Youth poverty conference

first_imgBy Brad HaireUniversity of GeorgiaPoverty plagues Georgia, and it hits no place more than in thesouthwest corner. A University of Georgia conference there will teach that region’s youths financial tools to combat this plague, says one conference organizer.”Growing Your Pot of Gold,” a youth financial literacy conference sponsored by the UGA Cooperative Extension Southwest District, will be May 19-20 at Andrew College in Cuthbert, Ga.Poverty is a complex issue with many contributing factors, said Laura Johnson, the Southwest District 4-H program development coordinator. And poverty-stricken youths often miss out on a basic financial education.”We want to educate and guide the next generation out of poverty,” Johnson said. “The kids attending the conference will learn saving skills and the time value of money and learn the good and bad sides of credit.”Of the 41 counties in the UGA Extension’s Southwest District, 39 have persistent poverty, according to a study by the UGA Carl Vinson Institute for Government. The district roughly encompasses the area from Stewart County east to Peach County south to Clinch County and west to the Alabama line.In more than half of the counties in this district, at least one of every five residents lives in poverty. A family of four living on $19,000 or less annually is considered impoverished.Johnson said 58 percent of those in poverty work “but just can’t make high enough wages to get over that poverty line.”Southwest District county Extension agents targeted and contacted 7th, 8th and 9th graders affected by poverty in their counties. Transportation, meals, room and the conference will be free for the kids. About 100 students will attend, Johnson said.Extension agents and Georgia 4-H high school youth financial ambassadors will teach workshops on “your money personality,” “savings made simple” and “be a savvy shopper.””The kids will also have the chance to become Georgia 4-H youth savers, which will help them make a savings goal to purchase something they want,” Johnson said.The students will be given educational materials, too, to take home to their families, she said.”We want them to develop a better relationship with their local county extension office to become aware of the resources and support available to them,” she said.The kids will have a little fun, too, she said, with a dance, a movie and sports activities.The conference alone won’t pull the kids out of poverty. “But we hope what they learn,” she said, “will help them begin to think about these financial literacy issues.”last_img read more

June 15, 2003 Notices

first_img June 15, 2003 Regular News June 15, 2003 Notices The Orange County Bar Association and Thomas B. Drage, Jr., Esq., et al., (petitioners) have submitted to the Florida Supreme Court a petition proposing amendments to rules 211.1 and 413.2 of the Rules of the Supreme Court Relating to Admissions to the Bar. 1 P etitioners have submitted alternate proposals for amending the aforementioned rules which would have a significant impact upon current Florida Bar admission requirements.The court invites all interested persons to comment on petitioners’ proposed revisions, which are reproduced in full below, as well as online at www.flcourts.org/sct/sctdocs/proposed.html. An original and nine copies of all comments must be filed with the Court on or before July 15, 2003, with a certificate of service verifying that a copy has been served on the attorney for the petitioners, Mathew D. Staver, Bay 210 East Palmetto Avenue, Longwood 32750, as well as a separate request for oral argument if the person filing the comment wishes to participate in oral argument which may be scheduled in this case. All comments must be filed in paper format and in WordPerfect 5.1 (or higher) format on a DOS formatted 3-1/2 inch diskette. IN THE SUPREME COURT OF FLORIDA AMENDMENTS TO THE RULES OF THE SUPREME COURT RELATING TO ADMISSIONS TO THE BAR, CASE NO. SC02-2354 First Proposal 2-11.1 Educational Qualification. To be admitted into the General Bar Examination and ultimately recommended for admission to The Florida Bar, an applicant must have received the degree of Bachelor of Laws or Doctor of Jurisprudence from an accredited law school (as defined in 4-13.2) at a time when the law school was accredited or within 12 months of accreditation or be found educationally qualified by the Board under the alternative method of educational qualification. Except as provided in Rule 2-11.2, none of the following shall be substituted for the required degree from an accredited law school:(a) private study, correspondence school or law office training;(b) age or experience;(c) waived or lowered standards of legal training for particular persons or groups. 4-13.2 Definition of Accredited. (A) An “accredited” law school is any out-of-state law school approved or provisionally approved by the American Bar Association at the time of the applicant’s graduation or if graduation is within 12 months of accreditation . , or (B) An “accredited” law school is any in-state law school approved or provisionally approved by the American Bar Association at the time of the applicants graduation or if graduation is within 36 months of accreditation. Second Proposal 2-11.1 Educational Qualification. To be admitted into the General Bar Examination and ultimately recommended for admission to The Florida Bar, an applicant must have received the degree of Bachelor of Laws or Doctor of Jurisprudence from an accredited law school (as defined in 4-13.2) at a time when the law school was accredited or within 12 months of accreditation or be found educationally qualified by the Board under the alternative method of educational qualification. Except as provided in Rule 2-11.2, none of the following shall be substituted for the required degree from an accredited law school:(a) private study, correspondence school or law office training;(b) age or experience;(c) waived or lowered standards of legal training for particular persons or groups. 4-13.2 Definition of Accredited. (A) An “accredited” law school is any out-of-state law school approved or provisionally approved by the American Bar Association at the time of the applicant’s graduation or if graduation is within 12 months of accreditation . , or (B) An “accredited” law school is any in-state law school approved or provisionally approved by the American Bar Association, irrespective of when the final decision is rendered, provided that the application for approval was submitted to and the initial site visit conducted by the American Bar Association prior to or within 12 months of the applicant’s graduation. (Footnotes) 1 T he Court recently amended the Rules of the Supreme Court Relating to Admissions to the Bar. See Amendments to Rules of Supreme Court Relating to Admissions to the Bar, 28 Fla. L. Weekly S278 (Fla. Mar. 20, 2003). The substance of rule 2-11.1 is now located in rule 4-13.1, “Educational Qualifications.” However, for purposes of this publication notice, the Court refers to former rule 2-11.1.center_img Proposed admission rules amendmentslast_img read more

