January 18, 2021
  • 9:38 am NASA Rolls Out ‘Launch America’ Campaign
  • 9:34 am Schumer Asks Barrett To Recuse Herself From Some Cases If Confirmed
  • 7:48 am Happy 93rd Birthday, Carol Channing!
  • 7:48 am Oprah Winfrey & Audra McDonald Want to Make You Cry in ‘Night, Mother
  • 7:47 am Nina Arianda Starts Previews in Tales from Red Vienna

first_imgHere’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Audra McDonald to Split From Will Swenson in?The First Wives Club Audra McDonald, Sherie Rene Scott and Lili Taylor will headline an all-star benefit reading of Robert Harling’s The First Wives Club screenplay at the Mainstage Theater on July 7. Based on the novel by Olivia Goldsmith, the event will be directed by Trip Cullman in aid of The Actors Fund’s Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative. In an interesting casting twist, McDonald will play Annie Paradis, while her real-life husband Will Swenson will play Annie’s estranged husband Aaron. Other stars taking part include Jeremy Shamos, John Ellison Conlee, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Katherine Waterston, Margo Seibert, Tracee Chimo and Kristine Nielsen. Bill Pullman Turns Ballet Dancer Not really. Well, maybe. Stage and screen vet Bill Pullman will feature in the world premiere of Liz Lerman’s new theatrical dance piece Healing Wars at Arena Stage. That’s right, the Independence Day star is appearing in a theatrical dance piece. The production will run at the D.C. theater June 6 through June 29. View Comments More Casting News for Sting Musical The Last Ship Sting’s upcoming Broadway musical The Last Ship has announced further casting. The ensemble will include Ethan Applegate, Craig Bennett, Dawn Cantwell, Jeremy Davis, Bradley Dean, Alyssa DiPalma, Colby Foytik, David Michael Garry, Timothy Gulan, Shawna M. Hamic, Rich Hebert, Leah M. Hocking, Todd A. Horman, Sarah Hunt, Jamie Jackson, Sean Jenness, C. David Johnson, Drew McVety, Johnny Newcomb, Gregory North, Matthew Stocke, Cullen Titmus and Jeremy Woodard. We’re looking forward to the tuner beginning previews on September 29 and opening on October 26 at the Neil Simon Theatre. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 24, 2015 Related Shows The Last Ship Clay Aiken’s a Winner Broadway alum Clay Aiken is one step closer to Washington. The Wrap reports that the American Idol runner-up?has been declared the winner in North Carolina’s Democratic Congressional primary race after his opponent, Keith Crisco, died on May 12. Their May 6 election had been too close to call.last_img read more

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first_img View Comments It’s time for your official Sarah Brightman space update!?To prepare for her blastoff from the International Space Station on September 1, the Phantom of the Opera favorite is currently enrolled in a space training program in Russia, where she’s taking Zero Gravity simulation flights and presumably practicing her scales for her Andrew Lloyd Webber space concert. Check out these Facebook photos of the star preparing for blastoff—you alone can make our song?starship take flight, Sarah.last_img

