Inter completes the examinations of its footballers without any positive

first_imgInter Milan accomplished medical examinations of its footballers on Friday previous to the resumption of particular person coaching without detecting any positive case for coronavirus in the template.“FC Internazionale Milan communicates that every one the medical checks that the first group underwent have given unfavourable outcomes. Voluntary particular person coaching will start beginning this Friday afternoon, “the Milanese membership reported in an official assertion.” The Membership maintains the utmost consideration on prevention standards for the well being of gamers and all members of society. , in the respect of all the strains established by the Authorities “, he provides. The group coached by Antonio Conte will open the doorways of the Appiano Gentile sports activities middle beginning this Friday afternoon and the gamers will have the ability to work individually, divided into a number of shifts to ensure the security distance.In latest days, a number of Serie A golf equipment subjected their footballers to pharyngeal tampons and 4 of them, one from Torino and three from Fiorentina, whose names haven’t been disclosed, have examined positive.The Italian Authorities is at present learning the protocol of the Italian Soccer Federation (FIGC) and the evolution of the coronavirus pandemic to determine if the circumstances are in place for the golf equipment to begin exercising as a group as of Might 18.Sequence A was interrupted on March 9 on Matchday 26, when Juventus Turin was the chief with a degree benefit over Lazio and 9 over Inter Milan.last_img read more

Former NBA star pleads guilty in college basketball bribery scheme

first_imgTom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Prosecutors said Person accepted $91,500 in bribes to steer players with NBA potential to a Pittsburgh-based financial adviser. As part of the plea, he agreed to forfeit that amount.Person said he committed his crime in late 2016 and early 2017.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe plea deal has a recommended sentencing guideline range of two to 2½ years in prison, though the sentence will be left up to Judge Loretta A. Preska. The sentencing is scheduled for July 9.In a release, U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said Person “abused his position as a coach and mentor to student-athletes in exchange for personal gain.” “In taking tens of thousands of dollars in cash bribes, Person not only placed personal financial gain above his obligations to his employer and the student-athletes he coached, but he broke the law,” he said.Person’s plea falls in line with those recently entered by three other former assistant coaches at major college basketball schools.Tony Bland, a former Southern California assistant coach; ex-Arizona assistant coach Emanuel “Book” Richardson; and former Oklahoma State assistant coach Lamont Evans are awaiting sentencing.Their prison terms are likely to be measured in months rather than years.Person, former associate head coach at Auburn, was drafted by the Indiana Pacers in 1986 and played for five NBA teams over 13 seasons.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title In court papers, prosecutors said Person arranged multiple meetings between the financial adviser and Auburn players or their family members.Prosecutors said he failed to tell families and players that he was being bribed to recommend the financial adviser.In one recorded conversation, prosecutor said, Person warned an Auburn player to keep his relationship with the financial adviser a secret.According to prosecutors, Person said: “Don’t say nothing to anybody. … Don’t share with your sisters, don’t share with any of the teammates, that’s very important cause this is a violation … of rules, but this is how the NBA players get it done, they get early relationships, and they form partnerships.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying The decision on the Maguindanao Massacre case PLAY LIST 03:22The decision on the Maguindanao Massacre case02:21BuCor bribery witness stands by story, says security footage best evidence02:54Inmate exposes corruption at the NBP during Senate probe02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Injured Darren Collison misses 1st game after 71 starts for Pacers Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption FILE — In this Oct. 10, 2017 file photo, former Auburn University assistant men’s basketball coach, Chuck Person, leaves Manhattan federal court in New York, after an initial appearance before a magistrate judge. Person is scheduled to plead guilty on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 to a conspiracy charge in a scandal that involved bribes paid to families of NBA-bound young athletes to steer them to top schools and favored money managers and agents. (AP Photo/Larry Neumeister, File)NEW YORK — Former Auburn University assistant coach and 13-year NBA veteran Chuck Person pleaded guilty Tuesday to a bribery conspiracy charge in the widespread college basketball bribery scandal, ensuring that none of the four coaches charged in the probe will go to trial.Person, 54, of Auburn, Alabama, entered the plea in Manhattan federal court, averting a June trial. He and his lawyer declined to speak afterward and made a quick exit from the courthouse.ADVERTISEMENT Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief View commentslast_img read more

