Dairy Science Honors

first_imgUniversity of Georgia animal and dairy science students won several honors at the national American Dairy Science Association-Student Affiliate Division (ADSA-SAD) meeting in June, and UGA senior Alyssa Rauton was elected president of ADSA-SAD for 2020-21.Mary “Kenne” Hillis, a dairy science major, won first place Original Research Presentation for her work on evaluating the use of pulse oximetry, lactate levels and lung ultrasounds in predicting respiratory illness in dairy calves. Her project was funded by the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’ Undergraduate Research Initiative, which gives students the opportunity to conduct research under the direction of a faculty member, giving them hands-on research experience.Poultry science major Audrianna Crews placed second for her Dairy Foods Presentation on evaluating the impact of novel products to the dairy market on fluid milk utilization.In addition to her election as ADSA-SAD president, Rauton, an avian biology major with a minor in animal science, won third place for her Dairy Production Presentation on manipulating circadian rhythms through controlled light-dark phases in the prepartum period on cow lactation performance.Jillian Bohlen, associate professor of animal and dairy science and UGA Dairy Science Club advisor, guided the students on three presentations that received honors.“This group of students has made me incredibly proud as their advisor. To design projects, build abstracts and create presentations, not only for their peers but for industry professionals across the world, is a work ethic worth applauding,” Bohlen said. “To stay the course and remain dedicated to the task following the move to virtual during these uncertain times is worthy of additional kudos. Additionally, for Alyssa to earn the trust of her peers across this nation to lead the organization is a remarkable honor. I am proud not only of their accolades but of their willingness to finish the drill despite the ups and downs the past few months have brought.”The ADSA is an international organization of educators, scientists and industry representatives who are committed to advancing the dairy industry and keenly aware of the vital role dairy plays in fulfilling the economic, nutritive and health requirements of the world’s population.For more information on the ADSA-SAD awards, visit adsa.org/Membership/Student-Affiliate-Division/Awards. Learn more about the Department of Animal and Dairy Science at ads.caes.uga.edu.last_img read more

Big Changes Ahead for Personal Floatation Devices, But When?

first_imgType V: Speciality LifejacketsThese vests are made for specific activities, and are only safe when used according to each one’s designated standards. Some whitewater and small boat PFDs are classified as Type V, especially rescue vests with added belts, rings, and tow lines. Otherwise, Type V is the grab-bag category for whatever doesn’t fit any of the other qualifications, including full-body suits, decksuits, and hybrid vests.These categories are pretty confusing for the average buyer. First, the categories don’t follow an incremental pattern. The Coast Guard uses a system of increasing numbers from I to V, which under most other conditions would suggest that higher numbers correspond to higher value. Type I, according to instinct, would offer the least protection while Type V would be the most secure. But the PFD system completely ignores this natural pattern and instead assigns each number a rather random definition, where number value and item quality don’t necessarily correlate. This makes it difficult to understand what the categories really mean, and can keep people from choosing the right kind of device to best keep them safe. Plus, this system is completely unique to the United States. Boaters from outside the country trying to find an American vest, or vice versa, can’t rely on the same scale from place to place.Anything that complicates such an important safety choice constitutes a problem, and the Coast Guard has finally realized that it’s time for a total revamp.So get ready to say goodbye to the frustrating five type code system and welcome in a new standard – but don’t get too excited just yet. These big developments likely won’t take the stage until 2017, and the Coast Guard won’t share any further information until the slow process reaches its final stages. For the time being, we can count on a few precious details concerning the overhaul: the Coast Guard plans to focus on moving toward a more universal PFD standard in line with other countries, to entirely replace the I-V type code system, to create more PFD variety, and to more clearly differentiate between models.— Images courtesy of Mustang Survival (types I, II, IV, V) and NRS (type III). Type IV: Throwable Floatation AidsThink buoys, cushions, and life rings here. Type IV aids can’t be worn, and therefore are really only worthwhile to keep stored on larger vessels.PFD5 Type II: Near-shore LifejacketsThe little brother of Type I vests, these are lighter and smaller but don’t have nearly the same long-term abilities. Type II PFDs are meant for calm and easily accessible areas, like flatwater riverbanks and oceanfronts no further than the breakers. Take these guys to the beach, but switch to Type I before heading out much deeper.pfd3 Type III: Floatation AidsSomething a little more familiar. Most recreational and sport PFDs fall under this category, from fishing vests to whitewater jackets. They’re sleek, streamlined, and lightweight, and usually the most comfortable out of the whole range. While Type III’s still can’t boast the same top-notch protection in deepwater or during long waits for rescue as Type I, they still make the best option for small boat activities.PFD4 Paddling is often about taking risks and getting out of your comfort zone: jumping on that big wave, taking a dive into a deep hole, navigating a new stretch of blinding whitewater. But risky doesn’t have to mean dangerous. Safe paddling is fun paddling, and the most important challenge for any boater is to keep out of harm’s way in the midst of so much adventure.Good paddling skills and a reliable whitewater team are only half the battle – the rest lies in the gear. Throwing on a helmet and a lifejacket before hitting the waves seems simple enough, but the number of factors involved in buying, fitting, and understanding these pieces of equipment can make adopting these crucial safety precautions easier said than done.The big news right now is the U.S. Coast Guard recently announced that they are evaluating the current PFD (personal floatation devices, or life jackets) classification system and that changes are on the way. Look for a new rating system by Spring 2016. The next step in PFD design and marketing has been a long time coming, and the wait only continues for now. But positive change is on the way, and watersports participants can look forward to this giant step ahead.Currently, PFDs follow a special rating system consisting of five categories. Here’s the low-down (expect this system to become simplified and easier to understand):PFD1Type I: Off-shore LifejacketsThese PFDs are what you’ll usually see on your typical ship or boat. They’re the most common and versatile option for general water activities, and are designed with deeper or more isolated conditions in mind (such as in the ocean). Big, bulky, and buoyant, Type I PFDs will certainly keep you afloat but can be a burden to wear.PFD2last_img read more

