WV’s COVID-19 cases breach 1K; 446 LSIs return to Region 6 tomorrow

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first_imgAs seen in the photos, no physical distancing was imposed and not everyone was wearing face masks. For Robredo, the photos, which eventually went viral, showed that the government had no organized way of accommodating the LSIs. The Hatid Tulong Program, an initiative of the Presidential Management Staff (PMS), is a short-term humanitarian effort to assist people stranded in Metro Manila due to travel restrictions in line with the ongoing community quarantine because of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. * for ROFs: Iloilo City – 1,147; Bacolod City – 1,335; Aklan – 1,097; Antique – 780; Capiz – 1,225; Guimaras – 307; Iloilo province – 1,837; and Negros Occidental – 578 * facilitate the smooth disembarkation of LSIs Here’s the breakdown of the 446 returning LSIs and APOR: Aklan – seven; Antique – 107; Capiz – 47; Guimaras – six; Iloilo province – 77; Negros Occidental – 96; Bacolod City – 31; Iloilo City – 39; and APOR – 36. They will be departing Metro Manila today onboard the St. Michael the Archangel ship, added Nuñez, also the head of the regional task force on coronavirus disease  2019 (COVID-19). * facilitate the availability of quarantine/isolation facilities among local government units (LGUs) Tomorrow, 446 locally stranded individuals (LSIs) and authorized persons outside residence (APOR) are returning from Metro Manila – the first in several more batches of returning Western Viayans. * ensure the safety of responders that would be mobilized and the general public Members of the RIMT are the Department of Social Welfare and Development, Department of Health, Philippine Coast Guard, Philippine National Police, Bureau of Quarantine, and Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines, among others. As of July 25, 28,634 LSIs and 8,306 repatriated overseas Filipinos (ROFs) have returned to Region 6 since April broken down as follows: Nuñez said the Regional Incident Management Team (RIMT) for LSIs was activated as early as July 24 with the following tasks: Thousands of LSIs, mostly from the Visayas and Mindanao, were initially scheduled to return to their respective provinces over the weekend.center_img * facilitate activation of camp management in the quarantine facility * ensure the availability of transportation for LSIs in coordination with receiving LGUs * for LSIs: Iloilo City – 1,066; Bacolod City – 1,066; Aklan – 3,982; Antique – 7,391; Capiz – 4,960; Guimaras – 479; Iloilo – 4,294; and Negros Occidental – 5,396 The return of the 446 LSIs tomorrow is being processed under the national government’s Hatid-Tulong Program, according to Director Jose Roberto Nuñez of the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Region 6. In an advisory released on Saturday, Nuñez urged provincial governors, city and municipal mayors to prepare. ILOILO City – The number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in Western Visayas zoomed to 1,036 on Saturday. It is expected to further increase in the coming days. “Are these pictures real? If they are, shame on us,” she said in her Facebook post. The Department of Health (DOH) Region 6 recorded 76 new cases on July 25. These were made up of 47 LSIs or repatriated Filipino overseas workers (OFWs) and 29 local transmissions. Yesterday, Vice President Leni Robredo expressed horror over circulating photos of LSIs crammed inside the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Manila. As for Region 6’s 1,036 cases, here’s the breakdown: – Aklan, six; Antique, 15; Capiz, six; Guimaras, zero; Iloilo province, 75; Negros Occidental, 38; Bacolod City, 78; Iloilo City, 55; repatriates, 763. Of the region’s 1,036 COVID-19 cases, 763 were LSIs and/or repatriates while 273 were indigenous. DOH-6 said of these cases, 596 already recovered while 16 died, leaving the region with 242 active cases as of July 25./PNlast_img read more

