Everton first-team squad and staff in self-isolation as Premier League crisis grows

first_img Comment Metro Sport ReporterFriday 13 Mar 2020 9:38 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link183Shares Advertisement Everton first-team squad and staff in self-isolation as Premier League crisis grows Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is self-isolating after testing positive for Covid-19 (Picture: Getty)Everton were due to face Premier League leaders and Merseyside rivals Liverpool on Monday night, but that match will be postponed.ADVERTISEMENTA club statement read: ‘Everton Football Club can confirm that, as a precautionary measure, its entire first-team squad and coaching staff are undertaking a period of self-isolation following medical advice.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘The step has been taken after a first-team player reported symptoms consistent with coronavirus.‘The Club is in regular contact with the player in question and is monitoring the wellbeing of all players and staff.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘The health, welfare and safety of all Everton players, staff and stakeholders is the Club’s absolute priority.‘Therefore, the Club has taken the decision to close down all Everton workplaces including USM Finch Farm, Goodison Park and its headquarters at the Royal Liver Building in Liverpool City Centre.‘The Club’s retail store at Goodison Park will also close but its Liverpool ONE store is unaffected and will remain open.center_img Everton were scheduled to take on Liverpool in the Premier League on Monday (Picture: Getty)‘Everton will continue to adhere to UK Government and Public Health guidelines with regards to the closure of its facilities and wellbeing of staff and will be discussing next steps with regards to upcoming fixtures with the Premier League on Friday morning.‘Further updates will be provided in due course, including guidance relating to forthcoming fixtures.’Leicester City confirmed yesterday that three players were in self-isolation after displaying symptoms similar to coronavirus, while Manchester City’s Benjamin Mendy is self-isolating after a family member was taken ill.MORE: Callum Hudson-Odoi speaks out after Chelsea winger tests positive for coronavirusMORE: Mikel Arteta ‘optimistic’ about full recovery after testing positive for coronavirusFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Everton have become the third Premier League club to go into self-isolation (Picture: Getty)Everton have become the latest Premier League club to go into lockdown with the first-team squad and coaching staff in self-isolation after an unnamed player reported coronavirus-like symptoms.Both Arsenal and Chelsea undertook similar measures on Thursday evening after Mikel Arteta and Callum Hudson-Odoi respectively both tested positive for Covid-19.The Premier League will hold an emergency meeting at 10.30am on Friday, with the competition expected to be suspended, and Everton’s announcement only increases that likelihood. Advertisementlast_img read more

This waterfront apartment at Redcliffe fetched $750,000

first_img2/46-48 Prince Edward Parade, RedcliffeIn the end, there were five buyers interested in the property.“It was only on (the market) for a few weeks. I’d say about four weeks,” Mr Wright said.He said a couple from Newport bought the apartment and it was perfect for them.“(They are) a local couple who relocated here recently – they moved here for the beach,” he said.It was the top sale in the Redcliffe & Bayside Herald region to the week ended February 26. According to the latest CoreLogic market trends data, the median sale price for an apartment at Redcliffe was $419,500. 2/46-48 Prince Edward Parade, RedcliffeA WATERFRONT unit with direct access to the beach has sold at Redcliffe for $750,000.Peninsula Properties principal Brendon Wright said the three-bedroom apartment at 2/46-48 Prince Edward Pde was “special” because it was rare to have personal access to the beach.“That was one of a handful of units … that have access down to the beach,” Mr Wright said.“There aren’t many like that at Redcliffe.”More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019He said the seller was reluctant to hold open inspections because they only wanted to attract serious buyers.last_img read more

