ExxonMobil acquired motorcycle lubricant producer PT Federal Karyatama in 2018 and Japan’s Idemitsu launched a second lubricant factory last year.According to Industry Ministry data, Indonesia consumes 1.14 million kl of lubricant each year, 79 percent of which is domestically produced. Most of the locally-produced lubricant, 86 percent, goes into automotives while the remaining 14 percent goes into industrial applications.Industry Ministry Director Feneral M. Khayam, who oversees domestic chemicals, pharmaceuticals and textiles industries, said going forward, his office wanted producers to yield more industrial than automotive lubes in accommodating industry growth.Read also: Oil price slump a double-edged sword for Indonesia, Sri Mulyani says“No more automotive lubes because we have enough of that,” he said, “This is to avoid a problem like that of cement – an oversupply.”He was referring to the cement industry, which has been facing an oversupply since 2014, when local producers expanded production at the same time as foreign newcomers, mostly Chinese companies, entered the market. Demand struggled to keep up with production, such that cement factory utilization rates hovered above 60 percent since then.Shell Indonesia president director Dian Andyasuri named the manufacturing and mining sectors as examples of lucrative industrial lubricant consumers going forward. “I have seen that over the years, sectors pushing our demand growth are the same as those that push Indonesia’s economic growth,” she said. The manufacturing sector grew 3.66 percent last year, while mining grew 0.94 percent, both of which are below the national average of 5.02 percent, Statistics Indonesia (BPS) data shows.Read also: ‘We have many tanks to fill’: Indonesia to make the most out of globally low oil pricesDian went on to say that while Java remained Shell’s largest lubricant market, the company had also noticed growth on other major islands, namely Sumatra, Sulawesi and Kalimantan.Offering an alternative perspective, Ipsos’ report paints the automotive lubricant-oriented strategy as a double-edged sword.“While Thailand and Indonesia are established automotive hubs with an attractive market size, competition in the automotive lubricants segment is much stiffer as compared to the industrial counterpart,” the report reads. Dutch oil company Shell is doubling the production capacity of Indonesia’s largest foreign-owned machine lubricant facility to capture a bigger slice of the domestic market.The Hague-based multinational began construction on Thursday to expand its Marunda lubricant plant in Bekasi, West Java. The expansion, construction of which is slated to be finished by 2022, will increase facility production from 136,000 kiloliters each year to 300,000 kl. Shell declined to mention the expansion’s investment value. The existing facility, the construction of which was completed in 2015, cost between US$150 million and $200 million. Shell Global Commercial executive vice president Carlos Maurer told reporters in Bekasi that the expansion was a means of better capturing “Southeast Asia’s largest lubricant market.”Read also: Indonesia, Netherlands sign US$1b worth of deals during Dutch king visitThe Dutch company is one of 44 companies, including the United States’s Exxon and Indonesia’s Pertamina, competing in the Indonesian lubricant market, where growth has been primarily driven by an increasing number of vehicles, particularly private cars and motorcycles.Shells holds the second-strongest market presence in Indonesia after state-owned Pertamina, says a 2016 report by French market research firm Ipsos, but both companies have been facing increasing competition as rivals also consolidate their presence. Topics :
Emery admits he’s delighted with the pair (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are currently fourth in the table and are favourites along with rivals Spurs to finish in the top four.The Gunners face one of their toughest remaining tests in the run-in when they take on Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday.Lacazette started ahead of Aubameyang on Monday night’s 2-0 win against Newcastle and it’s unclear what Emery will do against the Toffees.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalThe Spaniard, though, says he’s happy with both players.‘I want to play and have the best players,’ said Emery.‘Here, with Aubameyang and Lacazette I am very happy with them. They are scoring, they are playing both roles, they are playing sometimes one behind the other, sometimes one’s suspended.‘If there’s an injury you have another, and we also have Eddie Nketiah working for the possibility to help us when one player or Aubameyang or Laca cannot play.’MORE: What Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told Paul Pogba in private meeting after Real Madrid comments Lacazette and Aubameyang have struck up a close partnership (Picture: Getty)And Emery’s revealed that he’s been using a tactic on Lacazette and Aubameyang that helped Mbappe to improve in Paris.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Every striker has developed with me in the past,’ said Emery.‘I am very happy now, but I am very, very demanding of them to continue creating chances, and also scoring them.‘Individual scoring targets are what’s best for the team. I did that in the past and in the present with them.‘In training I say to them, ‘When I have one ball, in training, I imagine you’ll score one goal, every time. Score, score, score’. That’s my mentality – I push them with this mentality. That’s the best development for them and for the team.’ Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 6 Apr 2019 11:18 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link791Shares Unai Emery wants more from his strikers (Picture: Getty)Arsenal boss Unai Emery says Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang can get even better – if they continue to listen to his advice.The pair have struck up a close partnership on and off the field since joining the Gunners and Arsenal have the highest conversion rate of any Premier League team this term.Emery has rotated the pair at several parts of the season but tends to find a solution to work for the team.The Spaniard’s worked with an incredible selection of strikers in his career – including Kylian Mbappe, Edinson Cavani, Neymar, David Villa, Fernando Morientes and Carlos Bacca.ADVERTISEMENT Unai Emery using tactic he deployed on Kylian Mbappe to get Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang firing Advertisement Comment
Gallery House has three apartment ‘Collections’ – City, River and Sky – with two- bedroom apartments from $560,000; three-bedrooms from $1,280,000 and penthouses from $2,295,000.Construction on Hamilton’s first building at Gallery House is almost complete with residents close to moving into their dream riverfront apartments.Ashgrove residents Bernadette and Martin Silec have just sold their family home in preparation for the completion of Gallery House, where they have purchased a luxury three-bedroom apartment featuring an additional multi-purpose room and podium terrace on the third level.“We wanted to downsize but we also wanted to make sure we had plenty of room for our kids and grandkids,” Mrs Silec said.“It’s nice that we’ll have plenty of extra space for guests and with the rooftop pool and barbecue area, it means we’ll still be able to do all the activities we enjoyed in our old house.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours ago Ashgrove residents Bernadette and Martin Silec have just sold their family home in preparation for the completion of Gallery House. Photo: Supplied. Builder Multiplex expects residents will start moving into the 20-storey building before Christmas. Sales in Gallery House have reached $197 million, with the first building almost 90 per cent sold, and building two reaching over 75 per cent sold.Brookfield Residential Properties managing director Lee Butterworth said he expected sales to spike. “With the bulk of construction on the first building complete, buyers can really see the quality of Gallery House, giving them the confidence to purchase and start planning their move,” he said.“The building’s curved facade sets it apart from Brisbane’s angular high-rises and that unique shape is now evident, giving buyers a real sense of what we’re creating.”
With the ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak in the Chinese city ofWuhan in Hubei province, should the workers be repatriated or should they staythere? The new coronavirus causes severe acute respiratory infection andsymptoms usually start with a fever, followed by a dry cough. Many nations have evacuated their citizens from affected areas ofChina, often placing them in quarantine on arrival home./PN Most of these overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from Region 6 wereteachers, according to Arroyo. The helpdesk is being manned by Task Force Bulig Ilonggo led byPublic Employment Service Office (PESO) chief Francisco Heler Jr. andProvincial Administrator Suzette Mamon. It is equipped with telephone and Wi-Ficonnections for efficient communication. It said the first batch of repatriates of Filipinos from WuhanCity may arrive this week. On Jan. 30, the Department of Foreign Affairs called for therepatriation of Filipinos in China over fears of the virus spread. ILOILO – There are 994 Western Visayans working in China, datafrom the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) showed. The number of deaths in China now exceeds the 349 killed on themainland in the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (Sars) outbreak of 2002-2003. The ban earlier covered only those traveling from China’s Hubeiprovince where the epicenter of the virus outbreak, Wuhan City, is located. However, Filipino citizens and those who hold a permanent residentvisa issued by the Philippine government may enter the country but will undergoa 14-day quarantine, he added. “We are waiting for advisories from our central office,” said JackArroyo, welfare case officer of OWWA Region 6. Task force members are OWWA, Department of Foreign Affairs,Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, Provincial Social Welfare andDevelopment Office, General Services Office, Information CommunicationTechnology Management Office, and Public Information and Community AffairsOffice. On Sunday, Feb. 2, the Philippine government expanded itstemporary travel ban on the whole of China and its territories as the countryrecorded the first new coronavirus-related death. Now, the travel ban covers all foreigners arriving from China,Hong Kong and Macau, including those who visited these areas within 14 days,according to Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea in a statement. Sangguniang Panlalawigan member Roland Distura, vice chairman ofthe SP committee on labor and employment, urged Ilonggos in China to follow theChinese government’s health advisories. The provincial government of Iloilo is ready to help the familiesof these OFWs via an interagency helpdesk set up recently to assist families ofOFWs working in Iran, Iraq and other countries in the Middle East.
