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SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Commends Passage of Bipartisan General Appropriations Bill, Commits to Finishing Budget Budget News, Press Release, Statement Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf released the following statement on the major bipartisan support in both the House and Senate for the compromise General Appropriations bill:“Over the past two years, Republicans and Democrats have worked together to make progress for the people of Pennsylvania.“After decades of failure, we passed pension reform that will put Pennsylvania on the path to a sustainable fiscal future, save taxpayers billions, and reduce payments to Wall Street fund managers. This budget fully funds our pension obligations. We passed the most significant liquor reform since prohibition. We set our differences aside, and made real changes for customers and taxpayers.“After years of devastating education cuts, we have restored more than $800 million in education funding. I am going to keep fighting to fix our schools, but this budget represents one of the most significant investments in schools in our lifetime. And we passed a fair funding formula, taking Pennsylvania off a shameful list of states without a way to fairly fund their schools. This budget keeps investing in schools.“Together, we’ve fought the heroin and opioid crisis that continues to plague our communities. We have developed treatment options and provided lifesaving medicine, but we know the crisis has not abated so we’re continuing to fight by making drug courts available to low level offenders so those who are struggling can get treatment.“Today, we finalized a general appropriations bill. It’s a start, and it’s not everything I wanted or everything Republicans wanted, but unlike D.C., we can compromise and get things done just like when we passed bipartisan pension reform and bipartisan liquor reform.“This budget includes much of the savings, efficiencies, and cuts I proposed in February in my budget address. But we avoided deep, indiscriminate cuts that would have endangered our ability to deliver services to the people of Pennsylvania.“This budget invests over $175 million more in our schools. Over the past two years, we’ve restored more than $800 million in cuts to schools.“This budget helps those in Pennsylvania who need help the most. It reduces the waiting list for those with intellectual disabilities; this budget makes additional investments in our efforts to fight the opioid epidemic; this budget invests in key programs to create manufacturing jobs in Pennsylvania, and allows the commonwealth to team up with businesses and institutions of higher learning to create jobs and a strong workforce.“And it builds on our efforts to make government more efficient and responsive. We consolidated IT and HR functions, and through an internal team focused on finding efficiencies and making government more effective, we have saved over $150 million and improved customer service at places like DMVs. I have rolled up my sleeves and worked with employees throughout the commonwealth to deliver change and efficiencies, and I am heartened that the legislature has joined my efforts.“But there is still work to do: We need a sustainable revenue package that gets Pennsylvania on track. For too many years, Pennsylvania has lurched from crisis to crisis. We began to address it with pension reform, and by fully funding our pension obligation, we have taken another important step. But Pennsylvania cannot get ahead if we do not take our responsibility for long term financial stability seriously. Let’s redouble our efforts, and continue to show people the progress we can make by working together.” June 30, 2017
Banc at Toowong is an example of one of Brisbane’s prestige apartment developments.WHEN it comes to buying a prestige property, it is important to know the difference between top shelf fittings and faux finishes.As Brisbane’s prestige apartment market bounces back, director of award-winning SJB Interiors Jonathan Richards, said imitation materials and brands could still be spotted in many luxury apartments.Richards said buyers should train their eye to look for the ‘tell tale’ signs of a true prestige property to ensure they were getting value for money.The SJB Interiors team has recently completed a display for Banc apartments on the riverfront at Toowong, which Richards said showcased five key features that million-dollar plus apartments should have in order to uphold their value.“The first marker of a high end property is plenty of space, which means buyers should look for high ceilings, generous bathrooms and few corridors, allowing for flexible use of living areas and ample room for furniture and storage,” Richards said.“Equally important is privacy — especially when purchasing an inner city apartment. Thick glass on all windows and sliding doors will provide a shield from any road noise.“Ambience is all about how the apartment looks and feels and is a crucial measure of its design merit.”SJB Interiors’ Jonathan Richards.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours agoHe said buyers should choose an apartment that has a clean, neutral colour scheme allowing for individual styling.“A lot of people also mistakenly believe that creating ambience means adding things like feature walls or statement splashbacks, but the key to luxury is actually restraint and simplicity,” he said.“Craftsmanship is what makes the apartment unique, and is all about attention to finer detail, like soft edges on benchtops and soft close drawers.“All buyers should ask for a full schedule of finishes and do their research on the inclusions — especially if buying off the plan.”Richards said with the number of new apartment projects yet to commence, or in the early stages throughout Brisbane, buyers are advised to ask for examples of what the apartment will look like.“Buyers should always ask for an example of the quality of fittings and finishes if the apartment is not yet built,” he said.Banc is at 527 Coronation Drive, Toowong, and accessible via 7 Land St.