Dutch roundup: Horeca, AlpInvest, ABP, Bpf Meubel, Lehman Brothers

first_imgHoreca & Catering, the €6bn pension fund for the Dutch hospitality sector, has appointed AlpInvest to manage its private equity holdings. The scheme has committed itself to investing €500m in private equity funds worldwide for the 2014-18 period.It said it selected AlpInvest because of its tailor-made solutions and its track record.Horeca & Catering said the investments were necessary to maintain its private equity allocation at 5%. “Due to the maturation of current investments, as well as the economic recovery, a relatively large amount of private equity assets is flowing back, while our assets have increased considerably in recent years,” it said.At the end of 2013, the scheme’s private equity holdings, managed by five different fund-of-funds managers, amounted to €188m.In other news, the €334bn civil service scheme ABP has said it will reduce its pensions contribution by 2 percentage points to 19.6% in 2015.It has ruled out granting indexation, however, as its current coverage ratio of 102.3% is almost 2 percentage points short of the level that allows for inflation compensation.As a result, indexation in arrears has increased to almost 10%, it said.ABP attributed the premium reduction chiefly to the phasing out of the temporary recovery levy, which it introduced in 2009.The social partners at ABP have agreed to reduce the workers’ part of the contribution by 2.2 percentage points to 32%, while the stake for employers will be increased by an equal percentage to 68%.Lastly, Bpf Meubel, the €2.3bn pension fund for the furnishing industry, has received a €20m payment for equity sales that went awry during the collapse of Lehman Brothers, which served as a transition manager for the scheme at the time.Bpf Meubel said it did not lose any assets directly as a result of the bank’s liquidation but incurred additional expenses for administration and the appointment of a new transition manager.It said it also incurred losses due to delays in the processing of the deals in question.With the compensation, Bpf Meubel’s funding rose increased from 109.8% to 110.2%.last_img read more

Cochin Shipyard Inks MoU with United Shipbuilding Corporation

first_imgCochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) and United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) from Russia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate and engage in design and development of contemporary vessels for inland and coastal waterways. Under the agreement, CSL and USC will collaborate on the development of dredgers, high-speed vessels, river-sea cargo vessels, passenger vessels and other watercrafts for inland waterways and coastal shipping.The deal was signed by Shri Madhu S Nair, CSL Chairman and Managing Director, and Mr Alexey Rakhmanov, USC President, in the presence of Shri Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation in New Delhi last week.According to the official statement, this MoU will give a significant push to the Government’s Make-in-India Program.CSL also incorporated a joint venture company by the name HCSL (Hooghly Cochin Shipyard Limited) in Kolkata recently, with plans to set up an exclusive facility for construction and repair of vessels for inland and coastal waterways.last_img read more

OA’s Sarah Billingsley In Girls CC State Finals

first_imgThe best of luck to Oldenburg Academy’s Sarah Billingsley at The Girls Cross Country State Finals at Terre Haute this Saturday.Congratulations from The Sports Voice-Country 103.9 WRBI!last_img

Margaret Mary Named Top 20 Critical Access Hospital

first_imgBATESVILLE, Ind. — Margaret Mary Health was recently named a Top 20 Critical Access Hospital by the National Rural Health Association from a larger set of Top 100 critical access hospitals.Top performing hospitals are identified through a ranking system called the Hospital Strength INDEX, a nationwide hospital rating system used to evaluate U.S. rural and community hospitals.There are over 1300 small rural hospitals nationwide.In addition, to being named in the Top 20, Margaret Mary Health was one of only two hospitals in Indiana named in the broader Top 100 list for 2016.last_img read more

La Liga: Chukwueze gets assist as Villarreal pip Eibar

first_img Loading… The forward made 37 league appearances for the Estadio de la Ceramica outfit last season to help them finish fifth in the division. Chukwueze has continued with the showings in the 2020-21 season, impressing new manager and former Arsenal boss Unai Emery in their opening league game against Huesca. The forward was subsequently handed his second start of the campaign against the Gunsmiths and again stood out in the encounter. Villarreal started the game impressively and with only four minutes into the encounter, Chukwueze could have helped his side open the scoring in the fourth minute when he dribbled past his markers and sent in a through-ball but his effort was not well utilized. The Yellow Submarine continued to push for the opening goal but again were denied after VAR ruled out Gerard Moreno’s strike in the ninth minute for offside. Read Also: Zaha double helps Palace beat Man Utd at Old Trafford Chukwueze, who featured for 85 minutes before he made way for Manuel Trigueros, struck two shots, made three key passes and completed three dribbles. The 21-year-old forward will hope to make a telling impact when Villarreal take on Barcelona in their next league game on September 27. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Eibar started the second half better than their hosts when Kike broke the deadlock in the 50th minute after he was set up by Edu Exposito. Chukwueze helped Villarreal level proceedings after he sent in a fine cross which Moreno pounced on to equalize. Paco Alcacer then scored the all-important winning goal in the 71st minute after benefitting from a timely Moreno assist.center_img Samuel Chukwueze provided an assist to help Villarreal secure a 2-1 victory over Eibar in Saturday’s La Liga game. The 21-year-old has continued to enjoy rave reviews following his eye-catching displays for the Yellow Submarine since his promotion to the first team in 2018. Promoted Content10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!Here Are The Best Movies Since 1982 You Should Definitely See8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Best Cars Of All Time7 Things That Actually Ruin Your PhoneEvery Movie Starring Sylvester Stallone From Best To WorstMysterious Astrological Discoveries That Left Scientists BaffledThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read Morelast_img read more

