They are guests in Adriatic Croatia least satisfied traffic in the place (very low rating) and the offer of entertainment, adaptation of the destination to people with special needs and shopping opportunities. This year, for the first time in history, the research was conducted throughout Croatia, including all continental counties, and for the first time, data on the characteristics of tourists and their consumption are also visible outside the main seasonal months. The aim of the national survey of tourist demand characteristics (TOMAS Croatia 2019) is to profile tourist demand in Croatia according to motivation, activities, satisfaction and consumption, according to the main regions, seasons and type of accommodation. Average daily expenditures by country of origin of guests range from 67 euros how many guests from Bosnia and Herzegovina spend on average per day 206 euros for guests from Japan. Internet is the main one source of information for 55% of guests, followed by relatives and friends (25%) and previous stay (22%). More than 50% of foreign guests have already visited Croatia three or more times (52% in Adriatic and 33% in Continental Croatia). While on the other hand 33% of foreign guests were for the first time in Croatia (32% in Adriatic and 53% in Continental Croatia). About 43% of guests are college educated (in Adriatic Croatia 42%, in Continental 48%), while 48% of guests have monthly income at the household level higher than 3.000 euros (in Adriatic Croatia 49%, in Continental 39%). The survey was conducted from May 2019 to March 2020 on a sample of 13.582 respondents in hotels, hostels, camps and family accommodation in 143 places throughout Croatia, and included domestic guests and guests from the 24 most important emitting markets. The sea (81%) and nature (56%) are the most important motives for arrival to Adriatic Croatia, follow city break (24%), touring (21%), sports and recreation (15%), culture and art (13%), gastronomy (7%), entertainment and festivals (6%) and a number of other motives. U Continental Croatia the most common motives for coming are nature (32%), touring (26%), city break (26%), sports and recreation (24%), work (22%), culture and art (16%), hiking and villages (10% each), gastronomy (7%), manifestations and events (6%) and other. Travel characteristics That we are still the dominant car destination is shown by the fact that 73% of guests come to Adriatic Croatia comes by car, 19% by air and 6% by bus. While in Continental Croatia 49% of guests come by car, 37% by air and 9% by bus. “Attitudes and consumption of tourists in Croatia – TOMAS CROATIA 2019 43% of guests in Adriatic Croatia comes in a family circle, 40% accompanied by a partner, 11% with friends and 7% unaccompanied. IN Continental Croatia 38% of guests come unaccompanied, 32% accompanied by a partner, 16% with friends and 14% with family. The sea and nature are the main motives for coming And finally, perhaps the most important data is the average daily expenditure in the destination At the level of Croatia, they are highly rated tidiness of the place, cleanliness, equipment and arrangement of beaches, accommodation facility, ecological preservation, traffic accessibility of the destination, gastronomic offer, information in the destination, hiking trails and the possibility of quality walking in the destination, adaptation of the destination to children, About half expenditure, more precisely 54% refers to accommodation service, 17% on food and beverage service outside the accommodation facility, and 29% on all other services, equally in both regions. Stay in the destination In addition to guests from Japan, guests from the USA (174 euros), the Republic of Korea (157 euros), China (150 euros) and other Asian countries (155 euros), Great Britain (143 euros) and Switzerland also spend above average. ), Scandinavian countries (118 euros), Spain (115 euros), France (107 euros), Austria (107 euros), Belgium (102 euros) and Serbia (102 euros). TOTAL 98 euros per person and night amounts average daily consumption of tourists in the destination. As we know, higher consumption is in Continental Croatia, which amounts to 115 euros per person, doc average daily consumption of tourists in Adriatic Croatia it is 97 euros. The beauty of nature and landscape, the beauty of the place, personal safety, atmosphere and atmosphere and the hospitality of the local population are the best rated elements of Croatia’s offer, and the satisfaction with the overall stay is very high. Satisfaction with the offer They are guests in Continental Croatia least satisfied offering entertainment, adaptation of the destination to people with special needs, bicycle routes and trails, and information in protected natural areas. * The TOMAS Croatia survey was conducted from May 2019 to March 2020 on slightly more than 13,5 thousand respondents – tourists – in commercial accommodation facilities (hotels, hostels, camps and family accommodation), in more than 140 places throughout Croatia. The survey was planned to cover year-round tourism demand over 12 months, however, the pandemic (COVID-19) almost completely halted tourist flows in March 2020, so data collection took slightly shorter than planned, which, due to the relatively low representation of tourist traffic in that period, did not affect the representativeness, relevance and reliability of the research results. A total of 7,3 nights guests on average realize in Croatian destinations. Thus, in Adriatic Croatia, 7,6 overnight stays and 2,9 overnight stays were realized by guests staying in Continental Croatia. In Adriatic Croatia the main activities are swimming / swimming, sightseeing, going to restaurants, visiting historical buildings, visiting national parks, boat trips, hiking and a number of other sports, recreational, entertainment and cultural activities. Research