Batesville, In. — Batesville Youth Baseball and Softball is offering “Fall Ball” sign-ups for leagues beginning in August and running through the first week of October.Most baseball, softball and T-Ball games at the Plex will be played on Sunday afternoons. Registration is available online at batesvillebaberuth.com/site/.
The seven-year-old’s only defeat from 13 career starts came when he fell at Thurles on his chasing debut in November and he has since secured a hat-trick of victories, culminating in a brilliant front-running display at the Cheltenham Festival. Trainer Willie Mullins said : “We’re keen to go there with him. I’m happy with the ground.” Arkle Trophy hero Un De Sceaux is set to playing a leading role on Crabbie’s Grand National day at Aintree on Saturday after he was given the green light to run in the Doom Bar Maghull Novices’ Chase. Un De Sceaux could well cross paths with Arkle runner-up God’s Own, the third home, Josses Hill, and the fourth-placed Vibrato Valtat. Henry de Bromhead’s Sizing Granite, a winner of his last two starts at Naas and Leopardstown, is another intriguing Irish contender among 13 confirmations Press Association
The US Coast Guard has ended their search for a 27-year-old man who went missing while swimming near the Fort Pierce Inlet State Park over the weekend, after a body matching his description was discovered on a beach.Anthony Graham’s body was discovered on a beach near Pepper Park Beachside on North Hutchinson Island Monday.Authorities say Graham’s family contacted them around 5:00pm Saturday after they could no longer find him in the water.The US Coast Guard searched continuously for Graham through the weekend but could not locate him.It wasn’t until 7:00 am Monday when a passerby contacted authorities about the discovery of a body that matched Graham’s description that the coast guard ended their search.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Serena Williams came back and won the last four games to beat her older sister, Venus, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in a hard-hitting, back-and-forth, second-round matchup at the Top Seed Open on Thursday. It was the 31st meeting of their careers and it came 22½ years after the first.After their meeting at the first official tennis tournament in the United States since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, the siblings simply tapped rackets. No handshake or hug. Venus is 40, and Serena turns 39 next month, making their combined age the highest in a WTA match since 2004, when Martina Navratilova, 47, played Amy Frazier, 31.TENNIS-US OPENNo. 1 Novak Djokovic says he’ll play at US Open, after all August 13, 2020 Associated Press Hield finished with 28 points and Bogdan Bogdanovic (BOY’-ahn bahg-DAH’-noh-vich) had 27. The Kings made 21 3-pointers. Most Lakers starters were held out, but LeBron James had 17 points in 15 minutes all in the first half. Dion Waiters led the Lakers with 19 points. Los Angeles locked up the Western Conference’s No. 1 seed three games into the restart but the Lakers still don’t know who they will face in the first round of the playoffs. The No. 8 seed will be determined in a play-in this weekend.In other NBA action:— Thomas Bryant had 26 points and nine rebounds to help the Washington Wizards beat the Boston Celtics 96-90 for their lone win in the restart. Troy Brown Jr. added 17 points and eight rebounds for the Wizards, who had long been eliminated from the playoff race and had lost their first seven games in the bubble. The Celtics, who already were locked into a playoff matchup with the Philadelphia 76ers, sat their starters. Rookie Javonte Green had a season high 23 points and Semi Ojeleye added 13 points and eight rebounds for Boston. MLB-SCHEDULE Federal lawmakers have said they intend to get involved but are wary of granting antitrust protections to the NCAA, which wants to provide athletes with rights regarding name, image and likeness but with some regulation. Tomas Nido homers twice to power Mets past Nationals 8-2UNDATED (AP) — Tomas Nido had his first two-homer game as a professional, hitting a two-run shot in the fourth and a grand slam in the fifth to lead the New York Mets to an 8-2 win over the Washington Nationals and a split of the four-game series. He is just the fifth catcher in Mets history to hit at least two homers and collect at least six RBIs in a game.The victory may have may have been costly for the Mets. Left fielder Jeff McNeil was carted off after crashing into the wall while robbing Asdrubal Cabrera of a two-run extra-base hit to end the first inning. He is being evaluated. Washington’s Juan Soto capped a sensational series by homering in the sixth. He was 7-for-15 with four homers and eight RBIs in the four-game set.Nationals star Stephen Strasburg earned one of baseball’s most unique ejections in the third inning. Strasburg was sitting in Section 121 at Citi Field on Thursday in this socially distant season because he’s scheduled to start Friday against Baltimore Orioles. He was apparently unhappy with the strike zone of plate umpire Carlos Torres after Austin Voth’s 2-2 pitch to Pete Alonso on the outside corner was ruled a ball. Torres ejected last year’s World Series MVP just moments later although it took a few seconds to realize who had been tossed.NFL-NEWS TORONTO (AP) — Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin (BERZH’-eh-vin) says coach Claude Julien was taken