Be ready to win with Generation Z

first_imgSome confusion exists surrounding the exact demographics of Generation Z, according to a recent article in The New York Times. But trend forecasters usually describe this cohort “as a roughly 15-year bloc starting around 1996, making them 5 to 19 years old now.”Gen Z is comprised of around 60 million people, almost one million more than millennials.Generation Z is “the first generation to be raised in the era of smartphones.” They instantly absorb information—but lose interest quickly.Gen Z is “aware of their personal brand, and have seen older Gen Yers screw up by posting too openly” on social media. Consequently, they exercise caution and value privacy.Also, this demographic has new attitudes on social topics like same-sex marriages and is more multicultural than previous generations. continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Part of I-81 Southbound in Susquehanna County to be reduced to 1 lane for construction

first_imgMotorists are asked to use caution and seek an alternative route when traveling in this area The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation says construction will go from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Aug. 12. NEW MILFORD, Pa. (WBNG) — Beginning Aug. 5, traffic on I-81 Southbound at the New Milford, Pa. exit will be down to one lane.center_img For the most up to date information about traffic alerts in Pennsylvania, click here.last_img

Tuna, Sushi & Wine Festival is great content for tourists. You have no interest? You are mistaken

first_imgAnd except during the day when various events are held as part of the Tuna, Sushi & Wine Festival, on Saturday there is also a final gastro dinner. Restaurants that will participate in the gastronomic dinner 13.04. in the Arsenal are Pet bunara, Kornat, Kaštel, Konoba Skoblar, Foša, Sabunjar, Malo misto, Pašta & svašta, Zadar Airport, Hotel Mediteran, Harbor Cookhouse & Club, Falkensteiner Club Funimation Borik, Ilirija Biograd, 2 fishermen, Hotel Pinija, Groppo, Nostalgie, Maškovića han, Gladne oči, 4 kantuna, Stipe (peninsula), Kraljevski vinogradi, Fešta – otok Žut, Turisthotel dd, Catering Angelus, Hotel Kolovare, Bota Šare, Sushi by A’s Fresh Daily, Bon Appetit, Roko and Hotelijersko Zadar School of Tourism and Hospitality, and the participants are Solana Pag, Pag cheese factory, Maraska, oil mills and small producers: Šinjorina Smokva, Matak Tartufi, OPG Matulić. As part of the Gastro evening in Arsenal, the best Zadar wines MasVin will show their offer: Agricultural Cooperative “Olive and Wine” Polača – Shiraz, Cuvée, Winery Biograd – Rose, Royal Vineyards – Rose scuro, Wines Vrsaljko – Nadinska rana, Winery Poljak – Sirah, Maraština, Badel 1862 – Cuvée, Škaulj Winery – Cuvée, Karaba Winery – Templar, “Figurica” ​​Winery – Maraština, Degarra Winery – Maraština, Fiolić Wines – Maraština) The final gastro evening as part of the Tuna, Sushi & Wine Festival 13 will be held on Saturday (April 2019, 2019) at the Arsenal Zadar. 13.04.2019/20/00 – ARSENAL – GASTRO EVENING STARTING AT XNUMX:XNUMX Why? You have no interest? You are mistaken  We are constantly talking about quality content, especially in the pre- and post-season. One excellent tourist event is currently underway in Zadar, and it is the 5th Tuna, Sushi & Wine Festival 2019, which takes place from 05.-14-April 2019. It is a great opportunity to bring your guests, perform and inform them about the festival so that they can experience it. The motive for coming is not accommodation, but destination. And if the guest has nothing to do in the destination and if he is bored, everyone loses, because the guest will not return to the destination and his final rating and review will be negative. In addition to negative advertising, we lose a guest who has already come to our destination, and we have to re-invest in promotion and pay booking portal fees for a new guest. It is easiest to keep and delight the guest who came to our destination. If we want to strategically develop tourism, then there must be synergies and we need to look at the bigger picture. The festival is a combination and exchange of experiences of cultural, historical and natural resources of Croatia and Japan together with a gastronomic experience. Everyone together in the destination must promote the facilities and various events that the destination offers. On the contrary, everyone who offers accommodation should inform and encourage their guests to consume the same. We must care about the experience and how the guest feels in our destination. Because it is with quality content and offer that we directly influence the final judgment of the guest about the destination. That is why synergy is key. They perform as part of the entertainment program Natali Dizdar and Zorica Kondža. Tickets for the Arsenal Gastro evening can be purchased at ONLINE EVENTIM SYSTEM, at all Eventim sales points (Exclusive Change exchange offices and Tisak kiosks) and on the day of the event at Arsenal.last_img read more

Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno takes swipe at Chelsea and Tottenham

first_imgAdvertisement Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno takes swipe at Chelsea and Tottenham Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 11 Sep 2019 10:51 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.1kShares Leno was partly at fault for Eriksen’s goal in the north London derby (Picture: Getty)Manchester United legend Gary Neville criticised Arsenal’s entire defence after the north London derby and claimed Leno cannot be trusted after his costly error in the first half.‘You talk about the threat, the intensity, good parts of the game, you still have to mention the fact that they look sloppy and rash at the back,’ he said on The Gary Neville Podcast‘We talked about the goalkeeper’s mistake, I don’t quite trust him, I don’t think he’s anywhere near the class of the other top goalkeepers we have in the league.‘The two centre-backs, they’re rash. You could argue that Hector Bellerin’s got to come back in, that Rob Holding’s got to come back in, Kieran Tierney’s got to come back in. So that back four can be strengthened.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘But you still fear that that back four will always still not be good enough for where Arsenal want to be, and they somehow from somewhere need to unearth a centre-back that’s going to hold that back-line together.‘So I think there’s still the fear for Arsenal that they look like they’re all over the place at the back when they have good players against them.‘We saw today Tottenham created many chances on the counter-attack, whereas the really good teams and top teams they manage the counter-attack, they sustain their own attack and they don’t allow teams to counter-attack on them very often – City and Liverpool in particular.’MORE: Kevin Pietersen slams England fans for turning Jack Leach into ‘laughing stock’ ahead of final Ashes Test Bernd Leno insists Arsenal are a bigger club than Chelsea and Spurs (Picture: Getty)Bernd Leno has aimed a not-so-subtle dig at Chelsea and Tottenham by insisting that Arsenal are *the* club to play for in London.All three sides have had inconsistent starts to the Premier League season, with Arsenal highest in fifth after two wins, a defeat and a 2-2 draw with Spurs before the international break.Tottenham are in ninth after the north London derby while Frank Lampard’s Chelsea sit down in 11th with only one victory so far this term.Arsenal goalkeeper Leno came in for widespread criticism after he was partly at fault for Christian Eriksen’s opener at the Emirates, with many fans yet to be convinced by the German.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityDespite a mixed start to his Arsenal career, though, Leno clearly has no regrets about his £19million move from Bayer Leverkusen last summer.Asked to compare Arsenal and Leverkusen, Leno told SportBild: ‘You can’t compare that, of course Arsenal is a world club, THE club here in London.‘Not Chelsea, not Tottenham – Arsenal is the club here with fans around the world.‘No matter where we are, also in the USA or in Asia, there are many fans of Arsenal everywhere.’ Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

