“All of their medical bills were paid for by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees [UNHCR],” he said.A total of 296 Rohingya refugees arrived in Aceh on Monday after reportedly being at sea for six months. They were spotted by local fishers several kilometers off the coast of Lhokseumawe.Amnesty International Indonesia executive director Usman Hamid urged the government to ensure that the refugees received sufficient food, shelter and essential health services, as well as protection from COVID-19 infection.Marzuki said he did not know how long the refugees would stay at a temporary shelter that they were sent to. The shelter is a vocational training center in Mee village, Muara Dua district, North Aceh.”I have not yet received information on how long they will stay here. We’re waiting for the decision from the UNHCR and the central government. The authority lies in the central government,” he said. (nal)Topics : A Rohingya refugee in Aceh died of a respiratory illness on Friday, only a day after two other refugees died of similar causes.Lhokseumawe city public relations head Marzuki said the refugee, a 19-year-old named Senowara, was admitted to Cut Meutia General Hospital (RSUCM) in North Aceh after complaining of high fever and breathing difficulties.Marzuki could not yet confirm whether or not she contracted COVID-19. “We’ve taken her swab sample, but the result has not come back yet,” Marzuki said on Friday as reported by kompas.com.Senowara was laid to rest in Kuta Blang Cemetery, Lhokseumawe, on Friday.Marzuki said four other Rohingya refugees, all of whom complained of a high temperature and shortness of breath, were currently being treated at RSUCM.Read also: Rohingya refugee landing in Aceh dies of respiratory illness
“We are ready to make more similar investments in the near future,” he said.Last month, the pension firm said it had earmarked up to SEK5bn (€548m) to support Swedish firms in need of new equity through the pandemic.Flodén also said that early in the year, AMF had started adjusting the risk level in its portfolio when it saw signs of market disruption, and had since worked purposefully to make sure savers got through the crisis as well as possible.“Thanks to that, we now have the freedom to invest in good companies with long-term profitable business models,” he said.As examples of such investments that AMF had made this spring, the pension fund cited a SEK140m investment in Stena Renewable’s expansion of Swedish wind power and a SEK280m investment in online grocer MatHem.Flodén said: “A great strength for AMF has been the foundation we have laid down in the last 10 years with a steadily growing proportion of real estate, unlisted companies, forestry and infrastructure in the portfolio.”For the three months from January to March, AMF reported a total investment return of -6.4% compared with 5% this time last year, attributing the investment losses to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, including falling stock markets and the impact on large swathes of industry and trade.Sweden’s economy has been hit by falls in consumer demand in certain areas, despite the mildness of its infection-limiting social restrictions compared to other European countries.The fund reported a fall in total assets under management to SEK622bn by the end of March, from SEK632bn this time last year, with its solvency ratio dipping to 175% from 185% in Q1 2019.The pension fund said its average annual return over the past five years was 4.3% versus 7.4% this time last year.To read the digital edition of IPE’s latest magazine click here. Blue-collar pensions heavyweight AMF has already started making good on its recent pledge to recapitalise Swedish companies under pressure because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to its interim results statement.On top of this, the Swedish pension fund – the country’s second largest – said adjusting risk levels early in the year had allowed it to invest in firms which are able to expand despite the economic slump.Tomas Flodén, AMF’s chief investment officer, said: “As a major owner, we have both a responsibility and an interest in ensuring that long-term viable companies remain and are competitive even when the pandemic is over.”In line with that, he said, the pension fund had committed to a big part of Scandic Hotels’ SEK1.75bn equity issue at the end of April.
South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) hosted a keel laying ceremony for a new LNG carrier for Greece-based GasLog.As disclosed by the owner and operator of LNG carriers, the April 29 keel-laying was for the yet unnamed vessel with hull number 2274.According to VesselsValue data, the ship is the third of four 180,000 cbm units that GasLog ordered from SHI. The company has two of each 174,000 cbm and 176,400 cbm carriers on order at the same yard.SHI is scheduled to deliver hull number 2274 by April 2020 for a 12-year fixed-term charter with Japan’s JERA.The Mark III Flex Plus design vessel with low pressure two stroke propulsion was ordered in March 2018.Separately, the company released its first quarter 2019 earnings report, in which GasLog said it delivered a revenue of USD 166.5 million and a loss of USD 10.9 million for the period, compared to USD 138.5 million of revenue and a profit of USD 19.3 million for the same quarter in 2018.“The first quarter saw spot LNG carrier rates fall from the historic highs of the fourth quarter of 2018 as unseasonal weather conditions led to low LNG prices and disincentivized long-haul LNG trade,” Paul Wogan, Chief Executive Officer, stated.“Nonetheless, spot vessel earnings were roughly in line with those seen in the first quarter of 2018. We are confident that the fundamentals of the LNG shipping market are tighter than the evidence that the first quarter implies, and we believe that rates will improve in the second half of the year and through 2020.”