Marilyn “Kaye” (Luker) Clark, 73, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Thursday October 18, 2018 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.She was born November 4, 1944 in Milan, IN, daughter of the late Ivan Luker and Una (Peelman) Luker.Kaye was an avid reader and she enjoyed watching television, especially westerns. She enjoyed talking to friends on the phone. Kaye’s family was the most important thing to her and she will be greatly missed.Kaye is survived by her loving spouse of almost 55 years, Charles Clark; children, Kevin Luker, Steve Clark, Brian “BC” (Marie) Clark and Kelly Clark all of Aurora, IN; 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her parents.Friends will be received from 12:00 -2:00 Monday, October 22, 2108 at Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at 2:00 pm at the funeral home.Interment will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Dillsboro, Indiana.Contributions may be made to the Charity of Choice. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.com
A seething Jose Mourinho has rounded on the Football Association for perceived inconsistencies in its disciplinary process – and again hit out at Arsene Wenger without naming the Arsenal boss. Mourinho was handed a one-match suspended stadium ban and fined £50,000 on Wednesday evening after accepting a misconduct charge from the Football Association for comments he made about the officials in the wake of the 3-1 loss to Southampton on October 3. The Portuguese will be banned from the stadium if he speaks out of turn again in the next 12 months. “Every word I say is a big risk for me,” said the Chelsea boss, who was speaking at Waterstones Piccadilly to promote his book MOURINHO. “I am happy that I don’t have an electronic tag. I think it’s not far from (that). “I also think that £50,000 in the world where we live today is an absolute disgrace. “And I also think that the possibility of getting a stadium ban is also something absolutely astonishing.” Mourinho felt aggrieved Wenger went unpunished for calling referee Mike Dean “weak” and “naive” following Arsenal’s defeat to Chelsea last month. Yet the Portuguese was sanctioned for his criticism of Robert Madeley, the official in the loss to Saints. Wenger also escaped punishment for pushing Mourinho in the Stamford Bridge technical area in October 2014, something which still grates with the Chelsea boss. Mourinho, who called for the media to “go deep” in examining his fractious relationship with the FA, added: “There is something that, now, we know. One, we can push people in the technical area. We can, no problem. “The word ‘afraid’ is a punishment, and a hard punishment. But to say the referee was ‘weak and naive’, referring to one of the top referees, not just in this country, also in Europe, to call him ‘weak and naive’ we can do. “The only good thing of this last decision by the FA is that every manager in this country can write in a little book and, when he goes to the press conference, he knows that ‘afraid’ costs £50,000. ‘Weak and naïve’, you can do it. “It’s more important for the football in this country – a word, than (an) aggression. “The only two good things that I take from this (the FA decision) is that. It’s good for everyone. “And it’s the fact I still can walk in London without an electronic tag.” Chelsea won the title last term, in the second season of Mourinho’s second spell, but have lost four of eight Premier League games this campaign, leaving the Portuguese under pressure. Chelsea issued a statement of support – the first in the 12-year Roman Abramovich era of ownership – following the Southampton loss and numerous players have backed their embattled manager during the international break, which ends when the Blues play Aston Villa on Saturday. He does not anticipate being at Chelsea for the remainder of his career, though – in comments which could be interpreted as a further slight on Wenger, who this month celebrates his 19th anniversary at Arsenal. “If you ask me how many years I’m still going to coach, I’d risk 15 more,” the 52-year-old said. “I’m in the middle: I did 15, I have 15 more to do. I’ll finish at 67. Maybe later if I can. “Can I stay 15 more years at Chelsea Football Club? I don’t think so. “I don’t think modern football allows it any more, so normally I will not finish my career at Chelsea. I would like to, but I don’t think it’s possible.” The book is a pictorial story of Mourinho’s management career to date and celebrates his achievements. “The fact that the book comes in a moment when my football results are contradictory to the history I have in this book is just a detail,” Mourinho said. “I don’t need the book to