Traffic light shot out in Fort St. John

first_imgThe Fort St. John RCMP detachment is trying to figure out who is reponsible for potentially dangerous gunplay. On June 26th, a traffic light was shot-out using a small caliber pistol or rifle. The light faces the northbound centre traffic lane on Highway 97 at the 269 Road.Police are saying this practice is dangerous to the public because it can cause a collision at the intersection. Officers are also saying that there is concern for the safety of those who live close to the area where the shots were fired. – Advertisement -The cost of the traffic lights runs into the thousands of dollars to replace.If anyone has any information regarding this or any other intentional traffic light damages contact the Fort St. John RCMP at 250-787-8100.If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. A two thousand dollar reward is being offered for information which leads to an arrest and charge.Advertisementlast_img read more

Which Chelsea legend said it is his ‘dream’ to manage at Stamford Bridge?

first_img Which Chelsea legend said it is his ‘dream’ to manage at Stamford Bridge? 1 Gianfranco Zola admits he would love to return to Chelsea as manager – but the Stamford Bridge legend has backed the struggling champions to recover. Chelsea host Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League on Wednesday after Saturday’s damaging 3-1 defeat to Liverpool left them 15th in the Barclays Premier League and piled the pressure on boss Jose Mourinho.Zola, who made 312 appearances and scored 80 goals for Chelsea after signing from Parma in 1996, is currently manager of Al Arabi in Qatar.But the former Watford and West Ham boss, who has stated his desire to become manager at the Bridge before, still wants to return to west London.“My dream, let us say my ambition, is to be Chelsea manager some day in the future,” he told“However, I realise that I need to improve as a manager if I want to get there. And I am working hard to achieve my goal. Qatar is helping me a lot in this regard.”Chelsea have struggled this season and Mourinho has denied a player revolt, with John Terry insisting the dressing room is behind the manager, and Zola expects them to bounce back after one win in their last eight games.“The club has it in them to turn around their fortunes. A good result in the Champions League game against Kiev followed by a couple of league wins will do the trick,” said Zola, who played for Chelsea between 1996 and 2003.“There is no one compelling reason for the poor start to the season. The poor form of key offensive players Eden Hazard and Diego Costa has not helped. Defensively as well the team dropped the standards set last year. So the players have lost confidence as a group and this has led to poor results.”last_img read more

