The latter is how the German occupational pension fund association, aba, recently described the situation concerning responsible investment and ESG in Germany, albeit more as a description of a state of play than a judgement. This reverberates negatively, it added, by limiting the willingness of investment managers and consultants to focus on responsible investment and ESG issues and also affecting the relationship between investors and policymakers.Many of the latter, it said, are sceptical about asset owners’ commitment to responsible investment.The report sets out five barriers to a more proactive approach to responsible investment by asset owners, one of which is “the perception that ESG issues do not add value to investment decision-making”.The solutions flagged by the PRI are for asset owners to build their own internal evidence base and share experiences with their peers.It said asset owners should publish investment beliefs and integrate sustainability factors in the selection and monitoring process for asset consultants, other advisers and investment managers and other advisers.In other news, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has reportedly declined a request from ExxonMobil not to hold a vote on a climate-change shareholder resolution backed by institutional investors.Exxon had written to the SEC to ask permission to drop the resolution from its proxy voting materials for the 2016 annual general meeting.In its response, the SEC said that it disagreed with Exxon’s view that the shareholder resolution was “so inherently vague or indefinite” as to be problematic or that Exxon already provided disclosures that “compare favourably” with the guidelines of the resolution.The Church Commissioners for England, which runs the Church of England’s £6.7bn (€8.7bn) endowment fund, was one of the investors that urged the SEC to deny Exxon’s request.Edward Mason, head of responsible investment for the Church Commissioners, said: “We are delighted that shareholders will have the opportunity to confirm that they would like ongoing assurance from ExxonMobil that the company is positioning itself for the transition to a low carbon economy.”Ceres, a US-based sustainability advocacy group, hailed the SEC ruling as “a huge victory for investors seeking more robust carbon disclosure from US energy companies”.“The decision paves the way for an unprecedented collaboration between European and US investors to build strong support for a common-sense approach to planning for the energy transition that is underway,” it added.The SEC also denied a request from Chevron block a similar shareholder resolution, according to Ceres.Meanwhile in France, ERAFP, the €23.5bn additional pension fund for civil servants, has tweaked its shareholder voting policy by making its position on female board membership more demanding.It raised its minimum requirement to 35% from 30% of women on boards.Its 2016 engagement strategy and voting policies will otherwise focus on the same areas as in 2015, such as fighting climate change and aggressive tax optimisation practices. Asset owners are sending “weak and fragmented” signals on responsible investment that undermine its integration in the investment chain and progress towards a sustainable financial system, according to a report from the UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).It said that, although many asset owners have made commitments to responsible investment, most do not implement them effectively.Also, there are inconsistencies in investment practices, while responsible investment commitments are not embedded in investment mandates.Weak implementation of responsible investment sends signals that it “is not a priority for asset owners”, said the PRI.
Man who shot 2-year-old daughter had shotgun to protect drug stashStuff co.nz 30 November 2018Family First Comment: The tragedy of drugs. All drugs. Don’t legalise. #DrugFreeNZ www.VoteNo.nzThe Auckland father who shot his 2-year-old daughter at close range with a shotgun has had six months added to his sentence for dealing cannabis.And a judge found the shotgun was at his Māngere house as “protection against being ripped off” by other drug dealers or consumers.Gustav Otto Sanft is currently serving a sentence of four years and four months for the June 2016 manslaughter of his daughter Amokura Daniels-Sanft.He was holding the shotgun at close range when it fired, shattering her skull.Sanft was found guilty of manslaughter following a trial at the High Court in Auckland in July 2017.But the jurors who heard the case were never told that police found an ice cream container of cannabis and $200 cash at Sanft’s property.The cannabis was packaged as 40 tinnies and ready for the market.On Friday, Judge David McNaughton added the six months to Sanft’s sentence for one charge of possession of cannabis for supply.READ MORE: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/109000081/man-who-shot-2yearold-daughter-had-shotgun-to-protect-drug-stash?cid=app-iPhoneKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.
