• Coronavirus survivor recounts fear, confusion

    first_imgBut he knew he had to get away from his friend’s young child and elderly parents, to protect them.By then, Wuhan and other parts of Hubei had been placed under a quarantine that blocked millions of people from travelling.Unable to return to his parents’ home in a different township, Xiao checked into a nearby hotel, where his long ordeal began. ‘Mutant’Xiao became the subject of vicious rumors in his friend’s township.”That I had mutated, that I had already been cremated, that my friend had invited me deliberately to infect their town, or that my parents worked at the Huanan seafood market — many different versions,” Xiao said, referring to the Wuhan market where the virus is believed to have originated.”I was under the greatest psychological pressure when I was diagnosed… I felt sorry for my friend.”Xiao was finally discharged on Wednesday, and transferred to a quarantine location provided by the government.He plans to donate blood plasma for an experimental treatment using cells from coronavirus survivors.He also wants to quit his job at a media company in Chengdu and settle down in his home province once the outbreak ends, to be closer to family.”I no longer want to keep drifting out there,” he said. Topics : Xiao Yao doesn’t know when or where he caught the new coronavirus.He suspects it happened on his train journey home to celebrate the Lunar New Year in Jingzhou city, in central China’s Hubei province.The 27-year-old, who works in the southwest city of Chengdu, only realized something was amiss as the clock ticked midnight into the year of the rat on Jan. 25.center_img “I suddenly began to feel that my body was very warm, and I began to panic,” he told AFP.Xiao, who was at a friend’s house in Jingzhou at the time, wasn’t sure what to do.He had heard horror stories about the virus spreading through the country from friends at the epicenter of the outbreak in nearby Wuhan.”The feeling I got was that you shouldn’t go to the hospital — you will fall ill if you aren’t already ill,” he said. Makeshift hospitalXiao spent nearly a week alone at the hotel with only instant noodles to eat because nearby stores were all closed.He took fever medication and consulted an online doctor, who said he could have an upper respiratory tract infection.”I was so flustered. I thought about whether to call the police for help from the government,” Xiao said, but decided against it as he wasn’t sure if he had the COVID-19 illness.At night, he began to believe he was hallucinating a flying object in his room.One morning, he realized a bat had entered the room — the animal scientists believe was probably the source of the virus that has now killed more than 2,200 people and infected 75,000 across China.The government eventually shut down the hotel and Xiao had to return to his friend’s house.By then, he had developed a serious cough. His friend was also running a temperature, so they decided to head to a makeshift hospital converted from a factory.There he was treated with an assortment of intravenous drips, antiviral drugs and traditional Chinese medicine.On Feb. 4, Xiao finally received confirmation of what he had long feared — he was infected with the coronavirus.Conditions at the makeshift hospital were basic.Xiao initially had his own room, but got a “roommate” as the hospital became more crowded.”I didn’t bathe for more than 20 days,” he said.”I didn’t even have towels.””There was a smell of disinfectant on the food that made me nauseous,” he said.”But then I think about my friends in Wuhan, all of them struggling to get a hospital bed, and I can’t complain any more,” Xiao said.last_img read more

  • Man Utd’s Scott McTominay names Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira among midfield role models

