HZJZ issued recommendations for the program of tourist animators

first_imgThe Croatian Institute of Public Health has issued recommendations for the prevention of COVID-19 infection during the activities and programs of tourist animators. More details attached: Although the very essence of animators in tourism is direct contact and interaction with guests, in accordance with the “new normal” CNIPH recommends avoiding physical contact, and for activities where it is not possible to maintain physical distance, it is recommended that the same people always do rehearsal and activity. Attachment: HZJZ: Recommendations for the prevention of COVID-19 infection during the activities and programs of tourist animators When organizing the program, eg the election for Miss and Mr. Hotel, adhere to the Recommendation for the Prevention of COVID-19 Disease during cultural programs and events available on the CNIPH website.center_img Photo: Valamar Riviera When activities of children’s groups in various creative-educational contents or games (for example treasure hunts or games without borders), pay special attention to maintaining physical distance. The same is true for maintaining programs with people over the age of 60 to minimize the possibility of disease transmission among vulnerable groups. Activities such as morning gymnastics, aerobics, tournaments in various sports (basketball, football, table tennis, beach volleyball, tennis), cycling tours, swimming pool activities are performed according to the currently valid Recommendations for swimming pools and water parks during the epidemic of COVID- 19, Recommendations for training and sports-recreational activities in indoor sports facilities and Recommendations for trainings, preparatory matches and sports-recreational activities in outdoor sports facilities during the COVID-19 disease epidemic, which are available on the CNIPH website.last_img read more

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Public transportation services in Jakarta grind to halt due to jobs law protests

first_img“MRT now only serves trips at six elevated stations, from Lebak Bulus Grab Station to Blok M BCA Station,” Kamaluddin said, while calling on all MRT passengers to remain vigilant and exercise caution amid the demonstrations.City-owned bus operator Transjakarta took even more drastic measures, announcing on social media that it would temporarily suspend services at all bus stations across the city.INFO I Mohon Maaf, mengingat situasi yang tidak kondusif, demi menjaga keamanan dan kenyamanan. Saat ini seluruh layanan Transjakarta sementara tidak dapat melayani pelanggan. #JAKI #PerluTahu— Transportasi Jakarta (@PT_Transjakarta) October 13, 2020“Apologies. Given the unfavorable circumstances, all Transjakarta services are temporarily [suspended] to ensure safety and convenience,” the company wrote on its official Twitter page.Previous rallies against the law in Jakarta on Thursday resulted in damages to 25 Transjakarta bus stations, according to authorities. Some public transportation companies across Jakarta have halted their services as the capital braces for yet another round of large-scale protests against the controversial Job Creation Law.City-owned MRT Jakarta spokesperson Muhamad Kamaluddin said in a written statement on Tuesday that six of the company’s underground stations and one elevated station would be temporarily closed starting at 1 p.m.The closure was a precautionary measure for potential public order and safety disruptions resulting from the protests, he said. As of this time of writing, commuter line operator PT Kereta Commuter Indonesia (KCI) is still operating as normal.Read also: Six governors have asked Jokowi to revoke or reconsider jobs lawSeveral groups, including the hard-line Islam Defenders Front (FPI) and the 212 Alumni Brotherhood (PA 212), went ahead with their planned demonstrations on Tuesday to demand that the government revoke the omnibus law.As of 2 p.m., crowds of protesters had gathered near the State Palace at the Arjuna Wijaya monument, also known as the Horse Statue, in Central Jakarta. Around 12,000 joint police and military personnel were prepared to ensure public safety and security in the capital, according to the Jakarta Police.Following days of rallies that began last week, labor groups and student associations have decided to refrain from joining Tuesday’s protests.Confederation of Indonesian Trade Unions (KSPI) chairman Said Iqbal said the group did not have any protests planned on Tuesday.“There’s no specific reason why. There just aren’t any demonstrations planned,” he said as quoted by kompas.com.Similarly, National Association of University Student Executive Bodies (BEM-SI) coordinator Remy Hastian said none of its members would take to the streets the demonstrations on Tuesday.Topics :last_img read more