data published “Attitudes and consumption of tourists in Croatia – TOMAS CROATIA 2019“. conducted by the Institute of Tourism. Research data shows how it is average age of tourists 43 years, which is shown by the data that 55% of tourists are aged 30 to 49, 15% are younger than 30, and 30% are older than 50. Between 6% and 8% of tourists are during their stay in the destination bothered crowds (in the bathing area and / or in public areas), inappropriately disposed garbage, inability to separate waste, unpleasant odors from containers and / or noise. More than half, more precisely 53% of tourists goes on self-organized excursions (54% in the Adriatic and 39% in Continental Croatia), and 19% on excursions organized through Travel agencies. Cover photo: Jacek Abramowicz, Pixabay.com / Illustration: HrTurizam.hr – Source: Institute for Tourism – “Attitudes and consumption of tourists in Croatia – TOMAS CROATIA 2019” U Main activities in continental Croatia are going to restaurants, sightseeing, visiting national parks, historic buildings, museums and galleries, hiking and other sports, recreational, entertainment and cultural activities.
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that 25 million Iranians have been infected with the coronavirus and that another 35 million are at risk of acquiring it.The figures, which Rouhani said were based on a new Health Ministry report, are far higher Iran’s official toll of 269,440 infected. Rouhani in a televised speech did not address the discrepancy.Iran, with a population of more than 80 million, has been the Middle East country hardest hit by the epidemic. “Our estimate is that as of now 25 million Iranians have been infected with this virus and about 14,000 have lost their dear lives,” Rouhani said in the speech.”There is the possibility that between 30 and 35 million other people will be at risk,” he said.”In total, more than 200,000 people have been hospitalized,” he said.The Health Ministry on Friday said 13,791 people had died from COVID-19. Topics :
13 Lily Avenue, Yeronga.Citimax property developer and owner, Matthew Bond, said he was excited to collaborate on the project with Mr Harris, a renowned Australian designer. “He has done a lot of notable houses in Brisbane and a lot of high-end homes so it was great that we could get someone of that calibre to do the design for this property,” Mr Bond said. “It did have a traditional character overlay so the challenge was creating a modern house that still appeased the council’s architect. “Greg went back and forth with the council architect to find a facade that would appease them but also be a red-hot design.“The outcome was great – in particular the custom-made front door that cost a bomb but looks amazing.” MORE QLD REAL ESTATE NEWS: Inside the newly built home at Yeronga.Ray White Ascot sales executive Damon Warat is expecting the house to receive strong interest in the sought-after area. “I expect the house will have strong interest as it’s really the ultimate property for a family or young professionals,” Mr Warat said. “Especially since all the hard work is done and someone can just move straight in and enjoy the builder’s tireless work.“I think it will overtake the sales record for that suburb as the product is better than anything else we’ve had on the market here.” The newly built 13 Lily Avenue, Yeronga property is the perfect blend of classic design and modern features.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoMr Bond said the property was on a huge 440sq m block.“It’s a really generous size block with a pool, beautiful glass balustrading and floating timber stairs,” he said. “I love the fact that you have an alfresco area that flows out to the pool which has a glass balustrade and tiled area so you can sit out there on a sunbed or have somewhere for the kids to play.” Brisbane is hammering home sales This newly built home at 13 Lily Avenue, Yeronga is the perfect blend of classic design and modern features.A new home in one of Brisbane’s riverside precincts has hit the market with a modern look, high-end styling and a front door that “cost a bomb”.The four-bedroom, two-bathroom home at 13 Lily Ave, Yeronga, was designed by One Design’s Greg Harris, and is currently the only new build on the market in the suburb.It comes complete with a pool, city views and quality fixtures. Fancy a home with retractable walls? First home buyers flood market
The Australian 4 October 2016Family First Comment: “The justification for euthanasia lies in human rights, individual autonomy and relieving pain — all worthy ideas, and that may prompt the question: why then is euthanasia still opposed by most nations, most medical professional bodies around the world and the Australian Medical Association? The reason is not hard to find. It is because crossing the threshold to euthanasia is the ultimate step in medical, moral and social terms. A polity is never the same afterwards and a society is never the same. It changes forever the doctor-patient bond. It is because, in brutal but honest terms, more people will be put at risk by the legislation than will be granted relief as beneficiaries. The argument against euthanasia has endured for many years: it leads, on balance, to a less compassionate society that creates a new series of moral and practical hazards for itself. It is a disproportionate response to the real problem of patient pain that needs more care and money.”If you love your parents, respect your children, care for your society and think compassionately about your world then it is time to open your heart and brain to what happens when a jurisdiction legalises killing or, as it is called, euthanasia.The justification for euthanasia lies in human rights, individual autonomy and relieving pain — all worthy ideas, and that may prompt the question: why then is euthanasia still