CMO says licensing for medical doctors here will be addressed in a new Medical Bill

first_img 26 Views   no discussions Tweet HealthLifestyleLocalNews CMO says licensing for medical doctors here will be addressed in a new Medical Bill by: – June 9, 2011 Share Sharecenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Chief Medical Officer, Dr. David Johnson. Photo credit: GIS NewsA top Health official says the licensing process for medical practitioners in Dominica is cause for concern.Chief Medical Officer Dr. David Johnson says Dominica’s way of issuing license to doctors is not in keeping with medicine and registration internationally.Presently doctors in Dominica receive a license for life upon registration.“Currently in the books, the act doesn’t make provision for license so we found out that Doctors in Dominica are licensed for life and we believe that this is not in keeping with registration in other parts of the world. Doctors should not be registered for life,” he said.He said doctors need to show evidence that they are keeping up with education to ensure that they could be relicensed in the future.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Udinese want €40m for De Paul

first_img Loading… The many interested clubs help Udinese push the price up and the newspaper claims a price tag of €40m has been set for the former Valencia man. Udinese signed De Paul for €3m from Los Che in July 2016 and he has since played 141 games in Serie A. De Paul helped Udinese secure a new contract in the top tier, contributing seven goals and six assists in his 34 League matches in 2019-20. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Udinese midfielder, Rodrigo de Paul, has been linked with several top clubs in Italy, and the Friuli are reportedly willing to let the Argentine depart for €40m this summer. Reports in Italy claimed Juventus approached Udinese about the creative midfielder yesterday and the 26-year-old has previously been linked with Napoli, Inter and Milan. Tuttosport reveals today that the Friulians are prepared to let the Argentina international move on this summer, but only for the right price. read also:Sarri slams Juventus ‘messy’ show against UdineseAdvertisementcenter_img Promoted ContentWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Ever Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Top 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesTV Characters Who Hated Each Other But Later Became Friends18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-FlowMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It Appearedlast_img read more

GAWA names team for Cuban Championships

first_imgTHE Guyana Amateur Weightlifting Association (GAWA) has shortlisted a five-member team to represent Guyana at the Manual Suarez weightlifting tournament in Havana Cuba, scheduled for March 20-26.The team includes GAWA secretary and team manager Seon Erskine, as well as coach Seon Cozier along with athletes Matthew Assing, Jonathan Forde and Krystal Chandraban.According to the body, however, their participation at the competition hinges on the funding garnered by the body, and athletes will go in the order above should part funding be obtained.The team was selected following trials last Sunday.last_img read more