    first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Man Utd’s Scott McTominay names Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira among midfield role models Scott McTominay has scored some big goals for Man Utd but wants to do more (Picture: Getty Images)Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay has named Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira among his three midfield role models, while he also feels teammate Paul Pogba is a source of inspiration.The 23-year-old has continued his impressive development at Manchester United this season, slowly growing his influence in the team.An injury has kept him out of action for a substantial amount of the second half of the season, but he was forcing his way back into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side before the coronavirus hiatus.Building a reputation as a box-to-box midfielder, capable of fulfilling most roles in central midfield, McTominay says he looks at players like Vieira, Zinedine Zidane and Roy Keane for inspiration.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘For myself, someone who’s quite strong and a good runner, I should be testing teams more than I do,’ McTominay told Manchester United’s Box To Box.‘I should be breaking lines similar to what Paul [Pogba] does, drive into the box and create chances.‘We always have to have that balance of one goes and one sits, which is so important for a midfield player.‘Being box-to-box, there’s some amazing examples: Zidane, Patrick Vieira, Roy Keane, driving through the middle of the pitch and were exceptionally good at it.‘For me it’s important to keep watching clips like that, I get the guys to send them over as much as they can to analyse it. Patrick Vieira became one of the best midfielders on the planet at Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images)McTominay has scored five goals this season, including his memorable long-range strike against Manchester City in March, and wants to add more goals to his game.He wants to become the strong, forward runner that the likes of Vieira was and he feels Pogba typifies in the modern game.‘You’ve got the physique and the presence to hold people off and the burst of speed where you can get through as well,’ continued the Scotland international.‘There’s so many good examples of it in world football. Paul’s probably one of the best examples of it, he’s very, very powerful and gets across the grass really, really quickly.‘It’s a dangerous tool to have in the middle of the pitch as well.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CitySolskjaer has predicted a long and successful future at Old Trafford for the young midfielder, praising his versatility last year.‘It won’t be hard to see him play many, many games for Man United, because he has got such a great mentality,’ said the Norwegian.‘He is so athletic, he can play in different positions. Today we feel that’s his best position, like a high midfielder, but he can play in that defensive role easily, like he has done against PSG and Liverpool. So I was very, very pleased with him.’MORE: Manchester United join Real Madrid in race to sign Rennes star Eduardo CamavingaMORE: Odion Ighalo personally intervenes during Manchester United loan talksFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 27 May 2020 9:28 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.6kShares Commentlast_img read more

  • Batesville To Get One More Option For Pizza

    first_imgAlthough an opening date has not been announced, Batesville will soon have another option for carryout and delivery pizza.Pizza Hut is set to open its doors at 1040 State Road 229, which is located in the Kroger Shopping Center.A decision will be made Tuesday whether the business will have a temporary occupancy or permanent, according to Batesville Building Commissioner Tim Macyauski.The number of new jobs it will bring to Batesville has not been determined, but there are currently six open positions for the new location on the Pizza Hut website. View the jobs here.The restaurant will be specifically for delivery and carryout service.last_img

  • Mignolet impressed by Reds defence

    first_img Press Association A 2-0 victory over struggling Burnley – which the Belgium goalkeeper stressed was just as important as Sunday’s win over high-flying Manchester City – saw the Reds record their sixth clean sheet in eight Premier League matches. They have now not lost in 12 league games, picking up 30 points, and have won seven of the last eight. Liverpool were not seriously tested by the second-bottom visitors at Anfield on Wednesday night but Mignolet said that should not detract from the defensive work being done by the side. “I think we defended really well. We were very organised and we didn’t give too many things away,” he said. “A clean sheet is nice and I am happy with how things are going but we all have to keep improving and keep looking forward. “We’re doing our jobs at the moment and we have to keep that going until the end of the season because it makes it easier for us to win games. “Even at half-time, when it was 1-0, we were saying that we had to keep going because one goal can change the whole game. “We wanted to make sure we didn’t give any silly goals away. We kept calm and defended well and then we got that second goal, which makes things a little bit easier for us at the end. “Teams likes Man City and Chelsea lost points against Burnley at home so we needed to get three points, otherwise that win over Man City would have meant nothing. “So six points out of six was what we wanted, and we can move forward and we need to keep going like this until the end of the season.” Stand-in captain Jordan Henderson opened the scoring for the second successive game and the 24-year-old is growing into the senior midfielder role in the absence of Steven Gerrard, who returned to training this week after a hamstring injury. Gerrard leaves for Los Angeles Galaxy in the summer and Henderson, as current vice-captain, is favourite to assume the armband on a permanent basis. “Jordan is a massive player for us,” said Mignolet. “He is a very positive character who always works hard and leads by example. “He’s vocal both on the pitch and in the dressing room. He goes in front of us and everyone follows behind. “We’ve got a young squad but that doesn’t mean there aren’t leaders in the team. “Every individual is contributing to the team. The big thing for us is we’re a unit and we’re working well together. “But individuals score goals and at the moment it’s Jordan, Philippe (Coutinho) and Studge (Daniel Sturridge) doing the business for us.” Liverpool have not lost in the 13 matches Henderson has started as captain, with an incredible record of eight Premier League wins out of nine. He made his 200th league appearance in the win over Burnley but admits his record as skipper is of less interest to him. “The 200 games means I’m getting a bit older – which is not nice – but the captain one doesn’t make any difference to me,” Henderson told “I just try to do what I always do and lead by example, whether I’m captain or not, and so does everyone else. “The performance and the points are the most important thing – I’ll let everyone else look at the stats.” Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet admits Liverpool’s improved defensive resilience is making life a little easier for them and instilling confidence throughout the side. last_img read more