opposed by most nations, most medical professional bodies around the world and the Australian Medical Association?The reason is not hard to find. It is because crossing the threshold to euthanasia is the ultimate step in medical, moral and social terms. A polity is never the same afterwards and a society is never the same. It changes forever the doctor-patient bond. It is because, in brutal but honest terms, more people will be put at risk by the legislation than will be granted relief as beneficiaries.The argument against euthanasia has endured for many years: it leads, on balance, to a less compassionate society that creates a new series of moral and practical hazards for itself. It is a disproportionate response to the real problem of patient pain that needs more care and money. It is because a society that legalises killing has to change fundamentally in terms of the ethics of its doctors, its medical ethos, its family relationships and its principles of human life. Belgium, having legalised euthanasia in 2002, offers a tragic picture of what can happen to a country just a few short years later.In this debate the principle of individual autonomy is vital. Adults, as much as possible, should be able to exercise choices over their medical treatment. That means declining treatment that can keep them alive. There is no real dispute about that.Euthanasia is different: it is an act that terminates life. It is, therefore, by definition not a private affair; not just about a patient’s right. It is a public and society-wide issue because it involves the state legalising killing subject to certain conditions. That is a grave step and it concerns everyone.AMA head Michael Gannon tells Inquirer: “The current policy of the AMA is that doctors should not involve themselves in any treatment that has as its aim the ending of a patient’s life. This is consistent with the policy position of most medical associations around the world and reflects 2000 years of medical ethics.”There are three foundational points in this debate. First, in relative terms the proportion of people dying in acute pain is declining because palliative care methods have been enhanced. There is wide agreement among experts that most physical pain at life’s end can now be managed — this is a critical trend but cannot conceal the fact painful deaths still exist and become the main argument for legal change. But euthanasia should not be seen as a substitute for palliative care — that would be a medical and moral blunder.Second, where euthanasia is legalised the record is clear — its availability generates rapid and ever expanding use and wider legal boundaries. Its rate and practice quickly exceeds the small number of cases based on the original criteria of unacceptable pain — witness Belgium, The Netherlands, Switzerland and Oregon. In Belgium, figures for sanctioned killings and assisted suicide rose from 235 in 2003 to 2012 by last year. In the Netherlands they rose from 2331 in 2008 to 5516 last year.These figures come from Labor MLC Daniel Mulino’s minority report in the recent Victorian parliament committee report recommending euthanasia. His conclusion is that “the negative consequences arising from legislation far outweighs the benefits arising in that minority of cases”.Experience in other jurisdictions leads to the unambiguous conclusion: the threshold event is the original legalising of euthanasia. After this there is only one debate — it is over when and how to expand the sanctioned killings. Claims made in Victoria that strict safeguards will be implemented and sustained are simply untenable and defy the lived overseas experience as well as political reality. There are many questions. If you sanction killing for end-of-life pain relief, how can you deny this right to people in pain who aren’t dying? If you give this right to adults, how can you deny this right to children? If you give this right to people in physical pain, how can you deny this right to people with mental illness? If you give this right to people with mental illness, how can you deny this right to people who are exhausted with life?Third, culture and values will change to justify the death process. Consider the situation of one of Belgium’s most famous doctors, Wim Distelmans, applauded as a human rights champion. Having killed more than 100 patients, he is a celebrity, gives talks around the nation and is lauded as a man who “cannot stand injustice”. He told Der Spiegel that giving a lethal injection is an act of “unconditional love”.In Belgium, because so many are killed, the act must be converted into the exemplar of moral and medical compassion.“Who am I to convince patients that they have to suffer longer than they want?” Distelmans said in one of the most astonishing articles of our time (“The Death Treatment” by Rachel Aviv, The New Yorker, June 22, 2015).It is the story of how an adult son, Tom Mortier, sought justice after Distelmans killed his mother without Mortier’s knowledge. Distelmans was appointed chairman of the Federal Control and Evaluation Commission, whose job is to assess that doctors have complied with Belgian law. He told The New Yorker: “We at the commission are confronted more and more with patients who are tired of dealing with a sum of small ailments — they are what we call ‘tired of life’.”Though their suffering derived from social as well as medical concerns, Distelmans said he regarded their pain as incurable. The article reported that 13 per cent of Belgians who were euthanised last year did not have a terminal condition. In Belgium euthanasia and suicide march together — it also has the second highest suicide rate (excluding euthanasia) in western Europe.The most chilling aspect in a chilling story was Distelmans’s moral superiority in dealing with Mortier, prompting Mortier to write later: “I loved my mother for more than 30 