Meanwhile, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said returning to training “felt like the first day of school.” “I woke up even earlier than usual and then I realised it was my first day,” he told the club’s website. “It felt like the first day at school – for me, it was 46 years ago, but it must have been similar. “I dressed myself in my uniform again – and for the right reason, for going to training. “We don’t know exactly how long we have, but we have some time to prepare the rest of this season and already the next season, because I don’t think there will be a massive break between the two. “It’s a pre-season for us. We don’t know how long and we will not have test games or friendlies. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp Read Also: Drogba reveals how Mata’s advice helped Chelsea win UCL “Maybe we can organise it between us when we are allowed to, but it will not be the same like in other pre-seasons.” The Reds are just six points away from winning their first ever Premier League title ahead of a potential resumption of England’s top flight. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Liverpool forwards Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino have shocked fans with their lockdown haircuts as Liverpool returned to training. Loading… Liverpool fans saw a glimpse of their players training on Wednesday for the first time since the coronavirus outbreak. And the appearance of Mane and Firmino was the talk of Liverpool Twitter as the pair of attackers were sporting a different hairdo following lockdown. Mane rocked up at Melwood without his shaved look and a full set of hair while Firmino donned a crop of curly hair.
Statewide—The Indiana State Department of Health has reported that 371 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19. A total of 45,952 Indiana residents have tested positive for the coronavirus. To date, 489,716 tests have been reported to ISDH at a 9.4% positive rate and 8 new deaths were reported for a total of 2,456 Hoosiers have died to date.Locally Dearborn County has a total of 204 cases and 22 deaths reported, Decatur County has a total of 246 positive cases and 32 deaths, Franklin County has 124 positive cases and 8 deaths and Ripley County has 112 positive cases and 7 deaths according to numbers reported to the Indiana State Department of Health.
England’s stand-in captain Eoin Morgan reflected on a “very satisfying” return home after he and Ravi Bopara hit match-winning centuries against Ireland. Press Association Morgan said: “It was very satisfying, particularly getting over the line. “We had a long way to come and we didn’t really adapt to conditions but when we got a partnership going it was easy to score. We all play on wickets like this every day of the week. “I have won a trophy here with this club and it was a fantastic feeling. “I love this area, it is a fantastic part of Dublin. To get a victory like that and perform the way we did was very satisfying. “Centuries at number five are few and far between. Not many people do it. “You have got to be happy seeing the innings out and contributing at a reasonable rate. “Then Ravi has got a hundred coming in behind me at six. That is one hell of an achievement.” Bopara’s rapid 101, off 75 balls, was his first ODI century. Morgan and Bopara shared in a world-record, unbroken fifth-wicket stand of 226 as England recovered from 48 for four to win the RSA Challenge one-day international in Dublin. For former Ireland international Morgan, who hit an ODI career-best 124 from 106 balls, the performance carried extra poignancy coming on his home ground at Malahide. Morgan, who is captaining the side in the absence of the rested Alastair Cook for this autumn’s one-dayers, was booed when he came to the crease but earned a standing ovation at the end. He brought up his century with a six and then finished the match with another maximum. On his initial reception, he said: “It is mid-afternoon in Dublin – it is expected! “I still love the place, always will. I have enjoyed my day.” Despite Ireland’s loss, the day was still a momentous one for cricket in the country. The game attracted a crowd near the ground’s 10,000 capacity and Ireland proved more than competitive, at one stage threatening to repeat their famous 2011 World Cup win over England. Their score of 269 for seven was built around a century from their captain William Porterfield, who hit 112 at the top of the innings. England could also be thankful for having another Irishman in their ranks, as debutant Boyd Rankin finished the pick of their bowlers with four for 46. Porterfield said: “Yes it is frustrating when a couple of Irish lads are playing against you, but there is nothing you can do. “If you offered me those two lads in my side I would take them every day of the week. “But they are trying to play as much international cricket as they can. They want to play Test cricket as well and unfortunately Ireland can’t offer them that at the minute. “It is water under the bridge as far as we are concerned, it was past us before the game even began. “It just so happened they were two of the main performers for them. “We were slightly disappointed ourselves given the position we were in at half-time. We felt our 270 was a very competitive total.” Porterfield was pleased with his own performance in what has generally been a frustrating season for him in terms of form. He said: “It is obviously nice to lead from the front at get a few runs. “And I think one of the most pleasing things for ourselves is in the three games we have played against full members this year – the two Pakistan games and this game, we’ve had lads get hundreds and the top six have scored runs. “It is important they do that consistently and that is pleasing.”
