Scotland bans household visits in Glasgow because of COVID-19

first_imgFirst Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced a ban on indoor household gatherings in Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow, and two nearby areas on Tuesday following a rise in coronavirus cases.Sturgeon said that from midnight (2300 GMT) the 800,000 residents living in Glasgow, West Dunbartonshire and East Renfrewshire should no longer host people from outside their households indoors.She said the transmission of the virus was mainly happening inside people’s homes and the measures may be in place for two weeks. Schools, pubs and restaurants will continue to remain open. “I know how unwelcome this news this evening will be for people who live in these areas,” Sturgeon told a news conference. “I know that because I am one of you, I live in Glasgow. So, these rules apply to me as they do to everyone else in these areas.” Topics :last_img read more

Siemens wins Iraqi gas-fired power plant gig

first_imgImage courtesy of SiemensGerman engineering giant Siemens has received an order to supply the key components and long-term power generation services for the 840-megawatt (MW) Maisan combined cycle power plant in Iraq. CITIC Construction, the Chinese engineering procurement and construction firm building the plant, and Iraqi developer MPC, part of Raban Al-Safina for Energy Projects (RASEP) awarded the contract valued at more than €280 million ($314.8 million) to Siemens.The independent power project is expected to deliver first power by March 2021 and enter full combined cycle mode by early 2022. The plant will supply sufficient electricity to meet the needs of more than three million Iraqis, while also supporting the industrial sector.Siemens said in its statement its scope of supply includes two SGT5-4000F gas turbines, oneSST5-4000 steam turbine, and three SGen5-2000H generators, along with the SPPA-T3000 control systems, transformers and related electrical equipment, and the fuel gas system.“Iraq is undergoing an economic transformation, and as the country embarks on a series of ambitious infrastructure projects, efficient and reliable electricity will be essential to powering this development,” said Dietmar Siersdorfer, CEO of Siemens Middle East and UAE.Siemens and the Ministry of Electricity of the Republic of Iraq recently signed an implementation agreement to kick off the actual execution of the roadmap for rebuilding Iraq’s power sector. As part of the implementation agreement, the two agreed on the awarding of contracts valued at approximately €700 million for phase 1 of the roadmap. This includes the EPC construction of a 500 MW gas-fired power plant in Zubaidiya, the upgrade of 40 gas turbines with upstream cooling systems, and the installation of thirteen 132 kV substations as well as 34 transformers across Iraq.last_img read more

New date set for the inauguration of OECS Assembly

first_imgLocalNews New date set for the inauguration of OECS Assembly by: – June 20, 2012 11 Views   no discussions Tweet Share Sharecenter_img Share Sharing is caring! August 10, 2012 is the new date set for the inauguration of the O.E.C.S Assembly.This was disclosed at the 55th Meeting of the O.E.C.S Heads of Authority Meeting which concluded in St. Vincent and the Grenadines last week.The inaugural session of the Regional Assembly which was originally scheduled for June 15, 2012 will take place in St John’s Antigua and Barbuda. Prime Minister Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit who represented Dominica at that meeting says a combined membership of Government and Opposition Parliamentarians has already been submitted to the OECS Secretariat in St. Lucia.“In Dominica’s case the leader of the opposition and four from the Government side will represent Dominica at this O.E.C.S Assembly”.Prime Minister Skerrit has confirmed that Dominica fully supports the formalization of this assembly.“We look forward to this assembly. Our hope is that very important regional matters which affect the people of the O.E.C.S will be discussed”. The revised Treaty of Basseterre of 2010, which governs the OECS move towards an Economic Union, outlines provisions for the establishment of the OECS Assembly as one of the five principles of the sub-regional grouping.Meanwhile Prime Minister Skerrit reports that the economic situation confronting O.E.C.S Member states were also discussed by O.E.C.S heads at the June 10-13 meeting in St.Vincent.“As you know there is a real global crisis affecting every single country of the O.E.C.S. There is a dramatic drop in revenue and there is also an increase in expenditure and the question is how do you balance those things”? The Dominica leader said further that “In the face of this economic situation O.E.C.S Governments have had to continue providing the goods and services to its people and in some cases they had to increase the amount spent on social safety net programmes to respond to the challenges which citizens are confronted with”.The prime minister added that the O.E.C.S heads will continue to discuss this issue when they meet later this month.“We intend to meet again to continue to discuss this particularly at the Monetary Council Meeting which will be held later this month in St.Kitts and Nevis and to device strategies as to how we can overcome some of those challenges”. Other matters discussed during the three-day session included the application by Guadeloupe and Martinique for associate membership in the OECS; the appointment of a new chief justice for the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, a report from the meeting with opposition leaders and issues related to the Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority.Government Information Servicelast_img read more

