Bundesliga: Leipzig to start season in front of 8,400 fans

first_img Hertha Berlin, Union Berlin, Eintracht Frankfurt and Wolfsburg are also seeking permission from their local health authorities to host limited numbers of fans. All spectators will be expected to wear face masks and follow social-distancing rules, with no beer sold and no away fans permitted. Even before the season kicks off on September 18, when defending champions Bayern Munich host Schalke, some clubs will host fans during the German Cup first round. The German FA has given the go-ahead, should local authorities grant permission, for supporters to be admitted on a case-by-case basis for the matches from September 11-14. Promoted ContentWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?9 Actors Who Stay Famous For That One Movie They Did 10 Years AgoBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes8 Best 1980s High Tech GadgetsYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?Insane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Best Car Manufacturers In The World Loading… Read Also: Man City agree personal terms to sign Messi on three-year deal In mid-August, senior German politicians said they would not back the Bundesliga’s plans for home fans to return across the country. It is now up to clubs to get permission from their local authorities, who manage the preventive measures against Covid-19. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 RB Leipzig  received permission to host 8,400 fans for their first Bundesliga game of the season in mid-September on Tuesday, which could make them the first German top-flight club to welcome back supporters since the coronavirus pandemic hit the country in mid-March. It would see the Red Bull Arena at 20-percent full for Leipzig’s 2020⁄21 campaign opener against Mainz on September 20. “We are aware of the great trust placed in us by politicians and the authorities and will deal with it extremely responsibly and carefully,” Leipzig managing director Oliver Mintzlaff told magazine Kicker. According to AFP subsidiary SID, Leipzig have been given permission by local authorities to allow supporters into their 42,000-capacity stadium providing the low rate of infection does not rise sharply. The current rate in the east German city is 3.2 new cases per week per 100,000 inhabitants. It must remain below 20 in order for fans to return. The last time Leipzig did not play behind closed doors was during a 3-0 win over Tottenham in the Champions League last 16 in mid-March. The tickets for the game against Mainz would be allocated by a lottery system for the club’s 22,500 season-ticket holders. Only supporters residing in the state of Saxony would be allowed in.last_img read more

