Just last weekend, Pearl Jam kicked off a two-night run at the famed Madison Square Garden in New York, NY along their 25th anniversary tour. The band took the Big Apple opportunity to welcome a very special guest to the stage, as they welcomed famed singer Sting to the stage for a cover of Police classic “Driven To Tears.”In honor of the great collaboration, Pearl Jam has treated fans to pro-shot footage of the cover performance. Watch Sting accompany Pearl Jam for “Driven To Tears,” below:Pearl Jam has been on fire during their current tour, continuing to bring out tour debuts on a nightly basis. They resume performing this Sunday, May 8th, at the CTC Arena in Ottawa.
12:45 p.m.The Penn Relays, one of the oldest and largest track meets in the nation, has been canceled in response to the coronavirus pandemic.The Penn Relays were scheduled for April 23-25 and had been held uninterrupted since 1895. The event celebrated its 125th consecutive running last year. The Philadelphia-based University of Pennsylvania says it will attempt to host a substitute track meet at a later date in late May or early June. The new event wouldn’t meet the standard Penn Relays format. The three-day event would shorten into a one-day event for youth, high school and open runners.The Penn Relays has adapted to worldwide conditions in the past. The meet was altered in 1917 and 1918 when several colleges, including most Ivy League institutions, curtailed their track programs during World War I. During World War II, travel restrictions reduced participation and spectator attendance while gas rationing was in effect in 1943 and 1944.___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the coronavirus outbreak’s effect on sports around the world (all times local):6:30 p.m.The IOC has decided to suspend all Olympic boxing qualifying events until May because of the coronavirus outbreak. Associated Press Paderborn player Luca Kilian has tested positive for the coronavirus. Three players in the second division also have the virus.Germany was the last of Europe’s top five leagues to suspend games.The German soccer federation says that games in the top two women’s divisions and the women’s cup will be suspended through April 19.___2:05 p.m. Fourteen members of the team were also placed in quarantine for 14 days after coming into close contact with the person who tested positive for the virus. McLaren chief executive Zak Brown says they are in “good spirits.”McLaren says the rest of the team has returned to Britain but will not go to the team’s headquarters for two weeks as a precaution.With the first four races postponed, the F1 season will not resume until May at the earliest.___11 a.m. March 16, 2020 ___1:55 p.m.The Hungarian soccer federation has temporarily suspended all of its competitions.Federation spokesman Jeno Sipos says clubs have been asked to forego training sessions and make it possible for players and staff members to stay home.Sipos says in a video posted on the federation’s Facebook page “we hope we are contributing to stopping the spread of the epidemic.” The league is to meet Tuesday to discuss its response to the coronavirus outbreak. However, CSKA said it was no longer able to host Sunday’s game against Zenit after restrictions on mass gatherings in Moscow were tightened.CSKA says it will discuss potential rescheduling and refunds for spectators later.The Russian league was the largest European soccer competition still operational over the weekend, with more than 33,000 fans attending a game between Zenit and Ural Yekaterinburg on Saturday.One large banner at the match read: “We’re all infected with soccer and will die for Zenit.”___ The Greek Olympic committee says the Olympic flame handover ceremony for the Tokyo Games will take place without spectators in an effort to contain the coronavirus outbreak.The committee says the accreditation cards that had been issued for Thursday’s ceremony at the stadium in Athens where the first modern Olympics were held in 1896 would not be valid.The body’s headquarters will also remain closed from Monday until further notice.The committee canceled the remainder of the Olympic torch relay last week after crowds gathered in southern Greece to watch part of the torch relay in Sparta, where the torch was carried by actor Gerard Butler.Greek health authorities have warned people to stay home, and have shut down everything from restaurants, bars and cafes to public organized beaches, ski resorts, hair salons and movie theaters, in an effort to curb the spread of the virus. The FIVB says it is in contact with the IOC about “potentially revising the beach volleyball qualification system” for the Tokyo Olympics.As of Monday, four of the last nine points-rich four- and five-star events have been postponed or canceled.___12:20 p.m.NHL players have been told they can return home and self-isolate there until the end of March while hockey is on hold amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Latest: IOC suspends Olympic boxing qualifiers British horse racing will take place without spectators and with restrictions on the number of attendees.The British Horseracing Authority says “the intention is for scheduled race meetings to take place wherever possible.” It adds that “decisions may have to be made to cancel meetings.”BHA chief executive Nick Rust says the racing industry is “following the government’s advice to strike a balance between protecting public health and maintaining business activity.”More than 250,000 people attended the four-day Cheltenham Festival last week.No decision has been made on whether the Grand National Steeplechase will go ahead at Aintree next month. More Britons bet on that race than any other. 