Windies A struggle as India A strollto emphatic 4-1 series win

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua, (CMC) – Sherfane Rutherford and Sunil Ambris struck half-centuries but West Indies A suffered a chastening eight-wicket thrashing in the final one-dayer, as India A put a firm exclamation mark on a dominant series display here Sunday.Asked to chase 237 for victory at Coolidge Cricket Ground, the tourists hardly broke a sweat as they overhauled their target off 33 overs, to win the five-match series 4-1.Ruturaj Gaikwad missed out on three figures when he fell for 99 with victory in sight while opening partner Shubman Gill stroked 69 and Shreyas Iyer an unbeaten 61.Rutherford (65) and Ambris (61) had earlier hit half-centuries to fire West Indies A to 236 all out in the 48th over, after the hosts opted to bat first.Khary Pierre, batting at number 10, struck a gutsy unbeaten 34 to help rescue an innings that lay in ruins at 163 for eight in the 38th over.There were no such struggles when Ambris and Kjorn Ottley (21) were adding 77 off 81 deliveries for the first wicket, as West Indies A controlled the early phase.Ambris struck seven fours and two sixes in a 52-ball knock while the left-handed Ottley counted two fours and a six off 36 balls before hoisting seamer Navdeep Saini (2-31) to deep mid-wicket in the 14th over.His dismissal triggered a decline as seven wickets perished for 47 runs, as pacer Deepak Chahar (2-39) and leg-spinner Rahul Chahar (2-53) combined to hurt the innings.Ambris was needlessly run out in the 16th over when he and Devon Thomas (1) chanced a quick single and Thomas followed five balls later in the next over, playing back and falling lbw to left-arm spinner Krunal Pandya.Captain Roston Chase flirted with a wide one from Navdeep and edged behind in the following over for one in the 18th over and left-hander Jonathan Carter missed an ambitious reverse sweep and was bowled behind his back by left-arm spinner Axar Patel for nine.Rovman Powell (1) and Rahkeem Cornwall (10) were both knocked over cheaply by Rahul Chahar before Rutherford came to his side’s rescue, putting on 39 for the eighth wicket with Keemo Paul (13) and a further 52 for the ninth with Pierre.Left-hander Rutherford punched four fours and four sixes in a defiant 70-ball innings while Pierre’s produced a lively 34-ball knock with four fours and a six.India A quickly erased any doubt about the result when openers Gaikwad and Gill put on an exhilarating 110 off just 70 ballsGaikwad slammed 11 fours and three sixes off 89 deliveries while Gill faced 40 balls and struck eight fours and three sixes before falling in the 12th over.There was no let up, however, as Iyer arrived to notch three fours and two sixes off 64 balls in a 112-run, second wicket stand with Gaikwad, as India A won with time and effort to spare.WEST INDIES AS Ambris run out 61K Ottley c Gill b Navdeep Saini 21+D Thomas lbw b K Pandya 1R Chase wkp Kishan b Navdeep Saini 1J Carter b Axar Patel 9R Powell c & b R Chahar 4S Rutherford c R Chahar b D Chahar 65R Cornwall c Pandey b R Chahar 10K Paul c K Pandya b Khaleel Ahmed 13K Pierre not out 35A Jordan b D Chahar 6Extras (lb1, w7, nb2) 10TOTAL (all out, 47.4 overs) 236Fall of wickets: 1-77, 2-86, 3-87, 4-89, 5-101, 6-103, 7-124, 8-163, 9-1225, 10-236Bowling: D Chahar 6.4-0-39-2, Khaleel Ahmed 6-1-41-1, Pandya 8-0-32-1, Navdeep Saini 8-1-31-2, R Chahar 9-0-53-2, Axar Patel 10-0-39-1.INDIA AR Gaikwad c Pierre b Paul 99S Gill c Jordan b Cornwall 69S Iyer not out 61*M Pandey not out 7Extras (nb1) 1TOTAL (2 wkts, 33 overs) 237Did not bat: K Pandya, +I Kishan, Khaleel Ahmed, Navdeep Saini, R Chahar, Axar Patel, D Chahar.Fall of wickets: 1-110, 2-222.Bowling: Jordan 6-0-43-0, Pierre 8-0-55-0, Paul 5-0-37-1, Cornwall 7-0-47-1, Chase 3-0-24-0, Carter 4-0-31-0,Series: India win five-match series 4-1.last_img read more

