BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian Interior Minister Annelies Verlinden is warning that riots in the Netherlands over coronavirus restrictions risk spreading across the border. The ministry said Wednesday that she’s instructed Belgian mayors about measures to take to limit the spread of the disease among protesters. The Netherlands has seen been rocked by three successive nights of rioting. Belgium on Wednesday introduced a new ban on nonessential travel until at least March. That’s on top of compulsory mask wearing and a nighttime curfew that have been in place since November. Some calls for protests this Sunday against the measures are circulating on social media in Belgium.
Hoping to create opportunities for low-income and underserved prospective students, Notre Dame Upward Bound hopes that many will run this Sunday in order to help local students attend college. The third annual Father Ted’s Fun Run/Walk will take place Sunday at the Jordan Hall of Science at 3:30 p.m. Participants can either take part in a one-mile walk or a five- or 10- kilometer run.All proceeds from the event will go to Notre Dame Upward Bound, a program from the University’s Department of Education whose mission is to help local students from low-income backgrounds be the first in their family to attend college.“Upward Bound provides support and resources to students who have the potential to go to college but are often viewed as the least likely to succeed,” Alyssia Coates, director of Notre Dame Upward Bound, said. “We have a 100 percent success rate at graduating our students from high school and getting them into college.”Upward Bound is part of the Federal TRIO Programs that were established under President Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society in the 60s. Notre Dame President Emeritus Fr. Theodore Hesburgh was a member of the committee that created TRIO and Upward Bound.“Fr. Ted was instrumental in creating the Upward Bound program and bringing it to campus. That’s why the Fun Run is named after him,” Coates said. “He has always had a great interest in the program and in making sure these students from low-income families have the opportunity to obtain higher education.”“We wanted to honor Fr. Ted’s dedication to the program by naming this event after him,” Upward Bound administrative assistant Deb Wisler said.The program enrolls students during their freshman year of high school and continues to support them throughout their high school years by “keeping them on track, providing tutoring from Notre Dame students, academic advising and having enrichment programming,” Wisler said.The program is completely free of cost for students and then helps to provide them scholarships once they are enrolled in college.The students, however, struggle to afford books and other items that are not covered by tuition one they’re enrolled in college. The Fun Run was developed three years ago to specifically address this issue. Fifteen students will benefit from its proceeds this year.“This fundraiser is geared solely to our graduating high school seniors,” Wisler said. “The students are very involved in the event. They go to friends and family to get sponsorships and they will walk or run at the event.”The students that are members of the program value the opportunity that has been presented to them courtesy of Upward Bound.“I work with these kids and they are incredibly bright and so motivated — a lot more than a lot of the kids that I went to high school with,” senior Erin Robey, a Fun Run organizer, said. “I think that it’s really good that they’re really trying to get involved in their futures and it’s a pleasure to help them out.”The Fun Run has grown and developed since it began two years ago and organizers are hoping for a larger turnout this year as more and more community members have become aware of the event.“Last year we had 200 participants and raised almost $9000 for our students,” Wisler said. “We’re hoping to increase by 100 participants this year.”The event aims to facilitate the relationship between Notre Dame and the South Bend community, especially since “there is such a disparity between the Notre Dame community and the community that is two minutes away,” Robey said.Wisler said Upward Bound and the Fun Run help to “serve as a bridge” between Notre Dame and South Bend and Coates believes both communities are trying to achieve the same goal.“We’re all looking to find out what resources are available so we can work together and be a collaborative community,” Coates said. “We need to unite and make sure the citizens in our community are developing into the citizens that we all want them to be.”