Joshua, Fury hold unification fight talk

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first_imgRelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Anthony Joshua, Okolie plot world title double Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight Talks over a huge world heavyweight title unification fight between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia are officially underway, according to ESPN.The British rivals, who between them hold every major heavyweight belt, had been expected to finally meet in the ring at some point in 2021. But with the coronavirus crisis throwing both Fury’s and Joshua’s next title defences into doubt, discussions over a mega-money showdown in December are now being held.The Gypsy King was scheduled to face Deontay Wilder for the third and final time in Las Vegas this summer, having knocked him down twice on his way to a seventh round stoppage victory in their rematch in February.The Bronze Bomber exercised a clause in his contract to secure the trilogy fight, but ESPN claim that he is likely to be paid-off in order to give up his shot at revenge.It has been reported that Fury’s advisers, MTK, are negotiating terms with Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, because of a ‘rift’ between the Matchroom Boxing chief and Frank Warren, who usually handles talks for the WBC champion.The offer for Fury would need to be large enough to pay off Wilder, who has previously insisted that he has no intention of pulling out of the third fight. Joshua, meanwhile, was due to defend his WBA, IBF and WBO belts against Kubrat Pulev at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in June, but the fight has been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.It was originally hoped that Joshua could face the Bulgarian at the same venue in July, but that now appears unlikely.That has opened up the possibility of a Battle of Britain between Fury and Joshua being pushed forward, with Hearn telling ESPN: “The conversations between myself and MTK are that we’ve had an approach.“We’ve had a number of approaches from territories to stage that fight. So the only discussions at the moment are where this fight takes place – and we don’t even know when this fight could take place.“We’re certainly open to have discussions about the possibility of this happening this year or in the next fight.” Asked about the possibility of facing Joshua in Saudi Arabia, Fury told ESPN: “I’ll fight in Timbuktu if the money’s right. I have a bag, and I will travel.”Tags: Anthony JoshuaESPNTyson Furylast_img read more

Luiz enjoys break from training

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first_img The business end of the season begins in earnest for Rafael Benitez’s side after the international break, with six games in 16 days, including the FA Cup quarter-final replay with Manchester United, the Europa League last-eight tie with Russia’s Rubin Kazan and three Premier League fixtures culminating in a London derby with top-four rivals Tottenham. “Personally for me it is amazing,” the Brazil defender said ahead of Sunday’s clash with West Ham. “I like to play games. I don’t like to train, it’s boring sometimes. I love to play games, so if I had to play every day I would want to. You need to rest sometimes but I prefer to play games than training, for sure.” Press Association If Chelsea defeat United at Stamford Bridge on Easter Monday, prevail over Rubin in Europe and go on to reach the finals of both competitions, their season would stretch to 70 fixtures. Luiz added: “I want to play. I want to be on the pitch. Sometimes I am tired, but when I’m on the bench I’m not tired. I love to play football.” This week the momentum appears to be in Chelsea’s favour after coming from two goals down to draw at Old Trafford before beating Steaua Bucharest 3-1 to overcome a first-leg deficit. Now the focus is on the Hammers, who inflicted the first defeat of Benitez’s tenure at Upton Park in December. “I want to end this week with a great result on Sunday,” Luiz said. “It’s a difficult game but we play at home and we need to win.” center_img David Luiz is delighted at Chelsea’s congested fixture schedule – as it reduces the amount of training.last_img read more

WATCH: Trump Celebrates as Jobless Rate Falls To 13.3%

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first_img(Undated) — The president is celebrating as the nation’s economy added 2.5 million jobs last month, and the unemployment rate fell to 13.3%.The stock market spiked in response to the more favorable jobs report.The numbers reflect a slight recovery of economic activity after two months of free-fall because of the coronavirus pandemic. BREAKING: 2.5 MILLION jobs were added in May – far exceeding anyone’s expectations.This is a RECORD-SHATTERING number!President @realDonaldTrump built the hottest economy on record once, and he will build it again. JOBS JOBS JOBS— Kayleigh McEnany (@PressSec) June 5, 2020 This morning’s report from the Labor Department is vastly better than what analysts feared. The experts were forecasting a jobless rate near 20%, which would have been the worst since the Great Depression.President Trump will hold a news conference at the White House around 10:00 this morning, Eastern time. He announced the event in a tweet while cheering the new monthly jobs figures. The Labor Department says two and-a-half million jobs were added last month, far exceeding expectations from economic analysts. The unemployment rate fell to 13-point-three percent. It was 14.7% in April.The numbers reflect a slight recovery of economic activity after two months of free-fall because of the coronavirus pandemic. Trump tweeted that the numbers are “Really Big” and added — “Great going President Trump (kidding but true)!” Trump also took a political shot at Democrats, saying they are “worried again.” He argued that the “only one that can kill this comeback is Sleepy Joe Biden!” Meantime, the coronavirus outbreak shows no sign of leveling off. The American death rate is now more than 108-thousand. Confirmed cases in the U.S. have exceeded one-point-eight million. The Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center is tracking the pandemic worldwide.last_img read more