Dowrich, Brathwaite put West Indies in command

first_img(ESPNCricinfo) – Battling half-centuries from Kraigg Brathwaite and Shane Dowrich put West Indies into a commanding position on the third day at the Ageas Bowl, before England’s openers withstood a superb spell of new-ball bowling to cut the deficit to double figures.Jason Holder said on the second evening that the first hour would help set the tone for the rest of the day, and Brathwaite and Shai Hope continued where they had left off on a sunny morning, dropping anchor and putting miles into the legs of England’s seamers.While James Anderson and Ben Stokes eventually made breakthroughs, West Indies followed the template for batting in England, leaving and defending watchfully and putting away the occasional bad balls to give themselves a first-innings lead of 114.Questions will continue to be asked about England’s team selection and their decision to bat first, not least after Stuart Broad’s candid comments immediately before the start of play. Mark Wood and Jofra Archer had been asked to bring express pace and both did so, regularly passing the 90mph/145kph mark on the speed gun, but were set to go wicket-less until Wood castled No.11 Shannon Gabriel.But credit should mainly go to the West Indian batsmen, who managed to build partnerships regularly. There had been lingering doubts throughout the build-up to the series about their ability to occupy the crease for long periods of time, which were largely dispelled as the majority of the middle order managed to soak up balls in the middle.Hope had dug in valiantly on the second evening, fending off a short-ball barrage from Wood, but struggled for any kind of fluency in the morning session. It remains one of the great mysteries how he can look so settled at the crease in an ODI shirt and yet endure such a poor run in Test cricket since the 2017 tour.He got a life when Archer trapped him lbw only to have overstepped, but fell an over later, slashing ill-advisedly at Dom Bess’ off-spin and being caught at slip.Brathwaite, playing the ball late and ticking the strike over where he could, dug in to bring up a first half-century in almost two years before lunch. He could have considered himself unfortunate when given out lbw to a nip-backer from Stokes at the end of an over in which he had already hit three boundaries.He reviewed the decision after a long think, but it was upheld after the ball was shown to be clipping the stumps and umpire’s call on impact.But while England had faltered in struggling to build partnerships, West Indies flourished. Shamarh Brooks, in his first Test innings outside India, got up and running with four early boundaries – two off Jofra Archer, two off Bess – while Roston Chase defended well and drove firmly whenever England pitched the ball up to him.Brooks looked certain to push on towards a meaningful score when he feathered an edge through to Jos Buttler, which brought Jermaine Blackwood to the crease. Blackwood had insisted he was a more patient and focussed batsman than his previous incarnation, but looked his usual frenetic self during his brief stay, charging Bess and slashing him to Anderson at mid-off for 12.Dowrich joined Chase to take West Indies through to tea, scoring freely to start his innings before settling into a steadier rhythm. The pair put on 81, the game’s highest partnership to date, either side of the interval as England strained for a wicket, but Wood failed to find much bite on a slow pitch.It was Anderson who eventually broke through with the new ball, trapping Chase in front on review, but by that point West Indies’ lead had begun to look commanding.After trying to rouse his troops after tea, Stokes eventually realised he would have to do things by himself. Jason Holder had landed the first punch in the battle of the all-rounders yesterday, but Stokes fought back with a sharp bouncer which his opposite number flapped down to long leg, and Alzarri Joseph’s enterprising cameo came to an end as Stokes nipped one through him and struck the top of off to reach 150 Test wickets.He got the key wicket of Dowrich, who had battled well for his 61, when a back-of-a-length ball flicked the back of his bat on the way to Buttler, before Wood cleaned up Gabriel to leave West Indies with a first-innings lead of 114.The final 10 overs of the day were gripping. After being bowled while leaving the ball in the first innings, Dom Sibley shuffled his stance across towards the off-side, and was given a working-over by Gabriel and Kemar Roach in the channel, but he survived until the close, nudging a single down to long-leg off the final ball to take the deficit below 100.last_img read more

Bleach: Bielema sure has big

first_imgDown by three, facing a fourth-and-one from the two-yard line, Bielema is faced with a decision – tie the game up with a gimme-field goal or risk no points and send the offense back out there. You know what happened, the offense stayed on the field and John Clay rumbled in behind super-seniors Gabe Carimi and John Moffitt for a two-yard touchdown plunge.Just like that and Wisconsin had taken the lead, damaged the morale of the Iowa defense and given a confidence boost to the left side of the line.“It is nice to know coach ‘B’ has the confidence in us to get that yard,” Moffitt said before joking, “he takes enough of it out on practice that he should. The whip is longer on our side of the line.” In today’s game, coaches seem to prefer to choose less effective, conventional methods rather then trying to win with unconventional methods that can be backed statistically and logically in their effectiveness.In fact, there are psychological reasons behind this. It is called Loss Aversion. Humans are wired to prefer “avoiding losses to acquiring gains.” And yes, I just quoted Wikipedia as a credible source.In his fifth year of head coaching, Bielema has shown the confidence and intestinal fortitude to risk public embarrassment to turn the odds of winning in his favor. This is an exceedingly rare trait and one that should be absolutely admired.Badger Nation should be thankful to have a coach with such big…Michael is a senior majoring in journalism. He is the co-author of the blog “Paulbunyansaxe.com“, and can be reached at bleach.michael@gmail.com or follow him on twitter @michaelbleach. Trailing by a touchdown in the middle of the fourth quarter on a fourth-and-four, Bielema called in the trick punt play the Badgers had designed during the week. To an outsider it seems obvious. If Iowa is only rushing two guys on the punt and sending the rest into coverage, then yeah, fake the punt and run for an easy first down.Of course, it is never that easy.“Whew – it was a deep breath,” Bielema saidStill, Bielema had the juevos to execute the fake, something a lesser coach could not have pulled off. The Badgers game winning touchdown drive stays alive. Anyone who has ever played a Madden football game – so any male under 30-years-old – knows the feeling.A running back falls one yard short of moving the sticks on third down, bringing up the make-or-break call of fourth-and-one. Before the coach has even thought about what he wants to do, you are yelling at the TV, “GO for it! GO for it! It is one freaking yard!”Then when the offense stays on the field, you yell “Finally!” and huff into stony silence that no sane girlfriend would dare try to interrupt. If the punt or field goal units take the field, you collapse back into the chair, incomprehensibly muttering while you text your best bud what an idiot so-and-so is. It’s alright, we have all been there.For Badger fans, however, those outbursts should be a thing of the past.Because Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema has more than proven he has really freaking huge … you know … cojones.** It seems less crude to use the Spanish slang for balls with italics then just outright saying balls. But let it be clear, Bielema has huge testicles. There, crudeness avoided.The Badgers’ 31-30 victory over Iowa last Saturday should be more than enough evidence to prove that.Consider: Finally, a lesser noticed gutsy call, but the Badgers faced one more fourth down in the game. At fourth-and-four from the Iowa 34-yard line and UW lined up with … an empty backfield and five wide outs. Of course, it worked. Quarterback Scott Tolzien hit third-string running back Montee Ball for seven yards and four plays later Wisconsin took the lead.Again, to an outsider, the thinking is obvious. Tolzien had been in a groove, Iowa has no film on the Badgers spreading the field, take them by surprise.Easy to say, much less easy to call when the game is on the line.last_img read more