Governor and First Lady Wolf to Host National Night Out Event At PA Governor’s Residence

first_imgGovernor and First Lady Wolf to Host National Night Out Event At PA Governor’s Residence Governor’s Residence,  Press Release,  PSA Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf will host the second annual National Night Out event at the Pennsylvania Governor’s Residence today, Tuesday, August 2. The event will run from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. and will proceed rain or shine. The Governor and First Lady will greet visitors at the event.“Now, more than ever, it is crucial that we build positive relationships between our tremendous Pennsylvania communities and those in law enforcement who work tirelessly to keep us safe,” said the Governor and First Lady. “We are excited to host the second National Night Out event at the Pennsylvania Governor’s Residence and hope that it can help to build these important relationships. National Night Out is a wonderful opportunity for the Governor’s Residence to serve as an open, community space for everyone to enjoy. We are thankful to the Pennsylvania State Police and Capitol Police for being a part of this event and we hope many of our neighbors and community members will be able to attend.”Visitors will have the opportunity to visit with Pennsylvania State Police Mounted Patrol, K-9 Unit and explore a State Police patrol car. They will also be able to explore a full-sized Capital Area Transit bus that will be on hand for tours and a “touch and feel” station provided by Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Martial Arts Master Vergara will provide martial arts demonstrations at 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Pennsylvania Office of Administration’s Next Generation Taskforce will facilitate games and  temporary tattoos for kids and additional activities and educational information will be provided by Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region, YWCA Greater Harrisburg, WITF, Capital Area Girls on the Run, American Red Cross of Central PA, and American Cancer Society.The Residence will serve light refreshments and will be open for tours of its gardens.The Governor’s Residence is located at 2035 North Front Street in Harrisburg.  Parking is available along 2nd Street and in the private lot at the corner of 2nd and Maclay Streets. Guests should enter the Residence grounds through the 2nd Street gates.  No large bags, totes or purses will be permitted, and some security measures will be in place.National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community relationships in order to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live. It is held annually on the first Tuesday of August in thousands of communities across all 50 states, according to the National Association of Town Watch.For more information on the Governor’s Residence, visit residence.pa.gov. For other National Night Out events in your area, visit natw.org.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf August 02, 2016center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

EFC puts pressure on Italian EU presidency to move on foundation statute

first_imgThe European Foundation Centre (EFC) has written an open letter to the Italian EU presidency and EU governments urging the presidency to achieve results towards the enactment of a European Foundation Statute (EFS), which the EFC has advocated for several years.The letter, also signed by the Donors and Foundations Network in Europe (DAFNE), says: “We are likely at a turning point in the negotiations on the EFS, given the progress made on this file over the past six months during the Greek EU presidency.“To achieve decisive progress, however, five key questions will now need clear answers.”The EFS proposal, currently going through the EU legislative process, establishes a constitution for a pan-European foundation (FE) operating across borders, removing the requirement for foundations operating in different jurisdictions to set up separate legal entities in each country. It is supported by the industry because it would provide a single set of rules for European foundations, helping to reduce the costs and uncertainty involved in cross-border activities.It could also stimulate cross-border donations, and provide a level of transparency and accountability to individual foundations set up under its framework. 