The Ivory Coast international is surplus to requirements at Man United (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery has made Eric Bailly his top target to strengthen Arsenal’s leaky defence this summer and believes he can snap up the Manchester United defender for a cut-price fee.The 25-year-old centre-back had a promising first season at the club under Jose Mourinho but soon lost his place, while he has also failed to impress Ole Gunnar Solskjaer since the Norwegian took charge.Despite United’s own problems at the back, Bailly has only started one Premier League match since the turn of the year and has not even made an appearance since the start of March. Metro Sport ReporterThursday 25 Apr 2019 11:48 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link386Shares Comment Emery has been frustrated by Arsenal’s defending and wants reinforcements (Picture: Getty)But The Sun report that Emery is a huge fan of the Ivory Coast international and is ‘desperate’ to bring him in as part of a massive revamp of Arsenal’s back-line.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe Gunners were once again ripped apart against Wolves, with the hosts scoring three times in a ruthless first half to dent Arsenal’s top-four hopes.More: 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 CityEmery has been an admirer of former Villarreal defender Bailly for some time, having faced off against him while in charge of Sevilla.The north Londoners believe they will be able to get Bailly for a bargain price, with Solskjaer happy to sell and raise funds for incomings of his own. Advertisement Advertisement Unai Emery wants to sign Eric Bailly in massive revamp of Arsenal defence Bailly has failed to win over Solskjaer and will be allowed to leave the club (Picture: Getty)Arsenal intend to open negotiations at £20million, which is significantly less than United paid to sign him back in 2016.French side Lyon are also interested in Bailly and could rival the Gunners, with United preferring to sell aboard rather than strengthen a rival, while they have an existing relationship after selling Memphis Depay and Rafael in recent years.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors
Tweet Share Share Sharing is caring! 35 Views no discussions HealthLifestyle Fukushima workers in hospital after radiation exposure by: – March 24, 2011 Share Two workers at Japan’s damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have been taken to hospital after being exposed to high levels of radiation.The pair had been attempting to restore the cooling system in reactor 3, which was damaged by the quake on 11 March.Several workers have now been hurt on the site, an indication of the scale of the task facing them.Radiation levels in Tokyo’s water supply have now fallen, but remain high in other areas of northern Japan.The official death toll from the magnitude 9.0 quake and subsequent tsunami has now risen to 9,523. Another 16,094 people are listed as missing.Japan’s nuclear safety agency said three workers had been injured when their feet came into contact with radiation-contaminated water while laying cables in the turbine area of reactor 3.They were exposed to radiation levels of 170-180 millisieverts, he said, which is lower than the maximum level permitted for workers on the site of 250 millisieverts. Two of the workers were taken to hospital.“Although they wore protective clothing, the contaminated water seeped in and their legs were exposed to radiation,” said a spokesman.“Direct exposure to radiation usually leads to inflammation and so that’s why they were sent to the hospital to be treated.”Most people are exposed to 2 millisieverts over the average year, while 100 millisieverts is considered the lowest level at which any increase in cancer is clearly evident.The condition of the injured workers was not immediately known.Japan’s chief cabinet secretary Yukio Edano said the situation was “very regrettable”.‘Serious concern’The power plant’s cooling systems failed after the quake and tsunami, leading to the reactors overheating.Power has now been restored to the site, but work to restart the coolers in reactor 3 was briefly suspended on Wednesday after a plume of black smoke was seen coming from it.Tokyo Electric Power Co, which operates the plant, later allowed workers to re-enter after establishing there was no fire and that radiation level in the area had not risen.The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said there had been some “positive developments” at the site but that the situation was still “of serious concern”.The plant is 250km (155 miles) north-east of the capital, Tokyo. The government has declared a 20km exclusion zone and evacuated tens of thousands of people. Those living up to 30km away have been told to stay indoors to minimise exposure.People in Fukushima prefecture have been told not to eat 11 types of green leafy vegetables grown locally because of contamination worries. Local producers have been ordered not to send the goods to market.Tokyo residents were warned on Wednesday not to give tap water to babies less than a year old because levels of radioactive iodine – which can cause thyroid cancer – are twice the recommended safe level in some areas of the city.Officials stressed that children would have to drink a lot of it before it harmed them and urged people not to panic-buy. But supermarket shelves were reported to have been cleared of bottled water by Thursday morning.“Customers ask us for water. But there’s nothing we can do,” Masayoshi Kasahara, a supermarket worker in Tokyo told Reuters.“We are asking for more deliveries but we don’t know when the next shipment will come.”Emergency sheltersRadiation readings on Thursday showed levels in water in Tokyo had fallen back below the danger level, but the municipal authorities are distributing thousands of bottles of water to households with infants.The authorities in the nearby city of Kawaguchi, Saitama prefecture, also reported radiation levels above safety norms in its water supply on Thursday.Concern is also growing among Japan’s neighbours. Australia has become the latest country to ban food imports from the affected region.Police believe the final death toll from Japan’s twin disaster may be more than 18,000.Most of the deaths – 5,700 – have been reported in the prefecture of Miyagi. Three thousand bodies have been found in Iwate prefecture, and 776 in Fukushima.At least 18,000 houses were destroyed and 130,000 damaged, and more than 200,000 people are living in emergency shelters.The Japanese government has said it will cost as much as 25 trillion yen ($309bn; £189bn) to rebuild the country after the disaster.Source: BBC News
Jurgen Klinsmann had nothing but praise for Landon Donovan despite the veteran’s previous criticism of the United States coach.The USA are preparing to face the Czech Republic in an international friendly on Wednesday, but a tribute match against Ecuador has been organised for Donovan next month. Though, Klinsmann was forced to dismiss suggestions of “awkwardness” between the pair after Donovan openly criticised the German, who overlooked the USA’s all-time leading goalscorer for the World Cup. Donovan was also scathing of Klinsmann’s tactics during the World Cup in Brazil, however the 32-year-old has been presented with one last international swansong as he prepares to retire at the end of the MLS season – called up for the USA’s friendly with Ecuador in Connecticut on October 10. Speaking to reporters in Prague on Tuesday, Klinsmann said he had no problem with the Los Angeles Galaxy forward. “It’s not awkward at all for me,” said Klinsmann.”As a player, obviously he deserves every piece of recognition for an amazing career. [He’s] done so much for the national team program. It’s a pleasure to give him that farewell match and give him that recognition.” Klinsmann added: “I decided the players in his position, whether it is forward or midfielder or whatever, are just ahead of him. “That he is upset about that decision and not going to the World Cup is, for me, a good reaction. It means he cares. “That he’s made some statements that he’s not content, sees it differently, that’s legitimate and that’s totally fine with me.”