Syracuse shooters continued cold-shooting leads to 2nd-straight loss

first_img Published on January 23, 2019 at 10:55 pm Contact Nick: nialvare@syr.edu | @nick_a_alvarez Facebook Twitter Google+ On different ends of a court in the Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center on Tuesday morning, Kiara Lewis and Tiana Mangakahia lofted 3-pointers. Each operated from different parts of the arc — Lewis from atop the key and Mangakahia from the corner — while Syracuse head coach Quentin Hillsman and associate head coach Vonn Read watched. The pair studied as SU’s two guards fine-tuned the offense that Hillsman and Read built the program on. The same strategy that cost them against Georgia Tech.Following the Jan. 20 road loss, each Orange guard had to make 100 3-pointers before leaving the gym. The volume shooting was a palette cleanser for the previous 8-for-42 performance from deep. But two nights later, the drill didn’t matter.For the second-straight game, No. 13 Syracuse (15-4, 4-2 Atlantic Coast) missed the bulk of its shots. For the second-straight game, it lost. This time on its home floor. SU posted a 36.4 percent field goal percentage — its third-worst performance of the season — in its 84-71 defeat to Miami (17-4, 5-1) on Wednesday night. An abundance of fouls stagnated a normally fast-paced offense. And the scoring balance SU had achieved with its bigs and guards vanished in crucial moments. After not losing at home in nearly a year, Syracuse led for only 2:33.“Guys,” Hillsman said to start his postgame press conference, “sometimes it comes down to something simple, right? You gotta be a leader. It’s time for me to be a leader. We got to make some shots. We’re not shooting the ball well. We gotta get it fixed.”Syracuse benefited from 3s in the first quarter, while Miranda Drummond — SU’s second-leading scorer (11.4 ppg) — watched from the bench after suffering a calf injury the night before the game. Kadiatou Sissoko kicked off her first collegiate start with a pass to Gabrielle Cooper which resulted in a 3. A Cooper steal 10 seconds after led to a step-back 3 for an early lead.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut shooting fouls granted the Hurricanes a lead for the majority of the contest. UM’s freebies broke the Orange press and when SU forced a turnover, it couldn’t capitalize. In the first, Mangakahia quickly grabbed an inbounds pass and flung it to Lewis who charged toward the hoop. But the layup attempt was knocked away and turned into a Miami breakaway.Later in the frame, Sissoko flicked a pass to Emily Engstler in the corner. Engstler was in the midst of four-point, five-rebound and three-block half, but her shot fell short, and UM preserved its lead. Miami zoned Syracuse for the “entire game,” Hillsman said. The Orange featured three-out, two-in offensive sets and managed multiple corner 3s. But they kept missing, shooting a combined 13-for-74 from 3 in their last two games.“There were opportunities for players to step up and make plays,” Hillsman said. “They didn’t get it done.”SU’s bench had chances because its starters faltered. Maeva Djaldi-Tabdi finished with eight points but three turnovers, including a three-second violations on Syracuse’s second offensive possession of the second quarter. Amaya Finklea-Guity entered the game, but then missed a left-handed layup. Syracuse recorded four points in five minutes to open the second quarter and entered the break down eight.A Miami three-second violation gave SU the ball to open the half and ended with a Cooper 3 that clanked off the rim. An Orange forward grabbed the rebound, but then Digna Strautmane missed, too. Syracuse pulled down a third board, but Cooper couldn’t connect. The SU bench — which had risen off their seats after all three attempts — slumped down.With 7:58 left in the fourth quarter, it seemed as if the comeback was possible. Finklea-Guity spun and cut the deficit to four with a layup, sparking Miami to call a timeout and Hillsman to sink his hips and clap his hands as he greeted his team off the court. Yet, Mangakahia whiffed on the following 3-point attempt, and UM pushed further away.As the Carrier Dome crowd bubbled, waiting for SU to take over, Kelsey Marshall caught a pass a few feet from the arc and nailed the dagger 3. She left her follow-through in the air, jogging to half court before slicing downward. The Dome quieted, and the next cheers came from the Miami bench.“We were right there,” Lewis said, “but we didn’t execute.“I think (missing shots) definitely gets into our head. … (3s are) what we’re known for.”center_img Commentslast_img read more

