China bans players for six months after virus rules broken

first_imgSix Chinese under-19 internationals have been banned from playing for six months and forced to write self-criticism essays after flouting coronavirus prevention rules to go drinking late at night.The Chinese Football Association (CFA) suspended the six until the end of November and the players were hit with additional penalties by their clubs after they were discovered leaving the team’s Shanghai training base on May 30 without permission.”It was a severe violation of the team’s epidemic control regulations and negatively affected the whole team,” Xinhua news agency quoted the CFA as saying. “After writing, we helped them sort out and recognize the mistakes they made,” he added.The U19 national team will play in China’s third tier in the new season — which has been postponed indefinitely by the coronavirus pandemic — to help their preparations for the 2024 Paris Olympics, Xinhua said. The players are banned from all matches organized by the CFA until November 30 and will also not be allowed to feature for the national team at any level during that time.Three of the players, Ren Lihao, Liu Zhurun and Peng Hao, have had their wages suspended by their club Shanghai SIPG, the former Chinese Super League champions said.Under-19 head coach Cheng Yaodong told Monday’s Soccer News: “We used the harshest language at the time, gave them a dressing-down and said a lot of harsh words.”While the rest of the squad trained, the six players were made to write self-criticism essays, said Cheng. Some had to do it twice.center_img Topics :last_img read more

“Ugly duckling” Paddington cottage is being transformed into an architectural masterpiece

first_imgThis property at 8 McNab Street, Paddington, is being transformed into a new five-bedroom homeFROM “ugly duckling” to architectural masterpiece — this is the latest project by the brothers from Graya Construction, who have become masters at turning hovels into homes.They’re currently transforming a tiny cottage at 8 McNab Street, Paddington, into a luxurious five-bedroom, four-bathroom family pad. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours ago8 McNab Street, Paddington, before the renovation 8 McNab Street, Paddington, before the renovation An artist’s impression of 8 McNab Street, PaddingtonBen Wakely of Urban Property Agents, who is marketing the property, said it had already generated a lot of interest despite not yet being formally offered to the market.The house is likely to be offered with a price guide in the early to mid $2 million range.Property records show the home last sold for $787,000 in October 2016.The Graya brothers have also just purchased their next project — a century-old Queenslander on a double block in Paddington. An artist’s impression of 8 McNab Street, PaddingtonRob Graya said he “tried to look past the ugly duckling” house, which is on an elevated 405sq m block within walking distance to Rosalie Village. “The house itself was kind of old but we really just ignored the house and concentrated on the land,” Mr Graya said.“It’s an absolute gold mine that little patch of dirt.” Graya Construction has just bought this property at 29 Rockbourne Tce, PaddingtonThe five-bedroom house on a 743sq m block at 29 Rockbourne Terrace was sold with a neighbouring 404sq m block for an undisclosed price by Max and George Hadgelias of Ray White Paddington.The house was built in the 1890s and was owned by one family until the former owners bought it for $100,000 in 1981.The home has beautiful heritage features including timber floorboards, high ceilings, sash windows, VJ panelling, fireplaces and breezeways. 8 McNab Street, Paddington, before the renovation An artist’s impression of 8 McNab Street, PaddingtonOnce completed in November, the house will feature two living rooms, a pool and a viewing terrace big enough for a table and chairs and a bar fridge to admire the city view.“It’d just be awesome for dinner parties,” he said.Mr Graya said the original house had been turned into the master bedroom suite. Graya Construction has just bought this property at 29 Rockbourne Tce, Paddington“It’s a bit different to what I would normally buy,” Mr Graya said. “The huge appeal was the size of the block. It’s a corner block on a prestigious intersection, so the goal is to build two separate five bedroom homes. “One will be a new build and with the existing house, I’ll be delicate in trying to restore the character in that one.”last_img read more