Read More →

Caution opens door for Cordes in XSAN Hawkeye Dirt Tour at Indee

first_imgINDEPENDENCE, Iowa (July 24) – The caution that Troy Cordes was hoping for finally came out with eight laps left in Thursday’s XSAN Hawkeye Dirt Tour main event at Independence Motor Speedway.Defending IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified series champion Ronn Lauritzen drew the outside pole start and clearly had the fastest ride through the first 22 circuits. Cordes had taken the opening green from 11th and worked his way steadily to second but was still well off the pace before the fateful yellow flew for a car stopped on the track. The two Independence regulars dueled up front before Cordes finally found his way to the front. The final caution, for a car perched on the backside of turn four, set up a green, white, checkered fin­ish. Cordes pulled ahead to take the checkers a couple car lengths ahead of Lauritzen. He earned a spot on the 2015 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot along with his tour career first victory.Vern Jackson, Jeff Waterman and Adam Johnson completed the top five. Point leader Mike Van Genderen was sixth. Different drivers have prevailed in each of the first six series events this season; Cordes had run second to Darin Duffy when the Hawkeye Dirt Tour shared the midweek stage with the World of Outlaw Late Models last August. Cordes has won 10 sanctioned events this season and now has 90 IMCA Modified victories to his ca­reer credit.Next up on the Hawkeye Dirt Tour schedule is the Thursday, Aug. 7 show at Hancock County Speedway in Britt. That event doubles as the 20th annual Night of 1,000 Stars special and pays a minimum of $3,500 to win. Another $2,500 in lap money is at stake, plus a $1,000 bonus for leading at midway of the 50-lapper. Another $2,000 will be added to the winner’s share if they’ve raced at Hancock County Speedway at least four times previously this season, making for a potential payout of $9,000 at the Doug Studer Farms-sponsored program. Feature results – 1. Troy Cordes, Dunkerton; 2. Ronn Lauritzen, Jesup; 3. Vern Jackson, Water­loo; 4. Jeff Waterman, Quincy, Ill.; 5. Adam Johnson, Independence; 6. Mike Van Genderen, New­ton; 7. Scott Hogan, Vinton; 8. Jesse Sobbing, Glenwood; 9. Jeremy Mills, Garner; 10. Cay­den Carter, Oskaloosa; 11. Tim Ward, Gilbert, Ariz.; 12. Darin Duffy, Urbana; 13. Joe Docekal, Dysart; 14. Patrick Flannagan, Cedar Rapids; 15. Mark Schulte, Delhi; 16. Ed Thomas, Waterloo; 17. Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa; 18. Nick Roberts, Des Moines; 19. Richie Gustin, Gilman; 20. Jacob Murray, Hartford; 21. Jason Snyder, Dunkerton; 22. Matt Gansen, Zwingle; 23. J.D. Au­ringer, Waterloo; 24. Dustin Brown, Thornton. 1st heat (top three) – 1. Carter; 2. Waterman; 3. Johnson; 4. Duffy; 5. Groenendyk; 6. Snyder; 7. Justin O’Brien, West Union; 8. Ward. 2nd heat – 1. Van Genderen; 2. Gustin; 3. Cordes; 4. Sobbing; 5. Gansen; 6. Schulte; 7. Murray; 8. Derek Reimer, Marshalltown. 3rd heat – 1. Hogan; 2. Mills; 3. Docekal; 4. Flannagan; 5. Dustin Brown; 6. Kyle Brown, Kellogg; 7. Tyler Droste, Waterloo; 8. Zach Less, Hopkinton. 4th heat – 1. Lauritzen; 2. Roberts; 3. Jackson; 4. Auringer; 5. Shane DeMey, Denison; 6. Thomas; 7. Brennen Chipp, Waterloo.1st “B” feature (top five) – 1. Duffy; 2. Flannagan; 3. Groenendyk; 4. Dustin Brown; 5. Snyder; 6. Kyle Brown; 7. O’Brien; 8. Droste; 9. Less; 10. Ward. 2nd “B” feature – 1. Sobbing; 2. Auringer; 3. Gansen; 4. Thomas; 5. Schulte; 6. DeMey; 7. Mur­ray; 8. Chipp; 9. Reimer.Provisionals – Ward and Murray.last_img read more

Read More →

West Indies-A, India-A face-off in first 50-overs match today

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua – A crucial first stage of post-World Cup 2019 building ahead of the inaugural 2020 ICC One-day international league and 2023 World Cup commences today, when West Indies-A and India-A face off in the first of five 50-over matches at Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua.Matches will be streamed live on www.Windiescricket.com and Sony LIV India.This is the fourth A-team series, organised by Cricket West Indies (CWI) under the current post January 2017 tenures of Director of Cricket Jimmy Adams and CEO Johnny Grave.It coincides with the 10-point Skerritt/Shallow administration ‘Cricket First Plan’ of greater exposure of U-23 and U-19 players and enhancement of franchise system, so that the best emerging Caribbean players and top domestic performers can be tested against high quality overseas opposition.“This is a very important series against a very competitive opposition in India-A”, said West Indies-A coach Esaun Crandon.“We know the brand of cricket they play, with many fringe players that have played for India’s senior team or are pushing to be part of India’s senior team.Overall we are very optimistic about our chances. I think we (Windies-A) have a very good blend of experienced and young players in this squad.”The international experience of members of this West Indies-A 50 overs squad is vast with only quartet Rakheem Cornwall, Akeem Jordan, Romario Shepherd and Kjorn Ottley yet to feature in maroon colours.“I’m expecting the experienced guys, especially those who were also involved in Ireland Tri-Series to lead from the front.“Obviously we aren’t going to depend on them solely, since the other selected players we believe in their abilities as well, but by default on and off the field those guys’ recent international experience will be key.”On the pitches West Indies-A hope to encounter, Crandon said: “We want to have pitches that will play to our strengths and India’s weakness. So hopefully the curators can produce wickets that give us grass, pace and bounce.We also have to own the conditions as the home team and execute on the day.”On another coaching opportunity, Crandon said: “I’m grateful for the opportunity to lead West Indies-A against a very competitive opposition. It’s all about trusting the process; keeping it simple and replicating the coaching philosophies that brought me success with Guyana, and what I learnt and observed on the England series coaching staff.So it’s not solely about winning series for personal growth, but building relationships as a coach with players and helping them to be best prepared as possible for when they get a chance at international level.”last_img read more

