British Land set for £300m bonds buy-in

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1 sack of rice for every Guimaras family

first_imgILOILO City – So no one would go hungry during theenhanced community quarantine in Guimaras Island, its provincial governmentpurchased 53,000 sacks of rice from the National Food Authority (NFA). Therice turned over to Jordan, Buenavista and Nueva Valenciawere just partial allocations. “Magahatag ang probinsiya sang isa ka sako nga bugas sa kada pamilya sa Guimaras agud makabuligsa mga pumuluyo naton nga apektado sang COVID-19quarantine. Kuntani ini makabulig sa aton mga pumuluyo agud mapahagan-hagan ang epekto sang sini nga krisis,” Gumarin said. The provincialgovernment t handed over 2,998 sacks of rice and 495 boxes of canned goods toBuenavista, received by Mayor Eugenio Reyes. Sibunag’s Mayor Anabelle Samaniego received5,647 sacks of rice and 495 boxes of canned goods. More stockspurchased by the provincial government t from NFA are due to arrive nextweek. Asof this writing, Guimaras remained the only province inWestern Visayas with no confirmed case of COVID-19. Eachfamily in the province will receive one sack of rice, according to Gov. SamuelGumarin. Theprovincial government turned over 4,484 sacks of rice and 495 boxes of cannedgoods to Nueva Valencia and these were received by MayorEmmanuel Galila. center_img Themunicipalities were entrusted to distribute the goods to theirconstituents to ease the sufferings ofthe Guimarasnons affected by the measures put in place to combatthe coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. Gumarin appealedto Guimarasnons to do their share in keeping the island COVID-free. MayorRuben Corpuz of Jordan received 4,507 sacks of rice and 495 boxes ofcanned goods. Gumarinpersonally delivered a total of 24,451 sacks of rice to the municipalities. Theprovincial government turned over relief items, including rice, to everymunicipality as the province started observing an enhanced community quarantineeffective April 15. Fourhundred ninety-five boxes of canned goods and 6,815 sacks of rice werehanded to Mayor Ninfa Gajo of San Lorenzo. “Nagapangayo gid ako sang kooperasyon sang tanan. Bululigan natonnga maprotektahan aton probinsiya. Magsunod langsa mga guidelines nga ginapatuman,” said Gumarin./PNlast_img read more

Venus on another planet

first_img Venus De Milo may now be campaigned for the Prix Vermeille at Longchamp on September 15. O’Brien snr said: “It’s lovely to come here – the track is in super order. It was an important race for her to win. It wasn’t ideal to be at the front like that, but these races can often get messy. She’s a lovely big filly and may have a rest now. We might then bring her back for the Prix Vermeille in France.” David Wachman introduced a potentially useful juvenile in 120,000gns purchase Come To Heel (7-1), who displayed a decent turn of foot to take the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden under Billy Lee. The experienced pair Candy Apples and Treadstone dominated the market and the race, trading blows all the way until they were collared deep inside the final furlong by Come To Heel, who won cosily by half a length. The trainer said: “She’s a nice filly. Billy was very cool and gave her a nice introduction. Billy liked her and she was ready to start, and he’s a pretty good judge. She won a shade snugly and will step up to stakes company now.” Aidan O’Brien’s filly landed her first two starts with authority and performed with great credit when a half-length second to Chicquita after being supplemented into the Irish Oaks, so it was no surprise that the daughter of Duke Of Marmalade was sent off the 1-4 favourite this time as she dropped into Group Three company. Joseph O’Brien was not hanging about, leading all the way, and when he asked for a bit more in the final furlong as the pack threatened to close, she picked up superbly well and stormed clear to beat Bunairgead by three and a half lengths. Venus De Milo added further gloss to an already attractive profile by winning the feature Irish Stallion Farms EBF Give Thanks Stakes at Cork.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Benteke eyeing City comeback