years and I wanted her to live; Dr Distelmans loved her so much — ‘unconditionally’ — that after a few brief consultations over six months he gave her a lethal injection.”Once you sanction euthanasia you open the door to euthanasia creep. The human heart will always respond to the incentives of the law. Cross the threshold and doctors will be encouraged to think it is their job to promote the end-of-life. Sick people, thinking of families, feel obliged to offer up their deaths. Less worthy people exploit the death process for gain. In Belgium children can now be euthanised. Would this have been acceptable when euthanasia was legalised in 2002? No way.The article quoted a professor of psychiatry at the University of Leuven, Dirk De Wachter, calling euthanasia a humanist solution to a humanist dilemma. “What is life worth when there is no God?” he asked. “What is life worth when I am not successful?”There are an infinite number of similar questions: what is life worth when you are lonely or depressed? De Wachter said he had recently euthanised a woman, not suffering from clinical depression but in a condition where “it was impossible for her to have a goal in life”.Pro-euthanasia advocates in Australia are split when dealing with Belgium and The Netherlands between defending their practices or saying they are not relevant to our debate. The latter is false. These countries are highly relevant — as classic studies in how the euthanasia culture takes grips of a nation’s moral sense. It is sanctioned in terms of love, liberation and compassion — the ultimate service one human can render another.The recent Victorian parliamentary report Inquiry into End of Life Choices recommended that people be assisted to die by being prescribed a lethal drug to be taken by themselves or administered by a doctor. It outlined a series of strict guidelines as eligibility criteria — approval by a primary doctor and a second doctor only for patients suffering at the end of life. The condition must be serious and incurable. The request must come from the patient and be free of coercion, be properly informed and be made three times: verbal, written, then verbal again.There is significant support for euthanasia in the Victorian cabinet and in the opposing frontbench. A bill is certain in the life of the present parliament. Expectations are that it will be passed.The AMA’s Gannon says the association is conducting a review of its euthanasia policy. He says this is “routine” and not prompted by “recent events”. He highlights the paradox of euthanasia. “It is only a rich country issue,” Gannon says. “There is no one in the developing world talking about terminating the lives of patients.” The AMA review will be completed in mid-November.The pro-euthanasia group within the AMA hopes to shift its policy from opposition to neutral, mirroring the shift made in Canada — and that would be a significant step. In its evaluation the AMA must focus beyond the issue of patient autonomy to confront the question of doctor-patient relations and how they would change under euthanasia.A critical feature of the Victorian report is the belief that a small number of people seeking euthanasia can be helped without any significant downside for society. It seeks to achieve this through robust eligibility criteria and the repudiation of any “slippery slope” problem with euthanasia in jurisdictions such as Oregon, The Netherlands and Switzerland.Such optimism is heroic and typical of the euthanasia debate. It is echoed in nation after nation, year after year. It testifies to the deepest humanist conviction that mankind and wise governments can introduce euthanasia regimes with the necessary legal safeguards and the necessary regulatory protections to manage the promotion of death to ensure only net gains for the social order.It is surely extraordinary that people sceptical of the ability of governments to get trains running on time fool themselves into thinking they can confidently manage a regime that sanctions the termination of human life.The minority report from Mulino provides statistics showing there has been a sustained increase in deaths in all jurisdictions, no evidence that growth rates are plateauing with compound annual growth rates ranging from 13 to 22 per cent, which Mulino says has to be regarded as “extremely high”. He says the total number of cases in Belgium has increased by 756 per cent over 12 years and in Oregon is 725 per cent higher across the 17 years since initial legislation.What sort of society is evolving if these growth rates continue? Why cannot we rationally confront and answer these questions? What drives the rise in deaths?Munilo says the evidence reveals euthanasia and assisted suicide regimes “come under immediate pressure as soon as these schemes are enacted”. First, there is pressure to widen the law and second is the pressure to interpret more generously its implementation. And we think Australia is exempt?There are many examples. In Canada, there are advisory group recommendations to extend the law to children. In Belgium extending euthanasia to dementia patients is under examination. The Netherlands is considering allowing patients to make pre-dementia declarations.The trend and logic is unassailable: once legislated the principle of euthanasia is settled and the practice of euthanasia is widened, if not by law then by administrative laxity and de facto regulatory sanction. Of course, many euthanasia cases are never declared.A 2012 report by the European Institute of Bioethics said: “Initially legalised under very strict conditions, euthanasia has gradually become a very normal and even ordinary act to which patients are deemed to have a right.”Many advocates in Australia use the rights language. Once this takes hold, then holding back the tide is near impossible. The upshot in The Netherlands is that the