Women’s World Cup: Timeline of every USWNT title

first_imgThe U.S. women’s national team accomplished what it set out to do in France: Win a fourth title.With a 2-0 win over the Netherlands in the finals of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, the Americans made history. The U.S. set a record for most titles won, becoming the first country to reach three-straight finals and joining Germany as the only two countries to win back-to-back World Cup championships through the eight editions of the tournament. The Americans advanced through the group stage with a 3-1 win over Australia, while their match against Sweden ended in a draw. The U.S. then defeated Nigeria to close out the group stage before facing Colombia in the round of 16. The Americans then defeated China 1-0 and Germany 2-0 before facing Japan in the finals. The U.S. dominated with a 5-2 win.2019 Women’s World Cup in FranceThe U.S. made it clear leading up to the tournament that the Americans were on a mission, and they weren’t going to stop until they reached their goal. The U.S. cleared the group stage with a clean sheet and big wins over Thailand, Sweden and Chile. The U.S. had a shaky first game of the knockout stage against Spain, but rebounded with a dominant performance over France in the quarterfinals. The Americans made it past England in the semifinals to take on the Netherlands in the final. They held on to close out the tournament with one last win to give them their fourth title to become historymakers. The Americans’ 2019 title will be added to their titles from 1991, 1999, and 2015. With such a rich history in the sport, we take a look back at the USWNT’s four World Cup wins.Timeline of USWNT Women’s World Cup titles1991 Women’s World Cup in ChinaIt was the inaugural edition of the tournament and the U.S. women’s national team was just starting to make a name for itself. There were only 12 teams and 26 matches played. The United States won each of its games in the group stage before advancing to take on Chinese Taipei in the quarterfinals and then Germany in the semifinals. The U.S. then defeated Germany, 5-2, in the finals before beating Norway, 2-1. 1999 Women’s World Cup in United StatesThis was the tournament that defined the U.S. women’s national team and provided inspiration for years to come. It was the third edition of the Women’s World Cup and the Americans were fighting for its second title after finishing in third place in 1995. The U.S. easily made it through the group stage with wins over Denmark, Nigeria and North Korea ⁠— giving up just one goal.The Americans played Germany in the quarterfinals, took on Brazil in the semifinals and then faced China in the finals. The match was scoreless after regulation time and came down to penalty kicks. With the score tied at 4-4, Brandi Chastain stepped up and delivered as she made her PK to give the U.S. a 5-4 victory. That moment and the ensuing celebration changed the sport in the United States forever.2015 Women’s World Cup in CanadaThe U.S. earned its third World Cup title in Canada after going three tournaments without securing a title. This tournament came just months after coach Jill Ellis took over the program. last_img read more