Dharry, Beharry on target in G.S.S.F Orinduik Development Shoot

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first_imgDAVID Dharry and Ray Beharry were the best shooters last weekend when Guyana Sport Shooting Foundation (GSSF) hosted its Orinduik Development Inc. Shoot.Local practical shooters gathered at the Timehri Shooting Ranges to take part in an exciting Practical Pistol match which comprised five challenging but fun stages.And when the dust settled, Dharry and Beharry were the best.Beharry with 375.0000 points won ahead of Michael Blake (95.9057 points) and Lancelot Khan (189.4942 points).In the Limited division Dharry with 325.5765 points won ahead of Johan DaSilva and Pravesh Harry (296.3801 points)The five-stage shoot had stages named Bookout’s Boogie, Lots of Sand, Stage 95 Max, Fluffy’s Revenge 2 and Alternate.“Bookout’s Boogie”, a USPSA classifier, required competitors to choose between either an array of metal targets or an array of paper targets, to be engaged from one of two shooting boxes, then proceeding to a second shooting box and engaging the remaining targets.“Alternate” proved to be perhaps the most challenging stage for the day and consisted of seven paper targets. The shooter’s start position was standing next to the most downrange of two barrels, holding his or her first magazine in the strong hand and a cloth in the weak hand.The firearm was placed on the same barrel with the slide locked open. All remaining magazines were placed on the second barrel uprange. Upon the start signal, competitors had to engage the three targets most downrange with the strong hand only, then proceed to the second barrel, make a mandatory reload and engage with his/her weak hand the remaining targets, some of which forced the shooters to be very wary of the 180 degree safety rule. “Stage 95 Max” consisted of nine paper targets and one metal target. The targets were placed at challenging distances and angles with some being placed in close proximity to the sometimes dreaded no shoot targets which, if shot, incurs a penalty of minus ten points. The shooter’s start position was seated on a chair with their backs touching the back of the chair and hands on their knees. On the start signal all targets were to be engaged from within set fault lines.“Fluffy’s Revenge 2” was the second USPSA Classifier for the day and consisted of two metal poppers and three paper targets. There were also a few of the challenging no shoot targets alternating with the paper targets. Shooters started this stage while facing uprange with wrists above the shoulder. Despite the challenge of having to turn, draw and engage all targets without hitting any of the no shoot targets, most if not all competitors emerged triumphant in their scores.“Lots of Sand” comprised nine paper targets and four metal falling plates. Targets were placed at varying angles and distances as well as being behind barriers, which were meant to force competitors into movement to be able to engage them.Even though some of the targets were at challenging distances and required the most movement for the day, competitors could be heard remarking that this was their favourite for the day.Scores were computed on the go thanks to the use of electronic scoring methods by way of a special application called Practiscore under the efficient eye of designated Stats Officer for the day, Dr Pravesh Harry.last_img read more