Alaba suggests movement on Bayern Munich extension

first_img After Manuel Neuer was recently tied down to fresh terms, Bayern boss Hansi Flick said on Monday he is keen to retain the services of Alaba. The versatile Austria international’s existing deal is due to expire at the end of next season, with Barcelona and Real Madrid recently linked with an interest. According to reports, Bayern are willing to offer Alaba a contract until 2025, but the defender’s salary demands have led to an impasse with talks more difficult to conduct during the coronavirus pandemic. Alaba confirmed he would be happy to stay at the Allianz Arena but is in no rush to get the situation sorted. “Look, I try to focus on the essentials, on the games,” Alaba told Sky. “It is very good for me. That is where my focus is entirely. “We have no deadline. We will see in the coming weeks what will happen next. At the moment, everything is calm.” The 27-year-old was speaking after Bayern thrashed Fortuna Dusseldorf 5-0 at the Allianz Arena on Saturday to move 10 points clear at the Bundesliga summit, though Borussia Dortmund could cut that back to seven by beating Paderborn on Sunday. An own goal from Mathias Jorgensen set them on their way after 15 minutes, with Benjamin Pavard and Robert Lewandowski also on target before half-time. Lewandowski added a second before Alphonso Davies rounded off the scoring two minutes later in an emphatic victory. “We are very, very ambitious. The mood in the team is really great,” said Alaba. read also:Bayern close to new deals for Alaba, Neuer,Thiago “We want to win every game, and you can see that too. We are keeping our foot on the gas.” With converted winger Davies deployed at left-back, Alaba once again featured in the heart of defence. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 David Alaba suggested there could be movement on a possible contract extension at Bayern Munich in the coming weeks. Loading… Promoted ContentThe Most Exciting Cities In The World To Visit10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It AppearedBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Breathtaking Train Stations Around The GlobeThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World6 Extreme Facts About Hurricaneslast_img read more

Arsenal want Osimhen

first_imgRelatedPosts Runarsson joins Arsenal on four-year deal Napoli Coach: Osimhen young lad with old brain Arsenal, Wolves want Michael Olise Arsenal chiefs have identified Lille striker Victor Osimhen as a replacement for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.The Daily Express claimed Arsenal is tracking Osimhen as a potential replacement for Aubameyang. Aubameyang looks set to leave this summer after failing to negotiate new terms at Emirates Stadium.The Gunners are keen to avoid a repeat of the scenario which saw Aaron Ramsey leave for free last summer, so will offload Aubameyang this summer to ensure they get a fee.Osimhen has scored 13 goals in 25 Ligue 1 starts this season.Tags: ArsenalLigue 1Pierre-Emerick AubameyangVictor Osimhenlast_img