type of patients seeking euthanasia has changed with a shift to those with psychiatric illness. Mobile clinics offering free lethal injections are now in operation.Mulino refers to an Oregon Public Health Division report looking at 132 deaths and finding that 48 per cent listed being a burden on family, friends or caregivers was a concern. When the Belgian law was passed politicians insisted that patients with psychiatric disorders, dementia or depression would be excluded — yet the prospect now is for an escalation in these categories.Vulnerable people are right to feel uneasy if Australia crosses the legal threshold. In truth, it is virtually impossible to ensure all acts of euthanasia are voluntary. The elderly, lonely, handicapped and indigenous need to think how such laws mat affect them and their self-esteem.In short, the foundational claims in the majority Victorian report of no “slippery slope” and effective “safeguards” do not pass the test of evidence, experience or careful analysis. This goes to the question of whether Australia will legislate on false and misleading assumptions that reflect ideological and political propositions.On the pivotal and related issue of palliative care, Australia suffers a moral and humanitarian failure — and the Victorian report has responded with a strong set of recommendations.Palliative Care Australia chief executive Liz Callaghan tells Inquirer: “The practice of palliative care does not include euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide, and palliative care does not intend to hasten or postpone death. PCA believes the Australian government needs to increase access to palliative care.“Currently 70 per cent of Australians want to die at home but only 14 per cent do. We believe more needs to be done to ensure that this can happen. Access to integrated, comprehensive support and pain/symptom management is often inadequate, inequitable or may not meet patient needs.”Callaghan says evidence is that pain management improved from 2011 to last year based on data collection from 115 specialist palliative care services looking after 20,000 patients needing pain management. She says PCA believes more needs to be done to ensure people are better educated about their end of life care choices and palliative care. The PCA believes any request for euthanasia requires “a respectful and compassionate response”, with Callaghan saying euthanasia is an issue for parliaments.It is ironic this week that more evidence has emerged about the shocking impact of suicide in this country, particularly for Australians aged in the 15 to 44 age group. How, pray, does legalising euthanasia help the campaign against suicide? The most bizarre notion this week was the suggestion that legalising euthanasia may lower the suicide rate.In many ways this entire debate is about how to interpret love and care in the context of death. Hug the person you love. But realise this is also about deciding the degree of discretion doctors have dealing with death. It may be good for a doctor to follow a patient’s wish for a lethal injection but that must be assessed against the total social impact of a regime that allows life to be terminated.If we proceed then life will change, there will be a “slippery slope”, your relationship with your doctor will be different, the vulnerable will have reason to feel uneasy, the push to make euthanasia a right will be inevitable, the frail will feel obliged to volunteer and our values as a community will shift more quickly than you appreciate.http://www.theaustralian.com.au/opinion/columnists/paul-kelly/legalise-euthanasia-and-compassionate-society-dies-too/news-story/edac86177f0480632d02da83a2225c6dKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.
And he send fans wild by giving himself a refresher on his recent goals in the past twelve months while running on a treadmill. One fan tweeted: “The undisputed watching the GOAT.” Another said: “Greatness watching greatness.” A third added: “I feel pity for Messi, he can’t enjoy the sensation we feel when we watch him live.” Yet Twitter user Blaugrana2400 did point out that “if Ronaldo did that comments would be different”. Read Also: PSG star makes Barcelona transfer decision after reuniting with Messi Messi recently did take a dig at long-term rival Cristiano by insisting he doesn’t need to shout or brag about his achievements. But these pictures prove he doesn’t mind it when other people do it. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted Content7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooTraditional Wedding Outfits In Different Countries20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’The Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldThe 90s Was A Fantastic Decade For Fans Of Action MoviesWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyThe 18 Most Visited Cities In The World2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games? Lionel Messi proved that it’s not just fans who enjoy seeing him play after he was caught watching his best goals of 2019 while training at the gym. Messi The Barcelona superstar enjoyed another stellar year on route to winning a record-setting sixth Ballon d’Or. And the 32-year-old had plenty of highlights in front of goal to enjoy catching up on, including his landmark 600th strike for Barcelona. Messi reached the milestone with an incredible free-kick during the Champions League semi-final first-leg 3-0 win over Liverpool at the Nou Camp. That set-piece was also voted UEFA’s Champions League goal of the season. Messi’s audacious chip against Real Betis in March also reached the final-three efforts on the 2019 FIFA Puskas Award, but lost out to Daniel Zsori’s debut overhead kick winner against Ferencvaros. The Argentine returned to Rosario during the winter break to recuperate ahead of the second half of the season.