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first_img 22SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,James Robert Lay JAMES ROBERT LAY is one of the world’s leading digital marketing authors, speakers, and advisors for financial brands. As the founder and CEO of the Digital Growth Institute, he … Web: https://www.digitalgrowth.com Details Take a few minutes today and ask those who work with you the following question: In 30 seconds, tell me why I should open an account at our financial institution.First, ask your executive team and record their answers.Next, ask everyone on the front line, including those in lending and the call center, and record their answers.After you complete these surveys, look for patterns in the responses and identify the three most common answers.Finally, ask the same question to other financial institutions in your community by giving them a call or walking into their branch.Is the story they are telling you any different from the one you are hearing from your colleagues about your financial institution?The Problem: People Are Not Coming Into BranchesThis exercise you have completed has not been done in vain.The issue is that by the time a consumer talks to a person at your credit union, if they decide to at all, the consumer is already pretty far down in their buying cycle for making a purchase decision. At this point, they are simply looking for the last bit of confidence they require to make their purchase decision.But before the time they speak to someone, the consumer has already used 8-10 different resources in their buying journey to help them gain the confidence they need to move forward to open an account or apply for a loan.These resources might include:A Google searchYour websiteA competitor’s websiteOnline consumer reviewsAsking for recommendations via social mediaTalking with their friends and familyConsidering the critical role your website and other digital channels play in helping to guide a consumer to open an account or apply for a loan, I would now like you to conduct a second exercise.Review your website’s key product page copy, including:Checking accountsAuto loansMortgagesCredit cardsSmall business productsCopy and paste the text on these pages into a blank document and remove any mentions of your brand.Now, repeat this same process for your primary competitors.Once again, what common patterns do you find in the stripped-down product copy examples?When using these exercises in our engagements with clients, the same patterns emerges. After asking the question from the first exercise (in 30 seconds, tell me why I should open an account at your financial institution), we hear the same responses:We have great rates.We have amazing service.We offer some great products with FREE __________.During the second exercise, we find no differentiation between our client’s product page copy with their competitors. In fact, many people cannot even identify their own financial institution’s product amongst the competition.At the conclusion of these exercises, we rhetorically ask, “If you cannot even distinguish your credit union from your competitors, what makes you think a typical consumer can tell the difference?”We understand how hard it is for your bank or credit union to stand apart when you are promoting the same things as everyone else. But there is a better way to tell your story and rise above the commoditization of financial services.The Solution: Tell a Digital Story That SellsI recently spoke about the importance of Digital StorySelling to over 500 financial marketers at the CUNA Marketing and Business Development Council Conference.And in under seven minutes, I outlined how credit unions can grow by going beyond the traditional narratives they are currently telling.In a digital economy, where financial services are commoditized, banks and credit unions can no longer play the role of the heroes in the stories they tell.This unconventional approach to marketing and sales does, however, require a radical shift in the way credit unions position themselves. And we have found this change makes some executives very uncomfortable.But we believe that those who lean into their discomfort will be the ones who discover a new way to lead their credit union into future digital success.Download our Ebook How to Tell a Digital Story that Sells and we’ll guide you through the Digital StorySelling process.last_img read more

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first_imgPramerica Investment Management – Michael Samaha has been appointed managing director of Pramerica’s Global Institutional Relationship Group. He joins from PIMCO, where he was responsible for the Middle East and Africa. At Pramerica, he will focus on expanding relationships in the Middle East and Europe, as part of the global coverage effort for Pramerica Investment Management.Aegon Netherlands – Rutger Zomer has been appointed CFO, effective 1 October. Zomer has been a member of the management of Aegon’s pensions operations since 2007 and became a member of the company’s financial management team in 2011. He is also director of Aegon’s PPI defined contribution pensions vehicle. Zomer is to succeed Edgar Koning, who will continue at Aegon Netherlands as CIO.AXA Investment Managers – Rob Barrett has been appointed head of institutional sales for the UK. He joins from Invesco Perpetual, where he spent the past three years in their UK and Ireland institutional sales team. He has also served as head of UK institutional business at Swisscanto and head of UK sales at HSBC Global Asset Management.TISA Retirement Policy Council – Jamie Jenkins, head of pensions strategy at Standard Life, has been appointed chair of TISA’s Retirement Policy Council. He will succeed Natanje Holt, managing director at Dunstan Thomas, who has now completed her term of office.Neuberger Berman – Jonathan Geoghegan has joined the UK Financial Institutions and Intermediaries client group. He joins from HSBC Global Asset Management, where he was a senior relationship manager. Before then, he worked at Architas Multi Managers, Invesco Perpetual and Schroders.International Financial Data Services – The provider of outsourced administration and technology solutions to the fund platform, collective investment, retirement and insurance markets has appointed Stephen Mohan as COO of its Platform Solutions business. Mohan joins from Allfunds Bank, Europe’s largest fund platform, where he was head of the UK and Ireland.?Patrizia Immobilien – Philipp Schaper has been appointed group head of transactions. Schaper will take up the role next month, reporting to COO Klaus Schmitt. Current group head of transactions, Peter Forster, will focus on the role of group head of asset management. Schaper was previously managing director at IVG Immobilien. He has also worked for Fortress Investment Group and LaSalle Investment Management.Aspect Capital – Hobson Barnes has been appointed director of European sales. He joins from Chenavari Investment Managers, where he was managing director. He has also worked at Credit Suisse and Lehman Brothers.Deloitte – Will Aitken has been appointed leader of Deloitte’s national defined contribution and employee benefits business. He will be responsible for expanding the company’s pensions and reward business in London.Genesta – Karin Koks-Van der Sluijs has been named a non-executive board member in the Nordic Capital Fund Management arm. Koks-Van der Sluijs has worked for MN and Aberdeen Asset Management. National Association of Pension Funds, CERN Pension Fund, Columbia Threadneedle Investments, Nomura Asset Management, Pramerica Investment Management, PIMCO, Aegon Netherlands, AXA Investment Managers, Invesco Perpetual, TISA Retirement Policy Council, Neuberger Berman, HSBC Global Asset Management, International Financial Data Services, Patrizia Immobilien, Aspect Capital, Chenavari Investment Managers, Deloitte, Genesta, MNUK National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) – Frank Johnson and Richard Butcher have been announced as the chairmen of the NAPF’s defined benefit and defined contribution councils, respectively. Johnson oversaw the investment business streams of RPMI and RPMI Railpen between 2009 and 2015. Butcher is managing director at PTL. Both will assume their responsibilities after the AGM in October for a three-year term.CERN Pension Fund – Matthew Eyton-Jones has been appointed chief executive, nearly a year after Theodore Economou announced his departure from the CHF4bn (€3.6bn) scheme. Eyton-Jones has previously worked in the area of pensions at UK retailer John Lewis Partnership, as well as for consultancy Mercer, prior to joining the nuclear research facility’s pension fund in July. He has also worked for Goldman Sachs and Bank of America.Columbia Threadneedle Investments – Jonathan Dadswell has been appointed head of UK institutional sales. He joins from Nomura Asset Management, where he was business development director. Prior to that, he was head of institutional sales at Kames Capital. He has held similar roles at Credit Suisse Asset Management and Henderson Global Investors in the past.last_img read more