Ostriches not welcome at Chelsea, warns Jose Mourinho

first_img “I don’t think we’ll be in trouble not to have the desire and personality to play (against Southampton).” Mourinho defended his methods after suggestions some players were unhappy with his criticism, insisting it is imperative to rebuke players in front of their team-mates. “Of course (I criticise) in front of the other players, because I coach,” Mourinho said. “When I criticise the mistake of my right-back and Ola Aina is present, it’s an education for him. “When I criticise a mistake of Gary Cahill and John Terry is in the meeting, if he didn’t play he knows what I want. “If I criticise Willian for his movement, Pedro is listening and learning.” Even Eden Hazard, Chelsea’s standout performer last term, has not been immune, dropping to the substitutes’ bench for Tuesday night’s loss at Porto. Mourinho had an explanation for Hazard’s sub-standard display in last Saturday’s draw at Newcastle – the Belgian had become a father for the third time the previous evening – and insists the forward remains the Premier League’s best. “If we arrive in May and Eden Hazard doesn’t have a good period, we are in trouble and he is too because his season was very bad,” Mourinho added. “He played very well against Arsenal. Against Newcastle he was all night without sleeping because his baby was born that night. “He travelled on the morning of the game and wasn’t in the best condition. He’s in a period where he’s not at the top of his game, but he’s the best.” Jose Mourinho has told his Chelsea players to face their problems head on and not to hide like ostriches. “There is an animal that puts its head in the ground… an ostrich,” Mourinho said. “In the bad moments, you cannot do that and just wait for a better moment to come, or for the problems to be resolved by themselves. “Or waiting for the moon to change and give you better vibrations. You make mistakes, you are in a bad moment, no ostrich (behaviour), (lift your) head up, face the problems, speak, work. For me, this is the way.” Pearson was forced to apologise for calling a journalist an ostrich during a tetchy press conference in April. Mourinho says players shirking responsibility would be a poor response, but he believes the 2-0 win over Arsenal showed that is not the case with his players. “Sometimes, players are on the pitch and they are hidden,” he added. “It’s the worst thing, when you don’t want to be there. You lose two or three matches, the next match you play at home and you don’t want to be there. “I think we showed against Arsenal that we don’t have that profile. We came against Arsenal in a worse run than now, after (defeats to) Crystal Palace and Everton. Press Association Chelsea will bid to improve on their miserable start to the season – four wins in 11 games in all competitions, including two in seven in the Premier League – against Southampton on Saturday. Amid talk of a crisis and suggestions of rifts within the squad, Mourinho is defiant, and he became the second Premier League manager in under a year after former Leicester boss Nigel Pearson to make a reference to a certain flightless bird. last_img read more

Fifa World Cup FIFA World Cup 2018 Highlights, Uruguay vs France: Griezmann, Varane goals send France to semifinals