Sharing is caring! 25 Views no discussions Share Share LocalNews Rotary Club members donate lunch to Grotto Home for the Homeless by: – October 12, 2011 Share Tweet Members of the Rotaract Club with the residents of Grotto Home for the Homeless.Members of the Rotary Club of Dominica each donated the cost of a meal to the Grotto Home for the Homeless and assisted in serving the residents as part of the organizations aim to assist the less fortunate in society.The Club has for the last four years, donated lunch to the residents of the Grotto Home for the Homeless as an annual event during the Creole week in October. This year however, this event has been re-scheduled as the Club has several other activities planned for the Creole Week.President of the Club Marvlyn Birmingham told Dominica Vibes News that this is the organizations way of assisting the less fortunate among us. “In essence, every Rotarian gives up his lunch and that money goes towards the Grotto Home, so we were able to give them $1000.00 which will meet the cost of lunch and whatever is left will be used to buy some other essential things for the residents. This is our way as Rotarians of giving back to persons who are less fortunate and we are taking it out of our pockets. Public Relations Officer of the Rotary Club Gloria Tavernier explained that the members have decided to donate the money to feed the homeless in keeping with their mandate to give service above self.Ms. Marvelyn Birmingham serving one of the residents.“Normally the Rotary Club of Dominica meets every Wednesday at the Fort Young Hotel for our meeting and it’s about four years, this year making it five years that we have taken the decision, instead of going to Fort Young Hotel and sit down in the beautiful ambiance of Fort Young we will give to one of the institutions the monies that we would have paid for our lunch and feed the homeless,” she said.Mrs Tavernier also noted that instead of sourcing the food they have decided to donate the funds as the Grotto Home chefs are able to cater the food.“Normally we would source the food out but since they have some very good chefs here we decided that we would give them the opportunity to let them prepare and we come as Rotary members and assist in the serving and we also have the music entertaining them for the while and spend some quality time with them.”Meantime Managing Director of the Grotto Home for the Homeless Ann Solomon-Charles described the donation from the Rotary Club as a good one which will assist the organization in feeding the residents. “I must say that the Rotary Club has adopted the Grotto Home, and we at the Grotto Home I very appreciative of that. That is a very good gesture I must say, a good thought and God has to bless them. We house fifty residents but we also have fifty outside who come for a hot meal every from Monday to Friday and I give them a bath and a change of clothes as well.Mrs Charles also expressed best wishes to the members of the club and “that God bless them and I pray that they can continue to look after the less fortunate.”Dominica Vibes News
The Batesville Middle School Cross Country meet results against Greendale and Sunman Dearborn on Monday.Batesville Greendale Sunman Dearborn MS CC Meet (9-15)Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Derek Suits.
Shelvey put the hosts ahead in the 61st minute when his shot from the edge of the box struck Wilfried Bony and Brede Hangeland to beat a helpless Maarten Stekelenburg. Flores’ near-post header, which flicked in off Dimitar Berbatov, sealed the 2-0 win, just the third on home turf this term, and moved Swansea up to 10th in the table. Keiran Richardson’s superb set-piece delivery picked out captain Hangeland near the penalty spot, but the Norwegian headed well over. Alexander Kacaniklic’s surging run created another headed opportunity, but Dejageh failed to test Gerhard Tremmel as his effort was straight at the Swansea keeper. Tremmel then pushed away a deflected Clint Dempsey strike and the tension among the home support was palpable. Swansea rallied, with Shelvey’s fierce drive rattling the crossbar from Hernandez’s lay-off. It sparked a strong start to the second period for the hosts, with Stekelenburg making a superb save to keep Flores’ header out of the far corner from Jonathan