Crowning glory as Aberdeen set for biggest pre-let in years

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PREMIUMPLN projects lower electricity consumption over coronavirus

first_imgFacebook Linkedin State-owned electricity company PLN projects lower consumption by corporate users this year as worries over the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus has caused a significant decline in trade and industrial activities.PLN’s executive vice president in charge of marketing and customer service, Edison Sipahutar, estimates electricity consumption will fall between 0.6 percent and 1.2 percent in 2020  from 245.52 terawatt-hours (TWh), assuming sluggish factory, office and retail activities continue over the next nine months.“Household electricity consumption will increase but we also expect a decrease in business and industry consumption,” Edison told The Jakarta Post on Monday (23/3).He said that, next month alone, household consumption is projected to rise by up to 2 percent while industrial and business consumption decreases as much as 2.4 percent and 1.8 per… Google Indonesia electricity PLN consumption decline COVID-19 retailer manufacturing Forgot Password ? Log in with your social account Topics : LOG INDon’t have an account? Register herelast_img read more

Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool in contact with Lyon over Moussa Dembele

first_imgDembele would have a host of Premier League clubs to choose from (Picture: Getty)Lyon do expect to receive bids for Dembele in the coming weeks, but are keen to hold onto the Frenchman as they expect to lose several key players.AdvertisementAdvertisementChelsea have had a long-standing interest in Dembele having tracked the goalscorer since his days at Fulham, but their move for him depends on whether they can overturn their rapidly approaching transfer ban.United too have been repeatedly linked with Dembele, with some French reports claiming the Red Devils lodged a £35m bid for the forward last month. Advertisement Comment Dembele could be sold this summer (Picture: Getty)Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal have all been in contact with Lyon about signing Moussa Dembele, reports say.Dembele joined Lyon last year from Celtic in a £19.7m move and bagged 21 goals in his first season with the Ligue 1 side.The 22-year-old’s form has again caught the attention of a host of Premier League sides and he is on the radar of four teams, according to Duncan Castles, speaking on the Transfer Window podcast.Chelsea, United, Liverpool and Arsenal have asked Lyon to alert them if they decide to cash in on Dembele and if any offers come in for the striker this summer.ADVERTISEMENT Coral BarryThursday 6 Jun 2019 11:38 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.4kSharescenter_img Emery is the driving force behind Arsenal’s move for Dembele (Picture: Getty)Liverpool’s interest stems from their need for a new striker after it was confirmed Daniel Sturridge will leave the club at the end of his current deal.United see Dembele as a replacement for Romelu Lukaku, as the Belgian continues to be courted by Italian club, Inter.Arsenal’s interest is said to be driven by Unai Emery, who is a big fan of Dembele and would like the youngster at the Emirates should Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang or Alexandre Lacazette leave the club this summer.Dembele’s former club will take a cut of any sale, having successfully included a sell-on clause in the deal that saw Dembele join Lyon last year.MORE: Liverpool fans in hysterics as Virgil van Dijk gains instant revenge over Raheem SterlingMORE: Liverpool & Spurs enter transfer race to sign Man Utd target Bruno FernandesMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool in contact with Lyon over Moussa Dembele Advertisementlast_img read more

