first_imgOn Sunday, Umphrey’s McGee wrapped the west coast leg of their 2019 winter tour. Following their guest-filled performance in Seattle on Saturday, Umphrey’s kept the party going with a concert at The Hive in Sandpoint, ID to close out the weekend on a strong note.The prog-rock outfit started Sunday’s performance with “Triangle Tear”, a choral harmony-heavy tune from their 2018 surprise album, it’s you. The first half of the show kept rolling with a trio of nonstop songs starting with “Loose Ends”, and continuing into “Kabump” followed by an 18-minute performance of “Mail Package”. The band continued with “The Linear”, the opening track from their 2014 album, Similar Skin LP, before going right into “Upward”, the closing track from it’s you. The first half of the show came to a close following performances of “The Fuzz” into “Higgins”.Related: Umphrey’s McGee Releases “Push & Pull” Video From New SiriusXM ‘Jam Files’ Session The band returned to the stage to open the second set with “40’s Theme”, before diving into a pair of lengthy jams including a 30-minute “Utopian Fir” and a 20-minute “Puppet String”. The second set continued with “Den”, followed by “Front Porch”. The show’s one-song encore featured Umphrey’s revisiting one of their go-to heavy psychedelic covers of The Beatles‘ “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)”.Fans who couldn’t make it to Sunday’s show in Idaho can listen to the audio below to hear the performance in full.Umphrey’s McGee – The Hive – 3/10/2019[Audio: Mark R. Smith]The band will get the next few weeks off for some rest before the tour picks up again on March 21st with a show at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe, PA. Fans can head to the band’s website for tickets to their upcoming 2019 performances.Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | The Hive | Sandpoint, ID | 3/10/2019Set One: Triangle Tear, Loose Ends > Kabump > Mail Package, The Linear > Upward, The Fuzz > HigginsSet Two: 40’s Theme, Utopian Fir > Puppet String, Den > Front PorchEncore: I Want You (She’s So Heavy) (Beatles cover)last_img read more

first_img The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news. Nearly 80 percent of applicants admitted to the Class of 2020 have chosen to enroll at Harvard College starting in August. This is the fourth year in a row that the yield on admitted students has been in the range of 80 percent, a level last reached more than four decades ago in 1969 with the Class of 1973.“The Class of 2020 is remarkable by any standard,” said William R. Fitzsimmons, dean of admissions and financial aid. “These students promise to be the kinds of citizens and citizen leaders who will make a critical difference to the nation and the world in the years ahead.”Harvard’s wide-ranging financial aid program means that cost was no barrier to assembling such a strong class. More than half of the matriculating students will require need-based financial aid. “Many families face extremely challenging economic circumstances today, and it is central to Harvard’s mission that our doors are open to excellent students from all economic backgrounds,” said Fitzsimmons.Since launching the Harvard Financial Aid Initiative in 2005, Harvard has awarded $1.5 billion in financial aid to undergraduates. One in five Harvard families has an annual income under $65,000 and pays nothing toward the cost of the student’s education. All students can graduate debt-free, as Harvard meets all demonstrated need and never requires students to take out loans to cover the cost of their education. “For 90 percent of American families, Harvard is more affordable than most public universities,” said Sally C. Donahue, Griffin Director of Financial Aid. Families with incomes up to $150,000 and with typical assets pay 10 percent or less of their annual income. In addition, families with higher incomes can qualify for financial aid depending on individual circumstances. For the more than 50 percent of Harvard students who receive financial aid, the average family contribution is $11,000.As part of its financial aid program, Harvard spent more than $3.3 million last year to help students pay for health insurance, books, travel costs home, fees for events and performances, and other activities to ensure that every student can fully engage in the Harvard experience.