2:10 p.m.The German soccer league has extended its suspension through at least April 2.The extension covers the next round of games and the upcoming international break.League CEO Christian Seifert says “it doesn’t mean that we assume we can play from April 3.”Seifert adds that some clubs could face potential financial collapse and put “tens of thousands of jobs” at risk without funding from TV broadcasts and sponsors. 12:40 p.m.A staff member of Canucks Sports & Entertainment has tested positive for COVID-19.Trent Carroll, chief operating officer of the Vancouver Canucks’ parent company, said the diagnosed individual was in self-quarantine and feeling better. The organization closed its offices Monday and employees were preparing to work from home “wherever possible.”“We are receiving guidance from the health authorities on next steps,” Carroll said. All six of the remaining teams are based in Russia, where various cities and regions have imposed their own restrictions. Spartak Moscow and Dynamo Moscow played in an empty arena on Wednesday.The KHL said Saturday it was “in consultation with clubs and all relevant authorities to diligently manage the impact” of the virus outbreak.The KHL has not commented on the withdrawals and its website still lists those teams as competing. The next scheduled games between teams which have not withdrawn are Wednesday.___9:55 a.m. A European qualifier currently taking place in London started on Saturday and was scheduled to run to March 24. It will be closed after Monday’s evening session.Subsequent Americas and final world qualifiers were scheduled to take place in May.The IOC boxing task force says it has taken the decision to suspend events “amid increasing global travel restrictions and quarantine measures, in order to allow the participants from over 60 countries to adjust their travel plans and return home.”The task force says it is evaluating the situation daily with the aim “to complete the distribution of the remaining Tokyo 2020 boxing quota places in May and June.” ___ This signals a significant update on the league’s potential timeline to resume the season. Commissioner Gary Bettman announced last week the season was on pause and did not provide more specifics on how long that would last.Players had previously been told to remain in their team’s city and await further direction. The new directive comes in the aftermath of the CDC’s recommendation the U.S. not hold gatherings of 50 or more people for the next eight weeks.___3:30 p.m.The Russian soccer league has taken a step closer to shutting down after CSKA Moscow canceled its upcoming game with Zenit St. Petersburg. The WTA says it is calling off clay-court tournaments in Stuttgart, Istanbul and Prague, adding those to a list of events previously canceled.Each of those three tournaments was scheduled to begin in April.The tour says a decision will be made “in the week ahead” about the rest of the European clay-court circuit.The next Grand Slam tournament is the French Open, which is scheduled to begin in Paris on May 24.___ The federation’s announcement was in line with a government decision to have sports matches played in empty stadiums and only if organizers took responsibility.Speaking Monday in parliament, famously soccer-mad Prime Minister Viktor Orban said it would be even better if matches were not played at all.___1:30 p.m.The women’s professional tennis tour has suspended all competition until May 2 because of the coronavirus outbreak. Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials say they are holding off on postponing the month of May activities that conclude with the Indianapolis 500 on Memorial Day weekend.The Indy 500 draws crowds in excess of 300,000.“We are aware of the CDC’s interim guidance suggesting the postponement of events involving more than 50 people over the next eight weeks,” the speedway said in a statement released before 6 a.m. local time.“Our priority is to do our part in protecting the public health while still conducting the 104th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge as scheduled on May 24. This continues to be a dynamic situation which we are monitoring constantly in coordination with federal, state, local and public health officials.”___ Canucks Sports & Entertainment, formerly known as Orca Bay Sports & Entertainment, owns the NHL Canucks and Rogers Arena, among other properties.___12:30 p.m.The international beach volleyball tour has postponed two more events, clearing the schedule of everything until May 6.The FIVB says a three-star event that was supposed to take place this week in Gold Coast, Australia, and a four-star tournament next week in Cancun, Mexico, have been postponed because of travel restrictions in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The events are crucial for athletes trying to qualify for the Summer Olympics, with more points available at the higher-rated tournaments. 10:10 a.m.A second team has withdrawn from the Kontinental Hockey League playoffs because of the coronavirus outbreak.The KHL is widely considered to be the strongest hockey league outside the NHL and is one of the few major sports organizations still operating in Europe.There are now six teams remaining in an eight-club conference semifinal bracket.Finnish club Jokerit withdrew Saturday citing concern for the health of its players and staff. Now Barys Astana says it is withdrawing after authorities in Kazakhstan banned sports events and restricted entry to the country. Coates says “it’s never been the IOC’s position. It was Dick’s idea. There is four months to go.”