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first_imgThe growth of Europe’s repo market is stalling despite the “extraordinary” level of excess liquidity triggered by quantitative easing (QE) programmes, according to a survey by the International Capital Markets Association (ICMA).The ICMA estimated the European repo market’s overall size to be more than €5.6trn, as at 10 June – a “very small” 2% increase from the €5.5trn reported in December 2014.But Godfried De Vidts, chairman of the ICMA’s European Repo Council, said this figure failed to “tell the whole story”, and that the European market was not growing in line with underlying conditions.He added: “Increased bond issuance, extraordinary excess liquidity from [the European Central Bank’s long-term refinancing operation] and QE, and increasing demand for collateral driven by regulation might reasonably have been expected to produce an increase in repo trading.” He said upcoming research would provide a better understanding of the “profound” changes underlying the aggregate figures, which show increases and declines of around 2% on a six-monthly basis over the last year.According to the ICMA, the trend in European repo activity is “still essentially sideways”.The ICMA’s 29th European repo market survey also noted a decline in EU fixed income being used as collateral, down 4.5 percentage points to 77%.The association attributed the reduction to an increased use of non-government bonds, as well as equity, as collateral.It added: “It may reflect a focus – albeit temporary – on higher-margin business and is likely to be related to the drop in the share of electronic trading.”last_img read more

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first_imgImage courtesy of WoodsideWoodside Energy signed a?memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Perdaman Chemicals and Fertilisers, part of the Perdaman Group, for the supply of natural gas.Under the terms of the MOU, Woodside will supply approximately 125 terajoules per day of domestic gas for use in Perdaman’s proposed 2 million ton?per annum urea plant on the Burrup Peninsula.Natural gas will be supplied from Woodside’s portfolio of domestic gas underpinned by the proposed Scarborough development. Supply will commence from the early 2020s for a period of between 20 and 25 years, Woodside said in a statement.Woodside and Perdaman have committed to negotiate a gas sale and purchase agreement consistent with the terms of the MOU this year.Woodside CEO Peter Coleman said, “our Burrup Hub projects can support the economic diversification of the region in the years ahead and ensure we are positioned to meet long-term global LNG demand.”last_img read more