Football Association releases written reasons for Jose Mourinho fine

first_img Mourinho was last week sanctioned for saying referee Robert Madeley had been “afraid” to award a penalty in Chelsea’s 3-1 loss to Southampton on October 3. The FA on Monday published the independent regulatory commission’s written reasons for the punishments, which Mourinho last week said he would appeal against. Press Association Mourinho did not attend a hearing, instead representing himself in writing. He admitted the charge, but denied questioning the integrity of Madeley. The three-man panel rejected that assertion and also threw out Mourinho’s comments on English not being his first language. “His English is far too sophisticated for that to affect our conclusion, as the interviews themselves demonstrate,” the written reasons said. Mourinho has consistently bemoaned the perceived inconsistency between his calling Madeley “afraid” and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger’s criticism of referee Mike Dean as “weak” and “naive”, which went unpunished. The Chelsea boss made the point among his mitigating factors. The point was again dismissed. “Mr Mourinho’s comments in this case were so clearly on the wrong side of the line that there is no need to go into this issue at all. It is no mitigation for Mr Mourinho,” the three-man panel said. Mourinho pointed to the breach of rule E3 of improper conduct by five other Premier League managers. The panel said it was not possible for those comments to be taken into account as each case has its own merits. The Football Association has dismissed Jose Mourinho’s protestations that his English was a contributory factor in his criticism of officials in handing him a £50,000 fine and a suspended one-match stadium ban. The penalties imposed on Mourinho, who last week described the fine as a “disgrace” and the prospect of a stadium ban as “absolutely astonishing”, were also defended. “It appears to us that increasing levels of fine are not on their own going to be a reliable deterrent for Mr Mourinho against improper comments to the media,” the written reasons added. “We have in mind particularly that the more than doubling of the January 2015 fine as compared with the May 2014 fine has not deterred him from this latest and more serious breach. “In our judgment the fair way to impose this deterrent is to suspend the ban so that Mr Mourinho is able quite easily to avoid its ever coming into effect. The matter is in his hands. All he has to do is refrain from any further breach by media comments for the next 12 months, whereupon the ban will expire completely. “We consider a (suspended) stadium ban and not just a touchline ban to be the right order. “This was not an offence committed in the course of a game or on or by the field of play. “The nature of this offence – and the further offence he would have to have committed if the ban is ever to have effect – makes a stadium ban the appropriate form.” last_img read more

Cricket News Durban Thriller, Hobart miracle and Sharjah darkness: Top five dramatic run-chases in fourth innings