A Budget Peace offering

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Rainforest community shows off the best of FNQ

first_imgKuranda in Far North Queensland.MOST Far Northerners have at some stage enjoyed the eclectic markets or beauty of Barron Falls, but only Kuranda residents can fully appreciate the famous and unique tourist town for all its qualities. Large and affordable lifestyle properties in the midst of rainforest are too good to ignore for the locals, many of whom still commute down the range to work in Cairns each day.But Carol Doyle enjoys maximum Kuranda-time while saving on fuel by running an online international education college from her home on Hilltop Cl, just outside the town centre. “When you get up in the morning and look outside at the beautiful view, it really motivates you for the rest of the day,” she said. “I often send pictures to my students saying ‘look, this is my classroom’.” Ms Doyle spent several years living on the Northern Beaches before being lured up the range by the prospect of a tranquil semirural lifestyle. More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days agoShe hasn’t looked back since.“It’s very peaceful being here among the birds, frogs, snakes and spiders,” Ms Doyle said. “My partner and I don’t intend to make any changes, you can live and work in an idyllic setting, as long as you have good internet.” According to CoreLogic, 52 houses were sold at Kuranda during the 12 months to January this year. The average selling price for houses during this period was $410,000, compared to $375,000 in 2006. Kuranda Real Estate principal Steve Dominikovic, an industry veteran of more than 30 years, knows the community’s property scene inside out and believes the housing market is on the up.“There is more demand than supply at the moment … there hasn’t been new land developments for quite some time,” he said. “The demand is driven by the lifestyle – people come here for the cooler climate among other things.“Up here you can get a five-acre block in the mid to high $200,000s, which for the same price in Cairns would get you something far smaller.”last_img read more

Jamaica, Honduras among eight more countries to take steps to address climate change