Biscuits: How innovative formats are tempting a nation of comfort eaters

first_imgMini BiscuitsLaunch date: August 2018Manufacturer: Heavenly Tasty Organics The latest addition to the Heavenly Tasty Organics kids’ range, Mini Biscuits are suitable for all children over 12 months, with an alphabet design and no added sugars, colours, preservatives or palm oil. The Apple and Strawberry snack bags (rsp: 69p/15g) contain organic ingredients including oats and spelt flour and are available at Sainsbury’s, Ocado and Morrisons.  The idea of reliability and comfort is rooted in what consumers are buying. For the vast majority of Brits tend to always stick to a tried-and-tested choice. Three in 10 consumers polled said they always bought their favourite biscuit at the supermarket, while 43% reported buying their favourite more often than not. Only 27% of consumers said they bought a variety of biscuits.It’s not necessarily bad news for biscuits as a whole. After all, Britain’s reliable love of biscuits has seen sales climb £114.6m over the past year to £2.9bn, marking the first period of growth since 2015 [Kantar Worldpanel 52 w/e 17 June 2018]. Volumes also climbed 1.5%. “Biscuits are undoubtedly a national treasure,” says James Thomas, customer marketing director at Pladis UK & Ireland, who points out Britain has “the highest per capita biscuit consumption in the world”.But that could prove a stumbling block for more innovative products. While shoppers don’t think of biscuits as exciting, there’s an even more worrying insight: they don’t actually want any more excitement. Almost nine in 10 shoppers polled felt there is already a large enough variety of biscuits in their local supermarket. Essentially, they have settled for the biscuit they want and have sacrificed excitement for a dependable hit of taste. Wholey Moly CookiesLaunch date: August 2018Manufacturer: Wholey MolyMade using 100% natural ingredients, new Wholey Moly cookies entered the vegan market in August, touting high fibre, low sugar, healthy fats and antioxidants. Originally launched in Selfridges, the individually packaged cookies (£2.20/43g) have since gained listings in Whole Foods and Sourced Market, and come in Cacao & Orange, Cacao & Hazelnut and Almond, Hemp & Chia flavours, with the latter containing 8g of plant protein. The first task for the Imagination team was to identify the key factors behind the decline of savoury biscuits. ”The consumption of savoury biscuits tends to be during an occasion,” says creative director Jiri Bures. “They are often considered as something you’d have while entertaining guests at a dinner party, paired with cheese and wine, rather than a regular snack.” To change this perception and introduce new eating occasions, the team created GOAT biscuits, a range of all-natural savoury biscuits that  provide one of your five a day. “As well as being nutritious, filling and full of flavour, we wanted the packs to be convenient,” says Bures. The 23g packs (rsp: £1.29) come in 100% recyclable, on-the-go pouches to provide a quick and easy snack solution for health-conscious shoppers. The four GOAT flavours – Beetroot, Pumpkin & Flax Seed; Carrot, Parsnip & Fennel; Sundried Tomato, Lentil & Thyme and Courgette, Pea & Parmesan  – were inspired by a chef and developed to include plant proteins, low sugar and high vegetable content. No, the products don’t contain any goat. But there was a clear reason behind the name. “GOAT has a double meaning for the brand – it’s an animal but it’s also an acronym for Greatest Of All Time,” explains Bures. “We want to inspire our customers to be the best they can be, and a part of that is looking after your body and eating well. Also, just like goats, the biscuits are surprising, tenacious, and come in lots of varieties.”The launch will be supported with a social media campaign urging consumers to ‘find their inner goat’. “Our target audience is everyday, hardworking consumers with fast-paced lifestyles who need healthy, quick snacks to stay on top,” says Bures. “The campaign would centre around promoting unconventional influencers, people that are amazing in their fields but are likely unknown to our customers, who we feel embody the brand ethos of being strong, resilient and hardworking.” With increasingly hectic lifestyles driving more and more shoppers into the snack aisle, a healthy, convenient and sustainable savoury biscuit option could be just what the sector needs to get back in growth next year. The biscuit innovations tempting shoppers away from their usual favourites It’s a British tradition as well-worn as the Queen’s speech at Christmas or strawberries at Wimbledon. When times get tough, the nation turns to tea and a biscuit. Whether a chocolate digestive, custard cream or ginger nut, biscuits have established themselves as the ultimate comfort food.Yet that positive association could have some negative implications. Exclusive research conducted by Harris Interactive for The Grocer shows there is an element of boredom in the nation’s biscuit habits. Just 7% of the 1,026 consumers polled this month thought the biscuit aisle was innovative and exciting. Instead, the prevailing opinion was that biscuits were reliable and comforting (39%). In other words, the nation’s relationship with biscuits is losing its sparkle. And that could prove a challenge for brands trying to shake things up. Flipz White FudgeLaunch date: October 2018Manufacturer: PladisPladis is looking to build on