  • United Schneiderlin bid rejected

    first_img “Morgan was ill but he is coming to training tomorrow and he will travel with the rest of the squad to Austria,” said Koeman ahead of Southampton’s pre-season trip. The Saints play RB Leipzig in the first game of their tour on Wednesday. “He was not feeling well, so he had contact with the doctor and he stayed at home,” Koeman added. “Two weeks ago we had a big offer from Man United but it wasn’t enough. It wasn’t serious and no more bids today.” Van Gaal is keen to sign Schneiderlin before United fly out for their pre-season tour of the United States on July 13. And Koeman is hopeful any deal for the 25-year-old will be concluded in the imminent future. “Everybody knows the situation of Morgan and if you can get a big move I can understand it,’ Koeman added. “If there is any business then I hope it will be soon because it is best for the player, best for us and we have to think about ourselves if we sell the player. “I had a lot of meetings with Morgan – I already had a meeting last week with Morgan – and it is important for the player to do a good pre-season and we will see what happens in the next few days.” Koeman confirmed the Saints had received a bid from Old Trafford for Schneiderlin, who was absent from the club’s first training session of the new season on Monday, but said “it wasn’t serious”. The Dutchman also said Southampton were hopeful of retaining Toby Alderweireld despite revealing Atletico Madrid, the defender’s parent club, are resisting their move to make his loan deal a permanent one. Southampton boss Ronald Koeman has told Manchester United they will need to improve on their initial offer for Morgan Schneiderlin if they want to sign the French midfielder this summer. Press Association It is reported that United’s offer for Schneiderlin was in the region of £20million. Asked what fee would persuade Southampton to sell, Koeman added: “I don’t talk about money, about numbers. It is not my business. It is up to the club.” While Koeman faces up to the prospect of losing Schneiderlin he could also be without the services of Alderweireld this season. Southampton were expecting to complete a £6.8m deal for Alderweireld after it was understood that Atletico Madrid failed to cancel his buy-out clause in time. Alderweireld’s performances last season have led to interest from the likes of Tottenham, with reports on Sunday suggesting that they had agreed a deal with the Spanish club. “Southampton signed an option for the player and Atletico Madrid is trying to take back the option,” said Koeman. “In our knowledge this was too late and what happened with Tottenham in the middle, I don’t know. “The player told us he was very happy about Southampton. We mentioned to the player that we would like to continue and that was the case to Altetico Madrid and what happened after, I don’t know.” last_img read more

  • Update on the latest in sports:

    first_img— Fans will be allowed to enter baseball stadiums Friday for games in Taiwan for the first time this season. It is part of a gradual easing of restrictions amid the pandemic. The China Professional Baseball League said up to 1,000 people would be permitted to enter ballparks after an agreement between the league and Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center.— A person with knowledge of negotiations tells The Associated Press the Maryland Jockey Club and NBC Sports have set aside three possible dates for the running of the Preakness. The NBC affiliate in Baltimore reported the Preakness will be run Oct. 3. The person tells the AP that is one of the three possible dates, along with one each in July and August. The Preakness was originally set for May 16 as the second jewel of the Triple Crown. The uncertain timeline allows for the possibility of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont being run out of order.— The head of the Australian Open says various contingency plans are being considered for the Grand Slam tournament scheduled for January 2021. They include scrapping it altogether because of the pandemic or allowing just spectators from the host country. Tennis Australia CEO Craig Tiley tells the Australian Associated Press that tournament organizers have “modeled everything.” He says the “worst-case scenario” is no tournament at all next year. He says the “best-case scenario at this point” is having an Australian Open with only Australian fans. Wimbledon has been canceled for the first time in 75 years, the French Open has been moved from May to September, and a decision on this year’s U.S. Open is expected next month.— Germany’s Bundesliga (BOON’-dehsh-lee-guh) has been given the go-ahead to resume its top two soccer divisions this month. German Chancellor Angela Merkel (AHN’-geh-lah MEHR’-kuhl) announced a loosening of a range of containment measures Wednesday after meeting with the country’s 16 state governors. Pressure to relax the rules had been growing as the rate of daily infections in the country has dropped. Matches in the two divisions will be able to resume without spectators and with a range of other conditions designed to prevent another outbreak. Players will be tested and teams will also have to spend time in quarantine before games can restart. The earliest the league can resume is May 16.— Soccer players in Spain have returned to their team’s training camps for the first time since the country entered a lockdown nearly two months ago because of the coronavirus pandemic. Players for Barcelona, Real (ray-AL’) Madrid, Atlético Madrid and other clubs started preparing for the return to training this week. They are all expected to be tested for COVID-19 and should be cleared to practice once the results are back. Most clubs are expected to resume practicing by the end of the week. The NBA says some players can voluntarily work out at their team practice facilities starting on Friday, with some very specific conditions and only in places where local and state governments have signed off on such openings. But it’s unclear how many — if any — players will be back on the floor when the league ban gets lifted. Some teams aren’t ready to welcome players back immediately, and many teams aren’t allowed to open yet to because of local rules.— All but one of the 14 schools in the Southeastern Conference have indicated they plan to reopen their campuses for the fall semester, a step widely believed to be needed to resume football and other sports. South Carolina and Tennessee today became the latest schools in the nation’s top football conference to announce their plans, joining Alabama, LSU and others. Vanderbilt hasn’t announced its plans for the fall.— The Big 12 has become the first Power Five conference to say it will hold its football media days virtually. About 500 media members are usually credentialed to attend Big 12 media days, which were scheduled to be held July 21-22 at AT&T Stadium near Dallas.— Four MLS teams allowed players to use team training fields for individual workouts on Wednesday. Sporting Kansas City, Atlanta United, Orlando City and Inter Miami let players in for vigorously controlled voluntary workouts on the first day they were permitted by the league. Nashville, Real Salt Lake, LAFC and Houston are among the league’s 26 teams that plan to start Thursday, with more lined up next week.— The NCAA has approved a waiver that will allow schools to spend below the minimum level on athletic scholarships required to compete in Division I. The Division I Council Coordination Committee approved two other blanket waivers Wednesday that had been requested by several conferences in recent weeks in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Basketball and football players will be allowed to participate in summer athletic activities without being enrolled in school. JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — East Tennessee State has filled the loss of men’s basketball coach Steve Forbes by promoting Jason Shay to the post.Shay spent the last five years as an assistant to Forbes, who left to take over the Wake Forest basketball program. The Buccaneers went 130-43 during that time for the program’s best record over a five-year stretch in school history.ETSU set a single-season record for victories this past season, going 30-4 and winning the Southern Conference’s regular-season and tournament titles.