Crystal Palace chairman says Project Restart may fail

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first_img(BBC) – CRYSTAL Palace chairman, Steve Parish, says that unless Premier League clubs can find a way to stage matches soon, it may be a “very, very extended period” before the top flight returns.Speaking on BBC One’s Andrew Marr Show, Parish said that initial plans for league matches to be staged again from June may prove unfeasible.“We would be derelict in our duty if we didn’t find a way to try and bring the game back,” he said.“It may prove beyond us.”At least three clubs – Watford, Brighton and Aston Villa – are opposed to the plan to stage matches at neutral venues under ‘Project Restart’, while club doctors have raised concerns over aspects of the proposals.Parish will be part of a meeting of Premier League club officials on Monday where discussions will continue over how they could get their teams back on the pitch.In Germany, where the top two divisions are set to restart on 16 May, second-tier side Dinamo Dresden have placed their entire squad and coaching staff into isolation for two weeks after two players tested positive for coronavirus.A previous wave of 1,724 tests carried out last week by the Bundesliga returned 10 positive results.“The German example could provide a blueprint for us and clearly we can see some of the early challenges,” added Parish.“They may prove insurmountable, but the concern for us is that if they prove insurmountable now then we may be in for a very, very extended period of not being able to play and that has huge ramifications for the game.”Premier League chief executive Richard Masters has previously predicted a loss of “at least £1bn” if the Premier League fails to complete the 2019-20 campaign.Parish believes that deciding the final league positions on the pitch, rather than relying on points per game or taking the current table as the final outcome, is preferable, even if conditions are far from ideal.“Deciding it competitively would be best, obviously if we can play in our own stadiums that would be preferable for everybody, but for the moment that situation is with government and the authorities and not with us,” he said.“The police have made it clear that they don’t think they can police every ground.“I have enormous sympathy with [Watford chief executive ] Scott Duxbury’s position. Having said that, I think it may well prove to be the least worst option.“There are no easy answers, we have to work through it as a collective and I think we will come out with a consensus in the end.”Parish also underlined that he and his colleagues are keeping football in perspective during an outbreak in which, as of 11:30 BST on 10 May, at least 31,587 people have died after testing positive for coronavirus in the United Kingdom.“Football is entirely unimportant in the context of the public health crisis, that has to come first,” he said.“We will want assurances as clubs that we are not taking resources away from anyone. We simply can’t take tests away from anyone who is more needful than us.“We have been told so far that these are private facilities that are not being utilised for this particular public health crisis. We will all want more clarity on that, it is essential that that is the case.”last_img read more

Construction delays force students out

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first_imgFor some sorority members looking for housing on The Row, living in the Theta Xi house seemed like a good choice — until construction on the house fell behind.Though slated to be completed Aug. 1, construction on the Theta Xi house was delayed by the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency until the end of September. With the holdup, the students who had leased spots in the house — members of Theta Xi as well as members of various sororities — have been forced into the Radisson for the first weeks of school.Locked out · Students walk by the Theta Xi fraternity house on The Row. The house is still gated as construction continues, weeks past the scheduled date of completion. – Alejandra Vargas-Johnson | Daily TrojanConstruction on the house started earlier this year, but the CRA stepped in and halted construction, hoping to preserve the house’s original 1908 construction.Eric Foss, president of Theta Xi, said the fraternity had received permission to reconstruct the house from the city of Los Angeles, but they never contacted the CRA. Foss said the CRA stepped in as soon as they heard about the reconstruction.“The CRA came in and they said, ‘You changed the house, you have to stop working,’” Foss said. “That’s where we’re at right now.”Despite Theta Xi’s efforts to complete the construction in time, the CRA halted all advancements because it did not approve of changes made to the façade of the house.“We’re held up in the conversation of safety versus style,” said Foss, a senior majoring in critical studies. “We have to change the style of the front of the house a little bit because it wasn’t structurally sound. That’s the reason [our house was condemned] in the first place [by USC], because we were breaking fire codes.”Foss said negotiations with the CRA are pending.The CRA could not be reached for comment.Though construction is now nearing a close — students should be able to move in before the end of September, according to Nick Wright, vice president of Theta Xi and a sophomore majoring in chemical engineering — those who had planned to live in the house are currently staying in the Radisson.Theta Xi currently has 13 active members and four alumni waiting to move in. They are also renting out spots to about 30 other people — including members of the Delta Gamma, Kappa Kappa Gamma and Kappa Alpha Theta sororities.Katie Kroopnick, a member of Delta Gamma, said moving into the Theta Xi house is a good alternative to living in the DG house because of the difficulty finding a spot there. She added, however, that temporarily living in the Radisson has been an inconvenience.“Everyone else has been able to get settled and we’re living out of suitcases,” said Kroopnick, a sophomore majoring in sociology. “The Radisson isn’t really set up for students. There are no desks and no Internet.”Jonathan Gilde, secretary of Theta Xi, said the house delay has caused an inconvenience with the fraternity’s rush plans.“We have to put in a lot more effort to make rush happen,” said Gilde, a junior in the interdisciplinary major program. “To make a great rush, it’s really making things difficult.”Gilde said rush is proceeding as usual, but the members must bring supplies over from their rooms at the Radisson, which makes the process more difficult.Presently, the members of Theta Xi and the other students planning to move into the house are paying for the Radisson through several different means.As part of the contract with the construction company, the company must pay a penalty fee for every day they continue construction past the original Aug. 1 deadline. Wright said the fee money, donations from Theta Xi alumni and rent payments from the eventual inhabitants are being used to pay the Radisson rent.Though residents will be moving into the house in about two weeks, finishing touches — such as installing carpeting and painting walls — will still need to be made.last_img read more

No. 10 49ers host No. 1 USC

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first_imgThe No. 1 USC men’s water polo team looks to keep its undefeated season rolling along Friday night as the squad travels south to take on No. 10 Long Beach State.Contributor · Sophomore driver Zach Lucas has scored 10 goals in 2012. He has helped lead the No. 1 Trojans to a 16-0 start this season. – Ricardo Galvez | Daily TrojanThe Trojans (16-0) are playing in their seventh consecutive road game as they hope to play spoiler in the 49ers’ (17-3) conference opener.After an early season filled with tournaments and travel, the Trojans are settling into a conference schedule that usually requires them to play just one MPSF opponent per week.“[The conference schedule] lets us focus on one opponent at a time, allowing us to find exact, specific strategies to be best prepared with,” senior driver Michael Rosenthal said.Having just one game a week means more morning practices as well as a bigger focus on conditioning during those practices.A main reason for the Trojans’ four consecutive national championships is USC players are in great shape. Against the 49ers, conditioning should once again prove valuable.“[Long Beach State] can be very dangerous in the counterattack as well as shooting the ball from outside,” coach Jovan Vavic said. “We have to take every game seriously and not relax.”The 49ers’ leading scorer is Dan Matulis, who is one of the tallest players on the college water polo scene at 6-foot-11. His height will provide the Trojans a unique challenge.“You have to work more to get around him because he covers more space,” senior driver Tobias Preuss said. “Because he’s so big, you have to really be strong on your legs and pound him so he can’t go under you.”Rosenthal, however, mentioned how the Trojans can use Matulis’s height to create a mismatch of their own.“A lot of times, big guys like that aren’t the fastest in the pool,” he said. “We’ll take advantage of his slowness to really make him a liability to their team in the transition, and hopefully make him tired so he can’t play very many minutes.”Vavic also mentioned to look out for Milos Vrzic, the 49ers’ sophomore from Serbia. Having grown up playing a similar style of water polo, Vrzic will be more adept at predicting the Trojans’ offensive tendencies and movement.For the stretch run, another factor going the Trojans’ way is the team’s health.“This is the healthiest we’ve been all year,” Rosenthal said. “Knock on wood, but besides ‘Bos’ [senior Brian Boswell is missing the 2012 season with medical issues], the entire team is ready to go.”Vavic and the team will be focusing on starting strong Friday after last week’s unimpressive first period.Against No. 9 Loyola Marymount on Oct. 13, the Trojans trailed 1-0 after the first period. This marked the first time all season the squad failed to score during a quarter, and coach Vavic was not happy despite the 13-6 win.Vavic also adjusted the lineup during the second period, utilizing some lesser-used players who he believes could see more time in the pool than usual this Friday.“A lot of these guys are redshirt freshmen, and are stepping up to become big contributors down the line,” Vavic said.The quintet of Mac Carden, Marc Vonderweidt, Chase Watson, Russell Renteria and Max Hurst-Mendoza were all mentioned by Vavic and other teammates as important to the victory over LMU.“Those guys came in the second quarter, scored three goals in a row, and really broke it [the game] open,” Rosenthal said.Last week’s game showed the value of the Trojans’ depth, but Vavic was not pleased with the first period showing and wants to see a significant improvement this week.“We were not focused,” he said. “I told the team that we need to play with more intensity, because now every team is ready to face us.”last_img read more

