The stores will impose social-distancing rules, limit occupancy and some will offer only curbside or storefront service, she said.Apple does not disclose its retail store revenue. Direct sales, including retail stores, web and corporate sales, accounted for 31% of its $260 billion in 2019 revenue.Chief Executive Tim Cook declined last month to provide an outlook for the June quarter, citing business uncertainty created by the virus. First-quarter sales in China, reflecting that country’s store closings and lockdown, were $9.46 billion, about $1 billion less than for the same period a year earlier.Last week, Apple reopened its first five stores in the United States, requiring customers and employees to undergo temperature checks and wear masks before entering the premises.Apple has 510 stores worldwide and 271 in the United States.The website 9to5Mac reported that the company would reopen 10 of its stores in Italy beginning on Tuesday. Topics : Apple Inc will this week reopen more than 25 of its branded stores in the United States, the company said on Sunday, continuing a gradual process that has unlocked doors at nearly a fifth of its worldwide retail outlets.The iPhone maker in March shut all its stores outside of Greater China in response to the spread of the coronavirus. It started shutting its more than 50 Greater China stores in January and reopened them by mid-March.”Our commitment is to reopen our stores when we are confident the environment is safe,” Deirdre O’Brien, Apple’s head of retail, wrote on Sunday in a note on the company’s website.
Advertisement Freddie Ljungberg is very unlikely to get the Arsenal job on a permanent basis (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal have already begun interviewing candidates to take the role as permanent manager, although they are only focusing on targets who are currently out of work.The Gunners crashed to a 2-1 home defeat to Brighton in the Premier League on Thursday night, leaving interim boss Freddie Ljungberg without a win in his two games in charge.The Swede was also at the helm for the 2-2 draw with Norwich at Carrow Road at the weekend and has now overseen Arsenal drop to 10th in the table, just five points above the relegation zone.The Telegraph reports that even before the surprise loss to the Seagulls at the Emirates, the club had started speaking to potential new managers.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTEdu, the technical director at the Emirates, is leading the search and is currently just looking at people not employed so they can take over as soon as possible.The same source reports that the club do think very highly of Ljungberg and would, in theory, be happy to let him remain in charge for the rest of the season, but if results do not pick up that looks extremely unlikely.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 CityThere are numerous candidates to take the reins from the Swede, with former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino and ex-Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri near the top of the list of those currently without a club.The other potential replacements are all currently employed, with Mikel Arteta working as a coach at Manchester City, Carlo Ancelotti in charge at Napoli, Brendan Rodgers at Leicester and Nuno Espirito Santo at Wolves.The Athletic reported that Luis Enrique was the first choice of Arsenal’s head of football Raul Sanllehi, but he has now returned to his role as Spain manager.The Gunners are back in action on Monday night in the Premier League away to West Ham as they look to halt a run of results that has seen them winless in nine matches.MORE: Tony Adams blasts ‘lightweight’ Arsenal players after Brighton defeatMORE: Arsenal target Shanghai SIPG manager Vitor Pereira to replace Freddie Ljungberg Arsenal have begun the interview process for new manager as Freddie Ljungberg struggles in interim role Phil HaighFriday 6 Dec 2019 7:52 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link935Shares Comment Advertisement
The big news yesterday was that the vote on gay marriage to be held in Australia will cost half a billion dollars. Wow! But where did the accounting firm (PricewaterhouseCoopers Australia (PwC)which is a public supporter of gay marriage – take note) get that figure?As an accounting graduate, PWC are embarrassing.it on $281m for the TIME OF THE COST OF VOTING (yes – the money you could be earning at work instead of exercising your democratic right), and $20m for MENTAL HEALTH HARMS to 50,000 LGBTI Australians.(yes – democracy and public debate causes mental harm – apparently.)Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!Imagine if PWC priced a general election? Most countries would be bankrupt!As an accounting graduate, PWC are embarrassing.But when you hear the NZ media repeat the $500m figure, ignore them.http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/mar/14/marriage-equality-votes-true-cost-attacked-by-conservatives