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-UCONN-OLLIENCAA rejects former UConn coach’s appeal over violations Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNFL has plan in place for opening team facilitiesUNDATED (AP) — The NFL has set protocols for reopening team facilities and has told the 32 teams to have them in place by May 15. JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Former NFL quarterback Brett Favre (fahrv) is repaying $1.1 million in welfare money that he received for multiple speeches where he did not show up.Auditor Shad White said his office received $500,000 from Favre on Wednesday, plus a commitment that Favre will repay the other $600,000 in installments over the next few months. Favre’s effort to repay the money came two days after White released an audit of spending by the Mississippi Department of Human Services. The audit showed Favre had been paid by Mississippi Community Education Center, a nonprofit group whose former leader has been indicted in a welfare embezzlement scheme.The audit was released months after a former Human Services director and five other people were indicted on state charges of embezzling about $4 million. They have pleaded not guilty and are awaiting trial in what White has called one of Mississippi’s largest public corruption cases in decades.HORSE RACING-HALL OF FAMETrainer Mark Casse among 7 elected to Racing Hall of Fame — The Spanish soccer federation is proposing an end to this season’s women’s league because of the coronavirus pandemic. The proposal is expected to be approved by the federation’s board on Thursday.— Belgium’s prime minister says all sporting competitions in the country will remain suspended until July 31 because of the pandemic. The Belgian soccer league says it will respect the decision by the national security council. The league recommended last month ending its season with the current standings declared final.— The Turkish soccer league plans to resume on June 12, a month and a half after it was suspended because of the outbreak. The president of the Turkish soccer federation says he hopes to finish the season by the end of July and host the Champions League final in Istanbul in August. The games will be played without spectators and the Turkish health ministry and its scientific advisory council will determine the conditions and guidelines under which the games will go ahead.NFL-TITANS-JOSEPHTitans agree to terms with veteran CB Johnathan Joseph Associated Press Update on the latest in sports:center_img May 7, 2020 LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Former Wake Forest center Olivier Sarr says he’s transferring to Kentucky.The move gives the Wildcats a veteran 7-footer after the team’s entire starting lineup declared for the NBA draft.Sarr is a 255-pounder from France who was the Demon Deacons’ leading rebounder and second-leading scorer last season. He announced his decision to play for the Wildcats on social media. He also called former Demon Deacons coach Danny Manning and his staff “family.” Manning was fired last month and replaced by Steve Forbes.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-EAST TENNESSEE STATEETSU picks Shay to replace Forbes NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with veteran cornerback Johnathan Joseph as they continue to revamp their secondary.The two-time Pro Bowl selection spent the last nine seasons with the Houston Texans after beginning his career with a five-year stint in Cincinnati.The 2006 first-round draft pick from South Carolina has 750 tackles and 31 interceptions in his 14-year career.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-KENTUCKY-SARREx-Wake Forest center Olivier Sarr transferring to Kentucky HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An NCAA panel has rejected an appeal by former UConn men’s basketball coach Kevin Ollie, who sought to overturn findings that he violated ethical conduct rules while leading the Huskies.The NCAA Division I Infractions Appeals Committee ruled Ollie failed to prove that information he presented alleging witnesses against him lied outweighed the information that supported the violation findings.In July 2019, the NCAA Committee on Infractions placed the UConn program on two years of probation and sanctioned Ollie individually for numerous violations of NCAA rules during his tenure.MISSISSIPPI WELFARE MISSPENDINGAuditor: Favre received welfare money for no-show speeches Commissioner Roger Goodell mapped out several phases of protocols in a memo obtained by The Associated Press. The first phase to deal with the coronavirus pandemic would involve a limited number of non-player personnel. That number initially would be 50% of the non-player employees and up to a total of 75 on any single day being approved to be at the facility. But state or local regulations could require a lower number.The individual clubs would decide which employees could return to the facility and when, once the buildings reopen. No players would be permitted in the facility except to continue therapy and rehabilitation for injuries that were underway when facilities were ordered closed in late March.Goodell noted that the league is actively working on the next phase of reopening, which will involve both more staffers and players. He said the players’ union is also being consulted on these steps.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:— NBA teams have been asked to help the Mayo Clinic with a study that could help researchers come closer to finding a solution to the coronavirus problem. The NBA and its players are partnering with Mayo Clinic officials who need volunteers for a study largely centered around antibodies. Additional goals of the study include being able to identify more patients who could donate plasma and improve care for patients who are dealing with the coronavirus, plus potentially move researchers closer to a vaccine. SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Trainer Mark Casse, jockey Darrel McHargue, thoroughbred Wise Dan, and owner George D. Widener, Jr. have been elected to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.Also elected were racehorse Tom Bowling, owner Alice Headley Chandler, and J. Keene Daingerfield, Jr., a trainer who became one of the most respected stewards in the sport.The induction ceremony is tentatively scheduled for Aug. 7 in Saratoga Springs, New York. The museum is monitoring state and health regulations regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.,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