by ambulance to a Toronto hospital after experiencing chest pains Wednesday night. Julien remained in the hospital Thursday afternoon while more tests were being conducted to determine the cause of his condition.Bergevin said the situation is not COVID-19 related. The 60-year-old coach is not expected to be back behind the bench for the rest of the team’s first-round series against Philadelphia. Associate coach Kirk Muller will take over Julien’s role in an interim basis. TENNIS-LEXINGTONSerena beats Venus to take 31st meeting NCAA-COMPENSATING ATHLETESSenators lay out plan for college athletes bill of rightsWASHINGTON (AP) — A group of senators led by Cory Booker of New Jersey and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut has released a plan for reforming college sports with an athletes bill of rights. It calls for college athletes to have the ability to earn money for their names, images and likenesses with “minimal restrictions.” The senators also want to ensure for the athletes long-term medical coverage and treatment, enforceable medical standards, academic freedom and revenue sharing agreements. Booker and Blumenthal were joined in the statement by fellow Democrats Chris Murphy from Connecticut and Kamala Harris from California.The NCAA is in the process of changing its rules to permit athletes to earn money off their names, images and likenesses for things like endorsements and appearances. The association has asked for help from Congress to relieve pressure from state lawmakers. California, Florida and Colorado have already passed bills. Florida’s would take effect in 2021. — New Mexico State has postponed its football season because of COVID-19 concerns and state restrictions. The Aggies are the third independent FBS program to decide not to play in the fall, joining Connecticut and Massachusetts. They are the 53rd major college football program overall to opt out. New Mexico State says it will explore playing football in the spring.— The Big Sky Conference has decided to postpone all of its fall sports competitions until the spring. The move follows the league’s decision last week to scuttle the fall football calendar. The league includes teams from California, Colorado, Arizona, Idaho, Washington, Montana and Utah. The conference is allowing its member institutions to continue workouts so long as they abide by local health requirements. The latest decision to push back fall sports affects men’s and women’s cross country, soccer and volleyball, men’s and women’s golf, softball and men’s and women’s tennis.— The Southern Conference has canceled its fall conference seasons, shifting competition to the spring because of the pandemic. The NCAA Division I league’s Council of Presidents voted on the move Thursday. The decision affects football, volleyball, men’s and women’s cross country and men’s and women’s soccer. The conference is made up of 10 schools spread across Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. It competes in the Football Championship Subdivision. — Tulane University officials say they’re “actively pursuing” a new opponent for the school’s Sept. 3 home opener after the Southland Conference announced on Thursday it was postponing football and all other fall sports. Tulane had scheduled Southland Conference member Southeastern Louisiana for its season-opener at Yulman Stadium on the Thursday night before Labor Day weekend. The Southland’s decision to postpone fall sports while investigating the possibility of playing in the spring has put the Green Wave’s first game in doubt. Tulane plays in the American Athletic Conference, which for now has maintained its fall football schedule.— The West Coast Conference has postponed all conference fall competition, saying the “welfare” of the student-athletes was the “guiding principle.” The league says it is working on plans to ensure a safe environment to conduct the 2020-21 WCC men’s and women’s basketball seasons in the winter. The postponement does not preclude schools from scheduling non-conference competitions in low-risk sports in the fall. AP source: Kittle agrees to 5-year extension with 49ersUNDATED (AP) — All-Pro tight end George Kittle has agreed to a five-year, $75 million extension with the San Francisco 49ers that is the richest contract ever at the position. The previous high for annual value on a multiyear contract for a tight end, according to overthecap.com, was the $42 million, four-year deal Austin Hooper signed this offseason in Cleveland.Kittle had been one of the NFL’s biggest bargains after being drafted in the fifth round in 2017.A person familiar with the deal says the sides agreed on the deal to keep Kittle off the market next offseason. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the contract hadn’t been announced by the team. NFL Network first reported the terms and says Kittle will get an $18 million signing bonus. NCAA experts warn of coronavirus spreadUNDATED (AP) — The NCAA’s chief medical officer and two of its infectious disease expert advisers are sounding new warnings about the spread of the coronavirus. They say it remains an obstacle for college sports to overcome.Dr. Carlos Del Rio of Emory University in Georgia says the focus should be on controlling the virus, not playing sports in the fall. The Big Ten and Pac-12 became the first two Power Five conferences to decide not to play football, or any sports, this fall. In all, four Bowl Subdivision conferences are pointing toward trying to make a spring football season work. Six others say they are still planning a fall season, including the Southeastern Conference, Atlantic Coast Conference and Big 12 — more than three-dozen big schools from New York to Texas.In other virus-related college sports news: UNDATED (AP) — Novak Djokovic (NOH’-vak JOH’-kuh-vich) says he will enter the U.S. Open and the hard-court tuneup tournament preceding it in New York this month. The No. 1-ranked Djokovic initially complained about the U.S. Tennis Association’s plans to try to protect people from the coronavirus pandemic with such measures as limiting the size of players’ entourages and said he didn’t know whether he would participate. Djokovic tested positive for COVID-19 after participating in an exhibition tour he organized. The U.S. Open is scheduled to begin Aug. 31, without spectators.Reigning U.S. Open champion Bianca Andreescu (an-dree-EHS’-koo) has pulled out of the Grand Slam tournament. She says the coronavirus pandemic prevented her from properly preparing for competition. Andreescu is the first Canadian to win a major singles championship in tennis. She joins 2019 men’s champion Rafael Nadal in skipping the U.S. Open.VIRUS OUTBREAK-COLLEGE SPORTS Update on the latest sports In other NFL news:— The Chiefs and star tight end Travis Kelce have agreed to a four-year, $57.25 million contract extension that will keep him with the Super Bowl champions through 2025, a person familiar with the contract tells The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the deal has not been announced. The move to secure the two-time All-Pro tight end is the latest in a string of big-money deals negotiated by general manager Brett Veach to keep the core of the Chiefs intact this offseason. Among them were a 10-year extension for quarterback Patrick Mahomes and a four-year deal for Pro Bowl defensive tackle Chris Jones.— The Buffalo Bills are protecting quarterback Josh Allen’s blindside for the long term after signing left tackle Dion Dawkins to a four-year, $60 million contract extension. The team announced the signing, while a person with direct knowledge of the contract provided the value of the deal to The Associated Press. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the team did not release that figure. Dawkins has been a starter in Buffalo since being selected in the second round of the 2017 draft out of Temple.NHL-CANADIENS-JULIENCanadiens coach Claude Julien hospitalized with chest pains Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA-SCHEDULEKings sink 21 3s, roll to win as Lakers rest most startersLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Buddy Hield (heeld) made a 3-pointer that capped Sacramento’s streak of 11 consecutive baskets made in the third period and the Kings beat the Los Angeles Lakers 136-122.
Locked in · Sophomore infielder Dillon Paulson will look to build on a strong freshman campaign in which he appeared in 40 of USC’s 56 games – Tal Volk | Daily TrojanAs the USC baseball team winds up for the new season starting this Friday against Coppin State, excitement and uncertainty is brewing in the air.“Opening day is always special because it’s the start of a new season,” senior outfielder Corey Dempster said. “Everything resets, a new lineup, everything is new. You can’t compare it to last year, you can’t look forward to next year, all that matters is opening day.”The Trojans lost 12 players from last year’s team in a record-breaking MLB Draft for USC. Former stars such as David Oppenheim and Jeremy Martinez, who provided excellent hitting and power, will need to be replaced with younger, more inexperienced bats. With a completely transformed lineup and pitching rotation that will likely evolve from game to game, freshman players will need to take on important roles.“They’re going to have to come off the bench to do well,” Dempster said. “They’re not going to think they have a big impact, but later in the season it always rolls around to them.“Definitely on the mound because our staff is so young, they’re going to have to step up in big spots. Get zeros, compete — that’s really all it’s about. Just go out there and give us a chance to win.”Despite a very young and reshaped roster, USC does have some familiar faces on this year’s squad. In addition to Dempster, who batted .290 last year with 10 stolen bases, redshirt junior infielder Frankie Rios (.323 batting average) and junior infielder Adalberto Carrillo (seven home runs) return to strengthen the top of the order. In terms of pitching, only junior Mitch Hart and sophomore Marrick Crouse started more than two games last season, but the bullpen will be aided by the arrival of Brock Larson, a senior transfer from University of San Francisco who pitched to a 4.28 ERA last season.“On the mound, I think whether it’s Mitch Hart or Brad Wegman or Marrick Crouse, we’re going to need those guys to really step up and be significant weekend starters in our league,” head coach Dan Hubbs said. “[And] you look at Adalberto Carrillo at third: He’s a plus defender at third and he has big, big power.”Last season, the Trojans finished an even 28-28 overall and 15-15 in conference play. This year, the team aims to find more consistency on its journey to once again become a national powerhouse.