The Realistic Joneses, Starring Toni Collette, Michael C. Hall, Marisa Tomei & Tracy Letts, Sets Opening Night Date

first_img Related Shows In The Realistic Joneses, we meet Bob (Letts) and Jennifer (Collette) and their new neighbors, John (Hall) and Pony (Tomei), two suburban couples who have even more in common than their identical homes and their shared last names. As their relationships begin to irrevocably intertwine, the Joneses must decide between their idyllic fantasies and their imperfect realities. Star Files View Comments The Realistic Joneses originally premiered at Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven, CT, in April 2012, starring Letts, Parker Posey, Glenn Fitzgerald and Johanna Day. Eno’s play Thom Pain (based on nothing) was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 2005. Another work of his, The Open House, will have its world premiere at The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center in February. Show Closed This production ended its run on July 6, 2014 Will Eno’s The Realistic Joneses, a play about two couples with a disconcerting amount in common, starring Toni Collette, Michael C. Hall, Tracy Letts and Marisa Tomei, will begin previews in mid-March. Directed by Sam Gold, an official opening night has been set for April 6 at a Shubert theatre to be announced. Rehearsals will begin in February. The Realistic Joneses Tracy Lettslast_img read more

Odds & Ends: Apollo Theatre Collapse Explained & Kevin Bacon’s Footloose

first_img Apollo Theatre’s Ceiling Materials Were ‘Weak and Old’  The partial ceiling collapse of London’s Apollo Theatre, which occurred during the December 19 performance of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time was the result of weak and old materials. BBC News reports that the hessian wadding embedded in the venue’s ceiling was getting weaker over time and the material’s deterioration led to the accident. The theater is due to reopen March 26 with Let The Right One In. View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Broadway Vet Kevin Bacon Cuts Loose, Footloose It’s unlikely that you’ve managed to miss Kevin Bacon’s epic re-enactment of Footloose for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon March 21. But we loved the Broadway alum’s efforts so much we just had to include it in today’s Odds and Ends. Happy Monday everyone! William Gaminara to Join Tom Conti in West End’s Twelve Angry Men Silent Witness’ William Gaminara will join the West End cast of Twelve Angry Men as Juror number 10 from March 31. He joins stars including Tony winner Tom Conti, Robert Vaughn and Jeff Fahey at the Garrick Theatre.last_img read more