the success of sweet and savoury combo brand Flipz, launched in May (see above), with a new, limited edition flavour. White Fudge is the third in the Flipz UK range (joining Milk and Dark variants), selected for its popularity in the US, where it remains the second highest grossing flavour for the brand, beating other US variants Birthday Cake and Caramel Sea Salt. The NPD hit Asda shelves last month just in time for the festive season (rsp: £1.50/100g). center_img Bahlsen believes it is possible for new ideas to strike a chord with habit-driven biscuit shoppers. It has aimed to tempt consumers away from their routine with the launch of its Choco Leibniz Snack Packs and Choco Moments range in February. Admittedly, these ranges aren’t a large departure from its standard offering – Choco Moments are essentially its signature biscuits topped with Crunchy Hazelnut and Crunchy Mint flavours. But it still had to work hard to grab consumer attention with a media campaign, in-store sampling and smartphone app coupons. “When introducing a new product into the biscuit category, it’s important to disrupt consumer habits close to the point of purchase,” says marketing manager Julien Lacrampe. He points out more than 50% of biscuit purchases are unplanned – making in-store activity a particularly crucial tool.McVitie’s took a similarly disruptive approach in summer with an experiential campaign at London’s Westfield shopping centre. The experience, part of the brand’s ‘Sweeter Together’ marketing campaign, included interactive challenges with prizes up for grabs and 800,000 biscuit samples. “You only have a few seconds to grab the attention of shoppers with a new product,” says brand director Emma Stowers. “We do this by employing numerous trial-driving activities, such as events, highly visible displays and valuable competitions, depending on the innovation and the audience we’re trying to attract.”Watch: What could make shoppers stray from their favourite biscuit? Christmas Biscuit Selection BoxLaunch date: November 2018Manufacturer: Elizabeth ShawTargeting Christmas shoppers, Elizabeth Shaw’s new premium selection box includes White Chocolate & Cranberry, Mint & Cocoa and Coconut & Hazelnut biscuits, available at Sainsbury’s for £5 (420g). Containing between 71 and 77 calories per biscuit, the Christmas packs offer maximum indulgence for the festive period.  This perhaps explains why NPD in biscuits tends to be a variation on a popular favourite, rather than ground-breaking innovation. It can be a popular tactic. Take the McVitie’s Thins range, which expanded to include Hobnobs and Chocfilled variants in July this year. Since launching in January 2017, Thins have accumulated £26m in sales, according to Pladis. Both Oreo and Burton’s Maryland have introduced similarly thinned versions of their classic SKUs over the past two years, with the former range now encompassing seven flavours.Still, some brands are looking to tempt consumers away from their regular habit with more unusual propositions. One such innovation was Pladis’ Flipz, which finally made its way from the US to the UK this summer. The milk and dark chocolate ‘swavoury’ pretzels – designed to tap the growing appetite for sweet and savoury combinations in snacking – have since accrued £2.7m in sales.Mondelez also took the plunge with the launch of Joyfills in August. Brand manager Carly Sharpe says the mini cream-filled biscuits, available in Oreo and Cadbury variants, were developed in response to modern consumer needs. “With increasingly busy lives and an always-on mindset shoppers are increasingly looking for convenient, bite-sized treats that deliver on delicious taste, but won’t weigh them down,” explains Sharpe. “The range offers something different to consumers, it’s unlike anything else on the market and is designed specifically to meet the changing lifestyle of the consumer.” It may also help that the biscuits are chocolate-based – the type favoured by 37% of consumers polled. It could prove a successful tack. Our Harris Interactive research found that, with the right motivation, biscuit shoppers can be convinced to stray away from their regular brand. When asked what could persuade them to try a new biscuit, 43% said they’d be tempted by a promotion or deal, while 41% would respond to a free sample or trial of a new product. More than one in five (21%) said they would be interested in trying a new biscuit if they had enjoyed the ad, and a quarter would be swayed by attractive packaging.Perhaps reliable and comforting isn’t the only way to win in biscuits, after all. With the right marketing and investment, new products might just be able to inject a bit of excitement into the biscuit aisle. So those who trade solely on habit had better watch their backs.Creative Challenge: GOATSavoury is the only type of biscuit in decline, having shed £13.4m this year [Kantar Worldpanel]. We asked global brand agency Imagination to inject some excitement into the sector with a new range of savoury biscuits. Here’s what they came up with.GOAT biscuit creative challenge 2018focallength 64flash 16cameramake Canonheight 705fnumber 11exposuretime 0.1orientation 1camerasoftware Adobe Photoshop CC 2originaldate 6/16/2016 5:30:39 PMwidth 940cameramodel Canon EOS 6Dfocallength 64flash 16cameramake Canonheight 705fnumber 11exposuretime 0.1orientation 1camerasoftware Adobe Photoshop CC 2originaldate 6/16/2016 5:30:39 PMwidth 940cameramodel Canon EOS 6Dlast_img read more

