Sports competitors barred from leaving Kenya for a month

first_imgTHERE will be no travel to international events for the next month for Kenyan sportsmen and sportswomen over concerns about the global coronavirus outbreak, the country’s sports ministry has said.The ministry said the travel ban will be “until further notice” but specified it was being applied immediately for a minimum of one month.The ban will hit the Kenyan football team’s next away match against Comoros on March 29, although they play the same opposition at home on March 25 – a match the country’s FA has already requested be cancelled.Across Africa, various sporting events have been impacted as countries take measures to minimise the impact of the virus as it spreads around the world.However, Kenya is the first country to prevent its athletes from leaving, rather than merely postponing or cancelling events.“Following the global outbreak of the Covid-19 virus, the government has put in place measures to deal with the situation to safeguard the public and the country at large,” a statement from the Kenyan State Department of Sports said.“In this regard, the Ministry wishes to inform you that there will be no more travel for international events until further notice and notably for the next one (1) month.“Additionally, note that the earlier communication by the Cabinet Secretary for Health on local events of international nature applies.”If the ban is extended past one month, Kenya’s iconic marathon pair of Eliud Kipchoge and Brigid Kosgei could be prevented from defending their London Marathon crowns on April 26 – assuming that event goes ahead. (BBC Sport)last_img read more

Syracuse men’s basketball opponent preview: What to know about Cornell

first_img Published on December 25, 2016 at 3:20 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse enters its matchup against Cornell having lost five of its last eight games. The Orange (7-5) takes on the Big Red (3-8) on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Carrier Dome. The contest is SU’s final nonconference game before beginning Atlantic Coast Conference play on Jan. 1 at Boston College.Here’s everything you need to know about Cornell.All-time series: Syracuse leads, 90-31Last time they played: Last season, the Orange defeated Cornell, 67-46, on Dec. 19, 2015. SU only led by four at halftime, but pulled away by outscoring the Big Red by 17 after the break. Tyler Roberson and Malachi Richardson led SU with 15 points apiece while Roberson rounded out his performance with 12 boards. Syracuse outrebounded Cornell, 48-27, and finished with 17 second-chance points compared to the Big Red’s four. Michael Gbinije, while scoring 12 points, also pitched in as a distributor with eight assists.The Cornell report: The Big Red ranks 244th of 351 Division I teams, according to Kenpom.com. Cornell has struggled this season, allowing opponents to shoot 44.9 percent from the field and getting outscored 431-360 in the first half of games. Three Big Red players average more than 10 points: Sophomore guard Matt Morgan (19.3), sophomore forward Stone Gettings (14.2) and senior guard Robert Hatter (11.6). Against Syracuse last season, Hatter scored 14 and was the only Cornell player in double digits. The Big Red doesn’t have any dangerous rebounding threats as Gettings and Hatter are tied for the team lead with 5.3 boards per game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHow Cornell beats Syracuse: The Big Red would need big-time performances from its top three scorers to keep pace with the Orange, which only allows 64.9 points per game. SU has also faced issues when it’s been outrebounded and outscored in the paint. On paper, Cornell doesn’t pose much of a problem there, a big part of why Syracuse is favored in the game by 18, per Kenpom. While the Orange has had a rocky stretch recently, the Big Red would still need a near-perfect performance to upend SU.Stat to know: 75.2 inches — Cornell’s average height, per Kenpom, which ranks 340th in the country. Syracuse’s average height of 79 inches ranks sixth nationally. The Orange is 5-1 when it wins the rebounding battle.Player to watch: Robert Hatter, guard, No. 5While the Big Red hasn’t beaten SU since 1968, the senior has a solid history against Syracuse. As a freshman in 2013, Hatter scored nine points in 14 minutes. He scored just three points his sophomore year but backed that up by 14 points last season. Hatter has made just 10 3-pointers this year, but his 57.1 shooting percentage on 2-pointers ranks 353rd in the country, per Kenpom. If he can score effectively driving to the basket, that could open up opportunities for teammates on the perimeter once Syracuse’s 2-3 zone begins to collapse. Commentslast_img read more

SADNESS EXPRESSED AS LIMELIGHT NIGHTCLUB GOES INTO RECEIVERSHIP

first_imgThe Limelight Glenties has gone into receivership.One of Donegal’s most famous nightclubs ‘The Limelight Glenties’ has gone into receivership. The hugely popular nightspot regularly attracted thousands of club goers to its premises every weekend.However, the popularity of the venue has dwindled over recent years as a combination of emigration and alternative clubbing options swayed the public away from The Limelight. The Limelight is owned by Declan Boyle and Michelle Boyle who are from nearby Leitirmacaward.Declan Boyle is a well-known figure in rallying circles, and last month made history, when he became the first Donegal man in over thirty years to win the Donegal International Rally.However, last week Grant Thornton was appointed receiver by Danske Bank.The Limelight had been on the market in 2006 for €2.5 million which was bought by the current owner Declan Boyle. Although in March 2013, it went on the market for just €625,000.The Limelight underwent a significant refurbishment over the years to become a state-of-the-art clubbing venue.The Limelight has two dance venues, a state-of-the-art lighting system, six bars, cloakrooms, toilets and a number of storage facilities.The Limelight is also famous for hosting underage discos, and the news it has entered receivership has been met with sadness both locally and across the county.Many would’ve regarded The Limelight as the best clubbing outlet in Donegal, and the venue attracted bus loads of revellers every weekend all the way from Gweedore to Glencolmcille. Boyzone star Mikey Graham once revealed they had to fight there way out of the club after the partisan crowd turned on them, the crowd became jealous of the admiration they were receiving from the local females in attendance at the concert.https://www.donegaldaily.com/2013/08/22/boyzone-star-reveals-he-had-to-punch-his-way-out-of-a-donegal-nightclub/SADNESS EXPRESSED AS LIMELIGHT NIGHTCLUB GOES INTO RECEIVERSHIP was last modified: July 14th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BusinessDanske BankGlentiesnewsPoplularReceivershipSadnessThe LimelightVenuelast_img read more