Premier League agree to increase substitutions per game to five

first_img Comment Premier League agree to increase substitutions per game to five Advertisement Team are now allowed to make more subs (Picture: Getty)The Premier League has agreed to increase the amount of substitutions permitted per game from three to five.A shareholders meeting held on Thursday discussed a host of issues including VAR, adding players to squads and neutral venues.All 20 clubs agreed substitutions should be increased to five per match, in line with the guidelines already set out by the International Football Association Board.It was also agreed that the bench would be increased from seven players to nine, something Chelsea was pushing for.ADVERTISEMENTTeams have been lobbying for an increase due to concerns about fitness when the 2019/20 season resumes and the number of games footballers will be asked to play – the league aims to complete the campaign by 16 July.AdvertisementAdvertisementClubs are worried about the increased likelihood of injuries, but smaller sides have argued more substitutions gives an advantage to the bigger clubs who have deeper squads.Premier League chiefs aim to kick off the season on Wednesday 17 June, with Manchester City vs Arsenal the headline act before action gets into full swing that weekend. Advertisement Coral BarryThursday 4 Jun 2020 2:09 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.3kShares Premier League football returns and a third matches free-to-viewTo 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 1:52FullscreenPremier League football returns and a third matches free-to-viewhttps://metro.co.uk/video/premier-league-football-returns-matches-free-view-2181992/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.Football in the UK has been suspended since 13 March due to the coronavirus pandemic, but only one positive Covid-19 test was discovered during the fifth round of testing results released this week.Tottenham announced the coronavirus case was at their club and Spurs became the latest top-flight side to publicly announce a positive test – Watford, Burnley, Brighton and Bournemouth have also done the same.MORE: Frank Lampard has serious selection headaches on Chelsea’s Premier League return, reckons Pat NevinMORE: Premier League clubs to discuss adding new players to restart squadsFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.last_img read more

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Norway’s domestic government pension fund loses 2.2% in Q1

first_imgThe loss on equities was 0.7 percentage points slimmer than that indicated by the reference index for this asset class.The bond portfolio produced a 1.6% investment return, on the same level as the benchmark.Svarva said uncertainty linked to oil prices and the international economy continued to hit developments on the equity market in the first quarter.“We [are] committed to an active and responsible management to produce good results, but we are also prepared for the fact there may be periods where it will be more difficult to achieve outperformance,” Svarva said.Folketrygdfondet said it also published a report that found its active management had improved the relationship between risk and return compared with the benchmark, and that the excess return it had reported was not due to chance.The report – aimed at providing a broad foundation for understanding and evaluating the results of the investment management of the fund – showed different risk and cost-adjusted returns, according to Folketrygdfondet.“Even when we take account of different risk levels and costs, the GPFN has outperformed the reference index set by the Ministry of Finance,” it said.The GPFN – together with the much larger Government Pension Fund Global or former oil fund, whose assets totalled NOK7.08bn at the end of March – form Norway’s overall Government Pension Fund.The GPFN invests solely in equities and bonds – with respective strategic allocations of 60% and 40% – and its investment is limited to Norway and the Nordic region. Norway’s domestic government pension fund, the smaller counterpart of the giant former oil fund, saw its assets shrink in the first quarter of this year by around NOK4.5bn (€487m) after investment losses of 2.2% but said it did outperform its reference index by 0.4 percentage points.Olaug Svarva, chief executive at Folketrygdfondet, which manages the Government Pension Fund Norway (GPFN), said: “After a dramatic start to the year, with big falls in share prices, interest rates and the price of oil, the stock market rebounded at the end of the quarter.”The NOK4.5bn loss reduced the fund’s total assets to NOK194bn at the end of March from a level of NOK198.5bn at the end of last year.Even though the fund’s equities portfolio suffered a 4.8% investment loss in the first quarter, it was this asset class that contributed most to the overall outperformance over the three-month period, Folketrygdfondet said.last_img read more