Bulldogs, Wildcats, and Pirates Capture Tennis Sectional Titles

first_imgThe Batesville Boy’s Varsity tennis team defeated East Central 4-1 to win their sixth straight sectional championship.#1 Singles- Beau Brown was defeated by Jason Bosse 2-6, 1-6#2 Singles- Ben Schwettman defeated Matt Kuebel 6-0, 6-2#3 Singles- Spencer Rose defeated Braeden Wittich 6-0, 6-3#1 Doubles- Harsh Patel and Paul Ritter defeated Clark Maxwell and Bryce Stonefield 6-0, 6-0#2 Doubles- Will Harmeyer and Jonathan Kunkel defeated Chase Sizemore and Jared Volpenhein 6-2, 6-1Batesville is 15-6 on the season and will play against Richmond in the Regional at Richmond on Tuesday starting at 4:30.The Franklin County Wildcats captured The Connersville Sectional crown with a 5-0 win over the host Spartans and will battle The New Castle Trojans at The Richmond Regionals.The Greensburg Pirates were the Jennings County Sectional champs with a 4-1 win over the host Panthers and will square off against the host Panthers at The Bloomington North Regionals on Tuesday.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Mike McKinney and the IHSAA.last_img read more

Allegri approached for Netherlands job

first_imgMax Allegri has been approached to take the Netherlands job but is holding out for a club position. The Dutch side is due to face Italy in the Nations League on Monday evening in Amsterdam. They are operating under interim manager Dwight Lodeweges after coach Ronald Koeman left to take on the Barcelona job. read also:Tuchel’s PSG future under threat with Max Allegri lined up as successorAdvertisement Loading… The favourite to lead Holland is Henk ten Cate, but Sky Sport Italia report that Allegri had been initially approached. The former Juventus coach is currently out of contract, having taken a year out after he was fired by the Bianconeri at the end of the 2018-19 season. Allegri won five consecutive Serie A titles at Juventus, and reached the Champions League Final twice. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted Content6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth8 Shows That Overstayed Their Welcome7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Playing Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyThese Are The Best Stargazing Locations You Can Find On Earth10 Gorgeous Bollywood Divas Who Earn A LotThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made6 Movies Where A Car Plays A Key Rolelast_img read more

Money cashes in at Salina

first_imgBy Larry Lowrey Jr. SALINA, Kan. (June 20) – Some nights you’ve got it and Friday night Clay Money had it in the M&H Motors IMCA Northern SportMod feature at Salina Speedway.Starting from the fifth row, Money knew it would be tough to get to the front of the field but it wouldn’t be impossible. Money has had some strong finishes this season at Salina but victory lane had eluded him so far in 2014. Jacob Crowell and Chris Humphries led the field to the green. Money was quickly clicking them off one by one until he hit the front of the pack.Once at the front he would not be denied, racing to his first win at Salina in 2014. Point leader Austin Carter finished second after starting 11th and Daniel Gottschalk went from 10th to third.Clay Sellard picked up the opening night win in the Belleville Motorsports IMCA Modified class at Salina. Since then he has been strong, but he hasn’t been back to victory lane. Sellard knocked that monkey off his back Friday night by getting his second win of the season. The Budweiser IMCA Hobby Stock feature was as exciting as it could get.Tony Slothower worked his way to the front and looked to be going away but competition in this division is fierce and Tommy Fose wasn’t about to let Slothower have the win for the second straight week.Slothower led a large majority of the feature but on the white flag lap, Fose made his move and took the lead. The two worked their way around the track. Who was it going to be? Slothower wouldn’t give up he stayed right with Fose as they entered the final turn. In a drag race down the front chute it was Slothower by a bumper width over Fose.last_img read more