first_imgNewsRegional Jamaica, Honduras among eight more countries to take steps to address climate change by: – November 7, 2011 Sharing is caring! Share 17 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img Share Share Image via: patrickdriessen-blogspot.comWASHINGTON, USA — A week of meetings among countries participating in the Climate Investment Funds (CIFs) has resulted in more than $1 billion committed to solving the problems of climate change. On Friday, the Climate Investment Funds approved $ 1.08 billion in near-zero-interest loans and grants to support Bolivia, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Lao PDR, Mali, Mexico, and Nepal in their efforts toward arresting and adapting to climate change.Under the CIFs’ Clean Technology Fund (CTF), an investment plan prepared by India for $775 million was endorsed. With this financial support, the Government of India plans to kick-start India’s Super-Efficient Equipment Program (SEEP) Initiative by monetizing energy savings that will encourage consumers to buy high efficiency fans; enhance the cost effectiveness of improvements in energy efficiency in large industries and facilities; and enable the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission by lowering the cost of financing and facilitating technology transfer in the establishment of solar parks. The support will also help spur renewable hydropower development, significantly cutting CO2 emissions.“Our goal is to invest in projects that impact social and economic development with significant co-benefits for climate change. By going down this path and with the help of the Climate Investment Funds, we hope to demonstrate how innovative investments and business models can be catalytic to a low-carbon growth model. Leveraging private and public sector funds towards this investment is one of the initial spin-offs,” said Ms. Anuradha Thakur, CTF trust fund committee member, representing the government of India.During the week-long meeting of countries participating in the CIFs, seven other countries’ plans were endorsed to receive $311 million in climate finance.“Every time the CIF committees meet I’m amazed at the commitment and energy level of our partner countries. There is a can-do spirit to these discussions that makes me feel optimistic about our chances to solve the problem. When we think about eight more countries and a billion more dollars coming together – this is a serious joint effort. It’s our privilege to support these partner nations,” said Andrew Steer, World Bank special envoy for climate change.Under CIF’s Pilot Program for Climate Resilience, two new nation-wide strategic programs for climate resilience were endorsed: $86 million for Bolivia for multipurpose water resources projects in El Alto and La Paz and to strengthen the climate change resilience of the Rio Grande Basin; and $25 million for Jamaica to improve the national risk information platform, data collection and management systems, and raise awareness about the risks of climate change.Under the CIF’s “Scaling Up Renewable Energy” Program, three new investment plans were endorsed: $30 million for Honduras to create an enabling environment for scaling-up grid-connected, renewable energy and for providing off-grid energy services in rural areas; $40 million was endorsed in principle for Mali to scale-up solar PV, mini-hydro, and bio-fuel technologies with a focus on electricity production and productive energy uses for women and men; and $40 million for Nepal to scale-up small hydropower and increase rural electricity access using renewable energy.Under the CIF’s Forest Investment Program, two new investment plans were endorsed: $30 million in grant funding was endorsed in principle for Lao PDR to address the drivers of deforestation and forest degradation by scaling-up participatory sustainable forest management in all state forest areas; $60 million in grant and credit funding for Mexico to build capacity for sustainable forest landscapes management, create a dedicated financing line for low-carbon strategies in forest landscapes, and to develop business administration and entrepreneurial skills for sound community-based enterprises to meet REDD+ targets.“The question is still: how fast can we scale up these impressive actions being taken at the country level? How can the multilateral development banks keep the momentum they’ve achieved over the past three years with the Climate Investment Funds and prompt even bigger investments between now and the start of the Green Climate Fund?” Steer added.The $6.5 billion Climate Investment Funds are a global partnership of the African Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, InterAmerican Development Bank, and the World Bank Group.Caribbean News Nowlast_img read more

