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Club sponsors autism conference

first_imgNotre Dame’s Special Friends Club will hold its fifth annual Autism Conference on Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the Carey Auditorium of the Hesburgh Library.Vanderbilt pediatrics professor and Notre Dame alumna Julie Lounds Taylor will give a talk titled “Understanding the Transition to Adulthood with Autism Spectrum Disorder.”Sophomore Thomas Gordon, a member of the Special Friends Club, said Taylor is a leader in examining how people with autism interact with the rest of society.“Dr. Taylor’s research program investigates how individual, family and societal factors interact to promote healthy development, and she is especially interested in how families experience the transition to adulthood for young adults affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD),” Gordon said.Gordon said the Special Friends  Club aims to bring speakers to the conference who have made a significant commitment to fighting autism.“The beauty of the Autism Conference is the professionals invited to speak at the event,” he said.“Past speakers have represented a group of individuals who have impacted the knowledge we have of ASD through their research and a lifelong commitment to helping us come closer to understanding ASD.”The Special Friends Club’s president, senior Christina Mondi said our society needs to develop better strategies for supporting autistic individuals and their families.“According to the [Center for Disease Control], roughly 1 [out of] 88 children will be diagnosed with ASD,” Mondi said. “Almost all students will inevitably have a family member, friend, colleague, classmate or neighbor affected by autism. … It is incredibly important that students be aware not only of what autism is, but of how they can play a role in supporting those whose lives and families are affected by it in the classroom, workplace and community. This is not a special interest topic.”The Notre Dame community can help make the transition to adulthood for people with autism smoother, Mondi said.“If individuals with ASD are to reach their fullest potentials as they move into adulthood, they will need the understanding and support of their classmates and community members in doing so,” she said. “This is an area where we, as young college students and emerging professionals, could make a real difference in forging a culture of acceptance for our peers affected by ASD.”The event is open and free for all students. For more information, visit the conference’s website.Tags: Autism conference, Special friends clublast_img read more

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Raising the bar passing standard

