UEFA will make the 32-team group draw at its headquarters with no club officials or spectators.UEFA intended to stage the draw and the ceremony for its 2019-20 season awards at the new national library complex in Athens.UEFA says after talks with Greek public authorities that such an event “would violate public health restrictions and constraints regarding indoor events.”Players who win UEFA’s end-of-season awards could still attend the no-frills replacement event.UEFA will make the 48-team Europa League draw on Oct. 2 in Nyon. The Big Ten university based in New Jersey said the positive results were for athletes in men’s lacrosse, gymnastics, and wrestling. Rutgers said the athletes and the staff member have been quarantined. The university and public health officials are conducting contact tracing to identify any individuals with whom the student-athletes have had contact.___LSU has decided to allow fans to occupy up to 25% of 102,000-seat Tiger Stadium for its home football opener against Mississippi State on Sept. 26.LSU also said in its announcement on Wednesday that it would ban tailgate parties on its Baton Rouge campus and that all available tickets would go to either season ticket holders or students. September 9, 2020 Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Middle Tennessee is allowing 20% fan capacity, or about 7,000 fans, inside Floyd Stadium on Sept. 19 for the Blue Raiders’ home opener against Troy. Willian José made the announcement on his Instagram account. He has been quarantined at home.Real Sociedad says results came back negative for the rest of the players after the squad underwent tests on Tuesday. The club says other players who had tested positive have already rejoined the squad.Real Sociedad plays at Real Valladolid on Sunday.___The Champions League draw on Oct. 1 has been moved from Athens to Nyon, Switzerland, because of the coronavirus pandemic. Tailgate parties across campus are a central part of the game-day experience at LSU. Now such gatherings will be forbidden unless they occur within the footprint of a limited number of permitted motor homes and are restricted to members of the traveling party in each recreational vehicle.Other changes include expanding the perimeter around Tiger Stadium to allow for social distancing among fans entering the venue and a requirement that fans wear masks. Motorist access to campus on game day also will be restricted to those with parking passes.___The coronavirus pandemic has caused the Oklahoma State athletic department to lay off 10 employees and put 66 in a furlough program as apart of a plan that will remove about $13 million from its budget.The school made the announcement in a news release on Wednesday. ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Latest: Middle Tennessee to allow fans for home opener Miami Marlins second baseman Isan Díaz has been optioned to the team’s alternate training site in Jupiter, Florida.Díaz opted out due to concerns about the coronavirus early in the pandemic-shortened season before changing his mind. He petitioned Major League Baseball and was granted the right to return this season.Díaz had been working out at Jupiter before being officially optioned to the training site on Wednesday. He opened the season as Miami’s starter at second base. ___Rutgers has had four athletes and a member of its athletic staff test positive for COVID-19. Athletic director Chris Massaro announced the update Wednesday.Tailgating will not be allowed. Massaro says the plan was drawn up after consulting with university, local and state health officials. Of the seats, 1,000 will be held for students. Massaro says the seating capacity could expand or contract depending on how people follow the guidelines at the opener and if COVID-19 cases continue dropping locally. All seats will be re-assigned for social distancing, and fans will be required to wear a mask inside the stadium and in the parking lots.The NFL’s Tennessee Titans host Jacksonville on Sept. 20 in Nashville with no fans allowed at Nissan Stadium. The difference there is Nashville has its own local health department overseeing capacity issues during the pandemic.___ Athletic director Mike Holder said he and every head coach agreed to pay cuts.The salary cuts range from 2.5% to 25%, with the department’s highest paid employees taking the biggest cuts. Holder said there may be further measures ahead, with the budget deficit estimated to be around $30 million.___Real Sociedad striker Willian José says he has tested positive for the coronavirus and is out of the team’s opening game in the Spanish league.
