Project Restart: More subs, no contact on corners and the bizarre new rules coming to the Premier League

first_imgAdvertisement Roy Hodgson may need special exemption to attend Crystal Palace matches (Picture: Getty)Even after the UK’s lockdown has been lifted, people over the age of 70 are still expected to be instructed to self-isolate at home for the foreseeable future. That will impact Crystal Palace more than any other club, with their 72-year-old manager Roy Hodgson potentially unable to sit in the dugout or even attend training.The south London club would not be the only side affected, with Manchester City’s assistant coach Brian Kidd and Everton’s long-serving kitman Jimmy Martin both over 70 and among those who may not be allowed to take part in the abridged end to the season.Should the 2019/20 Premier League season be restarted or voided?Try to restart it!0%Void it!0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Diogo Jota beats Liverpool to win ePremier League FIFA 20 Invitational for WolvesMORE: Premier League Quiz: Can you guess the player from the career path?Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Project Restart: More subs, no contact on corners and the bizarre new rules coming to the Premier League Arsenal return to training on Monday but only in groups of five (Picture: Getty)In Arsenal’s case, and as has been happening in the Bundesliga, players will only be permitted to train in groups of five – for an hour at a time – while Brighton have gone even further, having players book individual arrival slots and allocated areas to train alone. They also have to arrive and leave in their training kit, with no access to the changing room or shower facilities.‘Pre-season’, hotel lockdown and neutral stadiumsOnce the UK’s lockdown begins to be eased, teams will be allowed to have full-contact training sessions with a three-week ‘pre-season’ on the agenda to get players back up to full fitness.One of the big concerns for many teams is the fact that this break represents the longest spell without football since World War II and the players could break down if they are not given sufficient time to prepare for a demanding and frantic season finale. Metro Sport ReporterMonday 27 Apr 2020 8:40 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.7kShares Advertisement View 12 comments Teams will be allowed to make up to five subs to ease the physical demands (Picture: Getty)While the law change still needs to be ratified, it would permit clubs to make five substitutions over the course of a match. However, teams will still only have three ‘windows’, so to speak, in which to make those changes.Some feel that does not go far enough, though, and further subs could yet be allowed, while those players on the bench could be kept apart from the starting XI. It has also been suggested that matchday squads will be limited to 16 players, with only five players permitted on the bench – all of whom can be brought on.No touching on cornersThe physical, rough-and-tumble nature of the Premier League could also be a thing of the past during the coronavirus crisis, with rival players grappling with each other not exactly best practice from a social-distancing point of view.If English football is anything like La Liga, that could prompt a dramatically different way of playing that limits contact, particularly on set-pieces. Rafael Ramos explained: ‘In the beginning players are not going to have the same contact that they are used to. We are going to see another kind of football. Everything will be a bit different. Players will not be holding on to each other at corners.’AdvertisementAge restrictions Premier League football could look very different come June’s proposed start date (Picture: Getty)The Premier League is ramping up their plan to resume the season at the start of June in an operation that has been titled ‘Project Restart’, which will see a host of temporary changes made to the beautiful game in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.A ‘festive of football’ style schedule is being devised which would see the remaining 92 fixtures played in quick succession at neutral grounds, with a number of games show on free-to-air TV in an effort to bring some positivity back to the nation.But the format of the Premier League will not be the only thing that is tweaked, with fundamental changes expected to the way the game is played in order to incorporate social distancing – both in training and matches – and protect the safety of players and staff.AdvertisementAdvertisementFrom an increase in the number of substitutions allowed to preventing players from holding each other on set-pieces, here’s what to expect when football finally returns…ADVERTISEMENTReduced training Visit our live blog for the latest updates Coronavirus news livePremier League players will be permitted to return to their training grounds in the coming days and weeks – with Arsenal back at London Colney on Monday – but there will be strict rules in place to adhere to social-distancing guidelines. FIFA and WHO team up to give you five ways to tackle spread of coronavirusTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 1:43FullscreenFIFA and WHO team up to give you five ways to tackle spread of coronavirushttps://metro.co.uk/video/fifa-team-five-ways-tackle-spread-coronavirus-2131812/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Clubs are also discussing putting players into lockdown for six weeks at nominated hotels, while matches could take place at a limited number of ‘neutral venues’.Players will be checked before they leave their hotels for the stadium and tested again when they arrive, with The Times revealing plans to create a ‘sterile route’ from hotel to dressing room which would see players avoid all unnecessary contact en route to matches.Sterilising the ballThe Premier League is slightly behind other countries in its plans to return, which means it can see how other leagues cope and perhaps borrow ideas – such as La Liga, where the ball will be sterilised at regular intervals. Fortunately just the ball will be disinfected, not the players, unlike a boxing match in Nicaragua over the weekend (Picture: Instagram / @tvboxeo)Rafael Ramos, president of the Spanish Association of Football Team Doctors, allayed fears a player could be infected if the ball hits them in the face, telling El Pais: ‘No, because all the material used, including the pitch and the balls will be sterilised before and after the game and at half time. Being hit by a sterile ball on a sterile pitch – it will be difficult to get infected that way.’AdvertisementAdvertisementSex banThe Bundesliga is on course to be the first league to return to action and they have already formalised many of their rules. Players have to get changed at home and wash their own kit, use their elbows to operate elevators and abstain from kissing or having sex with partners who have displayed symptoms of Covid-19.More subsIn an effort to allay fears over player burn-out and injuries due to the limited preparation time and congested fixture schedule, The Sun claim Fifa have proposed the introduction of a short-term rule change that will permit additional substitutions.last_img read more

