Spain says will reopen EU borders, barring Portugal, on June 21

first_imgItaly reopened its borders on June 3, lifting all restrictions for travellers from within Europe.Madrid has declared the virus under control but Sanchez alluded to fears that opening the borders could provoke a new surge, saying, “It’s a critical moment but we are prepared”.Travellers who arrived in Spain after May 15 and had to go into quarantine will see the end of their period in isolation on June 21, Sanchez added. Spain, one of the world’s leading tourist destinations, will next Sunday re-establish free travel with fellow EU countries, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced.The land border with Portugal will however remain closed until July 1. Portugal has suffered a much lower death rate than Spain from the coronavirus epidemic.Madrid had previously planned to restart full EU travel on July 1 but decided to lift “border checks with all member countries on June 21,” Sanchez said in a televised speech on Sunday. Topics :center_img The new date coincides with the lifting of the emergency Spain clamped on the country from mid-March to fight COVID-19 as fatalities soared.Spain has recorded more than 27,00 deaths in the pandemic, one of the highest tolls around the world.But by Monday, more than 70 percent of Spain’s 47 million population will be in the final stage of a phased rollback of the lockdown that should finish by June 21.The European Commission has recommended that the 27 EU members fully reopen their frontiers with each other on June 15 and many countries are planning to do so.last_img read more

Karen A. Young, 67, Oxford: August 12, 1945 – July 23, 2013

first_imgPreceding her in death are her parents, sister Kaye Sabol Cross and grandson Eric Daniel Metz. Karen A. Young, 67, of Oxford, went to be with the Lord on July 19, 2013, at the William Newton Hospital in Winfield.Karen YoungMass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m.. on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at the Holy Name Catholic Church in Winfield. Visitation will be held Monday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Oxford Funeral Chapel. A Rosary will be held at 3 p.m. at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Oxford. The Young family will receive friend from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Oxford Funeral Chapel Monday evening. A memorial has been established with Safe Homes.  Contributions can be left with the Oxford Funeral Home. For further information or to send a condolence please visit Ann Young was born on August 12, 1945 in Tacoma, Washington and adopted by George and Mary Kederick Sabol in 1948. She received her early education in Tacoma and Renton, Washington and worked as an aeronautical Draftsperson for the Boeing Company on the KS-135 program. She was united in marriage with Paul A. Young on June 11, 1966 in Wellington. The couple made their home in Oxford.Karen Worked for McGee’s Variety Store as a clerk and became editor of the Oxford Register from 1970 to 1975. She worked for Oxford Alfalfa as a secretary from 1975 to 1990 and the city of Winfield in the planning department as a draftsperson. She retired in 1990 to be a full time grandmother and travel with her husband. She loved her family and friends and enjoyed movie going and scrap booking. Over the years she was a member of the St. Mary Altar Society, Oxford Legion Auxiliary, Modern Mothers, Mothers Club and Soldanella.Survivors include her husband Paul of the home, daughter Justina Metz and husband Dan, granddaughters, Lynsey Metz, Kelsey Metz and brother-in-laws, John R. Young of Van Cleve, MS, David Young and wife Carolyn of Mulvane, KS and several nieces and nephews.last_img read more

Takeaways: Might Tomas Hertl be thrust back into full-time center role?

first_img(Click here, if you are unable to view this photo gallery or video on your mobile device.) Forward Timo Meier could have a healthy long-term contract offer coming his way from the Sharks in the summer of 2019 when he’s set to become a restricted free agent.The way Meier’s been playing lately, that potential deal certainly isn’t getting any cheaper.Meier scored two goals for the second straight game Thursday and Joe Thornton netted the game-winner with 12:04 left in the third period as the …last_img