know what I did. The people who like me don’t need the book to know what I did. “The ones who don’t like me are enjoying the moment now, and obviously they are not going to buy the book and spend some time looking at it.” Further speculation of a player mutiny emerged on Thursday and Mourinho made light of the rumours. He listed those who had spoken out in support of him and then racked his brains for those who had not, joking they would not face Villa. He said: “I think the mutiny must be… Baba (Rahman). Baba… who else? Falcao? Papy Djilobodji? Oscar? So these four don’t play Saturday for sure.” He also said he would not write a controversial book, insisting differences should remain within the team environment. He said: “There are things in football that are to stay forever in the clubs, in the squads, in the dressing rooms, in every match. “And I don’t see myself writing a controversial book, ever.” In a separate interview with talkSPORT, Mourinho spoke about claims he has issues controlling Chelsea’s dressing room. He said: “It’s sad but I don’t care really, I don’t care. I spoke with the players about it and the players are also sad about it, but there is no way to care.” Press Association
Latest posts by admin (see all) admin Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text Latest Posts Bio State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 WATERVILLE — Alyssa Crowell (Gilford, N.H.) tossed a one-hitter and nearly pitched a perfect game as the Colby College softball team took an 8-0 victory over Maine Maritime Academy in a non-conference game Tuesday at Crafts Field.Maine Maritime pitcher Mallery Stanley (Standish, Maine) had the lone hit for the Mariners with a single to center field in the fourth inning.The Mariners play two games at Castleton State on Saturday at 1 p.m.For complete story, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American.
PHILADELPHIA Unions defender Warren Creavalle along with San Juan Jabloteh FC’s Vurlon Mills and Samuel Cox of Wealdstone FC were named in the Golden Jaguars’ 30-man provisional squad that was named by coach Wayne Dover as Guyana prepare to face Martinique on Tuesday, March 28, at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground.This will be the second meeting between the two countries, with the first being played five years ago (2012) in Martinique where the Jamaal Shabazz-coached Golden Jaguars drew 2-2 in a friendly contest.Creavalle made his Golden Jaguars debut during the CFU Caribbean Cup, where Guyana were booted by Jamaica. The Major League Soccer (MLS) stand-out defender vowed to return once called upon by the Guyana Football Federation (GFF).Mills, who recently made a return to the Trinidad and Tobago Pro-League with San Juan Jabloteh during the club’s run in the CFU Club Championship, along with usual team captain Cox, is a part of 13 overseas players called by Dover.Akel Clarke – Central FC (Trinidad & Tobago), Andrew Durant – San Juan Jabloteh FC (Trinidad & Tobago), Adrian Butters – York Region Shooters (Canada), Christopher Bourne – Islington Admiral United FC (England), Quincy Adams – S.V. Nishan 42 (Suriname), Brandon Beresford – Rochester Rhinos FC (USA), Daniel Wilson – S.V. Nishan 42 (Suriname), Kelsey Benjamin – Caledonia AIA FC (Trinidad & Tobago), Shaquille Agard – Durham United FC (Canada) and Marcel Barrington – Hendon FC (England) are other players called from outside of the local football landscape.Benjamin, National U-17 goalkeeper Jonathon Copeland of Linden, Job Caesar (Santos FC), Ralph Parris – Georgetown FC (Guyana) and Ryan Hackett – Fruta Conquerors FC (Guyana) have all been given their first senior national call-up by Dover..The Golden Jaguars will also have some familiar faces, as Trayon Bobb (Uitvlugt FC), Solomon Austin (Fruta Conquerors FC), Pernell Schultz (Fruta Conquerors FC), Delon Lanferman (Den Amstel FC) and Eon Alleyne (Fruta Conquerors FC) were called to vie for a spot to face the French next Tuesday.Vurlon MillsMeanwhile, former national captain Charles ‘Lilly’ Pollard will make a return to the National team. This time however, as an assistant to Dover.“This is a strong, diverse national squad, with a rich mix of home and overseas-based players and some promising young players,” said GFF Technical Director Ian Greenwood.“We are all looking forward to Tuesday’s clash in Linden, and will be well prepared and ready for the challenge ahead.