Play tennis against your friends.“I said half of The Gap, half of Ashgrove and half of Samford have been through (the property),” Ms O’Dea said.“People who know and love that area well are very interested.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours ago The bench seat is a dream. The property is on 2545sq m.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:44Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:44 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p288p288p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow to bid at auction for your dream home? 01:45 There is a teppanyaki plate and pizza oven in the alfresco dining area.This dream could become a reality, as the house, at 9 Watercress Place, The Gap, goes to auction this Saturday, at 10am.Ray White Paddington’s Judi O’Dea is marketing the property and said it had been popular with locals throughout the campaign period. Yet another dreamy room.The property has it all, from a pool, spa, full-sized tennis court and an outdoor kitchen with a teppanyaki grill and pizza oven, to calacatta borghini marble and antique black granite benchtops, two kitchens and a butler’s pantry. Look down upon your domain.The property is open for inspection on Saturday from 9.30am, with the auction set to kick off at 10am. This kitchen could inspire even the most reluctant of chefs to cook.As previously reported by The Courier-Mail, the house had been renovated in the past, but underwent a complete refurbishment in 2012 after it was purchased by Mika Murakami Latimore in 2011.The project took two years and resulted in the high-end Hamptons home that stands on the 2545sq m block today. The house at 9 Watercress Place, The Gap, is for sale.Kick back by the pool in a robe as an admirer hand feeds you grapes while another fans you … at least that is how this fantasy goes.This farmhouse turned Hamptons honey has vines creeping up its arches and emanates relaxing vibes that either leaves one feeling like an ancient emperor (or empress), or an A-lister on a summer holiday to Long Island’s South Fork. Plantation shutters close the ensuite off from the bedroom.There are six-bedrooms and three-bathrooms, with “plenty of space for an au pair”, according to Ms O’Dea.For those who need a little more incentive to roll out of bed and make their way to the auction, Ms O’Dea said there will be a coffee cart on the day.
Oilfield service company Weatherford has signed an $87 million contract for fishing and intervention services with Brazilian oil company Petrobras.Weatherford said earlier this week that the four-year agreement with Petrobras was the largest fishing contract ever signed by the company. It also constitutes the largest single global award for this scope in the recent past, according to the company.“Weatherford is the global leader for fishing and intervention services which facilitated this contract win,” said Dean Bell, President of Well Construction for Weatherford.Bell added, “Customers trust us to get the job done right the first time. Our best-in-class crews and unequaled global support have experience that makes the difference between hours or days offline. Securing a contract of this magnitude further demonstrates our commitment to this vision and validates that our strategy is working.”Weatherford has provided fishing services to worldwide customers for over four decades.Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.