Klaasen through to Australian doubles final

first_img23 January 2014 South African tennis star Raven Klaasen is through to the doubles final of the Australian Open after he and his American partner Eric Butorac cruised past eighth seeds Nenad Zimonjic and Daniel Nestor in the semi-finals in Melbourne on Thursday. It has been a marvellous run for the unseeded pair, highlighted by their 7-6, 6-4 victory over the Bryan brothers, Bob and Mike, the top seeds and 15-time Grand Slam winners, in the third round. They also disposed of Aussie favourites Lleyton Hewitt and Pat Rafter in the first round, winning 6-4, 7-5, and 15th seeds Jamie Murray and John Peers, whom they beat 6-4, 6-4. After their win over the Bryans, Klaasen and Butorac were pushed all the way in their quarterfinals clash with 12th seeds Treat Huey and Dominic Inglot, recording a tight 6-7, 7-6, 6-4 victory to move into the final four.Surprise phone call Klaasen’s superb results were recognised back in South Africa by Minister of Sport Fikile Mbalula, who surprised the tennis star by phoning him on Wednesday. “It was a long day at the tennis. I had a solid practice, then a rub down and did some media work and got caught in heavy traffic travelling home. I got home and the phone rang and honestly I never expected Minister Mbalula to be on the line,” Klaasen said in a statement. “I asked who was speaking and when he told me it was the minister I was shocked. I never expected the call and was very excited that the minister took time out of his schedule to make a call to me. “The minister wished my partner and I well for Thursday and said that he and the country were very proud of me and that everyone back home was behind me for the final and to go all the way with Eric.” In an interview with Radio 702, Klaasen added: “The support from back home has been wonderful and made me feel proudly South African.”Comfortable win Remarkably, Klaasen and Butorac enjoyed their most comfortable win so far in their semi-final against Zimonjic, a three-time men’s doubles Grand Slam winner, and Nestor, an eight-time men’s doubles Grand Slam champion. It took just an hour and four minutes, with Klaasen and Butorac converting three of five break points while not facing a single one. They will face Lukasz Kubot and Robert Lindstedt for the title after the 14th seeds defeated 13th seeds Michael Llodra and Nicolas Mahut 6-4, 6-7, 6-3 in the second semi-final. It will be, by far, the biggest match yet played by the Klaasen/Butorac combination. Klaasen has three ATP World Tour doubles titles to his name, having won the Open de Nice Cote d’Azur and Moselle Open with Johan Brunstrom, and the Malaysian Open with Butorac, all in 2013. Butorac has claimed 14 doubles titles in his career.Davis Cup South African tennis fans will be soon able to watch Klaasen in action in the Davis Cup when South Africa takes on Monaco from 31 January to 2 February in Pretoria at the Irene Country Club.last_img read more

Ancajas adds weight but camp not worried: ‘It’s normal’

first_imgJohn Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding AFP official booed out of forum 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Jerwin Ancajas jogs inside his room at Holiday Inn Corpus Christi Downtown Marina. | @rluarcaINQ— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) February 2, 2018He told Manila-based sportswriters that Ancajas was really supposed to weigh within that range less than 24 hours before Friday’s official weigh-in.“It’s normal for Jerwin,” said Jimenez. “He can shed two, four or even five pounds in one solid training session” because he perspires a lot.ADVERTISEMENT Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH The International Boxing Federation junior bantamweight champion went old-school sauna to help him sweat more Thursday night.Earlier, he did the mitts with trainer Joven Jimenez and ran short jogs to rev up the muscles. After 15 minutes, he went out, stripped out of sweat suits and proceeded to the toilet to check his weight.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAncajas logged 117 pounds—two lbs above the weight limit and 1.2 over the 115.8 he registered Wednesday night.Instead of being concerned, however, Jimenez felt relieved. Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City View comments Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Even former world champion Rodel Mayol and Asian Games gold medalist Roberto Jalnaiz, who were tapped by Jimenez to assist him and Ancajas here for the Feb. 3 title fight, were surprised by the amount of sweat that oozed out when Ancajas did the treadmill Thursday morning at the Holiday Inn Downtown Marina fitness center.“With the way he (Ancajas) sweats , he can even go down to 105,” Mayol, the former World Boxing Council light flyweight titlist,” said in jest. “But we have to make sure that the nutrients he lost are replenished.”Jerwin Ancajas does old school “sauna” after Thursday night’s workout at his hotel room. | @rluarcaINQ— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) February 2, 2018That’s why Ancajas was allowed to eat small servings, with soup on the side, making him heavier when he woke up after an afternoon nap.According to Jimenez, Ancajas will still be given food by midnight, but without rice.To give his ward ample time to rest and sleep, Jimenez switched rooms with Ancajas.“When he wakes up, hell’ be a little bit heavier and he’ll get the weight in one session before lunch,” said Jimenez.If not, the old reliable sauna will come in handy. Staredown fails to shake Ancajas’ knees Read Next MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Jerwin Ancajas weighs 115.8 pounds after Thursday morning’s workout.CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS—At first glance, the pile of white tucked at the corner of Jerwin Ancajas’ hotel room were soiled beddings and pillows.But upon closer look, a cell phone became visible and there was slight movement beneath the sheets. Somebody was in there, listening to music. It was Jerwin Ancajas.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