de Guzman’s set-piece delivery. De Guzman and Shelvey tried their luck from distance, and it was the latter who broke the deadlock just past the hour mark. Substitute Nathan Dyer set up Shelvey after nice work from Bony and his strike from the edge of the box took a couple of deflections, the second – and most notable – off Hangeland to beat Stekelenburg and nestle in the bottom of the net. Fulham had to come out in search of an equaliser, and De Guzman almost picked them off with a driving run and left-footed shot that Stekelenburg leapt high to his right to keep out. The points were sealed with 15 minutes to go. De Guzman’s free-kick was flicked goalwards by Flores and hit Berbatov on its way win, leaving Fulham with no way back. Press Association Fulham failed to make the most of excellent first-half chances for Hangeland and Ashkan Dejagah as they slipped to a defeat which ensures they remain just a point above the drop zone. Swansea manager Michael Laudrup had warned his team they may have to suffer in order to end their worrying winless run, their worst run of league form since the 2008-09 season, and so it proved. There was plenty of anxiety among the home support during a tight first hour, but the Welsh club have opened up some valuable breathing space ahead of the weekend trip to West Ham. Given both sides poor recent form and precarious position in the table, it was little surprise that the opening exchanges were decidedly cagey. Swansea had plenty of ball but Fulham had little difficulty in sitting deep and soaking up the pressure. It took 12 minutes for there to be a genuine effort on goal, with Bony’s looping header dropping on the roof of the net from Ben Davies’ cross. A couple of minutes Shelvey fired well over after nice interplay between Pablo Hernandez and Angel Rangel had teed him up on the edge of the area. Fulham weathered that flurry and carved out the two best chances of the half. Deflected efforts from Jonjo Shelvey and Chico Flores gave Swansea a first win in nine Barclays Premier League matches to ease their relegation fears against fellow strugglers Fulham.
The family of 6-year-old Kaia Rolle shared with the Orlando Sentinel on Monday evening the body camera footage from Rolle’s arrest at her school, Lucious & Emma Nixon Academy.The incident took place in September, and it made national news.Kaia, a first grader at the charter school, had a tantrum earlier in the day where she had kicked and punched three school employees, leading to her arrest on a charge of misdemeanor battery.The video shows Orlando police officers enter a classroom before taking away the 6-year-old who was crying throughout the entire time.Officer Dennis Turner said about the zip ties, before another officer tightened them around her wrists. Kaia immediately began weeping.Although it was clear that Kaia was in extreme distress the officers continued with the arrest while employees at the Orlando charter school stood there.When the officer who arrested Kaia returned to speak with school officials, he downplayed the juvenile detention center, saying it’s “not like you think.”He told them he had arrested 6,000 people in his career — the youngest, to that point, was 7. When school employees told him Kaia was 6, not 8 like he thought, he did not seem concerned.“Now she has broken the record,” he said.Orlando Police Department officials fired Turner. The said Turner violated agency policy on arresting children younger than 12, which requires officers to get a supervisor’s approval — something Turner did not do. However, his decision was not illegal as Florida currently does not have a minimum age for arrest.Meralyn Kirkland, Kaia’s grandmother, told reporters her granddaughter had sleep apnea, which is why she would act out in school. The family says they hope that in releasing the video it will help support a proposal to change that law by making 12 the minimum age for arrest.Kirkland says she worries that her granddaughter will suffer from trauma because of this incident. Kaia was taken to the county Juvenile Assessment Center, where the girl’s mugshot and fingerprints were taken. Employees had to use a step stool for Kaia to capture her mugshot.Kaia is now attending a private school, after refusing to attend a school with an officer on campus, Kirkland said.