Unsurprisingly, the No. 4 USC women’s volleyball team’s convincing four-set upset of then-No. 1 Stanford this past Thursday earned the Women of Troy (26-4, 14-4) considerable conference attention.Climbing the ladder · Junior libero Natalie Hagglund now places third all-time on USC women’s volleyball’s career digs list. – Austin Vogel | Daily TrojanFor the third time this season, junior All-American libero Natalie Hagglund was named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week, while freshman outside hitter Samantha Bricio claimed her fifth Pac-12 Freshman of the Week honor. Bricio’s fifth weekly award paces all Pac-12 freshmen.Hagglund, whose 596 digs in 2011 placed her third on USC’s all-time single-season record list, registered a career-high 44 digs against Stanford — also more digs than any Pac-12 player has notched in 2012. With 516 digs already this season, Hagglund appears poised to surpass last season’s mark, assuming the Women of Troy make a deep postseason run.The Pac-12 First Team libero also added 19 digs against California to lead the Women of Troy to their fifth consecutive victory, increasing her career digs total to 1,609, which places her third all-time at USC.Freshman sensation Bricio led all scorers against both Stanford and Cal and notched her 10th double-double of the season versus Stanford, delivering 19 kills and adding 22 digs. Against the Golden Bears, she continued to sizzle with 18 kills and two aces.Bricio now ranks fourth in the Pac-12 in kills per set (4.12) and leads the conference in service aces per set (.34).The Women of Troy will travel to Corvallis, Ore. on Tuesday to face Oregon State (14-16, 4-14) in an 8 p.m. match before finishing the season against No. 7 UCLA on Friday.Both matches will air on the Pac-12 Networks. read more
Tom Byrnes says he is confident his players have what it takes to claim the school’s first victory in the competition since 1978…despite the undoubted pedigree of their opponents.The Limerick school have won the cup three times and are appearing in the final for the fourth time in seven years.Byrnes says Our Lady’s will give it their best shot… Throw in for the Dr Harty Cup final tomorrow is at 2 o’clock….and Tipp FM will have full live coverage, in association with Stapleton’s Bakery.
Dear Editor,Please permit me space in your popular newspaper to express my views on issues of national concern.My first concern has to do with people that continue to refer to those who redeemed Liberians from a tyrannical government led by Master Sergeant Samuel K. Doe, and turned politician as ‘WARLORDS.’ Why refer to the freedom fighters and our redeemers as warlords?I am quite sure that these people do not know the difference between redeemers and warlords; and so, let me educate them a bit.Can anyone tell me why President William R. Tolbert, then sitting President and Chairman of OAU (now AU), was killed and overthrown? What was the tangible reason given by the coup makers led by the late Doe, then Master Sergeant of the disbanded Armed Forces of Liberia at the time?Well, the late President Tolbert was killed and overthrown according to the People’s Redemption Council (PRC), because of rampant corruption. A charge President Tolbert and 13 of his officials were executed for.The question is, was Tolbert really corrupt? If the answer is yes, was he the only corrupt government official, and also the 13 officials of his regime? Where were the country’s rights activists, who now use the word WARLORDS to describe our redeemers when a sitting president was killed?It is my belief that President Tolbert was killed and overthrown because he was the head of a corrupt party, the True Whig Party (TWP). That is my belief.The silence of the so-called “BIG POWERS” and the activists indicates that they were in agreement with the coup makers when a sitting president was killed. This meant that they approved and welcomed the mayhem in the wake of the coup.Now when President Doe, a native Liberian, came to power through violence, corruption became the order of the day, coupled with secret killings of his own native folks.I was then a commissioned military officer (captain), who witnessed many secret killings. Major Perry Biaplu; Captain Arthur Quiah; 1/Lt. Nyan Zarwolo; and M/Sgt. Mohammed Sirleaf were all secretly executed by President Doe’s death squad leader, Colonel Alfred Manyea.Where were the rights activists? Where were the activists when 13 enlisted men of the army were falsely accused of a coup plot and secretly executed? Among those killed were: Staff/Sergeant Lee Jessy; Pvt. Kalokalea Duo; John Moore; and Robert Kessely.I am sure that the activists were not born when Maj./Gen. Thomas Weh Sehn, Harry Johnson, Nelson Toe and others, all PRC members, were secretly executed, while still undergoing court trials.I again ask: where were the activists?To those so-called activists, it was the rampant secret executions that prompted the revolution, which was started by comrade, General Thomas G. Quiwonkpah ( the late) in 1985, when he entered Liberia on November 12, 1985, along with comrade Major Joseph Biah (late) and others to rescue the country from Doe’s brutal regime.Just as the US commandos went on a rescue mission to rescue their citizens from Iran and the mission failed when their plane crashed, the same happened on November 12, 1985 when Gen. Quiwonkpah came to rescue Liberians, and the mission failed. And so there is nothing called Quiwonkpah’s invasion, rather General Quiwonkpah’s failed rescue mission, ok?Where were the rights groups when people who did not know anything about General Quiwonkpah’s rescue mission were hunted and secretly killed in their numbers? Those that are bragging and boldly talking and enjoying a fine time today were all in exile monitoring all that was taking place back home. I say, shame on them!Because of the rampant secret killings coupled with marginalization and nepotism, the country’s redeemers and their financiers that were brave and remained on the ground decided to come to the