Devin Toner keen to take opportunity to win back Ireland starting spot

first_img Ulster powerhouse Iain Henderson slotted in to fine effect in the 50-7 opening Pool D win over Canada in Cardiff, leaving Toner playing catch-up. “It’s a huge opportunity for me personally and hopefully I can take it,” said Toner, ahead of Ireland’s clash with Romania at Wembley on Sunday. “It’s absolutely massive. “I was obviously disappointed not to be involved last week but it just reinforces the fact that everyone has to perform in every game and you take every game in isolation. “One hundred per cent Iain’s (Henderson) performance last week increases the pressure. “You can see the competition for places now, there’s real quality throughout. “And it just reinforces the strength in depth. “Hendy’s playing brilliantly well so I’ve really got to front up this week.” Press Association Devin Toner has admitted he must “front up” against Romania to win back his starting place in Ireland’s first-choice World Cup line-up. Leinster lock Toner was an integral part of Ireland’s successive RBS 6 Nations triumphs, but was summarily dropped by boss Joe Schmidt for the start of the World Cup. Toner admitted he must raise the stakes after a poor showing in Ireland’s final warm-up match, a 21-13 defeat to England at Twickenham on September 5. Ulster’s fast-improving Henderson has been backed to become an Ireland mainstay for years to come, and punched holes with ball in hand against Canada. Toner candidly accepted his position as needing to impose himself against the Romanians in a bid to claw back some lost ground. The 6ft 11in lock stands aloft as the tournament’s tallest player, and will lead Ireland’s lineout in forming a new lock partnership with Donnacha Ryan on Sunday. It would have been easy for Toner to claim he missed out on Canada selection purely on rotation – instead the straight-talking second row held up his hands on his below-par showing against England. “Any time you get a bit of disappointment, you look back at past games and see what you need to improve,” said Toner, feeling the heat from Henderson. “I have a pretty good idea how that I haven’t been getting on the ball a lot in the last couple of games, and mainly a couple of my defensive stats weren’t great. “So I think they were the two main reasons. “You do look back at what you need to improve and obviously Hendy is a fantastic ball carrier. “If I can emulate him it will be good, but I don’t know. “Defensively it’s just about getting the reps and getting off the line, actually making the tackles. “I think you saw in that England game that I slipped off Joe Marler when he went through, so it’s just about getting the bite in the shoulder and getting your feet underneath you. “I have an idea of what I need to improve on and Joe just reinforced it, but it is good to know where you need to work on.” Ireland defence coach Les Kiss admitted Toner needs to raise his level now in order to contest selection for the pivotal pool battles against Italy and France. “I wouldn’t say he has to counter what Hendy did, but from his own perspective he was disappointed with his performance against England,” said Kiss. “But he’s a good pro, and he played 20-odd games straight for us before that. “And he did play a lot of good rugby for us. “He’s certainly put his mind on the job and he’s hoping to rectify several things. “So we’d expect to see a bit of a change there.” last_img read more

GSA tennis teams fall to Waynflete in championship matches

