Matthew Stafford: Detroit Lions place quarterback on reserve/COVID-19 list | NFL News

first_imgThe Detroit Lions have placed quarterback Matthew Stafford on the reserve/COVID-19 list for the second time in three months, the team announcedWednesday.Stafford was put on the list during training camp on August 1 but was reinstated a few days later after further tests revealed a false positive.Stafford, 32, will miss Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings. Chase Daniel is the backup behind Stafford.- Advertisement – Stafford played just eight games last season after suffering a back injury on the final drive of Detroit’s 31-24 loss to Oakland on November 3. Stafford was put on injured reserve on December 17. Stafford had a streak of 136 straight regular-season starts snapped. – Advertisement – Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford returned a false positive in August Matthew Stafford will miss Detroit’s match against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday with Chase Daniel filling in for the Lions; Stafford was first put on the list during training camp in August but was reinstated a few days later after it was found to be a false positive Last Updated: 04/11/20 9:51pmcenter_img Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford returned a false positive in August
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford returned a false positive in August

Hope Trump repeats giant Nixon mistake

first_imgHopefully President Trump will have special prosecutor Robert Mueller fired.Because we know what happened when Nixon fired Archibald Cox.Jeffrey MurtaghDuanesburgMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesSchenectady County warns of possible COVID-19 exposure at Schenectady restaurant, Rotterdam barLocal movie theater operators react to green lightEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img

Look at the sins of Obama, Clintons

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion The lack of civility and the pretentiousness of some of your letter writers is incredible. They berate Trump and Republicans, and with their simplistic answers feel they can save the world. I don’t recall the issues being raised when Obama was president, and Trump is already being labeled one of our worst presidents.Where was the criticism when Sandy Hook happened? Both the Executive branch and Congress were Democrat controlled. As horrible as the recent shootings have been, many similar mass killings have occurred under Democrats, who did nothing to fix the situation — of course, blaming the minority Republicans who were in office at the time.  And what presidential tenure made heroes of thugs and of thug nations — Syria, Iran, Cuba and Venezuela?The Russian interference —two years and nothing. But you had the Russians giving $1.5 million to the Clinton Foundation,so Russia could have controlling interest in uranium mined in the United States by a Canadian company. What about the United States’ interference in other countries’ elections? Israel comes to mind when staff from the Obama campaign actually went there to interfere. If only there was some criticism for the abject horror of the eight Obama years.Geraldine KrawitzSaratoga SpringsMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationSchenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristslast_img read more

Appliance of science

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Dutch banks, pension providers launch fund to finance local businesses

first_imgDutch institutional investors and banks have joined forces to provide financing for companies in the Netherlands.The fund – dubbed NL Ondernemingsfonds – will co-finance company loans and is projected to reach more than €1bn in size.The first loans will be issued later this year.Pension providers MN and Syntrus Achmea, banks ABN Amro, ING and Rabobank, asset manager Robeco and Euronext Amsterdam have taken the initiative to set up NL Ondernemingsfonds, with the purpose of creating a new source of financing for businesses seeking to expand. In the coming weeks, other investors are be invited to participate, organisers said.As from the second half of 2014, Dutch businesses will be able to take out a loan jointly financed by their own bank and the NL Ondernemingsfonds fund.Loans, aimed at companies with a turnover more than €25m, will be for a minimum of €10m.At a later stage, NL Ondernemingsfonds may also provide financing for smaller companies, organisers said.The plan is to expand the scope of the fund to €1bn within five years.The fund will focus on institutional investors and be managed by Robeco.Euronext Amsterdam, drawing on its position in the public capital markets, will “bring the parties together”, together with the support of AF Advisors, Deloitte, PwC and the Dutch Bankers Association.last_img read more