IFRS Foundation funding now has strings attached – European Parliament

first_imgAmong the issues to emerge during a 12 March debate in Parliament on the funding arrangements are concerns about returning to the concept of prudence to financial reporting, whether financial statements prepared under IFRSs portray a true and fair view of a company’s financial health, and governance woes at the IFRS Foundation.Sharon Bowles MEP, the British chairwoman of the European Parliament’s influential Economic Affairs Committee, warned in a statement released on 13 March, after a vote in Parliament on the funds, that the IASB and EFRAG were drinking in the last-chance saloon.“My parliamentary colleagues have done a great job in highlighting the much-needed reform of these accounting quangos, which will improve public confidence in how accounting standards are implemented in Europe,” she said.“We have, for the first time, shone a light on how bodies such as the IFRS Foundation and EFRAG are constituted and governed, which has not made for pretty reading.“Any potential conflicts of interest have to be weeded out, and, if they are not, then the Parliament has shown it has the power to withhold funding, which sends a powerful message.”Although Bowles steps down from the EP at the next elections in May, the IFRS Foundation can expect no let-up in the pressure they will face from MEPs when the new Parliament convenes.UK Conservative MEP Syed Kamall is widely expected to return to Brussels after the elections, and has carved out a reputation among Brussels observers as a fierce critic of the London-based accounting quango.Speaking during the 12 March debate ahead of the vote, Kemall asked whether it was “right for the EU to outsource standard-setting to what is in effect a private-sector body, funded by taxpayers’ money.”Among the areas where Kemall is expected to bring pressure to bear on the IASB are investor demands for a return to prudence as a basis for standard setting.In December, IPE obtained a copy of a letter from senior players in the UK asset management industry to the Financial Reporting Council, the UK Securities regulator, in which the investors demanded a return to prudence.The three signatories to the 25 November letter – the Association of British Insurers, the Investment Management Association and the National Association of Pension Funds – collectively manage around £7.2trn (€8.7trn) of assets.Also figuring among the investor concerns were the true and fair view override and the question of capital maintenance.The investors wrote in the letter: “We believe it materially correct to err on the side of caution – i.e. be prudent – in the face of uncertainty at an individual item level and view prudence as a predisposition.”The IASB removed references to prudence, or caution, from its conceptual framework in 2010.It substituted instead the concept of neutrality in a bid to align the IASB’s conceptual framework closer to the US GAAP framework.Fundamental to the increasingly politicised battle over the purpose of financial reporting and the role of IFRSs is the question of whether financial reporting should serve investors, on the one hand, or shareholders, a company’s owners, on the other.Any failure by the IASB and its parent body, the IFRS Foundation, could have serious consequences – among them politicians turning off the flow of cash.The EU currently contributes 17% to the Foundation’s annual budget by way of a grant.IFRSs are mandatory for all listed entities within the EU.Responding to comments from Dutch MEP Saïd El Khadraoui about the IFRS Foundation’s base, European Commission member Neelie Kroes said: “Things have changed. The centre of gravity of the IFRS has moved to the EU, so we need to review whether this structure remains appropriate.“The Commission, as a member of the IFRS Monitoring Board, will quickly ask for clarification and for the IFRS to address this issue as part of its next governance review.”Kroes acknowledged that the Foundation, whose governance structure is broadly comparable with that of the US Financial Accounting Standards Board, had used Delaware as a legitimate conduit for donations from US donors.In a statement posted on the IFRS Foundation website, the chairman of the foundation’s trustees, Michel Prada, confirmed the organisation would mount a review of its governance structure in 2015.He said: “We will give consideration to any recommendations related to enhancements of the governance arrangements of the Foundation as part of our public consultation on the structure and effectiveness of the IFRS Foundation, due to begin in 2015.”The IFRS Foundation was hit with penalties following an investigation by UK tax authorities into its income tax and national insurance affairs.“More recently, the Foundation’s compliance with company filing requirements for its UK Incorporation was found wanting.”Having robustly defended the Foundation’s filing compliance in an 11 February open letter, its chief executive Yael Almog was forced to concede just two weeks later that an internal review had thrown up “historic filing shortcomings” that were “inconsistent with our initial public response”. Members of the European Parliament have warned the International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation (IFRS Foundation) that it must address investor concerns about prudence in accounting and clean up its corporate governance act.The Delaware-based Foundation is the parent body of the International Accounting Standards board (IASB), charged with setting international accounting standards such as IAS19, the pensions-accounting rulebook used by listed companies across the European Union (EU).MEPs voted to stump up €43m of public money over six years to fund the activities of the London-based IASB, the Public Interest Oversight Board, which oversees international audit, ethics and education standards for the accounting professions, and the EU’s own adviser on accountancy issues, the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG).Release of the funds, however, will be conditional on the Foundation meeting the demands of an increasingly militant Parliament.last_img read more

UK water scheme completes £255m bulk annuity transaction

first_imgTom Seecharan, business development at Rothesay Life, said the scheme had a “challenging but realistic price target and a preparedness to move quickly to exclusivity if this could be met.”He said that Rothesay’s “robust approach to risk management and strong capital position gave the trustee confidence in our execution capability and in the future security of the members’ benefits.”The scheme was advised by Aon and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Rothesay Life was advised by Gowling WLG, it said.Rothesay said it is set to have a busy year ahead with new bulk annuity deals.Findings from a recent survey conducted by Lane Clark and Peacock (LCP) indicate that 2020 will see continued demand for buy-ins and buyouts as more defined benefit (DB) pension schemes reach maturity and insurer appetite remains high. The Xylem UK Pension Plan, the pension fund for a water technology provider, has completed a bulk annuity transaction worth £255m (€294m) with Rothesay Life, the firm’s first transaction of 2020.The deal covers all 2,500 plus members of the plan – 1,100 of which are deferred members – who accrued their pension benefits while employed within Xylem and previously related companies.According to a release, the transaction is structured as a full scheme buy-in which is expected to move to buyout in future, at which point Rothesay Life will take full responsibility for paying members’ benefits going forward.Brian Blackmore, chair of trustees at the fund, said: “The transaction is a key step in our de-risking of the plan and delivers a superb outcome for our members by providing greater security of their benefits.”last_img read more

