RB Leipzig get approval for some fans in stadium at season opening match

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance Club’s server collapses over ticket demand for first Bundesliga game in 11 years FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules RB Leipzig have become the first Bundesliga club allowed to have some fans back in their stadium for their season opener next month.This was after the city’s health authority on Tuesday gave the green light for up to 8,500 spectators to attend. The city said the club, who last month were knocked out of the UEFA Champions League in the semi-finals, could have fans back in their ground against Mainz 05 on September 20.But this will be if novel coronavirus infection rates in the region remain at current levels.“After a detailed examination, the Leipzig health authority has approved the strict health plan of Bundesliga club RB Leipzig,” the city said in a statement.“This means for the first game of the season on September 20 up to 8,500 spectators can be allowed in.”All fans will have to wear face masks and will be placed in small groups spread across the 42,000-capacity stadium. There will be no visiting spectators and all supporters must provide personal details and be local residents.“With this approval we want to dare to go a bit towards normalcy,” Leipzig mayor Burkhart Jung said.“We are aware that the pandemic is far from beaten. But wherever possible – under strict conditions – people must be allowed to return to their daily routines.”Bundesliga clubs have been playing without fans since March.The league was interrupted between March and May due to the COVID-19 pandemic and resumed without spectators. Germany recorded 1,218 new cases of the virus and four deaths on Tuesday with the total death toll at 9,302.Reuters/NAN.Tags: BundesligaCOVID-19FansRB Leipziglast_img read more

Oxford staves off late Norwich rally with 60-50 victory

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Oxford Wildcats held a 60-26 lead in the fourth quarter, before Norwich scored the final three touchdowns to make it a respectable 60-50 game.Oxford opened the game taking a 16-6 first quarter lead on a Silhan 14-yard touchdown run followe by a Haskins 1-yard touchdown run.Norwich narrowed the margin to 16-12 on a 5-yard touchdown run. But Oxford scored three touchdowns and led 38-18 at the half. The  Wildcats to touchdowns by Norris and Haskins to expand the lead to 54-26 going into the fourth.A Norris 10-yard run made it 60-30.Norwich 6 12 8 24 50Oxford 16 22 26 6 60 1st QuarterOxford: Silhan 14 yard TD run (PAT Haskins run)Norwich: 45 yard TD pass Jacob Norris to Lohrman (PAT fail)Oxford: Haskins 1 yard TD (PAT Dexter Norris run)2nd QuarterNorwich: Norris 5 yard run (PAT Fail)Oxford:  Haskins Kick off Return 70 yards (Haskins PAT run)Oxford: Norris 24 yard run (PAT fail)Oxford: Norris to Keown 25 yard TD Pass (PAT Haskins run)Norwich: Norris 2 yard run (PAT Fail)3rd QuarterOxford:  Norris 1 yard TD run (Norris to Shimkus PAT)Norwich: Norris 6 yard pass to Lohrman (PAT Norris run)Oxford: Haskins 2 yard run (Norris run PAT)4th quarterOxford: Norris 10 yard run ( PAT fail)Norwich:  Norris to Goebel 11 yard pass (PAT Norris to Lohrman)Norwich:  Norris 7 yard run ( PAT Norris run)Norwich: Norris to Lohrman 19 yard TD (PAT Norris to Goebel) Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Citing Texas Hold ‘Em, Booker places all his chips on Iowa finish

first_imgDES MOINES — New Jersey Senator Cory Booker says he’s taking a gamble that he’ll be among the top three candidates when the Iowa Caucus results are announced.“We’ve said from the beginning that this is our state, that this is going to be the determining factor for us,” Booker told Radio Iowa. “…We’re playing to keep here in Iowa, kind of Texas Hold ‘Em in some ways.”Iowans who watched seven of the Democratic Party’s other 2020 presidential candidates debate in December saw Booker’s first campaign ad. He’s spending far more to buy time on Iowa TV stations this month.“I’m going to confess we have taken a risk in Iowa by pushing a lot of our resources that we might need to continue on into getting up on TV to compete with those people who are millionaires or who have more resources than us,” Booker said.Booker has not joined former competitor Julian Castro in criticizing Iowa’s role as the first voting event in the 2020 presidential selection process. Booker just launched “Black Americans for Cory” with a gathering of about 50 women in Des Moines and he said Iowa’s minority voters may be the deciding factor on February 3rd.“In a Caucus where the difference between finishing fifth and second is probably going to be a few thousand votes, those who appeal to the Sudanese community or can appeal to the Latino community, the black community, if you can generate support in those communities,” Booker said, “it’s the diversity that swings the hinge one way or the other.”Booker has been urging voters to pick the candidate who is best able to motivate Obama-level turn-out among diverse communities. Booker’s duty as a U.S. Senator to sit as a juror in the expected impeachment trial for President Trump will take him off the Iowa campaign trail. He is also unlikely to meet Friday’s deadline for a strong enough showing in public opinion polls to be included in next week’s televised candidate debate in Des Moines.Booker returns to Iowa today with events scheduled in North Liberty and Mount Vernon.last_img read more