Read Also: Video: Crazy Sevilla defending from Lionel Messi free kick At the bottom of the table SPAL and Brescia occupy the last two places and look destined to play in Serie B next season. But five teams look set to battle to avoid the final relegation berth with just three points between Udinese in 14th position and 18th-placed Lecce. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Torino’s Andrea Belotti missed a penalty as Serie A resumed on Saturday after a three-month coronavirus shutdown with his side drawing 1-1 at home with Parma. Torino captain Andrea Belotti missed a penalty in a 1-1 stalemate against Parma. Juraj Kucka grabbed a point for the visitors with his 31st-minute leveller after Nicolas Nkoulou had nodded the hosts ahead after quarter of an hour. The match behind closed doors at Turin’s Stadio Olimpico was the first to kick off in Italy’s top flight since March 9. But the first game in 103 days got off to a false start with a deflated ball having to be replaced after five seconds. Before kick-off players and referees formed a circle to observe a minute’s silence for the victims of COVID-19, which has killed over 34,500 people in Italy. Torino had a message on their shirts for health care workers: “Thanks to all our heroes.” Cameroon defender Nkoulou took the knee after heading in the opening goal, paying tribute to American George Floyd, whose death at the hands of police in Minnesota sparked worldwide protests over racial and social injustice. But Parma were soon on level terms with Ivory Coast forward Gervinho setting up Kucka to blast in the equaliser 16 minutes later. Parma could thank goalkeeper Luigi Sepe for their point when, after already Simone Zaza at close range, the Italian stopper then pushed away Belotti’s spot-kick just three minutes after the break. Torino ended a six-match league losing streak with their first point since January 12, but stay 15th with Parma climbing to seventh place. Four postponed games take place this weekend with Verona hosting Cagliari later Saturday. On Sunday, Atalanta hosting Sassuolo and Inter Milan facing Sampdoria at the San Siro. Champions Juventus return to their quest for a ninth consecutive title at Bologna on Monday, days after their Italian Cup final defeat to Napoli. Maurizio Sarri’s side hold a one-point lead on second-placed Lazio, while Inter Milan are third, nine points adrift of the leaders. In the battle for Champions League places Atalanta are fourth, three points ahead of Roma, with Napoli sixth a further six points adrift. Loading…
“The prognosis is still guarded but we are more hopeful than we were yesterday. He will do modified training today and tomorrow. “Keith took a blow to his left shoulder that was quite sore. The prognosis is guarded. “He will do modified training today and tomorrow and will be reviewed by a specialist tomorrow.” Peter O’Mahony was concussed at the Millennium Stadium but has improved rapidly and is in line to play against England, subject to International Rugby Board concussion guidelines. “Peter took a bang to the head in a tackle and is being treated as concussion. He was fine after the game and was well today,” Kearney said. “He’ll follow the IRB return to playing guidelines and it depends on how he recovers during the week.” Brian O’Driscoll and Mike Ross played a full part in training after suffering a head wound and severe cramp respectively against Wales, while Rob Kearney is available for Sunday despite his bruised back. Connacht full-back Robbie Henshaw, Leinster back-row Rhys Ruddock, Ulster centre Darren Cave and Ulster wing Andrew Trimble have been called up as cover. Team manager Mick Kearney insists the Irish are “guarded” over the duo’s chances of participating after D’Arcy suffered a dead leg and Earls incurred a shoulder problem during Saturday’s 30-22 victory over Wales. “Gordon suffered a nasty dead leg but is recovering better than we expected,” Kearney said. Gordon D’Arcy and Keith Earls are Ireland’s biggest injury concerns for Sunday’s RBS 6 Nations clash with England at Aviva Stadium. Press Association
THE Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club (GMR&SC) has released its provisional list of events for the year 2017, starting with its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on February 9 at the club’s Thomas Lands office.Following the election of office-bearers, the first competitive events begin just over four weeks later with the first official drag meet, scheduled for March 5.The first circuit event will happen just over a month later on April 2 with the first of the four regional tours set for May 21 in Jamaica at the Jamwest Raceway.The locals return for the second circuit race of the season on July 2 before the second leg of the Caribbean Championship on July 30 at the Frankie Boodram International raceway.The first international drag race takes one week later on August 6 while the Guyana Festival of Speed, Dakota 100 will take place on August. 20The Barbados leg of the Caribbean Championship takes place on September 3 while drag racing action returns on October 1.The final leg of the Caribbean Championship will close off the calendar on November 12 in Guyana.