Maloney magic wins it for Scotland

first_img In the 34th minute Mulgrew bulleted a header from a Maloney cross past the post from six yards as Scotland turned the screw and the home fans at last found their voice. Four minutes from the break Fletcher failed to get on the end of a Maloney cross after the former Celt delightfully pulled a Russell Martin pass out of the air, and another opportunity for Scotland was lost. O’Neill’s side came out for the second-half in a more purposeful mode and in the 50th minute, from a fine McGeady cross, Hanley did well to challenge Walters and concede a corner which came to nothing. Moments later, from another Irish corner, Walters’ flick was helped on by Long from close-range with the home fans palpably relieved to see Marshall make the save. Fletcher was replaced by Chris Martin but Marshall again came to Scotland’s rescue by pushing an angled-drive by McGeady past the far post for another James McClean corner, which he confidently plucked out the air. In the 65th minute, with the game tantalisingly balanced and not for those of a nervous disposition, Martin screwed a Steven Naismith pass inches past Forde’s left-hand post from eight yards out. Long and Darron Gibson were soon replaced by Robbie Brady and Stephen Quinn in a double substitution but to no avail. From a whipped-in free-kick from Mulgrew, Walters headed the ball against the top of his own crossbar but the luck of the Irish immediately went missing. Maloney took a short corner to skipper Scott Brown, took the clever return pass and curled the ball from 16 yards past Forde and into the far corner and Parkhead erupted. O’Neill threw on Keane for Hendrick and the Scots were forced into some desperate defending but saw out four additional minutes – in which the ball came off their bar in a last-ditch Irish attack – to the cheers of the home fans who may already have the scent of France in their nostrils. Scotland go level on seven points with Ireland and Germany, with Poland Group D leaders with 10, but there are surely twists and turns still to come before the two automatic qualifying spots and the play-off place is secured. There had been plenty of guess work about personnel in an intense build-up to the game and the Scotland team sheet showed that Strachan, back at his former club, made three changes with left-back Andy Robertson, stopper Grant Hanley and midfielder Charlie Mulgrew returning as Steven Whittaker moved to right-back. Irish manager Martin O’Neill, another ex-Celtic boss, lost midfielders Glenn Whelan and James McCarthy to injury but the shock news was that skipper and top scorer Robbie Keane had been dropped to the bench. Republic fans had been officially allocated around 3,200 tickets but there were a few thousand more Irish accents in the ground at kick-off time, helping create quite a din, albeit it took quite a while for the stadium to fill up to almost its 60,000 capacity. Amid a cracking atmosphere the question of whether Republic of Ireland’s Scots-born winger Aiden McGeady would get booed on his return to his old ground was answered in the affirmative by the Tartan Army, who never let up. However, there was more for them to focus on in a frantic opening as Scotland keeper David Marshall was tested by Jon Walters before Scots striker Steven Fletcher headed a Maloney corner over the bar. A tetchiness then enveloped the match. In the 12th minute Hanley was booked by Serbian referee Milorad Mazic for a desperate tackle on Shane Long and then McGeady and Jeff Hendrick were shown yellows for fouls on Fletcher and Whittaker respectively. Gordon Strachan’s side had the best of a tense, frenetic first-half at Celtic Park but passed up a couple of good chances to take the lead. The visitors came out rejuvenated after the break however Scotland regained control with Wigan forward Maloney, back on his old stomping ground, curling the ball past David Forde in the 75th minute with technique fit to win any game. Scotland confirmed their 2016 European Championship qualifying credentials with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Republic of Ireland thanks to a wonderful second-half strike by Shaun Maloney Press Associationlast_img read more