Asked why his team sat too deep, Mourinho replied: “A little bit of a lack of personality. “We must have the personality to get out, to not accept the pressure. “The game could perfectly have ended 1-0, but we have to give some truth to their reaction.” Mourinho has been at pains to play down his team’s title chances of late, despite their 1-0 win at championship rivals Manchester City and 3-0 thumping of Newcastle at the weekend. Suggested this was a performance that underlined his ‘little horses’ claim, Mourinho added: “Yes. A ready team, a complete team kills this game. 2-0, goodbye, but we didn’t.” Mourinho, meanwhile, refused to condemn the Albion supporters for their treatment of Ramires whose every touch of the ball was greeted with a chorus of boos. Ramires was the player who contentiously earned Chelsea a penalty in the 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge in October when Albion were seconds away from a shock victory. At one point when he went down under a challenge from Thievy Bifouma which resulted in him requiring treatment it resulted in a chorus of ‘Let him die!” and even louder jeers when he returned to the pitch. “That’s football. I don’t think it’s fair, but that’s football,” said Mourinho. “Next season maybe they (the fans) forget and it doesn’t happen the same. “Everything the fans do, unless there is a lack of respect with race in this kind of situation, which for me was not the case, it was just booing. That’s football.” For Albion head coach Pepe Mel, whose side are back out of the bottom three, he admitted this was his team’s best performance from his five games in charge. “I’m proud of my players,” said Mel. “In the first half we defended well, limited Chelsea’s chances, and in the second we counter-attacked well and showed a good mentality. “If we had scored earlier then we would have won the match, so for me this was our best performance against a good Chelsea team who are top.” The Blues were poised to move four points clear at the top of the table on the back of centre-back Branislav Ivanovic’s injury-time strike in the first half. But Victor Anichebe is proving something of a super sub of late for Albion because just nine days after coming off the bench to equalise in a 1-1 draw with Liverpool, the Nigerian repeated the feat against Chelsea. Press Association Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes his players “lacked a little bit of personality” to kill off West Brom as their Barclays Premier League title chances suffered a dent with a 1-1 draw at The Hawthorns. Mourinho feels Chelsea should have been out of sight before the Baggies mounted their fightback in the closing stages, with Anichebe netting his third goal of the season in the 87th minute. “For 60 minutes there was only one team, and that team couldn’t kill the game, especially in the first 15 minutes of the second half,” said Mourinho. “For (the next) 10 minutes the game was poor, and then for the last 20 minutes only one team and that team fought a lot to get the goal and the point, and in the end they deserve it. “In the first half we had complete control without creating many chances – Petr (Cech) not making one save, their strikers with not one shot. “In the second half they opened and gave us the space we didn’t have in the first half, but we were not strong enough to kill the game. “They had a reaction and we couldn’t cope with the reaction. The team stayed back, we were too deep. “I thought even if I sent on some attacking players it wouldn’t help because we were under pressure. It was impossible for my defenders to get out of the first third of the pitch. “They started putting long balls into the box, with some free kicks, corners and rebounds, and fighting for those, and they deserve.”