New Delhi: FIFA’s mega event continues as in the second match of the day Uruguay lock horns with Saudi Arabia at the Rostov Arena in the Group A tie. After losing 5-0 to Russia in the opening game of the World Cup, Saudi Arabia face an Uruguayan side who beat Egypt 1-0 courtesy of a 90th-minute winner.Uruguay’s win over Egypt was a typically tight opening round game, with limited chances as neither side wanted to lose. Saudi Arabia, however, looked completely out of their depth against hosts Russia.Highlights of Russia vs Saudi Arabia:Congrats to @LuisSuarez9 – the @Budweiser #ManoftheMatch for #URUKSA! pic.twitter.com/CnDYgt1Nf6— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 20, 2018 # The referee blows his whistle for the final time to end this match. Uruguay 1-0 Saudi Arabia# 90+3′ Lucas Torreira (Uruguay) works the corner short instead of sending the ball into the penalty area.# 90+3′ Diego Laxalt (Uruguay) slaloms his way past challenges, but an opposing player does well to get the ball away. The referee and his assistant both point at the corner flag. Uruguay will have an opportunity to threaten the opposition’s goal.# 90+2′ Yasir Al Shahrani (Saudi Arabia) carelessly slides into the feet of his opponent and he’ll be lucky to avoid punishment. Clement Turpin blows for the foul but keeps his cards in his pocket on this occasion.# 90+2′ Yasir Al Shahrani (Saudi Arabia) collects a pass on the edge of the box and unleashes a low drive to the middle, but Fernando Muslera makes a save.# 90′ Mohammed Kanu (Saudi Arabia) jumps for a header from the resulting corner kick inside the box and sends the ball in on goal, but the goalkeeper makes a very good save.# 4 min. of stoppage-time to be played.# 89′ CHANCE! Luis Suarez (Uruguay) wastes a big opportunity! He controls the ball after a nice low pass and shoots from a promising distance. His poor effort goes miles wide of the right post.# 86′ Edinson Cavani (Uruguay) dribbles his way to the edge of the box and drills a shot low towards the middle of the goal, but Mohammed Al Owais is equal to the effort and makes a good save.# 82′ Here is a change. Carlos Sanchez is going off and Oscar Tabarez gives the last tactical orders to Nahitan Nandez (Uruguay).# 81′ Mohammed Kanu (Saudi Arabia) trips an opposition player and Clement Turpin signals a foul.# 80′ CHANCE! A bullet header by Edinson Cavani (Uruguay) from inside the box has the power, but goes totally in the wrong direction, yards wide of the left post.# 78′ Fahad Mosaed Al Muwallad Al Harbi will be replaced by Mohammad Al Sahlawi (Saudi Arabia).# 77′ Diego Godin (Uruguay) is clearly in an offside position after the ball is played through to him and the linesman raises his flag.# 76′ Yasir Al Shahrani (Saudi Arabia) is obviously not following the Golden Rule: „Treat others as you want to be treated.“ He makes a bad challenge and leaves Clement Turpin with no other option than to blow for a foul.# 76′ Luis Suarez (Uruguay) attempts to feed Edinson Cavani with a chip pass, but Mohammed Al Owais reacts well and comes off his line to intercept.# 75′ Here’s the change. Hattan Bahbir leaves the pitch and Mohammed Kanu (Saudi Arabia) comes on as a substitute.# 70′ Hussein Al Moghawi (Saudi Arabia) launches into a thunderous tackle on his opponent and the referee blows his whistle for a foul.# 68′ The free kick picks out Martin Caceres (Uruguay) in space, but his close-range header flies miles over the bar.# 67′ Salem Al Dawsari (Saudi Arabia) trips an opponent with a slide tackle. Clement Turpin stops the game and he could give him a card, but eventually decides on just a warning. That’s a free kick to Uruguay.# 66′ Hattan Bahbir (Saudi Arabia) delivers a poor cross from a free kick as one of the defenders comfortably clears it away.# 66′ Hattan Bahbir (Saudi Arabia) is going to send the ball in from the free kick.# 65′ Jose Maria Gimenez (Uruguay) pulls the shirt of his opponent and the referee stops play for a foul. Saudi Arabia win a free kick and will be able to apply some pressure on the opposition goal.# 65′ Carlos Sanchez (Uruguay) crosses the ball into the box from the free kick, but the defence clears the danger.# 64′ Yasir Al Shahrani (Saudi Arabia) makes an overly-aggressive challenge and Clement Turpin blows his whistle for a foul. Uruguay are awarded the free kick.