first_img August 1, 2001 Jan Pudlow Associate Editor Regular News Raising the bar passing standard Associate Editor Noel G. Lawrence, the lone member of the Florida Board of Bar Examiners to vote against raising the pass/fail line, has submitted data to the Florida Supreme Court bolstering his argument that such a move would have a negative impact on minorities trying to become lawyers. According to the data submitted by Lawrence, at the current 131 pass/fail line, all minority first-time test-takers had a 58-percent passage rate, raising the pass/file line to 133 dropped it to 48 percent, and raising it further to 136 showed only 42 percent would have passed.Breaking it down further by ethnic groups, the data showed at the current 131 pass/file line, black first-time test-takers had a 53-percent passage rate, but dropped to 45 percent at 133, and 38 percent at 136.For Hispanic first-time test-takers, the data showed that at the current 131 pass/file line, 65 percent passed, raising the line to 133 showed 55 percent passed, and raising it further to 136 showed 53 percent passed.For white first-time test takers, 74 percent passed at 131, 69 percent passed at 133, and 61 percent passed at 136.“The stats speak for themselves,” said Thomas Pobjecky, general counsel for the Board of Bar Examiners. “February is a much smaller exam, so I anticipate in the very near future asking the court to allow us to analyze the July (2000) exam, which is about twice the size.”But the numbers won’t dissuade the Board of Bar Examiners from pursuing its petition to the court, Pobjecky said.Oral arguments are set for October in the controversial case. The Board of Bar Examiners’ proposal is being challenged by a group of Florida’s law school deans (except Florida State University’s Dean Don Weidner), the Florida State Conference of NAACP branches, and Lawrence, who is also the new president of the Virgil Hawkins Chapter of the National Bar Association.The Florida Bar and one individual, Assistant State Attorney Kevin Frein from Broward County, commented in favor of the Bar Examiners’ proposal. Based upon the recommendation of a special study committee, the Bar’s Board of Governors at its April 2, 2000, meeting “resolved to support the petition of the Florida Board of Bar Examiners in this matter, provided that adequate consideration be given to whether any of the proposed rules in this filing would disproportionately affect minorities or otherwise unduly impact minority access to the profession.” There has been no further comment or action by the Board of Governors since then.Citing its main reason as “ensuring the protection of the public,” the Board of Bar Examiners petitioned the court in 1999 to raise the “minimal competency level” on the multiple choice sections from the current 131 score (56 percent correct) to 136 (59 percent) over a two-year period, saying the initial increase to 133 would return the pass/fail line to the place it was 19 years ago. At 136, the examiners argue, there are currently 12 jurisdictions that have a pass/fail line higher than that, with California and Delaware topping the list at 144.Reasons to Raise the Bar Overall, the bar examiners argue, there is no empirical basis for the current pass/fail line of 131. The board undertook a “good-faith study. . . with the guidance of a nationally renowned expert in the field” to justify raising the pass-fail line, Pobjecky said in court documents.The board’s expert, Stephen Klein, a nationally recognized psychometrician from the Rand Corporation in California, was asked what happens to minority bar exam takers when the pass/fail line is changed.“Generally, what we have seen is the effect is constant across groups,” Klein answered. “That is, you lower the standards, you pass more people in both minority and nonminority groups. If you raise standards, you will see a slight drop initially, but not eventually.”It has been his experience that whenever bar exam standards are raised, students will adjust their efforts to meet the new standards, Klein said.“Nationally, about 93 percent who take the bar exam will eventually pass it,” said Klein, noting that the bar only tests minimal competency.In an article Klein wrote, quoted in Pobjecky’s reply filed with the court, he said: “On average, members of racial/ethnic minority groups do less well on the bar exam than their classmates. This finding has held up in every jurisdiction that has examined the passing rates of different groups. The size of these disparities varies from state to state as a function of several factors (such as whether first-timer or eventual passing rates are studied). Nevertheless, it is clear that no matter how the computations are made, minority applicants and especially blacks have significantly lower passage rates than whites.“Over the past 25 years, several studies have investigated many potential sources of the differences in passing rates among racial/ethnic groups. These studies have found that the disparities are not a function of certain questions or types of questions, subject matter areas covered by the exam, test format (essay, multiple-choice or performance), the racial or ethnic group of the lawyers who grade the essay answers, the time limits imposed, or even the types of law schools from which the applicants graduate. None of these factors have a significant effect on the differences in passage rates between groups,” Klein wrote.“What does matter is the applicant’s mastery of the law as indicated by the knowledge and abilities that are needed to do well in law school. In short, the differences in passing rates among racial/ethnic groups stem from differences in their legal skills and abilities, rather than from some unique feature of the test. The exam works about the same way for everyone.”The board’s counsel, Pobjecky, went on to argue that a six-year-long national study by the Law School Admission Council that tracked 27,000 students entering law school in 1991 corroborates Klein’s findings.Among the LSAC findings, Pobjecky said, were that the eventual passage rate for all study participants of color was 84.7 percent; both law school grade point average and LSAT scores were the strongest predictors of bar exam passage for all groups studied; and a series of background variables — such as academic expectations of self, language spoken in the home, and need to work for pay during school _ showed no relationship to failing the bar exam.A Tougher Test Won’t Better Protect the Public But critics of the Bar Examiner’s petition argue that there is no proven correlation between raising the passage rates and greater competency or ethics of lawyers, and therefore would provide no greater protection to the public.