The FIFA announced this Thursday the creation of an emergency fund to combat the crisis generated in the world of football, as reported through an official statement the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF).Gianni Infantino, president of the football organization, issued a message to all member federations to explain the lines of action that FIFA will take to alleviate the economic problems caused by the coronavirus.“The first thing is health, it is not worth endangering human life for any game, no competition, or any league, let’s listen to the health authorities”, emphasized Infantino, in an argument that, according to the RFEF, coincides with the version that its president maintains Luis Rubiales. “We are working on an emergency fund. We have a very solid financial situation, but our reserves are not from FIFA, it is football money and our duty is to help. We are working on the most appropriate response. We will do it with responsibility and transparency “, he guaranteed Infantino.Also, FIFA also announced that it will advance a series of payments corresponding to the second half of 2020 to try to combat the financial problems caused by the pandemic, a measure that the RFEF has already adopted to provide certainty to non-professional football.“We have to protect the future of the national teams. We are studying the contracts of the players and the new transfer markets to show flexibility and common sense. We have to go out together and better than we were before. In a strategic and united way” ended Infantino.
“I want to sincerely thank everyone who has shown love n concern for me! Thank you!! Im Excited for what the future holds! Until we meet again!”Sy admitted that the Blackwater camp still tried to get a hold of Ellis as much as they could, to no avail.“I’ve been asking around — both MVP and SMC group, I don’t think any of the teams have shown any interest. We offered some trade but there’s no takers, so let us stay as is and let’s see what he’ll do on his own career,” he said.Ellis’ contract expired last August, and if he decides to play once more in the PBA, the Elite will retain his rights.The high-flying forward averaged 6.4 points3.4 rebounds, and 1.2 assists in his five-year run with the Gin Kings.ADVERTISEMENT “Actually I think he is on the exit already from the PBA. Otherwise, if you’re interested to play, you have no choice but to follow the trade,” he said. “So far, in the past three years I’m in the PBA, this is the first time I found a player who doesn’t report in a trade. So we won’t force the issue.”Ginebra shipped Ellis together with center Dave Marcelo to the Elite in exchange for the injured Art dela Cruz and Raymond Aguilar last August.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneSince being dealt, he has just showed up once in the team’s practice before complaining of a kidney problem which needed hospitalization. That was the last time the team saw of the former Slam Dunk champion.In a tweet last November 12, Ellis seemed to be bidding his fans goodbye. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES MOST READ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBlackwater owner Dioceldo Sy couldn’t be more disappointed with Chris Ellis after the Fil-Am forward refused to report to the squad’s practices.Speaking to the media, the amiable executive shared that he thinks that the 28-year-old Ellis is already on his way out of the league.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UST rules UAAP Season 80 poomsae View comments
Youth and Sports Minister Lenn Eugene Nagbe has denied rumors circulating in Monrovia that former Deputy Sports Minister Dionysius Sebwe was sacked because ‘reckless decisions’ he made as Chairman of the Organizing Committee during the 2013/2014 National County Meet.Minister Nagbe told the Daily Observer in an exclusive interview yesterday in Monrovia that Mr. Sebwe’s removal was President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf’s constitutional right.He said there were no careless decisions made at the just ended County Meet, and was one of the successful and colorful County Meets ever held in the country.He stressed that as Chairman of the Appeals Committee, of which Min. Sebwe was the Secretary General, decisions were made by the committee and not by an individual.Minister Nagbe said he would miss Mr. Sebwe for his level of commitment to work, but is also happy to welcome Deputy Sports Minister-Designate Henry Yonton, who he described as, a “fine administrator.”He boasted of the cordial relations between the outgoing with the former Deputy Sport Minister and wished him well in his new pending job.“Dionysius Sebwe served the Ministry very well as well as his country…and definitely he will be missed because he brought his own style of leadership at the sports department,” Min. Nagbe said.He added: “We welcome Mr. Henry Yonton as a very competent administrator, and we will continue to seek the advice of Dionysius if necessary.”The former Lone Star defender, Dionysius Sebwe, replaced Marbue Richards on March 8, 2012.Commenting on his one-year at the Youth and Sports Ministry, Minister Nagbe said his team rebranded the 2013/2014 National County Meet to include sports development program and selection of young footballers for the National Youth Team.Meanwhile, Minister Nagbe said a five-year National Football Development Plan (NFPL), to in develop grass-roots football in Liberia will be launched soon by Chief Patron President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.He said the plan would be replicated to other sports (basketball, kickball, volleyball, table tennis amongst others).To decentralize sports in the country, Minister Nagbe said Sports Coordinators’ offices have been reactivated.He indicated that in order to include both the public and private sectors in the annual sports tournament, the Inter-ministerial league, has been changed to Intra-Governmental League.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