first_img Press Association The Belgian hitman has been out since April with an Achilles injury and the Villans have badly missed his presence up front. The 23-year-old only returned to training recently but Villa boss Paul Lambert has revealed he may be ready in time to face the champions a week on Saturday. “He’s getting closer,” said the Scot. “Next week we will see how he is for the Man City game. “I’m not saying he’ll start, or anything, but he’s certainly getting close.” Villa will certainly welcome the Belgian’s return. They boast the second best defence in the Barclays Premier League so far – behind only Southampton – but are finding goals hard to come by at the other end. That defensive record stands despite conceding three in a 3-0 home defeat by Arsenal last weekend when Lambert’s squad was hit hard by a virus within the camp. The manager revealed they were still suffering from it earlier this week but hopes for a clean bill of health for Saturday’s trip to Chelsea. “We closed the training ground down on Monday and some of the lads still came back feeling a bit groggy on Tuesday,” he said. “Today they feel a lot better so hopefully it’s out of their system. Everybody’s trained and hopefully we’ll get a clean bill of health for Saturday.” He added: “We don’t know where it came from. Lads were just going down all the time. I’ve never known it where lads are throwing up on the morning of a game. “Ashley Westwood was sick in the warm-up, Nathan Baker, Darren Bent and Andi Weimann were at half-time, we were really struggling. It’s not an excuse but it’s a fact. We could have been better defensively but we weren’t at 100 per cent.” center_img Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke could make his long-awaited return from injury in his side’s upcoming clash with Manchester City. last_img read more

Shooting national camp postponed, SAI coach tested positive

first_imgNEW DELHI: The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) has postponed the compulsory shooting national camp for Olympic-bound shooters that was scheduled to start on August 1 at the Karni Singh Shooting Range in the national capital. The development comes a day after the Sports Authority of India (SAI) said that a coach posted at the range has tested positive for coronavirus. “The camp is not happening tomorrow, we are looking at a new date. We will make an announcement next week,” NRAI secretary Rajiv Bhatia told IANS on Friday. Shooters and coaches had expressed displeasure at the camp being compulsory. When asked if this tag will be taken away from the postponed camp, Bhatia said: “All of that we will discuss when we decide upon when the camp will be held.” IANS Also Watch: #LetsTalk: Of Perception & Understandinglast_img read more