Tags: Cazenoviafootball Cazenovia and Solvay, two Central New York football programs with grand legacies, battled it out Friday night on the turf at Al Merola Field in the opening round of the Section III Class B playoffs, with one side answering the other through a flurry of big plays and momentum shifts.But the last push belonged to the Bearcats, who overcame four different deficits and scored 21 unanswered points in the latter stages to defeat the Lakers 42-28.Absent from the sectional playoffs for a full decade, state no. 6-ranked Solvay had gone 7-0 in the regular season, a clean sweep of the B West division where it scored 40 or more points in every game. That unit now tested a Cazenovia defense that five times had allowed fewer than 10 points. Romagnoli found Bailey again on a three-yard TD pass after his own 50-yard kick return set it up. Solvay responded this time with a 71-yard drive, all on the ground, with Blaine Franklin accounting for most of the yards until Elijah Wright scored on fourth and goal with 1:21 left in the half.Intermission arrived with the Lakers and Bearcats level at 21-21, but they were far from done exchanging momentum.Bailey’s spectacular one-handed interception midway through the third quarter was followed, seconds later, by him catching a 26-yard screen pass from Romagnoli and Ty Freyer finding the end zone one play later.Solvay absorbed this and, trailing for the fourth time at 28-21, had Bagozzi throw 41 yards to Bowen to launch another drive that, on fourth-and-goal, ended with Bagozzi throwing four yards to Scott in the end zone.When A.J. Rothfeld blocked Ethan Bigelow’s extra point to preserve a 28-27 Cazenovia lead, the Lakers appeared poised, with one more drive, to put a halt to Solvay’s dream season.But as it had done throughout the season when tested, the Bearcats came up with big plays, none more important than defensive end Brad Lando’s interception of a Freyer screen pass inside the Cazenovia 15 that led to Wright’s go-ahead two-yard TD run in the first minute of the fourth quarter.Bagozzi ran in for two points, and Solvay led for the first time, 35-28. More importantly, its defense began to contain Cazenovia’s multifaceted attack, making three crucial stops as the game went down the stretch.To put the game away, Bagozzi made two big completions – 15 yards to Scott, 13 yards to Russell Tarbell on fourth down – which led to Jaimen Bliss going 15 yards for the clinching score with 1:49 left.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Yet it was the Lakers striking first, pinning Solvay inside its five-yard line with the opening kickoff and forcing a bad punt that set up a short field and Ryan Romagnoli’s 15-yard touchdown run less than four minutes into the game.As it would do all night, the Bearcats answered, Brock Bagozzi’s passes setting up a 16-yard scoring strike to Justin Scott. They stayed 7-7 through the end of the first quarter, each side fumbling the ball away on consecutive plays.Not even a minute into the second period, Romagnoli scored again on a 15-yard run after setting up the TD with a 29-yard pass to Keegan Bailey. Two minutes later, it was tied again, 14-14, two long Bagozzi pass plays leading to an eight-yard strike to Zach Bowen.
In the tournament itself, the polo on show from the five all female teams was of an impressive standard and La Familia emerged the overall winners after defeating La Tabita in a high scoring and entertaining final. Despite conceding the opening goal, La Familia overwhelmed their opponents with superior attacking play and took the trophy with a deserved 8-3 victory.Host team Thai Polo were eliminated 8-7 by La Familia in a tense semi-final, conceding the winning goal with just seconds left on the game clock, but they took a consolation third place on the podium ahead of team La Esperanza.A young equestrian displays first rate horse-handling skills.La Familia and La Tabita face off in the tournament final.This pink pooch joined the spirit of the day.Spectators supported the event by dressing in multiple shades of pink. La Familia team members celebrate with the trophy after winning the 2018 Queen’s Cup Pink Polo tournament at Thai Polo & Equestrian Club in Pattaya, Saturday, March 3.The Thai Polo & Equestrian Club in Pattaya was decked out in hues of pink on Saturday, March 3 as the venue staged the 10th edition of the annual Queen’s Cup ‘Pink Polo’ tournament.More than 700 spectators, including celebrities, VIPs and socialites turned up to show their support for an event which raises funds for the Queen Sirikit Centre for Breast Cancer in Bangkok. They were treated to a spectacular day of equestrian events, fashion shows, children’s activities and exclusive shopping opportunities at sponsors’ booths.Jointly organized by Thailand’s first lady polo player and co-owner of Thai Polo & Equestrian Club, Nunthinee Tanner, and Dr. Kris Chatamra, founder and director of the Queen Sirikit Centre for Breast Cancer, the event encourages everyone to wear pink colours to show their support for the fight against breast cancer and those in attendance this year did not disappoint on the attire front.“We hope that our event increases awareness of the threat which breast cancer poses to many women. At the same time, we hope it will also introduce a new generation to the exciting game of polo”, commented Nunthinee Tanner.