Share Tweet Sharing is caring! HealthLifestyle Chocolate ‘may help keep people slim’ by: – March 27, 2012 14 Views no discussions Share Share Chocolate contains antioxidants but is also high in fat and sugarPeople who eat chocolate regularly tend to be thinner, new research suggests. The findings come from a study of nearly 1,000 US people that looked at diet, calorie intake and body mass index (BMI) – a measure of obesity.It found those who ate chocolate a few times a week were, on average, slimmer than those who ate it occasionally.Even though chocolate is loaded with calories, it contains ingredients that may favour weight loss rather than fat synthesis, scientists believe. Despite boosting calorie intake, regular chocolate consumption was related to lower BMI in the study, which is published in Archives of Internal Medicine.The link remained even when other factors, like how much exercise individuals did, were taken into account.And it appears it is how often you eat chocolate that is important, rather than how much of it you eat. The study found no link with quantity consumed.According to the researchers, there is only one chance in a hundred that their findings could be explained by chance alone.But the findings only suggest a link – not proof that one factor causes the other.Lead author Dr Beatrice Golomb, from the University of California at San Diego, said: “Our findings appear to add to a body of information suggesting that the composition of calories, not just the number of them, matters for determining their ultimate impact on weight.”This is not the first time scientists have suggested that chocolate may be healthy for us. Other studies have claimed chocolate may be good for the heart.Consumption of certain types of chocolate has been linked to some favourable changes in blood pressure, insulin sensitivity and cholesterol level. And chocolate, particularly dark chocolate, does contain antioxidants which can help to mop up harmful free radicals – unstable chemicals that can damage our cells.Dr Golomb and her team believe that antioxidant compounds, called catechins, can improve lean muscle mass and reduce weight – at least studies in rodents would suggest this might be so. Mice fed for 15 days with epicatechin (present in dark chocolate) had improved exercise performance and observable changes to their muscle composition. They say clinical trials are now needed in humans to see if this is the case. But before you reach for a chocolate bar, there are still lots of unanswered questions. And in the absence of conclusive evidence, experts advise caution. While there’s no harm in allowing yourself a treat like chocolate now and again, eating too much might be harmful because it often contains a lot of sugar and fat too.And if you are looking to change your diet, you are likely to benefit most from eating more fresh fruits and vegetables. By Michelle RobertsHealth reporter, BBC News
RelatedPosts EPL: Saints tackle Mourinho’s Spurs EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U EPL: Red Devils attack Palace Southampton vs. Crystal Palace Venue: St.Mary’s Stadium Kick off: 4PMSouthampton will be looking for their third Premier League victory in a row when they welcome Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace side to St Mary’s this afternoon. The Saints have won their last two – including a 2-0 success at Chelsea on Boxing Day – to rise into 14th in the table, while a solid campaign to date has left Palace in ninth position with 26 points. Southampton did not win a single match in any competition between September 28 and November 23, at which point the club’s owners must have been tempted to change their manager in order to reset. The Saints have now won four of their last six in the Premier League, though, including back-to-back victories over Aston Villa and Chelsea in their last two top-flight outings. Thursday’s two-goal success at Stamford Bridge was hugely impressive, and the result saw Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side end Boxing Day in 14th position in the table, three points clear of the bottom three. There is still a long way to go this season, but the team’s form and indeed performances in recent weeks suggests that they will have enough to secure another campaign of top-flight football. Southampton have also won three of their last five Premier League meetings with Palace, suffering just one defeat in the process. That said, the loss during that run came at St Mary’s in January 2018. A record of 26 points from 19 Premier League matches has left Palace in ninth position in the table. They have won seven of their 19 league games this term, which is the same number as Manchester United and Sheffield United, and indeed more than Wolverhampton Wanderers. Hodgson’s side entered Thursday’s clash with West Ham United off the back of a three-game winless run, but they turned things around against the Hammers to pick up an important 2-1 win. Palace now face back-to-back away matches against Southampton and Norwich City before hosting Arsenal and travelling to Manchester City. The capital side will also begin their FA Cup challenge for the 2019-20 campaign with a home game against Championship side Derby County on January 5. It seems unlikely that the Eagles will be dragged into a relegation battle this season, although in terms of this match, they have only won twice against Southampton since January 2016, suffering five defeats in the process. Palace have been impressive on their travels this season, though, triumphing at Burnley, West Ham and Manchester United thus far during the 2019-20 campaign.Southampton possible XI: McCarthy, Cedric, Stephens, Bednarek, Bertrand, Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Hojbjerg, Redmond, Ings, Obafemi. Crystal Palace possible XI: Guaita, Kelly, Tomkins, Sakho, Riedewald, Milivojevic, Kouyate, McArthur, Zaha, Ayew, Meyer.Tags: Crystal PalaceEPLSouthampton