first_img Bio Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Latest Posts Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at mmandell@ellsworthamerican.com. Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020center_img Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 WATERVILLE — Faced with the task of beating a strong, historically dominant opponent in Waynflete, the George Stevens Academy girls’ tennis team wasn’t about to go down without a fight.At Colby College on Saturday, a young GSA team came close to a pair wins and gave itself a solid building block for the future despite a loss in the Class C state championship match. The Eagles fell 5-0, but the didn’t put too much of a damper on what was a very rewarding season.George Stevens Academy’s Julianna Allen returns a serve during the girls’ Class C championship match against Waynflete on June 10 in Waterville. Allen took opponent Kiera MacWhinnie to a tiebreaker in the No. 2 singles match. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELL“We’ve gotten pretty far this year and have had to overcome absences, a lack of experience and a tough schedule,” GSA head coach Tim Farrar said. “Now that these girls know they can get here, they’re going to have even more confidence on their side.”Julianna Allen pushed Waynflete’s Kiera MacWhinnie the distance before losing the tiebreaker 10-3, and Lillie Maier and Courtney Bianco won the first set against of their No. 1 doubles match 6-0 before dropping the second and third by scored of 6-4 and 7-5.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textBecause of time constraints, Allen’s match was sent to a tiebreaker after two sets instead of the usual three. Had a third set been played, Farrar said Allen would have had an excellent chance to hand Waynflete (14-2) its first loss of the day.“She’s been playing a lot of these longer matches lately, and she’s proven got the stamina to handle them,” Farrar said. “Had it gone to a third set, I really would’ve liked her chances to win that.”The state championship appearance was the first for the GSA girls (13-4) since 2012, and the road to it was a challenging one. After a preliminary win over Deer Isle-Stonington, the Eagles had to beat three higher-seeded teams — Penobscot Valley, Mattanawcook Academy and Orono — to be crowned Northern Maine champions. The team gave Mattanawcook and Orono their first losses of the year in the process.GSA will also return many of its key players next season. Seniors Tatiana Heggestad and Yvonne Rogers are set to graduate next week, but Allen, Maier, Bianco, Lindsay Nevin and Chloe Politte returning, the Eagles are in a good position to return to the state championship game next year.“I thought we were a year ahead, but our younger players really stepped up this year,” Farrar said. “We stumbled a bit early [in the seaGeorge Stevens Academy tennis players Boris Chen (left) and Ben Politte pose with the Class C runner-up trophy after falling to Waynflete in the boys’ championship match June 10 in Waterville. GSA has made eight state championship appearances in a row. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELLson], but we improved every match as the year went on and found ourselves right where we wanted to be.”For GSA, the next task will be making a return trip to Waterville for next year’s championship match. The Eagles have the talent to do so, and with over 70 percent of their roster returning with more experience, there’s a chance they can make it even further.“We knew going into the year that these next few years were going to be really bright for us,” Farrar said. “It’s going to be fun to have a chance to prove that with the group we have next season.”Boys’ team falls to WaynfleteThe GSA boys’ team lost 5-0 to Waynflete, which claimed the Class C title for the 10th year in a row and 14th time overall.Waynflete (15-1) dominated the boys’ singles matches, recording 6-0 wins in four of the six sets played. GSA’s Rhett Cheng and Christian Jones came close to winning the first set against John Van Dyke and Cooper Sherman in the No. 2 doubles match but fell 6-4.Even with the loss, the Eagles will still add regional championship and runner-up honors to their trophy case for the eighth consecutive year. The Eagles will return Bryant Hsiung and Kent Fang as they pursue their ninth Northern Maine title in a row next year.“We’ve had some very good battles [with GSA] over the years,” Waynflete head coach Jeff Madore said during the award ceremony. “They’re good athletes and good people, and we’ll see them again in the future.” MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020last_img read more