  • Former high school teammates and coach reflect on Manziel they knew

    first_img Published on September 17, 2013 at 12:02 am Contact Melissa: At the timeout, Johnny Manziel ran over to the sideline and gave his Tivy High School football team instructions instead of receiving them. He wanted his teammate Robert Martinez, a wide receiver that rarely played, to get in the game. Manziel instructed Martinez to line up as the running back. He snapped the ball and helped truck Martinez into the end zone. Martinez scored his first rushing touchdown for Tivy. This is the play then-head football coach Mark Smith remembers the most out of Manziel’s high school football career.“To see the look on the kid’s face and his mother’s afterwards meant more than any play he could make on the field,” Smith said. “He inspired him to believe he could accomplish things.”The selfless act was typical of Manziel, Smith said. Despite the media ruckus Manziel stirred up this summer from getting kicked out of a fraternity party, leaving the Peyton Manning Passing Academy early, and ultimately being suspended for the first 30 minutes of Texas A&M’s opening game. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSmith feels the world is seeing Manziel through a faulty lens. “The story’s not always being told accurately, I think,” Smith said. “He’s been portrayed somewhat as a kid that’s carefree and loose, but I don’t think that’s Johnny at all. “He is 20 years old, and he’s learning how to deal with situations that most 20-year- olds deal with.”Nothing about Manziel was normal after becoming the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy in 2012. Winning the Heisman marked the beginning of “Johnny Football” and the end of Johnny Manziel, the 6-foot-1, 210-pound boy out of the small town of Kerrville, Texas.But not to his former teammates. Braedon White, a former wide receiver for Tivy who was briefly with Texas-San Antonio before a heart condition ended his career, spoke highly of Manziel’s ability to remain levelheaded especially when the offers began to pour in from Division I programs. “He didn’t really talk about it, it’s almost like he didn’t want to do it,” White said. “I mean the guy’s good. He knew he was good. He just didn’t showboat it.”Manziel let his hard work do the talking. In high school Manziel began his career as a wide receiver. “When he got out there he took care of business and he had fun doing it,” said former high school teammate Kyle Prater, who also played at Rice. “A lot of us out there mess around and cut up at practice but not him, he went out and worked hard.”Prater didn’t interact with Manziel often because he was a linebacker, but right away he knew he was special. He was adamant about bettering his teammates or himself. On Saturday mornings Manziel was the first one up and at Tivy to watch film. He realized at quarterback he made a lot of plays with his feet so he resorted to becoming a pocket passer. Sophomore season he won the starting job. “He is a competitor, there’s no doubt about it,” Smith said. “He may be the most competitive guy I’ve ever coached in my life.”He was right. Even still, Manziel watched film on himself every Saturday. Manziel’s transition to a running and pocket-passing quarterback came fast. After just his third game of the season, Texas A&M made its offer. He opted out of Oregon’s program to be closer to home.“He liked Oregon, he enjoyed it, but more so it would give his family the opportunity to be closer to him,” Smith said. “He made a decision to go to A&M based on his family values and his love for his family.” Many former teammates and coaches couldn’t be happier for Manziel because despite all the fame, when they talk to him he is that same kid from Tivy. “He cracks jokes on himself and other friends, he just knows how to make people laugh,” White said. “If I had to tell him something it would be don’t let anything change him.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