How ’13 Reasons Why’ highlights serious issues faced by Donegal’s teenagers

first_imgThe Donegal Youth Service have responded to the popular Netflix drama series with a contributed piece to highlight the issues it raises for young people:Weeks after it was first released, 13 Reasons Why is still the TV show on everyone’s lips.  The Netflix original production which is based on a book of the same name has been seen all around the world by young people and adults alike.It has been praised by many for addressing serious issues such as rape and suicide head on, but it has also been criticised for glamourising suicide and depicting it recklessly without creating a broader discussion around mental health and real solutions. Earlier this week, Netflix responded to the critics and will be adding much stronger warnings to the most distressing episodes, however many younger children and teenagers have already watched it, so it’s important that parents talk to them about it.Articles and reactions to this show are widely available in the media, and it’s clear we need to talk about mental health.Young people today are facing a unique set of difficulties that previous generations did not experience, and recent research has shown that they are facing more stressors than ever before.The rise of technology and super computers that fit in our hands is an incredible feat for humanity, but as 13 Reasons Why showed, one picture taken on a smart phone can be shared around an entire school in moments and that can be devastating. One in four young Irish people have experienced cyberbullying, and their lives are documented and recorded in a way that no adult has experienced.  This is just one of the many issues facing young people today.  It is so important that we take their issues seriously, and don’t assume that young people today have it easy.Cyberbullying in 13 Reasons Why. Image: NetflixWhen a young person has a problem, they will try and fix the problem alone, or in some cases ignore, deny or cover it up and hope it will go away itself.  They are more likely to ask for help only when their symptoms have become quite severe and they have run out of ways to try and solve it by themselves.Early intervention before it escalates is ideal, but not always so simple.There are many things that can cause problems for young people, and what distresses one teenager may not another.  However, there are some early warning signs to look out for as a parent:Change in appetite/change in weight (either loss or gain)Change in mood, such as increased mood swingsChange in sleeping patternsResults or attendance at school deterioratingVisibly upset, anxious or depressedWithdrawing from family and friends/spending more time aloneWithdrawing from doing activities they used to enjoyDifficulty concentrating or focusingSelf-harming/covering up more than usualImage: NetflixIt is important to remember that everyone is different and these issues can present completely different in each person, it is about looking at the overall picture.  One person might stop eating, and the next might begin to over eat, and a person does not need to tick each box to be struggling with their mental health. As a parent, it is important to pay attention to your gut feeling on the matter; you know your child well and you may notice first a negative change in their day to day functioning.Image: NetflixHelp is available at all stages and there is a service to suit everyone. Encouraging a young person to seek support for their mental health can be a delicate process, but here are a few tips:Listen to them firstInform yourself about mental healthTalk to them about mental healthBelieve what they have to sayDo not minimise or patronise their distressGive them choices as to how they can get support for their mental healthMake sure they are involved in all aspects of the process, or as much as they want to beListen to their opinions regarding decisions made about their healthcareEncourage them that getting extra support is what adults do when they need helpDo not force them to take part in something they do not want to as this will cause more harm than goodAlthough 13 Reasons Why is certainly not perfect, and many of the criticisms are valid, it has certainly started important discussions around mental health and young people and we must not stop talking.  Our young people need us.– Louise Lynch, Teen Talk Coordinator at Donegal Youth Service. Visit to find out about services in your area. Local services for young people and parents (not a comprehensive list)Your GP – HSE advice is that your GP should be your first port of call.  They will be able to direct you to the most relevant service.Teen Talk at Donegal Youth Service is a free and confidential service for young people aged 12 – 25 which can be used as a stand alone support or as a complimentary service.  Saturday and evening appointments are available on the Port Road, Letterkenny.  Contact (074) 91 29640 or visit for more information.Jigsaw Donegal provides a free and confidential support service for young people aged 15 – 25, with a drop-in centre on Pearse Road in Letterkenny.  Check out or call (074) 97 26920 for more information.Camhs (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) is a free service for children and young people up to age 18.  Contact them for more information Letterkenny (074) 91 20340 or Donegal Town – (074) 97 24200Parentstop is a free and confidential support service for parents based in Co Donegal. Parents come to Parentstop for one-to-one advice and support on any parenting challenge they are facing at this moment in that time.  Visit for more information, or call (074) 91 77249 for Letterkenny, (074) 93 73493 for Inishowen, 086 849 4038 for South Donegal or 087 714 9789 for North West Donegal.Donegal Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre offer counselling, support and advice to survivors of rape and sexual abuse in a confidential, safe and friendly environment.  For more information visit www.donegalrapecrisis.ieIf you suspect harmful behaviour, or are concerned about suicidal talk or actions contact an emergency service immediately and never take risks.How ’13 Reasons Why’ highlights serious issues faced by Donegal’s teenagers was last modified: May 12th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:13 reasons whybullyingDonegal Youth Servicemental healthteenagersyoung peoplelast_img read more


first_imgFootball Competitions:Fixtures for the 2012/13 season are now on the website. Teachers are encouraged to play as many blitzes as possible in their section in order to give the pupils as much game time as possible. Results should be recorded and the school with the most wins will qualify for the knockout stages in April. Mouth Guards:Teachers please note that from Jan. 1st 2013, it is compulsory for all players to wear mouthguards during Cumann na mBunscol football competitions. Players will not be allowed on to the field of play without one after this date. This is a directive from the National Committee of the GAA and will also be implemented at club level. Quiz:The divisonal quizzes will be held this Wednesday 30th January. Teachers please note that its one team per school with the top three schools qualifying for the county finals in mid February. Below are the times and venues of each divisional quiz:Northwest- Kilmacrennan NS @ 11.15amSouthwest- Dungloe NS @ 7pmSouth- Manhattan Restaurant, Main St., Donegal Town @ 7pmInishowen- Scoil Iosagain, Buncrana @ 6.45pmEast- to be confirmed (via email to schools in this division)Indoor Football: The deadline for entry into the boys & girls indoor football competitions has passed. A competition will be held in each of the five divisions with each of the winners progressing to the county finals. Schools will be sent an email soon with dates, times and venues of each competition. It is hoped to run the competitions in late February. Teachers please note that all children must be U-12 on 1st July 2012 to be eligible for these competitions. It is a 5-a-side competition with a panel of 8 players.GAA NEWS: SCHOOL NOTES was last modified: January 27th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Schools GAA noteslast_img read more

The West’s awake with lightning storms!