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Sri Lanka won a Test in South Africa after seven years.West Indies’ chase of 418 is the best-ever in Tests.India chased down 387 in the fourth innings against England in Chennai. New Delhi: Kusal Perera and Vishwa Fernando strung a partnership of 78 for the final wicket which helped Sri Lanka pull off a dramatic one-wicket win against South Africa in Kingsmead, Durban. Kusal Perera slammed 153* and the final wicket stand with Fernando was the best-ever in a successful run-chase as Sri Lanka completed a dramatic victory. The total of 304 was the fourth-highest in a fourth-innings chase in South Africa and it was the highest-ever by an Asian nation in South Africa. Following the magnificent win in Durban, here are five other instances when a run-chase involved dramatic moments and gave the side victory or got them closer to achieving the impossible.Sachin Tendulkar smashed a century in the fourth innings to help India chase down 387 in Chennai. (Image credit: Twitter)1.)    Sachin Tendulkar’s dream chase in Chennai erases painIn 1999, Sachin Tendulkar battled back spasms and scored 136 against Pakistan but India suffered heartbreak when they lost by 12 runs. The 2008 Test in Chennai against England was played in the aftermath of the Mumbai terror attacks which killed close to 170 people. Andrew Strauss hit centuries in both innings as England set India a target of 387 on a difficult wicket. Virender Sehwag changed the complexion of the match with an amazing 83 off 68 balls which included 11 fours and four sixes and he was aided by Gautam Gambhir’s 66. Tendulkar was determined to give glory to India and he smashed a brilliant 103 and was given good support by Yuvraj Singh (85) as India won a dramatic Test by six wickets. Tendulkar’s knock healed the wounds of a nation recovering from the terror attack.Adam Gilchrist announced himself on the world stage with 149 against Pakistan in Hobart. (Image credit: Twitter)2.)    Adam Gilchrist announces himself on the world stage in HobartPakistan had dominated the game against Australia in Hobart in 1999. The hosts managed a lead of 24 with Saqlain Mushtaq taking 6/46 and Inzamam-ul-Haq’s brilliant 118 set Australia a stiff target of 369. Australia was reduced to 126/5 and Justin Langer was joined at the crease by Adam Gilchrist, playing in his second Test. While Langer played the sheet anchor role to perfection, Gilchrist attacked and tore the Pakistan bowling to shreds. His strike-rate was 91 and he blasted his maiden century. Langer also notched up his ton and the 238-run stand gave Australia a magnificent four-wicket win. Gilchrist’s 149* established him as one of the greats of the game. highlights West Indies’ chase of 418 remains the highest successful chase in Tests. (Image credit: Twitter)3.)    West Indies scale the summit against Australia in AntiguaWest Indies were hammered 3-0 in the four-Test series against Australia in the 2003 series. In the final Test in Antigua, West Indies were set a target of 418 but the hosts decided to go down in a blaze of glory. Ramnaresh Sarwan became involved in a heated confrontation with Glenn McGrath but he held his nerve and scored 105 while he was ably assisted by Shivnarine Chanderpaul who hit 104. However, when Chanderpaul departed on the score of 372/7, it seemed the game was up. But, Omari Banks, who had batted well with Chanderpaul found good support from Vasbert Drakes and the pair defied Australia with a solid 46-run stand. Both batsmen guided West Indies to victory and they achieved the highest successful chase in Test history.Nathan Astle’s brilliant 222 was the fastest double century at that time. (Image credit: ICC Twitter)4.)    Nathan Astle symbolizes glory in lost chase against EnglandEngland managed to take a 81-run lead and they gave New Zealand a target of 550 thanks to Graham Thorpe’s 200 and Andrew Flintoff’s 137 in the Christchurch Test of 2002. New Zealand fought valiantly but at 333/9, the game was almost sealed but Nathan Astle had other ideas. With Chris Cairns struggling with injury, Astle decided to counterattack. He blasted a four and six off Matthew Hoggard and slammed two sixes and fours off Andrew Caddick. Things became tense for England when Astle hammered three consecutive sixes off Caddick, with one sailing out of the ground. The right-hander clobbered a four and six off Flintoff and he reached his 200 off just 153 balls, which was the fastest at that time. However, Astle’s epic 222 was cut short and New Zealand was all out for 451 to lose by 98 runs. The knock included 22 fours and 11 sixes and it was dubbed by many as one of the ‘greatest exhibitions of ball-hitting’.Misbah-ul-Haq and Azhar Ali helped Pakistan chase down 302 at a run-rate of over five. (Image credit: Twitter)5.)    Pakistan secure victory in the dark in Sharjah vs Sri LankaFor four and a half days, it seemed the Pakistan vs Sri Lanka match in Sharjah would head towards a dull draw. Sri Lanka were boosted by Dilruwan Perera’s 95 and they managed to take an 87-run lead thanks to Rangana Herath’s 5/125. Sri Lanka scored at a run-rate of 2.01 and they set Pakistan a target of 302 in 59 overs to level the series. However, Pakistan, aided by some defensive and negative captaincy from Angelo Mathews and some pro-active batting went after the target. With the light fast fading, Sri Lanka wasted time but Pakistan were focused on the task in hand. Azhar Ali hit a brilliant century and Misbah-ul-Haq’s 68* helped Pakistan win the match by five wickets with just nine balls remaining. The sun had set and the lights were on but for Pakistan, it was their greatest triumph.last_img read more