David Ferrer retired from competitive tennis with a loss to Alexander Zverev.Rafael Nadal is bidding for his sixth Madrid Open title.Rafael Nadal missed a couple of weeks of action due to a stomach bug.https://www.newsnation.in/sports/ipl-2019/amit-mishra-obstructing-the-field-ipl-2019-eliminator-sunrisers-hyderabad-vs-delhi-capitals-vizag-article-223485.html Madrid: Rafael Nadal believes he is finding his rhythm again after beginning his bid for a sixth Madrid Open title on Wednesday by beating Canadian teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime in straight sets. The victory also came hours before Nadal’s fellow Spaniard David Ferrer played the final match of his career, losing 6-4, 6-1 to Alexander Zverev in his last tournament before retirement. Nadal has endured a turbulent few weeks after slipping to surprise defeats in both Monte Carlo and Barcelona last month before then being hit by a stomach bug on Sunday. But there was never much sign of an upset in the Spanish capital, where the world number two opened up with a 6-3, 6-3 victory. “Right now every victory is important for me because it gives me the option to play again the next day,” Nadal said. “Two weeks ago maybe playing again was not a chance to improve because I didn’t feel like that in training. Now I am feeling better in matches and I think everyone gives me the chance to get better.”RELATED Nadal has not arrived in Madrid without winning in either Monte Carlo or Barcelona since 2015 and, after also pulling out of Indian Wells due to a knee injury in March, concern was growing ahead of the French Open later this month. The 32-year-old, who will be chasing his 18th Grand Slam title at Roland Garros, will now face another young talent in America’s Frances Tiafoe, with either Stan Wawrinka or Kei Nishikori waiting in the quarter-finals. “After Indian Wells, I had a big mental drop,” Nadal said. “I had to stop for two weeks and mentally I dropped. I struggled a lot to get fit and recover that energy, which I now feel again.” Ferrer bowed out after losing to Zverev, calling time on a distinguished career that included 27 ATP titles and a highest ranking of number three in the world. Renowned for his never-say-die attitude, the 37-year-old reached the French Open final in 2014, as well as five more Grand Slam semi-finals. “I couldn’t have given more to this sport,” said Ferrer, who left his bandana on the ‘T’ of the service box. “I don’t know what my legacy will be but I always fought until the last point. Maybe it will be that.” Nishikori and Wawrinka will meet in the third round on Thursday after Nishikori took just over two hours to win 7-5, 7-5 against Bolivian qualifier Hugo Dellien and Wawrinka defeated Argentina’s Guido Pella 6-3, 6-4. The Swiss have won his last two matches against Nishikori, including a three-set victory in Rotterdam in February, when he went on to reach his first final since undergoing knee surgery in 2017. Osaka in control Juan Martin del Potro lost 6-3, 2-6, 7-5 to Serbia’s Laslo Djere in his first match since February as the Argentine continues to work his way back from a knee injury. Nishikori’s compatriot and world number one Naomi Osaka is through to the quarter-finals of the women’s tournament for the first time after she eased past Belarusian Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-2, 6-3. Osaka pulled out of the semi-finals in Stuttgart last month with an abdominal injury but has said she is no longer feeling discomfort during matches. “I feel fine, so that’s great,” Osaka said. “I’m at a really good place right now. I feel like I’m having fun playing tennis again which is always a good thing for me. I always play well if I have that mentality.” In the last eight, the two-time major champion will face Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic who beat Ukrainian qualifier Kateryna Kozlova 6-0, 6-2. A potential semi-final foe for Osaka is world number three Simona Halep, who annihilated Slovakian Viktoria Kuzmova 6-0, 6-0 in 44 minutes. Number two seed Petra Kvitova saw off France’s Caroline Garcia 6-3, 6-3 and will now face the Netherlands’ Kiki Bertens. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