“It is going to be a great opportunity to measure our progress against what is likely to be an impressive Martinique side. We are urging the whole country to get behind the Golden Jaguars.” Greenwood added.As an overseas department of the French Republic, Martinique is not a member of FIFA and is therefore not eligible to enter the FIFA World Cup or any competition organised first-hand by the organisation. Martinique is, however, a member of CONCACAF and CFU and is eligible for all competitions organised by both organisations.While Guyana, despite being a powerhouse in the Caribbean Football Union (CFU), have never qualified for the Gold Cup (male version), Martinique are preparing to make their fifth appearance at the CONCACAF showpiece this year.Martinique will be placed in Group B of the 2017 Gold Cup alongside five-time champions USA, Panama, and Haiti/Nicaragua.The French territory will play their first game against Haiti or Nicaragua (pending play-off game between the two countries) on July 8, the USA on July 12 and Panama on July 15.The match, scheduled for kick off at 20:00hrs, brings international football back to Linden for the first time since 2011.GOALKEEPERSAkel Clarke – Central FC (Trinidad & Tobago), Andrew Durant – San Juan Jabloteh FC (Trinidad & Tobago), Jonathon Copeland – Milerock FC (Guyana)DEFENDERSAdrian Butters – York Region Shooters (Canada), Christopher Bourne – Islington Admiral United FC (England), Kester Jacobs – Den Amstel FC (Guyana), Quincy Adams – S.V. Nishan 42 (Suriname), Samuel Cox – Wealdstone FC (England), Solomon Austin – Fruta Conquerors FC (Guyana), Delroy Ferdinand – Guyana Defence Force FC (Guyana), Travis Henry – Guyana Defence Force FC (Guyana), Shamar Smith – Fruta Conquerors FC (Guyana)MIDFIELDERSBrandon Beresford – Rochester Rhinos FC (USA), Clive Nobrega – Eagles United FC (Guyana), Daniel Wilson – S.V. Nishan 42 (Suriname), Eusi Phillips – Guyana Defence Force FC (Guyana), Kelsey Benjamin – Caledonia AIA FC (Trinidad & Tobago), Trayon Bobb – Uitvlugt FC (Guyana), Vurlon Mills – San Juan Jabloteh FC (Trinidad & Tobago), Warren Creavalle – Philadelphia Union (USA), Curtis Kellman – Georgetown FC (Guyana), Job Ceasar – Santos FC (Guyana), Ryan Hackett – Fruta Conquerors FC (Guyana)FORWARDSShaquille Agard – Durham United FC (Canada), Pernell Schultz – Fruta Conquerors FC (Guyana), Marcel Barrington – Hendon FC (England), Olvis Mitchell – Guyana Defence Force FC (Guyana), Ralph Parris – Georgetown FC (Guyana), Delon Lanferman – Den Amstel FC (Guyana), Eon Alleyne – Fruta Conquerors FC (Guyana)TECHNICAL STAFFRawle Adams – Team ManagerWayne Dover – Interim Head CoachCharles Pollard – Assistant CoachAnson Ambrose – Physical TrainerEon DeVeira – Goalkeeper CoachDenzil Hernandez – PhysioTrevor Burnett – Kit Manager
Rival teams still want answers about Ferrari’s 2019 engineSPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Rival teams still want answers about whether Ferrari’s engine last season was legal or not, after an investigation was closed following a private settlement with governing body FIA.Questions were raised as to whether Ferrari’s fuel-flow exceeded its maximum permitted amount of 100 kilograms per hour. Teams argued that this may have been a key reason for Ferrari’s notably superior speed on long straights and its remarkable run of six straight pole positions.Red Bull team principal Christian Horner says “it does nothing but promote suspicion when there are private agreements.” The FIA is now prepared to share its conclusions but needs Ferrari’s permission and the Italian manufacturer is refusing. MONACO (AP) — Former marathon world record holder Wilson Kipsang has been banned for four years after a series of missed doping tests. A ruling published by the Athletics Integrity Unit states that the Kenyan runner was found to have missed three tests and failed to provide timely information on his whereabouts on a fourth occasion in 2018 and 2019. Kipsang was also found to have tampered with the doping control process by making false claims in relation to two of the missed tests. Kipsang won the bronze medal in the marathon at the 2012 London Olympics and broke the world record the following year in Berlin.F1-FERRARI’S ENGINE GOLF-ROCKET MORTGAGE CLASSICBryson DeChambeau tied for early 2nd-round lead in DetroitDETROIT (AP)— Bryson DeChambeau chose to compete in the Rocket Mortgage Classic while many of the PGA Tour’s top players skipped the tournament in Detroit. He’s aiming to take full advantage of the relatively weak field and course. DeChambeau had four birdies on his back nine Friday to close with a 5-under 67, giving him a share of the lead among the early starters in the second round. Matthew Wolff, Seamus Power and Mark Hubbard also were in front at 11-under 133 after the first wave of players finished their second round.