5 ideas for a safe family gathering this Thanksgiving

first_imgThanksgiving is a holiday full of time-honored traditions—but 2020 has been anything but traditional!The coming holiday will still be a time to enjoy with family and friends, celebrate togetherness, and give thanks, but with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and social distancing measures in place, considering the health and safety of your guests should be an important factor in planning this year’s holiday celebration.How many people is it safe to have over? Should accommodations be made for older relatives? What extra health precautions should you adopt to help prevent the spread of disease while sharing a meal? In this blog post, we’ll give you some tips for planning a safe family gathering this Thanksgiving. continue reading » 21SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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David Luiz confident Unai Emery will improve Arsenal’s leaky defence

first_imgDavid Luiz confident Unai Emery will improve Arsenal’s leaky defence Arsenal have conceded as many goals as West Ham and Wolves this season (Picture: Getty)But Luiz has defended his manager’s tactics and believes there has been an improvement recently, collecting a clean sheet in their last outing before the international break against Bournemouth.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘We talk about this with every single club, Arsenal is no different,’ Luiz told Sky Sports when asked about the criticism of the side’s defending.‘I think Unai is working very well with the plan to defend and then the plan to attack.More: 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 City‘I always say, defending starts with the strikers and through the whole team, and you can see with modern football that the goalkeeper is now like a No 6.‘We are going to try and improve, we are already doing well and the last few games have showed that we are stronger in a defensive way. Advertisement The Gunners have conceded almost twice as many goals as league leaders Liverpool (Picture: Getty)David Luiz insists Unai Emery is working on improving Arsenal’s defensive displays and is confident there will be a marked improvement at the back in the coming games.Although the Gunners are third in the Premier League table, they have only kept two clean sheets and conceded 11 goals in their eight games.They rank joint eighth defensively, letting in almost twice as many goals as league leaders Liverpool, and both the defence and Emery have been criticised for some meek performances at the back. Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 19 Oct 2019 8:00 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.6kSharescenter_img Arsenal are next in action away to Sheffield United on Monday night (Picture: Getty)‘I want this club to improve in every part of the game. I think we’ve started really well and we just lost one game in the Premier League.‘I think the team is improving and now we are in third in the table but we want to finish this season fighting for the title.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

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Gazprom, Lukoil talk gas cooperation

first_imgImage courtesy of GazpromRussian companies, Gazprom and Lukoil discussed the advancement of prospects for the collaboration in the areas of gas supplies, transmission and processing.The two companies are bound by a 2014-2024 general agreement on strategic partnership under which Lukoil supplies gas to Gazprom’s transmission system.The parties also take part in the development of the Tsentralnoye field in the Caspian Sea, Gazprom reminded in its statement.In October 2015, associated petroleum gas started flowing to Gazprom’s Sosnogorsk gas processing plant from the northern group of fields developed by Lukoil-Komi. Prior to that, Gazprom and Lukoil implemented a joint project for rearranging the gas supply scheme for consumers within the Pechora industrial cluster.last_img

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Bulldogs Tracksters Successful At SD Invitational