VEDA approves $52.6 million in business financing during last quarter of 2010

first_imgDuring the last quarter of 2010, the Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA) approved $52.6 million in financing assistance to Vermont businesses undertaking development and expansion projects throughout the state. ‘Development projects in many different sectors of Vermont’s economy will receive financing support from VEDA,’ said VEDA Chief Executive Officer Jo Bradley.  ‘Business investments will be made in Vermont’s commercial, manufacturing, agricultural, technology, energy, and small business sectors, translating into jobs being created or retained for Vermonters.’Several projects were given Final Approval for Recovery Zone Facility Bond (RZFB) financing by the VEDA Board of Directors.  The RZFB financing, enabled through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (a.k.a. the Stimulus Act), provided VEDA with additional tax-exempt bond issuance capacity to commit to larger projects involving capital assets.  Projects given final RZFB financing approval are: ·         Weidmann Electrical Technology, Inc., St. Johnsbury ‘ $25 million to help Weidmann Electrical Technology, Inc. undertake a major project to purchase new equipment, including a large new paperboard production machine, and construct a new building at its St. Johnsbury facility.  The investments are expected to help the company improve production efficiency, and meet increasing product quality standards.  The Weidmann companies are global leaders in the design, manufacture and supply of electrical insulation for oil-filled transformers of all voltage ranges. The St. Johnsbury facility employs 263 people. ·         Community College of Vermont, Rutland ‘ $5.52 million to help Community College of Vermont (CCV) enter into a long-term lease with developer DEW West and Wales for a new college classroom and campus facility in downtown Rutland.  In addition to bond financing, a direct loan of $350,000 was also approved by VEDA to partially fund the project.  The Rutland location is CCV’s second largest campus and employs 16 full-time administrative staff and over 90 part-time professors.   The $8.6 million project will help CCV meet a significant increase in enrollment and expand its course offerings in Rutland.                                                                    ·         King Arthur Flour Co., Inc., Norwich ‘ $10 million to help King Arthur Flour, Inc. nearly double the size of its Norwich retail flagship store and baking education center.  King Arthur is America’s oldest flour company, founded in Boston in 1790 to provide pure, high-quality flour for residents of the newly-formed United States.  King Arthur employs 151 people, a number projected to increase to 200 jobs within three years of the expansion project. VEDA acts as underwriter for loans made through the Vermont Department of Public Service’s Clean Energy Development Fund (CEDF).  CEDF loan funds are designated for business investments that bring about the development and deployment of cost-effective and environmentally-sustainable electric power resources to Vermont.  Projects approved by VEDA for CEDF financing assistance are: ·         Georgia Mountain Community Wind, LLC, Georgia ‘ $750,000 to Georgia Mountain Community Wind, LLC for a proposed 10-12 megawatt wind generation project to be located on Georgia Mountain in Chittenden and Franklin counties. The nearly $30 million project will involve the purchase and installation of four GE turbines, construction of 2.2 miles of new or improved access road, and 2.5 miles of electric collection line which, when completed, could produce enough clean, renewable power to meet the annual needs of approximately 3,500 Vermont households.  ·         Burke Mountain Corporation, Burke ‘ $500,000 to Burke Mountain Corporation as part of a $973,157 project to install a wind turbine, de-icing system, and transformer at the mountain. Through installing the wind turbine system and connecting to the utility grid, Burke hopes to reduce operating costs and ensure energy sustainability at the mountain.  Burke Mountain has been in continual operation for over 50 years, and is the home of Burke Mountain Academy, the preeminent ski academy in the country with 45 Olympians to its credit. Among other projects approved for VEDA financing assistance are: ·         Highland Sugarworks, Inc., Barre Town – $658,000 to help the maple-syrup producer and distributor purchase the Wilson Industrial Park facility it has been leasing  since 2009; ·         JBM Carmel, LLC and JBM Sherman Carmel, LLC, Bennington –  $380,000 to help two companies involved in armor painting and metal cutting, bending, and fabrication consolidate operations into one location through the joint purchase of an industrial building; and ·         Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation (BDCC), Brattleboro – $500,000 to help Brattleboro’s development corporation retrofit space in its industrial park for lease to Bradford Machine, Inc., a local precision machine shop. In addition, VEDA approved financings totaling: ·         $4.2 million to Vermont farmers through the Authority’s agricultural loan program, the Vermont Agricultural Credit Corporation (VACC);                                               ·         $1.4 million through the Authority’s Small Business Loan Program  to assist growing Vermont small businesses that are unable to access adequate sources of conventional financing;·         $823,000 through VEDA’s VT 504 Loan Program to support business real estate development projects;·         $300,000 through the Authority’s Technology Loan Program to assist smaller technology-related firms; ·          $409,394 through the Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund Program to help privately-owned community and privately-owned nonprofit, noncommunity public water systems construct, repair, or improve an existing eligible water system to comply with federal and state standards;·         $214,525 through the Vermont Business Energy Conservation Loan Program, designed to help eligible businesses make energy conservation improvements; and ·         $160,000 through the Brownfields Revitalization Fund Loan Program, designed to assist in the redevelopment of contaminated properties.  Source: VEDA. 12/21/2010. VEDA’s mission is to promote economic prosperity in Vermont by providing financial assistance to eligible businesses, including manufacturing, agricultural, and travel and tourism enterprises.  Since its inception in 1974, VEDA has made financing commitments totaling over $1.7 billion.  For more information about VEDA, visit is external) or call 802-828-5627.last_img read more

Howard Dean and Senator Bill Frist discuss challenges and promises of Health Care Reform

first_imgPharmaceutical Marketing Research Group (PMRG) Annual National Conference (ANC) keynote speakers Governor Howard Dean, MD, and Senator Bill Frist, MD, recently tackled one of today’s most pressing issues ‘ the future of health care reform ‘ and what it may mean for the pharmaceutical industry.This dynamic discussion, hailed by those in attendance as both informative and refreshingly non-partisan, left the audience of 500 industry professionals encouraged about the evolving realities of reform and inspired to continue the conversation about new ideas for successful implementation. Those members who were unable to make the trip to the ANC this year can now view the presentation online at is external).Examining the Affordable Care ActThe presentation kicked off with a look at the Affordable Care Act and what it means for patients, the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry, and the nation as a whole. Both former physicians agreed that while the bill addresses only one piece of the health care puzzle’expanding access’and will likely be stripped of its individual mandate portion by the Supreme Court, it is significant in setting some ground rules from which a national dialogue and greater reform can emerge. “Today is different,” remarked Sen. Frist. “There is some element of certainty out thereâ ¦and with that certainty, smartly we can get togetherâ ¦and make a big difference.”Pushing reform forward across the USThey also agreed that much of the reform will come at the state and private sector levels and that it will need to address the untenable costs of health care, while also improving or maintaining quality’a tall order indeed.So how do we get there? The former legislators agreed on some points’namely that the current fee-for-service health care model needs to shift toward a model that emphasizes primary care physicians and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), in which all care for a large group of patients is coordinated within one network that gets paid a flat per-patient fee. As expected, however, they disagreed on some of the details.According to Gov. Dean, the main issue is that the current free-market, fee-for-service system doesn’t work in health care because it encourages doctors to do more to get paid more, resulting in unnecessary procedures and soaring costs. The former Vermont governor noted that even in a capitated care system, a push for profits is in direct opposition to the needs of patients. “HMOs are a really good idea,” Gov. Dean said by way of example. “But when HMOs go public and are traded on Wall Street, you then set up this enormousâ ¦conflict where the fiduciary responsibility to the shareholders is on one side and the moral responsibility to the patient is on the other.”To this end, Gov. Dean advocated placing non-profit hospitals at the core of ACOs and encouraging these systems to invest more heavily in less expensive and more effective disease prevention rather than high-cost, technology-intensive care of advanced disease. The former governor also supported the establishment of state health insurance exchanges to add greater transparency in the purchase of health insurance and impose limits “so you can’t buy junk.”Conversely, Sen. Frist argued that profit in health care is a positive, but agreed that greater transparency and a move toward value-based savings are key. He called for ACOs with a shared-savings cost model, which rewards health care systems or providers with a portion of the savings attained by reducing total patient costs. The former Tennessee senator also advocated for greater information and connectivity through such technology as online ratings for doctors and hospitals that would allow consumers of health care to make more informed choices.What reform means for pharmaceutical marketingGov. Dean also brought the issues closer to home for the audience of pharmaceutical marketing researchers. Touching on the fact that ‘big pharma’ has often been an ideal target of blame in the conversation about soaring medical costs, he noted that medication cost needs to be brought into perspective against the cost of other health care services. From his view, pharmaceuticals have saved us “an enormous amount of money,” rather than driving up costs as many people believe. Gov. Dean noted that a patient suffering a major heart attack who, 30 years ago, would have been in the hospital for 10-14 days can now be out in 3-4 days because of medicine. “If you think it’s expensive to take some of these cardiac drugsâ ¦yeah, they’re expensive, but they’re a whole lot cheaper than $3,000 a day for a coronary care bed.”Gov. Dean pushed for greater advocacy for the biopharmaceutical industry, both from legislators and patients. “We can’t lose the biotech industryâ ¦but it’s happening,” he stated, citing a combination of factors, including the move toward offshore clinical trials and licensing as well as an increasingly risk-averse FDA and insufficient patent protection. Gov. Dean called for a greater debate about risk-benefit analysis with the FDA, spurred by patients who understand that when it comes to pharmaceuticals to treat serious disease, “without risk, they die” as well as patent extension to protect U.S. companies in order to spur greater innovation.In an open question-and-answer session following the presentation, the speakers addressed a wide range of concerns from the impact of reform on physicians to the need for greater transparency in pricing, and the disparity between prescription drug prices in the U.S. compared to the rest of the world.The presentation was followed by a full day of sessions taking a deeper dive into the intricacies of the PPAC Act, the future of the pharmaceutical marketing research industry, and the implementation of programs and technologies, such as electronic medical records, that can help to move the industry closer to the seemingly elusive goal of cost savings and increased quality.About PMRGAs the leading health care marketing research professional association, PMRG serves U.S. and global client researchers and service providers representing pharmaceuticals, biologics, medical/surgical device and diagnostics. Since 1961, the association has been advancing the principles, practice and power of health care marketing research by creating a community that supports individual professional development and acts as an advocate for the profession as a whole.SOURCE Pharmaceutical Marketing Research Group (PMRG) MINNEOLA, Fla., April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ —last_img read more