citizens’ rescue, while the so-called rights activists were eating their Uncle Ben’s rice elsewhere. Now they are here dictating to the voters as to whom they should vote for. What a shame!The rights activists, having run away from the repressive and suppressive regimes, have returned after the country’s redeemers and their financiers had rescued the nation; and they have nothing to offer, except to refer to our former freedom fighters and redeemers as WARLORDS. I say, they are redeemers and not warlords!Let the activists give Liberians the chance to choose anyone of their choice and not be dictated to. It’s up to any individual to vote for either someone who ran away from the secret killing, repressive and suppressive regime, or for a redeemer who rescued him/her.We are not fools here in our own country. We know who rescued Liberians and who all ran away from the secret killings-regime and left us in danger.To conclude, let me proudly tell those rights activists that the financiers of our war and those that staged the war to quench the secret killings in our country are called Redeemers, not Warlords.Hence, let the voters decide who to vote for in October.Those that prefer to vote for people that ran away from the secret killings and a repressive regime, that is their choice; and those that prefer to vote for the people that stood by them and redeemed them, that is also their choice.Long live the Redeemers!AFL Retired Colonel J. Zoyakhkernah DuoCell: 0888199894/0777709044Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) read more
A 53-year-old ex-Policeman turned security guard, Deon Aaron, was unanimously found guilty of raping a three-year-old female relative when the matter came to an end at the Sexual Offences Court on Wednesday.The jury took about two hours to arrive at the verdict. Justice Jo-Ann Barlow delayed Aaron’s sentencing to November 8, 2018 after his lawyer, Madan KissoonConvicted child rapist: Deon Aaronrequested a probation report be prepared on his client’s behalf.Although Aaron denied the offence earlier this month before his trial started, he stood with little expression when the jury forewoman announced the guilty verdict. Aaron was remanded to prison until his sentencing. It was alleged that he sexually penetrated the child between March 1 and October 20, 2016 at an East Bank Demerara village. Attorneys Abigail Gibbs, Seeta Bishundial and Tiffini Lyken prosecuted the ‘rape of a child under-16’ case.Reports were that the child was left in the man’s care when her mother was not at home. However, when the woman returned, her daughter complained of feeling unwell. After an investigation, the ex-Policeman was arrested, charged and later released on bail. Aaron had been committed to stand trial in the High Court in March 2018 following his arraignment in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts in February 2018. read more
Fulham head to Goodison Park this weekend hoping to avenge their defeat against Everton earlier in the season. But history is not on their side. See how much you know about that history between the two clubs by answering these five questions…[wp-simple-survey-12]Follow West London Sport on Twitter Find us on Facebook
ST. LOUIS — Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto completed 13 grueling months of rehab following Tommy John surgery and made six rehab starts in preparation for his 2019 debut.Now, it’s unclear when Cueto will pitch again.The right-hander suffered a setback on Tuesday as manager Bruce Bochy announced Cueto is dealing with back tightness after throwing a side session in St. Louis.Related Articles … Giants disrespected Bumgarner with contract offer, says ex-teammate
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Plenty of clouds around today as we have cold air advancing from the north and west, and moisture lifting into Ohio from the SW. We expect at least scattered rain or snow showers over 75% of the state today, with only the NW quadrant having a good chance of missing the action. From I-70 north, precipitation will be mostly snow. South of I 70, we can see rain, sleet, freezing rain or snow. Liquid equivalent precipitation will be a few hundredths to .4″, but the upper end of the range will be limited to areas well south of I-70, and a few hundredths to .25″ will be the most general precipitation amount today.Much colder tomorrow, but clouds give way to sun. and high pressure parks over the eastern corn belt. WE stay sunny, cold and dry for Saturday too, but temps start to moderate a bit on Sunday. That temperatures moderation comes with some clouds, but for right now we are keeping precipitation out of the forecast.Snow Sunday night through Monday nightWe have our next leg down in temps for the first part of next week, with a cold front ripping through the area on Monday. That front will bring some snow to Ohio, with the potential for a coating to 2 inches over most of the state. We turn much colder for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and clouds from the frontal complex (along with a bit of precipitation) may linger into early Tuesday morning before breaking up. Tuesday likely is the coldest day, but Wednesday is no slouch either. Thursday brings clouds back and a few flurries, but nothing well organized. Then Friday and Saturday of next week we finish out our 10 day forecast window with partly to mostly sunny skies, but still well below normal temps.So, overall, the number one feature of the forecast this morning is colder air…temps will average well below normal now through nearly thanksgiving. But, the other take away is that we have a little less moisture potential…partly because we are talking about more snow, and partly because we are seeing a reduction in available moisture for the system late this weekend through early next week. read more