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Jan de Nul completes umbilical installation project offshore Egypt

first_imgJan De Nul Group has completed the installation and burial of the two main subsea umbilicals for the exploitation of new gas fields in the West Nile Delta concessions, located in the North Alexandria region, offshore Egypt.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Jan De Nul said on Tuesday that it reconfigured its multi-purpose vessel Willem de Vlamingh into an umbilical installation vessel.The two umbilicals, with a total length of 69 kilometers, were loaded in Norway in May 2018 and transported to Egypt. The installation campaign started with a three-kilometer beach pull for which the vessel was positioned in water depths of only seven meters. Water depths significantly increased along the route.The company added that the campaign was successfully finalized in early August 2018 with the installation of the umbilical termination assembly at 600 meters water depth.In order to safeguard the critical main umbilical, installation and burial were performed in parallel. Namely, Willem de Vlamingh installed the umbilical onto the seabed, directly followed by the Isaac Newton vessel for simultaneous burying of the umbilical using the jet trenching method.Wouter Vermeersch, manager of Cables and Umbilicals at Jan De Nul Group, said: “We are very proud to have executed this umbilical installation campaign. It again proves our versatile approach and expertise in various operational fields, both onshore, nearshore, and offshore.”David Down, project manager at Subsea 7, added: “The safe and successful installation of the main umbilicals by Jan De Nul Group represents a key milestone on our project.”last_img read more

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Cable Network Confirms Show With Herbert Brothers

first_imgCamera crews have been following the Herbert Brothers locally, including in Greensburg last week.The Herbert Brothers of Batesville will be on television in the near future as a popular cable channel confirmed Tuesday they are behind all of the filming being conducted locally the past few months.The A&E Network has created the new nonfiction series that follows the five brothers who won the “Doritos Crash the Super Bowl” in 2009 and later went on to produce commercials for the likes of Pepsi, Go Daddy, and Franks Red Hot.According to the A&E Network, production begins immediately for eight half-hour episodes. The series is scheduled to premiere this summer. Filming by Zig Zag Productions will continue through May.The network had an interest in the Herbert Brothers because they compete with major advertising companies in New York and Los Angeles yet reside in the rural Midwestern town.“The five brothers still live and work in their idyllic hometown and enlist help from the locals; their friends act, mom caters, dad builds sets and neighbors help script,” the network stated in a release.For the reality show, executive producers for Zig Zag Productions are Matt Gould, Danny Fenton and Mark Efman. The executive producer for A&E Network is Lily Neumeyer.A&E Network now reaches 100 million households and broadcasts original content such as the popular “Duck Dynasty,” “Beyond Scared Straight” and “Storage Wars.”last_img read more

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Ideye completes switch to Turkish club Goztepe

first_imgSuper Eagles forward Brown Ideye has completed a switch to Turkish Super Lig club Goztepe on a two-year contract. The 31-year-old Ideye moved as a free agent after he did not exercise option of an additional year extension to his contract with Greek club Aris Salonika, where he staged a comeback to football after he enduring a difficult spell in China. Read Also: Ideye set to undergo medicals at Turkish Super Lig sideIdeye, who kick-started his league career at defunct NPFL champions Ocean Boys’ won the 2013 AFCON with the Eagles, has previously plied his trade in Switzerland, France, Ukraine, England, China, Spain and most recently Greece.The Edo state-born Ideye netted six goals in 27 appearances for the Super Eagles.At the last count, Ideye netted eight times in the Greek topflight last season and was earlier linked with a switch to Galatasaray before opting for Gotzepe.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Ideye, who kick-started his league career at defunct NPFL champions Ocean Boys’ won the 2013 AFCON with the Eagles, has previously plied his trade in Switzerland, France, Ukraine, England, China, Spain and most recently Greece. Super Eagles forward Brown Ideye has completed a switch to Turkish Super Lig club Goztepe on a two-year contract. The 31-year-old Ideyemoved as a free agent after he did not execrise the option of an additional year extension to his contract with Greek club Aris Salonika, where he staged a comeback to his fotball career after he endured a difficult spell in China. Advertisement Loading…last_img read more