Opposition to FirstEnergy Bailout Persists

first_imgOpposition to FirstEnergy Bailout Persists FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Kathiann M. Kowalski for Midwest Energy News:“It’s a classic sort of sleight of hand,” said Dick Munson of the Environmental Defense Fund. “My guess is that FERC will see through the sham. It’s just illegal affiliate dealing.”In a joint brief filed last week with federal regulators, industry competitors and environmental groups argued that the utility has basically replaced the express agreement to guarantee electricity sales with a “virtual power purchase agreement,” or virtual PPA. And that revised plan is “a shadow version” of the earlier arrangement to charge captive consumers for uneconomic coal and nuclear generation, the challengers argued.“From our perspective, it’s just a work-around of this FERC decision,” said Trish Demeter, managing director of energy programs at the Ohio Environmental Council. “At the end of the day, it’s a bailout of even bigger proportions, quite honestly.”Specifically, the revised plan requires that at least 3,200 megawatts of fossil fuel or nuclear generation now owned by FirstEnergy Solutions would continue to operate, the challengers noted. That’s about the same amount of output from the plants covered by the former plan — which include the Davis Besse nuclear plant and the Sammis coal-fired plant — with its express power purchase agreement, observed Matthew Kahal, an expert witness for the Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel.FirstEnergy has claimed that consumers would eventually come out ahead, based on its assumption that gas prices will increase significantly over the next eight years.However, a May 2016 report by the Energy Information Administration projects that natural gas prices will remain below $5 per million British thermal units through 2040. That projection is true with or without the federal Clean Power Plan, the agency reported. In challengers’ eyes, that makes it much more likely that consumers will end up on the losing end of FirstEnergy’s proposed deal.Advocates weigh in with federal regulators on FirstEnergy planlast_img read more

Avian flu control plan to focus on small farms

first_imgJul 7, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – International health agencies said yesterday that their plan to battle avian influenza will focus on educating small-scale farmers, segregating animal species on backyard farms, and vaccinating poultry.At the end of a conference in Malaysia, officials said their multi-pronged plan still has a chance to prevent a human flu pandemic by reducing opportunities for the H5N1 virus to spread from poultry to humans. Officials estimated the cost of the plan at about $250 million, which will have to come mostly from donor countries.”The meeting agreed that the avian influenza situation in Asia was extremely serious but determined that there was still a window of opportunity to ward off a pandemic,” the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a joint statement.The H5N1 virus has infected 108 people and killed 54 since late 2003, according to the WHO. Disease experts fear that the virus will spark a pandemic if it acquires the ability to spread easily from person to person; so far it has not shown that ability.Delegates at the meeting in Kuala Lumpur concluded that the battle against the virus should focus on small-scale and backyard farms, with which most human cases of H5N1 infection have been linked, the FAO-WHO statement said.The plan has four objectives:To educate farmers and their families about the dangers of high-risk behavior and how to change their farming practicesTo ensure the segregation of different species, including chickens, ducks, and pigs, and to eliminate mingling of these animals with humansTo provide adequate incentives for farmers to report suspected avian flu outbreaks in their flocks and to apply control measuresTo pursue the vaccination of poultry flocks as part of a multi-element response to the avian flu threat in high-risk areasAuthorities are also concerned about “wet markets, where