshere claims Arsenal finishing second in the Barclays Premier League would be evidence of a “massive progression” and will serve notice to their rivals that they will mount a serious title challenge next season. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Taylor: I’m still improving

first_img Taylor told Press Association Sport: “I badly needed to get back in the ring after long out and the wrist held up well so I will be 100 per cent prepared when I go to Baku. “It was a very frustrating period for me and I wasn’t able to spar for long periods but I was able to work on a lot of new things and it has left me feeling very fresh. “I have stayed positive and I believe I am still improving in every competition I enter. I have even managed to improve a lot since the last World Championships.” Women’s boxing is set to be one of the star attractions at the Baku Games with five weight divisions – two more than the Olympic programme. Taylor will be joined by Michaela Walsh and Ceire Smith in the Ireland squad while fellow Olympic champion Nicola Adams is also set to compete. However, there can be no repeat of the Commonwealth Games final between Adams and Walsh as they are competing in different weight categories. Taylor goes into the event in the knowledge that victory will secure her status as lightweight world number one for an unprecedented 10 years in a row. At a time when many of her contemporaries including Olympic rival Natasha Jonas and Indian flyweight Mary Kom are announcing or considering retirement, Taylor says she is not short of the motivation to fight on. She added: “I’m not going to be boxing for ever but I’ve put no time-cap on it really. As long as I still feel a passion for the sport and preparing for these big competitions I will carry on fighting. “At the moment defending my Olympic title in Rio is my main goal and it is something I never stop thinking about. “But any event like this is a great showcase for women’s boxing and I’m sure the European Games will continue to grow as a major event in the future.” The Bray 28-year-old recently returned to the ring after six months out with a wrist injury she sustained in the course of clinching her fifth straight world title in South Korea in November. And Taylor believes the longest injury-enforced break of her illustrious career could serve her well as she looks to continue making history for a number of years to come. Olympic champion Katie Taylor is convinced her best is yet to come as she prepares to lead Ireland into the inaugural European Games in Baku next month. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