Annenberg curriculum moving to incorporate economic literacy

first_imgIn an attempt to keep up with a rapidly evolving media landscape, the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism is developing a new initiative to add courses encompassing the economic and entrepreneurial aspects of communication and journalism.Keeping up · Annenberg will add economics courses to its curriculum to help prepare students to be at the forefront of the media revolution. – Mike Lee | Daily Trojan Though the names and timelines of many of the courses are still unknown, it is an initiative referred to as Economic Literacy and Entrepreneurship, and Annenberg faculty said they believe ELE courses will maintain the school’s commitment to consistency and cutting-edge education.“We want to try to promote global critical thinking: how to think of this rapidly changing market and empower the students to be market creators,” said Clinical Associate Professor Christopher Smith, who is heavily involved in the development of the ELE initiative. “We want them to be big media magnets of the 21st century.”Before the financial crisis, the journalism world was already suffering, making an economic education even more important for those entering the media realm.“This is very important in the communication world,” said School of Journalism Director Geneva Overholser. “The communication and journalism world certainly is changing, so we have a sense of urgency that others will feel down the line.”Smith says it’s important for Annenberg students to not only know the ins and outs of journalism and communication, but to also understand the economic media landscape.“The institutional structure that defined the 20th century is going away,” Smith said. “We want our school to be on the leading edge of what the new structure will be.”Though Annenberg already had numerous courses in the economic realm, those backing the ELE initiative hope creating a more focused program will give all students a stronger economic foundation.“In the present circumstances, it’s important for all our students to understand basic economic principles,” said the School of Communication Director Larry Gross. “A great deal of what goes on, what works and what doesn’t, what flourishes and what doesn’t in these technological areas depends on their ability to succeed economically.”Though Annenberg maintains strong relationships with all USC schools, including the Marshall School of Business, they are looking to hire entirely new faculty to teach these courses.“We are definitely in touch with the Marshall School,” said Abigail Kaun, Annenberg associate dean of academic programs and student affairs. “There’s a proposal in the works for a curriculum partnership at the graduate level, but our main focus is what we should be teaching within Annenberg.”As for making ELE courses a requirement, nothing is set in stone.“None of that is finalized,” Kaun said. “In the years to come, we may find that there is a required course for Annenberg students, but now we’re working on getting classes off the ground for the fall.”One ELE class is already up and running this semester­ — COMM 499, Economic Principles for Communication and Journalism,. The class has had a low student turnout, but Professor Ergin Bayrak expects that, as time passes, student interest will increase.“It’s pretty new and unexpected for the students,” Bayrak said. “We’re trying to get them to understand that economic literacy is important. It will also help them be better and more well-informed citizens.”Though the classes have not been promoted heavily, an ELE Facebook group has formed, and there are currently about 10 students enrolled in Bayrak’s class. Administrators and professors hope word of ELE will soon spread.“We hope from word of mouth and more exposure that this will gain students’ interest,” Bayrak said.Annenberg faculty agree the new program will leave students better prepared for the future and will make Annenberg students more competitive in the job market.“[Employers] definitely prefer someone who knows about economics,” Bayrak said. “They need people who understand the causes and repercussions of economic changes. In media and communications, they are even more interested in people who know economics because of the effect economics has on the industry.”Of the ELE courses, faculty said they are looking for student input.“We want to emphasize student input on this in terms of curriculum development and what the Annenberg school can be doing to be more valuable to students,” Kaun said. “It would not be wise to ignore that valuable input.”last_img read more