animals are often slaughtered in unsanitary conditions,” said Dr. Joseph Domenech, the FAO’s chief veterinary officer.Wet markets and the mingling of species on small farms increase the risk that avian flu viruses will pass between species and exchange genes with other flu viruses, potentially giving rise to dangerous new viruses, the agencies said.Dr. Shigeru Omi, the WHO’s regional director for the western Pacific, said the avian flu plan would give the world a “fighting chance” to stop the H5N1 virus. “We have no illusions about how hard the job will be, but we are not powerless,” he said. “This plan gives us a real chance to make a mark on history—as long as we work together with maximum energy and commitment.”Dr Dewan Sibartie, deputy head of the Scientific and Technical Department of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), welcomed the agencies’ decision to include vaccination of poultry in their strategy, according to the FAO-WHO statement.”The acceptance of vaccination by WHO and the international scientific community as an important additional tool in the control of the disease in animals is particularly welcome, provided that the vaccine used complies with OIE standards and that vaccination is carried out under the supervision of OIE and veterinary services,” Sibartie said.To carry out the plan, it will cost the FAO and OIE about $100 million for surveillance, diagnosis, and vaccination, the agencies said. The WHO estimated the cost of public health efforts under the plan, including support for laboratory diagnosis, vaccine development, surveillance, and public education, at about $150 million.”Without international support, poor countries will not be able to battle bird flu,” said Domenech.According to an Associated Press (AP) report yesterday, Omi said the international agencies would organize a meeting by the end of this year to encourage wealthy countries to commit at least $250 million to help affected countries battle avian flu over the next 3 years.In related news, a WHO official voiced pessimism about the chance of containing an emerging pandemic if the H5N1 virus evolves into a form that spreads rapidly among people, according to an Agence France-Presse (AFP) report published yesterday.Hitoshi Oshitani, a Manila-based WHO expert in disease surveillance and response, said that if the virus mutates and erupts in one of Asia’s large cities, it will be impossible to prevent a pandemic, AFP reported.”If a pandemic starts we cannot do anything to stop it,” he said. “What we can do, once a pandemic starts, is just to reduce the negative impact by being better prepared.”Compared with flu, SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) was easy to control, because it was spread only by people who had fever, Oshitani told AFP. “Usually for influenza, it’s almost impossible to control,” he said. “That’s why we have huge outbreaks every year.”Control measures under consideration include treating infected people and surrounding communities with antiviral drugs and restricting their movement, Oshitani said. But if people with no symptoms were spreading a deadly flu in a country that couldn’t afford expensive medicine, stopping the disease would be almost impossible, he said.He said the WHO has 60,000 to 70,000 doses of antiviral drugs in its Manila regional office, but getting them to a remote community in time to stop the disease would be difficult.In Vietnam this week, authorities culled more than 7,000 ducks infected with avian flu in the central province of Quang Tri, according to a report yesterday by China’s People Daily. The story cited the Vietnam News Agency as its source.In Cambodia, tests have ruled out H5N1 avian flu in a 20-year-old man who died earlier this week and in 13 children who were hospitalized after eating cooked chicken, according to an AFP report today.The test results came as Cambodian hospitals were coping with an unusually large number of children suffering from an ordinary form of flu, the story said. More than 1,000 children have been hospitalized there in recent weeks.See also:FAO-WHO news release read more