Teams; match officials show support for BLM movement

first_img(ESPNCricinfo) – The players, support staff and umpires all took a knee on the field yesterday, with each member of the West Indies team wearing a black glove on his right hand, which he raised in a fist while kneeling.After rain delayed start of play in Southampton by three hours until 14:00hrs, both teams stood in a semi-circle around the pitch to observe a minute’s silence for those persons, who have lost their lives in the COVID-19 pandemic, and for Sir Everton Weekes who died on July 1, aged 95.Immediately afterwards, the players – along with umpires Richard Kettleborough and Richard Illingworth – took up their positions and all dropped to one knee, with the fielding West Indies players raising their gloved hand. England batsmen Rory Burns and Dom Sibley knelt at the crease as the rest of the England and West Indian players and support staff knelt down around the boundary in a powerful show of solidarity.Roddy Estwick, West Indies assistant coach, said at the close of play that his side had wanted “to make a statement”.“For me it was a good feeling because we have to make change,” Estwick said. “For us it’s all about equality, it’s all about honesty, it’s all about treating everybody equally and for us that was very, very important. Fortunately enough we were able to make a statement so we were happy as a group to do it and I thought it was really wonderful to see England supporting us as well.”Both teams had spoken about their intention to make a gesture in support of the Black Lives Matter movement following the death of George Floyd on May 25 in Minneapolis, in the United States, which sparked a series of demonstrations around the world. Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, died after a White police officer restrained him by pressing down on his neck with a knee for more than seven minutes while he was handcuffed.While the gloves were reminiscent of the Black Lives Matter logo worn by both teams on their shirts, in which the ‘A’ in ‘Black’ is replaced by a clenched fist, and of the black power salute by athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos at the 1968 Olympics, Estwick said it was more about the West Indies team having a point of difference from other sporting teams who had shown support for the movement.Many protesters have “taken a knee”, referencing Colin Kaepernick, the former National Football League (NFL) quarterback, who famously knelt during a rendition of the US national anthem at an NFL game while representing San Francisco 49ers to protest against police brutality and racial injustice in 2016.“Everybody else came up with their way of doing things and that was our way of showing our support to the Black Lives Matter campaign,” Estwick said. “We just felt we wanted to do something slightly different. Everybody was taking a knee and raising the right hand and we felt that if we wanted to make a bigger statement, and have more impact, that we would wear the black gloves and that’s something that we all decided to do.”In June, the ICC said it would take a “common sense” approach to players “using their platform to appropriately express their support for a more equitable society” with such expressions to be “assessed on a case-by-case basis by the match officials”. In the past, the ICC has acted when players have made statements that could be considered political.Graham Thorpe, the England assistant coach, said it was “important to show solidarity with the West Indies” side.“The bottom line is that we feel that there is no room for racism in our sport and from the England team perspective today it was good to show that solidarity with the West Indies,” Thorpe said.“Children from different backgrounds and races and religions, you want them to be able to stand together. That’s the type of thing which we spoke about yesterday as a team and if that’s a start from the England cricket team today to show that, then we’re proud to have done it.”The worldwide protests have sparked discussion on systemic racism within sport, including cricket. Michael Carberry, the former England batsman, claimed “cricket is rife with racism”, while Darren Sammy has spoken out, revealing he was given a racist nickname while playing in the IPL.Yesterday’s gesture followed a powerful segment on Sky Sports’ match coverage in which broadcasters Michael Holding and Ebony Rainford-Brent gave impassioned accounts of their own experiences of racism within the game.Last month, Holding told ESPNcircinfo: “There is no single person responsible for systemic racism and that’s why people have to come together to beat it. And you have to change it from the grassroots, systematically.“The burden of change, though, shouldn’t be on the kids. It’s the adults who need to change. The white people who don’t speak up are part of the problem. It should be clear by now that silence isn’t going to solve it. It’s 2020: if we don’t change now, then when?”last_img read more

Nikhat Zareen advances to finals of trials for Olympic Qualifiers

first_img First Published: 27th December, 2019 16:56 IST LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW US COMMENT Former junior world champion Nikhat Zareen on Friday advanced to the 51kg category finals of the women’s boxing trials for next year’s Olympic Qualifiers after defeating Jyoti Gulia here.Zareen, a gold-medallist from the prestigious Strandja Memorial in Bulgaria, defeated Gulia, also a youth world gold-medallist and the reigning national champion, in a unanimous verdict in the opening bout of the two-day competition, which will end on Saturday.Zareen had kicked up a storm a few weeks ago by demanding a trial against iconic six-time world champion M C Mary Kom after the Boxing Federation of India’s flip-flop on the selection policy for the Olympic Qualifiers.In other bouts, world youth gold-medallist Sakshi defeated Asian silver-winner Manisha Maun in the 57kg category, while former national champion Simranjit Kaur defeated Pavitra in the 60kg opener. Both the results were unanimous verdicts.The Olympic qualifiers are scheduled to be held in China in February next year.All five categories in women’s boxing are being decided by trials as none in the 51kg, 57kg, 60kg, 69kg, and 75kg divisions managed to make the finals of the world championships. PTI SSC PMPM center_img Last Updated: 27th December, 2019 16:56 IST Nikhat Zareen Advances To Finals Of Trials For Olympic Qualifiers Former junior world champion Nikhat Zareen on Friday advanced to the 51kg category finals of the women’s boxing trials for next year’s Olympic Qualifiers after defeating Jyoti Gulia here. WATCH US LIVE Written By Press Trust Of India last_img read more