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Thompson, Roth are IMCA winners at Dubuque

first_imgBy Jerry MackeyDUBUQUE, Iowa (June 24) – Sunday racing action at Dubuque Speedway provided the fans with a thrilling night of action packed plenty of wheel-to-wheel action on Casey’s General Store Night at the Races.Derek Thompson found the tacky track to his liking in scoring the 20-lap Merfeld Auto IMCA Modi­fied feature. Thompson led the most laps in taking the checkers ahead of Austin Moyer and Matt Short. Jason Roth won his second consecutive GSI Collision Specialists IMCA Northern SportMod main event. Roth took the point position after the midway portion of the 18-lap main and went on to cross under the flag stand ahead of Gage Neal and Troy Bauer.last_img

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Management for the state endangered crawfish frog at Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge

first_imgMadison, In. — Dr. Joe Robb, Refuge Manager at Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge, will speak on Monday, March 4, at the monthly meeting of the Big Oaks Conservation Society.  The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Madison – Jefferson County Public Library in Madison, IN.  Join us as Dr. Robb discusses “Management for the state endangered crawfish frog at Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge”.  The talk will detail the crawfish frog’s unique life history, refuge management, and their population status in the state and at Big Oaks. He will also compare different breeding calls of frogs and toads that will soon begin calling from their breeding wetlands. Dr. Robb received a Bachelor of Science in Forestry from Purdue University, and a Master of Science and a PhD from The Ohio State University in Wildlife Ecology.  Dr. Robb is currently Project Leader of the Big Oaks and Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge Complex.The Big Oaks Conservation Society is the non-profit support group of the Big Oaks NWR.  Society members work closely with refuge staff to enhance public awareness, use, and appreciation for the natural and cultural assets unique to Big Oaks NWR.  The Society currently maintains and manages Old Timbers Lodge, a beautiful historic structure nestled on a bluff overlooking Graham Creek on the northern portion of the property.  Meetings are held the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. usually at the Madison- Jefferson County Public Library in Madison, Indiana.Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) consists of approximately 50,000 acres on the former Jefferson Proving Ground (JPG) located in Jennings, Ripley, and Jefferson Counties in southeastern Indiana.  The refuge is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and provides public use opportunities such as hunting, fishing, wildlife observation and photography, interpretation and environmental education.  The refuge has one of the largest contiguous forest blocks in the southeastern part of the state as well as one of the largest grassland complexes in the state, both of which provide wonderful wildlife viewing opportunities to refuge visitors.The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the principal federal agency responsible for conserving, protecting and enhancing fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. The Service manages the 150-million-acre National Wildlife Refuge System, which encompasses more than 550 national wildlife refuges, thousands of small wetlands and other special management areas. It also operates 70 national fish hatcheries, 63 Fish and Wildlife Management offices and 81 ecological services field stations. The agency enforces federal wildlife laws, administers the Endangered Species Act, manages migratory bird populations, restores nationally significant fisheries, conserves and restores wildlife habitat such as wetlands, and helps foreign governments with their conservation efforts. It also oversees the Federal Assistance program, which distributes hundreds of millions of dollars in excise taxes on fishing and hunting equipment to state fish and wildlife agencies.last_img read more

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Police, Remo Stars bicker over club’s vice captain’s death