Zion, Giannis among stars pledging money to help arena workers affected by coronavirus suspensions

first_imgThe economic effects of the coronavirus in sports are obvious. When games are not played, tickets aren’t sold, fans don’t fill hotels or use taxis and stadium and arena workers don’t have jobs. With the suspension of the NBA and NHL seasons this week, the cancellation of the NCAA Tournament, the delay of the MLB season and much more, thousands of games won’t be played as scheduled, and those workers will be without a source of income.In this time of confusion and worry for many, stars across the sports world are chipping in to help. CORONAVIRUS AND THE NBA: Why the league suspended the seasonPelicans rookie Zion Williamson announced Friday on his Instagram page a pledge to “cover the salaries” of all workers at New Orleans’ Smoothie King Center, the team’s home arena, for the next 30 days.”The people of New Orleans have been incredibly welcoming and supportive since I was (d)rafted by the Pels last June, and some of the most special people I have met are those who work at (S)moothie King Center,” Williamson wrote in the post. View this post on Instagram Warriors: The team announced on Twitter that the organization has “pledged to donate $1 million to a disaster relief fund established by the Warriors Community Foundation.”Wizards: Ted Leonsis, who owns the Wizards and Capitals, told arena staff that they will be paid through March 31 for any games or events they were scheduled to work, according to The Athletic.76ers: The workers at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia will be compensated for the postponed NBA games, according to NBCS Philadelphia. The people of New Orleans have been incredibly welcoming and supportive since I was Drafted by the Pels last June, and some of the most special people I have met are those who work at smoothie King Center. These are the folks who make our games possible, creating the perfect environment for our fans and everyone involved in the organization. Unfortunately, many of them are still recovering from long term challenges created by Katrina, and now face the economic impact of the postponement of games because of the virus. My mother has always set an example for me about being respectful for others and being grateful for what we have, and so today I am pledging to cover the salaries for all of those Smoothie King Center workers for the next 30 days. This is a small way for me to express my support and appreciation for these wonderful people who have been so great to me and my teammates and hopefully we can all join together to relieve some of the stress and hardship caused by this national health crisis. This is an incredibly resilient city full of some of the most resilient people, but sometimes providing a little extra assistance can make things a little easier for the community.A post shared by Zion Williamson (@zionwilliamson) on Mar 13, 2020 at 2:24pm PDTWilliamson joins fellow NBA stars in pledging support for workers at their local arenas. All of them followed the lead of Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, who got the ball rolling Wednesday when he said his organization would look into a program to support employees at American Airlines Center in Dallas.  Cavaliers forward Kevin Love started the player movement Thursday when he pledged $100,000 to the staff at Cleveland’s Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. The Cavaliers followed with a statement saying they would develop “a compensation plan to continue paying our event staff and hourly workforce that is impacted with the changes to our regular event schedule.””Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations,” Love wrote on Instagram. “And the fear and anxiety resulting from the recent outbreak of COVID-19 can be extremely overwhelming. Through the game of basketball, we’ve been able to address major issues and stand together as a progressive league that cares about the players, the fans, and the communities where we work.”I’m concerned about the level of anxiety that everyone is feeling and that is why I’m committing $100,000 through the Kevin Love Fund in support of the Cavs arena and support staff that had a sudden life shift due to the suspension of the NBA season.”Pistons forward Blake Griffin has reportedly pledged $100,000 to workers at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. Reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo has done the same for workers of Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee. It’s bigger than basketball! And during this tough time I want to help the people that make my life, my family’s lives and my teammates lives easier. Me and my family pledge to donate $100,000 to the Fiserv Forum staff. We can get through this together! 