WASHINGTON – Government scientists want to know if a dietary supplement thought to boost muscles might boost the brains of Parkinson’s patients. The National Institutes of Health began a major study Thursday to see if creatine might help preserve the nerve cells that die off in Parkinson’s, and thus slow the disease’s worsening. The study will enroll more than 1,700 people with early-stage Parkinson’s – using doses higher than usual with today’s over-the-counter brands, said Dr. Debra Babcock, a neurologist with NIH’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Moreover, “creatine is not completely benign,” she said, cautioning patients not to try the approach on their own. Kidney failure and muscle and heart problems are potential side effects. It is the second dietary supplement under NIH scrutiny for Parkinson’s; a study of coenzyme Q-10, thought to help cells’ energy production, is under way. Parkinson’s affects 1.5 million people in the United States and 6 million worldwide. It gradually destroys brain cells that produce dopamine, a chemical crucial for the cellular communication that controls muscle movement. What results are increasingly severe tremors, periodically stiff or frozen limbs, slow movement and impaired balance and coordination. Standard treatments eventually quit working and don’t fight the disease’s underlying cause. Muscle cells produce creatine, and athletes often swallow more in hopes of improved performance and muscle bulk. But because dietary supplements are only loosely regulated, there is little scientific proof of how, or even whether, it works. With Parkinson’s, the theory is that creatine may boost cellular energy or act as a cell-protecting antioxidant. In a pilot study, patients given a high-dose, drug-like version of creatine didn’t seem to worsen as much over a year as those given a dummy drug. The new study will more stringently track participants’ functioning for five to seven years.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
GLENFIN GAA CLUB NOTESLotto Winning numbers for Tuesday the 19/01/2016: 2-4-8-3-1-6-7-5. Mary Ward, Glassagh wins €60.00: Jackpot for draw on Tuesday the 26/01/2016 is €2550.00Club Membership now due Adults €50.00. U18 €20.00 Under age Training:Wednesdays, under 8, 6pm to 7pm, under 10, 7pm to 8pm. Thursdays, under 12, under 13 & under 14 Boys 6.15pm to 7.15pmHandball: Handball training for all National schools on Monday nights from 6.30pm to 8.00pmLadies FootballMinor training has started contact Bengy O’Mara for details. Season Tickets are now available which include 2 options.Option 1 includes:Free entry to all Club League and Championship matches: Free entry to all National League matches plus all league semi-finals, playoffs and finals in that code. It also includes Donegal’s opening Championship fixture plus discount prices for tickets for Donegal’s remaining championship fixtures. You will also be guaranteed an All-Ireland Final ticket should Donegal qualify, regardless of your attendance percentage during the year: Free entry to the AIB GAA Club All-Ireland finals in Croke Park on St Patrick’s Day: Option 1 is €200 of which your club will receive €100 of it to help with county board fees.This is a great way of supporting your Club and County. Option 2 includes Free entry to all National League matches plus all league semi-finals, playoffs and finals in that code. It also includes Donegal’s opening Championship fixture plus discount prices for tickets for Donegal’s remaining championship fixtures. You will also be guaranteed an All-Ireland Final ticket should Donegal qualify, but this depend on your attendance percentage during the year. Option 2 €99.00 for adults and €20.00 for Juveniles: Check out www.seasontickets.ie for all information required for purchasing you season ticket.Any team managers wanting to put material into the Club notes can do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or send a text to 0872052481 Next club meeting Tuesday 02/02/2016GAA NEWS: GLENFIN UNDERAGE TRAINING BACK IN FULL SWING was last modified: January 21st, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GLENFIN GAA NOTES
WASHINGTON (AP) – How does George W. Bush find the path to recovery after a week of bad news staggered his presidency? The week that was: conservatives in the president’s own party hounded him into withdrawing Harriet Miers’ Supreme Court nomination; the U.S. death toll in Iraq surpassed 2,000; and Vice President Dick Cheney’s chief of staff was indicted by a federal grand jury. The aide, I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, is accused of lying about his role in blowing the CIA cover of an Iraq war critic’s wife. The charges grew out of an investigation that was the product of the fierce debate two years ago over Bush’s contention that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction. Cheney and Libby were two of the administration’s leading lobbyists for the U.S.