He continued, “Angelo Gaultieri, who became Commodore 45 years ago, is a regular contributor on the committee and with the Phuket King’s Cup; Richard Van Den Heuvel is still a valuable member of the committee; Peter Cummins played a big part of putting RVYC on the map, both with his relationship with His Majesty the late King Bhumipol Adulyadej, but also his prolific writings about the Club in various media. Al Chandler has also been a very proactive supporter of junior sailing from being a president of International Optimist Dinghy Association (IODA) in the 1970s onwards to active and generous support throughout the years, including the latest IODA Optimist’s World Championships.”Commodore Mark Hamill-Stewart address the club members and guests at the 60th Anniversary party, November 18.The event was a memorable occasion, bringing members together in celebration of this milestone, which culminated with a spectacular fireworks show.The Royal Varuna Yacht Club was founded in 1957 by HSH Bhisadej Rajani and Walter J. Meyer and other members at a time when Pattaya was little more than a sleepy little coastal village. A two-story wooden seaside house with a beach ideal for sail-boats was located as the site of the first Varuna clubhouse, now a restaurant close to Bali Hai pier.Flag-Commodore Mark Hamill-Stewart (centre-rear) poses with staff members who have all contributed to the Club’s success over the past 20 years.As Pattaya began to develop and the concrete closed in, the Fourth Commodore, Rachot Kanjanavanit (l967-l970), secured the present site – one of the best on the Eastern Seaboard – designed the clubhouse and, in October, l967, led the move “over the hill” to Pratumnak. The modern new clubhouse is a more recent affair and was opened by His Majesty the current King, then the Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn in 2004.His Majesty the Late King Bhumibhol Adulyadej and HRH Princess Ubolratana, both keen sailors, regularly sailed at Royal Varuna Yacht Club. His Majesty became an enthusiastic and skilful helmsman, tutored by Prince Bhisadej who assisted the King in building his own enterprise craft, the “Rajpatan”. One of the memorable outings was in March of l965 and consisted of a race from Varuna to Koh Larn, with the British Royal Consort Prince Phillip also participating as a guest sailor.The unique puppet performance brought fun and enjoyment to all.On September 14, 1968, His Majesty the late King, accompanied by HM the Queen, the Crown Prince and the Princesses, officially opened the Royal Varuna Yacht Club at its current location at Kasetsin Beach in South Pattaya.During the following decades, a quantum leap in enthusiasm for yacht racing took place, with the original – mostly wooden – Fireballs and Enterprise sailing boats being replaced by the sleek Hobie Cats, single-handed Lasers and an assortment of other fiberglass catamarans. These craft require much less maintenance than the original classes, an important factor in the busy lifestyles evolving among the Thai and expat communities, reflecting a faster-moving world-at-large.From left: Capital TV’s Les Nyerges, Royal Varuna Yacht Club General Manager Baz Osborne, Pattaya Mail Media MD, Peter Malhotra and former RVYC Commodore and sailing author Peter Cummins enjoy the atmosphere at the party.Ruchai Kanjanavanit, brother of Fourth Commodore Rachot, actually introduced the Optimist dinghy into Thailand in the early 1970s with the little dinghy carrying the auspicious number THA 1. It was shortly afterwards, however, that Al Chandler realized the potential of the Optimist craft for the training of juniors – and for helping ensure that a pool of young sailors was ready to move into adult classes. Al placed his time, his formidable drive and personal resources behind the development of the Optimist in Thailand.Royal Varuna Yacht Club has given much time and effort to the development of youth sailing and will no doubt continue to do so. The Club has consistently co-operated with the Royal Thai Navy and the Junior Sailing Squadron of Thailand (JSST) and, makes RVYC facilities available for training, practice and racing.The Royal Thai Navy band played 50s & 60s period music at the party to bring back memories of yesteryear.With 450 members, Royal Varuna is a family oriented club for sailors of all abilities, from the uninitiated to serious racers. The Club offers a year-round sailing program with cruising and racing and also sailing tuition for adults in its extensive sailing program under RYA accreditation from the UK.For more information about the Royal Varuna Yacht Club, visit website: www.royal-varuna-yacht-club.com.