# 63′ Luis Suarez (Uruguay) collects a pass and finds himself in a good position to strike from the edge of the box, but his attempt is blocked.# 62′ CHANCE! Carlos Sanchez (Uruguay) blows a huge opportunity! He latches on to a perfect cross from the wing into the penalty area, but sends a bullet header narrowly over the crossbar!# 61′ Diego Laxalt (Uruguay) does his best to latch onto a cross into the box, but he can’t get to the ball.# 59′ Substitution. Matias Vecino makes way for Lucas Torreira (Uruguay).# 59′ Oscar Tabarez has decided to substitute Cristian Rodriguez and he is replaced by Diego Laxalt (Uruguay).# 56′ Diego Godin (Uruguay) pulls the jersey of one of the opposition players and Clement Turpin blows his whistle for a foul.Luis Suarez – the first player to score at three different editions of the #WorldCup for @Uruguay! pic.twitter.com/B2xfSuZd47— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 20, 2018# 53′ Fahad Mosaed Al Muwallad Al Harbi (Saudi Arabia) is in a clear offside position and the linesman raises his flag.# 51′ Luis Suarez (Uruguay) fouls an opponent during an attacking move.# 51′ Luis Suarez (Uruguay) almost scores with a cheeky low shot towards goal that goes under the defensive wall, but Mohammed Al Owais is alert and makes a good save.# 49′ Salman Al Faraj (Saudi Arabia) was too forceful with his tackle and Clement Turpin interrupted the game to signal a free kick. Uruguay have a free kick.# 48′ Fahad Mosaed Al Muwallad Al Harbi (Saudi Arabia) fails to time his run beyond the last defender and the linesman makes a good call by signalling for offside after seeing the whole situation unfold.# 48′ A horde of players are waiting inside the penalty area for a cross from the corner, but Salem Al Dawsari (Saudi Arabia) takes it short.# 47′ The ball is cleared after Salem Al Dawsari (Saudi Arabia) attempted to dribble past an opposing player. The ball is out of play. A goal-scoring opportunity from a corner for Saudi Arabia.# The second half gets underway.#URU lead at the break!#URUKSA pic.twitter.com/kOuVBsa4ME— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 20, 2018Key stats: 👉@LuisSuarez9 is the first player to score for @Uruguay at three World Cups👉 We’ve had ANOTHER goal from a set-piece at this #WorldCup#URUKSA pic.twitter.com/H22ZvQxtEX— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 20, 2018# 45+3′ Clement Turpin has ended the first half by blowing the whistle.# 44′ Juan Antonio Pizzi is forced to make a change. Taisir Al Jassim is not able to carry on due to injury. He is replaced by Hussein Al Moghawi (Saudi Arabia).Goal 52 for #URU for @LuisSuarez9 👏#URUKSA pic.twitter.com/5bawfKI9HQ— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 20, 2018# 41′ Taisir Al Jassim (Saudi Arabia) is clearly asking for some medical attention with his painful gestures. The extent of his injury is yet to be discovered.# 38′ Abdullah Otayf (Saudi Arabia) gathers the pass and without hesitation smashes a shot in from long range, but it goes high over the bar.# 37′ A crossfield pass from Mohammed Al Burayk (Saudi Arabia) fails to find any of his teammates.# Possession stats: Uruguay 45-55 Saudi Arabia.# 35′ Clement Turpin blows his whistle for a foul after Salem Al Dawsari (Saudi Arabia) hacks down one of his opponents.# 32′ Edinson Cavani (Uruguay) has picked up a minor injury, but it looks like he will be able to continue.# 31′ The game is interrupted now, Edinson Cavani (Uruguay) picks up a knock and the physio has to come on.# 30′ Referee Clement Turpin sees the trip by Edinson Cavani (Uruguay) and doesn’t hesitate to blow his whistle.# 29′ CHANCE! Hattan Bahbir (Saudi Arabia) had a good opportunity when he latched on to a cross from the wing, but his strike wasn’t accurate at all and the ball went well over the bar.# 27′ Saudi Arabia take the corner, but their hopes of scoring a goal end with nice clearance by the defence.# 26′ CHANCE! Hattan Bahbir (Saudi Arabia) produces a ferocious strike from the edge of the box. His dangerous effort towards the roof of the net is blocked by Fernando Muslera, who pulls off a superb save to keep the ball out of the net. Good work from Saudi Arabia as they win a corner.# 25′ Edinson Cavani (Uruguay) expertly controls the pass inside the penalty area and shoots, but it’s inadvertently blocked a defender.On his 100th #URU appearance, too!