first_imgRESIDENTS in west Donegal have had their evening lit up – with huge lightning strikes.Rumbles of thunder have accompanied the lightning over the past couple of hours.The storm has been most prolific around Dungloe, Gaoth Dobhair, the Rosses and off Magheraroarty. People 30km inland have been able to see the lightning.Got pix?Send them to  The West’s awake with lightning storms! was last modified: February 15th, 2018 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Raiders fans won’t like what oddsmakers think about their team

first_imgFor Raiders fans hoping their team is poised to win its third Super Bowl in Oakland comes the sobering news they’re more likely to be the third-worst team in the NFL this season.The oddsmakers really don’t believe Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock can transform last year’s 4-12 team into a contender. According to, only the Dolphins (5-1) and Cardinals (6-1) are better bets than the Raiders (9-1) to finish with the worst record in the NFL.Looking for a longshot Raiders bet? Try …last_img

World-class banking for 2010

first_imgA section of the massive Absa Bank callcentre in Auckland Park, Johannesburg.(Image: Chris Kirchhoff, For more freephotos, visit the image library.)Wilma den HartighThe 2010 Fifa World Cup will not only boost South Africa’s tourism industry, it will also be an opportunity for the country to show off its sophisticated banking system to the world.According to Nikki Tyrer, Accenture South Africa’s heads of customer relations management, the financial services sector should make the most of this opportunity by offering efficient service to visitors at all times.According to Accenture research, South African banks will be under severe pressure during the World Cup. With more than 3-million visitors expected in South Africa, foreign exchange and ATM facilities will experience much higher volumes of tourist traffic.Coping with this demand will require meticulous planning. Banks should, for example, set up additional exchange counters in branches and ensure ATMs are always online and stocked more often.Tyrer said that while the services locals and international tourists needed may be fairly similar, the visitors could require more help in areas such as language. More than this, plans must be made for situations such as an ATM machine swallowing a foreign tourist’s bank card late in the evening when the traveller is due to fly home the following morning.South African banks could learn from the Bank of China, she said, which set up a multilingual call centre for international tourists as part of its drive to improve customer service during the 2008 Beijing Olympics.All their branches and key staff were given training in business acumen, service etiquette, foreign languages and servicing customers with disabilities. Tyrer said tourists travelling to South Africa are unlikely to prefer a specific bank and all branches will be a key point of contact for many clients. Banks should consider additional signage in foreign languages and employ more floor staff to help with queries.Prof Hennie van Coller, head of the Afrikaans Department at the University of the Free State, says the skills needed for a multilingual call centre can be readily found . “South Africa definitely has all the language expertise needed to set up a facility like this,” Van Coller said.The university’s foreign language departments have already discussed setting up such a facility. He explained that it will also be useful in other sectors such as health, safety and general communication queries.Volunteers from across the county could participate and need not be stationed in one place, Van Coller said. Postgraduate foreign language students could also get involved in the project, which could be structured as part of the courses.Accenture also recommended that banks extend operating hours, step up security and even expand product offerings. For the Beijing Olympics, the Bank of China created targeted products for tourists such as “Olympic Temporary Accounts” and safe box facilities.Other financial services institutions could also step in, which insurance companies, for example, offering short-term insurance against theft, or medical cover.Doret Els, an economist with financial and investment firm Efficient Group, said the financial sector has already started taking steps in the right direction. “The latest development that allows people to pay for fuel with credit cards is very useful to South Africans and foreigners,” Els said.She added that international visitors are used to sophisticated financial systems, which is why electronic banking systems are so important. Most tourists would prefer to make transactions electronically, instead of carrying large amounts of cash on them.Accenture’s research had similar findings. Small businesses and vendors may require point-of-sale (POS) facilities for foreign tourists. Tyrer said financial institutions could supply POS facilities at a reduced rate for smaller businesses.“If we have good financial structures it will attract more investment into the country in the future,” Els said. “This is a great opportunity that South Africa has to leverage.”According to Accenture, the 2006 Fifa World Cup in Germany resulted in an annual GDP increase of 0.7%. Revenues from tourism and travel exceeded US$400-million (R4-billion), with a further $2.62-billion (R512-billion) attributed to retail sales during the four-week tournament.South Africa stands to draw similar benefits for growth and investment, with its GDP expected to grow by about $2.1-billion (R21.3-billion) – a figure many economists consider to be an underestimate. Tyrer encouraged all sectors of the economy to prepare to create a positive experience for tourists, encouraging them to return.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Mary Alexander at marya@mediaclubsouthafrica.comRelated articles2010 to give SA a $2.5bn boost Top marks for SA auditing SA banking net spreadsSA banks overtake global giants Standard Bank on the money Useful linksAccenture South AfricaUniversity of the Free StateEfficient GroupSouth Africa 2010last_img read more