It would not, however, replace existing national laws, but would be optional and complementary.The European foundation sector disburses €100bn annually and employs 1m people, with more than double that number working as volunteers.The final step in the process to create a regulation will be a vote by all 28 EU member states, which must be unanimously in favour for the proposal to become law.The EFS proposal has gone through a long process of refinement to maximise the chances of success at the final hurdle.The current text is the seventh version since the European Commission unveiled the original proposal in February 2012.In particular, the proposal’s tax provisions were removed after proving a major obstacle to progress.Emmanuelle Faure, European affairs senior officer at the EFC, said: “We take stock of developments and progress at the beginning of each EU presidency, as they lead the negotiations on the file.“There’s been a lot of work and engagement from the Greek EU presidency in the first half of 2014. Building on the good dynamic and concrete outcome of negotiations, the Italian EU presidency can now lead the discussion to a fruitful conclusion.”The questions the letter says must be answered include the issue of whether the EU should still require a unanimous vote of member states to pass the EFS, and whether the perceived slow uptake of previous EU company laws precludes adopting a European statute for foundations pursuing general interest purposes.A further question is whether austerity measures at the national level are a major stumbling block to a new law seen more as an administrative cost than a return on investment to society.The letter says: “This would be all the more astonishing in particular in those countries that have a highly developed charity sector, and where large sections of community services are co-run by foundations.”A question as to whether it matters that a European foundation has a starting capital of €25,000 or €50,000, when its aim is to benefit the public at large, refers to the minimum level of assets an FE must have and maintain throughout its life-span, which has become a critical issue.The final question challenges the situation that, while there is unanimous agreement within the EU for more transparency via compulsory information storage for all types of entity, registration for future European foundations is still an issue in some countries.The letter ends: “Both the EFC and DAFNE are urging member states to adopt the proposal in due course.“A solution is every bit as possible as it is necessary. It takes the shape of a simple tool that is not only about better regulation but first and foremost about being responsive to citizens and society’s needs.”last_img read more

TPR extends COVID-19 guidance in new annual funding statement

first_imgThe UK pensions regulator has said that defined benefit (DB) schemes following the guidance in its latest annual funding statement can balance the impact of the coronavirus crisis on employers while putting themselves in a stronger position to improve their funding position.The statement, which the Pensions Regulator (TPR) produces every spring for pension schemes preparing new valuations, calls for trustees and employers to work together to manage the immediate impact of the COVID-19 crisis, but to retain a focus on the long-term.The annual funding statement (AFS) addresses key issues in connection with covenant assessments and affordability, scheme funding positions and designing recovery plans. “What is clear is that COVID-19 is testing employers and trustees like never before and it is vital that they work together collaboratively,” said Charles Counsell, TPR chief executive. “We are clear that the best support for a pension scheme is a strong employer and so we are here to support both groups in our role to ensure savers’ retirements are protected.”He added: “It is vitally important for all schemes to follow our AFS guidance, and the extra COVID-19 guidance we have issued and will regularly update, to strengthen their position for the tough times which lie ahead.” Charles Counsell, chief executive of TPRTrustees are told they should be supportive of employers under financial pressures, but should also be “vigilant of employer covenant leakage,” which did not only have to be in the more “obvious” form of dividends.TPR also said trustees should consider obtaining independent specialist advice to support covenant assessment, and fully document their reasons for not taking professional advice.“Objectivity is also important,” it said. “Trustees who also have roles within an employer may find it difficult to exercise sufficient objectivity when assessing the employer’s ability to support the scheme.“We expect trustees to have a full audit trail of their considerations and decisions, and we may ask them to share their detailed documentation with us.”The regulator also brought up Brexit, saying uncertainty over the employer covenant as a result of COVID-19 may be “heightened further by the manner of the UK’s departure from the EU.“In such cases, we also expect trustees to review the employer covenant to understand the potential impact of the different outcomes of the trade agreement negotiations, including the possibility of leaving the current trading agreement in December 2020 on World Trade Organisation terms,” said TPR.‘Balancing act’Rachel Pinto, pensions partner at law firm Herbert Smith Freehills, said that in the statement, TPR was trying to “walk a fine line between urging trustees to give sponsors sufficient breathing space to help them survive the current crisis while urging trustees and sponsors not to be deflected from their long-term goals.“Whilst it recognises the need for sponsors to be given time and space to recover once the COVID-19 storm recedes, the regulator expects the interests of DB scheme members to be protected and for deficit recovery contributions to increase as corporate performance and cash flows improve.” Laura McLaren, partner at consultancy Hymans Robertson, said that expectations for equitable treatment could lead to more triggers and “upside sharing” mechanisms – to ratchet up cash when trading conditions improve – being built into funding and risk management plans.“Security over assets, guarantees and underwriting investment performance are other levers trustees and sponsors might look at to deliver better member security,” she said.According to Joe Dabrokwski, head of DB at the Pensions & Lifetime Savings Association, the annual funding statement contained a ”clear expectation that whilst pragmatism is needed to navigate through this crisis, including a need to take account of the pressures on employers, savers’ interests should not be sacrificed.”Matthew Arends, head of UK retirement policy at Aon, noted that the regulator’s statement included extensive coverage of the importance of the employer’s covenant, which “contrasts with the funding code consultation where employer covenant is downplayed significantly”.TPR has extended the length of the current consultation to September, and is keeping this under review, as a result of COVID-19.In contract to previous years, TPR is publishing at a later date the analysis underlying the annual funding statement. It said the analysis had been conducted since the outbreak of COVID-19 and found that ”the funding position of many DB schemes that have low exposures to equity markets and good levels of hedging should be in a stronger position than might be expected in the current climate”.The statement can be found here.last_img read more