Alleged drug bust in Laudat

first_img Share Photo credit: mtn18.comInformation reaching Dominica Vibes News indicates that several individuals are assisting police in their investigation into a drug bust which occurred in the Laudat community today.According to sources, police allegedly found an undisclosed amount of marijuana and cocaine at the residence of an individual in Laudat.It is also alleged that two females are among those assisting police in their investigations.The individuals have not yet been charged.Dominica Vibes News will provide further details on the matter as they become available.Dominica Vibes News 6 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! LocalNews Alleged drug bust in Laudat by: – August 24, 2011center_img Share Share Tweetlast_img read more

Fans react to Ighalo’s transfer deadline day switch to Man Utd

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Football lovers took to social media platforms to react to Manchester United’s late loan signing of Nigeria’s Odion Ighalo from Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua.Advertisement Read Also: Ighalo not the right player for Man United – Warnock cautionsThe Old Trafford dwellers announced the arrival of Ighalo on Transfer Deadline Day,  no thanks to a back injury to Marcus Rashford which could rule the England forward out of action for three months.Below are some selected tweets from the fans on Twitter.Odion Ighalo, Get in!! Can’t wait for the Bruno – Ighalo link up. Welcome to Man Utd #Proper9 pic.twitter.com/smc67it02A— Michael OJ. (@mrmicheal_) January 31, 2020 Loading… Promoted Content8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew About2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopTop 10 Enemies Turned Friends In TVPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Did You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind The former Super Eagles forward is making a return to the Premier League after plying his trade with Watford for three years, between 2014-2017 before joining China’s Changchun Yatai. This has got to be the most shocking news everCongratulations Ighalo This is truly an amazing landmark for every Nigerian hustler. From Ajegunle to Old Trafford #MUFC #Ighalo pic.twitter.com/awJnigooLO— Daniel Paul (@dannywoka) January 31, 2020last_img read more

City cops set up COVID-19 film showing for curfew violators

first_imgOf the 1,034 violators, 896 were oflegal age and 138 were minors. “We saw that some have not internalizedhow dangerous the virus is. Our lecture, conducted by our chiefs of police,(was) effective at first but some seem to forget about it as time passes,” shesaid. The video materials shown to theviolators tackle how a person acquires the virus and the consequences of notstaying at home and being infected with the disease. Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) spokespersonCaptain Sheila Mae Sangrines said they came up with the strategy afterobserving that violators do not seem to heed the “lectures” of the policechiefs and village officials. The strategy was later replicated in La Pazdistrict and Sangrines said they aim to implement the same strategy in all thedistricts in this city. “Those who show disobedience, or threwbad words (at) our personnel will face charges,” she said. The strategy was first applied to about100 violators at the city proper on the evening of April 5. From March 18 to April 8, the ICPO hasrecorded a total of 1,034 curfew violators. The violators were gathered at theIloilo City Freedom Grandstand through the initiative of ICPO Station 1 chiefMajor Francisco Paguia. They are gathered in a public plaza orgymnasium and are made to watch the films as they wait for their names to berecorded by the police and village officials.center_img Most of the violators were instructed togo home after the film viewing while charges were prepared for some who showeddisobedience to the authorities. “We offer the COVID-19 film showing forcurfew violators while they wait (to be) processed. They also observe socialdistancing while waiting,” Sangrines said. Personnel of the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) gather these individuals who defied quarantine rules at the Iloilo Freedom Grandstand for a film showing about coronavirus disease 2019. ICPO began to implement this strategy to warn violators of the consequences of not abiding by the government’s measures to prevent the spread of the disease. ICPO Although the ICPO has not yet determinedthe total number of repeat offenders, Sangrines said some residents wererepeatedly seen on the streets outside the 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew hours. Based on the record of the PoliceRegional Office 6 (Western Visayas), 112 curfew violators in this city werebeing processed to face legal consequences. ILOILO City – Curfew violators who were rounded up in this city are madeto watch informative films on the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). From March 18 to April 8, Molo districtarrested 220 curfew violators; Jaro (218); La Paz (182); Arevalo (160); CityProper (132); and Mandurriao (122). The ICPO follows the guidelines of theDepartment of Social Welfare and Development in handling violators who are lessthan 18 years old, wherein the village takes custody of these minors. (With a report from PNA/PN)last_img read more