___Tennis great Goran Ivanisevic says he has tested positive for the coronavirus.The former Wimbledon champion coaches top-ranked Novak Djokovic and was at the recent Adria Tour exhibition series in Serbia and Croatia.Djokovic and three other players have also tested positive for the virus after playing in the events. Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki are the others.Ivanisevic won the Wimbledon title in 2001. He says he twice tested negative for the virus over the past 10 days but has now tested positive. World Triathlon has resurrected a second race in its world series, in Montreal in October.The pandemic shelved the seven-race series, and the finals in Edmonton in August were canceled.But the Hamburg stop in July was postponed to September, and the Montreal leg in June will race on Oct. 4.A new date for the World Cup leg in Arzachena, Italy that was postponed in May was also found — Oct. 10. ___ University of Tennessee President Randy Boyd says reducing the number of fans further because of the coronavirus pandemic would have a “significant impact” on the budget. But Boyd said Friday that Tennessee is financially prepared to handle any problems.Tennessee projects a drop of 19.4% with $29.8 million in revenue from athletic ticket sales. That would be down $7.1 million from the $37 million taken in over 2019-20. John Compton, chairman of the UT Board of Trustees, says that estimate is appropriate for now. He also says Tennessee will be able to handle if ticket revenue winds up even 50% lower.The Volunteers won their final six games last season under coach Jeremy Pruitt. They are scheduled to host Florida and Alabama, which are traditionally big draws for fans.Athletic director Phillip Fulmer has said Tennessee is expecting to fill Neyland Stadium this season and will adjust as needed.___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Morehouse College canceled its football and cross country seasons because of the coronavirus pandemic. The athletes were placed in isolation and several others who came in contact with them were placed in quarantine as a precaution.The workouts have been halted until at least July 5.___Cleveland Indians president Chris Antonetti said a “couple” of staff members have chosen not to take part in the resumption of training camp due to COVID-19 concerns.Speaking on a Zoom call Friday, Antonetti did not identify the staffers who have opted out or specify their roles in the organization. He added that he’s unaware of any players declining to participate because of health reasons. Antonetti said the club has spoken to “every high-risk individual” about the risks of returning. Virginia says its football players can begin returning to campus on July 5 if they participate in a voluntary workout period under protocols set by the school’s health system.The school says all student-athletes and staff will receive COVID-19 specific education through a variety of print and video media, utilizing CDC and NCAA resources. The UVA Health System will administer and coordinate testing of student-athletes and staff.The voluntary workouts will go from July 5-14, followed by required activity for up to eight hours a week including weight training, conditioning and film study from July 15-25. The program will then transition into a two-week period of required activities for 20 hours a week including walk-through sessions before fall training camp opens on Aug. 9.The UVA Health System also will be required to report positive tests or cases to the local health district and to the athletics program’s team physicians.The Cavaliers are scheduled to open the season against Georgia on Sept. 7 in Atlanta. The Latest: UNLV suspends on-campus workouts after positives Denny McCarthy told Golfchannel.com that he withdrew after feeling sick Thursday night and testing positive for the coronavirus on Friday. Bud Cauley, who played with McCarthy on Thursday, also withdrew before Friday’s second round. McCarthy became the third PGA Tour player to test positive for the virus since its restart and the second this week, joining Cameron Champ who withdrew on Tuesday. Nick Watney withdrew just before the second round of last week’s RBC Heritage Championship. Webb Simpson, Graeme McDowell, Brooks Koepka and his brother Chase also withdrew from the Travelers after coming into contact with people who had the virus. The caddies for McDowell and Brooks Koepka both tested positive. Simpson cited the positive test of a family member.___Tennessee’s athletic budget for 2020-21 assumes the Volunteers will have fans in the stands for football season but still includes a $10.1 million cut in overall revenues. Now the World Group I and World Group II preliminary matches will be played in various sites in either March or September 2021. The finals will be in Madrid during the week of Nov. 22, 2021.The International Tennis Federation says the 18 nations that already qualified for the 2020 finals will get a spot in 2021.The ITF has also scrapped the women’s Fed Cup finals for this year and says they will be played April 13-18 in Budapest, Hungary.The Fed Cup originally was supposed to be played this April but was initially postponed because of the pandemic.___ June 26, 2020 Players and staff permitted inside the arena will be tested for COVID-19. Team personnel will follow safety guidelines outlined in the second phase of the NHL’s return plan, as well as those from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services.The team says the arena has received “extensive cleaning” during the suspended NHL season and there will be “enhanced cleaning and sanitation efforts” going forward.