Canyon success continues for Thornton at Copper on Dirt

first_imgBy Lonnie WheatleyPEORIA, Ariz. (Feb. 28) – Ricky Thornton Jr. added another IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified triumph to his impressive early season total during the Friday Copper On Dirt program at Canyon Speedway Park. After winning four of six features in Winter Challenge Series action, Thornton picked up right where he left off by leading all the way to take the checkered flag ahead of reigning track champion Jason Noll. Thornton drew the pole start and jumped out to an immediate lead in the 25-lap feature. Logan Drake and Mike Wedelstadt, making their first starts of the year, challenged but to no avail as the field waded through three yellow flags. The seventh starting Noll then took over second to put the pressure on Thornton but fell short in the closing laps. Thornton earned $600 for the win.The rest of the top five included Drake, Wedelstadt and Ryan Roath. Saturday’s program was rained out.Feature results – 1. Ricky Thornton Jr.; 2. Jason Noll; 3. Logan Drake; 4. Mike Wedelstadt; 5. Ryan Roath; 6. George Fronsman; 7. Ryan Engles; 8. Keith Krenklis; 9. Cody Center; 10. Steve Stultz; 11. Clifton Maggard; 12. Nate Warren; 13. Brian Schultz; 14. Kenny Gill.Heat winners were Thornton and Drake.last_img read more

Meyer has the right stuff in earning IMCA Mach-1 Sport Compact title

first_imgThe winner of a personal single-season best 31 features this season, Ramsey Meyer earned a career second national crown in IMCA’s Mach-1 Sport Compact division. Speedway Motors President Clay Smith is at left at at right is IMCA President Brett Root. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography)PIERCE, Neb. – The good stuff was the right stuff this season for Ramsey Meyer.Meyer raced to 31 feature wins and track titles at Raceway Park and Off Road Speedway to earn his career second IMCA Mach-1 Sport Compact national championship.“We found some good stuff. We worked hard and just kept going,” the Pierce, Neb., driver said. “I race against some of the best competition in the country so we just kept plugging away like we hadn’t won anything yet.”He won 11 of 12 starts at Raceway Park and 11 of 13 outings at Off Road Speedway, along with champion­ships at both.Meyer started the season with the opening night checkers at Beatrice Speedway’s Spring Nationals and won four times at Boone County Raceway and twice at Junction Motor Speedway, with single victories at Eagle Raceway and Park Jefferson Speedway as well.“Spring Nationals was a race neither my brother Cameron or I had won before, so it was special. We definitely knew that night this might be a special year,” he said. “There were some nights when I would have thought somebody was crazy if they said we could be national champions. Good luck can have a lot to do with it but we tried to make our own luck with preparation and hard work.”Meyer racked up 36 top five finishes in his 41 starts this season. Streaks of 10 and 11 straight wins from April 27 to July 15 were separated by a sixth place finish.“Beatrice was one of the wins that were special,” he said. “We had a night at Raceway Park when we got caught up with another car, restarted 17th and came back and won. It’s hard to do that when you race against the guys we do.”His 31 wins were Meyer’s single-season best and put him at 168 for his career. He’s averaged nearly 28 wins a year since 2013.“It’s hard to compare this year with the national championship I won in 2013. They both had their ups and downs,” Meyer said. “What made this year so challenging was all the rainouts. You had to make the races you got in count.”“We ran some of the bigger races. We won a lot of them and we had the car to win some of the others,” he added. “I felt we could have raced anywhere in the nation and had a chance of winning.”Wins-31                    Top Five Finishes-36           Starts-41HIS CREW: Parents Tom and Karen. Grandparents Dale and Gail Clipston, brother Cameron and sister-in-law Bridget, the Vollbrecht fam­ily and Justin Morton.HIS SPONSORS: Tom’s Service and MAC Tools, both of Pierce; Renner Auto Body of Norfolk; and Jet Racing of Beatrice.last_img read more

