League-by-league guide to the return of football around Europe

first_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Italy – June 20 Russia – June 21 Finland – July 1 – Still awaiting green light – The Premier League on Thursday announced the date of June 17 for its return, although that remains “provisional” for now, according to chief executive Richard Masters. He admitted the date “cannot be confirmed until we have met all the safety requirements needed, as the health and welfare of all participants and supporters is our priority.” Meanwhile, the Swiss league will vote on Friday whether to give the green light for a resumption on June 20. – Season over – The Netherlands was the first European country to bring an early end to the season on April 24 as the Eredivisie was cancelled without a champion being crowned. France then followed suit on April 30, ending the season with 10 rounds of matches unplayed. The season was not voided, though, with Paris Saint-Germain confirmed as champions, European places dished out and relegation and promotion between the top two divisions maintained on a two-up, two-down basis. Belgium also ended its season, with Club Brugge champions, after the Belgian government announced it was suspending all sporting competitions until July 31. Read Also: Lille agree to slash Osimhen’s price tag In Scotland the season had already been called early in the three divisions below the top flight and the Premiership followed suit on May 18, with Celtic being crowned champions for the ninth year running. Luxembourg and Cyprus also called an end to their seasons but without naming a champion.center_img With Italy’s Serie A on Thursday setting a date for its return from the coronavirus shutdown and the English Premier League also now agreed on when to resume, AFP Sport casts a glance at the situation for football leagues across Europe: Signal Iduna Park played host to Borussia Dortmund against Schalke last weekend as the German Bundesliga became the first major European league to restart after the coronavirus shutdown – Leagues restarting – The German Bundesliga was the first major European league to return on May 16, but the Faroe Islands came back before that. Football is also being played again in Estonia, the Czech Republic and Hungary, while Belarus was the one country on the continent where it never went away during the coronavirus crisis. On Thursday, Italy’s sports minister confirmed that Serie A will return on June 20, while La Liga in Spain will resume its season in the week beginning June 8. Here are confirmed restart dates elsewhere: Denmark – May 28 Poland – May 29 Serbia, Ukraine – May 30 Austria – June 2 Portugal – June 3 Slovenia – June 5 Croatia, Greece – June 6 Spain – week beginning June 8 Turkey – June 12 Norway – June 16 Promoted Content9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Stunning Bridges You’ll Want To See With Your Own Eyes5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Greatest Disney Female Villains We Love AnywaysThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth6 Major TV Characters We Were Relieved To See Leaving The Show10 Characters That Should Be Official Disney PrincessesThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Animelast_img read more

Masters 2019: Final round brought forward with storms forecast

first_imgThe final round of the Masters will begin much earlier than usual, with players grouped in threesomes and starting from the first and 10th tees as organizers seek to complete the tournament before the potential arrival of thunderstorms at Augusta National.A statement posted on the official Masters website during Saturday’s third round confirmed Sunday’s play would begin at 7:30 a.m. ET. Masters 2019: Webb Simpson charges up leaderboard with second-best round ever at Augusta National The first and 10th will be used as starting holes, with the leaders due to begin their rounds at 9:20 a.m. ET, in the hope a winner can be decided before an anticipated burst of inclement weather in the afternoon.There has not been a Monday finish at the Masters since 1983, when the tournament was heavily affected by rain. Related Newscenter_img Masters 2019: Tiger Woods still stalking leaders after front 9 Given the possibility of severe weather Sunday afternoon, groupings and tee times for the final round will be adjusted.: https://t.co/OsdDmlFYmF#themasters pic.twitter.com/fNn0ezVpMU— Masters Tournament (@TheMasters) April 13, 2019Fred Ridley, chairman of Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters tournament, said: “The safety of everyone on our grounds is paramount.”We also believe the earlier start will give us the best opportunity to complete the Masters on Sunday.”This decision should benefit everyone — the players, our patrons and our fans watching around the world. Given the competitiveness and drama of this year’s tournament, we look forward to an exciting conclusion tomorrow (Sunday).”last_img read more