Al Kellock will start his first game for Glasgow since the final game of last season when he leads the Warriors out against Guinness Pro12 rivals Connacht at Scotstoun on Friday night. Press Association The Scotland international had a shoulder operation over the summer and has not featured since last season’s grand final defeat to Leinster in Dublin. But the giant lock played 60 minutes for the Warriors ‘A’ team on Monday in their 30-5 victory over Edinburgh and goes straight into Gregor Townsend’s starting line-up, with Tom Ryder and Finn Russell also due to return from injury after being named on the bench. The Glasgow head coach – whose side are looking to make it four wins from four – said: “We welcome Al, Tom and Finn back from injury tomorrow night. They’ve all worked really hard to come back and it’s great news that we can include them in our squad for this game. “Connacht are one of the form teams in the league right now and had an impressive win against Leinster last weekend which – combined with their win away in Toulouse last season – shows the progress that they are making under Pat Lam. “Tomorrow night’s game is another big test for our squad, but one we’re all looking forward to. It’ll be good to be back home at Scotstoun, playing in front of our own supporters, after a couple of weeks on the road.” As well as Kellock’s return, Townsend makes a number of other changes. After joining from Munster in the summer, Irish centre James Downey will make his full debut for the club in the No.12 shirt. Following last Saturday’s 33-13 win over the Dragons in Newport, Stuart Hogg continues at full-back and DTH van der Merwe keeps his place on the left wing, with Sean Lamont coming in for Tommy Seymour on the opposite side. It is a new centre partnership with Downey linking up with Mark Bennett in midfield, while Duncan Weir continues at fly-half and Henry Pyrgos comes in at scrum-half. The only change in the front-row sees Pat MacArthur taking over from Kevin Bryce at hooker, after recovering from a head knock, while Gordon Reid and Euan Murray continue at loose-head and tight-head respectively. Kellock comes into the second-row in place of Leone Nakarawa and will partner Tim Swinson. Chris Fusaro replaces the suspended Tyrone Holmes – who was sent off against the Dragons for stamping – at open-side, while Adam Ashe takes over from Josh Strauss at Number 8 and Rob Harley continues on the blind-side.
__Portuguese officials have defended Cristiano Ronaldo after he left home and was seen training with other people at a soccer pitch amid a national lockdown to stem the coronavirus outbreak.The incident occurred on the island of Madeira, his birthplace. He was observed shooting a ball at a goal with someone playing goalkeeper, along with two other people. They all appeared to be several meters apart.“Cristiano did solely a few minutes of exercize and from that comes no harm to the world,” regional health authority Carlos Ramos said.“All citizens can go out and do some physical exercize as long as they do not gather in big groups and keep their distance from other people they may encounter while exercizing,” Ramos said. “So I think that Cristiano did only what we have seen.” Sports broadcaster Cari Champion will moderate the hour discussion, streamed on YahooSports.com.___On what would have been the final day of the Masters, ESPN will show some masterful spellers.The network says it will broadcast a seven-hour marathon of the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Sunday.This year’s spelling bee has been postponed indefinitely because of the coronavirus pandemic. It had been scheduled for late May at its usual location, a convention center outside Washington. Scripps hopes to reschedule the bee at an undetermined time this year. April 10, 2020 Portugal has been under a state of emergency for three weeks. People are confined to their homes, but they can leave to exercize individually. The country has more than 15,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 435 deaths. ___Basketball’s Sabrina Ionescu, soccer’s Carli Lloyd and swimming’s Katie Ledecky are among the athletes who will help young girls and women stay mentally and physically fit during the coronavirus pandemic.The Women’s Sports Foundation and Yahoo Sports are launching #WeKeepPlaying, a live-stream event on Saturday at 4 p.m. EDT. They’ll join tennis great Billie Jean King and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in taking questions from young athletes and providing tips on resilience and training.King says it’s about “bringing together our community of prominent women athletes and leaders to empower, support and inspire young girls — and each other — during this unprecedented time.” ___The nationwide lockdown in Italy has been extended through May 3 but Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora is urging the country’s sports federations to develop health protocols in order to resume activity on May 4.Spadafora urges sports authorities “not to let these weeks be lost” and to urgently make plans for when the lockdown expires.Previously, the lockdown was set to expire on Monday.The extension came as the number of people in Italian hospitals and intensive care wards eases and the growth in the number of new cases and deaths is narrowing. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer announced the plan Friday, along with the Magic. The Amway Center, which includes the AdventHealth Practice Facility that serves as the Magic’s training home, will be used as a staging space for as long as is required. There are contingencies to continue if the need is still there when NBA play resumes.Dyer says the arena will be a hub for equipment and supplies that will go to 50 hospitals in Central Florida as well as facilities in seven other states.Magic CEO Alex Martins says conversations with AdventHealth and the city alerted the team to the need for such a space. “It is our honor to partner with the city of Orlando to provide assistance in the use of the Amway Center to meet AdventHealth’s and our community’s needs,” Martins said.The Magic have been very active in responding to the pandemic, with several players donating money to various causes and the DeVos family — which owns the team — pledging up to $2 million to assist Amway Center hourly workers for lost games.