Subcon Bags CPM Contract for Supply of Scour Systems

first_imgSubcon has been awarded a contract by Citic Pacific Mining (CPM) for the design and supply of scour systems for berth pocket stabilization at the Sino Iron Terminal at Port of Cape Preston.CPM exports a magnetite concentrate via its a purpose-built terminal at Port of Cape Preston which is locatedapproximately 60 kilometers south-west of Dampier.The existing facility was built to accommodate a trans-shipping method of transporting the magnetite concentrate which entailed loading the material onto multiple hopper barges at the terminal berth before the barges were towed out and the ore discharged into a larger ocean going vessel waiting offshore for shipping to buyers.To increase the material throughput of the terminal, CPM has decided to utilize a larger, self-discharging, self-propelled vessel for trans-shipping. Preliminary enabling works to facilitate this change were conducted at the terminal earlier this year which consisted of dredging the existing berth, removing existing stop dolphin and upgrading vessel moorings.The larger vessel size and deeper berth pocket means increases in bow thruster and main propeller wash velocities pose a significant scour erosion risk to the existing breakwater rock armour. CPM approached Subcon to design, manufacture and supply a retro fit, low to no maintenance, high performance scour protection solution to protect the breakwater at the location of the vessel’s bow thruster and main propeller as well as shield the seafloor at the toe of the embankment.Subcon is currently fabricating a total of 203 scour protection mattresses at its Karratha facility. The design includes a combination of CoastMatt and plastic mould articulated concrete mattress products. The mattresses incorporate a superduplex stainless steel rope to achieve the low maintenance requirement in the highly corrosive environment.last_img read more

Negros dioceses warn vs ‘solicitation scam’

first_imgDiocese of Bacolod chancellor, Rev. Fr.Christian Gesulgon, said Bishop Patricio Buzon has not authorized anyone tosolicit on his behalf and, as such, any solicitation purporting to have comefrom him or the diocese or any appeal for donations involving name dropping ofthe bishop or diocese is a scam.The diocese official explained, it is standing policy of the diocese that allfinancial transactions, including donations involving the diocese itself andthe bishop, shall all be properly coursed through the Office of the DiocesanOeconomus.Additionally, he pointed out, they issue corresponding official receipts todonors.Gesulgon added, they were informed that unauthorized solicitation is beingconducted via social media and text messaging applications by instructingpeople to donate through a particular bank account supposedly connected to thechurch.He also requested the public to immediately report such incidents to theChancery Office of the Diocese of Bacolod, located at the Bishop’s Palace.Meanwhile, Diocese of Dumaguete chancellor, Rev. Fr. Carmelito Limbaga, Jr.,also released a similar statement and called on the public not to fall for the“modus” and be extra vigilant in addressing such requests.He pointed out, should there be any solicitation in their locality, the publicmust verify and confirm the request by contacting their office in DumagueteCity./PN BACOLOD City – The Dioceses of Bacolodand Dumaguete issued a warning to the public over reports of unauthorizedsolicitation purporting to have come from their respective Offices of Bishop. last_img read more