“California requires 144. Is there any suggestion or any evidence to support the proposition that lawyers in California are more competent and more ethical than lawyers in Florida?” asked Joseph Harbaugh, dean of Nova Southeastern University’s law school, who plans to make oral arguments in October. Noel Lawrence Joseph Harbaugh “Because we have had for 19 years what appears to be an appropriate standard, those who would argue it should be changed have a heavy burden to demonstrate there is a need.” Making the test tougher to pass would shut the door on more minorities when there is already a dearth of minority lawyers in ethnically diverse Florida, the critics charge.center_img Raising the bar passing standard Those reasons greatly concerned Lawrence when he cast the sole vote against raising the bar exam pass/fail line at the board’s October 1999 marathon meeting that ended at 10 p.m.“On that body, we frequently have fair and feisty debates,” Lawrence said. “And we’re always able to remain collegial.”That he was allowed to file his minority report, Lawrence said, was “unprecedented and phenomenal.”In his minority report, filed with the court November 29, 1999, Lawrence outlined his many concerns, including “unfairness to minorities.”“There is presently a dearth of minority lawyers in the state, and to furtherexacerbate the problem by increasing the passing standard would certainly cause concern. Increasing the passing score would most likely result in a smaller proportion of qualified minorities being admitted to the Bar. There has been little or no study done on this issue by the board in the past five years,” Lawrence wrote.The Need to Gather Racial and Ethnic Data At the same time the board voted to raise the pass/fail line, it voted to request permission from the Supreme Court to begin immediately collecting information on the race or ethnicity of bar applicants. That was done with “the eventual goal that disparate impact on minorities in the future may warrant a lowering of the pass/fail line,” Lawrence continued.“Studying the issue further using actual and current data on minority applicants would be a more responsible and prudent approach. There is a dire need for the latter course of action, given the fact that all ethnic data relied on by the majority (and the board’s expert, Klein) evolved from 1991 examination results.”The briefs filed in case no. 96,869 — found at www.flcourts.org/pubinfo/summaries/briefs/out/96869.html — provide a spirited debate on dueling experts, their methodologies, and justifications for maintaining or changing the status quo.In what Gregory Murphy, chair of the National Conference of Bar Examiners, called a “provocative address challenging bar examiners,” Harbaugh gave a speech in Madison, Wisconsin, in May, titled, “Partners at the Gate: Legal Educators and Bar Examiners Working Together to Diversify the Profession.”“We respectfully request those contemplating change to resist the Lake Wobegon syndrome, to look beyond your state’s position on the list of MBE passing scores,” Harbaugh told the national bar examiners.“Your charge is to set the score that measures minimum competence. Consider please that the MBE, as a finely tuned standardized test, measures the competence of applicants today according to the same criteria it measured the competence of lawyers in years gone by. Unless you have evidence of incompetence on the part of a significant number of attorneys admitted in the past five, 10, or, as in the case of Florida, the last 19 years under the existing MBE standard; and unless you have evidence that most of these incompetent lawyers had bar exam scores between the present and the proposed cut-off, it doesn’t appear to us that you have prima facie evidence that the passing score in your jurisdiction should be raised.“Before ratcheting up the pass line, you owe it to the public, the Bar, and the law students who hope to join the profession in your state to study if there is any relationship between the score earned on the bar exam and a later finding of lawyer incompetence.”Harbaugh, who said many states are watching what happens in Florida, told the national group of bar examiners: “What is demoralizing to us in legal education, to our minority students, and I am sure, to you in the bar-examining community, is the number of trained legal minds that are being wasted. It’s sad when one in 30 white graduates fails to join the profession; it’s devastating when one in five of our black graduates is lost.”In the Florida Board of Bar Examiners’ reply to comments filed with the court, Pobjecky quotes Harry Truman, Shakespeare, Aldous Huxley, and what he calls the “homespun wisdom” of Harbaugh when he recommended that performance testing should become a part of the bar exam:“Having given you candid responses to the questions earlier posed, permit me to reform the ‘ain’t broke, don’t fix’ proverb in the following way: Tinker with somethin’ that ain’t broke only if you’re dang sure it’s gonna run a lot better.”And the board’s Pobjecky seized upon Harbaugh’s quote to say: “Having no empirical basis for the existing pass/fail line of 131, the board engaged in a good-faith study of such issues with the guidance of a nationally renowned expert in the field. Having replied to the comments in opposition to its proposal, the board remains ‘dang sure’ that its recommended increase to the pass/fail standard is scientifically sound, reasonable, and fair.” “It’s what I suspected all along. But I didn’t know or have any clue until the court gave us permission to collect that information,” said Lawrence, who filed demographic results on race and national origin/ethnicity of test-takers of the February 2000 bar exam on June 21. It’s the first time demographic information has been kept on bar exam test-takers since the ’70s, and those numbers for the February 2000 exam show that the higher the pass/fail line is raised, the fewer percentage of minorities will pass, and hardest hit are blacks.last_img read more