“We’ve started to put ’SC baseball back on the map, but I think this group is ready to make its mark,” Hubbs said. “They practice hard, they play hard and they’re going to play with a lot of energy and passion. I think it’ll be fun for students and fans to watch us play this year.”The team’s path begins Friday against the Coppin State Eagles, a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference team based in Baltimore. Last season, the Eagles finished 14-38, and they are four years removed from a 1-52 season. But regardless of the opposing team’s pedigree, the Trojans know that opening day will be special.“Just the fact that we’re getting back out onto the field,” Hubbs said. “I think that if you’re a Trojan fan, these kids will give you a lot to be proud of, and you’ll like the way we play. The style of play — it’s going to be exciting. It’s always fun when you get the opportunity to see a bunch of new guys out there.”USC kicks off its season on Friday, playing the first of a three-game set against the Eagles at Dedeaux Field. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m., and the series will wrap up with two weekend matinees, beginning at 2 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday.
Share Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 Submit Share Norman Sorensen, Chairman of Grupo Codere SA, has urged Spanish ministers to maintain reasoned dialogue and analysis of Spain’s gambling sector. Sorensen made his comment in a letter accompanying Codere’s Bolsa Madrid annual statement, which emphasised that Spanish gambling has been besieged by ‘false beliefs’ and ‘radical political positions’ against its incumbents. Sorensen’s appeal comes after Spain’s new coalition government passed its long-awaited Royal Decree on advertising, enforcing stringent federal restrictions on the marketing of land-based and online gambling verticals in February.In his letter, Codere’s Chairman accepted the conditions of the Royal Decree, acknowledging that Spanish advertising had been ‘exacerbated by the overexposure of online gambling’. However, Sorensen believes that ‘radical positions’ are being taken up with regards to wider industry dynamics, in which the government does not maintain the statistical evidence to enforce further punishing decrees. Sorensen warned political actors not to replicate Italian gambling’s punishing agenda, in which the enforcement of a blanket advertising ban, alongside an operator ADM transactional registry, has seen no diminishing engagement by consumers with gambling products. Having reformed Spain’s advertising code, Alberto Garzon (Minister of Consumer Affairs) has earmarked a federal overhaul of land-based gambling laws.Garzon’s motives concern Sorensen, who stated that he has held hundreds of meetings with community executives warning of severe economic consequences should land-based gambling become a federally regulated sector.Sorensen urged ministers to respect Spain’s autonomous frameworks governing arcade, casino and retail betting premises, in which a ‘status quo’ favours regional governments and their civic directives.Codere’s Chairman underlined that autonomous governments have established effective regulations on gambling premises with regards to licensee requirements, venue maintenance and consumer protections. TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles CT Gaming bolsters Italian profile with The Betting Coach August 27, 2020
Red Kelly played for two Original Six franchises, but he’s only one of eight to be honored in the rafters by the @DetroitRedWings. #NHLStats #4ever pic.twitter.com/QDmusWvgYD— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) February 2, 2019Named one of the NHL’s 100 greatest players in history in 2017, Kelly joins Detroit teammates Gordie Howe, Ted Lindsay, Sid Abel, Terry Sawchuk and Alex Delvecchio in having his number raised to the rafters by the Original Six club.”We are honoring a legend, a hero,” Hall of Fame coach Scotty Bowman noted during the ceremony.Kelly’s number is also retired by Toronto, which was the visiting team Friday night. Kelly is one of nine players in NHL history to have their jersey retired by more than one team. Red Kelly’s #4 goes up to the rafters. pic.twitter.com/1RI4vL9ULz— NHL GIFs (@NHLGIFs) February 2, 2019Kelly wore the spoked wheel for 12 1/2 years, netting 472 points in 846 games as a defenseman for the franchise. He won the Norris Trophy as the NHL’s top D-man following the 1953-54 season.”Seventy-one years ago I joined the Detroit Red Wings out of junior and they gave me No. 20 as a number,” Kelly told a packed Little Caesar’s Arena. “I came back the second year and they changed my number to 4 from 20 and I complained. I said, ‘I liked my 20, why are you changing it?’ They said, ‘One number is lighter to carry than two.’ So I thank them, appreciate for the great years we had in Detroit.” A cantankerous relationship with then-GM Jack Adams ended with Kelly being traded to Toronto during the 1959-60 season. He shifted to center with Maple Leafs and went on to win four of his eight Stanley Cups with that franchise.Kelly was also awarded the Lady Byng Trophy for gentlemanly play four times, three with Detroit. Kelly jokingly told the crowd that the jersey retirement “wouldn’t have happened in the old days under the Adams regime.” It may have taken a while, but Red Kelly’s No. 4 is finally hanging in the rafters in Detroit.Friday night, the Red Wings honored the 91-year-old Hall of Famer and eight-time Stanley Cup champion by retiring his jersey.