“This year, for the first time, students from these families will also receive a $2,000 ‘start-up’ grant as part of a three-year pilot program to help ease their transition to college and enable them to explore the many opportunities available to Harvard students during the school year and summer,” said Donahue.The value of these investments is reflected in the accomplishments of the aided students, who have a 98 percent graduation rate in four years. “Harvard’s commitment to financial aid extends to every student accepted through our need-blind admissions process. We will pay your way if you can’t. We will support you with tuition, room, board, books, travel expenses, and more. And we will award grants and never require you to take out loans to cover the cost of your education,” said Fitzsimmons.Harvard’s yield is particularly notable because the College does not offer athletic or merit-based scholarships. In addition, Harvard’s early action program, unlike binding early decision programs, allows admitted students to apply elsewhere, and asks only that they reply by May 1 after comparing other offers of admission and financial aid. Such freedom and flexibility allow students more time to choose the college that provides the best match, contributing to Harvard’s overall nearly 98 percent graduation rate.The Class of 2020 is demographically similar to last year’s entering class. About 48 percent of the class is made up of women. Geographical origins are much the same as last year, and U.S. citizens and permanent residents make up more than 88 percent of the class.Asian Americans are a record high 22.6 percent of the class, African-Americans or black students a record 11.4 percent, Hispanics and Latinos 11 percent, Native Americans 1.9 percent, and Native Hawaiians 0.4 percent.For the third year in a row, there was an increase in the percentage of the class intending to concentrate in the humanities — from 14.1 percent to 15 to 16.5 this year. “The arts and humanities faculty, led by Diana Sorensen, continued their highly effective outreach for aspiring humanists,” said Marlyn E. McGrath, director of admissions. “The new concentration in Theater, Dance & Media, the re-opening of the Harvard Art Museums, and our vibrant theater opportunities, including the American Repertory Theater, have been met with great enthusiasm on the part of prospective students.”As part of a multiyear trend, there also was an increase from last year in the number of students interested in engineering (from 10.7 to 12.5 percent) and computer science (from 5 to 6.2 percent). “The Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and its many new and enhanced opportunities — along with our Innovation Lab — are attracting more of the most promising engineers and computer scientists than ever before,” said McGrath.“An unprecedented 1,300 admitted students attended ‘Visitas,’ our visiting program held this year from April 16-18,” said Timothy J. Smith, the program director. “The freshman dean’s office, under the leadership of Tom Dingman, and the faculty deans of all the Houses stepped forward in heroic fashion to welcome our prospective students. We are also grateful to the amazing work of our students — individually as hosts and collectively through the many student organizations that make Visitas possible.”“From President Drew Faust’s enthusiastic welcome in Sanders Theatre to ‘Visitas Thinks Big’ and in all the many other events run by faculty, administrators, and students, the College’s breadth, depth, and humanity were never more evident to admitted students and their families, many of whom were seeing Harvard for the first time,” said Fitzsimmons.“Admitted students who were unable to travel to Cambridge could still experience a ‘Virtual Visitas’ through a combination of livestreamed presentations, interactive Google Hangouts, and social media content shared through the hashtag #WelcometoHarvard,’” said Victoria Marzilli, manager of social media recruitment. “Such opportunities can make a real difference in helping students choose the college that will be the best match for them,” added Amy Lavoie, director of digital communications.This year’s high yield means that only about 40 to 50 applicants will be admitted from the waitlist. That number will be determined over the next few weeks as admitted students decide whether to defer admission to pursue other opportunities that often develop during May and June.last_img read more

first_img Adam Jacobs Q: What’s it like to see each other on stage in these big shows. Didn’t you see Wicked recently, Adam?ADAM: I finally got to see her and she was fantastic. I was so proud.ARIELLE: Did you think I was scary?ADAM: I had forgotten that Nessarose really is “wicked” and that she gets the house dumped on her and sort of deserves it and so when I saw her interpretation, it all sort of clicked and made sense. I didn’t see that the first time, I guess. I’m glad I got to see her. She’s just she’s such a presence up there.ARIELLE: Thanks, brother!Q: What about seeing him jump around and playing Aladdin?ARIELLE: He’s so acrobatic! I don’t know how you do it everyday.ADAM: I never took gymnastics class growing up.ARIELLE: I knew he had a good voice. Every time he sings it’s like, “Well, nobody can do what you can do.” But seeing all the other stuff like his comedy, the acrobats, everything… You always blow me away.ADAM: Thanks, sis.Q: OK, who’s more talented?ADAM: Uh oh.ARIELLE: I think we both have different strengths.Q: I know as kids you famously dueted on “Anything You Can Do (I Can Do Better).” ARIELLE: Famously!Q: California’s still talking about it. What can you do better than the other? ADAM: I guess I can play the piano better than she can.ARIELLE: Yeah, you can. And guitar. And harmonica. And languages. He’s like fluent.ADAM: You speak Spanish better than I do.ARIELLE: No, I don’t!ADAM: I think you do. Arielle Jacobs Star Files View Commentscenter_img He’s the dazzling stage vet whose great looks and even greater pipes served him well leading the Broadway blockbusters Les Miserables, The Lion King and now Aladdin. She’s the charming little sister who followed him from California to Broadway, debuting as a touching Nina in the final In the Heights company and now rolling around Oz as Nessarose in Wicked. Together, they’re a stunning sibling act that has an entire New Jersey retirement community cheering. Get to know Adam and Arielle Jacobs!Q: Are mom and dad freaking out that you’re both on Broadway?ADAM: Kinda, yeah.ARIELLE: Our parents live in New Jersey in this 55 and over community and they brought the whole place to see Adam in Aladdin. Like 50 people. And now coming to see my show.ADAM: I can almost picture my mom with one of those group leader signs, walking through Times Square.ARIELLE: “This way! To see the Jacobs kids!”Q: I know people are always trying to figure out your ethnicity but your first onstage roles were actually Native American, right?ARIELLE: Yes! That was my first professional show when I was ten.ADAM: It was called Honor Song For Crazy Horse at TheatreWorks in Mountain View, California. I played Little Hawk and I had a loincloth and a long wig.Q: You started out in a loincloth?ADAM: I started in a loincloth.ARIELLE: You had a big feather headdress, too! It was awesome.ADAM: And big feather hawk wings. Then I got killed.  It was very sad.ARIELLE: Everyone died in the show. We had these big red ribbons balled up in our hand.ADAM: Like in The Lion King.Q: So when you died, you would throw the ribbon?ARIELLE: We would throw them or pull them out of our mouths…Q: So dramatic.ADAM: It’s dramatic. We’re dramatic. Q: Let’s come up with a title for your inevitable 54 Below show.ARIELLE: We already did! “Strictly Platonic.”ADAM: I forgot that’s what we decided.ARIELLE: I think it’s funny.ADAM: Is that what we decided?Q: Adam doesn’t seem sold.ARIELLE: We could pick a new one if you want.ADAM: That’s still kind of creepy though.ARIELLE: I really wanna do a siblings show. A big siblings show. Sutton and Hunter and Andrew and Celia and us. Like I really wanna do that.Q: And which musical theater duet would have to be on the set list?ADAM: I would love to do “Side Show.”Q: “I Will Never Leave You?”ADAM: Yes and just be like stuck to her hip.ARIELLE: We should totally do that.ADAM: But we should be like tied with like bungee cords and like trying to get away from each other the whole time and singing it.ARIELLE: That’s really funny.ADAM: It’s a different take. You always have to take a different take! Q: Which great school performances did I miss?ARIELLE: My favorite one was seeing him play Billy Bigelow. I loved when you did that.ADAM: I loved seeing her play Cassie in A Chorus Line. She nailed it.Q: She nailed “Music and the Mirror”?ADAM: Yeah, she did the whole dance and everything.ARIELLE: Oh my god, it was a ten-minute long dance solo. I was freaking out I was so nervous. Every night I couldn’t have dinner, except for a Clif bar before every show. That’s all I ate. I was a twig cuz I lost so much weight.Q: Is there video? Can I see?ADAM: Heck yeah. It exists.ARIELLE: It’s at mom and dad’s.ADAM: It might take some bribing.Q: It’d be fun to see you guys do a show together someday.ARIELLE: I was thinking you could play Fiyero while I’m Nessa.ADAM: That’s true. That’ll work.ARIELLE: We could play Evita and Che.Q: But isn’t there sexual tension between them in “Waltz for Eva and Che”?ADAM: Of course, but it would make it great. It would be even more creepy then. You wanna accentuate the creep factor at any chance you get you have to do that. [Laughs.]last_img read more

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Christina PontissoBelow are some factors that might explain why millenials are reluctant or even prohibited from becoming first time home buyers.Gino Blefari, CEO of HSF Affiliates LLC, the operator of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Prudential Real Estate and Real Living Estate franchise  states that “Millennials will impact the homeownership landscape,” Blefari said. “There’s no doubt first-time buyers were impacted by the tighter lending requirements in recent years, and as home prices continue to rebound, some of those first-time buyers who don’t have the equity of another home to help with a down payment were squeezed out. However, this generation still very much believes in homeownership.” One major contributing factor — STUDENT DEBT! “The average student who graduated from college in 2013 with student loans walked away with $28,400 in debt, according to the Institute for College Access & Success’ Project on Student Deb.” “A 2012 study by Young Invincibles found that then 30-year-olds who graduated in 2004, on average, were likely ineligible for a mortgage due to poor debt-to-income ratios.”Another factor holding millenials back from making their first ‘adult’ purchase — the poor job market. Despite the economy’s some what recovery,  “unemployment rates are still low for recent college graduates, hovering around 11 percent for 20- to 24-year-olds in November.” continue reading »last_img read more