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Pumpkin spice used car loans?

first_img continue reading » A series of funny memes is making the rounds on Facebook that for once doesn’t involve cats. Here’s the one that stuck with me most: I love autumn as much as the next person (maybe even more). Cooler weather after a hot Texas summer, Friday night football, Halloween. However, the mass switch to all things pumpkin spice is a true cultural barometer of the coming of fall. Pumpkin spice cream cheese, pumpkin spice beer, pumpkin spice Oreos, even pumpkin spice Twinkies.Perhaps the king of Pumpkin Spice Nation, however, is Starbucks with its pumpkin spice lattes.This year, Starbucks launched the iconic “PSL” on August 28, a full week earlier than 2017 and the earliest official launch to date according to Business Insider.center_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Turkish GP: Williams’ acting principal Simon Roberts tests positive for Covid-19

first_img 1:35 Go on board with 2010 polesitter Mark Webber for a lap of the fast and very challenging Istanbul Park ahead of the Turkish Grand Prix – Advertisement – “Simon is feeling otherwise well but will now isolate for the required 10-day period as per UK national guidelines whilst supporting trackside operations remotely this weekend,” the team said.“Dave Redding, Team Manager, and Chief Engineer of Vehicle Design, Adam Carter, will assume his responsibilities on the ground in Turkey.”Roberts has been acting principal since September after the British team were sold to US-based Dorilton Capital and the founding family departed.- Advertisement – Simon Roberts will be unable to be in Turkey this weekend for the big race Williams’ acting principal Simon Roberts tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday and will miss this weekend’s Turkish Grand Prix.Williams, last in the championship with four races remaining, said Roberts had not travelled to Istanbul or been in close contact with any other members of the race team.He had been negative on Monday but tested again after showing minor symptoms.- Advertisement – Go on board with 2010 polesitter Mark Webber for a lap of the fast and very challenging Istanbul Park ahead of the Turkish Grand Prix They said then that several members of the trackside team were isolating after being identified as close contacts of those who tested positive.An unidentified number of factory-based team members were drafted in to fill the roles in Turkey of those undergoing quarantine.Racing Point — with both of their drivers Sergio Perez and Lance Stroll as well as team owner Lawrence Stroll — and Mercedes are other teams to have had positive tests this season.A McLaren employee tested positive at the Australian Grand Prix which was then cancelled in March.Formula One personnel cannot access the paddock without a negative result and are tested every five days. Teams also do their own tests.How to watch F1 with Sky SportsWhether watching on the big or small screen, Sky Sports F1 has you covered.In addition to the coverage of every track session from each weekend on our TV channel, subscribers can also watch live coverage and in-race clips on the Sky Sports App.The App features Race Control – giving you access to on-board driver feeds, a mix feed, driver tracker and live timings. Race Control is also available via the Red Button on Sky Q and HD boxes.Sky Q is also the home of advanced features, including an interactive track map, plus the latest video clips of action, features and interviews. – Advertisement – Simon Roberts will be unable to be in Turkey this weekend for the big race
Simon Roberts will be unable to be in Turkey this weekend for the big race

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Govt teams up with Lazada for training program to push SMEs online

first_imgThe government has teamed up with e-commerce platform Lazada Indonesia to advance its partnerships with digital platforms to meet its target of pushing 2 million small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to go digital this year.The Cooperatives and SME Ministry and Lazada Indonesia launched on Monday a training program to help SMEs with digital marketing and with setting up stores on the e-commerce platform.Lazada Indonesia, backed by Chinese tech giant Alibaba Group, will begin by recruiting 100 tutors, called kakak asuh, from successful sellers on its platform. Each tutor will oversee two to three small businesses.Monika Rudijono, the chief marketing officer at Lazada Indonesia, said some small businesses had enough digital savvy to make it on their own after completing just one training course.“But there are [other] small businesses that are more traditional,” Monika said in a virtual press briefing on Monday. “Even though they have done a training course, they still need a tutor.”The government is pursuing partnerships with numerous private tech firms to accelerate the digitization of SMEs. One of the latest initiatives is a project with online ride-hailing company Grab Indonesia on an app for business management.Out of more than 60 million small businesses across the country, which employ an overwhelming majority of the national workforce, only 13 percent have established an online presence and use the internet to sell their products, according to data from the ministry.Other partnerships established by the government are with e-commerce companies Blibli.com, Shopee Indonesia, Tokopedia and Bukalapak – the last two are among the country’s so-called unicorns, or start-up firms valued at more than US$1 billion.Arif Rahman Hakim, a deputy of human resource development at the ministry, said Monday that the government was partnering with the companies to integrate training programs with the platform, thereby simplifying the steps for small businesses to go online.The program was especially important for small businesses to keep making money amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which was slowing down the economy as people had reduced spending to offset loss of income, said Arif.“It is very timely for small businesses to be able to market their product by using information technology,” Arif said at the same briefing.Leonard Theosabrata, the president director of Smesco Indonesia, a marketing agency founded by the ministry, said he hoped the program would run for a long time, because the government was aiming high with regard to SME digitization.“We hope they arrange it not only via digital means,” Leonard said at the same briefing. “They have to receive training from the tutors on quality control and quality assurance. This may have to take place in person.”Topics :last_img read more