The Latest: Lions place Coleman and Nauta on COVID list

first_imgSevilla says players and club employees were tested again and no positive results were reported.The club says training will resume with individual sessions.Players and employees will continue to be tested before the team’s trip to Germany for the match.The round-of-16 game is scheduled to be played on Aug. 6. The team plans to travel on Tuesday.___ July 30, 2020 Budenholzer says it’s a big hurdle to overcome when everybody else has already put in 10 to 14 days of work. ___Season tickets will not be available for Dallas Cowboys games this season.The Cowboys announced that due to NFL policies, government and CDC guidelines on the COVID-19 pandemic, capacity at AT&T Stadium will be limited. The team sent season ticket holders an e-mail offering them options. They can opt in for the opportunity to purchase a limited number of tickets for a limited number of games and will have the first chance to purchase those tickets, though they could be in different locations from their normal seats. The Las Vegas Raiders have placed backup running back Devontae Booker on the new reserve/COIVD-19 list.The list is being used for any player who tests positive for the coronavirus or has been quarantined after having been in close contact with someone who has been infected.Booker is the first player the Raiders have placed on the list.___The San Francisco 49ers have placed backup running back Jeff Wilson Jr. on the new reserve/COIVD-19 list. The Bills said the decision to send players home was made as “a disciplined, proactive and preventative approach” in a bid to eliminate additional cases.The Bills did not provide a timeline as to how long rookies would continue working remotely.Undrafted rookie defensive back Ike Brown was placed on the team’s reserve/Covid-19 list Monday, followed by defensive tackle Vincent Taylor and receiver Duke Williams on Wednesday.— AP Sports Writer John Wawrow.___ The list is being used for any player who tests positive for the coronavirus or has been quarantined after having been in close contact with someone who has been infected.Wilson is the second player the Niners have placed on the list. Receiver Richie James Jr. was placed on it earlier in the week.Wilson had 27 carries for 105 yards and four TDs last season.___Cleveland Browns punter Jamie Gillan has been placed on the NFL’s reserve/COVID-19 list, which means he’s either tested positive for the virus or been in close contact with an infected person. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Detroit Lions put defensive back Justin Coleman and tight end Isaac Nauta on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Rutgers halted all in-person team activities and quarantined the entire program this past weekend after learning six people associated with the program had tested positive. The Big Ten Conference member had previously reported four positive tests since returning to campus on June 15.___Sevilla says no other players have tested positive for the coronavirus ahead of its Europa League match against Roma.The Spanish club announced on Wednesday that Serbian player Nemanja Gudelj tested positive for COVID-19 and was isolated from the rest of the squad. The list was created for players who either test positive for COVID-19 or have been in close contact with an infected person. Coleman has not missed a regular-season game since the 2016 season. Nauta appeared in six games for Detroit last season.___The LPGA Tour’s return to golf has yielded two positive tests for the coronavirus out of the 466 given to players and caddies before they traveled and when they arrived in Ohio for the LPGA Drive On Championship.The LPGA says Marina Alex had no symptoms when she tested positive before leaving for Inverness. Following 10 days of quarantine, she is expected to return next week at the Marathon Classic. The tour says one caddie also tested positive and did not travel. The caddie was only to scheduled to work the first event. One is a member of the coaching staff and one is a member of the home clubhouse staff. All activity at Citizens Bank Park has been canceled until further notice.___Rookie running back Malcolm Perry is among several Miami Dolphins players who have donated convalescent plasma after recovering from COVID-19.The plasma helps patients still fighting the virus. More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportscenter_img The Latest: Lions place Coleman and Nauta on COVID list The Atlantic Coast Conference announced a new 11-game scheduling format that includes 10 conference games, with Notre Dame joining as a full-time member for the 2020 season.Georgia Tech was already set to play Notre Dame at Atlanta’s 75,000-seat Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Nov. 14. While that game remains a part of the Yellow Jackets’ revised ACC schedule, the uncertainty over a playing date prompted the school to move the contest to its regular home venue, 55,000-seat Bobby Dodd Stadium.___Milwaukee Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer says guards Eric Bledsoe and Pat Connaughton won’t play Friday against the Boston Celtics after both players arrived late to Florida because they had tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Budenholzer hasn’t announced a timeline for when either player could appear in a game. He says getting them at least a couple of five-on-five practice sessions and some three-on-three work will be important for their conditioning and developing a rhythm. They also could decline to buy single-game tickets for the 2020 season but “will still retain tenure, seat location and associated benefits for the 2021 season and beyond.”Any season ticket holders who have paid their invoice fee will have the option to apply the credit to future ticket purchases or receive a refund.The Cowboys also said any fans who purchased single-game tickets from an official NFL licensed channel for games this season will be receiving communication from the point of purchase regarding cancellations of tickets and how to obtain a credit or refund.___The Phillies have received the results of Wednesday’s testing, and while no players tested positive for COVID-19 two staff members did test positive. Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis is concerned about his club traveling to face Barcelona in the Champions League amid a recent spike in coronavirus cases in Spain.De Laurentiis says “I hear a lot of perplexity and fear coming from Spain and they’re acting like nothing is wrong. What does it take to say, ‘Don’t go to Barcelona but rather go to Portugal, Germany or Geneva?’”The Barcelona-Napoli game is scheduled for Aug. 8. The first leg of the round-of-16 encounter finished 1-1 in Naples in February. The winner will advance to the quarterfinals in Lisbon, Portugal.The Napoli president says “if they’ve decided to play the Champions League in Portugal and the Europa League in Germany, I think we can go to Portugal or Germany for the round of 16. I don’t understand why it should stay in a city that has a really critical situation.”___ Gillan is the third player placed on the list, joining running back Dontrell Hilliard and safety Jovante Moffatt.The Browns signed Gillan as an undrafted free agent before training camp last season and the 23-year-old became a fan favorite with his long air and thick Scottish accent. He wore a kilt to Cleveland’s final home game last season.Gillan set a club single-season record by averaging 41.6 net yards per kick in 2019 as a rookie. He also placed 28 punts inside the 20.___The sideline area college football teams use to congregate will be extended by 20 yards this season and only one captain from each team will be permitted to participate in the pregame or overtime coin toss. Gaby Lopez has the positive test result out of the 233 given to players and caddies at the tournament.The LPGA says one player from the Symetra Tour, Fatima Fernandez Cano, tested positive and withdrew from last week’s tournament in Michigan. The tour says she has recovered and has been cleared to play.___The Buffalo Bills became the NFL’s first team to send their rookies home and hold training camp remotely after two more players tested positive for COVID-19.Defensive backs Siran Neal and Dane Jackson both tested positive Thursday, upping the team’s total to five since rookies reported on July 21. Neal is a second-year player and Jackson is a rookie seventh-round draft pick. “Being able to give back to people who weren’t fortunate enough to react the same way you did to the virus and give back to the community was important,” the former Navy star said in a statement released Thursday by the team.People who have recovered from the coronavirus have developed antibodies to the virus that remain in the plasma portion of their blood. By transfusing plasma from a person who has recovered from COVID-19 into a patient still fighting the virus, it can boost their immune system and potentially help them recover.___There has been a spike in the number of Rutgers’ football players who have tested positive for COVID-19. New Jersey Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said the number is now 15 and noted that even smaller gatherings can lead to positive tests. Associated Press NCAA playing rules oversight committee announced alterations in football and other sports to accommodate for COVID-19 concerns this coming season.The team sideline area currently extends from one 25-yard line to another. Those areas will now span from 15 to 15. Currently, as many as four team captains can participate in the coin toss. That has been reduced to one and only two officials will be allowed to participate.In soccer, the penalty for spitting at an opponent has been increased from an ejection and one-game suspension to an ejection and two-game suspension. In volleyball, teams will not switch benches during a match.___Georgia Tech has moved this season’s home game against Notre Dame to its campus stadium, citing uncertainty over scheduling because of the coronavirus pandemic.last_img read more