-led invasion, and the indictment could remind Americans increasingly unhappy with the war that the president’s primary justification for it turned out to be false. A Libby trial could see the famously secretive vice president called as a witness and asked to answer embarrassing questions. Though top presidential adviser Karl Rove was spared for now, the future of one of Bush’s most powerful advisers also remained in jeopardy. Already, Bush was struggling with his lowest-ever approval ratings, dragged down by high gas prices and a bungled response to Hurricane Katrina along with the public’s growing unrest over Iraq. Miers’ nomination was only the most recent example of Republicans’ willingness to distance themselves from the president. Bush’s signature domestic priority for the year, a Social Security overhaul, was shelved after an aggressive push by the president yielded little support for action even among Republicans. Just this month, California’s GOP governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, skipped a Bush fundraiser in Los Angeles and Jerry Kilgore, the Republican gubernatorial candidate in Virginia, stayed away from a presidential speech in Norfolk on Friday. Some are calling for bold strokes – a broad new agenda, a purging of the president’s tired and perhaps overly insular and loyal staff – to jolt the White House past its troubles. A former White House official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the official still provides regular advice, said Bush needs “moves of conscience and conviction” that evoke the leadership abilities that helped get him re-elected. Some Republicans inside and outside the White House were angered by Bush’s handling of Libby’s exit. They viewed it as a missed opportunity to restore badly needed credibility because the president neither condemned the aide’s actions nor acknowledged that White House spokesman Scott McClellan had said categorically in 2003 that Libby was not involved in the leak. Bush and his aides considered the political benefits of such statements, according to a senior administration official, who spoke confidentially so as to not be seen discussing internal deliberations. But the idea was rejected out of concern the president’s words could influence the legal process. Bush instead merely called the charges “serious” and urged against a rush to judgment. He and Cheney both praised Libby for his public service. Democrats, though, indicated they will not let people forget that Bush campaigned in 2000 on a promise to “restore honor and dignity” to a White House sullied by Clinton-era scandals. “President Bush faces a serious test of leadership,” said Howard Dean, chairman of the Democratic National Committee. “Will he keep his pledge to hold his administration to high ethical standards and give the American people what they deserve, and will he answer to the American people for these serious missteps?” At the White House, the short-term strategy is little changed by the recent events. Bush will focus for the remainder of the year on pushing Congress to fund Katrina recovery while reigning in nonmilitary spending, renewing the Patriot Act, and making preparations for a possible bird flu or other pandemic. The president plans to highlight political progress in Iraq and U.S. economic growth in an effort to convince a skeptical public that things are better than they seem on both fronts, officials said. White House counselor Dan Bartlett said it was an “almost a back-to-basics type of approach to governing” that is designed to show people that the president is taking concrete action on things that matter to their lives. “I got a job to do and so do the people who work in the White House,” Bush said in reaction to Libby’s indictment. Grover Norquist, the president of the conservative Americans for Tax Reform who is close to the White House, said Bush is on the right track. “You don’t need any Hail Mary passes at this point,” he said. All agree that Bush must make a quick and sound selection for the Supreme Court now that Miers no longer is in line to succeed retiring Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. With an announcement expected soon, White House officials and their allies had great hopes it would steal space from the bad news, heal the rift with conservatives that the Miers’ nomination caused and regain momentum for Bush. Norquist said that will happen if Bush names someone with a clear record of conservative credentials. “We will get a completely unified right,” Norquist said. “Bygones are bygones.” Aides also hope Bush will benefit from his schedule. Foreign policy will dominate much of Bush’s attention as he spends much of November traveling to South America and Asia. Bush dislikes reacting to the kind of advice from punditry that has been so plentiful in recent weeks. So more comprehensive changes to the White House agenda, whether a staff shake-up or bold new ideas, probably will wait until next year. At the same time, the president intends to return as planned in the new year to priorities such as overhauling Social Security, simplifying the tax laws and addressing immigration. Meantime, a replacement must be found for Libby, the Cheney alter-ego and influential White House player whose departure leaves a huge gap in the vice president’s staff. Among those discussed as top contenders are Cheney’s counsel, David Addington; the U.S. ambassador to Turkey, Eric Edelman; and Dean McGrath, Cheney’s deputy chief of staff. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Click HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device.SEATTLE — The word “destiny” is thrown around way too often in sports. But when trying to comprehend the story of the 2018 A’s, you can’t help using the word.How else to explain it?The A’s punched their ticket to the playoffs Monday just as their game in Seattle was getting underway. Moments earlier, the Tampa Bay Rays — the only remaining threat to Oakland’s first postseason since 2014 — were eliminated from …