first_img Share Directions:Add tea bags to boiling water and let stand for 2 to 3 minutes; remove and discard tea bags. Cover and chill brewed tea.Before serving, add honey or sugar to chilled tea. Divide tea mixture among eight to ten 12-ounce glasses. Add fruit to each glass and fill with sparkling water. Top with fresh mint. Makes 8 to 10 servings. Sharing is caring! Share Food & DiningLifestyle Green Tea Soda. by: – July 6, 2011 Recipe source: Better Homes and Gardenscenter_img Share Green Tea SodaMake ordinary green tea into a cooling beverage with this inspired recipe idea that combines several summertime fruits with the tea to create one flavorful drink.Add a mixture of nectarine wedges, lime slices, blueberries, and raspberries to the honey-sweetened green tea; then fill the glass with flavored sparkling water and garnish with fresh mint.Ingredients:8 bags green tea4 cups boiling water3 Tbsp. honey or sugar4 cups assorted fresh fruit, such as white or regular nectarine wedges, lime slices, blueberries, and/or raspberries1 liter plain or flavored sparkling water, such as raspberry, strawberry, or peach, chilled2 Tbsp. snipped fresh mint or 8 to 10 mint sprigs Tweet 22 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

first_imgHealthInternationalLifestylePrint Human testing for experimental Ebola vaccine by: – October 14, 2014 Share Tweet Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Share 99 Views   no discussions TORONTO – Human testing of an experimental Canadian-made Ebola vaccine began Monday, with federal officials saying the drug could be shipped to West Africa within months if it proves successful.Health Minister Rona Ambrose said the launch of the vaccine’s first clinical trial marks a promising step in the global campaign to contain the virus, which the World Health Organization says has killed more than 4,000 people.“This provides hope because if the Canadian vaccine is shown to be safe and effective, it will stop this devastating outbreak,” Ambrose said in a conference call from Calgary.Twenty vials of the vaccine have been sent to the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Maryland for testing on about 40 healthy volunteers, she said.The Phase 1 trial will determine if the vaccine created by Public Health Agency of Canada and known as VSV-EBOV is safe for human use. It will also determine the proper dosage level and test for possible side effects, Ambrose said.Studies have shown the vaccine works in primates both to prevent infection when given before exposure and to increase survival chances when given quickly after exposure.Canada’s chief public health officer said results from the human trial are expected by December, and if successful, the next stage would be to test it in a larger human sample, including those directly handling Ebola cases in West Africa.“The health-care workers on the ground are the most likely target to do the next step,” which could begin by the end of the year or early 2015, Dr. Gregory Taylor said in a news conference in Toronto.“Clearly if those studies show that it’s effective in health-care workers, the world would go into mass production.”A small U.S. company called NewLink Genetics holds the licence for the vaccine and will be arranging the trials at the U.S. military lab.National Postlast_img read more

first_imgProbable patients are suspect cases whose tests for COVID-19 are inconclusive or those with positive result but the reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction test was done in laboratories unaccredited by the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine. ILOILO City – The Department of Health (DOH) in Western Visayas urged local government units to establish more temporary treatment and monitoring facilities (TTMFs) for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients. * Bacolod City – 1,231 (626 beds occupied or 40 percent, 605 beds are available, warning zone) * Guimaras – 179 (62 beds occupied or 30 percent, 117 beds available, early stage of warning zone) Guimaras and Negros Occidental provinces already reached the warning zone in terms of bed occupancy while the rest Western Visayas were still at safe zone. Of this number, 2,167 beds or 32 percent have so far been occupied as of July 15. * Aklan – 265 (122 beds occupied or 45 percent, 143 beds available, warning zone) “Sulod na kita sa warning zone pero ara lang sa early part,” Te told Panay News. Here’s the breakdown of bed occupancy in TTMF and their status: * Negros Occidental – 3,717 (1,809 beds occupied or 50 percent, 1,908 bed available, middle of warning zone) * Iloilo City – 456 (40 beds occupied, 416 beds available, safe zone) Here’s the breakdown of 6,674 bed occupancy status: Dr. Marie Jocelyn Te, medical officer for emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases of DOH-6, made the call on Friday. According to Te, TTMFs are considered in a “safe” zone if less than 30 percent of the beds are occupied, while it is in “warning zone” if 30 to 70 percent are utilized. * Antique – 548 (61 beds occupied, 487 beds available, safe zone) Of the 2,167 occupied beds, according to Te, 1,925 were “probable” patients, 14 were “step-down” and 228 were mild confirmed cases. “Sulod na kita sa warning zone pero ara kita sa early part,” says Dr. Marie Jocelyn Te of the Department of Health Region 6. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN  * Aklan – 50 (one bed occupied, 49 beds available, safe zone) The minimum standard of TTMFs is one isolation bed for every 2,500 population, or equivalent to 3,187 beds. They are reserved for recovering, transferred from hospitals, “probable” and COVID-19 suspect cases. * Negros Occidental – 1,303 (523 beds occupied, 780 beds available, middle of warning zone) BEDS FOR ROFS, LSIS As of July 15, the Region 6 has 9,026 repatriates with 123 COVID-19 infected, and 24, 207 LSIs with 387 of them found positive./PN “Nagapakita nga ang Negros Occidental ang ara na sa tunga-tunga sang warning zone mga 40 to 50 percent ang na-occupied,” Te explained. Step-down cases, meanwhile, are patients recovering from COVID-19 who were transferred from hospitals to TMMFs. TTMFs are designated quarantine facilities to provide venues to isolate suspected and confirmed cases with mild symptoms that hospitals are unable to accommodate. * Iloilo Province – 1,403 (194 beds occupied, 1,209 beds available, safe zone) * Antique- 184 (83 beds occupied or 45 percent, 101 beds available, warning zone) * Iloilo Province – 2,236 (465 beds occupied, 1,771 beds available, safe zone) The region has a total of 5,674 beds in 213 temporary isolation facilities for LSIs and ROFs as of July 15. Currently, 2,118 were occupied and 3,556 were available. Te said Iloilo City is already in the danger zone with 16 of its beds occupied. However, there are available hotels ready to accommodate repatriates, she added. On the other hand, the system faces “danger” if more than 70 percent of their beds are used. There are some 6,522 beds in 303 TTMFs in the region, the DOH-6 official noted. Except for the province of Iloilo, the remaining highly-urbanized cities and provinces of Western Visayas are within the warning zone for the number of dedicated beds for returning overseas Filipino workers (ROFs) and locally stranded individuals (LSIs). * Capiz – 439 (283 beds occupied or 62 percent, 156 beds available, warning zone) She warned that utilization rate of beds in TTMFs in Region 6 already reached the “early warning zone.” * Capiz – 144 (all beds available, safe zone) Bed capacity is essential in the region’s healthcare system when responding to the COVID-19, as beds are the means for patients to be monitored, isolated and treated. * Iloilo City – 16 beds all occupied, danger zone but there are there available hotels that can be used to accommodate the repatriates and LSIs * Bacolod City – 25 (all beds are available)last_img read more

first_imgKevin LaTour topped the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car field Saturday at Arlington Raceway. (Photo by Sa­rah Moriarty)ARLINGTON, Minn. (July 28) – Kevin LaTour won his first feature in the B&B Racing Chassis IMCA Stock Car division Saturday at Arlington Raceway, leading from start to finish in the green-to-checkered race.Matt Speckman started 10th and worked his way through the field to challenge LaTour but ended up second ahead of Chad Schroeder, who got by Brent Uecker on the last lap to take third.Brandon Beckendorf bested the MN 93 IMCA Modified field again and Trevor Serbus wheeled his 95.7 IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car around the topside of the track to win another feature.Matt Looft crossed the finish line first in the Unhinged Pizza IMCA Northern SportMod feature while Alex Dostal prevailed in the Coors Light IMCA Sport Compact main.Cory Probst scored another Eckblad Trucking IMCA Hobby Stock victory.last_img read more

first_img Press Association “Over the course of the season if you want to be a successful team you need to have those options and you need to have players ready to take opportunities,” he told evertontv. “You need to find out as a team how you cope with injuries and suspensions. “Gareth has played in that position before and has experience, Bryan Oviedo is someone comfortable in that position while Tony Hibbert and John Stones can adapt into that role, as can Sylvain Distin. “In that respect we have plenty of options. It is an opportunity for someone to show they can help the team.” On the positive side centre-back Antolin Alcaraz played his first match after almost four months out with a hamstring injury. The Paraguay international has yet to feature in the first team squad since following Martinez from Wigan in the summer but came