(Above) The modern Royal Varuna and (below) the first clubhouse located at Bali Hai when Pattaya was no more than a sleepy fishing village.This photo from 1970 shows a group of prize winners with their trophies after a round the islands race at Varuna.The modern uniquely styled clubhouse is shown fully decorated on opening day in 2004Promoting junior sailing through the Optimist dinghy schools program has become an important directive for the Club.The Topcat World Championships were held at the Club in 1997.The Royal Varuna Yacht Club occupies one of the prime beachside locations in Pattaya.The Club welcomed international sailors from around the globe when it hosted the 2017 Optimist World Championships in July this year. His Majesty the late King Bhumipol Adulyadej was a regular visitor and sailor at the club during its formative years.Thailand’s famed Royal Varuna Yacht Club held a celebration for its 60th anniversary on Saturday, November 18 with over 200 members joining the gala dinner event held at the club’s ocean-side premises in South Pattaya.His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn, then the Crown Prince, places a garland on a Laser sailing boat presented to him during the grand opening of the new Royal Varuna clubhouse in 2004.The main dining terrace was resplendent in a 1950’s theme to reflect the period of the club’s inception. Jazz and classical style music was provided by the Royal Thai Navy band and a unique puppet performance brought additional entertainment for those in attendance.Flag Commodore Mark Hamill-Stewart paid tribute to a number of loyal staff members who have contributed to the club’s performance for more than 20 years and also to those involved in the many important events successfully hosted at the club. The highlights include the World OK Dinghy Championships in 2013, the recent Optimist World Championship in July this year and the promotion and development of sailing sports to the International Schools in Thailand.“The Club is not merely the buildings, the land, the staff and its members. It is a true case where the sum is greater than the constituent parts,” said the Commodore. “I would like to mention a few members who have stood the test of time and have made very significant contributions to the heart of the Club almost since its inception and there are of course many others who have made significant contributions, these deserve recognition.”
JACKIE ROBINSON BOSTON (AP)—Everybody in uniform at the Tampa Bay Rays game Monday against the Red Sox at Fenway Park wore the number “42” as Major League Baseball celebrated its fifth annual Jackie Robinson Day.Fans will see more of that number on jerseys before the next couple of days are out. All the teams in action—there were eight night games on the schedule, in addition to the Rays-Red Sox day game—were asked to wear Robinson’s number on the 66th anniversary of his breaking the color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Teams that didn’t play on Monday planned to pay tribute Tuesday.The anniversary is drawing special attention this year with the release of the film “42” about Robinson, which went into wide release over the weekend.“We had a screening down in spring training,” Rays manager Joe Maddon said. “It was open to all of our personnel.”More than 100 players and other club employees watched the film at a theater in Port Charlotte, Fla., the Rays’ spring training site, “and I think a lot of guys walked away with a greater appreciation” of Robinson’s contribution,” Maddon said.Maddon said Robinson’s debut on April 15, 1947, helped lead to the broader civil rights movement.“I still don’t think people understand how much it plays into the Martin Luther King situation,” he said. “The revolution that occurred at that particular moment, it mattered. That had to happen first to set that whole thing up.“So when you’re talking about Jackie Robinson, I don’t think people realize the significance and really courage that went behind that, and in the movie it points that out—the courage to not fight back, to be able to win over that particular mind set to be able to make all of this work.”Red Sox manager John Farrell said baseball “reflects society in so many ways, whether it’s the color barriers being broken down. In our clubhouse you’ve got six or seven countries coming together. As a group of 25, you look to not only co-exist, but (recognize) the individuality of everyone in there.“Certainly, the Robinson family and, certainly, Jackie himself may be one of the most significant situations in our country’s history, breaking down segregation to the point of inclusion and I think that happens in the game today.”The movie “42” earned an estimated $27.3 million over the weekend, according to Warner Brothers, its distributor.The subject’s popularity extends to the sale of licensed sports merchandise. Fanatics.com, a large online retailer of those items, said sales of Jackie Robinson gear on its site since the season began increased by more than 1,000 percent over the same time period last year.