Indulge in the peace and quiet of this Gold Coast country retreat

first_img875 Currumbin Creek Rd, Currumbin Valley. 875 Currumbin Creek Rd, Currumbin Valley.HIDDEN among the bushland and rolling hills of Currumbin Valley is a country retreat visible only to those looking for it.The picturesque property at 875 Currumbin Creek Rd has panoramic views of the valley.Its seclusion and serenity was what attracted owners Glenn and Kate McSweeney to the house in 2005.Mr McSweeney said it can’t be seen from the road, giving them complete privacy.“You can come home and if you don’t leave the property, you don’t see anyone until you do (leave),” Mr McSweeney said. 875 Currumbin Creek Rd, Currumbin Valley. 875 Currumbin Creek Rd, Currumbin Valley.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa15 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoThe couple have renovated the 1986-built house and cleaned up the 3910sq m property’s gardens since they bought it.“When we bought it, it was actually really overgrown with trees,” Mr McSweeney said.“The gardens took years, we did that over a period of time.”The home now has a more modern interior while the manicured gardens are breathtaking.It’s a double-storey house with five bedrooms, two bathrooms and two carparking spaces.Downstairs, there is a living area, media room, study, laundry and two bedrooms with a shared bathroom.Upstairs, there is a combined kitchen, dining and living area, which opens out onto a wraparound balcony, as well as three bedrooms with a shared bathroom.Mr McSweeney said their favourite part of the property was the pool area. 875 Currumbin Creek Rd, Currumbin Valley.“It’s really nice,” he said.“We’ve put in a steam room and you’ve got the jacuzzi there.“You can get in the jacuzzi then get in the steam room … then use the pool as a plunge pool.”Mr McSweeney said they planned to settled down in the property but a job offer has given them the chance to move interstate.He said it was a hard decision to leave but it was too good an opportunity to give up.last_img read more

TP Mazembe celebrate fifth crown in African champions league

first_imgHundreds of supporters of the newly crowned African champions league TP Mazembe celebrated their team’s success in the finals of the tournament.The streets of Lubumbashi were taken over by the jubilant fans, who escorted the players as they made laps of honour in the streets, parading the trophy. Mazembe beat Algeria’s USM Alger 2-0 on Sunday to give them a 4-1 triumph on aggregate and an automatic entry to the FIFA Club world cup in Japan next month.last_img

Arsenal were ‘knackered’ in derby draw with Tottenham – Per Mertesacker

first_imgPer Mertesacker has revealed that Arsenal’s players were “knackered” as they laboured to a draw at home to rivals Tottenham. “Over a short period you can replace a couple of players, but with two games a week – and the intensity will not lessen – you need a lot of players who can replace each other and come and give energy. “That is important. It is how we beat Bayern Munich, Theo (Walcott) played for 75 minutes and then Olivier (Giroud) came on and gave us a different style and had a massive impact on the game. We need game changers. “That is why with injuries we suffer a bit, but I’m convinced that after the international break we will have more options and therefore more confidence. “At times we need to give more and be more convincing with our game plan. There is room for improvement but we are in a good position and we want to continue that unbeaten streak. “Obviously with players coming back we will gain some more energy. You could see today how great it was to have Gibbs on the bench – he gave us a big lift we he came on, he was fresh and gave everyone a lift with the goal.” One concern for Wenger will be the travel times for the likes of Alexis Sanchez and David Ospina, who will link up with Chile and Colombia respectively, while fit-again defender Laurent Koscielny has been called up by France and could come up against Gibbs, who is in Roy Hodgson’s England squad. But if they and Arsenal’s other internationals come through unscathed, the FA Cup holders will be in a strong position to continue their Premier League title tilt in the run-up to Christmas. Press Association The Gunners had Kieran Gibbs’ first Barclays Premier League goal in more than three years to thank for rescuing a point after Harry Kane had given Spurs the lead in the north London derby. Sunday’s 1-1 draw at the Emirates Stadium was not enough to take second-placed Arsenal to the top, but means they remain unbeaten in the league since defeat at Chelsea on September 19. This result came on the back of a 5-1 Champions League thrashing against Bayern Munich and, with seven injured players on the sidelines, Mertesacker believes those who are in the side have been feeling the strain. “It was fun to play but we all looked a bit knackered, especially in the first half,” he said. “We gave absolutely everything to get a draw here and we will enjoy next weekend off, a few of us, then back to duty the next week. “We stayed with the same line-up as against Munich apart from Gabriel, and even (Tottenham) played on Thursday but they looked fresh in the first half and then suffered in the second. “It is difficult to explain but to sum it up both teams gave their all on the pitch and that is why it was a joy not only to watch and a joy to play, especially in the second half.” Aaron Ramsey, Hector Bellerin and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could all return soon after the international break to ease the injury concerns of manager Arsene Wenger, who conceded ahead of the game he was worried by the sheer number of players on the treatment table. Mertesacker, too, feels there is only so long the Gunners can paper over the cracks, with the World Cup winner looking forward to welcoming his team-mates back. “It is very important (to have them back),” he said. last_img read more