through a run-out in a friendly. Hibbert, fit again after a spell on the sidelines, and Stones were also involved in the game. “We had a very good exercise on Monday, a friendly behind closed doors against Sheffield Wednesday,” added the Toffees boss. “Antolin played 45 minutes and showed no signs of not being fully fit, which is very pleasing. “He has had a really difficult time and has been fighting strongly to help the team and I don’t think it will be too long until we see Antolin available and in a position where he can help in this heavy period. “We have 10 games in six weeks so we need everyone ready and available. “It was great to see the likes of Antolin, Tony Hibbert and John Stones showing that they are desperate to play.” “Once more it shows you what an incredible character we have as he never wanted to stay in the dressing room, he wanted to help the team but in the end he had to come off,” said the Spaniard. “We have had the news there is a fracture in his phalange in the right foot. “That is still a little bit up in the air as to how long he is going to be out. “It could be up to six weeks but knowing Leighton it will probably be less than that. It is how he reacts to the treatment he is going to have. “It is a real disappointment to lose Leighton for any space of days, never mind weeks.” Such has been the 28-year-old’s permanence in the starting line-up over the last few years there is no ready-made, experienced replacement to step into the breach. Gareth Barry filled in for Baines at left-back, a role he performed intermittently earlier in his career, but it is unlikely the 32-year-old will continue there in the interim such has been his impact in central midfield. Martinez is looking for someone to come in and grasp the chance but knows it will be a challenge for his side to lose a player who has been the Premier League’s best left-back for at least the last two years. Everton manager Roberto Martinez admits the injury to Leighton Baines will be a test of his squad’s depth. The England left-back has been ruled out for up to six weeks with a fractured toe suffered in the first half of in Saturday’s Merseyside derby, which eventually forced him off in the 3-3 draw at Goodison Park. However, Martinez believes the injury further underlined the defender’s character as despite breaking a bone, Baines was determined to play on. last_img read more

first_imgThe Latest: Sports in France not among government priorities Hungarian lawmakers approved a state of emergency on March 30 without an end-date. That gave the government the right to rule by decree on issues related to the pandemic for as long as it considers it necessary.___More AP sports: and,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Wembley Stadium in London will stage both the men’s and women’s European finals.UEFA says the rescheduled women’s tournament will retain the same 10 stadiums. It opens with England playing at Old Trafford in Manchester.___A decree issued by the Hungarian government allows most professional sports clubs and soccer teams to cut the salaries of players and other personnel like managers and trainers by up to 70%.The decree signed by Prime Minister Viktor Orban says the wage cuts can be implemented for as long as the state of emergency declared because of the coronavirus pandemic remains in effect. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___French Sports Minister Roxana Maracineanu says the resumption of sporting events in the country is not among the government’s priorities. Maracineanu is a former Olympic swimmer. She says “it wouldn’t be the end of the world” if the Tour de France has to be canceled.___UEFA has postponed next year’s women’s European Championship soccer tournament to July 2022.The UEFA executive committee decided the new dates for the 16-nation tournament in England will be July 6-31.The switch was made after UEFA and the IOC decided last month on one-year postponements for Euro 2020 and the Tokyo Olympics. Britain, the Netherlands and Sweden will play in the women’s soccer tournament at the Olympics.center_img Associated Press April 23, 2020 France is locked down until May 11 because of the coronavirus pandemic and speculation has increased recently as to whether the country’s soccer league could resume in late June.Maracineanu says “what’s certain is that sports won’t take priority in our society.”The Tour de France cycling race has been rescheduled to start Aug. 29 and end Sept. 20. The final day coincides with the same day the rescheduled French Open tennis tournament is to begin.Maracineanu was speaking in an interview with Eurosport television on Wednesday night. She says leagues could potentially start in September or have their remaining games canceled altogether. There are 10 league games left to play in France’s top two soccer leagues. Rugby’s Top 14 league has reached the semifinal stage.Public gatherings are banned in France until at least mid-July but Maracineanu says they could be extended until “at least September.”last_img read more