Image Courtesy: EPA/ReutersAdvertisement c0tNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsgpag8Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Er( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 2m18okvnWould you ever consider trying this?😱12b1Can your students do this? 🌚32Roller skating! Powered by Firework As the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak turned pandemic, many sporting fixtures, leagues and events all around the world saw cancellation or postponement cancelled as a preventive measure from further contamination. However, in an unfortunate turn of events, many iconic faces of the sports fraternity across the globe have been tested positive of the infection, as now many players and teams are constantly being put into quarantine and self-isolation. Below here are all the sportspersons who have tested positive of Coronavirus.Advertisement Image Courtesy: EPA/ReutersFootball:Juventus defender Daniele Rugani was found positive of Coronavirus earlier. Now, his teammate and club talisman Paolo Dybala has also tested positive, along with Blaise Matuidi.Former AC Milan legend and football icon and Paolo Maldini and his son Daniel Maldini were found to have been infected with the virus.Advertisement Six Sampdoria players- Manolo Gabbiadini, Albin Ekdal, Antonino La Gumina, Morten Thorsby, Fabio Depaoli and Bartosz Bereszynski tested positive.German Pezzella, Patrick Cutrone and Dusan Vlahovic, all who play for Fiorentina, were found infected.Advertisement Callum Hudson-Odoi, the young Chelsea winger was tested positive.Mikel Arteta, the current Arsenal gaffer has also been infected with the virus.Marouane Fellaini, former Manchester United star had positive test results.James Bolton, Andy Cannon, Sean Raggett and Haji Mnoga, four Postsmouth FC footballers were found to have contracted the virus.Hanover 96 defender Timo Hübers tested positive, along with Luca Kilian who plays for SC Paderborn 07.Valencia players Ezequiel Garay and Eliaquim Mangala gave positive test results.Chinese international Wu Lei, who plays for Espanyo was reported to have contracted the virus.South Korea international Hyun-Jun Suk has been infected.Mexican football league president Enrique Bonilla was tested positive.Basketball:Utah Jazz centre Rudy Gobert was the first NBA star who tested positive, followed by his teammate Donovan Mitchell.Detroit Pistons player Christian Wood was the next NBA player who gave positive results.Four players of Brooklyn Nets players including Kevin Durant have been infected.Marcus Smart of Boston Celtics has also been infected, and two unnamed LA Lakers players have also shown positive results.Real Madrid’s basketball team player Trey Thompkins was found infected, which resulted in both the basketball and football team to be put under quarantine.Cricket:Former Scottish cricker and captain Majid Haq announced his positive test results.Tennis:Australian tennis star Bernard Tomic was found to be infected.Olympics:Although the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics is still planned to go ahead smoothly in July-August, Japan’s Olympic committee deputy chief Kozo Tashima was found infected from the virus.Athletics:An athlete who participated at the Mooloolaba Triathlon in Australia was found to be infected.Hockey:An unnamed player of NHL club Ottawa Senators was reported for testing positive.American Football:Sean Payton, coach of the New Orleans Saints had tested positive.Baseball:Denny Larrondo, a 17-year old New York Yankees player, was the first MLB player who was found to be infected from the virus. Another unnamed minor league player was also reported to have tested positive. Advertisement