Messi: I miss Ronaldo rivalry in Clasico, La Liga

first_imgRelatedPosts Barca president Bartomeu says he won’t go to war anymore with Messi Bale completes Tottenham return from Real Madrid Tottenham sign £25m Sergio Reguilon Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has said he misses his rivalry with Cristiano Ronaldo and would have liked his fellow five-time Ballon d’Or winner to have continued in La Liga. Ronaldo left Real Madrid as the club’s all-time top scorer to join Juventus in a €100 million transfer in the summer of 2018. Since his departure to Turin, the two superstars have not faced each other. “Yes, I would have liked for Cristiano to continue in the Spanish league, at Madrid,” Messi said in an interview with Catalan radio RAC 1. “I think it gave an extra impetus to our rivalry, to the Clasico and to La Liga overall. “I remember I said earlier this year that Madrid would notice Cristiano’s departure, just as any other team would, but even so, they have enough players to be at the top and fighting for everything. It’s Madrid and they have a lot of history.” Messi and Ronaldo have always contended for major individual honours, however the Argentina forward said this has never been his priority. “I’ve never thought about finishing my career with more Ballon d’Or awards than Cristiano,” he said. Messi also said he considered leaving Barcelona and moving overseas during the years he was investigated by the Spanish tax authorities. In the summer of 2016, the Argentina captain and his father were found guilty of defrauding the tax authorities of €4.1m between 2007 and 2009. “I’ve had several [difficult] periods, especially in 2013 and 2014 when I started having a problem with the Spanish tax authority and everything that came out,” Messi added. “It was difficult for me and for my family. “I think I was the first one [to be investigated by the tax authorities] and that is why everything was so hard. From then on, they showed they were going all out with me and proved that they would target all sports and footballers. “During that time, I considered leaving Barca. Not because I wanted to leave Barca but because I wanted to leave Spain. I felt I was being mistreated and I didn’t want to spend much time there. “I think I had the door open to many teams although I have never had an official offer because everyone knew of my wish and eagerness to continue at Barca. That, however, was beyond any situation that I felt for this home, this club, it was what I felt at a personal level. The only positive was that my children were young and didn’t notice it but we had a hard time.” Messi, 32, has said he intends to retire at Barca even though he has a clause in his contract which allows him to leave at the end of each season. “If they want me, I would obviously be delighted to remain at Barca,” he said. “I reiterate that my aim has always been to stay here. “Nothing has changed; it is as it has always been. Each time it becomes clearer that my aim and that of my family is to finish [my career] here. First because of how I am at the club, how I feel at the club, and secondly, for my family. We are very settled in this city. Of course, anything can happen but the idea is to continue living here.” Messi has extended his contract eight times since 2005 but has yet to be offered a new deal and his contract expires in June 2021. “I don’t think there is anything yet from what I know from my father [Messi’s agent],” the Barca captain said. “I have always stayed out of all negotiations. “I have not spoken to the Barca president [Josep Maria Bartomeu] since our Champions League elimination against Liverpool. But I have no problem with the president. I have never had any problems trying to sort out things with the club. On the contrary, it has been easy. Probably once it’s done [the renewal], there will be no problems and it will be done in no time.”Tags: Ballon d’OrBarcelona FCCristiano RonaldoLa LigaLionel MessiReal Madridlast_img read more

