Pajarito And Sipapu Close Due To COVID-19 Concerns

first_imgPajarito Mountain is closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 ski season. Courtesy/PajaritoSKI News:VADITO – Pajarito Mountain and Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort are closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 ski season effective today at the recommendation of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. “We are skiers at heart and today’s decision was a difficult one for all of us,” said James Coleman, a managing partner of Sipapu and Pajarito. “While many of our employees and customers wanted us to remain open, their health and wellbeing are of the utmost importance to us. We’ve decided to move forward with the Governor’s recommendation to end ski operations due to larger concerns for the wellbeing of our communities and the State of New Mexico as a whole.”Sipapu guests with existing reservations through April 12 may rebook their trip at their convenience by emailing [email protected] Guests who need a prepaid lift ticket refund can request directly through the resorts at [email protected] or [email protected], ski respectively. More information on refunds and rebookings can be found at the resort websites, and read more

Top guns set for Carifta showdown

first_imgTHE TOP Under-17 and Under-20 athletes will be hunting places on the country’s team to next month’s Carifta Games, which is scheduled to be held in Hamilton, Bermuda, between April 10 and 13.Today’s opening day of competition at the National Stadium will see eight field-event finals taking place, while, on the track, there will be preliminary-round action in the 100m, 400m, and 1,500m among males and females in both age groups.The first event of the day will get underway at 4:30 p.m. in the field, where the Under-17 and Under-20 girls will battle in the shot put. The other six field finals are the long jump for Under-20 girls and high jump for Under-17 boys, which start at 5 p.m.; the shot put for Under-17 boys (5:05 p.m.); the shot put for Under-20 boys at 6:15 p.m.; and the high jump for Under-17 girls and long jump for Under-20 boys, closing the show at 6:30 p.m. First track event The first track event of the day will begin at 5 p.m., the preliminary round of the girls’ Under-17 400 metres, which will have the likes of Hydel’s Aaliyah Baker, Holmwood’s Rickiann Russell, and Edwin Allen’s Kacian Powell as its main contenders.Defending Champs Class Two 400-metre champion Tahj Hamm of Holmwood Technical, who has a season’s best 47.80 seconds, will lead the Under-17 male group, where Richard Nelson of Clarendon College and Derrick Grant of Ferncourt, with season’s best times of 48.57 and 49.01 seconds, respectively, will also be hoping for good results.The preliminary round of the girls’ Under-20 one-lap event will get underway at 5:30 p.m., but it is the boys’ equivalent 15 minutes later that will attract the most attention, with Calabar’s Evaldo Whitehorne, Excelsior’s Demar Francis, Kingston College’s Tyrees Grant, and the Vere Technical pair of Deandre Anderson and Tyrece Taylor all down to contest what should be a fiercely competitive event.Edwin Allen’s ace sprinter, Kevona Davis, will also be in action today in the first round of the girls’ Under-20 100 metres, starting at 7:25 p.m.This will be her second time competing in the event this season after opening up at the Ben Francis Invitational Meet in 12.08 seconds while running against heavy winds.Her teammate, the vastly improved Brandy Hall; Excelsior’s Ackera Nugent; and Holmwood’s Sasheika Steele are all entered here and should give a good account of themselves.Edwin Allen twins Tia and Tina Clayton are on a collision course to meet for the first time this season, as both will be involved in the preliminary round of the girls’ Under-17 100m event, along with teammate Serena Cole. The event will get underway at 6:50 p.m.Racers Track Club’s Oblique Seville will be the top male in action today when he lines up in the heats of the boys’ Under-20 100 metres, which start at 7:40 p.m.Seville, who has a personal best of 10.13 seconds, is the defending Carifta Games champion in the event.SCHEDULETRACK EVENTS5:00 P.M. 400m HEATS GIRLS UNDER 175:15 P.M. 400m HEATS BOYS UNDER 175:30 P.M. 400m HEATS GIRLS UNDER 205:45 P.M. 400m HEATS BOYS UNDER 206:00 P.M. 1500m HEATS GIRLS UNDER 176:15 P.M. 1500m HEATS BOYS UNDER 176:30 P.M. 1500m HEATS GIRLS UNDER 206:45 P.M. 1500m HEATS BOYS UNDER 206:50 P.M 100m HEATS GIRLS UNDER 177:10 P.M. 100m HEATS BOYS UNDER 177:25 P.M. 100m HEATS GIRLS UNDER 207:40 P.M. 100m HEATS BOYS UNDER 20FIELD EVENTS4:30 P.M. SHOT PUT GIRLS UNDER 174:30 P.M. SHOT PUT GIRLS UNDER 205:00 P.M. LONG JUMP GIRLS UNDER 205:00 P.M. HIGH JUMP BOYS UNDER 175:05 P.M. SHOT PUT BOYS UNDER 176:30 P.M. HIGH JUMP GIRLS UNDER 176:30 P.M. LONG JUMP BOYS UNDER 206:15 P.M. SHOP PUT BOYS UNDER 20last_img read more