first_imgRelatedPosts Two herdsmen arrested for armed robbery, rape in Ogun Police vow to ‘resist vehemently’ NANS planned ‘violent protest’ Ogun: 23-year-old hits 60-year-old woman to death The Ogun State Police Command on Saturday confirmed the death of the Assistant Captain and Defender of Remo Stars Football Club, Tiyamiyu Kazeem, and ordered the arrest of one of its own involved in the soccer player’s demise. According to the police, Kazeem was knocked down by a vehicle while trying to cross the expressway in order to evade arrest. However, the club, quoting an eyewitness, said men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad “pushed” Kazeem out of a moving vehicle, leading to his death. According to Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, Kazeem’s arrest was ordered after he was suspected to be wearing a military outfit. Oyeyemi said: “A Police Inspector attached to Zonal Intervention Squad Obada-Oko in Abeokuta said to have received information about the deceased that he always put on military apparel knowing fully well that he is not a military personnel. “Based on the information, the Inspector went to Shagamu and saw the deceased putting on a military cap consequent upon which he got him arrested. “On the way to Abeokuta, the vehicle they were traveling with developed a mechanical fault and while the officer was trying to rectify the fault, the arrested person jumped down from the vehicle to escape. “In his bid to run across the road, an oncoming vehicle which is on high speed knocked him down and he died on the spot.” Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Ogun State Police Command, has ordered the immediate arrest of the officer for his unprofessional act of leaving an arrested person alone in the vehicle. “A full-scale investigation into the case has commenced by the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department.” The eyewitness account quoted by the Club, however, contradicted the Police’s. According to the account, which was posted on the Club’s Twitter account: “The SARS officer stopped Tiyamiyu Kazeem insisting that he was a Yahoo Boy, he brought out his identity (ID) card to identify himself as a player of Remo Stars FC but the officer insisted on taking him to the nearest police station in Sagamu. “Tiyamiyu and Sanni obliged, followed the SARS officers, only for them to notice that they were driving towards Sagamu-Abeokuta Expressway, then the guys questioned to know were the SARS officers were taking them to, but this prompted them to stop the car and push him (Tiyamiyu) out of the car, whereby an unknowing vehicle knocked him down.” According to the Club, Kazeem was immediately rushed to Fakoya Hospital in Sagamu, where he was confirmed dead.Tags: Abimbola OyeyemiOgun State Police CommandRemo Stars Football ClubTiyamiyu Kazeemlast_img read more

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Approach set for Marois appearance

first_img Press Association Jim Bolger’s high-class colt only raced last Wednesday, when he finished second in the Sussex Stakes at Goodwood, but is one of 16 horses in the shake-up at the latest forfeit stage. Godolphin-owned Dawn Approach was put through his paces on Wednesday morning, which was enough to convince connections he is ready to make a swift return in France. Racing manager Simon Crisford on Wednesday told www.godolphin.com: “Jim is very pleased with how Dawn Approach came out of the Qipco Sussex Stakes at Goodwood. Dawn Approach is “an intended runner” in the Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville on Sunday.center_img “If all goes well with him between now and Sunday, he is an intended runner in France. Dawn Approach had an easy blowout this morning and we are happy with him.” Leitir Mor, Dawn Approach’s customary pacemaker, could also join his stablemate on the trip from Ireland. Aidan O’Brien’s team is down to two potential candidates, with Declaration Of War, who was third in the Sussex, and Gale Force Ten still in the hat. Ballydoyle won the race 12 months ago with Excelebration. Moonlight Cloud has been confirmed a likely runner by trainer Freddie Head following her clinical defeat of Lethal Force in the Prix Maurice de Gheest last Sunday. French Derby winner Intello is one of two Andre Fabre-trained runners, the other being Prince D’Alienor, still engaged. A strong British contingent is spearheaded by Deauville specialist Elusive Kate, who was so impressive in the Prix Rothschild towards the end of July. Trainer John Gosden has also left in Gregorian, who was fifth in the Sussex. Aljamaaheer, Burwaaz, Famous Poet and Olympic Glory are others of note. Toronado, Dawn Approach’s Goodwood nemesis, has been taken out of the Group One over a mile by Olympic Glory’s trainer, Richard Hannon. The trainer reports Olympic Glory in top form ahead of his return to the track. He has had a break since disappointing in the French Guineas but thrived in a Sunday workout under the supervision of Frankie Dettori. Dettori will partner Olympic Glory in the Marois as he is now retained by the horse’s owner, Sheikh Joaan Al Thani. The Wiltshire handler told his website, www.richardhannon.co.uk: “He is in tremendous form, and the work he did over a mile at Everleigh on Sunday was outstanding. Frankie Dettori came down to ride him and he was even more animated than usual afterwards. “Hughesie (Richard Hughes) rode Havana Gold, and the pair of them went a terrific lick up at Everleigh – Frankie didn’t stop smiling for five minutes. Obviously, the Deauville race is going to be red hot, what with Intello, Moonlight Cloud and maybe even Dawn Approach, but Olympic Glory has really benefited from his break and is in top order.” last_img read more

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