Cricket News Happy Birthday Yuvi- Wishes pour in for India’s star match-winner

first_imgNew Delhi: Yuvraj Singh’s entry into the Indian cricket team was spectacular. In 2000, playing in the ICC Champions Trophy, the 19-year-old bulldozed the Australians into submission with a blazing 84 to knock the world champions out of the competition. Seven years later, he gave India plenty to cheer by becoming the fourth player overall to hit six sixes in an over, accomplishing this feat in the 2007 World T20 in Durban against England. Having played a major role in the 2007 World T20 title triumph, Yuvraj gave India even more glory in 2011. His splendid all-round display guided India to their first 50-over World Cup triumph in 28 years.Read More | Happy Birthday, Yuvraj Singh – India’s greatest match-winner turns 37On December 12, Yuvraj turns 37 years of age and fans and fellow cricketers took to Twitter to wish Yuvraj a happy birthday. Recently, about two weeks ago, Yuvraj and his wife Hazel Keech, who is also a Bollywood actress, celebrated their second wedding anniversary.Read More | Gautam Gambhir farewell – When tension was dispelled in style For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

The Latest: Patrick McEnroe says he has coronavirus

first_imgHe and his brother now are both TV analysts for tennis matches, sometimes working alongside each other in the booth.___Dr. Vivek Murthy, the former surgeon general of the United States under President Barack Obama and someone who has advised the NBA throughout the global coronavirus pandemic, will take questions from NBA fans later this week.The league is setting up a live question-and-answer session on its Twitter account with Murthy, beginning Wednesday at 4 p.m. Eastern.NBA fans are being urged to send in questions ahead of time to Murthy with the hashtag of #NBATogether. March 31, 2020 The NBA Together initiative was born “to support, engage, educate and inspire youth, families and fans in response to the coronavirus pandemic” and has seen members of the NBA family engaging globally with followers.Murthy’s new book, “Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World,” examines loneliness as a public health concern. It will be released April 28.___China’s government has ordered all major sports events to remain suspended because of the coronavirus outbreak, meaning the country’s basketball league will have to push back its planned restart. The Chinese Basketball Association had hoped to resume play in mid-April but was denied government approval to do so. Instead, China’s General Administration of Sport issued a statement saying any large sporting events that draw crowds “are temporarily not being resumed.” ___Global soccer union FIFPro says seven-time Slovakian champion Zilina is opting for bankruptcy after offering players a “take it or leave it” 80% pay cut.FIFPro says it believes Zilina is the first European club to go into liquidation since the coronavirus outbreak.The union says Zilina “refused to negotiate with the (Slovak) player union.”The move follows the club selling 20-year-old forward Róbert Boženík to Feyenoord in January for a reported fee of about 4.5 million euros ($4.9 million). Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has been defiant about not limiting people’s movement, saying “it’s better to die standing than to live on your knees.”Baer-Hoffmann says FIFPro does not have a member union in Belarus but “we will be lobbying” to introduce precautions.___The Bundesliga soccer season will remain suspended through April because of the coronavirus pandemic.The 36 clubs in Germany’s top two divisions have agreed to accept the recommendation of the league authority to extend the period without games to April 30 at least. McEnroe, younger brother of eight-time major champion John, said he did a drive-through test in upstate New York after developing what he called “minor symptoms” about 10 days ago.Patrick McEnroe said: “The good news is I feel fine. My symptoms have passed. I feel, really, 100 percent.”As a player, he won one tournament in singles and 16 in doubles, including the 1989 French Open.He succeeded his brother as Davis Cup captain and served in that job for nearly a decade, leading the United States to the title in 2007.The younger McEnroe also served as general manager of player development for the U.S. Tennis Association. Bellator says it will try to reschedule the events as soon as it can.___Soccer players in Germany could be tested for the coronavirus before games if the season resumes.The German Football League says it has set up a medical task force which is working on a “procedure for the strict and independent testing of players and other staff members, including immediately prior to matchdays.”The league is also relaxing its financial fair play rules because it expects clubs will struggle to adapt to a prolonged shortfall in TV, ticket and sponsorship revenue. The agency did not give a timeline for when the suspensions may be lifted, but said it will “make timely adjustments according to the epidemic prevention and control situation.” The CBA has been suspended since Jan. 24 because of the spread of COVID-19. The league is reportedly considering a proposal to bring all 20 teams to one or two cities and play the remainder of the regular season in empty arenas.___Bellator has postponed its three cards set for May in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.The MMA organization says it will try and reschedule Bellator 242 set for May 9 in San Jose, California, a May 16 card in London and Bellator 243 on May 29 in Temecula, California. The All England Club board will hold an emergency meeting on Wednesday to discuss the fate of the 2020 tournament.The grasscourt season lasts only six weeks and Wimbledon is staged when daylight hours are the longest in Britain. The club has acknowledged the short window available to it and ruled out playing without spectators.The French Open has been postponed from May to September.The brother of two-time Wimbledon singles champion Andy Murray was asked whether he thinks a cancellation is more likely than a postponement. He told BBC Radio 4: “I think so. I think for them it is difficult to move the tournament back for many reasons, because you are running into other tournaments.”___ Zilina is second in the now-suspended Slovak league. The club played in the Champions League in 2010-11 but lost all six games in a group that included Chelsea and Marseille.