___ The 3rd Street Market Hall announced that “thousands” of meals would be prepared. The meals are going to health-care workers at four hospital networks in southeastern Wisconsin.Various vendors at the 3rd Street Market Hall will be preparing and delivering the meals.The first donation will take place Sunday.___The Orlando Magic’s home arena will become a distribution center for medical equipment and supplies as part of the ongoing response to the coronavirus pandemic. The Latest: Yelich, Braun send meals to health care workers According to the website of the Quebec-based company, its customers include 28 NHL clubs, 16 in the NFL, and six in MLB.___West Ham has become the latest Premier League club to announce its players will defer some wages as the competition is suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.The percentage of the wages being held back was not disclosed by the London club on Friday.West Ham did say manager David Moyes, vice chair Karren Brady and finance director Andy Mollett are taking a 30% pay reduction. Experts have said it will take a decrease in the number of cases to enter a so-called Phase II, allowing more freedom of movement to individuals but with precautions to guard against any new outbreaks. Italy has suffered the most deaths of any nation, nearly 19,000, and is nearing 150,000 cases, hitting 147,577 on Friday.___The Milwaukee Bucks have established an emergency relief fund for part-time employees of Fiserv Forum, the team’s home arena.The Bucks Emergency Relief Fund will provide financial relief for part-time employees of the arena’s food and beverage provider, housekeeping employer and parking partners. ___The Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League has loaned two sanitation machines to a local hospital to see if they could help clean personal protective equipment worn by hospital staff.The Crunch uses one of the machines in its locker room and the other to clean equipment but doesn’t need them right now with sports on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic. Turns out they’re a good fit at Upstate University Hospital.Chief executive officer Dr. Robert Corona thought of the idea. He says after careful analysis of tests performed by the hospital’s infection control team, infectious disease specialists, microbiology team and other clinical experts, the hospital has developed a process for collecting used shields, decontaminating them with the Sani Sport sanitation machines, and re-using the shields.Crunch chief operation officer Jim Sarosy says the AHL has been in touch with the other teams in the league, and he says a firehouse in Boston and the State University of New York at Cortland also have reached out to the team. The Seminoles’ lineman wrote that he wants “everyone to know just how hard it was. I spent days feeling miserable” and his healthy 47-year-old father with no underlying health conditions “spent three days in the intensive care unit.”Tony Boselli is now back home and Andrew Boselli says he and his family are recovering from the massive scare. He says his brother and mother also dealt with the virus.Andrew Boselli says he’s looking forward to being around fellow students and teammates again but added a word of caution by writing “the only way for that to happen is listen to the experts and follow their guidance.”___Turkmenistan is set to restart its suspended soccer league amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Arizona Coyotes will furlough half of the organization’s employees with the NHL season on hold due to the coronavirus outbreak.The furloughs began Friday and will last through June 30.The Coyotes said all furloughed employees will continue to receive 100% of health benefits.Coyotes owner Alex Meruelo said the furloughs were necessary because it doesn’t appear the NHL will resume play in the immediate future.Meruelo and Gila River Arena will continue to support the team’s arena’s part-time and hourly employees who were scheduled to work the team’s final eight home games. Similar support for the Tucson Roadrunners, the Coyotes’ AHL affiliate, will also continue. Rizzo says no players for the reigning World Series champions have shown any symptoms of COVID-19 at any point and so no one has been tested.He said the team’s medical staff checks in each day with every player and staff member.According to Rizzo, the employee who got the illness was at the team’s spring training facility in West Palm Beach, Florida, and now is home and his quarantine has ended. Rizzo said the employee is fever-free and symptom-free.Rizzo did not identify the person who was sick other than to say it is not someone who plays for the Nationals — “and we’re going to keep it at that.” The GM said the person tested positive “well after” the Nationals already had shut down their facilities in Florida and Washington.Rizzo also said Friday on a conference call with reporters that the Nationals are partnering with chef José Andrés to distribute tens of thousands of meals per day to people in need in parts of Washington. The World Anti-Doping Agency barred Russia from the Olympics for four years after ruling last year that doping data from a Moscow laboratory had been manipulated. The Court of Arbitration for Sport is to rule on whether the ban is valid but hearings have been delayed because of the health crisis.Sports Minister Oleg Matytsin says the virus outbreak means the parties in the legal proceedings should avoid a ruling against Russia because it would fracture the Olympic movement.He adds that “when you see that everyone is isolated and everyone is at home … people understand that now there are priorities and there are issues which go on the backburner. The priority is the future of the Olympic movement.”Matytsin says sanctioning Russia would damage the Olympic movement and says the country is prepared to host more international sports events once the virus outbreak recedes.