MLB expected to reinstate Dodgers’ Julio Urias from administrative leave

first_img How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias will be released from administrative leave on Tuesday, a source confirmed to the Southern California News Group, and he could return to the team’s active roster.It is unclear until the move becomes official whether Urias will be subject to discipline of any kind. There are indications Major League Baseball has not reached a conclusion to its investigation of Urias’ arrest last week at the Beverly Center, holding open the possibility that he could still be subject to discipline under MLB’s domestic violence policy.According to an ESPN report, MLB’s investigation remains open, hindered in part by its inability to obtain access to security video from the shopping center. MLB will not seek an extension of the seven-day administrative leave because the players’ union is unlikely to agree to it and Urias might have filed a grievance, according to the report.Dodgers officials would not comment on the situation. Any roster move involving Urias will not become official until Tuesday when the Dodgers open a two-game series in Tampa. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Urias, 22, was arrested and briefly jailed last Monday on suspicion of misdemeanor domestic battery. He posted $20,000 bail and was released early last Tuesday morning.Related Articles Police were called to the Beverly Center parking garage after an incident involving Urias and a woman believed to be his girlfriend. There are apparently multiple videos of the incident, some taken by security cameras and others taken by witnesses.Players placed on administrative leave by MLB are paid but do not count against their team’s roster. The leave is technically for “up to seven days” but can be extended if the investigation is still ongoing but only with the approval of the players’ union.Before being placed on the restricted list, Urias had made nine appearances for the Dodgers this season (four starts). He was 2-2 with a 3.18 ERA and two saves. Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season last_img read more

Liverpool crowned Premier League champions after 30-year wait

first_imgBut they were made to wait as the world came to terms with the impact of Covid-19. Despite calls in some quarters to “null and void” the Premier League season, Klopp and his side were able to retain their focus throughout a period of lockdown, eventually returning to action last Sunday with a low-key goalless draw at Everton.That led some to question, absurdly, whether they might be starting to wobble in sight of the finishing line, but they responded in fine style on Wednesday, thrashing Palace in what may well be their most convincing home performance of the entire season. Then, 24 hours later, came the moment of confirmation. Klopp, Goal understands, was watching at home as City failed to defeat fourth-placed Chelsea. Liverpool have ended their long wait to be crowned Premier League champions after Manchester City’s 2-1 loss at Chelsea left them with an unassailable lead. The Reds’ first league title since 1990 was confirmed on Thursday, after Pep Guardiola’s side failed to win at Stamford Bridge. Christian Pulisic’s goal had given Chelsea to lead before a wonderful Kevin De Bruyne sparked hopes of a comeback, but Fernandinho’s late red card led to a coolly converted penalty to win the game – and gift Liverpool league glory.With seven games remaining, it is the earliest any side has ever won the Premier League title, with Jurgen Klopp’s men surpassing the achievements of Manchester United in 2000-01 and Manchester City’s ‘centurions’ of 2017-18. Both of those teams clinched the league with five games left.Liverpool had moved to the brink of the title with a 4-0 battering of Crystal Palace at Anfield on Wednesday, and their lead of 23 points at the top of the table is the largest held by a champion in English top-flight history. Klopp’s side will now look to write even more history. They need 15 points from their last seven matches to set a new record points total for a top-flight campaign, and can also become the first team to win every single home game in a single season. They will be given a guard of honour in their next fixture, which coincidentally comes against City at the Etihad Stadium next Thursday. Guardiola’s side, champions in each of the last two seasons, have been unable to match Liverpool’s remarkable, relentless form.The tone was set from the very start, Klopp’s side winning each of their opening eight league games to open up a significant gap on the chasing pack.That run ended with a draw at Manchester United in October, but they responded to that setback in incredible fashion, winning their next 18 league games – including a 3-1 victory over City in November and a comprehensive 4-0 thrashing of second-placed Leicester on Boxing Day.When they won 2-0 at West Ham on January 29, Liverpool had achieved another piece of history. For the first time ever, they had beaten each and every team in a top-flight league season. Their superiority was unarguable.At that point, the hope was that they could match Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’ of 2003-04 and go through the entire league campaign unbeaten, but a shock 3-0 loss to Watford in late February put paid to that. Then came the ultimate spanner in the works, with the Premier League’s suspension in mid-March due to the coronavirus crisis. Liverpool were 25 points clear at the pause, needing just six more in order to be crowned champions.last_img read more