Read More →

Governor says state lab doubles testing capacity, prisoners to make hand sanitizer

first_imgDES MOINES — Governor Kim Reynolds says the state is taking steps to expand child care options and ensure low-income students can get school lunches even as schools in the state are closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.“I think I’ll state the obvious, again, this is an unprecedented time for our state and our nation,” Reynolds said at the open of a news conference Monday afternoon. “We are monitoring the situation in real time and making evidence-based decisions to mitigate and slow the spread of the virus.”On Sunday, Reynolds recommended that Iowa schools close for four weeks. The U.S.D.A. has given Iowa a waiver, so Iowa schools can continue to provide meals to low-income students on a “grab and go” basis.Earlier Monday afternoon, legislative leaders announced they plan to waive the requirement that Iowa schools reschedule canceled days between now and April 12. The governor said policymakers will reassess after that, as school officials consider whether summer school may be required or whether members of the Class of 2020 meet the requirements for high school graduation.“But right now, this really gave them I think some relief that they were looking for as they try to plan what their next steps are in educating Iowa students,” Reynolds said.It was on Monday of last week that the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Iowa. The governor announced late Monday afternoon that a 23rd case had been confirmed, in a Dallas County resident.“A second shift is being added to the State Hygienic Lab to expand our testing capabilities. Our daily capacity will now increase from 54 to 108 tests per day,” Reynolds said. “When the situation warrants, we are ready at that point to add a third shift so that we can run tests around the clock.”Reynolds told reporters she hopes to get at least two of the “drive through” testing sites set up in Iowa, with priority given to first responders, health care workers and Iowans above the age of 65. President Trump has urged governors around the country to try to secure more ventilators for hospitals that will be inundated with critical COVID cases. State officials say details about how many ventilators are in the state today is confidential. Reynolds said she’s talked with private companies about getting more here.Some other governors and big-city mayors have ordered the closure of bars and restaurants. Reynolds is not taking that step, but she is encouraging Iowans to avoid crowds and stay home as much as possible.“Practice social distancing, so don’t cram yourself into some of those venues. You have a role to play in helping us mitigate the spread and to bend the curve,” Reynolds said. “…There’ll be another St. Paddy’s Day next year.”The governor also urged Iowans not to hoard food or other products. She said inmates in the state’s prison system will start making hand sanitizer.last_img read more

Read More →

EMERGENCY MEDICAL HELICOPTER SCHEME FOR DONEGAL AFTER HOSPITAL FLOODING

first_imgThe Emergency Medical Helicopter Service is to be extended to the North West Region in light of Letterkenny Hospital’s recent flooding disaster.Pat The Cope Gallagher MEPPat the Cope Gallagher MEP has received confirmation from the Minister for Heath, Dr. James Reilly, T.D. that the Emergency Aeromedical Support (EAS) service will now cover this region.Mr. Gallagher wrote to the Minister for Health in the aftermath of the devastating flooding urging him to extend this emergency service to the North West. For the past year the service has been used on a pilot basis mainly in the West of Ireland.Mr Gallagher said the agreement will last for up to three months.“Firstly, I am pleased that the Minister for Health has agreed to my suggestion,” he told Donegal Daily.“In reply to my letter, the Minister stated that in relation to the continuation of the service, that he has agreed along with his colleague, the Minister for Defence, to an extension of aeromedical support by the Air Corps to the EAS service for a period of up to three months, pending receipt and consideration of the report on the review of the pilot. “The north western area including Letterkenny General Hospital will be covered by the aeromedical support service during this period.”“The Minister also stated that a review of the pilot EAS service has been completed and is being examined. Both immediate and longer term issues will be considered in the course of this examination, including the possibility of an all-Ireland service.”Pat the Cope has thanked both Ministers for their immediate response to his request. EMERGENCY MEDICAL HELICOPTER SCHEME FOR DONEGAL AFTER HOSPITAL FLOODING was last modified: August 29th, 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:Emergency Medical HelicopterFLOODINGLetterkenny General HospitalPat The Cope Gallagherlast_img read more

Read More →