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Damen Unveils New Fast Crew Supplier Class, First Unit Already Being Built

first_imgImage source: DamenDamen Shipyards Group is rolling out a new Fast Crew Supplier class – the FCS 2710 – an upgraded version of its FCS 2610. The first FCS 2710 is already under construction at Damen Shipyards Gorinchem and will be delivered to High Speed Transfers (HST) in July 2018.High Speed Transfers, a newcomer to the offshore energy transfer sector based in Swansea, Wales, sees the FCS 2710 as the way to make an immediate impact using an upgraded version of a vessel-type that is already well known in the market, according to Damen.HST plans to initially focus on serving the offshore energy sectors in German and UK waters, but eyes operating globally as well. “We hope to build a fleet of four to six FCS 2710s over time. We see exciting times ahead, particularly in offshore renewables,” said HST Managing Director Tom Nevin.Damen stated that the new FCS class retained the twin hull, axe bow design that has made the Damen FCS 2610 so successful. However, as the offshore energy industry evolving over recent years, so have its requirements for crew transfer vessels and the regulations that govern them. The vessel builder said it had listened to the feedback from the industry and designed a vessel that features much of the fundamental design of the 2610, but delivers the additional capacity and performance sought by operators today.The first FCS 2710 unit being built for High Speed Transfers; Image source: DamenArjen van Elk, Damen Sales Manager for UK & Ireland, said that FCS 2710 had been designed with a lot of practical input from various clients and end-users such as Vattenfall, Siemens and E-On, and like the 2610 it is optimised to support the offshore oil & gas and survey sectors, as well as offshore wind and other marine renewables. “Customers will also benefit from a choice of propulsion systems with conventional shafts, water jets, IPS and Voith Linear Drives all available as options,” Van Elk said.The FCS 2710 is one metre longer and one metre taller than its predecessor. The extra metre above the water not only increases the hull volume but also allows the vessel to operate in wave heights of above two metres, Damen stated, adding that this substantially increases the range of weather conditions in which it can be at sea, an important consideration given the longer distances that maintenance crews are now having to travel.The new Fast Crew Supplier can also carry 26 passengers in its standard configuration – twice as many as its predecessor. This has been done by optimising the available deck space by changing it from a stepped layout to one that is level, thus enabling a larger wheelhouse and more than doubling the interior volume available for the accommodation, all without any loss in deck space available for cargo transportation, Damen explained.last_img read more

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ADNOC CEO: UAE Looking to Defuse Middle East Tensions

first_imgThe United Arab Emirates is to reduce the tensions in the Middle East, according to the head of state-run Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC).At a conference in London, Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and Group CEO of ADNOC, stressed that stability and energy security are paramount to economic growth.The speech was delivered on the back of new sanctions imposed by the United States on Iran, denying Iran’s leadership access to financial resources and targeting senior commanders of Navy, Aerospace, and Ground Forces of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), as well as the Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Iran reportedly said that with these sanctions, the U.S. closed the path to diplomacy.The move was made shortly after two tankers suffered damages from limpet mines in the Strait of Hormuz.Al Jaber said that the UAE “views very seriously any threat to security of energy supplies. Any attack on a single tanker is an assault on the entire international community.”He added that the UAE “will work together with our friends and allies to defuse and deescalate the current threat and help ensure regional stability and the security of energy supplies to global customers.”“Now is the time for wisdom, diplomacy and the concerted efforts of the international community, as we all have an interest in stable and secure market,” Al Jaber noted.last_img read more

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Ousted C.A.R president, Francois Bozize, to run in October poll

first_imgExpectations run high for Somalia’s President Farmajo Buhari visits Paris to meet President Francois Hollande Related Francois Bozize believes he’s the only hope for lasting peace and stability in the Central African Republic. The former president was ousted by rebels and forced to flee.He’s in Uganda now, and intends to contest October elections despite warnings against the move from both the African Union and United Nations. CCTV’s Clementine Logan reports. Rwanda President Free to Run for a Third Termlast_img read more