San Miguel overcomes Globalport behind Santos’ heroics

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion MOST READ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View comments “I was not able to give June Mar a lot of minutes because of his injury and he wasn’t able to join practice for the past two days because he’s still recuperating,” said Austria.Still, San Miguel enjoyed a three-pronged attack with Wendell McKines doing the most damage with 35 points, 14 rebounds, and seven assists.Santos added 30 points to go along eight boards and five blocks while Alex Cabagnot had 27 points, seven rebounds, and four assists.Terrence Romeo led Globalport with 26 points and six boards while Holloway added 25 points and 23 boards.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netSan Miguel bounced back and sank Globalport, 115-112, to get its third win in the PBA Governors’ Cup Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Beermen, who are coming off a three-week break, had to rely on late-game heroics from Arwind Santos, who made the game’s final free throw and disrupted Murphy Holloway’s potential-game tying shot.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Bench-clearing brawl erupts in La Salle, FEU pre-season game LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters “Even though the players played sluggish, we were able to to come out as winners and I’m happy for them,” said San Miguel head coach Leo Austria as they improved to 3-1.Despite taking a 112-104 lead with 2:12 remaining in the game, the Beermen weren’t able to easily shake off the Batang Pier as the latter pounded to make it a one-possession game, 114-112, on the nine-second mark.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingCompounding San Miguel’s situation was June Mar Fajardo’s injury.The three-time MVP is still nursing his injured right calf he sustained before the Fiba Asia Championship.last_img read more

I got into college through reservation, says Deepika Padukone

first_imgDeepika Padukone, who stars in Prakash Jha’s Aarakshan, says she got admission in college by flashing her ‘sports certificate’.”I owe my admission to the sports quota. It worked for me, so reservation has touched my life. But then there is a much wider impact of reservation in education and jobs. It has its own benefits and pitfalls. I am sure that the film would fetch varied reactions,” Deepika told PTI.”This is why it really meant a lot to me when Aarakshan came my way. There is no added glamour quotient or a romantic track just so that it could be made into a ‘masala’ affair,” she added.Jha’s latest explores the politics behind reservation in education system and stars Amitabh Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan, Deepika and Manoj Bajpai in key roles. The film hits theatres on August 12.Saif plays Deepika’s love interest in the movie while Bachchan is her father. So while the core subject of the film was dramatic enough, the demand of the script was for Deepika to share certain chemistry with Bachchan.And the 25-year-old actor admits that she was flustered to share screen space with Bachchan.”Before stepping into Aarakshan, I had never interacted with him (Bachchan) very closely. I had perhaps met him a few times socially on a ‘hello-hi’ basis but that’s about it. Due to that I was really very flustered on the first day of the shoot as I didn’t quite know what to expect from him,” said Deepika.”But when I look back and reflect, I think it was all in my own head.”advertisementDeepika also feels that scenes between her and Bachchan create several brillant father-daughter moments in the movie.”I think what also helped was the fact that Prakashji has written several moments quite brilliantly for the film.There are these little moments between Amitji, Tanviji (Azmi) and myself that present a close knit family. The sense of togetherness has been brought out well here.”Last year was a mixed bag for Deepika. Housefull did well but films like Break Ke Baad, Lafangey Parindey, Karthik Calling Karthik and Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Se Bhi failed to live up to the hype, which has left the actor disappointed.”I was disappointed with the box office outcome of some of my films because I sincerely believe they could have done much better. But then there is a silver lining as creatively it was a satisfying experience and this is what keeps you going,” said Deepika.The actress will next be seen in Desi Boyz and (tentatively titled) Cocktail.last_img read more