Astronomers have decided the universe will expand forever, growing colder and darker, till it ends in a heat death. According to the BBC News, a study of gravitational lensing by a huge galactic cluster named Abell 1689 determined that dark energy will push galaxies apart till they burn out. One researcher remarked that the study proves “exactly what the fate of the Universe will be” – which the article described, “Eventually it will become a cold, dead wasteland with a temperature approaching what scientists term ‘absolute zero’.”This is not news, but a reaffirmation of what 19th century physicists inferred from the second law of thermodynamics. It doesn’t matter whether the universe is expanding or not (a factor 19th century astronomers did not consider). No process can prevent the increase of entropy and the unavailability of usable energy in the universe. When everything becomes a uniform temperature, approaching the asymptotic limit of absolute zero, that is the end. This is a blow to all positivistic conceptions of human progress. Even in the movie Contact, there was meager comfort for the intelligences of the universe to have nothing more to offer than biding time till the inevitable fate awaited everything. In our day, cosmic acceleration speeds up the gloom. Sure it is far off (far beyond our individual lifetimes), but what hope is there for any activity that ends in a cold, black nothingness? There is no point in ultimate pointlessness, no purpose in ultimate purposelessness, no initiative to energize mental activity in dread of the ultimate disappearance of mind, reason and communication. The same despair holds, for anyone who ponders it, in the cyclic worldviews that teach a universe vanishing into a cosmic sea only to emerge again with no memory of what it had been. Lord Kelvin, one of the most eminent in the field of 19th century thermodynamics, understood that there is no hope in a world view that omits God. Kelvin noticed the second law clearly stated in Scripture thousands of years before his generation had discovered it (Psalm 102:26-27). Not leaving his Creator’s universe decaying away in vain, he affirmed the revealed promises of God, the only eternal hope that can energize our yearnings: “We have the sober scientific certainty that the heavens and earth shall ‘wax old as doth a garment,’” he said. “….Dark indeed would be the prospects for the human race if unilluminated by that light which reveals ‘new heavens and a new earth’” (Revelation 21-22).(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Peggy Kirk Hall, director of agricultural law, Ohio State University Agricultural and Resource Law ProgramFarmers markets in Ohio continue to grow in number, and the types of vendors and products offered by those vendors have greatly diversified over the years. Along with this growth come new questions about vendor’s licenses and the collection of sales taxes.Many market vendors may know that traditional market items like fresh fruits and vegetables do not require a vendor’s license or the collection of sales tax. But what about beverages, cottage foods, plants and flowers, ready to eat foods, soaps, crafts, and similar items that contribute to the success of today’s farmers markets? Fortunately, learning about Ohio’s vendor’s license and sales tax requirements doesn’t have to be a taxing experience.In our fresh off the press law bulletin, titled “Vendor’s Licenses and Sales Taxes at Ohio Farmers Markets,” we dive into a number of questions that farmers market vendors frequently ask us. Specifically, we address questions such as:Do vendors at a farmers market need a vendor’s license? What items do not require the collection of sales tax? What items do require the collection of sales tax? How do I obtain a vendor’s license in Ohio? Is a vendor’s license the same as a retail food establishment license? What if I want to sell products in other states? Can vendors include sales tax in the price of the product? While this law bulletin covers vendor’s licenses and sales taxes fairly in depth, there is always more to learn. The law bulletin also provides a number of links to helpful resources from the Ohio Department of Taxation and neighboring states, along with a number of references to Ohio law.Click HERE to view our latest law bulletin.
Meghan Markle’s fashion choices have always made headlines – from bending Royal fashion rules before her marriage to abiding by them later. The Duchess of Sussex, nevertheless, left us impressed with her elegant looks each time.The Duchess of Sussex recently stepped out in a Little Black Dress by Dior for the 100th anniversary celebration of the Royal Air Force. Photo: ReutersEver since Meghan tied the knot with Prince Harry on May 19, she has mostly chosen neutral-coloured outfits for public events, except for those few occasions when she sported bright colours or the olive green dress that she wore to the christening ceremony of Prince Louis.Having worn a black dress, Meghan, once again, broke a Royal tradition. Black is considered a colour of mourning and members of the Royal family avoid wearing it.Meghan’s choice of dress disappointed netizens who then took to social media to troll her. While some said she looked old, others rebuked her for breaking the Royal tradition. Here’s what they said: Picture courtesy: Instagram/hautecouturenotebook Picture courtesy: Instagram/hautecouturenotebook Picture courtesy: Instagram/instahautecouture Picture courtesy: Instagram/instahautecoutureThis is not the first time that Meghan has been trolled for her fashion choices. Earlier too, the duchess received flak for wearing an ill-fitted dress at the wedding ceremony of Prince Harry’s cousin. She was also criticised for breaking the Royal protocol by wearing an off-shoulder dress at Trooping the Colour 2018.Also Read: All about the six occasions when Meghan Markle broke Royal protocolAlso Watch: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle fans flood the streets of Windsor for Royal weddingadvertisement