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Players who will be missing at Euro 2020 due to injury

first_img “[It’s] normally six weeks to heal, but I’m not a doctor, and then he needs rehab after that probably.” Giorgio Chiellini and Davide Zappacosta face a serious fight if they are to return to full fitness in sufficient time to earn their place in Roberto Mancini’s plans for Italy at Euro 2020. The two defenders are both working their way back from knee injuries. Wales midfielder David Brooks is a long-term injury concern, having gone under the knife in order to treat an ankle injury and would require a slice of luck if he is to make Ryan Giggs’ squad. Should Scotland qualify for the tournament, they could well have to compete without Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn, who suffered a broken ankle in December. Germany boss Joachim Low will be monitoring the availability of of Leroy Sane and Niklas Sule as they continue to recover from their respective knee injuries. Both players suffered cruciate ligament injuries, but could be back in action by March and April, which would be a welcome boost for Low. Sami Khedira is another minor concern for Low, with the Juventus star undergoing keyhole surgery in his knee in December. Paul Pogba has not played much for Manchester United this season, a trend which, if it continues, could have a detrimental impact on his chances of being selected in the France squad. The midfielder’s desire to leave Old Trafford has played a part in his absences, no doubt, but he has also suffered injury set-backs – most recently a recurrence of an ankle problem. Another player whose place in Les Bleus panel is a doubt is Bayern Munich’s Kingsley Coman after the winger sustained a knee ligament injury in a Champions League clash against Spurs in December. Coman, who was not involved in the 2018 World Cup triumph with his country, will no doubt be desperate for a speedy return to action. Thomas Lemar is another slight concern thanks to a hamstring injury, but the Atletico Madrid star should be back in action well ahead of the tournament. Portugal, meanwhile, may have to plan for the tournament without William Carvalho as he manages a back problem. read also:Guardiola names who to blame for Kane, Rashford injuries The Real Betis midfielder is suffering from a spinal disc herniation and receiving specialist treatment. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Worst Things To Do To Your PhoneThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World10 Of The Dirtiest Seas In The WorldCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Why Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?The Best Tarantino Movie YetTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Top 10 Disney Male Role Models6 Best Natural History Museums In The World Italy will be without Roma star Nicolo Zaniolo, who was laid low by a cruciate ligament (ACL) injury in January during a game against Juventus. Remarkably, Juve’s Merih Demiral suffered an ACL injury in the same game as Zaniolo, meaning he will not play a part in Euro 2020 for Turkey. Memphis Depay is not expected to be ready to play a part in the Netherlands’ Euro 2020 campaign after suffering an ACL injury in December while playing for Lyon. Meanwhile, wing-back Jetro Willems’ absence from the Orange squad is set to continue after he sustained a cruciate ligament injury while playing for Newcastle United in January.center_img With Euro 2020 just a few months away, several players in the various leagues across Europe may have been ruled out of the fiesta as a result of injury. Portugal will be unable to call upon Andre Gomes following the midfielder’s gruesome ankle dislocation, which was sustained during a game for Everton against Tottenham last November. Gomes’ recovery is expected to take anywhere between six months and a year, meaning he will not be involved in the defence of a title he helped the Selecao win in 2016. Major doubts for Euro 2020England have some serious concerns regarding Harry Kane after the Tottenham star was forced to undergo surgery on a ruptured hamstring tendon. The timeframe for Kane’s recovery is set at three months, which would mean an April return, but Spurs boss Jose Mourinho remains pessimistic, suggesting the striker could miss the rest of the season. “We expect him to be out until mid-April, end of April, May, next season. I don’t know,” Mourinho told reporters in January. Another major worry for the Three Lions is the fitness of Marcus Rashford following news that the Manchester United forward is undergoing treatment for a double stress fracture in his back. The initial treatment period for the injury, which has been described as “bad” by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, is six weeks with a period of rehabilitation to follow – so potentially two months out of action at least. “He’ll be out for a while. He won’t be back until after the mid-season break,” said Solskjaer when quizzed about the injury.last_img read more

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World Nationals Hangover has $1,000 top prize for IMCA Modifieds

first_imgVINTON, Iowa – IMCA Modifieds are in the running for $1,000 to win at Benton County Speedway’s Sunday, April 2 World Nationals Hangover.The feature is a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot-qualifying event. IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods are also on the card.IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and Allstar Performance State points will be awarded.Pit gates open at 3 p.m. and hot laps are at 5 p.m. with racing to follow. Grandstand admission is $15 for adults and $5 for kids. Pit passes are $25.More information is available from Promoter Mick Trier at 515 201-5526 or Manager Mike Van Genderen at 641 521-0330.last_img read more

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