@LuisSuarez9 grabs his first goal of the 2018 FIFA #WorldCup to give @Uruguay the lead!#URUKSA 1-0 pic.twitter.com/xe3pcLBBDJ— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 20, 2018# 23′ GOAL! Luis Suarez (Uruguay) scores from the corner kick. The ball slipped through the box to Luis Suarez (Uruguay) and he slotted it past the goalkeeper. Uruguay 1-0 Saudi Arabia.# 22′ Cristian Rodriguez (Uruguay) tries to slide the ball through to a teammate but it’s well blocked by a defender. The referee and one of his assistants signal for a corner kick to Uruguay.# 21′ CHANCE! Carlos Sanchez (Uruguay) receives a precise pass and is given time inside the box to send a promising strike towards the middle of the goal. Mohammed Al Owais guesses his intention and denies him with a fine save.# 20′ Uruguay have been awarded a corner kick. Will they be able to take advantage of the situation by delivering a good ball into the penalty box?# 20′ Edinson Cavani (Uruguay) serves up a nice cross, but the defence clears the danger. The linesman points to the corner flag, Uruguay are going to take it.# 18′ CHANCE! Diego Godin (Uruguay) sends a long ball forward to Cristian Rodriguez, but he put too much power and the chance is gone. The ball is off of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for Saudi Arabia.# 17′ Handball by Matias Vecino (Uruguay).# 15′ CHANCE! Luis Suarez (Uruguay) missed a big chance! He produces a stunning volley from inside the box, but his effort goes not far wide of the right post.# 14′ The game is interrupted. Abdullah Otayf (Saudi Arabia) has violated the rules in the battle for the ball. No protests or gestures are being made as he is quite aware of what he did.# 12′ CHANCE! Edinson Cavani (Uruguay) cushions the ball on his chest then hits a first-time volley high over the bar from inside the box.# 12′ Salem Al Dawsari (Saudi Arabia) jumps into a tackle and Clement Turpin blows his whistle for a foul.# 8′ A quickly taken corner by Saudi Arabia.# 8′ Mohammed Al Burayk (Saudi Arabia) takes the free-kick from mid-range but it’s blocked by the defensive wall. Now Saudi Arabia have a corner.# 7′ Matias Vecino (Uruguay) tackles a bit over-zealously and Clement Turpin blows for a foul. Saudi Arabia earn a free kick.# 6′ Clement Turpin blows his whistle and signals a foul after Carlos Sanchez (Uruguay) brought his opponent down.# 4′ Poor challenge! Cristian Rodriguez (Uruguay) is penalised for tripping and Clement Turpin blows his whistle.# 2′ Luis Suarez (Uruguay) collects a pass on the edge of the box and unleashes a shot which is brilliantly blocked by a defender.# 2′ A spell of possession for Uruguay in an attempt to control the game.Congrats, @LuisSuarez9! #URUKSA pic.twitter.com/zul9eauhn3— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 20, 2018# KICK OFF! # Clement Turpin got the nomination for today’s game and will try his best to be a fair judge and not make any mistakes.# Stat attack: In their last 11 games at the World Cup, Uruguay have failed to score just once.# Players to watch: Saudi ‘keeper Abdullah Al Muaiouf could be a busy man and needs to watch Uruguay defender José Giménez at set pieces.30 minutes to go!Are you all set for #URUKSA? 👀 TV listings 👉 https://t.co/xliHcxWvEO— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 20, 2018#URUKSA // Formations… pic.twitter.com/qXw9b5YAhY— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 20, 2018Uruguay Playing XI: Muslera; Varela, Giménez, Godín, Cáceres; Sánchez, Vecino, Bentancur, Rodríguez; Cavani, Suárez.Saudi Arabia Playing XI: Alowais, Osama, Ali, Alburayk, Salman, Hatan, Yasser, Otayf, Taiseer, Salem, Fahad.Now, on to Match 2…Here are the teams for #URUKSA 👇@Uruguay // @SaudiNT_EN pic.twitter.com/Jp3zCm61Ah— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 20, 2018Welcome to News Nation live coverage of the FIFA World Cup 2018! In the second match of the day, Uruguay lock horns with Saudi Arabia at the Rostov Arena in the Group A tie. For all the Latest Sports News News, Fifa World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Associated Press The government is allowing players to train individually at the clubs’ facilities while observing a series of safety measures pre-established by the league and local authorities.The league prepared a detailed four-phase training protocol that has already been distributed to clubs. Smaller group sessions and full squad sessions are likely to be allowed in the coming weeks.All players were expected to be tested for COVID-19 before resuming their training sessions.The Spanish league is expected to resume sometime in June.