Brighton player has COVID-19

first_img(AP):THE ENGLISH Premier League’s (EPL) challenge of resuming during the coronavirus pandemic was underscored yesterday when Brighton announced a player had tested positive just as clubs prepare for more talks on how they can create safe conditions to play again.Brighton Chief Executive Paul Barber said the club’s COVID-19 case was “a concern,” with players still only training individually at the club. It reinforces how players could potentially spread the coronavirus if the government approves the reintroduction of group training and lifts the shutdown of sports that has been in place since March.The 20 Premier League clubs are due to hold a conference call today after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson addresses the nation on Sunday night setting out the stages for lifting the lockdown. The government has said it wants to see the return of the EPL to “lift the spirits of the nation”. Even though fans will not be allowed in stadiums, the league’s ‘Project Restart’ faces resistance from clubs who will not approve plans to use neutral venues. Watford claim to now be among at least six clubs insistent on being allowed to play at home – including Brighton – despite police saying that is not feasible. Brighton have not named the player who was informed Saturday of his positive coronavirus test. There is no need for other members of the squad or coaches to self-isolate because players have only worked in isolation when at the training base, the south-coast club told The Associated Press. Brighton said three players have now had the coronavirus, having announced the first diagnosis in March. Government social-distancing regulations prevent players training together.“One of the things we’ve asked the Premier League for is a complete plan of all of the stages of returning to play,” Barber told broadcaster Sky Sports yesterday. “First, we need to get players back training in small groups, then they need to get involved in some contact training, and then training for a match before the match itself.“So there are lots of stages, it’s very complex, and there are people at the Premier League working very hard to produce detailed paperwork to move through those stages as safely as possible.”Brighton are only two points clear of the relegation zone with nine games remaining, so do not want to give away home advantage for five of those fixtures, which include leaders Liverpool and defending champions Manchester City due to visit the Amex Stadium.last_img read more

A Storm To Hit The Women’s Cricket Super League

first_imgWestern Storm Surrey County Cricket Club Yorkshire County Cricket Club Loughborough University Host Details Loughborough Lightning Team Name Yorkshire Diamonds Southern Viperscenter_img Somerset County Cricket Club, Gloucestershire County Cricket Club, University of Exeter Lancashire County Cricket Board with partners The Western Storm will be one of the six sides taking part in the round-robin Twenty20 competition this summer which will see 90 of the most talented female players from England and across the world competing in this ground breaking tournament.The competition will run from Saturday, July 30th to Sunday, August 14th and will feature 15 group matches in 16 days, all culminating with Finals Day on Sunday, August 21st at the Essex County Ground, Chelmsford.During this competition, Western Storm will play one game at the Bristol County Ground, against Surrey Stars, on Sunday, August 7th.The complete list of teams is as follows: Lancashire Thunder Hampshire Cricket with partners The Western Storm will make their competitive debut on Sunday, July 31st when they welcome Lancashire Thunder to the Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton. The team’s full list of fixtures is as follows:Sunday, July 31st – Western Storm v Lancashire Thunder at the Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton.Friday, August 5th – Loughborough Lightning v Western Storm at Haselgrave.Sunday, August 7th – Western Storm v Surrey Stars at the Bristol County Ground.Friday, August 12th – Western Storm v Southern Vipers at the Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton. Sunday, August 14th – Yorkshire Diamonds v Western Storm at Headingley .ECB Director of England Women’s Cricket, Clare Connor, said: “Today represents another huge step towards delivering our vision of creating a dynamic, inspirational and high quality domestic women’s game in England.  The fixture list includes some exciting prospects, and it is excellent news that Western Storm will host three of their matches – against Lancashire Thunder, Surrey Stars and Southern Vipers – at the Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton and Bristol County Ground.“This time last year the Women’s Cricket Super League was simply a concept, and now we have six exciting new teams, some innovative partnerships and a fixture list that includes at least 11 matches being played at seven different First Class grounds across the country.“As each stage of the process unfolds, we keep striving to push new boundaries.  We are now looking forward to working with Western Storm and the other five teams over the next few weeks to reveal their kits, colours and brands, as well as the central competition logo and branding.”Following the announcement of the team name Somerset CCC CEO Guy Lavender said: “It has been a big week for the team.  Yesterday we announced the appointment of the General Manager and the Head Coach and now we have revealed the name.  This landmark tournament is tremendously important for the women’s game in this country and I am delighted that we are part of the consortium for the South West.  I have no doubt that the Western Storm will be at the forefront of this new revolution in the women’s game.”The key aims of the Women’s Cricket Super League include the development of ever higher standards for the England women’s team with greater competition for places, alongside inspiring more women and girls to play cricket at all levels.  It will offer new opportunities, a new narrative for the game and new role models, as well as a network of six new teams linked to their communities.The six selected hosts provide a strong geographical spread and encompass diverse partnership working from across the cricket and educational landscapes.  In total, seven First Class counties, five Non-First Class counties and three universities are involved, creating a collaborative, imaginative and wide-ranging project.  The Women’s Cricket Super League will expand from only including Twenty20 cricket in 2016 to incorporating both T20 and 50-over formats in future seasons.  All six teams have been awarded hosting rights for a four-year period from 2016-2019 inclusive. Surrey Starslast_img read more