🙏🏽— Giannis Antetokounmpo (@Giannis_An34) March 13, 2020Former NBA player Jeremy Lin is also helping out on a global scale. On Thursday, he personally donated $150,000 to fight the coronavirus in China, in addition to having his foundation match that donation to purchase medical equipment for Wuhan, the province where the virus is believed to have originated. Lin was playing in the Chinese Basketball Association before the league suspended its season. He saw “news headlines of racism, xenophobia, attacks on Asians and decaying trust towards people,” and that pushed him to donate, he told TMZ Sports.On Friday, Lin announced on Instagram that he donated an additional $150,000 to UNICEF USA, a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization that supports the United Nations Children’s Fund. The generosity has extended beyond basketball. In the NHL, Sergei Bobrovsky of the Florida Panthers pledged $100,000 to pay workers at the BB&T Center while events are postponed. His teammates have chipped in to match his donation. Panthers ownership is contributing an undisclosed amount as well. In baseball, George Springer of the Astros donated $100,000 to help employees at Minute Maid Park in Houston, and Trevor Bauer set up a GoFundMe page to help MLB game day staff. In the NFL, Falcons owner Arthur Blank has “pledged to continue paying hourly employees who work for each of the businesses he owns,” according to The Athletic.A lot of unknowns remain surrounding the coronavirus, but Love said he hopes his donation will help ease some of the fear and anxiety.”I hope that during this time of crisis, others will join me in supporting our communities,” he added in his IG post.NBA teams and players that have pledged money to arena workersBucks: Antetokounmpo donated $100,000 and the Bucks soon followed with a matching donation. Cavaliers: Love was the first player to pledge a donation to help staff members at local NBA arenas. The Cavs said they are working on a plan to compensate workers “as if every game and every event is still taking place.”Clippers and Lakers: The teams that play in Staples Center are working on a joint plan to compensate workers, according to the Orange County Register.Grizzlies: Team owner Robert Pera is compensating all “game night employees for any games missed through the end of the year,” according to The Daily Memphian.Hawks: Team owner Tony Ressler said he will implement a plan to make sure employees of State Farm Arena are paid, according to Sports Illustrated.]Jazz: Rudy Gobert, who was the first known NBA player infected with coronavirus, “is donating more than $500,000 to support both the employee relief fund at Vivint Smart Home Arena and COVID-related social services relief in Utah, Oklahoma City and within the French health care system,” according to the Utah Jazz.Kings: The team announced this on its website: “All part-time, hourly Kings event team members will be compensated for the shifts they were previously scheduled to work in March.”Knicks: “MSG Co. workers are continuing to get paid in the short-term and the company is working on what their long-term plan will be,” according to The Athletic.Mavericks: The team announced on Twitter that it is “currently making arrangements to ensure that scheduled event staff will receive payment for the six home games that were to take place during the 30-day NBA hiatus.”Nets: Team owner Joe Tsai said on Twitter the team is “working on a plan” in response to guard Spencer Dinwiddie’s tweet regarding paying arena staff. Pacers: Team owner Herb Simon has given financial aid to the part-time workers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, according to The Athletic.Pelicans: Williamson pledged to pay the salaries of staff employees for the next 30 days. The Pelicans followed up with a statement that read, in part, “While it is a bit more complicated being that the Pelicans are simply the tenant of the building, the giving and helping this community in a time of need by (owner) Mrs. (Gayle) Benson and her organizations is unquestioned.”Pistons: Griffin pledged $100,000 to the staff at Little Caesars Arena. Raptors: The group that owns the Raptors and other pro sports clubs in Toronto, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, says it is trying to help 4,000 workers in that city, according to SI.Rockets: CEO Tad Brown said the team is working on a plan to help compensate Toyota Center employees, according to the Houston Chronicle.Suns: The team announced on its website that all part-time employees of Talking Stick Resort Arena “will receive financial compensation for the six remaining scheduled Suns home games and concerts and shows that have been canceled in March.”last_img read more

Usain Bolt Foundation assists with Haiti relief

first_imgKINGSTON:The Usain Bolt Foundation (UBF) has announced that it has partnered with Food For The Poor (FFP) Jamaica to provide relief for communities in Haiti affected by Hurricane Matthew.The amount of the relief is not being disclosed.However, instead of donating cash, the UBF supported Jamaican businesses by buying non-perishables and water from Lasco Distributors and FFP will be responsible for the distribution.The non-perishables included corned beef, canned mackerel, chicken sausage, water crackers, baked beans and food drink.”We were saddened to hear of the devastation in Haiti caused by Hurricane Matthew,” said Bolt, patron of the foundation.”I was particularly moved when I saw the pictures of the children who were affected and who had become homeless. We had to do our part to relieve some of the suffering of our Caribbean children.”FFP Jamaica Chairman Andrew Mahfood was honoured that FFP was chosen as the vehicle for distribution.”Food For The Poor has been instrumental in bringing aid to Haiti, and we are humbled that the Usain Bolt Foundation has chosen to collaborate with us in assisting the Haitian people.”last_img read more