___ The Latest: La Liga to resume individual training sessions Serie A soccer clubs are in limbo with several regions of Italy allowing players to begin practicing on an individual basis at training centers on Monday while the government has set a May 18 return to the practice field for teams.Sports minister Vincenzo Spadafora is seeking clarification from the government’s techno-scientific coronavirus commission.Emilia-Romagna, Campania, Lazio and Sardinia have each given the go-ahead for teams in their regions to begin individual training. Those regions contain eight Serie A clubs: Bologna, Sassuolo, Spal, Parma, Napoli, Lazio, Roma and Cagliari.Serie A has been suspended since March 9, when the government ordered a nationwide lockdown.The government announced a week ago that individual athletes can resume training on Monday May 4, while teams can restart May 18. May 3, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the new coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Players from Spanish league clubs will be allowed to resume training on Monday as Spain eases some of the lockdown measures that had been in place because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Hakeem Lecky, Henry Schoonmaker, Kevin Rice, Tom Grimm and Dylan Donohue have been named Syracuse’s captains for the 2015 season, head coach John Desko announced Friday morning.Lecky, Rice and Schoonmaker are all seniors, while Grimm and Donohue still have two years left at SU. The five were elected captains by their teammates.Rice was a United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association second-team All-American last season, leading SU in points (80), assists (44) and ranking second in goals (36). His five points per game were fifth in the country and his 138 career points are seventh among active players throughout the country.Donohue led the Orange in goals last season with 37 and was third in points with 54. The USILA honorable mention All-American was third in the country with a 52.9 shooting percentage.Lecky will be serving as a captain for the second straight year and has 33 career points, including 17 last season. Schoonmaker, a USILA honorable mention All-American from last season, has 47 career points, 17 coming last year, and has scooped 57 ground balls in three seasons.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textGrimm is one of the Orange’s top short-stick defensive midfielders, playing in 27 games in his career with four assists. Comments Published on October 10, 2014 at 12:46 pm Contact Matt: email@example.com | @matt_schneidman Facebook Twitter Google+
Nigeria’s Franco-German Coach, Gernot Rohr, has revealed that his wards will not be taking their international friendly against Egypt lightly.The Super Eagles and the Pharaohs will meet in a friendly game at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba on March 26.The fixture is expected to be played four days after the two teams are scheduled to wrap up their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign: Nigeria will be at home to the Seychelles in Group E, while Egypt is away to Niger in Group J. Gernot Rohr The qualifying matches are both dead rubbers, as the West and North Africa heavyweights have already secured their berths at this year’s AFCON.In addition, Egypt was on Tuesday confirmed as the hosts for the tournament (following the Confederation of African Football’s decision to strip Cameroon of the rights in November last year). The country defeated South Africa in the Executive Committee voting process 16-1 on Tuesday morning.Both Nigeria and Egypt can be considered genuine contenders for the 2019 AFCON title and the meeting on March 26 will be a key part of both camps’ preparations – something Rohr has already alluded to.“I and my assistants are not taking the friendly match against Egypt lightly,” Rohr told Nigeria’s Football Live.“In fact we are planning to win the friendly match in preparations for the Africa Cup of Nations this year.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram