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Pochettino warned Spurs stars of health risks in training during pandemic

Pochettino warned Spurs stars of health risks in training during pandemic

first_img2MAURICIO POCHETTINO has revealed that he was in contact with his former players at Tottenham to advise them during the coronavirus pandemic.Sacked in November, the Argentine spent over five years in charge of the Premier League club and most recently took part in a World Health Organisation video to inform fans of best practice to prevent the virus spreading.2 Pochettino showed his caring side for his old Tottenham players during the outbreakCredit: ReutersJose Mourinho’s men are still in training during the outbreak of the virus and Pochettino suggested he might have taken a different decision if he was still the boss.Speaking to Radio Del Plata, via Evening Standard, the 48-year-old emphasised the danger society faces with coronavirus.He said: “I told them that there is no need to be at risk and that football takes second place to health.“It seems good to me that measures have already been taken. It is the best way to try to control the virus until a cure is found.”Burnley are understood to be the only other top-flight club still training together during the pandemic.Arsenal’s training ground was reopened on Thursday after coach Mikel Arteta’s positive test for coronavirus prompted its closure – and the squad are reportedly due back early next week.⚠️ Read our Coronavirus in Sport live blog for the latest news, updates and cancellationsmost read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himPochettino added his thoughts that the outbreak has been poorly managed by authorities, with sporting events cancelled en masse despite the likes of Formula 1 and the Premier League attempting to hold off on abandonments.He added: “They handled themselves irresponsibly and made late decisions.“I understand that the economic aspect comes into play in football and is a deciding factor much of the time, but seeing everything that is happening, I think that in Europe, they managed irresponsibly and made late decisions.”CORONAVIRUS CRISIS – BE IN THE KNOWGet the latest coronavirus news, facts and figures from around the world – plus essential advice for you and your family.To receive our Covid-19 newsletter in your inbox every tea time, sign up here.To follow us on Facebook, simply ‘Like’ our Coronavirus page.Wenger, Mourinho and Pochettino combine in fight against coronavirus as they reveal five tactics to dodge infectionlast_img read more

Laser focus

Laser focus

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCoach Leo Austria beamed with pride after his San Miguel Beermen took care of business in a come-from-behind 115-106 victory over Blackwater Wednesday night in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Mall of Asia Arena.Austria was also proud of the impeccably efficient Arwind Santos, who came off the bench and conspired with Marcio Lassiter to erase the Elite’s early lead for the Beermen’s sixth win in 10 games.ADVERTISEMENT Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Pacquiao bout on livestream “With this win, we’re still in the hunt for the No. 3 to No. 6 spots in the quarterfinals. But a defeat against Magnolia could pull us down to seventh place, depending on the outcome of the GlobalPort-Ginebra game,” said Austria.The Batang Pier are one of the few squads that upset the Beermen and a GlobalPort victory over the Gin Kings coupled with a San Miguel loss will be costly for Austria and his troops.Ending up at seventh or eighth after the elimination round would mean needing to beat the top two teams in the quarterfinals twice to advance to the semifinals.Teams finishing third to sixth will figure in a best-of-three series before moving over to the next round.“Our next game will determine our fate in the playoffs. Just like this one (against Blackwater), we vow not to be complacent,” said Austria.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial LATEST STORIES Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Santos finished with 23 points to lead San Miguel.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Add the collective never-give-up attitude of four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo, Alex Cabagnot and import Renaldo Balkman and the reigning PBA coach of the year has little reason to worry about the coming playoffs.“We always respect the team that we play against by not taking things lightly,” said Austria. “We will maintain the same kind of focus now that the playoffs are near.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThey have to employ a similar attitude when the Beermen wrap up their elimination-round campaign against the Magnolia Hotshots on Saturday.Both teams will go into that game on the wings of victories after Magnolia trashed NLEX, 116-89, in the second game. MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View commentslast_img read more

‘Vote Wisely, Save Liberia’ Elections Awareness Campaign

‘Vote Wisely, Save Liberia’ Elections Awareness Campaign

first_img– Advertisement – Singer Emma Smith As election day draws closer, Emma Smith and rapper Scientific have announced a nationwide elections awareness campaign styled: ‘Vote Wisely, Save Liberia.’ According to the celebrities, the campaign is intended to educate voters about the risk of casting their votes based on tribal identity, or for money.The artists in a joint press release said as the October 10 elections approach, it is prudent that voters be educated about the dangers of electing the wrong people to office.The release added that before the planning of the upcoming campaign, which will kickoff this Saturday, a month long investigation was conducted which revealed that most voters will be casting their votes based on tribal lines, close friendship, and because of money (selling votes).“This year’s elections will determine whether Liberia will move forward as a nation or not. And it hurts to see voters willing to cast their votes just because someone is their kinfolk or friend or because of money, not based on critical analyses of various candidates’ platform.The “Vote Wisely, Save Liberia initiative is intended to educate voters on the risk of electing someone based on tribalism or for money (selling votes) and the benefits it brings when they vote for someone based on a platform,” said the release quoting singer Emma Smith and rapper Scientific.The press release added that by informing voters about their civic rights and responsibilities, the campaign seeks to encourage them to become active, positive and peaceful contributors to Liberia’s progress by voting the right people into office.“We hope that during this campaign voters would turn into ambassadors for change by realizing that selling votes or voting based on tribalism makes room for bad governance and encourages corruption. And that voting on a tribal identity or selling votes keeps some of the best potential candidates from being elected into office.“From our preliminary investigation, we uncovered that candidates are taking advantage of the high rate of poverty and the huge numbers of uneducated voters to preach tribal politics, as well as giving out money for their votes.“Cash for votes and tribal politics have now become a dominant, determinant factor in Liberia’s politics. And the poor are usually the victims of tribal politics or vote buying because their limited means make them susceptible to material inducements, including offers of basic commodities or modest amounts of money.“So, when this campaign kicks off, voters will be urged not to give credence to those that use tribal politics or encourage them to sell their voters, which has the propensity to ruin this country,” the release said.Rapper ScientificEmma Smith and Scientific added that tribal politics divides a nation and vote buying drives up the cost of elections for parties and candidates, and may prevent credible candidates from running for political office.Meanwhile, the release said the campaign will also urge the youth not to allow politicians to use them to commit acts of violence or political hooliganism before, during and after the elections.“This is our second priority. We have noticed that there is a high risk of elections violence this year. And the reason is simple: Most voters think that this election will not be free and fair, looking at some provoking statements coming from some opposition parties that they will not accept what happened to them during the last elections.“But during this Vote Wisely, Save Liberia campaign we will change that notion,” Emma and Scientific said.The release concluded that the campaign will be done through a free concert, direct outreach in communities, churches, mosques and market places across the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Report: Inmate drug program flawed

Report: Inmate drug program flawed

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SACRAMENTO – California’s prison system is wasting $143 million a year on flawed drug-treatment programs for addicted inmates and parolees, the state inspector general said Wednesday. University studies found no sign that the programs reduced the number of inmates returning to prison. Yet the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation failed to make changes even after spending of millions of dollars on repeated studies that revealed shortcomings, Inspector General Matthew Cate said in a report. The department mixed addicts with other inmates, effectively ruining attempts to create a community of addicts who would support one another while they received treatment, Cate said. The department also let private counselors provide less intensive treatment than was required by their state contracts, Cate said. Ongoing problems with the unit prompted Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to announce Tuesday that he was creating a Division of Addiction and Recovery Services within the corrections department. He appointed as director Kathleen Jett, who has been director of the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs since 2000. The inspector general praised the restructuring. National studies found a 7percent reduction in new criminal offenses by addicts who received proper treatment, Cate said.last_img read more

Mansion curb may backfire

Mansion curb may backfire

first_img“In Melody Acres,” a neighborhood of horse-keeping properties and large lots, “the homes allowed under the ordinance would be close to 10 times the prevailing size here,” he said. Holly Schroeder with the Building Industry Association said the proposal is a one-size-fits-all rule and doesn’t consider the diversity of the city’s neighborhoods. “You’re going to create a cookie-cutter type of home and that’s what’s going to be developed,” she said. The proposal would reduce the so-called floor-area ratio, or the allowable square footage of a house, based on the size of its lot. Currently the ratio is 3-to-1. That means, for example, a home on a 5,000-square-foot lot could be 7,020 square feet – essentially a large, two-story rectangle. Concerned that a proposed law to limit “mansionization” may not go far enough and could result in ugly architecture, the Los Angeles Planning Commission on Thursday sent the regulation back to the drawing board. While commissioners supported the idea of a rule to prevent massive new homes from overshadowing older, smaller houses, they said residents and architects have raised serious issues with the proposed ordinance. Commission President Jane Ellison Usher said the panel would “feel terrible” if the ordinance ended up promoting unattractive design. David Garfinkle with the Tarzana Property Owners Association warned that the law would do little to restrict mansionization on the large lots common in his neighborhood or the neighborhoods south of Ventura Boulevard, which are considered hillside areas and are exempt under the proposal. The proposal would change the ratio to one-to-one. For a home on a 5,000-square-foot lot, that would mean it could be no larger than 2,470 square feet. Under the proposal, a homeowner could get extra space if the second floor is smaller than the ground floor, so the home is less boxy. The Planning Commission will hold a workshop on the ordinance at its May 24 hearing in Van Nuys. kerry.cavanaugh@dailynews.com (213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Alaska Highway at Mile 147 to re-open at 4 p.m., following fatal collision

Alaska Highway at Mile 147 to re-open at 4 p.m., following fatal collision

first_imgA north bound pickup truck collided head on with a semi truck resulting in the pick up truck drivers death.The RCMP remain on scene investigating the collision. The highway will be closed just north of Pink Mountain (Mile 147) until the investigation is over.The RCMP have not yet identified the deceased driver.- Advertisement -We will provide more updates as they become available.If you have any information or have a photo, please email contact@energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.com.20130715-074555.jpglast_img read more

Tottenham transfer news: Goal machine targets head-to-head

Tottenham transfer news: Goal machine targets head-to-head

first_imgWhat is being said?The skill I have for the game and the joy I play it with are gifts from God. I know I can help my team out with a goal or a pass at any time and that gives me a lot of confidence in myself and in my team-mates– Teofilo Gutierrez[Pochettino] has just given me the belief and opportunity to play. He has worked with me in this position that I play. It’s quite free, it’s all-attacking so it suits me but he speaks to me all the time about different situations and how I can improve my game– Jay Rodriguez on Mauricio Pochettino Tottenham striker transfer targets Teofilo Gutierrez and Jay Rodriguez 1center_img Strikers who can score goals. That’s what Tottenham need and it’s what they will get if manager Mauricio Pochettino gets his way in January. Here, talkSPORT’s Transfer Spotlight puts two targets head-to-head…What’s the latest?On Gutierrez:Pochettino apparently wants to overhaul his attacking line and has Teofilo Gutierrez in his sights as well as Borussia Monchengladbach attacking midfielder Patrick Herrmann. Gutierrez, who was linked with Ronald Koeman’s Southampton in the summer, could cost £6m if Pochettino decides he is his man.On Rodriguez:Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado have not worked out as a partnership and Harry Kane has been used in cup competitions, which is why Rodriguez is being tracked having played under Pochettino at Southampton. It is believed the manager has been in regular contact with his pals on the south coast as he monitors the strikers fitness on his recovery from a knee injury. However, chairman Daniel Levy may have to part with £15m.What will Gutierrez bring?His link up play is good and his goal record is decent, with Gutierrez scoring six goals in 11 games for Colombia during their World Cup qualification in a partnership with Radamel Falcao. Former national coach Francisco Maturana has claimed that when Colombia play well, it’s “almost always down to Gutierrez” who managed one goal in four games in Brazil. A lifelong River Plate fan, he once required a police escort from the pitch when playing for Racing Club against River’s enemies, Boca Juniors when he gestured to the Bombonera crowd. Additionally, he also once pulled a gun on his Racing team-mates, which turned out to be a replica. All we’re saying is that Spurs have been accused of being too nice and lacking fiery characters..What will Rodriguez bring?Like Gutierrez, Rodriguez brings goals and lots of them. He ruptured his knee ligament in April, which ruled him out of the 2014 World Cup where he was said to be a shoo-in for a seat on the England plane having scored 15 Premier League goals in what was his second season in the Premier League. Prior to his move in 2012 he top scored for Burnley with 21 goals, was named Burnley Players’ Player of the Season and named in the PFA Championship Team of the Season.Video evidence:last_img read more