first_imgAre you watching both? pic.twitter.com/fCJijEhmsw For all the Latest Sports News News, Fifa World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Kick-off (16.00 CET) is fast approaching! ⌛️#FiersdetreBleus #WorldCup #URUFRA pic.twitter.com/OETSl6ozwQ — FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) July 6, 2018#FRA #FRA #FRA — FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) July 6, 2018Two strong defences, but only one can be victorious in Nizhny Novgorod…#URUFRA pic.twitter.com/gkMvhowdyK More stats and facts 👉 https://t.co/tJolbQFYxV pic.twitter.com/bO6LxJlKCa — FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) July 6, 2018Okay Twitter, who is winning this one? #URUFRA New Delhi: — French Team (@FrenchTeam) July 6, 2018#  France XI: Lloris, Pavard, Varane, Umtiti, Hernandez, Kante, Pogba, Mbappe, Griezmann, Tolisso, Giroud.# Uruguay XI: Muslera, Caceres, Gimenez, Godin, Laxal, Nandez, Torreira, Vecino, Bentancur, Suarez, Stuani. 2018:Russia ✅Portugal ✅France 🤔@Uruguay are on a hot streak against European teams at the #WorldCup but will that continue today? # 8′ Nestor Pitana interrupts the game for a tactical foul by Paul Pogba (France).# 6′ Benjamin Pavard (France) delivers a promising cross into the box, but it’s cleared.# 5′ Christian Stuani (Uruguay) finds space inside the box but rifles his effort miles past the left post.# 4′ Lucas (France) deprives his opponent of the ball, but the referee blows his whistle for a foul. He’s not happy with the decision!# 2′ Kylian Mbappe almost gets into in a promising position, but the through ball by Olivier Giroud (France) from just inside the box is intercepted by one of the defending players.# Kick off!# Nestor Pitana is the one to supervise the game today.# Both the teams are out and the National Anthems are ON!#URUFRA | Formations… #URU#FRA#WorldCup pic.twitter.com/YnOiI2fWZa — FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) July 6, 2018″They defend very well” 🚫”They have top strikers” ️⚽️ — FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) July 6, 2018We’re back with two massive #WorldCup matches today!#URUFRA // #BRABEL Welcome to News Nation live coverage of the FIFA World Cup 2018. The first quarterfinal clash is between Uruguay and France at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Russia as both of the team eye a semi-final berth of FIFA’s mega event.After two straight wins against Australia (2-1) and Peru (1-0), the French were held to a goalless draw by Denmark, finishing top of Group C and conceding just once. In the round-of-16, coach Didier Deschamps led his men to a hard-fought and exciting 4-3 win over Argentina and secured a spot in the quarter-finals.The Uruguayans finished top of Group A, after three straight wins – without conceding a single goal. Defeating Portugal 2-1 in their round-of-16 game, thanks to a brace by Edinson Cavani, Oscar Tabarez’s men are one win away from getting Uruguay to the WC semi-finals for the second time in three WC tournaments.HIGHLIGHTS of Uruguay vs France: # The referee blows his whistle for the final time to end this match.# 90+4′ Jonathan Urreta (Uruguay) is disappointed with himself because he got into a good area but produced a poor cross.# 90+2′ The game has come to an end for Antoine Griezmann. He has contributed as much as he could today. He will be replaced by the fresh legs of Nabil Fekir (France).# We will have 5 min. of added time.# 89′ Antoine Griezmann (France) takes the direct free kick from far out, but his shot flies into the stands.# 88′ Jose Maria Gimenez (Uruguay) is penalised after knocking an opponent down. France are awarded a free kick from a dangerous position.# 87′ That’s the end of the game for Kylian Mbappe, who is replaced by Ousmane Dembele (France).# 86′ Luis Suarez (Uruguay) attempts to find one of his teammates, but puts far too much on the pass and the chance is gone.# 84′ Jonathan Urreta (Uruguay) looks to break free, but his touch lets him down and he loses the ball.# 80′ Martin Caceres (Uruguay) fizzes over a cross which doesn’t cause any problems.# 78′ Didier Deschamps has decided to substitute Corentin Tolisso and he is replaced by Steven N’Zonzi (France).# 77′ Jonathan Urreta (Uruguay) tries to send a pass but it’s blocked.# 76′ Olivier Giroud (France) fires a volley from the edge of the box, but his effort goes well wide of the left post.# 74′ The substitution is prepared. Jonathan Urreta (Uruguay) joins the action as a substitute, replacing Nahitan Nandez.# 73′ CHANCE! Corentin Tolisso (France) creates some space for himself to pick up a pass on the edge of the box and unleashes a decent strike which goes a whisker over the crossbar.# 72′ Martin Caceres (Uruguay) sends the ball into the penalty area from a throw-in as if it’s a corner kick.# 71′ Nahitan Nandez (Uruguay) attempts a long crossfield pass, but the defence does well to intercept the ball. — FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) July 6, 20182014:England ✅Italy ✅ “But we can make it difficult for them” 💪@FrenchTeam’s @MATUIDIBlaise ahead of #URUFRA… pic.twitter.com/xKkqy2nSaw # 69′ The booking goes to Cristian Rodriguez (Uruguay).# 68′ Is that a yellow card in the referee’s hand? It is! Kylian Mbappe (France) gets booked.# 65′ CHANCE! Cristian Rodriguez (Uruguay) misses the left post by a whisker with a mid-range rebound. What a chance that was!# 63′ Lucas Torreira (Uruguay) lifts the ball into the box from the corner, but one of the defending players gets there first to head it clear.