___The Badminton World Federation has frozen the world rankings while the circuit is suspended.The rankings have been backdated to March 17. That was the day after the last international tournament, the All England Open. They will be the basis for entry and seeding into the next international tournaments, whenever they are.The world circuit is suspended to the end of April, but the BWF expects more tournaments to be put off in May and June. Hungarian Olympic swimmer Boglarka Kapas says she has tested positive for COVID-19.The 26-year-old Kapas writes in an Instagram post that she had to submit to testing in order to return to training.She says her first test was negative but a second test showed she has the virus. She is staying in quarantine at home for two weeks.Kapas says “I don’t have any symptoms yet and that’s why it’s important for you to know that even if you feel healthy you can spread the virus.”Kapas won gold in the 200-meter butterfly at the 2019 world championships in China and a bronze medal in the 800-meter freestyle at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Associated Press It says it has yet to decide how the rankings will be unfrozen.The BWF says “it is difficult to outline the exact procedure until we have an exact overview of what the international calendar will look like once play resumes and suspended tournaments have been rescheduled.”With the Tokyo Olympics delayed until 2021, the BWF says it is reviewing the Olympic qualification process. It notes the consequences of freezing the world rankings does not apply to Olympic qualifying. ___Two-time mixed doubles champion Jamie Murray says he believes Wimbledon will be canceled. The Royals would have opened their season against the White Sox last week in Chicago. Their home opener would have been Thursday against the Mariners. At this point, nobody is quite sure when the club will take the field.Longtime outfielder Alex Gordon donated to the Royals’ food drive. He says that his family is staying home during the pandemic, but “we feel very blessed, and we want to make sure our neighbors are taken care of.”___Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame President & CEO John Doleva said the organization is moving forward with its planned London Showcase doubleheader in December that will match Kentucky against Michigan and Marist against UMBC.Doleva said in a statement that it “remains diligent in monitoring the situation and making decisions in the best interest of public health.” He added that the health and safety of players, fans and staff is of the “utmost importance” and will communicate with the four schools with updates as needed. Scotland rugby coach Gregor Townsend has agreed to a 25% salary deferral from April 1 to Sept. 1.The coaches of two professional sides, Richard Cockerill at Edinburgh and Dave Rennie at Glasgow, have made the same agreement, though Rennie begins his new job as Australia coach in July.Scottish Rugby also announced CEO Mark Dodson was taking a 30% deferral, and the board 25%.Last week, England coach Eddie Jones accepted a 25% pay cut.___ ABC/ESPN has moved up the premier of the 10-part docuseries “The Last Dance” featuring Michael Jordan and the 1990s Chicago Bulls to April 19. The docuseries will be shown on ESPN on Sunday nights and on Netflix outside of the United States.It was originally scheduled to be released in June but sports fans have clamored on social media for the series to be moved up in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak and with most sporting events canceled or postponed.The news was announced on Good Morning America.The Bulls won six NBA titles during the 1990s and were led by Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Steve Kerr and Dennis Rodman.___ The last game played was on March 11.League president Christian Seifert says “the most important thing without question is controlling the outbreak of the virus and especially protecting groups at risk.”Training for the 36 clubs is to remain stopped until April 5.UEFA is to meet with its 55 members on Wednesday with the fate of the remaining Champions League, Europa League and international games to be discussed.___ ___Global soccer union FIFPro says soccer players in Belarus are worried about the continuing despite the coronavirus pandemic.FIFPro general secretary Jonas Baer-Hoffmann says “it’s not comprehendible” that the Belarus league is still playing after kicking off this month. It’s the only top-tier European league in action.Baer-Hoffmann says “there are players who are reaching out concerned.”Fans entering the stadiums in Belarus over the weekend were given antiseptic hand gel but few wore masks for protection. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Former U.S. Davis Cup captain Patrick McEnroe says in a video posted on social media that he tested positive for the coronavirus. Organizers of the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament in Roger Federer’s hometown of Basel say ticket sales will start on schedule on Thursday.The tournament is due to run from Oct. 26 to Nov. 1. Organizers say tickets will be refunded “should the coronavirus crisis continue and the Swiss tennis highlight not take place.”The ATP Tour is currently suspended until at least June.Federer and his wife donated 1 million Swiss francs ($1.04 million) last week to help families in need in his home country during the pandemic.Federer is a 10-time champion at the Swiss Indoors and will turn 39 before this year’s tournament. He was twice a ball boy at the event and made his debut as a player in 1998 when he was 17. He lost in the first round to Andre Agassi. The Latest: Patrick McEnroe says he has coronavirus Clubs which start insolvency proceedings this season won’t be hit with a mandatory nine-point deduction. The teams’ “liquidity situation” also won’t be considered when issuing licenses for next season.The Bundesliga hasn’t played a game since March 11. Clubs from the top two divisions have voted to extend the suspension to at least April 30.___The new ownership group of the Kansas City Royals, along with players, staff and the organization’s charitable arm are donating more than 500,000 meals to Harvesters, a local food bank helping those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.Royals chairman John Sherman, who purchased the club late last year from David Glass, said in a statement that his group of players, executives and investors “share a deep connection to the Kansas City community, which is why the entire Royals family is coming together to do our part.” Federer posted footage on his social media accounts on Monday of him practising trick shots in his rehabilitation after surgery on his left knee in February.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more