Men’s tennis stumbles in Virginia for first two losses

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first_imgThe No. 6 Trojans suffered their first two losses the season as the men’s tennis team fell short to No. 2 TCU in the quarterfinals Saturday and No. 10 Wake Forest in a consolation match Sunday in the ITA Men’s Team Indoor Championships.The losses followed a win in the first round over No. 13 USF Friday to advance in the tournament.Against TCU, Max de Vroome lost a three-set battle that ended with a 7-3 defeat in the final set tie-break, giving the Horned Frogs a 4-3 win. “I’m proud of our effort tonight,” USC head coach Peter Smith said. “It was one of those college tennis matches that you love being a part of. TCU did a great job down the stretch to get the win.”The Trojans started off with an early lead in the match as de Vroome and Jack Jaede defeated Hudson Blake and Reese Stalder with the final score of 6-4 on Court 2 and Rob Bellamy and Jake DeVine topped Guillermo Nuñez and Alex Rybakov on Court 3 with the final score of 6-3.At singles, the Horned Frogs started off with two wins on Court 1, where No. 6 Cameron Norrie defeated the Trojans’ No. 33 Nick Crystal 6-1, 6-2, and Eduardo Nava dropped only 3 games in his 6-3, 6-0 win over USC’s No. 43 Logan Smith. The Trojans reclaimed the lead thanks to Thibault Forget, who won in straight sets on Court 5, and Jack Jaede, who came back and won 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 after dropping the first set at sixth singles to TCU’s Trevor Johnson. On Court 3, No. 38 Nuñez took three sets to overcome No. 104 Jake DeVine. TCU eventually notched the fourth point and punched the ticket for the semifinal when No. 122 Alex Rybakov battled back after losing the first set against de Vroome and finished the match with an epic 6-7, 7-5, 7-6 win. On Friday, USC was able to pull out a 4-3 win in the first round against USF. After losing the doubles point, the Trojans went down 0-2 after Peter Bertran defeated Laurens Verboven on Court 5 with the score of 6-2, 6-1. USC tied the match at 2-2 thanks to de Vroome and Smith, as they both won in straight sets. Roberto Cid gave the lead back to the Bulls as he defeated Nick Crystal on Court 1 with the final score of 6-3, 6-2. On Court 2, de Vroome upset No. 26 Dominic Cotrone in straight sets. With the score tied at 3-3, all the attention shifted toward Court 6, where Forget was tied 1-1 in his match against Vadym Kalyuzhnyy. After the winning the tie-break in the first set, Forget dropped the second set 6-1. Feeling the pressure on him, he pulled out a 6-2 win in the second set, giving the Trojans their sixth win of season.On Sunday, in the consolation match, the Trojans lost 4-0 to Wake Forest. After losing the doubles point, the Crystal, de Vroome and Smith recorded three losses on Courts 1, 2, and 4, respectively, stopping the play on the other courts. USC is now 6-2 on the season. The next competition will take the Trojans to Palo Alto, where they will face Stanford on Friday, Feb. 26, at 3 p.m.last_img read more

Red Cards Appeal being heard tonight in Croke Park

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first_imgTipperary finished their quarter-final decider with only 13 men after both players were sent off during the second-half of the game in O’Connor Park.Holycross native Barrett received two yellow cards and signed an application for a hearing in the hope of getting his first yellow card rescinded. Last season’s Young Hurler of the Year claims his first yellow was not warranted.  Meanwhile Callanan was sent off just two minutes into the second half when he received a straight red card after he was reported to have struck Offaly full back Dermot Shortt.Speaking at the monthly Tipperary County Board meeting last night, County Secretary Tim Floyd they’ll be making a strong argument for both players. +last_img read more