___ ESPN has televised the bee since 1994. On Sunday, it will first show the 1997 bee, which was memorably won by Rebecca Sealfon of Brooklyn, New York. Sealfon’s excitement when she was given her winning word of “euonym” — a name well suited to the person, place or thing named — became a classic spelling bee moment when she yelled out each letter.ESPN will also show the 2004 bee won by David Tidmarsh of South Bend, Indiana, and the 2008 bee won by Sameer Mishra of Lafayette, Indiana. ___ The French tennis federation has set up a support plan worth 35 million euros ($38 million) to help professional players facing financial problems because of the coronavirus pandemic.The FFT says it has approved the scheme that will also benefit clubs, coaches, instructors, officials and tournament organizers affected by the health crisis. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Brewers stars Christian Yelich and Ryan Braun have teamed up with Milwaukee’s 3rd Street Market Hall to provide meals to local health care workers and their families. More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The Central Asian nation will become part of a small group of countries around the world where professional soccer is being played despite the virus outbreak. That includes the former Soviet nations of Belarus and Tajikistan, as well as Burundi and Nicaragua.The eight-team Turkmenistan league was suspended on March 24. The national soccer federation says it will resume on April 19. Fans will be allowed to attend games.Turkmenistan has not reported any cases of the coronavirus.___The Russian sports minister says it’s time for international authorities to “turn a new page” and forget the country’s Olympic doping ban because of the coronavirus pandemic. The FFT says practical arrangements for the allocation still need to be discussed.The ATP and WTA announced this month that the men’s and women’s professional tours would be suspended until at least July 13. Wimbledon has been canceled because of the deadly virus while the start of the French Open has been postponed from late May to late September.___Florida State offensive lineman Andrew Boselli says he had the coronavirus and detailed some of what his famous father went through in his own fight against COVID-19.The son of former NFL lineman Tony Boselli says in a first-person account he wrote for Florida State’s athletic department website that he dealt with the worst of the virus for about three days. Associated Press Co-owners David Sullivan, David Gold and fellow shareholders are also injecting 30 million pounds into the club.West Ham says “the savings created by the measures above will support the entire infrastructure of the club and enable us to retain jobs and continue to pay 100% of staff salaries.”Southampton said Thursday that its players would defer three months’ wages.Premier League clubs as a collective had hoped squads would all cut wages by 30% but the players’ union rejected the proposal.___ The relief fund also will assist part-time employees at the Menominee Nation Arena. That’s the home arena for the Wisconsin Herd, the Bucks’ NBA G League affiliate.So far, the Bucks have provided $500,000 in financial assistance to the part-time employees, and an additional $500,000 is on the way through the relief fund.NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo and All-Star forward Khris Middleton have contributed $100,000 each. All their Bucks teammates have committed to donate to the cause. Bucks ownership is matching all player donations.___Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo says one team employee — not a player — tested positive for the coronavirus and is “on the road to getting better.” The family of Kenny Dalglish says the former Liverpool player and manager has tested positive for the coronavirus but “remains asymptomatic.”The 69-year-old Dalglish was hospitalized on Wednesday as an infection required intravenous antibiotics.A COVID-19 test unexpectedly showed he had the disease despite previously displaying no symptoms.Dalglish’s family says “prior to his admission to hospital, Sir Kenny had chosen to voluntarily self isolate for longer than the advised period together with his family. He would urge everyone to follow the relevant government and expert guidance in the days and weeks ahead.”The family statement concluded by saying Dalglish “looks forward to being home soon.”
MIAMI, Florida (CMC) – Continental governing body, CONCACAF, has put an immediate halt to its Champions League, amidst the growing cases of the coronavirus across North America.The high level club competition entered its quarter-final stage on Tuesday and matches were played up until Wednesday night with America brushing aside Atlanta United FC 3-0 in Mexico City and Tigres UNAL edging New York Red Bulls 1-0 in New Jersey.But with the National Basketball Association (NBA) suspending its season and the MLS following suit, CONCACAF said it was also taking similar action.“At CONCACAF the welfare of everyone associated with our matches and competitions is of paramount importance to us,” the governing body said in a statement.“We have been closely monitoring the public health situation as it has been evolving in the U.S. and across the entire region.“Given the developments last night, including new guidance issued by countries, cities and states, we have made the decision to suspend the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League with immediate effect.“We are continuing to discuss arrangements for other upcoming CONCACAF competitions and will make a further public statement in due course.”Los Angeles FC was set to host Cruz Azul last night to round out the first leg of the quarter-final stage. Second leg matches were scheduled to be played on March 17-18.The semi-finals and final were scheduled to be played next month.The coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has already infected 1 215 persons in the United States and has resulted in 36 deaths.