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first_imgLegal volunteers are providing legal assistance to local residents Monday as an annual tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.This program is an opportunity for local attorneys to offer free legal consultations to the general public who might not otherwise be able to afford an attorney.Legal Volunteers will be offering a telephone hotline. The hotline is available from 10a.m.-2p.m. The call in numbers are; 1-877-237-0123 or 812-537-0123.This is the 8th annual program which legal volunteers of Southeast Indiana has participated in. Attorneys will provide a 10 to 15 minute consultation to answer general questions and offer legal information for those who utilize this service.A statewide hotline will be available by calling 1-800-266-2581 from 9a.m.-5p.m. for both English and Spanish-speaking callers.For more information about the program or to view a list of locations state-wide, please visit Indiana State Bar Association.last_img read more

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first_imgCampos finally managed to beat Towns to the line on lap 21 only to lose the position to Towns the next time around. As the two came to the checkers, Campos edged out Towns by .035 of a second.??It was Campos’ second straight main event win and his third overall of the 2020 sea-son.?Towns and Jake Mayden rounded out the top three.? And in the Mach-1 Sport Compacts, it was Jeremy DeGroot cracking the whip in the early go-ings.??DeGroot remained in first place until lap six.??Michael Kennerly became the one to show the way.??Kennerly beat Ricky Ashley to the checkers by a mere .050 seconds for his first win at Cot-tage Grove this season. By Stephanie Deatherage ? Austin Petray was quick out of the box in the Karl Kustoms Northern Sport Mod race.??He stayed out in front until lap seven when Hunter Bloom navigated his way past shortly after a re-start.??Bloom went on to pace the field the rest of the distance and scored his third win of 2020 at CGS. ? The IMCA Modified feature was a thriller with numerous lead changes and close action all the way to the end.??Paul Rea got to the front first but was quickly passed by Curtis Towns, who then saw Aaron Sheelar drive by.? COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (Aug. 29) – Cottage Grove Speedway raced for the sixth occasion on Saturday, with more than 90 entries from Oregon, Washington, and California making the trip. Sheelar and Towns stayed side-by-side for several laps and traded the lead on three occa-sions.?Towns regained first place on lap eight and remained there for some time. Curtis felt some heat in the last 10 laps as John Campos put an enormous amount of pressure on him. ??last_img read more

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first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Nkrumah Bonner and Jahmar Hamilton struck half-centuries to weather a robust Barbados Pride start, and stabilise Leeward Islands Hurricanes on the opening day of the first round of matches in the Regional Four-Day Championship.Choosing to bat first at Warner Park, Hurricanes recovered from a precarious position of 39 for three to close on 210 for five, with Bonner unbeaten on 71 and Hamilton 65.English County pro Chesney Hughes chipped in with 31 while captain Kieran Powell made 26.Captain Kevin Stoute was the leading bowler, snaring three for 24 in a superb spell of right-arm seam.In fact, it was he who rocked the hosts early on, removing top order batsman Montcin Hodge for eight and also accounting for opener Powell.Fast bowler Justin Greaves got the early breakthrough when he trapped West Indies Under-19 star Kacey Carty lbw without scoring in the seventh over and Powell and Hodge added 26 before the latter was lbw to Stoute at 38 for two.Twelve balls later with one run added, Powell pulled Stoute to Kenroy Williams at mid-wicket after facing 57 deliveries and striking five fours, as Hurricanes went to lunch at 40 for no further loss.Bonner then anchored two crucial partnerships to deny Pride any major success for the remaining two sessions.The right-handed Jamaican put on 53 for the fourth wicket with Hughes before adding a further 112 for the fifth wicket with Hamilton.All told, Bonner has struck seven fours in a knock lasting 205 balls and just over 4-1/4 hours.The left-handed Hughes, who until this year played for Derbyshire in the English County Championship, spent nearly an hour-and-a-half at the crease and faced 48 balls while stroking five fours.Hurricanes made it safely through a slow second session to be 81 for three at the break before Hughes finally perished in the fourth over following the resumption, bowled by West Indies left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican, playing back.Any hopes Pride had of running through the Hurricanes middle order were quickly dashed, however, as Hamilton joined Bonner in an enterprising partnership.Hamilton, who recently returned from a successful West Indies A tour of Sri Lanka, struck eight fours and two sixes in an innings lasting 129 balls and 143 minutes.His demise came six overs before the close when Stoute returned to have him caught at mid-wicket.HURRICANES 1st inningsK. Powell c Williams b Stoute 26K. Carty lbw b Greaves 0M. Hodge lbw b Stoute 8C. Hughes b Warrican 31N. Bonner not out 70J. Hamilton c Roach b Stoute 65R. Cornwall not out 6Extras: (lb-4) 4Total: (5 wkts, 94 overs) 210Fall of wickets: 1-12, 2-38, 3-39, 4-92, 5-204.Bowling: Roach 13-7-20-0, Greaves 12-6-26-0, Stoute 20-10-24-0, Chase 11-2-32-0, Warrican 25-7-59-1, Charles 12-1-43-0, Brooks 1-0-2-0.last_img read more