Food pantry supply wanes

Food pantry supply wanes

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“I’ve been doing this work for 16 years, and this is definitely the most worrisome time,” said regional food bank President Michael Flood. “The bottom line is there is not enough food – and a number of agencies are having to turn clients away and/or reduce the amount of food they’re distributing.” The report, “Hunger in Los Angeles County 2006,” was released on National Hunger Awareness Day and follows one issued in 2001. It was based on face-to-face interviews with clients and emergency food pantry volunteers and staff. “Life is hard, because you want to give the best to your kids,” Margarita Orozco, 40, of North Hills said Tuesday through a translator, picking up supplies for her husband and five children from the MEND food pantry in Pacoima. “It’s important,” she said of the 70-pound box of grub that included corn flakes, chicken and cauliflower. “When I can’t work, it provides for my family.” The soaring cost of housing in Los Angeles County has led to a whopping increase in demand for food assistance, creating a critical shortage of supplies for the needy, according to a report released Tuesday. The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, which supplies most food pantries in Southern California, reported a 22.5 percent jump in recipients since 2001. An estimated 674,000 residents now seek food at pantries, soup kitchens and shelters, compared to 535,000 residents five years ago. And nearly a third of pantries are forced to turn away hungry clients because they don’t have enough donated food – a shortage estimated at nearly 11 million pounds, the report said. According to the food bank report: One-third of emergency food recipients experienced hunger in the past year, with 66 percent saying they could not afford balanced meals. Of those seeking food help, 57 percent are adults, 28 percent are children and 15 percent are seniors. In addition, 84 percent are U.S. citizens, and 53 percent earn less than $10,000 a year. While 69 percent of working-age recipients are unemployed, 34 percent have a tech school or college diploma; 36 percent have no high school diploma. The report blamed the food gap on a leveling off or decrease in surplus food from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and commercial food suppliers. While fresh produce is plentiful, donations of staples such as canned fruits and vegetables, as well as rice and pinto beans, has decreased. For this reason, food bank officials say they need more donations to buy food. “To really reduce hunger, we’ve got to look at stable, ongoing funding support,” Flood said. In response to a report that 166,000 San Fernando Valley adults were at risk of going hungry, the Valley Interfaith Council launched a Preventing Hunger Coalition last year. However, VIC’s coalition of 20 food pantries, supplied by the regional food bank, reported a steady decrease in cash and food donations since 2001. And while donations decrease, demand at some VIC pantries increased by 15 percent a year. “The need is to get the word out to seniors that there are locations they can go to receive a meal, because those locations are underutilized,” said Michael Mizrahi, who serves on the VIC board. “We’ve got the food, we just need the seniors.” At Meet Each Need with Dignity, which saw a 25 percent dip in supplies last holiday season, Bill Berg and 11 volunteers doled out the food. “I’m here to help,” he declared from a small window backed by a roomful of food. “Family of six: Bread, chicken, milk, …” Orozco, whose gardener husband earns $1,500 a month to feed five kids, cleans houses part time. Their rent: $738 a month. “I’m really grateful,” she said. “There’s no other place to go for this much food.” Lualhapi Villarojo, a native of the Philippines with no U.S. benefits, stepped up for her box. “This is very painful,” said Villarojo, 77, of Lake View Terrace. “America is helping, giving me food.” For 19-year-old mother Luisa Leyva, the handout was especially important. Her father – a bus boy and sole breadwinner for her family of seven – had just suffered a stroke. “They just gave food to my baby,” she said, holding her 3 1/2-month-old daughter to her breast as she loaded food into a battered van. “Right now, we’re in a really bad situation.” dana.bartholomew @dailynews.com (818) 713-3730160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