Serie A: Atalanta hand rudderless AC Milan five-goal thrashing

first_imgRelatedPosts Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Juve’s Pirlo gamble makes new Serie A season the most open for years Pirlo bags UEFA coaching badge Alejandro Gomez scored a stunning individual goal and Josip Ilicic notched a second half brace as Atalanta thrashed a rudderless AC Milan 5-0 on Sunday The result helped to hand the former European champions their opponents their joint-heaviest Serie A defeat. Former AC Milan player Mario Pasalic rubbed further salt into their wounds by also scoring. It was the fourth time AC Milan have lost a Serie A match by a five-goal margin and the first since 1998. AC Milan are 10th in the table with 21 points while Atalanta climbed to fifth with 31 points. It helped Atalanta to cap an outstanding year which saw them qualify for the UEFA Champions League for the first time and reach the last 16. “It’s been a fantastic year which has been crowned by today’s performance,” said Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini. His opposite number Stefano Pioli said that Milan “approached the match in the wrong way and you just can’t afford to do that against this team. This cannot be the real AC Milan.” “Today’s performance was seriously insufficient,” added Pioli, Milan’s second coach of the season after his predecessor Marco Giampaolo was fired after only seven games. “I expected a reaction from us in the second half but it didn’t come. In fact, we were even worse.” Gomez opened the scoring in the 10th minute, nutmegging a hapless Andrea Conti before firing a right foot shot past Gianluigi Donnarumma in the 10th minute. Pasalic, who clipped the crossbar before half-time, diverted Robin Gonsens’ cross-shot into the net in the 61st minute, although he refused to celebrate his goal. Ilicic then scored twice in a nine-minute spell to turn it into a humiliation for AC Milan as their defence fell apart. The Slovenia forward collected a pass on the right, outfoxed his marker and drilled his shot past Donnarumma in the 63rd minute. Then he curled a delightful effort into the top corner from outside the area. Davide Calabria cleared a shot off the line but there was still more to come as Luis Muriel ran onto a through ball, outran an AC Milan defender. He evaded Donnarumma as the goalkeeper rushed out of his area and added the fifth. The referee spared AC Milan further punishment by mercifully adding on only one minute of stoppage time. Reuters/NAN.Tags: AC MilanAlejandro GomezAtalantaJosip IlicicSerie Alast_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_img Associated Press Update on the latest sports Pandemic affects more college sportsUNDATED (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt college sports. Virginia and Virginia Tech have postponed their Sept. 19 football opener because of COVID-19 issues at Virginia Tech. The schools say this was a mutual agreement. Virginia Tech also will not hold football practice for four days. Virginia Tech said Friday it has had 219 positive tests for the coronavirus in the previous seven days, putting its total infections at 633 since testing began Aug. 3. The numbers have risen steadily since students returned to campus Aug. 24.The postponement is the second for the Hokies since the Atlantic Coast Conference released a revised schedule. Their original opening game, slated for Sept. 12 against North Carolina State, was pushed back two weeks after a COVID-19 outbreak at N.C. State. Michael Carter added 138 yards of total offense for the Tar Heels, who won in an empty home stadium after the school opted to open with no fans in attendance due to the coronavirus pandemic. Williams’ three touchdown runs in the fourth quarter helped UNC blow the game open after leading just 10-6 entering the fourth. Tommy DeVito threw for 112 yards but took seven sacks for the Orange, who had 202 total yards.In other Top 25 football:— Louisiana-Lafayette got kick and punt returns for touchdowns to help secure one of its biggest wins in program history, 31-14 win over No. 23 Iowa State. On a day when both offenses seemed overmatched, the Ragin’ Cajuns were ignited by Chris Smith’s 95-yard kickoff return in the second quarter and Eric Garror’s 83-yard punt return in the