Mary takes her deserved seat at the Donegal Hospice

first_imgFriends and colleagues of the late Mary Kavanagh Chandler gathered recently to unveil a memorial seat in the garden of the Donegal Hospice in Letterkenny.Mary had a long and successful career fundraising for palliative care services for the terminally ill, both here and in England.Originally from Cork, she spent most of her adult professional life in England. She held a senior position in Harrods store in Knightsbridge in London.Herself and her husband Tony retired over twenty years ago to Kinnarlargy in Downings.Mary was actively involved in the Donegal Hospice Committee, the Adrian Mitchell society and in most recent years with ACT, a charity founded to support the efforts of Irish missionary priest Fr Kieran Creagh in Learatong Hospice & School in South Africa.  ACT also supported initiatives locally around children and life-limiting conditions.At the unveiling ceremony, Paddy Rooney, Chairman of ACT said the people who were fortunate to have met Mary and to know her will have experienced her forceful and charismatic personality in advocating on behalf of the terminally ill.Pictured back row, left to right: Sean Murphy, GM, LUH, Ann McClafferty, Mairead Herrity, Mary Rooney, Mary Bradley, Eoin McLarnon, Martin McGinley, Paddy Rooney, Chairman of ACT and James Sweeney, President of ACT.Front row, left to right: Bridie Conboy, Geraldine McIntyre, Treasurer of ACT, Bridie Giblin, Mary Fox, Mary McLarnon & Jerry McGarrigle, all of ACT.He said it was much easier to say yes to Mary than to say no!“That was why she was able to garner the support of household names in lending their names to high profile fund-raising events. He thanked all present as the memorial seat in her honour was a small gesture of appreciation for her efforts for the various charities down the years,” said Paddy.Mary passed away in Letterkenny University Hospital on the 17th January 2018.Mary takes her deserved seat at the Donegal Hospice was last modified: September 4th, 2019 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:ACTdonegal hospiceMary Kavanaghlast_img read more

Uncertainty in center shouldn’t compel Giants to deviate from 2019 plan

first_imgMILWAUKEE — As Cactus League play drew to an end and the Giants prepared to travel north to round out their exhibition schedule, they hadn’t settled on a starting center fielder for 2018.Back in March, the Giants had practically penciled in their Opening Day center fielder for 2019, but the team’s top decision-makers struggled to determine whether Steven Duggar was ready to play in the major leagues right away.Days before the season began, Duggar learned he would open the year at Triple-A …last_img read more

Harvest moving forward for Between the Rows farmers

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Nathan BrownWe are pretty well wrapped up with our soybeans. We have shelled a little bit of corn but we still have quite a ways to go with that.Our beans were 8 to 10 bushels off of what they normally are. We did spray one or two fields with fungicide and those fields were yielding what we normally would see. So this may have been the year to spray fungicide and we suffered a little there.There was some frogeye, but maybe more than anything the overall plant health may have been the benefit of the fungicide. I don’t know that it was any one disease, just the overall plant health.The first soybeans we cut were on the dry side and the last load came out at 12.6% moisture. We’d cut soybeans for two days and then we’d sit for a week. The replants were planted the first part of July and didn’t come to maturity until the frost — that held us up.So far the corn we have shelled has been wet. The driest we have shelled so far was 18% to 19% and that was the first that was planted. The highest has been 26% moisture. Yield wise everything seems to be on par with where we should be on corn. We did spray fungicide on all of our corn ground and it is looking good. We are hoping to get another good couple days before more rain sets in.Most beans around here seem to be pretty well wrapped up but there is still a lot of corn to go. So far the corn is standing well.We flew some cover crops on the first part of September and we have gotten a couple of good rains in the last few weeks that have really brought them on. Everything we have harvested has cover crops on it now. We have our wheat sown Oct. 8. It is up and looks good, with a good stand and good color. We also planted some cover crops with a Turbo-Max with vertical-till machine and a seeder.It has been a rather delightful fall compared to last fall. Bean yields were down a little but we are pretty tickled with what we have. We have also still had some heat to bring things along this time of year. We have been grazing some of our summer cover crops with some feeder calves and we have been happy with their gains. Lamar LimingWe finished beans the beginning of last week and got the wheat in before that on the corn ground we chopped. We got done chopping but haven’t started shelling corn yet.The beans were below average, but for the year I was alright with it. The bean yields were anywhere from 35 to 68 bushels, but that is what we were expecting. Test weight was average and they dried down pretty well as late as some of them went in.The wheat is coming up and is not bad. I got it in around mid-October and we’ll just see what happens there.Around here there are some guys further ahead on corn than I am and there are still quite a few beans in the area that need to be taken off. We have not gotten a lot of rain the last few weeks, but we did get .9 over the weekend. This corn going in late last spring is still holding quite a bit of moisture. It was windy here yesterday but not that bad. The corn stalks are generally in pretty good shape.We are in good shape on feed for the cows. We have plenty of hay and the silos are both full. The quality is down so we’ll see what that will do for production moving forward. Dylan BaerWe got an inch of rain Saturday and we are are right on track with an inch a week. We did manage to get our beans finished on Thursday night and we got caught up on some tillage before the rains came.We were pleasantly surprised with the beans. Looking back, we maybe should have planted more beans. I think we will average between 50 and 55 across the board. I think our worst was 42 and our best was 58 or 59. We heard about some 60-bushel beans out there. We have had normal years where we planted in May where we only averaged 50-bushel beans so we can’t ask for much more than that. The last field we planted was on June 30 and it was our best field that went 58. We don’t know where that came from.We were able to get some sunshine this fall and it helped. The average moisture was around 14% and the quality was fine. Some fields had some good bean size to them and good test weight.We are looking forward to trying some corn the next dry spell we get. It won’t take us long to get that out. It has been a weird fall with limited acres on everything. We have been able to take things field by field and get them ready for next spring. We have only had spotty frosts, but it sounds like this week temperatures might fall off a little bit.The first round of wheat was planted Sept. 20 and it looks great, but we are almost worried about it getting too tall. We planted more around Oct. 8 and 10 and that wheat is also off to a good start.Andrew ArmstrongHarvest went well and we were actually able to finish a week ago Sunday. There was one day we weren’t able to run because of rain and that was it. We had another rain that soaked right in because it was so dry. We ran pretty hard and some of the corn we shelled was up to 24% and 25% moisture. We were able to lock in propane pretty cheap and had to dry some. We did leave a field at the beginning and came back to get it. We did not dry any soybeans. Most of them were around 11% moisture. There were parts of some fields where the beans were a little green yet where it had laid wet or got replanted. The blend is your friend — that is what we always say.We started with our most southern fields and we were pleasantly surprised with the results. It was not a record-breaker for corn, but above average. The beans were a little below average overall.For beans we had fields in the high 50s on down to 30s and 40s on the low side. For corn, it was everywhere. We had some close to 200 on down to about 140. We were really fortunate just to have crops to harvest, honestly.We did a little bit of fall tillage where we tiled a field. We got equipment cleaned up and put away.last_img read more