first_imgThe Batesville Bulldogs Track and Field team traveled back to South Dearborn Monday night to finish up the eight team South Dearborn Invitational from April 20th that was stopped because of the weather.It was a battle all night back and forth between the Franklin County Wildcats and the Batesville Bulldogs. The boys came up 3 points short 107-104 to FC as the girls ended up in a dead tie with the Wildcats, both at 124 points. Unfortunately, the men’s pole vault ended up being canceled and not a part of the scoring as the high winds made it too dangerous to vault.Other teams and their scores in the invitational were…on the boys: Lbrug-93, Oldenburg-80, Switzerland County-40, South Dearborn-16, Rising Sun-14 and South Ripley-9 and for the girls: Switzerland County-107, South Dearborn-64, Oldenburg-59, SouthRipley-41, Lawrenceburg-8 and Rising Sun-7.Batesville had several champions, a meet MVP and two meet records broken. First, Garrett Wagner broke the 14 year old 110 meter hurdle record set by Batesville’s Matt Doll back in 1993 of 15.44-Garrett clocked a 15.06. Garrett also shaved a little moretime off his 300m hurdles record the he set last year of 40.53, but went through at 40.3 tonight. Another record was broken in the 3200, but Oldenburg Academy’s Curt Eckstein-breaking his own record and cruising through at 9:33.11, over a minute in frontof the rest of the field.Batesville’s Senior Caleb Moster was named the meet’s runner MVP as he scored the most points on the oval for the meet at 28.5. Caleb was on the winning 4 x 800m relay team, won the 800m run and came in 2nd for both the 1600m run and 3200m run.Individual Champions for the meet were:  Garrett Wagner-110m hurdles, 300m hurdles, 4 x 400m relay; Caleb Moster-800m run, 4 x 800m relay; Haylee Harmeyer-400m dash, 4 x 800m relay, 4 x 400m relay; Henry Lipinski-4 x 400m relay; Quinten Gowdy-4 x 400m relay, 4 x 800m relay; Ian Yorn-4 x 400m relay; Michael Ripperger-4 x 800m relay; Adam Moster-4 x 800m relay; Stephanie Nobbe-200m dash; Liz Loichinger-4 x 800m relay; Mary Poltrack-4 x 800m relay; Emma Gausman-4 x 800m relay; Alison Muckerheide-4 x 400m relay; Madeleine Robben-4 x 400m relaySarah Poltrack-4 x 400m relay.Congratulations to all the 1st place finishers!Runner up medals went to: Caleb Moster-1600m and 3200m run; Stephanie Nobbe-pole vault; Sarah Poltrack-1600m run; Emma Gausman-800m run; Liz Loichinger-3200m run; 4 x 100m relay team of Alison Muckerheide, Sophie Meadows, Morgan Meyer and Stephanie Nobbe;Also receiving medals for 3rd place were: Henry Lipinski-300m hurdles; Quinten Gowdy-800m run; Emma Gausman-1600m runMary Poltrack-3200m run; Madeleine Robben-400m dash.Scoring 4th place points were: Jon Kurtz-Discus; Ian Yorn-400m dash; Adam Moster-3200m run; Morgan Meyer-High Jump; Haylee Harmeyer-Long Jump; Stephanie Nobbe-100m dash; Sarah Poltrack-800m dash.5th place finishes were: Chris Laymon-Long Jump; Adam Moster- 1600m run; Gavin Koester-200m dash; Gabby Gibbs-High JumpAlison Muckerheide-Long Jump; Katherine Roell-Shot Put; Melanie Werner-Pole Vault.Finally finishing out the scoring in 6th place were: Henry Lipinski- Long Jump; Michael Ripperger-1600m run; Peyton Meyer-200m dash; Alison Muckerheide-100m dash; Madeleine Robben-200m dash.There were many personal records broken, even in the windy weather. They are: Caleb Moster-800m run, Adam Moster, Michael Ripperger and Taylor Meyers-1600m run, Liz Loichinger-3200m run, Katherine Roell-shot put, Jon Kurtz, Ben Krieg and KatherineRoell-discus, Henry Lipinski, Chris Laymon and Haylee Harmeyer- long jump, Madeleine Robben, Alison Muckerheide, Sarah Poltrack and Haylee Harmeyer-4 x 400m relay split.Congratulations to everyone!This week the Bulldogs will celebrate their 17 seniors as they host the County meet on either Thursday or Friday, depending on the weather. So come on out to the track and chear them on! Start time is 5pm. Come help us celebrate!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Lisa Gausman.last_img read more

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Rohr set to unleash new players against Ukraine

first_imgRelatedPosts Rohr lists Musa, Ekong, 23 others for Cote d’Ivoire, Tunisia friendlies Super Eagles soar on FIFA ranking FIFA ranking: Nigeria moves up by two spots, now world 29th Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, has revealed that he is prepared to test new players in Tuesday’s friendly game against Ukraine. The Franco-German, who was not in any way despondent, stated this when he addressed the pre-match press conference on Monday. He stated: “This game is a big opportunity for us to begin our build-up towards the 2021 AFCON and the 2022 World Cup qualifiers. “Some of our key players retired from the team after the last AFCON in Egypt and some others are not here owing to injuries and other issues. “We have some new and young players here so it is a good opportunity to see what they can bring to the team. “We hope for a good game against a very solid team playing at home.” Stand-in captain William Ekong said: “Ukraine is a strong team with a lot of very good players across Europe. “I know a few of those in Italy where I play. “This game is definitely going to be very tough but we will give our best and also make it very difficult for them. “I believe it will be a very good game.” A camp source hinted that the young guns are, however, rearing to go, seeing the situation as an opportunity to win the heart of Coach Rohr and be considered part of the mainstream going forward. Germany-based goalkeeper Maduka Okoye is in camp to give Francis Uzoho and Ikechukwu Ezenwa a stiff fight for the number one shirt, while usual suspects Olaoluwa Aina, Chidozie Awaziem, Leon Balogun, Jamilu Collins and William Ekong will try to ward off the challenge of Semi Ajayi (listed as defender) and returnee Bryan Idowu at the rear. In the middle, Oghenekaro Etebo and Alex Iwobi should be ahead of returnee Anderson Esiti and new boy Joseph Aribo. It remains to be seen how Kelechi Iheanacho will fit into the middle equation. The fore is brimming with youth and vitality with Victor Osimhen, Moses Simon, Samuel Chukwueze, Paul Onuachu and Samuel Kalu all available, alongside new birds Joshua Maja and Emmanuel Dennis. Italian referee Paolo Valerie will take charge of proceedings at the 31,000-capacity arena, with his compatriots Alessandro Costanzo and Stefano Alassio assisting, while Ukrainian Vitaliy Romanov will serve as fourth official. Ukraine, like most jurisdictions of the former Soviet Union, broke off from the collapsed mother nation in 1991. Both the Ukraine Football Association and the country’s senior team came into existence also in 1991. Nigeria and Ukraine have never met at senior level, but a group phase clash at the FIFA U20 World Cup in Poland earlier in the summer ended 1-1. Ukraine eventually won the championship.Tags: 2021 AFCONAFCONGernot RohrSuper Eagleslast_img read more

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