___The Davis Cup men’s tennis competition has been canceled this year because of the coronavirus pandemic and will pick up again in 2021.Matches were scheduled for this September and the Davis Cup finals were set for November in Madrid. Closed on March 15 because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Hall welcomed visitors on Friday in Cooperstown, New York. Face masks are required from all staff and guests.The shrine is selling tickets that permit visitors to reserve a specific date and time to enter, reducing congestion in the front lobby and throughout the museum. Some of the Hall’s bigger gathering spots will remain closed. The popular plaque gallery is open.The Hall announced earlier that this year’s Hall of Fame induction ceremonies had been canceled because of the virus outbreak. Derek Jeter, Marvin Miller, Ted Simmons and Larry Walker will be enshrined next year, on July 25, 2021.___Two more players on the PGA Tour have withdrawn from the Travelers Championship because of COVID-19. ___Brewers general manager David Stearns says no Milwaukee players have opted out of playing this season for personal reasons. He says “a small number of individuals in our organization” have tested positive for COVID-19 but were asymptomatic. He didn’t specify the number or say whether these individuals were players, other team employees or both.___The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association say 16 players tested positive for coronavirus in the first wave of mandatory tests done in preparation for the restart of the season.Those 16 players were part of a pool of 302 tested on Tuesday. Tests are continuing for all 22 teams that will be participating in the restart at the Disney campus near Orlando, Florida, next month. The player names were not disclosed; some, such as Malcolm Brogdon of Indiana and Sacramento teammates Jabari Parker and Alex Len have publicly acknowledged they have recently positive. The Indians are scheduled to re-open camp on July 1 in Cleveland.“We would be fully supportive if anyone felt this wasn’t the right environment for them to participate,” he said.Antonetti added that the club has “had a few isolated cases” of players testing positive for the coronavirus. He said there were cases in the Dominican Republic as well as at the team’s training facility in Goodyear, Arizona. He said all of the infected individuals have recovered or are only showing mild symptoms.___The baseball Hall of Fame museum has reopened after being shut for more than three months. President David A. Thomas said scholarships would be honored. The Historically Black College competes at the NCAA Division II in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.“Like all of the decisions we’ve made related to COVID-19, this was a difficult one but was made with the health and well-being of our students and community in mind,” Thomas wrote on school website.Thomas also wrote about the difficulty in safely travelling and hosting games and events while maintaining social distancing. ___UNLV has temporarily stopped all voluntary on-campus workouts after four athletes tested positive for COVID-19.The positive tests were detected as part of the screening process for returning to campus. Associated Press Diamond League track meets in France and the United States have been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.Organizers say the Sept. 6 event in Paris and the Prefontaine meet on Oct. 4 in Eugene, Oregon, cannot be held because of the current restrictions on mass gatherings and international travel.A meet in Gateshead, England, has been postponed from Aug. 16 to a possible date in mid-September.The next possible Diamond League meet is scheduled for Aug. 14 in Monaco.___ This year’s Fed Cup finals have been rescheduled for 2021 because of “challenges” related to the coronavirus pandemic.The International Tennis Federation says the women’s team competition will take place April 13-18 in Budapest, Hungary.The 2020 event was originally scheduled for April but was postponed because of the pandemic. Officials had hoped to squeeze the competition in this year.The ITF says there are “significant logistical and regulatory challenges” to holding “an indoor mass gathering” at the Laszlo Arena. The tennis body says “guaranteeing the health and safety of all involved will not be feasible.”The Fed Cup finals feature 12 national teams competing in a new format. Ivanisevic says “I would like to inform everyone who has been in contact with me that I tested positive and ask them to take extra good care of themselves and their loved ones.”The Croat says he has no symptoms but will self-isolate.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports That was a 5.3% rate of positive tests leaguewide. The league did not announce results of testing on staffers and other members of team travel parties, all of whom are also part of the mandatory testing program.The league and the union say that “any player who tested positive will remain in self-isolation until he satisfies public health protocols for discontinuing isolation and has been cleared by a physician.”___The Carolina Hurricanes will begin “voluntary small-group training” at PNC Arena on Tuesday.The team said Friday those sessions will be closed to the public and media. Sixteen players, divided into two groups, are expected to participate.
http://http://vimeo.com/15417365Football beat writers Max Henson, Adam Holt and Mike Fiammetta break down UW’s 4 non-conference wins and look ahead to the Badgers’ Big Ten opener against Michigan State.