Chelsea open up hotel to healthcare staff

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first_img Read Also: Chelsea joins medical response to coronavirus outbreak In the absence of any matches to entertain the public, Chelsea and Neville are latest from the football community to make an offer of community support at this time of crisis. Liverpool players contributed to a £40,000 ($48,000) donation from the club to help keep local foodbanks running. Aston Villa and Brighton were among the clubs to donate food prepared for last weekend’s matches to homeless charities. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… “It is at this moment in time the whole of our industry needs to show solidarity, not just for our staff in these uncertain times, but for the people who need the accommodation most in the coming months,” Neville said. “It is something we are delighted to have been able to come to an agreement with.” Chelsea do not know when they will next return to the pitch, with the Premier League suspended until at least April 4, although the date is set to be pushed back at a meeting of Premier League clubs on Thursday. Chelsea will provide free accommodation to staff of Britain’s National Health Service in a hotel at the club’s Stamford Bridge stadium during the coronavirus pandemic. Chelsea’s Russian owner Roman Abramovich will fund accomodation for NHS staff at a hotel at Stamford Bridge The Premier League club’s owner, Roman Abramovich, will fund the service that will allow medical professionals in London a chance to rest if they are unable to travel home or face long commutes. The scheme will be put in place for two months, but could be extended if needed. There have been 1,950 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 71 deaths in Britain. “It was decided the best way Chelsea can assist the NHS is to provide accommodation for NHS staff. Mr Abramovich will be covering the costs of providing the accommodation,” Chelsea said in a statement. “Many of the medical staff will be working long shifts and may not be able to travel home or would otherwise have to make long commutes. Local accommodation helps maintain the health and well-being of these crucial personnel at this critical time.” Manchester United legend Gary Neville followed Chelsea’s example, announcing the two hotels he co-owns will be opened to NHS staff in Manchester free of charge. Neville’s hotels will close to the public over the weekend before the 176 beds are opened up to hospital staff. Promoted Content6 Unforgettable Shows From The 90s That Need To Make A ComebackYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime10 Stargazing Locations To ‘Connect With Nature’6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without RechargingBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Timelast_img read more

Adebayor: I won’t donate to COVID-19

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first_imgRelatedPosts EPL: Son fires four past Southampton Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says David Silva recovers from COVID-19 Emmanuel Adebayor has insisted he still does not see the need for him to donate any money amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis despite a vast amount of criticism coming his way for his inactivity.The ex-Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham forward currently plays for Paraguayan side Olimpia, but he is self-isolating in his native Togo. And he has resisted calls for him to help out with the crisis by donating some of his millions, and repeated his stance that he does not get involved with charities during a Facebook Live video.“I always do things according to the wishes of my heart and not according to the words of others,” Adebayor said.“For those who say that I do not donate, let me be very clear, I really do not donate. This is very simple.“I do what I want to do, eat the food I want, and this is the most important. Then, there will be those who criticise me for not having established a charity in Togo.”The likes of Samuel Eto’o and Didier Drogba have been active in helping out in their respective countries, with Eto’o donating relief packages in Cameroon and Drogba helping out with the building of a new hospital in Ivory Coast. But Adebayor continued: “I’m sorry that people compare me to Samuel Eto’o and Didier Drogba by asking me why I don’t have a foundation or why I don’t donate, as if I was the one who brought the coronavirus to Togo…“I am neither the one nor the other, I am me, Sheyi Emmanuel Adebayor. A word of advice for the guys regarding donations, I will not do that. Everything is clear and very simple. Thank you and good day.”Official statistics state there there are currently 86 cases of coronavirus in Togo, with six people having died in the country.Tags: Didier DrogbaEmmanuel AdebayorManchester CitySamuel Eto’oTottenham Hotspurlast_img read more

BHA approves of plans for Chelmsford turf track

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first_imgShare StumbleUpon Unibet backs #GoRacingGreen as lead racing charity  July 28, 2020 Related Articles Share UK Racing pushes for drastic levy reforms as deep recession looms August 25, 2020 Racing DiRSG launches LGBT+ awareness module for PRIDE  June 25, 2020 Submit Subject to certain conditions, The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) Board has confirmed it has approved Chelmsford City Racecourse’s application to install a turf course for flat racing. The deal comes after the original plans had been shelved, when the BHA’s March meeting concluded in an application from Chelmsford City Racecourse not being approved. However, the Board of the BHA later requested more information about the proposals, so they could reconsider the application at a future Board meeting.Following further discussions between the BHA’s racecourse inspectorate team, PJA safety officers and racecourse representatives, and the provision of further information by the racecourse, the BHA Board has now approved the plans. The BHA detailed the conditions of which the turf track can be built, outlining that: “Due to the track design and restricted number of race starts, other than in exceptional circumstances, and at the discretion of the BHA, no more than three turf races will be programmed on any BHA fixture allocated to the racecourse, with all other races on the card to take place on the All Weather track.“Chelmsford City is strongly encouraged to adopt the same limit on the number of turf races at racecourse fixtures. The limit of three races could be reduced further in the event that, ultimately, the safety factor at any of their planned race starts is less than 10.“At this stage, no turf races will be approved to take place in 2019 and all Chelmsford City Racecourse fixtures will be allocated to take place on the All Weather. This will be revisited once further progress has been made on the construction of the turf track, with a decision on the timing of the first turf races not required until the details of the races at each fixture are published in the programme book.”last_img read more