Tyronn Lue is returning to the NBA. The Clippers are hiring Lue as the team’s top assistant coach under Doc Rivers, according to a report from The Athletic, which cites unidentified league sources. Lue previously worked on Rivers’ staff with the Celtics from 2011-13 and with Los Angeles in 2013-14. The New York Times reported last week the sides were close to an agreement.Former Cavaliers championship coach Ty Lue has agreed on deal to join the Los Angeles Clippers as the top assistant coach on Doc Rivers’ staff, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 21, 2019Lue will be joining a team with high expectations heading into 2019-20. The Clippers retooled their roster this offseason as they signed star Kawhi Leonard in free agency and acquired Paul George in a blockbuster trade with the Thunder. Related News Clippers, Steve Ballmer unveil plan for potential multi-billion dollar, privately funded arena Kawhi Leonard says he was ‘very close’ to choosing Lakers, Raptors over Clippers NBA free agency news: Patrick Patterson signs 1-year deal with Clippers “I grew up a Clippers fan,” Leonard said during his introductory press conference. “I loved the Clippers as a kid. With Doc (Rivers) being a championship head coach, that is something I wanted, an experienced coach. And the front office is very transparent with me. They want to win. It’s an opportunity for us to build our own (thing) and make history.”Lue has been out of the league since he was fired by the Cavaliers in early October after an 0-6 start to the season. He registered a 128-83 record and won a championship during his time as Cleveland’s head coach. Lue was reportedly close to joining the Lakers as their head coach and reuniting with LeBron James this summer. But, those negotiations fell apart and the Lakers eventually hired Frank Vogel.
The Rockets and Warriors will meet at Chase Center on Christmas Day for a rematch of last year’s Western Conference semifinal, although, of course, both teams’ outlooks have changed considerably since then.Reigning conference champion Golden State is in tank mode, undone by a combination of departures and injuries. Draymond Green is the only notable starter from the Warriors dynasty expected to be in action Wednesday. Rockets vs. Warriors: What time is tipoff?Date: Wednesday, Dec. 25Start time: 5 p.m. ETThe 2:30 p.m. ET tipoff marks the third game of the NBA’s Christmas Day slate, and the second on ABC. The Clippers and Lakers will follow at 8 p.m. ET.Rockets schedule 2019Here are the Rockets’ next five games:DateOpponentTimeNational TVDec. 25at Warriors5 p.m. ETABCDec. 28vs. Nets8 p.m. ET—Dec. 29at Pelicans8 p.m. ET—Dec. 31vs. Nuggets7 p.m. ETNBA TVJan. 3vs. 76ers8 p.m. ETESPNWarriors schedule 2019Here are the Warriors’ next five games:DateOpponentTimeNational TVDec. 25vs. Rockets5 p.m. ETABCDec. 27vs. Suns10:30 p.m. ETNBA TVDec. 28vs. Mavericks8:30 p.m. ET—Dec. 31at Spurs7 p.m. ET—Jan. 2at Timberwolves8 p.m. ET— The arrival of Russell Westbrook and shedding of Chris Paul has given Houston a fresh look, and the Rockets are in the No. 3 spot of the West, winning six of their past seven games. Houston beat Golden State, 129-112, on Nov. 6, the only meeting between the two teams so far.Here is everything you need to know to watch Rockets vs. Warriors, including the tipoff time and TV channel for the Christmas Day game.What channel is Rockets vs. Warriors on today?TV channel: ABCLive stream: Watch ESPNRockets vs. Warriors will be broadcast live on ABC. Mark Jones and Hubie Brown are on the call with Israel Gutierrez reporting from the sideline.You can also live-stream the game via Watch ESPN or the Watch ESPN app.