___11:10 a.m.McLaren says the team member who tested positive for coronavirus at the Australian Grand Prix “is recovering well” and that his “symptoms have gone.”The British team pulled out of the season-opening Formula One race on Thursday because of the positive test. The race was canceled on Friday. 11:25 a.m.The leader of the IOC’s coordination commission for the Tokyo Olympics says there is no May deadline to cancel the games and he remains confident the event will go ahead despite sports coming to a virtual standstill globally amid the coronavirus outbreak.John Coates, who will have to go into government-mandated self-isolation when he returns to Australia this week from Olympic business in Europe, told the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper: “It’s all proceeding to start on the 24th of July.”Former IOC vice president Dick Pound said in an interview with The Associated Press last month that the end of May loomed as a possible deadline for the IOC to make a call on the Tokyo Olympics.But Coates, an IOC vice president and head of the Australian Olympic Committee, told the Sydney paper in a telephone interview from Switzerland that the IOC didn’t recognize the deadline and he thought Pound had backed away from it, too. 1:20 p.m.The NHRA drag racing series has suspended its season 30 days with the intention to resume events April 17-19 in Houston.An event at Las Vegas has been postponed with no new date announced.“We made this decision with heavy hearts as we see the effects this pandemic is having on the world,” NHRA said in a statement. “We are all in this complicated uncertain and rapidly changing situation together, and we encourage everyone to look out for each other.”Other motorsports such as NASCAR, IndyCar and Formula One already pulled the plug on racing. Greece currently has 331 confirmed cases and four deaths.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6
The Daily Express claims Jose Mourinho wants Emmanuel Adebayor to replace Didier Drogba at Stamford Bridge this summer.Adebayor still has another year to run on his contract, and Chelsea would be willing to cover his £100,000-a-week wages to take him on loan from Spurs.OPINION: It sounds weird, but this actually makes a lot of sense.Mourinho wants an experienced third-choice striker behind Diego Costa and Loic Remy, and Chelsea are just about the only side willing and able to pay Adebayor’s wages.The striker has worked with Mourinho before, and as an additional squad option he appears a low-risk, high-upside signing. We don’t always put much faith in Daily Express rumours but this one sounds like it just might work. UNITED TO DITCH JONES AND SMALLING: With that in mind, the Daily Mail reckons Phil Jones and Chris Smalling could be on their way our as Manchester United have yet to open contract talks with them.The pair will be free agents at the end of next season.The Mail says United are “relaxed about the situation but will be reluctant to lose the pair for nothing”. It adds Athletic Bilbao’s Aymeric Laporte to the pile of defenders United have been linked with.PAPER ROUND’S VIEW:Despite a recent upturn in form, both players have largely disappointed at Old Trafford – particularly Jones, whom Sir Alex Ferguson was touted as potentially the greatest player in the club’s history.While Van Gaal will not want to lose England internationals, he must doubt whether either player has the class to shine at the highest level – and letting the pair stew over their contracts could be his way of telling them so. JUVENTUS PLAN £15M SWOOP FOR DZEKO Edin Dzeko could be on his way out of Manchester City, with Juventus prepared to drop £15m on the striker.The Daily Mirror reports that Dzeko, who signed a new four-year contract earlier this season, is Juve’s number one target and could be persuaded to leave by the promise of guaranteed first-team football.OPINION: This will surely depend on whether coach Manuel Pellegrini stays. If he goes, the new man may see a £15m return for a 29-year-old as decent business, particularly given City’s struggles to meet Financial Fair Play regulations. Don’t buy into this until we know what’s happening with the manager.–
A slowdown that comes when he was achieving continuity playing as second tip. Your global statistics: six goals (four in the League and two in the Champions), one every 354 minutes and three assists, which are already on par with Agüero’s in its first year, with a total of seven goals (six in the league and one in the cup) in 2,634 minutes, one every 376. What’s more, João Félix’s goal scoring debut in the Champions League against Lokomotiv at 19 years and 325 days, served to break Agüero’s record, at 20 years and 106 days, as Atlético’s youngest scorer in the top European competition. Kun did so in Eindhoven in his competition debut against PSV in the club’s third season.Golden boyBut if something makes clear the expectations that the world of football has set for João Félix was the delivery of the Golden Boy as the best footballer under the age of 21 in a calendar year. The second Atlético player to win the award after precisely the Kun Agüero in 2007, beating Messi and Cesc Fàbregas in the vote. A very prestigious trophy that has been obtained by those who are now the best players in the world. João Félix so far has been following in the footsteps of Kun Agüero, but now he has before him the most difficult challenge, having the continuity of the Argentine. After those first months of acclimatization under the shadow of Fernando Torres, Something that João Félix was apparently going to have this year with Diego Costa according to