Madison couple facing neglect charges in death of infant

first_imgMadison, In. — Two Madison, Indiana residents were arrested on neglect of a dependent charges following an investigation into the death of an infant in Madison in July of this year.The investigation by Indiana State Police Detectives began on July 15, 2018, when Eben Frisque, age 3 months, was found unresponsive and later pronounced deceased inside an apartment located at 121 Taft Drive, Madison, Indiana.During the course of the investigation, detectives learned that Eben’s parents, Deven G. Frisque, age 32, and Tara L. Savage, 28, who lived in the apartment with Eben and a second child, had both consumed methamphetamine and other drugs recently while caring for the two children.  Both parents tested positive for methamphetamine and other drugs shortly after Eben’s death.An autopsy was completed on Eben Frisque.  He tested positive for methamphetamine and amphetamine.  The autopsy report listed the cause of death as “Acute Methamphetamine Ingestion”.At the conclusion of the investigation, the case was forwarded to the Jefferson County Prosecutor’s Office for review.As a result, warrants were issued for Deven Frisque and Tara Savage on charges of Neglect of a Dependent, Level 1 Felony.Savage was arrested on September 25th in Bedford, Kentucky by the Kentucky State Police.  Frisque was arrested yesterday at a residence in Jefferson County, Indiana.  Frisque was incarcerated pending his initial appearance in the Jefferson County Circuit Court.  Savage was incarcerated in Kentucky, pending extradition back to Jefferson County.Indiana State Police Detectives were assisted by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, Kentucky State Police, Indiana Department of Child Services, and the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office.Arrest photos may be available through the Jefferson County Jail.last_img read more

Zidane,Pogba in unison over Real Madrid move

first_img Loading… L’Equipe says both men are agreed that Pogba must move to Real Madrid in the coming months. Zidane has made it clear he wants Real to sign Pogba this summer, while the player also has made it clear to agent Mino Raiola he wants the move to happen.Advertisement Real Madrid coach, Zinedine Zidane and Paul Pogba are in unison over the Manchester United midfielder’s summer plans. It’s suggested Real will seek to open formal negotiations with United over a fee for the midfielder. read also:Man Utd not planning to trigger Pogba contract option A year on after being quoted €180-200m for Pogba, Real are now expecting to cough up €70-80m to bring the player to Spain for next season. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our FutureCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith9 Actors Who Stay Famous For That One Movie They Did 10 Years Ago10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The Worldlast_img read more

Kay keen on collecting record fifth straight Deery win on Memorial Day at Boone

first_imgBOONE, Iowa – Justin Kay runs for a Deery Brothers Summer Series record fifth straight feature win when the IMCA Late Model tour makes its traditional Memorial Day visit to Boone Speedway.Kay already owns four consecutive Deery victories and looks to become the first driver in the tour’s 32-year history to win five in a row next Monday, May 28.Kay won the 2017 series finale and followed with checkers at Cedar County Raceway, Maquoketa Speedway and Quad City Speedway in the first three events of 2018. He shares the current record of four consecutive wins with Gary Webb (1994), Rob Toland (2004) and Brian Harris (2013).“We’re not going to make any changes to the car. Everything has been working real good for us,” Kay said. “We’ll just try to make sure that nothing falls apart and everything works.”His 27 career tour checkers include the Memorial Day event at Boone in 2015. The two-time series champion has another four top-five Deery finishes at Boone to his credit, including a pair of runner-up finishes during the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.Next Monday’s Deery event will be the 48th held at Boone since 1988 and pays $2,000 to win and a minimum of $300 to start.Also on the Memorial Day program are IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods racing for all points, including track.Pit gates at Boone open at 2 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 3 p.m. Hot laps are at 4 p.m. and racing gets underway at 5 p.m.Spectator admission is $20 for adults, $7 for students ages 13-17 and free for kids 12 and under when accompanying a paid adult.More information is available at the www.raceboone.com website and by calling 515 987-1220.Deery Brothers Summer Series top 20 point standings – 1. Justin Kay, Wheatland, 126; 2. Ryan Dolan, Lisbon, 116; 3. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, 114; 4. Chad Holladay, Muscatine, 105; 5. Nick Marolf, Moscow, 104; 6. Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove, 100; 7. Todd Cooney, Pleasant Hill, 98; 8. Matt Ryan, Davenport, and Curt Martin, Independence, both 95; 10. Terry Neal, Ely, 90; 11. Chuck Hanna, Port Byron, Ill., 79; 12. Sam Halstead, New London, 78; 13. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, 77; 14. Tim Simpson, Iowa City, 70; 15. Andy Eckrich, Oxford, 68; 16. Chad Coyne, Orion, Ill., 67; 17. Rob Moss, Iowa City, 65; 18. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, 62; 19. Jeff Tharp, Sherrill, and Cayden Cayden, Oskaloosa, both 61.last_img read more