Tags:#cloud#Enstratius#enterprise#ESB#integration#legacy applications#MuleSoft How Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloud Matt Asay Related Posts Cloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Serverless Backups: Viable Data Protection for … As fantastic as cloud computing sounds, one of the greatest obstacles to its adoption is all the software that isn’t yet in the cloud. Which is to say, virtually all software used by most enterprises of reasonable size. While the industry anticipates the problems inherent in connecting the dots between services running on different clouds, today’s enterprise must fixate on connecting its crufty old software assets with the cloud.It won’t be easy.But it will be critical. According to Forrester, “Hybrid enterprise IT landscapes have become the norm,” with “Data and application logic… spread across different packaged and custom-built applications on premises, on managed infrastructures, and in the public cloud.” This complexity is only going to get worse. A Brave New WorldWhile developers have embraced the cloud with gusto, they too quickly stumble into pesky old world requirements like security and compliance. However much a developer may want to march boldly into the future of computing, an enterprise’s first obligation is to software and services that are secure and compliant with a host of regulations. It’s like having cold water dumped all over one’s dreams.Indeed, as Ed Laczynski (@edla), SVP of Cloud Strategy & Architecture at DataPipe, notes: Chris Hoff (@beaker), VP of Strategy and Planning at Juniper Networks, echoes Laczynski’s concerns, identifying “the shackles of legacy security/compliance colliding with the next iteration of platforms” as the major barrier to integration with cloud platforms.Is It Really A Security Thing?But is security really the biggest problem? It’s absolutely a big issue, but arguably a larger issue is the difficulty of translating enterprise business rules to cloud systems, as PBSI’s Natalie Kilner Hughes argues. According to Forrester, enterprises are at varying stages of running business processes in a hybridized world of cloud and legacy apps: Kilner’s solution is to turn to emerging technology platforms that automate migration of legacy cloud to the cloud, “saving up to 80% of the cost versus rewrite or replace options while ensuring functional equivalence.”While this sounds fantastic, my hunch is that many CIOs are going to be reluctant to trust such a migration tool. As LogicWorks’ Jake Gardner suggests, a lack of in-house expertise “or the historical data to prove out the idea of moving” an application leaves enterprises unable to “properly project the savings,” causing them to hesitate to move a legacy application to the cloud. They might, however, be willing to turn to the ESB (enterprise service bus) technology they likely already have running in house. The catch is that they may not fully trust ESBs, either, given that they’ve long promised more than they’ve actually delivered.Still, more modern ESBs like MuleSoft could prove to be more productive. MuleSoft bills itself as a legacy-to-cloud integration expert, and has been doubling revenues every year for several years, suggesting that enterprises are turning to it, and probably others like it, for help.Solving The Operations MismatchAt its heart, the problem with cloud integration for developers is operational in nature. As James Urquhart (jamesurquhart), vice president of Product Strategy at Enstratius (acquired by Dell), posits:For developers, the challenges are largely operational issues, not architectural. Differences in images, DNS, load balancing, etc. Of course, integration of cloud with existing IT is almost always an app and data integration problem, though monitoring also problematic.There are solutions for this problem. Enstratius, for one, enables integration at the application level. It lets developers focus on building her application, while Enstratius takes care of running it on multi-cloud architectures. But for those enterprises that are less concerned with management and governance and are initially concerned with integration legacy applications with modern clouds, the real trick is to integrate legacy applications and their governing rules.There’s no easy fix for this. Part cultural, part technical in nature, the difficulty of embracing the cloud without leaving enterprise legacy systems behind is a big problem. Fortunately, it comes with a big cash prize for whichever company solves it first. read more
Often times it can be difficult as you work with service members and their families to get them to really open up to you in order to better identify appropriate services to meet their specific needs. In some cases, service members and their families may be reluctant to opening up to you as a professional for fear of their reputation, stigma associated with receiving help, denial about his/her condition(s), or the overall unknown (Brintnall-Peterson, 2014).We asked a variety of military professionals from Joint Base Lewis-McChord and the Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor in Washington state, that work with wounded service members and families, on advice they would offer to getting their clients to open up.Watch and listen as each professional provides key tips and strategies on communicating with their service members and families to get the conversation flowing.After listening how each individual responds, can you relate to their feedback? What are some strategies that have worked in your profession to getting service members and families to open up? (Insert your response in the comment box below.)The ‘Professionals Helping Professional’ video series was developed in order to highlight various military service professionals and their work with wounded service members and families throughout the branches of service. The goal of the video series is to enhance the work of military helping professionals and provide educational development to better support our service members and their families.This post written by Mikala Whitaker of the MFLN Military Caregiving concentration team and was published on the Military Families Learning Network blog on March 9, 2015. read more