third. Levi Lewis also threw a 78-yard scoring pass to Peter LeBlanc to give Louisiana-Lafayette a 17-14 lead late in the third quarter. Louisiana-Lafayette beat a Top 25 opponent for the first time, having gone 0-26 against ranked foes away fro home. VIRUS OUTBREAK-COLLEGE SPORTS MLB-NEWSA’s 3B Chapman needs hip surgery, to miss rest of seasonUNDATED (AP) — All-Star third baseman Matt Chapman is expected to miss the rest of the season for the Oakland Athletics. He was placed on the injured list Saturday because of a strained right hip. He is scheduled to have surgery Monday in Vail, Colorado. Chapman hasn’t played since leaving hurt in the fifth inning of Oakland’s game last Sunday against San Diego. He was a first-time All-Star last season, when he a Gold Glove for the second year in a row. In 37 games overall this season, Chapman hit .232 with 10 home runs with 25 RBIs. In other baseball news: Azarenka faces Naomi Osaka in Saturday’s final. The Italian Open, which was rescheduled from May due to the coronavirus pandemic, begins Monday.NBA PLAYOFFSLakers can eliminate Rockets in Game 5 LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Houston Rockets didn’t show up for Game 4 against the Los Angeles Lakers until it was too late. They can’t do that again Saturday in Game 5. For the second time in these playoffs, the Rockets’ season is on the line. NASCAR-RICHMONDHamlin seeks to regain mojo at Richmond in home track raceRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Denny Hamlin, disgusted with his performance in the opening playoff race, gets another chance Saturday night on his home track, Richmond Raceway. Kevin Harvick won the first round. Hamlin once held a clear advantage over his rivals at home track Richmond Raceway. He’s won three races and has 17 top-10 finishes in 27 career starts at the Virginia track. He’s only finished lower than sixth once in the last nine races at Richmond yet believes he long ago lost the edge he held over his competitors on the 0.75-miles, D-shaped oval. Hamlin believes data sharing has allowed his rivals to catch him at his favorite track. Mayfield now says he’ll stand for the anthemUNDATED (AP) — Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield has changed plans and will stand for the national anthem.Mayfield had said during the offseason he intended to kneel in protest of racial injustice, but Saturday announced on Twitter that he intends to stand for both the “The Star-Spangled Banner” and “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” which will be played before every NFL game this season.Mayfield said he’ll respect whatever decisions his teammates make as far as protesting during the anthems.The Browns open the season Sunday in Baltimore. Virginia, suddenly faced with not opening its season until Oct. 3 at No. 1 Clemson, announced it has moved its home game against Duke to Sept. 26. The game was originally scheduled for Nov. 14. Meanwhile, coach Gus Malzahn says No. 11 Auburn had five starters out of practice this week because of COVID-19-related issues. Malzahn said Saturday the Tigers had two new positive tests this week and 10 total players are sidelined from practice because of the virus or close contact. He didn’t identify the players and declined to say if a particular position group had been hit hardest.Auburn opens the season Sept. 26 against Kentucky and is set to begin specific game preparation on Sunday.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-WEST VIRGINIA-SUSPENSIONSWest Virginia suspends 11 for opener; bans not tied to virus In other NFL news:— Receiver Cooper Kupp has agreed to a three-year contract extension through 2023 with the Los Angeles Rams. Neither the team nor Kupp’s management immediately disclosed the financial terms of the deal reached Saturday, a day before the Rams’ season opener against the Dallas Cowboys in brand-new SoFi Stadium. Kupp has been a steady, productive receiver since the Rams chose him in the third round of the 2017 draft. He was Los Angeles’ top pass-catcher last season, leading the team with 94 receptions for 1,161 yards and 10 touchdowns.— The New Orleans Saints say running back Alvin Kamara has agreed to a five-year extension. A person familiar with the contract says it is worth up to $75 million but that the final season includes a large non-guaranteed payment. The person says that effectively limits the team’s obligation to $50 million from 2021 to 2024. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because financial details have not been released. Kamara has surpassed 1,300 yards from scrimmage in each of his first three seasons. — The Minnesota Vikings have signed running back Dalvin Cook to a five-year, $63 million contract extension. The deal gives their dual-threat star some security the day before the season opener. Cook was picked for the Pro Bowl last year after becoming the eighth different Vikings player to reach 1,000 rushing yards. Since he was drafted in the second round in 2017, Cook has missed 21 of a possible 52 games to injury. In 2019, he came the closest to a full season. He sat out twice with shoulder trouble, still finishing seventh in the league with 1,654 yards from scrimmage.— Tennessee Titans rookie Isaiah Wilson has been arrested and charged with drunken driving after authorities say he was spotted doing “donuts” in an intersection before crashing into a concrete wall. The offensive lineman was arrested Friday night and released Saturday morning. According to the arrest warrant, Wilson told the officer he was having issues with a back tire, but he struggled with the field sobriety tests. The No. 29 pick overall in April out of Georgia currently is on the reserve-COVID list for the second time. He started training camp on the list before being removed Aug. 3 and was placed on the list again on Sept. 6. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditT25 FOOTBALL-SCHEDULEWilliams’ 3 TDs help No. 18 UNC pull away from Syracuse 31-6UNDATED (AP) — Javonte Williams ran for three fourth-quarter touchdowns and No. 18 North Carolina overcame a mistake-filled performance to beat Syracuse 31-6 on Saturday in the season opener for both teams. — Mark Newman, a key front office executive for the New York Yankees during their run of five World Series titles from 1996 through 2009, was found dead Saturday at his home in Tampa, Florida. He was 71. The Yankees said it was not clear whether he died Friday or Saturday. The team was not sure of the cause. A moment of silence was observed before Saturday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles.ITALIAN OPEN-SERENA WITHDRAWSSerena Williams withdraws from Rome with Achilles injuryROME (AP) — Four-time champion Serena Williams has withdrawn from the upcoming Italian Open, citing the Achilles issue that bothered her in a loss to Victoria Azarenka in the U.S. Open semifinals.Williams took a medical timeout for a tape job on her Achilles during her three-set loss on Thursday. September 12, 2020 The Lakers lead Houston 3-1 in their Western Conference semifinal series and could clinch their spot in the West finals with a win on Saturday night at Walt Disney World.NHL-STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFSVegas tries to even series in Game 4EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Dallas Stars and the Vegas Golden Knights meet in Game 4 of the Western Conference final Saturday. Dallas leads the series 2-1 after winning Game 3 in overtime on the strength of 38 saves from goalie Anton Khudobin.The Knights and Stars became the first teams in the modern era (since 1943-44) to exchange shutouts in the first two games of a conference semifinal of final series. Game 3 was scoreless until the closing seconds of the second period. MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia suspended 11 players for its season opener Saturday for an undisclosed violation of team rules. Coach Neal Brown announced the suspensions Saturday before the Mountaineers played at home against Eastern Kentucky. The school would not specify what the players did, except to say this is not related to the coronavirus.Among them were slot wide receivers T.J. Simmons and Isaiah Esdale, tight ends T.J. Banks and Mike O’Laughlin, and two starting offensive linemen, center Chase Behrndt and left tackle Junior Uzebu.Also suspended were backup offensive linemen Zach Davis and Tairiq Stewart, backup wide receiver Zack Dobson and long snapper JP Hadley. Freshman cornerback Vincent Okloli was the lone suspended player on defense. NFL-NEWSlast_img read more