The Latest: FGCU women cut down nets in empty arena

first_img Associated Press 3:35 p.m.The Board of Control for Cricket in India has decided to delay the start of the Indian Premier League T20 tournament by two weeks because of the coronavirus outbreak.The tournament will now start on April 15 instead of March 29.___11 a.m. India and South Africa have called off the two remaining one-day cricket internationals and decided to reschedule the series.The second ODI was scheduled to be played in Lucknow on Sunday and the third game in Kolkata on Wednesday. The first game was washed out by rain in Dharmsala earlier this week.___10:30 a.m.The Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Georgia, has been postponed until a later date. Augusta National did not indicate when the Masters would be played. That means there will be no golf at least for the next month. The Masters began in 1934 and only World War II has kept it from being played. This was the biggest shoe to drop for golf. The PGA Tour already canceled the next three events leading up to the Masters. Tiger Woods was to be going after his sixth green jacket. The Swiss hockey league will not have a champion this season.The league made the decision after canceling the season because of the coronavirus outbreak. It will be the first time since 1940 that no team will be declared champion.Games were suspended two weeks ago when the Swiss federal government prohibited large public events.___10:45 a.m. ___5:45 p.m.The Badminton World Federation has suspended all tournaments from Monday to April 12.The tournaments affected include the Swiss Open, India Open, Orléans Masters, Malaysia Open, and Singapore Open.The suspension of the circuit comes into effect following the completion of the All England Open on Sunday in Birmingham. The NCAA will extend the eligibility of athletes on spring sports teams one year to make up for the season lost to the new coronavirus.The decision comes after the NCAA announced Thursday that its winter and spring championships would be canceled as a precaution against the spread of the new coronavirus. Some but not all conferences have announced that their spring sports teams would not continue their regular seasons.An athletics official at an East Coast school told The Associated Press that the NCAA Division I Council Coordination Committee sent an email notifying schools of the eligibility decision. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to release the information.The official read the content of the email but declined to forward a copy because the official’s university monitors outgoing emails.“The Council Coordination Committee agreed that it will be appropriate to grant relief for the use of a season of competition for student-athletes who have participated in spring sports. The committee recognizes that several issues need to be addressed related to providing the additional season of competition, including financial aid implications. The committee will also discuss issues related to seasons of competition for winter student-athletes,” the email read. Two more clubs said some players or staff would isolate. Bournemouth said Friday that reserve goalkeeper Artur Boruc and four members of staff had symptoms consistent with the virus. Leicester said Thursday that three players had “extremely mild illness” and would self-isolate as a precaution.___10:30 a.m.The England cricket team’s test series in Sri Lanka has been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.The England and Wales Cricket board says it made the decision for the players to return home after discussions with Sri Lanka Cricket. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the coronavirus outbreak’s effect on sports around the world (all times local):2:55 p.m.Florida Gulf Coast’s women’s basketball team was to play host to the ASUN Conference championship game at Alico Arena in Fort Myers, Florida on Sunday, before the tournament was called off because of the coronavirus pandemic. That includes USTA Pro Circuit tournaments, along with adult, junior and wheelchair tournaments.The group hopes to eventually reschedule events where possible.___6:35 p.m.The International Table Tennis Federation is suspending all activities — events, development and foundation — from Monday to the end of April. 11:50 a.m.NASCAR and IndyCar have each called off their races this weekend. NASCAR was scheduled to run Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway without spectators but said Friday it is calling off this weekend and next week’s race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.IndyCar was scheduled to open its season Sunday on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida, but suspended it’s season through the end of April. Four races are affected. ___11:20 a.m. She says the WTA expects to make a decision “in the week ahead.”On Thursday, the men’s tennis tour suspended all ATP Tour and ATP Challenger Tour tournaments for six weeks, through April 26.Women’s events have been called off one by one through April 12.The next Grand Slam tournament, the French Open, is still scheduled to begin May 24 in Paris.Also Friday, the U.S. Tennis Association said it is suspending all of its sanctioned events through April 20. The second-division club decided to conduct tests after two players from previous opponent Hannover tested positive for the virus.Nuremberg was due to play St. Pauli on Sunday but the club has asked the German soccer league to postpone the game.Hannover’s game against Dynamo Dresden on Sunday was called off after Hannover decided on Thursday to quarantine its players for 14 days.___1:55 p.m. March 13, 2020 The French soccer league has suspended all matches indefinitely because of the coronavirus outbreak.Matches were scheduled to be held in empty stadiums but the French league made its decision in an emergency meeting a day after President Emmanuel Macron addressed the nation on television.No indication has yet been given as to when the league could resume. The league says it will next meet on Tuesday following a UEFA meeting.___9:55 a.m. The first Bundesliga game has been called off because of the coronavirus outbreak.Bremen senator for the interior Ulrich Mäurer says Werder Bremen’s home game against Bayer Leverkusen on Monday won’t be played as scheduled.The game was supposed to be played without any fans in the stadium, but Bremen mayor Andreas Bovenschulte says the decision was taken to call it off because of fears that several thousand fans would have gathered outside the stadium.Thousands of Paris Saint-Germain fans gathered outside the stadium on Wednesday during a Champions League game against Borussia Dortmund.Events with more than 1,000 participants were already banned in a bid to contain the virus outbreak. 