What Mostly Prevents Better Sales Results

first_imgYour sales force could be better. They could perform better both individually and collectively. That said, they probably aren’t the biggest obstacle to producing the results you need.Your sales managers could be better, too. They could be better leaders, better trainers, and better coaches. They could do more to help their teams succeed. All that being true, that isn’t likely the biggest challenge you face when it comes to creating and winning opportunities.Your sales process hasn’t been updated in a few years. It is clearly past its expiration date, and it badly needs a serious refresh. Some of the methodologies you’ve bolted on top of the process haven’t been updated since forever. As old as your process and methodologies may be, they aren’t the obstacle to better performance.Your messaging isn’t the best you’ve ever seen. You worry that it isn’t compelling enough, that it’s a little tired, and a bit stale. Messaging is vital, and it’s worth working on. You might want to point at messaging as the villain in the story you tell yourself about what your disappointing results and what you need them to be now. Messaging, however, isn’t likely your biggest problem.Your problem is execution.You are always going to have a top 20 percent and the 80 percent that trail them. You are always going to have a bottom 20 percent in your sales force. Your competitors have a bottom 20 percent, too. Moving the whole curve towards better performance requires that each quartile executes.Your sales managers also need to execute. Execution here means leading, coaching, and spending time with their teams. How do you know your leaders are executing? Your sales force is executing.Your sales process and all of your methodologies are part of what is supposed to be executing. Done well, your company strategy and your client acquisition strategy are all rolled up into how you sell. If you aren’t producing the results you are capable of, it might be the strategy, but it’s more likely the execution thereof.Messaging that isn’t used doesn’t have the chance to be effective. Changing the messaging without changing the execution is like changing the tires on a car with no engine. You still aren’t going anywhere.Before you decide what needs changed, why it needs changed, and what you should do about it, look to make sure that you are executing what you have in place. Bouncing from change to change without the execution leaves you no better than you are now. Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Middle Caicos Salt Cay asked to evacuate ahead of catastrophic Hurricane Irma

first_img TCI: Savory favors investor residency status, heralds KPMG economic report, says Caicos link is economic lifeline Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Doctor, nurse and entrepreneur from Texas are the three drowned in Middle Caicos Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, September 5, 2017 – Salt Cay & Middle Caicos -There is an #evacuation order issued by the Governor for both #SaltCay and Middle Caicos now, those islands with the smallest populations are urged to leave ahead of catastrophic Hurricane Irma.    The evac-orders come when the Government deems it necessary, for protection of life for people to leave an area or district.While there was encouragement for residents to make their own plans to leave #MiddleCaicos by tomorrow, TCIG is providing help with bus and boat transportation and residents of Middle Caicos are asked to contact their District Commissioner.    Images of Premier Sharlene Robinson, Minister of Home Affairs Delroy Williams and Minister and MP for the district of Salt Cay were shared with Magnetic Media today.Usually residents are stubborn about leaving the island, but Magnetic Media is told that many from Salt Cay were convinced to seek leave for a safer spot to ride out the storm.#MagneticMediaNews Six Senses Resort and Spa returns for another try at Salt Cay, Cabinet considers the concept Related Items:#evacuation, #magneticmedianews, #middlecaicos, #SaltCaylast_img read more