Indonesian badminton power duos Kevin-Markus, Hendra-Ahsan claim All England quarterfinal spots

first_imgFan favorite duos Kevin Sanjaya Sukamulja and Markus Fernadi Gideon and Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan have claimed two spots in the 2020 All England quarterfinals. In Friday’s quarterfinals at the Arena Birmingham, the top seed Indonesian pair is set to play against eighth seed duo Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik of Malaysia. Meanwhile, second seed pair and defending champions Ahsan and Hendra are to face sixth seed duo Hiroyuki Endo and Yuta Watanabe of Japan. In the second round on Thursday, Kevin and Markus, popularly known as the “Minions”, defeated China’s Ou Xuan Yi and Zhang Nan, while Ahsan and Hendra, nicknamed “The Daddies”, outclassed Takuro Hoki and Yugo Kobayashi of Japan.Ahead of the quarterfinal battle, Kevin praised the Chinese pair’s abilities. “We need to perform our best and stay focused right from the beginning of the match,” he said in a statement. (gis)Topics :last_img read more

Goldman Sachs: Mask mandate could save US economic recovery

first_imgA national mask mandate could be a way for the United States to address the latest coronavirus surge while also protecting the country’s economic recovery, Goldman Sachs said.In a report titled “Face Masks and GDP” the financial giant said a national mask mandate could “partially substitute” for renewed lockdowns that would otherwise subtract nearly five percent from US growth.The report, released late Monday, comes as Florida, Texas and numerous other southern and western states contend with huge jumps in coronavirus cases. While several states have rolled back some reopening policies, there has been public pushback against broad lockdowns that have prompted deep layoffs.Whether the US should follow European and Asian countries in instituting the mandate is an “inherently political decision,” Goldman said, while adding that analytic tools can assess the policy on economic grounds.Based on COVID-19 trends in 125 countries, the report estimated that coronavirus cases grew by 17.3 percent per week without a mask mandate, but only 7.3 percent with a mask mandate.In the US, states without mask requirements account for two-thirds of new infections. A national mask mandate would make mask use more widespread and lower the daily growth in infections to around one percent from 2.9 percent, Goldman said.  “Will the US adopt a national mask mandate?” Goldman asked. “This is uncertain, partly because masks have become such a politically and culturally charged issue.”However, even in the absence of a national mandate, state and local authorities might well broaden mandates in ways that ultimately mimic the impact of a national mandate. “Either way, our analysis suggests that the economy could benefit significantly from such moves, especially when compared with the alternative of a return to broader lockdowns.”The report’s release comes as some additional conservatives have publicly endorsed masks as the virus bears down on states controlled by President Donald Trump’s Republican party. Trump himself refuses to wear a mask at public events.On Tuesday, “Fox & Friends” co-host Steve Doocy called on Trump to wear a mask, as did Tennessee Republican Senator Lamar Alexander, who opened a hearing on COVID-19 by extolling masks.”I have suggested that he occasionally wear a mask even though in most cases it’s not necessary for him to do so,” Alexander said. “The president has plenty of admirers. They would follow his lead.”Topics :last_img read more

Chelsea warned against replacing under-fire manager Maurizio Sarri with Frank Lampard