Bees’ Max Dec advances to state golf tournament

first_img Tags: BaldwinsvilleC-NSGolfliverpool In last Thursday’s opening round, Liverpool’s Spencer Baum  led the local contingent, shooting a six-over-par 78 to tie Westhill’s Anthony Maglisco for fourth place, six shots behind the leader, Manlius-Pebble Hill’s Johnny Gruninger.Meanwhile, Dec joined a tie for sixth place with Ty Jones (Skaneateles) and Peter Hatton (Jamesville-DeWitt) at 79, with two C-NS golfers, Andrew Brunozzi and Ryan Sisco, also advancing, Brunozzi with an 81, Sisco with an 84 to make the cut on the number.B’ville’s quartet of Matt Shipman, Aiden Farmer, Tanner Glavin and Carter Nichols, along with Liverpool’s Dylan Husted and C-NS’s Ethan Shallcross, did not make the cut. Back in the fall, boys golfers from Cicero-North Syracuse, Liverpool and Baldwinsville had their regular season and Section III Class AA tournament, where the top performers advanced to the sectional state qualifier.Seven-plus months later, the season resumed with the qualifier at Seven Oaks in Hamilton, with nine spots in the June 2-3 state tournament at the Cornell University course in Ithaca on the line.And when all was settled, it was the Bees’ Max Dec able to earn his place in the state tournament, while three other local players got close to advancing.center_img Two days later, the final round took place. Dec remained steady and poised, improving his total by one stroke to a 77 so that, with a two-round score of 155, he finished fifth, easily earning his state tournament berth.Meanwhile, Baum struggled to an 85, leaving him at 162, a single stroke out of the playoff for the final berths. Brunozzi’s second straight 81 left him matching Baum’s 162 and just short as Sisco had an 83 to finish at 167, alone in 14th place.Dec was joined on the state tournament squad by Gruninger and West Genesee’s Nick Bove, who tied for medalist honors at Seven Oaks with 146.Gruninger’s teammate, Grant Lewis, qualified, too, finishing seventh at 158. Shawn Colella (Marcellus) was third at 148, with Maglisco fourth at 154 and Jones sixth at 157.A three-way playoff was held for the final two spots after they all finished at 161. Adam Butch (Fayetteville-Manlius) and Ian Rivers (East Syracuse Minoa) outlasted Hatton.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more