first_imgUpdate on the latest sports Associated Press — Paul George furnished 24 points and Kawhi (kah-WY’) Leonard added 19 as the Clippers cruised to a 132-103 rout of the Nuggets. Montrezl (MAHN’-trehz) Harrell had 18 points and 10 rebounds off the bench to help Los Angeles win its third in a row since a three-game skid. Nikola Jokic (nee-KOH’-lah YOH’-kihch) had 21 points and nine boards for Denver, which fell into a second-place tie with the Clippers in the West.— The Pelicans knocked off the Cavaliers, 116-104 as Brandon Ingram provided 29 points and Zion Williamson added 24. Jrue (jroo) Holiday scored 22 points and Derrick Favors grabbed 15 rebounds in New Orleans’ third victory in four games. The surging Pelicans are 9-5 since Williamson was activated, pushing them within two games of Memphis for the final Western Conference playoff berth.— The Grizzlies dropped their fifth in a row as De’Aaron Fox scored 25 points and Harry Giles added 16 in leading the Kings past Memphis, 104-101. Buddy Hield (heeld) chipped in 14 points, including a pair of free throws with 4.4 seconds left in Sacramento’s fourth win in five games. Dillon Brooks paced Memphis with a season-high 32 points.— The Heat opened the fourth quarter with a 13-0 run before completing a 126-118 victory against the Mavericks. Jimmy Butler delivered 26 points and Duncan Robinson added 24 to help the Southeast Division leaders win for just the third time in 10 games. Seth Curry had a career-high 37 points for Dallas, shooting 13 for 15 from the field and 8 for 9 from 3-point range.— Donovan Mitchell contributed 10 of his 30 points in an 82-second span of the fourth quarter to push the Jazz past the Wizards, 129-119. Bojan (boy-AHN’) Bogdanovic scored 21 points, Jordan Clarkson had 20 off the bench and Mike Conley 16 as Utah salvaged the finale of its six-game homestand. Bradley Beal maintained his torrid scoring for Washington, finishing with 42 points, 10 assists and five rebounds. UNDATED (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers have continued their torrid stretch to climb within three points of the first-place Washington Capitals in the NHL’s Metropolitan Division.Claude Giroux (juh-ROO’) scored twice and Carter Hart stopped 26 shots in the Flyers’ fifth consecutive win, 5-2 over the Rangers. Hart improved to 18-2-2 at home and 14-1 over his last 15 starts.Sean Couturier (koo-TOOR’-ee-ay), James van Riemsdyk (REEMZ’-dyk) and Kevin Hayes also scored to help the Flyers beat New York for the eighth time in their last nine meetings.The Rangers ended a team-record, nine-game road winning streak and took a severe hit to their playoff chances when Chris Kreider broke a foot in the first period.Elsewhere on NHL ice: DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Fourth-ranked Dayton has wrapped up the Atlantic 10 regular-season title with its 18th straight win.Obi Toppin (OH’-bee TAH’-pihn) scored 23 points and the Flyers shot 72.3% from the field in an 82-67 victory against Davidson. Toppin was 10 of 11 from the field and had 12 rebounds as Dayton improved to 16-0 in the conference.Ibi Watson came off the bench to score 13 points, taking a bigger offensive load with Jalen Crutcher in foul trouble. Crutcher finished with 14 points.NHL-SCHEDULEFlyers extend win streak Terry Rozier scored 18 points and the game-clinching free throw with two seconds remaining to carry the Hornets past the Raptors, 99-96 in Toronto. Devonte’ Graham also had 18 points for Charlotte, which led by 17 in the second quarter.Powell return from a nine-game injury layoff to score 22 points. Pascal Siakam (see-A’-kam) finished with 24 points and nine rebounds, while Kyle Lowry scored 12 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter for the Raptors.Toronto has dropped three of five since a team-record, 15-game winning streak. The Raptors’ lead in the Atlantic Division is down to a half-game over the Celtics.Checking out Friday’s other NBA action:— The Bucks handed the Thunder their worst loss of the season as Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAH’-nihs an-teh-toh-KOON’-poh) had 32 points and 13 rebounds in Milwaukee’s 133-86 romp. Wesley Matthews, George Hill and Pat Connaughton each had 14 points to help Milwaukee pick up its fifth straight win and improve to a league-best 51-8. The Bucks played without Khris Middleton due to a sore neck. — John Gibson made 28 saves and Brendan Guhle (GOO’-lee) provided the game-winner in the second period of the Ducks’ 3-2 victory against the Penguins. Danton Heinen and Ryan Getzlaf (GETS’-laf) also scored for the Ducks, who have won two straight for the first time in over three weeks. Pittsburgh has fallen into third place in the Metropolitan Division, one point behind Philadelphia after dropping five straight for the first time since the 2011-12 season.— Colorado squandered a 2-0 lead before Samuel Girard scored a tiebreaking goal with 2:37 left to send the Avalanche past the Hurricanes, 3-2. Tyson Jost (johst) broke a 36-game scoring drought with a pair of goals in Colorado’s fifth straight win overall and seventh in a row on the road. Pavel Francouz (FRAN’-sohs) stopped 45 shots to win his fifth consecutive start and help the Avs get within three points of the Central Division-leading Blues.— Reilly Smith scored twice in the third period, including the eventual game-winner in the Golden Knights’ 4-2 verdict over the Sabres. The score was tied 1-1 until William Karlsson tallied 3:06 into the final stanza. Robin Lehner made 32 saves in his Vegas debut as the Knights expanded their Pacific Division lead to six points over the Canucks and Oilers.— The Wild hammered the Blue Jackets, 5-0 as Alex Stalock (STAY’-lahk) stopped 24 shots for his fourth shutout of the season. Zach Parise (pah-REE’-say) and Kevin Fiala (fee-AH’-lah) each had a goal and an assist to help the Wild improve to 12-5-1 in their past 18, moving them within a point of a Western Conference wild-card slot.MLB-NEWS — Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton is upset over his latest injury, a strained right calf that could sideline him for opening day. Stanton was hurt Tuesday during outfield drills, and an MRI revealed a Grade 1 strain, the least serious on the scale. Stanton said his chance to play in the March 26 opener at Baltimore all depends on his progress by the end of next week.— Five-time All-Star Johnny Antonelli has died at 89, according to the San Francisco Giants. Antonelli was the ace of the 1954 New York Giants team that won the World Series, going 21-7 with a National League-leading 2.30 ERA. Antonelli won Game 2 of the 1954 Fall Classic against Cleveland and got the final five outs in Game 4 to help the Giants complete a sweep of the Indians. He finished with 126 victories over 12 major league seasons, including 20 in 1956.PGA-HONDA CLASSICSteele leads through 36PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Brendan Steele is the leader at the midway point of the PGA’s Honda Classic at Palm Beach Garden. February 29, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA-SCHEDULEHornets surprise RaptorsUNDATED (AP) — The Toronto Raptors had Norman Powell back in the lineup last night, but he couldn’t prevent a loss to the Charlotte Hornets.center_img The university’s president apologized last week to “anyone who was harmed” by Dr. Robert E. Anderson. His comment came a day after the school announced it was investigating abuse allegations against Anderson by five former patients.NCAA-RULESNCAA committee proposes 2-minute limit on replay reviewsUNDATED (AP) — The NCAA football rules committee is proposing two-minute limits on replay reviews and allowing players ejected from a game for targeting to remain in the bench area.The committee recommended requiring game officials to be on the field 90 minutes before a contest begins — instead of 60 minutes. It also recommended a coach be on the field for team pregame warmups. The committee said it was concerned about “negative interactions” between teams before officials are required to be on the field. Robert Karlsson was second, making five back-nine birdies in a 65. The 50-year-old Swede is making his second career start on the 50-and-over tour.Steve Stricker, John Daly, Glen Day and Rod Pampling shot 67. Hall of Famers Fred Couples and Bernhard Langer are another stroke back along with Ken Tanigawa.UNIVERSITY-OF-MICHIGAN-DOCTORMichigan gets more than 100 complaints against former doctorANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan says its hotline has received more than 100 “unique complaints” about a late physician accused of sexual abuse by former patients, including athletes who encountered him as a team doctor. Steele shot a 3-under 67 today to get to 5-under through two rounds, one shot clear of J.T. Poston, Luke Donald and Lee Westwood. Donald moved up the leaderboard with a 66.Brooks Koepka (KEHP’-kuh), Rickie Fowler, Justin Rose and defending champion Keith Mitchell are among those who missed the cut.PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS-COLOGUARD CLASSICQuigley sizzles in TucsonTUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Brett Quigley birdied six of the last seven holes for a 9-under 64 and the first-round lead in the PGA Tour Champions’ Cologuard Classic. — The Nets suffered their third straight loss at John Collins had 33 points and 13 rebounds in the Hawks’ 141-118 thumping of Brooklyn. Rookie Cam Reddish scored 17 of his career-high 26 points in the third quarter to help Atlanta take control. Trae Young chipped in 22 points and 14 assists after entering the game ranked No. 2 in the league in both categories.— Aaron Gordon recorded his first career triple-double and Terrence Ross scored 19 of his season-high 33 points in the fourth quarter of the Magic’s 136-125 victory against the Timberwolves. Gordon finished with 17 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high 12 assists in Orlando’s fifth win in six games. Nikola Vucevic added 27 points and 10 rebounds for the Magic.— Derrick Rose hit for 31 points and the Pistons stopped a seven-game losing streak by nipping the Suns, 113-111. Christian Wood and Brandon Knight both added 19 points in Detroit’s first win since Feb. 5, also against Phoenix.T25 MEN’S BASKETBALL-DAYTON/DAVIDSONDayton flies to A-10 title Peralta finalizes $15.5M deal with BrewersUNDATED (AP) — Pitcher Freddy Peralta (peh-RAHL’-tah) has finalized his five-year, $15.5 million contract with the Milwaukee Brewers.The deal for the 23-year-old right-hander covers two years of club salary control and his three years of arbitration eligibility. There are a pair of team options that if exercised would raise the value to $30 million over seven seasons.Peralta was 7-3 with a 5.29 ERA in eight games last season, striking out 115 over 85 innings.In other MLB news: STADIUM CRANE COLLAPSENo injuries reported when crane collapses at LA stadium siteINGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — No injuries have been reported after a large construction crane collapsed Friday outside SoFi Stadium, the new home of the NFL’s Los Angeles Chargers and Rams.Firefighters were dispatched to the stadium in suburban Inglewood shortly before 8 a.m. A Fire Department said a crane that was being moved struck a stationary crane, causing the stationary crane to collapse. There was no structural damage to the stadium, which is scheduled to open this summer.NFL-CARDINALS-MEXICO CITY Cardinals to play 2020 home game in Mexico CityTEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals will play a regular-season game in Mexico City this year, with the date and opponent to be revealed later. The Cardinals were required by the NFL to host a game outside the United States by 2023 after being awarded the hosting rights to the Super Bowl that will be played in February 2023. It will be the Cardinals’ second game in Mexico City and first since a 31-14 win over San Francisco in 2005.COURT OF ARBITRATION FOR SPORT-SUN YANG APPEALOlympic champion Sun Yang banned for 8 years in doping caseGENEVA (AP) — China’s greatest swimmer has been banned for eight years for breaking anti-doping rules and will miss the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The Court of Arbitration for Sport has found three-time Olympic champion Sun Yang guilty of refusing to cooperate with sample collectors during a visit to his home in September 2018, when a blood sample container was smashed with a hammer.Rivals branded him a drug cheat at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, and two competitors refused to stand with him on medal podiums at the 2019 world championships.last_img read more

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CONCACAF’s boss arrives in Guyana tonight

first_imgVictor Montagliani,president of the Confederations of North and Central America and the Caribbean Football (CONCACAF),is scheduled to arrive in Guyana at 21:30hrs tonight.The Canadian,who was voted into the top position last year may 12th,became the 7th President of the Confederation which was established in 1961.During his one-day official visit he will make courtesy calls on several Ministers of Government tomorrow morning.During the afternoon the 51 year-old Montagliani will participate in the official launch of the National Under-15 Frank Watson tournament being sponsored by the Pele FC Alumni of the USA.After the launch at the National Gymnasium,the CONCACAF Chief will head to Providence where he will have a first-hand view of the site for the FIFA Forward Project to build a long- over-due home for football in Guyana, inclusive of several pitches.Monagliani,who is also the head of the Canadian Soccer Association,will also meet with the Media at the Pegasus Hotel at 17:00hrs,and in the evening he will be the guest of honor at a closed door dinner.He wings out of the country on Wednesday morning.The Canadian is only the second head of CONCACAF to officially visit Guyana,following one by disgraced Trinidadian Austin ‘Jack’ Warner who has been indicted for corruption by the US Department of Justice and who frequented Guyana during his 21-year tenure at the helm of football in the Region.last_img read more

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