Messi back training with Barca after ending departure saga

first_imgBARCELONA, Spain (Reuters) – Barcelona captain Lionel Messi reported for training yesterday for the first time since requesting to leave the club last month.Messi had failed to turn up to the club’s tests for COVID-19 eight days ago and was absent from all subsequent sessions ahead of the new campaign after giving the club an official notice that he wished to leave.But the club’s all-time top scorer finally appeared at the Joan Gamper training ground ahead of an evening session, his first under new coach Ronald Koeman, after taking a test for the novel coronavirus at his home on Sunday.Messi, 33, revealed last Friday in an interview with that he was staying at Barca for the coming season as he did not wish to face a court case with the club where he has spent his entire career over a disputed release clause in his contract. The Argentine claimed in an official letter that he was free to leave the club unilaterally and without a transfer fee owing to the clause.But Barca and the league’s organising body responded by saying the clause was no longer valid and that the only way to free him from his contract was by paying a release clause of 700 million euros ($827.68M).Messi, however, will be free to leave free of charge next June unless he pens a new deal with Barca. Barca, who will be looking to reclaim La Liga title after surrendering it to Real Madrid last season, are sitting out the first two weeks of the new campaign which begins on Friday due to reaching the Champions League quarter-finals.Koeman’s side will instead play pre-season friendlies against Gimnastic de Tarragona on Saturday and Girona on September 16 before their first league game at home to Villarreal on September 27.last_img read more

USG Senate passes resolution to waive fee for absentee ballots

first_imgUSG Senate voted Tuesday to pass a resolution that asked the USC Credit Union to waive a fee associated with students registering for absentee ballots. (Aamani Ponnekanti | Daily Trojan)At Tuesday’s Undergraduate Student Government meeting, Sen. Michaela Murphy introduced a resolution she co-authored with USG Director of External Affairs Alec Vandenberg to help out-of-state students vote with absentee ballots. Several states currently require voters to get their absentee voting ballots notarized, or verified. USC Credit Union offers this service for $10, according to Murphy. The resolution asked USC Credit Union to work with USG to waive the notarization fee. “This $10 fee creates a potential barrier for out-of-state students to be able to exercise their fundamental, democratic right to vote,” the resolution stated. It also noted that only 21 percent of eligible 18-to 24-year-old students voted in the last midterm election.Murphy and Vandenberg said they found out about the $10 notarization fee last Friday and immediately began authoring the resolution. After the resolution passed unanimously, Vandenberg and Murphy asked the Senate for $300 to cover a portion of absentee ballot notarizations. Murphy said she doubts there will be enough time between the resolution’s passing and the upcoming midterm elections for any policy changes to be established. Because the notarization fees will likely not be waived for this election, the $300 Murphy requested will help cover 30 students’ notarization fees before the absentee voting deadline, depending on the state of residence. “The long-term ask is to continue collaboration with USC Credit Union to try to fully waive this fee in 2020,” Murphy said.Sen. Jacquelyne Tan was concerned that the senate fund is not the appropriate place to draw money for subsidizing the notarization fees because this incurred fee does not affect international students. The fund, she said, should go toward initiatives that benefit all students.“International students pay to this fund,” Tan said. “It’s meant to be for programming or initiatives that are open to all students, but this isn’t.”Mae Gates, a sophomore majoring in public policy, defended the use of the senate fund to subsidize notarization fees.“By giving these funds to ensure that all eligible students are able to vote back in their home states, you’re also empowering international students, because the things we’re voting on right now in the United States affect literally everyone who exists in these lands,” Gates said.Murphy also said that historically, the senate fund goes to just a few people and that this allocation would be a significant improvement.“I know that in the past, this money really has been spent on one or two people going to conferences,” Murphy said. “That really didn’t help with outreach. It really didn’t help with getting everybody supported with the fund from Senate.”After the discussion, the Senate approved the $300 allocation unanimously. Vandenberg said he hopes that even if the USC Credit Union does not waive the notarization fee this year, a better policy will be in place for the 2020 elections. “What give us hope is at least we’re starting the dialogue,” Vandenberg said. “At the very least, in future election years we won’t have to [have] these barriers and challenges.”last_img read more