David W. Rodgers

first_imgDavid W. Rodgers Sr. 74, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Friday December 21, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio.He was born February 19, 1944 in Aurora, IN, son of the late Stanley Rodgers and Ruth (Armstrong) RodgersDavid was very patriotic and proud that he served our country. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was very active in Veterans affairs and was a member of the VFW, American Legion, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles all in Aurora, IN. He enjoyed listening to Rock-n-Roll music, the Blues, and playing pool. He loved his dogs and was known by the family as the ” Dog Whisperer.” His dog family consists of his best friend Buddy, Serge, Dexter and Kirby. David’s most precious time was spent with his family. He was an excellent husband, father and papaw. He will be greatly missed.David is survived by his loving spouse of 51 years, Karen Rodgers (Huffner), sons, Gregory (Michelle) Rodgers of Australia and, David W. (Jennifer) Rodgers Jr. of Boynton Beach, FL; daughter, Tina (J’aime) Dobies of Louisville, KY; siblings, Paul (Clara) Rodgers of East Enterprise, IN, Shirley Roy of Aurora, IN, Norman Rodgers of Aurora, IN, and John Rodgers of Boynton Beach, FL; grandchildren, Joshua, Ella, & Noah Rodgers and Luke Rodgers.He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Steve Rodgers, grandmother Edith A Kelly.Friends will be received Saturday, December 29, 2018, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at Funeral Home, at 2:00 pm with Mark Tanner officiating.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana. Military graveside services will be conducted by members of local Veterans Service Organizations.Contributions may be made to the Welcome Home Warriors, P.A.W.S. (Animal Shelter), and the AM Vets . 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.comlast_img read more

Grab the milk – Girl Scout Cookies are here!

first_imgCustomers may use the Girl Scout Cookie Finder app on their mobile device to find a booth sale in their area. Corporate sponsors for the cookie program are American Dairy Association Indiana and Prairie Farms. Milk and Girl Scout Cookies sure go together! Girl Scouts will begin delivering pre-ordered cookies as soon as they receive them. Girl Scout Cookies will also be sold at troop-run cookie booths in front of grocery stores and other local retailers beginning mid-February through mid-March. The cost is only $5 per package for all Girl Scout Cookie varieties. And again this year, Girl Scout troops will take credit and debit cards at most booth sale locations thanks to a relationship with First Financial Bank. Girl Scouts across central Indiana will also sell cookies for Operation: Cookie Drop, a council-wide service project to support our local military service members, veterans, and first responders. Girl Scout Cookies will be distributed to soldiers stationed at military bases across central Indiana and military veterans, along with firefighters, police officers, and other people who put their lives at risk to keep us safe. Last year, more than 76,000 packages of Girl Scout Cookies were donated to Operation: Cookie Drop. Customers who buy cookies from their local Girl Scouts can be assured the proceeds will directly benefit Girl Scouts in their community. Girl Scouts of Central Indiana uses cookie earnings to power amazing experiences for girls through council programming, while girls and their troops decide how to invest in impactful community projects, personal enrichment opportunities, and more. From conquering the rock wall at Girl Scout camp to hands-on robotics activities, Girl Scouts are doing amazing things made possible by each and every cookie sale. Statewide— It’s time to stock up on the milk as truckloads of Girl Scout Cookies are rolling into central Indiana this week. More than 2.2 million packages are being delivered starting Wednesday, Jan. 22 through Sunday, Jan. 26, in cities including Bloomington, Columbus, Indianapolis, Kokomo, Lafayette, Muncie, Richmond, Terre Haute, and many cities in between.last_img read more