Hessler charged with multiple felonies including two counts of rape

first_imgProsecutor Brad Landwerlen during the press conference for Hessler case.Shelbyville, IN — Shelby County Prosecutor Brad Landwerlen announced during a press conference on Tuesday afternoon that Steven Ray Hessler was charged on allegations of seven counts of Burglary, two counts of Rape, eight counts of Unlawful Deviant Conduct, one count of Criminal Deviant Conduct, two counts of Robbery, one count of Theft, two counts of Criminal Confinement,  and one count of Corrupt Business Influence. The crimes are said to have taken place in a series of home invasions in which the suspect engaged in sexual acts with the victims on the following dates:August 14, 1982November 1, 1082December 16, 1982February 18, 1983February 18, 1983November 25, 1984August 17, 1985A total of 10 victims are involved from crimes occurring on these dates.  Detectives from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department requested special DNA testing from Parabon NanoLabs to retest DNA samples from the scenes. The tested samples narrowed the case down to two suspects.  After a new item of DNA came to light, the testing narrowed it down to Hessler.  The sample matched a sample from one of the seven crime scenes according to Landwerlen.  Hessler was arrested at his home in Greensburg on Monday morning.   Read the original story by clicking here.last_img read more

Fightback puts McIlroy in charge

first_imgRory McIlroy recovered from a slow start to claim the clubhouse lead in pursuit of his second major title in succession on a weather-affected second day of the 96th US PGA Championship. Two members of the green-keeping staff at Valhalla had been attempting to clear water from the putting surface with squeegees, but that proved an impossible task as the rain intensified. The rain eased enough for tournament officials to announce play would restart after a delay of 45 minutes, although preferred lies could not be used as they were surprisingly not in force when the round got under way. “It was tough when we teed off,” Palmer said after adding a 70 to his opening 65. “I wasn’t quite sure if we should have teed off to be honest with you, you could barely see the fairway. It was tough when we got to the first green, we couldn’t get a clean lie with the standing water, so they couldn’t even squeegee it clear enough. “We were questioning in the fairway why we had to hit into a puddle because the first green was already under water. They said, ‘That’s just golf’. We’re like, ‘Tell the guy indoors that’s making the decision to come check it out, because it’s wet’.” “The golf course was pretty wet so the ball is not running anywhere and whenever it’s like that and no rain is coming down it is very playable and you could make a score,” McIlroy said. “I didn’t get off to the best of starts, but I righted the ship well and caught fire a little bit round the turn and am really happy with four under par. “I’m feeling good about my game, I’m confident and hitting the ball well for the most part – not quite as well as I did yesterday, but still in control of my game and my emotions and I will need to do that over the weekend as well.” McIlroy had not looked in top form in the early stages of his round, pushing his opening drive into the crowd on the par-five 10th and failing to convert a birdie putt from 10 feet, although a par was at least two shots better than he managed there on Thursday after hooking his second shot out of bounds. Another birdie chance went begging on the 11th and the world number one then bogeyed the 12th, pulling his drive into the gallery and failing to get up and down from a greenside bunker. McIlroy, who followed his Open victory with a first World Golf Championship title in the Bridgestone Invitational on Sunday, got back on track with birdies at the 13th and 15th and missed from six feet for another on the 16th after a towering four-iron approach from 224 yards. But he made amends by holing from 30 feet for an eagle on the 18th and could have had another on the seventh, missing from eight feet after a stunning three-wood approach. As if to emphasise a changing of the guard, his closing birdie on the ninth came just as former world number one Tiger Woods began his second round on three over par. Play had got under way in torrential rain at 7:30am but was suspended just 20 minutes later with the first group of joint overnight leader Palmer, Ireland’s Shane Lowry and Bob Sowards still on the first green. McIlroy briefly dropped three shots off the pace when he bogeyed the par-four 12th, his third hole of the day, but bounced back to card a second round of 67 at Valhalla. The 25-year-old’s 12th successive sub-par score gave him a nine-under-par halfway total of 133, two shots ahead of American Ryan Palmer. Ireland’s Padraig Harrington was the last man to win back-to-back majors in the 2008 Open and US PGA. Press Associationlast_img read more