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first_imgOrganizers of the Cancun Challenge are moving this fall’s Thanksgiving week college basketball tournament to the campus of Eastern Florida State College in Melbourne, Florida.They’re hoping the new venue will help keep athletes, coaches, staff members and fans safe as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage. The arena is located six miles from Kennedy Space Center and seats approximately 1,500 fans.Last fall organizers announced the field would feature men’s teams from Clemson, Illinois State, Mississippi State and Purdue on Nov. 24-25 and women’s teams from Florida State, Houston, Iowa, Northeastern, Purdue, Toledo, Southern California and VCU on Nov. 26-28. Tennessee was added to the women’s field later.Final details about hotels, travel packages, teams and schedules have not been finalized, organizers say, and fans are being asked to wait to book trips until more details are available.___ Another club, FC Orenburg, forfeited two games following an outbreak at the club and has since been relegated. Another game was postponed last month after three virus cases among Dynamo Moscow players.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports July 16, 2020 UConn, which is scheduled to play its first season as an independent after leaving the American Athletic Conference has road games scheduled at Virginia, Mississippi, North Carolina and San Jose State. Lamont said should the team travel to a state where infection rates remain high, Husky players would be subject to Connecticut’s 14-day quarantine rule upon their return to Storrs.“Gov. Lamont has done a tremendous job leading our state through this difficult time,” UConn athletic director David Benedict said in a statement. “We will continue to consult with his team and follow the guidance of state and public health officials to find the best path forward.”___Michigan State University is temporarily reducing salaries for athletic department employees under contract who make at least $100,000 to cope with the loss of revenue related to the COVID-19 pandemic.The move announced Thursday will cost Hall of Fame basketball coach Tom Izzo just under $250,000 and football coach Mel Tucker a little more than a quarter million dollars based on a 7% cut in pay for employees making at least $500,000. Associated Press ___A top-division Russian soccer game has been called off after nine people at FC Sochi tested positive for the virus.The Russian Premier League says Sochi’s game against Tambov will not take place as scheduled on Thursday. The league hasn’t said how many of the nine are players.There was no mention of whether the game could be rescheduled. The league is scheduled to finish its season next Wednesday.Sochi last month won a game 10-1 against FC Rostov after a virus outbreak forced Rostov to send a team of youth and academy players. Michigan State athletic Bill Beekman will reduce his $750,000 salary by 10%. Athletic department employees who make $100,000 to $149,999 will have their salaries reduced by 2%. The pay cuts will begin Sept. 1 and will end Aug. 31, 2021.___The Mid-American Conference will delay the start of its fall Olympic sports, including men’s and women’s soccer and women’s volleyball, to Sept. 3. The conference football season is also scheduled to begin that day. The conference said the decision will provide more time to provide for a safe return to competition.___The San Francisco 49ers and Giants are teaming with a health care company to distribute hundreds of thousands of cloth masks throughout the Bay Area to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. The two teams announced the plan Thursday to work with Dignity Health and their flagship radio station KNBR on the initiative to support Governor Gavin Newsom’s campaign advocating wearing masks in public.The teams will each produce masks co-branded with Dignity Health’s logo that will be distributed at no charge to fans, workers on the front lines of the pandemic and community organizations. The Giants masks are currently being distributed with the baseball season scheduled to start next week. The 49ers masks are set to be distributed starting next month.The initiative will start with 200,000 masks and could reach 500,000 if there is demand.“If we want to get back to the ballpark and get life back to life as normal this is a simple step,” 49ers CEO Jed York said about wearing masks.___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___A coalition of health department leaders in major American cities cautioned Major League Baseball to avoid risky behavior when the season resumes next week.center_img The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference has suspended fall sports, becoming the third Division I league to postpone its football season.Following fellow FCS conferences the Ivy League and Patriot League, the MEAC announced it would not have competition in the fall and consider trying to make up the schedule for those sports in the 2021 spring semester.The MEAC is comprised of 11 historically black colleges, though its membership is in flux. Earlier this year, Florida A&M and Bethune-Cookman announced they would be leaving the MEAC and joining the Southwestern Athletic Conference next year. MEAC-power North Carolina A&T has announced it will be moving to the Big South in 2021.