Messi back at the double after illness to sicken Celtic

first_imgBy Jamie McGeeverGLASGOW,(Reuters)-The dazzling Lionel Messi returned from illness to score yet another double to help Barcelona ease into the knockout stages of the Champions League for a 13th successive year with their 2-0 win at Celtic yesterday.Messi, who missed the goalless draw with Malaga on Saturday with a sickness bug, was back to his tormenting best just as he had been when scoring a hat-trick in Barca’s 7-0 win in the their Group C fixture at the Nou Camp two months earlier.The Argentinian followed up an impressive first-half strike from close range with a penalty after the break, and was a constant threat throughout the match alongside Brazilian team mate Neymar.The brace took Messi’s Champions League total to 92 goals, including nine in this season’s group stages alone, and though he narrowly missed a hat-trick, his genius ensured Celtic exited all European competition while Barca will progress as group winners.”It was a game that we expected. In one of the toughest groups, we have come top. I have to congratulate the team,” said Barcelona coach Luis Enrique.Celtic coach Brendan Rodgers had impressed upon his players not to give their illustrious opponents too much respect as they had done in Barcelona and they were certainly not humiliated in the same manner as they were in September.They had some decent goalscoring opportunities which fell to striker Moussa Dembele, but he failed to add to his three goals in this season’s group stage.For all Celtic’s pressing and possession, however, Barca had too much class with Messi their executioner again, latching on to Neymar’s dinked through ball to fire first-time past Craig Gordon in the 24th minute.He doubled his tally from the penalty spot in the 56th after Luis Suarez was fouled by Emilio Izaguirre.Messi had further opportunities to add to his tally and only a remarkable save by Gordon from a Suarez header in the first half prevented the winning margin from being wide.“The players gave everything,” said Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers.“We restricted them to one or two chances and at 1-0 we had a real chance to equalise. However, they went up to the other end and scored a second.”last_img read more

Fast Reaction: 3 quick takeaways from No. 1 Syracuse’s 12-11 overtime victory over No. 17 North Carolina

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Syracuse isn’t just like the rest of ‘em.The Orange became the first No. 1 team in six weeks not to lose in its first week holding the nation’s top spot on Saturday afternoon. Sergio Salcido hit a rocket from the top right on the man-up to help No. 1 Syracuse (10-1, 4-0 Atlantic Coast) clinched the regular-season ACC title as it overcame a five-goal deficit against No. 17 North Carolina (6-6, 1-2) for a 12-11 win. It was the last game ever played at Fetzer Field, that UNC lacrosse opened play in 1949 and SU closed Saturday.Here are three quick takeaways from the game.Syracuse man-up triumphs againIn overtime, SU had won the ball off a faceoff violation and it rotated up top to Nick Mariano, so often the Syracuse offensive pilot late. A UNC defender decked Nate Solomon from behind shortly into the period and Syracuse found itself on the man-up, a unit that had been so lethal all season. Mariano regained possession and worked the ball around the top to Matt Lane and Jamie Trimboli, but the furthest swing went to Salcido, at a 60-degree angle to the goal and about 12 yards out.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSalcido’s rocket came just after a Syracuse had been 1-for-2 on the day. The Ornage converted when it counted.Sergio Salcido has a daySalcido matched his season-high for goals (two) in the first quarter alone, and the redshirt senior finished the game. Salcido has been frustrated with his shooting this season — “God awful,” he said last week of his .150 shooting percentage on 60 attempts — but broke through against Tar Heel defender Jack Rowlett for three goals on five shots Sunday.Salcido pocketed his first midway through the first quarter on the man-up when quick ball movement left him alone on the crease and he cashed in. On his second, Salcido sprinted to the left from behind the goal and stopped suddenly and, as he spun, Rowlett flew by. A flick of the wrist and Salcido beat Brian Balkam right side.After the halftime whistle, Rowlett ran up behind Salcido and tomahawked his stick out of his hands. Salcido shrugged and turned back to his team. He did his talking at the end.Syracuse can’t convert—until it canLate in the third quarter, SU midfielder Peter Dearth dodged to the goal and found himself suddenly alone. He only had to beat UNC goalie Balkam to trim SU’s lead back down to three goals. But Dearth looked up too soon and couldn’t hang on to even the pass in front and it squirted away.It emblemized the day for Syracuse. Salcido juked a defender from his cleats but couldn’t hit on an open shot. A push from Marcus Cunningham nulled a clear attempt and gave UNC back possession, which it promptly scored on. Twice, Syracuse fouled on defense, allowed a goal, and then allowed another goal on the subsequent man-down.But, late in the third, after Dearth dropped the pass, SU bailed out its second-line midfielder by regaining possession, and garnering three more chances. Dearth made almost the same cut in front and this time hung on and finished. It had taken almost 90 seconds longer, but the Orange once again had a chance trailing 10-7. All season long, no matter how big the hole SU dug itself, someone pulled the team out. Mariano off a razor pick, Salcido from the top or Brendan Bomberry in front of the crease. Dearth’s goal seemed the wedge to put Syracuse back in the game. And it was. SU overcame a four-goal deficit and, with about 1:19 remaining, short-stick midfielder Paolo Ciferri emerged from a defensive scrum and five-holed Balkam to tie the game and send it to overtime. Comments Published on April 15, 2017 at 6:34 pm Contact Sam: sjfortie@syr.edu | @Sam4TRlast_img read more