2:45 p.m.A spokeswoman for the women’s professional tennis tour says the WTA is going to wait “a bit more time” to make decisions on whether any additional scheduling changes might be needed because of the coronavirus pandemic.Amy Binder writes in an email to The Associated Press on Friday that the WTA “has an obligation” to players and tournaments “to provide playing opportunities.”She adds that the WTA is communicating with upcoming European clay-court and grass-court tournaments.Binder says it is important to move quickly but also not to “simply react.” ___11:50 a.m.Soccer in Scotland has been suspended following a similar move in England.The Scottish Football Association and Scottish Professional Football League say games are off until “further notice.”Six first-division games were scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, including the Old Firm game between Glasgow rivals Rangers and Celtic. The London Marathon scheduled for April 26 has been postponed to Oct. 4.“We know how disappointing this news will be for so many — the runners who have trained for many months, the thousands of charities for which they are raising funds, and the millions who watch the race every year,” event director Hugh Brasher said.Previously, coronavirus fears have forced the Barcelona Marathon originally scheduled this Sunday, to be postponed to Oct. 25, and the Paris Marathon on April 5 to be shifted to Oct. 18.The Rome Marathon set for March 29 was canceled earlier.___ England was set to play the first test of its two-test series on Thursday, with the second test set for March 27.The ECB says “we look forward to returning to Sri Lanka in the very near future to fulfil this important Test series.”The decision was announced with England playing in a test warm-up match against the Sri Lanka Board President’s XI.England also has tests scheduled at home against West Indies in June and Pakistan in late July and August.___ ___ 10:25 a.m.Baylor University says it has told its entire baseball team and staff to self-quarantine after learning that three TSA agents in San Jose, California who tested positive for COVID-19 had “indirect contact” with the school’s travel party earlier this week. Baylor said the team will self-quarantine in Waco, Texas, or at their permanent residence. The school said no players, coaches or staff are showing any symptoms of the coronavirus. ___4:55 p.m.Russia is offering to host more European Championship games as UEFA considers whether the tournament can go ahead. The club says after forward Manolo Gabbiadini tested positive on Thursday, it carried out tests on defender Omar Colley, midfielder Albin Ekdal, forward Antonino La Gumina, and midfielder Morten Thorsby, who all had light symptoms, and they also tested positive.Sampdoria says they are all in good condition in their own homes in Genoa. The same applies for club doctor Amedeo Baldari.The rest of the team, as well as the staff and directors, are also in self-isolation at home. The club’s offices and training facilities have been closed and all sporting activity has been suspended. ___5:10 p.m. The German soccer league has suspended its season, dropping a plan to play this weekend in empty stadiums.The league board says there is an increasing number of suspected coronavirus cases affecting German clubs.Three second-division players have tested positive for the virus. Bundesliga club Paderborn said its coach tested negative, hours before his team was due to play Fortuna Düsseldorf, and that it was waiting for test results from an unspecified number of players.___11:10 a.m. Sliding season in the U.S. is over.USA Bobsled and Skeleton said Friday that it is canceling its national championships, which were to take place later this month in Lake Placid, New York. New USA Bobsled and Skeleton CEO Aron McGuire says “we must exercise caution when it comes to the safety of the athletes” amid the coronavirus pandemic.Also Friday, USA Luge said all of its remaining on-ice programs for the season in Lake Placid — including training sessions, youth screening camps, fantasy camps and the Masters championships — are off as well. USA Luge also is delaying its open house for the team’s new indoor refrigerated training center. It was to have been unveiled April 4.USA Luge CEO Jim Leahy says “out of an abundance of caution … we felt it necessary to terminate the season at this point.”___center_img Everton has become the third Premier League soccer club to put its entire playing squad in quarantine after a player reported symptoms consistent with coronavirus.Arsenal and Chelsea announced similar measures on Thursday.Everton says the club is in regular contact with the player in question and is monitoring the wellbeing of all players and staff. Its training complex has been closed down along with its stadium, Goodison Park.Everton is scheduled to play Liverpool in the Merseyside derby on Monday.However, it is increasingly likely all Premier League matches will be suspended. League officials are holding an emergency meeting to discuss future steps. ___12:40 p.m.The Paris-Nice cycling race won’t finish in Nice because of the coronavirus outbreak, and will instead be stopped one day early at the end of Stage 7 on Saturday.The final stage would have taken the race on a 113.5-kilometer (70.5-mile) loop north of Nice. Instead, the race will stop in Valdeblore la Colmiane.___ The Latest: FGCU women cut down nets in empty arena The Giro d’Italia cycling race has been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.The first three stages of the Italian race were scheduled to take place in Hungary in May but the country has banned large outdoor sporting events. Race organizer RCS Sport says the entire race was postponed after they were informed by the organizing committee of the Hungarian stages that those three legs could not be held on the scheduled dates.RCS Sport says “all parties have agreed that they are determined to work together to enable the Giro d’Italia to depart from Hungary at a later time.”___2:10 p.m. The Eagles got a celebration in anyway.The team gathered Friday at its home gym, with no fans present, to cut down the nets in celebration of winning the league title. FGCU was the league’s regular-season champion but did not have any elaborate on-court celebration when that title was clinched because it wanted to save the real party for an NCAA Tournament berth.FGCU associate head coach Chelsea Lyles tweeted Friday that the team didn’t celebrate the regular-season championship when it happened “because we knew we had bigger goals we wanted to accomplish. So today we danced, cried, cut down our net and celebrated our Regular Season Championship. A celebration of a fantastic year.”___2:50 p.m. The rest of the Bundesliga’s 26th round was due to be played without fans present.___1:45 p.m.The Bahrain and Vietnam Grand Prix races have been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.The Bahrain GP was scheduled to be held next week — at an empty track — and the inaugural Vietnamese GP was set to be held in Hanoi on April 5. The first four races of the Formula One season have all been called off. The season-opening Australian GP and the China GP were previously postponed.No new dates have been set for the races but governing body FIA says it expects to begin the F1 season in May when it reaches Europe with the Dutch GP.___1:25 p.m.The first three stages of this year’s Giro d’Italia cycling race in May will no longer be held in Hungary. 11:10 a.m.The English Premier League has been suspended after three clubs put their entire playing squads in self-isolation because of coronavirus.The league had expected to continue with a full schedule this weekend with fans, but later decided to suspend all matches until April 3 “at the earliest.”The same suspension applies for the three lower divisions overseen by the English Football League and to England’s top two women’s divisions.Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, leading to the cancellation of the match against Brighton on Saturday. Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi also had a positive test on Thursday, while Everton said Friday that a player had reported symptoms consistent with coronavirus and said its squad was self-isolating. Bettman also said it is not the NHL’s independent call when to return to games and did not rule out the possibility of playing in empty arenas. He said games would only resume when the situation is safe.___12:30 p.m.The last remaining Six Nations rugby match was postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.The Welsh Rugby Union had earlier insisted its match against Scotland on Saturday in Cardiff would go ahead, but changed its mind by mid-afternoon. The ITTF executive committee will hold an emergency meeting on Monday.The Japan Open next month had already been postponed, but Friday’s decision also affects Olympic qualifiers for Asia, Europe and Oceania next month.An announcement will be made next week regarding the Hong Kong Open and China Open, both in May, the ITTF said.___2:30 p.m. The Greek Olympic committee says it is suspending the rest of its torch relay because of the “unexpectedly large crowd” that gathered to watch despite repeated requests for the public to stay away to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.The Hellenic Olympic Committee says a large crowd had gathered to watch the flame for the Tokyo Olympics pass through the southern Greek town of Sparta. The flame was lit Thursday at the birthplace of the games in Ancient Olympia in a pared-down ceremony.The committee says it took “the difficult but essential decision to cancel the rest of the program of the flame relay on Greek territory.”It says the decision was taken in coordination with the health ministry and the International Olympic Committee.The handover of the Olympic Flame to the Tokyo organizing committee will go ahead as scheduled on March 19 at the stadium in Athens where the first modern Olympics were held in 1896. The event had been scheduled for April 3-4 at Lake Placid, New York.The World Synchronized Skating Championships had been held every year since 2000, including four times previously in the United States.___6:20 p.m.Sampdoria has announced that four more of its players have tested positive for COVID-19 as well as a club doctor. It’s the fourth match in the championship to be postponed and means the entire final round, scheduled for Saturday, is off.The Six Nations says “we have decided that it is in the best interests of supporters, players and staff to fall in line with recent measures taken across the U.K. and global sports industries.”It’s the first time the championship hasn’t been completed on schedule since 2001, when Ireland was hit by an outbreak of foot and mouth disease.___12:25 p.m. The decision severely impacts Olympic qualifying, which closes on April 30. The BWF previously said it will not change the qualifying window, but said on Friday it “will make a further announcement on regulations related to Olympic qualification points” later.___1:45 p.m.The World Synchronized Skating Championships have been canceled because of the coronavirus outreak.U.S. Figure Skating and the International Skating Union made the announcement Friday, citing concerns over the spread of the virus and the United States’ ban on travel from Europe. 12:50 p.m.National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman says players and staff have been told to stay away from the rink and self-isolate while the league is on a hiatus of uncertain length.Bettman said in a phone interview Friday with the Associated Press and the league’s website that, to his knowledge, no players or league employees have tested positive for the new coronavirus. But he added that he isn’t certain there isn’t someone who might not be feeling well and is awaiting test results.He told owners the first positive test result by any player would be a game-changer and that the decision to pause the season came after that happened in the NBA.Unlike NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, who said his league’s season would be suspended at least 30 days, Bettman would not put a timeframe on the NHL’s break. Bettman said several contingencies are being worked on about resuming the season and still awarding the Stanley Cup, but he would not give a definitive date on when that would have to happen or how long into the summer things could go. Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko says Russia, which hosted the 2018 World Cup, could hold more than its scheduled three group games and one quarterfinal match in St. Petersburg.According to state news agency Tass, Chernyshenko says “we absolutely could expand the tournament program.”He adds that “Russia is ready for however the situation develops, we have plans.”___2:50 p.m. The Real Madrid basketball player who tested positive for the coronavirus was American forward Trey Thompkins.The positive result prompted Madrid’s basketball and soccer teams to enter quarantine because they share some facilities at the club’s training center.Thompkins wrote on Twitter he was “feeling great and just waiting for the virus to pass.”Spain has declared a state of emergency for two weeks to try to contain the virus.___ 11:15 a.m.UEFA has postponed all Champions League and Europa League games because of the coronavirus outbreak.The quarterfinal draws in both competitions, scheduled for next Friday, have also been postponed.The decision comes four days ahead of a meeting to decide the European soccer calendar, including the possible one-year postponement of the 2020 European Championship.___ Writing in a Facebook post, government commissioner Mariusz Revesz says the decision came because of the coronavirus crisis in Italy and Hungary’s declaration this week to ban large outdoor sporting events.Revesz says Hungarian and Italian race organizers would seek contract modifications so the Giro can start in Hungary some other time.___1:20 p.m.German club Nuremberg says its whole team and coaching staff are going into quarantine for 14 days after defender Fabian Nürnberger tested positive for the coronavirus. ___10:40 a.m.The German soccer league says it will play this weekend’s games as planned without spectators but may suspend the league as of Tuesday.The league board says it will propose a suspension through April 2, to be voted on by member clubs on Monday.All of this weekend’s games are due to be played in empty stadiums. Borussia Mönchengladbach played Cologne on Wednesday and although there were no fans in the stadium, hundreds assembled outside.The league asked fans “not to gather in front of the stadiums and to do their part to protect the population.”Second-division club Hannover has put its players into self-isolation after two tested positive for the coronavirus. Hannover’s game against Dynamo Dresden on Sunday has been called off.___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 6last_img read more