what was seen in the preseason but that has not been the case, Kun assumed the team’s stripes to become a completely decisive player. MACARIO MUÑOZ & nbsp; (DIARIO AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Kun Agüero, after scoring Villarreal in his first season at Atlético.MACARIO MUÑOZ (DAILY AS) And the Portuguese is following in the wake of the Argentine on his arrival at the club, with a first year of learning to meet all the expectations placed on his signing. João Félix, like Agüero, left a most exciting preseason, clarifying the reason why Atlético decided to make the largest investment in its history for its services. Although the amount of the transfer serves to show the inflation of soccer and the increase in the mattress’s economic power. If Kun happened to be the most expensive signing in Red and White history in 2006 for 23 million that the club paid to Argentinian Independiente when the player was only 18 years old, the amount of João Félix this summer shot up to 127.2 million paid to Benfica by the 19-year-old footballer.But already in official competition, João Félix’s season is going from less to more. The Portuguese started the course displaced to the right wing and participating very little in the game, although leaving flashes of its quality such as the play in his debut against Getafe to cause a penalty, his assistance to Vitolo on the second day or his goal to Eibar on the third. Same day in which Agüero premiered as a rojiblanco scorer. The Argentine scored his first goal with Atlético in San Mamés on the third day of the League after starting the course as a regular substitute with the idea of Aguirre to start giving him little by little. CHEMA DIAZ & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>João Félix celebrates with Koke his goal against Villarreal.CHEMA DIAZ (DAILY AS) Forming attack partner with Forlán, Agüero finished with 30 goals in 53 games in his second season after leaving an extraordinary U-20 World Cup, a summer tournament to claim that João Félix will not be able to explode due to the postponement of the Euro Cup to 2021 by the Coronavirus. From that second year, Kun was an unstoppable footballer, who commanded in LaLiga and who met all the expectations presented on his arrival until signing for Manchester City.At Atlético João Félix is expected to continue progressing with Agüero’s mirror. Two different players, who when they catch the ball lift the spectator from the seat and generate illusion in the stands. From the Portuguese, he is trusted to work until he becomes the footballer who by quality has already made it clear that he can become. Atlético once again has a world promise in its squad, a player called to dominate football in the future despite being only 20 years old. Since Kun Agüero, who left the rojiblanco team in the summer of 2011, the rojiblanco team did not have such a young figure with so much depth in their squad until the arrival of João Félix eight years after his goodbye. Two diamonds in the rough that stand out for their talent and quality with the ball. An ownership that João Félix has had from the first day, but in the case of the Portuguese it has been the injuries that have slowed his participation in the team, with two long injuries of one month each. So far it has disputed 2,124 minutes in 28 games, 24 of them as a starter. Since his return to the team after overcoming a muscle injury, João Félix saw the door against Villarreal and against Sevilla, in addition to assisting Marcos Llorente in the first of his goals against Liverpool. Two goals and one assist in four games before the halt caused by the global coronavirus pandemic.
DONEGAL TD Thomas Pringle has called for the creation of jobs as a condition of grant aid under seafood business development and seafood processing schemes to ensure that the maximum number of jobs are created and maintained in the seafood processing sector.“Operated by Bord Iascaigh Mhara, the Seafood Processing Business Investment Scheme which began in 2010 had the creation of employment as a key element in the selection of seafood processing projects for financial assistance under the Scheme, but it was not mandatory,” said Deputy Pringle.“Speaking in reply to questions posed by me Minister Coveney stated that he is proposing to change grant support for ‘value added’ processing from 25% to 30%, and reduce the grant rate for ‘processing improvements’ to 20% in an effort to steer this sector towards value added processing to encourage diversification and job creation. “But grant announcements are misleading for workers in the fishing industry as it appears from grant announcements that are made that they are linked to the number of jobs, but that these jobs are more aspirational and not really the deciding factor.“For example the Killybegs High Level Group Report in June 2011 announced the creation of 250 jobs based on grant approvals, but these jobs are not a condition of grant aid making it difficult to verify if these jobs have been created and where.“While I welcome the increase in the value added grant, there needs to be a focus on it creating jobs and I am calling on the Minister to create that concrete link by making job creation a condition for such grants,” stated Pringle. ********Donegaldaily.com – Donegal’s No1 News & Sports Website – more than 30,000 Visitors Every DayFollow the leader on:https://twitter.com/DonegalDaily SEAFOOD BUSINESSES MUST CREATE JOBS TO GET GRANTS – DONEGAL TD was last modified: February 18th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:KillybegsSEAFOOD BUSINESSES MUST CREATE JOBS TO GET GRANTS – DONEGAL TDThomas Pringle