Knicks bring Tom Thibodeau back to New York as new coachUNDATED (AP) — Tom Thibodeau (THIH’-buh-doh) is back in New York as the Knicks’ new coach.The former NBA Coach of the Year was hired Thursday, returning to the team he helped lead to the NBA Finals as an assistant coach. The 62-year-old Thibodeau is 352-246 in eight seasons coaching Chicago and Minnesota. He was the Coach of the Year in 2011 in his first season with the Bulls. He led Chicago to 50 wins in three of his five seasons. Thibodeau was an assistant to Jeff Van Gundy when the Knicks reached the 1999 NBA Finals. In other NBA news:— 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. Budenholzer says it’s a big hurdle to overcome when everybody else has already put in 10 to 14 days of work. NFL-NEWSBrowns punter on reserve/COVID-19 listUNDATED (AP) — 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. 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. It’s the latest in a series of scheduling changes as Major League Baseball attempts to play a 60-game season amid a pandemic that is surging in parts of the United States.Earlier Thursday, word emerged that another player with the Miami Marlins — who recently played at Philadelphia — tested positive for COVID-19, bringing their total outbreak to 17 players, according to a person familiar with the situation. The Marlins remain quarantined in Philadelphia.The Phillies said there were no positive results among players from Wednesday’s testing of their team. But there were two positives: One from a a member of the coaching staff and one from a member of the home clubhouse staff. All activity at Citizens Bank Park was canceled Thursday until further notice.In other MLB news: Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-NEWSBlue Jays manager: Series at Phillies off because of virusUNDATED (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo says his team’s series at Philadelphia scheduled for this weekend has been postponed because of concerns about the coronavirus after two Phillies staffers tested positive. In other NFL news:— The NFL’s chief medical officer says it’s not surprising there have been positive tests for COVID-19 among players reporting to training camp. Dr. Allen Sills notes that the disease is cutting across football just as it has through societies around the world. Speaking on a conference call on Thursday, Sills said the league wanted to examine the results of recent COVID-19 tests before releasing the number of positives. Players currently have to pass COVID-19 testing before they are allowed into training camp. Sills said the screening is continuing and going well.— The Carolina Panthers have decided to keep Joey Slye as their kicker and release veteran Graham Gano (guh-NOH’), who missed all of last season with a knee injury. Gano took over as the team’s kicker in 2012 and spent seven seasons handling field goals and kickoffs for the Panthers. — Titans general manager Jon Robinson says he has been in touch with Vic Beasley and that the linebacker knows his absence from training camp is unexcused. Robinson said in a statement Thursday that Beasley told him he will be reporting to camp in the “near future.” The GM says their focus is making sure the Titans in camp get acclimated to the coronavirus protocols and the redesigned building. Beasley was the Titans’ big free agent signee in March. The Titans hope coach Mike Vrabel can help Beasley play like the NFL sacks leader he was in 2016. COLLEGE FOOTBALL-IOWA-RACIAL BIAS Associated Press July 30, 2020 NCAA extends size of football sideline areaUNDATED (AP) — The NCAA playing rules oversight committee has announced alterations in football and other sports to accommodate for COVID-19 concerns this coming season.The sideline area college football teams use to congregate will be extended by 20 yards. 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.In other news related to the coronavirus pandemic: — A total of 457 Division I football games have been canceled or postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. According to Associated Press research, 134 Football Bowl Subdivision games are off. That number is 383 for the Football Championship Subdivision. Included in those numbers are 60 matchups between FBS and FCS teams. A total of 454 Division II games are off. The number is 1,013 in Division III.— 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. 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 set to play Notre Dame at Atlanta’s 75,000-seat Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Nov. 14. Uncertainty over the playing date prompted the school to move the contest to its regular home venue, 55,000-seat Bobby Dodd Stadium.— Top-ranked Ash Barty has withdrawn from the U.S. Open because she’s not comfortable with traveling during the coronavirus pandemic. The 24-year-old Australian is the highest-profile player so far to pull out of the Grand Slam tournament in New York because of the global health crisis. The U.S. Open is set to start Aug. 31. Barty won the French Open champion in 2019. She hasn’t yet decided if she’ll defend that title. The clay-court major was postponed earlier in the year and rescheduled to start in late September. — Formula One driver Sergio Perez is out of Sunday’s British Grand Prix after testing positive for the coronavirus. The Racing Point driver, who is Mexican, will now go into isolation. The race on Sunday will be the fourth in the pandemic-affected season that should have begun in March.