___The Miami Dolphins say they’re prepared to play with or without spectators this season, but they will not allow fans to attend their home preseason game or training camp, and there will be no tailgating during the regular season. In statement issued by Executive Director Chrissie Juliano, the Big Cities Health Coalition made some recommendations about procedures to follow when the baseball season resumes July 23. They range from proper handwashing stations to only traveling on charter flights. “It is critical that the local public health status of COVID-19 be considered when determining if professional sporting events should take place in the jurisdiction, with or without spectators,” Juliano wrote. “We all want to see our teams back on their respective fields, but, frankly, this should not come at the expense of the health and safety of the people in their organizations and our community.”The coalition includes the top health officials from 30 of the country’s largest metropolitan areas, including virtually every major league city. It noted that testing should not replace the quarantine of those diagnosed with COVID-19, and recommended that players and staff cooperate with contact tracing. Teams should report clusters of three or more positive cases that occur within a two-week period.___Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont said he’s reluctant to allow UConn’s football team to travel to states with high coronavirus infection rates this fall. The project was scheduled to begin after the 2020 football season and completed by the start of the 2021 schedule.“We are obviously operating in a time of great uncertainty,” athletic director Barry Alvarez said in a statement. “Given our construction timeline and the timing around when decisions had to be made, we felt it was best to be prudent and delay the project for a bit.’’The renovation includes enhanced seating options such as loge boxes and club seats as well as access to indoor and outdoor hospitality clubs and climate-controlled amenities and premium food offerings.Wisconsin’s renovation of the Kohl Center is on a different timeline and hasn’t been delayed at this point.___ The Latest: Health leaders want MLB to avoid risky behavior ___The American Athletic Conference will require all its schools to test football players for COVID-19 at least 72 hours before competition.The announcement Thursday by the American comes ahead of the expected release of recommendations from the NCAA.The Power Five conferences — ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC — have been working toward a minimum standard for testing throughout major college football. Though the Big Ten and Pac-12 announced last week that they would play only conference games this football season to help minimize potential disruptions caused by COVID-19, other FBS conferences have not yet decided on scheduling formats for the coming season, which appears to be in peril because of the surging pandemic. AAC Commissioner Mike Aresco says the testing protocols will apply throughout the regular and bowl seasons. More operational protocols are still being finalized, as are testing protocols for other sports. The changes were made because of the coronavirus and announced Thursday.Stadium capacity for regular-season games will be determined later. Social distancing will be required if spectators are allowed, and fans and stadium employees will be required to wear masks when not eating or drinking.“Things are changing week to week, and we are still more than two months away from our first scheduled regular-season home game,” Dolphins CEO Tom Garfinkel said in a statement. “So we’ll wait and work with local authorities, and make the determination about fans or no fans based on the data as we get closer. … We’re ready for any scenario.”___Wisconsin is delaying its renovation of the south end-zone seating area inside Camp Randall Stadium due to uncertainty caused by the pandemic. The Big East Conference has joined several other leagues in deciding to play only conference opponents during the fall sports season, if it’s able to play at all.The basketball-focused conference announced the decision Thursday. The Big East still hasn’t decided whether it will conduct a fall season and championships.The league said in the coming weeks, it will continue to monitor COVID-19 conditions across the country and in Big East communities and will provide further updates on dates and formats “as appropriate.” All decisions regarding fall conference competition will be guided by health and safety concerns and will be made in accordance with NCAA actions and policies.The sports affected are men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross-country, volleyball and field hockey. The Big East’s plans for the 2020-21 winter and spring sports seasons remain unaffected at this time.The Big East’s members, located in eight of the country’s top 36 largest media markets, are Butler, Connecticut, Creighton, DePaul, Georgetown, Marquette, Providence, St. John’s, Seton Hall, Villanova and Xavier.last_img read more

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