Saif goes blonde for ‘Go Goa Gone’

first_imgSaif Ali Khan made heads turn with his new look as he stepped out of Mumbais Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport sporting blonde hair and a set of brand new tattoos splashed liberally on his left arm and fingers.Girlfriend Kareena Kapoor was at the airport to receive him as Saif returned from Mauritius after finishing a shooting schedule for his upcoming zombie comedy, Go Goa Gone , which he has also produced.”These are Aztec symbols that symbolise peace and harmony. I have got the tattoos because they ward off the evil eye,” Saif said.The blonde hair, the actor said, was part of his look in Go Goa Gone . He plays a member of the Russian mafia who is hunting for a zombie. The hair, he said, “adds to the character”. “I have tried to experiment with my look in the film as it is an altogether different character from all that I have ever played,” he said.This is not the first time that he has got himself inked. Earlier, he had etched Kareena on his left forearm.Saif seemed to be enjoying showing off his new tattoos to the press, even as the lensmen missed no chance to click away.In 2008, Saif created a buzz when he got Kareenas name tattooed on his forearm.The tattoo has been tactfully concealed in his films but the latest set of tattoos that he has acquired will obviously be visible in his upcoming projects.Apart from Go Goa Gone, Saif is also shooting for Abbas- Mustans Race 2 . He will have to get rid of his blonde look for Race 2 , of course.advertisement”The look in Race 2 is an extension of what it was in the first film. In the sequel, though, I will look more muscular and sport more tattoos on my arms,?? Saif, who had acquired a lean look for his latest releases, Agent Vinod and Cocktail , said.For Race 2, he added, he has hired a new trainer to get into the beefy mode. He is shooting for the first leg of the film in Mumbai and is cast opposite actor Deepika Padukone.last_img read more

Serena Williams withdraws from Rome with injured knee

first_imgDuterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Serena Williams, of the United States, gestures as she meets the journalists after winning her match against Sweden’s Rebecca Peterson at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Monday, May, 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)ROME — Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Italian Open ahead of her second-round match against sister Venus due to an old left knee injury.Tournament organizers made the announcement on Tuesday, a day after Serena opened her clay-court season with a straight-sets win over Swedish qualifier Rebecca Peterson.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES View comments DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s the third straight tournament the 37-year-old Serena has exited from due to physical problems.She retired due to a viral illness during her third-round match against Garbine Muguruza in Indian Wells, California, and withdrew with a left knee injury before her third-round match at the Miami Open in March.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsAs a result of this latest withdrawal, Venus advances into the third round via a walkover.It wasn’t immediately clear if Serena would recover in time to play the French Open, which starts in less than two weeks. ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Cherry Rondina vows to make all the support worth it as Tigresses take a shot at UAAP crownlast_img read more

10 months agoFulham eyeing Besiktas defender Domagoj Vida

first_imgFulham eyeing Besiktas defender Domagoj Vidaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFulham are eyeing World Cup star Domagoj Vida.Fotomac says Fulham are looking to strengthen their defence with the World Cup finalist.Croatia’s Vida – currently at Besiktas – is a target for Claudio Ranieri.Besiktas have already lost Pepe, who cancelled his contract earlier this month, so the club may try and drive a hard bargain for Vida, although their money troubles may mean that they can’t afford to be too stubborn. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img