— Fans will attend soccer in Britain on Friday for the first time since the country’s coronavirus lockdown four months ago. In a pilot event for the planned widespread return of supporters, 500 will be allowed into the Irish Cup final at 18,500-capacity Windsor Park in Belfast. Northern Ireland is ahead of the rest of the U.K. In London on Saturday, England’s FA Cup final will be played without any spectators at Wembley, just like the Premier League concluded in empty stadiums following a 100-day shutdown. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The NBA season resumes Thursday after a 20-week break because of the coronavirus pandemic. In a reopening night doubleheader inside the bubble at Walt Disney World, New Orleans will take on Utah before a matchup of the top two teams in the Western Conference — the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers. There won’t be any fans in attendance, and health and safety protocols are in place that don’t even allow teams to shower in the arena after games. With eight games remaining games before the playoffs, teams that have clinched berths are focused on securing the best possible playoff seed. For the hopefuls, it’s about finding a way to get into the field and stay at Disney at least a couple weeks longer.Anthony Davis and Zion Williamson are ready for reopening night. Davis practiced Wednesday for the first time since getting poked in an eye during the Los Angeles Lakers’ scrimmage opener last week. He said the plan is for him to play tonight when the Lakers face the Clippers in the first seeding game for both teams. The Pelicans said Williamson will be a game-time decision for New Orleans’ opener against Utah. Williamson missed nearly two weeks because he left for a family emergency and then had to quarantine for four days upon his return.NBA-NEWS — Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts will be returning from a one-game suspension when the defending NL West champions visit Arizona for the Diamondbacks’ home opener Thursday night. Major League Baseball suspended Roberts one game and Dodgers reliever Joe Kelly eight games on Wednesday, the day after benches cleared in the sixth inning of Los Angeles’ 5-2 victory over the Houston Astros. Astros manager Dusty Baker was fined. Roberts served his penalty Wednesday night when the Dodgers beat Houston 4-2 in 13 innings. Kelly was punished for throwing a fastball near the head of Houston’s Alex Bregman and mockingly taunting Astros star Carlos Correa. He elected to appeal and can continue to play.— Major League Baseball is debating whether to play shorter doubleheaders this season. The players’ association is surveying its members and deciding whether to propose two seven-inning games, or one nine-inning game followed by one seven-inning contest. MLB is expected to decide by Saturday whether to go with shorter doubleheaders. Philadelphia and Toronto are scheduled to play a doubleheader that day.— Major league hitters have opened this 60-game sprint by stumbling out of the blocks. Coming off a condensed preseason camp for a season truncated by the coronavirus pandemic, hitters can’t seem to get in the swing of things. The league-wide batting average is .229, down from .252 last season — stunning, considering the National League has adopted the designated hitter for this season. The all-time low for batting average is .237, set in 1968, “the year of the pitcher.” Strikeouts are up for the 15th straight season, and the home run rate has dropped a year after extra-slick baseballs helped produce a record 6,776 big flies. NBA RESUMESSeason resumes with doubleheader Update on the latest sports Inquiry finds racial bias, bullying in Iowa football programIOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An investigative report has found that the Iowa football program has suffered from racial bias against Black players and bullying by a small number of current and former coaches.University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld says the report from an outside law firm shows that the “climate and culture must and will change within our football program.” Coach Kirk Ferentz, the longest-tenured head coach in college football, is expected to keep his job. The report found that many players believe he has already made several positive changes.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTS FIFA-INFANTINO CASECriminal case opened against FIFA president Gianni InfantinoGENEVA (AP) — A criminal case against FIFA president Gianni Infantino has been opened by a Swiss special prosecutor. The case is connected to a meeting Infantino had with the Swiss attorney general. Special prosecutor Stefan Keller believes there is enough evidence to take the case to court after investigating the circumstances of a meeting Infantino had with Swiss attorney general Michael Lauber, who offered his resignation last week. Keller has uncovered “elements that make up reprehensible behavior,” according to a statement from the Swiss authority overseeing the federal prosecutors office. Keller opened a criminal case against Infantino as well as Valais prosecutor Rinaldo Arnold and has sought authorization to open a legal case against Lauber.