22 Sep

Nice to play first match of season without fans

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians Nice will play their opening match of the new Ligue 1 season without spectators, in spite of government rules allowing up to 5,000 spectators in their stadium, club president Jean-Pierre Rivere said.Rivere said the decision for the match against Lens on August 23 was made for health reasons and due to the difficulties of deciding which fans would be able to attend. “We are facing a health problem. We are in a very tourist-orientated region, and there is an acceleration in the spread of COVID-19,” the club’s website quoted him as saying.“This is increasing day by day. We cannot ignore it. At a time when everyone is being asked to take more precautions, we are making the responsible choice to play behind closed doors.”Rivere said the club had tried to create a selection process to decide who could attend the match but had decided to “reverse that process”.He added: “We believe that we should not exclude anyone from our family.“Of course we are sorry that it has come to this point, we are aware that it will lead to some people being upset.” Government rules currently allow up to 5,000 people at outdoor venues.The 2019-20 Ligue 1 season was called off due to the coronavirus pandemic and Paris St Germain, the leaders at the time, were handed the title.Reuters/NAN.Tags: COVID-19First MatchLigue 1NICENo FansSpectatorslast_img read more

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16 Sep

Oregon death becomes federal drug case for five

first_imgFive citizens of Mexico were indicted on federal charges for conspiracy to distribute heroin that resulted in the death of an Oregon woman.Sergio Quezada Lopez, 33; Braulio Acosta Mendoza, 34; Jose Romo Gonzalez, 22; Jose Aldan Soto, 30; and Julian Hernandez Castillo, 31, were charged with conspiracy to distribute heroin resulting in death of Laurin Putnam, 21, of Keizer, Ore., and with other indictments related to distribution of heroin in Oregon and Washington, said S. Amanda Marshall, U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon.If convicted, with prior felony drug convictions, the statutory mandatory minimum prison term is life with no possibility of release and up to a $20,000,000 fine, Marshall said. With no prior felony convictions, the minimum prison term is 20 years and up to a $10,000,000 fine.Federal charges stem from an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Agency and several regional law enforcement groups, including the Clark-Skamania Drug Task Force.Putnam, 21, was found dead from an apparent heroin overdose April 16 at her Keizer home. After her death, investigators made several arrests in Vancouver and in Washington, Multnomah and Marion counties in Oregon, a DOJ bulletin said. Investigators seized more than 4 pounds of heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, two guns and more than $20,000.The investigation is ongoing.last_img read more

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