# 63′ Lucas Torreira (Uruguay) swings in the corner, but fails to find any of his teammates. One of the defenders reacts superbly to get it clear. The ball is out of play. Uruguay win a corner kick.# 61′ Gooal! Antoine Griezmann (France) manages to put the ball in the back of the net.# 59′ It’s time for a substitution. That’s the last involvement from Christian Stuani as he is replaced by Maximiliano Gomez Gonzalez (Uruguay).# 59′ Here is a change. Rodrigo Bentancur is going off and Oscar Tabarez gives the last tactical orders to Cristian Rodriguez (Uruguay).# 58′ Luis Suarez (Uruguay) fails to find any of his teammates inside the box as his pass is blocked.# 56′ Wasted effort! Rodrigo Bentancur (Uruguay) drives to the edge of the box after picking up a rebound, but his shot is tame and bends well wide of the left post.# 55′ Christian Stuani (Uruguay) sees an unmarked teammate and attempts to send him a low pass. However, one of the defenders reads the game perfectly and averts the danger# 54′ What a miskick by Benjamin Pavard (France). He smashes a volley from long distance that goes into the stands.# Second half begins!# The first half of today’s match has just finished.# There will be a minimum of 2 min. of added time.# 44′ Diego Godin (Uruguay) is furious with himself as he misses a golden opportunity from inside the six-yard box. He sends a rebound a few inches wide of the left post.# 44′ CHANCE! MISS! The free kick into the box finds Martin Caceres (Uruguay), who heads the ball towards the bottom left corner, but the keeper pulls off a fantastic reflex save. Great goalkeeping skills.# 42′ Nahitan Nandez (Uruguay) collects a rebound a long way out and doesn’t hesitate to release a goal-bound hammer of a shot. His attempt is precise and towards the middle of the target. It would have ended in the back of the net if it wasn’t for Hugo Lloris and his nice save.# 42′ Christian Stuani (Uruguay) races towards goal but the defender gets back well to make a challenge. Uruguay have been awarded a corner kick.# 40′ GOAL! The ball from the free kick finds its way to Raphael Varane (France) who finds himself some space and scores with a thunderous header into the bottom left corner. An incredible long-range header!# 38′ Rodrigo Bentancur (Uruguay) picks up a yellow card. # 37′ Paul Pogba (France) and Antoine Griezmann combine brilliantly in a series of one-twos.# 36′ Matias Vecino (Uruguay) picks up the rebound on the edge of the box and shoots. His effort, however, only finds the gloves of the opponent’s goalkeeper.# 35′ Kylian Mbappe (France) sends in a pass which fails to reach any of his teammates.# 35′ Paul Pogba (France) has proven his good peripheral vision as he picks out Kylian Mbappe with a lovely through ball.# 33′ What was Lucas (France) thinking? He will not get away with that. The referee shows him a yellow card.# 27′ Corentin Tolisso (France) attempts to find one of his teammates with a fine lofted pass, but the defence reacts well to intercept the effort.# 26′ Kylian Mbappe (France) slaloms his way past challenges, but an opposing player does well to get the ball away. It will be a corner kick for France.# 22′ Antoine Griezmann (France) takes the corner but it’s cleared.# 22′ Benjamin Pavard (France) attempts to send over a cross in order to find one of his teammates, but an opposition defender averts the danger by intercepting the effort. France will have a chance to score from a corner kick.# 20′ Antoine Griezmann (France) slides a pass forward, but one of the defenders cuts it out.# 18′ Paul Pogba (France) gathers the pass and without hesitation smashes a shot in from long range, but it goes high over the bar.# 15′ CHANCE! Kylian Mbappe (France) misses a great chance after he found some space in the box! His glancing header goes over the crossbar.# 14′ Jose Maria Gimenez (Uruguay) jumps for a header from the resulting corner kick inside the box and sends the ball in on goal, but the goalkeeper makes a very good save.# 14′ Christian Stuani (Uruguay) will deliver the corner kick.# 13′ One of the defenders reacts at the last minute to brilliantly block a pass from Rodrigo Bentancur (Uruguay). Uruguay force a corner. Their opponents will face another attacking threat.# 11′ Raphael Varane (France) plants a header from the edge of the box after a nice cross from the free kick. It lacks accuracy and the ball flies well wide of the right post.# 10′ It looks like Christian Stuani (Uruguay) saw red with that tackle. Nestor Pitana won’t tolerate such behaviour on the pitch and blows for a foul. France earn a free kick. Kylian Mbappe (France) sends in a pass which fails to reach any of his teammates. — FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) July 6, 2018Ready for this one @Uruguay and @FrenchTeam fans?#URUFRA // #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/CNodyHTsB0 #URUFRA | The teams are in… 👀#URU #FRA#WorldCup pic.twitter.com/G6nBdJMPKC CC: @FrenchTeam pic.twitter.com/iLyhiv8xfT That feeling when you and your squad meet up for the #WorldCup quarter-finals 🙌 — FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) July 6, 2018 — FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) July 6, 2018 — FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) July 6, 2018The quarter-finals begin TODAY! #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/jOnerrANSM # Players to watch: Scoring two goals against Argentina, 19-year-old French striker Kylian Mbappé became the youngest player to score a brace in a WC game since Pele. He will go H2H against Barcelona hotshot Luis Suarez, who has scored 2 goals in the World Cup campaign.last_img read more