  • Tote Ten to Follow returns as UK racing resumes

    first_img Share John Williamson to oversee UK Tote Group’s international growth August 28, 2020 StumbleUpon Share SportCaller backs Tote Ten to Follow as Flat season returns June 4, 2020 Related Articles As UK racing makes its return today, the Tote Group has revealed a number of new features that will be made available to punters.The new features will ‘enhance the pool betting experience for customers’, and will feature the return of Tote Ten to Follow and bigger pools.Alex Frost, Chief Executive of the UK Tote Group, said: “Like so many people, all of us at the Tote are excited to see the return of British racing. Despite the challenging environment it will bring great cheer when the starting stalls open for the first time at Newcastle Racecourse on Monday and we can all enjoy racing on these shores for the first time since March.“We are clearly in unprecedented times and this calls for all of us to look at new and innovative ways to enhance the enjoyment of watching and betting on racing. The Tote stands shoulder to shoulder with everyone in the sport and we are playing our part in growing the appeal of pool betting and the role of the Tote in supporting the sport.“We hope customers will engage with Tote Ten to Follow for the flat season with the enthusiasm they did during the jumps season, while Tote Guarantee and the new Pool Guarantee Service aim to further enhance the value and appeal of pool betting. There is much more to come from the Tote and we look forward to sharing more news with racing fans over the summer.”As part of the Tote Ten to Follow, punters will be able to select horses and their own stables for the flat season, with three leagues to compete in – each with a 0% takeout by the Tote.In addition, the Tote has added a number of new features, allowing players to amend their stables any time between now and the first day of Royal Ascot. According to the Tote, the season is set to run until Champions Day at Ascot on Saturday 17th October, with a transfer window in August, but may be subject to change given potential amendments to the fixture listPlayers will also be able to ‘feel like an owner’ by creating their own racing silks, creating multiple stables as well as being able to compete in private leagues with friends and family.With the return of British racing, the Tote will also offer a new Pool Guarantee Service (PGS) to customers. Given racing will be behind closed doors for the foreseeable future, the PGS ‘will see the Tote replace some of this liquidity with a similar spread of activity ensuring customers can bet into robust pools where prices will be more stable for several hours ahead of each race’.PGS will operate alongside Tote Guarantee, which ensures the Tote will always match the industry Starting Price (SP) or exceed it if the pool price is bigger on all Win bets. Tote adds Superpools for all Royal Ascot races June 15, 2020 Submitlast_img read more

  • Junior handball players finished their first training in Gračanica

    first_imgJunior handball national team of B&H gathered yesterday in Gračanica to attend the first training within the preparation for the World Championship. During the weekend they will also play at the friendly handball tournament.As the weekend is reserved for training and handball matches, the first several days of February will mark the second part of their preparations for the World Championship.last_img

  • Jere Van Robinson, 84, Milan: March 9, 1931 – Oct. 8, 2015

    first_imgJere RobinsonJere Van Robinson, age 84, of Milan died Thursday, October 8, 2015 at the Robert J. Dole V. A. Medical Center in Wichita, KS.  He was a farmer and a rancher.Robinson was born on March 9, 1931 in Milan, KS to Forrest A. Robinson and Frances J. (Weyen) Robinson.He served in the United States Air Force during the Korea War from January of 1951 to January of 1955.He married Juanita (Jenny) Perez on January 4, 1971 in Oklahoma.Robinson enjoyed oil painting, spending time with family and friends, hunting, fishing, and eating exotic foods.  He was a member of the Wellington American Legion and V.F.W.He was preceded in death by his parents.Survivors include his wife, Juanita (Jenny) Robinson of Milan; two daughters, Jena Thomas and her husband Charlie of Wellington and Zenda Johnston and her husband  Dean of Orlando, FL; son, Richard Cabrera and his companion, Jennifer; eight grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.A Rosary will be held on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 7 p.m. at St. Anthony – St. Rose Catholic Church.Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Anthony – St. Rose Catholic Church on Friday, October 16, 2015 at 10 a.m. Interment will follow the service at Sumner Memorial Gardens. To leave condolences or sign our guest book, please visit our website at A memorial has been established with the Wellington Humane Society.  Contributions can be left at the funeral home. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, October 15, 2015 from 9:00 A.M.   – 5:00 P.M. Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.last_img read more