PREMIUMBusinesses call for transparent action in handling novel coronavirus

first_imgTopics : Log in with your social account Google Analysts and businesspeople have called on the government to take transparent and comprehensive steps to prevent a domestic COVID-19 outbreak and mitigate any potential economic risks after Indonesia announced its first two confirmed cases.The government is expected to face rapid capital outflows, leading to continued weakness of the rupiah, according to Fitch Solutions’ Asia country risk research head Anwita Basu.“The other concern we have is that, policymakers have only taken action to mitigate the impact of the outbreak on the external sectors,” she wrote in an email to The Jakarta Post on Tuesday. “So far, we have seen limited resources going toward the country’s public health services to avoid a domestic epidemic.”Read also: Government delays incentives for foreign tourists after COVID-19 hits IndonesiaLast week, foreign … Facebook Forgot Password ? Linkedin LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here fitch-solutions novel-coronavirus COVID-19 BritCham Kadin JETRO rupiah jakarta-composite-index JCI stock-market bondslast_img read more

Taiwan pedals faster to meet global pandemic demand for bikes

first_imgTopics : “We saw what happened and then we reacted quickly,” Tu told AFP in an interview last week at their new headquarters in the industrial city of Taichung.”We mobilize our companies, including our factories and sales company… in order to meet the consumer demand.”The orders have kept on coming, with reports of empty bike racks at dealers and long waits for resupply across Europe and North America.In Britain, the Association of Cycle Traders said some 20,000 bikes awaiting manufacturing and delivery had already been sold or reserved. “We’ve seen a mixture of everybody to be honest,” Lincoln Romain, director of Brixton Cycles, in London, told AFP last month.”People that commute all the time, we’ve seen new cyclists, we’ve seen people that have to get in so they have bikes that have been in the shed a little while.” Deserted streets, cabin fever and worries over COVID-enabling commutes in Europe and America have sent demand for bikes into high gear — with factories in Taiwan racing to push out new units and scrambling to find parts.The deadly virus has sparked a global recession and hammered many industries, but it is boom time in the bike world and a major bonus for Taiwan, which is a leading bicycle producer and has managed to avoid mass lockdowns by defeating the coronavirus early on.At Giant, the world’s largest bike company, it has been a dizzying few months, according to CEO Bonnie Tu. center_img Waiting for suppliersAcross the Atlantic, demand has also rocketed. Year-on-year sales of commuter and fitness bikes increased 66 percent in March, leisure bikes leaped 121 percent and electric bikes rose 85 percent, according to market research firm The NPD Group.Giant’s Tu said demand in both the US and Europe has centered on the more affordable “$1,000 and under” category of bikes. While Giant’s factories in Taiwan kept rolling, many of their facilities on the Chinese mainland had to temporarily shut down when the virus first spread from the central city of Wuhan.A return to full capacity has been slowed by struggles to get parts from suppliers as they refill factory floors and restock inventories.”We have to wait for them,” Tu said. “So it is actually quite difficult, but we manage.”For Europe, Giant will soon benefit from a large factory it has built in Hungary, part of a gradual shift many Taiwanese manufacturers are making to diversify away from China and be closer to consumer markets.Gina Chang, secretary-general of the Taiwan Bicycle Association, said manufacturers initially suffered in the first quarter from cancelled or postponed orders when the virus first spread. But since then, demand has roared back.”We are seeing rush orders or even panic buying,” she told AFP. “Taiwan’s top two bike makers have orders lined up till the end of this year.” Taiwanese renaissanceThe coronavirus boom is the latest chapter in a renaissance for Taiwan’s bike industry.The self-ruled island had for years been the world’s number-one bike producer until the 1990s, when mainland China’s economic reforms saw firms — including many Taiwanese manufacturers — take advantage of a vast, cheap labor force.But while Chinese factories continue to play a dominant role in terms of sheer numbers, Taiwan production is bouncing back, especially when it comes to higher-quality models and in the rapidly growing electric bike market.Last year, Taiwan exported $1.36 billion in non-electric bicycles, down from $1.5 billion the year before.But electric bike production is soaring.In 2019, electric bike exports totaled $863 million, up from $377 million in 2018, with most heading to Europe.Export of electric bikes from January to April this year reached a record high of $301 million, up 23.6 percent from the same period last year. And the bikes made in Taiwanese factories tend to be higher quality models that fetch a higher price.Tu says she hopes the pandemic will help encourage people to adopt bikes as a form of transport long after the threat of the virus has receded, something many European governments are keen on. “While riding bicycles, you can have fresh air… you cannot be too close otherwise you will crash,” she laughed. “So it is natural social distancing.”last_img read more

Smulders to Build Moray East OTMs

first_imgSiemens has selected Smulders to build the three Offshore Transformer Modules (OTMs) for the 950MW Moray East offshore wind farm.As reported earlier, Siemens won the contract to connect the Moray East offshore wind farm to the Scottish grid.Siemens’ contract covers all necessary components, including the three OTMs, an onshore substation, and the installation of a 30km underground export cable to the onshore substation at New Deer in Aberdeenshire.This will be the first project to use three OTMs which will be linked together to cover the rated capacity of the wind farm.The wind farm will comprise 100 MHI Vestas 9.5MW wind turbines installed some 22 kilometers off the Aberdeenshire coast.Back in November, Siemens awarded the Smulders – ENGIE Fabricom consortium with a contract to build two OTMs for the 860MW Triton Knoll offshore wind farm in the UK.last_img read more

Brazilian club given permission to play match with infected players

first_imgRelatedPosts Spain forward Rodrigo linked with move to Leeds United Barbosa pens permanent deal with Flamengo Filipe Luis agrees Flamengo move Brazilian top flight club Atletico Goianiense have obtained permission to field four players who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the Globoesporte website said on Wednesday.The club said the players were in the final stages of the infection and had already complied with all quarantine measures ahead of a match with Flamengo. The report said Brazilian authorities agreed they would no longer pose a risk to others.Two dozen confirmed positive tests had already rocked the start of the Brazilian football season as the country battles one of the highest caseloads in the world.Top flight Goias had 10 players test positive prior to a match against Sao Paulo, which was postponed.Media reports say at least 150 top flight players have in fact tested positive.A third division match was also postponed after 12 players tested positive. Brazil has recorded over 100,000 deaths in connection with COVID-19.More than three million people have been infected with the virus.dpa/NAN.—Tags: Atletico GoianienseFlamengolast_img read more