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-VIRUS OUTBREAK CANCELATIONSNavy-Lafayette joins lists of college football cancellations July 3, 2020 The team said in a statement Friday it has been talking to the NFL for weeks about the subject. Owner Dan Snyder says the process will include input from alumni, sponsors, the league, community and members of the organization. FedEx on Thursday called for the team to change its name, and Nike appeared to remove all Redskins gear from its online store. The recent national debate on race has renewed calls for Snyder to change the name referred to as a dictionary-defined racial slur by experts and advocates.In other NFL news: -The Green Bay Packers are optimistic they will have fans at Lambeau Field this season, but they note that seating capacity would be cut significantly and spectators must wear face coverings. The NFL club also acknowledges the “possibility that Lambeau Field will be unable to host fans for games this season” because of the pandemic. Training camps across the league are to begin in mid-July. Associated Press -A person familiar with the request says agent Drew Rosenhaus has asked the Cleveland Browns to trade tight end and former first-round draft pick David Njoku. The person who spoke on condition of anonymity says the Browns have no plans to move Njoku. Rosenhaus told ESPN that “it is in David’s best interest to find a new team at this time.” Njoku has caught 93 passes and scored nine touchdowns in three seasons.MLB NEWSMLB cancels All-Star Game for first time since 1945LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodger Stadium’s 40-year wait to host the All-Star Game is going to last even longer. The game scheduled for July 14 has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, and Dodger Stadium was awarded the 2022 Midsummer Classic. The 2021 game is set for Atlanta’s Truist Park, home of the Braves since 2017. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL NEWSRedskins to have ‘thorough review’ of name amid race debateWASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Redskins are undergoing what they say is a “thorough review” of their nickname. The pandemic had already delayed opening day from March 26 to July 23 or 24. This will be the first time since 1945 that no game will be held. Travel restrictions because of World War II kept the game scheduled for Boston’s Fenway Park from taking place that year. It was pushed back to the next season. In other MLB news:—Tampa Bay Rays ace Blake Snell reported for work after all. The 27-year-old Snell made headlines in May when he said he opposed the idea of players taking further pay reductions to start the season during a pandemic. But he says it wasn’t difficult to start playing again after the players’ agreement with Major League Baseball included their full pro-rated salaries. Snell says most of what he said in May was “correct.”— A top Canadian government health official says the Toronto Blue Jays aren’t guaranteed to get an exemption for the regular season. The Blue Jays got one to hold training camp in Toronto this week. But the regular season will require players to frequently travel back and forth between the United States. Dr. Howard Njoo, Canadian Deputy Chief Public Health Officer, calls that request “a totally different ball game” and noted a lot of American states that have teams are seeing a surge in COVID-19 cases. — Indians outfielder Delino DeShields Jr. has tested positive for the coronavirus and is being quarantined from his teammates. Chris Antonetti, the team’s president of baseball operations, said DeShields tested positive before coming to Cleveland. Antonetti said DeShields is doing well and has only had “very mild symptoms” at this point. He will have to twice test negative before he’s permitted to re-join the ballclub.— Reigning American League MVP Mike Trout is participating in the Los Angeles Angels’ first workout of summer camp, but says he hasn’t made a final decision on playing this year. Trout and wife Jessica are expecting the couple’s first child in August. The outfielder said his mindset is to play in the virus-delayed season, but a lot will hinge on how he feels the next couple weeks. The three-time AL MVP continues to have discussions with general manager Billy Eppler and manager Joe Maddon. Trout wore an N-95 mask throughout the two-hour workout at Angel Stadium on Friday. Trout did leave open the possibility of possibly not playing until the baby arrives.