EPL Begins Plan for 2022 World Cup Season

first_imgPremier League players could face the prospect of playing games nine days before the start of the 2022 winter World Cup in Qatar.Draft plans have been shared between clubs outlining the Premier League schedule around the tournament, being held from 21 November to 18 December.Fixtures could take place on 12 November and resume on 26 December, eight days after the final. The season would also kick off one week earlier and finish a week later.It means that there would be only six weekends without Premier League games.The issue will be discussed at the next Premier League shareholders’ meeting in November.It is understood that Championship games will not take place during the World Cup, but the break for the second tier might not be as long as in the Premier League.Leagues One and Two will continue during the tournament.Any such proposals would clash with national associations’ plans, given they usually allow several weeks for their players to prepare for the tournament.A winter break will be introduced to the Premier League for the first time this season in order to give players a rest.But it has been suggested that will be scrapped in the 2022-23 season, raising questions about player fatigue.UEFA has said a decision on the scheduling of that season’s Champions League and Europa League will not be made until 2021.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Sumner County Scoreboard roundup: Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015

first_imgWellington Middle School scores: 7th girls: Wellington A 44 Winfield 14. Lady Crusaders are 7-0 (6-0 in Pioneer League). Scoring: Lexi Clift 18, Rylee Rusk 16, Myriland French 4, Mykiland French 2, Allison Buresh 4.B team won 33-10  6-0 (5-0). Scoring: Kadin Brown 7, Draven Warnock 12, Alexis Patee 6, Kyrsten Mider 2, Katrina Dvorak 6. 8th girls: Winfield 37 Wellington 35 (2 OT).Lindsay Scheufler 13, Mekenna Jones 7, Tori Lewellen 6, Kylie Aufdengarten 4, Natalie Henning 4.Winfield B 21 Wellington 12.  8th boys: Wellington 51 Winfield 23Scoring: Zander Vargas 3, Tyler Brown 4, Trevese Love 6, Isaac Hilt 2, Blake Rausch 14, Silas Popplewell 228th Grade B Game: Wellington 31 Winfield 10Scoring: Zane Cornejo 4, Dominic Shore 3, John Long 5, Travese Love 6, Austin Soles 7, Isaac Hilt 6.7th boys: Wellington 31 Winfield 26Luke Scheufler 8, Berkeley Wright 5, Trenton Bannister 4, Toby Henning 4, Trace Witham 3, Blake Saffell 3, Kade Adams 2, Tanner Meyre 2.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Costa Ricas cleanest beaches

first_imgVacationers heading to Costa Rica’s beaches for Holy Week can be sure that the water is contamination-free at beaches displaying a blue flag.The Costa Rican Tourism Board delivered 108 “Ecological Blue Flags” this week to the cleanest beaches in the country. Local residents apply for the flags, which are awarded based on ocean and drinking water quality, trash and recycling facilities, among other factors.The Ecological Blue Flag program this year awarded three Pacific beaches with flags portraying the maximum five stars: Matapalo and Punta El Madero in Guanacaste and Playa Blanca in Puntarenas. The same beaches also were the only ones awarded five stars last year.Tourism Minister Wilhelm von Breymann said the number of beaches awarded blue flags has increased since the program began in 2004. He praised the certification program, saying “it’s a genuine expression of real commitment to sustainability by participants.”Four beaches received three stars: Junquillal and La Macha in the Pacific, and Playa Blanca and Puerto Vargas in the Caribbean. Another 12 beaches received two stars and 89 were certified with one star.Beaches displaying the blue flag for the first time ever include Playa San Francisco in the northern Caribbean, Playa Caldera in Puntarenas, and Cocos Island’s Chatham and Wafer beaches.Read the full list of clean beaches by region Local residents from a total of 129 beaches submitted applications for the Blue Flag certification program this year: 29 in northern Guanacaste; 17 in southern Guanacaste; 20 in northern Puntarenas; 20 in central Puntarenas; 17 in southern Puntarenas; 9 in the northern Caribbean and 17 in the southern Caribbean. Raising the Blue Flag at Playa Blanca, 2015. (Courtesy Punta Leona Hotel)The tourism board is responsible for selecting winners in the beaches category each year. The certification process takes into consideration a variety of environmental factors, including sea water quality, access to water for human consumption, presence of trash and contamination along the coast and public access to recycling.Experts also evaluate safety aspects, such as the existance of appropriate information about strong waves or riptides and the availability of lifesaving and emergency staff throughout the year. They also look at public access to showers and restrooms and environmental education efforts.Besides beaches, Blue Flag certifications are awarded each year in 10 other categories: environmental awareness in communities, municipalities, schools, protected areas and micro-watersheds; climate change mitigation, climate-neutral communities, community health promotion, sustainable homes and special events. The awards are judged by 10 public agencies and non-profit organizations.Blue Flag certifications in other categories will be announced in coming weeks. Related posts:Costa Rica’s cleanest beaches of 2016 get blue flags Meet Costa Rica’s cleanest beaches 5 Pacific coast beaches declared Costa Rica’s cleanest Costa Rica’s INBioparque to remain open Facebook Commentslast_img read more