Valon Behrami told to watch his tackles by Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores

first_img Press Association Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores has warned Valon Behrami not to repeat the reckless challenge which earned him a straight red card in last week’s 1-0 win over Swansea at Vicarage Road. Behrami is suspended for his side’s trip to Newcastle on Saturday following his clumsy challenge on Swansea’s Andre Ayew, when his foot came down on the Ghana international’s leg. The Swiss midfielder subsequently apologised and admitted his dismissal was deserved but Flores, who insists the incident has been dealt with, knows similar indiscretions in the future could end up costing the Hornets dear. center_img Flores said: “I didn’t consider it an act of indiscipline. It was part of the play – it looked bad but it was an accident, maybe because he (Ayew) is so quick so it is possible to happen. “Of course Behrami knows it wasn’t a good idea to do this kind of action during the match and I tried to talk about it with the players because I don’t like to lose one player during the match. “I don’t like it because this kind of situation can change too much a match, so we will try to solve it for the future and not repeat these kinds of actions.” Behrami is joined on the sidelines by Miguel Britos who is also suspended for the trip to the north-east but Flores does not expect any further new injury concerns. last_img read more

Claudio Ranieri: Leicester will not sell Jamie Vardy

first_imgLeicester manager Claudio Ranieri insists the club will not be selling Jamie Vardy or any of their prized assets in the January transfer window. Ranieri believes Vardy has the potential to get even better. ”I hope he can continue but football is strange,” he said. “It is not important to think about goal or no goal, but it is important for him to think about how he plays for the team. “I think it is too early to say (he is up with the best in Europe). It is the first year he has shown what he can do in the Premier League. “He scored 16 in the Championship and now he starts to learn with a big champion, and I hope he can improve again. If he can continue in this way, it will be fantastic.” Vardy suffered a wrist injury during the 2-2 draw at Southampton last weekend but he will play against Crystal Palace on Saturday. With nine goals in as many Barclays Premier League matches, Vardy has stormed to the top of the scoring charts and has hit the back of the net in each of his last six league games. If he scores against Crystal Palace on Saturday, the 28-year-old will join an elite list which includes Ruud van Nistelrooy, Daniel Sturridge, Mark Stein, Ian Wright, Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry and Emmanuel Adebayor in scoring in seven consecutive Premier League fixtures. Press Association Vardy’s exploits in front of goal recently saw him make his England debut and it has been reported that bigger clubs are weighing up moves for the former Fleetwood forward when the transfer window opens again at the turn of the year. However, Ranieri insists they would be wasting their time. ”It is speculation and here is always speculation,” said the Italian. “But we won’t sell him. “He’s very happy here. It’s too early to speak about him. “He will stay with us. Nobody goes in January – not Riyad (Mahrez), not him, not (Jeff) Schlupp, nobody. “We want to improve and to achieve our goal as soon as possible so I need, the club needs and the fans need all our best players to stay.” Vardy is currently one of the leading goalscorers in Europe – level on nine league goals along with Bayern Munich’s Thomas Muller in the Bundesliga. He has scored one more than Barcelona’s Neymar and as many as the Brazilian’s fellow La Liga stars Cristiano Ronaldo, who has six goals, and Lionel Messi combined. last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgJ’Von McCormick scored 13 points for Auburn, and Isaac Okoro finished with 11.Tennessee tried to rally down 17 for a second straight game but came up way short. John Fulkerson led the Volunteers with 19 points before fouling out.Auburn now heads to Nashville to defend its Southeastern Conference Tournament championship in winning