— Chicago White Sox pitcher Michael Kopech missed the start of the team’s summer camp due to a personal matter. General manager Rick Hahn said he doesn’t have a timeline for the return of the 24-year-old right-hander. Kopech is coming back from Tommy John surgery in September 2018. He hit triple-digits on the radar gun during his first spring training appearance.NBA RESTART-TOP SEEDSBucks, Lakers look to shed rust or rest for playoffs? MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers have all but guaranteed themselves the top two playoff seeds and face a balancing act when the NBA returns to action. While other teams will be fighting for a postseason berth or playoff seedings when they play the final eight regular season games in Florida, the Lakers and Bucks will be looking to shake off the rust after a 4 ½-month hiatus and staying as healthy as possible. Milwaukee owned the NBA’s best record at 53-12 and the Lakers were No. 1 in the West at 49-14 when the pandemic halted play in mid-March. In other NBA news:— A person with knowledge of the situation says that the Miami Heat have closed their training facility after a second player tested positive for coronavirus. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because no details weres announced. The Heat will have players at the arena over the coming days to satisfy their NBA-mandated testing requirements but will not reopen the gym for individual workouts before leaving for the Disney complex near Orlando on Wednesday. The second player’s identity was not released by the team. Heat guard Derrick Jones Jr. tested positive for coronavirus last week. STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy has taken a hit financially as part of an internal review prompted by sharp criticism from his star running back for wearing a T-shirt promoting a far-right news channel. Athletic director Mike Holder says it was Gundy’s idea to take a $1 million pay cut and shorten his contract by a year. The rollover deal now covers four years instead of five. Two weeks ago, Chuba Hubbard lashed out at Gundy on social media for wearing a T-shirt promoting One America News Network.DOPING-KIPSANGKenyan runner Wilson Kipsang banned for missing doping tests Update on the latest sports UNDATED (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic is already impacting the 2020 college football schedule. The Sept. 12 game between Lafayette College and Navy is the latest game to be canceled. Navy is seeking to fill the date with another opponent. Several other games have already been wiped from the schedule. Those include the Southern-Tennessee State game in Detroit on Sept. 5 and the annual Southern Heritage Classic in Memphis on Sept. 12, featuring Jackson State versus Tennessee State.RACIAL INJUSTICE-OKLAHOMA STATEOklahoma State’s Gundy takes pay cut in wake of T-shirt flap SOCCER_FIFA INVESTIGATIONProsecutor to probe attorney general-FIFA president meetingsGENEVA (AP) — A special prosecutor has been appointed in Switzerland to assess complaints about alleged criminal conduct when attorney general Michael Lauber had undisclosed meetings with FIFA president Gianni Infantino. A Swiss government panel overseeing the federal prosecution office says it appointed Stefan Keller to evaluate four complaints filed by unidentified people. The statement gave no timetable for Keller to either dismiss the complaints as unfounded or recommend further investigations. Lauber and Infantino met twice in 2016 and again in June 2017 while the attorney general controlled a sprawling investigation into corruption linked to the governing body of soccer and officials worldwide.
Even though the date and venue of the rematch of Andy Ruiz Jr and Anthony Joshua has been fixed for December 7 in Saudi Arabia, the Mexican is reportedly refusing to sign unless he gets a much higher purse.When both fought last June in New York, Ruiz Jnr got £5 million for his stunning win while the loser, Joshua pocketed £20 millionThis time around, the Mexican purse is fixed for £7.5m. He is complaining, saying he wants ‘significantly’ more before he agrees to the bout. The rematch for the IBF, WBA and WBO titles is supposedly set to take place in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia on December 7.Ruiz Jr scored a shock victory over Anthony Joshua in June, and Joshua quickly activated a rematch clause in his contract after the fight.He was originally supposed to fight Jarrell Miller, but Ruiz Jr was brought in after the former failed a drugs test.The Mexican dropped Joshua to the canvas four times before the referee finally stopped the bout in the seventh round.Joshua was pushing for the rematch to be held at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium, and original venue Madison Square Garden was also in the running.However organisers in Saudi Arabia have put forth $40million (£33m) to host the event, and now Ruiz looks to be trying to get paid too.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
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