first_imgChelsea legend Frank Lampard is currently in charge of Derby County (Picture: Getty)Chelsea have been warned against replacing under-fire manager Maurizio Sarri with club legend Frank Lampard.Italian boss Sarri only arrived at Stamford Bridge last summer but is already clinging on to his job at Chelsea.Having lost three of their last four Premier League fixtures, Chelsea have slipped to sixth in the Premier League and were thrashed 6-0 by Manchester City last weekend.Sarri’s struggles have led to speculation over his future in west London and Chelsea legend Lampard has been touted as a potential successor.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityBut Arsenal hero Paul Merson says it is too early to view Lampard – the current Derby County manager – as a candidate to take over at Chelsea.AdvertisementAdvertisementAsked whether Lampard could manage his former club, Merson told Sky Sports: ‘Not yet. It’s a big job.‘They’re not Norwich, they’re not 10 points clear at the top. It’s early.‘I think he’s doing great, don’t get me wrong. But there’s a long way to go. Metro Sport ReporterSunday 17 Feb 2019 12:26 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.2kShares Advertisement Blues boss Maurizio Sarri (Picture: Getty) Chelsea v Man Utd: Gianfranco Zola previews FA Cup tieTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 12:08FullscreenChelsea v Man Utd: Gianfranco Zola previews FA Cup tiehttps://metro.co.uk/video/chelsea-v-man-utd-gianfranco-zola-previews-fa-cup-tie-1864186/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘You’re talking one of the top four, five clubs in England. One of the top 20 in the world of football. It’s a bit early for me.’Lampard’s Derby County are currently seventh in the Championship, outside the play-off places only on goal difference.Speaking last week, the former England midfielder downplayed speculation linking him with the manager’s job at Stamford Bridge.‘It is certainly a club I respect and a manager that I respect so it wouldn’t make me smile or anything different because my job is here,’ he said.‘I obviously follow Chelsea, have huge respect for them, and I hope to see them, put some form together and turn those results around.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Chelsea warned against replacing under-fire manager Maurizio Sarri with Frank Lampard Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

Barcelona star to miss the end of 2019-20 La Liga season

first_img Promoted Content8 Best 1980s High Tech GadgetsFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtThe Best Cars Of All TimePortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Ever Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadePlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes6 Unforgettable Shows From The 90s That Need To Make A ComebackThis Is The First Meme Ever, According To The Internet Read Also: Man City to learn fate of Champions League ban appeal today Griezmann scored in the 1-1 first leg draw, and Setien will be keen to have him available to face Gennaro Gattuso’s side in Lisbon. Luis Suarez is set to return to the side in place of Griezmann, with Martin Braithwaite also expected to see some action in their final two league games. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Antoine Griezmann could miss the remainder of the 2019-20 La Liga season, after suffering a quad injury against Real Valladolid over the weekend. Barcelona boss Quique Setien confirmed in his post match interview the French international asked to be substituted at half time, after struggling in the opening 45 minutes. The club are continuing to monitor the former Atletico Madrid star, but reports from Diario AS state his injury will sidelined him for at least three weeks. Barcelona complete their domestic season in the next seven days, with games against Osasuna and Alaves, and Griezmann is unlikely to recover in time. He is expected to be fit for La Blaugrana’s Champions League last 16 second leg tie against Napoli on August 8.Advertisementcenter_img Loading… last_img read more

Ibrahimovic shrugs off coughing fit, trains with Swedish clubside

first_imgRelatedPosts Manchester United defender tackles thief in Sweden AC Milan coach brushes off Ibrahimovic’s angry reaction to substitution AC Milan produce another fightback to sink Parma AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been training with Swedish club Hammarby as the global football shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic continues.Even a brief bout of coughing did not appear to trouble him as he practised his shooting.Former Sweden forward Ibrahimovic, who is his country’s record goal-scorer and owns a stake in the top-flight Stockholm club, took a full part in the training session.It was a session which had a mixture of bright sunshine and brief showers of snow and hail.With Italy in lockdown and Serie A and other major football leagues closed for the foreseeable future due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ibrahimovic has returned to Stockholm.In Sweden, authorities are taking a somewhat more lax approach.Plenty of businesses have been allowed to remain open and gatherings of up to 50 people are still allowed, with many of the country’s elite football clubs back in training.“He asked if he could keep himself going with us and we obviously said `yes’. I don’t know how long he is going to train with us and that obviously depends on what happens in the world,” Hammarby chairman Richard von Yxkull told SVT last week.As the Easter Monday session drew to a close, the 38-year-old had a brief bout of coughing as he prepared to take part in a final shooting exercise.But he recovered quickly and began smashing powerful shots and volleys into the top corner.Reuters/NAN. Tags: HammarbySwedenZlatan Ibrahimoviclast_img

Wins for Killenaule and Mullinahone

first_imgIn Group 4 Killenaule faced off against Eire Og Annacarty in Leahy Park Cashel.That game finished up on a scoreline of Killenaule 2-20 Eire Og Annacarthy 1-19.Also in group 4 Mullinahone came out with a win over Burgess. The final score there was 1-17 to 18 points.last_img