fashion after the Tigers had lost four of their previous six. Auburn already had earned a double-bye to the quarterfinals after winning four games in four days last year to win the league tournament.TENNIS-DAVIS CUP/AUSTRALIA-BRAZILDavis Cup: Australia beats Brazil 3-1 to qualify for finals NBA-VIRUS OUTBREAKNBA tells teams to plan for empty arenas; LeBron says no wayNEW YORK (AP) — The NBA wants its teams to prepare to play games without fans if necessary because of the coronavirus crisis.The league circulated a memo to its teams Friday telling them to prepare in case it becomes necessary to play games without fans or media, as sports leagues in Europe have already done. The memo detailed potential actions that teams might need to take “if it were to become necessary to play a game with only essential staff present.”The memo, obtained by The Associated Press, says teams should identify which team and arena people would be needed to conduct games, and be able to communicate quickly with non-essential staff, as well as ticket holders and corporate partners. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA-NETS-ATKINSON OUTKenny Atkinson out as Nets coach in surprise splitNEW YORK (AP) — Kenny Atkinson won’t have the chance to coach Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving together in Brooklyn. The Nets surprisingly split with their coach Saturday, even as they remain on track for a second consecutive playoff berth. LeBron James already says he won’t play basketball in an empty arena. He said “that’s impossible” when he was asked about it Friday night after he scored 37 points in the Laker’s 113-103 win over the league-leading Milwaukee Bucks.WOMEN’S HOCKEY-CHAMPIONSHIPS CANCELEDFasel tells AP: Women’s world hockey championships canceledUNDATED (AP) — The women’s world hockey championships in Canada have been canceled because of the new coronavirus.International Ice Hockey Federation President René Fasel told The Associated Press the decision was made by conference call Saturday. The two-week tournament was set to open March 31, with venues in Halifax and Truro, Nova Scotia. Associated Press March 7, 2020center_img A day after Atkinson guided the Nets to a 139-120 rout of San Antonio, the Nets announced the decision to part with the fourth-year coach. General manager Sean Marks says it was a mutual decision.Jacque Vaughn will serve as coach for the rest of the season.The Nets are in seventh place in the Eastern Conference. They had struggled since the All-Star break, with their victory Friday just their second in seven games.The Nets are missing the two superstars they signed last summer. Irving played in just 20 games before having season-ending shoulder surgery. Durant hasn’t played at all as he recovers from Achilles tendon surgery.Atkinson was 118-190 in 3 1/2 seasons of his first NBA head coaching job. Fasel said concerns were raised regarding the health of players and fans attending the tournament in light of the global spread of the virus. Hockey Canada was in the process of informing its officials and partners of the cancellation.This marks the second time the women’s worlds have been canceled. The 2003 tournament scheduled for Beijing was called off because of the SARS outbreak in China.T25 MEN’S BASKETBALL-SCHEDULEDoughty makes 8 3s as No. 17 Auburn beats Tennessee 85-63UNDATED (AP) — Samir Doughty made eight of 13 3-pointers and finished with 32 points as No. 17 Auburn beat Tennessee 85-63 to snap a two-game skid in the regular-season finale. Update on the latest sports ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Australia has advanced to the Davis Cup Finals in November with a tight 3-1 win over Brazil on hard courts at the Memorial Drive tennis center.John Millman beat Brazil’s Thiago Monteiro 6-7, (6), 7-6 (3) 7-6 (3) in the deciding match.Millman took the court after Australia’s doubles team of James Duckworth and John Peers lost to Brazil’s Marcelo Demoliner and Felipe Meligeni Rodrigues Alves 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (6).Australia joins 11 other qualifiers and the 2019 semifinalists __ Canada, Britain, Russia and Spain __ as well as the 2020 wildcards, France and Serbia, in November in Madrid.last_img read more