Brian Kelly: “I stand firmly in support of our players.”

first_img By Tommie Lee – August 10, 2020 0 476 (Source: License: Coach Brian Kelly wants the Fighting Irish to fight the wave of cancellations.After a difficult few days that saw several college football conferences question whether or not there would be a 2020 campaign on the field, Coach Kelly tweeted Monday night that he stands “firmly in support” of Notre Dame’s players.He said the team has held each other to a high level of accountability and discipline in regards to the strict health and safety protocols implemented by Notre Dame’s medical staff, and they’ll continue to put health and safety first. Google+ Facebook Twitter Google+ WhatsApp WhatsApp Brian Kelly: “I stand firmly in support of our players.”center_img Pinterest Facebook I stand firmly in support of our players. They have held each other to a high level of accountability and discipline in regards to the strict health and safety protocols implemented by our medical staff. We’ll continue putting health and safety at the forefront of all that we do.— Brian Kelly (@CoachBrianKelly) August 11, 2020 Pinterest CoronavirusIndianaLocalNationalNewsSouth Bend MarketSports Twitter Previous articleNew grant program launched to provide support for Indiana Main Street programsNext articleMetallica drive-in movie concert set for Aug. 29 Tommie Leelast_img read more

Ways to Help and Explore the Outdoors Online

first_imgHealth care workers not only have the stress of serving on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the added stress of coming home at the end of the day and potentially exposing their loved ones to the virus.  A Facebook group called RVS 4 MDs seeks to change that, offering health care workers a safe and isolated place to stay between shifts. The idea is simple, the group connects health care workers needing a safe place to stay with RV owners willing to donate the use of their RV. When a connection is made, RVs are transported and set up at the home of the health care worker, providing temporary shelter. The group is growing quickly and has nearly 8,000 members.  Virtual Everest event seeks to fundraise for out of work Sherpas Backpacker Magazine has released a 3D map of the Appalachian Trail, which highlights the footpath’s best views and trail towns. Virtual hikers can travel through Great Smoky Mountains and Shenandoah National Park, “climb” the trail’s highest peaks, and read tips from other hikers or share their own. The map is best viewed on a desktop or tablet. Click here to check it out.  Daily for the next two months, Arnette will outline what happens on Everest each Spring, from arriving in Kathmandu to trekking to Everest Base Camp. Through this platform, Arnette has set up crowd-funding sites, collecting money in April and May that will go directly to the impacted Sherpas.center_img COVID-19 has closed Mount Everest this year, leaving Sherpas who lead climbers up the world’s largest mountain without a job. Mountaineer Alan Arnette has devised a way to support the Sherpas through this difficult time, organizing a Virtual Everest event on his website.  You can’t thru-hike the AT right now, but you can virtually explore the trail with this 3D map Have an RV you aren’t using right now? A Facebook group connects RV owners with health care workers Photo of Sherpa Mountain Guide and his Client on Mountain Footpath from Getty Imageslast_img read more

Grade Syracuse’s performance against Duke and vote for the player of the game

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World Cup: Fifa probe puts Ethiopia and Tunisia progress in doubt

first_imgEthiopia and Tunisia’s progress to the final round of African World Cup qualifying are in doubt as Fifa opened three probes into player eligibility.On Sunday, Ethiopia beat South Africa 2-1 in Addis Ababa to seemingly reach the African play-offs from.Tunisia believed they had gone through too but Fifa are considering an appeal from Equatorial Guinea, that would affect the points in Group B.Togo are also to be investigated with ramifications for Group IFifa rules state a guilty teams “will be sanctioned by forfeiting the match”.Ethiopia face accusations they fielded an ineligible player in the 2-1 win over Botswana on 8 June in Group A.If they are found guilty it would hand a lifeline back to 2010 World Cup hosts South Africa. Should Ethiopia forfeit that victory against Botswana then South Africa would only be two points behind going into the final group matches in September.Those game see South Africa host Botswana, while Ethiopia travel to face Central African Republic.The president of the Ethiopian Football Federation, Sehilu Gebremariam, is still confident his side can progress.“This is shocking news – but the point is that we are still leading the group, we believe that we shall still qualify for the next stage,” he told the BBC’s Newsday programme.“We are scrutinizing the situation and we will give information to Fifa and to the public.” He said they would be consulting the coaching staff to get their views on the situation before reacting further.Football’s world governing body is also investigating Togo and Equatorial Guinea for the same reason.Tunisia’s progress is on hold as Equatorial Guinea allegedly fielded an ineligible player in their 4-3 defeat of island nation Cape Verde in March.Fifa says they recently ruled on that matter and that the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations co-hosts have appealed the decision.The Carthage Eagles drew 1-1 in Equatorial Guinea on Sunday to seemingly book their place in the play-offs, but a technical victory for Cape Verde would change the complexion of Group B. Should island nation Cape Verde receive the points from a match they originally lost it would lift the islanders up to nine points – just two behind the North Africans.Tunisia host Cape Verde on the final day of the current qualifying stage.Group I could also change as Fifa also look into whether Togo used an ineligible player in their 2-0 win over Cameroon on 9 June.The Indomitable Lions, who are six-time World Cup qualifiers, now stand to gain the three points should the Togolese be found guilty.Such a scenario would move Cameroon, who currently trail Group I leaders Libya by two points, a point clear in the table. The West Africans host Libya in what is both sides’ final encounter in September.last_img read more

ITF Hanjin Seattles Crew Allowed to Come Ashore

first_imgzoom A crew of the container ship Hanjin Seattle has been granted shore leave on the vessel’s arrival at the US port of Seattle, according to the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF).“This decision is an immense relief to the affected crew and we trust that it will apply to all Hanjin crews with bona fide visas who want to avail themselves of their basic right to step ashore,” Dave Heindel, ITF seafarers’ section chair, said.The denial of shore leave to seafarers on Hanjin vessels was highlighted by an action of dockers at the same port last month, and by ITF inspectors in the USA, ITF said.Heindel added that the basic needs of Hanjin crews will continue to be addressed by a coalition of the Korean government, ITF’s member union Federation of Korean Seafarers’ Unions (FKSU) and the Korean Shipowners’ Association.Last month, the US authorities were criticized by the ITF due to the refusal of shore leave to seafarers on board Hanjin ships in the USA as a denial of human rights.After the South Korean shipping company Hanjin Shipping filed for court protection on August 31, 2016, some 97 of the company’s container ships were left stranded across the globe and unable to load or offload containers.last_img read more