Associated Press The Latest: No positive COVID-19 tests in NHL last week Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The National Hockey League reported zero players tested positive for the coronavirus last week. July 27, 2020 NASCAR has run race weekends without fans with limited exceptions, notably at tracks in Tennessee and Texas.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The league says it administered a total of 4,256 tests to more than 800 players from July 18-25. Two players tested positive during the first week of training camps July 13-17.Players and staff from the 24 teams participating in the expanded Stanley Cup playoffs traveled to the hub cities of Toronto and Edmonton, Alberta, on Sunday. They’re now in a quarantined bubble and will be tested daily after every other day testing during camp.___The NASCAR weekend in late August at Dover International Speedway will take place without fans.Delaware state officials denied the track’s request to host a limited number of fans Aug. 21-23 in the interest of public health and safety. The track is to host a NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Cup Series on Saturday and Sunday of that weekend.
Photo Courtesy of Richard Ramdial Facebook page A prominent Jamaican businessman was slaughtered in the capital city of Kingston on the evening of Tuesday, July 11. The deceased has been identified as Richard Ramdial.Possible contract killingHomicide investigators are theorizing that Ramdial, an auto-parts dealer, was the victim of a contract killing. They are following several leads into the brazen murder which has sent shockwaves across the Corporate Area.The businessman was in his Mercedes-Benz sport utility vehicle in rush hour traffic along Ruthven Road in St Andrew around 4:30 pm. Police report that a gunman disembarked a motorcycle and pumped more than 12 bullets into the driver’s side of Ramdial’s left-hand-drive vehicle.Shot nine timesShot nine times in the upper body, Ramdial was rushed to the University Hospital of the West Indies where he was pronounced dead. The window of his vehicle had 12 bullet holes all within a one-inch radius.Tributes paidSince news of the incident broke, colleagues and friends of Ramdial have posted several heartfelt tributes on social media to issue tributes.Former president of the Used Car Dealers’ Association, Ian Lyn said he attended St George’s College with Ramdial and remembered him as “humble and respectful”.“I’m in shock at the murder of Richard Ramdial in Jamaica, he was the coolest, most humble youth I knew at St Georges College even though he drove the best Mercedes Benz I ever saw in high school,” Lyn, who is now based overseas, wrote on Facebook.“But nothing in life happens except by Allah’s (God) active or permissive will. So, we thank God for his life and pray for his family and friends RIP Ramdial!!!” Lyn added.Over 700 murders in 6-monthsJamaicans in South Florida are concerned over the persistent violent crime. According to Jamaican police, over 700 murders were committed in Jamaica in the first six months of 2017. The gun has been the weapon of choice. In June alone some 151 murders were logged on police blotters.“Oh, good Lord. Why this scourge on my country,” asked 55-year-old former Jamaican nurse, Veronica Wells.Copyright – Caribbean National Weekly News
Emmanuel Tagoe has promised another intriguing entry when he mounts the ring against Sidicki Momba on December 26 in Accra.The ‘Game Boy’ will be coming up against his Tanzanian counterpart for the WBA Intercontinental Championship in the bout being staged by Asamoah Gyan’s Baby Jet Promotions.Tagoe is promising another grand entry into the ring to continue his tradition of a jaw-dropping introduction.Game Boy entered the ring in the heated bout against George Ashie in a King’s Palanquin while emerging on the back of a horse – enjoying a kingly ride – when he fought Ronald Pontillas.The James Town native without giving anything away promises another exciting entry on his Boxing Day bout against Momba.“Everyone knows how I take my entry very serious,” he told AsamoahGyan3.com. “It is always an opportunity to make a statement and I do not shy away from that.“I will come up with something exciting but then you have to be there to see.”Ticket prices for the bout on December 26 are already out with ringside tickets going for 50 Ghana cedis and regular pegged at 10 Ghana cedis.
THESE are the scenes as Ireland’s soldiers prepare for peacekeeping missions in the fields around Inishowen.Our exclusive pictures were taken as up to 150 soldiers re-enacted full military confrontation at Fort Dunree yesterday.The troops from the 104th Infantry Battalion based at Finner Camp in Bundoran took part in the exercise in preparation of a peace-keeping mission to Lebanon later this year. The mission is at Lock stage meaning it has been passed by both the United Nations and the Cabinet and is awaiting full Dail approval.The two day operation also involved two AW130 helicopters and up to 50 vehicles including armoured cars, troop carriers, soft-skin vehicles and ambulances.The exercise also involved many specialist soldiers including engineers and bomb disposal experts carrying out full military manoeuvres.The public had received an earlier warning that heavy machinery as well as machine gun and other fire would be heard in the region. As well as Fort Dunree, a number of fields were used in the region to carry out the operations.A spokesman for the Army Press office said “This was a full military scenario to help troops prepare for a situation they may face if they travel to Lebanon.”The exercise was overseen by Brigadier Comdt.Gerry Hegarty, Commander of the 4th Western Brigade.HUGE ARMY OPERATION IN INISHOWEN AS TROOPS PREPARE FOR LEBANON was last modified: March 23rd, 2011 by StephenShare 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)