DONEGAL TEENAGER TIPPED FOR FUTURE ATHLETICS GLORY

DONEGAL TEENAGER TIPPED FOR FUTURE ATHLETICS GLORY

first_imgHE may not be going to this year’s Olympics, but one athlete who has been there and done that says Co Donegal teenager Mark English will get there one day.The 1500m runner Marcus O’Sullivan competed at four different Olympic games.And his tip for a star for the future is Letterkenny AC athlete Mark English “There’s enormous talent from a young lad called Mark English from Letterkenny coming through,” O’Sullivan said in the Sunday Times.“You’re going to see something from the kid. It may not be this year but it’s going to be very soon. Teresa McDaid, his coach, is doing tremendous work up there and it’s nice to see.“In February, we had the DCU team over here with Eamonn’s son, John Coughlan, Joe Warne, Brian Gregan and Mark. The Milrose Games in New York was a hosting event for us and an excursion for them. It was great to have them over.”Mark, 19, won the 1500m indoor national title last year – an event at which O’Sullivan was world champion three times. So he knows what he’s talking about. DONEGAL TEENAGER TIPPED FOR FUTURE ATHLETICS GLORY was last modified: April 2nd, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:DONEGAL TEENAGER TIPPED FOR FUTURE ATHLETICS GLORYLetterkenny ACmark englishlast_img read more

Softball Hosts Valparaiso

Softball Hosts Valparaiso

first_img DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University softball team is puts its undefeated Missouri Valley Conference record on the line this weekend, April 14-15, as it plays host to Valparaiso for the first time at Ron Buel Field. Newman’s performance last weekend moved her to second all-time at Drake in career strikeouts with 699 and is tied for fifth all-time in career wins with 54. Drake (28-9, 11-0 MVC) will take on Valparaiso (17-16, 4-7 MVC) with a doubleheader Saturday set to begin at 12 p.m. before concluding the series with an 11 a.m. matchup Sunday. For updated series information, due to the forecasted weather for Des Moines this weekend follow Drake Softball on Twitter and check www.GoDrakeBulldogs.com. The weekend series will be the Bulldogs debut on ESPN +. For more information on ESPN+ visit this page. Sarah Maddox (Henderson, Nev.) helped lead Drake to another MVC series sweep over SIU with a .500 (4-for-8) batting average to go along with one walk and two runs scored. She had back-to-back two-hit games in the doubleheader. This season, Maddox leads the Bulldogs with a .429 batting average in conference play and a team-leading 23 runs batted in overall play. ESPN + Game 3 Live Stats Story Links Newman picked up her fifth MVC Pitcher of the Week honor April 9 following a dominant performance against Southern Illinois. Newman opened the series with her first career no hitter and tied her career-best mark with 17 strikeouts. She walked just two Salukis and improved to 12-2 on the season. In the series finale, she pitched 2.1 innings of relief, struck out five and earned her first save of the season.center_img ESPN + Game 1 Drake is one of only 15 teams nationwide to hold an undefeated conference record and is tied with Texas State for the most conference wins by an undefeated team in league play. The Bulldogs have been led by stellar pitching from Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.), Kailee Smith (Murietta, Calif.) and Nicole Timmons (Davenport, Iowa) who combine for a 1.29 earned run average. Drake’s combined ERA ranks tenth nationally. ESPN + Game 2 ESPN + Information Following this weekend, the Bulldogs will travel to in-state rival, UNI, for a doubleheader April 17. The doubleheader is set to begin at 4 p.m. in Cedar Falls and will be broadcast on ESPN+.Print Friendly Version Last weekend, Valparaiso picked up a 2-0 victory over UNI in the series opener before dropping the final two games by scores of 5-0 and 7-3. Jaymee Lawton has a conference-best 10 home runs while Morgan Matalin went 5-for-8 in the Crusaders series against UNI. Valpo earned a midweek 4-0 victory over Fort Wayne.last_img read more