Cricket News Darren Lehmann reveals emotional toll after ball-tampering scandal

first_imgNew Delhi: Darren Lehmann, former Australia coach who quit in the aftermath of the Newlands ball-tampering scandal, has revealed the emotional toll on him and claimed Cricket Australia did not support him enough in the aftermath of the controversy.“I saw people, and am still seeing people about it. That’s a work in progress. I don’t think people know how much it affects people behind the scenes, but that’s one of those things that you go through,” Lehmann was quoted as saying in a report in Sydney Daily Telegraph. Read More |Ban on Smith, Warner and Bancroft must be lifted: ACAWhen asked about the support from Cricket Australia, Lehmann said they did offer psychological support but could have offered him a lot more. Read More | Where will Dhawan go in IPL 19 – Delhi Daredevils or Kings XI Punjab?Lehmann, who will be a commentator for the first ODI between Australia and South Africa in Perth, tearfully quit following the scandal despite being cleared of any direct role and contracted until the 2019 Ashes series in England, with former teammate Justin Langer taking over.‘Toxic culture’ in Australian cricketLehmann took over as the coach of the Australia team at a time of crisis. Mickey Arthur was sacked just before the start of the 2013 Ashes in England. However, Lehmann turned the team’s fortunes and played a key role in Australia whitewashing England 5-0 in the Ashes encounter and helping the team win the World Cup for the fifth time. However, he was accused by critics of overseeing a toxic team culture that damaged the reputation of the famed Baggy Green cap. While Lehmann and the three players paid a heavy price, no one at Cricket Australia has been held to account, although the governing body has accepted some culpability and former CEO James Sutherland has departed, along with team performance boss Pat Howard.An independent review that CA commissioned slammed the cricket board’s  “arrogant” and “controlling” culture, which resulted in the scandal at Newlands, triggering calls for chairman David Peever to quit. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

The Latest: French government says soccer, rugby seasons off

first_imgAthletes in track and field can apply for money from a $500,000 fund to help them get through the coronavirus pandemic.World Athletics and the International Athletics Foundation have launched the fund to help athletes who have lost income because competitions are suspended.World Athletics president Sebastian Coe says the fund will try “to help as many athletes as possible.”It’s unclear when or if the track season can begin. Diamond League meets and the Olympics have been postponed.Coe says the fund was the idea of 1,500-meter world record holder Hicham El Guerrouj. The Moroccan runner will be part of the team examining applications from athletes. How teams qualify for the 2021 Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana is also to be resolved.Tapia tells TNT Sports “everyone wants to play again when we can, and if we have to play in January because we couldn’t do it earlier in the year, we will.”___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 6 The Latest: French government says soccer, rugby seasons off Associated Press Prime Minister Edouard Philippe says “the 2019-20 season of professional sport … won’t be able to resume.”The top two divisions in French soccer both had 10 league games left to play. Rugby’s Top 14 league had reached the semifinal stage.France is expected to end its lockdown on May 11.___The French Rugby Federation has announced a support package worth 35 million euros ($38 million) to help ease the financial concerns of its amateur clubs during the coronavirus pandemic. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The French government says the rest of the soccer and rugby seasons won’t be completed because of the coronavirus pandemic. Amateur rugby competitions in France were canceled for the season on March 27 after strict social measures were put in place to deal with the outbreak.The FFR has now arranged a package that will see 14 million euros ($15 million) go to clubs to cover losses and fees for this season and a further 21 million euros ($22.5 million) for the 2020-21 season.It means they will not have to pay for such things as insurance costs and license fees.Rugby officials are waiting to see what rules the government sets out following the end of lockdown before definitively deciding if a resumption is possible in the country’s top league.___ ___The end of the Argentine league soccer season is expected to be ratified by the national association executive committee.AFA president Claudio Tapia says there will be no relegation until 2022 to ease club finances burdened by the coronavirus pandemic.The end of player contracts on June 30 will be honored.Boca Juniors won the title shortly before the AFA suspended all soccer on March 15. April 28, 2020last_img read more