Salah found scoring difficult early in his professional career and was nicknamed “chancentod” (chance killer) by the Swiss media.– Off-target –Later, playing for Chelsea in a League Cup tie, the Egyptian was so off-target with a goal attempt that the ball trickled over the touchline for a throw-in.Unhappy with his two-goal return, Chelsea lent Salah to Italian outfits Fiorentina and Roma, then sold him to the latter club.Salah blossomed in Rome, averaging close to a goal every two matches, and Liverpool paid almost 37 million pounds (about $47 mn/41 mn euros) to sign him two years ago.The Egyptian had his share of setbacks last year, too, with an injury in the Champions League final loss to Real Madrid also keeping him out of a World Cup defeat by Uruguay.He returned to score against hosts Russia and Saudi Arabia, but the Pharaohs exited their first appearance at the global showpiece in 28 years without securing even one point.Salah netted twice and missed two penalties three months later in a 6-0 Cup of Nations rout of Niger and snatched the late winner in a 3-2 victory over Tunisia in the same competition.Having defended his Player of the Year title, his next goal will be to match the four straight wins in the competition by former Manchester City and Ivory Coast star Yaya Toure.The other male awards went to France-born Morocco coach Herve Renard, the Mauritania national team, and Moroccan Achraf Hakimi in the youth category.South African Chrestinah Kgatlana was voted Women’s Player of the Year and South Africa coach Desiree Ellis and the Nigeria national team were the other female winners.The Goal of the Year award also went to Kgatlana. Share on: WhatsApp Dakar, Senegal | AFP | Mohamed Salah completed a memorable day for Egyptian football by retaining his African Player of the Year award in Senegal Tuesday.The 26-year-old Liverpool star finished first with club-mate Senegalese Sadio Mane and Arsenal and Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang the other finalists.“I have dreamt of winning this award since I was a child and now I have done so twice in a row,” Salah said soon after receiving his trophy in Dakar.“My thanks go to my family, my team-mates and my fans and I dedicate this trophy to my homeland, Egypt.”It was an identical outcome to last year when Salah became only the second Egyptian after 1983 winner Mahmoud al Khatib to be voted the best footballer in Africa.Egypt crushed sole rivals South Africa 16-1 earlier on Tuesday in a CAF executive committee vote in Dakar to decide which country succeeded Cameroon as 2019 Cup of Nations hosts.Delays to preparations and concerns about security resulted in the central African nation being replaced as hosts, and they will stage the 2021 tournament instead.While the 15-vote winning margin for Egypt was unexpected, the success of Salah was anticipated as he continues to score regularly for the English Premier League leaders.Salah netted 44 goals in all competitions for Liverpool last season — his first with the Anfield club — and has bagged 13 Premier League goals so far this season.Ironically, Aubameyang has scored one league goal more than Salah, topping the charts with Tottenham Hotspur and England star Harry Kane on 14.Salah was born in a northern Egyptian town Nagrig and used to make eight-hour return trips on buses to train with Cairo-based El Mokawloon (Arab Contractors).Spotted by scouts from Swiss club Basel, he moved there in 2012 before joining Premier League giants Chelsea two years later.
This Dec. 15, 2017, photo provided by ESPN Images shows Doris Burke before an NBA basketball game between the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers in Philadelphia. Basketball has been part of Doris Burke’s life for as long as she can remember. And it’s not going away anytime soon. Burke and ESPN announced Monday, June 4, 2018, they have agreed on a multi-year contract extension, one that will see her retaining her role as a full-time NBA game analyst as well as a reporter for the conference finals and NBA Finals. (Allen Kee/Courtesy: ESPN Images via AP)OAKLAND, Calif. — Basketball has been part of Doris Burke’s life for as long as she can remember.And it’s not going away anytime soon.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “Doris is exceptional at what she does. Her ability, knowledge, passion and versatility are virtually unmatched and it’s evident every time she calls a game,” said Connor Schell, ESPN’s executive vice president of content. “She is dedicated to documenting the sport for the fans in the most prepared and informed manner possible. Our NBA coverage is better because of Doris and we’re thrilled that she’ll be with us for a long time to come.”Burke has had a hand in virtually every level of ESPN basketball coverage over the years — including game and studio coverage for the NBA, WNBA, women’s college basketball and men’s college basketball.At the start of this season, she became the first woman to have a regular, full-time national NBA game analyst role. Later this year, Burke will be honored by the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame as a recipient of the Curt Gowdy Media Award — honoring what the Hall said is her “significant contribution to the game of basketball.”“The company that I’ll keep now because of that … I’m pretty amazed by it to be perfectly honest with you,” Burke said. “The game has been great to me. It continues to give and I’m kind of blown away by it.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Burke and ESPN announced Monday they have agreed on a multi-year contract extension, one that will see her retaining her role as a full-time NBA game analyst as well as a reporter for the conference finals and NBA Finals. She has been with ESPN since 1991, not long after her playing career at Providence ended.“It is hard to put into words how grateful I am to continue my career with ESPN,” Burke said. “I’ve loved basketball my entire life and to be able to cover this sport is a privilege that I don’t take for granted. My love for the game, and for my colleagues, both in front of the camera and behind-the-scenes, make this job such a rewarding experience every day.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownBurke grew up in Manasquan, New Jersey, and can still recall how she used to run through some hedges — as if she was running out of the locker room — as a 7-year-old on her way onto the basketball court at a park near her home.Now, 45 years later, she still has the same zest for the game. LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next No showdown: Injured Serena Williams out of French Open Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls View comments Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations
Responding to the growing demand for more space to accommodate Ebola patients, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority have turned over a 96-bed Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) to the Government through the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare.The Center is located adjacent the Unity Conference Center off the Hotel Africa road in lower Virginia.Giving an overview of the project yesterday, the Managing Director of the National Port Authority and sister of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Madam Matilda W. Parker said the initiative was the two organizations’ way of contributing to government’s efforts in the Ebola fight.She told President Sirleaf, “we heard your voice, we heard the voice of Liberians at a time when they needed more treatment centers for Ebola patients.” The NPA managing director disclosed that the ETU contained 26 bathrooms and showers built for patients and others who will be visiting their loved ones there.“We want to say as Alphas we don’t implement and walk away,” Madam Parker said revealing that the two organizations had negotiated for three months medical supplies for the facility, due to arrive in November.In addition to that, she said special packages will be given to Ebola survivors who will be walking out of the center Ebola free.The NPA boss lauded Americare, APM Terminal, Environmental Protection Agency, General Service Agency and others who supported the construction of the center.Speaking earlier, the president of Alpha Phi Alpha Fratenity, Inc and Managing Director of the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC), T. Nelson Williams, told the gathering that early in August the Liberian leader, consistent with the obligation of her office, sounded the battle cry against the invading Ebola virus disease, and declared the state of national emergency.The brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and sisters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. promptly responded, he said.According to Mr. Williams, they have sent an SOS call to international organizations based in the United States, requesting medical supplies and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for distribution to medical facilities in Ebola affected areas in the country.As the result of their appeal, the LPRC boss disclosed that a 40-feet container with assorted medical supplies, valued at US$600, 000 will arrive in the country soon.Mr. Williams said the supplies will be given to medical facilities and health workers around the country. He acknowledged that the projects were funded by members of the two organizations, business partners and friends of Alpha.He told his colleagues, “We must continue to fight this war against Ebola until Liberia is declared Ebola free.”Turing the center over to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Madam Parker and President Sirleaf urged the ministry to continue the fight against Ebola.Meanwhile, the Assistant Minister for health and preventive service, Tolbert Nyenswah thanked the organization and promised that their contribution will be used for its intended purpose.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)